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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance-Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission.

President Buhari approves appointment of new NAICOM chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission.

TUC: Nigeria workers deserve three months tax holidays

The President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr Quadri Olaleye, has called on the three tiers of government to grant three months tax holidays to Nigerian workers.
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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.
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

PTF: Frontline health workers get N112.5 million life insurance cover

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on coronavirus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has revealed that a memorandum of understanding has been signed in respect of the healthcare workers on the frontline for various allowances and other incentives.
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Insurance coach ready for possible NNL resumption

Coach of Nigeria National League side Insurance of Benin Benard Ogbe has stated that he is pleased and ready to lead his team for the resumption of the nation’s second tier league.

NMA: It may be difficult to completely defeat the virus

Delta State branch of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, said weekend that it might be difficult to completely defeat the ravaging coronavirus pandemic, noting that people may have to live with it like other viruses such as HIV/AIDS.

ULC: Police competing with coronavirus on killing of Nigerians

President of the United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, Joe Ajaero, has said police officers were competing with COVID-19 on who/what will kill more Nigerians.

Edo guber: Groups adopt Osagie Ize-Iyamu for governor

NO fewer than 21 various interest groups have adopted Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as their preferred governorship candidate for the 2020 governorship election slated for September 16.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigeria allocates N102 billion to health sector

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has provided N102.5 billion in resources as stimulus to be made available for direct interventions in the healthcare sector across the country.
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 provides N102 billion intervention in healthcare sector – minister

The Federal Government has provided N102.5 billion in resources for direct interventions in the country’s healthcare sector, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has said.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Stock market nosedives 0.14% as investors lose N16 billion

The effect of coronavirus, COVID-19, on Tuesday continued to ravage the stock market as its nosedived by 0.14 percent or 14 bases points, bps with investors losing N16 billion of their investment.
Former Bendel Insurance player and coach, Roland Ewere is delighted with the extensive upgrading and renovation that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City has undergone, expressing hope that the Super Eagles will enjoy playing qualifying games.

Roland Ewere: Super Eagles will enjoy playing at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium

Former Bendel Insurance player and coach, Roland Ewere is delighted with the extensive upgrading and renovation that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City has undergone, expressing hope that the Super Eagles will enjoy playing their FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying games in the stadium.
However minutes after the crucial votes the process was thrown into confusion when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

US Congress passes coronavirus stimulus package

The U.S. Congress passed a multi-billion dollar aid bill meant to blunt the economic fallout of the coronavirus late on Friday.

NAICOM decries obsolete insurance laws

The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has decried the obsolete nature of some sections of the laws governing insurance practice in Nigeria and hence called for an urgent amendment.
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 investigates deposit banks over remittance of tax revenues

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Finance to investigate withholding tax revenues on both bank deposits and dividends.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with top banker and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, Sir Marc Wabara, as he turns 69 on Feb. 26.

President Buhari hails Sir Marc Wabara at 69

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with top banker and stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, Sir Marc Wabara, as he turns 69 on Feb. 26.

Nigeria liquidates 425 banks in 32 years

Since incorporation in 1988, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has carried out liquidation activities on 425 financial institutions in the country.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Boko Haram: Senate condemns Plateau killings, abductions

The Senate on Wednesday condemned the abduction and killings of Nigerian citizens from Plateau State by Boko Haram.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Coronavirus positive cases gradually coming down

Dr Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has said that positive cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) gradually coming down as the daily results now revolves around 400.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Liverpool complete signing of Konstantinos Tsimikas

Liverpool have completed the signing of Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Lagos petrol tanker drivers suspend strike

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has suspended its strike in Lagos State.
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APC pleads with Anambra governor to reinstate suspended monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state, suspended late July.
President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.

El Salvador to give immunity passport to those who recovered from coronavirus

President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.