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No Nigerian arrested during evacuation from South Africa – Consul General

AFTER three months of lockdown during which only emergency flights were able to operate, the Nigerian aviation industry roars back to life today, July 8, 2020. Flights were to resume on June 21, 2020, but the industry regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, decided to hold action until all stakeholders came to full terms
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UK says China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 invasion of Government Houses

ONE of the factors that have been feeding the myths surrounding the raging coronavirus pandemic is the unusual rate at which it has affected the upper strata of our society. It is this factor that led many to the unfounded and dangerous notion that COVID-19 is a “big man’s disease”. The disease entered Nigeria through
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774,000 FG jobs: Successful candidates'll be engaged in October ― Keyamo

Needless spat over 774,000 job scheme

ON Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, was reportedly walked out by the National Assembly Joint Committee on Employment, Labour and Productivity over his refusal to apologise to them after defying them at an investigative public hearing over the implementation of the Federal Government’s 774,000
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Malami must prosecute killer-soldiers

UNLESS Nigerians collectively demand for justice from the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the soldiers who killed the gallant members of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, IRT, sent to arrest notorious suspected kidnapper and murderer, Alhaji Hamisu Bala (alias Wadume), may escape justice. Wadume had been terrorising the Taraba and
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road sweepers

Tackling the plight of road sweepers

ONE of the ways of keeping our urban roads clean is through the employment of daily road sweepers. These “highway managers” also help to control the indiscriminately-dumped wastes by our undisciplined road users to ensure they do not block the drains and worsen flooding. In states like Lagos, the engagement of road managers is also
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UK says China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak

Living with the COVID-19 reality

THE latest rules for the gradual ease of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown simply show that Nigeria, like most countries around the world, has reached the stage where irrespective of our inability to arrest the rate of infections, we must gradually return to our normal life. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19,
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Buhari calls for caution on ECOWAS common currency

Making Buhari’s 77,400 farmers project work

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari appears dead serious about his intention to stop the allocation of precious foreign exchange to food importation by promoting local production. But there are contradictions that must be sorted out. Buhari’s newest initiative which could help stave off hunger crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (which necessitated massive lockdowns) and
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foreign policy

Our foreign policy thrust much change (2)

THE answer to the question as to whether our foreign policy thrust is ripe for repositioning is an obvious “yes”. Several reasons can be adduced to justify this. Top among them is that other African countries have been gradually inching away from the common commitment to African unity, brotherhood and common interests. Nigeria appears to
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The death toll from Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Edo State has climbed to 50, with a total of 1,435 people testing positive for the disease, while 840 persons have been discharged from the state isolation facilities.

COVID-19: Wrong time to drop guard

THE worst-case scenario may be here soon. We are approaching the saturation or breaking point in our war against the coronavirus pandemic. Things are simply not falling into place towards the flattening of the infection curve. More and more people are abandoning the core rules of social distancing and sanitation. In the markets, malls, worship
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