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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and MTN Nigeria have agreed to use the vulnerability model to drive a data-driven approach to stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Governors, MTN partner to use data to halt spread of coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and MTN Nigeria have agreed to use the vulnerability model to drive a data-driven approach to stopping the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor appoints Afe Babalola, 46 others in coronavirus resource mobilisation committee

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilise resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister of Public Health Manaouda Malachie said the patient is a Cameroonian who was in close contact with the first person.

Cameroon’s coronavirus cases rise to 509

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Cameroon reached 509 after 203 people tested positive on Friday.
Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani

CISLAC, Transparency International demand total accountability of coronavirus intervention fund

A civil society organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, in conjunction with Transparency International, TI, Monday called for accountability in the use of COVID-19 intervention fund in the country.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Former minister reacts as president orders lockdown of Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast will help to bring all the separate interventions into an integrated response strategy.

SERAP seeks weekly publication of spending details on coronavirus

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government to publish weekly details of the exact funds and other resources allocated by the authorities.
The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has demanded for the accountability of any counterpart fund donated to Nigeria to tackle the world dread virus Coronavirus better referred to as COVID-19.

NANS demand accountability of virus counterpart fund

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has demanded for the accountability of any counterpart fund donated to Nigeria to tackle the world dread virus Coronavirus better referred to as COVID-19.

SERAP asks Buhari to instruct EFCC, ICPC to track, monitor spending on coronavirus

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to use his leadership position to “urgently instruct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to jointly track and monitor spending by federal agencies and state governors to combat coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria.”=
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

President Buhari: Why I have not revisited IDPs camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed why he is yet to revisit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps since last year August.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

ASUU strike: Nigerian government meets again with lecturers today

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) and the federal government will again meet today, Tuesday, to resolve the ongoing warning strike by the lecturers.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has urged supporters of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and electorate to shun violence and exhibit high sense of maturity during and after Saturday’s rerun election in the state.

Sokoto: No more cash payment of tax

Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has declared the payment of tax or any form of state revenue by cash in the state as null and void that will not be tolerated henceforth.
The newly elevated and appointed Honourable Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi

Lagos set to review money lending operations

The Lagos State Government has commenced the process for the review of its proposed laws regulating money lender’s activities in the state, saying there was the need to repose confidence in the industry.
Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Senator commends Kebbi governor over handling of Argungu festival’s incident

Olubunmi Adetunmbi, the senator representing Ekiti north, has commended Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, over his handling of an incident involving President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kwara APC crisis deepens

Kwara state All Progressives Congress (APC) is in deep crisis. The executive members of the party have been factionalised by supporters of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed and Bashir Bolarinwa, APC on the other.
The Executive Chairman of the FIRS, Mohammed Nami, who was guest on a breakfast programme of the Nigerian Television Authority, urged all businesses to ensure that they register with the FIRS for VAT purpose.

House of Reps queries FIRS boss over non submission of audited funds

Public Accounts Committee, PAC, of the House of Representatives on Thursday queried the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Commission, FIRS, Alhaji Mohammed Nami, over late and non submission of the audited accounts.

World Bank: 12 states miss out of N1.37 billion fiscal transparency grant

The World Bank on Tuesday said 12 states missed out of its $4.5 million (N1.37 billion) State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results 2018 grant for not meeting the eligibility criteria.
Adams Oshiomhole

Protesters ask APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole to resign

Following the heavy blow dealt on the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State last week, the APC Young Stakeholders have called on the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to forsake his position with immediate effect.
L-R: Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Umar Nnamadi and representative of Lagos State Governor, Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse and Lagos Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo during the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) retreat, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Lagos calls for new revenue sources, sharing formula

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for the creation and boosting of new sources of export in Nigeria’s bid to meet the yearning and aspiration of Nigerians just as he demanded a fair and just revenue sharing formula.

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of coronavirus

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Kenya’s parliament cancels sitting after virus travel ban

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Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

SGF: President Buhari alone can decide if lockdown will be extended

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lacks the power to end or extend the lockdown imposed by the President.