Category Archives: Breaking

ICYMI: Nigeria Receives Samples Of COVID-19 Vaccine From Russia

Russian has presented the Nigerian Government with the samples of COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to facilitate the country’s vaccine production. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire received the samples from Alexey Shebarshin, Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria during a visit to the Ministry in Abuja on Friday. The Russian Ambassador also handed over to the Ehanire an aide…

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Nigeria Confirms 156 New COVID-19 Cases As Toll Near 55,000

On Friday September 5, Nigeria confirmed 156 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Also announced the same day Russia presents its home-made vaccine to the Federal Government, the disease agency noted that the country has now reported 54,743 confirmed cases of the virus, with 42,816 persons recovered and 1,051 deaths. Lagos,…

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Resident Doctors Threaten To Resume Another Nationwide Strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced that another nationwide strike will begin effective from Monday September 7. In a statement signed by the association’s President Dr Aliyu Sokomba; Secretary, Dr Bilqis Mohammad, and the Publicity Secretary, Dr Egbogu Stanley, it said the strike would commence after the 21-day ultimatum it gave to…

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Here Are The Names Of Airlines Approved For Nigeria’s International Flights

The Federal Government has released the list of airlines granted approval to commence international flights in the country, SaharaReporters reports. Speaking at a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Thursday, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said only nine approved airlines will be allowed into the country’s airspace while confirming September 5 as the date for…

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Osun Residents Stage Protest Over Electricity Tariff, Increment In Petrol Price

According to SaharaReporters, members of the Coalition for Civil Societies in Osun have staged a peaceful protest over the hike in electricity tariff and petrol price. The protesters who began their march from Freedom Park, Osogbo, early in Friday morning, expressed displeasure over the “approval of new electricity tariff and increment in the pump price of petrol is the…

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COVID-19: Oyo Rescinds Curfew, Issues Warning To Night Club Operators

On Thursday August 4, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and his COVID-19 Task Force team canceled the 10pm curfew imposed on the state to stop further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, announced this in a statement where operators of night clubs were warned to desist…

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Nigeria’s Colleges Of Education Lecturers Commence Nationwide Strike

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union has commenced a nationwide strike effective from Thursday September 4 due to the pending issues it has with the Federal Government. President of COEASU, Nuhu Ogirima, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja, where he directed its members nationwide to immediately withdraw their services, SaharaReporters reports. Ogirima accused…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 125 New Cases As Recovery Toll Near 43,000

One hundred and twenty-five (125) fresh cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Nigeria, even as the pandemic’s recovery toll is almost at 43,000. While disclosing the latest COVID-19 data on Thursday September 4, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the new cases take the number of infections in the West African nation to…

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