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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo presides over 4th virtual NEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

CSO raised alarm over alleged ‘expenditure’ in NDDC

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has again raised alarm over alleged illegally expenditures in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Nigerian government urges residents to embrace 60th anniversary logo

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to embrace the 60th Anniversary Logo of “Together Shall We Be”.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria winning fight against coronavirus

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF)/Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria’s national response on COVID-19 is achieving impressive results.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

President Buhari commends SGF on ministerial retreat

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a personal letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to commend him for organizing a successful Ministers’ Retreat for performance evaluation.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Nigeria not ready for full-scale re-opening of economy

The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria further relaxes virus restrictions

The Federal Government has relaxed emergency restrictions put in place in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic as a way of limiting its spread.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

Nigeria declares November 1 National Youth Day

Announcing that the day has been set aside for the celebration of Nigerian youths, Dare tweeted, “Today, President Buhari in Council approved November 1st every year as the National Youth Day to celebrate, draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Youth. Mr. President as again demonstrated his commitment to supporting youth-focused policies. Thank You.”
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari presides over 14th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over his 14th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

Ministries make presentations as President Buhari presides over 14th FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 14th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.

Nigerian government projects assessment committee visits Immigration service

The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, assured state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress that the crisis rocking the ruling party will soon be resolved.

President Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite consultative committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said enhanced consultation within the governing political party, All Progressives Congress, will strengthen its internal democracy, and improve chances of winning elections.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigerian health workers issue 15-day strike notice over virus allowance

The Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals have issued a 15-day strike notice to the Federal Government over failure to correct errors and omissions in the payment of 3 months Covid-19 hazard allowance among other issues.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria’s recession will be short-lived – minister

This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, said despite the N2.3 trillion Economic Stimulus Plan put in place to contain impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, there is the possibility that the third quarter, 2020 (Q3’20) Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth rate will be negative, while the economy will relapse into a recession.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the governing party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to withdraw all pending litigations against one another, and settle for internal conciliation.

President Buhari presides over virtual Council of State meeting in Aso Rock

President Muhmmadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Council of State virtual meeting, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja
2. President Muhmmadu Buhari, on Wednesday, inaugurated 12 new permanent secretaries for the federal civil service.

President Buhari swears in 12 permanent secretaries

President Muhmmadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in 12 Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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.

PTF: 14 medical doctors die of virus infection in Nigeria

The Presidential Taskforce PTF on Covid-19 has blamed Nigerians for the continued non-compliance with Covid-19 safety protocols, saying it would have flattened the curve by now, but for the lackadaisical attitude of Nigerians towards containing the pandemic.

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Edo election: Police commission lauds security presence at voting centres

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has lauded the security presence at the various voting centres visited by a team from the commission deployed to monitor police conduct during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo.

Chidozie Awaziem shines on Boavista debut vs Nacional

Nigeria’s Chidozie Awaziem made his Boavista debut in Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Nacional.
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Edo election: Senator Saraki urges electorate to protect their votes

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has urged voters in Edo State to protect their votes in the Saturday governorship election.

Lagos bye-elections: 20 candidates jostle for senatorial, assembly seats

Twelve candidates will be contesting for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election slated for Oct. 31.
The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns they pose a national security threat.

WeChat, TikTok see US downloads climb ahead of Donald Trump administration ban

Preliminary data from analytics platform Sensor Tower showed Chinese-based WeChat had 10,000 installs in the US Friday, a 150 percent increase from Thursday and a 233 percent week-over-week increase. That’s the largest number of WeChat installs in the US in one day since October 7th, 2019.