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COVID -19: Air Peace delivers medical supplies from Turkey

The Federal Government at the weekend took delivery of the first batch of medical supplies intended to fight the spread of COVID-19 and treatment for infected persons. The supplies were flown in by an Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft which landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja from...

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Reps mull bill for two-month free electricity as FG finalises fiscal...

Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, says the lower chamber is considering a second stimulus bill that will allow Nigerians to enjoy electricity for two months without paying charges. In a tweet on Saturday, Gbajabiamila said engagements are ongoing with electricity distribution companies to work out the...



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Lagos raises N100bn bond to finance infrastructure

Lagos State Government has opened a new chapter in its stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, signed documents for the issuance of N100.33 billion bond, which the State raised from capital market to fund infrastructure and pressing capital projects. At a signing ceremony...



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Wayne Rooney says players face a no-win situation in wage debate

The power struggle over how Premier League footballers can financially assist in the fight against coronavirus is "a disgrace" and has players in a "no-win situation", says Wayne Rooney. Players have been urged to do more by health secretary Matt Hancock and the Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut. The...
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Coronavirus: Premier League players must take a pay cut, says Matt...

Premier League footballers should "take a pay cut and play their part" during the coronavirus pandemic, says health secretary Matt Hancock. Some clubs have furloughed non-playing staff but not looked at players' wages. "Given the sacrifices many people are making, the first thing PL footballers can do is make a contribution,"...





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Those whose prayers God may not answer, by Olusegun Fafore

With the public outrage following the flouting of government’s directives by some religious institutions last weekend over the number of worshippers that could attend mosques and churches for prayers in the face of the deadly pandemic ravaging the world, God may have nullified some supplications for putting His creations...
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China to Lagos, the frightening timeline of a deadly virus

Fatality rate across the globe since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Chinese town of Wuhan on December 31, 2019 has signalled that this is not the best of times for humanity. With about 8, 988 deaths and 220,877 people infected in 176 countries since the first death...