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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.

Nigerian government grants N341 billion waivers in 3 years – minister

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal government (FG) conceded N341.94 billion worth of waivers from August 2017 to August 2019.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NSPRI: Each corps member to get N2 million for agriculture

The Federal Government has said that it will empower members of the National Youth Service Corps that venture into agriculture after their one year mandatory service with the sum of N2m.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

World AIDS Day: Ogun steps up awareness campaign against spread of HIV/AIDS

The Ogun State Government has said that its agency is working assiduously to contain the spread of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus/Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), against its spread as against the report that it has the highest numbers of the affected persons.
Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, on Saturday said, the state government is putting possible efforts to ensure the availability of commodities in all primary health care for effective access to family planning in the state.

Taraba government promises availability of commodities for effective access to family planning

Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, on Saturday said, the state government is putting possible efforts to ensure the availability of commodities in all primary health care for effective access to family planning in the state.
An attempt by the family of the budding songwriter, Daniel Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, who was shot dead by a policeman in Port Harcourt to seek justice at the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry was thrown out at today’s sitting.

Father of slain musician reacts to N50 million judgment award

Mr. Dominic Ikeagwuchi, the father of slain Port Harcourt singer, Chibuike Ikeagwuchi, has reacted to the N50 million judgment award against the police for killing his son by Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

#EndSARS: We sold two policemen’s skulls for N1,000 – suspects

The two suspected hoodlums, Adewale Abiodun and Aliu Mubarak, arrested for being in possession of the burnt skulls of the two policemen set ablaze in Ibadan in the wake of the #EndSARS protest gave the graphic details of how they sold the skulls for N1,000 when paraded on Friday.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra gives tricycle operators till December to obtain security code or cease to operate

Anambra State ministry of transport has given commercial Tricycle Operators known as Keke operators till December 31, 2020 to obtain their security code named Anambra State Transport Management Code (ATMC) or ceased to operate in the state.
The Inspector General Of Police Force in Nigeria IGP Muhammad Adamu Abubakar has charged his men in general not to feel discouraged by the protests staged by Nigerian youth calling for the end of its Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

#EndSARS: Nobody can demoralise us – IGP

The Inspector General Of Police Force in Nigeria IGP Muhammad Adamu Abubakar has charged his men in general not to feel discouraged by the protests staged by Nigerian youth calling for the end of its Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.

NAF flags-off free medical outreach for Osun residents

No fewer than 2,000 vulnerable civilians are expected to benefit from the two-day medical outreach programme organised by the Nigeria Air Force in Osun.
Governor Hope Uzodinma announced on Saturday a N6 billion take-off fund for a youth empowerment programme in the State.

Imo: Why Senator Okorocha’s hospital was demolished

The Imo State government yesterday revealed why the Somtochukwu Hospital built by former governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, to replace the Eke-Ukwu market was demolished.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ondo spends N6 billion on workers’ deductions

Ondo State Government has commenced the payment of the five months outstanding deductions to cooperative societies and two months subventions to the state-owned tertiary institutions totalling N6 billion.

Gunmen storm Yola community, kidnap police officer’s wife, son

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly stormed Yolde Pate community in Yola South local government area of Adamawa State, and whisked away the wife and son of a police officer (names withheld) just as a local vigilante member barely escaped.
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has warned police officers and men to shun unprofessionalism while enforcing restriction orders to check spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Police launch investigation into mysterious death of three children in Enugu

Police in Enugu have launched an investigation into the mysterious death of three out of five children locked in a stationary vehicle by unknown persons, on Monday in Itchi, Igboeze South Local Government Area of the State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Minister touts tourism’s potentials to create jobs, curb youth restiveness

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has emphasized the need to explore the nation’s vast tourism potentials to create jobs, achieve inclusiveness and address youth restiveness.
New Nigeria Peoples Party NNPP

NNPP kicks as Osun demands three years arrears of land use charge

The Osun State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party has chided the state government, for asking property owners to pay three years arrears of land use charge.
THE Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

CP: APC chairman’s killers were assassins, not kidnappers

The Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Philip Shekwo, kidnapped Saturday at about 11 pm was on Sunday afternoon found dead a few metres away from his residence in Lafia metropolis.

NAFEST: Contingents undergoing coronavirus tests before participation – official

Mr Dan Manjang, Chairman, Publicity Committee of the 2020 edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Jos, Plateau, says the contingents are undergoing tests for COVID-19 before participating in the festival.

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Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.

European Council approves debt relief efforts for African countries

The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine, target December rollout

In their pursuit of a European launch, potentially this year, the partners are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna, which said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot.