COVID-19 Update: Many May Have Been Given Wrong Negative PCR Test Results

An estimate of 43,000 people may have been given wrong negative PCR COVID-19 test results in Britain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said. The Agency said testing operations provided by Immensa Health Clinic at its laboratory in Wolverhampton have been suspended. “It has been suspended following an investigation into reports of people receiving negative PCR test results after they have previously tested positive on a lateral flow. The errors relate to test results given to people between Sept. 8 and Oct.12, mainly in the Southwest of England but with…

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Nigeria Government To Establish COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Sites In States

To give more and more Nigerians the opportunity to get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination, the Federal Government has announced that it plans set up mass vaccination centres across the country. This came as Nigeria was ranked as the worst performing country in West Africa in the global effort to defeat inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Federal Government has been charged to invest massively in public education, health, and social protection, to tackle poverty, joblessness, and other inequalities. The Federal Government explained that the development was in line with…

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Falana To Buhari: Do Not Let Police Disrupt #Endsars Protests

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abide by his oath of office by calling on the police not to disrupt the upcoming #EndSARS protests. Falana, who is the Interim Chairman, Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond said this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Nigeria Police Force Lacks Power to Ban Public Protests in Nigeria’. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had said the police would not allow anyone to stage another #EndSARS protest ahead of the one-year anniversary…

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STF Arrests Bandits, Informants in Niger State

About 22 people suspected to be bandits’ informants have been arrested by men of the Joint Security Task Force deployed in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State in northern Nigeria. The arrest of the suspects followed a raid carried out by the task force on the hideouts of the informants. It was learnt that some of the suspects were arrested with riffles and other dangerous weapons and have been taken to security facilities in Zumba town for onward movement to the Police Command headquarters in Minna. It was also…

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Court Imposes N200k Fine On Fani-Kayode, Threatens To Revoke Bail Over Alleged N4.6bn Fraud

Hon. Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division has imposed a N200, 000 fine on former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), for his absence in court to take his plea on an alleged N4.6 billion fraud case. FFK recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The former minister is being prosecuted in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) along with a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Esther Usman, and a former Chairman of ALGON, Danjuma…

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Nigeria Military Claims 13,243 Repentant Terrorists Surrendered In Two Weeks

The Defence Headquarters in Nigeria on Thursday said a total of 13,243 repentant terrorists and their families surrendered to troops of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at different locations in the Northeast in the last two weeks. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a briefing on military operations between October 1 and October 14, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen Benard Onyeuko, said of the number, about 3,243 are adult males while 3,868 are women. Children constitute about 6,234 of the total figure. He added that no fewer than…

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EFCC Has Remitted N1.66b Since 2017, Says AMCON

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has said it got N1,667,582,605.04 recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) between 2017 and July 5, 2021. The corporation said the money represented loan repayments recovered which were credited to its Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) account for the settlement of bond obligations. This was contained in a letter presented to the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment and Status of All Recovered Loots during an investigative hearing yesterday in Abuja. The letter was signed by AMCON Managing…

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Gen Gowon Mourns With The Aguiyi-Ironsi Family

Former Head of State Yakubu Gowon has commiserated with the family of the first Military Head of State, the late Maj.-Gen. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, over the death of their matriarch, Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi. Mrs Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi was the First Lady of Nigeria between Janaury 16, 1966 and July 29, 1966, when her husband was assassinated in a counter military coup. She died on August 23, 2021, at the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia, aged 97 years. Gowon, who is the Founder and Chairman of Nigeria Prays, described late Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi as…

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AOC Of New ‘NG Eagle’ Airlines May Be Issued October

…AMCON assembling its aviation portfolio to set up NG Eagle Anytime from now, a new airline, NG Eagle, an independent entity financed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), we hear may get its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) next month, according to a source very close to the airline. The source, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media because of the sensitivity of the matter, told our reporter that the carrier would operate as a separate entity from Arik Air. He equally stated…

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Friday October 1st Is Public Holiday In Nigeria – FG

Friday, October 1, 2021, has been declared as public holiday by the Federal Government of Nigeria to mark the Nation’s 61st independence anniversary. Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s Celebration of the Country’s 61st anniversary and assured of Government’s commitment to tackling and eradicating all forms of challenges –be they political, socio-economic, or otherwise. Shuaib Belgore, Permanent Secretary in the ministry quoted the minister as saying that “our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as…

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