NSCDC Sacks Officer For Looting COVID-19 Palliatives In Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has sacked its officer, Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim, of the Gwagwalada Division Abuja for partaking in the looting of a warehouse in the Federal Capital Territory. Ekundayo Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General, NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday evening. On

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Senate Asks Buhari To Present 2021 Budget Before End Of September

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, urged the Executive arm of Government to work on the estimates for the 2021 budget to ensure its timely presentation to the National Assembly by the end of September this year.Lawan stated this in his remarks after referring President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2021 – 2023 Medium Term Expenditure

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COVID-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

Kano State on Wednesday has ordered the cancelation of traditional Sallah festivities, to mark Eid-del-Kabir celebrations in the state to consolidate the successes recorded in the fight against COVID-19.Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba, made this disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday.He said, “The council, after deliberations at its weekly meeting

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Governor Fayemi Tests Positive to COVID-19

Governor Fayemi says Nigeria must cut non-core expenses and support small businesses.Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi has tested positive for COVID-19.The governor who confirmed his status on his Twitter handle said this was his third COVID-19 test.He said, “I took my third COVID-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. I’m generally ok and I’m

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Britain Secures 90 Million Doses Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

A lab technician wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) takes reagent bottles to perform vaccine tests at a French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s laboratory in Val de Reuil on July 10, 2020. JOEL SAGET / AFPA lab technician wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) takes reagent bottles to perform vaccine tests at a French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s laboratory

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Drama As NDDC MD, Pondei, ‘Slumps’ During Reps Committee Interrogation

Drama As NDDC MD, Pondei, ‘Slumps’ During Reps Committee InterrogationActing Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Daniel Pondei, appeared to faint as the House of Representatives committee on NDDC grilled him on Monday.The committee is in its fourth day of public hearing as it investigates alleged financial misappropriation at the agency.Pondei had been

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US, UK, Canada accuse Russia of COVID-19 vaccine theft

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre has accused Russian spies of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine being developed in laboratories in Oxford and America.According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, security services have warned that Russian spies were targeting organisations trying to develop coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada,The UK’s NCSC said the

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COVID-19: UK begins issuance of flexible visa to doctors, others

The United Kingdom has announced a special type of visa for foreign healthcare professionals to work in Britain.The Health and Care Visa, according to the UK Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will create “a new fast-track visa route for eligible healthcare professionals” to travel to the UK and help

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Private school owners beg FG to review WASSCE suspension

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has appealed to the Federal Government to review its stand on the suspension of 2020 public examinations.The representative of the body, Yomi Odubela, in a statement on Monday, said there is a need to avoid a situation where Nigerian students will be forced to seek an alternative

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WASSCE: Order partial reopening of schools, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to order a partial reopening of schools to allow pupils sit for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.The House made the call at the plenary on Tuesday following a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by a member,

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