FG expecting 42 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria
The federal government of Nigeria is said to be in talks with China over COVID-19 Vaccine. According to reports, FG is expecting 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to battle coronavirus in the country.
Top government leaders and health workers are said to be considered first. Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, also stated that 100,000 doses of the vaccines would be received by the country at the end of this month.
FG inaugurates 774,000 jobs for three months
The Federal Government, on Tuesday, 5 January 2021 inaugurated the Special Public Works Programme meant to employ 774,000 itinerant workers nationwide for three months.
The government said the initiative, which will pay N20,000 each, was conceived to shield vulnerable Nigerians from poverty, hunger and joblessness.
Speaking at the ceremony, which held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, explained that the initiative was meant to protect the most vulnerable Nigerians from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wike attacks FG over Ogoni environmental sanitation
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the federal government of playing politics with the environmental sanitation of Ogoni region in the state which was recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme.
He noted that the region deserved more than what was currently being offered to the area by FG. Wike stated this during the inauguration of the 16.06-kilometre dual carriage Sakpenwa-Bori Highway by the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyichukwu Ugwuanyi, in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the state.
Monarch accuses Lagos police of battering son to death
Wasiu Jinadu, the traditional ruler of Abule-Okuta, Bariga, Lagos, has accused policemen attached to the Bariga Police Division of allegedly torturing his son, Taiwo, to death.
According to reports, Taiwo was arrested on Christmas Day after a local footballer, identified only as Toyin, reported to the police that the victim punched him during a misunderstanding. Jinadu told newsmen that the police, after torturing his son, rushed him to the Somolu General Hospital, where he died.
Makinde’s aides, Assembly Members supporting hoodlums – Amotekun
Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), Commander of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, has said some of the aides of Governor Seyi Makinde and some ‘assembly members’ are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of some areas in Ibadan.
The Amotekun commander disclosed this on Tuesday, 5 January 2020, while speaking during a programme on Fresh FM, Ibadan.
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