Sanofi reinforces commitment as WHO Africa region becomes Wild Poliovirus free

The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), the body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the WHO Africa Region (WHO-Afro), has granted the region ‘wild poliovirus free’ status. This follows after Nigeria, the last wild poliovirus endemic country in the region, recorded no new cases in three years – the requisite period – since it last reported cases of wild poliovirus. Sanofi Pasteur, the world’s single largest producers of vaccines, is proud to be associated with this major milestone for Nigeria, WHO Africa Region and the overall…

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Experts seek review of SDGs’ implementation to alleviate malnutrition

Nigeria’s nutrition and development space have called for an urgent review of Nigeria’s localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to alleviate malnutrition in the country. This was the focal point of discussion by experts who spoke at a recent Protein Challenge webinar, titled: “The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition: Connecting the Dots for Nigeria”. The webinar was organized as a part of the Nigeria Protein Deficiency Awareness Campaign (Protein Challenge), which is a media campaign to create awareness about the challenge of protein deficiency in Nigeria, and to mobilise…

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Delta to resume Atlanta – Lagos flights September

There are indications that  Delta Air Lines may resume Atlanta to Lagos*(LOS) flights in September. This is based on the airline’s time table which put the resumption of its Ghana operations in September and that of Nigeria subject to government approval for resumption of international flights operation which the government has already approved for the 29th of August. Maybe the airline management is not aware of the date already announced by the Nigerian government. Meanwhile, as Delta works to restart service in line with the lifting of travel restrictions, potential…

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Septuagenarian, 5 others face trial over alleged forging of court order, N6.4m theft

A 78 year-old woman, Folashade Adetoun Sofola along five others have been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ogba, Lagos, over alleged forgery of court order, theft of N6.480 million and conduct likely to breach public peace. Others arraigned alongside Sofola are: Ime James Udofia, 48; Simon Jacob, 54; Adeyemo Adefemi, 42; Agboola Timothy Olusegun, 59 and Adejoke Omobowale Fadina, 60. All the defendants were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afuwa led-court, by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID), on charges bordering on conspiracy, conduct likely to breach public peace,…

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NCPC slashes cost of 2020 Christian pilgrimage to Israel

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC has cut down the cost of this year’s pilgrimage to Israel. This was disclosed recently in Gombe by the executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam during a stakeholders meeting with chairmen and secretaries of States Christian Pilgrims welfare boards in the North East zone. The NCPC boss stated that the cost was cut down to reduce the burden on intending pilgrims considering the current state of the economy. He explained that on assumption of office in July, 2020,the proposed…

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NCAA issues weather advisory circular on thunderstorm occurrence

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued weather Advisory Circular (AC) to the industry and demanded strict compliance.   The objective of this AC is to bring pilots and operators up to date on the occurrence of thunderstorm phenomenon over Nigerian airports since the onset of rainy season in the country.   The statistics from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) so far indicated that most of the airports have recorded quite a number of thunderstorms between March and July 2020. In the month of July 2020, NIMET data indicate…

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