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Senate President: PIB Will Change Of Nigeria’s Economic Fortune

……Says Ninth Assembly will keep to target on Electoral amendment Bill President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill(PIB) which is before the National Assembly will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law. “The PIB is going to be a piece of legislation that in our estimation will change the economic fortune of Nigeria and of course improve the earnings by our businesses who are here and we want to attract many more investments into the oil and…

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Parents’ New Strategy To Evade Forced Girl Child Marriage In Gombe

……..How Victims Escape Trap In Gombe Community William Attah, Gombe Women and female children in Malam Sidi town of Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State now escape being married out at tender age with the support of their mothers. According to Malam Abubakar Usman, Sarkin Kofar Ajiya (the gate keeper in the palace of the District Head of Malam Sidi town), many parents have resorted to running to the palace to report how children are forced into marriage or plans of marrying them out against their will. In an…

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Court Summons Shell, Others Over Alleged Illegal Metering System

An Upper Area Court sitting in Zuba, FCT, has issued criminal summons against Shell Petroleum Development Company over allegations of stealing 16 million barrels of crude oil through the use of a fraudulent and unapproved metering system. Also summoned alongside Shell are seven of its top executives; namely Chibueze Uduanochie, Simon Ruddy, Bashir Bello, Osagie Okunbor, Igo Weli, Toyin Olagunji and Capt. Callium Finlayson. The summon, dated February 25, was issued and signed by Judge Gambo Garba of the court. The court ordered Shell petroleum company and its seven executives to…

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UN Puts Young African Students On The Path To Innovation

Over 200 pupils and students from across Africa say artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are opening up an exciting vista for their dream careers in innovation. This, thanks to a bootcamp organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Congo, UNESCO, the African Materials Research Society (AMRS) and the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC). The four-day bootcamp, which began on 23 February 2021, is organized in a hybrid format; with the majority of trainees attending at the Marien Ngouabi University…

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Facebook Bans Myanmar’s Military From Its Platforms After Coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military and military-controlled state media from using its platforms weeks after a military coup in the Southeast Asian country that provoked mass violent demonstrations, the company announced on Thursday. The ban was introduced with immediate effect. “Today, we are banning the remaining Myanmar military (“Tatmadaw”) and military-controlled state and media entities from Facebook and Instagram, as well as ads from military-linked commercial entities. “Events since the Feb. 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” the statement said. On Feb. 1,…

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EndSARS: Panel Orders Police To Produce Officers Of Defunct Intelligence Response Team

The National Human Rights Commission panel has ordered the police to produce operatives of the disbanded Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Benue. The panel is investigating alleged human rights violations by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)and other police units. Chairman of the panel, Justice Sulieman Galadima, (rtd) said the order became necessary in order for the officers to provide information on the whereabouts of one Morris Ashwe, a victim of alleged enforced disappearance. Galadima gave the order, after Ashwe’s brother, Rapheal, alleged that he saw the victim was arrested…

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My Detention Experience Taught Me A Great Lesson – Metu, Ex-PDP Spokesman

Former national publicity secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metu, says his recent experience in detention has taught him a ‘great lesson’. Metuh made the disclosure when some PDP faithful received him at the party secretariat in Awka on Wednesday. Metu was arrested in 2016 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and arraigned on seven counts of money laundering for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of the national security adviser. In December 2020, Court of Appeal acquitted him of all charges and nullified…

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NCDC Confirms 11 Deaths 655 New COVID-19 Infections In 20 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 655 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 153,842. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Wednesday. The centre also reported 11 COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total fatality in the country to 1,885. Till date, the NCDC said 130,818 patients were discharged after being treated. The NCDC stated that the new infections were registered across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory. According to the centre, Lagos topped the…

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Choice Of Bawa As EFCC Chairman By Buhari ‘ll Pacify Youths- Omo-Agege

……..As Senate Confirms His Appointment The Senate, on Thursday, screened and confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The nominee who was ushered into the red chamber at 11:48am was accompanied by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and family relatives, and was grilled almost two hours. Senators who took turns to grill the nominee lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his choice of Bawa as Chairman of the anti-graft agency, describing him as “competent” and “well qualified” to perform on…

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Health Ministry Sensitises Media On Strategy For Health Promotion

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) on Wednesday in Abuja opened a two-day sensitisation for editors and general managers on the country’s maiden Media Engagement Strategy for Health Promotion (MES4HP)  2021-2025. The Director, Family Health Department of the ministry, Dr Salma Anas-Kolo, while declaring the event open, said “Health Promotion (HP) is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health.” She said the National Health Act (NHA2014), the National Health Policy (NHP 2016) and the Second National Strategic Health Development Plan II (NSHDP II 2018-2022) are in concurrence…

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