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Top News Headlines For This Afternoon, Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

Here are the Top News Headlines For This Afternoon: * JusticeForBarakat: Teenage student raped, killed in Ibadan, Oyo State * Muhammadu Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting * COVID-19: FG advises persons aged 55 and above to stay away from churches, mosques * Revised budget: Cutting health, UBE votes shameful says CACOL * George Bush calls on US to examine its tragic failures * ACCA, ICC seek support for SMEs * Risk managers demand improved capacity to fight COVID-19 * IPPIS: Non-release of pay slips by

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Top News Headlines For This Afternoon, Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

BUSINESS

Nyesom Wike Gives New Orders on Reopening of Schools, Churches, Others

Amid the continuous spread of Coronavirus across the nation, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has issued new orders on the reopening of churches, Schools, Banks and other business establishments. The new directives were made public via series of tweets on his twitter handle. The Governor warned that the incumbent government will not relent to prosecute owners of hotels, restaurants, banks, and other business establishments who do not enforce social distancing and use of face mask instead their premises.

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Nyesom Wike Gives New Orders on Reopening of Schools, Churches, Others

BUSINESS

'Who is going to pay the loan taken by Buhari's government?' Reaction trails the latest loan

Zacnetwork has gathered that the loan that is a loan modification that the Senate has recently approved is the cause commotion among the people of Nigeria. It was learned through Twitter handled of Nigeria Senate where Approval of the external loan was announced. Senate said "It was revealed that the Senate had revised the proposed 2020 budget, which was rescheduled by the Committee on Local and Foreign Debt for the purpose of finance on foreign loans of the federal government." Twitter link for Senate post

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'Who is going to pay the loan taken by Buhari's government?' Reaction trails the latest loan

BUSINESS

Finally, Buhari's request has been granted by the Senate

Finally, the loan request by the executive arm has been granted. The Senate on Thursday approved the $5,513 billion external loan request submitted by the President, Major General (retd.), last week Thursday, the Punch has learned. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria had stated that his purpose of appealing for the loan is to allow his administration to finance the revised 2020 budget subsequent to the diminishing oil income caused by the impact of the novel virus. When one hears the amount tha

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Finally, Buhari's request has been granted by the Senate

ECONOMY-FINANCE

With 33 Trillion Naira Debt, Senate Approves Another Loan: What Next for Nigeria Economy?

Improvement in welfare is one of the major reason why organizations/individual choose to get loans, but when becomes too much, it damages the growth of the country's economy, and further reduces the provision of essential services for the citizen. Despite the fact that rapid rise of Nigeria debt profile is becoming alarming and worrisome, the Senate House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the approval of fresh $5.5 billion external loan from President Muhammadu Buhari, just days after the latter requested fo

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With 33 Trillion Naira Debt, Senate Approves Another Loan: What Next for Nigeria Economy?

POLITICS

Just in: FG gives update to civil servants regarding the resumption of work

As part of the measures put in place to ease the lockdown in the country, the federal government has directed civil servants on grade level 14 and above to resume work on a daily basis. The directive was issued by the head of the civil service of the federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi Esan in a statement on June 2nd, 2020. She however also stated that government workers in the essential services should resume work immediately. The statement also revealed that workers would be expected to resume by 9am till 2pm

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Just in: FG gives update to civil servants regarding the resumption of work

POLITICS

Newspaper Headlines For This Morning, June 4, 2020

Here are the newspaper headlines for today: * Worship centres: JNI says PTF guidelines difficult, Catholic faults continued closure * BlackLivesMatter: Actress Keke Palmer urges National Guard to join protest * Health workers disagree over govs’ takeover of COVID-19 battle * 292 Saudi evacuees complete 15-day isolation in Abuja * Looking Beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s Healthcare System * ADB: Let Akinwunmi Adesina Be * As INEC Wins Landslide In Legal Tussle * Five Years Of Elusive change, Buhari�

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Newspaper Headlines For This Morning, June 4, 2020

HEALTH

FG cuts health budget massively, National Assembly “renovation” gets N27bn

The Federal Government of Nigeria has cut the health budget from 70billion Naira to 25billion Naira. However, National Assembly “renovation” will get 27billion Naira. In other words, we will spend more money “renovating” a building than on providing healthcare in a pandemic. What exactly is wrong with Nigeria? The Basic Health Care Provision Fund, which provides for all the primary healthcare centres across the 774 LGAs was drastically cut from about N70billion to N25.5billion (a decrease of 42.5 pe

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FG cuts health budget massively, National Assembly “renovation” gets N27bn

BUSINESS

Muslims protest over interest rate on CBN N50bn credit facility

Sodiq Ojuroungbe  The Muslim community in Ogun state has kicked against an alleged interest rate placed on the Central Bank of Nigeria's N50bn targeted credit facility which is meant to stimulate consumption and investments after COVID-19 pandemic in the country.  PLATFORM TIMES reports that Muslims in a petition written to the Governor of CBN and obtained by newsmen in Abeokuta lamented that the implementation of the credit facility by the CBN is allegedly strategical to deprive the Muslim populace from

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Muslims protest over interest rate on CBN N50bn credit facility

HEALTH

Governor Udom Emmanuel: Building Akwa Ibom from the scratch

Among scholars of peace and conflicts studies, there are mosaic of variablesand dissenting opinions as to what causes conflicts and crises in the human society. As expected, various causative agents has been expressively and analytically outlined as the reason why individual, family, society or even stateengaged in conflict, that if not properly managed, will, and do escalate to crisesor outright full blown war. Among the reoccurring factors are scarce naturalresources, incompatibility of interest, perceive

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Governor Udom Emmanuel: Building Akwa Ibom from the scratch

HEALTH

Nigerians reactions As Total COVID-19 Case Rise To 10,819

Nigeria recorded new 241 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday which take the total numbers of infected people to 10,819. Lagos which is the epicentre of the disease recorded the highest number yet again with 142 new cases as fellow South-West state Oyo followed with 15 cases. FCT also recorded 13 new cases as the number of deaths in the county rose to 314. There is a bit of positive news as the number of discharge cases also grew to 3,239. Here are reactions from Nigeria on Twitter. Alexander @zideanalexander: "Mus

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Nigerians reactions As Total COVID-19 Case Rise To 10,819

POLITICS

It Is Better To Stay At Home And Worship Than To Go To A Place Of Worship - FG Advises Nigerians

On June 1, the federal government lifted the ban placed on religious gatherings as churches and mosques have been allowed to be reopened. Photo illustration of a religious gathering: source - google Following the lifting of ban religious gatherings, the Federal Government has made some clarifications on the reopening of the religious centres.  Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19 revealed this at the daily briefing on June 2 as he advised Nigerians to worship at h

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It Is Better To Stay At Home And Worship Than To Go To A Place Of Worship - FG Advises Nigerians

POLITICS

Churches In Imo To Be Monitored On Sunday To Ensure Compliance - Taskforce

The Imo State Taskforce on Prevention and Control of Coronavirus, has said the taskforce will on Sunday monitor full compliance to preventive guidelines on covid 19. The Federal Government had on Monday lifted the ban on religious gatherings in the country. Chairman of the Taskforce, Prof Maurice Iwu, said already members are complying to the preventive measures such as washing of hands before entering the church, use of face masks and maintaining social distancing in sitting order. According to a statemen

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Churches In Imo To Be Monitored On Sunday To Ensure Compliance - Taskforce

RELIGION

See The Guideline Given By Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 For The Operation Of Worship Centers

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said under the new rules it newly released to ease lockdown, worship centers might be allowed to work for a limit of one hour each time they meet.  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, had on Monday declared the unwinding of the ban put on worship centers which was a piece of measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19.  Mr Mustapha said the unwinding will range for a time of about a month effective from June 2.  Limitations  In sp

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See The Guideline Given By Presidential Task Force On Covid-19 For The Operation Of Worship Centers

POLITICS

Unravelling The Mystery of Nigeria's Increasing Debt Profiles

In the past weeks and months, several issues have confronted Nigeria's nationhood like two different teams playing on a football pitch. Some of these issues include the corona virus pandemic, the oil price crash at the international market, the almajiri brouhaha which generated heated controversies and arguements among states and the appointment of a 75-year old Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to the President.  While some of these issues are yet to be tackled headlong, a seemingly irre

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Unravelling The Mystery of Nigeria's Increasing Debt Profiles

BUSINESS

Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request

The Senate approved President Muhammadu Buhari's external loan request for $ 5,513 (five billion, five hundred and thirteen million US dollars).  The approval came after the examination and approval of the report of the Senate Committee on local and foreign debts.  Giving a breakdown of the sources of the loan request, the chair of the committee, Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP - Edo Central), said that the federal government would raise $ 3,400,000,000 at an interest rate of 1% from the International Moneta

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Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513bn External Borrowing request

POLITICS

Updated guidelines concerning the reopening of Churches and Mosques released by the FG yesterday.

According to The PUNCH, the Federal Government has released an updated guidelines concerning religious activities in the country. This updated guidelines were released yesterday by The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 , Sani Aliyu , during an Abuja briefing. He said it is very important that the citizens of the country work closely together to ensure they curb the spread of Coronavirus in different communities. Also, it is important that places of worship operate in a manner

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Updated guidelines concerning the reopening of Churches and Mosques released by the FG yesterday.

BUSINESS

Ondo Task Force Begins Monitoring Banks’ Compliance With Social Distancing Rules

The Ondo State Special Task Force on COVID-19 says it has begun the strict enforcement of all tips put in region through the authorities for the reopening of banks and different monetary establishments in the state. The federal authorities had on Monday addressed worries raised with the aid of the humans with the rest of restrictions on banking operations and worship centres in the u . s . after a number of weeks of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It specially defined that the banks can now open c

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Ondo Task Force Begins Monitoring Banks’ Compliance With Social Distancing Rules

BUSINESS

If Shops, Banks And Churches Can Be Reopened Then School Should Be Open

Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Mosques and Churches should be reopened, he also announced that banks should begin to operate fully. He declared that interstate flight (Local Flight) should start on the 21st of this current month.  On the off chance that all these can be considered by the President, why not schools?  The entire thought of the lockdown is to stop or lessen the spread of COVID19, yet since the legislature is happy to face challenge for the economy at that point schools

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If Shops, Banks And Churches Can Be Reopened Then School Should Be Open

BUSINESS

Nigerian government bans street buying and selling, hawking amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Government has prohibited avenue trading and hawking amid the coronavirus pandemic. The ban was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu. Speaking in the course of the venture force daily briefing the day past in Abuja, Aliyu, but, stated artisans can cross about their regular businesses. He stated, “In phrases of trendy movements, persons may go out for work, exit to buy necessary meals and for exercising, supplied they abide by using the cu

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Nigerian government bans street buying and selling, hawking amid COVID-19 pandemic