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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak that has infected 61 people so far.

South Africa issues night-time curfew as coronavirus cases rise

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has announced a new round of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in response to the country’s rising rate of infections.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Economy contracted in May

Economic activities in manufacturing, production, new others and other indices contracted in May after recording at least 36 months of consecutive growth.

Coronavirus: Group urges African governments to mobilise against tobacco industry

Tobacco multinationals are using the COVID-19 crisis to engage in activities that either help clean their image or challenge governments for restricting or banning the sale of tobacco products, the African Tobacco Control Alliance has said.

Central bank’s PMI report shows rise in employment

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report for July shows employment level index on the rise for the 27th consecutive month.
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Saudi Arabia imposes more tax on e-cigarettes, soft drinks

Saudi Arabia has imposed a special tax on electronic cigarettes and sugary drinks, extending similar taxes introduced in 2017 as it seeks to reduce a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.
The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NTCA tasks National Assembly on Tobacco Act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

Central bank: Economic activities expand faster in March

For the first time in 2019, economic activities grew faster as the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors continued to expand in the month of March.

Physician: Bad breath, a warning sign of gum disease

Dr Innocent Osazuwa, a medical practitioner, Benin in Edo, says persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum disease.

Senate wants suspension of new alcohol, tobacco tariff

The Senate on Tuesday asked the federal government to suspend the implementation of the excise tariff increment on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products – until all stakeholders have been consulted.

Senate asks federal government to suspend planned 500% increase in tariff on alcoholic beverages

The Senate yesterday directed the federal government to suspend the implementation of the proposed 500 per cent hike in excise tariff on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria expresses support for regional common tariff, customs union

The federal government has assured ministers of member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of Nigeria’s support for regional common tariff and customs union towards trade liberalisation, industrialisation and integration.

Osagie Ehanire: How Nigeria is implementing tobacco control policies

The federal government has called for collaboration from the global community towards the promotion and protection of public health policies from commercial interests of tobacco companies.

ERA/FoEN seeks urgent enforcement of Tobacco Control Act

A civil society organisation, Environmental Rights Action/ Friends of the Earth Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to commence immediate enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act signed into law in 2015.

Minister: Nigerians consume 20 billion sticks of cigarette annually

Over 20 billion sticks of cigarettes are consumed annually in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said.

Fitch affirms Nigeria ‘B+’ rating, negative outlook

Fitch Ratings Thursday affirmed Nigeria’s long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘B+’ with a “negative outlook”.

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The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.
A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.

‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

Netflix seems to be on a cancelation streak as of late, and the science fiction space drama Away is the streaming service’s latest victim.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.