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Coronavirus: FG begins cash transfer to poorest household

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Coronavirus: FG begins cash transfer to poorest household

Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouk,  says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

The minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday.

Nigeria had recorded 131 coronavirus cases as at Monday night.

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The country also recorded its second death from the disease on Monday.

Farouk said the ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country.

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She said the vulnerable group will also be expanded to consider more persons during the infection period.

“In Mr President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country,” she said.

“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expand, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.”

The minister said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has deployed trucks of relief materials to states affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

The National Organising Secretary, Barrister Emma Ibidiro, received the form from the aspirant.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday met with Godwin Obaseki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he presented his nomination form, seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Obaseki has been engaged in a political tussle with his predecessor and godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the National Chairman of the party.

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Oshiomhole is thought to favour former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the APC ticket.

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Meanwhile, ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC scheduled for this month even as crisis still exist within the Edo APC, Obaseki has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

The Federal Government has discharged the 292 Saudi Arabia returnees after 15 days in isolation in a hotel in Abuja.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that there was jubilation across social media as two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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According to the Federal Government, they all tested negative for the COVID-19.

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The Saudi returnees were discharged on Wednesday morning and most of them are already on their way to Lagos.

Details shortly…

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Buhari presides over Virtual FEC meeting

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Buhari presides over Virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

Newsmen learnt that the meeting started at 09:02 GMT.

Government officials who attended the meeting are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, as well as some Ministers in attendance.

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Ministers present in the hall include those of Justice, Aviation, Finance, Information and Culture, Environment, Water Resources, Defence and Works.

All other Ministers are attending from their various offices in the nation’s capital city, Abuja.

The meeting is expected to consider issues surrounding how the nation can mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 and how to enhance the livelihood of Nigerians in the midst of the pandemic.

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Details later…

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