FRESH FM TOP NEWS THIS WEEK
Written by MaryGift Sunday on May 9, 2020
- President Buhari Loses Nephew
The Presidency on Friday announced the death of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Muritala Dauda.
- Tinubu commiserates with President Buhari and the Dauras
All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda, who is also Mallam Mamman Daura’s younger brother.
- Court Fines Man Forty Thousand Naira Over Failure To Wear Face Mask
An Ado Ekiti Magistrate Court has imposed a fine of forty thousand naira on one Vincent Ikechukwu for failure to use a face mask which has become mandatory in the state since the wake of COVID 19 Pandemic.
- Nigeria eases lockdown, re-opens Lagos, Abuja
Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in Lagos, its largest city, marking the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy after more than four weeks of lockdown.
- Another Lockdown Inevitable If Nigerians Don’t Social Distance – NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the federal government might be forced to implement another lockdown if Nigerians do not comply with social distancing measures, leading to a new explosion of infections.
- Protect Ekiti, Fayemi orders Amotekun
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has told the Ekiti State Security Network Agency (Amotekun Corps) Board to protect residents of the state.
- Security agents must stop violation of interstate lockdown, says NGF
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Wednesday lamented Nigerians’ non-compliance with guidelines on the gradual reopening of the economy.
- CBN, Bankers’ Committee Suspend Lay-Offs In Banks
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the bankers’ committee have agreed to suspend lay-offs in banks across the
- Sacked workers’ll get monthly salaries for insured jobs — Insurers
Insurance operators have said that workers who took job loss insurance covers before the commencement of COVID-19 pandemic will get insurance compensation.
- Reduce Interest Rates, Provide Tax Reliefs – Tinubu Tells Banks And FG
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, is of the opinion that if the COVID-19 crisis is to have any positive economic aspect, then it should be that Nigeria used this moment to drive down interest rates.
- FG retains N125/litre petrol price despite crude oil crash
The Federal Government has failed to review the N123.5 to N125/litre pump price of petrol for the month of May 2020 despite continued crash of crude oil price.
- NNPC reduces petrol depot price to N108
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday night announced a reduction in the ex-depot price of petrol from N113.28 per litre to N108 per litre.
- COVID-19: Buhari Appreciates Donations By Individuals And Organisations
As the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 continues to roll out measures on how to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country and manage its health and economic implications, President Muhammadu Buhari has commended public-spirited Nigerians and organisations for their financial and material support.
- Nigerian Govt Receives $311m Abacha Assets From US, Jersey
The Nigerian government has received $311,797,866.11 recovered assets of General Sani Abacha repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey.
- Fresh $319m Abacha loot in UK, France – US
Barely a week after helping to repatriate $311m (N118bn) stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, the United States says there is a separate $319m (N121bn) Abacha loot in the United Kingdom and France.
- SERAP Asks Buhari To Convert Stolen Assets Into Isolation Centres
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called for the conversion of seized stolen assets into facilities to isolate COVID-19 cases in the country.
- Study The Budget And See What Abacha’s Loot Is Being Used For, Says Femi Adesina
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has asked Nigerians who are concerned about how the Abacha Loot is being spent, to take a deeper look into the budget.
- COVID-19: FG orders NAFDAC to assess herbal cough mixture
The Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to carry out necessary procedures for the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture to treat COVID-19 patients.
- ECOWAS denies endorsing any herbal drug for COVID-19
The ECOWAS Commission has dismissed reports that its health institution, West Africa Health Organisation had ordered medicine developed by the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research, Madagascar, for COVID-19 treatment.
- WHO warns against Madagascar’s herbal ‘remedy’
The World Health Organisation on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina as a remedy against coronavirus.
- Prepare to leave Government House in 2023, Ogun PDP tells Abiodun
The newly sworn-in Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State, Samson Bamgbose said the party will wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.
- Police detain Clarence Peters over video vixen’s death
Popular Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters has been detained by the Lagos State Police Command for questioning over the sudden death of video vixen and choreographer Love Divine, popularly known as Kodak.
- Bundesliga to return in May
Berlin plans to allow Germany’s Bundesliga to restart behind closed doors in May after weeks of shutdown imposed to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to a draft government agreement seen by AFP Wednesday.
- Leganes coach says La Liga will resume June 20
Leganes coach Javier Aguirre said Thursday that Spain’s La Liga will resume on June 20 and end on July 26 despite league bosses refusing to confirm his claim.
- Football To Allow Five Substitutions When Play Restarts
Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.
- Floyd Mayweather Jnr reaffirms retirement from boxing
Former American world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says he is not returning to boxing and has also debunked claims he is broke.
- Google, Facebook Extend Work-From-Home Plans Till 2021
Google and Facebook have told most employees to keep working from home for the rest of the year as part of a response by the tech giants to the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
- Youtube Tweaks ‘Video Watch’ Page On Mobile, Gets New Features
YouTube’s video watch page on mobile has received a facelift. The new design comes after Google announced that both Android and iOS apps will receive the updates soon.
- Nigerians’ll pay higher electricity tariffs, FG promises IMF
Nigerians will pay much higher tariff for power in 2021, going by promises made by the Federal Government to the International Monetary Fund while seeking the $3.4bn emergency financial assistance recently approved for Nigeria.
- Oil prices rise as countries ease lockdown
Crude Oil extended gains in Asia Tuesday on signs of improving demand as coronavirus-hit major economies begin to ease strict curbs and as top producers slash output.
- Senate asks FG to suspend 5G network deployment
The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to suspend the planned deployment of the Fifth Generation Network in Nigeria.
- Amotekun: Hunters express readiness to fight crime
South-West hunters, under the aegis of Soludero Hunters Association, said on Sunday that it was awaiting the directives from the six state governors and the leadership of the Yoruba World Congress on procedures for addressing insecurity in the zone.
- Reps summon Akpabio over alleged fraud in NDDC
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, is to appear before the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission over an alleged N40 billion spent in two months by the commission.
- Police Assures NDDC Of Adequate Security, Warns Trouble Makers
The police in Rivers State have assured the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), of providing adequate security to enable it deliver on its mandate to the people of the region.
- Buhari Appoints Former IGP Suleiman Abba, Chairman Police Trust Fund
Pursuant to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Establishment Act 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Inspector-General of Police, Barrister Suleiman Abba, CFR, Mni, as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund.
- WHO: Coronavirus may infect 44 million Africans
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 29 million to 44 million Africans may get infected with COVID-19 in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, according to a study.
- Infectious Disease Bill Is Superfluous, Unconstitutional – Falana
The proposed Infectious Diseases Bill co-sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and two of his colleagues has been described as superfluous, illegal and unconstitutional.