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4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Nigerian government urges residents to ignore misinformation on coronavirus vaccine

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has cautioned Nigerians to ignore misleading information about the vaccine set to be deployed against COVID-19.

NIMC warns Nigerians about allegedly fraudulent NIN Linker app

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has warned Nigerians not to download an app that claims to link the National Identity Number (NIN) to SIM card records.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 9, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Ethiopia volatile with fighting, ethnic profiling of Tigrayans – UN rights boss

The situation in Ethiopia is “worrying and volatile” as fighting in the Tigray region continues amid reports of ethnic profiling of Tigrayans including in Addis Ababa, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday.
Fiona Braka, a representative of the UN agency, made this known at a press conference ahead of the 2020 World AIDS Day organised by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA).

UNAIDS: 45,000 persons living with HIV in Nigeria died in 2019

At least 45,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria died in 2019, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Tuesday.
“When you safeguard independent media, you are protecting the country’s democracy,” says Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria.

UN: Protection of media essential for democracy to thrive

“When you safeguard independent media, you are protecting the country’s democracy,” says Ronald Kayanja, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria.

#EndSARS: Security agencies say can’t guarantee security during the yuletide

After a joint meeting of law-enforcement officers, in areas worst affected by #EndSARS protests in Southern Nigeria, a police officer (name withheld) who attended the meeting pointed out that Nigerians should not anticipate getting adequate security during the ember months and forthcoming yuletide celebration.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: FCT police command arrests 12 ‘looters’

In furtherance with its unwavering effort to protect lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Police Command on Thursday 29 October 2020, arrested twelve (12) suspected looters along Gosa-Lugbe axis.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

UK extends 80% wage subsidies as England goes back into lockdown

Britain’s government will extend by a month its costly coronavirus wage subsidies to ensure workers who are temporarily laid off receive 80% of their pay, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday as he announced a new England-wide lockdown.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Water Resources Bill: Minister decries misinformation of Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has said that Nigerians are being misinformed about the Water Resources Control Bill.
Against the backdrop of attacks on personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and burning of several Police Stations during the Post EndSARS protests, the Inspector General of Police has directed Policemen to henceforth protect themselves if attacked.

Nigeria police chief directs officers to ‘defend themselves’

Against the backdrop of attacks on personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and burning of several Police Stations during the Post EndSARS protests, the Inspector General of Police has directed Policemen to henceforth protect themselves if attacked.
Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.

Walmart pulls firearms, ammunition from US store floors as civil unrest flares

Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.
A Police officer prepares to fire teargas towards protesters during a anti-government demonstration in Luanda. Osvaldo Silva - AFP

CPJ: Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering protests

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed while covering anti-government protests by civil society groups and opposition parties in the capital, Luanda, on October 24, according to news reports and Teixeira Candido, secretary general of the Union of Angolan Journalists (SJA), who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. All those detained were released without charge, Candido said.
President-General, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, said that the decision for change of name was unanimously adopted by delegates of 87 Yoruba Socio-Cultural and Self-Determination Groups within Nigeria and 126 countries.

Yoruba World Congress changes name to honour Obafemi Awolowo’s philosophy

Yoruba World Congress, YWC, has announced the change of its name to “ILANA OMO OODUA” to help propagate the quest for self-determination of Yoruba nation and in honour of Obafemi Awolowo philosophy.
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested 16 suspects over kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and unlawful possession of firearms.

CP: Police will deal with persons disturbing peace

Mr Umar Muri, Commissioner of Police (CP), Kaduna State Police Command, says the command will deal decisively with any person or group disturbing the peace in the state.

Abia doctors threaten strike over harassment by security operatives

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Abia Chapter, has threatened to go on strike over harassment of its members by security operatives.
Gboyega Oyetola

#EndSARS: Osun governor suspends curfew

The governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has suspended the 24-hour curfew he imposed on the state to tackle the rising violence and damages caused by hoodlums under the #EndSARS protests.

WHO: 41,000 health workers infected with coronavirus in Africa

The Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has revealed that in the WHO African Region, more than 41,000 health workers have been infected with COVID-19, accounting for 3.8% of all reported cases.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ondo guber: APC planning to unleash violence on opposition parties, electorate ― CNPP

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, Tuesday alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was planning to arrest and detain some opposition politicians in Ondo state on trumped-up accusations ahead of the election.

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Ekiti governor’s wife promises more attention to vulnerable children

The Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, said that she was ready to work with Federal Government to reduce the number of vulnerable children in the state.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
Kelechi Iheanacho has refused to fault the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for disallowing his goal against Norwich in last night’s premier league encounter.

Top Bundesliga club chase Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho is among several strikers on the shopping list of German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, according to the authoritative Bild.
The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.

Wukari federal university gets new vice chancellor

The Governing Council of Federal University Wukari in Taraba has announced the appointment of Jude Rabo as the new vice-chancellor of the institution.
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Kebbi government approves N464 million for women empowerment, others

The Kebbi governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, has approved N468.5 million for the execution of projects and empowerment programmes under the state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.