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NAFDAC approves emergency use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine

+The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted approval for the emergency use of Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID19 vaccine for Nigerians from 18 years The Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement released in Abuja today May 18. “After a thorough evaluation, the NAFDAC vaccine committee concluded …

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Reps consider bill to ensure President-elect forms cabinet within 30 days of inauguration

The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill to provide a timeframe for a president-elect to appoint ministers. The bill seeks to, among other things, ensure that a president forms his cabinet within 30 days of his or her swearing-in. The bill, sponsored by Kpam Sokpo of Benue State, was passed on …

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Abiodun suspends aide arrested for alleged fraud in US

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, who was arrested in the United States for alleged involvement in $350,000 unemployment fraud. The PUNCH had reported that the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Rufai on Friday evening at the John F Kennedy International Airport in… …

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Illicit loggers defy gov, threaten Bayelsa communities, vegetation

…Over 30 truckloads of timber transported from Bayelsa daily – Clarkson, NAS By Samuel Oyadongha The lush mangrove vegetation of Bayelsa State, one of the largest wetlands in the Niger Delta, and the country is under severe threat by illegal loggers whose activities may shortly expose communities in the state to tidal erosion and destroy …

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Dapo Abiodun’s Aide, Abidemi Rufai Arrested In US Over $350,000 Fraud

Abidemi Rufai, the Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has been arrested in the United States of America over $350,000 employment fraud. Rufai was quizzed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday evening at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York following a criminal complaint. He was subsequently …

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BREAKING: Gov El-rufai declares NLC President, others wanted

Kaduna State Government has declared the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba and other executives wanted for alleged economic sabotage. The state governor Nasir El-Rufai said, “Ayuba Wabba & others of NLC declared wanted for economic sabotage and attacks on public infrastructure under Miscellaneous Offences Act.” El-Rufai said the state government has also …

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Governors To Meet Over Judiciary Workers’ Strike, Others

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum will meet on Wednesday to further discuss the implementation of the contentious Order 10 which grants financial autonomy to the judiciary and legislature in various states. In a statement on Monday, the NGF Head of Media and Publicity, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, noted that the meeting would also consider updates on states fiscal …

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Workers’ strike: Kaduna declares NLC chairman, others wanted

The Kaduna State Government has declared the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, and others wanted. Wabba had on Monday led workers in the state on a warning strike to force the state Governor, Malam Nasir El-rufai, to rescind his decision to sack workers in the state. The action by NLC led to… …

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Gov Abiodun’s aide, Abidemi Rufai risks jail term over alleged N312bn fraud in US

Abidemi Rufai, Governor Dapo Abiodun top aide on special duties, has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States for his role in $650 million (N312 billion) unemployment benefits fraud. The Seattle Times reports that Rufai was apprehended in New York on Friday as he attempted to flee the country. According …

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Senator Garba’s claim spurious, says Hadiza, suspended NPA boss

Suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman, yesterday dismissed claims by a former board member of the agency, Senator Binta Garba, that she was removed from office because she asked questions about its operations. But reacting yesterday, Hadiza in a statement, said Garba’s claim was not only spurious but also presented her …

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