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FG Extends Phase 2 Of Eased Lockdown By Four Weeks, Lifts Interstate Travel Ban

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FG Extends Phase 2 Of Eased Lockdown By Four Weeks, Lifts Interstate Travel Ban

The federal government has also lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from tomorrow.

Ban on local flight operations has also been lifted. Passengers would now have to be at the airport at least three hours before their flights to observe health protocols instituted by the airports authority.

PTF chairman, Boss Mustapha, who spoke at a news conference after briefing president Muhammadu Buhari at the end of the four-week gradual easing of lockdown says the reason for the precision lockdown is to place specific measures that will be administered by state governments and local authorities.

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The federal government has approved what it calls “safe reopening” of schools nationwide which includes only graduating pupils in primary six, JSS 3 and SS 3.

Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools remain closed.

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Nigeria on Thursday confirmed five hundred sixty-six new cases of coronavirus, this brings to more than twenty-five thousand, the total number of covid-19 cases in the country.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control revealed the infections were recorded in twenty states. Lagos posted the highest number of cases with one hundred sixty-six new cases.  Oyo followed with sixty-six infections.

The agency says ninety-four hundred and two patients have been discharged so far.

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NCDC says in the absence of a vaccine, Nigerians need to adhere strictly to its guidelines of wearing face masks, physical distancing and hand washing.  The agency says these are the most effective strategies to limit covid-19 spread.

The agency revealed eighteen local governments across the nation that account for 60 percent of covid-19 cases may face imminent lockdown.

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

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Nigeria Records 575 New Cases Of Covid-19

Nigeria on Monday confirmed 575 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 29,286.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet stated that Lagos State recorded 123 new cases with the Federal Capital Territory having 100 new cases

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The health agency added that 654 persons have so far died from the virus with 11,828 patients discharged.

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

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Osun Retirees Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements Since 2015

Retirees in Osun State under a state contributory pension scheme are protesting non-payment of their pension and gratuity for five years now.

The retirees demonstrated their displeasure with different placards, disrupted vehicular movement at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

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They say the state government had refused to pay their 30 months half-salary arrears (2016 till date), non-payment of gratuities (2015 till date) and non-payment of their monthly pensions since 2015.

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Leader of the protests Niyi Adefare urged the Ife monarch to assist the helpless and some homeless senior citizens to get their entitlements.

He disclosed that despite their sickness and old age, the state government had neglected them.

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Nigeria Records 790 New Cases Of Covid-19, 603 Deaths

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Nigeria Records 790 New Cases Of Covid-19, 603 Deaths

Nigeria’s total coronavirus infections have risen to 26,484 on Wednesday after the Nigeria Center for Disease Control announced 790 new cases.  The center also said more than ten thousand patients had been discharged and the death toll increased from 590 a day earlier to 603.

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Delta State recorded the highest number of cases with a total of 166, followed closely by Lagos with 120 cases. 19 other states recorded new cases of coronavirus including the Federal Capital Territory.

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