COVID-19: NCDC confirms 56 new infections
The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 56 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
138 corps members test positive for COVID-19
No fewer than 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made the disclosure during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.....
Aisha Buhari seeks global support to end TB in Nigeria
Disturbed by high mortalities from tuberculosis (TB) and deadliness of the ailment, wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has appealed for global support to end the epidemic in Nigeria.
Experts prescribe leeway to nation’s exit from recession, economic rebound
Government, as a matter of policy and action, has been urged to diversify Nigeria’s economic structure away from primary products export and manufactured goods import, as well as deepen the value chain approach to agriculture if it must exit the current recession.
FG moves for $750 million loan to revamp states
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the Federal Government was in the process of accessing a $750 million World Bank loan on behalf of state governments to stimulate local economy and support vulnerable households.
Ayo Adebanjo says maladministration caused recession, not COVID-19
Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, yesterday, chided President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying maladministration caused the sliding into recession, and not COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria, ILO, NECA move against child labour
In order to achieve Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims to eliminate all forms of child labour by 2025, African governments must accelerate actions against child labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Regional Director for Africa, Mrs. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, has said.
On World TV Day, practitioners renew call for sensitisation on COVID-19 protocols
Sixty-One years after the first terrestrial television broadcast started in Nigeria, practitioners have taken a swipe at the broadcast industry, saying much needed to be done at this period of COVID-19.
Accelerating the journey of women into power - Part 2
In 1975 the then military government ordered each state to have nine commissioners of which at least one must be a woman. That was in 1975 – women had about 11%/12% representation at the top of Government.