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Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID-19: Over 4,000 Nigerians Abroad wants to come back home

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffery Onyeama says there are over four thousand (4,000) Nigerians from across the world needing evacuation in the face of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Onyeama made the remarks while fielding questions from journalists at the daily news briefing...

COVID-19: Buhari Assures Nigerians Of Intensified Effort To Halt Community Spread

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said only a collective international approach will mitigate the devastating effect of COVID-19, while assuring that the Federal Government will intensify efforts to monitor, test and isolate more people, especially at the community level. President Buhari, who participated in...

Buhari confirms Thomas as Commissioner for Insurance

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). Thomas replaced immediate past commissioner for Insurance/CEO, Mallam Mohammed Kari, in acting capacity in July 2019. A statement from Special Adviser, Media and...

Buhari Mourns Renowned Economist, Teriba

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condoled with the academia, family and friends of renowned economist, Professor Owodunni Teriba, who passed on at the ripe age of 82. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the president lauded what he described...

Nigeria goes aggressive on mandatory face mask in public, plans easing lockdown in key states

ABUJA, April 29 - Nigeria will ease coronavirus lockdowns in three states over a six-week period from May 4, the head of the country’s task force on the virus said on Wednesday. The easing of restrictions in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun states will be split...

COVID-19: Reps confused over calls to provide N15bn to each state

Calls for the federal government to provide N15 billion to the 36 states to fight the COVID-19 yesterday created division at the House of Representatives. The call was made by Isiaka Ayokunle (APC, Ogun) while calling for an amendment of a motion moved by...

COVID-19: Reps to replace Quarantine Act

The House passed for second reading a bill for an act to repeal the Quarantine Act 2004 and enact the Control of Infectious Disease bill. The bill was moved by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the resumed plenary on Tuesday. The bill seeks to provide regulations...

chaos in Lagos state as Ibeju Lekki youths protest against FG’s lockdown, Restrictions

...Set trucks, vehicles ablaze There were serious protests in Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State on Monday as irate youths and other residents of the area trooped out to protest the continuous lockdown, ordered by the Federal Government in the state. While some of the youths carried...

Why FG’s disbursements of ₦500 bln fiscal stimulus package is been delayed

Nduka Chiejina (Assistant Editor) Federal Government’s disbursement of ₦500 billion fiscal stimulus package is being delayed by the continued recess of the National Assembly. One of the critical beneficiaries of the disbursement are frontline health workers battling the COVID 19 pandemic. Before securing an ₦112,500,000 life insurance...

Arik Air cuts workers salaries by 80 percent

COVID – 19 is ravaging Nigeria’s aviation industry forcing flag carrier Arik Air to take drastic measures as it announced 80 per cent cut in the salaries of all workers for April, 2020. The decision to cut salaries, sources close to the carrier said was...