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Good Morning Nigeria! Happy New Month! Hope you are all doing your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19!

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Airline Stakeholders Push for Bailout to Protect 8,000 Jobs

Aviation stakeholders have canvassed for a bailout for the sector to prevent plunging the industry into a crisis that could erase 8,000 jobs.

They said the suspension of aviation activities in the country occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic would negatively affect airlines and might lead to job losses unless the federal government comes to their rescue.

FG Considers Compulsory Use of Masks as COVID-19 Cases Rise to 139

The federal government is considering compulsory use of face masks by all Nigerians to stop the spread of COVID-19, whose cases rose by eight yesterday to hit 139.

It’s also reviewing the protocols for implementing the 14-day lockdown of Lagos and Ogun states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NERC Suspends New Electricity Tariffs over Poor Power Supply

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has suspended the payment of the new electricity tariffs scheduled to take off from today, citing poor electricity supply, wide metering gap and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an Order No: NERC/198/2020, the commission stated that from the public hearings conducted prior to the tariffs review, it was obvious that the electricity end-users of the 11 distribution companies (Discos) were willing to pay appropriate rates for services rendered by the Discos.

FG Suspends Rehabilitation Work at Enugu Airport

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday announced suspension of ongoing rehabilitation work at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu.

Sirika, who made the announcement when he inspected the airport, said procurement was suspended because workers of the construction company, PW, handling the project left the site to be with their families owing to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

Appeal Court Temporarily Shuts Lagos, Ogun, Abuja Divisions

Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has directed a temporary shutdown of proceedings at the Lagos, Ogun and Abuja Divisions of the Court.

The closure, which is for the first 14 days, is to enable the court in the three divisions to observe the lockdown declared by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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