Makinde Transforming Ibadan into a True Cosmopolitan City With New Ultra Modern Bus Terminals – Dare Adeleke

Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state has been receiving commendations for the new initiative of his government to build four ultra modern bus terminals in the state capital, Ibadan. Since the state’s Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Prof. Raphael Afonja, revealed news of terminals, stakeholders and service users have poured encomiums on the governor amd his great foresight The commissioner who said the government terminals are aimed at bringing sanity to public transportation in the state added that the new buses would also be procured in their numbers…

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Copyright Infringement: Court Orders NUC, Airtel To Pay TV Xtra Production N703m

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday awarded a N703 million damages against the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) for infringing on the copyright of a media company, TV Xtra Production. In his ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo held that actions of bothe the NUC and Zain, clearly breached the copyright of TV Xtra Production. TV Xtra Production’s CEO, who is also the General Editor, Arise News, Christian Ojorovwu Ogodo, said he designed and registered the quiz programme, ‘University Challenge’ with the National Copyrights…

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55 Journalists in 23 African Countries have died of Coronavirus -NGO

As World Press Freedom day is been celebrated today, an international non-governmental organisation, The Press Emblem Campaign, based in Geneva, Switzerland, said 55 journalists have died from the coronavirus disease in 23 countries across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East. This was contained in a report released by the organisation on Friday ahead of the World Press Freedom Day 2020 scheduled for Sunday, May 3. According to the body, the countries with fatalities were Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, Morocco,…

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Bring Fuel pump price down to N60 per ltr -Labour tells Buhari

Organised Labour, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to further reduce the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol, to N60. Labour said Nigerians should not pay more than N60 for a litre of petrol. Organised labour also asked that an investment of 20 per cent of the entire donations received by the government from individuals, groups and organizations to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic, should be used to fund the activities of various research institutes across the nation. President of the United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), Joe Ajaero, gave…

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Easing of lockdown hasty, NMA tells FG

The Nigerian Medical Association has kicked against the Federal Government’s decision to ease lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and the Federal Capital Territory effective May 4, describing it as “premature”. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in a state broadcast on Monday, had announced the phased and gradual easing of the about five-week lockdown in the three places. But in a statement signed by the NMA President, Dr Francis Faduyile, in Abuja on Friday night, the association said the timing for FG’s decision was not right because the nation was…

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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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We are committed protecting the people of Kogi State from all diseases

The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to reports in sections of today’s press credited to Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General, National Centre for Disease Control (DG NCDC) insinuating that states which are yet to record cases of COVID-19 are either negligent in testing and tracing, or actively hiding, the disease within their territories.  Since Kogi State is one of only 3 states in the country yet to record any case of Covid-19, and indeed the DG NCDC is quoted to have mentioned us by name,…

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We will resist salary cut – NLC warns FG, States

Abuja — Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday cautioned the federal and state governments against any bid to slash workers’ salaries on the excuse of the economic crisis occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. It urged all its affiliate unions and state branches to resist any salary deduction. As part of measures to restart the economy, NLC advised the federal and state governments to intensify testing, contact tracing, public fumigation and robust public health education. It also urged the federal government to build at least a test centre in each state. NLC…

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Oyo Pacesetters Transport Fumigates, Takes More Caution Against COVID19

If there is one state that is determined to wage a determined war against Covid19, it is Oyo State. While the governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has consistently faced the virus heads on with proactive measures, other agencies of state are doing their best to ensure a safe environment for the people. Arguably, transportation is one of the sensitive sectors most susceptable to Covid19 because of the movement of passengers from one point to another. One of the first agencies to key into the governors initiative in the fight against Covid19…

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