Nigeria Records Five COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours
Nigeria has recorded five COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours.
This is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which announced this on Thursday night.
This comes six days after nobody died from the highly infectious disease.
With the five new deaths, the total fatalities in the country have risen to 2,036.
According to the health agency, the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
UI set to commence post-UTME screening April 6
The management of the University of Ibadan says it will commence its post-UTME screening for registered candidates on April 6th.
This is contained in a statement issued in Ibadan on Friday by Olatunji Oladejo, the University Director, Directorate of Public Communications, on behalf of the Registrar, Olubumi Faluyi.
Faluyi said that the screening which would be a computer-based test would start on Tuesday, April 6, to Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Nigerian Government to Boost Employment, Economy Through Furniture
The Nigerian government says to boost the economy and create more job opportunities, the furniture and wood enterprise cluster presently under construction at Industrial Development Centre, Idu, Abuja will be completed in 2021 for that sole purpose.
The Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Dikko Radda said this during a facility tour of the project by SMEDAN and the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) in Abuja Nigeria’s capital.
The SMEDAN-CICAN facility tour was aimed at accessing the completion level and benefits of the ongoing SMEDAN furniture and wood enterprise cluster project.
Radda who was represented by the Deputy Director, Department of Engineering Technology and Infrastructure, Mr Anthony Igba stated that the ongoing project which began in 2020 had undergone 80 per cent completion and would be finished in 2021.
U.S. Senate Confirms Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Treasury Secretary
The United States Senate has confirmed Adewale Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, making him the first Nigerian-American to hold the powerful job.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Adeyemo on a voice vote, a procedure used when there is little to no opposition.
Thirty-nine-year-old Adeyemo and the child of Nigerian immigrants are expected to play a key role in shaping U.S. economic policy on issues ranging from financial regulation to relief for everyday Americans and U.S. sanctions on foreign governments.
Lesotho/Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Charges Super Eagles to Win Against Benin, Lesotho
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged the Super Eagles to beat the Beninoise as well as the Crocodiles of Lesotho in the crucial 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying matches.
The Governor stated this during a dinner reception he organised for the players and their technical crew at the State House in Marina on Wednesday night, as the Super Eagles depart Lagos on Thursday for Cotonou in Benin Republic.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, also promised to support the team, tasked the technical crew and players to work tirelessly to defeat Benin national team on Saturday at Porto Novo and beat Lesotho during Nigeria’s final AFCON 2021 match scheduled to be played at the refurbished Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday.
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