Posted on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 11:15 AM

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says the Federal Government will do everything possible to discourage “physicians’ brain drain” from the country.

Ehanire said this on Friday in Abuja after inspecting work on the new cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.

“I have heard the challenge of doctors leaving the country. We have plans to provide better funding for our hospitals in Nigeria and make such migration unattractive,” he said.

Posted on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 11:09 AM

By Kingsley Moghalu

Regardless of the party in power – Republican or Democrat-the United States is a global superpower. Nigeria needs to engage more effectively with Washington to advance Nigeria’s interests.This requires a savvy understanding of the American mind, and cultural/intellectual capital.

It calls for leaders with real knowledge of statecraft in the context of global grand strategy. Countries that lack a real, ideological, articulate worldview will have difficulty in this game. You can’t be strong abroad if your domestic foundation is weak.

Posted on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 10:57 AM

The management of media giant, TVC Communications says all jobs in the company are secure.

The clarification became necessary after it was widely reported that no fewer than 250 persons lost their jobs as a result of the destruction of the companies studio by arsonists in the wake of violent protests in Lagos.

The facility located in Ikosi area of Lagos was attacked and burnt down on Wednesday, October 21.

Chief Executive Officer of the company, Andrew Hanlon, in a statement said the media report of job loss was completely untrue.

Read he statement below:

Posted on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 06:08 AM

Nigeria has recorded 170 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 62,691.

Announcing the new figures in a late night tweet on Friday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that the country also reported three new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours under review.

The Health said the new cases were reported from 11 states including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

According to the NCDC, of the new cases, 106 were recorded in Lagos, 25 in FCT, 14 in Oyo and 7 in Edo state.

Posted on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 05:56 AM

The Bundesliga goes back behind closed doors this weekend with Borussia Dortmund leading the complaints against the government’s decision to lock out fans in an attempt to help curb record coronavirus numbers.

On Friday, Germany reported a record 18,681 new cases of Covid-19 in the previous 24 hours.

Amid measures announced Wednesday, all professional sport, including the Bundesliga, must be played behind closed doors until at least the end of November, a return to the end of last season when terraces had to remain empty.

Posted on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 09:54 PM

Canada will aim to welcome 1.2 million immigrants from 2021 to 2023 to make up for a shortfall this year blamed on the pandemic, the immigration minister announced Friday.

The plan calls for accepting 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023 — an immigration rate equal to about one percent of Canada’s population.

“The key to both short-term economic recovery and long-term prosperity is immigration,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told a news conference.

Posted on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 09:44 PM

The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has directed Policemen to henceforth protect themselves if attacked.

This is coming against the backdrop of attacks on personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and burning of several Police Stations after hoodlums highjacked  the #EndSARS protests.

“If anyone assaults you, you can protect yourselves. When we talk of human rights, the police are human and we have human rights too.

"Their lives should also be protected. We are sending the message that legally, we have the right to protect ourselves”.

Posted on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 07:32 PM

South Africa will reopen its borders to most countries next month, the president said Wednesday, part of a wider easing of anti-coronavirus measures announced as figures continue to improve.

The continent’s most industrialised economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict nationwide lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus.

Restrictions on movement and business have been gradually eased since June, but borders stayed sealed to avoid importing the virus from abroad.

Posted on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 07:25 PM

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested negative for coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday.

“Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19. The exam provided a negative result,” the Italian champions said in a statement.

“The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation.”

Ronaldo first tested positive for Covid-19 on October 13 while playing with Portugal. He had been in self-isolation since returning to Italy.

Posted on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 06:44 PM

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed on the state.

The curfew was imposed in the wake of the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the state.

The curfew which was formerly between 8pm to 6am will now take effect from 10pm till 6am.

The new time was announced in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.

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