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  • CHINA ACCUSE US OF BLAMING FOR THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

China has accused US President, Donald Trump of trying to shift the blame for the global coronavirus pandemic in an escalating row between the two powers. Trump accused that the world is paying a big price for China’s lack of transparency on the outbreak when it emerged in the central city of Wuhan late last year.

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  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN THREE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OVER CORONAVIRUS

The Federal Government has ordered the shutdown of three international airports in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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  • Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by countries: Coronavirus

Countries around the world have taken drastic measures, including border closures, in an attempt to curb COVID-19. Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.

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  • South Africa to build 40km fence along Zimbabwe border

Authorities say fence will stem irregular migration as well as spread of coronavirus in the country.

Authorities in South Africa have said they will build a 40km (25 miles) fence along its border with Zimbabwe to prevent undocumented migrants from entering and spreading coronavirus – even though the neighbouring country has no confirmed cases.

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  • FG places travel ban on China, Italy, US, UK, nine others

The Federal Government on Wednesday placed a travel ban on 13 high-risk Coronavirus countries.

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  • NASS renovation fund jettisoned for out-of-school children — Rep

The N37bn budgeted for the renovation of the National Assembly Complex and the money meant for the purchase of exotic cars for lawmakers should be spent on out-of-school children said Mr. Farah Dagogo, a member of the House of Representatives.

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  • Stakeholders back TCN’s request for spinning reserve

Stakeholders in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) have expressed support for the procurement of a spinning reserve for a stable national grid and and a reduction of frequent system collapses.

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  • Nigeria besieged on all sides — Gbajabiamila on Insecurity

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday expressed concern over the insecurity in Nigeria, saying the nation was besieged on all sides. This he said while declaring open a two-day capacity building workshop/retreat of the House Committee on Defence in collaboration with Centre for Strategic Research and Studies of the National Defence College and the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre.

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  • Appeal Court lifts Oshiomole’s suspension

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has lifted the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

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  • NYSC shuts camps over Corona Virus fears.

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service orientation camps nationwide over coronavirus fears.

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  • NYSC suspends CDS indefinitely

The National Youth Service Corps has suspended its weekly Community Development Service CDS activities indefinitely. The suspension of the CDS was contained in a press statement obtained by our correspondent on Friday.

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  • NIMC suspends national ID registration, No coronavirus in Oyo

The National Identity Management Commission in Abuja on Thursday ordered the immediate shutdown of all its enrolment centres. The Head, Corporate Communications, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, said the move became necessary to prevent the commission’s staff and applicants from getting more vulnerable to coronavirus.

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  • Ekiti ex-gov’s defection, Oni, APC trade words

Chief Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State and the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, on Thursday, disagreed over his planned defection to the Peoples Democratic Party.

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  • PDP: Provide effective leadership – Buhari, NLC kicks against self-isolation

Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, speaking during a media briefing on the state of the nation in Abuja, accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not providing quality, effective, purposeful, efficient and directional leadership over the coronavirus pandemic and other national challenges.

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  • Court of Appeal reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after being sacked as Senator

Ifeanyi Ubah has been reinstated, by the Court of Appeal in Abuja, as the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court. The judgment was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly.

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  • Coronavirus: Senate suspends public hearing, closes gallery

As part of measures to prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus in the National Assembly complex, the Senate on Thursday announced the partial closure of its activities to members of the public

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  • PDP welcomes back Oyinlola, Obada, Arapaja, others

The Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the South-West on Wednesday reiterated its determination to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in the future elections both in the zone and at the national level.

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  • We can’t sell petrol at 125/litre – Private fuel Marketers

Retail stations belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation have started selling the Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) at N125 per litre while Private fuel marketers are yet to reduce the pump price.

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  • Seven-member committee established To Tackle Coronavirus Outbreak – Oyo NMA

Oyo State Chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has set up a seven-member committee on the prevention of coronavirus outbreak. The committee is also expected to embark on massive campaigns and enlightenment of members of the public on how to keep themselves safe from coronavirus.

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  • Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises

The deadly coronavirus has now hit all 50 states in the US as West Virginia reported its first case of the infection on Tuesday.

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  • India’s iconic Taj Mahal closed amid coronavirus fears

The monument, which attracted over 7 million visitors last year, is shut as India tries to combat spread of COVID-19.

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  • War-ravaged Afghanistan battles a new threat: coronavirus

As COVID-19 cases are reported in Afghanistan concerns are raised if country’s healthcare system can handle an outbreak.

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  • US ARMY PULLS OUT OF KEY MILITARY BASES IN IRAQ

The US army is pulling out of al-Qaim and two other key military bases in Iraq in the coming weeks.

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  • European Union seals borders to most outsiders: Coronavirus

The EU is banning travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis.

The measure is expected to apply to 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. UK citizens will be unaffected.

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  • FG postpones National Sports Festival over Corona Virus

The Federal Government has postponed the 2020 National Sports Festival expected to hold in Edo State. The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, who made this known in a series of tweets today said the postponement was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • BRITISH ACTOR, IDRIS ELBA TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

British actor, Idris Elba has revealed he had tested positive for Coronavirus. According to a tweet, he said he feels ok, although he has not any symptoms so far.

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  • All football activities in England suspended until April 30

All football activities have been further extended until April 30th owing to the outbreak of coronavirus in the world. The deadly virus has already forced most football authorities to suspend all-league actions in a bid to contain the bug.

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  • Anti-Amotekun protest rocks Ekiti

Barely 24 hours after Governor Kayode Fayemi signed the bill for the establishment of Amotekun Corps into law in Ekiti, a coalition of Yoruba groups, under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum, on Tuesday protested in Ado Ekiti, the state capital against the formation of the security outfit.

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  • Half of the Nigerian population in extreme poverty — Omo-Agege

Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege says about half of the Nigerian population are living in extreme poverty. He spoke Saturday night in Abuja at the 50th anniversary and reunion meeting of the 1970 Set of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria.

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  • Benue State security outfit to be established– Ortom

To combat security challenges in Benue, Samuel Ortom, the state governor has said, a security outfit similar to that of the South-west regional security outfit, Amotekun would be established.

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  • Cash payment of tax, revenue abolished – Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, the Governor of Sokoto State has said the payment of tax or any form of state revenue by cash will no longer be tolerated. He stated this at the stakeholders’ sensitization on Sokoto State Revenue Integration and Consolidation Law, 2019, at the Sultan Muhammad Maccido Institute of Quranic Recitation and General Studies, Sokoto.

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  • FOREIGN MUSICIANS PERFORM ONLINE AS GOVERNMENT BAN LARGE GATHERING

As the coronavirus pandemic increase all over the world and bringing about indefinite pause on concerts and touring, many musicians have began to stream shows for tens of thousands of fans self-quarantining.

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  • ODION IGHALO EARNS THIRTY NINE MILLION NAIRA BONUS AFTER FIRST EIGHT GAMES

Despite only making just eight appearances for Manchester United, Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo, has been rewarded with approximately thirty nine million naira, excluding his weekly one hundred and twenty thousand pounds wages.

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