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raised the alarm over plans to lay-off workers

‘FG Plans To Retrench Workers’ – Labour Raises Alarm

Organised labour, yesterday, raised the alarm over plans to lay-off workers through the merger of Federal Government’s ministries, parastatals and agencies (MDAs). Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) said the decision Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria [...]

May 5, 2020 Government and politics

Lagos Orders Markets To Open On Selective Dates Over COVID-19

The Lagos State Government has issued new guidelines for the reopening of markets and shopping malls in the state as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s announcement of the gradual easing [...]

May 4, 2020 Business

Lockdown Easing Not License For Lagosians To Flood The Streets – Sanwo-olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned that the gradual easing of the lockdown commencing in the state on Monday was not a license for all to flood the streets. Sanwo-Olu, who gave the warning on Sunday while giving update [...]

May 4, 2020 Government and politics
Power Mech Staff

Power Mech Staff At Dangote Refinery Complain Of Work Despite Lockdown

Power Mech Staff Complain Of Being Forced To Work Despite Lockdown Staff of Power Mech company working on the Dangote Refinery have complained to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi of the actions of their employers. They claim that [...]

May 2, 2020 Employment
FG Offices To Open Three Times Weekly

FG Offices To Open Three Times Weekly From Monday

FG Offices To Open Three Times Weekly: The Federal Government has directed officers on Grade Level 14 and above as well as those on essential services to resume work with effect from Monday, May 4. The civil servants are to [...]

May 2, 2020 Government and politics
Femi Adesina

The Person Who Leaked Buhari’s Speech Caught – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the person who leaked the draft speech of the president hours to his last nationwide broadcast, has been caught. Buhari had addressed the nation on Monday, extending [...]

May 1, 2020 Government and politics
Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19

Ghana Records 1,032 COVID-19 Cases — 10 Days After Lifting Lockdown

Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown. Last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”. The Ghanaian president had said non-essential businesses in Accra [...]

May 1, 2020 Health issues
100-million-year-old “river Monster”

100-million-year-old “river Monster” Discovered In The Sahara (photos)

The 100-million-year-old “river Monster” first ever evidence of a dinosaur which swam, lived and hunted underwater has been discovered in the now-barren wilderness of the Saharan desert. But 100 million years ago this region would have been a lush oasis [...]

May 1, 2020 Geography
Nigerian priests

Nigerian priests claim to develop COVID-19 drug

A group of Nigerian Catholic priests have developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus. The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April [...]

May 1, 2020 Health issues
South Africa

South Africa begins to gradually ease coronavirus lockdown

South Africa begins to gradually loosen its strict coronavirus lockdown on Friday, allowing some industries to reopen after five weeks of restrictions that plunged its struggling economy deeper into turmoil. The economy of Africa’s most industrialised nation was already teetering [...]

May 1, 2020 Africa
50 Youths

Over 50 Youths Partying In Lagos Arrested For Violating Lockdown Order

The Lagos State COVID-19 Taskforce, on Wednesday, arrested more than 50 youths who had attended a party at 84, Parks and Gardens, Idi-Oparun Bus Stop, opposite Abattoir at Abule Egba, Lagos in violation of the lockdown directives of the Federal and [...]

April 30, 2020 entertainment
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Call For The Resignation Of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG, Over COVID-19

On January 23rd, 2020. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declines to declare China virus outbreak as a global health emergency. As we all know, the Coronavirus is not treatable at the moment. The number of infected and deaths has risen more than [...]

April 30, 2020 Government and politics

COVID19: 1 In 5 People With Respiratory Symptoms In Lagos Positive

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says one in five of all people with respiratory symptoms in Lagos seems to be positive for COVID-19 pandemic. Abayomi disclosed this when he appeared as a Guest on Arise Television [...]

April 30, 2020 Health issues

Kano May Have Violated Tradition Through Emir Sanusi’s Removal –Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, on Wednesday said the Kano state government must look inwards and see if it has not violated the cultural tradition of the ancienstry through the banishment of the former Emir, Muhammad Sanusi [...]

April 30, 2020 Government and politics
Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: I Have No Accounts Or Property Abroad

Former Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan says he has no accounts or property abroad. Jonathan made the comment in response to a report that the federal government has requested for the bank statements of public officers including his and his wife, Patience; former [...]

April 29, 2020 Government and politics
no date yet for schools in the country to resume

No Date For School Resumption Yet – FG

There is no date yet for schools in the country to resume despite the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, on a gradual lockdown relaxation on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States, the Federal Government has said. The [...]

April 29, 2020 Education
Face Mask Production Center In Akure

Akeredolu Visits Face Mask Production Center In Akure (Photos)

Face Mask Production Center In Akure : Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Tuesday, visited the production center for the massive production of the face masks in Akure, the state capital. The Governor expressed satisfaction at the compliance [...]

April 29, 2020 Health issues

Samsung Leads In 5G Smartphones In Q1 2020

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global 5G smartphone shipments surged past 24 million units in Q1 2020. Demand from China was higher than expected. Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics said “Global 5G smartphone shipments grew to [...]

April 29, 2020 Technology
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson And Carrie Symonds Welcome Baby Boy At London Hospital

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a ‘healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning’. Both mother and baby are doing very well, their spokesman said. A spokesman for Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds [...]

April 29, 2020 General
Mohammed Abubakar

Mohammed Atiku Shares COVID-19 Experience, Praises Health Workers

Mohammed Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending 40 days in the hospital. In March, his father had announced that one of his sons tested positive for the disease after he returned from Switzerland. In [...]

April 28, 2020 Government and politics
COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory

Ogun Launches COVID-19 Mobile Laboratory For Testing (Photos)

Ogun State has launched Africa’s very first COVID-19 mobile laboratory. The lab which has the capacity to carry out up to 400 tests a day is contained in a 40ft container and has been set up within the grounds of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari Donates Food & Medical Items To Kano

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on monday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Medical consumables and assorted food items to Kano State. Today, through the Get Involved initiative of my @futureassured program, 16 trucks of food items, essential commodities [...]

April 28, 2020 Government and politics
Dr Tosin Ajayi

First Foundation founder, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead

The Founder of First Foundation Medical Centre, a Lagos-based indigenous medical company, Dr Tosin Ajayi, is dead. Ajayi, who trained as a medical doctor at the prestigious University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, passed on today in Lagos. Though details of [...]

April 28, 2020 Health issues
Seriake Dickson

Dickson Urges Bayelsans To Support Government’s Measures Against COVID-19

The Immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Rt.Hon, Seriake Dickson has called on Bayelsans to Support the Govenor of the state, His Excellency, Gov. Duoye Diri in the battle against the Novel Coronavirus. He made this Remark at the Bayelsa [...]

April 28, 2020 General, Government and politics

Arsenal To Return To Training Next Week But Players Will Train Individually

Arsenal’s players will be allowed to return to their London Colney training ground next week, but will continue to train individually in accordance with government health guidelines Access for Mikel Arteta’s players will be limited, carefully managed, and social distancing [...]

April 26, 2020 Sports

Kano COVID19 Centre Closed Indefinitely For Fumigation After Staff Test Positive

The head of COVID-19 testing centre in Kano, Nasiru Magaji, on Saturday said there is no definite date for resuming the test in Kano. He told PREMIUM TIMES that although the laboratory was opened on Friday, they are yet to [...]

April 26, 2020 Health issues
Apostle Suleman

Apostle Suleman On Coronavirus: “Permit Us To Heal & Pray For COVID-19 Patients”

Johnson Suleman, founder of Omega Fire Ministry, has called on the federal government to allow pastors heal COVID-19 patients in the country through prayers. This is despite the fact that the World Health Organisation (WHO) had warned people against unscientific [...]

April 26, 2020 Religion
Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un Death Rumour: China Sends Doctors To North Korea

China Sends Doctors to North Korea as Rumors on Kim Jong Un’s Health Swirl China has sent a team of doctors to North Korea to help determine Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un’s health status, Reuters reported on [...]

April 25, 2020 International

Workers Locked Down In Ramadan Without Salaries

This year’s Ramadan fast started throughout the country yesterday, but the holy month will be observed under unusual circumstances as Muslim faithful in several states face the coronavirus lockdown amid unpaid salaries. Muslims face a peculiar Ramadan period this year [...]

April 25, 2020 General, Religion
15 Countries With No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

15 Countries With No Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As governments around the world fight hard to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, there are about 15 countries on earth without any reported COVID-19 cases. Since the virus infection was first discovered in China’s central city of Wuhan, [...]

April 25, 2020 International