COVID-19: Brazilian state to fine people, businesses for failing to use face masks

  Brazil’s southeast state of Sao Paulo, which is hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday announced fines for failing to wear a face mask in public. The new regulation, which takes effect July 1, calls for a fine of 500 reals (92 U.S. dollars) for individuals not wearing a face mask in a […]


More US states step back from reopening as COVID-19 cases surge

  More U.S. states and businesses on Monday rolled back plans to reopen their economies, citing surges in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, as the government’s top infectious disease specialist blamed the spikes on Americans ignoring public health guidelines. The rises in confirmed cases and hospitalizations have been most pronounced in Sun Belt states such as […]


COVID-19: Eight deaths, 566 new cases as Nigeria’s death toll nears 600

  Eight more people were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Monday. With the new figure, 573 persons have now died of COVID-19 in the country. However, not all states have recorded COVID-19 deaths according to the situation report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for June 28, 2020; Taraba and […]

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Govs committed to legislative, judiciary’s financial autonomy –Tambuwal

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) is poised to make financial autonomy of the legislature and judiciary across the country possible.   Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, who is the Vice Chairman of the NGF, made this known when he swore in the new Grand Khadi of the state’s Sharia Court of Appeal, Muhammad Tambari […]


Keyamo: Politicians attempting to hijack 774,000 jobs

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has insisted he won’t give in to the series of blackmails and pressure by some politicians seeking to determine who gets allotted the 774,000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.   The 774,000 approved jobs comes under the special public works programme of National Directorate of […]


Court strikes out certificate forgery suit against Obaseki

…plaintiffs absent in court     The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday struck out an alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.     The plaintiffs, Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu had via a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/ CS/553/2020 accused the Governor of engaging […]


FG earmarks N600bn interest-free loan for farmers

Minister: 2.4m rice growers’ll benefit from scheme   The Federal Government has set aside N600 billion to enhance farmers’ access to agricultural financing in the country.   About 2.4 million farmers were targeted to benefit from the interest-free facility, designed to encourage application of modern technologies in rice and cash crop cultivation.   Minister of […]


Parties in last-minute effort to beat INEC deadline on Edo

The 15 political parties fielding candidates in the September 19 Edo State governorship election, yesterday, struggled to meet the 6pm June 29 deadline for the submission of the candidates.     Unlike previous elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the names and particulars of the candidates should be uploaded on its dedicated portal, […]


COVID-19: Towards ensuring safe workplace

Following the gradual easing of the lockdown earlier imposed to curtail the spread of  coronavirus,  the Federal Government has been grappling with the challenges of managing governments business in a safe environment. CALEB ONWE reports     W hen the lockdown was relaxed and certain categories of workers asked to return to work, apprehension was […]


COVID-19: Ebonyi records 3 deaths, cases rise to 503

Ebonyi State government has said that three persons have died of coronavirus in the state just as no fewer than 24 health workers have tested positive for COVI-19 pandemic.     Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike disclosed this at New Government House complex Abakaliki while giving update on the pandemic to Governor Dave Umahi, […]

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