The Federal Government has announced the receipt of an $890 million Global Fund grant to combat Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis (TB), Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health said. According to the Minister, the grant expected which is expected to be spent between the span of three years, from 2021 to 2023, adding that the grant will be used for the implementation of programmes aimed at eradicating the diseases in the country.
The Federal Government has on Monday approved the lifting of restrictions on interstate travels and the nationwide opening of schools as part of the second phase of the eased lockdown. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the disclosure during the daily media briefing in Abuja. He said the lifting of interstate travel comes with the resumption of domestic flights. Also, the "safe reopening" of schools is limited to Primary 6, JSS3, and SSS3 as these classes will be preparing for examinations.
315 Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom are expected back home today. According to the Diaspora commission, the evacuees are due for arrival at about 5 pm on Sunday. They are billed to depart Heathrow Airport at about1030am via an Air Peace flight and they will be expected to proceed on 14-day isolation as mandated by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The speculation that the Yoruba World Congress (YWC) headed by Prof. BanjiAkintoye is heading for the rocks is truly right and on course it seems. The development is following a plethora of issues bedevilling the Pan-Yoruba movement. The recent resignation of the Organising Secretary of YWC, DejiOsibogun, a renowned media mogul and the convener of a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Ko’yaMovement for Development, Leadership, Training and Peace Foundation as well as fractionalisation within the group is now coming to the fore as it attempts to deal with varying factions therein.
The National Hospital Abuja (NHA) has debunked the claim from a COVID-19 patient that he was been detained in the Hospital.This claim was contained in a statement issued by the hospital Management through its Deputy Director and Head of Information and Protocol, Mr Tayo Haastrup in Abuja.
The Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has asked Churches, Mosques and organisations to submit their guidelines before they would be considered for reopening.
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i has declared that medical Doctors and Health workers threatening to embark on industrial action should rescind their decision or take the risk of losing their job.
Following the 256 Nigerians who were evacuated from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), three evacuees have on Sunday tested positive to the COVID-19 in Lagos State. Professor Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, Lagos State made the disclosure via his official twitter handle, saying the three persons who tested positive have been moved to an isolation centre for immediate treatment.
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday appointed Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as the new Chief of Staff, replacing the late Abba Kyari who died in April after contracting COVID-19. Gambari, a native of Ilorin, Kwara State was once the Minister of Foreign Affairs while Buhari was in 1980.
President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to the Senate has nominated 42 candidates for ambassador designates. The president's request dated 6th May, 2020 was on Tuesday read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the senate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday commended the Nigerian media particularly in their role of keeping the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the President's Spokesperson, the President restated his commitment to the Nigerian media to mark the 2020 World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated on May 3rd.
First Class Emir, Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo has died at age 74, after he was hospitalised, at the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital on Friday. House of Representatives Member, representing Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure federal constituency, Alhaji Kabir Alhassan Rururm who also serves as Turakin Rano confirmed that the Emir passed away on Saturday.