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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, making an opening remark at a meeting on Tuesday between the Leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Senator president urges government to ensure equity in stimulus package for Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to ensure equity and fairness in the distribution of the stimulus package across the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP demands a full-scale investigation into accountant-general office fire

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a full-scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious fire outbreak in critical offices at the Headquarters of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja on Wednesday.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

Land dispute: Minister promises amicable resolution between Army, Abuja natives

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured the indigenous people of Tunga-Maje in Gwagwalada Area Council that the issue of a disputed parcel of land allegedly encroached upon by the Nigerian Army would be resolved amicably by the highest authorities.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

What Africa must do to mitigate damaging effects of coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42 per cent of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at a new reality today: even if we devote 100 per cent of our income to rebuilding our economy, it still will not be enough.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP calls for policy statement on subsidy removal

The Peoples Democratic Party has advised the Federal Government to announce the total removal of petroleum subsidy and under-recovery through a policy statement.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership faults Social Investment Programme implementation — in pictures

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.

Ondo PDP senator commends governor for paying predecessor’s appointees entitlements

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has thanked Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the payment of two months entitlements of all political appointees under former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Coronavirus lockdown: Senate postpones resumption

The Senate has extended the suspension of the plenary in order to comply with the lockdown order given to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

Kogi Reps member donates relief materials to communities

Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.
A former National Assembly member, Mr. Bode Ayorinde, yesterday, declared his intention to contest the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Bode Ayorinde: Why I want to govern Ondo

A former National Assembly member, Mr. Bode Ayorinde, yesterday, declared his intention to contest the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, vowing to make a positive difference in the state.
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 Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria provides N102 billion intervention in healthcare sector – minister

The Federal Government has provided N102.5 billion in resources for direct interventions in the country’s healthcare sector, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has said.
Executive Director Lightup Foundation, Ambassador Olasubomi Iginla Aina, has called on the Federal Government to provide relief and palliatives to the citizens as well as after the stay at home period aimed to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria

Ambassador Iginla-Aina: Nigeria should extend relief materials beyond stay at home period

Executive Director Lightup Foundation, Ambassador, Olasubomi Iginla Aina, has called on the Federal Government to provide relief and palliatives to the citizens as well as after the stay at home period aimed to curb the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.

University of Benin teaching hospital confirms three coronavirus cases

Following concern that no fewer than 25 health workers at the University of Benn Teaching Hospital, UBTH, are in self isolation to monitor for possible contacting COVID-19 as a result of their contact with a patient who was said to have died of the virus, the hospital has said it has so far received three patients, who have been confirmed positive for the virus.
The State Commissioner for Health, Lar Ndam, who confirmed the death in an interview with newsmen, said late Dewus had been in coma for two weeks at the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to some health complications and not COVID-19.”

Plateau speaks on national assembly staff suspected to have died from coronavirus

The Plateau State Government on Sunday confirmed that the death of a National Assembly staff, Joel Dewus, was not from COVID-19 as suspected but from other health complications.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps seek two-month free power supply to Nigerians

The House of Representatives has said it is considering a stimulus bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Coronavirus death: Lagos begins manhunt for contacts

The race to trace the contacts of a man who died of coronavirus in Lagos on Friday began yesterday. His coronavirus status was unknown because his friend who took him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday unconscious didn’t disclose it.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”