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Agro-firm targets 120,000 tonnes of maize in 2020

An agro-based firm, H.O Corn, says it plans to cultivate 30,000 hectare of land with expected yield of 120,000 tonnes of maize to meet households and industrial demand in 2020.

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President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador wrote on Twitter that Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Ecuador have agreed to ‘unify measures for the entry of people into each country’.

Ecuador launches inquiry into handling of deaths

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno announced an investigation into reported allegations of mismanagement of the bodies of deceased coronavirus patients, especially at the coastal town of Guayaquil, the epicenter of the South American nation.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC: No punishment from us on UITH senior consultant

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it will not mete out punishment on Prof. Alakija Salami, a Senior Consultant in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for alleged unethical conducts.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cautioned gas dealers against situating their plants in residential areas.

NSCDC cautions gas dealers against operating in residential areas

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has cautioned gas dealers against situating their plants in residential areas.
Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the disclosure at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

Coronavirus: Nigeria grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners

The Nigeria Government on Thursday granted amnesty to no fewer than 2,600 inmates as part of measures to decongest prison facilities in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

Coronavirus: WHO chief reacts to death threats, racist attacks

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Wednesday, said he has received death threats and racist insults while running the global efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.