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Hungary’s Prime minister Viktor Orban looks on as he is welcomed by French President in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting on October 11, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN - AFP)

Hungary prepares $30bn package to jump-start economy

Hungary is preparing to announce a roughly $30 billion package of measures to help jump-start the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak, a top government official said on Saturday.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

English Premier League will not resume early May, wage cuts discussed and £125 million...

The latest update from the Premier League has confirmed there will be no top flight football at the beginning of May.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria faced with unprecedented economic challenge

“We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning and change our thinking.”
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Edo condemns arbitrary hike in prices of food items, begins monitoring

The Edo State Government has warned traders and sellers of food items against being insensitive to the plight of residents by hiking the price of food items and other household essentials as a fallout of measures by the state government to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

Nigerian agency trains 1,680 youths, women in Kaduna

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Monday, said it had trained 1,680 youth and women on various skills and other empowerment schemes in Kaduna State in 2020.
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.

Poverty: Senate urges Nigeria to prioritize resources for human capital development

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, prioritize the allocation of resources for human capital development so as to mitigate against the impact of poverty in the country.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB signs first private sector loan in Sudan

The African Development Bank has signed an agreement with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest conglomerates, for the provision of up to $75 million to improve food security and household incomes in the country. The agreement is the Bank’s first private sector loan to the East African nation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria will continue to engage, collaborate with private sector

The importance of the private sector in the development of the economy, especially in creating employment is why a regular interface between the private sector and the Federal Government will continue, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Manufacturers, importers, others lament impact of disease on Nigerian economy

With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in China, there are indications that the country’s agro-allied, manufacturing sectors and dealers on various products have put on hold the importation of several production raw materials, consumable items coming from China.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has reaffirmed that no criminal will have a place to stay in the state which he governs with the kind of strategy that is being put in place by the state government in curbing and wiping out crimes in the state.

Governor Abiodun: Why I did not sack civil servants employed by Senator Amosun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has said the need to do what was right and in keeping with the convenant he made with his creator to serve the people diligently, made his administration not to disengage those employed at the twilight of the last administration.

Senator Okon: Why Nigerians clamour for true federalism

Akwa Ibom elder and pioneer National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Anietie Okon, has expressed discontent over the current state of governance in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Nigeria realised $104 million from film, music in 2019 – minister

Nigeria’s creative industry has been described as the fastest growing sector of the economy with $53 million and $51 million accrued last year from film and music respectively.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, said the Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu until his death, was a detribalized Nigerian who believed strongly in unity among majority and minority ethnic groups in Nigeria. 5

Senator Uwajumogu was an advocate of Nigeria’s unity – Senate president

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, said the Late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu until his death, was a detribalized Nigerian who believed strongly in unity among majority and minority ethnic groups in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s cooperative housing initiative for informal sector commences

The first of the federal government’s planned cooperative housing initiative to reach the informal sector in the country came on stream Monday as the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, commissioned the AKACARE Cooperative Housing Scheme, the Woodhill Estate, at Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

CBN approves six companies for dairy products importation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has approved six dairy companies operating in the country for the importation of milk products and its derivatives.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan with the Executive Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on arrival at River Alkamaram, Mauyi Ganga, venue of the Bade Cultural and Fishing Festival in Yobe State on Sunday, February 9, 2020. 7

Yobe: Senator Lawan seeks partnership on fishing, cultural festival — in pictures

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has urged Ministries and Agencies of government, as well as Corporate bodies to partner the Yobe State Government on the Mauyi Ganga fishing and cultural festival.
Antonio Guterres

Africa: Gender equality key to poverty eradication – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says promotion of gender equality and the “meaningful engagement of women and girls” was key to poverty eradication in Africa.

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The Flash actor Logan Williams passes on at 16

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Pink reveals coronavirus diagnosis, donates $1 million to relief funds

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