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A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Health reporters want more coverage on coronavirus

The Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ) has called on journalists to increase their reportage on COVID-19, especially in the face of the second wave of the pandemic.
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CAN issues health advisory against second wave of coronavirus

As the nation grapples with the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has issued a health advisory to all churches in the country.
Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.

CAF decorate Issa Hayatou with Honorary President title

Former CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Friday decorated Honorary President of the organization at a colorful ceremony in Yaounde in his native Cameroon.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: No harm must befall Bishop Kukah

The Christian Association of Nigeria has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Dr Matthew Kukah, to stop their “unlawful” actions and also asked the security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the cleric.

Bishop Kukah: We will judge President Buhari by his actions, not words – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, on Thursday, welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement in which he said Bishop Matthew Kukah must be allowed to practice his faith and politics.

Labour leader Comrade Adodo ‘passes on’

Adodo who served during the two terms of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s administration, reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, from a brief, but yet-to-be-disclosed ailment.

NASU, SSANU begin protest today

A statement by the General Secretary of NASU, Mr Peters Adeyemi and president of SSANU, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim on Friday, said, the JAC NASU/SSANU observed that the federal government failed to address any of the agreement it signed with the union on October 20, 2020.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian university workers begin three-day protest over IPPIS, earned allowances

Non-teaching staff in the universities under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, JAC, said they will on Tuesday begin a three-day nationwide protest over the government’s handling of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, sharing formula of the Earned Allowances as well as other issues.

University workers to protest on Tuesday over IPPIS, other issues

University workers under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, are to start a three-day national protest on Tuesday in protest against government’s handling of some issues, including the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

NANS gives Oyo government 72 hours to address ‘brutality’ of Amotekun corps on residents

Following the backlash that trailed the operations of the Western States Security Network, codenamed: Amotekun, the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to set up machinery for the reorientation of operatives of the corps.

John Mahama: Jerry Rawlings doesn’t want monuments, statues

Former President John Dramani Mahama has asked all members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to remain united and build on the principles that the late founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings, left behind.

Bishop Kukah: I didn’t call for coup

Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic diocese, yesterday, said he only expressed his personal view “based on evidence” and did not call for a coup in his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari. He insisted he only spoke the truth on Buhari’s nepotism.

Issa Aremu eulogizes late LP chairman

Vice President, Africa Industrial Global Union, Issa Aremu, has said that the National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji A Abdulsalam, (Barde Paiko), was an astute politician who kept faith with Labour Party from formation to the end.
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ECWA: Nepotism under President Buhari topnotch

Rev. Yunusa Sabo Nmadu Jnr, the General Secretary of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA),has said on Tuesday that there was nothing new about what Bishop Kukah had said and warned against any attempt to harm him.

PSI calls for quality public healthcare for IDPs

The Public Service International (PSI) has called on the government, both Federal and State, to provide a sustainable means of access to quality public healthcare services for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across Nigeria.
General-Secretary of the party, John Boadu, said they will go to court over electoral malfeasance after the Electoral Commission (EC) has officially declared results.

Ghana election: NDC opposes 2020 presidential results

General-Secretary of the party, John Boadu, said they will go to court over electoral malfeasance after the Electoral Commission (EC) has officially declared results.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said in terms of business opportunities, employment and earnings, the entertainment industry is an unexplored keg of potentialities.

Borno killings: Calls for President Buhari’s resignation ‘irresponsible’ – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a meeting with members of the Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) on Thursday in Lagos said the calls amounted to playing dirty politics with the issue of security.

Stakeholders call for speedy trial of rape cases

Stakeholders at a Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) programme have called for speedy trial of rape cases in Nigerian courts toward ensuring timely justice for victims.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government releases N10 billion for domestic coronavirus vaccines production

The Ministry of Finance has released N10 billion to support domestic vaccines production to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Plateau: Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, rescue victims

It was learnt that the two suspects had earlier abducted two persons in Mangu Council Area of the state and fled before the police shot them dead in a gun battle and rescued the victims
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Ogun: Police arrest eight cultists for murder

No fewer than eight suspected cultists have been arrested by the police in different parts of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State for murder.

UNN starts post UTME screening under coronavirus safety rules

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has successfully started the conduct of Post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) screening for prospective candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo governor raises alarm over coronavirus surge, seeks presidential intervention

Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has raised alarm over what he described as devastating effects of the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic in Imo, calling for urgent presidential intervention to check the menace.