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DPR Sensitizes Sellers, Users On Safe Handling Of Cooking Gas

………..In Sokoto The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has called on users and sellers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), otherwise known as cooking gas, to strictly  adhere to safety rules in the light of the harmattan season. Mr Musa Zarumai-Tambuwal, the DPR Operations Controller in charge of Sokoto and Kebbi states, gave the warning while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, in Sokoto. Zarumai-Tambuwal urged residents to be cautious when using LPG and should always observe strict safe handling regulations, stressing that the DPR would periodically be educating residents on safe…

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2021: Year To Calm Down, And Wail Less

When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming anything and everything it could lay its jaws on. Across America, Europe, Asia, Africa, indeed, all continents, time, like an ever rolling stream, has been bearing its sons and daughters away. They fly forgotten as a dream dies at the opening day. And who or what is the Grim Reaper? It is called a pandemic. COVID-19. Like President…

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Gov Makinde Recounts Successes In 2020 Despite Challenges

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Thursday recounted some of his successes in 2020 despite the myriad of challenges facing the nation, urging residents to maintain a positive outlook for the new year. Makinde, in a 2021 New Year address, issued in Ibadan by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said despite various events that set the state back economically, his government was still able to record huge successes. The governor maintained that his government achieved a success in reducing infrastructural deficit of the state. He noted that…

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TUC Decries Country’s Rising Unemployment Rate

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has decried the nation’s spiraling unemployment rate, citing the population of the unemployed as exceeding the combined population of 35 of Africa’s 54 countries. The union’s President, Mr Quadri Olaleye, and Secretary General, Mr Musa-Lawal Ozigi, made the disclosure jointly in a statement, on Thursday, in Lagos, to herald the New Year. According to them, the unemployment rate in Nigeria averaged 12.84 per cent from 2006 until 2020, reaching an all-time high of 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020. “You…

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Military Airstrikes Hit Terrorists’ Hideouts, Eliminate Scores In Borno

Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised scores of ISWAP terrorists in an attack on their hideouts at 1Km North of Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Thursday, said the air raids were executed on Wednesday. Enenche said the attacks were launched after series of aerial surveillance missions indicated that the location was being used as staging area where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.…

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IGP To New AIGs, CPs: Your Promotion Based On Seniority, Merit

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday, in Abuja, decorated the newly promoted Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) with their new ranks. Speaking at the decoration ceremony, Adamu said the promotion was guided by the principles of seniority and merit, in addition to due recognition of the history of professional excellence of the officers being decorated. Adamu said the process took due cognizance of their unblemished service records and invaluable experiences of the benefiting senior officers. According to him, the…

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NIS Not Yet Satisfying Nigerians In Passport Issuance– Aregbesola

The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, has admitted that the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) still had challenges meeting the number of applications for Nigerian passports annually. Aregbesola stated this on Thursday during the virtual inauguration of the newly completed Office Complex of the NIS, Oyo State Command in Ibadan. The minister said much still needed to be done to satisfy the desires of Nigerians in terms of processing and prompt delivery of passports to applicants. He said the service was aware of the complaints of Nigerians on the issue…

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2021: WHO Urges Countries To Increase Investment In Public Health

Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has urged countries to learn from COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 by increasing investment in public health in 2021. Ghebreyesus said this in a statement posted on WHO website tagged: ‘COVID-19: One year later – WHO Director-General’s new year message.’ The Director-General said the events of 2020 had provided telling lessons, and reminders, for the world to take into 2021. “The year 2020 had shown that governments must increase investment in public health, from funding access to COVID vaccines for all people, to…

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Gombe Spends N1.2bn On Water Supply Annually – Commissioner

William Attah Gombe State says it spends N1.2 billion annually for the provision of water to citizens of the state. The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mr Muhammad Magaji, disclosed this during the 2021 approved budget breakdown on Thursday in Gombe. Magaji stated that as at 2019, prior to the coming of the present administration, the state owed more than N4.9 billion to contractors handling the Gombe water works. He added: “I am happy to say that we have settled all of that by the first quarter of 2020.…

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UNILORIN Resumes Academic Activities Jan 11 –Spokesman

The management of the University of Ilorin, on Thursday, stated that the institution will resume full academic session on Jan. 11, 2021. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Mr Kunle Akogun, Director, Corporate Affairs of the University, said in a statement issued in Ilorin. The statement read: “following the recent suspension of the nine-month industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  the Senate of the University of Ilorin has approved the resumption of academic activities for the Rain Semester as from Jan.11, 2021”. “The…

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