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Poor ICT compliance level among teachers worry Anambra Commissioner

 Prof. Kate Omenugha, Anambra Commissioner for Basic Education,  on Friday said the government was worried by the poor Information and Communication Technology (ICT) compliance level of teachers in the state. Omenugha said this while addressing the media on the E-Conference on Education being organised to prepare stakeholders for the emerging challenges in post-COVID-19 education. She said …
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Ekiti Monarchs plead with striking doctors to end 4 months old strike

 Traditional Rulers in Ekiti state on Friday appealed to striking doctors in the state to suspend their strike in the overall interest of the public. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the doctors’ industrial action has entered the fourth month. The Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers and the Alawe of …
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Former FIFA President Blatter calls for Infantino’s suspension

 Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called for the suspension of his successor, Gianni Infantino, by the global football body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland. Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with the …
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Ortom orders BSU management to pay newly employed lecturers

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom has directed management of the state owned Benue State University (BSU) to, without further delay, pay the new lecturers employed by the institution who are being owed salaries. It would be recalled that the lecturers who were employed since November last year had yet to draw any salary from …
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Eid-el-Kabir: Senator Sani Musa urges constituents to seek Allah’s face to overcome security challenges

John Adams, Minna The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa has urged Muslims and indeed all the people of his constituency to use the Eld El-Kabi to seek the face of Allah for the security challenges facing the entire Niger east constituency of Niger East. Senator Musa said the increasing security threat …
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Untold story of Zulum’s attack 

Timothy Olanrewaju Maiduguri Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum has described attack on his convoy by suspected Boko Haram last Wednesday in Baga, northern part of the state, as a complete sabotage.    Zulum in his first reaction to the incident during an interview late Thursday insisted military troops were behind the shooting that halted the movement …
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Moore to step down as Liverpool CEO next month

 Liverpool’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore will step down at the end of next month after three years in the role, the Premier League champions said on Friday. Liverpool owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon said in a joint statement that Moore had helped the club move forward since coming onboard …
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Ogun Govt directs all secondary school teachers to resume Aug. 3

 Ogun government has directed all secondary school teachers in the state to resume on Monday, Aug. 3 ahead of the West African Senior Secondary Schools Examination (WASSCE) scheduled for Aug. 17. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo, gave this directive in Abeokuta on Friday. Soyombo quoted Gov. …
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Oyo Govt adjusts school calendar, lauds stakeholders adherence to COVID-19 guidelines

 Oyo State Government has announced a slight adjustment to its school reopening schedule, contrary to the one earlier released. This was in conformity with the agreement reached by the Federal Government and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the commencement of the 2020 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for school candidates. Mr Olaleye …
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Restrict your vigilante group to north Igbo group warn Miyetti Allah

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Igbo National Council (INC) has warned the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to restrict the activities of its recently launched vigilante group, known as Kautal Hore to only the northern part of the country. This is sequel to a recent utterance by leadership of Miyetti Allah to extend …
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Outrage at Imo Airport as Air Peace delays passengers’ luggage for 24 hours

  Steve Uzoechi, Owerri The Sam Mbakwe Airport in Imo State Thursday evening erupted into bedlam as Air Peace passengers, who arrived the airport with a 2pm flight, were greeted with the shocking reality that their luggage were not on board the aircraft. The outrage that followed left the scanty desk officers of Air Peace …

Madrid, Juve convinced Pogba still unsettled at Man United

  Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United this summer remains in doubt. The midfielder has intimated a willingness to stay with United and sign a new contract. But Bleacher Report says Real Madrid and former club Juventus are convinced Pogba can still be tempted away from United this smmer. Real coach Zinedine Zidane remains keen …

Lagos observes symbolic Eid Prayers

  …as Chief Imam urges Nigerians to pray for end of pandemic Muritala Ayinla The Lagos State Chief Imam, Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nolla Friday observed the symbolic Eid prayers to mark the 2020 Eid-el-Kabir celebration, calling on Nigerians, especially Muslims, to pray for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking after the two-rakat prayers held at …

Vietnam reports 1st coronavirus death in renewed outbreak

  Vietnamese state media reported on Friday the country’s first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. The Thanh Nien newspaper said a 70-year-old man died after contracting the disease while being treated for a kidney illness at a hospital in …

NBA elections: Akpata declared President-elect

  A former Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Section on Business Law, Olumide Akpata, has been declared the president-elect of the Association. The Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA, Tawo Tawo (SAN), who made the declaration around 12:52am on Friday says, Akpata scored the highest number of votes cast and satisfied the …

Final days of hajj, Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

  Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a global pandemic that has impacted nearly every aspect of this year’s pilgrimage and celebrations. The last days of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi …

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

  Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion that November’s presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea, reports the BBC. Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election, as any delay would have to be …

Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Eid car blast

  At least 17 people have been killed in Afghanistan in a powerful car bomb blast in Logar province. The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid, reports the BBC. The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack, while the Islamic State has not yet …

Apple delivers blowout earnings amid COVID-19, market shrugs off iPhone delays

  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Thursday delivered blowout quarterly results, reporting revenue gains across every category and in every geography as consumers working and learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic turned to its products and services. The report topped Wall Street expectations, with even long-overshadowed categories like iPads and Macs getting a boost. Shares …

Obama takes aim at Trump in fiery eulogy for Civil Rights icon, John Lewis

  In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest. The funeral for Lewis, who played an instrumental …

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