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Thursday Update: Bawa’s Confirmation, Bandits In Kaduna And Nigeria’s Vaccine Wait

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We are main with the Senate’s affirmation of Abdulrasheed Bawa, extra bandit assaults in Kaduna, and Nigeria’s lengthy look forward to COVID-19 vaccines.

EFCC Boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2021.

Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa

The Senate has confirmed Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa as the brand new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Bawa, throughout his screening by the lawmakers, defended his competence to steer the anti-graft company’s activity of ridding Nigeria of corruption.

After his affirmation, 40-year-old Bawa stated he would signify younger folks with distinction. “I am going to give the young people a very good representation in the governance of this country so that more young people will be given more responsibility in this country,” he stated.

He additionally denied promoting off any property seized by the fee in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Corruption Allegations: Chairman of the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Suleiman Kwari, defended the lawmakers’ resolution to ratify Mr. Bawa’s appointment, regardless of allegations of corruption introduced towards him. He stated they have been “wild allegations that could not be proven.”

Related: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, stated the Senate disillusioned Nigerians by confirming the rapid previous service chiefs because the nation’s ambassadors.

Police Trust Fund: Meanwhile, the Senate has permitted N11.3 billion for the fund’s 2020 funds. About N1.3 billion was allotted for the procurement of teargas, whereas about N1 billion was put aside for the procurement of arms and ammunition.

A map exhibiting Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s north-west area.

Bandits Kill 18 In Kaduna

Attacks by bandits throughout three Local Government Areas in Kaduna have left a minimum of 18 individuals useless, the state authorities stated on Wednesday.

The bandits burnt homes, barns, storehouses, rustled cows, and kidnapped folks.

The assaults are the most recent in a string of violent crimes which have rocked the North-West state for years.

Bala Mohammed: The Bauchi State Governor stated he has no apology for justifying why Fulani herdsmen wield AK-47 weapons. But he additionally pleaded with the herdsmen to not carry weapons illegally and embrace peace as a substitute.

Delta State: One policeman has been confirmed useless and three others injured after gunmen attacked a bullion van belonging to a brand new technology financial institution alongside the Ubulu-Okiti, Aniocha South Local Government Area.

Borno Attack: Governor Babagana Zulum visited victims of Tuesday’s assault on Maiduguri. The variety of these injured from the assault has risen to 50, the Governor stated.

Airport staff transport on dollies a cargo of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax international Covid-19 vaccination programme, on the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on February 24, 2021. (Photo by Nipah Dennis / AFP)

Ghana Takes Delivery Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Ghana has obtained 600,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine from Covax, a world scheme to obtain and distribute Covid inoculations without spending a dime to poorer nations.

The West African nation was the primary to obtain vaccines from the scheme, which plans to ship two billion doses by yr’s finish.

Nigeria can also be a part of the scheme and is anticipated to obtain a part of its share earlier than mid-March, in accordance with the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

But the exact date of supply is unavailable as it isn’t within the palms of the federal government, Dr. Ehanire stated.

Quote:  “So, COVAX begins to deliver before the end of February,” Dr. Ehanire stated. “And we hope that before the end of this month, it would be our turn or latest by the beginning of next month.”

NCDC: Nigeria confirmed 655 new instances of the virus and 11 deaths on Wednesday, in accordance with the illness management company.

What else is going on?

Rotimi Akeredolu: The Ondo State Governor has been sworn-in for a second time period in workplace. He gained re-election in October.

Ifeoma Abugu: Although males of the defunct SARS stated she died of a cocaine overdose, an post-mortem of her stays has come out unfavourable for the substance, a report submitted at an #EndSARS panel stated. Abugu was taken away by SARS operatives from her residence in Lokogoma, Abuja in September 2020, solely to be reported useless on the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital the following day.

The Nigeria Labour Congress picketed the headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja on February 24, 2021. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Organised Labour: Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) clashed on the headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission in Abuja over alleged anti-labour actions. The TUC tried to cease the NLC from picketing the fee.

Abdulrasheed Maina: A Federal High Court will hear the bail software of the previous ex-Pension boss at this time. Mr. Maina, infamous for leaping bail, is being prosecuted by the EFCC for cash laundering to the tune of N2 billion.

Facebook: The social media big has pledged to speculate a minimum of $1 billion to assist journalism over the following three years.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine vials towards the COVID-19 coronavirus are seen on the Klerksdorp Hospital as South Africa proceeds with its inoculation marketing campaign on February 18, 2021.
Phill Magakoe / AFP

 

Johnson & Johnson: The US Food and Drug Administration has discovered the drugmaker’s single-shot vaccine as extremely efficient in stopping extreme COVID-19, together with newer variants.

Champions League: Manchester City continued their blistering run by beating Borussia Moenchengladbach within the Champions League spherical of 16 first leg tie, however coach Pepe Guardiola desires extra from his gamers.

And that’s it for at this time. See you tomorrow.

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