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World Medical Association calls for broad use of COVID-19 boosters

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Frank Ulrich Montgomery, the German doctor who chairs the World Medical Association, has called for the comprehensive use of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

Montgomery told the newspapers of the Funke media group in remarks published on Tuesday.

“Everyone who was fully vaccinated six months ago should get a booster shot soon.

“A new, central vaccination campaign was needed in Germany this autumn, which ought to promote both COVID-19 jabs for the unvaccinated and booster shots.

“Because immune protection declines after six months, we as a society must have an interest in that protection remaining stable,” he said.

Montgomery said booster jabs ought to be administered by general practitioners, because they have the capacity as well as the experience needed for the task.

He said it would be a mistake to rely on vaccination centres again, noting that this would cost 10 times as much as vaccinating people at doctors’ practices.

“Another advantage was the fact that people would be more likely to go to their regular physician than to a vaccination centre for a booster jab.”

German Health Minister, Jens Spahn has called for vaccination centres across the country’s 16 federal states to be opened again, as pressure grows to offer more people a booster shot against the condition.

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Photos from Alao Akala’s candle night

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Hundreds of residents of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, on Wednesday, organized a candle night procession in honour of a former governor of the State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Alao-Akala is an indigene of Ogbomoso, the second largest city in the State. The former police officer died in the early hours of Wednesday, 12th January, 2022.

He was the governor of the State between 2007 and 2011.

To pay their last respect for the former governor, youths, women and men in their hundreds organized a candle night procession in honor of the former governor.

The event attracted friends, family and supporters of the late politician.

The procession, which started around 4.pm, took off from Alao-Akala’s residence.

It moved through Takie, Sabo, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Orita Naira, Oja’gbo, Ijeru, Arowomole, Oja Akande and Seminary.

All the participants wore black attires.

They described the former Governor as someone whose legacies cannot be forgotten in a hurry.

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Minna district head suspended over forceful marriage

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District Head of Allawa in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Mallam Bello Haruna has been suspended by Minna Emirate Council for engaging in forceful marriage.

The district head who was accused of forcefully marrying out a girl (name withheld), humiliating her father and also ordering that she be beaten by vigilantes, was also accused of insubordination by not answering the calls from the Emirate council leaders to explain some of the complaints against him.

In a letter signed by the Emirate’s assistant secretary, Usman Umaru Guni, the district head was accused of not having the leadership qualities necessary for peace and progress of the community he was appointed to lead.

Galadima Allawa, Ahmadu Magaji has now been appointed as the acting district head.

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AMCON MD, Ahmed Kuru, allegedly in EFCC net

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The Managing Director of Assets Management Company of Nigeria, Ahmed Kuru, has allegedly been arrested and detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Sahara Reporters reports that Kuru, who has been accused of assets diversion and selling of seized assets by businessmen accused of loan default with banks, to cronies at below value prices, was invited by the EFCC on Wednesday, January 19.

A source at the EFCC confirmed to the publication that Kuru was invited by the commission after confirmation of him selling assets worth billions of naira belonging to Atlantic.

“Kuru will certainly spend the night with the commission as he is still undergoing interrogation,” the source said.

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