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FG denies earmarking N30,000 palliative for each Nigerians over COVID-19

The Presidency on Saturday debunked the report on social media that N30,000 has been approved for each Nigerian with a Bank Verification Number, BVN, as a palliative for cushioning the effect of stay at home order to stop the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Just In: El-Rufai tests positive for coronavirus

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has tested positive for coronavirus.

Each American to get N441,000 as Trump signs $2.2trn financial stimulus bill

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the $2.2 trillion (N827 trillion) financial stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

COVID-19: Adamawa NUJ suspends activities

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Adamawa State Council has suspended its major activities to prevent its members from contracting coronavirus disease currently sweeping across the globe.

Coronavirus: We didn’t impose curfew, Adamawa govt tells residents

The Adamawa state government has refuted the rumours that it has imposed curfew to combat spread of coronavirus in the state.

Buhari approves NYSC camps, 4 stadia for quarantine as COVID-19 cases rise to 81

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has yesterday disclosed that 16 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 81, from 65 earlier Friday morning.

JUST IN: Several houses, schools churches destroyed as explosion hits Akure

Several houses, churches and schools were reportedly destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb explosion in Akure.

Fintiri constitutes technical committee to verify LG pensioners in Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the setting up of a Technical Committee for verification of Local Government Pensioners in Adamawa State.

Davido goes into self-isolation as Fiancee tests positive for coronavirus

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has announced that his fianceé, Chioma, has tested positive for Coronavirus.

World economy in worse recession than in 2009 – IMF

The International Monetary and Financial, (IMF), has disclosed that the global economy is facing a recession worse than the one experienced in 2009.

Supreme Court dismisses application to review judgment on Zamfara election, fines APC

The Supreme Court, on Friday, dismissed an application, asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of the candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara State.

Coronavirus: Provide palliatives before locking down Nigeria, Lawan tells Buhari

As the Federal Government consider total lockdown to combat the spread of the pandemic, coronavirus, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately put in place measures to guarantee relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood would be affected as a result of the restriction on movement.

State Minister FCT, tests negative for coronavirus

The State Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu on Thursday, said she has tested negative for coronavirus.

Appeal court reaffirms ex Abia gov’s conviction

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state and chief whip of the senate, will remain in prison as a court of appeal in Abuja has dismissed an appeal filed against his sentence.

Ezekwesili lashes at Buhari, says Sanwo-Olu proves better leader

Former minister of aviation, Oby Ezekwesili has commended Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos for his efforts since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: Kaduna evacuates 4,562 Almajiris

Kaduna State Government says it has evacuated about 4,562 Almajiris to prevent spread of Coronavirus in the state.

NCDC confirms 14 new coronavirus cases raising infection to 65 so far

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has on Thursday evening announced confirmation of 14 coronavirus cases making the total number of confirmed cases to 65.

CEO of BUA group donates N1bn to fight coronavirus

To strengthen national response to coronavirus in Nigeria, Industrialist and Founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced a donation of 1bn in cash through the BUA Foundation.

World didn’t prepare for coronavirus havoc – Health Minister

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday, admitted that neither Nigeria nor the rest of the world, including developed countries were prepared for such huge devastation by coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19: IBDFM suspends inductions, investitures

The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM) Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the institute's programmes.


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