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We are discussing with Innosson, others on local production of ventilators – FG

We are discussing with Innosson, others on local production of ventilators – FG

The federal government has opened discussions with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company and other key indigenous vehicle manufacturing companies with a view to producing ventilators in the country. This was revealed by the Honorable Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Niyi Adebayo. DAILYTRUST newspapers reports   The minister, who updated journalists on COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for the…

Be wary of Cyber Criminals Schemes in these times – CBN

Be wary of Cyber Criminals Schemes in these times – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised Nigerians to be on alert to avoid being victims of cyber criminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.   This was contained in a statement on Monday by CBN Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okoroafor.   Explaining that the trend was not peculiar to Nigeria, Okorafor said…

Fayose canvasses ‘stomach infrastructure’ to save lives

Fayose canvasses ‘stomach infrastructure’ to save lives

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday, said the hardship occasioned by the stay-at-home order over the coronavirus pandemic had necessitated the need to focus on full-time strategic implementation of ‘stomach infrastructure.’ Fayose, in a statement by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said present realities made it imperative for leaders to stand for…

‘How police, military extort at COVID-19 checkpoints’

‘How police, military extort at COVID-19 checkpoints’

• Travellers pay security operatives for passage • We’re not aware, say police The police and other security agencies have been accused of profiteering from the lockdown put in place to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some residents in Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu, Umuahia, Jalingo and other major towns told The Guardian yesterday that rather than…

Heavy traffic in Lekki as Lagos residents flout lockdown

Heavy traffic in Lekki as Lagos residents flout lockdown

Despite the lockdown in Lagos State to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of motorists were on Monday stranded in a gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Footage of the gridlock, which was trending online, showed hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic. “No isolation anymore, no quarantine in Lagos State, from Jakande Estate to…

Coronavirus: Africa not testing ground for any vaccine – WHO 

Coronavirus: Africa not testing ground for any vaccine – WHO 

The World Health Organization chief angrily slammed recent comments made by scientists suggesting a vaccine for the new coronavirus should be tested in Africa as “racist” and a hangover from the “colonial mentality”. “Africa cannot and will not be a testing ground for any vaccine,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference,…

COVID-19: Buhari approves employment of 774, 000 Nigerians

COVID-19: Buhari approves employment of 774, 000 Nigerians

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic…

COVID-19: Buhari approves withdrawal of $150m from Sovereign Wealth Fund

COVID-19: Buhari approves withdrawal of $150m from Sovereign Wealth Fund

The President, Major-General Muhamadu Buhari (retd.), has given approval for the withdrawal of $150m from the Sovereign Wealth Fund for distribution to the three tiers of government.   The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this on Monday, in Abuja during a media briefing on the fiscal policy measures to…