COVID-19: Kogi State Government Disowns Index Cases Says, “Ignore Mischief Makers”

“Ignore mischief makers”, Kogi govt says as they disowns COVID-19 index cases. Abiodun Adesina The Kogi State Government, has disowned the two index cases reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), insisting the state is still COVID-19 free. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that the government made the claim via a statement signed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, describing the claim by NCDC as false belief. “Kogi State till this very moment is Covid-19 free. We have developed full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds…

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Special Public Works For 1000 Persons from Each Of 774 LGA

Press Briefing by Min. of State for @LabourMinNG, Mr @fkeyamo on #SpecialPublicWorks Programme approved by Pres @MBuhari, by which 1000 persons would be selected from each of the 774 LGA’s in the country to work for 3 months during the dry season. https://t.co/io16Lv7nEA In progress ……. TellAfrica will keep you posted in due course.

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FIFA, WHO & EU Flag Off #SafeHome Campaign To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

Three highly placed international organisations have launched the #SafeHome campaign to support women and children who are at risk of domestic violence. The organisations are: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA),  the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Union (EU). The campaign is a joint response from the three institutions to the recent spikes in domestic violence. In a statement released on Tuesday, they said the stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put women and children at greater risk of domestic abuse. Violence is a pervasive…

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FGN Set To Inaugurate 200, 000 Yam Storage Facility In Benue State

The Federal Government of Nigeria shall inaugurate the 200, 000 capacity yam storage facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Benue on the 9th of June 2020. The Presidency revealed this development in a statement on Wednesday. The inauguration is in line with the government’s intent to support the growth of small businesses across the country, through the provision of critical infrastructure. The facility l which is ocated at the Zaki Biam International Yam Market, shall be a part of the National MSMEs Shared Facility Scheme, being implemented…

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Toni Kan’s Appointment As Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Spokesperson Terminated Within 24 Hrs Of Employment

In the wake of his termination, in what looked more like a mirage than reality, nemesis caught up with Toni kan as he lost a juicy appointment as the media aide/spokesperson to the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq. APC supporters rejected his appointment as they protest on Twitter that he was not a party member. Why cant Toni Kan be media aide? He is well qualified. Professional. Ethical. Rain or Fire he stands firm – M.A and B.A English literature from the…

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Evacuations Of Nigerians Abroad Suspended Until New Measures Are In Place

The Federal Government has suspended all evacuations of Nigerians stranded abroad pending new protocols on COVID-19 as it affects quarantine of returnees are put in place. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in Abuja yesterday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “The issue of quarantining in hotels would no longer be feasible. The evacuation was suspended to give room for new measures that would require citizens returning from overseas to get tested and self-isolate at home rather than in designated hotels. “There is…

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AFDB Agrees To A Fresh Independent Investigation Into Allegations Levied Against Its Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed for an independent investigation of Akinwumi Adesina, the Nigerian Bank President. This is happening shortly after Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the investigation and report of the bank’s ethics board which absolved Adesina of allegations with respect to favouritism. Bloomberg reports that the Ethics board of AFDB has agreed to an independent probe after “several foreign governments backed Mnuchin’s criticism of a bank-led examination into the allegations.” The countries supporting Mnuchin’s claim include; Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland as…

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COVID-19: Why The Government Looked-Away With 2 Dead and Others Infected At The Dangote Refinery Site In Lagos

The Federal Government of Nigeria tend to have deliberately looked away at the violation of its lockdown order by the Dangote Group in Lagos at the site of the Africa’s biggest oil refinery in the making. Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 among the workers, which resulted in the death of at least two Indians, and some others infected at the Lekki site in Lagos; no call to order, strigent or punitive measures was taken by both state and federal government. The Nigerian police have denied knowledge of the ongoing massive…

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NDDC: Forensic Evidence Shows that NASS Padded The 2019 Budget

The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, disclosed that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Mr Pondei made this revelation on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The acting MD, NDDC revealed this while making clarifications on allegations of corruption levelled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC). He added that billions of naira was appropriated for the non-existing projects. This discovery was made by the interim management committee while investigating the 2019 appropriation to the commission.…

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