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270 Stranded Nigerians To Return From Egypt

Two hundred and seventy Nigerians stranded in Egypt will arrive in the country today from Cairo. This is according to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in a tweet on its handle on Friday. The agency said the evacuees who had tested negative to COVID-19, will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by 6:00 pm Nigeria time. ...

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CLEEN Foundation requests for the Development of PTF to incorporate Women, PWDs & Youths for Effective Representation of all segments of the community

1.0 Introduction The Presidential Task Force on 29th June 2020 announced updated guidelines for the extension of phase two of eased lockdown across Nigeria effective from June 30th to July 27th, 2020. The extension of phase two of the eased lockdown will specifically involve: • Maintaining the present nationwide curfew from10:00 pm – 4:00 am; • Mandatory use of non-medical ...

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Human Rights Commission, Nigerian Police Collaborates On Tackling Rape, Other SGBV Occurrences

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have set modalities in place to strengthen their collaboration in dealing with cases of rape and other Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) brought before them. At a working visit to the Acting Inspector General Force Intelligence, Ibrahim Lamorde in his office in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the ...

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Hushpuppi: NIDCOM Cautions Against Stigmatising Nigerians In Diaspora

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have warned against stigmatizing Nigerians living abroad, especially those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement on Wednesday, the commission said the recent arrest of some Nigerians over fraud allegations in Dubai, particularly Ramoni Igbalode who is also known as Hushpuppi, should not be a yardstick in any way to judge and ...

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Twitter Shares Take Wing On Plan For Subscription Platform

Twitter shares closed the formal trading day up more than 7 percent after word spread of a team codenamed “Gryphon” working on a subscription platform. Shares in the social network were up nearly 7.4 percent at the close of the New York Stock Exchange and rose more than a percent more in after-market trades. The free one-to-many messaging service has ...

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COVID-19: Governors Meet Over Reopening Of Economy, Other Issues

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) met on Wednesday to discuss issues affecting the country, including the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Nigerians and the economy. At the meeting which held virtually and was presided by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, the governors resolved to approve the work of the NGF Sub-Committee interfacing ...

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Two Soldiers Killed, 17 Boko Haram Terrorists Neutralised In Borno

Two soldiers and four others of the 25 Task Force Brigade deployed at Damboa have lost their lives during an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, Northeast Nigeria. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed this to Channels Television in a statement issued on Wednesday. According to him, the soldiers in conjunction with elements of ...

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BREAKING: NNPC Confirms Seven Deaths As Explosion Rocks Facility

Seven persons have died after an explosion at the ‘Oil Mining Lease 40’ operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC). The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division (NNPC), Kennie Obateru confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to him, the incident happened on Tuesday evening at Gbetiokun in Delta State where the facility belonging to its subsidiary ...

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We Are Committed To Deepening Democracy – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained that the support given to the judiciary by his administration is to deepen democracy in Nigeria. He said all the arms of government need to work in synergy in discharging their responsibilities to serve the people with courage and efficiency. Governor Wike was speaking shortly after inspecting the progress of work at ...

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Ondo Doctors Withdraw Services From Infectious Disease Hospital

COVID-19 specialists in Ondo State, under the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), have withdrawn their services following the failure of the government to accede to their demands. The Secretary NAGGMDP, Ondo State, Dr. Tunde Olasakinju, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. According to him, the group had initially withdrawn their services as of Wednesday, ...

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