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DBN: Credit Gurantee a tool for increased access to finance for MSMEs

Current realities in Nigeria including the Covid19 Pandemic has brought to light the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors, UN, EU to work in synergy to fight gender-based violence

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have resolved to work in synergy with the United Nations and the European Union to fight Gender-based Violence in the Country.
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Nigerian governors meet over autonomy for state legislature, judiciary

The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF will meet tomorrow to brainstorm on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Executive Order granting financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary at the state level.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Sallah: NEDC, Yobe distribute palliatives to vulnerable in Damaturu

In their efforts to make sallah celebrations easier during the Covid19 pandemic, Yobe State Government in partnership with North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reached out to Vulnerables at their Door steps through delivery of Food Items to 5,750 Households across 17 LGAs

Coronavirus intervention group seeks media partnership in Yobe

The newly formed Yobe State Coronavirus, COVID-19, CSOs Intervention Group is seeking media support to enable it fully sensitize the state citizens.

Kwara PDP, APC bicker over coronavirus palliatives

Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading blames over distribution of palliative materials to cushion the effect of the State Government stay-at-home directive.
Former Nigerian lawmaker Dino Melaye has said he will challenge his loss to All Progressives Congress’s Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.

Kogi West: INEC asks tribunal to dismiss Senator Melaye’s case, says it lacks merits,...

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to dismiss the case filed by Dino Melaye (PDP) challenging the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) in the last year November 16/30 Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

DAWN: Why Amotekun has not taken off

The palpable stagnancy in the takeoff of security network agencies in the six states of the South-West codenamed Amotekun has been attributed to the outbreak of COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

President Buhari extends Lagos, Ogun, Abuja lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the current restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by another 14 days to curb the spread of Coronavirus disease in the country.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Emanuella Zamba as the new Acting General Manager for Lagos State Health Management Agency LASHMA.

Lagos to commence door-to-door testing for coronavirus

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, yesterday, disclosed that the state government will commence a door-to-door testing of residents of the state to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos: Seven more coronavirus patients discharged

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the discharge of seven more COVID-19 patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba bringing the number of patients discharged in Lagos to 39.
Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

CRC: Rivers governor acted illegally suspending council chairmen

Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

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.”=
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Racial discrimination over pandemic shameful – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says there are growing acts of racial discrimination over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, describing the attitude as shameful.
Senior pastors, Sam and Nike Adeyemi read that from the weekend of March 21st, Daystar Christian Centre will not hold a physical gathering for worshippers at any of our locations in Oregun, Lekki, Ikorodu and Badagry centres till further notice.

Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s church suspends physical gathering for service

Following the directive of the Lagos State Government to restrict public gathering for religious activities with more than 50 worshippers over the COVID19 pandemic, Daystar Church has suspended physical gathering for service.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.