BREAKING: Lagos orders public, private schools to resume Jan 18

The Lagos State Government has ordered all public and private schools in the state to reopen for the second term of 2020/21 academic session from Monday, January 18, 2021. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, announced this on Monday in a statement by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi. In the statement titled, ‘All public and private schools in Lagos State to …

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Women Affairs Minister, Pauline Talen Recovers From COVID-19

The Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Talen, has recovered from the ravaging Coronavirus. The Minister who released a statement on Monday, January 4 announcing that she has tested negative for the virus thanked Nigerian women and the entire nation for the prayers and unshakeable dedication to the plight of those declared positive of the Coronavirus disease. Talen also urged members of the public to comply …

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Update: Teenager Who Accused Ogun Commissioner Of Sexual Harassment Wants The Matter Laid To Rest

Melojeuekun Barakat Mayowa, the 16-year-old girl who accused the Ogun State Commissioner of Environment, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun of harassing her sexually wants the matter laid to rest. This is as she recorded another video wherein she was seen saying there was misconception and misunderstanding between her and the commissioner. Mayowa’s video is coming few hours after the Ogun State Government announced the suspension of Abudu-Balogun to …

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Former UNILAG VC, Oye Ibidapo-Obe Dies From COVID19 Complications

A former vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oye Ibidapo-Obe has lost his life at the age of 71. His death was confirmed in a statement by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of First Technical University, Olayinka Balogun, on Sunday, January 3. According to Premium Times, sources revealed he died from COVID-19 complications. “Yes, Prof Ibidapo-Obe is dead. He died from COVID-19-related complications. …

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Our Military More Time And Support, Buhari Pleads With Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to give the military more time and support to fight insecurity in the nation. “I plead with fellow compatriots to give our military and other security agencies more time, cooperation, and support by volunteering credible intelligence/information on activities of armed bandits, insurgents, and other criminal elements within their communities in order to put an end to this blight on …

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Dino Melaye Lambasts Gov Yahaya Bello’s After His Public Condemnation Of Thuggery

Dino Melaye, a former Senator representing Kogi West has blasted Governor Yahaya Bello after he stated that Nigeria would be a better place if politicians stop using thugs. Yahaya Bello had earlier blamed politicians for the spate of insecurity in the country, as cases of bandits attack and kidnappings go on a rise nationwide. Bello while speaking on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily said …

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COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu much better, to resume public activities soon, says aide

Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says his principal is feeling much better in isolation and will soon resume public activities. Akosile made this known in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Update on COVID-19 status of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu’. He wrote, “I am happy to inform you that the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is …

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Top Doctor Dies of COVID-19 in Benue

A medical doctor has died after contracting coronavirus in Benue state. The top doctor identified as Anweh Damian, who is also a member of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), federal medical center (FMC) in Makurdi, Benue state died of COVID-19 complications. The association announced his death in a statement signed by A.A. Uche, MDCAN secretary, FMC Makurdi, on Monday. Uche said …

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Anambra APC register full of ghost names, says Moghalu

The Managing Director of the National Inner Waterways, Chief George Moghalu, has raised the alarm over ghost names on the Anambra State register of the All Progressives Congress. Moghalu, who is one of the party’s governorship aspirants for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, urged the party leadership to use the fresh opportunity given by the national headquarters to produce a credible membership register. He spoke …

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FG mulls travel ban over new strain of COVID-19 in UK Published

Worried about the mutated strain of COVID-19 manifesting itself in the United Kingdom, the Federal Government says it may impose a travel ban to and from certain parts of the world. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja at a Special Forum of the News Agency of Nigeria. He noted that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 …

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Governor Zulum Blasts Military Over Fresh Abduction of Over 30 Passengers Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway

The Nigerian military has been berated for allowing the abduction of over 30 passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum lashed out at the army over the incident. He was angry that after kitting and equiping the security operatives, they refused to secure areas such as the highway. The passengers were abducted by gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members. According to Punch, …

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Nigerian Students Give ASUU, FG Date They Must Call Off Strike In 2021

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff of Universities must end by January 5th. NANS issued the ultimatum as it said it is tired of the lingering strike action. Activities have been halted in universities across the country for almost 9 months now, due to the strike action. Comrade Sunday Asefon, the student association …

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Nigeria Is Not An Islamic State, Remove Arabic Language From Naira Notes – Lawyer Tells FG

The federal government has been told to immediately remove arabic language from naira notes. Nigerian lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olisa Agbakoba said this as he added that Nigeria is not an Islamic state. According to the PUNCH, Agbakoba wondered why Arabic inscription is on the naira when Nigeria is not an Islamic state. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria asked …

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Blasphemy: Court orders IGP to release Facebook user detained since February

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Nigeria Police Force, to release a Facebook user, Mbarak Bala, who was arrested in Kaduna on February 28, 2020 for alleged blasphemous posts about Islam. Delivering judgment in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Bala, Justice Inyang Ekwo declared that his arrest and detention by the …

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See Short Codes Released by Telecom Firms to Link NIN

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – The short codes to enable customers link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) has been released by various Telecom operators. This follows the two-week ultimatum handed subscribers and operators by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Globacom said: “All our esteemed customers can now link their National Identification Number (NIN) to their mobile …

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Governor Umahi Attacks Nnamdi Kanu for Launching Security Outfit

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has come under intense attack from the Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi. Umahi attacked Kanu for creating a new security outfit. Umahi is also the Chairman of Southeast Governors Forum. Nnamdi Kanu had in a statement released a few weeks ago, said IPOB launched the security outfit because of the failure of the governors …

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