Ghana Receives First Doses Of Free COVID-19 Vaccine
Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive vaccines from COVAX, a global scheme to procure and distribute Covid inoculations for free for poorer countries.
They are part of an initial tranche of deliveries headed to several low and middle-income countries.
An Emirates flight carrying the vaccines touched down at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport shortly after 0740 GMT, where a government delegation led by the Minister for Health Designate Kwaku Agyeman Manu received them, in images broadcast on television.
Ghana’s food and drug authority has already authorised the use of the Indian-made vaccines as well as Russia’s Sputnik V, according to local media.
NLC Breaks Silence Refineries' Privatization
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday hinged its support for the planned privatisation of the country’s refineries on the process being opened, transparent and allowing every Nigerian, including workers, to buy shares in the entities.
However, it rejected the suggestion that the organised labour should float an import facility and join in the fuel import business.
The organised labour and the federal government have been negotiating a way out of the looming hike in petrol price which became apparent following the rise in the cost of crude oil in the international market.
At the last meeting between the two parties in Abuja, where they considered the report of the Technical Committee on Petrol Pricing Framework, NLC and TUC rejected a proposal by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to raise the pump price of fuel.
Not All Fulani Herdsmen Are Bandits, Insurgents – Sultan
Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that not all Fulani herdsmen are bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
He made this known when he visited the headquarters of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in Abuja on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The monarch asked Nigerians to stop profiling a particular ethnic group, adding that the insecurity in the country should not be restricted to the Fulani group.
The Sultan asserted that bandits live among Nigerians, but it does not make Islam or Muslims terrorists.
He, however, advised Muslims to always behave according to the teaching of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad.
Bandits Attacks Kaduna Community, Kills Many.
No fewer than 18 people have been killed and many others abducted following attacks by bandits on communities in Igabi and Chikun Local Government Areas of Kaduna State.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, in a statement yesterday in Kaduna, said the attacks took place in the last 48 hours, during which many houses were burnt, about 20 cows rustled and some poultry carted away.
According to the statement, nine people were killed in each of the attacked LGAs.
The statement, however, added that dozens of the bandits were killed in several locations by the troops.
Aruwan said in Igabi LGA, seven people were killed in Anaba village while one two people were killed in Angwan Kanti and Sanhu Makera villages.
In Chikun LGA, eight people were killed in Barinje village while one person was killed at the ministerial pilot Housing Estate – Millennium City, at the outskirts of Kaduna.
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