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Experts encourage development, use of traditional medicine

President of the Nigerian Institute of Homeopathy, Prof Ernest Ugo, has harped on the development and use of traditional medicine in the country.
The United States has said more than $6bn has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV-AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

CISHAN: Inadequate domestic funding a challenge to Nigeria’s HIV response

Mr. Dennis Otabo, the Coordinator, Civil Society for HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (CISHAN), Rivers chapter, says inadequate domestic funding for the HIV epidemic in Nigeria is a major challenge currently stalling the HIV response progress in the country.
Kuwaiti women gather at the entrance of a polling station during parliamentary elections in Jahra City.

Kuwaitis to elect new parliament amid pandemic

Kuwaitis head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament in the oil-rich Gulf country, in a vote overshadowed by the global pandemic and a fall in crude prices.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Africa will fight coronavirus misinformation – WHO official

Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) will fight COVID-19 misinformation in the continent.
World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley and World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke during a special meeting on COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year and has so far infected 65 million globally.

U.N. warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe

Next year is shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe and rich countries must not trample poor countries in a “stampede for vaccines” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, top U.N. officials told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Friday.

Arik Air lays off 300 workers over redundancy

In a statement on Friday, the airline said the pandemic has limited its ability to complete maintenance needed to return its planes to operations, reduced revenue amid rising costs.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has supported the U.S President Donald Trump’s criticism of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

German minister urges extra coronavirus measures in some districts

German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday called for additional restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus in parts of Germany where infection numbers are very high.
Bolivia has recorded more than 2,200 confirmed coronavirus deaths among its 11 million population [Juan Karita-AP]

Global coronavirus deaths hits 1.5 million

The United States of America, Brazil and India have respectively recorded the highest number deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The United States has recorded over 289,000 deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic, while 14.3 persons have tested positive for the virus.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex reacts during a press conference to outline France's strategy for the deployment of future COVID-19 vaccines, in Paris as the coronavirus disease outbreak continues in France, December 3, 2020. REUTERS-Benoit Tessier

France: Coronavirus vaccine will be free for all

France will ensure free COVID-19 vaccinations for all who are in its social security system and has earmarked 1.5 billion euros of next year’s social security budget to cover the cost, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday.
Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

Pele: Diego Maradona was ‘incomparable’

Pele has described Diego Maradona as "incomparable", while expressing his belief that the death of his "great friend" should teach the world to "admire each other more" and spread a little more love.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC: How april agreement saved oil market

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has again revealed the huge role played by its members and OPEC+ in saving the international oil market from total collapse since March when prices began a downward spiral.
FILE PHOTO- Frozen fish is seen at the seafood section of a supermarket following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, China November 26, 2020. Picture taken November 26, 2020. REUTERS-Florence Lo

China orders inspections to prevent coronavirus spread via cold chain

China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through imported cold chain products, the country’s market regulator said on Wednesday.

Senate commends FCT minister, others for containing coronavirus spread

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday received commendation from Nigerian Senate for effectively handling of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown, within the Territory.
Pope Francis looks on at the end of his private audience with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Buedenbender at the end of a private audience at the Vatican, on October 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ in Nigeria

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the massacre of farmworkers in northeast Nigeria, which was claimed by the Boko Haram jihadist group and left at least 76 people dead.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV-AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.

World AIDS Day: Minister urges women to go for regular HIV screening

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV/AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.

FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
A burned-out truck blocks the military police battalion station, placed there by a gang that robbed a Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) branch in Criciuma, Santa Catarina state, Brazil [Guilherme Ferreira-Reuters]

Brazen armed bank heist in Brazil leaves cash scattered on road

Bank robbers in southern Brazil blasted explosives and fired high-calibre weapons at police late on Monday, in an audacious heist that wounded two people and left reams of cash in the streets to be pocketed by locals.
FILE PHOTO- French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 28, 2020. REUTERS-Charles Platiau

France to ‘deter’ skiers searching for resorts still open abroad

France will put restrictions on people traveling abroad to find ski resorts not subject to COVID-19 shutdowns this Christmas, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Rotimi Amaechi: What I say’ll happen in Rivers

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has stated that what ever he says in the state would happen, adding that he would soon return.
Nigeria Police

Man dies after sex romp in Port Harcourt brothel

Family members of a 43-year-old man identified as Enuduisu Godday Odili who died after sex romp with a commercial sex worker in a brothel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State say they suspect foul play.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

DPO shot, four policemen abducted by Ogun villagers

Hoodlums in Ogun village have shot a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, abducted four policemen and carted away two AK 47 rifles.
Popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, has opened up on the reason she doesn’t want to get married again.

Angela Okorie: Why I don’t want to remarry

“Nobody would want to leave a peaceful marriage but once it is not peaceful, one wouldn’t want to stay there. I wouldn’t advise anyone to be in an abusive marriage or a marriage that is not helping one’s mental status.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has slammed his club’s grueling schedule.

Pep Guardiola rues Manchester City’s ‘wasteful’ finishing

Pep Guardiola admits that “the finishing was wasteful” in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, with there still room for improvement from a side looking to recapture the Premier League title.