The African Health Budget Network (AHBN) has tasked African countries on the effective mobilisation of COVID-19 vaccines and improved uptake coverage in the continent. The dialogue themed: “Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines Procurement and Delivery Mechanisms for Africa”, with African civil society groups, the Media and Advocates. “UNICEF has worked to supply COVID-19 vaccines to member nations of the African Union to ensure widespread access to COVID-19 vaccines across Africa, the African Union launched the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT)”. The effective and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is a key policy priority and ensuring acceptance is just as important”. “Trust in vaccines, as well as the institutions that administer them, are key determinants of the success of any vaccination campaign on the continent.”ALSO READ FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNEAHBN tasks African countries… AHBN tasks African countries…
July 03, 2022 05:11 UTC
• Says Nigerian Sports Journalists Amongst Most Hardworking WorldwideThe Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, yesterday, felicitated with sports journalists across the country and beyond, as this year’s International Sports Journalists Day was celebrated world wide. Dare, a journalist, said that the profession is a noble one reserved for hardworking personalities, who work round the clock, all year-round, to give sports the needed reportage. “This day deserves to be celebrated, as I am a sports journalist myself, and I know the efforts and passion they put into their job daily. “Today, I celebrate sports journalists, who have made immeasurable sacrifice for sports across the globe, especially in Nigeria,” he said. He added, “in Nigeria, they rank very high among professionals, who put so much passion into their work, no matter what they face.
July 03, 2022 03:16 UTC
After the swearing-in of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria on June 27, 2022, pictures of the past CJNs during their swearing-in resurfaced on social media. Curious Nigerians, who have forever wondered why the CJNs carry the leather bag and what it contains, have tagged it various funny names. The manuscript is loose-leaf and kept in a leather bag. Some senior lawyers also commented on the issue, clarifying the perceived mystery around the leather bag. Some people say it is used in keeping either the Holy Bible or Holy Quran.
July 02, 2022 17:56 UTC
The search for survivors buried under a landslide in India’s northeast entered its third day Saturday with 25 bodies pulled from the rubble and nearly 40 people still missing. Most of the victims were reserve soldiers from the Territorial Army who had been working on the railway project. The situation at the scene of the landslide was “still serious” with rainfall and bad weather hampering rescue efforts, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said. India’s remote northeast has been pummelled by heavy rainfall in recent weeks, triggering landslides and floods. Dozens were killed in the region after flooding last month, with relentless rains causing landslides and inundating homes.
July 02, 2022 11:07 UTC
My 3-year old son doesn’t like to eat. I want to start him on Vitamins but some of my friends told me that Vitamins are not very effective. Ada (by WhatsApp)Even though a lot of people consume Vitamins on a daily basis, recent scientific research has confirmed that many of the Vitamins we consume are not very helpful. For this reason, I will also advise that instead of piling him up with Vitamins, it is better to encourage him to eat fresh food items. You can do this by giving him his preferred food items.
July 02, 2022 09:22 UTC
In Ibadan, Oyo State capital, some residents lamented what they described as pernicious and parlous state of the country, with the cost of living soaring and becoming unbearable for them. ”She added that the high cost of feeding has affected the rate at which people can get alleviated from poverty. “Also, bakers in Lagos complained about the high cost of raw materials for bread baking and other groceries. “We struggle to sustain ourselves due to the high cost of living. They expressed concern over the current high prices of foodstuffs, cooking gas and accommodation, among others, urging the government to intensify measures to address the situation.
July 02, 2022 06:02 UTC
Fashion trends come and go, but whether we like it or not, some trends are here to stay. One of such trends is the leather fashion. This leather fashion trend is cool ad trendy and can be worn by men and women. Some leather clothing you can try out include leather skirts, pants, jackets, boots, dress, top, and leather gown, all in different colours you so desire. Check out some leather inspiration you can recreate.
July 02, 2022 05:28 UTC
Not every child will naturally choose to wait or be tolerant; hence imbibing delayed gratification is key. To help your child be a delayed gratifier, try the popular ‘marshmallow experiments’ conducted by Walter Mischel and a team of researchers at Stanford University in the early 1970s. Here are a few ways to teach your child to help your child imbibe delayed gratification:Giving your child his own money is one of the most fundamental ways to teach him how to make smart decisions. Let your child see the money on the table: Literally speaking your child should see your income and then you begin to do the math on bills for the month. Delayed gratification is a key component of financial independence and a great life skill for excellence.
July 02, 2022 03:45 UTC
NNN: The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) in Kano State confirmed the arrest of a couple, for allegedly maltering their 14-year-old househelp. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Friday in Kano. He said the suspects Ahmed Abdulkarim and Safiyya Shamsuddeen who reside in Na’ibawa Yankatako Quarters in Kano, were arrested on June 28. “The victim, who is a minor, hails from Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa. He added that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigations.
July 02, 2022 01:22 UTC
FIFA says it will use semi-automatic offside technology at the November to December World Cup to make video assistant decisions faster and more reliable. Football’s world governing body said on Friday that the system would be used in all 64 matches in Qatar. The new offside technology was tested at the Arab Cup and the Club World Cup in February. The data will be reviewed by a video assistant and immediately relayed to the referee on the field. In addition to more precise measurements, it is also hoped that the technology speeds up video assistant reviews for offside.
July 01, 2022 21:06 UTC
The House of Representatives has begun the process of pulling out the National Assembly from the contributory pension scheme under the administration of the National Pension Commission. The House is to create a separate body to administer matters relating to pensions for workers in the federal parliament. At the plenary on Thursday, the House considered and adopted the report of its Committee on National Planning and Economic Development on the legislation titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to Exclude/Exempt the National Assembly Service from the Contributory Pension Scheme and Establish the National Assembly Service Pension Board.’The Chairman of the committee, Olododo Cook, said the proposal was to exempt the personnel of the National Assembly from the Contributory Pension Scheme and to establish a National Assembly Service Pensions Board “to be charged with the responsibility of administering the pensions scheme for personnel of the service.”Cook stated, “This bill is in consequence of the exit of the service from the application of the contributory pensions scheme under the Pensions Reform Act, 2014.”The bill seeks to amend Section 5(1)(a) of the Act by inserting the words ‘the National Assembly service’ to read thus: ‘The categories of persons exempted from the Contributory Pension are (a) the categories of persons mentioned in Section 291 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), members of the intelligence community and the National Assembly service personnel.’
July 01, 2022 15:49 UTC
A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice Abdullahi Liman, on Friday, restrained the Kano State government from borrowing N10 billion for the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. KFF, through its counsel, led by Mr Badamasi Suleiman-Gandu, prayed the court to restrain Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State from borrowing a N10 billion loan. ALSO READ FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNEOther respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of Kano State, Commissioner of Finance Kano and Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly. He also ordered the plaintiff to serve the Federal Ministry of Finance, Debt Management Office and Fiscal Responsibility Commission with the order and other court processes. The State House of Assembly had on June 15 approved Ganduje’s request to access N10 billion from a commercial bank.
July 01, 2022 14:51 UTC
The Defence Headquarters on Thursday disclosed that 4,770 Boko Haram terrorists surrendered to troops between June 1 and 15, 2022. Those who surrendered, according to the military high command, include 2,490 children; 1,415 women and 814 men. Addressing journalists at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday on the activities of the military between June 16 and 30, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, said all the surrendered terrorists have been profiled. He said, “Members of Boko Haram terrorists have continued to surrender to own troops at different locations in the theatre. “Between June 1 and 15, 2022, a total of 4,770 of them, comprising 864 adult males, 1,415 women and 2,490 children surrendered.
July 01, 2022 14:20 UTC
Speaking with our correspondent on Thursday, Ogunfolaju said customers had stopped visiting his business over fear of being harassed and arrested. “Fast forward to March 7, 2020, we had the EFCC raid and they arrested me and my customers. After being released, I managed to build up the business to normal capacity through promotion, brand activation and bank loans despite the serial losses incurred during the EFCC raid. Two months after the NDLEA raid, precisely on Friday, June 3, 2022, EFCC officials raided the premises again. He said, “The EFCC officials that raided the club came from Ibadan, Oyo State.
July 01, 2022 08:25 UTC
According to him, the scarcity of the product is caused by government’s misplaced priority. He queried the rationale for importing petrol and diesel when these products could be refined locally if the refineries are working. “Why are the scarcity of petrol? The scarcity is not caused by tanker drivers but government’s misplaced priority. He described PTD as the most sustainable aspect of NUPENG, saying that their roles affect everybody in the country.
July 01, 2022 08:22 UTC