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Coronavirus outbreak won’t reverse Chinese economy – envoy

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, has said despite the challenge posed by the 2019 novel coronavirus on its economic and social development, China’s economy remained irreversible.
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Political analyst commends Senate over proposed constitution review

A Political Analyst, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has commended the Senate for the inauguration of the Deputy Senate President-led Constitution Review Committee.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nigeria: We’re prepared to tackle potential Coronavirus outbreak

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed its readiness to tackle any potential outbreak of Coronavirus.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Nigeria intensifies health workers’ response to humanitarian crisis

The Federal Government is building the capacity of workers and stakeholders in the health sector to respond appropriately to health humanitarian crisis in the country, Dr Abdulaziz Mashi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor plans repatriation 120,000 Nigerian refugees from Niger

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno, has visited Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and dignified repatriation of 120, 000 refugees.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Kogi: Senate wades into Bassa clashes, demands rehabilitation of affected communities

The Senate on Wednesday waded into communal clashes in Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State by demanding for the rehabilitation of affected communities.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Federal government working toward resettling displaced communities

The Federal Government is working toward resettling and reintegrating communities displaced by the lingering violence in the North-East, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said.
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Governor Lalong seeks federal government’s assistance to resettle Plateau displaced persons

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to assist the state in its efforts to resettle internally displaced persons.

New urban plan excites Suleja, Tafa residents

Residents of Suleja and Tafa have expressed optimism over the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) initiated by Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger to make towns and cities socially inclusive and self-sustaining.
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Lagos targets informal sector for tax expansion

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) said it will expand the tax net through the deployment of technology to generate N500 billion toward the implementation of the 2020 budget.
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DSS parades suspect behind Buhari’s fake wedding video

The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested and paraded a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed, suspected to be behind the fabrication and dissemination of a fake wedding video depicting President Muhammadu Buhari wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and her Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Sadiya Farouq.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

A letter from the President at New Year

Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges new reforms in key sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged new reforms in the nation’s education, healthcare and water sanitation.

Minister: We have paid backlog allowances of N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government said it has paid the October and November allowances of beneficiaries of the N-Power programme.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor appoints eight permanent secretaries

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has announced the appointment of eight permanent secretaries to reposition the state public service for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.

Minister: Four million Nigerians benefit from NSIP

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.
Yobe State Commissioner of Youth, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Goni Bukar Lawan, has said, the future of the state depend totally on how well the youth are treated.

Former Reps member takes over sport ministry in Yobe

Yobe State Commissioner of Youth, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Goni Bukar Lawan, has said, the future of the state depend totally on how well the youth are treated.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Governor AbdulRazaq: We inherited N100 billion debts not N30 billion

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday said that his administration inherited a sum of N100 billion debts from the former government of AbdulFatah Ahmed.

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US President Donald Trump has sent in National Guard to Minneapolis to help restore peace and tranquility in the city.
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Arsenal sure of signing Nigeria forward from Club Brugge

Arsenal are favourites to sign Club Brugge forward, Emmanuel Dennis, but they are not alone.