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World Bank, EU distribute computers to MDAs in Cross River

The World Bank and European Union (EU) have donated computer sets to critical Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Cross River.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the restriction of movements in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja and Lagos, which are the hardest hit by coronavirus in the country.

President Buhari’s speech on coronavirus pandemic — full text

From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.

NCC denies giving N300 million subventions to NITDA

Contrary to wide speculation by an online publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission gave N300 million to the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, the Commission has stated unequivocally that the information was mere falsehood.

Sokoto to close inter-state roads for two weeks

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has directed the closure of all inter-state routes as part of precautionary measures to curtail the outbreak of Covid-19 in the state.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor constitutes team to boost revenue

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has constituted a 9-Member Committee to identify ways of increasing the state Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), as part of measures to contain global economic downturn caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19).
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari approves procedure for appointment of new permanent services

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the procedure for the appointment of new permanent secretaries to fill the existing vacancies in 16 states of the federation.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, said this in her message to commemorate the World TB Day.

WHO: Africa records decline in TB cases, deaths

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo says expanded coverage of antiretroviral therapy has led to a fast decline in HIV/AIDS-related and Tuberculosis cases and deaths.

Prominent Nigerians linked to 800 properties worth N164 billion in Dubai

The chairman of the forum of governors elected on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Bagudu, and a senator representing Enugu west senatorial district, Ike Ekweremadu, are among serving political office holders named to be part of 334 prominent Nigerians who are linked to 800 properties scattered around the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Coronavirus: Nigeria places ban on travel to high risk countries

The Federal Government has placed a ban on travel by public servants to countries highly affected by COVID-19 pandemic disease.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Coronavirus: Deeper trouble awaits Nigeria if… – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, warned Tuesday that following the impact of the ravaging Coronavirus on the economy, Nigeria will be in deeper trouble if as a country, we are not ingenious enough.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Monday 16, March, visited to the scene of Abule Ado fire explosion. 2

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Abule Ado devastation like a war zone

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has likened the devastation occasioned by the explosion at Abule Ado area of the state, to a war zone.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Boko Haram: Governor meets Borno’s retired generals, police, SSS, others

Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has invited citizens of the state, who retired as Generals and similar ranks in the air force and navy, those who retired as senior officers of the Police, the state security service and the paramilitary, for a strategy meeting.
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 releases N285 billion for capital projects

The Federal Government has released N285billion for capital projects from the 2020 budget.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Coronavirus: NYSC boss assures Nigerians of corps members’ safety

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has assured Nigerians of the safety of corps members in the various orientation camps across the country.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS warns MDAs to stop spending revenues at source

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami, has cautioned Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs to desist from spending at source revenues collected on behalf of the Federal Government
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.

Coronavirus: Senate, executive to engage over oil price crash

As coronavirus continued to ravage the world the upper chamber of the National As­sembly on Tuesday constitut­ed a Joint Committee to engage executive on oil price crash.As coronavirus continued to ravage the world the upper chamber of the National As­sembly on Tuesday constitut­ed a Joint Committee to engage executive on oil price crash.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi governor to arrest, prosecute predecessors over looting of state resources

Bauchi State Gover­nor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has ex­pressed concern over mismanagement of the state’s resources by previous admin­istrations of Mohammed Abu­bakar and Isa Yuguda, who allegedly looted assets and properties worth over a trillion naira.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 5

House of Reps to invite ASUU over ongoing industrial action

The House of Representatives has decided to invite the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Ministries of Labour and Education, over the ongoing warning strike by members of the union.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Chinese doctors must be quaratined

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday insisted the Chinese doctors coming to help in the fight against COVID-19 must first be quarantined for 14 days and comply with all relevant laws in the country.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York increases fine for violating social distancing guidelines to $1,000

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, on Monday said that fines for violating social distancing guidelines would be increased from $500 to $1,000.
The countries according to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Switzerland.

Nigeria declares April 10, 13 as Easter holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano coronavirus fund raising committee hits N400 million

The COVID-19 Fund Raising Committee constituted by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state submitted its interim report on Monday, saying it had raised almost N400m.
The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Street To School Initiative, has unveiled a newly renovated ultra-modern Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) for residents of Surulere Community in Agbado-Oke-Odo, Lagos

Japan donates $236, 000 for humanitarian mine action in Northeast

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a donation of $236, 363 from the Government of Japan to support the UNMAS Nigeria in providing critical life-saving humanitarian assistance to civilians and humanitarian actors in the Northeast.