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Nigerian govt blames China’s alleged harassment of citizens on ‘poor communication’

Nigerian govt blames China’s alleged harassment of citizens on ‘poor communication’

The Federal Government on Tuesday said that poor communication between the Chinese authorities and African consulates in Guangzhou, China, was responsible for the tensions that arose concerning the alleged maltreatment of Nigerians. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja in company with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian.... »

Nigeria must learn from coronavirus impact – Emefiele

Nigeria must learn from coronavirus impact – Emefiele

Nigeria must not allow the bitter lessons of the coronavirus pandemic to go to waste, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has advised. Rather, he said, Nigerians should learn from other countries around the world that adopted drastic measures to protect their people and economies, by looking inwards. Mr Emefiele, who noted the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic on... »

Nigeria Records Highest Coronavirus in a Day As Case Toll Hits 373

Nigeria Records Highest Coronavirus in a Day As Case Toll Hits 373

Nigeria Records Highest Coronavirus in a Day As Case Toll Hits 373 The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Tuesday night confirmed it recorded additional 11 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos State. The development is coming after the agency earlier confirmed 19 cases on Tuesday. As at 9:20pm, Nigeria confirmed 14 cases in Lagos, 1 in Kano, 2 in FCT, 1 in Akwa-Ibom and 1 in Edo State. Howe... »

Nigeria: Lagos residents defend homes against curfew bandits

Nigeria: Lagos residents defend homes against curfew bandits

Amid rising number of robberies during lockdown, residents form vigilante groups to keep guard against attackers. Two weeks ago, when Nigeria’s government ordered an impending lockdown of the three key states of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, residents were advised to stay at home and observe the quarantine. The announcement prompted Wasiu Kolawole to go on ... »

Its been hard for people surviving in this lockdown without daily income

Its been hard for people surviving in this lockdown without daily income

Lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting economy at different scales across the globe with several income – yielding activities being at their lowest ebb . While big firms have devised some models like allowing their workers to work from home to cushion the effect of the shutdown , hundreds of small businesses have been brought to a standstill , leaving the operators in ... »

Civil Servants in Cross River State Resumes Work

Civil Servants in Cross River State Resumes Work

The Cross River Government has ordered workers in the state’s civil service to resume work after a temporary suspension over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesperson Christian Ita, civil servants from grade level 10 were asked to resume work on Tuesday, April 14. The returning civil servants were also told to adhere to the ‘no mask, n... »

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault By Tara Reade(Former Aid), Campaign denies charges

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexual Assault By Tara Reade(Former Aid), Campaign denies charges

Well, this kind of story never gets old. For what it’s worth i’d say it’s really bad timing as biden , could need all the trust and supports he needs to win his post and with stories like this, doesn’t put it all together. Tara Reade, a former aide to Joseph Biden, had accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault in 1993 when he was a Senator. S... »

Air traffic controllers, pilots group, others threaten to down tools

Air traffic controllers, pilots group, others threaten to down tools

Air traffic controllers under the aegis of Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA) and Flight Crew Association of Nigeria (FCAN) on Friday denounced the recent arrest of two pilots by the Rivers State Government in the course of discharging their duties. They warned that a coalition of FCAN, NAAPE and NATCA would stop all civil flights into and originating from Rivers State at short ... »

Aggrieved Bauchi lawmakers on revenge mission

Aggrieved Bauchi lawmakers on revenge mission

Indications emerging from the Bauchi House of Assembly suggest that there are attempts by some of the majority All Progressives Congress lawmakers to remove the Speaker, Suleiman Abubakar. The APC has a clear majority at the Assembly. It has 22 out of the 31 members, while the ruling the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has eight, leaving the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) with the remaining one m... »

How to access N50bn COVID-19 intervention fund

How to access N50bn COVID-19 intervention fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria says interested stakeholders must meet its set criteria to access its N50bn intervention loans for small and medium scale enterprises. The CBN introduced the N50bn Targeted Credit Facility as a stimulus package to support households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and guidelines to access the funds. To access, it stated that, “... »

Democrats tread carefully in attacking Trump on coronavirus

Democrats tread carefully in attacking Trump on coronavirus

For weeks, President Donald Trump has dominated television coverage with daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, declaring himself a “wartime president” and touting his administration’s response. But Trump’s tendency to pepper his news conferences with misstatements, untruths and scientifically questionable advice has armed Democrats with a wealth of ready-made sound-bites to use ... »

Markets shut down as Residents boo Governor

Markets shut down as Residents boo Governor

Awesomeugo,Enugu   Residents of Enugu State on Sunday condemned the close down of the popular Akwatta market where tomatoes, oil, yam among other food items were being sold over alleged booing of the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Friday. The governor was said to have visited the major market in the state, ‘Ogbete Main Market’ to observe the level of compliance to the directives that al... »

Special Investment Programme got N619b, says Presidency

Special Investment Programme got N619b, says Presidency

Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, yesterday said N619 billion was released for the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) between 2016 and 2019. She was responding to some issues raised during a meeting between the National Assembly leadership and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, un... »

Oyetola begins cash transfer scheme

Oyetola begins cash transfer scheme

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday launched the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme. More than 15,000 beneficiaries across the state will get N20, 000 each. This is part of efforts to mitigate the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Governor Oyetola said that the Federal Government had approved the payment of cumulative four-month stipend of N20,00... »

Full speech of President Buhari to Nigerians

Full speech of President Buhari to Nigerians

1. Fellow Nigerians 2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020. 3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. 4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing ... »

Nigerians cry of hunger as FG extends lockdown

Nigerians cry of hunger as FG extends lockdown

Awesomeugo .Stay-at-home order to be sustained as long as necessary-FG   .Stakeholders identify loopholes in coordination of relief items Nigerians have protested the meagre palliatives provided to them by the Federal Government to cushion their hardship amidst the stay-at-home order across the federation. <img class=”i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer” style=”max-width: 100%; dis... »

Ejigbo: Untold story of Osun community’s migration to Cote d’Ivoire

Ejigbo: Untold story of Osun community’s migration to Cote d’Ivoire

The recent return of 127 indigenes of Osun State from Cote d’Ivoire was marked by a piece of bad news: some of the returnees tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 virus. But more intriguing was the fact that such a huge number of Nigerians from the same state and even the same community were sojourned in the West African country before their recent decision to return home.   Many may be won... »

COVID-19: Relaxing restriction, social distancing dangerous – FG

COVID-19: Relaxing restriction, social distancing dangerous – FG

The Federal Government warned on Friday that relaxing or suspending some measures put in place to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly the restriction on movement and social distancing, at this time would backfire.   Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, sounded the warning on Friday during the daily media briefing by the task force ... »

Caverton helicopters pilots will be released soon, says FG

Caverton helicopters pilots will be released soon, says FG

The Federal Government has assured that the two Caverton Helicopter pilots arrested by the Rivers State Government will be released soon. It also said the pilots were on national assignment when the arrest was made. The pilots were arrested by the police for flouting the state’s government directive of flying into the Air Force Base in Port Harcourt despite the lockdown order following the spread ... »

Oba Adeniran arrested, sentenced for ritual killing

Oba Adeniran arrested, sentenced for ritual killing

On the 10th day of January 1949,Kabiyesi Samuel Adeniran Asusumasa committed one of the greatest crimes ever known to man. He sent an herbalist on an errand to kidnap a 15 month old girl by the name Adediwura who happened to be a child of one of his people.   The child who happened to belong to a certain Mr Ojo who resides in the community was playing peacefully in her compound while Her Pare... »

NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19 and Security

NCC clears doubts over 5G, COVID-19 and Security

In view of the recent development in which misleading materials with no proven evidence being circulated to link CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 with 5G Technology, it has become imperative for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to provide the following clarifications; Firstly, there is no correlation between 5G Technology and COVID-19. 5G is an advancement on today’s 4G technology designe... »

FG’s detailed economic recovery and fiscal plan with respect to Covid 19 and immanent recession

Inisterial Press Statement on Fiscal Stimulus Measures in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & Oil Price Fiscal Shock Introduction His Excellency, Mr. President, on Monday, 9th March 2020, set up a Committee comprising senior government officials, including: Hon. Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning (HMFBNP) – Chairperson; Hon. Minister of State for Budget & National Planning... »

FG protests alleged maltreatment of stranded Nigerians in China

FG protests alleged maltreatment of stranded Nigerians in China

The Federal Government on Friday protested alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China due, allegedly, to the number of Nigerians and other Africans who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Guangzhou.   The protest followed the circulation of a video clip in which Chinese security agents were maltreating Nigerians who were stranded in the Asian country as a result of the lockdown meas... »

Registration for N5,000 conditional cash transfer to begin on Monday – FG

The Federal Government has said that, registration for the conditional cash transfer of N5,000 to the vulnerable and the poor people across the country would begin on Monday. The Minister for Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this on Friday while speaking with newsmen shortly after meeting with the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun and the COVID-19 task force team at... »

Moses Effiong Who Buhari Granted Pardon Was Killed By A Firing Squad For Plotting A Coup Against IBB

Colonel Moses Effiong is one of the great Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari granted Presidential Posthumous Pardon on Thursday last week. Others on that list are Former Civilian Governor of old Bendel State, Professor Ambrose Alli who was jailed for 100 years because of the N983,000 he allegedly mismanaged. Foremost Nationalist, Pa Anthony Enahoro who first moved the motion for Nigeria’s ... »

A Power Driven And Technological Exploded Society

A Power Driven And Technological Exploded Society

       Introduction Our two basic Concepts, power and technology are quite common and prominent in our Society today. At the face value, these are seemingly unrelated. A closer look however reveals not only their relatedness, but also their interplay, which has far reaching effects on society. Power and technology today are two very strong social appendages. power and its faithful appropriation an... »

Cashew Benefitted Farmers across the Country in technology

Cashew Benefitted Farmers across the Country in technology

The Chief Guest, Smt. Sindhu Roopesh, I.A.S., Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada District during the celebration said that the various Government schemes will benefit the Scheduled Caste community in improving their livelihood. She said that DK district is known for cashew and farmers can earn good income out of it by following modern practices. Dr. Sathish Ullal, Assistant Commissioner, Puttur... »