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President Buhari Signs COVID-19 Regulations 2020

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared COVID-19 a dangerous infectious disease. This according to Femi Adesina the special adviser to the President, is in line with the exercising of the powers conferred on Buhari by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and... Continue Reading →

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#Covid-19: “We’ve Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households” – FG Says

Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday The Cable reports.... Continue Reading →

SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

We Are Confronting Infrastructure Deficit Head-On – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will continue to invest heavily in the provision of infrastructure in a bid to confront the deficits facing the country. President Buhari during a working visit to Ondo State to commission some projects on Tuesday stated that Nigerians have been starved of adequate infrastructure due to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Salvation Lies In Decentralisation Of Federal Powers – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says decentralisation of some exclusive functions of the Federal Government, including the provision of security, can provide instant solutions to the security challenges bedevilling Nigeria. He said this on Tuesday while delivering a paper at the Freedom Online third annual lecture with the theme: “Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals and... Continue Reading →

Police Need 250,000 Rifles, 1,000 APCs, 774 Drones – IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,  on Tuesday said apart from inadequate personnel, the Nigeria Police Force needed no fewer than 1,000 armored personnel carriers and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition. Adamu, who disclosed this at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, tagged,  ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola

Afe Babalola, SAN Since the colonial days, Ekiti State has been landlocked, airport-locked, railway locked, industry locked and power locked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of the state. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well built dual-carriage roads, airports and railway lines. Ekiti, with a total landmass... Continue Reading →

Ex-PDP Spokesman, Metuh, Jailed Seven Years, To Return N375m

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years’ imprisonment for money laundering arising from his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost. Justice Okon Abang, delivering judgment at the proceedings which lasted over six... Continue Reading →

Woman, Others Jailed 160 Years Over Fake Naira Notes

A woman, Hadiza Bello, and three other accomplices have been sentenced to 160 years in prison by a Federal High Court, sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, for dealing in fake naira notes. The convicts were dragged before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission after they were caught at a... Continue Reading →

400 Exotic Cars: Reps Move To Block Smuggled, Refurbished Vehicles

The House of Representatives has begun a process of preventing refurbished and smuggled from being supplied cars to it as the lawmakers have placed orders for the supply of 400 units of Toyota Camry 2020 model. The House had resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.... Continue Reading →

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