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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced the lockdown ahead of the Jewish holiday season, which starts with the Jewish New Year on September 18 and ends with the Tabernacles holiday on October 9.

Israel re-imposes nation-wide lockdown

While some embraced the decision of the government to close down the country, saying it was Israel’s only chance to decrease the number of COVID-19 patients, others have slammed the move. The reason for this is Netanyahu’s alleged inability to offer them financial assistance without which, they say, they won’t be able to stay afloat.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Governor Diri sues for understanding over Bayelsa, Rivers boundary dispute

Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa has called on the Rivers State government to show understanding in order to amicably resolve the dispute between Oluasiri Clan in Bayelsa and their Kalabari neighbours in Rivers.

NMA: Anambra general hospitals not conducive for patients

The Anambra State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA ) has described the status of general hospitals in the state as unfit and not conducive for patients due to what the association termed bushy environments, lack of electricity at nights, lack of doctors, shortage of medical personnel and a host of other issues.
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NBS solicits Nigerians’ support on survey on children, women

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has appealed to the general public to support its survey on the situation of women and children it is conducting, is brought to “ a successful end”.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa set to begin community testing for coronavirus

The Nasarawa State Government says it will soon commence community testing to ascertain the level of Coronavirus prevalence in the state.
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Kwara to open virus sample collection centres across 16 local councils

The Kwara Government has said COVID-19 sample collection centres would be opened across the 16 local government area of the state.
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.

Nigerian government begs health workers to suspend nationwide strike

The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions to suspend its one-week warning strike nationwide.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum approves recruitment of 84 doctors, 365 nurses

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the recruitment of 84 doctors, 45 pharmacists and 365 nurses as part of measures to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday said local medical institutions in the country absorb only about 20 per cent of medical doctors seeking opportunity for their residency programmes.

JOHESU strike unnecessary, illegal – minister

The Federal Government has described the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) strike scheduled to commence on Sunday midnight as “unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal”.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Nigerian government urges health workers to shelve impending strike

The Federal Government has urged the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Unions Professionals (JOHESU) to shelve its impending warning strike across the country.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Resident doctors have no reason to strike – minister

The Federal Government, appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to suspend its ongoing industrial action, as the government has already addressed six out of the eight demands listed by the Association.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.

No Russian virus vaccine in Nigeria – minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said the Russian vaccine for COVID-19 is not yet in Nigeria.
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75 frontline health workers contract virus in Katsina

More than 75 frontline line health workers including Doctors, Nurses, and others have tested positive of the Coronavirus, with the majority of them asymptomatic.
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with the country’s defence ministry.

Nigeria receives Russia’s coronavirus vaccine

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has received samples of Russia’s COVID-19 from Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab two brothers over ’employment scam’ in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested two brothers in connection with alleged employment scam in the state Ministry of Health.

Rotary trains nursing mothers on basic hygiene in Kogi

Rotary International, in collaboration with Kogi Ministry of Health, has trained pregnant and nursing mothers on basic hygiene, nutrition and modern methods of family planning in Omala Local Government Area.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday announced 555 new COVID-19 cases in the country as total infections from the virus exceeded 40,000 in five months.

NCDC certifies molecular laboratory in Bayelsa

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated the newly inaugurated Bayelsa State Molecular Laboratory, Research and Diagnostic Centre for COVID-19 testing.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.