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Food security: Nigerian government to recruit 77, 400 youths into agric business

In a bid to boost food sufficiency and reduce unemployment, the Federal Government, has announced plans to inject over 77,400 young farmers into agriculture business under a scheme called Buhari Young Farmers Network.
The Speaker of the Gombe State House of Assembly is expected to emerge on Friday, during the first sitting of the 6th assembly in the state.

Gombe Assembly passes local government joint project bill

The Gombe State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for a law to provide for the establishment of a joint project development agency and other matters related thereto.
Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke,

Lagos supports 2,204 businesses in one year to reduce unemployment

Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, said the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has supported 2,204 businesses to expand with the aim of reducing unemployment in the state.
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has confirmed seven new cases of Coronavirus in the State.

Oyo governor distributes seedlings, herbicides to farmers

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has distributed seedlings and herbicides to farmers in Iseyin community as part of activities to mark one year anniversary of his administration.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts assessment to revitalise 329 primary healthcare

As part of efforts geared towards the revitalisation of Primary Healthcare, the Lagos State Government has carried out a comprehensive assessment of no fewer than 329 Primary healthcare centres in the State.

PTF: Nigeria working on guidelines for school reopening

The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has on Wednesday said that the Federal Government would soon list out guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senator Lawan distributes palliatives to thousands in Damaturu, Yobe North

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has distributed food palliatives to thousands of residents in Damaturu and the six local government areas in Yobe North Senatorial District of Yobe State.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor meets monarchs, others over Kajuru killings

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umaru Muri, has said some of the people behind the killings in the Kajuru Local Government Area, Southern Kaduna, have been arrested.

Coronavirus: Speaker Obasa hailed over interventions

Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has been commended for being at the forefront of effective management of the coronavirus crisis in Nigeria.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano governor slashes political office holders’ salaries by 50 percent

Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje has slashed the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 per cent.
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Federal, states, local governments receive N1.95 trillion from FAAC in first quarter

Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), yesterday, stated that the Federal, states and local governments received N1.95 trillion from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) in the first quarter of 2020.

Rivers council chief cautions residents against swimming in river

The Chairman of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Rowland Sekibo, has cautioned residents of his riverine LGA against swimming in the rivers in the face of the ravaging Coronavirus.
Clement Agba, the Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget And National Planning has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to go into partnerships to create jobs as well as boost the economy.

Nigeria expects injection of N2 trillion stimulus into the economy – minister

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has said that the Federal Government expects the injection of about N2 trillion stimulus into the economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the fall in oil prices.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Plateau bans intrastate movement, relaxes lockdown for three days

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.
The Member representing Ningi/Warji federal constituency of Bauchi State, Honourable Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulkadir, has distributed 700 bags of rice, sugar, and gallons of oil to two local governments in the state to cushion their hardships during the fasting month of Ramadan.

Bauchi Reps member donates 700 bags of rice to local councils

The Member representing Ningi/Warji federal constituency of Bauchi State, Honourable Abdullahi Sa’ad Abdulkadir, has distributed 700 bags of rice, sugar, and gallons of oil to two local governments in the state to cushion their hardships during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has explained why government decided that civil servants and political appointees who are among persons fortunate to earn incomes during this lockdown should make a contribution to the cost of buying palliatives for vulnerable citizens of Kaduna State who cannot eke out a living due to the lockdown.

Kaduna: Why we are making deductions from staff salaries

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has explained why government decided that civil servants and political appointees who are among persons fortunate to earn incomes during this lockdown should make a contribution to the cost of buying palliatives for vulnerable citizens of Kaduna State who cannot eke out a living due to the lockdown.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 2

PDP kicks as Senate okays President Buhari’s bid to borrow N850 billion

The upper chamber of the Nation­al Assembly on Tuesday approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow the sum of N850 billion from the domestic capital market to finance projects in the 2020 budget.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps summons health minister, NCDC chief, others over deaths in Kano

Members of the House of Representatives have summoned the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, to appear and brief it on the government’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its template for the intervention in all the states of the federation.

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NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Sir John Ngbede has attributed the overwhelming victory of his party in last Saturday’s council polls in the state to the preparedness of the party for the election.

Why we won overwhelmingly in Benue council polls – PDP chair

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Sir John Ngbede has attributed the overwhelming victory of his party in last Saturday’s council polls in the state to the preparedness of the party for the election.