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FG Issues Fresh Warning To Offices, Places Of Worship As Domestic Flights Resume

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FG Issues Fresh Warning To Offices, Places Of Worship As Domestic Flights Resume

As the lockdown on places of worship and crowd gatherings stays in effect, the federal government has asked Nigerians to fully embrace the culture of virtual meetings.

Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha made the call during Monday’s briefing of the presidential task force on covid-19.

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Mustapha said once meeting participants exceed four persons, government offices should revert to virtual meetings.  He also said reopening of domestic flights should not be misconstrued.  He said unnecessary travels should be suspended.

The secretary to the government also urged places of worship and politicians to diligently observe the guidelines on public gatherings.

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On Tuesday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, announced four hundred sixty-three new infections.

Lagos had the highest number of infections, one hundred twenty-eight, followed by Kwara with ninety-two new cases.

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With those figures, Nigeria’s total covid-19 tally now stands at thirty-three thousand six hundred sixteen.

NCDC says thirteen thousand seven hundred ninety-two patients have been discharged while nearly eighty hundred have died as a result of the disease.

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30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Explosion – Officials

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30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Tanker-Gas Explosion - Officials

Thirty persons are confirmed injured in a Lagos gas explosion that occurred on Thursday in Iju-Ishaga and Iju-Ajuwon communities in Ifako-Ijaiye council area of Lagos State.

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National Emergency Management Agency southwest coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye says the tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded.

NEMA says 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were burnt.

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No deaths were reported.

Residents of the area have appealed to the state government to relocate gas plants away from residential areas.

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Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction ‘Suspends’ Fayemi From Party

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Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction 'Suspends' Fayemi From Party

The crisis in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has worsened as the party suspends the state governor Kayode Fayemi for what it called anti-party activities.

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A party statement accused Fayemi of playing a contrary role to the provisions of the party in the recently concluded Edo governorship election.

APC executives claim that five days before the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.

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The party also said governor Fayemi played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo state and supported the PDP candidate to defeat that of APC.

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Bauchi Govt Update On Devastating Effects Of Flood, As NEMA Warns State, Others

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Bauchi State governor, senator Bala Abdulkhadir Mohammed, says the recent flooding in the state had claimed at least 25 lives while seventeen others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The governor gave the update when a delegation of the National Emergency Management team, NEMA, visited him at the government house in Bauchi.  The delegation was led by NEMA’s director-general, retired air vice marshal Muhammad A. Muhammad.

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The governor said as many as thirty-five hundred houses and more than two thousand farmlands worth nearly one billion naira were destroyed by flooding.

The governor was represented by his deputy, senator Baba Tella who said 16 of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State experienced flood this year.  He said the flooding was caused by unusual rainfall experienced so far.

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The governor has called on the federal government to do more to mitigate the effects of flood.

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