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FEC approves 65 years retirement age Teachers Bill

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, which seeks to give legal backing to the Buhari administration’s measure to enhance the teaching profession in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari approved the bill at the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to be …
The Sun Nigeria.

Jang, Wase, Super Eagle’s Capt Musa to kick-off Plateau North football tournament – Gyang

From Gyang Bere, Jos The Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defense, and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, has announced that former Plateau Governor Sen Jonah Jang, Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Rt Hon Ahmed Idris Wase and Captain of the Nigeria Super Eagles Ahmed Musa would all be kicking off the Plateau North Peace, …
The Sun Nigeria.



Cross River police command nabs 7 for kidnapping, robbery, cultism

From Judex Okoro, Calabar The Cross River State Police Command said on Wednesday that it arrested seven criminal suspects for kidnapping, robbery, cultism and unlawful possessions of firearms between mid-December last year and mid-January, 2021. The suspects arrested and paraded at the Command headquarters in Calabar have been identified as Prince Okon Etim, Okokon Etim …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kaduna: NGO trains locals on resource mobilisation to track public projects

From Sola Ojo, Kaduna A Kaduna-based NGO, Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW), is currently training selected Kaduna locals on resource mobilisation to track public projects in their communities. The two-day training programme for project monitors in Chikun, Soba and Kaura Local Government Areas was developed to expose monitors to available resources within their communities …
The Sun Nigeria.

BREAKING! Trump leaves White House

Donald Trump left the White House for the final time as president Wednesday morning, snubbing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration as he officially ended a term as president of the most powerful country in the world. Trump boarded Marine One at the White House with plans to depart the nation’s capital using Air Force One — while …
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Anchor University establishes contact with abducted DVC Prof Fatokun

By Gabriel Dike, Lagos The management of Anchor University, Ipaja, Lagos, has confirmed the abduction of its Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Johnson Fatokun, disclosing that the institution has made contact with him. A statement signed by the Assistant Registrar, Strategy and Communications, Mr Okesola Sanusi, said that Fatokun was abducted in Nasarawa State on Monday, January …
The Sun Nigeria.

UniAbuja, five others named centres of competence in IT education in Africa

From Fred Ezeh, Abuja The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has been selected as one of the six Centres of Competence in Digital Education (C-CoDE) in African universities. Dr Habib Yakoob, UniAbuja’s Head of information and public relations, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the other universities are the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science …
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Conditional Cash Transfer: You’re doing well, Osinbajo tells minister

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, for her innovation in upgrading the Rapid Response Register (RRR) for the COVID-19 Cash Transfer Project. Osinbajo gave the commendation while launching the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor, …
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Fulani quit notice: Yoruba elders blast Presidency, back Akeredolu

From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Coalition of Oduduwa Elders (CODUE) has supported the quit notice handed down by Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to unregistered Fulani herders to vacate the state’s forest reserve in order the curb rising cases of insecurity. The group took exception to a statement released by the Presidency through the Senior …
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Niger: Bandits kill 7 vigilantes in ambush

From John Adams, Minna Armed bandits on Monday ambushed local vigilantes, killing no fewer than seven and injuring several others in Mashegu, Niger State. The bandits also burnt over 50 motorcycles belonging to the vigilante The incident was said to have occurred when the vigilantes had mobilised to lunch an attack on the bandits hideout …
The Sun Nigeria.

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister dies from COVID-19

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has died after succumbing to COVID-19, the government says. Born in 1960, the former army general gained international prominence in 2017, when he announced the military takeover that ousted long-serving President Robert Mugabe from power. Zimbabwe has recorded a surge in COVID-19 cases since the festive season. There have been …

JUST IN: Trump leaves White House for last time as President

*Only reporters present to see him off Accompanied by the first lady, Donald Trump is leaving the White House for the last time during his presidency. The Marine One helicopter is on the White House lawn to take him to Andrews Airforce Bases where he will board Airforce One, the presidential plane, which will take …

Why Amotekun has failed to curb crime in S’west – Traditional hunter

Babatope Okeowo, Akure   Head of the traditional hunters in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Chief Lere Ijalade has blamed the inability of the Amotekun Corps in tackling kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the Southwest on the method by which they were recruited by respective state governments. Ijalade, who is the Akogbona of Akure, …

Ebonyi PDP crisis: Again, judge withdraws from suit

Uchenna Inya, Abakaliki   The Judge handling the suit filed by Chief Onyekachi Nwaebonyi at the Ebonyi State High Court sitting in Abakaliki challenging the dissolution of the State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Justice Vincent Nwanchor, Wednesday recused himself from the matter. The withdrawal was the third time in a row …

S’Korea’s LG considering all options for loss-making mobiles

  South Korea’s LG Electronics said on Wednesday it was considering all options for its loss-making mobile division, which analysts said could include shutting its smartphone business or selling off parts of the unit. LG said in a statement that 23 consecutive quarters of losses in its mobile business had totalled around 5 trillion won …

UK inflation starts climb as effects of COVID, Brexit combine

  British inflation gathered speed in December, starting what is expected to be a climb this year as pandemic-fighting measures, Brexit and a recovery in the economy combine to push up costs for consumers and businesses. Consumer prices rose 0.6% in annual terms after a 0.3% increase in November, the Office for National Statistics said. …

COVID-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under AU vaccine plan

…Nigeria may pay $283m for own consignment African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270 million COVID-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU), according to a draft briefing on the plan prepared by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and provided to Reuters. South African President Cyril …

Nigeria records 1,301 new COVID-19 infections, 15 deaths

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,301 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 113,305. The NCDC disclosed figures on Tuesday on its official website. It has been reported that 1,191,866 people have so far been tested since the first confirmed case of …

Audiomack teams up with Beat 99.9FM  Lagos for top 10 countdown

  Music streaming platform, Audiomack has teamed up with leading radio station, The Beat 99.9FM Lagos to broadcast “Audiomack Top 10 Countdown” which features the top 10 Nigerian songs picked off the Audiomack charts. The music programme, which premiered on January 14, 2021 and scheduled to air weekly, every Thursday at 7pm, was designed to …

Screen Actors Guild may expel Trump

  Donald Trump is already awaiting his second impeachment trial by the Senate once he leaves office. A sideshow to all this is that he now faces possible expulsion from the Screen Actors Guild. SAG-AFTRA, the union which represents working performers, said on Tuesday its national board found Trump had probably violated its rules over …

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