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COVID-19: FG seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500bn Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad […]

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What Fani-Kayode Said About Abba Kyari’s Death Rumour

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has berated those peddling rumour that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has reportedly died. Politics Nigeria reports that the rumour of Kyari’s death started on Thursday via a tweet by controversial  investigative ‘journalist’ Kemi Olunloyo. Olunloyo claimed ‘a high ranking member of President Buhari’s Cabinet […]

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BREAKING: Osun Records Six New COVID-19 Cases As Tally Hits 190

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of coronavirus in Osun State, bringing the number of confirmed cases of the virus in Nigeria to 190. In a series of tweets on its Twitter handle, @NCDCGov, the center said Osun now has 20 cases, while FCT has 38 and Lagos, the […]

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Governors beg FG to suspend state deductions during COVID-19 lockdown

Nigerian Governors have urged the federal government to suspend all state deductions and restructure all debt service payments owed to it and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to the governors, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, the Federal Government should also come up with urgent fiscal measures to safeguard the […]

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No cure for Covid-19 yet, Lai Mohammed reiterate

Minister for Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, has restated that there is no cure for the coronavirus pandemic yet, as against news insinuating the cure for the disease. Mr Mohammed stated this in Abuja when he featured on the forum organised by the News Agency of Nigeria to update the public on the government’s […]

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Online Fraud: Atiku raises alarm over Impersonation

Former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has raised alarm over social media users using his name to commit online fraud. Mr Abubakar in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, said he is not connected to the online broadcast circulating around the country. “We wish to bring to the attention of Nigerians that […]

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COVID-19: PDP Rejects New Petrol Pump Price, Insists On N90 Per Litre

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the federal government’s reduction of the pump price of petrol from N125 to N123.5, Politics Nigeria reports. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the main opposition party said the appropriate price Nigerians wanted is N90 per litre. The PDP said any price beyond […]

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Warri Killing: Omo-Agege Calls for Proper Investigation

*Says it’s extra judicial killing By Deji Elumoye The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has called for thorough investigation of the alleged killing of Joseph Pessu, by armed soldiers in Warri, Delta state on Thursday morning. Omo-Agege, while reacting to the killing in a release on Thursday evening condemned the alleged gruesome […]

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Federal Government Begins Payment of N20,000 to Citizens in Anambra State

Federal Government begin conditional cash transfer payment of N20,000 to citizens in Anambra state. The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has step up his fight against coronavirus pandemic and its resultant effect on Nigerians by distributing cash to the poor and vulnerable citizens on Nigerian.The conditional cash transfer payment which was part of the stimulus package […]

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PDP still has no confidence in INEC, Secondus tells EU

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has said that the party’s lack of confidence in the activities of the Independent National Commission (INEC) has not changed and is even getting deeper. Speaking when he received a delegation of the European Union of the Election Exploration Mission to Nigeria led […]

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2019: Why APC may not have governorship, other candidates in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may end up not having candidates for the governorship, Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State in 2019, going by the Supreme Court ruling and other pending legal hurdles before the party. The Supreme Court ruling on Monday invalidated the stay of execution order issued […]

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Ogun Women Threaten to Protest Naked against APC’s Guber Candidate

Scores of protesting women took to major streets in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, wednesday, demanding a reversal of the earlier declaration of Prince Dapo Abiodun as the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state in favour of the preferred anointed governorship candidate of the incumbent governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, Hon Adekunle […]

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PDP, APC Disagree Over Fabrications against Atiku, Obi

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said the combination of its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, former governor Peter Obi has been well-received by Nigerians across the board, contrary to spurious publications allegedly being sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its  National […]

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BREAKING: Fayose gets N50m bail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted a N50m bail to the immediate-past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, who is facing N2.2bn fraud charges. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, on Wednesday, granted Fayose bail with two sureties in like sum. The judge said one of the sureties is to sign N50m bond from a […]