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#ICYMI: On Wednesday, @NigeriaGov & @UNDP announced the @NigeriaJFP. This programme will place 20,000 🇳🇬 graduates with private and public sector organizations to help kickstart their careers and build valuable skills. Learn more ⬇@Mo_UNDPD@ProfOsinbajoj@EUinNigeriai5m
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“The top 5 countries by share of volume of PE & VC fund investments in healthcare in Africa, between 2015-2020 are Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, and Ghana.”…
“The ACME will be implemented in 4 phases over a 6-year period, starting off with a 170-bed specialist hospital before expanding to 500-bed. Nigeria was selected 2017 as host country for 1st AMCE following a competitive bidding in which Ghana, Kenya & Tanzania also participated.”
“African Export-Import Bank @afreximbank has announced the commencement of its African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) project in Abuja, Nigeria... Construction of the Abuja AMCE is scheduled to begin Q4 2021 and commissioning scheduled for Q1 2024.”…
There’s an FG-States antagonism that used to be the norm, pre-2015. FG impeaching Govs at will, withholding funds, splitting the Governors Forum, NEC not holding, etc. Those times are fully behind us now. If there are any differences they must be resolved with maturity.
why is citizen/civil society pressure so slack at state levels? Pressuring center to sort state matters is debilitating If most States refused to implement Judicial autonomy pressure should be applied at states. And the few states that have done it lauded Leadership is local…
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Because civil societies, political and governance focus is still too FG - centric. It's clear this is a state issue, yet we are simply dismissing the governors' bad behaviour to ask the FG to step in. We either want this restructuring or we don't. We can't keep prevaricating.…
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@Ankeh57 @NorlandHealth @toluogunlesi ShopRite does patronise local suppliers, in fact many businesses in Nigeria depend on them. Our farm has supplied them farm produce for many years and we're still do till date. To the best of my knowledge, they import what they can't get locally
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They keep showing us they gave us the gift of the language. From the country that popularized Covid “bubbles” and “tiers”, and alliterated “test” and “trace”, ladies and gents please welcome the newest kids on the covlingual block: “green” “red” and “amber” lists.…
Happy Birthday @tolanialli !! Great photographer, great personal person!!! Many happy returns!
To understand the Nigerian phenomenon, imagine the wife of a politician who made a lace of N150,000 to go and attend a function in the US, and didn't pay the tailor's N12,000 fee for sewing until 5months after, when she needed to sew another dress.
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Portal, via @NigeriaGov @NphcdaNG:
Normalize listening to voice-notes at 2X 🙃
“To embark on any process without prior alteration of Section 9 of the Constitution to provide the mode through which an entirely new Constitution could be made, would amount to gross violation of our oath of allegiance to the Constitution.”— Deputy Senate President @OvieOmoAgege
“Section 9 of Constitution empowers NASS to alter the provisions of the Constitution & prescribes the manner in which it is to be done. Unfortunately, it does not make similar provision or provide mechanism for replacing or re-writing an entirely new Constitution.”—@OvieOmoAgege
Spoke to @THISDAYLIVE about women's participation in politics; why some women politicians avoid the media, gendered and general challenges, young women's participation, etc. | It's a Disservice to Ask a Woman Politician Questions About Rumoured Affairs…
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Nigeria's Test Positivity Rate for Covid-19 is currently 1% (meaning 1 out of 100 tests returns positive), says @Chikwe_I At one point it was in excess of 20%. But we cannot afford to let our guard down. COVID is still very real, and a 3rd wave still very possible.
They almost ran me down one month. I had to check my statement at the end of the month to see that I was practically working to pay them😭 I had to go dust up my pots and returned to the kitchen the next…K
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Chicken Republic seems to have renewed its appeal to Nigerians. It’s the new Mr Biggs, clearly.
“On behalf of all trainees especially the female participants I thank you for this training programme,” says Precious Amarachi Nicolas, trainee of the first industrial mechanics course at the @VDMAonline + @DangoteGroup training centre. #Nigeria #VDMA #TVET #SkilledWorkers
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“The programme is the first of its kind in Nigeria,” says Aliko Dangote, Founder and Chief Executive of @DangoteGroup Industries Limited at the launch of the joint @VDMAonline + Aliko Dangote Foundation TVET initiative. #Africa #TVET #Nigeria
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Correcting a deleted tweet: DG NCDC: 16 Infectious Disease Treatment Centers under construction across the country, in Tertiary healthcare institutions. Some have been completed, others ongoing. Two due for commissioning this month. #StateHouseBriefing
On Nigeria’s plans to build local COVID-19 vaccine production capacity, Health Minister @DrEOEhanire says @AminaJMohammed @NOIweala @akin_adesina have been very supportive. Also mentions @biovaccinesnig - a vaccine-production JV between @NigeriaGov (49%) and May&Baker Plc (51%)
Minister of Health: Russian and Chinese vaccines not yet approved by @NafdacAgency for use in Nigeria, but assessments ongoing. NAFDAC has very recently (about 2 weeks ago) approved the J&J vaccine for use in Nigeria.
Apparently there are some African countries who made the mistake of using all their initial supply for Dose 1. Now supply timelines have changed & they’re stuck. Have given out Dose 1, now more than 12 weeks later(max recommended time between 1 & 2)—no supply available for Dose 2
Nigeria received 4m initial doses of AZ vaccine. Original Plan was to give 4m eligible Nigerians their first dose, and then await next arriving batch for second dose. As soon as it was clear next batch would be delayed, plan changed from Dose 1 for 4m to Doses 1&2 for 2m.
Note that everybody who has received a first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria is guaranteed their second dose from current supplies.
So Timelines have changed regarding arrival of next batch of vaccines in Nigeria, from the COVAX facility. Health Minister says now scheduled to arrive August. No supplies yet because of resurgence in India etc. (NPHCDA says it’ll be AZ/J&J/Pfizer or a combo of all three).
DG NCDC, @Chikwe_I: One of the biggest lessons we've learnt from COVID-19 is the need to be humble. Many of the countries we celebrated at the beginning of the pandemic are now in the middle of a severe resurgence. We must learn to never let down our guard. #StateHouseBriefing
.@drfaisalshuaib: Nigeria is adopting a whole-of-family approach to Covid vaccination. Which means encouraging women who are coming for vaccination to come with their children under 2, to receive routine immunizations where needed. Also BP testing etc for persons who require it.
148,000 Nigerians have so far received their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. — @drfaisalshuaib (June 3, 2021)
“As of today, 1,961,883 of the targeted eligible Nigerians have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.” — @drfaisalshuaib, CEO @NphcdaNG #StateHouseBriefing
Nigeria’s Health Minister, on the Covid-19 pandemic: “We see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel is still long.” #StateHouseBriefing
Nigeria has so far received 3.92 million doses (AstraZeneca) from COVAX, and 100,000 from the Government of India. The Target is 2 million fully-vaccinated (2 doses) Nigerians from this first batch. Administration of second doses has now started.
Nigeria is building 38 brand new Oxygen Production Plants, one in each State and the FCT (two in Lagos), says Health Minister @DrEOEhanire. “Oxygen has been found to be the most important therapeutic in dealing with acute Covid-19.” Construction will take 5-6 months.
Today, alongside French Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency Jerome Pasquier, we performed official groundbreaking ceremonies for two projects that would place Kwara firmly on the global map of technology and tourism development: Ilorin Innovation Hub and Visual Arts Centre.
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FLASH: Today the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao at HQ NAF, Abuja. COAS reiterated the centrality of air power to the success of ongoing counter insurgency, banditry & other operations.🇳�Fp
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#SAVE is in advanced exclusive discussions with ExxonMobil Corporation with respect to the proposed acquisition of its entire upstream and midstream asset portfolio in Chad and Cameroon #SavannahEnergy #Oil #Gas
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Today the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a @TradeInvestNG Memo for award of contract to develop infrastructure at the Kano and Calabar Free Trade Zones, the Garment and Textile Park, Lagos, and the Special Economic Zone, Lekki. Implementing Agency is @officialNEPZA.
The Senate has passed a bill that prohibits employers in the country from discriminating between first degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders.
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Council today approved a Memo for the award of a contract for the appointment of Insurance Companies for Group Life Assurance for @NigeriaGov employees, public servants, paramilitary and intelligence agencies, for 2021/2022 (12 months) — valued at 9.2 billion Naira. #FECBrief
Minister of Information speaking on behalf of Minister of Health: Memo presented by @Fmohnigeria to Council for the Emergency Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Oxygen Production Plants in each of the 36 States and the FCT. 20-week contract duration. #FECBrief
Min of @FMEnvng: Presented a Memo to Council on the Revised National Policy on Climate Change; last Policy was in 2012. New policy mainstreams women in project planning and execution with regards to Climate Change. Goal is a Low-carbon, climate-resilient & gender-friendly Nigeria
Quarrying, Oil, Air Transport, Rail Transport, Accommodation and Food Services all showed negative growth in Q1 - as economy struggled to recover from Covid. Headline inflation dipped slightly in April 2021 - first drop in 19 months #FECbrief
#FECBrief Time Briefings from Finance, Works, Aviation and Environment. #Thread
The race (against time) to provide jobs, skills and opportunities for young Nigerians continues: —Jubilee Fellows Programme (@NigeriaGov X @UNDP @UNDPNigeria) being unveiled in Abuja today —Technical Training Programme (@DangoteGroup X @VDMAonline) being launched in Lagos today
They’re saying the National Association of Fully Vaccinated Nigerians (NAFUVAN) can gather without mask. As long as you’re a fully registered member. But as soon as an associate or non-member shows up the masks have to come back on. You know what that means...
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