Middle-income countries shut of Gavi look for new ways to get vaccines

Nine middle-income countries have agreed to work toward a pooled procurement mechanism for vaccines. They will begin by sharing vital information on the prices they pay for vaccines and who supplies them. Due to their middle-income status, the countries—Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Kingdom of Eswatini, Gabon, Mauritius, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe and Seychelles—are not […]

ICPC seizes 44 assets worth N14.7bn

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday said it had seized 44 assets valued at N14.7 billion. Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Okoduwa said the assets, located in the Federal Capital Teritory, comprised two mansions, 27 pieces of land, one […]

Road accident claims 12 lives in Niger

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger said that 12 people were killed in an accident on Friday in Gwacipe village of Gurara Local Government Area of the state. FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Minna that the accident involved DAF Trailer with registration number […]

Lagos presents N1.168trn 2020 Budget, over 11% of Nation’s budget

……Proposal 34% higher than 2019’s Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a budget of N1.168 trillion to the Lagos State House of Assembly for approval for the 2020 fiscal year. The proposal represent 11.3 per cent of the proposed 2020 budget of the entire country which is put at 10.22 trillion. The proposed […]

Council briefs Osinbajo on how to tackle malnutrition

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria has called for an institutional framework towards tackling malnutrition in Nigeria. Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, a member of the board of the society, communicated this while speaking with State House correspondents after the board meembers met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that that the […]

Nestle Nigeria Plc announces financial results for Q3 2019

By Peter Ejiofor Nestlé Nigeria Plc has announced its financial results for nine months period ending Sept. 30, 2019. The financial results made available to the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, showed that for the period January to September 2019, the company recorded a revenue of N211.3 billion – a growth […]

NDDC Audit: Deputy Speaker urges Buhari to prosecute offenders

By George OdokDeputy Speaker of the Cross River House of Assembly, Mr Joseph Bassey has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ordering a forensic audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission from 2001 to 2019. Bassey, who spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Calabar, urged the […]


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State had declared that the State is relatively the most peaceful and secure for serving corps members who are posted to serve in the country. The Governor, represented by the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Development, Honorable Emmanuel Umar made the assertion during the swearing-in ceremony […]