Whether we like it or not Nigeria needs aviation as a means to recoup the losses she will suffer from the collapse of the crude oil industry

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) As the weeks go by, the number of barrels of crude oil Nigeria cannot sell is growing by the day. We are not alone in this as every other Opec nation is facing a similar problem. Supply and demand fundamentals are a reality, so with this glut, petroleum prices are certain to remain depressed for the foreseeable future

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Nigerian Governors Forum asks National Assembly to hold fire on Infectious Disease Bill

NIGERIA'S governors have asked the National Assembly to hold fire on the proposed controversial Infectious Disease Bill which if passed with give the health minister sweeping powers to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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Kwara's Governor Abdulrazaq sacks ambulance driver for unprofessional conduct in Covid-19 evacuation

GOVERNOR Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has sacked an ambulance driver employed by the civil service for unilaterally attending to a man who was evacuated in an ambulance in Ilorin after contracting coronavirus.

 

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Borno State government suspends its lockdown claiming numbers of infected people are falling

BORNO State government has suspended the lockdown imposed on non-essential movement following significant progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in infection figures falling.

 

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Divorce applications soar as lockdown forces couples to get into arguments and altercations

DIVORCE rates in China have soared over recent months as a result of couples being forced  to spend time together due to the coronavirus lockdown with a reported 300 couples having filed for separation in Sichuan Province since February 24.

 

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Unicef warns that Covid-19 could make Nigeria neglect other health areas leading to 950 daily child deaths

HEALTH watchdog the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned that as many as 950 children may die daily across Nigeria from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic overwhelms the health service.

 

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As we are likely to become very dependent on noodles post-Covid-19, Nigeria will have to dramatically step up her wheat production

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Like many of you, I have been doing a lot of number crunching lately and alas, I run into a dead end when I get to the point where it comes to matching Nigeria’s income and expenditure figures. Post-coronavirus, something serious simply has to give to prevent a total economic collapse in Nigeria

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Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria set to call strike after Governor Wike arrests 20 dock workers

GOVERNOR Nyeson Wike of Rivers State could spark off nationwide industrial action after the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) warned that it will commence strike action as their colleagues arrested as part of the Covid-19 lockdown are not released.

 

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Shiite leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky distributes palliatives to both Muslims and Christians from detention

ISLAMIC Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has joined the list of affluent Nigerians handing out palliatives to the needy by authorising his Shiite organisation to distribute immediate food assistance to 111,000 Nigerians.

 

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Saudi Arabia plans to repatriate over 11,000 Nigerians who have been left stranded in their country

SAUDI Arabia has begun making plans to repatriate as many as 11,600 Nigerians stranded in the country by the coronavirus lockdown who have been unable to leave due to the closure of aviation facilities.

 

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