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Lagos Opens 88 COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

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The vaccination is expected to be held in 88 health facilities, including military and police hospitals across 20 LGAs.

In a statement, Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health, outlined the approach that will be utilised for the registration of persons that qualify for the vaccination.

“Vaccination outside of these locations in Lagos State is highly prohibited and will attract heavy sanctions through our regulatory agencies,” he said.

The commissioner said the vaccination plan will be conducted in four phases.

He said phase 1 is for healthcare workers, COVID-19 response team (RRT), ports of entry staff (air, land, and seaports), laboratory network, judiciary, military, police and other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, press and other frontline workers.

Phase 2 is for people aged 50 years and above as well as those living with co-morbidities who are between 18-49 years of age.

Phase 3 is for people in the LGAs with the highest burden of disease and those who missed phases 1 and 2 while phase 4 is for other eligible persons.

“Although the registration portal is open to the public, ONLY eligible participants within phase 1 should register for the vaccination now. More information on the vaccination of other participants in phases 2 to 4 will be communicated subsequently,” he added.

See the full list of the vaccination centres below.

S/N LGAs Wards Facility

1 Agege KEKE Sango PHC

2 Agege ORILE Powerline phc

3 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OLUWA/AKERE Akere PHC

4 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OWOYEMI LAYENI PHC

5 Ajeromi OWOYEMI Signals Operation Command Clinic

6 Ajeromi ALAYABIAGBA Obisesan Naval Medical Centre

7 Ajeromi/Ifelodun Awodiora Ajeromi GH

8 Alimosho Alabata Akowonjo PHC

9 Alimosho ALAGBADO/ALAKUKO AGBADO PHC

10 Alimosho IDIMU Helen Aderonke PHC

11 Alimosho IPAJA Ipaja phc

12 Alimosho ISHERI-OLOFIN Isheri Olofin PHC

13 Alimosho OKUNOLA Rauf Aregbesola phc

14 Alimosho OMITUNTUN-OLORI Ipinlerere PHC

15 Alimosho IGANDO Alimosho GH

16 Alimosho GowonEstate NIGERIAN NAVY SICKBAY

17 Alimosho Oguntade/Bameke NAF Medical Centre Shasha

18 Amuwo Odofin ADO SOBA BAT PHC

19 Amuwo Odofin AGBOJU &ENVIRON Agboju phc

20 Amuwo Odofin ORIRE Festac PHC

21 Amuwo KIRIKIRI & ENVIRON NIGERIAN NAVY REFERENCE HOSPITAL

22 Apapa GASKIYA Olojowon Primary Health Centre

23 Apapa IJORA Ijora oloye phc

24 APAPA APAPA CFO MRS MILITARY HOSPITAL

25 Badagry APA APA PHC

26 Badagry IWORO-GBANKO Ilado phc

27 BADAGRY APA NAF Mother & Child Hosp

28 Epe AGBOWA I Agbowa PHC

29 Epe BADO/EBOLE/ETITA/IBERIKODO Epe phc

30 Epe AGBOWA Agbowa GH

31 Eti Osa 1004/ABOYADE Oriyanrin PHC

32 Eti Osa BADORE/LANGBASA Badore phc

33 Eti Osa IGBO-EFON/MAIYEGUN Igbo efon phc

34 Eti Osa IJEH/DOLPHIN ESTATE Ikoyi PHC

35 Eti Osa IKATE/LEKKI IKATE PHC

36 Eti Osa SANGOTEDO SANGOTEDO PHC

37 Eti Osa OKUNMOPO/OGOMBO MCC

38 Eti-Osa Falomo Police Hospital

39 Eti-Osa VI2 65 Batallion MRS Hospital

40 Ibeju Lekki IBEJU I IBEJU PHC

41 Ibeju Lekki ORIMEDU I Akodo GH

42 Ifako/Ijaye ALAGBADO/KOLLINTON Agbado Kola PHC

43 Ifako/Ijaye IFAKO/COKER Ifako Primary Health Centre

44 Ifako/Ijaye IFAKO/COKER Ifako GH

45 Ikeja OJODU OJODU PHC

46 Ikeja ONILEKERE ONILEKERE PHC

47 Ikeja OREGUN Oregun PHC

48 Ikeja G.R.A. LASUTH

49 Ikeja Onigbongbo 9BMC Army Cantonment Ikeja

50 Ikorodu ATERE Imota phc

51 Ikorodu IPAKODO Ipakodo PHC

52 Ikorodu ISELE Ikorodu Phc

53 Ikorodu ITUMOKUN Igbogbo Phc

54 Ikorodu OKE-ELETU/ABULE-EKO OKE ELETU PHC

55 Ikorodu ODONGUNYAN 174 Batallion Child Health Care

56 Kosofe OGUDU Ogudu PHC

57 Kosofe BAMGBE/ELEBIJU KETU PHC

58 Kosofe IKOSI-OKE Ikosi phc

59 Kosofe Araromi Ifako Gbagada GH

60 Lagos Island EPETEDO EAST Sura PHC

61 Lagos Island OKE-OLOWOGBOWO Olowogbowo Phc

62 Lagos Island ODAN LIMH

63 Lagos Mainland ALOBA/DESALU Abule nla phc

64 Lagos Mainland FREEMAN/GLOVER Simpson PHC

65 Lagos Mainland SALAMI/ BAIYEWUNMI IWAYA PHC

66 Lagos Mainland IPONRI olaleye Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta

67 Lagos Mainland ABULE IJESHA Infectious Disease Hospital

68 Lagos Mainland ONIKE OYADIRAN Nig. Sec. Printing & Mint Corp. Hospital

69 Lagos Mainland Abule Oja Yaba 68 Nig Army Reference Hospital

70 MUSHIN ALAKARA Kajola phc

71 MUSHIN PAPA AJAO Palm Avenue PHC

72 MUSHIN Idi Araba LUTH

73 OJO EGAN Ishagira phc

74 OJO ETEGBIN Imude phc

75 OJO IBA Iba phc

76 OJO IJANIKIN Otto/Ijanikin PHC

77 OJO OJO TOWN OJO PHC

78 OJO IRA 149 Battalion MRS

79 OJO Okokomaiko Navy Hospital

80 OSHODI IFOSHIN Iyana-Ejigbo PHC

81 OSHODI IGBEHINADUN Oshodi phc

82 OSHODI ILASAMAJA Ilasa phc

83 OSHODI Shogunle Shogunle Ikeja NAF

84 OSHODI OLUYEYE Port Health

85 SHOMOLU IGBARI AKOKA PHC

86 SHOMOLU OWODE /ORILE BARIGA CMS PHC

87 SURULERE BABATUNDE AYILARA Akerele phc

88 SURULERE OSHO

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The Minister of Finance Nicolas Kazadi Urges The Operators Of The Mining Sector To Work For The Development Of The DRC

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The Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi, urges the operators of the mining sector to work for the development of the DRC. It is the first time that the Finance Minister has exchanged with some of the primary contributors of revenue to the national treasury.

During this meeting, Nicolas Kazadi announced the creation of an investment fund for the diversification of the Congolese economy. This initiative is being developed to contribute to mechanisms of stabilization for the economy and especially open the process of perennial development, an essential goal for His Excellency President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo.

According to the Minister of Finance, the mining sector remains a vital component of the Congolese economy. The mining code was designed to attract foreign investors and the rapid rise of this sector has allowed the state to maximize revenues despite the structural problems that remain.

The Inspector-General of Finance, Mr. Jules Alingete, was equally present in this session. He urged the mining operators to comply with legal provisions, such as the payment of VAT, and the repatriation of export revenues which the Finance Minister requested during the meeting. Jules Alingete also insisted on the importance of restoring order so as to increase public revenues and special attention was brought to the more rational use of mining resources in order to stimulate the development of local communities.

In addition to the legal and fiscal debate for effective management of the mines for future generations, a proposal was brought forward to strengthen this dialogue by holding regular meetings under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance to examine the different issues thoroughly. This proposal made by Louis Watum, the President of the Chamber of Mines, was immediately adopted to mend the atmosphere of mistrust that was previously apparent between the Congolese government and operators in the mining sector.

Another subject of lively debate is customs disputes. For some mining operators, this issue is simply a matter of optical illusion, with customs officials often presenting unfounded figures to the Congolese State. To ease the tension, the Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi, reminded his audience of the necessity of forming an arbitration commission, as stated in the customs code, to clear up any misunderstandings.

Though it possesses several deposits of various minerals (including copper, cobalt, gold, and diamonds), the DRC only exploits a dozen of these deposits. This is why the Minister of Finance, Nicolas Kazadi, is working on setting up a hotline to regularly record the opinions of all parties on the various solutions to tackle the challenges faced by the mining sector.

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PUMA Terminates 4 Year Contract Worth $2.7M With Athletics Federation Of Nigeria

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Puma, the sportswear manufacturing giant, on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, officially terminated its sponsorship contract with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

This development comes amidst embezzlement allegations trailing some officials of the sports body.

The German company disclosed this in a statement addressed to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

“We are referring to the Sponsoring & Licensing Agreement (the “Agreement”) signed between our Company and your Federation.

“As a direct consequence of the recent developments, particularly at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, and pursuant to Clauses 9.2 and 7.3 of the Agreement, we hereby terminate the Agreement with immediate effect,” Peoples Gazatte quoted the statement to have read in part.

“PUMA especially declares to be discharged from any or all obligations towards all stakeholders involved and reserves all rights against these entities and individuals”.

The cancellation follows the embarrassing scandal that has pitched the AFN officials against Nigeria’s ministry of Youth and Sports due to the $2.7 million kits sponsorship.

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria under the leadership of Engr Ibrahim Gusau signed a 4-year contract with PUMA in 2019 and was due to expire in 2022.

Part of the contract is that PUMA will supply kits to all age categories to Nigeria’s Athletics team for four years at no cost.

In addition, gold medalists at the Olympic Games will earn $15,000, silver medalists will get 5,000 while a bronze medal gets $3,000, and also will fetch athletes wearing the PUMA apparel at the games. This means Ese Brume would have gotten an additional $3000 for winning bronze wearing PUMA kit if the deal was still on.

The termination of the deal comes amidst an alleged leadership tussle between the Ibrahim Gusau-led AFN board and that headed by the Minister for Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare.

The minister is said to have vowed that the Nigerian Athletes will not wear the PUMA kits, stating that the contract is “a subject of a criminal investigation”.

Last year, the Department of State Services cleared Gusau and his vice president Sunday Adeleye over corruption allegations leveled against him by the sports ministry.

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Pensioners in Peaceful Protest Demands Implementation of Unpaid 15% Increment by PenCom

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Nigeria’s pensioners under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have appealed to the National Pension Commission (PenCom) to implement their 15 and 33 percent pension increment and other benefits.

The Contributory Pensioners Union of Nigeria (CPUN), South-West Zone, made the appeal on Tuesday during a peaceful protest held in Ibadan.

The CPUN President, Mr Joseph Idowu, while addressing newsmen said that PenCom has yet to implement the increment since 2007 and 2010 in spite of various promises.

Idowu said that their counterparts, under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS), had been enjoying the increment through the proactive stand of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).

“The new consequential adjustment in pension due to the latest increase in workers’ salaries and wages are also being enjoyed by pensioners under DBS, neglecting the CPS pensioners.

“No CPS pensioners have received any interest on their accrued benefits since 2007 till date.

“We require your urgent attention to ensure that arrears on this are calculated and paid at the Federal Government official rate, as at the time of retirement,” Idowu said.

The president said that his members were suffering as some of them collect as low as N3, 000 as their monthly pension which was not accepted.

Idowu, also said that his members were not happy with the delay in the payment of their retirement benefits, which the commission now paid after one year of retirement, contrary to PRA Act 2004 (Amended).

He said that Section 16 (5) of the PRA Act 2004 says pensioners should be paid not more than three months after retirement.

Idowu, however, commended the commission for prompt payment of their monthly pension, urging them to prioritize the welfare of pensioners under the CPS.

Also, a member of the union, Mrs Clara Fumilayo, called on the Federal Government to assist the pensioners,

Fumilayo said that their monthly pension could no more buy any tangible things based on the situation in the country.

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