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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate summons health minister, others over needles, syringes importation

The Senate joint committees on Health and Industry Trade and Investment, have summoned the Ministers of Health and Trade and Investment – Osagie Ehanire and Niyi Adebayo, respectively.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: 60% of dairy products consumed in Nigeria imported

Nigeria imports at least 60 per cent of dairy products the country consumes, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

Nigerian government launches fast passport processing centre for immigration service

Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has launched a new automated fast passport processing centre aimed to eradicate challenges Nigerians face in the administration of passport in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Senate committee queries non-implementation of backward integration policy on syringe, needle

The Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary), Monday, queried the non implementation of the Backward Integration Policy (BIP) on needles and syringes in the country, five years after it was validated in 2017.
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OPEC+ to reconvene to navigate crude market volatility

The OPEC+ grouping of oil producers will hold its third ministerial summit of the year via videoconference Thursday to discuss output cuts in the face of fresh price volatility.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate summons ministers, NAFDAC chief over ‘syringe importation’

The Senate Committee on Health has summoned the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; and the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, over the manufacturing, importation, and policy guideline for syringes in Nigeria.
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.

Experts raise concerns over India’s stoppage of AstraZeneca vaccine exports

India, one of the world’s largest producers of vaccines, last week temporarily halted all exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it manufactures, citing the need to prioritise its own domestic needs in the face of rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Serum Institute of India, SII, which produces Novavax and AstraZeneca vaccines also warned that raw material shortages were affecting their production.
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NNPC reduces cash-call debts to IOCs by $3.11 billion

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has so far paid a total of $3.118 billion cash-call debts owed the five major international oil companies (IOCs), leaving an outstanding debt of $1.570, according to statistics released by the corporation.
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Venezuela’s president offers ‘oil for vaccines’ as coronavirus bites

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday offered “oil for vaccines” as his country, which is under economic sanctions affecting the oil sector in particular, faces a second wave of coronavirus.
Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, says the Federal Government has initiated a process to revive the collapsed industries in Kano State.

Minister tasks NSDC boss on ensuring self-sufficiency in sugar production

Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has tasked the newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National sugar Development Council (NSDC), Zach Adedeji to work towards the realisation of the Federal Government’s goal in ensuring self-sufficiency in sugar production.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar carpets President Buhari over ‘inability’ to address Nigeria’s challenges

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the present government led by President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to address current challenges and needed help.
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IYC backs Labour over rejection of planned fuel price hike

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide has thrown its weight behind the move by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to reject the Federal Government planned removal of petroleum subsidy and increase the price of fuel pump price to N234 per litre.
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to adopt proactive measures to tackle the second wave of the dreaded coronavirus before things get out of hand.

Atiku Abubakar reiterates call for privatisation of NNPC, refineries

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has again called on the federal government to sell off the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its refineries.
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Plateau to kick-start coronavirus stimulus plan for farmers

Mr Gideon Dandam, Coordinator, Fadama Project in Plateau, says the State Government will kick-start the COVID-19 economic stimulus programme for farmers in April.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

WHO urges fairness in coronavirus vaccine access for Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for fairness in access to Covid-19 vaccines to widen the reach in Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari: Nigeria becoming global powerhouse in fertiliser blending

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that recent developments in the Nigerian fertiliser value chain is moving the country to becoming a regional and global fertiliser powerhouse.
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NNPC records N2.2 trillion from petrol sales in one year

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday said it generated a total of N2.197trillion from the sale of petrol between December 2019 to December 2020.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

India turns to Nigeria, others to meet energy needs

Nigeria and other African nations could play a central role in efforts by India to diversify its sources of oil and gas, India’s Oil Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, said yesterday, as the nation strives to reduce its energy reliance on the Middle East.
The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, adjourned until June 3, the case of a Lagos surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, for alleged evasion from the investigation into a failed plastic surgery.

Court adjourns Lagos surgeon’s case till June 3

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, adjourned until June 3, the case of a Lagos surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, for alleged evasion from the investigation into a failed plastic surgery.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate passes bill to establish agricultural development fund

The bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund and matters connected therewith, 2020, is sponsored by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West).
National President of Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie, has blamed the increment in the price of Table Water to high cost of production.

ATWAP explains spike in cost of table water in local market

National President of Association of Table Water Producers of Nigeria (ATWAP), Mrs Clementina Chinwe Ativie, has blamed the increment in the price of Table Water to high cost of production.
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NNPC justifies $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation cost

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has moved to justify the $1.5 billion contract cost for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery, saying a new one may cost up to $12 billion to build.

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Myanmar security forces kill over 80 anti-coup protesters – group

Myanmar security forces killed over 80 anti-coup protesters in Bago town on Thursday night and Friday, near the main city of Yangon, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

President Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote at 64

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday quoted President Muhammadu Buhari as sending good wishes to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his birthday.
Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.

Ghana skipper equals record as Swansea City beat Millwall

Ghana captain Andre Ayew found his scoring boots after a five-match drought as he netted to help Swansea City to a 3-0 away triumph over Millwall in the Championship on Saturday.
Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United shock Manchester City at Etihad

Leeds United recorded a remarkable 2-1 away win against Manchester City in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

VP Osinbajo: Time to provide more electricity for Nigerians is now

A plan to deliver electricity to about 25m Nigerians whose communities are off the grid has commenced in Jigawa State flagged off by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who restated the determination of the Buhari administration to ensure that millions more will now have access to cheap and environmentally friendly renewable power.

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Diego Maradona’s two daughters were accused of robbing and abandoning him in a new twist over his £60million fortune. The Hand of God star’s lawyer Matías Morla hit back after Dalma and Gianinna said he had kidnapped their father.

Maradona’s daughters accused of robbing him in new twist over his £60 million fortune

Diego Maradona’s two daughters were accused of robbing and abandoning him in a new twist over his £60million fortune.

2023: Pa Fasoranti backs Senator Tinubu’s presidential ambition

An Elder Statesman and former Leader of a socio-political group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has expressed support for the presidential ambition of the APC National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday told the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, that the challenges before him would test his mettle, adding that the organisation he was leading itself faced several challenges.

Ag. IGP: Our best has not been good enough

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday told the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, that the challenges before him would test his mettle, adding that the organisation he was leading itself faced several challenges.
The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) has expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.

UNIPORT warns public over fake recruitment ad on social media

The management of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has warned members of the public to ignore an advertisement purportedly by the institution, seeking to offer jobs to Nigerians.
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SAHCO seeks duty waiver for ground handling tools

Managing Director, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO), Mr. Basil Agboarumi, has restated the need for government to look into handling companies’ plea to get duty waivers on importation of aviation and spares, explaining that like aircraft, equipment are expensive to come by as they cost millions in foreign exchange.