• FG condemns UK treatment of Nigerian carrier, sets to review Air agreements

    FG condemns UK treatment of Nigerian carrier, sets to review Air agreements0

    The Federal Government says it will review its Air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers, especially as COVID-19 lasted. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known via his verified twitter handle on Sunday following the denial of landing rights to Air Peace at

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  • NCDC to establish COVID-19 testing centre in Nasarawa

    NCDC to establish COVID-19 testing centre in Nasarawa0

      The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has disclosed plans to establish a molecular laboratory in Nasarawa State to enable medical experts carry out COVID-19 tests. Director-General of the centre, Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this during a visit to the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, at the Government House, on Wednesday. Ihekweazu, who said the NCDC would

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  • US election: Obama raises $11m for Biden campaign

    US election: Obama raises $11m for Biden campaign0

    Barack Obama helped raise $11 million for White House hopeful Joe Biden during a Tuesday virtual fundraiser where the former president said a “great awakening” among Americans could help defeat Donald Trump in November’s election. The two-term Democrat proved a major draw, bringing in a substantial audience and raising over $11 million in total, making

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  • Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market0

    Naira slumps to 452/$ as speculations, debt weaken market The dollar exchanged for N452 at the parallel market on Wednesday over speculations by operators in the market and the effect of the country’s rising foreign debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria resumed foreign exchange sales in April ending to commercial banks, to be made accessible

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  • Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus

    Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus0

    Macron says France has scored its ‘first victory’ against virus President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that France had marked its first victory in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, ending much of its lockdown but adding that he would “draw the lessons” from a crisis that has killed nearly 30,000 people in the country. “The

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  • US records 820 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

    US records 820 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours0

    The United States on Sunday recorded 820 new coronavirus fatalities in the previous 24 hours, but the country’s total death count neared 90,000, a Johns Hopkins University tracker reported. The latest toll, marked at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Monday), was the lowest since 776 daily deaths were recorded on May 10, but the count ranged

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