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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government appoints national task team on coronavirus vaccine acquisition

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appointed a National Task Team on COVID-19 vaccine, tasked with the responsibility to acquire and deploy vaccines in the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) national stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described as premature, talks about 2023 elections and the successor to President Muhammadu Buhari. To him, those making such calls do not love Nigeria.

Borno killings: Senator Tinubu group seeks more intelligence gathering

The Tinubu Support Group (TSG) has called on the nation’s security agencies to step up intelligence gathering to prevent further loss of lives of harmless Nigerians in the northeast, especially in Borno.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank hailed over diaspora-friendly forex policy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its new policy to grant unfettered access to Foreign Exchange (Forex) on Diaspora Remittances.

NULGE, ALGON call for scrapping of multiple taxes, illegal roadblocks

Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) and the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) have called for an immediate end to the illegal roadblocks and collection of multiple ‘illegal’ levies from motorists across the 774 local governments of the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 281 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria recorded 281 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the country’s caseload to 67,838.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Police: We’re perfecting Abdulrasheed Maina’s extradition process

The police have commenced the processes for the extradition of the former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrashid Maina, who was arrested in Niamey, Niger Republic, on Monday.

Boko Haram leader justifies rice farmers’ killing

A factional leader of the Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has confirmed that his group was responsible for the killing of rice farmers in Kwashebe, Zabarmari, in the Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

PTF: Two coronavirus vaccines under trial have 90% efficacy

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed optimism that COVID-19 would soon be a thing of the past in Nigeria as two vaccines under trial have more than 90 per cent efficacy to end the disease.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV-AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.

World AIDS Day: Minister urges women to go for regular HIV screening

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV/AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.
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Foundation urges concerted efforts to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

In commemoration of the 2020 World AIDS Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), an NGO, on Tuesday, urged government, donors and stakeholders to intensify efforts toward ending the scourge by 2030.

FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.
UNFPA disclosed this in a statement by its Executive Director, Dr Natalia Kanem, in Abuja to mark the 2020 World AIDS Day with the theme, “Ending the HIV-AIDS Epidemic- Resilience and Impact.”

UNFPA: Sex workers, gay men account for 50% of new HIV cases

United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Tuesday, said key populations such as sex workers and gay men accounted for 50 per cent of new HIV cases in the world.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police: Abdulrasheed Maina arrested in Niger Republic, to be extradited

Former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrashid Abdullahi Maina in Niamey, Niger Republic has been arrested in Niger Republic, the Nigeria Police has said.
The Minister of Women Affairs and co-chair of the project, Pauline Tallen said key stakeholders had been working towards a common goal of reaching the down trodden vulnerable women and households in 15 selected high burden

Nigerian government fumes over increase cases of gender-based violence

The Federal Government has expressed displeasure over the increasing cases of gender-based violence, vowing to address the problem with the support of the police and the judiciary.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a Kano-based community leader and renowned cleric, Muhammad Adahama, describing him as a “long-time friend, and an astute and courageous scholar.”

APC UK begs Nigerians not to give up on President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) United Kingdom (UK) chapter, has pleaded with Nigerians not to give up on President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the humongous economic and security challenges currently facing the country.

NNPC to convert a million petrol cars to autogas free of charge

Mele Kyari, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says the corporation will provide free conversion services to enable automobiles switch from premium motor spirit (PMS) to autogas.

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NYP advises Nigerian youth to themselves for leadership position

As the country grapples with insecurity, economic downturn and bad governance, the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) has encouraged young people to step forth with workable solutions that would salvage the country, rather than becoming armchair critics of the Buhari administration
A video advertisement from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company.

Japan: Nike advertisement on bullying, racism faces backlash, boycott calls

A video advertisement from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has prompted a sharp online response including calls to boycott the company.
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Nnia Nwodo: Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s election will hold

A statement debunking a viral letter from Miyetti Allah, allegedly addressed to the President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, regarding the choice of his successor, described the letter as an insult.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane paid tribute to late Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop following his side’s UEFA Champions League victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night.

Papa Bouba Diop: Sadio Mane pays tribute to Senegal legend

Mane’s tribute follows a host of other Senegalese stars who have also paid their respects to the 2007/08 FA Cup winner in recent days, including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.

US probing possible bribe for presidential pardon scheme

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a suspected bribery scheme in which a “substantial political contribution” would be offered in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.