Monday, February 15, 2021



NLC pickets KEDCO head-office over mass retrenchment of workers, other demands in Kano

The Kano State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has picketed the head office of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, in Kano State over mass retrenchment of workers and 12 other demands.

WTO: Okonjo-Iweala reacts to appointment, says ‘we need to get global economy going again’

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed happiness over her appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, WTO, saying that she would work towards getting the global economy running again.

COVID-19: India develops 20 more vaccines, to be released March – Minister

India is developing about 20 more vaccines against the coronavirus and plans to roll them out in the coming months, the Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, said on Monday.

Lawan congratulates Okonjo-Iweala on emergence as WTO Director-General

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the first African and first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

COVID-19: Zimbabwe receives first vaccine doses donated by China

Zimbabwe on Monday received its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, donated to the southern African nation by China.

An Afternoon With Nigeria’s Chief Technology Officer, by Gimba Kakanda

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The...

Valentine’s: We prefer credit alerts to flowers, cards, chocolates, say Jos women

As the world celebrates Valentine's Day, some women in Jos say they would prefer ”meaningful gifts” than receiving flowers, cards and chocolates, usually accepted...

Nigeria reports 1,005 new COVID-19 infections, 24 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported  24 deaths in 24 hours and 1,005 new cases of the coronavirus. The total number of COVID-19...

Valentine’s: Sex toys, lingerie, cakes top purchase charts

Barely 48 hours to Valentine’s Day, an increase in the purchase of adult themed toys, lingerie (women’s underwear), cakes and wigs has been recorded,...

Abdul-Jabbar’s rising profile, the upcoming debate, the state, and the spectators, by Abdulkadir Salaudeen

No doubt, talks about Abdul Jabbar Nasiru Kabara dominate most discussions in Muslim circles in recent days—not only in the North—all over Nigeria and even beyond. Hitherto, not many people knew Abdul Jabbar across the country,

COVID-19: Pakistan approves China’s CanSino vaccine

China’s CanSino vaccine has become the second Chinese COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan for emergency use in the country.

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Australia’s second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Over 390,000 volunteer to fight COVID-19 in China

More than 390,000 volunteers devoted themselves to the country’s fight against COVID-19 in 2020, the Red Cross Society of China said on Friday.

COVID-19: First batch of vaccines arrive in Japan from Pfizer

The first batch of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Japan on Friday, local media reported, with official approval for the shots expected within days as the country races to control a third wave of infections ahead of the Olympic Games.

Nigeria to re-base GDP in 2021- Statistician-General

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, says the nation will re-base its Gross Domestic Product, GDP, later in the year.

UNIBEN students protest high cost of photocopying lecture materials

Students of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, on Thursday decried the recent hike in the cost of printing lecture materials and other documents.

Emirates suspends flights from Lagos, Abuja airports

Emirates Airlines has suspended flights from Lagos and Abuja airports to Dubai until February 28.

China collaborates with WHO to trace origin of coronavirus

China will maintain contacts with the World Health Organisation, WHO, in search of the origin of COVID-19, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Over 58, 000 fake vaccines busted in China, 600 doses sent overseas

Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Rain destroys part of 500-year-old building in Benin

Part of a 500-year old ancient Benin building known as Urokpota hall has been destroyed by rainfall that lasted for over one hour.

Nigeria-China @50: President Xi Jinping congratulates Buhari

President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the anniversary of the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Nigeria and China.

COVID-19 Second Wave: Senate assures of adequate funding

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly has made special provisions for prevention and management of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

COVID-19 vaccines and BUA’s exemplary philanthropy, by Chidiebere Nwobodo 

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." — John F. Kennedy. 

COVID-19: Foreign travelers to present 3 negative tests – Britain

Travellers entering Britain from overseas will soon be required to take three Coronavirus, COVID-19, tests and quarantine for 10 days, according to media reports.

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