Pastor Tunde Bakare, the serving General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, has advised against the reopening of churches by the Lagos state government.
Reacting to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s directive of reopening religious centres for services from August 7, the Pastor asked worshippers not to be “deceived by the government or religious leaders”. He also disclosed that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) projected that COVID-19 may reach its peak in August.
NCDC confirms 288 new cases of coronavirus
288 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;
896 deaths pic.twitter.com/NbSo7H63Lx
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) August 3, 2020
Former NNPC GMD Joseph Dawha is dead
Joseph Thalama Dawha, a former group managing director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is dead. Dawha who was appointed to replace Andrew Yakubu as NNPC GMD by Goodluck Jonathan in 2014, died after a brief illness.
Air Peace sacks over 70 pilots
Over 70 pilots have been sacked by Air Peace as a result of the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations. The airline which stated that the job erasure for pilots amongst it over 3000 staff became imperative because it could not afford to continue to fulfill its financial obligations without carrying out restructuring of its entire operations to survive the times, added that it was a painful but rightful decision.
Senator Orju Uzor Kalu explains his links to some NDDC contracts
Former Abia governor and Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, has come out to explain his link with some of the projects executed by the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godwill Akpabio, in a letter sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, listed Kalu as one of the beneficiaries of the contracts awarded by the NDDC. According to the letter, Kalu was linked to the emergency repairs on five road projects in Abia state ranging from N517m to N560m.