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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya research institute in coordination with the country’s defence ministry.

WHO to review Russia’s coronavirus vaccine

The World Health Organization said any WHO stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review, after Russia announced Tuesday it had approved a vaccine.
Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin: Russia has developed coronavirus vaccine

Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigeria extends eased lockdown by four weeks

Federal government yesterday extended the ease of lockdown in the country by another four weeks, saying coronavirus was now in 536 of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.

Reps member mobilises youths to stop Governor Obaseki’s re-election

The House of Representatives member representing Ovia Federal Constituency, Dennis Idahosa, yesterday, commenced the mobilisation of youths across the state with a vow to stop Governor Godwin Obaseki’s re-election.
Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.

Ekiti conducive for tourism investment – official

Wale Ojo-Lanre, Senior Special Assistant on Tourism Development to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has urged intending investors to visit the state as it remains conducive for investment.

Mali president tries to calm unrest with court dissolution

Mali's embattled president announced the dissolution of the constitutional court in an attempt to calm the major civil unrest gripping the vulnerable African country, as more opposition leaders were arrested.

UN: World has failed to protect 1 billion children from violence, sexual abuse

The world has failed to protect around one billion children from are physical, sexual or psychological violence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
South Africa on Friday recorded 785 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

South Africa records highest coronavirus cases since March

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 13,524.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose (2nd R), 51, performs a swab test for COVID-19 coronavirus on a health worker at the Vlakfontein Clinic in Lenasia, Johannesburg, on May 13, 2020. – Bhelekazi Mdlalose, who is employed by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), left her family and usual job in the mountain town of Rustenberg in March 2020 to support community work in Johannesburg. (Photo by Michele Spatari / AFP)

South Africa’s mass testing hits limits as virus spreads

With an expert flick of the wrist, South African nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose collected throat swabs from young men lining up for coronavirus testing at a run-down hostel in downtown Johannesburg.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

NFF to revise budget, cut down on competitions to attend

The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday met via video conferencing to deliberate on important issues in Nigerian football, according to a statement from the football body.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti to use GIS application to combat coronavirus

In the bid to strengthen the mechanism for combating the deadly coronavirus in Ekiti State, the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has unveiled Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Hub, a Geographic Information System-based application that would help to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

Coronavirus: Nigeria urged to ban church, mosque worships for 40 days

As Nigerians live in fear over the coronavirus pandemic, the former Director, Planning and Monitoring, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Theodore Ekechi, has asked the federal government to ban church and mosque worships for 40 days.
The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

RMAFC: Politicians’ pay may go up or down following our review

The Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) says it has started preliminary work on the review of the remuneration of political office holders.

Anselm Ojezua: Why we inaugurated 41-member mobilisation committee

The Chairman of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Anselm Ojezua, has said the inauguration of a 41-man member mobilization committee to swell the membership of the party ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state, would pull in high-value politicians in an organised, systemic fashion.

JAMB insists on NIN for UTME, DE exams

To give a boost its efforts at eliminating multiplicities of identities, fraudulent and corrupt practices, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said it has decided that candidates and examination officials (both permanent and adhoc) for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) would require the unique National Identification Number (NIN) issued by NIMC for registration and participation in examination and in all exercises relating activities requiring personal data.

PDP sets up sub-committees for Bayelsa poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council has set up eight sub-committees to strategise for victory in the coming Bayelsa State governorship election.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered on Lebanon's streets on Sunday for a fourth day of anti-government protests that have led to the resignation of a Christian party from the government.

Lebanon government in 11-hour reform drive as protests swell

Lebanon’s teetering government was expected Monday to approve a belated economic rescue plan as the nation prepared for a fifth day of mass protests against the ruling elite.

Bayelsa guber: PDP sets up sub-committees

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Campaign Council has set up eight sub-committees to strategise for victory in the forthcoming Bayelsa State governorship election.

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Kano Disco urges tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Tuesday urged potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

Nigerian seaports to commence 24-hour operation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime parastatals, held at the NIMASA headquarters.

China achieves progress in battle against cyber crimes – report

China said it has made headway in cracking down on illegal online businesses, said a report on the country’s cybersecurity in 2019.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Kwara records eight new cases of coronavirus

Kwara has recorded eight new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as at 11.45p.m on Monday, Aug 10.

Obadiah Mailafia: Serving northern governor a Boko Haram leader

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says repentant terrorists revealed that a serving northern governor is a Boko Haram leader. Mailafia said this on ‘Morning Crossfire’ programme on Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM on Monday.