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Covid-19: Kano commences house to house testing

Kano State has commenced community sampling involving house to house search and testing for Covid 19 patients in order to expedite action in curtailing the spread of the pandemic, which has now entered community transmission in the state. The Head Technical Response Committee of the Kano State Covid 19 Taskforce, [Read More…]

COVID-19 patients can now be discharged between 10 to 14 days – Ihekweazu

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says COVID-19 patients can now be discharged between 10 to 14 days after a positive test or onset of symptoms. This is according to NCDC’s newly released case management guidelines. Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general, NCDC, who revealed this, during the daily briefing of the[Read More…]

AfDB bows to US pressure; authorises independent probe of Akinwumi Adesina

The Bureau of Board of Governors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an independent investigation of the allegations against the President of the Bank, Akinwumi Adesina. The decision, taken at the meeting of the Bureau Thursday regarding the whistle-blowers’ complaints against Mr Adesina, is in deference to the[Read More…]

COVID-19 Update: Total infections hit 11,516 as Nigeria records 350 new cases

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria increased further on Thursday with 350 cases reported by the country, even as the nation intensifies efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic. The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s[Read More…]

Senators visit Orji Uzo Kalu to celebrate his release from prison

Senate President Ahmad Lawan led his colleagues to the residence of Orji Uzor Kalu, chief whip of the red chamber, on Thursday. The visit took place one day after Kalu, a former governor of Abia, was released from prison following his conviction by a federal high court in Lagos. He[Read More…]

Covid 19: Refugee Commission and Sen Garba Mohammed’s selflessness during a global Pandemic

In the bid to cushion the effects of the Corona crisis in Nigeria, the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons NCFRMI has stepped up its interventions in offering palliatives to Persons of Concern in Nigeria. The states to recently benefit are Benue, Katsina, Cross Rivers, and Kogi.[Read More…]

Open Treasury: BudgIT identified faults, calls on government to fix it

On the 9th of December, 2019, the Federal Government launched the Open Treasury Portal for the purpose of increasing transparency in government spending. The portal aims to provide a comprehensive space for the collation of data by all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) on budget implementation, financial records, as well[Read More…]

Innovation in Times of Crisis: How a Nigerian Inventor is taking the lead

Crises are always good drivers of innovation and creativity. Mass manufacturing of automobiles, great literatures and several technological inventions were born out of the Spanish Flu which ravaged the world between 1918-1920, the 1957 Asian H2N2 flu led to the invention of antibiotics, mobile apps like Healthmap were built to[Read More…]

Senate queries CBN over ‘missing’ $3.3 billion

The Senate committee on public accounts, has queried the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over an alleged missing $3.3 billion (approx. N1.2 trillion). The amount was said to be unaccounted for from the $21.3 billion remitted to the apex bank by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as foreign tax in 2015.[Read More…]

Nassarawa to get N8.1bn for the construction of multipurpose dam from FG

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N8.1 billion for the completion of the construction of Farin-Ruwa multipurpose dam in Nasarawa State. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, made the disclosure at the end of this week’s virtual cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhamamdu Buhari. He[Read More…]