Category Archives: Nigeria Development

FG wants to share N5,000 to 24.3m poor Nigerians for 6 months

The Federal Government on Tuesday revealed that about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this in a statement issued by her aide Nneka Anibeze at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. She

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COVID-19: 1,398 new infections — over 9,000 cases in 1 week – NCDC

Nigeria’s curve of coronavirus infections maintained an upward trend on Wednesday, with 1,398 new cases confirmed across the country. Over 1,000 new cases have been recorded across the country for the tenth consecutive day, according to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) — over 9,000 fresh infections have been confirmed within the past seven days. With the

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COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to take vaccine ‘on live TV’

Faisal Shuaib, executive director and chief executive officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), says provisions would be made for President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. Around 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are expected in the country at the end of January. Speaking at the media briefing of the

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Our leaders steal money, go to Jerusalem, Saudi to pray – Bishop Kukah

The cleric lambasted them during the wake mass for Archbishop Peter Yariyock Jatau at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cathedral in Kaduna. His sermon was titled, “A Nation in Search of Its Soul”. Kukah said citizens usually complain that the country is full of churches and mosques but cannot find the values of religions in their leaders. “We sin at home by

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Over 1,600 COVID-19 infections in 24 hours — highest ever daily count, says the NCDC

Within the past 24 hours, Nigeria’s count of coronavirus infections has jumped by more than 1,600 new positive samples — the country’s highest single-day count since the index case of the virus was confirmed on February 27, 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed the new cases in its update for January 6, 2021. With the 1,664 new

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AKSU’s ASUU suspends strike after two days

The Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has conditionally suspended its strike. On Sunday, the varsity’s lecturers ceased academic activities over the institution’s percentage-based payment of salaries for 11 months. They also demanded better conditions of service. According to PUNCH, Ime Okop, a representative of the union, on Tuesday, said the union’s

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Probe the ‘missing N3.8bn’ health funds – SERAP asks Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to probe allegations of missing N3.8 billion health funds. In a statement on Sunday, Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP’s deputy director, said the funds are meant for the federal ministry of health, teaching hospitals, medical centres, and National Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). He said the allegation is contained

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‘Sexual harassment’: Family won’t interfere with the investigation of Ogun commissioner – police

The Ogun police command says it will proceed with the investigation of sexual harassment levelled against Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, the state commissioner for environment. In a viral video, Melojuekun Barakat, a teenager, had alleged that Abudu-Balogun sexually harassed her but the commissioner denied the allegation. Barakat, said to be a student of Victory Model College in Ogun waterside local government area

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Banditry: Gunmen kill Imam ‘who spoke against insecurity’ in Kaduna

Danleeman Isah, the chief Imam of Kawaran Rafi in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, has been killed by gunmen. The cleric was shot dead when the gunmen invaded the village. Samuel Aruwan, the state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, in a statement on Saturday, said the murder of the cleric is linked to his stance against

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Boko Haram: another aid worker abducted in Borno

Abubakar Garba Idris, a humanitarian aid worker, has been abducted by Boko Haram. Idris, also known as Alooma, was abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno state, on Saturday. The incident happened when the insurgents attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road around 8:30am. A source said Idris was on a private trip from Damaturu, Yobe state

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