LASEMA allege hoodlums vandalise pipeline at Aboru for fuel theft

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, says hoodlums have vandalised pipeline at Aboru, Iyan-Ipaja, for fuel theft. Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure to newsmen after the LASEMA Response Team (LRT) discovered the unlawful operation in Lagos. Newsmen recall that some months ago, pipeline explosion occurred at Abule-Egba which rendered 300 people homeless before government moved them …

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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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Quarantine accommodation for Nigerian returnees to be paid by NNPC, CBN -Presidency

It has been announced by the presidency that Nigerian returnees will no longer pay the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding upon arrival in Nigeria. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN have agreed to foot the bills of the returnees stranded as a result of Coronavirus …

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School construction approved on site of demolished hotel

Rivers state commissioner for information and communication, Paulinus Nsirim, has said that the state government has approved the construction of a primary school on the site of the demolished hotel building in the state. Two hotels; Prodest Hotel, Eleme, and Etemeteh Hotel, Onne, were demolished for allegedly violating the lockdown directives of the state. The action of the state government …

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Turkish footballer smothers 5 year old son to death

Turkish footballer Cevher Toktas confessed to smothering Kasim, his five-year-old son, to death in hospital claiming it was because he “didn’t love him”. Toktas has since been arrested . Per reports, Toktas had taken Kasim to Dortcelik Children’s Hospital in Bursa on the 23rd of April and both were quarantined as they were showing the usual signs of coronavirus. The …

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COVID-19: BRT operators lament new transport guidelines in Lagos

The operators of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos State, Primero Transport Services Ltd, have lamented on how difficult it is to break even with the new transport guidelines which requires high-capacity buses to carry only 20 commuters amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The Managing Director of the firm, Fola Tinubu, stated this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday. Tinubu, …

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“The voice of darkness is influencing people at various levels, targeting the church” – Oyedepo blasts lockdown order

The presiding bishop of Living Faith Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has blasted the revised lockdown directives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevent churches from operating. Speaking during the ‘Covenant Hour of Prayer‘ programme on Wednesday, Oyedepo questioned why markets could be opened for six hours daily while churches remained closed. The cleric also said God spoke to him about the …

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COVID-19: Buhari issues official instructions on COVID-19 donations

President Muhammadu Buhari has put in place new directives on COVID-19 donations to Nigeria by philanthropists, companies and international organisations. Director Information and Press, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Henshaw Ogubike, made this known in a statement in Abuja. In the statement, the president was said to have approved the opening of five COVID-19 Donor Accounts …

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