Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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    EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

EXTRA: Buhari trusts women more than men, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president trusts women more than men. Speaking during an NTA programme on Friday, Shehu said under Buhari, Nigeria's financial resources have been in the hands of women. Kemi Adeosun, who resigned over alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, and Zainab Ahmed, her successor, are the only ones who have [...]

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    CDD asks Buhari to scrap security votes

CDD asks Buhari to scrap security votes

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked the Buhari administration to scrap security votes. At a press briefing on the performance of the administration on Friday, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, identified security votes as "one of the windows for laundering public funds". Security votes are funds disbursed for tackling unforeseen security needs in the country. They are often transacted in cash and used at the [...]

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    Twitter hides Trump’s tweet ‘glorifying violence’ as face-off continues

Twitter hides Trump’s tweet ‘glorifying violence’ as face-off continues

Twitter has flagged a tweet from United States President Donald Trump which it said violated its rules about "glorifying violence". It hid the tweet from public view, saying it "may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible". It also said in addition to the tweet's connection to violence, it fears it "could inspire similar actions". https://twitter.com/TwitterComms/status/1266267447838949378?s=20 Trump was commenting on [...]

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    Anxiety mounts over COVID-19 spread in Kogi after index cases

Anxiety mounts over COVID-19 spread in Kogi after index cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced two cases of coronavirus in Kogi on Wednesday. Although those were the state's index cases, there are fears the infection rate might already be high. One of the index cases had reported at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, the state capital, when he started having symptoms of the disease but he was [...]

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    Buhari splits force CID, approves more zonal commands

Buhari splits force CID, approves more zonal commands

President Muhammadu has approved the creation of more police zonal commands across the country. Frank Mba, police spokesman, said in a statement on Thursday that five additional zonal command headquarters will be created while the force criminal intelligence and investigations department (FCIID) will be decentralised. He said the directives from the federal government were part of efforts to reorganise the police and enable [...]

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    IGP redeploys Edo, Ondo police commissioners — months to guber polls

IGP redeploys Edo, Ondo police commissioners — months to guber polls

Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), has redeployed the police commissioners in Edo and Ondo months to the governorship elections in the two states. While Edo election would hold in September, that of Ondo has been scheduled for the following month. In a statement on Thursday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the duo were redeployed alongside  nine other commissioners across the country. Undie [...]

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    Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

The house of representatives has resolved to probe bribery by security operatives enforcing the ban on interstate travel. At Thursday's plenary session, the lower legislative chamber also said it would set up a special task force to monitor and implement the interstate lockdown. TheCable had reported how security operatives collect bribe from travellers and drivers to compromise the ban on travel from [...]

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    Buhari seeks $5.5bn loan for COVID-19, priority projects

Buhari seeks $5.5bn loan for COVID-19, priority projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the house of representatives and the senate to approve a loan of $5.5 billion. This includes $3.4 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which the lender has already approved and disbursed to Nigeria. In a letter read during Thursday's plenary session by Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, Buhari said the funds will be used for the federal [...]

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    IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

IGP, south-east governors strike deal on community policing

Governors in the south-east have finally reached an agreement with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on the modalities for the implementation of community policing in the region. David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South-east Governors Forum, told journalists on Wednesday that the deal was reached after a virtual meeting with the police IG. Earlier this week, the governors [...]

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    INSIDE STORY: How Kogi is turning a blind eye to patients with COVID-19 symptoms

INSIDE STORY: How Kogi is turning a blind eye to patients with COVID-19 symptoms

It was scorching hot on Saturday afternoon in Lokoja, Kogi, when Godwin (not real name) visited one of the hospitals in the state capital to report that he was having coronavirus symptoms. According to a doctor who saw him, Godwin’s head was aching and his body was hot like it was being microwaved; his coughs, dry and continuous; his heart [...]

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    COVID-19: FG suspends evacuation of Nigerians abroad

COVID-19: FG suspends evacuation of Nigerians abroad

The federal government has suspended further evacuation of Nigerians stranded abroad over the COVID-19 pandemic. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, who announced this during the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, however, said the evacuation is expected to continue soon. He said the evacuation was suspended to give room for new measures that would require citizens returning from overseas to [...]

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    NDDC’s 2019 budget was padded with over 500 fake projects, says MD

NDDC’s 2019 budget was padded with over 500 fake projects, says MD

Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), says the agency’s 2019 budget was padded with over 500 non-existing projects. Addressing journalists in Rivers state on Tuesday, Pondei said a huge amount of money was appropriated for non-existing projects. He was speaking in reaction to allegations of corruption levelled against the interim management committee (IMC). He said the interim management [...]

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    COVID-19: INEC to receive names of Edo, Ondo guber candidates online, to pilot e-voting (updated)

COVID-19: INEC to receive names of Edo, Ondo guber candidates online, to pilot e-voting (updated)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will adopt electronic platforms for the submission of nomination forms by political parties in the Edo and Ondo governorship elections. INEC said this in its new policy on conducting elections released amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the policy document signed by Mahmood Yakubu, its chairman, INEC said during the elections in Edo and Ondo [...]

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    Reps panel warns MDAs against tampering with revised 2020 budget

Reps panel warns MDAs against tampering with revised 2020 budget

A house of representatives panel has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAS) against tampering with the revised 2020 budget In a statement, the house committee on appropriations said there are reports that MDAs are making adjustments in their various budgets following the review by the federal government. Although President Muhammadu Buhari had presented  N10.59 trillion budget for 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced [...]

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    Jonathan speaks about ‘one positive thing’ in Nigeria’s COVID-19 repsonse

Jonathan speaks about ‘one positive thing’ in Nigeria’s COVID-19 repsonse

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken about something he finds positive in Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a webinar organised by the Kofi Annan Foundation on Friday, Jonathan said the efforts of state governors is commendable. The webinar monitored by TheCable was tagged: "Could democracy become the silent victim of COVID-19?" The former president said some African countries have good [...]

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    Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country. Buhari granted the autonomy via a new executive order signed on Friday. The president, who broke the news on Twitter, added that his administration would "continue to do everything to strengthen the principles and practice of democratic governance in Nigeria." He wrote: "Based on [...]

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