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COVID-19 Fund hits N19.48 bn – CBN

The Nigeria COVID-19 Fund set up by the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) has recorded about N19.48 billion as at April 3, 2020. The account is domiciled at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) following the inauguration of...

COVID-19 Palliatives: Beneficiaries now 2.6m people, says Minister

      More than 2.6 million people have benefitted from cash transfer under the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP), the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, has disclosed.   ``The Social Investment Programme (SIP) has been...

COVID-19: FG says set to evacuate Nigerians from other countries

  The Federal Government has offered a reprieve for Nigerian nationals living abroad who are desirous of returning to the country following the spread of COVID-19 globally. To this end, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has directed all its missions abroad...

COVID-19 Lockdown: Two foreign nationals, 10 others arraigned in court, convicted

  …nationals ``sentenced’’ to mandatory isolation for 14 days, others fined   No fewer than 12 violators of the COVID-19 lockdown order including two foreign nationals have been apprehended and prosecuted in Ekiti State. The foreigners who are Egyptian nationals and 10 others...

COVID-19 Lockdown: FG approves 4 hours daily for food markets in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja

    The Federal Government has announced guidelines for the implementation of COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus in the country. According to the document released by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 In Abuja on Wednesday,...

At 68, Oshiomhole’s mojo remains intact

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Last year, in a tribute I penned, titled: "Dynamite comes in small packages" to celebrate Comrade Adams Aliyu  Oshiomhole's 67th anniversary on April 4, I had posited that the truth of that statement, whose author was unidentified,...

Alleged brutality: COVID-19 Taskforce appeals to security personnels to apply caution

      The Presidential Task Force on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has appealed to security personnel deployed to enforce the lockdown restrictions to apply  caution. Chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, made...

Discos get three months ultimatum to improve power supply or be sanctioned

  Unimpressed with the performance of electricity  distribution companies (Discos), the Federal Government has again given them a three-month ultimatum to improve electricity supply or face sanction. ``Discos that fail to improve will be sanctioned,” the Minister of Power, Mr Mamman Saleh,...

COVID-19: Fake News Antithetical, Distracting Fight, says Lai Mohammed     

  In spite of caution, the spate of fake news and misinformation by Nigerians is on the rise and distracting the fight against Coronavirus,  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. He said government was worried about unverified local therapies for...

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COVID-19 Fund hits N19.48 bn – CBN

The Nigeria COVID-19 Fund set up by the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) has recorded about N19.48...
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Coronavirus kills 2 in Nigeria as cases rise to 210

  The cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria continue to rise, as do deaths. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said that two people have died...

COVID-19 Palliatives: Beneficiaries now 2.6m people, says Minister

      More than 2.6 million people have benefitted from cash transfer under the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP), the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster...

COVID-19: FG says set to evacuate Nigerians from other countries

  The Federal Government has offered a reprieve for Nigerian nationals living abroad who are desirous of returning to the country following the spread of...