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4,683 Nigerians Get Second Dose Of AstraZeneca Vaccine — FG
The National primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) says it has begun providing second doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, disclosing that the number has reached 4,683.
NPHCDA Executive Director, Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. Shuaib said a total of 1, 929,237 Nigerians had taken their first dose of the vaccine.
He said the number represented 96 percent of the targeted population as it indicated that Nigeria had almost completed administering all first doses included in the campaign as of May 24.
Sultan To FG: Tell Us Where Recovered Loots Are
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III on Tuesday urged the Federal government to explain to Nigerians how much loots it had recovered and what they were being used for.
He spoke in Sokoto at the zonal dialogue with stakeholders on the National Ethics and Integrity Policy, organized by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission for the northwest zone.
The Sultan, represented by the Wazirin Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaidu, said keeping mute on the recovered loots would spell doom for the fight against corruption in the country.
Northern Elders Accuse Southern Governors Of Building Ethnic Monsters
The Northern Elders’ Forum has accused governors in the Southern region of building “ethnic monsters” and hiding behind them to whip up sentiments.
The forum also alleged that the governors, who swore to protect the constitution and defend the unity and integrity of Nigeria, have surrendered to the secessionists.
In a statement made available to journalists by its spokesman, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum berated Southern leaders over the ban on open grazing, saying they are making a desperate but futile attempt to split the north.
IPOB Hires New Firm To Pursue Cause In N300m Deal
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has acquired the service of a new American lobbying firm to garner the support of the U.S. government for its secession bid.
A report by Premium Times said the one-year deal would cost Kanu and IPOB $750,000, which is over N300m at the current official exchange rate of N410 to $1.
The report said the deal was signed in February with Kanu’s signature for the service of BW Global Group (BWGG LLC), co-owned by Jeffrey Birrel and Alan White, registered in Washington D.C.
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