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DSS Invites Ex-CBN Deputy Governor Mailafia

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has once again invited the former deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia, to its office in Jos, the Plateau State Capital. Dr Mailafia, who was also the presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has previously been interrogated by officials of […]

Hike In Food Prices Is Only For A Little While

Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Ibrahim Gambari, has said the hike in prices of food items should be seen as a transient situation. Speaking during the National Food Security Council meeting, held at the State House, Abuja, Mr Gambari said the recent prices of grains show a significant decline which suggests that the […]

Food, Fertilizer Importation: Buhari Orders CBN To Pay No Kobo

In his quest to boost the agriculture sector of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has echoed his administration’s commitment to ensuring Nigeria is self-sufficient in food production. President Buhari directed the Central Bank of Nigeria “not to issue a kobo” of the Country’s reserves for the importation of food items and fertilizer. The President, at a […]

Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action.  The President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this to Channels TV on Thursday evening, September 10, 2020. Dr Sokomba disclosed that the Union will review the progress made in talks with the Federal Government in two weeks. It would be […]

June COVID-19 Hazard Allowance: F.G Approves Additional ₦8.9bn For Health

An additional ₦8.9 billion has been approved by the Federal Government to pay up a large chunk of the June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all Health Workers across the Nation. This was revealed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the end […]

FEC Approves $3.1bn For Automation Of Nigeria Customs

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $3.1 billion for the end to end automation of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).  The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this at the end of the FEC virtual meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. According to her, the concessionary period is 20 years and […]

PTF Calls For Caution Amid Declining Cases; Warns That ‘COVID-19

Barely 24 hours after Nigeria reported its lowest number of Coronavirus disease cases in four months, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has warned Nigerians to remain vigilant. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the caution on Monday, August 31, 2020, at the briefing of […]

NFF Management, Staff To Undergo COVID-19 Tests.

The Management and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation have been scheduled for Coronavirus pandemic tests at the Secretariat of the Federation, Sunday Dankaro House, National Stadium Complex, Abuja on Thursday, August 20, 2020. General Secretary of the Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, who addressed the Management and Staff on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, informed them […]

Nigeria To Resume International Flights On August 29

The Federal Government has announced that Nigeria will resume international flight operations on August 29, 2020. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement in Abuja at the briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force on Monday, August 17, 2020. Mr Sirika noted that: “However, what we have become used to – physical distancing, […]