FRESH FM TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

Written by on May 16, 2020

TOP NEWS

  • Nigeria Records 288 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 5,445

Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

 

  • COVID-19: Ogun Extends Lockdown By One Week

The Ogun state government has once again extended the current lockdown by another one week with windows of relaxation on Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 5pm to allow residents to restock essential needs and engage in commercial activities.

 

  • Kano Govt Extends Lockdown By One Week

Kano state government has announced a one-week extension of the lockdown imposed.

 

  • EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Top Official

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two Chinese for offering the sum of N100m as bribe to the Zonal head of the anti-graft agency in Sokoto State, Mr Abdullahi Lawal.

 

  • Nigerians picking face masks from dump sites, PTF cries out

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has raised the alarm over an unhealthy practice of some Nigerians who pick face masks from rubbish dumps and sell them.

 

  • Ex-envoy warns southern govs against Almajirai

Ex-Nigerian ambassador to the Philippines, Dr Yemi Farounbi, on Tuesday claimed the invasion of southern states by a large number of northern youths could be motivated by factors beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

 

  • FG targets 60,000 homes in Ogun for palliatives

The federal Government through the National Home Grown School feeding Programme is targeting children from more than sixty thousand homes for Palliatives in Ogun State.

 

GLOBAL

  • WHO meets African traditional medicine experts for COVID-19 cure

The World Health Organisation says it met with 70 traditional medicine experts in a bid to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic.

 

  • Trump rules out renegotiating China trade deal

US President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out renegotiating the trade agreement signed with China.

 

 

  • China asks US to ‘meet halfway’ after Trump threatens to cut ties

China on Friday urged the United States to meet it halfway and strengthen cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to sever bilateral ties.

 

  • COVID-19 Pushes Germany Into Recession

The coronavirus pandemic has tipped Germany into a recession, official data showed Friday, with Europe’s top economy suffering its steepest quarterly contraction in more than a decade as lockdown measures began to bite.

 

HEALTH

  • Bakare donates two church buildings as isolation centres

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (formerly, The Latter Rain Assembly), has announced the donation of two church buildings to the Lagos State Government for use as isolation centres.

 

  • Catholic Bishops Donate Over 400 Hospitals To Be Used As Isolation Centres In Nigeria

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered over 400 health facilities across the nation to now be used as COVID-19 isolation centres.

 

  • Home treatment will increase infections, NMA, nurses warn

The Nigerian Medical Association and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives on Sunday cautioned the Federal Government against treating COVID-19 patients at home.

 

  • We Are Getting Sample Of Madagascar Cure To See How It Works – Health Minister

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire has revealed plans by the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Health to get the Madagascar herbal cure to COVID-19.

 

  • COVID Organic to be used when confirmed safe says PTF

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday said the Federal Government and the World Health Organisation were carrying out COVID-19 drug trial in the Federal Capital Territory and fives states.

 

  • 250 nurses, midwives in isolation, 85 positive – NANNM

The leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, on Friday, decried the rising cases of health workers testing positive for coronavirus in the country.

 

ECONOMY

  • Oil prices drop amid supply glut, fears of second coronavirus wave

Oil prices fell on Monday as concern over a persistent glut and economic gloom caused by the coronavirus pandemic combined to cancel out support from supply cuts at some of the world’s top producers.

 

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Investments In Manufacturing Sector Records Sharp Decline – Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a sharp decline on investments in the manufacturing sector, a survey from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has revealed.

 

  • FG to establish N5.08b garment, shoes factories

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has presented a Full Business Case Compliance Certificate to the Nigeria Correctional Service for its proposed Shoe and Garment Factories.

 

  • Petrol price: FG setting us against Nigerians, marketers say

By reducing the ex-depot price of petrol without announcing a new price band for the commodity at filling stations, the Federal Government through its agencies is trying to set marketers against the buying public, oil dealers have said.

 

  • Foreign reserves gain $1.22bn in 11 days

Foreign reserves have risen to $34.65bn within eleven days, latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria have indicated.

  • Save economy, reduce billions budgeted for your feeding, travels, luxury vehicles, Atiku tells Buhari, Osinbajo

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has said that the revised version of the 2020 budget a paltry difference of N71 billion was grossly insignificant to heal the ailing economy.

 

  • COVID-19 will worsen Nigeria’s debt, says NESG

With declining revenue, Nigeria’s debt position will be worsened as the government is set to embark on massive borrowing of over N4.43tn, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group has said.

EDUCATION

  • COVID-19: All schools remain closed, says FG

THE Federal Government has warned against resumption of any school at any level, saying all schools remained closed. Acting on the government’s directive, National Universities Commission, NUC, has warned vice chancellors against reopening universities for any activities.

 

  • FG begins FCT National Home-Grown School Feeding Program

In keeping with the Federal Government’s promise to improve the welfare of Nigerians, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development will today commence the implementation of the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, Covid-19, beginning with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

 

  • Why we’re going ahead with school feeding during lockdown ? Farouq

The federal government, Thursday, explained that it decided to go ahead with the feeding of school children captured in its Home Grown School Feeding Programme, NHGSFP, even when schools were still shut down as a result of coronavirus pandemic, because of its commitment and determination to cushion the hardship vulnerable school children were facing at home following the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

POLITICS

  • Buhari Appoints Ibrahim Gambari As Chief Of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed renowned diplomat and former Minister of External Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff.

 

  • Court Dismisses SERAP’s Request To Compel CCB On Assets Declaration Of Politicians

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed an application brought before it by the Socio-economic Right and Accountability Project, SERAP, seeking specific details of the assets declaration information of all Presidents, VPs, Senate Presidents, Speakers of House of Representatives, State Governors and their deputies from 1999 till 2019.

 

  • $311m Abacha loot: Mambilla power not on projects’ list, Presidency recants

The Presidency reversed itself on Wednesday, saying that the Mambilla Power Project was not included in the list of the Federal Government projects to benefit from the recently repatriated $311m Abacha loot.

 

SPORTS

  • IOC to spend $800m in costs for postponed Tokyo games

The International Olympic Committee has set aside 800 million dollars to help with “severe” financial impact caused by the postponement of the Tokyo 2020.

 

  • NFCA threatens legal action against bribery allegations

The Nigeria Football Coaches Association have frowned at the bribery allegations levelled against National team coaches by Former Super Eagles Players.

 

  • African stars divided over FIFA’s four-year AFCON proposal

Several African stars are divided over the proposal of the world governing body FIFA to the Confederation of African Football that the Africa Cup of Nations be held every four years instead of two.

 

  • Anthony Joshua ranks second-richest sportsperson in UK

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been ranked the second-richest sportsperson in the United Kingdom.

 

  • Premier League can resume next month, says UK govt

Elite sport in England could start behind closed doors from June 1, according to government guidelines published on Monday, boosting Premier League clubs’ hopes of completing their season.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • E-money: Investigate poverty too – Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey is one Nigerian artiste who hardly contributes to issues, especially on social media. Albeit whenever he has something to say, he comes all out and speaks his mind, without fear.

 

 

 



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