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Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Sallah: NEDC, Yobe distribute palliatives to vulnerable in Damaturu

In their efforts to make sallah celebrations easier during the Covid19 pandemic, Yobe State Government in partnership with North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reached out to Vulnerables at their Door steps through delivery of Food Items to 5,750 Households across 17 LGAs
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.

Federal government donates 5,318 metric tons of foodstuff to Kano

The Federal Government said it has delivered a total of 139 truck-loads of foodstuff which is equivalent to 5,318 metric tons to Kano State, for distribution to the less-privileged, and people living with disabilities as palliatives against the effect of COVID-19.
Approximately 1.8 million American households cancelled cable TV subscriptions during the first quarter of 2020 according to a report by Variety.

1.8 million American households cancel cable TV subscriptions

Approximately 1.8 million American households cancelled cable TV subscriptions during the first quarter of 2020 according to a report by Variety.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigeria: 3.1 million households to benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown

The federal government has said a total of 3.1 million households in Nigeria will benefit from its Homegrown School Feeding programme during the lockdown period.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed prompt payment of salaries to all employees. 4

President Buhari reveals measures to tackle coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday said only a collective international approach will mitigate the devastating effect of COVID-19, while assuring that the Federal Government will intensify efforts to monitor, test and isolate more people, especially at the community level.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC states adopt policy framework on child nutrition

The decision was reached as part of their determination to put the issue of child nutrition on the front burner and develop an enduring framework that would not only address the challenge of child nutrition within the shortest time possible, but also ensure that access to food by all vulnerable households is reasonably guaranteed at all times.
Senator representing Kaduna Central zone, Malam Uba Sani, has flagged-off distribution of palliatives to two million households in the seven local government areas that makeup his constituency.

Kaduna senator to feed two million households

Senator representing Kaduna Central zone, Malam Uba Sani, has flagged-off distribution of palliatives to two million households in the seven local government areas that makeup his constituency.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

500,000 households to benefit from Aisha Buhari’s donation in Kano

Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari donates 16 trailers of food items, PPEs to Kano

Aisha Buhari, the wife of Nigeria’s president on Monday donated Personal Protective Equipments, PPE, medical consumables and assorted food items to the government and people of Kano State.
UBA SANI

Senator Sani donates N80 million foodstuffs to less privileged in Kaduna

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani, has donated 12 trucks of food items worth N80 million for distribution as palliatives to the less privileged in Kaduna State.
The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ondo to distribute maize seeds as palliative

The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

Kano begs federal government to urgently fix coronavirus test centre

The Kano State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reactivate the NCDC COVID 19 testing centre at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Men load sacks of rice among other food aid in a truck, to be distributed for those affected by procedures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Abuja, Nigeria April 17, 2020. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis

In Nigeria’s Benue state, the food basket of the country, Mercy Yialase, sits in front of her idle rice mill. Demand is high across the nation, but she already has mounds of paddy rice that are going nowhere amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

World Bank forecasts sharp fall in remittances to Nigeria, others

The World Bank said remittances will decline sharply by about 23.1 percent to sub-Nigeria and other Saharan African nations this year, due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigeria: We will use BVN to identify poor, vulnerable citizens

The Federal Government said it has decided to expand the social register for palliative distribution by employing digital models including the use of Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in a broadcast on Saturday.

Kaduna lockdown set to be eased – deputy governor

Kaduna State is fashioning out a framework to allow businesses that offer essential services to operate within the stay-at-home period and within limits.
Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his associates were accused of conspiracy to commit corruption, failure to comply with laws related to procurement, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering the proceeds of crime.

Kenyans blast governor over plans to include Hennessy in coronavirus care packages

The governor of Nairobi, Kenya was blasted on social media after announcing his plans to include “small bottles of Hennessy” in food packs being distributed to the city’s poor families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Over 16,744 persons receive Nigerian government’s cash transfer in Kaduna

No fewer than 16,744 poor households have received N20,000 each in the ongoing implementation of the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programme in Kaduna State.

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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.
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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.