CHURCHES AND MOSQUES TO REOPEN AS FG LIFTS BAN

The federal government has lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country.The government had imposed the ban two months ago to check the spread of coronavirus. But at the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation and chairman of the PTF,…

MANCHESTER UNITED EXTEND IGHALO LOAN UNTIL JANUARY 2021

Manchester United have extended striker Odion Ighalo’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of January 2021, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 30-year-old made an impressive start to life at United, scoring four times in eight games after signing an initial loan deal until May 31 from the Chinese Super League club.…

ZENITH BANK NAMED BEST BANK IN NIGERIA AT GLOBAL FINANCE AWARD

Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Zenith Bank Plc., has emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria in the recently released Global Finance Magazine World’s Best Banks Awards 2020. The awards, which was published in the May 2020 edition of the Global Finance Magazine, was based on the performances of the banks in their respective regions and…

KANO TAILORS GET N7M CONTRACT TO PRODUCE FACE MASK

The Kano State government on Saturday doled out N7 million to Kano Tailors for the production of 140 thousand face masks. In a brief but colourful ceremony, Dr. Ganduje who presented the cash sum to the leadership of the indigenous tailors, disclosed that the face masks would be provided to various groups for distribution to…

PRESIDENT BUHARI CAME TO ‘STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY’ – FEMI FANI-KAYODE

Former Aviation Minister and critic, Femi Fani-Kayode, said the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 has plunged the country into darkness. Fani-Kayode said this while reacting to a statement credited to Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s spokesman. Femi Adesina had said, “Buhari’s emergence in 2015 saved Nigeria’s collapse” Adesina also stated that Buhari’s administration came…

BUHARI SEEKS FRESH $5.513BN LOAN

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513bn. Buhari, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday, said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states…

NIGERIANS ARE LUCKY TO HAVE BUHARI AS A PRESIDENT – FEMI ADEDINA

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, has said that Nigerians are lucky to have a leader like his principal at a time like this. Adesina stated this via his social media handle while dismissing attempts to pitch him against his boss, the president. According to him, he is a…

CELESTIAL CHURCH DONATES N25 MILLION TO LAGOS AND OGUN TO FIGHT COVID-19

The Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide on Monday said it donated N25m to the Lagos and Ogun states governments to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chairman of the church’s Press, Publicity and Publications Committee, Kayode Ajala, said the sum also covered support for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. Ajala, in a…

FCT MINISTERS DIRECTS MARKETS IN ABUJA TO OPEN THRICE PER WEEK

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has directed all markets in the nation’s capital to open thrice a week in order to mitigate the sufferings of residents who find it difficult to buy foodstuffs because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Bello said that with effect from Monday, May 25th, 2020, the number…

COVID-19 CASES RIDES TO 7,526 IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has been hit with 265 new cases of Coronavirus, with the overall total now standing at 7,526. In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Saturday, Lagos topped the chart with 133 new cases, while Oyo ramped up 34 new infections. Edo recorded high figures, with 28 fresh cases,…

ZAMFARA SPENDS N2.9BN TO FEED MUSLIMS DURING RAMADAN, N55.2M TO BUY COWS

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has said his government spent N2.9bn for Ramadan feeding as the fast comes to end. Matawalle made this known in a state-wide broadcast to celebrate this year’s Eid-Fitr on Saturday. The governor said N55.2m was earmarked to procure 280 cows which were distributed to civil servants, groups and communities…

GOVERNOR UMAHI BANS CATTLE MOVEMENT IN EBONYI STATE

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has banned movements of cattle in the state capital, Abakaliki and its environs with immediate effect. Umahi made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abakaliki during a statewide broadcast. “I have told relevant security agencies in the state that I will no longer tolerate seeing cows within the centenary city and…

COVID-19: BORNO GOVERNMENT AND ISLAMIC CLERICS AGREE TO HOLD EID PRAYERS

Alhaji Umar Kadafur, Borno Deputy Governor, said in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the decision was taking after a stakeholders meeting involving the COVID-19 committee and Islamic clerics. Kadafur, also Chairman, Borno COVID-19 committee, expressed the committee’s appreciation of Borno peoples’ support since the outbreak of the pandemic. He said that Muslims in…