#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 →

Federal Government Sues Abuja Supermarkets For Hiking Price Of Sanitizers And Other Materials

The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is to prosecute four supermarkets and their proprietors in Abuja for the alleged arbitrary hike of prices of sanitizers, hand-wash liquids, disinfectants, and other anti-bacterial hygiene products. Court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES on Friday named the four supermarkets, which also include their pharmacies as Prince Ebeano... Continue Reading →

‘I Am Completely Against It!’ Ndume Reacts To Boko Haram Bill

Senator Ali Ndume has reacted to a newly introduced bill set to create an agency for repentant insurgents. The Federal Lawmaker from Borno State, who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume in an interview with Channels Television said he is completely against the bill. The Boko Haram Bill is aimed... Continue Reading →

EU Gives Nigeria N32m To Fight Lassa Fever

The European Commission said on Thursday it had allocated €80,000 (about N32m) to assist Nigeria to fight Lassa fever and cater to the families affected by the outbreak. The EU said the funds would go towards “supporting the Nigerian Red Cross in promoting hygiene practices and disease transmission control” as well as helping to identify... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China

The Chinese government said on Thursday there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreign citizens in China with the coronavirus. Two of them were reported to have died. China stated this on Thursday in its daily bulletin on coronavirus through its embassy in Abuja The Cable reports. The statement read, “As of February 19, the... Continue Reading →

Police Arrest Suspected Killer Of Aso Rock Director, Laetitia Dagan

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested an alleged conspirator in the murder of an Assistant Director attached to the State House, Abuja, Laetitia Dagan, who was killed by some assailants in her home in the Galadimawa area of the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the suspect, identified... Continue Reading →

Sacking Service Chiefs’ll Threaten National Unity — Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday said sacking service chiefs would create cracks in the country and threaten national unity. The Presidency added that there were processes that should be followed in the disengagement of heads of security agencies insisting that “at the right time, those processes will be followed.” The Secretary to the Government of the... Continue Reading →

President Buhari Is Breaking The Law – Falana

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari is running afoul of the law in his decision not to terminate the current crop of security Service Chiefs. Mr. Falana, who appeared on Sunrise Daily, argued that the laws regulating military officers require the retirement of military officers who have served for... Continue Reading →

Ibadan-Kano Rail Line Ready By 2023, Says FG

The Federal Government has said the Ibadan-Kano rail line will be ready by 2023. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja. The minister expressed optimism that the project would be ready before the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), leaves office in 2023. When asked what could... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Students in China Accuse FG of ‘Abandoning Them’ Since The Outbreak Of Coronavirus

Some Nigerian students in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China have accused the Federal Government of abandoning them. The city has gone into lockdown three weeks ago leading to the evacuation of many international students by their government. Speaking to CNN, one of the students Victor Vincent who is studying at the... Continue Reading →

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