As lawmakers resume plenary on Tuesday, journalists who cover proceedings have been denied access into the complex from covering the proceedings.
At the first and second gates, journalists were harassed by the Police, who took advantage of ‘a not clear cut’ directive from the information unit of the National Assembly.
There was a near scuffle with the Police when members of the Senate Press Corps demanded to know if there was an instruction to stop journalists from getting into the complex.
At a point, a Deputy Commissioner of Police attached to the National Assembly in company of his men threatened to beat up a female … >>> Read Full Story
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… commiserates with bereaved families
By Levinus Nwabughiogu
People’s Democratic Party, PDP, caucus in the House of Representatives has expressed utmost concern and displeasure over the health crisis and mysterious deaths of Nigerians in Kano State, calling for urgent practical steps to arrest the situation.
In a statement signed by the Caucus leader, Rep. Kingsley Chinda from Rivers State, the caucus said the development was more worrisome because it is happening in the midst of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic ravaging Nigeria and the world at large.
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After four weeks of shutdown of legislative activities, the House of Representatives, today resumed plenary with a demand to the federal government to use the network of the federal lawmakers in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives.
It would be recalled that the House of Representatives on the 24th of March adjourned plenary following the outbreak of the Coronavirus to avoid the spread of the virus. During the shutdown of the National Assembly, there were controversies over the distribution of the palliatives.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening remarks, stated that, “many of our people have not benefited from any of the implemented measures.”
Gbajabiamila … >>> Read Full Story
Michael Robinson: dies at 61
Real Madrid club, their president and board of directors led the mourners train Tuesday over the death of Michael Robinson, a legend of Liverpool FC and C. A. Osasuna and a sports broadcaster.
Robinson, who also played for Republic of Ireland, died at 61.
A tweet from Robinson’s verified Twitter account on Tuesday confirmed the news, saying: “With tremendous sadness we tell you about Michael’s passing.
“It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, filled with the same love that you have shown for him.
“We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO … >>> Read Full Story
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By Chioma Obinna
As Lagos State Government commenced enforcement of compulsory use of face masks, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned that several washes, drying and stretching of the fabric mask over time reduce its effectiveness even as it noted that non-medical face masks cannot prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Stating this a press statement issued in Lagos, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Christianah Adeyeye, explained that non-medical face masks which include self-made or commercial masks or face covers made of clothes, other textiles or other materials … >>> Read Full Story
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has confirmed fifteen new cases of coronavirus.
The confirmation was made by FCTA in a tweet via its Twitter account on Tuesday.
The tweet read “15 NEW CASES, 1 DISCHARGED IN THE FCT.
“Summary of #COVID19FCT as at 11:20pm, 27th April, 2020.
“Total number of confirmed cases: 157.
“Total number of active cases: 118.
“Total discharged: 36.
“Deaths recorded: 3.
“Residents are urged to continue to stay home and stay safe.”
Recall that the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday confirmed 64 new cases of coronavirus in the country.
As at 11:20pm April 27, 1,337 confirmed cases of … >>> Read Full Story
Postponed 2020 Olympics Games still uncertain
There is no dead certainty that the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will hold next year, as a key figure in the organising committee said it may be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic has not been brought under control by next year.
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori spoke in an interview with a Japanese sports daily published Tuesday.
His comments came as medical experts doubted whether the pandemic can be sufficiently contained by next year to hold an event drawing participants and spectators from around the world.
The pandemic has already forced a year-long delay of the Games, which are … >>> Read Full Story