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President Buhari approves five accounts for coronavirus donations

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the opening of five COVID-19 Donor Accounts which form part of the existing Treasury Single Account (TSA) arrangement in five commercial banks.
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SERAP urges President Buhari to convert recovered stolen buildings into isolation centres

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to “urgently instruct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami SAN to work with appropriate ministries and agencies to identify, publish and use confiscated stolen assets as isolation centres.”
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has offered suggestions on how the war against the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) can be won by the federal and state governments in the country.

Governor Fayemi: How we can win coronavirus battle

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has offered suggestions on how the war against the raging coronavirus (COVID-19) can be won by the federal and state governments in the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor suggests strategies to economic recovery after coronavirus

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, says Nigeria has to reduce the cost of governance if it plans to emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos directs reopening of government offices, establishments

Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigeria directs federal civil servants from level 14 to resume Monday

The Federal Government has ordered civil servants in the country to resume duties effective Monday, May 4.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Nigeria worries over rise in coronavirus positive cases

The Federal Government yesterday expressed worry over the increasing cases of COVID-19 positives in the country, blaming the rise on non-compliant of lockdown orders, unauthorised treatment of COVID-19 persons in private homes and unaccredited health facilities among others.
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, says its medical team on Monday delivered a 40-year-old COVID-19 patient, of a baby girl.

Nigeria begins payment of upgraded hazard allowances to health workers

The Federal Government says it has commenced the payment of the Upgraded Hazard allowances for frontline health workers fighting against the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria.
The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.

Ondo to distribute maize seeds as palliative

The Ondo State Government said it would distribute special variety of maize seeds as a palliative to farmers in the state, to help mitigate hunger after the Coronavirus pandemic.
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 prepares 10-year development plan

Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday constituted a steering committee for the preparation of the state’s 10-year development plan.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, while inaugurating the team in Abuja, said the move was part of efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nigeria sets up agric emergency response team

The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a seven-man Joint Technical Task Team on Emergency Response to COVID-19 to ensure unrestricted movement of agricultural products across the country.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN: Mechanization best option to upscale food production

The All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Thursday, stressed need for adoption of mechnaisation as best option to upscale food production during and after the crippling Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.
Gov. Simon Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, said the roadmap was to brainstorm on economic recovery strategies for the state.

Plateau sets up post-coronavirus economy road map

The Plateau state government have set up a post COVID-19 economy road map for the state, as part of efforts to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the state’s economy.
Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in a broadcast on Saturday.

Kaduna lockdown set to be eased – deputy governor

Kaduna State is fashioning out a framework to allow businesses that offer essential services to operate within the stay-at-home period and within limits.
Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina orders civil servants to return to work

Katsina State Government has directed civil servants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to continue to report to work from ten o’clock in the morning to two o’clock in the afternoon on weekdays.

Guinea to mandate mask-wearing against virus

Guinean President Alpha Conde has decided to make the wearing of masks compulsory in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Minister: Beware of fake recruitment website

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has refuted website for the recruitment of 774, 000 Nigerians under the Federal Government’s Special Public Works programme.

Official: Normalcy restored in acccountant-general’s office after fire incident

Normal services and official business have been restored in the office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) barely 24 hours after a fire incident affected sections of the complex, an official said on Thursday.

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Tiwa Savage laments poor power supply in Nigeria

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Benue council polls: PDP sweeps all chairmanship, councillorship positions

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue state has won the chairmanship positions in all the 23 local government areas (LGAs) as well as the 276 councillorship positions in the state at the council polls held on Saturday.
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FCT discharges 11 coronavirus patients

The federal capital territory (FCT) has discharged 11 patients who were diagnosed of COVID-19.