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Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 24th April 2020

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Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 24th April 2020

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Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Friday 24th April 2020

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IBEDC appeals to customers for bill payment

 The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has appealed to postpaid and prepaid customers to pay their electricity bills when due and vend for energy for efficient service delivery. Its Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele, made the appeal in a statement on Friday, in which he corroborated the statement of the Minister of Power that …
The Sun Nigeria.

BREAKING NEWS: Ebonyi correspondents chapel condemns arrest, intimidation of members 

 Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Ebonyi State on Friday condemned the arrest of two of their members on the orders of the state government. The members stated this in a communique after an extraordinary emergency meeting in Abakaliki. The communique which was signed by the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Coca-Cola supports  Red Cross’ response to COVID-19 spread in Nigeria

Chinenye Anuforo The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has provided a grant to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to help curb the spread of COVID-19 across Nigeria.  This intervention is to scale up community sensitization and procure essential protective kits such as medical masks, face …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lockdown: Rotary Club Nsukka distributes palliative to over 150 households

Felix Ikem, Nsukka As Coronavirus continues to take devastating economic toll across the globe, Rotary Club of Nsukka, District 9142 has distributed palliative materials to over one hundred and fifty households in Nsukka local government Area of Enugu state. The palliative materials which include 10kg of rice, 10kg of beans, half cartoon of 120gm of …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19 lockdown: FCT police arrests 1,909, violators, prosecute 1,736

  Molly Kilete, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory(FCT), police command said it has arrested 1,909,  persons for violating the COVID-19 presidential lockdown directive in Abuja. This is just as the command said has a total of 13, mobile courts spread across the city to try offenders. The command also said it has prosecuted a total 1,736, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Court remands suspected killers of Fasoranti’s daughter

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure An Ondo State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Akure, the state capital, has remanded four suspects who allegedly killed Mrs Funke Olakunri, daughter of the leader of the pan-Yoruba Social Cultural Organization, Afenifere, Chief Rueben Fasoranti,  The four suspects were  arrested by the Special-Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force penultimate …
The Sun Nigeria.

Adamawa State Govt. Imposes Another 14 Day Lockdown

 Billy Graham Abel Yola The Adamawa state governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has imposed another fourteen day lockdown on the state effective Friday, 24th April, 2020 midnight, following the register of a first case of Coronavirus in the state. The governor said, his government has already commenced contact tracing of the index case and a lockdown …
The Sun Nigeria.

Breaking News: Bauchi discovers 3 new COVID-19 cases

 PAUL ORUDE, BAUCHI Three more people have tested positive for CoronaVirus in Bauchi  State, bringing the total number of  active cases to six as of Thursday, April 23. The new cases include another female staff  of thedtate office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Bauchi and two other people whose identity have not been …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Katsina shuts down another LGA

Agaju Madugba, Katsina Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has ordered a total lockdown of Safana Local Government Area with effect from 7am on Saturday. The order followed a confirmation by the NCDC of two cases of the COVID-19 in the area said to be from primary contact with the index case from the …
The Sun Nigeria.

To be gov not licence for dictatorship, Ex-Ebonyi SSG blasts Umahi

Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Former Secretary to the Ebonyi State Government (SSG), Prof. Bernard Odoh, has berated the state  governor, Chief David Umahi, over his recent pronouncement banning Mr. Chijioke Agwu of the Sun newspapers and Mr. Peter Okutu of the Vanguard newspapers from entering the Ebonyi State Government House “for life.” The governor had banned …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nigeria, South Africa, others risk 125,000 jobs, $6bn revenue

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call for government relief measures as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in Africa deepen. IATA, in its latest assessment of COVID-19 crisis impact on African airlines and air transport, listed Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Ghana, Egypt, Senegal and Cape Verde as countries facing the hardest hit as a result of Coronavirus. It projected that African airlines will lose $6 billion in revenues in 2020. South Africa tops the greatest loser in aviation as it is expected to…
New Telegraph.

Buhari to leaders: Tap opportunities provided by COVID-19

ECOWAS appoints President Champion of pandemic response     President Muhammadu Buhari has charged his fellow West African leaders under the aegis of ECOWAS to tap opportunities accompanying the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Buhari, who was appointed the Champion of the COVID-19 response yesterday during the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 which was held via teleconferencing under the Chairmanship of Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger, called on fellow ECOWAS leaders to look beyond the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and tap into various opportunities…
New Telegraph.

DMO raises N176.06bn for FG in April bond auction

  The Debt Management Office (DMO) recorded 459 per cent over subscription level in April’s bond edition conducted on Wednesday. DMO said it raised N176.06 billion for the N60 billion offered for three instruments in the April bond auction. In a statement yesterday DMO said while it offered N60 billion bond across three tenors to investors at the auction – N20 billion each for the 5-year, 15-Year and 30-year tenors, the offer was oversubscribed to N275.67 billion, indicating overall subscription level of 459%. “The total subscription received through competitive bids…
New Telegraph.

Airport Hotel sends workers on 3-month leave without pay

The management of Airport Hotel, Ikeja, has directed its workers to proceed on three months compulsory leave without pay. The development, according to a letter to the workers, which was obtained by New Telegraph yesterday, is borne out of current devastation on businesses by COVID-19. The letter, dated 21/04/2020 and signed by Yemi Madu (Mrs), HHRA&T-LAHL, and titled to “ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF: NOTICE TO GO ON THREE MONTHS STAY BACK AT HOME WITHOUT PAY,” has also attracted the attention of organised labour that has vowed to ensure the directive…
New Telegraph.

40 doctors, nurses test positive for Coronavirus

No fewer than 40 frontline health workers, especially medical doctors and nurses in Nigeria have been infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19). There are tens of medical practitioners that have been quarantined. The healthcare workers were highly exposed to the virus as they were the first responders to patients infected with the virus. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who made the disclosure yesterday at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, called on health workers to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from contracting the virus. He…
New Telegraph.

Covid-19 lockdown: FG mulls extension as 40 doctors, nurses test positive

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has hinted on the possibility of a fresh extension of the lockdown order for another two weeks. This is coming barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) resolved to back a nationwide lockdown for two weeks to enhance better tracking of suspected cases of coronavirus infection across the country. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who gave the indication yesterday at the daily media briefing on the activities of…
New Telegraph.

Dangote Cement’s N100bn bonds oversubscribed – Official

Dangote Cement Plc, yesterday, announced the successful issuance of its N100 billion Series 1 fixed rate senior unsecured bonds due April 2025. Mr. Michel Puchercos, Chief Executive Officer of the company, said in Lagos that the N100 billion bonds under its N300 billion bond programme, were 1.5 times oversubscribed. Puchercos said book building, with respect to the issuance, commenced on April 3, following the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission and closed on April 15 at a coupon rate of 12.50 per cent. He stated that the total order…
New Telegraph.

Akinjide: Exit of a legal icon, astute politician

  Nigerians, particularly the people of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital were hit with the news of the demise of the Second Republic Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Chief Richard Akinjide, on Tuesday.   Expectedly, there have been torrents of tributes for him from different quarters in line with a Biblical verse of Proverbs 10:7, which states that “a good and honest life is a blessed memorial; a wicked life leaves a rotten stench.” Akinjide was a respected elder statesman, legal icon and politician, who…
New Telegraph.

FG underscores transparency in N21bn anti-COVID-19 funding

NNPC, oil producers disburse ambulances, others to states   The Federal Government has vowed to ensure transparency and accountability in the oil industry’s N21 billion anti-COVID-19 funding. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, unanimously underscored the need for transparency in the disbursement of the funds during the handing over in Lagos of six ambulances and medical consumables being the first tranche of 37 ambulances mulled for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).…
New Telegraph.

Why Ogiemwonyi deserves Edo APC guber ticket – Idehen

Hon. Emman Gold-Idehen is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State. He speaks in this interview on the forthcoming primaries of the party to pick its candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state and expectations of party members from their standard bearer. CAJETAN MMUTA reports       The Edo APC governorship primary to elect a candidate for the September 19 gubernatorial election is some weeks away. What attributes do you think should determine who gets the party’s ticket? In my opinion, the…
New Telegraph.

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