Posted on Thu 21 Jan 2021, 10:43 AM

The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils (LGCs) have shared N619.343 billion as federation allocation for December, 2020.

Mr Hassan Dodo, Director of Information, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning announced this on Wednesday in Abuja.

Dodo said the allocation was released after a virtual conference of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC).

Posted on Wed 20 Jan 2021, 06:26 AM

At the end of a review meeting on 18th January 2021, the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force has reported significant progress in the ongoing NIN-SIM linkage exercise.

A statement signed by Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission said: "So far, a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by the mobile operators.

"At an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.

Posted on Tue 19 Jan 2021, 10:02 AM

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, has dismissed speculations that the expected COVID-19 vaccines in the country contained microchips and would alter human genetic  information.

Dr. Shuaib made the clarification on Monday in Abuja at the  Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing.

While encouraging Nigerians to take the vaccines once available, he said it would not only protect people but would trigger an immune response that would protect the body against the virus, if encountered.

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