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Taraba allocates 12.6% of reviewed 2020 budget to COVID-19 response

…slashes original budget to N176.61B from N215.82B Gov Darius Ishaku By Femi Bolaji – Jalingo The sum of N22,231,687,513 has been allocated by Taraba state government...

Republicans avoid Kansas debacle, and all the other action from Tuesday night

Reporter Dillon Rosenblatt writes that O’Connor has received at least 20,000 write-ins, which is considerably more than the almost 6,700 that he needed to...

Sanwo-Olu approves N1bn intervention fund for tourism sector

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. ..Tourism Endowment Fund underway   By Olasunkanmi Akoni   Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved N1...

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