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School resumption: Kogi schools comply with COVID-19 protocol

From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja There were strict compliance of Covid-19 protocol by primary and secondary schools including tertiary institutions which reopened for new academic sessions on Monday in Kogi State. Our correspondent who went round some schools at lokoja the state capital observed that most teachers and students wore the face mask with adequate provisions of …
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FG to resume school feeding scheme Feb

From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government said it would commence the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), in February 2021, across the country. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the 4th annual review of the scheme. “We are commencing the school …
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Marwa reads riot act to drug barons, traffickers as he takes over at NDLEA

Newly appointed Chairman/CEO of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) on Monday 18th January, 2021 resumed at the headquarters of the organisation in Abuja with a strong warning to drug barons and traffickers to back out of the illicit trade or be ready for hard times. “I would like …
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WHO shares insight on new COVID-19 variants, advises on virus sequencing

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrated the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine towards the end of 2020, the agency raised a toast for an achievement towards ending the pandemic. The UN health agency was, however, faced with a new challenge of understanding the new variant of COVID-19, following reports of virus variants from some countries. …
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Youths are Nigeria’s greatest asset – FG

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the greatest asset available to Nigeria is the resiliency of its youths and their ingenuity towards innovation and invention. Dr. Onu said this at the unveiling of an indigenous made car, developed and manufactured by Auwal Hassan, a young …
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School resumption: Oyo records substantial compliance with COVID-19 protocols

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan On Monday, January 18, 2021, majority of pupils and schools in Oyo State substantially complied with the COVID-19 protocols as total number of laboratory confirmed cases rose to 4,695 in the state, 573 still on admission, 4,054 discharged and 68 deaths. The schools in the state had resumed on Monday January …
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Uganda switches on internet after days of shutdown, blocks social media

Uganda on Monday switched on the internet after it had shut it down on Jan. 13, fearing that it would be used to spread messages of hate and violence amid the country’s general elections held on Jan. 14. Ofwono Opondo, government spokesman said that the internet had been switched on after data collected indicated that …
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Police arraign 2 over alleged gang fight, breach of peace

The Police in Ogunyemi on Monday arraigned two men, Sulaimon Bankole, 27, and Ayomide Adisa, 22, before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over alleged breach of peace. The defendants whose address were not provided, are facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and conspiracy. The Prosecutor, Insp Emmanuel Adaraloye, told the court that …
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Lagos Taskforce to auction 88 vehicles tomorrow

By Lawrence Enyoghasu The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has obtained a court order from a Lagos State Mobile Court authorizing it for a public auction of 88 one-way forfeited vehicles Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye disclosed that these 88 vehicles to be auctioned by the government were impounded …
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JMK: Obasanjo condoles with late Minister’s family, says death huge loss to Nigeria

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the death of former Minister of State for Finance, Jubril Martins-Kuye as a huge loss, not only to Ogun state but to the country as a whole. Obasanjo said this in a condolence letter dated Jan. 17 and addressed to the family of the deceased. Obasanjo …
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Insecurity: Akeredolu gives seven-day ultimatum to herdmen to vacate state      

  Babatope Okeowo and Adewale Momoh, Akure Worried by incessant kidnappings and killings along major roads in Ondo State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Monday gave a seven-day ultimatum to the herders to quit the state’s forests. The governor, who met with Fulani, Hausa and Igbira ethnic people in his office, also banned …

COVID-19: Lagos orders council chairmen to begin aggressive fumigation, campaigns

  Muritala Ayinla Disturbed by the growing cases of COVID-19,  the Lagos State Government has ordered chairmen of the 57 local government areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to begin decontamination of their various domains. The government also implored the Council of Obas and Chiefs, Chairmen of LGs/LCDAs across the state, members and executives …

Students, parents, teachers ignore COVID-19 protocols as schools resume in Ondo

  Adewale Momoh, Akure Following the resumption of schools in Ondo State for new academic session, the adherence to the COVID-19 protocols was partially complied with across some schools in the state. Most of the students, who were returning to school after months of break occassioned by the #EndSARS protests and the second wave of …

IYC supports appointment of NDDC Sole Administrator

*Suspends protest Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa Ijaw Youths from the nine states of the Niger Delta region, under the umbrella of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), on Monday said they were now supporting the appointment of Akwa Effiong as the Sole Administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The IYC therefore said it was putting on …

COVID-19: Govs to meet over vaccines, debts

  Onyekachi Eze, Abuja Nigeria governors will hold their first meeting for the year this Wednesday, to take  decisions on the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly the inoculation of citizens against the virus. The state chief executives  are also expected to deliberate on the 2002 to 2018 external debts reconciliation. A statement by Abdulrazaque …

NFF sets up special COVID-19 task force

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has empanneled a special COVID-19 task force charged with working with the various League bodies to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 protocols by all football clubs at all levels of the leagues, among other responsibilities. Chairman of the NFF Security Committee and Member of the Organising Committee for …

A postscript on Uganda’s election

    Dakuku Peterside   Ugandans went to the polls last weekend in a hotly contested election and supposedly re-elected President Yoweri Museveni for a sixth term in office. He will continue a 35-year rule of the country. According to official government figures, the incumbent president won 58.6% of the vote while his nearest rival, …

Man found living in Chicago airport for three months ‘due to fear of Covid’

  A man has been living in a secure section of Chicago’s international airport for three months, apparently telling police he was too afraid of coronavirus to return home to Los Angeles, according to multiple reports. The 36-year-old man, Californian Aditya Singh, was arrested this weekend and charged with criminal trespass to a restricted area …

China’s economy picks up speed in fourth quarter, ends 2020 in solid shape after COVID-19 shock

  China’s economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020 in remarkably good shape and remained poised to expand further this year even as the global pandemic raged unabated. Gross domestic product grew 2.3% in 2020, official data showed on Monday, making China the …

Portugal’s health system on brink of collapse as COVID-19 cases surge

  Portugal’s public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by a worrying surge in coronavirus cases are quickly running out of intensive care beds to treat COVID-19 patients. “Our health system is under a situation of extreme pressure,” Health Minister Marta Temido told reporters on Sunday afternoon …

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