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Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor sacks three commissioners in cabinet reshuffles

A release made available to newsmen through the Director General, Press Affairs, Ismaila Uba Misilli, which was signed by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government (SSG), Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, gave the names of the dropped commissioners as Alhassan Ibrahim Kwami, Information & Culture; Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Gana, Health and Mela Audu Nunghe (SAN), Special Duties.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, said this on Wednesday during the opening of a two-day training for private healthcare providers in Awka.

Anambra government trains private health workers on management of coronavirus

The Anambra Ministry of Health, on Friday, organised a training for health personnel in faith-based hospitals on proper case management of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos government shuts 16 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs, and Unwholesome Processed Foods on Tuesday shut 16 illegal, substandard, and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores, and premises in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. The...
Vials of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are seen at the Del-Pest Central Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, February 12, 2021. Zoltan Balogh-MTI-MTVA-Pool via REUTERS

Ghana approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use

Ghana through the Ministry of Health has authorised the registration and use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Nigeria at alert as Ebola breaks out in Guinea

Barely 24 hours after Guinea declared Ebola outbreak in the country as an epidemic, Port Health Services of the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria has been directed to scale up screening at the port of entry.
The Senate, Thursday, raised the alarm that the majority of the imported syringes and needles are substandard, unsterile that are used and rewashed syringes from the Asian continent and thereafter imported into the country.

Senate: Imported syringes, needles into Nigeria are fake, unsterile

The Senate, Thursday, raised the alarm that the majority of the imported syringes and needles are substandard, unsterile that are used and rewashed syringes from the Asian continent and thereafter imported into the country.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Edo records 29 new coronavirus cases

The Edo Government on Friday said that it has recorded 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 recoveries in the second wave of the pandemic.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra government imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew to curtail coronavirus spread

The Anambra Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew from Monday, Feb. 8, to contain the the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra to impose curfew to check coronavirus surge

Announcing the new COVID-19 preventive measures, the Secretary to the state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, said Governor Willie Obiano has directed that civil servants in the state, from grade level 1to 12 should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Anambra monarchs undergo coronavirus test

Traditional rulers in Anambra State have undergone COVID-19 tests as part of measures to stem the tide of spread of the pandemic in the state. The exercise has created anxiety among the royal fathers as they await the result.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man stabs friend to death over iPhone

A man identified as Festus Stephen has been charged to court for allegedly stabbing his friend Abbas Mohammed Gudus, to death after a dispute over an iPhone.
A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside a mass vaccination center in Tel Aviv, on Jan. 4. Kobi Wolf-Bloomberg

Israel vaccinates over 3 million people against coronavirus

The number of death cases rose to 4,745, while the number of patients in serious condition dropped to 1,162, out of 1,814 hospitalized patients, and the number of recovered ones rose to 563,873.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA assures full implementation of coronavirus health protection regulations 2021

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has expressed commitment to full implementation of the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021, signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Jan. 26.
The Police in Anambra State have reportedly arrested the founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries, Onyebuchi Okocha, aka Onyenze Jesus.

Police arrest ‘prophet’ who planned to raise the dead in Anambra

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of the Founder of Children of Light Anointing Ministries in Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Onyebuchi Okocha, popularly known as ‘Onyeze Jesus’.
Governor Abubakar Badaru Babura of Jigawa

Jigawa disburses over 147 million to 239 health facilities

The Permanent Secretary of the Jigawa State Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, stated this at the stakeholders meeting on basic health care provision fund implementation framework at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall in Dutse.
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 governor reads riot act to coronavirus protocols defaulters, workers

Imo State Government has, in its renewed bid to enforce strict observance of the COVID-19 pandemic protocols, threatened to arrest and prosecute any person that refuses adhere to wear a face mask and observe social distance.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Kano records 19 new coronavirus infections, discharges 62

The Kano State Government recorded 19 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total active cases in the state to 289.
Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has announced the reopening of the State Secretariat, Alausa as well as other government establishments.

Lagos opens wellness centre for employees

He added that the initiative was part of an effort to promote a comprehensive health system and ensured civil servants attained better mental health which underscores the high premium the present administration places on the wellbeing of its workforce in line with its THEMES Agenda, particularly at this present time when everyone was grappling with a global health crisis of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Hope Uzodinma

Coronavirus: Imo postpones schools resumption until January 25

The Imo Government has postponed resumption of schools in the state until Jan. 25 Schools due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha, said.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC: How we will stop fake COVID-19 vaccines from coming to Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) plans to use traceability with GS1 Technology to monitor COVID-19 vaccine distribution, using Global Trade Item Number (GTIN), the Director–General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says.
The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has criticised the overdependence on importation in Nigeria.

Official: NAFDAC has not approved any coronavirus vaccines

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has not approved any COVID-19 vaccines.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

2023: ‘Atiku for Nigeria’ inaugurated in Enugu

A group made up of loyalists, supporters and associates of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has launched a group tagged ‘Atiku For Nigeria’ as a platform for selling the candidacy of Adamawa born politician to Nigerians as suitable person as their next president ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

IPMAN rejects scrapping of Petroleum Equalisation Fund

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has rejected the proposed scrapping of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), asserting that it fosters national unity.

Pat Utomi: Nigeria’s electoral processes fraudulent

Renowned Political Economist, Professor Patrick Utomi has again cast aspersions on the current Nigeria’s political processes, arguing that it cannot produce credible political office holders.
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.

Kwara IRS explains harmonized bill on tax collection

The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) says that its Harmonized Bill is an improved tool of collection of all revenue due for payment from taxpayers across the State.
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.

Sierra Leone receives first doses of Covax vaccines

The first batch of 96,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in Sierra Leone under the Covax initiative.

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People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope Francis: Peace more powerful than war

Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”
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.

APC weighs in on Edo governor’s delay in appointing commissioners

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Wednesday decried the delay by Governor Godwin Obaseki to constitute the state executive council more than three months after he was inaugurated for a second term in office.

Senator Tinubu mourns late Justice Ngwuta

Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has described the Late Supreme Court Justice Nwali Sylvester Ngwuta who died at the weekend as an eminent and erudite jurist whose knowledge of the law and its application was peerless.
This compelled the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Mr. Edward Kallon, to suspend all air expedition in the area for a week.

UN condemns Boko Haram attack on Dikwa

The United Nations (UN) has condemned the attacks by Boko Haram against civilians and aid facilities in Dikwa, Borno State.
Dr Cyprian Ngong became the first recipient of the AstraZeneca vaccine when he received the jab during a launching ceremony at the National Hospital, Abuja.

Three doctors, nurse receive first doses of coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria

Three doctors and one nurse have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria, launching the country's vaccination campaign on Friday, March 5, 2021.