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Nigeria@60: Police Tighten Security In Oyo, Battle Ready

The Police Command in Oyo State says it has put adequate security measures in place ahead of the Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary celebration slated for Thursday. The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Nwachuckwu Enwonwu, stated this in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Wednesday in Ibadan. He assured that all Police Tactical teams including Special Anti-robbery squad (SARS), Anti-kidnapping squad (AKS), Swift Response squad (SRS), Police Mobile Force 4 and72, Skynet squad, Puff Adder, Federal and Safer Highway Patrol teams, Counter Terrorism squad (CTU)…

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Lagos Cancels Independence Day Parade For Fear Of COVID`19

Lagos State has opted for a low-key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still with us. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled. He congratulates Lagosians on this auspicious occasion and strongly advises that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country. They should also observe the COVID-19 protocols, including wearing of face masks to protect themselves and their…

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Gombe Set To Produce Alternative To Imported RUTF In Fighting Malnutrition

William Attah, Gombe Gombe State Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation says it is waiting for a trigger to start local production of alternative to Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in handling cases of malnutrition in the State. RUTF is what is used to revive children that have been hit by hit by severe acute malnutrition and UNICEF has been the only organization that imports the food to Nigeria to revive many malnourished children. Speaking when the Civil Society Advocacy Group with support from Aisha Buhari Foundation, International Society…

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60th Independence: Corps Marshal Congratulates Nigerians, Enjoins Peaceful,  Safe Celebration

As Nigeria marks 60th independence anniversary on October 1st 2020, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has congratulated the country and all Nigerians and prayed for continuous prosperity, enjoining everyone to observe the holiday with sober reflections. He further stated that peaceful and safe celebration should be uppermost in the minds of all Nigerians. According to Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC , the Corps Marshal stated this in his independence anniversary message in which he lauded the founding fathers of…

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Post COVID-19: Oba Afolabi’s Wife Launches Apomu Women Cooperative

As part of the initiatives to get the women in Apomu land in Osun State back to business after the coronavirus pandemic, the wife of the King of Apomu land, Olori Janet Afolabi will, on Friday, be launching Apomu Women Cooperative, a platform to empower them back to business, trade and various vocations. According to Olori Afolabi; “On Friday 2nd of October, l am launching APOMU WOMEN COOPERATIVE, to support some of our women with interest-free loans. The women were randomly selected, shortlisted and interviewed by experts from LEAD Transformation…

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Health Slider 

NCDC Says No COVID-19-Related Death In 24-Hours, Confirms 187 New Cases

……..Total Reach 58,647 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says no death was recorded in the last 24-hours, as the country recorded 187 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle. It added that Nigeria recorded a total of 58,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The centre said that Lagos State recorded most cases with 74, followed by Plateau and Rivers States recorded 25 each. It said that in addition, Gombe and FCT recorded 19 new cases…

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Politics Slider 

Fayose Hits Bode George: Time To Retire For PDP’s Progress In Lagos

…..Urges Support For BOG To Win Senatorial Bye-Election Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, must be sent to political retirement if the party must make progress in Lagos State. In a statement by his media aide on Wednesday, Fayose,  who spoke during the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos East senatorial bye-election on Tuesday, emphasized that Chief Bode George should rather be a support stand for the younger ones…

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FG Orders Discos To Suspend Electricity Tariff Hike For 2 Weeks

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has ordered the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to suspend the September 1 tariff increase for 14 days. The commission’s suspension order of the Multi Year Tariff  Order (MYTO) 2020  signed by Prof James Momoh, NERC’s Chairman  was released on its web site on Wednesday. NERC suspension followed a joint communique issued by the Federal Government and the labour unions. The Federal Government agreed that the recent review in electricity tariffs would be suspended by the commission for a period…

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Nigeria@60: Guy Murray-Bruce Says Entertainment Industry Reduced Unemployment

Guy Murray-Bruce, President of Silverbird Group, has reviewed the Nigerian entertainment industry in the last six decades, saying it has always been a significant employer of labour. Murray-Bruce, who is also the Chairman,  Independent Broadcasting  Association of Nigeria, expressed the view in an interview in Lagos He described the entertainment industry as a gold mine. He said that the sector had helped the government to tackle unemployment bottlenecks. Speaking on the challenges of unemployment, Murray-Bruce said that the courts of the royal fathers were agog with drummers, praise singers, dancers…

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Foreign Slider 

At Least 11 Injured, 17 Houses Demolished By Heavy Rain

…………In Tanzania At least 11 people were injured and 17 houses were demolished by heavy rains accompanied with strong winds in Tanzania’s western region of Rukwa, an official said on Tuesday. Said Mtanda, Nkasi District Commissioner in Rukwa region, said the rain that started pounding in the district on Monday afternoon demolished houses, leaving the injured people homeless. The wind accompanied by the rain also dismantled rooftops of some houses in different parts of the district, Mtanda told a news conference. At least 100 people were left homeless last week…

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