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Nigeria begins COVID-19 childhood vaccination

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has integrated childhood vaccination at COVID-19 vaccination sites for children from 0-23 months. This is to ensure that preventable childhood diseases are not neglected in the face of the response against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this at the National COVID-19 […]

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Unilever to cut 1,500 jobs worldwide

Consumer goods giant Unilever has confirmed it will cut about 1,500 jobs globally as part of an overhaul of its management and structure. The Marmite-to-Domestos maker said the 5% cut in the workforce would not affect shopfloor jobs in factories. Unilever is under pressure after a failed £50bn bid for a division of GlaxoSmithKline, and […]

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FG sets aside PIA, to pay N4.6tr on fuel subsidy

With all things considered, the Federal Government, yesterday, soft-pedalled on its initial plan to remove subsidy on petrol, setting aside its much-trumpeted Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) to continue paying about N4.6 trillion provided crude oil price hovers around $85 per barrel. The Guardian had exclusively reported last Friday that petrol may sell for N403 per […]

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CSOs storm APC, PDP headquarters, demand southern president in 2023

The battle over the region to produce Nigeria’s next President took another dimension, yesterday, as over 1,000 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) barricaded the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), requesting both parties to pick their presidential candidates for the 2023 general elections from the southern part of […]