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Newspaper headlines from across the country today Tuesday, 10th November 2020

1. Buhari Approves Sale Of Forfeited Assets Within 6 Months, Sets Up Committee
The sale of all assets deemed to have been illegally acquired and therefore forfeited to the federal government has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the presidential directive, all affected assets must be sold within the next six months so as to make more funds available to the government. (Newspaper headlines)

2. Muazu Takes Over From Yakubu As Acting INEC Chairman

Air Vice-Marshal Ahmed Muazu (retd) has on Monday, taken over in acting capacity from Professor Mahmood Yakubu as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This comes as the 5-year tenure of Prof. Yakubu expired on Monday 9th November 2020.

Though he has been re-appointed for another 5-year term in office by President Muhammadu Buhari, his re-appointment is pending approval from the Senate. (Newspaper headlines)

3. Buhari Directs Enrollment Of Corps Members Into NHIS

The National Youths Service Corps has been directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to enroll corps members into the National Health Insurance Scheme.

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The development was disclosed by the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, during a meeting with Bureau Chiefs, Media Executives and Correspondents in Abuja on Monday. (Newspaper headlines)

4. NCDC Warns Against Second Wave Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday warned that Nigeria may experience a second wave of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

The NCDC made this known through its Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu.

He stated this while speaking at an ongoing media briefing with newsmen organized by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

5. Top FG Official, 5 Others To Be Jailed In UAE For Funding Boko Haram With $782,000
Six Nigerians including a federal government official have been found guilty by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for allegedly providing money to the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.

(Newspaper headlines
The suspects were accused of facilitating cash transactions to the Boko Haram group to the tune of $782,000 between 2015 and 2016.

They had first been found guilty by a lower court in the UAE, prompting them to file an appeal and have now been found guilty by a higher court as well.

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6. Oil Workers Threaten Strike, Raise Fears Of Petrol Scarcity In Nigeria
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has directed its members across the country to down tools, prompting fears of imminent petrol scarcity in the country.

Should the oil workers go ahead with their planned strike as contained in a letter, dated November 8, 2020, which was signed by the PENGASSAN General Secretary, Lumumba Okugbawa, Nigeria may experience the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol.

7. Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike In Ondo State
Resident Doctors working in hospitals owned by the Ondo State government on Monday, started an indefinite strike action over disagreements with the government.

The doctors, operating under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors, the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo chapter are demanding the payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances.

8. Boko Haram: FG Reacts To Conviction Of Six Nigerians In UAE
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, on Monday reacted to the conviction of six Nigerians by the United Arab Emirates for wiring $782,000 to insurgent group Boko Haram.

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The Chairman of NIDCOM in a post on Twitter disclosed the affected persons and their jail terms.

She further stated that the convicts are permitted to approach the supreme court if they desire.

9. El-Rufai Presents Staff Of Office To Ahmad Bamalli As 19th Emir Of Zazau
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Monday presented the staff of office to Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

The Governor while speaking in Zaria during the presentation of the staff of office, wished the new Emir a successful and peaceful reign.

10. IPOB Trying To Cause Another Civil War- South-East Govs
Igbo people, especially business owners have been called on by South-East Governors to beware of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi led other governors from the region to the meeting which was held in Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.

That’s the top Nigerian newspaper headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.

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Ifueko Alufohai “Obaseki will make Edo great again”

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Mrs Ifueko Alufohai, head of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2020 Alaghodaro Summit in Edo State has said that Governor Obaseki will make Edo great again. she said that the submit will hold together with Obaseki’s second term inauguration, the submit will give way to more economic innovations in the state.

Mrs Ifueko said, “More local and international investors, as well as businesses, are coming into Edo to take advantage of the business-friendly environment which the Obaseki led administration has created in the last four years.

The media aide to governor Obaseki in a statement Monday on preparations for the annual summit, which is in its fourth edition, made it clear that Governor Obaseki’s is poised to provide enough platforms that the youths will be employed and express their talents.

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According to the statement “The governor has assured that youths would play key roles in government, going forward. The summit will provide a platform to assess the impact of the Obaseki-led administration’s policies and programmes on job creation, youth empowerment, basic and technical education, and youth participation in governance, among others, in order to identify areas to be improved upon.

“Governor Obaseki is committed to prioritizing the needs of youths and harnessing their energy and innovativeness, in his drive to grow the state’s economy and engender sustainable development”.

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Shina Rambo “I am now a Born Again”

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Nigeria’s most wanted Kingpin, Shina Rambo reappears to say that he is now a born again.  he said this on Sunday night on a fresh FM Radio Ado Ekiti during a weekend programme Anchored by the Owner of the Radio station and a popular gospel Artiste Yinka Ayefele.

Shina  whose real name is Oluwasina Oluwagbemiga admitted that he lived a very bad lifestyle, including killing and tormenting innocent people, He took responsibility for several attacks during his time.

Shina added that he is now a born again and a preacher of the word, siting examples of him preaching in prisons.

He said ”My father was a prominent person, and a soldier moving from one part of the country to the other. In my attempt to acquire black power then, I went to a total of 21 places, prominent among which were Minna, Niger state, and later Oro, in present day Kwara.

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”I was in one of those places for 91 days in Idanre, Ondo state, where we were mandated to be sucking the milk of a possessed woman’s breast, as our only food and water, so occult powers can transmit to our body.

”At the end of the whole exercise, I possessed a total of 901 power images that can be used to cajole or disappear at a scene of crime and project the image of another person. So, if I was killed at a particular point, I had the powers to resurface in another place in another form”

Shina deeply expressed remorse over his wicked ways that held the nation to ransom for some years. he claimed that he was led by the evil spirit. he said when he accepted Jesus the spirit of God helped him to fight his occultic powers, also he has won so many souls for God

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He painfully said “I was to be arrested on the fateful day but those that came could not find me, so they killed them”.

He advised everyone to live a good lifestyle, and to avoid anything that will make him\her face the wrath of God.

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Covid-19: Massive Breakthrough in Corona Vaccine

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Covid-19: Recently there has been a massive breakthrough in finding a vaccine for this virus

The first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows.

The developers – Pfizer and BioNTech – described it as a “great day for science and humanity”.

Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and no safety concerns have been raised.

The companies plan to apply for emergency approval to use the vaccine by the end of the month. (Covid-19)

No vaccine has gone from the drawing board to being proven highly effective in such a short period of time.

There are still huge challenges ahead, but the announcement has been warmly welcomed with scientists describing themselves smiling “ear to ear” and some suggesting life could be back to normal by spring.

“I am probably the first guy to say that, but I will say that with some confidence,” said Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University.

 

The data shows that two doses, three weeks apart, are needed. The trials – in US, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey – show 90% protection is achieved seven days after the second dose. (Covid-19)

However, the data presented is not the final analysis as it is based on only the first 94 volunteers to develop Covid so the precise effectiveness of the vaccine may change when the full results are analysed.

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Dr Albert Bourla, the chairman of Pfizer, said: “We are a significant step closer to providing people around the world with a much-needed breakthrough to help bring an end to this global health crisis.”

Prof Ugur Sahin, one of the founders of BioNTech, described the results as a “milestone”.

When will the vaccine be available?
A limited number of people may get the vaccine this year. (Covid-19)

Pfizer and BioNTech say they will have enough safety data by the third week of November to take their vaccine to regulators.

Until it has been approved it will not be possible for countries to begin their vaccination campaigns.

The two companies say they will be able to supply 50 million doses by the end of this year and around 1.3 billion by the end of 2021. Each person needs two doses.

The UK should get 10 million doses by the end of the year, with a further 30 million doses already ordered.

Who would get it?
Not everyone will get the vaccine straight away and countries are each deciding who should be prioritised. (Covid-19)

Hospital staff and care home workers will be near the top of every list because of the vulnerable people they work with, as will the elderly who are most at risk of severe disease.

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The UK is likely to prioritise older resident in care homes and the people that work there.

But it says a final decision has not been made, saying it will depend on how well the vaccine works in different age-groups and how the virus is spreading.

People under 50 and with no medical problems are likely to be last in the queue.

Are there any potential problems?
There are still many unanswered questions as this is only interim data. (Covid-19)

We do not know if the vaccine stops you spreading the virus or just from developing symptoms. Or if it works equally well in high-risk elderly people.

The biggest question – how long does immunity last – will take months or potentially years to answer.

There are also massive manufacturing and logistical challenges in immunising huge numbers of people, as the vaccine has to be kept in ultra-cold storage at below minus 80C.

The vaccine appears safe from the large trials so far but nothing, including paracetamol, is 100% safe.

How does it work?
There are around a dozen vaccines in the final stages of testing – known as a phase 3 trial – but this is the first to show any results.

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It uses a completely experimental approach – that involves injecting part of the virus’s genetic code – in order to train the immune system. (Covid-19)

Previous trials have shown the vaccine trains the body to make both antibodies – and another part of the immune system called T-cells to fight the coronavirus.

The UK’s chief medical advisor Prof Chris Whitty said the results showed the “power of science” and was a “reason for optimism” for 2021.

The US president-elect Joe Biden said it was “excellent news”.

“It is also important to understand that the end of the battle against Covid-19 is still months away,” he added.

The UK Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the results were “promising” and that “the NHS stands ready to begin a vaccination programme for those most at risk once a Covid-19 vaccine is available”.

Prof Peter Horby, from the University of Oxford, said: “This news made me smile from ear to ear. (Covid-19)

“It is a relief… there is a long long way to go before vaccines will start to make a real difference, but this feels to me like a watershed moment

Source: BBC news (Covid-19)

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