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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central yesterday said that the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu still has a lot to offer Nigeria in the area of leadership and nation-building.
The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
The chairman of the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Bagudu, and a senator representing Enugu west senatorial district, Ike Ekweremadu, are among serving political office holders named to be part of 334 prominent Nigerians who are linked to 800 properties scattered around the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Members of National Executive Council (NEC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South South have passed a Vote of Confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has dissociated himself from disparaging statements being circulated online against some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in the South-South geopolitical zone, credited to him.
The South-east caucus in the Senate, on Thursday, complained about the exclusion of the region in infrastructural projects for which the federal government has borrowed $22.7 billion.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) South South Vice-Chairman, Hilliard Eta, has distanced the leaders of the party in the zone from the proposed consultative meeting convened by the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, describing it as illegal. =
The Finance Act amendment bill transmitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and passage scaled second reading on the floor during plenary on Wednesday.
The South-South chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind the embattled National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiohmole.
National Vice Chairman, South-South of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta, has defended the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, saying those waging war against him are merely plotting to weaken the party in order to push APC members to another party where they (anti-Oshiomhole forces) can realize their ambition of joining the 2023 presidential race.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on religious leaders in the country to pray for Nigeria and its leadership, saying that the country will eventually overcome its tribulations.
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday struck out the criminal charge filed by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property against the former deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for lack of diligent prosecution.
A Political Analyst, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has commended the Senate for the inauguration of the Deputy Senate President-led Constitution Review Committee.
The Senate is considering a constitutional amendment to restructure the country’s police architecture, according to a report.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called for a review of existing laws on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions rather than formulating new ones.
Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.
Polytechnic students under the aegis of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) have rejected plan by the Federal Government to invite Chinese doctors to help contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
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Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president, Gabriele Gravina, has suggested that funds be created from a share of betting revenue for soccer clubs and organisations in need.
It brings the total number of cases in Russia to 5,389 with 45 deaths.
As the incidences of Corona Virus Disease 2019 better known as ‘COVID-19’ increases, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria has temporarily suspended its operations.