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COVID-19 deaths in FCT hits 48

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration has confirmed that it has so far recorded forty-eight, 48, COVID-19 related deaths.

FCTA in a tweet on Sunday said the total number of confirmed cases in the nation’s capital now stands at 4,714.

It also disclosed that 49 new cases were recorded on Saturday.

The tweet reads, ”49 new cases in the FCT.

“Summary of #COVID19FCT as at August 15th, 2020.

“Total number of confirmed cases: 4714. Total number of active cases: 3518

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FG tasks companies to employ Nigerian graduates or face sanctions

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The Special Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration under the aegis of the Federal Government has approached organizations to utilize Nigerian alumni or face sanctions.

This choice was unveiled information after the gathering of the Ministerial team, with agents of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Labor Congress, Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Society of Engineers, authorities of Ministry of Interior and other expert bodies.

The Chairman of the team, Mr Bola Ilori, unveiled that organizations that neglect to follow the law directing the work of qualified Nigerians as an understudy for ostracizes ought to be prepared to confront substantial assents from the hands of the Federal Government.

To guarantee consistence with the principles, the team has guided organizations in the nation to present the Tax Identification Number, National Identification Numbers, telephone number and email address of Nigerians understudying exiles in their organizations.

Why this issues

This move by the Ministerial Task Force will assist the FG with observing the quantity of exiles utilized in Nigerian Companies and furthermore assist the Government with guaranteeing that an ostracize isn’t possessing a work position a Nigerian is able to fill.

This will decrease the degree of work in the nation, and guarantee that talented Nigerians are not denied business openings they are equipped for.

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Review that the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola introduced the 9-man Special Ministerial Task Force on Monitoring and Enforcement of Nigerian Expatriate Business Permit and Expatriate Quota Administration on December first 2020.

The Minister selected Mr Bola Ilori, the Chairman of the Ministerial team, with individuals drawn from NLC, Federal Ministry of Interior among others.

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World Bank set to invest over $5 billion in drylands across 11 African countries

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World Bank Group President, David Malpass, has reported plans by the bank to contribute over $5 billion inside the following five years to help reestablish debased scenes, improve horticulture efficiency and general work across 11 African nations.

This was reported by the President during the One Planet Summit, a significant level gathering co-facilitated with France and the United Nations, zeroed in on tending to environmental change and biodiversity misfortune.

The subsidizing will likewise uphold biodiversity, local area advancement, food security, work creation, strong foundation, rustic versatility, and admittance to environmentally friendly power across the Sahel, Lake Chad and Horn of Africa.

This is in accordance with the Great Green Wall activity. It additionally expands on World Bank scene interests in these nations in the course of recent years that contacted in excess of 19 million individuals and set 1.6 million hectares under supportable land the board.

What they are stating

“This venture, which comes at a urgent time, will help improve vocations as nations recuperate from COVID-19 while additionally managing the effect of both biodiversity misfortune and environmental change on their kin and economies,” said Malpass.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed that “reestablishing common environments in the drylands of Africa benefits the two individuals and the planet.”

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PROGREEN, a World Bank worldwide asset devoted to boosting nations’ endeavors to address scene debasement, will likewise work with numerous accomplices to put $14.5 million of every five Sahelian nations – Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania.

The World Bank Group is the greatest multilateral funder of atmosphere interests in non-industrial nations. Overall, throughout the following five years.

The Sahel a piece of Africa incorporates from west to east pieces of northern Senegal, southern Mauritania, focal Mali, northern Burkina Faso, the extraordinary south of Algeria, Niger, the outrageous north of Nigeria, the extraordinary north of Cameroon and Central African Republic, focal Chad, focal and southern Sudan, the outrageous north of South Sudan, Eritrea, and the extraordinary north of Ethiopia.

Horn of Africa is the easternmost augmentation of African land. The locale that is home to the nations of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

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“Apollo” by Fireboy DML becomes the first album by an African act to surpass the 30 million streams milestone on Boomplay

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19 August, 2020 was the day YBNL signed R&B act, Fireboy DML chose to bless his fans with Apollo, his second album in two years, coming off his very impressive album debut titled Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps.

The editor’s note on music streaming platform – Boomplay says about Apollo: “My second studio album, APOLLO, is about evolution, growth, love and the pain that comes with it. My legacy will not be forgotten.” A comment made by Fireboy himself and that has been the outcome of the album right from the onset as it achieves yet another milestone.

The latest milestone achieved by Fireboy and Apollo is yet another testimony showing how grand the album is, Apollo becomes the first album by an African artiste to surpass 30 million streams on Boomplay, sitting comfortably at 30.4 million streams.

Apollo surpass 30 million streams on Boomplay.

In other news relating to Apollo, it is nominated for two awards at the upcoming Headies Award for — Album of the Year and Best Pop Album.

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