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N-Power Volunteers Will Be Paid Next Week - Minister

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The Minister of Humanitarian affairs, Disaster management and Social development Mrs Sadiya Umar Farouq has said yesterday that the stipends of N-Power beneficiaries for the month of April will be paid early next week.

The minister made this known during the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday (Yesterday)

It will be recalled last week that the ministry had appealed to the volunteers to be patient, as “payments are currently being processed”.

However, while responding to a question on why the payment had not been made for April, the minister gave the assurance that it would be made early next week.

“I would like to say it is in the final stage of payments. By early next week, they will get their payments, Insha Allah,” she said.

The N-power programme was established by the federal government to provide jobs and skill empowerment initiatives for youths.

The N-Power programme, which comes with job training, education and a monthly stipend of N30,000, is only open to persons aged between 18 and 35.



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Lagos And Abuja Airports To Resume Domestic Flight July 8 - Minister

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The Nigerian Aviation Minister Hadi Serika, has made it known that the two major airports in the country; Abuja & Lagos will commence domestic flight on july 8 while other airports will commence in subsequent week.

The Minister made this known through his twitter handle yesterday.

He tweeted:

I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8th of July, 2020. Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11th. Other airports on the 15th. Date for international to be announced in due course. Bear with us, please

It will be recalled that allthe airports were closed in March in other to curb the exponential increase of the coronavirus cases in the country.


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Nigeria Is Heading Towards Recession - Finance Minister

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The Nigerian finance minister, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said that the coronavirus pandemic and the drastic falling of oil prices are set to force the economy into negative growth.

The minister made the comments after the National Economic Summit meeting in Abuja on Thursday.

“On the economy, COVID-19 has resulted in the collapse in oil prices,” she said. “This will impact negatively, and the impact has already started showing on the federation’s revenues and on the foreign exchange earnings.

“Net oil and gas revenue and influx to the federation account in the first quarter of 2020 amounted to N940.91billion. This represented a shortfall of N125. 52billion or 31% of the prorated amount that is supposed to have been realized by the end of that first quarter.”

She added that the economic contraction will multiply the misery of the poor.


“The crisis will only multiply this misery,” she said. “The economic growth in Nigeria, that is the GDP, could in the worst case scenario, contract by as much as –8.94% in 2020. But in the best case, which is the case we are working on, it could be a contraction of –4.4%, if there is no fiscal stimulus. But with the fiscal stimulus plan that we are working on, this contraction can be mitigated and we might end up with a negative –0.59%.”



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COVID-19: Most Affected Nigerians Are Between Age 31-40 - Minister

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The Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said the most affected age group among those that have contracted the novel coronavirus in the country tested are between the age group 31-40. And also, the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age.

The Minister made this known publicly yesterday in Abuja at the 19th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

He added that as at yesterday, 981 people in 25 states and the FCT had been confirmed to have COVID-19. According to him, the 108 additional confirmations were 78 in Lagos, 14 in FCT, five in Ogun, four in Gombe, three in Borno, two in Akwa Ibom and one each in Kwara and Plateau; while 197 persons have been successfully treated for COVID-19 and discharged; and 31 deaths recorded. He added that the high number of new cases was due to on-going community transmission and active case search.

“From our test statistics, the most affected age group among the positives, is 31-40 years while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years if age,” he said.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria has now moved to 1095 has the contry recorded another 114 cases yesterday.



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