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Ekiti Records 20,000 Increase In Pry School Enrolment In 2 Years, Says Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has restated the readiness of his administration to collaborate with the Federal Government and other relevant agencies on initiatives aimed at ensuring child protection in the state. The governor, who stated this in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government on “At Risk Children Initiative”, disclosed that the state recorded an increase of 20,000 in primary school enrolment, between 2018 and 2020, aside the increase recorded in secondary schools. He said the main thrust of the…

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FG To Nigerians, Disregard Misinformation On Lockdown 

The Federal Government on Thursday urged Nigerians to disregard the news circulating on the social media that it was contemplating another lockdown. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, also Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, made clarification in a statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director Information in his office. Mustapha also advised Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to contain the spread of the virus by adhering to Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI’s) as recommended by PTF. “The attention of the Presidential Task…

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DHQ: Military Inflicts Heavy Casualties On Boko Haram In Alagarno, Sambisa Forest

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram terrorists in their hideouts at Alagarno and Sambisa Forest area of Borno, Defence Headquarters says. Alagarno lies 150km from Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, said that a compound housing some high-value Boko Haram leaders was also taken out. Enenche said the compound located on 2.3km North East of Kafa in Damboa local government area of Borno and concealed under thick vegetation was…

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Gov Zulum Signs N248bn Borno 2021 Budget Into Law

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has signed into law, the 2021 appropriation bill passed into law by the Borno State House of Assembly. The budget was however jerked from N208b proposed by Zulum, to N248 billion, for which the assembly explained, was to cater for industrial projects by the Borno plastic industry and the Maiduguri International Hotel amongst series of others contained in the budget specifics that will be made public after publication. Zulum had in his initial presentation proposed N135.1b was for capital projects which represented 65% of…

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APC: Buhari Implementing Far Reaching Social Investment Programmes

The All-Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is implementing one of the world’s largest and far reaching social investment programmes. Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the social investment programmes were targeting the very poor and other vulnerable groups, including women and persons living with disabilities, through pro-poor spendings. He stressed that the administration was definitely not governing a country close to becoming a failed state as was…

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ICPC Chairman, Prof Owasanoye, Sworn-In As Senior Advocate Of Nigeria

Photo News: ICPC Chairman, Prof. Owasanoye, Sworn-in as Senior Advocate of Nigeria   The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Olufunmileyi Owasanoye (SAN), during his swearing-in as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria at the Supreme Court on Monday, December 14, 2020. Photo 4 The new Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Olufunmileyi Owasanoye (SAN) with his wife, Mrs. Olufunso Owasanoye, during his swearing-in as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria at the…

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 6 Deaths, 675 New Infections

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC)  has confirmed 675 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic outbreak in the country. According to it, as of Dec. 10,  2020, six  COVID-19 related deaths were  recorded in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The new infections significantly increased from the 474 cases reported on Wednesday, Dec.9, 2020 by the centre. The 675 is the highest  the country  has recorded since Aug. 23, 2020 when 601 cases were reported. The country’s highest daily COVID-19 cases so…

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COVID-19 Protocol: PTF Postpones National Sports Festival To 2021

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says the 2020 National Sports Festival scheduled to hold in Edo State has been postponed to 2021. At a briefing  on Monday in Abuja, PTF Chairman and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),  Mr Boss Mustapha, said the postponement was to allow proper measures to be put in place. Mustapha said that with more than 12,000 participants expected at the event, there was need for the adjustment. “Over the past weeks, discussions have been held about safety issues pertaining to the National…

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Ghana Holds Presidential, Parliamentary Elections On 7 December

Ghana holds presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December with 17.029 million voters expected to cast their ballots. There is high expectations about the vote, especially as it is the first time a sitting president is being challenged by a former president. Voters will also elect 275 parliamentarians from 914 candidates. The Ghana Electoral Commission (EC) said the election will kick off with some 109,400 members of the security services, journalists and special service workers who will be on duty on 7 December voting on 1 December. The main presidential…

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Minister Receives Repatriated 600-Year-Old Ife Tarrecotta

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has formally received the repatriated Ife Terracotta from his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, in company of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Nigeria, Mr. Harry van Dijk. While receiving the artifact in his office in Abuja on Thursday, Alhaji Mohammed said the return of the stolen Ife Terracotta marks a milestone in Nigeria’s efforts at pursuing the return of the country’s antiquities. “It gives me profound joy to receive this very important antiquity, an Ife Terracotta,…

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