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News headlines for the 26th of February 2021.

News headlines for the 26th of February 2021.

Service chiefs present as seven NAF jet crash victims buried.

  • The remains of the seven Nigerian Air Force officers, who died in Sunday’s plane crash, were buried at the National Cemetery, Lugbe, Airport Road, Abuja, on Thursday.
  • The personnel died in the Beechcraft King Air B350i aircraft, which crashed a short distance from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after reporting engine failure.
  • The deceased are the Captain, Fl. Lt. Haruna Gadzama; Fl. Lt. Henry Piyo (co-pilot); Flying Officer Michael Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System specialist); Warrant Officer Bassey Etim (ATOS specialist); Fl. Sgt. Olasunkanmi Olawunmi (ATOS specialist); Sgt. Ugochukwu Oluka (ATOS specialist); and Aircraftman Adewale Johnson (onboard technician).

Govt lists 100,000 ward trainees for COVID-19 vaccination.

  • The Federal Government, on Thursday, gave a hint on the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines saying over 13,000 health care workers had been trained in the first phase, out of the more than 100,000 workers targeted for training.
  • The government said the training was in preparation for the much-anticipated arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • A statement by Mohammed Ohitoto, Head, Press and Public Relations, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health, on behalf of its Executive Director, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said a self e-registration link that would enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule their preferred date and time of vaccination had been created as part of preparations to ensure efficient and effective vaccination.

University workers end strike after talks with FG.

  • The Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, on Thursday, called off their three-week-old strike after reaching an agreement with the Federal Government.
  • The two parties agreed on all the eight-point demand of the Joint Action Committee of the unions, leading to the signing of a Memorandum of Action.
  • Announcing the suspension of the strike in a circular to all branch chairmen hours after the meeting with the government, the unions said the action has been suspended with effect from Friday.

Bonny Light hits $65.36pb, as OPEC+ speculate oil production increase.

  • Nigeria’s grade of crude oil, Bonny Light, yesterday, witnessed a marginal rise of $1.63 cent, or 2.56 percent rise to $65.36 per barrel from the previous day, giving further relief to the nation’s budget benchmark, even as Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus (OPEC+) mulls oil production increase.
  • This development, according to global crude oil prices  places the nation’s Excess Crude Account, ECA, on a positive trajectory.
  • The current robust recovery in oil prices over the past months is driving the idea of a new commodities super cycle in which prices remain above-trend for many years to come.
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