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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness
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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness

Some people who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government. The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by popular evangelist of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo,who explained that they made the confession during a prayer revival orgainsed at the Zang Secondary School Bukuru, Jos South Local Government. The clergyman said over two thousand people came forward after the hearing the gospel where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism which affected public and private properties in the State. ...
Abdullah Yusuf Diverted Benue Palliatives To Kano – Benue State Government
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Abdullah Yusuf Diverted Benue Palliatives To Kano – Benue State Government

The Benue State Government on Wednesday disclosed how a portion of the palliatives meant for the state was diverted to Kano by market chief. In a joint press briefing by the Commissioner for Information, Mrs Ngunen Adingi ; and Special Adviser to the Governor, Col. Paul Hemba (retd.), the government said the Chairman of Wurukum Market in Makurdi, who hails from Kano State, Abdullah Yusuf, diverted the goods to Kano. Recall that the police in Kano State had, few weeks ago during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, recovered 1,958 cartons of noodles suspected to have been diverted from Benue State to Kano. The Commissioner of Police in Kano, Habu Sani, had said that some people were arrested between July 23 and September 8. Addressing journalists in Makurdi after the State E...
NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja
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NSCDC dismisses officer who partook in the looting of COVID19 palliatives in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have dismissed one of its officers, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja, for partaking in the looting of Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   On Monday, a mob stormed the warehouse and carted away the palliatives. A video that made the rounds on social media, showed the officer grabbing his own palliative.   In a statement released on Tuesday night October 27, Ekunola Gbenga who is the Media Assistant to the Commandant General NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Ibrahim was dismissed for joining the hoodlums in looting Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja.   ''The recommendation was given after the officer was charged und...
“A State Got FG’s Palliatives And Was Looking For Buyers” – Buba Galadima
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“A State Got FG’s Palliatives And Was Looking For Buyers” – Buba Galadima

Chairman of the defunct Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima says hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives is more of reality than fiction. He stated this while weighing in on the allegation that many state governments got palliatives to assuage the suffering of Nigerians during the COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdown and hoarded them. There has been massive looting of warehouses storing COVID-19 palliatives across the nation. Some affected states include Lagos, Osun, Kwara, Edo, Plateau, Cross River, Adamawa, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). All the states affected have denied hoarding the palliatives, giving different reasons why they have not been fully distributed. However, in an appearance on “Focus Nigeria”, an AIT programme, Galadima alleged th...
We Kept Palliatives Ahead Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 – Governors
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We Kept Palliatives Ahead Of Second Wave Of COVID-19 – Governors

Some Nigerians upon the recent discovery of undistributed relief materials have taken to carting them away, berating the governors for stealing items meant for the public. Nigerian state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors' Forum said the recent cache of palliatives discovered by citizens in warehouses across the country was kept in anticipation of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Some Nigerians upon the recent discovery of undistributed relief materials have taken to carting them away, berating the governors for stealing items meant for the public. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, on behalf of the governors in a statement, said, “The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumour...
NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives
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NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives

Officer of the law!" Nigerians scream as Civil Defence officer is seen joining residents to grab Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja See video below https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0JIq2pMxQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi
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Palliatives Hoarding: No Hope For Nigeria Until Politicians Start Going To Jail – Orezi

Pop artiste Orezi on Sunday said Nigeria will never be great until politicians start going to jail for the alleged crimes they commit. The 34-year-old in a lenghty Instagram post said, “Nigerian leaders constantly leaves my heart broken. Bunch of wicked leaders with no human feelings whatsoever. “The only reason politicians do this and have the nerve to sleep well at night is because they are not sleeping in KIRIKIRI YET. They commit all sort of crimes against the same people who put them in power.” He added: “I repeat until our politicians start going to jail for all this broad daylight crimes with evidences staring at us in the eye, Nigeria will never be great.” Born Esegine Allen,  Orezi also said the past week has been the worst as a Nigerian. The musician has been a part ...
Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana
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Hoarding Palliatives Is A Crime Against Humanity – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has appealed to state governors still ‘hoarding’ COVID-19 palliatives at different warehouses in the country to distribute the relief items to citizens immediately. The rights lawyer described as crime against humanity, the alleged ‘hoarding’ of the food items donated to states by the Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 also known as CACOVID. He made this known on Monday in an interview with Arise TV monitored by The PUNCH. Falana said, “It is almost like a crime against humanity just as some public officers have diverted money meant for providing palliatives for internally displaced persons. “I mean you ask yourself, what level of stealing is this? And so, this is why we are worried that the members of the ruling class in Niger...
Palliatives Distribution: FG Never Asked Governors To Wait For Approval – Officials
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Palliatives Distribution: FG Never Asked Governors To Wait For Approval – Officials

There no time were governors of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) asked to await any further directive before distributing the palliatives given to them by the federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID- 19, credible sources have told Daily Trust. Since Wednesday last week, hoodlums across the states have been breaking into stores and strategic reserves looting food items and everything on sight in the wake of the #EndSARS protests. Besides donation by the federal government, groups such as the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and spirited individuals had also contributed food and non-food items even as much of such donations had not been distributed to the targeted people. The consignments were, however, looted...
Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives
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Four Feared Dead In Kogi Stampede For Palliatives

Four persons were feared to have died on Sunday afternoon in Kogi as hundreds of residents stormed a warehouse in Lokoja in search of COVID-19 palliatives. The warehouse, located along the Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata the market was reportedly invaded as early as 7am on Saturday through Sunday, mostly by the women. The fatalities, it was gathered, resulted from stampede by residents who rushed at the government warehouse. The State Government had last week commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to the 21 local government areas. Each local government area got at least one trailer load of palliative items, including rice, semovita, indomie noodles and pastas in 10 kilogram packs. The siege on the warehouse, it was gathered, might not be unconnected with an ...
Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria
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Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria

In the last few days, Nigerians have discovered various warehouses where the COVID19 palliatives donated by CACOVID were stored. The Nigerians took as many of the items. The palliatives comprising of food items were stored in the warehouses and were supposed to be distributed to the less privileged Nigerians. Nigerians took social media to blast the government for keeping the items when they were supposed to have immediately distributed to Nigerisns Well, filmmaker, Masurah Isah, shared a post on her Instastories where she pointed out that the discovery of the palliatives shows that the President is not the problem in Nigeria. Zahra Buhari-Indimi who is President Buhari's daughter saw the post and reposted it on her Instastories.
I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade
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I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade

The majority leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade has said that he was planning to distribute the palliatives looted from his home in Ikorodu on Friday, October 23.   A mob stormed his apartment and looted food items and other properties they could lay their hands on.   In a statement released on social media, Agunbiade who represents Ikorodu Constituency 1, said he got intelligence of the planned attack, but thought it was a rumour. He said he received the palliatives as well as many other items from well-meaning Nigerians and had planned to distribute them to members of his constituency today October 25.   His statement reads The violent attack on my house: Thank you Ikorodu. To God be the glory that the v...
I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade
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I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade

A lawmaker, Sanai Agunbiade aka SOB, has reacted to the invasion of his residence by hoodlums. Agunbiade is the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly. On Friday, an irate mob stormed his house in Ikorodu and carted away COVID-19 palliatives. Agunbiade (Ikorodu Constituency 1), in a statement on Saturday, described the incident as a planned attack. The legislator said he got intelligence reports of “the plan to exterminate” him but took it as unfounded rumours. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain added that the palliatives were to be shared on his birthday on Sunday. The assembly member recalled that at the peak of the pandemic, he personally distributed palliatives to his constituents more than three times. “For my birthday on 25th October 2020...
No Palliatives Left In Ekiti State, No Palliatives Ware – Ekiti Government
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No Palliatives Left In Ekiti State, No Palliatives Ware – Ekiti Government

NO COVID-19 PALLIATIVES LEFT IN EKITI STATE, NO PALLIATIVES WAREHOUSE The attention of the Government of Ekiti State has been drawn to plans by some hoodlums to storm some warehouses in the state under the guise of looking for Covid-19 palliatives believed to be stored in warehouses in the state. The Government would like to state categorically that ALL palliatives donated to the state have been successfully distributed to various categories of residents including 16 Local Government areas in the State (collected by LG teams), Senior Citizens, Market Women, Various associations (Unions, women’s groups, artisans, etc),Youth groups, NGOs, Widows, Churches, Mosques, Landlord Associations, Community Leaders, Traditional Rulers, Transport Unions, State orphanages and special schools,...
Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza
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Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza

Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group. The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State owned and its usage was made available to the CaCOVID group. The State Government had been allowed to commence rebagging of food items allotted to it from the quantities meant for South West States. The rebagging was being done to account for each beneficiary receipt, as was required and monitored by the CACOVID team. ...
Aisha Buhari Sends Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Kebbi State
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Aisha Buhari Sends Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Kebbi State

In continuation of the distribution of palliatives to communities affected by the recent flood disaster across the country, First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari dispatched a team consisting of her Aides and officials of 'Future Assured' to Kebbi State to deliver the relief materials and commiserate with the victims. Kebbi state is known to have many flood prone communities because of the presence of three major rivers; the recent flooding, however, affected communities in all the 21 Local Government Areas. Some of the communities visited by the team included Kalgo, Bagudo, Zagga, Jega, Makera (Birnin Kudu), and Argungu. Speaking on behalf of the First Lady at Jega town in Jega local government area, Aliyu Abdullahi, Special Assistant to the Presi...
Happy Birthday to Olori Aderonke Erinle
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Happy Birthday to Olori Aderonke Erinle

Albert Einstein once said “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not people or objects” We are surrounded by Angels in human form, some of which are people specially created to walk amidst humans These set of people are truly a blessing to mankind. Living is for a purpose, purpose is for the living. Our greatest purpose to serve God and do His will. We live in a time and season when the only thing that matter is survival; a time when only few people can afford to earn a living. These are hard times. The truth is, problem exist because there are people to solve it. This is why Olori Aderonke Erinle, fondly called Queen Ronny is the real MVP at this time. She is a woman of substance, a rare gem with the touch of grace. She is an embodiment of selflessness, ...
The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo
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The ENVIABLE relationship between Seyi Tinubu and NURTW lord, Mc Oluomo

The new relationship in town which a lot of people have not been paying attention to, is the enviable love Seyi Tinubu and the Chairman of NURTW, Mc Oluomo share. Those in the know have been wondering how their parts crossed and how they have come to love and respect each other and share a brotherly love worth of envy. Though to insiders, their friendship has become a thing of envy. Mc Olumo respects Seyi alot, and so does the son of APC National leader, Bola Tinubu. Just weeks ago, before Mc Oluomo lost his mother, the NURTW lord was at his 'domain' in Oshodi where he shared palliatives, and Seyi was a major part of it in heavy donations. The NURTW chairman also recently lost his mom who lived at his Ejigbo house during the pandemic and warned he won't be receiving visitors ...
Lagos seeks soft landing for practitioners
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Lagos seeks soft landing for practitioners

Lagos State Government has assured practitioners in the tourism sector of palliatives that will assuage the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It assured them of a soft landing after the pandemic. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting with executive members of the tourism associations, said that the meeting was convened to develop a coordinated relationship with the practitioners, to engender a win-win situation and provide a smooth take-off of activities in the sector after the pandemic. Akinbile-Yusuf, a pharmacist, said that the present situation of Covid-19, which had posed a great challenge to the collective goals of all sectors, was of concern not only to members of the association, but also the...
Court Orders Arrest of Kano council Chairman Over alleged Diversion of Coronavirus Palliatives
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Court Orders Arrest of Kano council Chairman Over alleged Diversion of Coronavirus Palliatives

A bench warrant for the arrest of Kabiru Ado-Panshekara, Chairman of Kumbotso Local Government Council has been issued by a Magistrates’ Court in Kano. The bench warrant was issued after the council chairman failed to appear before the court to answer to charges of criminal breach of trust. Ado-Panshekara who was entrusted with 1,632 forms for the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives, was accused of diverting and giving it out to people it was not meant. Prosecution counsel, Salisu Tahir who accused the council chairman of contravening section 315 of the Penal Code Law and section 26 of Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended), averred that Kabiru Ado-Panshekara was properly served a court summon to appear on May 13 at about 9:00 a.m. Ado-Panshekara's counse...
3.1m households will benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown ―FG
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3.1m households will benefit from school feeding scheme during lockdown ―FG

The federal government has said a total of 3.1 million households in Nigeria will benefit from its Homegrown School Feeding programme during the lockdown period. The revelation came as 520 people living with disabilities in Abuja village, Saturday, benefited from its ongoing palliatives following the lockdown declared to control the spread of coronavirus in the country. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, speaking at the Disabled Colony, a settlement in Abuja for the PLWD and located at Karmajiji Village, along Musa Yar’Adua Expressway, said the government was going through state governments to reach the beneficiaries. Handing over the palliatives to the 520 beneficiaries, the minister explained that the government’s ge...
It’s Suicidal and Irresponsible to Ease the Lockdown- Sheik Gumi tells FG
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It’s Suicidal and Irresponsible to Ease the Lockdown- Sheik Gumi tells FG

Popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, says it is suicidal and irresponsible for the Federal government to ease the lockdown even as the nation continues its fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. President Buhari on April 27 announced the ease of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT beginning from Monday May 4th. In a chat with New Telegraph, Sheik Gumi said the Federal government need not bow to pressure from Nigerians but should be firm in its approach to tackle the ravaging viral disease. He opined that the decision to ease the lockdown is because the Federal government is running away from its responsibility, adding that people are locked down in hunger and that the government is not ready to spend on the palliatives. ''The government is just running away from t...
NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives
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NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives

Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Farouq and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Admininstration Control (NAFDAC) have both issued differing statements on how some states in the country received expired rice as Coronavirus palliatives. Recall that the expired bags of rice some states received from the federal government has led to a heated contention both offline and online in the last few days. Ms Farouq who commented on dispute the expired bags of rice ignited before now, had said that the food items were "handed over by the Nigerian Customs Service after being assessed by NAFDAC“. She said; “As you may recall, we mentioned here that we distributed the rice relief to the states. The rice was handed over to us by the Nigerian Customs Service and it was assessed by NAFDAC, w...
I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK
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I Am Disgusted FG Sent Rotten Bags Of Rice To Southwest – FFK

A former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the FG for sending rotten rice to South West as palliatives. Fani-Kayode who took to his twitter handle also commended Seyi Makinde for sending back the rice. “Disgusted that the FG could send rotten mouldy rice to SW as part of their so-called palliatives. “Did they do the same to northern states? I gather ALL the SW governors sent the rice back but only @seyiamakinde was bold enough to let the world know what happened. I commend him.”
COVID-19: FG Denies Plan To Borrow Pension Fund For Palliatives
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COVID-19: FG Denies Plan To Borrow Pension Fund For Palliatives

The Federal Government has said that it will not borrow from the contributory pension fund to provide palliatives to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this on Friday in Abuja at the 19th joint national briefing of the committee. The Contributory Pension Scheme, which came into existence in 2004, has grown to over N10trn. Apparently reacting to an earlier comment by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who opposed the reported move, the SGF said that although the government had toyed with the idea of borrowing from the fund, it concluded that it was too early for government to dip its hands into t...
Give Us Sex Or No Palliatives Uganda Women
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Give Us Sex Or No Palliatives Uganda Women

Some women in Kampala, Uganda have claimed that Local Council officials are demanding for sex in order to give them relief food. This was disclosed by the chairperson of Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA),Pamela Nasiyo in an interview with journalists, she said she had received a number of phone calls from women claiming some leaders won’t part way with food relief unless they sleep with them. “Can you imagine some LC leaders are using this opportunity to demand sex in exchange for food. A lady called me and said ‘I missed food in my area and when I called to chairperson to get my share, he said that in order to give me food, I have to sleep with him,’” Nasiyo said. She called upon authorities concerned to investigate those involved and bring the culprit to book...
Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn
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Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn

The donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to N25.8bn as confirmed in a statement released by Isaac Okoroafor, the Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria. In the statement released on Friday, Mr. Okoroafor said the coalition "conveys its gratitude to all the institutions and individuals that have generously donated to this fund" Okorafor urged others to "consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vulnerable segments of our society." “We urge others to consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vuln...
Free Electricity Is Mere Propaganda – TCN
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Free Electricity Is Mere Propaganda – TCN

The recent announcement of plan to give Nigerians two months of free electricity as part of for COVID -19 is nothing more than propaganda that cannot work , the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said. The TCN faulted the announcement by power distribution companies that the Federal Government and the National Assembly would pay for the proposed two- month free electricity for customers . Discos made the announcement through their umbrella body , the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors. Reacting to the development in Abuja on Thursday, the Managing Director of the TCN , Usman Mohammed , said , “There is this information that went round that power is going to be free . “ I don ’ t know where that information came from . “ But I can tell you that there is nothing like ...
Nigerians With Over N5,000 In Bank Won’t Get Palliatives – FG
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Nigerians With Over N5,000 In Bank Won’t Get Palliatives – FG

THE Federal Government has said that people with over N5, 000 in their bank account will not benefit from the palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government also said that it will be using the mobile networks, to know people that top up the credit units for their phones with may be N100 or less. Besides, the state governments will now be involved in the distribution of food items. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq stated this while briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister also said that the Ministry will now focus on the urban poor as it carries out with President Buhari’s...
Dino Melaye Urges President Buhari To Be Personally Involved In The Distribution Of Palliatives (Video)
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Dino Melaye Urges President Buhari To Be Personally Involved In The Distribution Of Palliatives (Video)

Former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dino Melaye has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take active measures to ensure that the poor get food material and other necessary iterms to aid the stay at home initiative (lockdown) Dino Melaye’s statement reads; My appeal is to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to be personally involved in the distribution of palliatives for this COVID-19, especially disbursement of money and food materials to the poor and the vulnerable in our society. This money and palliatives in form of food materials is not getting down to the people and I am particularly afraid that the youths are becoming desperate in every part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I want to assure you Mr. Presiden...
$6.9bn Loan: Stop Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials
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$6.9bn Loan: Stop Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has accused federal government officials of using the coronavirus pandemic as an avenue to loot and profiteer themselves. According to a statement released on the official Twitter handle of the party, the National Assembly was then called upon to protect Nigerians. “$6.9bn Loan: Stop Profiteering, Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials…Urges NASS to Protect Nigerians “The @OfficialPDPNig has cautioned officials of the @OfficialAPCNg-led Federal Government to stop using the deadly. “COVID-19 pandemic as gateway for corrupt profiteering and looting of our national treasury. The party lamented that the financial opacity amidst allegations of diversion of billions of naira meant for palliatives to vulnerable citizens is already frustratin...
COVID-19: Shina Peller Calls Out FG Over Distribution Of Palliatives
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COVID-19: Shina Peller Calls Out FG Over Distribution Of Palliatives

Shina Peller, a House of Representative member from Oyo State has called out the federal government over the distribution of palliatives to Nigerians following lockdown in many states. Recall that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadia Umar-Farouq claimed that her ministry has distributed N20,000 to 2.6 million households in the country. Reacting to this development, the lawmaker queried the Minister on how she came up with her list and how the money was distributed across the geo-political zones in the country. See his tweet below: If the Federal Government claims that 2.6m households have benefited from the N20,000 palliatives, does that imply that 52 billion Naira was shared amongst Nigerians? I’ve been pondering on...
Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor
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Ekiti Adjusts Lockdown Timing As Gov. Fayemi Approves Palliatives For The Poor

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Monday, relaxed the total lockdown imposed on the state since March 29 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Fayemi made this known in Ado Ekiti, while flagging off Covid-19 Response/Food bank and distribution of palliatives to 20, 000 indigent citizens in the state. “I just got out of self isolation this morning and this is the first state function I will perform. ” Residents are now allowed to move and trade between 6 a.m to 2 p.m on Tuesday and Thursday this week, to restock and undertake economic pursuits that will keep their households till the curfew is finally lifted. ” I decided to keep away from you in order not to return to self isolation that I had observed, as part of the ways to checkmate the spread of this virus”, he sai...
COVID-19 Exposes FG’s Social Intervention As A Hoax – PDP
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COVID-19 Exposes FG’s Social Intervention As A Hoax – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the much-hyped social intervention programme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government as a total hoax. The PDP, in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, claimed that not even a handful of Nigerians has acknowledged receiving any social panacea from government despite claims by officials, of having paid out billions of Naira as palliatives to individuals and households. The party said the “failure of the much-orchestrated COVID-19 social palliatives to reach Nigerians” contrary to claims by the APC-led administration, also validated allegations that the APC has been using ghost beneficiaries to siphon government resources. “The PDP invites Nigerians to ...
Hoodlums Steal 150 Bags Of Garri In Bayelsa As They Invade Warehouse
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Hoodlums Steal 150 Bags Of Garri In Bayelsa As They Invade Warehouse

Some suspected hoodlums have carted away bags of garri from the Bayelsa State Emergency Management Agency’s warehouse at Igbogene, Yenagoa, that are being distributed as relief materials to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It was gathered that the boys moved over 150 bags of garri out of the warehouse and carted them away through a bush path. The state government had, on Thursday, commenced the distribution of the bags of garri to the three local government areas of Yenagoa, Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma in the first phase of the exercise under the supervision of the SEMA Chairman, Zedekiah Izu. Izu, who is also a member of the state’s COVID-19 Task Force chaired by Governor Douye Diri, had explained on Thursday that the staple was meant for the victims of...
COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives
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COVID-19: Osinbajo, Governors Meet To Consider More Palliatives

VICE President Yemi Osinbajo and governors who are members of the National Economic Council, NEC, yesterday met to discuss on more palliatives to cushion the effect of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Special NEC committee, which was held via video conference anchored from the Presidential Villa, urged members to increase public enlightment because of the ravaging COVID-19. The Committee received the report of its Technical Working Group, which proposed an array of policy options and recommendations on how federal, state and local governments could bring relief to the people and take other adequate measures in containing and responding to the adverse economic effects of the pandemic. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, offic...