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Ebola: Tracking Nigeria’s readiness for another outbreak

With the lack of vaccines for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD); unavailability of personal protective equipment; huge shortfall in budgetary allocation to the health sector, as well as, inadequate funding of critical institutions in the sector including, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, the National Hospital Abuja and the …

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UN earmarks N720m to fight cholera in Northeast

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon has earmarked N720m to support outbreaks of cholera in Bauchi, Adamawa and Yobe States that affected thousands of people.   The outbreaks have been officially declared in four Local Government Areas on March 28, 2018, with reported cases of over 400 …

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Bayelsa demands relocation of oil majors’ headquarters

The Bayelsa State Government has again called on the National Assembly and other relevant Federal Government agencies to prevail on multi-national oil companies to relocate their headquarters to oil-bearing states.   The State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, Elder Markson Fefegha, made the call during an on-the-spot assessment of some impacted …

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May 30: Biafra Day Fever Grips Southeast

Apprehension has enveloped the Southeast geopolitical zone over conflicting orders by various pro-Biafra agitators on how May 30, otherwise known as Biafra Day, would be celebrated.   Already, military fighter jets are flying the entire zone in apparent show of force against any person or group that might want to …

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Gov Wike explains why he renamed Creek road after Patience Jonathan

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday renamed Creek Road after the former First lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan.   He commissioned the reconstructed road as part of activities marking his third year in office. Wike explained that Mrs Jonathan was honoured for her support and encouragement for the development of the …

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Pope Francis to consider visiting Nigeria – Onaiyekan

The Supreme Pontiff, Pope Francis, is considering visiting Nigeria, as part of his itinerary, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has said.   Onaiyekan, however, said no date has, however, been fixed for the visit.   Onaiyekan said the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), extended an invitation to …

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How militants nearly crippled Nigeria – Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said government intervention, consultations and dialogues with militants in 2015 forestalled shutdown of Nigeria.   In a podcast yesterday, Kachikwu recalled that at the height of the oil militancy, Nigeria’s oil production dropped to about 800,000 barrels per day (bpd). …

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131,687 PVCs unclaimed in Sokoto, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said no fewer than 131, 687 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) were still uncollected in Sokoto state. The commission’s Spokesman in the state, Malam Muhammad Musa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Sokoto that the unclaimed PVCs comprised 69, 685 not …

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