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It said the chair of the Committee is the Minister of State, Trade and investment, Mariam Katagum, while the Vice Chair is the chairman of First Bank, Ibukun Awosika.

Nigerian government receives 38,000 applications for N75 billion MSME survival funds – minister

Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs Mariam Katagum, says government had received 38,000 applications for the N75 billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival funds.

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo INEC fire: l suspect foul play, our fate in God’s hand – PDP...

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, says he suspected foul play in the mysterious fire that gutted the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mr Adetola Olubajo, President of of NUSA, said in a statement from Pretoria on Wednesday that the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone, adding that it was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa.

NUSA: 11 Nigerian nationals die of virus infection in South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) says that 11 Nigerians have so far died of COVID-19 in that country.
Jude Idimogu

Lagos soon to take 2,000 residents out of labour market – assemblyman

Honourable Jude Idimogu, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, at the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), has said 2,000 unemployed graduates will soon be taken out of the labour market, courtesy of Lagos State government.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Foundation begins training of over 100 FCT youths on skills acquisition

Free Community Foundation, an NGO, says it is training more than 100 youths on different skills acquisition in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF reverts to normal official work hours for GL12 upward

Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, says that Federal civil servants on Grade Level 12 and above would resume full work hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the rest were to continue to stay at home.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Expert seeks special task force to tackle environmental challenges

Mr Joseph Effiong, an environment and development expert, has called on relevant stakeholders in the environment sector to constitute a strong taskforce to tackle environmental nuisance in the FCT.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River announces coronavirus tax palliatives for individuals, businesses

The Cross River State government has announced a package of reliefs and incentives for individual Taxpayers and businesses in the state approved by the state governor, Professor Ben Ayade. This regime of Tax incentives has been provided as one of many avenues for cushioning the impacts of the novel COVID 19 Pandemic, currently ravaging most parts of the world.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo constitutes task force to curb environmental nuisance

The Oyo State Government has constituted a task force on the environment to curb indiscriminate dumping of refuse and other environmental nuisance in the state.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Only Primary 6, JSS3, SS3 to resume schools

The Coordinator of the Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, announced on Monday that only pupils in Primary 6 and students in JSS 3 and SS3 are allowed to resume school in preparation of their examinations.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Reps speaker offers to pay additional 50% hazard allowance to 450 doctors, other health...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday unveiled plans to pay additional 50 per cent of the hazard allowance in addition to the current hazard allowance being paid by Lagos State Government to about 450 Doctors and other health workers at the Randle General Hospital, Surulere.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate President tasks power sector C’ttee to look into privatisation deal of 2013

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday charged the Senate Committee on Power to look at what has happened to the agreement signed in 2013 on the privatisation of power sector.
The Enugu North Local Government Council of Enugu State has shut down the tomato section of Akwatta in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, until further notice.

900 female traders to get interest-free loans in Ondo

Dorian Homes for Charity and Social Development, an NGO, has set up a micro-credit scheme to give soft loans of between N30,000 to N100,000 to 900 female traders in Ondo State.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT residents besiege banks as government eases lockdown

Civil servants, artisans, and others on Monday besieged branches of commercial banks in different parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as the 28-day lockdown of the FCT meant to curtail the spread of COVID-19 ended.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

May Day: NLC demands implementation of N30,000 minimum wage in Kwara

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to the Kwara Government to ensure immediate and full implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage to its workers.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed the State recorded one case of COVID-19 on Friday.

Lockdown: Oyo to relax curfew, as secretariat reopens on Monday

In an address on Saturday evening, the governor said, “The State Secretariat will be reopened on Monday April 27th 2020. Only civil servants at level 13 and above with separate offices will resume.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP asks Nigerian government to suspend electricity, ATM transfer charges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial banks to work together and suspend charges for use of ATM cards for low amount mobile fund transfers as part of the panacea to ease the burden of poor Nigerians during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Labour plan nationwide protest, strike for Monday

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have vowed to embark on a nationwide protest on Monday, September 28 to protest recent hikes in fuel prices and power tariff.
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West Ham coach, two players contract coronavirus

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.

EFCC docks polytechnic lecturer for N27 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today docked for fraud Pius Ugochukwu Ezeokafor, a former Director of Physical Planning, and now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State.
Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.

Muhammadu Sanusi advises Nigerian government on human capital development

Former Emir of Kano and one-time Managing Director of First Bank, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has lamented that the nation’s economy has not been diversified, over 60 years after the discovery of oil in Nigeria.