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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Kaduna State has rejected deduction of twenty five per cent from salaries of senior civil servants in the state, asking Governor Nasir El-Rufai to return the deducted fund or face action from the Union. Kaduna State Government had at the weekend announced it would deduct twenty five per cent […]

Oyo State government has decried the dearth of reagents to test blood samples for Covid-19. The governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde said that the shortage of reagents was delaying the processing of COVID-19 tests. Governor Makinde said on his Twitter handle that the scarcity had caused a backlog of three hundred out of the seven hundred […]

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has apologised to journalists in the state over alleged harassment and intimidation. Governor Umahi tendered the apology during a live broadcast. He urged the media and Nigerians to disregard what happened saying that it was unintentional. The apology is coming after his media aide, Francis Nwaze had denied the alleged […]

The Central Bank, of Nigeria, CBN, has lifted the suspension on clearing of cheques. Thus, it has directed deposit money banks to attend to customers who wish to clear cheques. In a statement by the Director, Banking Services Department, Mr. Sam Okojere, the apex bank said that the suspension placed on cheque clearing was lifted […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has inaugurated two more laboratories in it’s arsenal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. These bring to seventeen the total number of molecular laboratories thereby increasing the capacity to conduct over three thousand tests daily. The Director-General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu who made this known in Abuja said […]

As part of efforts to motivate the healthcare workers in the country, the Federal Government has signed a memorandum of understanding on the provision of hazard allowances and other incentives with key health sector professional associations. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this in his third nationwide broadcast to Nigerians on the update on COVID 19. He […]

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to borrow eight hundred and fifty billion Naira to fund some projects in the 2020 budget. The approval was sequel to a letter read by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan informing members of the President’s move. According to the letter, President Buhari sought to raise the […]

Reactions have trailed the nationwide address by the President Muhammadu Buhari. Some Lagosians said that they were looking forward to the president’s address with hope that the lockdown would be called off but were disappointed. The lockdown is still inforce but would be gradually eased from the fourth of next month. Also, a curfew from […]

The Federal Government has debunked claims that it distributed weevil-infested rice to South-West states, arguing that the palliatives were certified fit for human consumption. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajtia Sadiya Umar-Farouq, who refuted the allegation at the daily briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said the distributed trucks of rice […]

Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan wants stronger economies and international agencies like the World Health Organisation to support the efforts of Nigeria and African countries to procure the necessary equipment and kits to curb Covid-19. He said lockdown and other measures may fail if there are no testing kits to conduct effective coronavirus tests. Dr. […]


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