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SERVICOM: Capacity building for staff will foster commitment, positive attitudinal change – officer

Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, the National Coordinator, Servicom Office in the Presidency, says capacity training for Servicom staff will foster commitment and lasting attitudinal change. Akajemeli said this in Owerri at a capacity training workshop organised by the agency for Servicom staff from various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). She said the programme was in partnership …

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Coronavirus: Africa CDC intensifies vaccine readiness plan

The African Union’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said in Addis Ababa on Thursday it is intensifying efforts to prepare countries in Africa to receive and immunize at least 60 per cent of the African population starting April 2021. Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, said a vaccine readiness plan for Africa seeking …

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Panel on police brutality grants complainant N150,00 to repair damaged car

The Ekiti State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into police brutality sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Friday, recommended an award of N150,000 in compensation to a complainant, Mr Adaramola Abiodun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo, said the compensation was to enable the complainant to …

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Police to restrict vehicular movement in Borno for LG poll

The police command in Borno has announced restriction on vehicular movement from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. to ensure peaceful conduct of Saturday’s local council election in the state. Mr Bello Makwashi, the state Commissioner of Police said this in a statement on Friday in Maiduguri. He said that the restriction will also cover tricycles …

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N/East governors demand more FG projects in 2021

The Northeast Governors Forum has called for execution of more Federal Government capital projects in 2021 to ensure rapid development of the region. The forum expressed disappointment over the provision of N45.32 billion for capital projects in the region by the Federal Government budget for 2021. The governors made the appeal in a communique issued …

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FG urges politicians, philanthropists to key into NHIS- GIFSHIP

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has urged politicians, philanthropists and Nigerians in the diaspora to key into the newly inaugurated Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) He made the call at the inauguration of GIFSHIP on Thursday in Abuja, adding that the programme would …

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FG urges politicians, philanthropists to key into NHIS- GIFSHIP

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has urged politicians, philanthropists and Nigerians in the diaspora to key into the newly inaugurated Group Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) He made the call at the inauguration of GIFSHIP on Thursday in Abuja, adding that the programme would …

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Police Brutality: Ex gov. Obi urges panel to dismiss Mokwe’s petition

Mr Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra on Thursday urged the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality sitting in Awka to discountenance the petition of Mr Bonaventure Mokwe. Obi made the prayer through his lawyer, Alex Ejesieme (SAN) at the resumed hearing of Mokwe’s petition against his illegal arrest, torture, detention and demolition of …

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Venezuela judge convicts 6 U.S. oil executives 3 years after arrest Conviction

A Venezuelan judge on Thursday convicted six American former oil executives of corruption and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from eight to over 13 years. Jose Pereira, who was the interim president of Houston-based Citgo at the time of his arrest, was sentenced to 13 years and 7 months of prison while the other …

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NAFEST 2020: States showcase health benefits of indigenous cuisines consumption

About 12 states on Thursday night showcased the health benefits of their indigenous cuisines at the Cuisine Competition in the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Jos, Plateau. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that states that participated in the competition were Benue, Ekiti Benue, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Taraba, Cross River, …

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New sports policy, key to transforming Nigerian sports– Minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the country’s new Sports Industry Policy will serve as catalyst for transforming sports into a big business sector when operational. The minister said this in Abuja at a seminar organised by the Federal Capital Territory chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). Dare, who …

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I’ll leave White House if Electoral College votes for Biden – Trump Voting

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would leave the White House if the Electoral College declared Joe Biden the election winner. He said he was not prepared to concede defeat and repeated false claims that he won. The president said that he would “certainly” leave the White House if the Electoral College voted for Biden, …

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Don’t wait for government jobs, be creative, Entrepreneurs tell youths

Entrepreneurs on Thursday urged Nigerian youths not to wait for government jobs, but embrace entrepreneurship skills, be creative and financially self-reliant. They spoke on Thursday at the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST)’s Roundtable on Entrepreneurship in Jos, Plateau. Commenting, Mrs Fatima Haruna, a professional Chef, said acquiring an entrepreneurship skill was of …

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We‘ll overcome security, economic, political challenges– Gbong Gwon Jos

The Gbong Gwon Jos, Jacob Buba Gyang, says Nigeria will soon overcome its current security, economic and political challenges. Gyang made the assertion at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST)’s Cultural Splendor with the traditional ruler in his palace on Thursday in Jos. The theme of a weeklong long festival is: “COVID-19 and …

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WAEC fees: Ondo govt. takes over payment in public schools

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says the state government has concluded plan to pay the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) examination fees for students in public schools in the state. Akeredolu disclosed this on Thursday in Akure during a courtesy visit by the national leaders of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) . The …

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We deliberately shut down refineries — NNPC GMD

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, says the corporation deliberately shut down the nations refineries because they no longer make sense to be operated. The GMD disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Upstream on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the …

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