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President Buhari to consult ECOWAS toward finding solution to Mali’s crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to consult with key leaders of ECOWAS countries in order to find a solution to the crisis rocking Republic of Mali. President Buhari made the promise while receiving reports from ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, a former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan. The President thanked Dr Jonathan for his comprehensive…

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Nigerians can end insecurity in the country by exposing criminals living within them – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says that Nigerians can end the spate of insecurity in the country by exposing the criminals living within them. He said this on Monday in an interview with State House reporters after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the army in the North-Western part of…

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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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