PDP requests suspension of charges for ATM, mobile transfers | See top five updates on COVID-19 in Nigeria

Owing to the infinite number of information being released at every minute around the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, it is important to not only filter the information we consume so as not to be overwhelmed but to have a reliable space to begin to find the information we need.

Nigeria records highest daily cases of COVID-19

Nigeria, Sunday, recorded its highest daily figure since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in February as 86 cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

With the newest update, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 627 from 541 reported on Saturday evening.

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PDP requests suspension of charges for ATM, mobile transfers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the suspension of charges for use of ATM cards and low amount mobile fund transfers during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday in Abuja.

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Ganduje begins return of almajiris to hometown

The Kano government has begun the return of almajiris to their hometowns, as a part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, , disclosed the development Sunday, when he received a situation report from the state’s task force and COVID-19 fundraising committee at the government house in Kano.

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Talking about predictions of an imminent recession

From a six per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) six years ago, to recession in 2016, with post-recession’s fragile recovery below two per cent till date, and now predictions of imminent recession in 2020, it’s been no respite for both the citizenry and economy.

Indeed, the nation’s economy had been grappling with weak recovery from the 2014 oil price shock to the 2016 economic recession with GDP growth tapering around 2.3 percent in 2019.

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Interventions for COVID-19 continues

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN), has promised its readiness to donate test kits and lab equipment as well as boost the testing capabilities of government, aimed at combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President of the group and Managing Director Zigma Oil and Gas and Women in Energy Network, Funmi Ogbue, in a statement, commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the entire oil and gas Industry for throwing their weight behind the federal government to combat the pandemic.

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