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Daily Archives: January 15, 2021

New COVID-19 Variants

New COVID-19 Variants Not Cause For Concern – Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC DG

Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, says the new variants or strains of the COVID-19 virus in the country are not a cause for concern because viruses mutate all the time. He said they could only be of [...]

January 15, 2021 Health issues
Biden Appoints Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo As White House Counsel

Biden Appoints Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo As White House Counsel

US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet. Biden had announced the appointment of Badejo, a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US, when he named additional 20 members of the [...]

January 15, 2021 International
Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Already In Nigeria

PUBLIC ALERT: Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Already In Nigeria, Says NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) said it had received reports of the importation of fake COVID-19 vaccine into Nigeria. Addressing a virtual press conference on Friday, NAFDAC Director General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said the [...]

January 15, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria’s Inflation

Nigeria’s Inflation Rises To 15.75%

The consumer price index, (CPI), Thursday recorded 15.75 percent increase (year-on-year) in December 2020. In its monthly report released on Friday, the National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS) said the increase was 0.86 percent points higher than the rate recorded in [...]

January 15, 2021 Economy
Boko Haram Planning To Kidnap Borno

Boko Haram Planning To Kidnap Borno, Yobe Residents, Obtain National Identity Numbers – Military Sources

Boko Haram terrorists are planning to intensify abduction of travellers and residents along Borno and Yobe states’ roads in order to obtain their National Identity Numbers (NINs) and use the same for registration of SIM cards, according to multiple military [...]

January 15, 2021 Boko Haram And Terror