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Borno trains 800 newly employed teachers

From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has flagged off the training of 800 newly employed teachers by the state government. Governor Zulum, flagging off the training at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim State College of Education in Maiduguri on Tuesday, described the exercise as a milestone. ‘This is indeed a milestone achievement in …
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Buhari confers ambassadorial title on Aduda

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred on the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gabriel Tanimu Aduda, the title of Ambassador in-situ. Aduda, according to the Crises Monitoring and Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ‘assumed office as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, …
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Don’t lose guard, maintain momentum, Buratai tells war commanders

From Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Yusuf Buratai, on Tuesday told war commanders at the different theatres of operations in the country not to lose their guard, but maintain momentum until terrorism, insurgency and other high-level criminality are brought to zero levels. The COAS gave the charge shortly after …
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Stop mortgaging future of younger generation through borrowing, Bishop Onuoha advises FG

Worried by Federal Government’s continuous borrowing, the President, Vision Africa International and Co-Chair Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Dr Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha, has advised the Federal Government to think of the future generation and end all borrowings. Bishop Onuoha, who spoke in Umuahia on Monday shortly after returning from his home town, Item, in …
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UNN non-teaching staff join 3-day nationwide protest

From Felix Ikem, Nsukka The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have joined a 3-day nationwide protest declared by their national bodies. The two non-teaching staff unions of public universities had after a meeting of their National Joint Action Committee …
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UNIPORT SSANU meets over proposed strike

From Tony John, Port Harcourt The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) chapters of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have convened a congress meeting over a planned nationwide strike. As at the time of this report, SSANU members had started arriving at the Ebitimi Banigo Hall (close to …
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Kwara records 38 cases of COVID-19, discharges 101 patients

(From Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo, NAN) Kwara government has recorded 38 more COVID-19 cases, while 101 patients who tested negative twice have been discharged. Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor and Spokesman of the Technical Committee on COVID-19, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin. According to him, this brings to …
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Metering of houses in Nigeria, gradual not automatic – Manufacturer

(From Joy Odigie, NAN) Austin Atakpu, the Managing Director, TCS Paymeters Ltd., manufacturers of prepaid meters, says metering of houses in the country is a gradual process and not automatic. Atakpu disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Tuesday. He was responding to a question on the …
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Kaduna APC chairmen laud Senator Sani’s performance

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Amid the ongoing face-off between Senator Uba Sani (Kaduna Central) and the Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Yusuf Zailani, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmen of the seven local governments that make up the Kaduna Central District have unanimously endorsed Senator Uba Sani’s performance since becoming Senator, saying his …
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SSANU vows to ground Fed varsity Lokoja

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Kogi State, on Tuesday, embarked on a peaceful protest, to herald the three-day warning strike notice it issued the Federal Goverment (FG). As early as 8am, the postcard carrying university staffs took over the gates and other areas …
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Cholera kills 10 people in Benue communities, scores hospitalised

  Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi No fewer than 10 people have died following an outbreak of the deadly cholera disease in Agatu and Guma local government areas of Benue State. New Telegraph learnt that in Obagaji, headquarters of Agatu Local Government Area alone, 51 cases were reported and seven people confirmed dead while at Abinsi, a …

Fireman blames wrong doctrine of Trinity for unanswered prayers

  Tony Okuyeme A popular man of God, Sign Fireman, has come out with a new revelation in the “The Final Move of God”, saying that the three members of the trinity are not the same as they don’t have the attributes. He noted that the popular Christian belief that the three members of the …

Ohanaeze presidency: Ndigbo are real democrats – Atiku

  Onyekachi Eze, Abuja   Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said the successful election of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has shown that the Igbo are real democrats. Atiku in a statement said he followed with keen interest the process that led to the election and had wondered how the group would …

COVID-19: S’Africa shuts land borders

…as fourth minister tests positive   South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that its land borders will be closed to most travellers until 15 February, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. In a televised address on Monday night, President Ramaphosa said the pandemic in South Africa is currently at its most …

COVID-19: Malawi’s local govt minister dies

Malawi’s Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama has died after getting COVID-19. Information Minister Gospel Kazako is quoted by Malawi’s Nation Online as saying that his colleague was a “true patriot”. The homeland security minister has been quoted by Malawi’s Capital FM confirming the death in a Facebook post. Belekanyama was diagnosed with COVID-19 two weeks …

First US execution of female inmate in 67 years halted

  A judge has granted a stay in what was slated to be the U.S. government’s first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades — a Kansas woman who killed an expectant mother in Missouri, cut the baby from her womb and passed off the newborn as her own. Judge Patrick Hanlon granted …

COVID-19: Wear face masks, Adeboye tells Nigerians

  The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised Nigerians to protect themselves from COVID-19 by wearing a face mask. Adeboye’s comments come amid controversy among denominations on whether or not Christians should use masks. The highly respected cleric simply tweeted from his verified Twitter account: “Stay …

Indonesia uses unmanned undersea vehicle in hunt for air crash victims, ‘black boxes’

  Indonesia has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle to help divers search for the remains of victims and recover the flight recorders from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea three days ago soon after takeoff. The Boeing 737-500 plane with 62 people on board plunged into the Java Sea Saturday afternoon, …

Japan to widen state of emergency beyond Tokyo as virus surges

  Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told a meeting of ruling party executives on Tuesday he would declare a state of emergency for the three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to stem the spread of COVID-19, Kyodo news reported. Responding to pressure from Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures in eastern Japan, Suga last …

CDC: 9m Americans now vaccinated as US states scramble

  Nearly 9 million Americans had been given their first COVID-19 vaccination dose as of Monday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, as states scrambled to step up inoculations that have yet to slow the roaring pandemic. The 8,987,322 people who have been given the first of two shots, according to …

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