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WHO: Coronavirus remains number one public enemy

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO) says COVID-19 remains public enemy number one, but that actions of many governments and people do not reflect this.

Nasarawa bureau tasks MDAs on financial discipline, accountability

Dr Dominic Bako, Director-General, Nasarawa State Bureau of Public Procurement, has charged ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to ensure transparency and accountability in their financial transactions for development to thrive in the state.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings/deployment and appointments of 37 Generals and five Colonels to different formations and units in his effort to rekindle the spirit of professionalism in Nigerian Army (NA).
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

NCDC: New evidence suggests coronavirus may be transmitted through air

The Director General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the briefing of the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force on Monday.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.

NMA vows to prosecute Kogi, Cross River health commissioners over coronavirus handling

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has disclosed plans to prosecute the Commissioners for Heath in both Kogi and Cross River States over alleged unethical conduct in the fight against the spread of the dreaded coronavirus in their states.

Lagos seals 33 religious, social facilities

The Lagos State Safety Commission on Sunday said it had sealed 33 religious and social facilities for operating against the state’s established COVID-19 reopening protocols.

SEC, NITDA partner on data protection

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has restated its preparedness to collaborate with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, in a bid to foster safe conduct of transactions and usage of personal data in the Nigerian capital market.

SEC, NITDA to collaborate on data protection in capital market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its preparedness to collaborate with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to foster safe conducts and usage of personal data in the Nigerian capital market.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said the Federal Government will welcome long-term agribusiness activities coming from Russia to Nigeria.

Nigerian government to unveil N65 billion stimulus package for private sector

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, disclosed this at a virtual meeting held with members of the OPS, made up of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), and Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI).
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Kogi, Cross River health commissioners to face trial for unethical behaviour

As a preparatory for their formal trial in court, the two commissioners will first face a probe panel put in place by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for allegedly obstructing the activities of the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in their respective states.

ECOWAS donates essential medical equipment to Nigeria

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), through the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), has donated essential medical equipment to the government of Nigeria as part of the regional response strategy to curtailing the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The Executive Secretary, National Sugar Development Council, Dr. Latif Busari, said this when the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, toured major sugar project sites across the country.

Minister assures private sector of government’s support to reboot economy

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Chief Niyi Adebayo, has assured the Organised Private Sector of Nigeria (OPSN) of the government’s support to its efforts to reboot the economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.

ECOWAS, WAHO donate $8 million medical equipment to PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 took delivery of two ventilators and other critical medical equipment donated by ECOWAS and the West African Health Organisation, to support Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC considers 21 herbal products for usage

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says 21 herbal medicinal products are currently being processed by the agency for “Safe use” or Listing status.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC: We did not approve Paxherbal for treatment of coronavirus symptoms

National Agency for Food And Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC, has denied approving Paxherbal for the treatment of symptoms associated with COVID-19.
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NEMA inaugurates final phase of fertiliser distribution to flood victims in Anambra

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Saturday inaugurated the final phase of fertiliser distribution to farmers affected by flood in 2018 in Anambra.
Two persons, a male child and an adult, have died in a building collapse Island on Saturday, while eight people were rescued, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Lagos building collapse death toll rises to three

Two more corpses have been recovered by emergency responders combing the scene where a three-storey building collapsed on Freeman Street, in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

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Bayelsa guber: Supreme Court dismisses Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging Governor Duoye Diri’s candidacy

The Supreme Court has dismissed Timi Alaibe’s appeal challenging the candidacy of Duoye Diri as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 election in Bayelsa State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

House of Reps urges President Buhari to order partial reopening of schools

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

Jose Mourinho slams ‘disgraceful decision’ to lift Manchester City ban as Tottenham boss sees...

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.
The youths warned against inducement of delegates for the party’s primaries if the party really wants to win the election, and vowed to resist the alleged financial inducement being made by Deputy Governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, to woo party members to support his aspiration.

Ondo guber: Disqualified PDP aspirant declares support for defected deputy governor

Disqualified aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo state, Chief Bamidele Akingboye, has declared his support for the defected deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi.