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Pakistan International Airlines plane crashes in Karachi on flight from Lahore

The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Emergency services have arrived at the scene, where homes have been damaged. The plane was about to land when it crashed near Model Colony, a neighborhood of Karachi about 3.2km…

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INEC releases new guidelines on the conduct of Edo and Ondo states elections

Independent National Electoral Commission has released new guidelines on the conduct of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections, as well as nine bye-elections across seven states of the federation. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, stated this on Thursday night at the end of the commission’s management…

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo constitutes committee on reopening the economy

This was one of the resolutions reached after chairing a virtual National Economic Council meeting on Thursday.  In a press release signed by Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice President spokesperson, Osinbajo noted that members of the NEC reached a resolution to ensure a more effective synergy between the Federal Government and the sub-nationals especially in…

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Kaduna State Gov’t threatens to sack any health worker who fails to show up

Kaduna State Government has threatened to sack any health worker who fails to show up at their assigned places of work, saying government will view such action by health workers as having forfeited their employment. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor Nasir El-Rufai, on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, announced that…

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WHO: Africa must “wake up” to coronavirus threat and prepare for the worst

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Africa must “wake up” to the coronavirus threat and prepare for the worst. He warned that while Africa’s confirmed cases were currently low – around 640 – there was no reason for complacency. Health experts warn that strained public health systems…

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Kaduna State governor to head sub-committee to tackle coronavirus

Nigerian Governors’ Forum set up a six-man sub-committee headed by the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to tackle the coronavirus COVID-19. The chairman of the governors’ forum, Kayode Fayemi disclosed this at the end of their meeting, saying they are to review the trend of the COVID-19 pandemic and the falling oil price…

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President Buhari directs repositioning of economy

President Muhammadu Buhari directed a repositioning of the economy, starting with a review of 2020 budget to reflect realities in oil sector, and prioritizing health sector infrastructure to respond to the threats posed by Coronavirus. Buhari gave the directive after the 2nd Regular Meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), held at the Presidential…

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ASUU reaches agreement with Federal Gov’t on the ongoing warning strike

Academic Staff Union of Universities-ASUU says it has reached concrete agreement with the federal government on the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by the union. ASUU president, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, said this in Abuja while addressing newsmen at the end of closed-door meeting at the ministry of labor and productivity. The meeting which began at…

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Oil price drops to 28 Dollars as Naira falls to N369 at parallel market

Price of Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, extended its decline on Tuesday, trading around $28 per barrel. Brent, against which Nigeria’s crude is priced, fell by $1.40 to $28.65 per barrel as of 8:15pm Nigerian time on Tuesday, its lowest since January 2016. The 2020 budget which was signed by President Buhari in last…

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