Lagos relaxes public gathering regulations, reopens restaurants, as nightclubs, cinemas remain shut

The new measures are due to a general decline in positive cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. The Lagos State Government has relaxed the public gathering regulation, increasing the permissible capacity from 20 to 50 persons at any given period. The government have also directed the re-opening of…

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How FG plans to support Women-owned MSMEs to recover from the pandemic

The impact of the on pandemic micro, small and medium enterprises has been quite massive.   The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to roll out palliatives to assist women-owned medium and small businesses (MSME’s) recover from the impact of the pandemic. This was disclosed by the Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, in Abuja…

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Kanye West says he is running for president

Kanye West's decision to run for president of the United States of America is seen as an almost impossible mission because of the timing. Kanye West says he will be running for the position of the president of God's own country, the United States of America. [WMagazine] American rapper, Kanye…

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OYO STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES N1 BILLION MSMES DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

OYO LAUNCHES 1 BILLION NAIRA ECONOMIC RECOVERY STIMULANT PACKAGE The Executive Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has launched a N1billion Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Scheme as part of plans to accelerate the economic recovery of businesses in the state. The financial intervention scheme is expected to…

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FG Nominates Okonjo-Iweala To Head WTO

The President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of a former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. . TheCable reported on Thursday that Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, for the same position.…

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Declare Rape National Crisis, Amnesty Tells FG

International human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to declare rape as a national crisis in the country. . Amnesty International said on Wednesday that it joined its voice to other civil societies demanding justice over the incident of rape and murder…

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Hakeem Belo Osagie’s Closing Remarks from the Online Webinar: A global Pandemic: Local realities and peculiarities- A view from front liners

Hakeem Belo Osagie’s Closing Remarks from the Online Webinar: A global Pandemic: Local realities and peculiarities- A view from front liners This crisis, this challenge that the world is facing is going to confront the political, the sociological, the economic and the psychological realities of each of our different societies…

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The 5G Controversy

RESPONDING to the controversy surrounding the alleged deployment of the Fifth Generation telecommunication network in Nigeria, the country’s upper legislative chamber and other government agencies are making frantic efforts to resolve the raging debate. Joining the fray, the Senate has argued that there are concerns about the health implications of…

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CBN’s N50 Billion Relief Funds Disbursement Begins on Thursday

Barring any last-minute change in plans, the disbursement of the first tranche of the Central Bank of Nigeria N50bn targeted credit facility would begin on Thursday..The fund, which is being managed by the NIRSAL Microfinance Bank, has received over 80,000 applications..The Managing Director, NIRSAL Microfinance Bank, Mr Abubakar Kure, confirmed…

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PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO LIFTS PARTIAL LOCKDOWN, BUT KEEPS OTHER ENHANCED MEASURES IN PLACE

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 19th April, 2020, announced the lifting of the restriction to movements of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa, and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts. According to President, the decision to enforce the…

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