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Ill-fated Pakistani airlines claims at least 45 lives

No fewer than 45 passengers on board of a Pakistani airlines were feared dead as it crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday moments before landing. The crash of flight PK 830391 with 91...

CBN May 2020 Monetary Policy Meeting Reschedules For May 28

  By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri The meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for May 2020 earlier scheduled for May 25 has been fixed for May 28. The postponement followed the declaration of Monday and Tuesday...

10 more COVID-19 deaths reported, another 245 confirmed cases

    Another 10 people with COVID-19 have died, the NCDC Health  officials reported Friday, bringing the nationwide total to 221.     245 new cases of #COVID19; 131-Lagos 16-Jigawa 13-Ogun 12-Borno 9-Kaduna 9-Oyo 9-Rivers 9-Ebonyi 8-Kano 7-Kwara 5-Katsina 3-Akwa Ibom 3-Sokoto 2-Bauchi 2-Yobe...

Many states begin reopening as coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nigeria

  The coronavirus death toll in Nigeria rose by 11 on Thursday, as some states commence Phase One of reopening. NCDC health officials announced 339 new COVID-19 cases and ELEVEN new deaths Thursday night. The NCDC reports 7,016 confirmed cases and 211deaths...

Breaking: NIPOST Abuja headquarters on fire

  The headquarters of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in Abuja was on Wednesday engulfed in flames.   The fire which affected the second floor of the building located in Garki area of the nation's capital, broke out in the morning.   Staff members...

Nigeria nears 5,000 positive COVID-19 cases

  Nigeria is approaching 5,000 positive COVID-19 cases, according to data released May 13 by the NCDC.   The NCDC reported six new deaths related to COVID-19. In total,164 Nigerians, from 30 to 80 years old, have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.   51-Lagos...

Prof Gambari inaugurated as Chief of Staff, assumes duty in Aso Rock

  Newly-appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, on Wednesday assumed duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Gambari, former External Affairs Minister in the Gen. Buhari military government between 1983 and 1985, was received on arrival by...

8 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Nigeria; 146 new cases confirmed

    The NCDC confirmed 8 new COVID-19-related deaths across Nigeria Tuesday, bringing the nation's total to 158.   The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 4,787 after 146 new cases were reported by the NCDC on May 12.         146 new cases...

Nigeria reports 15 more coronavirus deaths

  Fifteen more Nigerians have died from COVID-19, the NCDC health OFFICIALS announced Sunday, bringing Nigeria's death toll to 143.     The NCDC also reported 248 new cases of the virus; 81-Lagos 35-Jigawa 26-Borno 26-Kano 20-Bauchi 13-FCT 12-Edo 10-Sokoto 7-Zamfara 4-Kwara 4-Kebbi...

Alleged COVID-19 lockdown violation: CSOs slam Gov.Wike over demolition of hotels

      ...its cruelest display of arbitrary executive powers   …demand compensation, investigation by Human Rights Commission   Three civil society organizations have stridently condemned the invasion and demolition of two hotels in Rivers State under the watch of Gov. Nyesom Wike amid heavy security...
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Budgetary cuts in health, education: SERAP reports Buhari, NASS to UN 

  The anti-corruption and good governance crusaders, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three United Nations  special rapporteurs to...
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Reprieve as ICPC withdraws N1.1b fraud charge against ex-Customs boss, Dikko

  After about two years of evading trial, a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two others were let off the...

Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student has been fatally raped in...

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  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...