02 Oct ALL THE RELEVANT NEWS: FRIDAY
* Education Minister Adamu has announced FG’s order for has the reopening of all schools in Nigeria; he advised all institutions to obey and adhere to the guidelines for the reopening of schools, earlier announced by the presidential task force
* President Trump says he and first lady Melania have tested positive for COVID-19.
* Oil prices extended losses to about 3% on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he has tested positive for COVID-19, while agrrement on a U.S. stimulus package eluded negotiators amid ongoing worries about demand; Brent crude slipped on the Trump news and was down $1.12, or 2.7%, at $39.81 a barrel by 0710 GMT.
* No new deaths, 94 recoveries, as Nigeria reports 153 new cases in 13 states and the FCT on Thursday; so far, 59001 cases have been confirmed, with 50452 recoveries and 1112 deaths.
* [email protected]: Buhari presides over low-key independence event at Eagle Square
* Buhari on Thursday told a UN high-level meeting commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women, held virtually, that Nigeria is witnessing an increase in girls’ enrolment and retention in schools.
* VP Osinbajo says despite the onerous challenges Nigerians faced and endured as a people over the past 60 years, there is still reason to face the future with hope.
* GMD Kyari says NNPC will continue to push the frontiers of transparency so as to return adequate dividends to its over 200 million shareholders in Nigeria and the national oil company was no longer operating an opaque system; he has been conferred with the African Leadership Award by African Leaders Magazine.
* Minister Amaechi says the $1.6bn Lagos-Ibadan railway project will be completed in December this year or early January 2021.
* FG inaugurates survival fund for artisans and transporters.
* Discos suspend tariff increase for 14 days
* Finance Minister Ahmed says revenue leakage is making her lose sleep.
* According to UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020, in almost two decades, an estimated $89 billion, equivalent to 18.69 percent of Nigeria’s GDP, left the country as illicit capital flight. It puts Annual capital flight from Africa at about $88.6 billion.
* FG has approved implementation of the New Visa Policy (NVP) and New Visa Fees.
* AfDB partners with FG, Microsoft to create 9m jobs in 10 years.
* Members of the Coalition for Revolution (CORE), organisers of the RevolutionNow, protested yesterday in small groups in Abuja, Oyo, Lagos, Osun and Edo; some arrests were made in Lagos.
* N9.3 million: A member of the House of Representatives, representing Kaltungo/Shongom federal constituency of Gombe State, Simon Karu, has sensationally revealed that each member of the House earns N9.3 million monthly.