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

Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigerian minister: 420,000 women, 21,000 babies HIV-infected in 2019

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.
Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has also been defending the changes [Carlos Garcia Rawlins-Reuters]

Chinese official says Hong Kong changes to ‘protect’ territory

A senior Chinese official says the changes to Hong Kong’s election rules that China’s rubber-stamp parliament is expected to pass this week are necessary to “close obvious loopholes and deficiencies” in the city’s political system and “protect” the city’s international role.
Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, is set to formally withdraw the extradition bill that has sparked months of protests in the region, a government source has confirmed.

Hong Kong leader welcomes electoral changes, hints at vote delay

Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has “fully” welcomed China’s planned changes to the city’s electoral system and hinted the reforms could further delay a vote for the territory’s legislature.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will speak to the media on Tuesday morning as he previews Manchester United's upcoming Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Manchester United give mixed injury update on five players ahead of Chelsea clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a mixed update on Manchester United’s injury concerns ahead of the Premier League fixture against Chelsea.
N'Golo Kante has been ruled out of Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday.

New Chelsea boss to change N’Golo Kante’s position

Mali born France international N’Golo Kante is to have his position changed at the Stamford Bridge.
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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

The smartphone app, a huge hit across the world, cancelled its February 8 deadline for accepting an update to its terms concerning sharing data with Facebook, saying it would use the pause to clear up misinformation around privacy and security.
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WHO urges collective commitment for coronavirus vaccine for health workers, ‘high-risk population’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is a need for “collective commitment” to get vaccinations for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19 within the next 100 days.
FILE PHOTO - A dose of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is displayed at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, Britain January 2, 2021. Gareth Fuller-PA Wire-Pool via REUTERS

ITV: UK scientists worried vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant

Scientists are not fully confident that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in South Africa, ITV’s political editor said on Monday, citing an unidentified scientific adviser to the British government.
Lagos is seeking to tweak its chieftaincy law as it is concerned over the large number of monarchs in the state.

Lagos seeks to review chieftaincy law, says 93 monarchs big burden

Lagos is seeking to tweak its chieftaincy law as it is concerned over the large number of monarchs in the state.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

OPEC pledges support for access to modern energy sources

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) yesterday pledged its support for the 1.1 billion people globally without access to modern energy sources and the 2.8 billion individuals who still cannot afford modern cooking systems worldwide.
Bitcoin can baffle even bigger-fish investors [Dado Ruvic-Reuters]

Low money market yield, inflation may push more investors to bitcoins

The roller coaster which the Nigerian equities market has enjoyed in the last two months may be short-lived as there are indications that investors are planning to take advantage of the low yield being recorded in the money market by diverting into Bitcoin trading.
Saudi Energy Minister Abdelaziz bin Salman said on Tuesday that major oil countries might have to adapt their current production strategy in the face of the resurging pandemic.

OPEC+ mulls oil output tweak amid second wave of pandemic

Saudi Energy Minister Abdelaziz bin Salman said on Tuesday that major oil countries might have to adapt their current production strategy in the face of the resurging pandemic.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr. Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Budget Office calls for reduction of ministerial seats

The Budget Office of the Federation has called for the reduction of the number of federal cabinet ministers from around 40 to 24, stressing that, among other things, it will help reduce the high cost of governance in Nigeria.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister expresses concern over new paediatric HIV infections

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed concern over new paediatric HIV infections in children aged 0-4 years.
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has congratulated Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday on Monday.

VP Osinbajo: Startup ecosystem critical to the future of Nigeria

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the startup ecosystem is one of the vital tools in finding solutions to Nigeria and Africa’s various challenges.
Dangote Cement Industry

Dangote Cement major contributor to senegal’s economy – envoy

Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the development of the Senegalese economy. Besides, the Cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the business relationship between Senegal and Nigeria.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: No separatist group can annex Rivers

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has told those capitalising on the hospitality of the Rivers people to hatch their secessionist agenda to take such clandestine activities elsewhere.

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Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

NCC chief condoles with Kano emirs over mother’s demise

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta on Friday, April 30, 2021 led a high-powered delegation of the Commission to condole with the Emirs of Kano and Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero respectively over the demise of their mother, late Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, Mai Babban Dakin Kano.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Adepoju: Why Musa returned to the local league

Former Nigerian midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, believes the reason why Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa returned to the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) is to give the league a facelift.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa attracts N10 billion investment for rice farmers

The Nasarawa State Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Sule, yesterday disclosed that the state has concluded plans to assist farmers with an investment of N10 billion.
William Troost-Ekong has expressed his delight after Watford recorded their third consecutive win in the Championship with a hardfought victory at Stoke City on Friday night.

William Troost-Ekong delighted to play in Premier League

William Troost-Ekong is looking forward to playing in the Premier League with Watford next season.
Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.

Edwin van der Sar pacts to talk of succeeding Ed Woodward at Manchester United

Edwin van der Sar is leaving the door open for a return to Manchester United to be made, but the legendary former Red Devils goalkeeper says he has not been approached about succeeding Ed Woodward at Old Trafford.