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Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.

Liverpool make U-turn over furlough scheme after criticism

Liverpool were forced to apologise as the Premier League club ditched their controversial plan to furlough non-playing staff during the coronavirus on Monday, while FIFA urged players and clubs to reach agreement over wage reductions.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria faced with unprecedented economic challenge

“We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning and change our thinking.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo chairs economic sustainability committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to head the Economic Sustainability Committee.

Students unveil coronavirus volunteers project

In a bid to complement government efforts towards combating the global coronavirus pandemic, the Muslim Students’ Society in Lagos State (MSSNLagos) has joined the campaign with the launch of COVID-19 Volunteers Project.
Nigerian health minister, Osagie Ehanire, has provided insight into why he, alongside other officials, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. 1

APC: Nigerians want a working president, not a talker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says a majority of Nigerians want a working president but that only a few want one who talks.
The leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has said his ashram in Ibadan is a safe place for those who wish to self-isolate themselves, the cult figure stating that there is enough space for as many as 1,500 people.

Satguru Maharaj Ji: My abode is safe for self-isolation

The leader of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has said his ashram in Ibadan is a safe place for those who wish to self-isolate themselves, the cult figure stating that there is enough space for as many as 1,500 people.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

Nigerian ministers donate 50% of salary to support efforts against virus pandemic

The 43 ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have donated 50 per cent of their March salaries to support government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Federal Government is not contemplating imposition of a travel ban on travellers over the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Nigeria urges nationals to report returnees not observing self-isolation

Nigerians have been asked to help the government in identifying anybody who returned to the country within the past few weeks without observing the compulsory 14-days self-isolation.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

Senate president urges government to provide relief for poor Nigerians

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Presidency slams Senate for asking President Buhari to address Nigerians

The Presidency has rebuked the Senate for calling on the President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians in a television broadcast with regards to the Coronavirus.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

President Buhari: Why I have not revisited IDPs camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed why he is yet to revisit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps since last year August.
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 mandatory debate by INEC for presidential, governorship candidates

Moves to make it mandatory for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to organise public debates for all candidates to the Offices of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, President, yesterday got a boost as a Bill to such effect scaled second reading in the Senate.
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been reported to WHO and 8,000 people have lost their lives.
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.

ECOWAS Parliament: Sierra Leonean, Nigerian emerge speaker, deputy

Hon. Boucary Chaibou from Republic of Niger was elected as Second Deputy Speaker; Hon. Aklesso Atcholi from Togo as Third Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Adja Pinto from Guinea Bissau was elected as the Fourth Deputy.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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Ethiopia declares state of emergency to curb spread of coronavirus

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.

Kenya’s parliament cancels sitting after virus travel ban

A recall of Kenya’s parliament scheduled for Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi, has been cancelled.
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.

SGF: President Buhari alone can decide if lockdown will be extended

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, says the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lacks the power to end or extend the lockdown imposed by the President.