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Rivers, Kogi Close All Entry Points Over Coronavirus

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Task Force Shuts Down Hotel In Ekiti For Violating COVID-19 Regulations

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike  has announced the indefinite closure of Rivers State borders to incoming and outgoing movement from the state from today, Thursday.  The governor says this is to guard against coronavirus.

Wike said he had to take action after an infected persons was stopped from boarding an Abuja flight that was heading to Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He said it was a tip-off of security agents that prevented the passenger from getting to rivers state to infect others there.

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Also, governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into the state. Bello said this is part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.

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He introduced other measures as well, including requirement for health checks for commercial passengers entering or leaving the state, an order that taxis could now only carry three passengers at a time and must provide hand sanitizers for use by passengers.

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Buses can only carry ten passengers per trip, and all transport companies and operators must now keep a travel manifest for both legs of every trip.

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COVID-19 Guidelines Violation: PTF Blames Govs For Crowds At Edo Rallies, Kashamu’s Burial

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COVID-19 Guidelines Violation: PTF Blames Govs For Crowds At Edo Rallies, Kashamu’s Burial

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has also blamed governors, traditional and religious leaders for allowing crowds to gather and break safety protocols during electioneering in Edo State and during the burial of senator Buruji Kashamu in Ogun State.

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A large crowd of mourners was in attendance on Sunday when senator Kashamu was buried.

Both the all progressives congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have also held campaign rallies in Edo State ahead of next month’s governorship election.

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The national coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, has asked governors and traditional leaders to show responsibility for the residents of their states and local councils.

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Aliyu says last weekend’s development has shown the failure of leaders to ensure compliance with protocols in their respective states.

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FG Issues New Directives To Civil Servants Over Resumption Of Work

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FG Issues New Directives To Civil Servants Over Resumption Of Work

The Federal Government has on Monday directed civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13, as well as those on important duties to resume full work.

According to the Nigeria News Agency NAN, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan gave the directive in a circular stating that “workers affected would resume work from Monday to Friday, and be in the office from 8 am to 4 pm as usual.”

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As part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, only workers on Grade Level 14 and above go to offices, and work for just 3 days a week.

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Yemi-Esan urged Chief Executive Officers to ensure full compliance with the directives on the Coronavirus pandemic preventive measures, including physical distancing, regular washing or sanitising of hands and wearing of face masks.

According to her, where the number of staff resuming work was large, Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers should consider the option of duty rosters.

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The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday reported 290 new cases of Coronavirus bringing the total number to 46,867, a total of 33,346 patients have been discharged while 950 deaths have been recorded so far.

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Presidency Targets Diezani, MDAs As Salami Panel Gets More Powers

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Presidency Targets Diezani, MDAs As Salami Panel Gets More Powers

The presidential investigative committee on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been given judicial powers.  The panel, led by Justice Isa Ayo Salami, will now work in line with section one of the tribunals inquiry act of 2004.

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The panel has also been approved to hold public sittings and should submit a report in forty-five days.

The panel is probing the EFCC suspended acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu.  Among other cases to be taken up by the panel are the ones involving former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and the nearly ten billion dollar judgment against the country by process and industrial development (P and I.D.).  The panel will also take up complaints by the UK national crime agency in London.

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