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Controversy has erupted in Akwa Ibom State after a senior government official was found apparently diverting food aid donated nationwide to cushion the impact of the COVID-19, and later handing them out as Christmas gifts.
Mr Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank Governor, will tomorrow Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, meet with Governors of the 36 states, under the aegis of Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to discuss how to access Pension Funds for Infrastructure Development in the country.
Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will be meeting tomorrow, with evolving a new national security order that will ensure the safety of lives and property nationwide topping the agenda.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday, raised alarm over what it called designs by indicted federal government officials to use the invasion of CA-COVID palliative warehouses to escape investigation into the reported stealing and criminal diversion of funds and palliatives provided by the federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coordinator, CACOVID Palliatives Distribution for Zaria Local Government, Malam Sabiu Sani, said about 4,000 poor and vulnerable people have been earmarked to receive CACOVID palliative in the area.
The Police on Tuesday arraigned 71 persons before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for their alleged involvement in the looting of CACOVID palliatives at Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal, Ilorin.
Nigeria’s 36 governors have denied hoarding the food items donated by the organised private sector to ease the economic hardship imposed on the poor by the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Benue State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, has refuted claims of being in custody of CACOVID palliatives in the state.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pledged to provide appropriate health and security measures for the 2019 Annual Performance Assessment of States (SFTAS) programme expected to start from Sunday.
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, brokered a truce between the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed in Port Harcourt.
FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will have to cut down the costs of their squads by more than 35 million euros ($42.14 million) following new salary limits imposed by La Liga on Tuesday to cope with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Tuesday proposed that 10 per cent of derived oil revenue be provided in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for the host communities.
Police in Nasarawa state Tuesday announced the arrest of two suspected notorious armed robbers who have been terrorising Nasarawa and its environs and recovered fire arms from them.
The deployment of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa has accelerated amid the quest to contain the virus and reopen the continent’s economy, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Hyundai is finally recalling some 76,000 Kona EVs built between 2018 and 2020 after more than a dozen reported fires related to the electric SUV’s battery pack. It’s the second recall of the Kona EV, but the first global recall, and it will cost Hyundai around $900 million to perform.
The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, on Thursday suspended an indefinite strike over outstanding arrears of minimum wage and other demands.
The federal government has urged state governments to domesticate the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) to enhance prudence and eliminate wastes and corruption in public finance management.
Oyo on Wednesday recorded four COVID-19 related deaths, bringing to 110, the total number of deaths linked to the pandemic in the state.