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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.

Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-l9, Boss Mustapha, to brief its Committees on Health and Primary Healthcare on modalities the Federal Government would adopt to procure and administer COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians.
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NEMA: We have to adapt to pandemic, climate change

Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammadu Muhammed has called on Nigerians to quickly adapt to the new situation, which COVID-19 and climate change has introduced to avoid devastating consequences.
Claudia Faviola Gonzales, a three-year-old girl, eats a tortilla with salt at her home, in La Palmilla, Guatemala October 7, 2020. REUTERS-Josue Decavele

Storms, coronavirus, drought spread hunger to millions in Central America

The back-to-back hurricanes destroyed a small patch of corn that helped Tomasa Mendoza feed her five children in a tiny hamlet nestled in the impoverished mountains of eastern Guatemala.
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President Buhari unveils autogas initiative as fuel alternative

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday unveiled autogas as alternative for petrol in an expanded programme tagged National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP).
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari seeks deeper gas utilisation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace gas as a cleaner and cheaper alternative to petrol.

ECOWAS, NEMA collaborate on disaster risk management

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has called for the strengthening of the capacity of disaster risk management agencies at local, states and national levels as well as other stakeholders in disaster response.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Stakeholders advocate for synergy between education, health sector

This is coming as Stakeholders in Nigerian Education and Health sectors called on Government and other partners to provide strong political commitment and support for adolescents and young people’s access to Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) and sexual reproductive health services.
French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.

Romain Grosjean’s visor melted in horrifying F1 accident – doctor

French race driver Romain Grosjean, who suffered a horrific accident in Sunday’s race in Bahrain was fortunate to avoid more major burns after it was revealed by FIA doctor Ian Roberts that his helmet visor melted during his fiery Grand Prix crash.

Nigeria, UN move to reduce energy consumption by industries

The Federal Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), have revealed plans to work together in order to cut down energy consumption by industries in Nigeria.
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NEMA distributes relief materials to Abia disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to victims of flood, windstorm and fire in Obingwa, Osisioma and Ukwa West Local Government Areas of Abia.
Farmers unions in India are meeting with the government Sunday as thousands of farmers stage a third day of protests outside New Delhi against new agricultural deregulation legislation.

Indian farmers protest deregulation legislation

Farmers unions in India are meeting with the government Sunday as thousands of farmers stage a third day of protests outside New Delhi against new agricultural deregulation legislation.
Ronald Koeman has admitted he has no idea if Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer and said it is not his job to persuade the Argentinian to stay.

Barcelona boss, stars agree to take pay cut

The Spanish giants have faced months of talks regarding wage cuts and deferrals amid financial turmoil at the club, with Barca needing to slash £170m due to the effects felt from the coronavirus crisis.

Nigerian government seeks new Eurobond

On the same day, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, while speaking at the 55th Annual Bankers Dinner organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos, predicted a two per cent growth in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021.

Group calls for synergy among stakeholders to curb open defecation

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) has called for synergy among stakeholders in order to curb issue of open defecation and improper way of waste disposal in the country.
Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM), Innocent Chukwuma has warned that the Federal Government’s proposed reduction of import duties and levies on buses, tractors and other motor vehicles as contained in the recent 2020 Finance Bill will kill the local automotive industry.

Innoson: Lowering tariff on imported vehicles will kill local auto industry

Chairman of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM), Innocent Chukwuma, has warned that the Federal Government’s proposed reduction of import duties and levies on buses, tractors and other motor vehicles as contained in the recent 2020 Finance Bill will kill the local automotive industry.
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Why Nigerian government is repackaging social intervention programmes – minister

The Federal Government says it will repackage its social intervention programmes to ensure it reached more people at the grassroots.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

#EndSARS: Senate to investigate mayhem in Calabar

The National Assembly has launched an investigation into the October 23 and 24 mayhem that took place in Calabar and its environ leading to devastating destruction of lives and property in the guise of #EndSARS protest.
A statement from the office of the Ekiti State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda, released a Public Notice on the status of Akintewe, who is from Ondo town.

Influential individuals impeding fight against rape in Ekiti – commissioner

The Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, has alleged that battle against rape in the state is being impeded by some influential individuals.

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

No official data of persons living with disability – minister

The Federal Government has said the country does not have an official data of persons living with disability, maintaining that the 25 million number being bandied around should be taken with a pinch of salt.
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Lagos bye-election: APC, PDP bicker over ‘vote buying’

Ahead of forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election that will hold on December 5, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State have engaged each other on allegations of voting buying.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.
Former Chairman of the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Odey, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party ticket for the Cross River North Senatorial By-election scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Cross River bye-election: Court affirms Stephen Odey as PDP candidate

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday affirmed Dr Stephen Odey as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Cross River North Senatorial bye election.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Nigeria leaders have abandoned path of truth

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Thursday said Nigeria has been plunged into several security, socio-economic challenges because those entrusted with the leadership of the country have abandoned the path of truth, equity, fairness and justice.