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Ikeja Electric: Debtors will not be disconnected throughout lockdown period

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), an electricity distribution company based in Lagos, says customers who fail to pay their bills will not be disconnected during the two-week stay-at-home period enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria.
A staff member collects and transfers medical waste at the Henan Provincial People’s Hospital in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, March 3, 2020. Xinhua-Hao Yuan via Getty Images

Coronavirus pandemic is generating tons of medical waste

Garbage contaminated with bodily fluids or other infectious materials is becoming a bigger concern for hospitals as they brace for a surge in patients sick with COVID-19 in the US.

Eko DisCo lauds customers for embracing online transactions

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has lauded customers under its franchise areas for embracing online transactions to help contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

FirstBank deploys measures to protect employees, customers, others

Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced proactive measures it has taken to control the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

Coronavirus: National ID enrolment centers shut

The National Identity Management Commission has ordered the immediate shutdown of enrolment centres in Lagos, Katsina, Ekiti, Ogun and Anambra states. The commission says the shutdown is part of preventive measures against the spread of Coronavirus.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Thursday while giving update on Coronavirus in the country.

Coronavirus: Lagos traces 1,300 as cases hit 12

The Lagos State Government on Thursday confirmed four new coronavirus cases, bringing to 12, the total number of cases in the country.

Eko DisCo: Blackout in Yaba caused by railway construction

Mr Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC’s Corporate Communications General Manager, said that its 33KV feeder was damaged due to excavations by the firm handling railway construction in the area.

Ecobank announces new appointments and changes on the board

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, announces two new appointments and changes on its Board of Directors.

CBN: Market unfavourable for Naira devaluation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says market fundamentals do not support Naira devaluation this time around.

Bank clarifies position on garnishee order in Shell-Ejama lawsuit

First Bank of Nigeria Limited Tuesday described a garnishee order compelling the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State a total sum of N182.7 billion as strange.

NIRSAL partners Microsoft to reduce agricultural risks, attract investors

The Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has entered into partnership with Microsoft to deploy a technological platform called Microsoft Azure FarmBeats to help Nigerian farmers reduce risks as well as attract investors to the sector.

Ikeja Electric to refund customers for pre-paid meters procured under MAP scheme

Ikeja Electric (IE) says it is designing a proposal to refund its customers for pre-paid meters procured under the ongoing Meter Assets Provider (MAP) scheme.

Central bank clarifies position on operation of domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs).

CBN: No ban on domiciliary accounts deposits

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks.
Dangote Group has entered into a long-term agreement with an Enugu-based automaker, Transit Support Services Limited, for the supply of Shacman trucks being assembled at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited’s factory in Emene, Enugu.

Dangote buys 3,500 trucks from Enugu-based automaker

Dangote Group has entered into a long-term agreement with an Enugu-based automaker, Transit Support Services Limited, for the supply of Shacman trucks being assembled at the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company Limited’s factory in Emene, Enugu.

Finance Act will lift insurance sector’s contribution to GDP – NIA chief

Director General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mrs. Yetunde Ilori, has said that the new Finance Act 2020 will improve the insurance industry contribution to the Gross Domestic Product, GDP, in Nigeria.

Official: Illegal connection, meter bypass major challenges of KEDCO

Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, the Managing Director, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has described illegal connection and meter bypass as the major challenges bedeviling the operation of the company in its franchise areas of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa.

Bushfire triggers prolonged blackout at Port Harcourt airport

Port Harcourt International Airport has been thrown into darkness following a bush fire that engulfed part of the airport’s surrounding bushes on Tuesday, an official said.

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

More Amazon workers plan to walk out over handling of coronavirus

Amazon workers at a fulfillment center near Detroit, Michigan, plan to walk out over the company’s handling of COVID-19. Workers at the facility, called DTW1, say management failed to notify them of the first new coronavirus case and was slow to alert them to the second, leading them to suspect there are more infections at the warehouse than they’re being told about
In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

Davido tests negative for coronavirus after second test

Nigerian Music superstar David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has tested negative for coronavirus after a second test was carried out on him.

Organised labour rejects salary cut for Nasarawa council workers

The Organized Labour in Nasarawa State has warned that it will not accept percentage payment of Local government workers for the month of March 2020.
Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.

Newcastle legend helps fight coronavirus condom shortage

Former Newcastle footballer Tino Asprilla says he has 3.5m condoms in stock to help out in a reported global shortage of the contraceptive.