COVID-19’Ll Cost Nigeria, Togo, Others $236.7bn GDP – AfDB

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) have reported that it could cost Nigeria, Togo and other countries on the continent $236.7bn in their cumulative Gross Domestic Product.It said this in its report on African Economic Outlook (Supplement) released on Tuesday.The bank projected that if the COVID-19 pandemic …

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FEC Honors Late Ex-Sports Minister At Virtual Meeting

The Federal Executive Council has held its sixth virtual meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.The meeting which held on Wednesday was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.After the national anthem, a minute silence was observed in honour of former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Inuwa Abdulkadir.Abdulkadir was also a  former member of …

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FG Targets 50,000 Farmers In Post-COVID-19 Intervention

About 50, 000 smallholder farmers will benefit from the OCP Africa post- COVID-19 intervention package across the country.This was revealed by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri.The Minister was speaking at the Karshi Market, Abuja while inaugurating the OCP Africa post-COVID-19 intervention package for farmers in the country.Shehuri explained that …

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala, Five Others Vye For WTO Job

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and five other candidates are vying to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation.The institution was faced with mammoth challenges even before the pandemic-driven global economic crisis struck.The other candidates include: South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee; Kenya’s former foreign minister Amina Mohamed; Mexico’s former WTO deputy …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Nears 30k As It Records 503 New Cases

Nigeria’s Coronavirus case has increased to 29, 789 cases after 503 new cases were reported by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday night.The health agency revealed this latest statistics on its official twitter handle in a series of tweet.The NCDC said the new cases were reported across 20 states across the federation.Lagos which …

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774,000 Jobs: Again, Keyamo Rejects Senate Directive Asking NDE To Take Charge Of Exercise

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has rejected the decision of lawmakers at the Senate that the National Directorate of Employment, NDE must be in charge of the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians.Labour Minister, Chris Ngige had appeared before the lawmakers on Tuesday along Keyamo to explain modalities for the exercise.At the meeting, …

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Magu Probe: Nobody Is Above Scrutiny – Presidency

The presidency has on Tuesday declared that the ongoing probe of the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is an affirmation that nobody under the present administration is above scrutiny.According to facts made available to State House correspondents by an anonymous presidency source in Abuja on Tuesday, the interrogation …

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774,000 Recruitment: NDE Must Be In Charge Of The Project, Senate Insists

Minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has apologised to Senate President Ahmad Lawan over the outburst of his subordinate, Festus Keyamo, regarding the recruitment of 774,000 persons by the federal government.Ngige tendered the apology when he appeared before the lawmakers on Tuesday, at the National Assembly to explain the modalities for the exercise.“We regret …

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