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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of an Inter-Ministerial Committee on the Disposal of Federal Government of Nigeria’s Forfeited Assets with a mandate to dispose all forfeited assets within six months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a bill for a compromise stimulus package is being written as she awaits a key phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his chamber would take up a comprehensive coronavirus package if an accord is struck. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the third straight decline.
The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.”
The Bauchi State Government has flagged off the distribution of 700,000 face masks to beneficiaries in the state as part of efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN,), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has announced that the apex bank is ready to support researchers, science-based institutions and biotechnology firms with N100 billion grant in the quest for a homegrown vaccine to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria.
States that have not benefited from medical facilities and infrastructure support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and her partners in the ongoing intervention initiative have no cause to worry.
The Enugu State Government on Tuesday said a COVID-19 patient, who escaped from Delta State Isolation and Treatment Centre was intercepted in the state and had been returned to Delta.
Bill Gates thinks most countries will fight COVID-19 with interview-based contact tracing and a central database to track exposure. Gates posted a paper today outlining potential pandemic treatments, vaccines, and containment strategies.
Apple and Google today said they’re working together on Bluetooth interoperability between Android and iOS devices to empower coronavirus tracking apps for smartphones. Apple and Google own the world’s two most widely-used mobile operating systems. The news was announced today in a joint Apple–Google statement and will enable tracking of close proximity between people across Android and iOS devices.
Okowa on his verified Facebook handle on Thursday evening in a post, said the deceased had underlying ailment. He said the deceased tested positive to the pandemic.
The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, says 25 of the 127 people who returned to the state from Cote d’Ivoire recently are not indigenes of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed about 100 of its vehicles in six states to support the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on combating Coronavirus.
A new law on recovery and management of stolen public asset has given the federal government at least 30 per cent of the proceeds of asset recovered for state and local governments.
President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 2019, to further strengthen and boost the ongoing war against corruption within and outside the country.
The federal government has expressed its willingness to review the investigation framework of the Whistleblower Policy much of which would tilt more towards exploring preventive rather than punitive measures.
The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called for a non-partisan approach to fight corruption in the country.
The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, says he is ready to resign if that will end insecurity in his state.
On Wednesday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took to the official Twitter account of the Super Eagles to officially confirm the dates and kickoff times for the final stage of the senior men’s national football team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Ministers of Health from Guinea – which is combating a new Ebola outbreak – and neighbouring countries have agreed on a unified front to combat the virus that re-emerged about three weeks ago.
Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has said that youths that invaded his palace during #EndSARS protests in October 2020 stole $2m and N17m from his palace.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has approved the dissolution of all boards and parastatals, except the statutory ones in the state, with immediate effect.
AC Milan chief Paolo Maldini has affirmed that the Rossoneri want to discuss a permanent deal for Fikayo Tomori with his parent club Chelsea.
The party according to Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, described the reported arrest of Salihu by security operatives as well as his alleged detention in a secret facility, just after his criticism against the Buhari administration’s failures in the fight against banditry in our country, as completely unacceptable.
Benin Republic forward, Razak Omotoyossi says he’s optimistic the team will defeat the Super Eagles 2-0 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The House of Representatives has directed its committee on petroleum to investigate the alleged missing 5.2 million barrels of crude oil allocated to local refineries under the Direct Sales Direct Purchase (DSDP).
Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.