Argentina and Paris St. Germain forward Lionel Andres Messi has been named men’s player of the year at the 2022 Best Fifa Awards. The 35-year-old beat French forward and club teammate Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema to the prize Messi, who is winning the award for a second time and joining Robert Lewandowski […]

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has met the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians through the implementation of high-impact projects across the country.  The President said this today in Abuja while declaring open the last Ministerial Performance Review Retreat of his administration at the Statehouse. He highlighted remarkable progress made in the areas of agriculture, […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Orosanye White Paper Report be subjected to immediate review to enable the Government to take the most appropriate decision on its general recommendation. The President said this on Friday in Abuja when he received members of the Central Working Committee of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of […]

The Federal Government has said it is working on a guaranteed takeoff scheme to support Micro and Small scale businesses that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Director-General, Industrial Training Fund, (ITF), Joseph Ari, said this in Bauchi, during a town hall meeting with the beneficiaries. The Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Takeoff Scheme […]

Following a two-year break, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cross River State Government says the 2022 Edition of the annual Africa Biggest Street Party, Carnival Calabar, will be organised to change the face of the state’s economy. Briefing journalists in Calabar on the preparation for the event, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Eric […]

The Nigerian Government has been called upon to put in more effort in Covid-19 research and the purchase of vaccines, rather than wait on the international community for donations, as the country prepares for a possible third wave of the disease.  The call was by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, the umbrella body for pharmacists, which also […]

Nigeria has received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the United kingdom. Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson said the donation from the UK government is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the Covid-19 fight. The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, an organization […]

The four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated to Nigeria by the United States government through the COVAX facility have been certified safe and efficacious for administration on Nigerians. Speaking at the bi-weekly ministerial press conference yesterday in Abuja, NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, observed that the agency painstakingly monitored all incoming vaccines. […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 32 Delta variant cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in five states across the country. Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who gave the confirmation at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee, yesterday, in Abuja, cited Akwa Ibom State as having […]

No fewer than 57 persons have died of complications from COVID-19 in Ogun State. 12 new cases of the virus were recorded in the State on Sunday, even as government makes efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic. Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, yesterday said a total of 4,793 COVID-19 cases were recorded […]

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