Nigeria Governors Meet Thursday Over Distribution of Covid Vaccines

The governors of Nigeria’s 36 states of the federation will on Thursday meet to discuss modalities for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines that arrived from India on Tuesday. The governors would be briefed by officials of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) as well as the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the

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Nigeria: Central Bank Facilitates Release of 50,000Mt of Maize

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released 50,000 metric tonnes of maize into the Nigerian market. A statement from the central bank on Wednesday said the development was in fulfilment of its pledge to reduce the price of the commodity. It added that the initiative was done through its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to

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COVID-19 vaccination begins in Abuja Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday. Nigeria on Tuesday took delivery of 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, the first batch of the 16 million expected through the World Health Organisation-led COVAX facility. The government is expecting 129 million vaccine doses to vaccinate 70

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Borno Terrorist Attack Threatens Food Supplies to 100,000 IDPs, Says UN

Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, in a statement Tuesday, said he was gravely preoccupied by reports of a violent attack by non-state armed groups on Dikwa, in Borno State, northeast Nigeria. during which aid facilities were directly targeted. According to him, the attack started on Monday night,

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Kidnappers Threatened to Kill Us, Freed Zamfara Schoolgirls Narrate Ordeal in Captivity

Some of the schoolgirls of Government Secondary School Jangebe who were released by their abductors on Tuesday have shared their harrowing experience while in captivity, saying their abductors threatened to kill them. The freed pupils, who looked weak, arrived Gusau, the state capital, around 4 am Tuesday morning and were received by Zamfara State Governor

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Covid-19: Nigeria to Vaccinate 70% of Population Before 2022, SGF Mustapha Says

The Nigerian government says it plans to vaccinate 70 percent of the country’s 209 million population before the end of 2022. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha stated this on Monday at a media briefing while highlighting the response in the last one year since Nigeria recorded its index case

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala says “ready to go” on day 1 as WTO boss

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization’s first female and first African director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala began work on Monday, ending a six-month leadership void at the global trade watchdog. After a long campaign that was derailed in the late stages by a Trump administration veto, the 66-year-old Nigerian was finally confirmed as boss last month,

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Nigeria: Zamfara Governor Matawalle Insists on Negotiating with Bandits

Despite the abduction of the 317 schoolgirls from a government-owned secondary last week in Nigeria’s north-western Zamfara State, the state’s governor, Bello Matawalle, has said the incident will not deter him from negotiating with the bandits, adding that he will utilise repentant bandits to secure their release. The governor assured residents of the state that

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