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USAID invests $19 million in training of health workers in Nigeria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has set aside $19 million to train 100,000 health workers in some parts of Nigeria.

USAID, SENSE targets to improve education of 200,000 learners

The USAID, through Strengthening Education in the North East (SENSE), project has reiterated its commitment to improve education outcome of 200,000 primary school learners inline with the attainment of SDGs in Gombe and Adamawa states.

USAID launches new early grade learning book in local languages

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC, have jointly launched the new Igbo and Yoruba early grade reading materials titled Ka anyi gụo! and Jẹ ká kawe! respectively.

US agency selects Gombe for implementation of state2state governance programme

Gombe state has been selected for the implementation of the United States Agency for International Development-funded state2state governance programme through the Development Alternative Initiative (DAI) to support the state’s reform efforts of making service delivery efficient and accountable.

World Disability Day: PWDs demand better deals

The Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) and its allies on the aegis of Access Nigeria Campaign have called for better deals for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across the country in the interest of national development.

FAO boosts national capacity on bio-security, swine flu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has taken steps empower epidemiological officers with competencies for management and containment of the African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country.
Ebonyi State House of Assembly yesterday set up a seven man ad-hoc Committee to investigate the steady decline in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

Ebonyi assembly begins legislation to amend water law

A bill to amend the Ebonyi Rural Water and Sanitation Agency Establishment Edict, 1998 has passed public hearing in the Ebonyi House of Assembly.

US grants $20 million to buy wheat to help Sudanese people

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the intention of the United States government, subject to Congressional approval, to grant US$20 million to the World Food Programme (WFP), to purchase wheat for the people of Sudan which will help to alleviate the shortage of the cereal grain in the country.

NGO, Plateau sign $60,000 agreement on peace

A Non Governmental Organisation, Nigeria Early Recovery Initiative (NERI), on Thursday signed a 60,000 dollars agreement with Plateau state government on peace efforts in the state.

US terminates virus cash transfer to Uganda’s poor

The US embassy there said the decision followed the Ugandan government’s indefinite suspension of GiveDirectly, a non-profit organisation that was conducting the programme.
The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.

Nigeria receives $26.9 billion foreign support in six years – minister

Agba made this known on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners on Donor Funds Receipts, Transfers and Disbursement to Government Agencies, Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria.
The US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard also congratulated the people of Nigeria for attaining a wild polio virus free status after years of joint efforts to qualify Nigeria to be removed from the list of wild polio endemic countries.

US: We’ve invested $220 million to support fight against polio in Nigeria

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it has invested approximately $150 million and $70 million, respectively, toward Nigeria’s polio eradication efforts since 2012.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote urges increased healthcare funding, as Africa formally receives polio-free certification

Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s foremost philanthropist, Aliko Dangote has urged governments across Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and State governments to increase their budget allocations to the healthcare sector, to help ensure improved basic healthcare for the people.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Like polio, we can defeat coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that African countries can defeat the coronavirus pandemic, in the same manner, it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent.
U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said the 200 ventilators being transferred are compact, portable and can easily be mobilsed to reach patients with the most severe symptoms of COVID-19

US donates 200 ventilators to Nigeria

The U.S. government on Tuesday donated 200 life-saving ventilators to Nigeria as a fulfilment to help Nigeria in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WHO scales up coronavirus, tuberculosis search with mobile testing in Kaduna communities

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Nigeria, has supported the screening of 2,306 persons for COVID-19 and 2,506 persons for Tuberculosis (TB), using Chest X-Ray, and GeneXpert machine through mobile testing in Kaduna State communities.
Wife of Kwara Governor, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, on Friday in Ilorin, distributed palliatives to the less-privileged and the vulnerable members of the society.

Kwara governor’s wife pledges commitment to TB eradication

Mrs Olufolake AbdulRazaq, wife of Kwara Governor on Thursday pledged her commitment to ensure Tuberculosis (TB) infection was reduced in the state.
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Mercy Corps trains Kaduna community leaders on peace building, reconciliation

Mercy Corps, an NGO, is training community leaders in troubled Kajuru Local Government in Kaduna State on peace building and reconciliation as part of efforts to end recurring conflicts in the area.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: I will return total peace to Plateau before leaving office

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has promised to ensure that total peace returns to the state before his tenure expires in 2023.

Using coronavirus donations to give charity a bad name

Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
As part of strategy for the safe reopening of Kaduna State, Governor Nasiru Ahmed El -Rufai has said that his administration is deploying improved testing capacity and other public health measures.

USAID donates vehicle to Kaduna

As part of strategy for the safe reopening of Kaduna State, Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai, has said that his administration is deploying improved testing capacity and other public health measures.

Report: One in two children suffer violence each year

The report was jointly published by WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children.

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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

Ghanaian president becomes world’s first recipient of free Covax jab

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Reports: Three names disappear from U.S. intel report on Jamal Khashoggi after initial release

The U.S. intelligence community has replaced its long-awaited report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with another version that no longer includes the names of three men initially considered as complicit.
Top public relations official for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has stepped down, the government says on Monday.

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The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor: Nigerians’ll be shocked by those behind schoolgirls’ abduction

The Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Bello Matawalle, yesterday said that Nigerians would be shocked to know those behind the abduction of 317 female students of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, has revealed his anti-Coronavirus vaccine stance, claiming he would rather miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympics than get the jab.

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Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr visited the Teslim Balogun Stadium for inspection ahead of Nigeria’s final Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers next month.

Gernot Rohr hopes Victor Osimhen fit for Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr has said he hopes Victor Osimhen will regain full fitness in time for next month’s AFCON qualifiers after the striker suffered his latest injury setback at Napoli.
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Ex-DSS director: Some bandits are former Boko Haram militants

A former assistant director in the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, says some bandits are former members of the Boko Haram insurgent group.

South-west PDP holds zonal caucus meeting in Ibadan, harps on unity

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West Zone held a zonal caucus meeting in Ibadan on Tuesday, where they stressed the need for a united front ahead of the zonal congresses of the party slated for March 6.
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.

Edouard Mendy: Thomas Tuchel a ‘motivational strategist’

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.
Napoli chief Cristiano Giuntoli says the club is not expecting Victor Osimhen to return to action again this year.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles boss hopes Victor Osimhen will be fit for Nigeria games

Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr is hoping Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will be fit enough to feature for his side in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.