COVID-19: FG to vaccinate 103m Nigerians for free

The Federal Government has made provision in the 2021 budget to pay for the vaccination of around 103 million Nigerians or 50 percent of the population against COVID-19. Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation Ben Akabueze made this disclosure in Abuja on Tuesday during the budget 2021 budget breakdown. According to Akabueze: “There... Continue Reading →

Johnson imposes third national lockdown in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed a third national lockdown on England. In a televised address to the nation on Monday, the prime minister said a lockdown “tough enough” to contain the new coronavirus variant is needed. He said: “Our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start... Continue Reading →

Second wave: Don’t lock down Rivers, residents beg Wike

A cross-section of Port Harcourt residents in Rivers State has on Monday appealed to the Governor, Nyesom Wike, not to lock down the state but to ban the influx of foreigners in order to curb the second wave of COVID-19 in the state. The appeal of the residents followed the state governor’s promise to impose... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Not Enough To Curb COVID-19, Nigerian Nurses’ Association Tells Govt

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has advised the Nigerian government that immunisation is the only measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 and not another lockdown as the country deals with a second wave of the disease. The NANNM President, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, in an interview with SaharaReporters, stated this, adding that while... Continue Reading →

Govt rules out another lockdown

There will be no lockdown to contain the spread of the second wave of COVID-19, the Federal Government said on Tuesday. The Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed made this clarification when he featured on a Radio Nigeria programme, “Politics Nationwide’’, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The minister said the directives and position... Continue Reading →

COVID-19: Kaduna Civil Servants to Work From Home

As part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Kaduna state government has directed civil servants below Grade Level 14 to work from home as from Monday. Kaduna state is among the states with high rate of COVID-19 infections. A statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 second wave: Pastor Giwa reveals what will happen if Buhari imposes total lockdown

Senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against imposing another possible lockdown on Nigerians. Giwa, while addressing his members in Akure on Sunday, said President Buhari should expect mass protest from the people if he decides to lockdown Nigeria again. With the recent surge in... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s poultry farmers warn sector may shut down by January

The National President of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Ezekiel Ibrahim, has warned that the poultry industry might be forced to shut down by January 2021 if urgent actions are not taken by the government to address the high cost of grains and other challenges facing the industry. Mr Ibrahim disclosed this when speaking with... Continue Reading →

FG: Nigeria may exit recession in 4th Quarter

The federal government has predicted that Nigeria will be out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2020. This will be possible if government sustains the economic performance that lifted the economy from -6.1 percent growth to -3.62 in the third quarter of 2020. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this prediction in Abuja on Monday... Continue Reading →

No significant improvement in Nigeria’s electricity since 2015 – Discos

There has been no significant improvement in the electricity generated and wheeled by the Transmission Company of Nigeria since 2015, the distribution companies have said. ANED, the umbrella body for the Discos, said in its latest quarterly performance report that the commercial performance improvement recorded by the Discos within the last quarters had been affected... Continue Reading →

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