Elumelu Says Covid-19 Presents Opportunity To Reset Africa

Advocates Martial Plan to Boost Electricity And Ease Debt Burden Wants Youths Prioritised as SMEs are Empowered  The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Tony Elumelu, has stated that the Coronavirus Pandemic currently ravaging the world presents an opportunity to reset the African continent so that Africans can be empowered to become more productive and self-reliant. He said this today at the high-level Roundtable discussions made up of African leaders including Dr. Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala, the Special Envoy of the African Union on Covid-19 and Tidjane…

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COVID-19: Arik Air Donates Palliative Items To Lagos Communities

From left: Chairman Abolaji/Osundeyi CDA, Otunba Nathaniel Osho; Arik Air’s Head of Business West & Central Africa, Sylvester Egogo and Ola Adebanji, Manager, PR & Communications at the presentation of COVID-19 palliative items to the people of Mafoloku/Ewu Tuntun in Lagos state.   Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos state to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The items donated were mainly food items such as rice and beans. The areas covered by the donation were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community around the…

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Medview Airline MD Appeals To FG For Urgent Intervention For Airlines

…Asks Government To Encouraged Private MRO Such As Aero’s The Managing Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide early its intervention plans for airlines in the country to sustain the safety already achieved in the industry in the past few years. This is just as he advised the Federal Government to invest in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in a bid to save foreign exchange for airline operators. Bankole stated these today in an interview in Lagos. The Medview boss stated that…

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Return Almajirai To Their States Of Origin – Punch

An alarming exodus of the almajirai to the South of Nigeria is setting nerves on edge in many places. These days, hordes of almajirai are being intercepted in virtually all the southern states in a manner never witnessed before. In response to this, Southern governors have been repatriating these children to their states of origin. Not surprisingly, this policy has triggered a chain of divisive reactions from the North and reopened the North-South fault lines. In spite of this, the influx has not abated, generating waves of tension between the…

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Rivers State Resumes Total Lockdown

The Rivers State Government has resumed another round of total lockdown after giving Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor residents four days to restock their houses with food and essential commodities. The lockdown, which began by 8 pm on Sunday, forced residents of both areas to rush home in order to beat the deadline and avoid being arrested by the police and members of the state task force on COVID-19. On Monday, shops were closed as residents stayed indoors, while only those on essential duties were allowed to move on the road.…

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Orji Kalu Hires Six SANs, Six Others To Secure Release From Prison

Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has hired the services of 12 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to secure his release from prison. The Supreme Court had nullified his trial where he was jailed for 12 years over money laundering to the tune of N7.65 billion and ordered a fresh trial. But Kalu was still being kept in prison despite the Supreme Court’s judgment. However, the former governor filed a motion on notice against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to…

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Pres. Buhari Extends Lockdown By Two Weeks

The Federal Government, on Monday, said the recent order of President Muhammadu Buhari, on gradual ease of lockdown, will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja. The President had on April 27, announced a “phased and gradual easing” of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states, while declaring a nationwide curfew with effect from May 4. He also ordered a ban on all…

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COVID-19 ‘School Feeding’ Should Be Probed – Vanguard

When President Muhammadu Buhari made his second national broadcast on the coronavirus pandemic on April 13, 2020, and said that the regime’s Homegrown School Feeding Programme, HSFG, would continue even after schools nationwide were shut for the pandemic lockdowns, Nigerians were shocked. People wondered how school children could be fed by the Federal Government while at home with their parents. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, explained that her ministry would deploy “vouchers” from door-to-door to feed the school children who are currently on their…

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COVID-19 Chinese Doctors In Nigeria Working, Not Missing — Embassy

The Chinese doctors and medics, who arrived in the country last month to help the Nigerian authorities in containing the ravaging Coronavirus, are not missing. The Chinese Embassy in Abuja confirmed on Sunday that contrary to claims by one of the leading political parties in Nigeria that the whereabouts of the medics in Nigeria remained unknown, the 14 medical experts were actively helping out in their duty posts to meet the mandate for which they came to Nigeria. A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Sun Saixiong, added that although…

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Kano Set To Deport Another 2,000 Almajirai

About 2,000 Almajirai pupils who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in Kano are now ready to be deported to their respective states of origin. The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil society organizations who inspected two quarantine centers at Kiru and Karaye respectively. He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were in good health before being sent back to their states of…

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