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A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

Nigerian doctor in coronavirus vaccine breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines.

MainOne MDXI data centre gets certification

MDXi, West Africa’s leading commercial data centre provider has received Tier III Certification on the Design Documents of its new Appolonia Data Centre from Uptime Institute, The Global Data Centre Certifying Authority.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN, NCC urged on Fintech talent survey

Fintech specialists and other stakeholders have tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to conduct a talent needs survey to bridge the skills gap.

AU commited to providing education for youths – official

Prof. Sarah Agbor, the Commissioner Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union (AU), says the union will continue to facilitate education among African youths.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, issued the threat in a circular marked HCSF-109-S.1-120 with the title, ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents-information on social media.’

Nigerian government okays 1,500 civil servants for SMAT-P training

A total of 1, 500 civil servants have been selected to participate in the second batch of the Structured Assessment-Based Training Programme, SMAT-P, by the federal government, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has said.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Delta governor calls for viable healthcare financing in all states

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called for the adoption and implementation of a viable and sustainable healthcare financing programme for states in the country.

Group commends Nigerian government on revised health care fund guidelines

The National Advocates for Health (N4H) had commended the Nigerian Government for approving the 2020 Revised Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) guideline and called for a speedy implementation.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps threatens to punish NAFDAC, others over under-remittance

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has asked the Budget Office of the Federation to deduct the balances of under remittances from allocation from defaulting agencies of government.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

NLC: Coronavirus has exposed Nigeria health, education sector

The President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has said that the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the challenges in Nigeria’s education and health sectors.

Catholic Archbishop asks Nigerians to defend themselves against herdsmen, bandits’ attacks

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has backed the calls by some eminent Nigerians for people to defend themselves, if government failed to protect them from herdsmen and bandits’ attacks.
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos clears air on ‘N1 million daily spending’ on coronavirus patient

The Lagos State Government has faulted the widespread media reports on N1 million daily spending on a COVID-19 patient in the state.
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.

Senator Ngige threatens legal action against Rep Faleke over NSITF comments

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has threatened legal action against a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke.
The Chief of Staff to Kwara State government, Alh Adisa Logun, has passed on.

Nigerian Legion mourns late Kwara CoS

The Nigerian Legion in Kwara has commiserated with Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the death of his Chief of Staff (CoS), Alhaji Adisa Aminu Logun.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari suspends NSITF boss, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate and indefinite suspension from Office of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr Adebayo Somefun.
National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu stated this in a statement on Sunday night.

Former APC spokesperson empowers Kwara youths with entrepreneurship skills

Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, former National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) has facilitated a training for youths in Kwara on various entrepreneurial skills.

Nigerian Customs generates N573 billion in five months

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said it had generated N573 billion between January and May from total targeted revenue of N957 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing.

Lagos warns employers against sacking coronavirus patients

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has warned employers in the state against discriminatory practices towards coronavirus survivors and patients.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 1

Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

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Napoli captain, Lorenzo Insigne, bids farewell to Diego Maradona: ‘The greatest of all time, I was lucky enough to meet you.’
Leading Sudanese opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi talks during an interview with Reuters in Khartoum

Sudan’s former premier Sadiq al-Mahdi dies

Al-Mahdi, aged 84, was flown to the United Arab Emirates to receive treatment after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but his condition deteriorated during the past hours and died there from an acute pneumonia due to complications of the virus.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

FEC approves N21.9 billion for rehabilitation of roads in Yobe, Edo, Taraba

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved N21.9 billion for the rehabilitation and repairs of roads in Yobe, Edo and Taraba States.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a law on state genome registration, which will come into effect in January 2023, said the country’s justice ministry Thursday.

Uzbek president signs law on genome registration

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a law on state genome registration, which will come into effect in January 2023, said the country’s justice ministry Thursday.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Witness exposes Abdulrasheed Maina’s son in court

Rouqayya, a Principal Detective Superintendent (PDS) with the EFCC, stated in the testimony, that Faisal Maina made contradictory statements concerning the registration of a company he allegedly used in siphoning funds to the tune of N58million.