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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...

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MADAGASCAR SENDS CORONA VIRUS CURE TO NIGERIA

MADAGASCAR SENDS CORONA VIRUS CURE TO NIGERIA

Madagascar’s breakthrough on coronavirus is expected to land in Nigeria soon. The drug named ‘COVID Organics’ is for the prevention and cure of the disease. It was gathered that the consignment coming to Nigeria has been dispatched to Equatorial Guinea from where it will be shipped to Abuja. According to reports, the Presidential Task Force...

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CHINESE CITY WUHAN, RECORDS NEW COVID-19 CASES AFTER EASING LOCKDOWN

CHINESE CITY WUHAN, RECORDS NEW COVID-19 CASES AFTER EASING LOCKDOWN

Wuhan, a city in China’s Hubei Province, where the coronavirus outbreak began, has reported new clusters of the virus after easing its lockdown. The outbreak was first reported in the city in December 2019 and has spread across 212 countries and territories around the world. In March 2020, the Chinese authorities announced that the city...

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LAGOS DISCHARGES 21 RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENTS

LAGOS DISCHARGES 21 RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENTS

Twenty-one recovered COVID-19 patients have been discharged by the Lagos State Government on Sunday. According to a tweet on the verified handle of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the recovered patients who are Nigerians, include four males and 17 females. “Dear Lagosians,” the governor tweeted, “I come bearing good news. Today, 21 #COVID19 patients; 4 females...

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COVID-19: RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT DEMOLISHES TWO HOTELS FOR FLOUTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 6

COVID-19: RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT DEMOLISHES TWO HOTELS FOR FLOUTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 6

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Sunday monitored the demolition of Prudent Hotel, Alode, Eleme, in line with Rivers State Government Executive Order 6, which banned the operation of hotels across the 23 Local Government Areas of the State. The Rivers State Government also demolished Etemeteh Hotel, Onne on Sunday. Both hotels flouted Rivers State...