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Farmers in Nigeria, Tanzania to benefit from AKILIMO

Scientists are making progress to expand the prediction coverage of AKILIMO to five regions in Tanzania and nine states in Nigeria. Once completed, farmers in the regions will have access to site-specific recommendations on agronomic practices in cassava farming systems. Developed by the African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) of IITA…

Simba Group: L-R: Member of Network of Civil Society Organisations, Ambassador Usman Ibrahim; Senior Staff, Simba TVS, Mr Sajid Saifi; Commissioner for Transportation, Borno State, Honourable Abubakar Tijani; and Chairman, Network of Civil Society Organisations, Ambassador Ahmed Shehu during the distribution of 'Safety and Health' Kits to Tricycle (Keke) Riders by Simba TVS in Borno State recently.

Simba TVS distributes ‘safety and hygiene packs’ to Keke riders

Simba Group, the distributors of TVS tricycles, have begun distribution of ‘safety and hygiene packs’ to thousands of Keke riders, as part of their nationwide program to support the sector. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID pandemic, and upon the advice of medical professionals, the company has provided hand…

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FCMB Group records increased revenue, profit in 2019

FCMB Group Plc has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019. The audited results showed that the Group's gross revenue increased to N188 billion compared to N177.2billion in 2018. The strong performance also manifested in profit before tax, which rose by 9 per cent to N20.1…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: © Presidency]

Sokoto, Plateau Killings: Buhari orders army, police ‘to flush out bandits’

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigerian Army to join the police to flush out bandits from forests around the country, particularly in the areas that witnessed recent attacks. The president gave the directive in response to the killing of 22 people in Sokoto State, whose community was attacked by…

DG of NITDA Mallam Kashidfu Inuwa Abdullahi during the video conference. Photo by NITDA

Coronavirus: NITDA DG tasks ICT Startups on disruptive technologies

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has tasked Nigerian startups to prepare for more innovative ideas while the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic which is ravaging the global economy. The DG made this call on Thursday while addressing participants via video conferencing during a…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria faced with unprecedented economic challenge – Osinbajo

“We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning…

Federal Medical Centre Jalingo

Buhari appoints medical directors for two major hospitals

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State, and Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba State. They are Bassey Edet, and Aisha Adamu, respectively. Dr Edet hails from Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State, and graduated from University of Calabar…

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Coronavirus: Edo govt suspends transport revenue collection for April

The Edo State Government has suspended all forms of revenue collection from transporters for the month of April to cushion the economic effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on residents. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the move will enable transporters to comply with the…

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FULL TEXT: Party Dismisses Gombe House of Reps Member

A member of the House of Representatives, Usman Kumo, has been dismissed from the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the leadership of the Kumo East Ward of Akko Local Government. Full text of the letter is reproduced below: The National Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Blant tyre Street, Wuse II,…

Nigeria Police officers

Authorities must uphold human rights in fight to curb COVID-19 – Amnesty International

The Nigerian authorities must adopt a rights-respecting approach and give clear instructions to security agencies not to abuse their powers as the nation tightens its effort to tame the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, has said. On March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a 14-day lockdown in the…

Flour Mills Nigeria officials during the distribution.

How Flour Mills of Nigeria is providing nourishment across the country amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Since coronavirus shook the world around us, one thing which has obviously bothered a lot of us is our physical health. We have been asking questions which would have seemed unthinkable just a few weeks ago: how healthy am I? is my immune system strong enough? what about the strength…

President Muhammadu Buhari

How Buhari is leading fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria – Presidency

Amidst unrelenting criticism of alleged poor political leadership at the highest level in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the presidency has listed "some of the reactions by the agencies and trained experts, under the leadership of President Buhari' in the fight against the virus. The presidency gave…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

NCDC Partners with Dubawa and Africa Check to Debunk Misinformation on Coronavirus

In the wake of viral false and misleading narratives about the novel coronavirus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announces it will be partnering with Dubawa and Africa Check, two independent fact checking organisations operating in Nigeria which are signatories of the International Fact-checking Network and Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-checkers…

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and his team inspecting the project.

COVID-19 affects deadline for Enugu airport completion – Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Tuesday, has said the Easter deadline proposed for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, is no longer feasible. Mr Sirika, who made the announcement when he inspected the airport, said procurement was suspended because workers of the construction company, PW, handling…

INTELS Donation

COVID-19: INTELS donates isolation centres at Onne Port

In support of the efforts of the Federal Government to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited, has donated two facilities to the Port Health Services (PHS) of the Federal Ministry of Health to serve as isolation centres at the…

NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman

Coronavirus: Nigeria ports operations continue — NPA

Import and export operations at the Nigerian ports will continue at the Lagos Ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced. In a statement on Monday by NPA spokesperson, Jatto Adams, the Authority said the operation will continue as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday. The ports authorised for…

UBA Supports Lagos State in Fight Against COVID-19 . Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa(UBA), Mr, Kennedy Uzoka presenting a cheque of N1 billion to Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as part of the Bank’s donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic., in Lagos House, Marina on Sunday

Coronavirus: UBA presents N1 billion to Lagos govt

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has presented the sum of N1 billion to the Lagos State Government as part of the bank’s commitment to help curb the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is also in fulfilment of its N5 billion commitment made by the UBA Group Chairman, Tony…

DG NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami [Photo: NTA.ng]

NCC didn’t give N300 million ‘subvention’ to NITDA — Official

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it did not give N300 million to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), "as speculated". The Commission in a statement by its Director of Public Affairs, Henry Nkemadu, said the information is "mere falsehood". The statement said in order to put the records…

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Coronavirus: Two Kaduna clerics arrested for violating restriction

The Kaduna State government has arrested two Islamic clerics for violating the restriction order imposed by the state government to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Aminu Umar Usman and Umar Shangel were arrested in Malali and Ungwan Kanawa communities of Kaduna North Local Government Area for holding congregational prayers. Their conduct…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

COVID-19: Ministry to provide humanitarian support to poor, vulnerable persons

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will adopt a multi-faceted approach to cushion the effect of coronavirus pandemic on persons with special needs. A statement from the ministry in Saturday said it will focus on the poor and vulnerable, the elderly, refugees, IDPs, persons living with…

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Coronavirus: Enugu closes entry points, markets

The Enugu State Government has banned inter-state transport into the state indefinitely. The suspension comes into force with effect from 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Only those on medical emergency services are allowed movement. In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Simon Ortuanya, the state government…

NITDA

NITDA threatens legal action over alleged N1 billion payment by NCC

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has threatened to sue an online news platform, Sahara Reporters, and a writer Emmanuel John, for allegedly publishing libellous material against the agency. NITDA in a statement by its head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Hadiza Umar, denied allegation contained in an…

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Ex-State House police commander, wife die in auto accident

A presidential aide has released the statement below announcing the death of a former mobile police commander at the State House. Abdullahi Ibrahim and his wife died in an auto accident, President Muhammadu Buhari's spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said. Read Mr Shehu's full statement below. President Muhammadu Buhari expresses deep sadness…

Polaris Bank

Coronavirus: Polaris Bank donates 400 specialized beds, accessories

Polaris Bank has announced a donation of 400 specialised hospital beds, complete with mattresses and accessories, to aid the fight against coronavirus. The beds, according to the bank, will be handed over to the Lagos State Government - being the state most hit by the pandemic - the Nigeria Centre…

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HYPO Bleach Slashes Price to Encourage Safer Environment against COVD-19

Following real time updates and social advice from NCDC and Lagos state ministry of health to observe self-isolation and hygiene precautions to curtail the increasing cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria, Hypo Homecare Products Limited, makers of the Nigerian most preferred bleach has likewise on a social responsibility initiative committed to…