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Kwara sponsors free eye surgeries for 450 patients

About 450 patients have benefitted from the Kwara State government’s free cataract surgeries, the Permanent Secretary of the state’s Ministry of Health, Abubakar Ayinla, has said.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno government blocks revenue leakages

The Borno State government has streamlined the revenue collection of 21 of its agencies.
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

Madagascar forgoes local herb, joins Covax

Madagascar’s health minister on Thursday announced the country had joined the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme, following through with a recent pledge to roll out jabs after months of resistance from the president.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a fast-spreading third wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to over-run hospitals in France, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

New coronavirus restrictions to impact French growth – minister

New COVID-19 restrictions in France will impact economic growth this year but it is too early to say by how much, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday
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, resident doctors sign agreement to avert indefinite strike

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he addresses the nation about the state of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a fast-spreading third wave of COVID-19 infections threatens to over-run hospitals in France, March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

France orders schools closed, widens coronavirus restrictions

President Emmanuel Macron extended movement restrictions to cover the whole of France and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

Senator Abaribe faults President Buhari’s London medical trip

The minority leader of the senate, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, Wednesday, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical check-up in London.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate summons health minister, others over needles, syringes importation

The Senate joint committees on Health and Industry Trade and Investment, have summoned the Ministers of Health and Trade and Investment – Osagie Ehanire and Niyi Adebayo, respectively.
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PDP: President Buhari’s foreign medical trip a badge of failure

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the routine overseas’ medical checks by President Muhammadu Buhari was a direct indictment of his Presidency over its failure to fix the healthcare system, which has been wrecked by his administration.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Senate committee queries non-implementation of backward integration policy on syringe, needle

The Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), Monday, queried the non implementation of the Backward Integration Policy (BIP) on needles and syringes in the country, five years after it was validated in 2017.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government reiterates commitment to quality health care service

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger said the government would provide qualitative health care services to residents of the state.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate summons ministers, NAFDAC chief over ‘syringe importation’

The Senate Committee on Health has summoned the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; and the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, over the manufacturing, importation, and policy guideline for syringes in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government dispels possibility of fake coronavirus vaccines

The Federal Government has dispelled the possibility of any fake COVID-19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institution in the country.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Why Pombe Magufuli can never grow on Nigerian soil

John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, late President of Tanzania, tried to re-situate the philosophy of Africa, long after any attempt was made by any African in that regard. Magufuli’s philosophy was close to Marley’s and even Senghor’s and central to his thesis was raising and cultivating “Black consciousness,” reciprocal relationship with other continents as equal partners in the global project, as well as “an inclusive humanism,” all of which would open doors for Africa to integrate with and into “a civilization of the universal.”

ICPC cautions hospitals, finance directors against budget-padding

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, has condemned the padding of budget by government officials, warning that the Commission won’t tolerate breach of government financial rules and regulations.
IPCR Director General, Bakut Bakut, who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday while delivering a speech at a stakeholders’ meeting, said the claim was based on the institute’s findings.

Nigerian government moves to resolve Ebonyi, Cross River boundary disputes

The Federal Government has taken some significant steps to proffer solutions to the lingering Cross River/Ebonyi States boundary disputes and clashes between communities within the two neighboring states, which have claimed many lives and destroyed property worth millions in recent times.
An Ethiopian refugee, who fled the Tigray conflict, walks in the Tenedba camp in Mafaza, eastern Sudan on January 8, 2021. (Ashraf Shazly, AFP)

Ethiopian rights body says over 100 killed in Tigray massacre

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday that Eritrean soldiers killed over 100 civilians in a November massacre in war-torn Tigray that may amount to crimes against humanity.

400 undocumented migrants test coronavirus positive in Thailand

No fewer than 400 undocumented migrants tested COVID-19 positive and have been transferred to a field hospital in Bangkok on Tuesday.
Women cry as attendees mourn the death of the coffin of fifth Tanzanian president John Magufuli during the national funeral at Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam on March 20, 2021. AFP

Five dead in stampede while mourning Tanzania’s John Magufuli

A woman and four children were killed in a stampede in Tanzania as crowds rushed to mourn Tanzania's late president John Magufuli at the weekend, a relative told AFP on Tuesday.
Zimbabwe's anti graft police last month recovered about 40 boxes of Covid-19 test kits worth thousands of dollars stolen from a public hospital in Bulawayo, the country's second city.

Zimbabwe’s coronavirus fightback hamstrung by graft

Zimbabwe's anti graft police last month recovered about 40 boxes of Covid-19 test kits worth thousands of dollars stolen from a public hospital in Bulawayo, the country's second city.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Enugu rolls out coronavirus vaccines in 17 local councils

Enugu State Government said it has started rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to the 17 Local Government Areas of the state to ensure that health workers, strategic leaders and highly vulnerable get their jabs.
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.

Rumble in Edo as governor runs government without cabinet

Precisely 129 days into his second tenure as governor of Edo State after his election on September 20, 2020 and inauguration on November 12, 2020, Godwin Obaseki, has not formed his cabinet.

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SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

SpaceX launches its third astronaut crew, the first on a used Crew Dragon capsule

SpaceX launched its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, reusing a Crew Dragon space capsule to fly humans for the first time. The mission, dubbed Crew-2, is the latest flight under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and will add four more astronauts to the orbital space station.

Official: Why inmates of Kano prison rioted

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified why there was violent protest among inmates of Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis on Thursday evening.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Wilfred Ndidi: Kelechi Iheanacho can’t stop scoring after latest heroics vs West Brom

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is "very proud" of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Carlton Cole urges West Ham to move for Tammy Abraham

Carlton Cole has urged West Ham to move for unhappy Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

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Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi governor asks herdsmen to steer clear of state

The governor gave the directive while briefing journalists at the end of the state executive council (SEC) meeting, on Tuesday.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Leicester ‘interested’ in Tammy Abraham this summer

Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has just reported that Leicester City are one the sides ‘interested’ in signing out-of-favour Chelsea star Tammy Abraham this summer.
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Shell’s pipeline spills 213 barrels of crude into Bayelsa community

The Okordia-Rumekpe 14-inch crude truckline operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has discharged some 213 barrels of crude oil into Ikarama community in Bayelsa.

NDLEA saga: My mum has handed this fight to God – CDQ

Popular Nigerian singer, Sodiq Yusuf, better known as CDQ, has cursed those allegedly behind his recent ordeal at the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.

Chibok girls: Senator Ndume demands periodic updates on rescue effort

The Senator representing Borno South, Mohammed Ali Ndume, has called on the Federal Government to initiate a periodic information sharing with the public on the ongoing effort to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity.