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US Announces Additional $40m Aid To Nigeria 

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United States secretary of state, Mike Pompeo has announced an additional 14billion naira aid to Nigeria to address the humanitarian crisis arising from decades of the Boko Haram insurgency.  Last year, the U.S. had provided more than a hundred billion dollars in aid.

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Pompeo announced this during a joint media briefing with minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, after the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission, BNC, meeting hosted by the us department of state.

Pompeo also advised the Nigerian government to do more to protect its civilians, including religious communities and the humanitarian organizations seeking to assist them.

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The binational commission is a platform for Nigerian and U.S. governments to expand cooperation and advance shared goals in the areas of trade and investment, development, good governance and security.

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Pompeo says the two-day meeting also featured discussions on security cooperation between both countries, especially Nigeria’s recent purchase of 12 U.S.-made a-29 fighter planes worth half billion dollars.

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Covid-19: DELSUTH Doctors Lament Shortage Of Face Masks, Others

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Covid-19: DELSUTH Doctors Lament Shortage Of Face Masks, Others

The Association of Resident Doctors in Delta State University Teaching Hospital has raised the alarm over inadequate face masks and lack of life insurance or compensatory measures for staff that manage the dreaded covid-19 disease.

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The association said in a statement it is unhappy with the management’s delay in closing all outpatient clinics in the face of the covid-19 pandemic.  It says this would be a precautionary measure to forestall exposure of multiple medical personnel to the disease.

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The group says there is a shortage of face masks needed as precautionary protocols against the disease.

The resident doctors want DELSUTH management to shut down all outpatient clinics until covid-19 cases have declined in Nigeria.

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COVID-19: ASUP Suspends Planned Indefinite Strike

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COVID-19: ASUP Suspends Planned Indefinite Strike

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its planned indefinite strike which was to have started today Monday.

The union’s two week notice expired on Friday.

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ASUP’s president, Anderson Ezeibe said in a statement the lecturers’ decision to suspend the strike was because of the current covid-19 emergency.

ASUP says the intended strike was in protest against the government’s inability to honor an agreement the two parties reached ten years ago.

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Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde Tests Negative To Coronavirus

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Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde Tests Negative To Coronavirus

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has tested negative to coronavirus.  The governor revealed this on his Twitter handle late Sunday night.

The governor had tested positive for coronavirus a week ago, a few days after his party, PDP, staged a rally in his state.

Makinde says this is his second test revealing he is negative.

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He said “I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful.” “This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19.”

The governor added in his appreciation message “I especially thank Prof Temitope Alonge, who acted in my stead as Head of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.”

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