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Lagos begins enforcement of laws on distressed buildings

The Lagos State Government on Sunday has begun stiff enforcement of laws against distressed buildings and called on property owners to carry out immediate integrity tests or risk demolition.

South Korea says to sternly deal with scattering of anti-DPRK leaflets

South Korea’s unification ministry on Tuesday said it will sternly deal with the scattering of leaflets criticising the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) after the alleged dispersion of such leaflets across the inter-Korean border overnight.
Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has donated a 500KVA transformer to improve power supply in 16 communities of the Ali-Iwo area in Ibadan.

Oyo PDP senator marks first year in office, lists achievements

Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has donated a 500KVA transformer to improve power supply in 16 communities of the Ali-Iwo area in Ibadan.
The Northern Governors Wives Forum of Nigeria (NGWF) has stated that poverty and ignorance are the twin reasons large number of girls and women in the country struggle with their menstrual hygiene.

Northern governors’ wives blame menstrual hygiene on poverty, ignorance

The Northern Governors Wives Forum of Nigeria (NGWF) has stated that poverty and ignorance are the twin reasons large number of girls and women in the country struggle with their menstrual hygiene.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

PTF: NAFDAC screening local cures for coronavirus

The Federal Government said yesterday it has evaluated claims by local researchers that they have manufactured curative drugs for COVID-19.
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics.

NAFDAC: Several washes, drying reduces effectiveness of fabric face mask

As Lagos State Government commenced enforcement of compulsory use of face masks, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has warned that several washes, drying and stretching of the fabric mask over time reduce its effectiveness even as it noted that non-medical face masks cannot prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Governor Emmanuel: I won’t distribute federal government’s relief materials to my people

Governor Udom Emmanuel said he will not share the rice from the Federal Government of Nigeria to the people of Akwa Ibom.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Gombe imposes curfew, to return almajiris to states of origin

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Wednesday declared a dusk to dawn curfew following the five confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE secured approval for Germany’s first human clinical trials of a possible coronavirus vaccine, entering a global race to develop a defense against the pandemic.

Anambra discharges index case

The first case of COVID-19 in Anambra has tested negative twice to the virus and has been certified fit to go home, Gov. Willie Obiano, has declared.

Customs arrests seven suspects, seizes goods worth N1 billion in Q1

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ said it seized various goods with Duty Paid Value (DPV) worth N1 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020.
Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this, saying that one confirmed COVID-19 patient was discharged after receiving his second negative test result.

Oyo residents lament as government delays distribution of N250 million palliative fund

Residents of Oyo State say they are yet to receive palliatives from the state government since it generated over N200m Naira and received relief materials worth over 50million Naira from philanthropists and organizations as part of efforts to cushion the effects of lockdown on the citizens.
Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.

Protest erupts in Delta over lockdown extension

Thousands of residents in Sapele, Delta State, yesterday, grounded the timber town in protest, demanding an end to the lockdown extended by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the state.
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The time to act is now: A letter to African leaders about the coronavirus...

The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.

Forum tasks South-East governors on unified lockdown policy

A pan-Igbo grassroots socio-cultural organisation, Imeobi Igbo Forum, has advised the South-East governors to embrace unified lockdown procedures and programmes within the zone to check the spread of Coronavirus.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno distributes food, cash to 11,000 displaced persons

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, yesterday distributed different food items and cash to 11,000 Internally Displaced Person, IDPs, in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state.
The Ebonyi State Executive Council has approved the sum of 1 billion naira for the procurement of relief materials and palliative packages to be distributed across the state to help residents ease the hardship of the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ebonyi approves N1 billion coronavirus relief packages

The Ebonyi State Executive Council has approved the sum of 1 billion naira for the procurement of relief materials and palliative packages to be distributed across the state to help residents ease the hardship of the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Coronavirus: PDP elders back Oyo governor, say lockdown not necessary

Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter, have thrown their weights behind the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, on the measures being put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Coronavirus: Governors harp on stronger collaboration with states

Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Fo­rum (NGF) have appealed to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 pan­demic to form a stronger collaboration with state governments especially in the area of administering palliatives to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

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Lagos Assembly passes 2020 N920.47 billion revised budget

Chairman, House Committee on Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, noted that the approval of the House for re-ordering of priorities in the 2020 Appropriation Bill contained 120 findings and 120 amendments as recommended by the Joint Committees and okayed by the House through a voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank decided to cut the repo rate by 100 basis points. This takes the repo rate to 4.25 per cent per annum, the bank said in a statement.

South African central bank reduces bond purchases to R5 billion in June

The South African central bank reduced its government bond purchases to 5 billion rand ($292.64 million) in June, half the monthly average, bringing its bond holdings to 35.9 billion rand, data showed on Tuesday.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Teacher, wife, students test positive for coronavirus in Ghana school one week after resumption

A teacher together with his wife and six other students of Accra Girls Senior High School (AGISS) tested positive for COVID-19 one week after schools resumed for some final year students in junior and senior high schools and tertiary institutions, Ghanaweb reported on Tuesday morning.
John Dramani Mahama in a file photo. REUTERS-Luc Gnago

Ghana presidential candidate selects first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.

WAEC to release fresh 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examination Council is set to release a fresh timetable for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.