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A coalition of labour movements and over seventy civil society groups have launched a new group to campaign for and protect the interests of workers and the poor against the economic impact COVID-19. The new coalition launched today is known as Alliance on Surviving Covid-19 and Beyond. It’s interim Chairman is Mr Femi Falana, SAN, […]

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Kaduna State has rejected deduction of twenty five per cent from salaries of senior civil servants in the state, asking Governor Nasir El-Rufai to return the deducted fund or face action from the Union. Kaduna State Government had at the weekend announced it would deduct twenty five per cent […]

A fire that engulfed a warehouse under construction in the South Korean city of Icheon has claimed at least thirty six lives . South Korean media say that the blaze was caused by an explosion of flammable material being used in the installation of insulation in a basement. All the victims are believed to be […]

Oyo State government has decried the dearth of reagents to test blood samples for Covid-19. The governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde said that the shortage of reagents was delaying the processing of COVID-19 tests. Governor Makinde said on his Twitter handle that the scarcity had caused a backlog of three hundred out of the seven hundred […]

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has apologised to journalists in the state over alleged harassment and intimidation. Governor Umahi tendered the apology during a live broadcast. He urged the media and Nigerians to disregard what happened saying that it was unintentional. The apology is coming after his media aide, Francis Nwaze had denied the alleged […]

The Central Bank, of Nigeria, CBN, has lifted the suspension on clearing of cheques. Thus, it has directed deposit money banks to attend to customers who wish to clear cheques. In a statement by the Director, Banking Services Department, Mr. Sam Okojere, the apex bank said that the suspension placed on cheque clearing was lifted […]

As part of efforts to motivate the healthcare workers in the country, the Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding on the provision of hazard allowances and other incentives with key health sector professional associations. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this in his third nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on the update on COVID 19. He […]

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow eight hundred and fifty billion Naira to fund some projects in the 2020 budget. The approval was sequel to a letter read by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan informing members of the President’s move. According to the letter, President Buhari sought to raise the […]

An aid group, the International Rescue Committee, IRC says One billion people could become infected with the coronavirus worldwide unless vulnerable countries are given urgent help. The group said that financial and humanitarian aids were needed to help slow the global spread of the virus, citing countries such as Afghanistan and Syria as some of […]

One hundred and twenty inmates from four correctional facilities in Turkey have so far tested positive for the coronavirus. Turkish’s Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul made this known in a televised news conference. in Ankara. According to the minister the infected inmates are receiving treatment in the hospital and in good state of health. Justice Gul […]

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