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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: Christians exhibiting reckless confidence in face of coronavirus pandemic

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said that it is worrisome that some Christians exhibit reckless confidence in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Group seeks annulment of National Assembly Special Privileges Act

The foremost anti-graft group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) is asking the Federal High Court to declare null and void the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act of 2017 which confers special privileges on Nigerian lawmakers.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Power sector probe: Senate committee to present report soon – Senator Suswam

Sen. Gabriel Suswam, Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, has said the committee will soon present its findings on the probe of N1.8 trillion Federal Government’s interventions in the sector .

CACOVID donates N1.4 billion virus testing equipment to NCDC

As part of its commitment to complement the Federal Government efforts in combatting coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the private sector-led Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), yesterday donated testing equipment worth N1.4 billion to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Nigerian content intervention fund increased to $350 million

The Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has approved the expansion of the Nigerian Content Intervention (NCI) Fund from 200 million dollars to 350 million dollars.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Sokoto record one new coronavirus death, one positive case

Sokoto State Government has announced one additional death in relation to COVID-19 at one of the state isolation centre in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
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Delta NLC chairman kidnapped

Tension heightened, Saturday in Asaba, the Delta State capital, following the kidnap of the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the State, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku by gunmen at about 8pm.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti APC crisis: I’m not an enemy to anyone – Governor Fayemi

Indications emerged in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at the weekend that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced moves to end its internal wrangling in the state chapter of the party.

Health professionals call for investigation on coronavirus testing claims by Cross River

The COVID-19 Central Working Committee of Health Professionals in Cross River State has called on the Presidential Task Force through the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC to investigate COVID-19 testing claims and results tendered so far in the state.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Nasarawa NMA chairman, 64 health workers test positive for coronavirus

The Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Nasarawa State, Dr Bulus Peter, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement Saturday.

President Buhari appoints new Christian pilgrims commission chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said in a statement Saturday.
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Senator Abe: Igochukwu Aguma remains Rivers’ APC chairman

A former senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has described the alleged suspension of the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Igochukwu Aguma, by a section of the statutory members of the party’s State Executive Committee (SEC), as inconsequential and a clear breach of a valid court judgement.

Former Enugu council chief dies one month after successor’s demise

A former Transition Committee Chairman of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, Ms. Chinwe Ugwu, is dead.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: Suspension of NSITF top management followed due process

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Saturday told the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, that the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Adebayo Somefun, and other top management staff followed due process.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Edo guber: Governor Wike will lead PDP to victory – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said expressed confidence in the ability of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to lead the Peoples Democratic Party to victory in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP orders redeployment of 10 AIGs, CPs

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the posting and redeployment of some senior officers in the Force.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has confirmed that dialogue in national transformation at this year’s economic summit will focus on job creation, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Nigerian government inaugurates joint planning committee for economic summit

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Joint Planning Committee (JPC) for the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#26) scheduled to hold in October 2020.

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NCF not a political party yet – spokesman

The newly formed National Consultative Front (NCF) has said it was yet to metamorphosed into a political party but remains a meeting of like minds to chart a way of getting the country out of the wood.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government warns civil servants against flouting coronavirus guidelines

The Federal Government has warned federal civil servants against flouting the workplace guidelines put in place to flatten the curve of coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Former Enugu SSG Samson Ukpabi passes on

A former Secretary to Enugu State Government and former Rector Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna Prof Samson Ukpabi is dead.
US President Donald Trump looks on as he hosts the 2020 “Salute to America” event in honor of Independence Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 4, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB - AFP)

US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

US Sunbelt mayors warned Sunday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s attempt to minimize the gravity of the spreading virus.
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Ondo governor appoints two new aides

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the appointment of Mr Oluwole Moneyin and Mrs Charity Thiti, as Special Assistants on special duties and women mobilisation respectively.