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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria launches strategy for effective coronavirus vaccination

The Nigerian government on Monday launched the ‘T. E. A. C. H Strategy’ to ensure the effective roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines when they finally arrive the country.
Pep Guardiola believes City winning 20 games in succession could be the greatest achievement under his tenure – given the circumstances that surround it.

Pep Guardiola: This could be our greatest achievement

Pep Guardiola believes City winning 20 games in succession could be the greatest achievement under his tenure – given the circumstances that surround it.
PSG attacker Neymar has been forced to deny, through his lawyers, reported plans to have a major New Years party in Brazil.

PSG boss: Neymar recovery on schedule

Mauricio Pochettino says Neymar is "on schedule" with his recovery as the Paris Saint-Germain star moves closer to his return from injury.
India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, ending its first recession since independence as easing coronavirus restrictions sparked a modest recovery.

India exits recession with 0.4 percent quarterly growth

India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, ending its first recession since independence as easing coronavirus restrictions sparked a modest recovery. The country has struggled...

INEC to hold Aba Reps by-election on March 27

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 27, for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency by-election in Abia.
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INEC fixes March 20 for Ekiti assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 20 for the conduct of the by-election to fill the vacant seat for the Ekiti East State Constituency 1 of Ekiti State.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government trains over 5,000 to monitor social investment programmes

Over 5000 Independent Monitors in Nigeria, were trained by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, to access implementation of the various National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).
Microsoft is planning to add text predictions to Word in March.

Microsoft Word getting text predictions next month

Microsoft is planning to add text predictions to Word in March. The new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option, using machine learning to predict what words an author will need to speed up document creation. Microsoft originally announced a beta of text predictions last year, but Neowin spotted it’s now on the Microsoft 365 roadmap to reach all Word users on Windows next month.
Serie A giants AC Milan and Juventus have assigned their agents to go after Chelsea star, Hakim Ziyech.

Chelsea boss takes blame for Hakim Ziyech struggles at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has shouldered the blame for Hakim Ziyech's stalled progress at Stamford Bridge, challenging the midfielder to fight for his place in the team.

Foundation donates N2 million to fix potholes in UNICAL

An educational foundation, Teacher Essien Ita Ita Educational Foundation (TEIIEF), has presented a cheque of N2 million to the University of Calabar (UNICAL) for the fixing of potholes in the institution.

39.8% of candidates pass as WAEC releases 2020 results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) yesterday announced that 39.82 per cent made credits in five subjects, including Mathematics and English, in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates 2020 (second series).
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

South Korea cuts first-quarter coronavirus vaccination plan, restricts use of AstraZeneca shot

South Korea said on Monday it will not use AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on people aged 65 and older, reversing an earlier decision, and scaled back initial vaccination targets due to delayed shipments from global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

UAE extends ban on Nigerian travellers, to review policy March 10

The recent ban on Nigerian travellers by the United Arab Emirates government has been extended, following Emirates Airline’s announcement to its partners that the February 28th date of reopening flights will not be feasible.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States finds it “unbearable” that the Islamic Revolution remains in place 41 years after bringing down its ally the shah.

Iran’s president warns of coronavirus ‘fourth wave’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday of a Covid-19 “fourth wave” as cases rise in certain areas of the Middle Eastern country hardest hit by the pandemic.
Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Minister of State for Works and Housing, made the call while inspecting the project on Friday at Wudil Local Government Area of Kano.

Nigerian government calls for speedy completion of Kano-Maiduguri road project

The Federal Government has asked the contractor handling the ongoing construction and dualisation of phase one of the Kano-Maiduguri road starting from Kano-Shuwarin in Jigawa to deliver within stipulated period.

Thugs attack Joint Border Drill operatives, raze customs checkpoints, vehicles

Thugs suspected to be smugglers attacked the Joint Border Drill Operatives stationed at Olajogun in Oja Odan town of Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, razing two buildings and customs checkpoints in the attack.
Victor Liman, NOTN acting director-general, told journalists in Abuja that the processes involved before implementation include the enactment of a law by the national assembly in line with the provisions of section 12 of the amended 1999 constitution.

Official: Nigeria yet to start trading under AfCFTA

The Nigerian Office of Trade Negotiations (NOTN) says trading has not begun under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement because it is still in the process of domesticating the guidelines.
Libyan Airlines on Wednesday celebrated the resumption of flights between two of the country's most important cities, Tripoli and Benghazi, in an event mirroring the nation's steps toward reunification.

Libyan airlines restarts flights between Tripoli and Benghazi

Libyan Airlines on Wednesday celebrated the resumption of flights between two of the country's most important cities, Tripoli and Benghazi, in an event mirroring the nation's steps toward reunification.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Emirates’ announces date to resume flights from Nigeria

Emirates Airlines’ announcement that its outbound flight services from Lagos and Abuja would recommence on February 28, 2021 is ruffling some feathers.
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INEC commits to equitable distribution of extra polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday allayed fears of stakeholders, especially political parties, on the distribution of new polling units it is planning to create ahead of the 2023 general election.

2023: INEC inaugurates committee to develop election project plan

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has inaugurated a committee to review its strategic plan and also produce the Election Project Plan.

Official: Lagos agency sealed 103 health facilities in 2020

The Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) has said 103 health facilities across the state were shut for non-compliance with regulatory standards in 2020.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria launches strategy for effective coronavirus vaccination

The Nigerian government on Monday launched the ‘T. E. A. C. H Strategy’ to ensure the effective roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines when they finally arrive the country.

Governor Ikpeazu: Senator Abaribe a fearless advocate of justice

Gov Okezie Ikpeazu has described the Senate Minority Leader and senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, as “a fearless advocate of justice and egalitarianism”.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC boss: How we’re bringing sanity back to Lagos roads

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Command says its continuous capacity building programmes for drivers have brought a lot of improvement on the traffic situation on roads in the state.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

Ex-VC: Why appointment of UI vice chancellors is always problematic

The immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI), Professor Idowu Olayinka, said the UI VC selection process had always been marred with conflicts of interest that had made the process tough and competitive from time immemorial.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Zamfara government negotiating with bandits for abducted schoolgirls safe return – source

Authorities in Zamfara are holding negotiations for the release of 317 schoolgirls kidnapped by criminal gangs last week, sources familiar with the talks said Monday.

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3. Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut in the Premier League win over Newcastle.

Dimitar Berbatov warns Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire not to relax

The 17-year-old came off the bench to make his senior debut against Newcastle at the weekend, playing the final minutes in what he described as a “dream come true”.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara governor: ‘Otoge’ not just about replacement of individuals in government

The Kwara government has said the ‘Otoge’ (enough is enough) slogan used during the campaign for the 2019 election is about change in how things are done in the state and not just a means of replacing individuals.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT task force seal off clubs over violation of coronavirus protocols

The FCT Administration Task Force on Enforcement of COVID-19 Protocols has sealed two commercial outlets in Karu, an Abuja suburb, over violation of COVID-19 protocols.
Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja

Edo community gets electricity after 60 years

The Federal Ministry of Power yesterday inaugurated a 100KW Solar hybrid mini-grid in Adebayo Community in Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo after 60 years of darkness.

Ekiti by-election: Segun Oni tasks PDP members on unity, political harmony

Former Gov. Segun Oni of Ekiti has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unite and embrace political harmony in order to achieve the desired success in the coming Ekiti East Constituency by-election.