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Zambia, Ghana, Burundi And The Democratic Republic Of Congo have licensed Ervebo,an EBOLA Vaccine produced by Merck’s for use.

The Vaccine pre-qualified by the World Health Organization according to a press release is expected in additional Countries in the coming weeks.

By this latest development, the manufacturer is to distribute the Vaccine enmass to African Countries at risk of the disease outbreak

The Vaccine according to experts has shown to be safe and protective against the Zaire Strain of Ebola Virus.

The Vaccine is said to consist of a vesicular stomatitis Virus which is an animal virus that causes flu like illness in humans.

Re-Arraignment Of Former Jamb Registrar Stalled over Absence Of in- laws


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The re- arraignment of a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde on a 17 count criminal charge suffered an adjournment at the instance of the The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

The re-arraignment which was supposed to kick off today was adjourned to April 19 due to the failure of the ICPC counsel Henry emore to serve the 8th to 11th defendants comprising Ojerinde 3 sons and one daughter-in-law their criminal charges.

ICPC had arraigned Ojerinde on July 6, 2021, on an 18-count charge bordering on alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of N5.2 billion while in office.

When the matter came up on Friday, counsel for ICPC, Henry Emore pleaded with the court for an adjournment to enable them serve the 8th to 11th defendants their criminal charges.

Counsel for the defendants, Ajibola Bello, while informing the court about the re-arrest of ojerinde by the ICPC was cut short by the judge who said their plea cannot be heard without the presence of the 8th to 11th defendants.

Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned the case to April 19 and said there would be consequences if the 8th to 11th defendants fails to appear before the court.

Ojerinde who was re- arrested on January 26 this year will spend another 26 days from today in ICPC custody before his re- arraignment in April 19.

He had through his counsel sued the ICPC, seeking an order to enforce his fundamental rights, following his re-arrest and his subsequent detention.



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Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has asked Muslim faithful to place peace and unity of Nigeria above any other consideration as they commence the 30 day Ramadan fast.

Ayade in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Barr. Christian Ita, urged the muslims to “reflect on the teachings of Ramadan as one of the five pillars of Islam through acts of kindness, generosity, love, unity and support for the weak.

According to him, Ramadan is a period of spiritual upliftment and devotion to Almighty Allah which the faithful should take advantage of to reinvigorate spiritually.

The Governor called on the Muslim Community in the State, the Council of Imam and Schorlars as well as Muslim leaders to preach peaceful coexistence at all times.

Ayade commended the Muslim Community in the state for coming out en mass to participate in the just concluded 2023 elections and called on them to give the same support you have given me to the incoming administration led by Senator Bassey Otu,


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Senator Ike Ekweremadu and and his wife , Beatrice have been found guilty of conspiracy and organ trafficking by the Old Bailey

They criminally conspired to bring the 21-year-old Lagos street trader to London to exploit him for his kidney, the jury found on Thursday.

The judge, Justice Jeremy Johnson, will pass a sentence at a later date

The duo alongside their daughter, Sonia, and a medical doctor, Dr. Obinna Obeta, were found guilty of facilitating the travel of a young man to Britain with a view to his exploitation after a six-week trial at the Old Bailey.


Lagos State Government
Ministry of Health


Update on the Train/Bus Accident in Lagos State as at Wednesday 22nd March, 2023

Total number of passengers involved – 102

Break down of Location after Triage from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)
📌LASUTH – 71
📌GH, LAGOS – 4
📌GH, Orile-Agege –10
📌GH, Gbagada – 6
📌Tollgate Trauma Centre – 5

Death – 6 ( 2 at the site of accident and 4 at LASUTH during resuscitation)

Total number of patients on admission as at today Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 (Day14) – 19
📌LASUTH – 16,
📌General Hospital Odan-Lagos – 2,
📌General Hospital, Gbagada – 1

Total number of passengers discharged as at today Wednesday 22nd March, 2023 (Day 14) – 77

The unfortunate events occurred on the 9th of March between a BRT Bus And A train at the PWD Sogunle area of Lagos State, with 102 Passengers affected.

Prof. Akin Abayomi
Commissioner for Health,
Lagos State

Ramadan: Senate President Urges Prayers For Peaceful Transition Of Power


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Press Release

Senate President urges prayers for peaceful transition of power

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged Muslim faithful in Nigeria, in this Holy month of Ramadan, to pray for a peaceful transition of power at the national and sub national levels in the coming months.

In his goodwill message, Lawan said this Ramadan period provides an opportunity to also pray for the success of the incoming administrations both at the Federal and state levels , as they would assume the tasks of continuing the building of a virile and prosperous Nigeria.

Lawan urges Nigerians to use the opportunity to thank Almighty Allah for the successes recorded in the conduct of the General Elections

He added that Nigerians should also pray for divine guidance for the incoming 10th National Assembly so that they can also successfully perform their roles to ensure good governance in Nigeria.





The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening Committee for Bayelsa State on Tuesday screened and cleared Senator Douye Diri for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.

The screening exercise took place at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.

Senator Diri, who is the incumbent governor of the state, was the only aspirant from the party that picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms for the November poll.

Chairman of the screening committee and Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said the panel screened Governor Diri in line with guidelines of the party and as stipulated in the Electoral Law.

Shaibu said the Bayelsa helmsman met all the requirements of the party for the election.

He said: “We have checked the documents of Governor Douye Diri and have also interviewed him. Having satisfied our question-and-answer process, we discovered that he is not only worthy to contest the election but also have no encumbrances as far as his documents are concerned.

“Regardless of the fact that he is the incumbent governor and having been a Senator of the Federal Republic, we still went through his documents page by page to ensure that there is nothing that is contrary to the Electoral Law.

“Having met all the conditions and in line with the process, you have been cleared by the committee. We wish you well in the forthcoming election in Bayelsa State.

“We know you have performed well as governor and by the grace of God, you will continue with the good work you have started after the election to make Bayelsa the state that Bayelsans dream to have.”

Daniel Alabrah
Chief Press Secretary to the Bayelsa State Governor
March 21, 2023



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The United States says it is deeply troubled by the disturbing acts of violence, voter intimidation and suppression that took place during the governorship and state assembly polls in Lagos, Kano, and other states in Nigeria.

In a statement, the U.S.says members of the diplomatic mission observed the elections in Lagos and elsewhere and witnessed some of these incidents first-hand.

The use of ethnically charged rhetoric before, during, and after the election in Lagos was particularly concerning.

The U.S. therefore, called on Nigerian authorities to hold accountable and bring to justice, any individuals found to have ordered or carried out efforts to intimidate voters and suppress voting during the election process.

The United States promised to consider all available actions, including additional visa restrictions, on individuals believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Nigeria.

The U.S. commended Nigerian political actors, religious and community leaders, youth, and citizens who have chosen to reject and speak out against such violence and inflammatory language, affirming Nigerians’ commitment to and respect for the democratic process.

The United States also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to improve voting processes and technical elements that experienced flaws in that voting round, noting that
The March 18 elections appear to have had significant operational improvements, as polling stations generally opened on time, and most results were visible on an electronic viewing platform in a timely manner.

The IS government has also renewed its call for any challenges to election results to go through established legal processes, which must not be interfered with.



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Nigeria’s pop star, Davido, is back on Instagram following a couple of months break he took; since the death of his son Ifeanyi Adeleke on October 31st 2022.

The Stand Strong singer Davido via his Instagram on Tuesday March 21st 2023 announced he is back to the business of doing music nonstop.

He has set March 31st for the release of his next album titled “Timeless”.

A video he shared on Instagram reads:

“There is a time for everything. A time to Grieve and a time to Heal.

“A time to Laugh and a time to Dance. A time to Speak and A time for Silence”

“Thank you to everyone out there for your love and support that has held me down. All the love and messages while I was away, the gifts sent, the concerts you all threw! I appreciate it all. Today, I want to remind you all that what is now Timeless, was once new. It’s time for new.



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The Federal Government has suspended the introduction of another five percent Excise Duty in the telecoms sector.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa pantami who made the announcement at a presidential review committee on excise duty in Abuja said there are Already about forty one categories of charges in the Communications sector and adding another five percent will overburden Nigerians.

He explained that based on the recommendations of the committee president Buhari approved the exemption of the five percent Excise Duty while challenging other sectors of the nation’s economy to also contribute significantly to the country’s GDP like the telecoms sector has done over the years.



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An election Official Who absconded with 14 Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and other materials during the last Saturday Governorship Election I Jos North Council area has been arrested.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday at the Jos North INEC Office when he came to return the BVAS three days after he and others were declared wanted

The Missing BVAS, was part of the issue which brought apprehension at the INEC Headquarters in Jos during the collation of the Governorship results.

But in a dramatic twist of events, about 24 hours after the election was declared, one of the suspects who was declared wanted over the missing BVAS and other election materials in Naraguta (B) Ward of Jos North local government area Abubakar Useni appeared on Tuesday with 14 BVAS, claiming that he ran away due to tension at the collation center.

However, Contrary to the statement of the Suspect, INEC’S Registration Area Technical Support Staff for Jos North, John Cornelius, while gaving his own account of what happened said he only received a call From the suspect on Tuesday since they were declared wanted.

Although there was no official statement from INEC as at the time of filling this report, but the suspect and others involved in the metter are being transferred to the Plateau state Criminal investigation Deportment.

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