Governance

43 buildings at Airport road sealed by Lagos State Government_Femi Ehiabhi

The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development says it has sealed 43 buildings on Airport Road for violating the physical planning laws. Mukaila Sanusi, for the ministry, said in a statement on Thursday that the Commissioner, Dr Idris Salako, supervised the exercise on Wednesday. Salako said most of the buildings, including 13… Continue reading 43 buildings at Airport road sealed by Lagos State Government_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

COVID-10: Kenya records highest new corona infections in 24 hours at 796_Femi Ehiabhi

Kenya has recorded the highest number new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours at 796. This brings the country’s total number of coronavirus cases to 15, 601. A total of 6,745 samples were tested in the 24-hour period. Making the announcement during the daily briefing on Thursday, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi also revealed that… Continue reading COVID-10: Kenya records highest new corona infections in 24 hours at 796_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH · WORLD NEWS

US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M_Femi Ehiabhi

Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are undercutting the pandemic response. With the U.S. tally of confirmed infections at nearly 4 million Wednesday and new cases surging, the bottlenecks are creating problems for workers kept off the job while awaiting results, nursing… Continue reading US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M_Femi Ehiabhi

ECONOMY · FINANCE

Nigeria’s 2021 budget of N12.6trn to be financed by N4.3 trillion loan, others_Femi Ehiabhi

The federal government has proposed N12.6 trillion as aggregate budget for the 2021 fiscal year. The proposed budget will have a deficit of N5.16 trillion and will be partly financed by a total loan package of N4.28 trillion. The proposals were contained in the 2021- 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper… Continue reading Nigeria’s 2021 budget of N12.6trn to be financed by N4.3 trillion loan, others_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

Edo leads as Nigeria records 556 new cases of Coronavirus_Femi Ehiabhi

Edo State on Sunday recorded the highest Coronavirus cases, as the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, announced 556 new cases. Edo takes the lead while Lagos followed in the new cases that put the nation’s total coronavirus figures at 36,663 and 789 deaths. However, 15,105 patients have been discharged upon treatment and recovery from… Continue reading Edo leads as Nigeria records 556 new cases of Coronavirus_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

COVID-19: Benue House Of Assembly Speaker Tests Positive_Femi Ehiabhi

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Mr Titus Uba has tested positive for COVID-19. The chief press secretary to the Speaker, Lubiem Tiav says samples from Mr Uba and four Assembly members were taken by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Mr Tiav’s household was tested, however, only the Speaker and his… Continue reading COVID-19: Benue House Of Assembly Speaker Tests Positive_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH · WORLD NEWS

Zimbabwe doctors threaten to strike over poor pay and a lack of coronavirus PPEs_Femi Ehiabhi

Senior doctors in Zimbabwe’s public health service have threatened to walk out over low pay and lack of coronavirus protective gear, in the latest dispute to plague the country’s battered health system. Some 15 000 nurses have been on strike for two weeks over wages that have been hit by galloping inflation. Coronavirus infections are… Continue reading Zimbabwe doctors threaten to strike over poor pay and a lack of coronavirus PPEs_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH

Health Minister Warns Migrating Doctors, “No Hazard Allowance in the UK”_Femi Ehiabhi

The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, has warned Nigerian doctors of the dangers of migrating to other countries. Mr Ehanire, while responding to questions at the bi-weekly Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, said unlike Nigeria, the United Kingdom do not pay hazard allowance to health workers. “I think we are one of the few… Continue reading Health Minister Warns Migrating Doctors, “No Hazard Allowance in the UK”_Femi Ehiabhi

HEALTH · WORLD NEWS

Breaking: Bubonic plague reported in America_Femi Ehiabhi

A squirrel in Colorado, United States has tested positive for the bubonic plague. According to the report, the squirrel tested positive on July 11 in the town of Morrison, marking the first case of plague in the county this year. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) department announced the development. JCPH warns the public that it… Continue reading Breaking: Bubonic plague reported in America_Femi Ehiabhi