The emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, as the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Director-General, DG has come under threat from the United States government under Donald Trump's administration. This is despite the wide support she currently enjoys from most member nations including all the 27 EU governments.
The Iyaloja of Oyo State, Alhaja Wuraola Asake Kola-Daisi, who heads the market women of the State has died at age 86, according to her son, Chief Rotimi Jogunosinmi. Jogunosinmi said his late mother would be buried on Thursday by 4:00 pm according to Islamic rites, at her residence, along Ring Road near D'Rovans Hotel in Ibadan. He thanked members of the Oyo State Market Leaders Council, National Association of Nigerian Traders, Alhaja Risiwat Ameringun, the Iyaloja of Ibadanland, and the South-West Coordinator, Mrs. Odunayo Danjuma for their support.
The recent christening of Former President OlusegunObasanjo as the Divider-in-chief by a presidential aide to President Mohammadu Buhari isapt and not very far from the truth. This development was in response to OBJ's controversial comment that the country was drifting into a failed and badly divided Nation-State under the present administration.
The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailaifa. This was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 for Unprofessional Broadcast’. Mailaifia was interviewed on Monday during one of the station’s programmes 'Morning Cross Fire'. He had talked on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by banditry.
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.