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President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

Women’s Day: Presidency releases checklist of ‘Buhari’s Women’

The Nigerian presidency has released list of some of the women appointed into key positions as the country joins the global community in celebration of March 8 International Women’s Day.
The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICREL) has demanded the resignation of Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board.

PEF chief asked to resign over alleged ‘lopsided recruitment’

The New Initiative for Credible Leadership (NICREL) has demanded the resignation of Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary of the Petroleum Equalization Fund Management Board.
The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.

Peter Obaseki retires as FCMB chief operating officer

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc has announced the retirement of Peter Obaseki, the Chief Operating Officer of the financial institution, with effect from March 1, 2021. He was also an executive director of the group.

Zamfara no-fly zone is playing ‘politics with armed banditry’

A nongovernment organisation, the Patriots for the Advancement Of Peace and Social Development, says the federal government’s imposition of a “no-fly zone” and ban on mining in Zamfara is “uncalled for and another agenda to play politics with armed banditry” in Zamfara ahead of 2023 general elections.
Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

Health workers take first shots as coronavirus vaccination begins

COVID-19 vaccination commenced in Nigeria yesterday with frontline healthcare workers in Abuja taking the first shots from the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in the country last Tuesday.
The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, says the federal government took more measures than many countries to ensure the selection of the right COVID-19 vaccine for Nigerians.

NPHCDA boss: Nigerian government ‘took more measures’ to secure right coronavirus vaccine

The executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, says the federal government took more measures than many countries to ensure the selection of the right COVID-19 vaccine for Nigerians.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan enlists colleagues to mitigate electoral crises in West Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has enlisted the support of other ex-presidents and Prime Ministers in West Africa to mitigate elections-related conflicts to promote peace in the region.
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Institute, NBS, to collaborate on Nigeria’s data on people with disability

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director, Africa Polling Institute, says it will collaborate with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to collect data of people living with disabilities in the country.
Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

Nigeria begins coronavirus vaccination with Dr. Cyprian Nyong

Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.
Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

NPHCDA: States yet to meet conditions won’t get coronavirus vaccines

National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said, yesterday, that states yet to meet the criteria for COVID-19 vaccines would not get a share of the 3.92 million AstraZeneca vaccines received by the country on Tuesday.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun boosts MSMEs with N100 million for job creation

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, on Thursday, said the sum of N100 million has been set aside to boost Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) development in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who updated him on the progress so far in the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo will publicly receive their coronavirus vaccines on Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will receive their jabs of COVID-19 vaccine before television cameras on Saturday, March 6, 2021.
The National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Ibadan, Oyo State, has commenced a 2-day training for unemployed youths and women, on value addition for tomato farmers.

NIHORT trains 25 tomato farmers in Niger to reduce post-harvest losses, unemployment

The National Institute of Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Ibadan, Oyo State, has commenced a 2-day training for unemployed youths and women, on value addition for tomato farmers.
Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

Over 2.3 million Nigerians register for coronavirus vaccination in 24 hours

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Wednesday dispelled fears that people might not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that up to 2.3m Nigerians have indicated interest in taking the jabs.
A health care worker is likely to be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria when the country commences its vaccination campaign this week.

Health care worker likely to be first to receive coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria

A health care worker is likely to be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria when the country commences its vaccination campaign this week.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

President Buhari, VP Osinbajo to pick dates to receive coronavirus vaccine publicly

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is about four million doses.
Newsmen report that the meeting is being presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s president, vice to get coronavirus vaccine Saturday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday, be among the key national figures to receive the first dosage of Oxford Astra-Zeneca COVID- 19 vaccines scheduled to arrive Abuja Tuesday.
Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency, Paul Ikonne, who said this in Abuja on Monday, said the graduates would go through a two-week intensive training.

Nigerian agency collects rabbits urine for fertilizer production

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) says it has collected over 25,000 litres of urine from over 5,000 rabbits for production of organic fertilizer.
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.

Nigeria to adopt polio-immunisation strategy in vaccinating eligible citizens

As Nigeria receives its first batch of 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, the federal government has said it would adopt the strategy deployed during the polio pandemic in the country in vaccinating eligible citizens.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigeria receives 3.9 million COVAX vaccine doses on Tuesday

This was disclosed in a joint statement by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Abuja.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria launches strategy for effective coronavirus vaccination

The Nigerian government on Monday launched the ‘T. E. A. C. H Strategy’ to ensure the effective roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines when they finally arrive the country.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN to revive oil palm sector, stop importation – official

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emiefele, has reiterated the apex bank’s commitment to reviving the oil palm sector with a view to stopping importation of the commodity.

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Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari breaks silence on abductions of schoolgirls, women

Aisha in a statement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day posted on her official Twitter handle @aishambuhari, said: “As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and families”.
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Nigeria today faces an unprecedented threat to its very existence

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Naira4Dollar: MAN, LCCI commend CBN’s move to address forex squeeze

Industrialists and Manufacturers on Monday said the Naira 4 Dollar Scheme, an initiative by the Central Bank of Nigeria to encourage diaspora remittances would help stabilize the forex situation of the country.
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Registration: Abia APC chieftain sues for peace

An All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, High Chief Ikechi Emenike has said Abia State members of the party must disregard their differences to ensure the success of the ongoing revalidation and registration of members in the state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor appoints NUJ member, 18 others permanent secretaries

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has appointed 19 Permanent Secretaries, three Tutors-General and the state Statistician General in the state civil service.

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WHO calls for urgent action to ramp-up production of coronavirus vaccines

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible to all countries.

Burnley boss celebrates Leicester City draw

Burnley manager, Sean Dyche, was happy with how his team battled to a draw against Leicester City.
Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

Three Myanmar police constables cross over to India seeking refuge

Three Myanmar police constables have crossed over to India’s northeastern state of Mizoram and are seeking shelter in the country, an Indian police official said on Thursday.
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Court convicts fake soldier for impersonation, fraud

A Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday found Henry Asuquo guilty on a two-count charge of impersonation, cybercrime and fraud.
Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello said he had engaged with controversial Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the demands made by Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria to lift their food blockade

Food blockade: I have spoken to Sunday Igboho – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said he had engaged with controversial Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the demands made by Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria to lift their food blockade to Southern Nigeria.