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Government set to honour 2020 top-scoring Jamb candidates from Anambra

Awka-The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, is set to honour Miss Egoagwuagwu Agnes Madufokwa and Master David Okwuchukwu Nwobi, the two top scoring candidates in the 2020 examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for admission into Nigerian universities. Miss Egoagwuagwu Agnes Madufokwa, from Ihiala, Ihiala Local Government Area, applied […]

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COVID-19: Edo discharges 50 more patients, clears 2052 suspected cases as govt insists on caution to protect the elderly

The Edo State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 50 more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who have now tested negative for the virus and cleared to reunite with the society, following their treatment at the state’s isolation facilities. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who disclosed this in a statement, said the death […]

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Nigeria’s post-COVID-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark

The COVID-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country’s lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions. And its dependence on oil for revenue and foreign exchange has made it particularly vulnerable to the unprecedented oil price crash triggered by a collapse in demand. Some forecasts suggest […]

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Polio-Free Status: President Buhari thanks Nigeria’s partners

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated fellow citizens on the joyous and historic occasion of Nigeria becoming Wild Polio Virus Free, while also appreciating all partners, local and international, for their relentless efforts in ensuring the clean bill of health. This achievement, the President says, reflects the resilient spirit of Nigerians, particularly the capacity of hardworking […]

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Nigerian doctors call off strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its indefinite strike which started on June 15. This followed a meeting between the association and Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja. NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, announced this while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja. “NEC has resolved to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike […]