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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
ONDO state police command has confirmed that the explosion was caused when a truck conveying explosives to a quarry company in Edo state exploded at the airport junction area.

Ondo explosion: Minister to announce NASRDA’s findings

The National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, is investigating the cause of the blast that led to destruction of no fewer than 100 houses in Eleyowo village on the Akure-Owo highway near the Akure Airport, Ondo State and will soon make its findings public, the Agency’s head of media and corporate communications, Mr. Felix Ale told this magazine on Monday.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

Coronavirus: Nigeria promises $100,000 as four scientists present solutions

Following the promise of N36 million by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to any scientist who is able to find not just a cure but a better way of managing the Coronavirus and Lassa fever, four scientists in the country have laid claim to having solutions to the ravaging diseases.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Nigeria may soon find cure for coronavirus, Lassa fever – minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that there are strong indications that Nigeria may record a breakthrough in the cure for Coronavirus and Lassa Fever following a claim by four high profile scientists in the country on the discovery of what can lead to the cure of the deadly diseases.
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Coronavirus: Nigeria may review 2020 budget – minister

To this end, the Federal Government is likely to review the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly on December 5 and signed into law on December 17, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP: Why Nigeria needs to improve funding of research, innovation

In order to build local capacity to compete favourably with scientifically advanced economies, there is an urgent need to refine processes for funding research and innovation in the country, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Maurice Iwu: We have found cure for coronavirus

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, said on Monday his team had discovered a cure for the deadly coronavirus.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Coronavirus, Lassa fever: Nigeria offers N36 million to scientists for solution

The Federal Government on Thursday dangled a sum of N36 million to any Nigerian scientist who develops a vaccine to stem the scourge of Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently ravaging some parts of the world.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has sent a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval, increasing the initial budget figure of N390 billion to N417.9 billion.

Federal government, Delta partner on methanol fuel production

The Delta State government said it would partner the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on Methanol fuel production.

FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

The protest action at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, over the controversial doctorate certificate of the acting Director-General, Chima Igwe, continued on Monday, with the workers shutting out all management staff of the institute.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister: Federal government will ensure equity in project distribution

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Sunday the Federal Government would ensure equity in the distribution of projects.
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Foreign medical trips: President Buhari leads on medal table – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari leads on the medal table of Nigerians who travel overseas for medical treatment.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

President Buhari: Nigerians must stop going abroad for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday said that Nigerians must stop the habit of travelling outside the country for medical treatment.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Transportation university shows Executive Order 5 is working – minister

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu, has described the establishment of the University of Transportation in Daura as evidence that Executive Order 5 is functioning.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Nigeria’s full participation key to economic growth

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has stressed the need for Nigeria to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution.

Kwara polytechnic gets new rector

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of Dr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed as substantive Rector of the state owned Polytechnic, Secretary to the state government Prof Mamman Saba Jibril has said.

Gas flaring: FEC approves conversion of natural gas to methanol

The Federal Executive Council has approved the conversion of natural gas to methanol in order to address the environmental challenge caused by gas flaring in the country.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has said that it is only knowledge-based economy that would add value and create a new lease of life for all Nigerians.

Minister calls on academy to harness provisions of Executive Order V

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called on the Nigerian Academy of Science to harness the provision of Executive Order No. 5 for promotion of science, engineering and technology.

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FCT health secretary discharged from isolation centre

The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID 19.
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Victor Osimhen re-evaluates Napoli offer, to decide over the next 48 hours

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.

Presidency: Why 2020 budget was increased despite drop in revenue

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub, has said the decision of the Presidency to increase the 2020 Budget despite drop in revenue was meant to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s economy.