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Federal government  commences local production of ventilators to curb Coronavirus

Federal government commences local production of ventilators to curb Coronavirus

The federal government says it has commenced the local production of ventilators and disinfectant spraying devices to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement sent by the ministry of science and technology said the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, launched the newly produced devices on behalf of the government in Abuja. READ ALSO:Resident...

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PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

The Peoples Democratic Party -PDP has said the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the social intervention programmes of the All Progressives Congress -APC and its government as a ‘total hoax’. PDP alleged that the APC leaders have been fleecing the country through the social incentives programme rather than deploying it to benefit the people. READ...

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission – NERC says there will be a 3-month delay in the implementation of the proposed electricity tariff in the country. The regulator had earlier announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariff across the country effective today April 1. READ ALSO: US COVID-19 fatalities exceed China’s tally...

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President Buhari Addresses  The Nation On Coronavirus, Announces Lock Down of Abuja, Lagos And Ogun State

President Buhari Addresses The Nation On Coronavirus, Announces Lock Down of Abuja, Lagos And Ogun State

President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29, 2020, gave a live broadcast, to address the nation on the steps taken by the Federal Government to contain COVID-19 and also announced the lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state. Below is the full speech of the president : “Fellow Nigerians, From the first signs that Coronavirus, or...

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President Muhammadu Buhari, assures of willingness to implement decision of tripartite committee on partial closure of country’s land border

President Muhammadu Buhari, assures of willingness to implement decision of tripartite committee on partial closure of country’s land border

President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured of his administration’s willingness to implement the decision of the tripartite committee on the partial closure of the country’s land border. The committee is made up of Nigeria, Benin and Niger. At a meeting with Bashir Mamman Ifo, outgoing President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and his...

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INEC proposes 34 amendments to Electoral Act

INEC proposes 34 amendments to Electoral Act

The Independent National Electoral Commission -INEC has proposed 34 amendments to the Electoral Act. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, who spoke in Lagos at the opening of a week-long retreat on the review of the electoral legal framework jointly organised by the commission, the European Centre for Electoral Support and the International Foundation for...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meets with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo meets with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday met with members of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Among those present at the meeting were the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama. READ ALSO:...

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President Muhammadu Buhari pledges  to deploy Geographic Information Services for increased production by farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari pledges to deploy Geographic Information Services for increased production by farmers

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Government will sustain the deployment of Geographic Information Services-GIS and similar technologies to help farmers achieve increased production. The President who made this known when he received a delegation from the Surveyors Council of Nigeria-SURCON led by the President of the International Federation of Surveyors, Professor Rudolf Staiger, at...

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National Economic Council orders for forensic audit of electricity distribution companies

National Economic Council orders for forensic audit of electricity distribution companies

The National Economic Council -NEC rose from its monthly meeting with a resolution ordering a forensic audit of electricity distribution companies -Discos since the privatization of the power sector in 2013. The move is coming barely a week after the federal government had threatened the Discos to improve on their performance or lose their licences....

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Nigeria confirms first case of Coronavirus disease in Lagos state

Nigeria confirms first case of Coronavirus disease in Lagos state

The Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of the novel Coronavirus disease-COVID-19, incidentally the first in Nigeria and in West Africa since the outbreak in China in January 2020. This was contained in a statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. It is the second confirmed...

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President Muhammadu Buhari urged to reconstitute board of Federal Character Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari urged to reconstitute board of Federal Character Commission

President Muhamadu Buhari has been urged to as a matter of urgent public importance reconstitute the Federal Character Commission. This call was made by the member representing Ukanafun/Oruk Anam Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Unyime Idem while presenting a motion on the need for the Federal Government to appoint 37 federal commissioners for the...

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NYSC to prosecute prospective corps members with fake credentials

NYSC to prosecute prospective corps members with fake credentials

The National Youth Service Corps -NYSC has warned prospective corps members with fake credentials to stay off Orientation Camps across the country. This was contained in a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi ahead of the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. READ ALSO: Government urged to make learning in local dialect...

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NHRC condemns attack on judicial officers.

NHRC condemns attack on judicial officers.

The National Human Rights Commission – NHRC has expressed concern on recent ‘unwarranted attacks and harassment’ of judicial officers in the legitimate and constitutional exercise of their functions. In a communiqué by its Director of Corporate Affairs and External Linkages, Lambert Oparah, the NHRC noted that the situation is further accentuated by the increasing lack...

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Bill for establishment of Police Academy passes 2nd reading in Senate

Bill for establishment of Police Academy passes 2nd reading in Senate

A bill for the establishment of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano, as a degree-awarding institution has passed second reading in the Senate. This followed the presentation of the bill during plenary by the sponsor, Senator Halliru Jika from Bauchi. READ ALSO: Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria to verify registered teachers in Akwa Ibom. Leading...

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China releases the largest coronavirus study.

China releases the largest coronavirus study.

Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that more than 80% of the cases have been mild, with the sick and elderly most at risk. The...

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NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

NNPC: FG and US sign 1.16 million dollars power plant project in Abuja.

Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation-NNPC, and the US Trade and Development Agency-USTDA have signed a 1.16 million grant from the agency for the feasibility study of a power plant to be built in Abuja. Reports say the Abuja Independent Power Project is modeled to generate 1,350 megawatts of electricity to alleviate the...

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Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

Senate pledges support to Nigeria Police to combat insecurity in the country.

The Senate has pledged to support the Nigeria Police Force with the required legislative interventions to combat rising insecurity in the country. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made this known, after a closed-door session between the senate and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the security situation in the country. READ ALSO:...

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Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

Federal Government approaches China for 17billion dollars loans.

The Federal Government has explained why it decided to approach the China-Exim Bank for a $17billion dollar loan request. It said other lending institutions like the World Bank and the African Development Bank were not showing much interest when Nigeria approached them during the recession. READ ALSO: Russia vows to finish Gas Pipeline construction despite...

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Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Federal Government promises renewed effort to improve security situation in Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is an ongoing effort by the Federal Government to improve the security situation in the country including plans to recruit more troops and officers to beef up the personnel of security agencies Osinbajo stated this in Abuja when he received at the Presidential Villa, clergymen from the Northern part...

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NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country

NMA blames poor health delivery for the spread of Lassa fever across the country

The Nigerian Medical Association -NMA has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery. The NMA in the statement signed by its President, Francis Faduyile, appealed to health authorities...

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ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary,

ASUU to embark on strike over threat by the federal government to stop payment of lecturers salary,

Academic Staff Union of Universities -ASUU has threatened to embark on strike if the Accountant General of the Federation stops salaries of lecturers this January. The association claimed the federal government had noted that it would stop the salaries of the lecturers for failing to enroll for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System -IPPIS. READ...

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