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Coronavirus: Kano Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders

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Kano Government Orders Closure Of Land Borders

Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje has announced that land borders and routes linking the state to other parts of the country will be closed by midnight tonight in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus. Movements in and out of the state would be banned.

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The governor said the decision was hard but absolutely necessary in order to curtail the spread of the virus.

He urged people to cooperate with health workers to ensure the state and the country is safe.

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Ganduje further said people should adhere to social distancing and stay at home as advised by health workers.

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NERC Suspends Electricity Tariff Increase

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NERC Suspends Electricity Tariff Increase

The proposed hike in electricity tariffs that was to go into effect today, has been suspended by National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) as the country

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NERC said on Tuesday the current wide sixty-percent metering gap in the Nigerian electricity supply industry makes it difficult to impose a price hike this point.

The commission said in a new order“there shall be no increase in tariffs of end-use customers on April 1, 2020.”

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The regulatory agency says a tariff increase will be more appropriate when electricity distribution companies are able to guarantee hours of supply, quality of power, and adequate metering.

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FG Further Reduces Pump Price Of Petrol To N123.50 Per Litre

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FG Further Reduces Pump Price Of Petrol To N123.50 Per Litre

Nigerians will feel some relief in their fuel expenses as the federal government has announced a further reduction in the pump price of petrol.  It was only two weeks ago the government reduced the price to a hundred twenty-five per liter.  Today, the price goes down to a hundred twenty-three naira fifty kobo per liter, a further one and a half naira reduction.

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Executive secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, Abdulkadir Saidu said PPPRA and other regulatory agencies will continue to monitor compliance.

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

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FG Says 11 Million Nigerians Will Get Palliatives Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

As the cases grow in number, and with the likelihood of many more states going on lockdown, the federal government is looking for ways to help Nigerians in terms of support to get through this season of trouble.

To that end, president Muhammadu Buhari says 11 million Nigerians will get some relief from the government to help them through the harsh effects of coronavirus.

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk said the government already had details of those considered vulnerable in 35 states.  She was speaking on Tuesday in Abuja at the daily media briefing by the presidential task force on covid-19. She said that number translates to two and a half million households across the country.  She said displaced persons in the

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Northeast have already received two months rations of relief materials.

NCDC director-general, Dr. Chike ihekweazu said the agency now has the capacity to test up to a thousand persons.  He expressed optimism the agency would be able to test as many as fifteen hundred next week.  He also said Nigeria would continue to develop more capacity to test for covid-19.

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