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Oyo spends N2.7 billion on fight against coronavirus

The Oyo State government said it has spent the sum of two billion, seven hundred and seventy-nine miillion naira (N2,779,000,000) on the effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Nigerian states to share N10 billion for water, sanitation schemes

The Federal Government says N10 billion will be shared among states for the construction and rehabilitation of water schemes as part of efforts to end COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Official: Kaduna evacuates 35,000 Almajiri children, receives more than 1,000

The Kaduna State Government has evacuated 35,000 Almajiri children to 17 states and some neighbouring countries.
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Ghana reacts to demolition of Nigeria’s embassy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, and the Government of Ghana on Monday reacted to the attacks on Nigerian residential buildings in that country.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos to establish orchards in 20 schools

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will establish fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools across the state.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF warns journalists against fake news, hate speech

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN) has urged Judiciary Correspondents in the country to avoid fake news and hate speech in the course of discharging their professional duties.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja.

Nigerian government carpets resident doctors, says strike needless

The Federal Government says the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) was “needless and insensitive” because issues raised by the association had received attention.

Activities of firewood, timber dealers threatening Adamawa forest reserve

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in Adamawa said on Sunday that firewood and timber dealers were threatening forest reserves in Adamawa.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Afghanistan reports 409 new coronavirus cases

Afghanistan reported on Sunday 409 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total to 28,833, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said.

Nigerian government distributes food items to 1,000 households in Adamawa

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has distributed food items to 1,000 households in Adamawa.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Enrolment of next batch of N-Power beneficiaries begins next week

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that it will commence the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries next week.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Minister receives committee report on 2020 national sports festival

Honourable Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, has disclosed that the organisers will meet with the government and stakeholders to discuss the way forward for the 2020 National Sports Festival.

Group advocates stakeholders participation in budgeting on agriculture in Kwara

Mr Abdulrahman Ayuba, Coordinator, Public Financing of Agriculture (PFA) Project, funded by ActionAid Nigeria, has advocated public participation in budgeting for agriculture in Kwara.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Ukraine reports 921 new coronavirus cases, total tally nears 35,000

Another 921 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of confirmed cases to 34,984, the country’s health ministry said Friday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Coronavirus cases in Belarus rise to 57,333

Belarus reported 676 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking its total to 57,333, according to its health ministry.
Youths and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has urged Nigerian athletes to keep hope alive on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sports minister receives report of Edo 2020 committee; set to make final decision

The Edo 2020 Sports Festival Committee set up to review Edo state readiness to host the event in the wake of the postponement due to the outbreak of covid-19 has submitted its report to Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare.
The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse, has decried the inefficiency and unproductively of the local government system in the state.

Rape: Niger assembly moves for death penalty for offenders

The Niger state House of Assembly on Thursday says it will consider a law to provide for death penalty for rapists and other sexual offenders in the state.
Mrs Inime Aguma, Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Port Harcourt.

Rivers vows to protect victims of gender based violence

Rivers’ Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation has pledged to partner relevant organisations in providing counselling, medical and legal aid to victims of sexual abuses and gender based violence in the state.

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Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Ondo doctors withdraw services from infectious disease centre

The National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ondo State has directed its members to withdraw their services from the state’s Infectious Disease Centre with immediate effect.

Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports ready for operations

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says that Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, are ready for recommencement of domestic flights.
Bad news for President Trump and his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been trying to block an unflattering tell all book by the President's niece, Mary Trump, that Simon & Schuster is set to publish in July.

Donald Trump’s niece to release memoir on July 14

Donald Trump’s niece will release her unflattering book on the US president on July 14, her publisher announced Monday, after a judge lifted a temporary ban on publication.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr: I have the team to qualify for 2022 AFCON, World Cup

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted that 2022 will be tough for Nigeria’s senior national football team because of the loaded qualifiers his team would have to negotiate to qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
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Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s confession shows he is unfit to be governor ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said the confession by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the September 19 Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, is a vindication of the position of the APC former national chairman, that he is unfit to hold office as governor of the state.