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COVID-19: NIMASA list dockworkers/seafarers as essential workers

In line with the newly endorsed protocols by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO] designed to lift barriers to crew changes, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA] has designated Seafarers and Dockworkers ...

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Airlines given new directives as airport prepares to reopen

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Thursday issued COVID-19 pandemic public health protocols for Nigerian airlines operating international flights. The measures are to curb the spread of the virus as the Federal Government prepares to direct resumption of flight ...

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NDDC shutdown hours after EDFA’s death

…  Order  staff to go on self isolation By:Felix Ikpotor The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has shut down operation for two weeks following the death of its acting Executive Director of Finance and Accounts, Chief Ibanga Bassey Etang. Etang ...

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Buhari seeks $1bn loan facility from World Bank

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives for loan approval of $1 billion for states due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Buhari in a letter read by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila said the loan will support the states ...

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Rivers council chairman reportedly dies of Covid-19

Chief Odiari Princewill Christopher, the Executive Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Area is dead. Speculations are rife that the council boss who died Wednesday night may have been killed by the pandemic coronavirus. The speculation followed his immediate burial ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt snubs WHO over use of Chloroquine

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the World Health Organisation (WHO) cannot dictate how the country fights the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO on Monday, announced the suspension of the solidarity trial with hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. The ...

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COVID -19: NBC fines three radio stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three stations over broadcast of invariable content on COVID-19 and also sanctioned 28 others for other violations against the Nigeria Broadcasting Code The Acting Director-General of NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, made this known at ...

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Rivers cut 2020 budget downward by 48 percent

The Rivers State Executive Council,Wednesday, approved the review of the 2020 Budget in line with the present economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, the State’s 2020 Budget has been reviewed downward by 48 percent from N530,813,357,619.00 Billion to ...

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Finally, Kogi records COVID-19 cases

Kogi, which has earlier resisted attempts by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) to operate in the state, has finally recorded two coronavirus cases. Until Wednesday evening, Kogi and Cross River were the only states claiming to have no ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian govt clears air on reopening of schools, gives conditions

The process to reopen schools and worship centres in the country has begun. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has met with Christian and Islamic leaders to fine-tune the conditions for reopening churches and mosques, it was learnt. Also ...

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