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NAF jets bombards terrorists logistics vehicles, kill scores in Borno

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters(DHQ), said the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed scores of Boko Haram fighters and destroyed their logistics vehicles along the Jakana axis of Borno State. the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche , who made this known, said “In continuation of the intensive air …
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COVID-19: Delta schools to resume January 18 for 2nd term 

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Delta State Government on Friday confirmed that public and private primary and secondary schools would resume academic activities for the second term on Monday, January 18, 2021. In a statement by the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah, indicated that boarders are to return on Sunday, January 17, …
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Remembrance Day: Makinde reassures Oyo residents of safe environment

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has reassured residents of the state and the security agencies that his administration would continue to do its best to ensure a safe, secure and stable environment. Makinde gave the assurance on Friday, during the commemoration of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, held at the Government House …
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Insecurity; Niger Governor Bello Calls For Increase Workforce, Better Welfare for the Military 

From John Adams, Minna The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has called for an increase in the number of personnel of the Nigerian Military and other security agencies in the country if the war against insurgency and other banditry activities is to be won. In addition to this, governor said the welfare of …
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COVID-19: Kaduna State government rescues 160 Almajirai, set to repatriate them

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Officials of the Kaduna State Government Task Force enforcing COVID-19 related regulations have rescued 160 children, including 9 ECOWAS citizens believed to be Almajirai from locations that are neither licensed as schools nor as children’s homes in the State capital.   The State government said, “Since March 2020, 31,092 almajiri children …
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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Abiodun urges Nigerians to shun calls for division, inter-ethnic wranglings

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has called on Nigerians to shun calls for division, insurgency, banditry and all inter-ethnic, religious and politically motivated wrangling capable of disintegrating the country.  Rather, they should embrace team-spirit, brotherliness and compassion for fellow beings. The governor made this call on Friday, at the 2021 Armed Forces …
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Court remands 5 men for alleged arson, robbery

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, ordered that five men who allegedly broke into some shops and set fire, be remanded in Police custody, pending legal advice. The police charged Sulaimon Sherif, 27; Monsuru Rasheed, 28; Babatunde Isiaka, 30; Lekan Suleiman, 21′ and Kazeem Alabere, 20 with even-counts bordering on conspiracy, breaking and entry, …
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Auckland City withdraw from FIFA Club World Cup over home country’s virus restrictions

 Auckland City have withdrawn from next month’s FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar, the world governing body FIFA said on Friday. FIFA said the withdrawal was as a result of strict coronavirus regulations in the football club’s home country of New Zealand. FIFA said it was informed by the club that they could not play …
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Lagos records 13 COVID-19 related deaths on Monday

 The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state recorded 13 new COVID-19 related deaths on Jan. 11, its highest daily fatalities since inception of the pandemic. Abayomi made the disclosure through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi on Friday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for Jan. 11. According to him, the …
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AFRD 2021: Buhari, Osinbajo, others honour fallen heroes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday led other top government functionaries, including service chiefs and members of the diplomatic corps to honour the Nation’s fallen and living heroes. The event, which involved the laying of wreaths at the National Arcade, was one of the highlights lined up to celebrate the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration …
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Fake COVID-19 vaccines in circulation – NAFDAC warns

  …says no vaccine has been approved in Nigeria   Regina Otokpa, Abuja   The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned Nigerians to beware of fake COVID-19 vaccines being circulated in the country. Giving the warning on Friday in Abuja, the Director General NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, said the …

14 die in Kogi auto crash

Muhammad Bashir, Lokoja At least, 14 persons have lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident along Ayingba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State. The dead included five children, eight women and one man; while nine survived with various degrees of injuries. The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Solomon Aghure confirmed …

Food inflation records highest jump since 2016

Nigeria’s food inflation increased by 1.26 percent on a year-on-year basis from 18.30 percent in November 2020 to 19.56 percent in December. This is according to the December 2020 consumer price index/inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday. Inflation measures the rate of increase in the prices of goods and services …

Biden appoints Nigerian-born Badejo as White House counsel

    US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet. Biden had announced the appointment of Badejo, a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US, when he named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel. The office of White House Counsel advises …

C’River ‘achieves’ $20.4m World Bank grant

Clement James, Calabar   Cross River State government has said it has achieved World Bank grants worth $20.4 million given under States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme. The Commissioner for Finance, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, disclosed this on Friday while briefing journalists on the achievement of his ministry He said the state met the …

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted. Bobi Wine alleges Thursday’s polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda’s history, and has said he had video evidence of fraud, though he has yet to …

Indonesia earthquake leaves more than 30 dead, hundreds injured

Rescuers are searching through the rubble of a partially-collapsed Indonesian hospital after an earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi, leaving at least 34 dead. The 6.2-magnitude quake on Friday morning came just hours after an earlier, smaller tremor. Hundreds of people were injured and thousands displaced by the quake, reports the BBC. Indonesia has a …

Hundreds of Central Americans gather for caravan aiming to reach US

  Hundreds of Central Americans camped overnight outside the bus terminal in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, anxiously awaiting the departure early Friday morning of a migrant caravan hoping to reach the United States. Local television footage showed an increasing number of families, many carrying young children, gathering throughout the evening on Thursday, …

Alaafin’s erudition is a pride to Yoruba race – NIPOST boss, Adewusi

  Postmaster General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Postal Services, Dr. Ismail Adebayo Adewusi, has said that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has raised the standards of monarchy beyond all expectations. He said this is evident after 50 years of being on the throne with what he called impeccable …

LASUCOM closes hostel as 3 students test positive for COVID-19

  Kayode Olanrewaju No fewer than three students of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) have tested positive for COVID-19. Following this, the management of the college has closed its hostel, isolated the students and embarked on contact tracing. A statement by the institution said: “The management of Lagos State University wishes to …

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