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A pleasant day to you and welcome to the compilation of the latest Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news update on AllNews for today, Saturday, August 8th, 2020.
The process to resume international flights in Nigeria is ongoing according to the Federal Government.
This was disclosed by on Thursday by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, the daily briefing in Abuja. Read more here.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Sani Aliyu has announced that civil and public servants from the grade level 12 and above are to resume work immediately.
Sani who made this announcement at the taskforce daily press briefing in Abuja also revealed that the working hours had been extended to normal office hours from Monday to Friday but added that the use of non-medical face mask is compulsory. Read more here.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has refuted claims by the erstwhile Chairman of the COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Committee of the NDDC, High Chief Sobomabo Jackrich, that N6.25 billion funds approved for the procurement and distribution of COVID 19 palliatives to the poor people of the Niger Delta region was embezzled by the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
The Commission in a statement signed by NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Obi Odili and sent to AllNews on Thursday stated that the allegation, “is another false claim orchestrated by the same forces who have been waging a campaign of falsehood against the Commission and its management since President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the Commission in the past 19 years. Although the Commission is minded to ignore this claim, we have to respond to re-assure our stakeholders that the IMC is honest in the management of the common trust in their care.” Read more here.
Global coronavirus cases have hit record-high 19 million on Thursday night, according to coronavirus tracker.
Fatalities from the disease globally is over 717,000, with the recorded cases shooting past 19 million. Read more here.
And that’s all on the latest Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news update on AllNews for today. More COVID-19 and Nigerian news headlines are on this dependable website. Do enjoy the rest of your day.
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