NCC Bans 33.75 Inactive Phone Numbers In Nigeria

the agency has laid down regulations on GSM lines. the commission frowns at illegal registration of SIM card by illicit agent services. Consequently, the Nigerian Communications Commission has withdrawn 33.75 million telephone numbers from telecoms companies who are former licensees of the regulator. The commission also returned 7.49 million telephone lines to Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and three other telecom operators, a document on the national numbering plan of NCC released on Thursday stated. Some of the defunct mobile operators whose phone lines were withdrawn include Cyancom Ltd former MTS 1st…

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Features: MTN And Other Competitors

Article written by; Paul Ugbede Godwin. The influx of Telecoms into the Nigerian market has led to stiff competitions in the Communication sector. MTN-Nigeria has been maintaining a competitive relationship with other Telecoms firms in the country (9-Mobile, Globalcom, Airtel). In terms of network coverage and customer-base which could be seen in the trend at which its rolls out different ICT Products and Services. MTN-Nigeria maintains Resource and Information sharing policy with other Telecoms firms in compliance with the NCC regulation of best practice and Information findings among Telecoms providers…

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Coronavirus – FG seeks COVID-19 patients for herbal drug trials

The Federal Government says there are pharmaceutical processes and standards that must be observed before endorsing any proposed herbal or homegrown drug for use by coronavirus patients in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, made this known on Friday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said the health ministry would soon meet with scientists, researchers, and traditional medicine specialists in the country who have registered that they have one drug or the other for the treatment of Lethal virus.…

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Coronavirus – UK to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on the government to relax virus lockdown measures. It comes as the UK, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll after the US, cautiously charts a way forward after imposing strict stay-at-home orders in late March. Apart from those entering the country from neighbouring Ireland, all people coming into Britain by air, sea and rail will be required to self-isolate for a fortnight, The Times reported. The newspaper said the new…

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I helped E-money kidnap rich people but he left me poor –Suspect arrested by IRT

A suspect, Ifeanyi Asiegbuelam, has narrated how he helped the late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, popularly known as E-money, to kidnap many rich people from the South-East, especially in Imo and Abia states. However, Asiegbuelam, 32, lamented that despite aiding Ezenwa to perpetrate the crimes, he did not make him rich. Ezenwa, a dismissed police corporal, was killed in January 2018 during a gun duel with policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command when he attempted to kidnap a South-African-based Nigerian businessman in Owerri.…

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Again, Ogun extends lockdown by one week

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, for the second time, ordered the extension of the lockdown by one week. Abiodun announced the extension while addressing journalists at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State. He said, “You, the entire people of Ogun State, have not elected me to make easy decisions. And tough decisions, we have to make. “Now, to preserve the lives of our people, we are persuaded to extend the current modified lockdown, which has been slightly eased, for another one week alongside the current guidelines.…

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Don’t Indulge In Unauthorised Treatment Of COVID-19 Patients, Minister Tells Doctors

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to shun unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19). He made the call on Thursday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “All healthcare professionals and associated personnel should diligently follow safety infection prevention and control protocols – both inside and outside healthcare facilities, and not to indulge in unauthorised treatment of COVID-19 cases,” the minister said. He explained that the appeal was important…

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Mask Alone Cannot Protect You – NCDC Issues Advisory On Use Of Cloth Mask

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued an advisory on the use of cloth face masks. The disease control agency in a tweet via its official handle said on Wednesday that physical distancing remains vital in protecting oneself from COVID-19. The agency added that face mask alone is not the form of protection because the virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. “Remember, cloth face masks are to be used as an additional layer of physical distancing; a mask alone…

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Buhari Approves Import Duty, VAT Waivers For Critical Medical Equipment

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the waiver of import duty and Value Added Tax (VAT) for critical medical equipment and supplies. The Presidency revealed this in a series of tweets on Thursday, saying the waiver was for a period of six months in the first instance. It explained that the President’s action was part of measures put in place by the Nigerian government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its economy. According to the Presidency, the waivers which are the latest of the fiscal policies also aim…

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CORONA-VIRUS – 65 Out of 169 Almajiris Brought Back To Kaduna Tested Positive For COVID-19 – El Rufai

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The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that 65 out of the 169 almajiris brought back to the state have tested positive for the coronavirus. The governor said this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today. “We received 169 almajiris from Kano, of Kaduna State origin, and we immediately quarantined them because of the situation that we are aware of in Kano. “Out of the 169 so far, 65 were positive for coronavirus,” he said. The governor had earlier explained that the Northern State Governors’ Forum…

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Recovered Abacha Loots Are Spent On SIP Projects, Says Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has asked Nigerians who are concerned about how the Abacha Loot is being spent, to take a deeper look into the budget. Mr Adesina gave this advice on Wednesday when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.He said, “What the loot had always been used for had always been in the budget. “If people just take the time to study the budget properly, they will see the sub-heads that accounted for those funds.” “Every year’s budget in…

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CORONA-VIRUS – HERBS, AFRICA’S UNSUNG HERO – Isaiah Imhanria

Herbs. Being a gift to mankind is one of most underrated therapy humans have neglected due to civilization and knowledge gotten from literature texts and classrooms.  Humans as mobile beings are exposed to different dangers caused by natural disasters or man-made complacency. Health status is affected and physical damages are caused as a result.  Most at times, the only cure we want are those prescribed to us by the elites who have gone through the four walls of a renowned institution.  Herbs before now, has been important to all cultures since…

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Breaking: NNPC Reduces Ex-Depot Price Of Petrol

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a reduction in the ex-depot price of petrol from N113.28k per litre to N108.00K per litre across all its products loading facilities.EMAGE News, reports that the new ex-depot price of petrol was disclosed by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Kennie Obateru on Wednesday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Obateru quoted the Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Musa Lawan, as saying that the new ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, reflects the company’s market strategy…

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JUTH sacks 25 doctors amid COVID-19 pandemic

Another industrial crisis is brewing at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, following disengagement of 25 doctors by management of the hospital. The sack drew the ire of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, which asked the Chief Medical Director of the hospital to reverse the action with immediate effect, especially as the facility is one of the isolation centres for COVID-19 management in the state. But the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of JUTH, Mrs Bridget Omini, said “there is nothing like that. I have confirmed from the Chief Medical Director,…

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FG, states’ll feed schoolchildren at home, minister insists

The Federal Government, in partnership with states, is set to start feeding schoolchildren in their home, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, announced on Wednesday. On April 8, The EMAGE reported that the Federal Government had finalised plans with state governments to start feeding schoolchildren in their respective homes. Speaking on Wednesday at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, Umar-Farouq said the government had overhauled the school feeding programme in a way to ensure that schoolchildren were fed at home despite the lockdown.…

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