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WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigerian government releases guidelines for schools’ resumption

The Federal Government has released guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools at every level in the country but failed to disclose the dates.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA accused of secrecy in indices guiding petroleum pump price

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has accused the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of secrecy in the computation of the indices guiding pump prices of petroleum products.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Kenya’s coronavirus cases pass 10,000 mark

Kenya’s number of COVID-19 cases passed 10,000 mark on Sunday as the Ministry of Health intensifies measures to contain the spread of the respiratory disease.

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.
Reckitt Benckiser (RB), makers of Dettol and Jik, has donated hygiene products worth N65 million to Federal Ministry of Health to enable it respond to coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, improve access to health, hygiene and nutrition for Nigerians.

Reckitt Benckiser donates N65m worth of hygiene products to Nigerian government

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), makers of Dettol and Jik, has donated hygiene products worth N65 million to Federal Ministry of Health to enable it respond to coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, improve access to health, hygiene and nutrition for Nigerians.
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.

Jada Pinkett Smith admits she has an affair with rapper August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she did have an affair with singer August Alsina while married to Will Smith.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalising female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced.
The United States of America ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said the recent visa ban to Nigerians will be reviewed, if certain conditions are met.

US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF adopts points per game, new league season to start September/October

The names of the Top 3 (three) clubs on the NPFL final PPG table as at Matchday 25 shall be submitted to CAF to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter – Club competitions (2 slots for CAF Champions League and 1 Slot for CAF Confederation Cup).
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC tracks N3 billion worth projects in two Kebbi senatorial districts

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Constituency Project Tracking Group (CPTG) says it has tracked projects worth N3 billion out of the N3.5 billion expected to be tracked by the group in Kebbi.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna audits private health establishments

The Kaduna State Government has embarked on audit of over 4,000 private health establishments to ascertain their legality and tax compliance.
Tunde Braimoh

Coronavirus kills Lagos lawmaker Tunde Braimoh

The lawmaker representing Kosofe Counstituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Tunde Braimoh, is dead.
Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu has tested positive for Covid-19.

FCT health secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has tested positive for Covid-19.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan replaces finance, foreign and energy ministers in sweeping reshuffle

Sudan’s prime minister replaced the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers and three other senior cabinet post-holders on Thursday as part of a sweeping reshuffle, the government said.

Coronavirus: NYCN passes vote of confidence on Cross River government, health ministry

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Cross River chapter, has passed a vote of confidence on the state government and the Ministry of Health over their approach in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.

China records more cases as second wave of coronavirus continues

The Chinese government on Thursday said it received reports of nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland.
Scientists around the world are building up their knowledge about the coronavirus, as they frantically search for a cure and vaccine.

Philippines records new daily high of coronavirus cases, tally tops 50,000

The Department of Health said the death toll from Covid-19 rose to 1,314 over the same period with five additional deaths reported over the past 24 hours.

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The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.

Niger hospital lauds South Korean coronavirus support

The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.
After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.

Singapore launches blockchain payment system

After three years in development, the Singapore blockchain payment project UBIN comes to fruition.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senator Lawan: National Assembly will engage security agencies to prevent killings in Kaduna

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said that the National Assembly would engage security agencies to increase operations in hot-spot areas in Kaduna South Senatorial district to prevent killings of residents.
Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.

Iran’s top court confirms death sentence for three demonstrators

Iran’s Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentences of three Iranian protesters accused of taking part in days of unrest in November, 2019.
Sheffield United will not be distracted by talks of securing a top-four finish with their attention focused solely on Thursday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Tuesday.

Sheffield United boss unconcerned by top-four talks

Sheffield United will not be distracted by talks of securing a top-four finish with their attention focused solely on Thursday’s Premier League clash against Leicester City, manager Chris Wilder said on Tuesday.