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In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction.

Coronavirus: What President Buhari has done and still doing

In his broadcast to the nation on Sunday, March 29, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari declared that “in Nigeria’s fight against Covid-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.”
Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday directed law enforcement agencies to arrest and disperse any large gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state. 4

Lagos discharges five more virus patients

The Lagos State government, yesterday, confirmed that five additional patients, who have recovered from coronavirus, COVID-19, have been discharged, from Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Asiwaju Tinubu wants VAT suspended, stipends to the poor increased

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is celebrating his 68th birthday today with a message on his “preliminary thoughts on the economic action”the country might take should coronavirus “mortally threaten” our economy.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Breaking news from Aso Villa

Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot.

Court convicts former NNPC official over N6 billion fraud, forfeits pension, gratuity, properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Salihu, a former Sales Assistant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot. He was arraigned on three count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of N6 billion, before Justice Z. B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Kaduna State.
For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.

Nollywood loses another actor

For over 6 months, the Ijebu, Ogun State-born actor was hospitalized at a hospital in Sagamu Remo where he was diagnosed with Diabetes and Hypertension which got his 2 kidneys affected.
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Naira: It’s currency adjustment, not devaluation – central bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Friday’s decision to peg the exchange rate of the Naira at N380 to the dollar is not a devaluation of the Nigerian currency.
An employee shows US dollar banknotes at a foreign currency brokerage office in Khartoum on October 7, 2018. - Sudan slashed the official value of its currency against the US dollar by more than half on October 7, the third devaluation this year in the face of a mounting economic crisis. (Photo by ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP)

Nigeria’s central bank rolls out new forex regulation

As the battle to save the Naira from a free fall ensues, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has resumed a weekly rate regulation, with independent money transfer operations ordered to sale at N376/$1 to banks while end-users will get the US Dollar at N380.
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Nigeria ‘devalues’ naira as analysts asses market situation

As the Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic continues to take a toll on the Nigerian economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has technically devalued the naira to reflect market conditions as analysts and market operators said they are not surprised.
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.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyade and Mallam Adamu Sani before Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri on a-two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N42, 000,000.00 (Forty-two Million Naira).

N66 million fraud: EFCC presents witnesses against Mama Boko Haram, two others

The trial of Aisha Alkali Wakil (popularly called Mama Boko Haram), who is facing a-3 count amended charge for the offence of cheating and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Aisha Kumaliya commenced with the EFCC, presenting its first witness, Ali Tijjani.
Family sources told newsmen that the septuagenarian was taken to the Colliery Hospital where the state had dedicated for the treatment of infectious diseases and allegedly abandoned the woman without any medical treatment.

Suspected coronavirus patient ‘dies’ in Enugu isolation centre

The Enugu suspected Coronavirus patient quarantined in the state isolation centre has reportedly died.

Banji Akintoye calls for robust investigation into serial fire outbreaks in Yorubaland

Yoruba Leader, Emeritus Professor Adebanji Akintoye, has called on the Federal Government and state governments to conduct thorough investigation into the unusual spate of fire incidents in Nigeria and particularly in Yorubaland.
Fuji music singer, Abass Akande Obesere has boasted that he is the paramount king of music, with his release, ‘Egungun Be Careful,’ set 19 years ago still making wave today and raking in more money into his pocket.

Abass Obesere: I am the Paramount King of Music

Fuji music singer, Abass Akande Obesere has boasted that he is the paramount king of music, with his release, ‘Egungun Be Careful,’ set 19 years ago still making wave today and raking in more money into his pocket.
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Naira bounces back after days of depreciation

The naira appreciated against the dollar on Friday after days of panic buying amid speculations that the Nigerian central bank may devalue the local currency.

CBN: Market unfavourable for Naira devaluation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says market fundamentals do not support Naira devaluation this time around.

CBN: Nigeria won’t devalue Naira

Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Thursday night said it has enough foreign exchange reserves to maintain the current value of the naira and warned currency speculators to stop rumour mongering and causing panic in the market.
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Naira crashes to N420 to the dollar in parallel market

The severe pressure on Nigeria’s foreign exchange market has led to significant depreciation of the Naira across all the market segments, with JP Morgan predicting a further depreciation of the Naira before June.

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Eight-year old boy donates cash to Kwara to fight coronavirus

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UN: 2.1 million people to face food insecurity in Sahel

An unprecedented 2.1 million people in the Sahel region will not have access to enough food, with the Covid-19 pandemic likely to hamper aid operations, a projection by the World Food Programme (WFP) showed.
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.

Nigeria: Spike in coronavirus infections fueled by porous land borders

The federal government has explained the spike in the number of Covid-19 infections in the country, blaming it on the porous nature of Nigeria’s land borders and predicting that soon, there could be more infections in the eastern flank of the country as people move on foot across borders.