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Punch Newspaper Headlines (Sunday, 17 May, 2020)

Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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PDP fixes June 23, 24 for Edo governorship primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party has fixed June 23 and 24, 2020 for Edo State governorship primaries.

This was contained in a timetable and schedule of activities signed by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col. Austin Akubundu (rtd.).

According to the document, the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms will begin on Friday, May 29, while June 2 has been set aside as the last day for the submission of the forms.

Thursday June 4,  is set aside for the screening of candidates and Saturday June 6 is the date fixed for the consideration of appeals emanating from the screening exercise.

COVID-19: Madagascar drug to get quick lab analysis, says NAFDAC

Following the arrival of the Madagascar herbal cure for COVID-19 in Nigeria on Saturday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has promised to fast-track the laboratory examination of the drug, named Covid Organics.

NAFDAC noted that the product would be subjected to the normal procedure but that the process would be fast-tracked.

Foreign airlines may resume flights to Lagos, Abuja airports June

Some foreign airlines are allegedly planning to resume flights to Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt airports despite the ban on international commercial flights by the Federal Government in a bid to halt  COVID-19 spread.

Although some of the airlines said their plans could change, it was learnt on Saturday that some of the international carriers had already scheduled some flights to Nigeria from June.

But the Federal Ministry of Aviation declared that such plans would not work until the flight ban was lifted.

FG refineries suffer N19bn loss in two months

The refineries owned by the Federal Government recorded a total loss of N18.96bn in the first two months of this year, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said.

Latest data from the NNPC showed that the refineries, which are managed by the corporation, lost N9.60bn in January and N9.36bn in February.

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