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Event planner and wife of Lagos-based clergyman, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, is dead.

Ituah Ighodalo remembers late wife one year after

How time flies. It is already one year since the death of Ibidunni Ighodalo, businesswoman, philanthropist and wife of 13 years to the Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo. On Sunday, June 13, the first phase of a memorial service was held in her honour at the Trinity House, Zion Centre. There were special song ministrations, prayers and tributes. A documentary chronicling her good deeds was broadcasted to members of the church during the memorial service.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

5,014 Enugu residents receive second dose of coronavirus vaccine

No fewer than 5,014 residents of Enugu State have, so far, received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination since its commencement in June 1, within 13 days of the commencement of the exercise in the state, a top official has said.
The ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China, is seen in an illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 29, 2020. Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/Handout via REUTERS

Nigeria records 49 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 49 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 165,901.
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.

Nigeria records 67 new coronavirus infections, no fatalities

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,147 with 154,304 recoveries.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

VP Osinbajo expresses shock over Yinka Odumakin’s demise

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is shocked over the death of Yinka Odumakin, the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

Sokoto deploys doctors to college hit by cholera outbreak

Sokoto state government has deployed 10 doctors and other paramedics to Government Girls College, Mareba to contain an outbreak of cholera.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Borno begins coronavirus vaccination with frontline workers

Borno state government on Thursday begun its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with frontline workers who received their vaccination at the Maiduguri Nursing Home.
Workers of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UTCH) in Cross River State have protested the non payment of their eighteen (18) month salary.

N68 million contract debt: Court begins pre-trial against UCTH management, admits 17 exhibits

High Court sitting in Calabar has admitted 17 exhibits against Management of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital over unsettled debt which the hospital owed one of its contractors, Obi Achara Ltd and Anor, after executing a N68m contract for the hospital since 2016.

Nigerian government earmarks additional oxygen plant in LUTH

The Federal government has approved the provision of an additional full medical oxygen plant at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH with a view to ensuring oxygen sufficiency in the hospital and other neighbouring hospitals that depend on the Tertiary institution for their oxygen needs.
Nigeria commenced its COVID-19 vaccination on Friday with Cyprian Nyong, a medical doctor from the National Hospital, Abuja, being the first person to receive the jab of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.

Health workers take first shots as coronavirus vaccination begins

COVID-19 vaccination commenced in Nigeria yesterday with frontline healthcare workers in Abuja taking the first shots from the first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in the country last Tuesday.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa governor orders mandatory use of face mask in public places

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa on Wednesday ordered mandatory use of face masks in public places in the state.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Oxygen demand in Lagos spikes to 400 cylinders daily

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the demand for oxygen by coronavirus patients has increased to 400 cylinders per day.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Niger government refutes reports of coronavirus cases at NYSC camp

The Niger state Government has refuted social media reports that some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) tested positive for COVID-19 at the ongoing orientation camp in Paiko.
Former Nigeria police chief, CP Yomi Onasile (Rtd), has been confirmed dead of Covid-19 complications.

Former police chief dies in isolation centre

The late retired Commissioners of Police was gathered to have gave up the ghost at the Isolation Center at Olodo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, around 10am today Saturday, 30th January 2021.
Babatunde Bello, a Lagos-based disc jockey better known as DJ Babus, has died after battling with COVID-19.

DJ Babus dies of coronavirus

Babatunde Bello, a Lagos-based disc jockey better known as DJ Babus, has died after battling with COVID-19.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Court adjourns Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s trial until March 8

Falana said his team presented the results of the test before the court and applied that Zeenat, the second defendant in the trial who tested positive to the virus more than one week, be availed with proper medical facility to get treatment.

NMA chair: Three doctors die of coronavirus, 53 others test positive in Kano

Chairman, Kano State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Usman Ali, on Monday said so far it has lost three doctors to the raging coronavirus pandemic while 53 others tested positive in the state.
Barely a week after her son raised the alarm that his mother, Zeenah Zakzaky has contracted COVID-19 in a Kaduna Correctional Center, a Kaduna High Court has ordered the state government to treat Zeenah immediately.

Court orders correctional service to evacuate Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s wife to coronavirus treatment centre

A Kaduna State High Court, on Monday, ordered the Nigerian Correctional Service to evacuate the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Zeenat, to an isolation centre, for COVID-19 treatment.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Official: 13 corps members test positive to coronavirus at NYSC camp

Cross River State on Sunday recorded 20 cases of COVID-19 infection, the highest so far in the state.
A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, died of COVID-19, on Sunday.

Former minister Abdullahi Ibrahim dies of coronavirus

Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday.
The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

Kaduna university, ABU, others announce plans for resumption

The Kaduna State University (KASU) is to reopen on Jan. 25 for the 2019/2020 second semester academic session, while Ahmadu Bello University, Federal College of Education, Zaria and Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic disclosed plans for resumptions.
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma briefing the State Press after a ‘closed door’ meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja. PHOTO - SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 18 2021

Imo government to arrest residents breaching coronavirus protocols

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has warned that failure to wear face mask in compliance with the protocols on COVID-19 would lead to the arrest and prosecution in the state.

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The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

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WHO: Coronavirus cases in Africa increase by 52 percent

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus says every region has countries facing a steep increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths, with cases in Africa on rapid increase.
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FAO reiterates support to Nigerian government’s efforts to tackle food insecurity

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to support the Federal Government‘s efforts to ensure food sufficiency.

NLNG boss: Train 7 project will bring $10 billion foreign investment into Nigeria

The managing director of Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG), Anthony Attah, said the Train 7 project will stimulate inflow of about $10 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.
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WHO official: Africa coronavirus trajectory ‘very concerning’

The trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa is very concerning, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday.
Bishop Timothy Yahaya of Diocese of Kaduna Anglican Communion on Sunday said that Nigeria’s leadership lacked role model fathers who citizens could look up to.

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