Nigerians shocked as Kano records 80 new Covid 19 cases in 24hrs

Nigerians have reacted to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kano State. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, had tweeted, “204 new cases of COVID-19 reported; 80-Kano, 45-Lagos, 12-Gombe, 9-Bauchi, 9-Sokoto, 7-Borno, 7-Edo, 6-Rivers, 6-Ogun, 4-FCT, 4-Akwa Ibom, 4-Bayelsa, 3-Kaduna, 2-Oyo, 2-Delta, 2-Nasarawa, 1-Ondo and 1-Kebbi State. Reacting, some Nigerians while expressing worry over the spike of cases, attributed the mass death reported in the State last week to COVID-19. Here are some comments from a cross section of Nigerians: @layo_aa, “The number is outrageously ridiculous. Kano outshining Lagos…

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Access Bank cuts staff salaries to save jobs

Access Bank PLC, has revealed its plans to cut staff salaries in order to ensure that no member of its staff looses job as a result of the biting effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) on its operations. This was part of the outcome of the in-house briefing handed down to the staff on Thursday, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. As a lockdown to contain the coronavirus hampers operations, the lender among other measures said the reduction in salaries is expected to start from May unless business conditions improve.…

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FCT warns private school owners against reopening, issues guidelines

As regards the relaxation of the Lockdown against COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has made clarifications on school resumption. This was revealed in a statement issued by the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA) Education Secretary on Tuesday, warning private schools owners against opening of schools or planning to commence the third term online. The acting Secretary for Education, Umaru Marafa, reiterated that the closure of school and resumption was in effect till further notice and added that no academic activities in all schools shall commence until a notice to…

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