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The move, according to the state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, is part of efforts to create an integrated transport system for Kano as emerging megacity.

Kano approves N1.2 billion for additional works on cancer centre

Kano State Executive Council has approved the release of N1, 235, 777, 282.70 billion being revised estimated cost for additional works that involves the construction of concrete roof slab at the Kano Cancer Treatment Centre (KCTC) situated at the premises of Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Kano.

NHIS has achieved universal health coverage in formal sector – scribe

Prof Mohammed Sambo, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the company has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.

Official: NHIS has achieved success in Nigeria’s formal sector

Mohammed Sambo, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says the agency has achieved Universal Health Coverage (UHC) of the nation’s formal sector.
More than eight million people in India have received vaccines against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the mass vaccination campaign.

India inoculates 8 million people against coronavirus – health ministry

More than eight million people in India have received vaccines against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the mass vaccination campaign.
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Nigerian governors agree on ranching system

The 36 state governors have reached a consensus on the need for Nigeria to transition into modern systems of animal husbandry that would replace open, night and underage grazing.
The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, has blessed the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, praying for his success in the general elections.

Lagos governor, APC mourn Lateef Jakande’s demise at 91

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos, have expressed commiserated with the family and residents over the death of first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande.

Insurgency: Nearly 5,000 Nigerian refugees set to return from Cameroon

A total of 4982 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are set to return as the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, has begun moves to that effect.
The efficacy of the Pfizer Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa, a group of U.S. scientists said in a research paper.

WHO: Nigeria qualified for Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Contrary to the report that Nigeria was disqualified from receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says Nigeria was among the nine African countries recommended as “ready to deploy the Pfizer vaccine”.
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Israel donates medical equipment to boost healthcare in Nigeria

Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
FILE PHOTO - Empty vials of the second dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are pictured at the San Martin hospital, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Agustin Marcarian-File Photo

Palestine to receive 10,000 Russian Sputnik vaccine doses

The Palestinian government had purchased two million doses of the vaccine, which should arrive in the occupied autonomous territory between Feb. 14 and Feb. 20, according to a statement from the minister’s office in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

NGF: Nigeria to get 140 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in 2021, 2022

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have disclosed that the country will take delivery of 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover 40 percent of the nation’s population this year, while another 60 million doses were being planned for 2022.

NSIA donates 126 monitors, 53 oxygen concentrators to 21 healthcare institutions

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority in a bid to assist the Federal Government scale up its Covid-19 response has formally handed over 126 units of Patient Monitors and 63 units of Oxygen Concentrators to 21 healthcare institutions across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced the deployment of 200 officers of the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun to Ibarapa and Oke Ogun zones.

Coronavirus: Oyo governor inaugurates committee on economic stimulus programme

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, inaugurated the state Steering Committee on COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (State CARES), an initiative targeted at mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state.
FILE PHOTO - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS-Eduardo Munoz-File Photo

Coronavirus: Vaccine equity, fastest way to reopen global economy – UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said “vaccine equity” was the fastest way to reopen the global economy and start a sustainable recovery,.
FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Bill Gates advises Nigerian government against paying high price for coronavirus vaccines

American Philanthropist, Bill Gates, has advised the Nigerian Government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines.
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Jigawa disburses over 147 million to 239 health facilities

The Permanent Secretary of the Jigawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, stated this at the stakeholders meeting on basic health care provision fund implementation framework at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse.
It will be recalled that the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, had invoked the 1999 constitution, sections 2 and 8 of the Quarantine Act of 1926 and Kaduna State Public Health Law of 1917, and imposed a lockdown throughout the state, on March 26.

Kaduna governor committed to health for all – deputy

The Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, disclosed this at the flagging off of the identification and enrolment exercise for the commencement of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) program in Kaduna State on Monday.
The efficacy of the Pfizer Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa, a group of U.S. scientists said in a research paper.

WHO to secure 40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced the signing of an advance purchase agreement securing up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine.

Shiites ask Nigerian government to release Sheikh El-Zakzaky after his wife contracted coronavirus in...

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) aka Shiites have asked the Federal Government to released their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from detention, after his wife, Zeenah, who is also in detention, contracted COVID-19 in Kaduna correctional facility.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun begins registration of 20,000 vulnerable for free healthcare

Ogun State government has commenced the registration of 20, 000 vulnerable individuals across the 20 local government areas of the state for free and qualitative healthcare services in government-owned facilities.
A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Group expresses worry over school resumption amidst coronavirus surge

A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Borno governor orders employment of 40 more doctors for state hospitals

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday gave an order for the recruitment of 40 medical doctors as an addition to his previous approvals, in order to meet health care needs of the state’s increasing population.

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African Union backs call to waive intellectual property rights on coronavirus drugs

The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
WhatsApp is launching a new fact-checking service in India ahead of the country’s upcoming elections.

India sets stricter rules for social media giants

India has announced new regulations for social networks and other web services in the country, particularly “significant social media” companies with large user bases, like Facebook and Twitter.
FILE PHOTO: A protester tries to escape from a riot police vehicle after being detained, a day after opposition presidential candidate Mahamane Ousmane rejected election results that gave his opponent Mohamed Bazoum a majority of the votes, in Niamey, Niger February 24, 2021, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS/Reuters TV/File Photo

Violent protests rock Niger over contested election result

Supporters of the losing candidate in Niger’s presidential election burnt tyres, threw rocks and set several buildings on fire on Thursday, in a third day of violent protests in the capital Niamey.
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo governor asks PDP NWC to call national legal adviser to order

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday, asked the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to call its National Legal Adviser to order to ensure rancour-free zonal congresses in the party.

#EndSARS: Ekiti judicial panel orders prosecution of police officer over teenager’s death

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate cases of violations of human rights by the police has ordered the prosecution of an erring police officer.

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Rivers: Police comb creeks, forests in search of kidnapped monarch, lecturer

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have began combing of creeks and forests in the state in search of a first class traditional ruler, King Aaron Ikuru and a university lecturer, Dr. Jones Ayauwo.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has denied claims that his government has sold off the Ekiti State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

Governor Fayemi: Ekiti to get uninterrupted power supply soon

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has assured the people of the state that the government has put machinery in place to ensure adequate and uninterrupted power supply before the end of his administration.
Former Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu has asked the Golden Eaglets to forget their previous results against Ivory Coast and go for a win today.

AFCON U-17: Joseph Dosu tips Golden Eaglets to qualify to knockout stages

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Dosu Joseph has tipped Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to qualify to the knockout stages of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations Champions in Morocco.
The State Secretary to the Government, Alh. Ahmed Matane, who made the appeal in Dutsen Magaji, Mariga Local Government Area of the State while addressing Bandits and their Commanders said recent developments in the state calls for sober reflection.

Niger government begs bandits to give room for dialogue, reconciliation

The Niger State Government has begged bandits unleashing terror on its citizens across the state to lay down their arms and give room for dialogue and reconciliation for peace and security to reign in the state.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

CSO cautions Edo governor against divisive utterances

A civil society organisation in Edo, Labour and Civil Society Coalition, LASCO, has cautioned the state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, against making utterances that are capable of causing division in Edo polity.