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Daily Watch – Lagos to reopen worship centres, Boko Haram strikes Northern Cameroon

Lagos will allow places of worship to resume in-person services from 7 August, the state’s governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a press briefing Saturday. According to the governor, restaurants, social clubs and recreational centres will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity from 14 August as the state, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria eases restrictions despite a continued rise in infections. The state has so far recorded more than 15,000 confirmed cases of the pandemic and 192 deaths as a result of it. By the record, the state is by far has the largest share of Nigeria’s 43,151 cases. The state government had ordered widespread closures and a lockdown in March this year, to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus. The lockdown was eased in early May, but governor Sanwo-Olu scuppered plans to reopen churches and mosques in June, citing a continued rise in cases. Among the conditions given by the state is that houses of worship will only be allowed to open for services once a week at no more than 50% capacity. Sanwu-Olu also increased the limit on public gatherings from 20 to 50 people. Nightclubs, cinemas and some arcades will remain closed ...
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Daily Watch – Lagos to reopen worship centres, Boko Haram strikes Northern Cameroon

Lagos will allow places of worship to resume in-person services ...
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Daily Watch – NNPC gives FG $1.5b boost, COVID-19 sends 10k applicants to Jobberman

New data from the Central Bank of Nigeria showed that ...
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Daily Watch – Akin Adesina cleared, Whistleblower alleges massive NNPC oil theft

An oil trading firm, Samano Sa De CV, has alleged ...
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Daily Watch – SSA to shrink 3% on COVID-19 pressures, Discos rake in record revenue in Q1

Power distribution companies in the country saw their revenue collection ...
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Daily Watch – Survey shows lack of trust in govt, SA cuts rates to record low

The West African Health Organisation has pointed out that Nigeria ...
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Daily Watch – Eni/Shell officials mull prison time in Italy, Budget deficit to rise in 2021

Suspected Boko Haram members have shot dead five humanitarian workers, ...
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Daily Watch – Senate asks service chiefs to quit, PHCN non-core assets set for sale

Nigeria's Senate on Tuesday asked the service chiefs to step ...
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Daily Watch – NDDC probe serves drama, Banks cut down on foreign spending

CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, said Monday that banks are restructuring ...
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Daily Watch – Troops killed in Katsina ambush, Inflation continues upward thrust

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that inflation ...
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Daily Watch – NNPC leaks ₦30bn in April alone, Gabon gets first female PM

The amount of sleaze involved in handling the constructions of ...
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Daily Watch – Gulf of Guinea tops 2019 piracy spots, Deficit spending hits ₦650bn

The deficit spending of Nigeria's Government rose sharply by 144 ...
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Daily Watch – Senate talks tough on kidnapping, Egypt-Ethiopia dam talks go nowhere

Data from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries showed that ...
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Daily Watch – Unemployment data imminent after 2-year hiatus, CBN chokes maize imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria has stopped the processing of ...
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Daily Watch – NFIU suffers Magu inspired burglary, Soldiers resign amid ‘loss of interest’

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product for the second and third quarters ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari signs revised budget today, Access moves to acquire Zambian bank

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the ₦10.8 trillion revised 2020 ...
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Daily Watch – Schools to remain shut over COVID-19, ISWAP kills 23 soldiers

An explosion at the NPDC's Benin River Valve Station killed ...
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Daily Watch – Naira devalued, Magu out

Ibrahim Magu, who has acted as the chairman of the ...
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Daily Watch – Magu taken into custody, 3MB closes to get six-month face-lift

Nigeria's secret police have arrested the acting Chairman of the ...
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Daily Watch – Nigerian banks bleed despite world’s highest cash reserves, Petrol imports rise

Nigeria’s economy losses an estimated ₦10.1 trillion yearly to the ...
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Daily Watch – ORide O-ut, Banks face $5B forex gap

The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector ...
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Daily Watch – Petrol prices go up today, Gunmen attack coronavirus presser in Lokoja

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, ...
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Daily Watch – SSA debt burdens rising faster than elsewhere, 21 million jobs affected by COVID-19

Finance minister, Zainab Ahmed has said that the coronavirus pandemic ...
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Daily Watch – Interstate travel restrictions eased, IMF cautions FG on aggressive tax policies

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in ...
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Daily Watch – No SARS prosecutions despite reports, FAAN doubles passenger service charge

Air transport fares on domestic and international routes may rise ...
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