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Connected Development, Budgit, others task citizens to hold Government accountable regarding COVID-19 fund disbursement

Bukola Afeni The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development, Hamzat Lawal, has called on all Nigerians to engage with the government  in the aspect of accountability of funds disbursed during COVID-19 pandemic. He made the disclosure while speaking at a conference on COVID-19 transparency and accountability project, organized by CODE …

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Experts urge Nigerians to adhere strictly to COVID-19 guideline

  Bukola Afeni Stakeholders in the health sector has called on all Nigerians to prevent the spread of C0VID-19 virus, by adhering to guidelines stipulated by regulatory health agencies. The experts made the disclosure at  a media dialogue on immunization (Routine Immunization and COVID-19 vacination) in Yola. Speaking at the …

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NPHCDA says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency said the organization is aware of precautionary concerns that have been raised regarding one specific batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, namely ABV5300. The agency made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mohammed Ohitoto, the head of the Public relations unit of NPHCDA. …

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NPHCDA implores Traditional rulers to sensitize citizen on COVID-19

Bukola Afeni The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib has implored Traditional Leaders to assist in enlightening their subjects about COVID-19 and vaccine usage. He made the disclosure at a meeting with Traditional leaders in Abuja He assured Nigerians that any investment in the …

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FG placed orders for 10 million doses of vaccines

Bukola Afeni The Minister of Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie said the Federal Government has placed order for 10 million doses of vaccines through the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) of the Africa Union Commission. He said the AVATT team has secured 270 million doses, with the $2billion backing by …

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UNILORIN announces phased reopening of schools

Bukola Afeni The Management of the University of Ilorin in compliance with directive of the Federal Government has announced a phased reopening of the institution for the formal resumption of academic activities beginning from January 25th, 2021. The Management in a statement signed by Kunle Akogun, the Director of Corporate …

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NYSC raises bar on COVID-19 compliance

  The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has directed all NYSC State, and FCT Coordinators to ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 Prevention and Safety Protocols in all Camps and other formations of the Scheme nationwide. The Director-General made the disclosure while interacting with management of the …

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Colonel Aminu Kontagora dies at 65

  The former Military Administrator of Benue and Kano States, Colonel Aminu Kontagora has died on Monday in a hospital in Abuja. Colonel Kontagora was reported to have died of Coronavirus complications. The former Governorship Aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2015, would be missed for …

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FCTA arraigns 12, seal off 4 parks over violation of COVID-19 protocol

  Victoria Ogunrinde The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has prosecuted 12 persons before the mobile court presided over by Magistrate Egbe Arafe and also sealed off four parks violating COVID-19 protocols. Chairman, FCT COVID-19 Taskforce, Comrade Ikharo Attah, who disclosed that the parks will be sealed for a period …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation opens application to support SMEs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has opened up its application to support small and medium scale enterprises. The CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu noted that this year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption …

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COVID-19:CapeTown to begin level 3 lockdown Today

Opeyemi Ogunrinde The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from tonight, December 28. President Ramaphosa, in an address said that the move is to limit super-spreader events further, and will adjust the previous level 3 regulations to …

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FG implore Nigerians to observe COVID-19 protocols

  Victoria Ogunrinde The Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has  implored Nigerians to take precautionary measures on the corona-virus pandemic as Nigeria is currently witnessing a resurgence of the infection. Dr. Mohammad Abubakar while speaking at a press briefing in Abuja said, with the resurgence the second wave as …

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Citizens should hold government accountable- CODE

Bukola Afeni The Chief Executive Officer of Connected Development,  Hamzat Lawal have called on the government to make information regarding  financial issues readily available to the general citizens. While urging the citizens to also hold the government accountable in terms of transparency and accountable. He made the statement at the Follow …

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