Tag: Covid-19 pandemic

German govt ignores Nigeria, picks Ghana to establish West African center for global health

The German Government has said it will back the establishment of a German-West African Centre for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention in Ghana. “Excellent news: Germany Flag of Germany will support the launch of a new “German-West African Center for Global Health and Pandemic Prevention,” the German ambassador to Ghana,[Read More…]

BUA group purchased one million Covid-19 vaccines to be distributed free of charge to Nigerians

BUA, owned by Nigerian businessman Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, has purchased one million coroner virus vaccine to be distributed free of charge to Nigerians. The company said in a statement on Monday that it had purchased the AstraZeneca vaccine and that it would be delivered to Nigeria next week, according to[Read More…]

In Bayelsa, Schools to resume Jan 11

The Bayelsa State Government has directed all primary and secondary schools in the state to resume for the 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, January 11. This was announced in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Gentle Emelah. He said that all boarding students were expected to arrive in their[Read More…]

INVESTIGATION: No Connection, No Palliatives — The Mismanagement of Lockdown School Feeding in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja

One of the enduring images of the peak of October’s #EndSARS protests was the looting of COVID-19 palliatives from warehouses and politicians’ homes in a number of states. Before then, though, Ibrahim Adeyemi had traveled to Ogun, Abuja and Lagos states to monitor the distribution of palliatives to school children,[Read More…]

Aviation minister, Hadi Sirika announces bailout for Nigerian airlines

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said on Monday that the Federal Government would soon start the disbursement of the N5bn bailout it approved for the operators of the Aviation sector. Sirika stated this at the opening of a  three-day public hearing on the six executive bills meant to[Read More…]

Just In: Federal Government has directed civil servants to resume work

The Federal Government has directed civil servants who have not been going to work since March when the lockdown declared to curtail the spread of COVID-19 started to return to work from Monday. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha; and the National Coordinator, Sanni Aliyu,[Read More…]

Here’s why the Lagos state Government is cancelling Independence day Parade

The Lagos State Government has opted for a low key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled. According[Read More…]

Health minister says Nigeria spent N20bn on health workers’ allowance during Covid-19 Pandemic

The federal government says it has spent N20 billion on the allowance of health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television, Olorunnimbe Mamora, minister of state for health, dismissed the allegation that government is not committed to the welfare[Read More…]

Nigerian Labour Congress rejects new fuel price

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday, rejected the new pump price of fuel announced by the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, and demanded immediate reversal, contending that the new price, amid COVID-19 pandemic, will kill businesses and worsen poverty level across the country. NLC, in a statement by its[Read More…]

Buhari gives marching orders for revenue drive

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the newly inaugurated Chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, to drive the necessary process to mobilise funds from the non-oil sector. The President said this becomes necessary in the face of serious shortfall in the country’s earnings occasioned by[Read More…]