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President Buhari pardons 2,600 inmates nationwide

Abuja – President Muhammad Buhari has granted presidential pardon to 2,600 inmates of Correctional Centres nationwide, according to the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbeshola. Aregbesola, who made this known while addressing a news conference on Thursday in Abuja, said that 70 of the inmates would be released from Kuje …

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Coronavirus: Edo sends samples of nine new suspected cases for testing, as govt insists on compliance to guidelines

The Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, has disclosed that there are nine new suspected cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in four Local Government Areas of the state, noting that the samples of the patients have been collected and sent to the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) for testing. …

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Coronavirus: Edo govt intensifies awareness campaign on use of facemasks, other preventive measures

The Edo State Government has intensified awareness campaign on the need to use facemasks, observe social distancing and other preventive measures to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Edo State. During the sensitization exercise, the Edo State Coordinator, Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) Scheme, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie urged residents to use …

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Coronavirus: Obaseki insists on drastic measures to curb spread …erring transporters, hoteliers to face stiff punishment

…to partner religious, traditional leaders for distribution of relief materials The Edo State Government has rolled out an aggressive enforcement policy to stem the spread of coronavirus in the state, noting that the government remains reluctant to impose total lockdown because of the economic hardship such a move would cause. …

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Coronavirus: Edo govt deplores falsification of passengers’ details …as epidemiologists trace 286 contacts

The Edo State Government has expressed worry over the increasing number of fake details in the manifest of passengers, noting that the falsification of identity was limiting the government’s contact-tracing efforts. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Patrick Okundia, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, urged transporters to ensure that passengers …

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