Keep Quiet! Almajiris Evacuated to Kano Also Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Ganduje Lambasts El-Rufai

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Sunday broke his silence and hit hard on his counterpart Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, as he told him to stop noise making and politicizing issue of Almajiris evacuated to the state, who  tested positive to novel coronavirus. This was as he said some of the Almajiris also evacuated to Kano State during the exercise, were COVID-19 positive, but the fact that he (Ganduje) did not make noise about it doesn’t mean that they were all healthy and without Covid-19 infection. Recall…

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Run-away COVID-19 Patients Tracked, Moved to Isolation Centre in Kaduna

Security agents in Kaduna State have successfully tracked down two COVID-19 patients who earlier fled their homes after they tested positive to the virus, State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed- Baloni has confirmed. Dr. Baloni said the two suspects; a male and female have been moved to the state government isolation centre for treatment. The state government had earlier raised the alarm that the two patients had absconded after health officials notified them of their test results and were on their way to convey them to an isolation centre.…

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Airtel Employees Donate N20m to Lagos Govt To Combat Coronavirus

Employees of telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, have donated the sum of N20m to the Lagos State Government in support of the fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic currently ravaging communities and nations the world over. The gesture makes them the first employee group in the country to make such a donation. The donated sum is specifically meant to support the Lagos State Government in the provision of relief materials to indigent residents and citizens as well as families who are badly affected by the on-going COVID-19 crisis. Commenting on…

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Outrage as Ogun Border Towns Residents Tackle Customs Over Alleged Incessant Killings

Parents of slain farmer, Kehinde Ogunji, have yet to get over the killing of their son by Customs men in Iseluland, Ogun State. The father told The Punch that his son was not a troublesome person but was killed by the uniformed men. He added, “My son was a farmer even the police saw his farming tools after he was killed. He had two wives and five children. He was not troublesome. He was so gentle that he didn’t make trouble with anyone.” Also, Taiwo, the twin brother of Ogunji,…

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Coronavirus Will Expose Businessmen Pastors, says Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, says coronavirus has become an acid test for Christendom to determine genuine clerics. He said pastors and priests after prosperity are businessmen and not called by God. Kaigama said this in an interview with Sunday PUNCH in Abuja in response to the protests by pastors and imams against closure of places of worship because of COVID-19. Kaigama said, “This is the time to know who are true shepherds of the flock and those who are just engaged in work of religion…

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Freight Agents Protest Against Storage Charges Imposed by NAHCO, SAHCO During Lockdown

Business activities at the cargo section of Lagos airports were grounded yesterday as freight agents protested at the ground handling companies over storage charges demanded by the companies for the lockdown period. After observing the one-month lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos, freight forwarders resumed at the airports on Monday May 4th 2020, only to find out that Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) have slammed demurrage charges for goods uncleared as well as consignments which arrived during the lockdown. While the…

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