Uncovered! National Assembly padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD - newsheadline247.com
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Uncovered! National Assembly padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD

By NAN The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Pondei made the disclosure on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while making clarifications on allegations of corruption levelled against the Interim Management Committee Read more

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Curfew: Lagos Doctors Begin ‘Indefinite Sit-at-Home’ strike

The doctors also said that their action was necessitated following incessant harassment of healthcare workers in Lagos by the security agents. By NAN The Nigeria Medical Association in Lagos has directed its members to immediately proceed on an indefinite sit-at-home strike starting from 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday. The association gave the directive in a joint Read more

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Quarter of a billion Africans at risk, as virus toll tops 300,000

By AFP The coronavirus could infect a quarter of a billion Africans and put intolerable pressure on the continent’s fragile health system, a new report said Friday, as the pandemic’s global death toll topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, borders began opening up in Europe and lockdowns continued to ease as Read more

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Buhari presides over ‘first ever’ virtual FEC meeting

…first of it’s kind in the history of the Federal Executive Council, involved Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. By NAN President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired the maiden virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he Read more

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WHO requires $1.7bn to respond to COVID-19 – Tedros Ghebreyesus

“To be clear, this estimate only covers WHO’s needs, not the entire global need…’’ By NAN The Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, says the organisation requires $1.7 billion to respond to COVID-19 between now and the end of 2020. Mr Ghebreyesus, in his speech posted on the verified WHO website, made the remark at a Read more

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Stop rejecting patients, FG tells medical facilities

…the ministry had also mobilised additional 20 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) across Kano state to reach people who need to be tested for the virus. By NAN The Federal Government has advised medical facilities in the country to stop rejecting patients, especially emergency cases. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, said this on Monday in Abuja, Read more