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Lagos to close Marine Beach Bridge for 5 months The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced a plan to effect partial closure of the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement,  from May 27 to Oct. 21. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde,  made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos. He said that the closure would be to enable repair of the bridge which, he said, was long overdue. “The repair by...

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The current spate of the pandemic ravaging the global community has kept world leaders and organizations on edge to find a possible cure. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, schools, religious places of worship, markets and other places of gathering were shut down so as to curb the transmission and spread of the virus. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, records, 191 countries implemented countrywide closure of educational institutions and over...

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President Muhammadu Buhari and members of his family on Sunday observed the Eid-El-Fitr prayer at the presidential quarters in line with the protocol against mass gathering issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protocol of social distancing was also exhibited during the two-raka’at prayer. President Buhari had on May 22 pledged to conduct his Eid prayers with his family at home as directed by the...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Nigerian farmers on the need to embark on massive productive agricultural activities this farming season as Nigeria has no money for food importation. The president gave the challenge shortly after observing this year’s Eid prayer alongside members of his family and few presidential aides at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Eid-El-Fitr prayer was observed in line with the protocol against mass...

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Southeast Governors on Sunday refused implementation of Inspector General of Police’s recent communication on the composition of Community Policing. Gov. Umahi, chairman of the southeast governor’s forum, explained that the composition as directed by the IGP did not reflect the resolutions arrived at the Southeast geo-political zone security summit held in Enugu. “We the Southeast Governors and leaders in the zone therefore request Mohammed Adamu, IGP to revert to our initial agreement reached on Community...

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Dear lockdown folks, this is the Phoenix. Yes, that enigmatic bird of legends, the one that goes by what it can do not what muted dreams conjure up. Phoenix is my name! ”Lockdown folks, why are you so depressed?” Have you been watching the press briefings –yes, the ones created by DT. The ones that buck at reason; the ones that proclaim darkness even if the sky is bright and sunny? The daily news updates...

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has described it as unfortunate insinuation for some people to think that it is making money with the increasing number of COVID-19 in the country, claiming that the disease does not exist. The remark was made by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora on Friday during a webinar by Emmanuel Chapel, titled ‘State of Health: Epidemic Outbreaks, COVID-19 Talk Series’. The programme was hosted by the Founder and...

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Carbon Express enables users to initiate and complete transactions such as P2P transfers and bill payments from the keyboard without launching the Carbon App or leaving the current app that they are using. Instead, they will be able to access services from the touch of their keyboard enabling quicker Instagram or Whatsapp commerce. Carbon Express maintains the same PCI DSS compliant model of encryption, authentication, and security as Carbon’s other services, thereby guaranteeing the security...

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Rasak Adekoya is a young visually impaired Nigeria. He is a Public Speaker, Brand Strategist, Assistive Technology Expert, and an Inclusive Leadership Coach. He is an astute writer who has authored four books, also an Ashoka Change Maker Scholar and the founder of two social enterprises – African Volunteering Week and Brand your Waithood. In this exclusive interview with The West African Pilot News reporter, Bada Yusuf, he discussed the stigmatisation and emotional trauma people living...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave Westchester and the Hudson Valley the green light to reopen starting on Tuesday as the coronavirus death toll dipped below 100 for the first time since the crisis erupted in March. The governor also suggested hard-hit Long Island could start the reopening process on Wednesday if the death toll and case numbers keep dropping in Nassau and Suffolk counties. “What’s safe in Buffalo is safe in Albany is safe in New York City,” Cuomo said on Saturday. The death toll dropped to 84 people Friday, the first time...