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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Nigerian minister explains sovereignty clause in $500 million Chinese railway loan

Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has explained that the clause ‘waiving sovereignty’ in the loan agreement between Nigeria and China was only a contract term, a sovereign guarantee that assures payback according to the terms and conditions of any loan.

Nigeria will pay back Chinese debt in 20 years – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says Nigerian government has the capability to pay back loans collected for the construction of rail projects within the stipulated period of 20 years.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’

Governor Wike angry with security agencies for ‘long silence’ over threats in Rivers

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that ‘want to destroy the state.’
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps queries health minister on whereabouts of Chinese doctors

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives have questioned the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, demanding activities and whereabouts of the Chinese doctors.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

CCECC: 15 Chinese medical experts are in our care

Mr Michael Yigao, Managing Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd, says the 15 Chinese medical experts that arrived in the country on April 8 are in the company’s care.

CCECC: We’re ready to help Nigeria fight coronavirus

Management of the Chinese construction giants, CCECC, has said that it is always willing to support Nigeria to fight the coronavirus pandemic when called upon.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC to extend delivery of medical facilities, infrastructure to states not covered

States that have not benefited from medical facilities and infrastructure support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and her partners in the ongoing intervention initiative have no cause to worry.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria tasks scientists, researchers to step forward with coronavirus discoveries

The Federal Government has challenged corporate organizations in the country to scale up efforts at sponsoring researches to develop a local cure for the COVID-19.
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 to offer grants in race for coronavirus vaccine

The Central Bank says it is developing a framework to offer grants and credit to researchers, science institutions and biotechnology firms to develop a vaccine against Covid-19.
The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the ThisDay Dome temporary treatment and isolation centre for the management of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Nigeria inaugurates new 300-bed isolation centre in Abuja

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated the ThisDay Dome temporary treatment and isolation centre for the management of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over efforts put together by some stakeholders to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Speaker Gbajabimila inspects isolation centre in Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over efforts put together by some stakeholders to contribute to the fight against COVID-19 in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus test results for Chinese medics in Nigeria announced

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, announced that the 15-member medical team from China tested negative to Coronavirus.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Minister: Chinese medical team in Nigeria test negative for coronavirus

The 15-member team of Chinese medical experts who came into Nigeria to support the country’s fight against COVID-19 have all tested negative to the virus, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

Minister: 600,000 Abuja households to benefit from coronavirus palliatives

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will soon begin door-to-door delivery of palliative materials to 600,000 households in the six area councils of the territory.
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has called for a thorough screening of the visiting Chinese medical team by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), and other relevant regulatory bodies.

NMA warns Nigerian health workers to be wary of protective equipments from China

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday, reaffirmed its position concerning the arrival of Chinese experts in Nigeria, calling on health professionals in Nigeria to be wary of what they described as ‘uncertified Personal Protective Equipment’, PPE, from China.

NMA: We still reject arrival of Chinese medical practitioners

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has said it was still opposed to the arrival of the Chinese medical experts in the country to help combat novel coronavirus.
Despite disapproval from some Nigerians and health workers’ groups, Chinese medical equipment and personnel have arrived the country to assist the government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chinese experts, equipment cost $2 million, mission reciprocity – envoy

The Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, on Wednesday said the Chinese experts that arrived Nigeria came to reciprocate the gestures demonstrated by Nigeria during China’s trying times in fighting Covid-19.

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