NURTW Considers Increase In Price For Interstate Travels

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the coronavirus pandemic require operators to carry fewer passengers on each trip, thereby reducing their income. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/drama-as-festus-keyamo-trades-words-with-nass-members/ Yau said, “We thank the Federal Government for lifting the ban; it is a welcome development because…

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Breaking : Ondo State Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus. Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.” In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said he took the COVID-19 test after being treated for malaria.

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FG Opens Resumption For Some Schools Categories

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume. Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools, apart from final classes, will remain closed. The government has also lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside…

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Oyo Government And Ajimobi Family Clash Over Burial Site

The former governor of Oyo state, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi died of Coronavirus infectious disease. The Family of Senator Ajimobi wants him buried in the Mosque which the Imam refuted. Facts emerged on Saturday that a lingering cold war between the family of the former Governor of Oyo Sate, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the Oyo State Government was largely responsible for the delay in his burial. The late Ajimobi died in a Lagos hospital on Thursday after some complications arising from COVID-19. According to Islamic injunction, the former governor was supposed…

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COVID19: 594 New Cases Discovered, Total Now 22,614

the NCDC has warned Nigerians against the Usage of face guards instead of face Mask 😷. PTF says they would refuse force in reopening schools amidst Coronavirus spread. Peace Airline and Dana Air tests their new acquired planes ahead of Airport Reopening. 594 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-159Delta-106Ondo-44FCT-34Edo-34Oyo-33Kaduna-33Enugu-28Katsina-25Imo-22Adamawa-15Ogun-12Osun-11Abia-8Rivers-6Nasarawa-5Bauchi-5Niger-5Kebbi-4Ekiti-3Plateau-1Taraba-1 22,614 confirmed7,822 discharged549 deaths

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NYSC: We’re Not Ready To Open Back Orientation Camps

Going by the incessant rise in the Coronavirus pandemic across the country the agency in charge of Corper’s deployment has come out to say its not ready to kick start operations. National Youth Service Corps has said it will not reopen orientation camps across te country until it is safe to do so. The NYSC, in a statement on Thursday by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, any report that it was planning to open the camps was false She said, “To put issues in proper perspective, it…

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Ex Gov Of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi Is Dead

the former governor of Oyo state Sen. Ajimobi was reported to have contracted Coronavirus. the late Oyo state Governor Ajimobi was speculated as the Acting Chairman. The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has died at age 70 after battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, Emage News has learnt. Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress last week but never resumed. The former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on…

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PTF To Submit Reports This Week To President Buhari

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), would receive this week, its recommendations regarding the next steps of the country’s National Response to the pandemic. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “I wish to inform you that by the end of this week, the Presidential Task Force will be submitting a report containing our assessment and recommendations to Mr President for his consideration. READ…

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Face Mask More Effective Than Guards- NCDC

PTF had decried on the level at which Nigerians go in preventing themselves against Coronavirus pandemic. NCDC warns about people engaging with large gatherings across the country. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control says the use of masks is more effective than face guards. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday. The NCDC boss said anyone who opts for face guard must still wear a mask underneath. The use of face guards has become common in the last couple…

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Bowen University Sacks 127 Staffs

the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has created economic downturn whereby many employers are unable to meet the welfare requirements of its workers. the varsity gives reasons attributed to dwindling challenges in paying workers in the academic and non academic department. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, has sacked about 10 per cent its workforce. The affected staff were said to have received mail intimating them of the termination of their appointment on Tuesday after their salaries for the month of June were paid. One of the affected staff members said 127 workers…

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FG Sets Stringent Conditions To Reopen Schools

the Coronavirus pandemic has left the Nigerian Education sectors on hold. Most schools had been locked while some still perform operations through E-learning. The stringent conditions for the reopening of schools contained in the guidelines submitted to the National Assembly by the Federal Ministry of Education, may force some schools to close down their operations. The document, obtained by our correspondents is titled, “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure.” According to the document, each school is required to create temporary isolation space and fully equipped…

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NWC To Boycott NEC Meeting As President Buhari Backed Giadom Faction

the APC Crisis is getting much hitter as the national Executives expresses dissatisfaction. The court had sacked the Victor Giadom led executive. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, declared support for the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, as the party’s acting national chairman. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja, said Buhari would attend Thursday’s (today) APC National Executive Committee meeting convened by Giadom. Rather resolving…

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Resident Doctors To Resume Duties Today After Suspension Of Strike

Doctors across the country had embarked on industrial actions. They went on strike due to the non payment of their hazard allowances and other palliatives. The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect from Monday, June 22. In a communique issued on Sunday, the association said the decision to suspend the industrial action followed a virtual meeting of over 300 of its members. NARD President, Aliyu Sokomba said the National Executive Council decided to suspend the strike in order to give the Federal…

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Nigeria Recorded 436 New Case Of Coronavirus Infections

COVID19 in the country has claimed many lives and businesses grounded. Two Years Old child tested positive to Coronavirus. 436 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-169Oyo-52Plateau-31Imo-29Kaduna-28Ogun-23FCT-18Enugu-18Bauchi-17Bayelsa-14Rivers-8Osun-6Kano-6Edo-5Benue-5Adamawa-3Borno-2Abia-1Ekiti-1 20,244 confirmed6,879 discharged518 deaths

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COVID19: Airport Cannot Be Operational June 21- Hadi Sirika

Coronavirus Pandemic has crippled the aviation industry. PTF lament the spread of Coronavirus across and steady increase Can’t allow the industry to go ahead with planned reopening. PTF gives guidelines for operating church activities, Others. The Federal Government says the June 21 date for the restart of domestic flights in the country is not feasible, Emage News has learnt. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known at a Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. Emage News had earlier reported that the PTF said aviation authorities will…

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COVID19: 667 New Cases Recorded, Total Now 19,147

Minister of Information Lai Mohammed says Coronavirus pandemic not a death sentence. PTF Opening of Schools and Worship Center’s not visible now. NCDC moves to community contact tracing to ascertain the level of spread of Coronavirus The Coronavirus pandemic has steadily risen in the country with almost all the states in the federation been affected, most businesses and agencies have been on lockdown since February, 2020. Lagos State Nigeria the highest infected region have been facing stiff issues on the spread of Coronavirus amidst current flood issues. The Nigerian Centre…

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Disregard Rumours About Senator Ajimobi- Aide

The APC announcement of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Acting Chairman of the party. Three Chieftain of APC have announced themselves as the party chair. The disappearance of Senator Ajimobi has sparked controversy. A spokesman for former Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Thursday asked the public to disregard “rumours circulating on the social media about my principal.” Social media was abuzz with rumours about Ajimobi’s death late Thursday. But Special Adviser to Ajimobi on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, dismissed the rumours in a statement obtained by Channels…

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