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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.

Nigeria cuts down 2020 budget by N317.5 billion

To reflect the present harsh economic realities occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has adjusted the 2020 budget, slashing the figures by N317.5 billion.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa laments drop in oil revenue

Bayelsa State Government has expressed concern over the decline in revenue from the Federation Account arising from the global COVID-19 crisis, saying the economy of states in the country would soon be grounded.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate: Finance Act amendment bill, 10 others scale second reading

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.

Delta governor pays special tribute to James Ibori at 61

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent warm felicitations to former Delta Governor, Chief James Ibori, as he clocks 61 years on August 4.

Delta, Akwa Ibom received highest as federal, states, local governments shared N8 trillion in...

A new report has disclosed that the federal government, 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2018 in spite of the shut-ins in several oil installations during the period.

Bayelsa government decries decline in federal allocation to states

Bayelsa State government on Tuesday, justified its position on the implementation of the current public service reforms, in view of declining revenues from the federation account.

Chatham House: Nigerians want power devolution – El-Rufai

Majority of the members of the Nasir El-Rufai-led All Progressives Congress Committee on true federalism have argued for the devolution of powers and control of resources by the state government.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 17, 2020, in Washington, DC. (AFP-Jim Watson)

Twitter issues fact check of Donald Trump tweets for first time

Twitter issued a fact check of some of Donald Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, marking the first time the U.S. president’s favoured social media platform has pushed back against him spreading falsehoods.

Kogi: We see suspected coronavirus cases, but we cannot test – NMA

Controversy continues over the Covid-19 status of Kogi State. Whereas the State Government affirms it’s position that the State has not recorded any case yet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, opines it is probably because enough tests are not being carried out in the State or they are not coming with all the facts.
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Oyo confirms six new coronavirus cases, two deaths

Oyo State has recorded six new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the latest figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have revealed.

Five passengers die in ghastly accident in Kano

An early Wednesday morning ghastly motor accident has claimed lives of not fewer than five passengers in Rimin Gata in Ungoggo Local Government area of Kano State.
Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year.

YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube says it’s begun fixing an error in its moderation system that caused comments containing certain Chinese-language phrases critical of China’s Communist Party (CCP) to be automatically deleted.