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COVID-19: Challenges of rural women and social distancing


As the world grapples with prevention and finding cure for the #covid-19 outbreak, #social distancing has become a buzzword. Incidentally, many of the recommendations given by health experts as to the required keeping of distance between people have to do with what makes life pleasurable and in contradiction with some long established traditions. According to gender roles, women are responsible for ...

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Lagos told to adopt new strategies to curb spread of COVID-19

Prof. Akinola Abayomi

Some residents have called on the Lagos State Government to adopt new strategies in managing and curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akinola Abayomi They said in separate interviews on Monday, June 29, 2020 in Lagos that the current strategies were not achieving the desired results. According to them, the state government should ...

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Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Australian bushfires

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday, June 29, 2020. Firemen run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on ...

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Macron to decide on climate moves after Green city hall wins

Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France is due to set out his response to 150 recommendations from a citizens’ convention on climate change. Emmanuel Macron, President of France The centrist president is expected to set out his first steps toward the “economic, green and social” recovery that he promised after the coronavirus epidemic. The event comes a day after France’s opposition ...

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Buhari to grace inauguration of $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline project

Oilserv Limited

Officials of Oilserv Limited have said that the preparation for the flag-off of the construction of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline is 95% ready. Oilserv is one of the companies handling the $2.8 billion project. Laying of gas pipeline by Oilserv Limited engineers They said in Ajaokuta on Monday, June 29, 2020 that almost everything needed for the event scheduled ...

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 10m in major landmark


The number of coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide rose to 10 million on Sunday, June 28, 2020, according to a tally collated by Johns Hopkins University. Coronavirus The United States, Brazil and Russia are listed as having the largest number of cases in real terms, with their caseloads recorded as 2.5 million, 1.3 million and 634,000, respectively. The U.S. has seen ...

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Commission pledges to protect minors, others in tobacco law enforcement

tobacco smoking

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it will protect the interests of people, especially minors, in its enforcement of the National Tobacco Control Act. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Director-General of the commission, Mr Babatunde Irukera, made the assertion when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on ...

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Govt, CBN asked to name beneficiaries of COVID-19 cash payments, donations

Godwin Emefiele

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to order the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “publicly identify and name Nigerians who have so far benefited from any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other reliefs and palliatives during the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and ...

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Shell’s 20km gas pipeline connects industrial zones in Aba

Shell Gas

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) says it has completed the final phase of its 20km domestic gas pipeline expansion project in Abia State, connecting Agbor Hill, Osisioma and Araria industrial zones. L-R: Manager, Upstream and Commercial Negotiation, Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited, Pius-Milverton Ogunjiofor; Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Geometric Power, Bart Nnaji; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited, Morgan ...

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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan agree to restart stalled dam talks

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Egypt said it had agreed with Ethiopia and Sudan to restart stalled talks in order to reach a deal on the rules of filling and operating Addis Ababa’s disputed dam on the Blue Nile. Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam The announcement was made late on Friday, June 26, 2020 following a mini-African Union summit, chaired by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, ...

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