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NMA Urges NASS To Pass National Blood Service Commission Bill

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in its efforts to encourage voluntary blood donation in the country has called for the immediate passage of the National Blood Service Commission bill by National Assembly as well as the immediate assent by President Muhammadu Buhari. President of NMA, Prof. Innocent Ujah this in a message to mark this year’s World Blood Donor Day titled “Celebrating the Gift of Blood” expressed dismay over Nigeria’s inadequate annual blood requirement, saying the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 2,000,000 units annually as against Nigeria’s 1,000,000 unit.

Bauchi State Governor Appoints New Chief Of Staff

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Following the dissolution of the entire cabinet of Bauchi State and the sack of political appointees on Wednesday, the governor, Bala Mohammed has appointed Aminu Gamawa as the new Chief of Staff, Government House, Bauchi. The appointment was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Mukhtar Gidado on Monday in Bauchi.

President Buhari Reveals Criteria For His Appointment

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President Mohammadu Buhari has revealed his standards for all appointment he has made since he got into power in 2015 were not based on ethnicity but on merit.

COVID-19: 18 Die Of Complications As Cases Surge

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Eighteen people have died on Thursday following COVID-19 complications, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Twitter. The deaths recorded raised the total COVID-19 death toll in Nigeria to 2,117 as the country has witnessed a spike in new cases. Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases with 105 new cases, Imo and Kaduna recorded 4 cases each, Akwa Ibom had 3, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) recorded 2 cases, while Delta, Rivers, Oyo, and Ekiti States recorded 1 case each, making the total cases on Thursday to 122.

FG: N5.6bn Approved For Construction, Maintenance of Oxygen Plants

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The Federal Government has announced plans to construct and maintain oxygen plants across the nation, in order to increase oxygen reserve capacity. This was disclosed in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Muhammed.

FG Plans To Increase Hazard Allowance, Retirement Age of Health Workers

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The Federal Government has announced plans to increase the hazard allowance of N5000 for health workers by 350 and 600 percent increment for junior and senior workers respectively.

Threatened Strike By NUPENG, PENGASSAN Over Sacked Chevron Workers

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The joint executive council of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to commence an industrial action against Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) without further notice.

Central Bank of Nigeria To Unveil Digital Currency Before December

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed its plan on launching a digital currency, this was disclosed by the Director of the Information Technology Department, Rakiyat Mohammed at the end of the 306th Bankers' Committee meeting.

Buhari Commissions Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

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President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday commissioned the 157 kilometres Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line for commercial operations at the Ebute Metta terminal of the Mobojaji Johnson railway station in Lagos State. According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, the project was established to reduce the heavy traffic congestion on the Lagos-Ibadan highway. Speaking during the inauguration, Buhari noted that the railway project was another milestone achieved by the present administration in its efforts of revitalizing the transportation system for both passenger and freight.

Christian Eriksen: UEFA Suspends Denmark vs Finland EURO 2020 Game Due To Medical Emergency

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Denmark’s football star midfielder Christian Eriksen on Saturday collapsed on the pitch of Parken stadium during his country’s Euro 2020 game against Finland. The 29-year-old was seen receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation at Saturday’s match in Copenhagen shortly after he slumped on the field just before halftime in their Group B clash with the Finns.

Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafael Nadal For A Place at Roland Garros Final

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Novak Djokovic has ended Rafael Nadal's reign at the French Open with a four-set win in a classic semi-final which will be ranked among the all-time great matches on the Roland Garros clay. Djokovic had won 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 against the last four times French Open champion Nadal who was going for a record-extending 14th title.

Ex-Arsenal Forward Nicklas Bendtner Retires From Football

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The Danish and Ex-Arsenal striker has announced that he is retiring from football at age 33. The forward to the step to retirement having failed to get a club to sign him in 18 months, however, he will still be in the sport as he already started taking coaching courses. Bendtner, since making his Arsenal debut in 2005 has gone on to represent Sunderland, Birmingham and Juventus, scored 30 times for his country, won major honours like the Serie A title with Juventus, German Cup with Wolfsburg and two Norwegian championships.

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Corruption Is Fighting Back - EFCC Chairman

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The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa revealed that he has been receiving death threats since he was appointed the chairman of the commission.

Opera Launches First Africa-Inspired Chat Service

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Opera on Wednesday announced the launch of Hype, its in-built dedicated chat service, in South Africa. Build right into the Opera Mini mobile web browser, Hype promises to redefine the concept of mobile browsers, providing users with a personalized, engaging browsing experience that enables seamless chatting, surfing, and sharing, without compromising speed or driving increased data consumption. Hype is the first African-inspired chat service built into a mobile browser, allowing users to easily set up an account and start chatting with secure end-to-end encryption right away. This means users can now browse the web, chat with friends, and share self-created memes, stickers, and GIFs with other Hype users, all in one app.

Rema, Five Other Nigerian Artist Make Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List

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The fast-rising star musicians, Divine Ikubor, majorly known for his stage name Rema has made it into the list of Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 for 2021 edition, alongside five (5) other Nigerians, one (1)Ghanaian, Thirteen (13) South Africa, Two(2) Ugandans, Two (2) Kenyans, and one (1)Namibian.

Netanyahu Out As Israel Swears In New Government

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Israel has on Sunday approved a new coalition government, led by Right-wing Nationalist Naftali Bennet, ending Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as Prime Minister. Bennett was sworn in as Prime minister, leading the coalition party after parliament voted for the new government in a 60-59 thin majority. Israel’s new prime minister will lead centrist, right-wing, left-wing, as well as a party that represents the Palestinian citizens of Israel, who make up 21 percent of the country’s population.