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Coronavirus: Reps reject move to evacuate Nigerians from China

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House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a call for the evacuation of Nigerians from China as coronavirus spreads from the country to other parts of the world . The Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs , Mr Benjamin Kalu , had moved a motion praying that Nigerians stranded in China over the health crisis be brought back to their home country. The lawmakers, however , voted against consideration of the motion . Several efforts made by the Speaker , Femi Gbajabiamila, to make the lawmakers listen to the content of the motion proved abortive . (PUNCH)

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