Nigeria Needs N1.08trn To Fix Primary Healthcare Centres
The Federal Government disclosed that it would require a whooping sum of N1.08 trillion ($2.83 billion) funding over the next 10 years to fix the primary healthcare system across the country. This was disclosed at the three-day retreat for National Assembly members on amendments of National Health Act, 2014, where members of the House of Representatives, expressed the 9th Assembly’s resolve to address various gaps in the extant legislation, including the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
While reflecting on the poor state of the country’s health sector, Hon Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa-Ibom), who decried the dearth of infrastructure including power across the country, underscored the need for proactive steps to retain human resources required in the health sector and stop the migration to greener pastures.
Jangebe: Abducted Female Students Yet To Be Rescued ― Zamfara Government
The Zamfara State Government has denied online and traditional media reports that, the 317 Jangebe female students have been rescued. A statement issued by the press secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Birninmagani on Sunday said the students are yet to be rescued.
According to a statement, “Some online media outlets have claimed the release of the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe from unsubstantiated sources and the flimsy imagination of the Punch newspaper Zamfara State reporter, who initiated the rumour. Gov. Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun and his aides have since Friday, when the girls were abducted by gunmen not rested but have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
Fuel Scarcity Hits Sokoto, Litre Now N185
The scarcity of petroleum motor spirit (PMS), otherwise called fuel, has hit Sokoto State with a litre now sold between 185 to 200 naira. Our correspondent who monitored the development over the weekend in the state, gathered that most of the filling stations within the state capital were not open for business.
It was reliably gathered that, apart from the NNPC mega station in the state capital, only a few other independent filling were seen selling the products while long queues were also noticed there. Speaking with our correspondent, Mallam Jamiu Afolabi, a motorist who was on the queue to get the product condemned the attitude of the marketers.
Seven Killed As Bandits Attack Two Councils In Kaduna
At least seven people have been killed, following separate attacks in Igabi and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna state. According to a statement by the State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the armed bandits attacked Kajinjiri village in the Igabi local government area, and killed two residents while one person sustained gunshot injuries, and is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
Similarly, in Rago village also of Igabi local government area, bandits killed two locals. In a separate incident, gunmen invaded Kutura station in Kajuru local government area and killed three residents. Meanwhile, Governor Nasir El-Rufai has condoled with the families of those killed in both attacks.
We Are Not Sure Of When Schools Will Reopen – Niger Govt
The Niger State Government has said that, it is not sure of when the boarding schools that were shut down will reopen, as a result of the insecurity ravaging the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin, said this during the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday.
According to the Commissioner, the government is meeting with parents, teachers and other stakeholders to come up with a template for the reopening of the schools. While admonishing the students, the commissioner encouraged them not to be discouraged by their experience adding that, they should go back to the society as better people and identify a path to see how they can get out of the trauma, caused by their abduction.
Katsina Govt Orders Reopening Of Four Boarding Schools
Katsina State Government has directed the reopening of four boarding schools in the state with effect from Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The State Commissioner for Education, Professor Badamasi Lawal Charanchi, gave the directive on Sunday after his meeting with top officials in the Ministry, including the Permanent Secretaries and the 12 zonal inspectors of education, among others.
This comes barely one month after day schools in the state resumed academic activities, sequel to an indefinite vacation following the abduction of 344 students of Government Science Secondary school, Kankara by bandits on December 11 2020.
Biafra: Ohanaeze Knocks IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu Over Secession Plan
The President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Professor George Obiozor, has berated the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and his conspirators over views that have made people pointed accusing fingers at Igbos as secessionist. Speaking at the grand reception in his honour by Ndigbo in Lagos, Obiozor, former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, insisted that Ndigbo were not at war with Nigeria.
He said the Ndigbo would continue to seek justice, peace and fairness in all their dealings with everybody in Nigeria. He said, “The greatest affliction of man is insecurity. With insecurity, nothing happens that is positive. Among Igbo, one of the challenges we are faced with is security threat both within the Igbo zone and within the country as a whole.
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