Day: October 12, 2021

We can’t continue to depend on other countries for vaccine — Fashola

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, says the country cannot continue to depend on other nations for vaccines during outbreak of pandemic. Fashola, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Foundation, made this assertion virtually during a news conference organised by the foundation on Tuesday in Lagos. He noted …

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Buhari

President Buhari appoints Yakusak as new CEO of NEPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Ezra Yakusak as Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. According to the presidential aide, the appointment is for an …

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Senate allows INEC to determine mode of transmitting election results

The Senate has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the sole power to determine the mode of transmission of results during elections. This followed the reversal, on Tuesday, of the Senate’s earlier decision that INEC may consider the electronic transmission of results “provided national [network] coverage is adjudged to be adequate and secure” by …

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El-Rufai presents Kaduna 2022 budget (full address)

Address by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, at the presentation of the State’s 2022 Draft Estimates of Revenues and Expenditure to the Kaduna State House of Assembly, held at the Lugard Hall, Kaduna, on Tuesday, 12th October 2021 PROTOCOLS The Deputy Governor, The Right Honourable Speaker, Principal Officers of the Kaduna State House …

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Chidinma pleads ‘not guilty’ to murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga

22-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga. She pleaded not guilty to the crime on Tuesday alongside one Adedapo Quadri as they are the key suspects in the murder case. They were arraigned before Justice Yetunde Adesanya of the Lagos State High Court sitting at the …

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Pakistan records lowest COVID-19 numbers in almost four months

Pakistan recorded its lowest number of daily Coronavirus infections and related deaths in nearly four months on Tuesday, as life returns back to normal. At least 689 new cases and 18 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. The national positivity ratio of those tested for COVID-19 was recorded …

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Low-income countries’ debt rises to $860bn in 2020– World Bank report

Low-income countries’ debt rose by 12 per cent to 860 billion dollars in 2020, the International Debt Statistics (IDS) 2022 report of the World Bank says. The report was released on Monday at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings in Washington. The report said that governments around the world responded to the COVID-19 …

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COVID-19: NCDC registers 9 deaths, 284 new infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 284 additional COVID-19 infections with nine related deaths across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fresh cases indicate an increase from the 78 cases …

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