BUHARI TRANSMITS REVISED 2020 BUDGET TO NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the revised 2020 budget proposal to the National Assembly for consideration and approval. The new fiscal document was delivered to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, by the presidential aide of the National Assembly (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, at the National Assembly today. The budget is being reviewed following the crash of the price of crude …

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Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has presided over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja. The weekly council meeting which was held virtually had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari among other cabinet members. Meanwhile, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) …

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Football with fans will come back very soon – UEFA President

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, has expressed his confidence that “good old football with fans will come back very soon”. Club competitions, local and continental, have been put on hold across Europe since mid-March and the European Championships postponed. The German Bundesliga made a successful return behind closed doors last weekend and other leagues are preparing to …

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Sultan of Sokoto tells Muslims to pray at home during Eid-Fitri

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, has urged Muslims across the country to pray in their respective homes during the forthcoming Eld-Fitri festival, as circumstances would require it. The Eid-Fitri festival signifies the end of the Ramadan fast. In a statement signed by Professor Salisu Shehu, Deputy Secretary-General, …

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Burundi holds presidential election amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, voters have turned out in numbers as Burundi holds its presidential election. Burundi decided to go on with the election, allowing political campaigns and gatherings even though it has recorded 42 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. After 15 years in power, President Pierre Nkurunziza will be stepping down. Seven candidates are in the running to …

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Ministry of Education urged to introduce online education (E-Learning), in schools.

As a result of the effects of COVID 19, the Ministry of Education have been urged by the House of Representatives to include in primary and secondary school curricula, online education and e-learning, for the sake of the millions of children who are out of schools due to the global pandemic. The motion brought on the floor by Rep. Aniekan …

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Quarantine accommodation for Nigerian returnees to be paid by NNPC, CBN -Presidency

It has been announced by the presidency that Nigerian returnees will no longer pay the cost of quarantine accommodation and feeding upon arrival in Nigeria. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN have agreed to foot the bills of the returnees stranded as a result of Coronavirus …

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NCDC says C’River deserves to be COVID-19 free, lauds Gov Ayade

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has described Cross River State as deserving of its coronavirus free status. NCDC stated this on Monday during a verification visit to the state. The leader of the NCDC team, Dr Omobolanle Olowu, lauded the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade for his strong leadership in the battle against the pandemic, successfully keeping it …

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