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    SCAM ALERT: Atiku not collecting bio-data of Nigerians to share money, says aide

SCAM ALERT: Atiku not collecting bio-data of Nigerians to share money, says aide

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has denied collecting the bio-data of Nigerians to distribute money as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Ibe, spokesman to Abubakar, said a notice in circulation asking citizens to provide such data for such should be disregarded. Ibe said the notice was put up by scammers to defraud Nigerians, and that the website being used for such [...]

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    RMD to customs: This is the time to give out food items you’ve seized to poor Nigerians

RMD to customs: This is the time to give out food items you’ve seized to poor Nigerians

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    EXTRA: Nigeria’s finance ministry asks Elon Musk for ventilators on Twitter

EXTRA: Nigeria’s finance ministry asks Elon Musk for ventilators on Twitter

The verified Twitter handle of the ministry of finance, budget and national planning asked Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, for free ventilators publicly. The plea was a response to Musk's tweet announcing that his company had free ventilators for hospitals within Tesla delivery regions. "We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are [...]

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    Fidelity joins other Nigerian banks in limiting dollar spending (updated)

Fidelity joins other Nigerian banks in limiting dollar spending (updated)

Fidelity Bank has joined counterparts, Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), in lowering dollar spending limit on debit cards. Reuters reports that Fidelity Bank has told customers that it would impose a new limit of $1,000 from April 1, down from a previous amount of $3,000. In 2015 after a drop in crude oil prices resulted in reduced forex earnings for [...]

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    Despite $1.3bn repayment, naira adjustment pushes Nigeria’s debt higher

Despite $1.3bn repayment, naira adjustment pushes Nigeria’s debt higher

The total debt portfolio of the Nigerian government (state and federal) stood at N27.4 trillion as of December 2019. This is according to the latest figures published by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The total debt owed, in dollars, declined to $84.05 billion in December from $85.39 billion in September. However, the debt management agency used an exchange rate of N307 to the [...]

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    Gen Adeniyi removed for wailing over Boko Haram? Is Nigeria allergic to truth? 

Gen Adeniyi removed for wailing over Boko Haram? Is Nigeria allergic to truth? 

Subterfuge. Propaganda. Lies. All have a date with truth. The truth is inexorable; it will always extinguish lies and propaganda. Nigeria’s ‘’successes’’ in the war against Boko Haram have been largely propaganda. Since 2015, when the Buhari administration declared the insurgents a conquered group, the combat campaign has been oxygenated by lies and half-truths. In March, 2020, about 70 soldiers, including [...]

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    Atedo Peterside resigns from Nigerian Breweries board

Atedo Peterside resigns from Nigerian Breweries board

Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the investing public of the resignation of Atedo Peterside from its board of directors. Uaboi Agbebaku, the company secretary, announced Peterside's resignation in a notice published on the bourse's website on Wednesday. "Nigerian Breweries hereby informs the NSE and the investing public of the receipt from Peterside, a notice of [...]

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    COVID-19: With 35 cases, Nigeria records its highest daily tally

COVID-19: With 35 cases, Nigeria records its highest daily tally

With 35 cases of COVID-19 announced on Wednesday, Nigeria saw a new record in the number of those infected with the disease in 24 hours. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced via its Twitter handle on Wednesday, explaining that all the cases were from seven states and the federal capital territory. Twelve were announced from three states earlier in the [...]

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    Nigerian doctor who died in the UK ‘didn’t want to take up hospital space’

Nigerian doctor who died in the UK ‘didn’t want to take up hospital space’

Dani, son of Alfa Sa'adu, UK-based Nigerian doctor who died of complications from COVID-19, says his father was a "living legend". He said the family suggested he should go to hospital but he insisted he did not want to take up a hospital bed because others would need it. "He was a very passionate man, who cared about saving people," he said [...]

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    Akwa Ibom joins list as Nigeria records 23 new COVID-19 cases — toll now 174

Akwa Ibom joins list as Nigeria records 23 new COVID-19 cases — toll now 174

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 23 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total cases in Nigeria to 174. In a tweet via its handle on Wednesday evening, the agency gave a breakdown as nine in Lagos, seven in the federal capital territory (FCT), five in Akwa Ibom, one in Kaduna and one in Bauchi. "As at 08:00 pm [...]

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    Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Ehanire: Nine new coronavirus cases in Osun came to Nigeria by road

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the nine new COVID-19 patients in Osun state came into the country from Benin Republic by road. At a media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja on Wednesday, the minister said the patients were originally coming from Cote d'Ivoire and had passed through Benin Republic from where they were to link [...]

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    48 youths to vie for glory in Nigeria’s first ‘agritainment’ reality show

48 youths to vie for glory in Nigeria’s first ‘agritainment’ reality show

A new reality show tagged 'Face of Agric Nigeria' has been unveiled. The first of its kind, organisers say the show is aimed at changing the narrative about agriculture in the country. "Face Of Agric Nigeria is an agritainment project and the first of its kind. It is a strategic project to be used as a tool to attract the Nigerian youths [...]

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    COVID-19: MultiChoice announces N1.2bn package for Nigeria

COVID-19: MultiChoice announces N1.2bn package for Nigeria

MultiChoice Nigeria says it has put together a relief package of N1.2 billion to help fight the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, entertainment and media company announced a number of initiatives to support the efforts of the federal government as well as Lagos state. These include cash support of N200 million to the federal government and N50 million [...]

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    American diagnosed of coronavirus evacuated from Nigeria

American diagnosed of coronavirus evacuated from Nigeria

An American citizen diagnosed of COVID-19 in Lagos state has been evacuated to the US. Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, broke the news in a tweet on Wednesday. He said the state has recorded 82 coronavirus cases, which is the highest toll recorded by any state in the country. Abayomi said eight patients have recovered from the disease in the state [...]

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    COVID-19: UTL Trust donates 2,000 protective gear to Nigerian medics

COVID-19: UTL Trust donates 2,000 protective gear to Nigerian medics

UTL Trust Management Services, a trustee, funds and portfolio manager, says it has donated 2,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist frontline health workers in the fight against COVID-19. The company said this would help the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research’s (NIMR) plan to procure one million PPE for testing centres. The donation is estimated to ensure that 2,000 Nigerians get tested [...]

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    Nigeria records 12 new coronavirus cases — toll rises to 151

Nigeria records 12 new coronavirus cases — toll rises to 151

Nigeria has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 151. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this in a tweet on Wednesday. It said the new cases are spread across Edo, Osun and Ekiti states. https://twitter.com/NCDCgov/status/1245312493599297536 Osun recorded nine new cases, Edo two, and Ekiti one. "Twelve new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 9 [...]

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