Coronavirus in Nigeria: Government gives update on infected Italian, others

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, on Thursday disclosed that the Italian infected with Coronavirus in Nigeria will soon be discharged. Speaking during a press conference with the diplomatic community in Abuja, Ehanire said: “The victim will be discharged soon.” He informed the diplomatic community on steps being taken by the Federal Government to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in …

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ASUU strike illegal – FG vows ‘no work, no pay’

The Federal Government has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s two-week warning strike is illegal. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday. The FEC meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. …

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All Premier League matches ‘to be played behind closed doors’

All Premier League fixtures will be played behind closed doors, the UK Times reports. It is believed this would also apply to English Football League matches. On Thursday morning, a meeting of the Government’s Cobra committee, is expected to move the response to the coronavirus pandemic, from ‘contained’ to the ‘delay’ phase. The current football season is not in danger …

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Fuel price in open market now N114.5 per litre – PPPRA

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has stated that Open Market price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in Nigeria is currently N114.53 per litre. This is contained in the Pricing Template data for petrol released in Abuja, on Wednesday, NAN reports. “Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) charges stood at N0.22 per litre; jetty throughput charge N0.60; storage …

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Police, Army kill 6 kidnappers, rescue 13 prospective corps members, others

Katsina State Police Command has killed six kidnappers and rescued 18 passengers, including 13 prospective corps members abducted on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Zamfara. Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, said the freed captives were forcefully seized along Funtua-Gusau road, Funtua Local Government area in Katsina State. NAN reports that Public Relations Officer, SP …

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Champions League: Klopp speaks on Adrian being responsible for Liverpool’s exit

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has refused to blame Adrian for their Champions League exit against Atletico Madrid. However, Klopp admitted that his mistake cost the Reds. The holders are out, after losing 3-2 in extra time to Atletico on Wednesday night. Liverpool sent the tie into extra time thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum’s header and seemed to be on their way …

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