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NIGERIA GOVERNORS ASK NASS TO CUT DOWN INFECTIOUS DISEASE BILL

NIGERIA GOVERNORS ASK NASS TO CUT DOWN INFECTIOUS DISEASE BILL

The Nigerian Governors Forum has asked the National Assembly to step down the Infectious Disease Bill to allow for wider consultations with stakeholders. It also set up a three-member committee made up of governors Aminu Masari (Katsina), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Simon Lalong (Plateau) to meet with the leadership of the National Assembly over the...

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CHURCHES AND MOSQUES TO REOPEN IN BORNO STATE.

CHURCHES AND MOSQUES TO REOPEN IN BORNO STATE.

Borno State Government indefinitely lifts the lock down order in the state. In a statement on Wednesday night, the Deputy Governor and state Chairman, COVID-19 Response Committee, Usman Kadafur, said the purpose of ordering a lockdown had been successful thus achieved. He said, “The lockdown is being suspended indefinitely to study the situation for the...

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Police recover human skull, guns from IPOB training camp in Delta

Police recover human skull, guns from IPOB training camp in Delta

Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, has disclosed that the command has uncovered a training of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Ibusa. Inuwa said operatives of the command, traced several rifles snatched from his men to the IPOB training camp where 13 AK47 rifles and one human skull were recovered....

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COVID-19: Senate Moves To LEGALIZE Virtual Court Proceedings

COVID-19: Senate Moves To LEGALIZE Virtual Court Proceedings

Amidst the deadly scourge, COVID-19 which has endangered courtroom proceedings, a Bill seeking legislation of virtual court proceedings through alteration of the Constitution passed first reading in the Senate on Tuesday. The Bill, “1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Alteration) Bill, 2020 (SB. 418),” was sponsored by Senator representing Ekiti Central, Michael Opeyemi...

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House of Representatives approves Buhari’s N850bn loan

House of Representatives approves Buhari’s N850bn loan

The House of Representatives has approved the request by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to borrow N850bn to fund the 2020 budget. The Senate had earlier okayed the borrowing plan amidst controversy. The approval was however given by the House at the plenary on Tuesday within about seven minutes. Details later…

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GAPS IN NIGERIA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUELING TRANSMISSION OF CASES

GAPS IN NIGERIA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUELING TRANSMISSION OF CASES

Nigeria’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak since the confirmation of its index case has been received with mixed feelings. In the early stages of the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, there was much to be desired about the quality of the prevention, preparedness, public health and political leadership in the National response to...