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Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Emeka Offor, in a statement issued in Abuja, congratulated Nigeria for the uncommon milestone, saying “I join millions of Nigerians in celebrating this great achievement.

Emeka Offor: We committed $4.2 million to fight wild polio in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has disclosed that the philanthropic organization committed $4.2 million to end the scourge of the wild polio virus in the country.
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Nigeria launches survey on immunisation coverage

Nigeria has formally commenced the process of conducting the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS6) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS).
Indian Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that India would have a vaccine against the coronavirus disease by early next year.

India’s virus vaccine to be ready by early 2021 – minister

Indian Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that India would have a vaccine against the coronavirus disease by early next year.
The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki running away from debate – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, of running away from a debate organised by Arise Television in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s election.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.

Fuel hike: TUC ultimatum to Nigerian government misplaced – minister

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Wednesday, faulted the Trade Union Congress, TUC, on the seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to revert to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the union will embark on strike.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

World Identity Day: We’ll commence enrolment of IDPs soon – minister

As part of efforts to fast-track enrolment of all Nigerians, the Federal government is to commence the capturing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigeria: Some international passengers presenting fake virus results

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says international travellers from some countries have been presenting fake PCR results on their COVID-19 status to enter Nigeria.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate faults policy on coronavirus testing by private labs only

The Senate on Tuesday faulted the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which allowed only private laboratories to carry out tests on intending travellers abroad.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Don’t kill Nigeria economy with coronavirus

The Senate has called on stakeholders in the country not to kill the Nation’s economy with the adopted European style of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister inaugurates committee on coronavirus herbal cure

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has inaugurated a Committee on Covid-19 Herbal Remedies and Natural Compounds.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigeria marks National Identity Day with IDPs

The Federal Government has adopted the 16th of September as the International Identity Day, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, has said.
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.

Nigerian government begs health workers to suspend nationwide strike

The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions to suspend its one-week warning strike nationwide.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum approves recruitment of 84 doctors, 365 nurses

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the recruitment of 84 doctors, 45 pharmacists and 365 nurses as part of measures to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.
President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, on Monday outlined his priorities for the remaining part of his tenure in 2020.

What virus has taught us – UNGA president

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19.
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 government declares health workers strike unnecessary

The Federal Government, Sunday, described the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, as unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mahammed Baloni, who gave the confirmation, said the latest discharge had taken the number of cleared cases to five since April 14.

Kaduna explains N400,000 cost of treatment per coronavirus patient

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, said that it costs the government more than N400,000 to diagnose and treat a COVID-19 patient.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has directed the organizing committee of the 29th Anniversary of Abia State to celebrate frontline workers and honor them for their sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.

NARD: Abia governor asks doctors to forfeit 16-month salary arrears

The National Association of Resident Doctors says the Abia State Government owes its members 16 months’ salary arrears.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa adopts private sector approach on HCD – official

The National HCD has three thematic areas which are: Health, Education and the Workforce, but Nasarawa State has added three more to include: Social development of the youth, local government and community development.

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The Commissioner of Education in the state, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, made this known during media briefing in Katsina on Thursday.

Katsina spends N3 billion on WAEC, NECO fees in five years

The Katsina State Government has spent more than N3 billion on payment of Senior School Certificate Examination fees for 320,058 candidates who sat for the examination between 2015 and 2019.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine,

Saudi Arabia set to begin Umrah for local pilgrims

The Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday that the “resumption of Umrah will be done gradually depending on COVID-19 conditions.”
Lionel Messi did not take long to get back among the goals with Barcelona, scoring a right-footed beauty in Wednesday's friendly against Girona before later adding a second.

Bernd Schuster: Barcelona can only win La Liga this campaign

Former Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster said he can see the embattled club winning LaLiga but little else in 2020-21.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has named Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister.

Somali leader names new prime minister

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has named Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi writes US over electoral fraud allegation

Kogi State government has kicked against the recent visa ban imposed on politicians alleged to have rigged the November 2019 election in the state by the United States of America.