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NERC Stalls Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in the country to suspend the September 1 new tariff. The order which was issued on Tuesday night came after the federal government reached an agreement with

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Nigeria Develops Own COVID-19 Test Kit

A molecular test kit named the SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay (SIMA) has been developed by the Nigerian government to improve Coronavirus testing in the country. Minister of state for health, Olorunnimbe Mamora who made the announcement at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force (PTF)

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NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu Warns Of COVID-19 Explosion In These States

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has warned that Nigeria may experience an explosion in the number of COVID-19. Speaking in a TV interview in Abuja, Dr Ihekweazu said a second wave of

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FG Declares October 1 Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1 as public holiday to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the announcement as he congratulated all Nigerians on celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. He also

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Monthly or Yearly? Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Wants Lagos State Landlords To Do This

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu while speaking on Thursday during a policy roundtable dialogue with real estate stakeholders held in Lekki themed ‘International Best Practices On Real Estate Regulations’, organized by the Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA) urged

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How Pakistani Groom, Sohaib Ahmed Bought His Bride, Madiha, A Piece Of Land On The Moon As Wedding Gift

A Pakistani man has bought a one-acre plot of land on the moon as a wedding gift to his wife. Sohaib Ahmed, a resident of Rawalpindi, bought the lunar land in the region called ‘Sea of Vapour’. The land was

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FG Threatens Another Lockdown As Schools Reopen Across States If…

The federal government has warned that it could issue another lockdown as states announce schools resumption. The warning was given by the secretary to the government of the federation and chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha on

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N75billion Survival Fund: FG Releases Registration Schedule As Portal Opens For Interested Nigerians

The Federal Government on Monday, September 21, 2020, opened an online portal for interested persons to register for the N75billion survival fund for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the survival fund is

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MUST READ: NAFDAC Exposes Shocking Details Of How Criminals Are Making Palm Oil A Health Menace For Unsuspecting Members Of The Public

Palm oil, an edible oil and an important ingredient in the diets of many Nigerians, is obtained from the fleshy mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palm, and it is grown commercially in Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, and

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Lagos State Government Reopens Cinemas, Spas And Others, Releases New Guidelines

The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of cinemas, spas, gyms and recreational centres in the state. This was announced on Twitter by Mr. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Mr. Gboyega

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Lagos State Government Releases Academic Session Calendar

The Lagos state school calendar for year 2020/2021 session has been released by the state’s Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance. In the new time table, both public and private schools below tertiary level will resume First Term academic activities

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Nigerian Air Force Releases List Of Candidates Shortlisted For 2020 Recruitment, Interview Dates

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has released the list of successful candidates shortlisted for the 2020 airmen/airwomen recruitment selection board interview. NAF announced this in a post on its official Twitter handle. According to the post, candidates who applied are

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BREAKING: Lagos State Gives New Update On Full Re-opeoning Of Worship Centres

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of Churches and Mosques in the state, The PUNCH reports. The governor announced this during a briefing in Lagos on Saturday. Sanwo-Olu said mosques can hold their prayers five

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Federal Government Bars Another Airline From Operating In Nigeria

The Federal Government has barred another Airline from operating in Nigeria. According to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, the ban will take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020. The tweet read:  “The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors

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China Announces Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Ready For Public In November

China has announced that a Coronavirus vaccine may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, 2020. Vaccine makers all over the world are racing to develop an effective vaccine against the virus which has already

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Researchers Announce Another Major Breakthrough In Effective Prevention & Treatment Of COVID-19 | Details

An antibody that could be effective in neutralising the dreaded coronavirus pandemic has been found by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPMC). Scientists isolated “the smallest biological molecule” that “completely and specifically neutralizes” SARS-CoV-2, which causes

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Do You Live In Any Of These 28 Nigerian States? There Is A Warning From The Federal Government

The Federal Government has maintained that about 28 states will experience massive rainfall before the year, 2020 runs out. In a statement released by Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development asked state governments to

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FG Releases New Update On The Opening Of Airports To Domestic Flights

The Federal Government has said all airports in the country including private airports and airstrips were now opened for domestic commercial flights, PUNCH gathers. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Monday during a briefing of the

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COVID-19: Lagos State Commissioner for Education Releases Update On Reopening Of Schools

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, through the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi has revealed new plans for the resumption of the 2020/2021 Academic Session of public and private schools. It was stated that only

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Lagos State Schools To Reopen In Batches -LASG | Details

The Lagos state government has revealed that schools in the state will be reopened in phases. Special Adviser on Education to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in an interview on Channels Television that phased resumption is necessary to flatten the curve

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Lagos State Gives New Update On Resumption Of Tertiary Institutions For September 14

The Lagos state government has given another update on resumption of tertiary institutions in the state. According to the latest report, only final-year students will be resuming when tertiary institutions reopen next Monday in the state. Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser

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FG Shares Positive News On Reducing The Prevalence Of HIV/AIDs In The Country

The Federal government has approved the use of a new HIV/AIDS test kit – Wondfo rapid test kit, as part of its efforts to reduce the prevalence of the disease in the country PUNCH reports. Speaking while presenting an evaluation

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BREAKING: Nigeria Takes Over From India As World Capital For Under-5 Deaths

Nigeria has taken over from India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The development comes two years earlier than the World Bank projected. The global bank

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WHO: Why Kids Below Five Are Not Recommended To Wear Face Masks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it is not recommended for kids below five years to wear a face mask. In a video posted on WHO Africa Region’s Twitter handle @WHOAFRO, the Technical Lead for WHO African Region, Dr.

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COVID-19: Ikoyi Marriage Registry Reopens For Weddings | Check Out The New Guidelines For Intending Couples

The Ikoyi Marriage Registry in Lagos has reopened for conduct of weddings after being closed for about five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUNCH correspondent, who visited the marriage registry recently, sighted people in wedding suits and gowns. The

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