All The Relevant News: Sunday

All The Relevant News: Sunday

#ENDSARS PROTEST: Lai Mohammed says FG will not allow anarchy in the country

* Yesterday, protesters again occupied roads, streets and other city centers to voice out their grievances against police brutality and government policies. It started as a prayer walk in the morning in some cities and soon spread to more states. Again, the economy was heavily impacted as activities were grounded in many capitals.

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* Aisha Buhari has created a hashtag on Twitter #Achechijamaa (save the people) and shared it with a song highlighting the insecurity and killings in Northern Nigeria.

* Catholic Bishops in Nigeria declare support for #ENDSARS protesters.

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* Osun Governor Oyetola was attacked by armed thugs while addressing the #EndSARS protest in Osogbo.

COVID-19: Nigeria records 113 new cases and 4 deaths on Saturday. So far, 61307 cases have been confirmed, with 56557 recoveries and 1123 deaths.

President Buhari has directed that additional support be provided to 12 states affected by flood.

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Finance Minister Ahmed says the border closure has had positive impact on Nigeria’s economy: “At the national level, the closure of the land borders is one of the boldest decisions ever taken by any administration to curb insecurity, smuggling as well as kidnapping….we are closer to attaining self-sufficiency in rice production than at any time in point of history in our country…. the spillover effect is also evident in other sectors, such as manufacturing, livestock, among others.”

Transport Minister Amaechi says President Buhari will commission the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January 2021 to improve movement for cargoes and passengers in the country.
(6)FG has called for more private sector funding to close an energy gap of $2.48 billion for Nigerians to have better access to electricity.

Total value of assets of Nigeria’s six Mobile Network Operators increased from N2.11tn in 2018 to N2.91tn as of the end of 2019.

FG has approved the reopening of the Eko and Marine bridges in Lagos after concluding urgent repair works on them.
(9)NEITI reports that oil firms, agencies have become more transparent in last four years

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Nigerian Army has announced its readiness to embark on its annual exercise, Crocodile Smile IV nationwide from Tuesday.

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