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The U.S. Thursday approved a 8.3 billion dollar emergency fund to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

It was approved one day after the of Representatives passed the bill.

The package will be signed by Donald Trump in the coming days.

The disease has spread across the U.S. and has caused the death of 11 people, mostly Washington State.

has declared a state of emergency after more cases of coronavirus were reported, while cases in has reached 22.

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian government was yet to release the N620million earmarked for Coronavirus as at Wednesday.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, in reaction expressed dismay at the state of the Isolation Center in Gwagwalada, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Lawan said it was said that not a kobo of the N620 million has been released.

“It is so unfortunate that , the largest in Africa, with a population of 200 million, yet in the FCT and six surrounding states, the isolation centre is not ready”.

“We should be prepared at all times for any eventuality, we had Ebola, now we have Coronavirus, nobody knows what will happen next.

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“If our government is prepared to release the money, nobody should hold the money back”, NAN quoted him as saying.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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How Nigerian govt, States, LGs shared N7.8 trn in 2019 [Breakdown]

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A new by PRNigeria’s Economic Confidential has revealed that the Federal Government of , 36 states and 774 local government councils, shared a total sum of N7.8 trillion from the Federation Account in 2019.

The federal government and its agencies received over N3.3 trillion.

States and Local Councils got N4.4trillion, N100billion lesser than the N4.5 trillion allocated to them in the previous year of 2018.

Delta State received the highest sum of N282billion in the twelve months of 2019.

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It is followed by Lagos State with N270billion, Akwa Ibom State – N241billion, Rivers State – N219illion and Kano State – N181billion.

They got over a quarter of the total allocation in 2019.

Others in the top 10 states are Bayelsa – N176billion, Katsina – N136billion, Oyo – N131billion, Kaduna – N129billion and Borno – N121billion.

States that received the lowest allocations are Kwara – N80billion, Ekiti – N78billion, Nasarawa – N77billion, Ebonyi – N76billion and Gombe – N75billion.

Edo and Ondo States, both oil-producing states, got N108billion and N103billion respectively, while another producer Cross River State received N90billion.

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Factors that influence allocations to states and local councils include population, derivation, land mass, terrain, revenue-generating efforts, school enrolment, health facilities, water supply and equality of the beneficiaries.

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Niger Police parades four over conspiracy to sell Dangote trailer

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The Niger State Police Command has arrested four persons in Gurara Local Government Area allegedly involved in a conspiracy to sell a Dangote Company trailer.

The police also said the four including a staff of the company were involved in the diversion of 900 bags of cement.

A press statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun said the arrest was based on a tip-off given to the police in the area.

The PPRO explained that Saidu Ayaba was nabbed by the police with an empty Dangote trailer truck with Reg. No. KMC 544 XA Reg at Dikko junction, Gurara LGA, while attempting to sell the truck.

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Abiodun disclosed that during interrogation, the suspect confessed that on 26th of May, 2020, he was entrusted with 900 bags of cement to be delivered at Depot 3, Kano State.

He said instead of doing what he was assigned by his company, Ayaba confessed to having conspired with the other three suspects and sold the bags of cement to one Alh Aminu of Tsafe, Zamfara State, who is presently at large at the rate of N2,160,000.00k.

The other three suspects are one Habibu Isah of Shiyar Numo, Tsafe LGA Zamfara State, Mudashiru Dahiru of Madobi LGA Kano State, and Abdullahi Mohammed of Buratai, Biu LGA Borno State, a truck mechanic.

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According to him, Abdullahi Mohammed being a mechanic disconnected the tracking device in the truck.

“The said Habibu Isah and Mudashiru Dahiru aided in diverting and selling of the cement to one Alh Aminu ‘m’ of Tsafe, Zamfara State, presently at large at the rate of #2,160,000.00k. After selling the bags of Cement, they further conspired in an attempt to sell the empty truck.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include the trailer truck and 754 bags of cement.

He stated that the case is under investigation and suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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