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Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

NCDC confirms bird flu outbreak in eight states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.”
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

India tightens screws as coronavirus infections hit new record

India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Easter: Edo governor preaches love, hope, forgiveness

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has charged Christians to imbibe the exemplary life of love, selfless service and forgiveness, which Christ demonstrated in his death and resurrection.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Easter: Delta governor calls for prayers for Nigeria to surmount insecurity

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has called on Christians to use the period of Easter to pray for the state and country as insecurity and other socio-political inadequacies threatened the nation’s stability.
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Easter: With God’s help, Nigeria will triumph over insecurity – NILDS chief

The director-general, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman, has felicitated Nigerians, particularly of the Christian faith as the world celebrates Easter.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Official: Bauchi upgrades three model primary schools in three council areas

The Bauchi state government has upgraded three model primary schools, with the provision of health centres and water, in three local government areas of the state, according to Alhaji Garba Babaji.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: 61 policewomen trained in sexual reproductive health

The Prime Diamond Initiative for Community Health (PDICH), in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of the Nigeria Police Force, and Project Pink Blue (PPB), has trained 61 female police officers on sexual reproductive health rights.

NGO urges stakeholders to improve water management

The Society for the Promotion of People`s Right, an NGO, has urged all tiers of government and relevant stakeholders to improve on water management and increase climate resilience.

NIWE advocates partnership to address Nigeria’s water challenges

The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE) has sought for effective partnership between all levels of government and relevant stakeholders to resolve Nigeria’s water challenges especially in the rural areas.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates WASH facilities to 3 public secondary schools in Enugu

The Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism — Victims Support Fund (VSF) has donated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) facilities worth N55million to 3 public secondary schools in Enugu State.
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.

Tomi Coker: Avoid tobacco, reduce intake of alcohol for good oral health

In commemoration of World Oral Health Day, Ogun State Health Commissioner, Dr Tomi Coker, has advised avoidance of tobacco and reduction in intake of alcohol for good oral health.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, Thursday said the insinuation that disparity exits among the security agencies in Nigeria is unfounded.

Patients laud DHQ free medical outreach in Kano

Some patients in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State have commended the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for conducting free medical outreach in the area.
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.

World Oral Health Day: Ogun creates Directorate of Dental Services

In a bid to increase the accessibility of residents to oral health and ensure a uniformed administration, the Ogun State government has established a Directorate of Dental Services.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.

Lagos trains food vendors ahead of school feeding programme restart

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has begun a five-day training for food vendors, food handlers and other stakeholders ahead of the restart of the School Feeding Programme of the Federal Government.

Nigeria gets $104 million from USAID to tackle humanitarian crisis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it is providing nearly $104 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to Nigeria’s ongoing crisis, where an estimated 8.7 million people are at risk.
10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

NCDC: What Nigeria needs to overcome coronavirus

Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said this on Saturday in a statement signed by Ms. Omobolaji Oduwole, the Centre’s Head of Communications, to mark one year of COVID-19 response in Nigeria.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

President Akufo-Addo: Successful Ghanaian diplomacy led to establishment of AfCFTA secretariat in Accra

Successful Ghanaian diplomacy enabled the African Union (AU) to agree to the location in Accra of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
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WHO welcomes rotavirus vaccines for use in humanitarian crises

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the opportunity to make rotavirus vaccine available to more children living in humanitarian crises, saying thanks to a landmark pricing agreement with the manufacturer, GSK.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Official: Nigeria receives four million doses of coronavirus vaccines March 2

Nigeria will receive about four million doses of vaccines from the COVAX facility for COVID – 19 treatment on March 1 2021, the federal government said late Saturday night.
Senator Emma Nwaka, a one-time chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state stated this in a chart with newsmen in Umuahia, the capital, describing the development as very encouraging.

Senator Nwaka: Made-in-Aba products now in West African markets

Senator Emma Nwaka, a one-time chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state stated this in a chart with newsmen in Umuahia, the capital, describing the development as very encouraging.
A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.

Former Manchester United player diagnosed with dementia

A former Scotland, Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen, who was capped 30 times for the Scottish football team, has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Confirming this through a statement, his family asked that attention be paid to the occurrence of this amongst today’s crop of players.
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UNICEF launches faith-based handbooks for child development

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has launched faith-based handbooks to assist in child well-being and development.

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Pastor counsels youths on empowerment

Pastor Femi Omowumi of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT) has said that governments at all levels have failed the Nigerian youths.
The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.

Nigerian Army seeks media support to end insurgency

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has called on the media to support the ongoing operation to rout Boko Haram terrorists out of the country.
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 governor appoints as new Emir for Kauru

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.

Soldiers destroy illegal refinery in Rivers

Soldiers of the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council area of Abia State, have reportedly destroyed an illegal oil refinery located in Odogba community in Rivers State.
The president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, says Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour, has lost “touch with medicine”.

Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi who spoke to newsmen on telephone said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting on Friday.

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French police arrest five women on suspicion of terrorism

The Police in France arrested five women suspected of planning a terror attack, legal sources said on Sunday.
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 restricts tricycles, motorcycles over banditry

Niger state has restricted the movement of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in Minna metropolis from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am daily.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police nab ‘murderer’ of vigilante member in Delta

The Police Command in Delta says it has apprehended a middle-aged man over alleged murder of a member of a vigilante group in the state.
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

Why President Buhari terminates IGP Adamu’s three-month tenure extension

Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, says the three-month tenure extension granted to outgoing Inspector-General of Police Muhammad Adamu was terminated following completion of selection process for a new I-G.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Jose Mourinho insists his desire to win trophies is ‘not an ego thing’

Jose Mourinho insists his desire to win trophies is ‘not an ego thing’ following comments from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.