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The former Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on Africans and friends of the continent to stand for what is right, justice to ensure that laid down rules are respected in the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The former Emir made the call following the US Government calls for an independent investigation after the Ethics Committee of the Banks has exonerated the President of...

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The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has joined other African leaders and figures calling for the defense of African Development Bank (AfDB) and its President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina against external forces. Obasanjo in an open letter called on past leaders and heads of states in the African continent to rise up and defend the bank from external forces. He alleged that the call by the United States for an external investigation into what...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has sworn in a  Six-Man Tingno-Chobo Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the recent civil unrest in four communities of Tingnon Dutse, Tito, Sabon Layi and Bagasi in Lamurde Local Government Area. Those sworn as members of the Tingno-Chobo probe panel include Justice Hafsatu Abdurrahman as Chairperson, while Barrister Aji Kamale, Akanmodu Abayomi, Professor Kalip Bulus Filli, Yakubu Sambo and Aliyu Mohammed will serve as members. The governor enumerated among other...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has commended the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state for building a petrol station to boost its sources of revenue going by the dwindling economic resources in the country and across the globe. Fintiri who made the commendation during a ceremony to flag off Adamawa NUT Petro Gas Nigeria Limited, along Federal Housing in Girei local government area, described the initiative as the  ‘’right steps  in...

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The Ogun State government has announced a relaxation of the lockdown it imposed a week ago. Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this in a statement, adding that it was not a full re-opening of the economy but a mere easing of the lockdown which would allow residents more time to conduct their businesses. “Relaxation windows will now be observed on all 5 working days (Monday to Friday), but the FG-directed curfew from 8pm (night) to 6am...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking validation for a new loan of $5.513 billion. In a letter read at the plenary on Thursday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the president said the loan was to finance the 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and supporting some states of the federation. Another letter, read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during the Senate...

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The Kogi state government has rejected the COVID-19 result published by the National Centre For Disease Control (NDCD), saying the state has recorded no case. In a statement, Saka Haruna Audu, Kogi health commissioner, stated that the state has developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which have come back negative. “Kogi State till this very moment is Covid-19 free. We have developed the full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests...

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The Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), operated by Primero Transport Services says to keep serving the people of the state, it has received approval to increase fares and passengers per trip across all routes beginning from Friday. In compliance with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines for commercial transport operators, Primero Transport Services had to commute 20 passengers per trip instead of 70. The firm said it had been running at a loss since it started complying...

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Following the ban Lagos State government imposed on Okada and tricycle operating on major roads in the State in February, the government plans to roll out what it calls First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solutions to replace the banned means of transport. This was revealed by the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, at the 2020 ministerial press briefing at Ikeja. “Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for commuter operations in some...