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The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

Coronavirus: PTF is corrupt, incompetence – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday chided the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over what it called its “manifest lack of commitment and proactiveness” to check the spate of the second wave of COVID-19 and the accompanying deaths across the country.
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WHO: British coronavirus variant now in 50 countries

The coronavirus mutation first found in Britain has now spread to 50 territories, according to the World Health Organization, while a similar South African-identified strain has now been found in 20.
FILE PHOTO - An NHS test and trace worker talks to a driver at a drive-through testing centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bolton, Britain, September 22, 2020. Picture taken September 22, 2020. REUTERS-Phil Noble

WHO says no need for major alarm over new coronavirus strain

The World Health Organization cautioned against major alarm over a new, highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain, saying this was a normal part of a pandemic’s evolution.
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Coronavirus: $28 billion ACT project is ‘best deal in town’ – WHO

An international coalition aiming to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic needs $28 billion, a bargain price for stopping the damage done by a virus that has run rampant for the past year, a senior UN World Health Organisation (WHO) official said on Tuesday.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, 69, has contracted the virus, his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker told NPR.

Two White House officials test positive for coronavirus

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, 69, has contracted the virus, his deputy chief of staff Coalter Baker told NPR.
US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.

US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden offer stark difference on pandemic in final push

US President Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, hit the road on Sunday, two days before the election, matching their ground game with a blitz of social media activity.
President Donald Trump departs on campaign travel for New Hampshire from the North Portico at the White House in Washington, Oct. 25, 2020.

White House: US ‘not going to control the pandemic’

With the coronavirus surging in the United States again, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows declared Sunday that the country is "not going to control the pandemic."
Marc Short, left, the vice-president’s chief of staff, has tested positive for Covid-19. Mike Pence, right, had tested negative, his office said © REUTERS

Mike Pence to keep campaigning after chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence’s chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus but Pence plans to continue campaign travel, officials said.
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WHO calls for equitable access to future coronavirus vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Africa has joined immunisation experts in urging the international community and countries to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus.
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US coronavirus assistance to Nigeria hits N16 billion

The United States has said over N16bn ($41.3m) has been donated to assist Nigeria’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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WHO pledges to use ‘every tool’ to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) would use every tool at its disposal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, has said.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: We will continue to prepare, support countries to respond to coronavirus

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency will use every tool at its disposal to prepare, support and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Sunday announced that it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Gates Foundation pumps more fund in coronavirus battle

The world largest private foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a further 150-million-dollar commitment to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

Coronavirus vaccine: WHO rejects using Africa as testing ground

Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, has dismissed as “racist” a suggestion by two French scientists that the coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Nigeria explores local manufacture of face masks, ventilators

The federal government has started discussions with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to explore the potential for local production of medical consumables such as face masks, gloves, sanitizers, and even equipment like ventilators used in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19 pandemic.
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WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is accelerating

The coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating ” but the trajectory of its pandemic can be managed, the World Health Organisation has said.
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Coronavirus: WHO begs firms to ramp up production of protective equipment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40%.
Coronavirus - Self-isolation is nowhere near as dramatic as having to live in a Hazmat suit in a tent. Stefano Guidi-Getty Images

Coronavirus: 20 vaccines under development globally – WHO

As coronavirus hits parts of the globe, scientists are intensifying their efforts at developing vaccines to contain the disease.

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A former commissioner in Imo State, Chief Chidi Ibeh, has emerged factional President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Ohanaeze faction backs IPOB Eastern Security Network

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has thrown its weight behind the Eastern Security Network (ESN) launched by the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations.

UN: Nations failing to fund climate adaptation

The world is falling short of promises made under the Paris climate deal to help the most vulnerable nations deal with the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu addressing journalist at the state house in Marina, during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, visit Lagos urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos State not to be discouraged by the destruction and killings of their men during #EndSARS protest in the state, the IG admitted that the morale of the police was down after the ugly incident, in which six cops were lynched and 36 critically injured (Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Crisis looms over plot to sell ‘police officers mess’ in Lagos

Ahead of the exit of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, from the service early next month, a major crisis is now looming in the police force over the decision to sell the multibillion naira Police Officers Mess located at Onikan, Lagos State.
At a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, the Commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, said that the command also recovered 200 rustled cows following its steadfastness in crime fighting.

Police arrest four suspects, recover 200 cows, weapons in Zamfara

At a press conference in Gusau on Sunday, the Commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro, said that the command also recovered 200 rustled cows following its steadfastness in crime fighting.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

Coronavirus: House of Reps members want school resumption postponed by three months

Members of the House of Representatives have disagreed with the Federal Government over its decision to allow schools across the country to resume on Monday, January 18, 2021, amid the growing cases of the second wave of the COVID-19 infections in the country.