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School feeding programme gulps over N500m during lockdown – Minister

School feeding programme gulps over N500m during lockdown – Minister

The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. She said that the programme was modified and implemented in three…

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Kano reopens schools August 10

Kano reopens schools August 10

Kano the state government has approved August 10 as the date for reopening schools for students preparing for the Senior Secondary school Certificate Examination. Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sanusi S. Kiru while briefing the press in his office on Sunday, warned that under no circumstances should any school reopens before the scheduled date vowing to…

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Air Peace defends sack of pilots over Covid-19

Air Peace defends sack of pilots over Covid-19

Nigeria’s biggest carrier Air Peace has confirmed the sack of some of its staff due to the “devastating effect of COVID-19 pandemic. The airline said it took the “very painful but rightful decision, in the circumstances the airline has found itself as a result of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations…

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NGO sensitises FCT communities on COVID-19, others

NGO sensitises FCT communities on COVID-19, others

An NGO, Wave Foundation, on Saturday, sensitised some communities in Bwari Area Council of the FCT on COVID-19, domestic violence and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the sensitisation and donation of hand washing facilities were carried out in Barangoni, Gaba and Kuchiko areas in Bwari Area Council. Mr.…

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South Africa coronavirus cases top 500,000

South Africa coronavirus cases top 500,000

South Africa has now registered more than 500,000 cases of coronavirus, the health ministry announced Saturday, making it by far the hardest hit country on the continent. “Today South Africa has exceeded the half-a-million mark with a cumulative total of 503,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded,” Heath Minister Zweli Mkhize said in his daily update. South…

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Buhari observes Eid el-Kabir prayers at home

Buhari observes Eid el-Kabir prayers at home

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday observed the Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with his family. President Buhari said the action was taken in order to adhere to the advisories from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). The President, who wished all a safe and happy…

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COVID-19 claims Doctor in Cross River

COVID-19 claims Doctor in Cross River

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River State branch has lost a member to COVID-19 with nine others seriously ill. Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Agam E. Ayuk who disclosed this to journalists in Calabar said that they had lost Dr Kate Okpa of their Ogoja chapter to COVID19. He also added that…

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Be mindful of protocols, Lawan tells citizens

Be mindful of protocols, Lawan tells citizens

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, felicitated with all Nigerians, especially the Muslim Ummah on the Sallah celebration. He also reiterated the call on citizens to be mindful of the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to adhere strictly to the safety protocols while celebrating the feast of sacrifice. He said the National Assembly was…

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COVID-19 vaccine may be available in 6 months — NCDC

COVID-19 vaccine may be available in 6 months — NCDC

Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, says there are a lot of ongoing programmes on the COVID-19 vaccine research and that a vaccine may be available within the next six to 12 months. Speaking on Thursday during the virtual weekly briefing of the African Centre for Disease Control,…

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Sallah: Buhari issues fresh caution on COVID-19

Sallah: Buhari issues fresh caution on COVID-19

President Muhammdu Buhari on Thursday said the coronavirus pandemic had made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship as they were used to, cautioning worshippers to follow the guidelines set by experts for their safety and that of their loved ones. Buhari, in his message to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir…

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