COVID – 19 UPDATES

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, became the third African country to record over 10,000 cases of COVID-19. The milestone was reached on May 31 when 307 new cases took its tally to 10,162. As Africa’s biggest economy, the federal government has continued to enforce regulations across the board even though most state governments have moved to relax restrictions. Only Cross …

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“La Liga can begin from June 8” – Spanish Prime Minister

La Liga will be able to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed. The spanish league had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases …

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BAUCHI LIFTS BAN ON RELIGIOUS GATHERING

Bauchi State Government has lifted the ban on religious gathering in the state, which was initially imposed in April to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state. Nation reports that the development would enable Muslims in the state to celebrate the Eld-di- Fitri celebrations and also attend Friday Jummah prayers. Governor Bala Mohammed made the announcement today at a …

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COVID-19: LAGOS NMA DIRECTS DOCTORS TO STAY AT HOME

The Nigerian Medical Association in Lagos State has asked its members to embark on an indefinite “sit-at-home” industrial action over alleged harassment and intimidation by security agents in the state. The NMA gave the “stay-at-home directive” in a statement signed by its Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni, and Secretary, Dr Ramon Moronkola, today. According to the statement, the directive takes effect …

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Football with fans will come back very soon – UEFA President

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, has expressed his confidence that “good old football with fans will come back very soon”. Club competitions, local and continental, have been put on hold across Europe since mid-March and the European Championships postponed. The German Bundesliga made a successful return behind closed doors last weekend and other leagues are preparing to …

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Sultan of Sokoto tells Muslims to pray at home during Eid-Fitri

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has urged Muslims across the country to pray in their respective homes during the forthcoming Eld-Fitri festival, as circumstances would require it. The Eid-Fitri festival signifies the end of the Ramadan fast. In a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, …

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Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters have turned out in numbers as Burundi holds its presidential election. Burundi decided to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings even though it has recorded 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. After 15 years in power, President Pierre Nkurunziza will be stepping down. Seven candidates are in the running to …

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Ministry of Education urged to introduce online education (E-Learning), in schools.

As a result of the effects of COVID 19, the Ministry of Education have been urged by the House of Representatives to include in primary and secondary school curricula, online education and e-learning, for the sake of the millions of children who are out of schools due to the global pandemic. The motion brought on the floor by Rep. Aniekan …

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