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The World Food Programme (WFP) says over $182million (N68billion) is needed to “sustain lifesaving aid” to Nigeria over the next six months. WFP’s senior spokesperson, Ms Elisabeth Byrs, stated this on Tuesday, according to a report by the United Nations. The report said “help and funding are needed urgently for millions...
No less than 11 communities across Edo State have benefitted from the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)’s move to execute gully erosion and flood control projects worth N18billion. The Project Coordinator Tom Obaseki, disclosed this in Benin on Tuesday. Obaseki said the projects which attained various stages of completion...
The Federal Government has said it will engage community volunteers to carry out house-to-house sensitisation on the dangers and spread of Coronavirus. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja, at the Presidential Taskforce (PTF), briefing on COVID-19. According to Agency reports, Nigeria currently has 10,578 confirmed CCOVID-19...
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has described his relationship with the immediate past governor of the state and the national chairman of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, as “still frosty”. Obaseki, who spoke to the media in Abuja on Monday evening after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari...
The Kogi State government has ordered the security personnel in the state to lock down Kabba-Bunu local government area of the state for 14 days. The order, made by the state governor, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello, during a state broadcast on Monday, comes on the heels of the alleged and...
The Ebonyi Government says it will shut down most of its related social media – WhatsApp – groups from June 2. The disclosure is contained in a statement signed by Commissioner for Information and Orientation Uchenna Orji in Abakaliki on Sunday. He said that the state government-related WhatsApp groups were directed to...
The Ebonyi Government has received relief materials worth N120 million from Victims Support Fund (VSF), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) to cushion effect of COVID-19. The materials were handed over to the state at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre in Abakaliki on Friday. The organisation said the initiative was aimed...
Ahead of the local government polls in Benue on Saturday, May 30,2020, the Nigeria Police Command said it has deployed 5,200 personnel for the elections. DSP Catherine Anene, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said some the personnel were also drawn from sister agencies. Anene said that in spite of...
The National Assembly has been advised to go on with the probe of the Nigeri Delta Development Commission and called on President Muhammadu Buahri to sack the Minister for Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio. The call was made by an Ijaw group, Ijaw Interest Advocate (IIA) after the death of the...
Staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission have been told to away from the commission’s building for 14 days, after the death of the Acting Director of Finance & Administration Ibanga Bassey Etang on the morning of Thursday, May 28, 2020. The directive was given after the commission shut its...
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to approve a $1billion loan to be injected into the country, to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak. A letter read by the speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the loan will support the states to ensure food security and economic...
Lagos makes enough from its internally-generated revenue, as much as 26 Nigeria states combined, making it Nigeria’s most economically vibrant state, a report has revealed. The report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) listed the state as having grossed N398.7billion from its internally generated revenue (IGR) in 2019. The figure,...
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has facilitated with Muslim Ummah in the country on Eid-el-Fitr. NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said this on Friday in a Sallah message in Abuja. Hassan prayed that almighty Allah accept the fasting of the Ummah as an act of worship. ”On behalf of board...
It has been 12 days since radio journalist Rotimi Jolayemi turned himself in to the Federal Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force, Ilorin, Kwara State. The journalist had to, after his wife, friends and other relatives had been detained for days, in order to draw him out. Jolayemi had stirred...
The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has announced the successful restoration of service on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform. The OAGF said the shut down of the GIFMIS platform was caused by the fire out break at the Treasury House on Wednesday,...
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Thursday directed the shutdown of Asaba Airport to traffic for two weeks, starting from 6 p.m. on Friday. Okowa, who gave the directive in his third statewide broadcast on coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, also ordered the closure of the land borders to the state...
A total of 66 filling stations across the border communities of Nigeria has reopened for commercial activities in order to ease fuel scarcity in those areas. The Acting Coordinator of the the Border Drill Operation, Sector 3, Compt. Garba Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of...