COVID19: Buhari slams curfew on Abuja, Lagos, Ogun pledges economic reforms

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the total lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. He gave the order during a special presidential broadcast aired on Sunday evening. Read the full speech below: 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3.…

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Its total lockdown in Osun as Oyetola announces second confirmed COVID-19 case

Osun announces total lockdown of State as Oyetola discloses second confirmed COVID-19 caseThe Osun State Government has announced the total lockdown of the State on Tuesday following the confirmation of the second case of the deadly Coronavirus.The Government reaffirmed the commitment to shut down all the land boundaries effective from midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Governor of the State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, made the disclosure during a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning.Oyetola maintained that there would be no movement within the State during the shutdown while those on essential duties…

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Prez. Buhari to address Nigerians at 7pm tonight

President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm. Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast. Femi AdesinaSpecial Adviser to the President(Media & Publicity)March 29, 2020

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El-Rufai, others take Nigeria’s Coronavirus toll to 97, as wife begs Nigeria to pray for him

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai has announced that he tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) just as his wife, Hadiza Isma, appealed to Nigerians to offer prayers for the quick recovery of her husband. The governor, in a live broadcast, said he submitted a sample for the COVID-19 test and the result came in positive just as the NCDC announced a total of 16 positive test results for Saturday, the highest since the pandemic hit Nigeria. With the result, Nigeria now has a total of 97 cases with one death as at 10:48…

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Sanwo-olu commissions GTB COVID19 isolation centre at Onikan

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, today formally commissioned a 110-bed space isolation centre built by Guaranty Trust Bank for the Lagos State government and located in Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island for (COVID-19).  National Infinity reports that earlier in the week, the management of Guaranty Trust Bank had announced the donation of the facility as its CSR function towards containing the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in the state and it was built within the space of one week. Speaking at the official collaboration and handing over ceremony, Sanwo-Olu described the centre as a…

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COVID19: Ogun to close borders at mid-night

Ogun State Government has announced the closure of its borders with the neighbouring states and the international border with the Republic of Benin. The closure will be effected at 12 Midnight on Sunday, 29th March, 2020. It will be in force for two weeks in the first instance. With this restriction order, movement in and out of the state is thus banned as a further measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta by Kunle Somorin, Chief Press Secretary, Governor Dapo Abiodun, the state is…

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COVID19: Nigeria hits 89 cases, Ehanire, NDCD boss brief Buhari

The President, Muhammadu Buhari, Health Minister, Prof Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ikekweazu, met at the State House, Abuja just as the country recorded 8 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total confirmed infections in the country to 89. Infinitylive.com.ng reports that the meeting has put to rest rumours that the President had been flown to London for Covid-19 treatment. The photographs of the meeting were uploaded online by the State House, showed Buhari and the other officials observing social distancing…

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Reps deny sharing cars

It has come to the attention of the House of Representatives that a newspaper report on Friday, March 27, 2020, had insinuated that the Green Chamber is distributing official vehicles for the 360 members of the House at this critical moment that the country is battling to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.This story is rather unfortunate at this time that Nigeria and Nigerians are striving hard to address the pandemic that has forced the Federal Government, and even the various states’ governments, to take drastic measures.Not only has the National assembly…

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Breaking: Nigeria records 14 new COVID19 cases, total now 65

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced that Nigeria recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 65. National Infinity reports that the agency made this known via its Twitter handle Thursday evening. According to the NCDC, two of the 14 new cases are in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 12 in Lagos State. The breakdown of the cases showed that Lagos now has 44 cases. The NCDC tweeted, “14 new cases of #COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria; two in FCT, 12…

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FG to close motor parks, ban inter-state travel -Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has announced plans to ban inter-state travel and possibly close down motor parks as part of measures to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said this at a press briefing in Abuja, on Thursday. According to the minister who also affirmed that the President, Mohammadu Buhari is in a perfect state of health, “It is now time for enforcement,” of a possible lockdown, he said. Mohammed also clarified as fake news reports that the President, Mohammadu Buhari has been coughing…

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COVID19: Lagos making progress, set to discharge 6 more patients

The Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Dr Tunde Ajayi, has disclosed that six of the patients at the Infectious Disease Hospital have recovered just as the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a briefing on Wednesday said the state was tracing over 2,000 contacts. Ajayi via his twitter handle, @thetundeajai, said the patients would be discharged soon. “Six of our #COVID19 inpatients have recovered and will be discharged soon. There is something Lagos is doing right. Lagos takes the lead,” he wrote. According…

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COVID19: Scare in Health Ministry as Minister, Ehanire disappears from public glare

The disappearance from the public glare of the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, is generating panic thereby leading to insinuations that the minister has gone into self-isolation after suspected contact with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who tested positive to Coronavirus on Monday. National Infinity reports that Kyari had travelled to Germany via Egypt on March 7, 2020, and developed severe cough during a meeting on containing the coronavirus in Nigeria on Sunday. Ehanire’s last public appearance was on Monday when he presided over a…

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Bauchi Gov., Bala Mohammed infected with Coronavirus

Bauchi state’s Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed has reportedly tested positive to Coronavirus. His Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, made this announcement through a statement on Tuesday afternoon. The governor was reported to have met and had a handshake with Mohammed Abubakar, a son of former VeePee, Atiku Abubakar in an Aero Contractor flight from Lagos to Abuja.  Atiku’s son was later confirmed COVID19 positive, a situation that prompted the governor to go on self-isolation before the confirmation

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Reps demand drastic measures over Covid-19

…seek use of unity schools’ hostels as isolation centres…summon CBN governor on interventions The House of Representatives on Tuesday demanded emergency measures on the part of the Executive arm to protect the Nigerian people and the economy from the potentially dire consequences of a widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 among the populace. The House, while adopting a watershed motion by the Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, directed the Federal Ministry of Education to immediately make available hostels in the now-vacated Federal Government Colleges across the country for use as emergency care…

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COVID 19: 4 new cases confirmed as Nigeria’s figure hit 40

Four new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria. Out of the four new cases, 3 are in Lagos State, 1 new case was recorded in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This brought confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria to 40 out of which 2 have been discharged with 1 death. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), two of these cases are returning travellers A breakdown of cases by states as at 11:00 pm on the 23rd of March, 2020, showed that Lagos had 28, Abuja…

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Osun Govt sets new guidelines for public transportation

As part of its continued efforts to upscale pre-infection cum transmission measures against the deadly COVID-19 disease, the State Government of Osun, has banned overcrowding/overloading of buses and vehicles moving within the State, while also issuing new public transport guidelines to operators and passengers in the State. In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Transport, Engr Hussein Olatoke Olaniyan, the new guidelines is part of the proactive measures taken by the State Government of Osun to curb the spread of coronavirus through the…

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COVID-19: Osun grant state workers 2wk leave

The State Government of Osun has told its junior and middle-level civil servants to proceed on two-week leave effective 24th March 2020, as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government,  Prince Wole Oyebamiji,  this precautionary measure has been taken to forestall any possible outbreak of Covid-19 anywhere in the State. “All Officers from Grade Level 1 – 12 in all services of the State should proceed on two weeks leave beginning from Tuesday, 24th March 2020”.…

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Osun places total ban on public gatherings

The State government of Osun, today, announced that all public gatherings in the state under any banner or organisation, are banned. This in effect means there will be no church services tomorrow,  March 22, 2020.This is in reaction to the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infected individuals, and its gradual spread to other States of the country. The State Government of Osun had initially announced a ban on public gatherings having 50 or more people, but today reviewed the position following the announcement of more confirmed cases by…

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Why private sector must support government policies – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the support of the private sector is most critical for the success of policies and programmes of the Federal Government for the economic development of the country.Gbajabiamila said the seeming opposition by the private sector to some policies of government has been a stumbling block in the successful implementation of some of the policies and programmes of government.Speaking as a Guest Speaker at the Jackson, Etti & Edu (JEE) Dialogue on ‘Maximising Business Opportunities and Positioning for…

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Pray for Nigerian leaders, Gbajabiamila urges clerics

…gives reasons for suspending consideration of FG’s $22.7bn loan The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged religious leaders to always pray for Nigerian leaders for better leadership. Gbajabiamila said Nigerian leaders need prayers all the time to succeed. Speaking when he hosted Leaders of Faith Forum from the South-South and Southeast in Abuja on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila also urged the clerics to avail Nigerian leaders their wisdom and knowledge, especially in the areas of politics and governance. “I want to say that please do not forget…

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Gbajabiamila at Abule Ado, assures of government action

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday visited the site of the gas explosion that took place at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local Government of Lagos State on Sunday.Gbajabiamila, who was accompanied by some members of the House on the visit, bemoaned the number of people that died during the explosion.He assured those he met at the site that the government would not abandon the families of the victims to their fate as action would be taken.“Be rest assured that this your government, this…

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Abuja doctors may suspend strike as Reps intervene

Barring last-minute change of decision, health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may call off the industrial action they embarked on by Thursday, 19 March 2020.This followed a successful intervention of the House of Representatives after a meeting with the representatives of the striking health workers and the management of the FCT on Tuesday.Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, who had mandated the Rep. Tanko Sununu-led Committee on Health Services to intervene and ensure that the matters are resolved, pleaded with the health workers to consider the effect of the industrial action…

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Ekiti records 1 death, first case of Coronavirus

A 38-year-old driver, who tested positive for coronavirus, contracted the disease from an American national, the Ekiti State Government has said. The government in a statement by its Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, confirmed that the 27-year-old American, who was visiting Nigeria from Richmond, Virginia, United States, died after falling ill. However, Yaya-Kolade, on Tuesday, said the coronavirus test conducted on the American was “inconclusive”. The commissioner added that the American, described as a “likely index case”, was on a short visit and had not been…

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COVID19: FG Reduces Petrol to N125, CBN announces N1.1tn intervention fund

The Federal Government has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to reduce the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125. This, the government said, was to reflect the current crash in the global price of crude oil. So also, the Central Bank of Nigeria on Wednesday announced a N1.1tn intervention fund to support critical sectors of the economy. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele said this in a statement made available to journalists. The governor in the statement said the out of the N1.1tn, about N1tn would be used…

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Red Alert: FG announces new 5 Coronavirus cases, bans flight from 13 countries

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced five new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to eight. All the five new cases had a travel history to the United Kingdom and the United States. The announcement came just as the Nigerian government placed a travel ban on 13 countries including the United States, UK, China Italy and 9 others. The government said the travel restriction was placed on countries with over a thousand cases of the novel Coronavirus. It added that the ban would…

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Oyetola thanks Buhari for scholarship to Osun indigene who emerged Best Nigerian Young Scientist

The Governor, State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for awarding Master Akintade Abdullahi, a student of Osogbo Grammar School, a full scholarship up to PhD level for emerging the overall best Young Nigerian Scientist of the Year.  Abdullahi achieved the feat having won the 1st position in the National Examination of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award, organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.  Governor Oyetola, who personally congratulated the winner and his parents, expressed his appreciation to President Buhari while fielding…

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Osun Government commiserates with Victims of Lagos Explosion

The Government and the Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, have commiserated with the victims of the Lagos explosion, which happened on Sunday morning at Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the Lagos State. In a statement signed by the Honorable Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation for the State of Osun, Mrs Funke Egbemode, Governor Oyetola sympathised with the families of the dead, the injured and those who lost their properties to the inferno that reportedly claimed about 18 lives and damaged  dozens of…

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Osun Signs Amotekun bill into law, says no breathing space for criminals

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of The State of Osun on Friday signed into law the State’s Security Network Agency and Amotekun Corps Establishment Bill.The bill was transmitted to the governor by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Timothy Owoeye,  on Thursday evening.The House had on March 3, 2020 passed the bill into law after a public hearing to seek stakeholders’ contributions and suggestions on the bill.Oyetola while signing the Bill at the Executive Council Lounge, Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, disclosed that the law signifies a declaration of war on criminals in…

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VeePee Osinbajo escort dies in road accident

With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the Vice President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, was involved in a road accident while on official duty today. The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Vice President, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has aborted the trip. The Vice President described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who will be greatly missed by the team. He is survived by his wife, children…

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Read Nigerian Government’s COVID19 warning

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has warned Nigerians to reduce the tradition of hands shaking and hugging in order not to contract the novel coronavirus. Aregbesola, while speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony of a 3000-capacity custodial centre in Karshi, Abuja, said the Minister enjoined Nigerians to always stay three feet away from one another and avoid crowded places. “Don’t shake hands again, don’t hug for now except your family members, maintain three feet distance between you and the next person”, he warned. The Minister advised Nigerians to greet by…

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Ilesa Water project: Oyetola inaugurates 8-man project monitoring committee, assures citizens of adequate supply

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has reiterated the administration’s determination to ensure adequate provision of potable water supply to every household in the State.He said the state would continue to do the needful in the provision of basic social amenities for the citizens, adding that the government was committed to ensuring free flow pipe-borne water in the state.Governor Oyetola stated this while inaugurating an 8-man Project Monitoring Committee on the ongoing construction of Ilesa water project, at the State Ministry of Water Resources and Energy, Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo.The…

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IPAC commends Oyetola over Osun education review

The leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Tuesday, said with the review of some education policies in the State of Osun, the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has given education a rebirth. IPAC commended the State government for demonstrating a high sense of commitment and courage to rejig some policies in the state’s education system. The Chairman of the Committee, Pastor Olatunji Popoola, who stated this during a courtesy call on the governor at his office in Abere, Osogbo maintained that the action was in fulfilment of Governor…

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US govt pledges investment, partnership with Osun

The United States of America has commended the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State over its commitment to revitalise the State’s health sector. The US government who described Osun as one of the few governments in Nigeria that had recorded an unprecedented success in the implementation of Health Insurance Scheme reiterated its readiness to partner the state in its efforts to rejuvenate its economy. This is even as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola reeled out the investment opportunities for partnership across critical sectors of the State, which he described as…

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Emir of Kano: Palace sealed, Ganduje may name Ado Bayero’s son as new Emir

There are indications that the Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, may name Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, son of the late emir of Kano and the current emir of Bichi as replacement for sacked Muhammadu Sanusi, as Emir of Kano. Although Governor Ganduje is presently presiding over an emergency security council meeting, a credible source at the Government House told our correspondent that Ganduje is set to announce the new emir. The Emir’s Palace was heavily guarded as the state government has deployed security men to seal off the place shortly after…

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Why I dethroned Emir Sanusi -Ganduje

The Kano state government has offered reasons why the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, approved the immediate dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II. According to a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, it was because of  “his (Emir) total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination”. READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW The…

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Gbajabiamila tasks new NASS Board on professionalism, in-house politics

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has urged the newly inaugurated members of the board of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) to ensure that the National Assembly is manned by professionals. The Speaker also advised the members of the Commission to be wary of in-house politics which is capable of truncating their desired goals for the institution. Rep Gbajabiamila spoke on Thursday while receiving the members of the Commission, led by the Executive Chairman Engr. Ahmad Khadi Amshi on a courtesy visit to the leadership…

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Coronavirus: Massive screening in Aso Rock as Buhari presides over FEC

Ministers were screened for coronavirus on Wednesday as they arrived the Presidential Villa for the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House. The meeting was presided over by the President, Muhammadu Buhari with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and other government functionaries in attendance. National Infinity learnt their body temperature was checked as they alighted from their cars and entered the main reception to Villa after which they were given hand sanitisers to disinfect their hands. Again at the entrance to the Executive Council Chambers, another screening took place…

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Italian bizman imports Coronavirus to Lagos, (video) How to prevent it from spreading

Coronavirus, the fast-spreading virus has finally found its way to Lagos, the commercial heartbeat of Nigeria courtesy of an Italian businessman. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos state commissioner for health, gave the revelation in a release issued early Friday morning. The statement reads: “the Ministry of Health in Lagos State has confirmed its first case of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), incidentally the first in Nigeria and in West Africa since the outbreak in China in January 2020.” It is the second confirmed case in Africa following one recently recorded in…

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House of Reps will remain hope of the common man -Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House under him would continue to champion the rights of the weak and poor Nigerians.Gbajabiamila said being elected by the people, it is incumbent on members of the House as representatives of the citizens, to anchor the wellbeing of the people.Gbajabiamila spoke at the inauguration of the Nigeria National Group of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (NNG-PGA) chaired by Rep. Abdulrazak Sa’ad Namdas.Gbajabiamila, who expressed delight that this is the first time that the NNG would…

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Hope rises for PIGB as Gbajabiamila gives June deadline

The Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would do all it can to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) before the end of June. Gbajabiamila said the PIGB is on the front burner of the House, hence the members of the Green Chamber would commence the process of its passage soon. He said although PIGB has been in the National Assembly for years, the current 9th Assembly is committed to putting it to rest. He told a delegation of the Experts…

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We’ll fast-track CAMA amendment Bill – Gbajabiamila

‎The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would take steps to fast-track the consideration and amendment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Gbajabiamila said that has become necessary in order to improve the legal framework for doing business in Nigeria. The speaker made this commitment during a meeting with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council led by the Special Adviser to the president on Ease of Doing Business, Dr Jumoke Oduwole. The Speaker said one of the priorities of the…

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NSA absent at Buhari’s meeting with service chiefs

National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongnu was conspicuously absent as the President, Mohammadu Buhari met with Nigeria’s service chiefs on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. – Gen Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting believed to centre on security challenges. Buhari and the service chiefs hold routine…

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Focus on what’s good for Nigeria, Gbajabiamila tells journalists

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has challenged Nigerian journalists to always focus reportage on what is good for Nigeria. Gbajabiamila said the press is an integral part of the country’s democracy, hence the need for media practitioners to double-check their facts and ensure they are fair and balanced before going to press.  He said if the Nigerian democracy fails due to false press, it would affect all citizens, noting that it would cost nothing for journalists to be ethical and diligent in their work. Receiving…

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Make Lagos/Ibadan expressway 10 lanes, Ogun State Gov., Dapo Abiodun pleads with FG

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, to at least, a ten-lane road. Abiodun made this call when he received the Senate Committee on Works in his office, in Abeokuta. According to him, the road in question is arguably the busiest in the country. This, coupled with the population explosion, made the expansion of the road from six to ten lanes imperative. He also said it was important for the Federal Government to consider alternatives like the Sagamu to…

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Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria. The Speaker noted that both Nigeria and China have been having good economic and political relationships, saying there was a need to establish strong military ties between the two countries with a view to ending insecurity. Speaking when he received the Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of China Mr Zhou Pingjian, on a courtesy call in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila said Nigeria…

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Gbajabiamila felicitates with el-Rufai at 60

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has felicitated with the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai on his 60th birthday. The Speaker described el-Rufai as a visionary leader whose main preoccupation is to make Kaduna State great. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said el-Rufai’s 60 years on earth has been for service to humanity. “The Kaduna State Governor Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai comes across as a highly patriotic Nigerian, whose contributions to nation building are…

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Diri takes oath of office as Bayelsa gov.

Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the November 2019 governorship, Douye Diri, has been sworn in as the Governor of Bayelsa State. He was sworn in by the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate, who administered the oaths of office and allegiance on Diri in the Government House, Yenagoa, the state capital. The state deputy governor-elect, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, also sworn in, took his oaths of office and allegiance.

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Gbajabiamila pledges Reps cooperation with Red Cross on IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House would collaborate with the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) to ameliorate the sufferings of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. ‎Gbajabiamila also said the House would follow the necessary steps to domesticate the Kampala Convention on IDPs, which would go a long way in addressing their plight. He spoke when he hosted a team of the ICRC led by the head of the organisation in Nigeria, Mr Eloi Fillion, on Thursday in Abuja.…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Sen Longjan

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed sadness over the death of the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial district, Sen Ignatius Longjan. The Speaker said Longjan, ‎who passed away in a Turkish hospital in Abuja at the age of 75, would be missed by members of the National Assembly, especially his immediate colleagues in the Senate. In a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, ‎the Speaker prayed that God will grant the soul of the late senator a peaceful…

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