COVID-19: FG seeks National Assembly’s approval of N500bn Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday, met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Ahmed, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of the Senate, Ahmad […]

COVID-19: Nigerian govt finally moves to meet local manufacturers on PPE production

Weeks into the coronavirus crisis, the Federal Government has finally decided to meet with indigenous manufacturers to discuss local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The government says this is part of efforts to curtail COVID-19. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, spoke when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Friday. […]

Nigeria: New Fuel Price – NNPC Seeks Smooth Movement of Petroleum Tankers Nationwide

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called on security agencies to allow petroleum products tanker drivers move freely, despite the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in some parts of the country. The federal government had earlier approved the reduction of the pump price of petrol to N125 from N145. On Tuesday, however, the Petroleum Products Pricing and […]

Nigeria, others seek $100b debt relief

AFRICAN Ministers of Finance have launched a coordinated attempt to secure $100 billion debt relief following the economic impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the continent. The ministers said Africa’s economy is facing a deep and synchronised slowdown that could take up to three years to recover. They spoke after a virtual meeting with Vera Songwe, […]

BREAKING: Coronavirus Cases In Nigeria Hit 174

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 23 new cases of Coronavirus in the country. This brings to 174 the total cases confirmed in the country. The NCDC had earlier on Wednesday announced 12 cases in the country.  In the latest cases, nine were confirmed in Lagos with seven in the Federal Capital Territory. […]

Nigeria Suspends Plan to Increase Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) will not proceed with the increment of the electricity tariff scheduled to take effect from April 1. The latest announcement on Tuesday by the regulatory agency on its Twitter handle says, “There shall be no increase in tariff of end-use customers on April 1, 2020.” The NERC spokesperson, Usman […]

COVID-19: Adeboye, Ooni, Davido’s father, Osun ex-Govs in 21-man committee [Full list]

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has constituted a 21-man Food and Relief Committee of Eminent Nigerians. They are saddled with the task of working out modalities to cushion the effect of restrictions on movement of goods and services amid the coronavirus outbreak. Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary to the State Government, made the announcement in a statement Tuesday night. […]

Nigeria imposes harsh restrictions for journalist movement and access, citing coronavirus

Abuja, March 31, 2020 — Authorities in Nigeria must ensure that measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic do not prevent journalists from covering the news freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, Nigerian Information Minister Lai Mohammed said that journalists would be required to carry a valid identity card to move […]