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PTF Members, Journalists Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

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Members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 yesterday received jabs of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines during its weekly National briefing in Abuja.

Also, a team of journalists covering the PTF briefing were given the COVID-19 vaccines.

Members of the PTF team, who were vaccinated included the chairman, Boss Mustapha; minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire; minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; minister of Environment,
Muhammad Mahmood; minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; director-general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu; minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama, and the National Incident Manager (NIM) PTF, Mukhtar Muhammad, among others.

Some of the journalists who received the vaccine include Nancy Urum, Friday Okeregbe, Hassan Umar Faruk among others.

Speaking before the vaccination, Mustapha said “Today, Monday, 8th March, 2021, I will lead all members of the PTF to receive the first doses of the vaccine as a further demonstration of the safety and efficacy.

“Also, our journalists who are critical front-liners in this fight will receive the vaccine in a representative manner.”

The vaccines were administered by Obuba Horsefall, the supervising nurse, Adaga Lucy and Obodia Ogonna.

It would be recalled that Nigeria, on Tuesday, took delivery of about four million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as part of an overall 16 million doses planned to be delivered to the country in batches over the next few months.

The vaccines are being provided by COVAX, an unprecedented global effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Upon arrival, samples were handed to NAFDAC, the Nigerian food and drug regulatory agency, for further examination. (Leadership)

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Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Idris: Ugane Club Mourns

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Former Kogi Governor, Ibrahim Idris Loses Son, Hon Mohammed

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Reports reaching SunriseNigeria indicate that former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Idris has died.

Mohammed, son of a former governor of Kogi State,  Alhaji Ibrahim Idris reportedly slumped and died on Wednesday while preparing to go for the Eid-el-Fitr prayers.

Late Hon. Mohammed Ibrahim Idris

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BREAKING: FG Approves Thursday As Additional Public Holiday For Eid-el-Fitr

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday, April 11, 2024, as additional public holiday to commemorate Eid-El-Fitr.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Aishetu Ndayako, shared on the ministry’s X account on Tuesday.

The statement said, “The Federal Government has approved Thursday, April 11, 2024 as an additional public holiday to celebrate this year’s Eid -El-Fitr.

“The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, while congratulating the Muslim Ummah for a successful completion of a month of spiritual rejuvenation, reiterates President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s firm commitment to providing a safe and prosperous Nigeria for all to thrive.”

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