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Coronavirus Moves to New Regions, Lingers in Others

A record number of new coronavirus infections worldwide was confirmed Wednesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) said more than 106,000 new COVID-19 cases were identified globally within 24 hours, the highest daily number since the outbreak began.  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news briefing Wednesday that almost two-thirds of the new cases were confirmed in just four countries. He did not name them, but several news reports name the four countries as the United States, […]

General

National Council On Sports Meets, Agree To Hold Sports Festival 2020- Mandate Committee To Come Up With Modalities – Amid COVID-19 Scourge

In what turned to be an unanimous decision members of the National Council on Sports, the Country’s highest Sports decision body from their virtual extra ordinary meeting agreed that the National Sports Festival slated for Edo should hold before the end of the year 2020. The virtual Extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports […]

Medicine

Elites who test positive to COVID-19 but refuse to get treatment at Isolation Centres are increasing fatality figures – Dr. Ehanire

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has expressed concern over the increasing number of avoidable deaths from COVID-19 due to the attitude or carelessness of the elites who chose to receive home care when tested positive, rather than seek medical attention at Government Isolation Centres where they are well catered for, by team […]

Medicine

Safeguarding Frontline Officers Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: Nigeria Police Partner with UNODC and the EU

Around the world, police officers, whose duties bring them in close and frequent contact with members of the public, have suffered disproportionately from the COVID-19 virus. Sadly, in Nigeria the situation is much the same. That is why the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Nigeria Police Force, and the European Union, […]

Trading

Regional Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Lake Chad Basin Crisis – Monthly Dashboard #20, 20 May 2020

The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin states results from a complex combination of factors, including conflict with NonState Armed Groups, extreme poverty, underdevelopment and a changing climate, which together have triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 20 May 2020, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria were hosting an estimated 4,822,507 affected individuals made […]

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PPPRA clears marketers to import petrol

Private oil marketers have joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in the importation of petrol. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency in Abuja said  that permits had been given to several marketers to start importing petrol alongside the NNPC. Before the downstream oil sector was liberalised in March this year, the NNPC used to be […]