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Free Electricity Supply: Reps, Executive, Stakeholders Raise Joint Implementation Committee

The House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power sector on Wednesday agreed to set up a joint implementation committee on the proposed two-month free power supply to the poor and vulnerable Nigerians as part of the stimulus package aimed at alleviating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House, Rep Femi …

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COVID-19: Buhari’s Speech Disappointing, Failed to Address Palliatives

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech on COVID-19. In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party said the presidential speech is very disappointing. Ologbondiyan accused the President of failing to show leadership, thus failing to give any hope on palliatives to the ordinary Nigerians. …

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Shake up in Army as Maj Gen Mohammed takes over as 36th GOC 1-Div

Following the latest shakeup in the Nigerian Army, the newly appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Usman Shehu Mohammed assumed office on Friday. He took over the command from Major General Faruk Yahaya at a low-key ceremony held at the Headquarters 1 Division Nigerian Army in Kaduna. The handing over …

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New platforms drive mobile money adoption as SSA hits 50m accounts

Payments service platforms, including Interswitch, Flutterwave, and MTN Nigeria, were identified among players that drove the adoption of mobile money in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2019. Their activities, including those of OPay and Palmpay, according to GSMA’s 2019 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, buoyed strong growth in West Africa, which resulted in …

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Oyo state governor tests negative for Coronavirus

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has tested negative for the Coronavirus. This is coming six days after the governor tested positive for the COVID-19 and was in self-isolation. The governor had on March 30th, announced via social media that he had tested positive for the virus, stating that though he is asymptomatic, he will …

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COVID-19: Lawan faults Buhari’s N20,000 hand out

COVID-19: Lawan faults Buhari’s N20,000 hand out President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has faulted the N20,000 hand out being given to less privileged Nigerians to mitigate the hardship of the lockdown, occasioned by the pandemic COVID-19. Senator Lawan expressed his reservations at a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and Minister of …

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House of Representatives seeks for 2 months free power supply

Members of the House of Representatives are set to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Speaker of the House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement issued on Saturday, noted that the proposed Bill will …

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FG seeks for NASS approval for 500 billion Covid-19 intervention fund

COVID-19: FG Seeks NASS Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund The Federal Government has sought the approval of the National Assembly for an intervention fund to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed met with NASS leadership on Saturday over an Executive proposal to establish a N500 …

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