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Coronavirus: UNICEF urges public to seek information from trusted sources

Lagos, Nigeria – As concerns increase around Covid-19 (coronavirus) globally, with information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, UNICEF has urged the public to trust information only from verified sources. UNICEF has become aware of messages being circulated that are being falsely attributed to the organization and stressed …

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Coronavirus: English club, Nottingham Forest & Greek side, Olympiakos’ owner, Evangelos Marinakis, tests positive; Manchester City vs Arsenal game called off

London, March 11, 2020 Wednesday’s match between Manchester City and Arsenal has been postponed “as a precautionary measure,” the Premier League said, announcing the first match in the top competition to be called off due to the novel coronavirus. The league said that the decision followed the announcement on Tuesday …

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Secretary to Government of Nigeria, Mustapha, heads Presidential Task Force for control of Coronavirus

A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), has announced  the constitution of a Presidential Task Force for control of Coronavirus headed by Secretary to Government of Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha. The statement reads in full: Given the current global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus …

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‘The Nigeria Literature Prize will outlast any MD of NLNG’ – Tony Attah

By Toyin Akinosho Tony Attah, Managing Director of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Ltd, dismisses the misgivings that the company is hurt by criticism of the Nigerian Prize for Literature, which it sponsors. “I don’t know where that perception comes from (that the company has considered dropping the sponsorship)”, …

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Dangote Subsea Pipeline to boost Nigeria’s gas supply, reduce flaring

The Dangote Subsea Gas Pipeline Project is expected to unlock significant gas supply for industrial activities and considerably reduce flaring in Nigeria. The pipeline project is part of Dangote’s multi-billion dollars’ gas pipeline, fertilizer, petrochemicals and refinery projects. Regarded as the largest sub-Sea pipeline infrastructure in the world, the 1,100 …

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Nigeria’s Premium Times faces cyberattacks, intimidation of journalists after publishing leaked documents

New York, March 6, 2020 Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. Samuel Ogundipe, a reporter with the privately owned online newspaper, told CPJ in a phone interview that he went …

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Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as South African Economic Adviser well deserved — Obi •Recalls her efforts to save Nigeria

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as deserving and highly rewarding the recent appointment of the former World Bank Managing Director, and former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of the South …

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UNGA President advocates strict financial transparency in developing countries

By Harrison Arubu United Nations, March 6, 2020 (NAN) President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has advocated enhanced accountability and transparency regimes especially in developing countries to curb illicit financial flows (IFFs). In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, he …

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Obi rejoices over new Catholic Diocese, commends Ezeokafor, Okpaleke, others

Vice Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as “coming at the appointed time”, the creation of the new Catholic Diocese of Ekwulobia from Awka Diocese, Anambra State. Obi was speaking Thursday to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport, Abuja. …

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