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Ministers Donate 50% of March Salary To Support COVID-19 Efforts

Ministers Donate 50% of March Salary To Support COVID-19 Efforts

Nigeria’s 43 Cabinet Ministers have donated 50% of their March 2020 salaries to support the Federal Government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, quoted the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, who coordinated the donation, as saying it ... Read More »

Covid-19: Ogun Chief Of Staff Postpones Sons’ Wedding Reception

Covid-19: Ogun Chief Of Staff Postpones Sons’ Wedding Reception

The Chief of Staff to the Governor of Ogun State, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, has announced the postponement of the wedding reception ceremonies of his children. The reception programmes of his sons, Taslim Olawale Salisu and Hanif Olakunle Salisu were earlier scheduled to wed on Saturday, 4th April, 2020. In a statement released on Friday in Abeokuta, Alhaji Salisu said ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG Committed to further decongest prisons – Malami

Covid-19: FG Committed to further decongest prisons – Malami

Against the background of the prevailing pandemic Covid – 19 health challenges, the Federal Government has taken bold steps to further decongest Correctional Service formations (prisons). Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this said President Muhamadu Buhari has been mindful of the need to decongest prisons with particular regards to the fact that around seventy percent of ... Read More »

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu announces free foodstuff for 200,000 households

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu announces free foodstuff for 200,000 households

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday announced an economic stimulus package for residents to cushion effect of the stay-at-home order issued by government  to contain the spread of coronavirus. Breaking the news via his social media handles, he stated that : “I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of ... Read More »

Covid-19: Obasanjo Donates Abeokuta Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre

Covid-19: Obasanjo Donates Abeokuta Hilltop Residence For Isolation Centre

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, announced that his former residence at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State be used as Isolation centre for victims of the dreaded Coronavirus disease. Obasanjo said the 32-room facility has been handed over to the Ogun state government for immediate take over. The Special Assistant Media, Kehinde Akinyemi who confirmed the development said ... Read More »

 We Are Not Distributing Cars -Reps

 We Are Not Distributing Cars -Reps

The leadership of the House of Representatives on Friday said it was untrue that official cars were being distributed to members. The denial was contained in a statement signed by Benjamin Kalu Spokesman, House of Representatives. The statement by Kalu reads: “It has come to the attention of the House of Representatives that a newspaper report on Friday, March 27, ... Read More »

Buhari thanks wealthy Nigerians on battle against COVID-19

Buhari thanks wealthy Nigerians on battle against COVID-19

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) “commends members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, made of people like Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu ... Read More »

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Landmark transaction, largest Social bond transaction to date in capital markets ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies. The Fight Covid-19 Social bond, with a three-year ... Read More »

COVID 19: FCT gets N500M UBA donation to fight scourge

COVID 19: FCT gets N500M UBA donation to fight scourge

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Friday received a N500M donation from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to fight the COVID 19 pandemic in Abuja. Vice Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Ambassador Joe Keshi (second from left), handing over a N500 million cheque to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello(second from right) to support ... Read More »

Covid-19: NAHCON Asks State Pilgrims Boards To Suspend Pilgrims’ Enlightenment

Covid-19: NAHCON Asks State Pilgrims Boards To Suspend Pilgrims’ Enlightenment

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has directed states Muslim Pilgrims welfare Board and agencies to temporarily suspend pilgrims enlightenments activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement signed by Head of Public Affairs unit of the commission said that the commission will like to inform the general public that “the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had issued ... Read More »

WHO urges African countries to scale up COVID-19 response

WHO urges African countries to scale up COVID-19 response

Brazzaville, 26 March 2020 – The African region is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of reported confirmed COVID-19 cases, with a 25% daily increase over the past five days. Today, 39 countries reported a total of 216 cases in the past 24 hours, this a significant increase from a month ago, when one country in the region was reporting ... Read More »

How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic : What U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Doing—But Isn’t—to Rally the World to Action

How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic : What U.S. Foreign Policy Should Be Doing—But Isn’t—to Rally the World to Action

By Nicholas Burns March 25, 2020 Trump holds a press briefing with members of his Coronavirus Task Force at the White House, March 2020Yuri Gripas / Reuters The world has never before confronted a crisis quite like COVID-19, one that has simultaneously tested both the limits of public health systems everywhere and the ability of countries to work together on a shared ... Read More »

COVID-19: People in Presidential Villa not immune from happenings in the rest of the world – Presidency

COVID-19: People in Presidential Villa not immune from happenings in the rest of the world – Presidency

“Why do some people conjure nothing but evil? Why do they imagine vain things? In 2017, while President Buhari had his medical challenge, they were on orgy of negative wishes, misinformation, and disinformation. But God pulled a fast one on them. He brought the President back, as right as rain. Haven’t they learned their lessons?” Breaking news from Aso Villa ... Read More »

COVID-19: FCTA bans night movement from Friday…Constitutes 5 Enforcement Teams

COVID-19: FCTA bans night movement from Friday…Constitutes 5 Enforcement Teams

…RESTAURANTS ENCOURAGED TO USE “TAKEWAY PACKS” …ESTABLISHES COVID 19 SITUATION ROOM   FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (2nd right) conferring with other officials during the FCT COVID 19 containment meeting. The FCTA has announced new measures to contain the spread of  COVID 19 in the Territory, one of them, ban on night movement from 9pm to 6pm. The measures were ... Read More »

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

Covid-19: FG plans ban on inter-state/inter-town travels…Says Buhari not on ventilator

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was considering taking tougher measures to enforce the stay at home order to contain the spread of coronavirus. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who stated this at a press conference in Abuja also dismissed as fake news, information making the rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari has tested positive to the ... Read More »

Ajimobi’s Reconciliation Committee self-serving, diversionary – Oyo APC Aspirants Forum

Ajimobi’s Reconciliation Committee self-serving, diversionary – Oyo APC Aspirants Forum

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Aspirants Forum has written off the reconciliation committee recently set up by the former governor of the state, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi. The forum in a statement signed by Comrade Akeem Ayo Babalola , Coordinator; Hon. Ademola Solalu, Secretary and Hon. Dejo Adebisi Director, Media & Strategy and made available to ... Read More »

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

COVID-19: CBN issues guidelines to access N50 billion credit facility

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued guidelines that must be followed by individuals and companies to access the N50billion targeted credit facility for households and Small and Medium Enterprises that are badly hit by COVID-19. This was contained in a circular signed by its Director, Financial Policy and Regulation, Kevin Amugo. The CBN explained that those that can ... Read More »

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

COVID -19: Islamic Corporation for Development of Private Sector sets up US $730 million Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility

“In order to support its member countries in this time of need, IsDB Group is setting-up a special ‘Strategic Preparedness and Response Facility’ of US$730 million to mitigate the negative health and socio-economic impact of the COVID -19 pandemic.” PRESS RELEASE Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Emergency Response to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic ... Read More »

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

COVID -19: FCT Minister inspects proposed 300 bed space isolation centre

  FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello (4th right) and other officials inspecting the building as a possible treatment center for COVID 19 in the FCT* The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on Wednesday, 25th of March, in the company of senior officials of the FCTA inspected a five story building that can serve as an isolation and treatment facility ... Read More »

Breaking: FIRS Sacks Directors, Appoints New Ones

Breaking: FIRS Sacks Directors, Appoints New Ones

The Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service has relieved all the directors who have served eights years and above as directors in the Service of their positions. The decision was taken at the Emergency Meeting of the Board held on March 20, 2020. Mr Muhammad Nami, Executive Chairman of FIRS, in a Memo dated 24th March, 2020, said the ... Read More »