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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has lauded journalists and media organisations over their efforts to curtail the Coronavirus pandemic, saying their efforts will not go unrewarded.
The demand was made in a statement signed by the Interim Convener, CODO, Dr Chike Okogwu; Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities, CCD, David Anyaele; Kemi Ogunjinrin; Isaac Nosa Ehigiator; Muhammad Bulkachawa; Christian Agbo; Dr. Irene Patrick Ojiugo; Lynda Katai Dung; Ayuba Burki Gufwan; Vivian Odimegwu; Patience Ogolo-Dickson; Biodun Olugbade; Mohammed Bello Suleiman; and Comrade Oyedeji Olusegun Abayomi.
The pan Igbo sociocultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday asked the federal government to set up a high-powered judicial panel of inquiry to look into the frequent killing of young men and women by trigger-happy security operatives posted to the Southern part of Nigeria.
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) has described the Federal Government’s plan to continue with the School Feeding programme during the ongoing lockdown as an insult to Nigerians.
Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to include the nation’s pensioners among beneficiaries of relief materials being distributed to vulnerable Nigerians.
The thirty-six State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have backed President Muhammadu Buhari on that the two weeks extension of the lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states.
Nigerian government terminates contracts over cash transfer delays in Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Zamfara
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has directed the immediate termination of the contract of two Payment Service Providers, PSPs, for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation assigned to them.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has allayed fears over the planned recruitment of workers in 774 Local Governments Areas of the country as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
N-Power beneficiaries in Kogi under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) on Tuesday, appealed to the Federal Government to pay their stipend for March 2020, amidst the stay-at-home order to curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.
The House of Representatives, yesterday vowed to dig into the expenditure of the Social Intervention Funds as a palliative for Nigerians who are depressed by the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic, the refusal of the Presidency to cooperate with them, notwithstanding.
As part of the stimulus to cushion the effects of the pandemic Coronavirus, the Federal Government, today handed over 6, 000 bags, of 50 kg rice and other items to the Lagos State Government for onward distribution to its residents.
The leadership of the National Assembly has dismissed reports that it labelled the National Social Investment Programmes a failure, stressing that, its statement was directed at efforts during the lockdown.
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, has faulted the leadership of the National Assembly over its claims about the conditional cash transfer scheme of the Federal Government.
A group of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has requested to monitor the distribution of food by the federal government to households who have children in public schools.
The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, yesterday, insisted that the conditional cash transfer initiative of the Federal Government is fraught with faults.
The House of Representatives has said it is considering a stimulus bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
New Atletico Madrid signing Luis Suarez admitted he is delighted to have completed a switch from Barcelona, claiming the club’s reputation convinced him to move.
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could rejoin former club Lyon in the coming weeks, with his future at the Camp Nou increasingly uncertain.
Canadian rapper, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, better known as Tory Lanez, has opened up on the shooting incident involving him and fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion.
Togo’s prime minister and his government have resigned, the West African nation’s presidency said late Friday.
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday evening approved new names for 10 improved cassava varieties, as part of efforts to brand the root crop for easy identification, cultivation and marketing of cassava stems.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has approved N300 million as part payment of gratuities to 600 State and Local Government retirees in the state.
Kano State Government have on Tuesday sealed no fewer than seven clinics and four diagnostic laboratories operated by alleged quacks in various areas of the state.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has called on the general public to adhere strictly to the NCDC protocols on COVID-19 with a view to preventing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
A huge fire has destroyed part of the main building of Uganda’s prestigious Makerere University, one of Africa’s oldest, police said Sunday.