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Fuel Queues: NNPC Assures Nigerians Of Sufficient Supply

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Fuel Queues
The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged Nigerians not to panic, following the re-emergence of fuel queues in some parts of Abuja and its environs, explaining the corporation has enough supply in stock. The NNPC in a statement signed by its group general manager, group public affairs division, Garba Muhammad explained the current queue situation is a result of...

Nigeria To Introduce HPV Vaccine, Routine Immunisation

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Covax COVID-19 Vaccine
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has said it will soon introduce the human papillomavirus (HPV) into its routine immunisation (RI) programme. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this today, October 6, 2022, in Abuja, at the quarterly review meeting of the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Primary Health Care Delivery (NTLC). Science Nigeria reports that the HPV vaccines...

World Animal Day: Nigeria Advocates Climate-Smart Agriculture

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FMARD WAD
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) and stakeholders joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2022 World Farm Animals Day and World Animal Day while advocating for climate-smart agriculture. The commemoration, themed "Good Animal Husbandry Practice Is Climate-smart”, was celebrated at the ministry’s premises in Abuja, recently. In his speech, the Minister of State for Agriculture...

BHCPF To Help Nigeria Cater For Vulnerable Citizens – FG

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Friendly smiling young doctor supporting older patient during visit
The Federal Government has revealed that the country will need N1trillion to cater for the health of its vulnerable citizens through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).  The secretary of the Ministerial Oversight Committee for BHCPF, FMOH, Dr. Chris Isokpunwu said this yesterday (October 5, 2022) during the Nigeria Health Commissioners’ Forum in Abuja.  At the forum, themed “Financing Primary...

Abuja-Kaduna Train Kidnap: FG Secures Release Of Remaining 23 Abductees 

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Kidnapped victims
The Federal Government has secured the release of the 23 remaining abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers who were abducted with the help of military officers. Recall that terrorists attacked and kidnapped an Abuja-bound train on March 28, 2022, taking hostages. The secretary, Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee (CDSAC), Prof. Usman Yusuf, made this known in a statement signed on Wednesday. "I am...

STI: FG To Establish 6 Tech, Innovation Centres 

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The Federal Government said it will establish six technology, innovation centres (TICs) to assist in closing the gap presently in existence, where a lot of research is taking place in Nigeria, through the use of science, technology and innovation (STI).  The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Chief Henry Ikoh disclosed this in Abuja during the flag-off of...

Legislation Crucial For Citizens’ Identity Protection – Pantami

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NDBR FMoCDE
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has said that implementing legislation to ensure the protection and confidentiality of citizens’ data, as part of the government’s responsibility to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, is long overdue. Pantami made his assertion when he flagged off the National Validation on Data Protection Bill workshop organised by the...

Emergency Preparedness: Nigeria Cannot Continue Relying On Development Partners – NGF

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WHO supplies.
The Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) has frowned on the continued reliance of the country on development partners to hold the forte in medical emergencies, instead of designing a national preparedness plan.  Governor of Ekiti State and chairman of the NGF, Kayode Fayemi said this on Wednesday in Abuja under the auspices of the Nigeria Health Commissioners’ Forum.  The 2022 theme of the...

Ebola: FG On Alert Following New Detection In Uganda 

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Ebola
The Federal Government has placed Nigeria on ‘red’ alert following the detection of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) caused by the Sudan strain of the Ebola virus (EV) in Uganda, as declared on September 20, 2022. The director-general, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa made this known in a statement made available to journalists...

e-Government: FG To Continue Capacity-building Until Target Is Achieved  

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Isa Pantami
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has emphasised the need to brainstorm on the provision of reliable access to and use of print/electronic information, as well as artificial intelligence within government at the international, national, state, municipal and local level governments, citizens, and businesses for sustainable national development. Pantami said this at the commemoration of the...