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DMO issues N968 billion promissory notes to oil marketers, states, others

The Debt Management Office (DMO) as at February 29, 2020 issued a total of N968,092,181,889.00 Promissory Notes to oil marketers, state governments, federal government agencies and exporters on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN).
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

Nigeria outlines measures taken to check coronavirus spread

The presidency has outlined measures President Muhammadu Buhari has taken to help Nigeria check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, has emphasised on three pillars of trust, confidence and accountability for effective coordination and delivery of Global Fund (GF) in the country.

Senator Mamora: I tested negative for coronavirus

The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, says he has tested negative for coronavirus.
People walk inside the Yaba Mainland hospital compound where Covid-19 patients are being treated in Lagos, Nigeria, in February. AP

Six more patients recover from coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigeria is set to release six coronavirus patients after they fully recovered from the infection. All six persons are in Lagos State, the hardest hit by the disease. It will bring to eight the total number of recoveries.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari resumes work

Already, the President on the recommendation of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on #Coronavirus, #PTFCOVID19, approved the suspension of weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings, which he would have chaired today, until further notice.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Presidency shuts FEC venue as Buhari performs normal presidential duties

The Presidency has temporarily locked up the State House Council Chamber, the venue of the hitherto weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Danjuma Kashimu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Magama-Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger, in Saturday’s bye-election.

Global pandemic forces INEC, APC, PDP shutdown

Nigeria’s political scene, already in overdrive over the 2023 general election, though most of the current elected leaders are yet to mark their first year in office, has effectively been shut down as cases of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, increase in the country.
A civil society organisation, the Open Justice Initiative, OJI, has petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, asking him to investigate the leadership tussle in the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON.

Nigeria closes all land borders, postpones executive council meeting indefinitely

The Nigerian Government on Monday announced the closure of all the country’s land border as part of measures to tackle the growing incident of Coronavirus pandemic.
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.

Coronavirus: Why we’re delaying implementation of flight ban – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said the delay in the implementation of flight restrictions is to enable airlines put safety measures in place.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends recruitment exercises

As parts of efforts to contain the effects of the coronavirus on the nation’s economy, the Nigerian government on Wednesday announced plans to halt recruitment exercises in the public service.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Nigeria: Petrol now N125 per litre – minister

The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to reduce the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125.

Nigeria crashes pump price of petrol to N125

Following global crash in price of crude oil, the federal government has also approved a reduction in the pump price of price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol from N145 to N130.
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.

President Buhari awards scholarships to three science students

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja granted full scholarship up to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree level to three secondary students who emerged winners at the year 2020 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award Competition.

Minister: ASUU strike illegal, shocking

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has described the ongoing two-week-old warning strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as illegal and shocking.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigeria: University lecturers strike illegal

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has described the ongoing warning strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as illegal.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

FEC approves N43 billion for road, agric projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a total of N43.3 billion for a road and various agricultural projects in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

FEC approves N29.4 billion for 9th Mile, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a N29.4 billion contract to be awarded for rehabilitation of the “tricky, steep and dangerous” 15-kilometre 9th Mile section of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
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 mulls 10 years jail term for generating sets importers, sellers

Importers and sellers of electricity generating sets in Nigeria may be in for a challenge as Senate passed for first reading a bill proposing 10 years jail term for generator importers and sellers.

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UN peace ambassador lauds Bayelsa initiatives on coronavirus check

United Nations Peace Ambassador, Arc. Miebi Bribena, has hailed proactive measures so far taken by the Bayelsa State government at preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled to curb the spread of coronavirus.
As a result of the recent global economic challenges resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and the crash in the prices of crude oil, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced a number of measures to mitigate the imminent reduction in monthly FAAC allocations from the federation account.

Ogun postpones lockdown directive till Friday

The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, disclosed this on Monday, in his address to the people of the state shortly after inspecting 128-bed isolation centres located within the premises of HID Awolowo Model School, Ikenne Remo.
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CISLAC, Transparency International demand total accountability of coronavirus intervention fund

A civil society organization, the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, in conjunction with Transparency International, TI, Monday called for accountability in the use of COVID-19 intervention fund in the country.
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Samuel Kalu gets club‘s permission to return to Nigeria

Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu has been granted permission by his French club Girondis Bordeaux to reunite with his family amid the Covid-19 crisis.