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Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.

Coronavirus: Kano launches home care programme

Kano State COVID-19 Taskforce Technical Committee at the weekend launched a home-based care programme to tackle the spread of the pandemic among the populace across the state.
Elizabeth Astete, Peru’s foreign minister, has stepped down over a public backlash to politicians getting coronavirus jabs early.

Minister resigns for getting coronavirus vaccine early

Elizabeth Astete, Peru’s foreign minister, has stepped down over a public backlash to politicians getting coronavirus jabs early. Astete said the reactions to the revelation that former President Martin Vizcarra and his wife were vaccinated...
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo governor decries corruption in state healthcare system

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has decried the level of corruption in the state’s healthcare system, describing it as a deliberate act to run down the system.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Corruption level in Edo healthcare system alarming, unacceptable

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has decried the level of corruption in the state’s healthcare system, describing it as a deliberate act to run down the system.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani disclosed the plan at the palace of Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu during a session on the plan of the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi to improve healthcare delivery in the state.

Ekiti establishes N270 million health insurance for 20,000 women, children

The Ekiti State Government at the weekend disclosed that it would set aside N270 million to provide free health services for some citizens under the State Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS).
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra introduces coronavirus chain of survival strategy

The Anambra Government says it has evolved COVID-19 chain of survival strategy for early intervention in the handling of the virus to ensure low death rate.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna: Secondary schools to reopen on February 1

The Kaduna State Government has directed public and private secondary schools, across the state, to reopen for academic activities on Feb. 1, according to Mrs Phoebe Yayi, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education.
Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun workers comply with government directive on coronavirus

Workers in the Osun civil service on Grade Levels 12 and below, on Monday stayed away from offices and their duty posts in compliance with the state government directive on Coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Kebbi governor condoles with commissioner over brother’s death

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has extolled the virtues of late Mallam Yusuf Bala, elder brother to the Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed-Augie, who died on Friday in a road accident.

Seven killed as NURTW members clash in Ebonyi motor park

Seven people have been confirmed dead, with several others sustaining injuries, in a clash between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Effium Motor Park in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi State.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti launches solar-powered refrigerators for storage of coronavirus vaccines

In what could be described as a proactive move to prepare for the planned COVID-19 vaccines promised by the Federal Government, Ekiti State has acquired 187 solar-powered cold chain refrigerators for vaccine storage for its primary healthcare centres in the 177 wards of the state.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara: Why we revoked licenses of 500 private schools – commissioner

The Zamfara State Government has withdrawn operational licenses of about 500 private schools basically to monitor the activities of private schools and to bring sanity to the sub-sector in the state.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Abuja rural dwellers call for access to health

Unarguably, lack of essential healthcare services arising from inadequate equipment, poor distribution of health workers and poor staffing, lack of access roads to facilities can impede development of any community or nation.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

PTF to focus on coronavirus vaccine procurement in Q1 2021

The Minister of State for Health, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 will focus on vaccine procurement in the first quarter of 2021.

Coronavirus: Infected FCT health workers rise to 476

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has placed the number of health workers who have so far contracted COVID-19 in the territory at 476.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT hospitals operating at full capacity

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says all FCT hospitals are operating at full capacity, including emergencies for adults, children, delivery and maternity services, 24-hour theatre service and other services.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF urges priority access for teachers to coronavirus vaccine

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF on Tuesday urged priority access for teachers to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rwandan Health Minister Daniel Ngamije disclosed this in an interview with public broadcaster Rwanda Television on Friday.

Rwanda to offer free coronavirus vaccination – minister

The Rwandan government says it will offer free Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination to citizens after the country receives the vaccine next year.

UNFPA set to inaugurate two youth-friendly centres

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it will inaugurate additional two youth-friendly centres in Lagos State to enhance sexual and reproductive health information and services for youths.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe partners N-SRIC to combat snakebite

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that the State Government is ready to partner with the Nigeria Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (N-SRIC) to combat the menace of snakebite in the State.
Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday.

Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors working with coronavirus patients – minister

Rwanda uses robots to protect doctors, who treat COVID-19 patients through minimising contact, Health Minister Daniel Ngamije said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) today (July 23) warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa.

WHO: Over 10,000 health workers infected with coronavirus in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (July 23) warned of the threat posed by COVID-19 to health workers across Africa.

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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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In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor reacts to Samuel Ortom’s ‘terrorist’ claims

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, on Wednesday, reacted to the statement made by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

SERAP urges President Buhari to probe, recover money missing from UBEC, SUBEB

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, to work with appropriate anti-corruption agencies to promptly probe allegations of corruption in the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) between 2004 and 2020.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, new Chief of army staff

Army Chief in Borno over renewed Boko Haram attacks

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has just arrived Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attacked two Borno towns.
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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.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Shiek Gumi meets Niger governor over GSC Kagara abduction

Prominent Kaduna based Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Gunmi on Friday met with the Niger state Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at Government house Minna.