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Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari to sign revised 2020 budget Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari attends ECOWAS virtual summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is attending a virtual Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Authority of the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the West African Monetary Zone. Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant on New...
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 1

Court to hear suit against officials who attended Abba Kyari’s burial

The Life Camp Magistrate Court, Kado, Abuja, has fixed June 30 for hearing a suit filed against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and 10 others who attended the burial of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, on April 18, 2020.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

SGF: Interstate travel ban remains in place

The Federal Government has reaffirmed the existence of an interstate travel ban to help curb the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari meets Governor Obaseki at Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.

Donald Trump promises to send ventilators to Nigeria in phone chat with President Buhari

President Donald Trump called President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday and promised to help Nigeria fight the deadly coronavirus. He promised to send ventilators.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Sunday evening met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 1

Health minister, NCDC chief meet President Buhari

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Sunday evening met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has responded to enquiries by Nigerians on whether the lockdown enforced in some states by the president due to the Coronavirus outbreak will be lifted.

President Buhari’s aide clears air on lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has responded to enquiries by Nigerians on whether the lockdown enforced in some states by the president due to the Coronavirus outbreak will be lifted.

IPMAN: We’ll keep filling stations open, away from fuel scarcity

With the growing concerns and panic over the gradual lockdown resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, have assured residents that it would keep the filling stations open and away from fuel scarcity to cushion the effects.
Train Lagos Railway

Nigeria to suspend railway services as coronavirus cases increase

The Nigerian Railway Corporation plans to suspend all passenger services in the country effective Monday, March 23, says the Federal Government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday officially presented Nigeria’s Visa policy at the State House, Abuja.

President Buhari unveils Nigeria’s visa policy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday officially presented Nigeria’s Visa policy at the State House, Abuja.

Recruitment: Police release names of successful candidates

This is despite a Federal High Court in Abuja urging that all parties stay action over the recruitment exercise until the matter brought against the Police by the Police Service Commission over the recruitment is determined.
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 5

President Buhari returns to Abuja after UNGA trip — in pictures

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Oby Ezekwesili

Xenophobia: African politicians responsible for youths’ miserable situation – Oby Ezekwesili

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has berated African politicians, saying they are responsible for the “miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, are currently meeting to discuss xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.

Xenophobia: Buhari, Osinbajo, Onyeama meet

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, are currently meeting to discuss xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

TICAD7: President Buhari departs Yokohama for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.
Japanese wearing traditional African attires welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari to their country on Monday. 3

Japanese in Nigerian attire welcome Buhari to Japan

Japanese wearing traditional African attires welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari to their country on Monday.

Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, Lauratta Onorchie reappointed presidential media aides

Mr. Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have been reappointed as Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, respectively by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries.

Why issuance of UAE visas to Nigerians was suspended – embassy

The United Arab Emirates says issuance of visas to Nigeria was suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19 pandemic as against speculations of severed bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Akwa Ibom state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ini Okopido, has passed on.

Akwa Ibom: Senator Akpabio, PDP, others mourn APC chairman

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) are united in the death of the APC Chairman in the State, Mr. Ini Okopido.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly complex roof vandalised, mace seized

According to a video shared by Channels Television, the men were seen removing the iconic legislative mace on the top of the building.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT acting vice chancellor inaugurates committees to resolve crisis rocking varsity

Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Stephen Okodudu, has expressed worries over the lingering crises rocking the institution.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Village head arrested for ‘defiling’ 15 year-old daughter

Operatives of the Ogun State command of the Nigeria Police have arrested a village head, Rasheed Sholabi, the Baale of Oose Agbedu Ajibawo in Owode-Yewa area of the State for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 15 years old biological daughter (name withheld).