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Unemployed Nigerian Youths To Be Paid N20,000 Monthly To Maintain Public Infrastructures

On Thursday, the Federal Government has rolled out a scheme which will see jobless youths in rural areas earning the sum of twenty thousand naira, (20,000) in a bid to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country. According to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), the youths will…

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COVID-19: FG Suspends Evacuation Of Nigerians Stranded Abroad Due To Pandemic

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 announced the suspension of the evacuation of stranded Nigerians overseas. Recall that in April, the Federal government announced plans to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Part of the criteria for their return is for them…

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ICYMI: FG Seizes British Airline For Illegal Commercial Flight Into Nigeria

An aircraft owned by a British company has been seized by the Federal Government for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without approval, THE PUNCH reports. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known on Sunday via his Twitter handle, noting that the company, Flair Aviation, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. Sirika…

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FG Warns Nigerians To Avoid Contact With Quarantined Dubai Returnees

The Federal Government has sent advised Nigerians to avoid contact with citizens recently evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, until their quarantine phase was over and they were certified healthy. Some returnees had in a viral video on Wednesday protested their ill treatment by the Nigerian Government since they voluntarily returned to the country. Boss Mustapha, Secretary…

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FG To Commence School Feeding Programme On Thursday May 14

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has announced that the school feeding programme will commence from Thursday in Abuja. According to the Ministry, Lagos and Ogun states will commence shortly after FCT before the other states of the federation join. Despite the closure of schools, President Muhammadu Buhari on March 29th, 2020…

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Lockdown: FG Insists All Schools Remain Closed Amid COVID-19 Spike

The Federal Government has warned all stakeholders in the sector that schools across levels remain closed amid the spread of Covid-19 across the country. The Ministry of Education made this known through a memo dated Friday, May 8, channeled to heads of commissions and regulatory bodies in the education sector. They also told authorities including…

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Presidency Reveals Why FG Is Not Giving State Funds To Fight COVID-19

The Presidency has reveal why the federal government is not dispensing funds to states to battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who spoke on a radio programme accused some Governors of prioritising the quest for money over the need to overcome the disease in the…

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Addresses Lagosians, Issues Stern Guidelines Regarding Lockdown Ease

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has unveiled new directives to follow up the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed by the Federal Government. He disclosed the amended guidelines on Sunday while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 in Lagos. According to him the State’s lockdown ease that commenced on Monday was…

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COVID-19: IMF Grants Nigeria $3.4bn Emergency Support To Fight Pandemic

The Federal government has been granted $3.4 billion by the International Monetary Fund IMF after requesting to help address the severe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp fall in oil prices. On Tuesday April 28, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the financial request, according to LIB. In a statement…

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Lockdown: FG Introduces Free E-Learning Portals For Primary, Secondary School Students

Following the closure of schools nationwide to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has launched free e-learning portals for all students in primary and secondary schools. According to Tribune Online, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced this on Friday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.…

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