NIGERIA: Coronavirus may be transmitted through air – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that new evidence suggests that Coronavirus may be transmitted through air. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) boss said at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus briefing on Monday, he said “Over the past few weeks, increasing evidence has emerged that in addition to droplet infections,…

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COVID-19 – NCDC To Establish Test Centres In Nasarawa

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that plans are on the way to establish Covid-19 test centres in Nasarawa State. This was disclosed by the Director-General of the centre, Chikwe Ihekweazu, while on a courtesy call to the governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, at the Government House on Wednesday. READ ALSO: COVID-19: Nigeria hits 31,323 as 575 new…

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COVID-19: 3.5m Nigerians in risk of extreme poverty – AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has estimated that about 49.2 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the COVID-19 pandemic, out of whom 3.4 million would be Nigerians. This is even as the development finance institution, in its African Economic Outlook 2020- Supplement released Tuesday, projected that cumulatively, GDP losses of Africa could range between $173.1bn and $236.7bn…

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Google to pay publishers for news content

Google to pay publishers for news content

Google will pay partnered media publishers in three countries and offer some users free access to paywalled news sites, the tech giant said Thursday. The announcement comes after legal battles in France and Australia over Google’s refusal to pay news organizations for content. Read also: Popstar Bieber files $20m defamation suit In a blog post the firm said they would…

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NCC: Nigerians tell Danbatta at tenure renewal

NCC: Nigerians tell Danbatta at tenure renewal

The telecom industry has been on wild jubilation since last week, the federal government announced the reappointment of the current Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerians Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umah Danbatta. Read also: Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’ Danbatta whose five years tenure is about to end, having being appointed August 4, 2015, and confirmed by the Senate on…

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Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’

Technology: Twitter launches ‘voice tweet’

TECHNOLOGY: Twitter, on Wednesday, launched a new add-on to its package, which allows users to record and tweet voice notes. In a statement on its blog, Twitter said: “Sometimes 280 characters (maximum per tweet) aren’t enough and some conversational nuances are lost in translation. Read also: Trump attacks John Bolton, who calls him not ‘fit’ for office “So starting today…

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HEAT STROKE: Dangers, signs and treatment for dogs

HEAT STROKE: Dangers, signs and treatment for dogs

Heat stroke is simply when dogs become too hot and can not regulate it any longer. It is often referred to medically as hyperthermia, without previous signs of illness but associated with external or environmental heat. As humans, we regulate our body temperature by sweating among other mechanisms; we sweat profusely when we are hot but dogs on the other…

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New electricity tariff regime starts in July, FG tells Senate

New electricity tariff regime starts in July, FG tells Senate

THE Federal Government told the Senate Tuesday that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off next month, July. The government has also said that the central root issue responsible for the epileptic situation in the Power Sector has to do with the clear lack of Central Coordination within the Sector. Read also: Establishment of Nigerian Army University- Senate…

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Nigeria improves in U.S. fiscal transparency assessment

Nigeria improves in U.S. fiscal transparency assessment

The United States has classified Nigeria among 14 countries that made “significant progress” towards meeting its minimum fiscal transparency requirements in 2019. The classification came in the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report released by the U.S. Department on State on Monday. Read also: COVID-19: FG lists conditions for reopening of schools Recall that the document, released annually, assesses budget transparency of…

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Invention of local hand sanitizing equipment- Akume

Invention of local hand sanitizing equipment- Akume

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Senator Dr. George Akume, Monday, commended youths for the invention of local hand sanitizing equipment to contain the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Dr. Akume made the commendation during the donation of the hand sanitizing equipment to the Ministry by the International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, IICFIP. Read also: Akwa…

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