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Femi Falana raises alarm over planned commercialisation of coronavirus vaccines

The Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, a coalition of labour and civil society groups being led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has urged Nigerians to resist any attempt by health workers to commercialise Covid vaccines expected in the country anytime soon.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria, China sign MoU to coordinate cooperation

Nigeria and the government of the Peoples Republic of China on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to establish an inter-governmental committee that will coordinate the cooperation and relations between both countries.
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Nigerian president urged to probe ‘missing’ N3.8 billion in health ministry, NAFDAC, others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari “to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to probe allegations that N3,836,685,213.13 of public funds meant for the Federal Ministry of Health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen.”
Former Nigerian lawmaker Dino Melaye has said he will challenge his loss to All Progressives Congress’s Smart Adeyemi in the Kogi West Senatorial district election.

Senator Melaye urges Nigerians not to take coronavirus vaccine

Dino Melaye, a former Nigerian senator, has urged Nigerians not to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which has killed thousands across the world and almost two thousand people in Nigeria.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Experts: Border reopening will make us competitive

Hajia Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Plan­ning, disclosed that President Bu­hari approved the reopening of the borders while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: Nigerians should expect coronavirus vaccine by end of January

The minister said this Wednesday, December 16, 2020, during the 28th Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja presided over by the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
President Muhammadu Buhari has linked up with the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, holding in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, from his home Daura in Katsina State.

President Buhari joins FEC meeting virtually from Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has linked up with the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, holding in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, from his home Daura in Katsina State.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria to get 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccines

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 says Nigeria is working toward getting 20 million doses of vaccine on a first installment when the country begins to receive vaccines from other parts of the world.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

COVID-19: Nigerian government to reopen isolation centres

The Federal Government has placed health workers on the alert amid rising concerns about a possible resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Babatunde Salako, the Director-General of the institute, made this known to newsmen on Saturday in a telephone interview in Lagos.

NIMR: Nigerian-made coronavirus vaccine underway

Nigeria may soon join the league of countries with breakthroughs in the development of candidate vaccines for tackling COVID-19 pandemic disease.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

U.S. pledges more support to end HIV/AIDS in Nigeria

The United States Government has said it will continue to support Nigeria in its efforts to end the HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Senate summons Minister, SGF, NCDC, NAFDAC chiefs over coronavirus vaccine

The Senate on Thursday summoned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-l9, Boss Mustapha, to brief its Committees on Health and Primary Healthcare on modalities the Federal Government would adopt to procure and administer COVID-19 vaccines on Nigerians.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government appoints national task team on coronavirus vaccine acquisition

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has appointed a National Task Team on COVID-19 vaccine, tasked with the responsibility to acquire and deploy vaccines in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government plans health insurance package for senior citizens

Health minister Osagie Ehanire on Monday inaugurated a ministerial committee to work with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in developing the framework for the scheme.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian government unveils health promotion policy strategy

The federal government has launched a revised national health promotion policy strategy document (2020-2024) to fast-track efforts at reducing the burden of diseases facing Nigerians.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister inaugurates policy documents, advocates simple household health practices

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Monday in Abuja advocated the adoption of simple household health practices that would change poor health behaviours and reduce disease burden.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Stakeholders advocate for synergy between education, health sector

This is coming as Stakeholders in Nigerian Education and Health sectors called on Government and other partners to provide strong political commitment and support for adolescents and young people’s access to Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) and sexual reproductive health services.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes bill to make health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, says the senate has passed a bill that will make health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians.

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Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
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China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
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UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.