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Remdesivir first coronavirus drug to receive EU approval 

The first drug to treat severe cases of Covid-19 in the European Union has been given the green light, with the European Commission approving remdesivir. "We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to secure efficient treatments or vaccine...

COVID-19 transmission: NCDC blames youths, says responsible for fatalities of the aged 

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has blamed youths for the transmission of Coronavirus and infecting the elderly across the country,. It said younger people of between ages 20 to 40 were responsible for driving the transmission of the virus, leaving...

Hushpuppi extradited to U.S. to face cyberfraud, identity-theft and money-laundering charges

    Raymond Igbalode Abbas, known as "Hushpuppi" has been extradited from Dubai to Washington, DC to face charges of money laundering and fraud.   One Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka "Woodberry"  was also extradited to the U.S as both were taken down in operation...

Covid-19 and the oil price slump in Africa: which countries will fare better?

  In Africa, the twin challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent drop in oil prices are affecting countries in different ways: net energy exporters are braced for headwinds, but net importers have some relief from current account pressures.   Globally, lockdown and social...

PPPRA announced new petrol pump price band of between N140.80 and N143.80

    The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for petrol (Premium Motor Spirit) for marketers across the country. On May 31, 2020, PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50...

Nigeria airlines to start domestic flights again

    Airlines in Nigeria will resume domestic flights next week after months of planes being grounded.   On July 8, some domestic flights will take off again; flights from Abuja and Lagos will commence operations.   " I am glad to announce that Abuja...

FG targets $1.1bn from digital switchover, two million jobs — Mohammed

  ... another N10bn Abaji-Lokoja, Cham-Numan section of Gombe-Yola road Nigeria’s switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting will generate about in $1.1 billion revenue and create at least two million jobs in the next three years, according to the Minister of...

Kidnap kingpin Wadume: FG denies shielding soldiers from prosecution

    The Justice Minister and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) has described as untrue  allegations that he shielded from trial 10 soldiers named as accomplices in the kidnapping charges involving an alleged Taraba State kidnapping kingpin, Bala...

COVID-19: Elaborate hoax, grand deception to create fear, shorten people’s lifespan — Gov. Bello

    Contrary to the Federal Government's position on COVID-19, Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello has restated that the virus was not real but contrived to create fear in people and shorten their lifespan. "Nothing kills faster than fear. I urge you all not...

Buhari names Oma Djebah, Seriki, others as ambassadors nominees

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday nominated 41 non-career ambassadors-designate.   The nominations was contained in a letter Buhari addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, requesting the confirmation of the nominees. The president also nominated one career ambassador-designate representing the Federal Capital Territory...

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