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Jonathan urges African Leaders to protect continent’s democracies

The Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF) has called on African leaders to safeguard democracies in the continent through the adherence to the rule of law and delivery of good governance. The GJF Executive Director Ms Ann Iyonu, gave the advice in a statement issued by the foundation’s Communications Officer, Mr Wealth Ominabo to mark 2021 International …

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7 persons die as Nigeria records 727 fresh COVID-19 cases –NCDC

Five more people have died from COVID-19 complications as Nigeria recorded 559 fresh cases on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its infections update published on its Facebook page on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase over the …

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Association calls for urgent action to eliminate child abuse

The Association Against Child Sexual and Gender Based Violence (AACSGB) has called for urgent action to eliminate all forms of abuse against children in the country. Mrs Ufuoma Akpobi, Coordinator, AACSGB, Edo chapter, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday. Akpobi said child abuse is …

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College of Agric, Iguoriakhi, to reopen January — Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Thursday in Benin, disclosed that the Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, Ovia North East Local Government Area, will reopen for academic activities in January 2022. Obaseki gave the assurance shortly after he was conducted round the ongoing construction work in the school by the Managing Director of Edo …

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FG’s support has energised insurance industry, says NAICOM

Mr Sunday Thomas, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), has said that the best of the insurance sector would soon be unveiled, following the recent support it was receiving from the Federal Government. Thomas stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side lines of the …

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Northwest Stakeholders optimistic of positive impact of APC Congresses on future elections

Stakeholders in the Northwest have applauded the adoption of ‘Consensus’ approach by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in electing its officials, saying other options would have led to internal wrangling over authenticity of results. Expressing their feelings during separate interviews with Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Katsina and …

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IPAC says, Lagos assembly’s passing of VAT, anti-open grazing bills will aid development

The Lagos state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) has commended members of the Lagos state House of Assembly for passing the Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Anti-Open Grazing bills 2021, respectively, as they were ‘timely and met the yearnings of the people’. Mr Abiodun Salami, IPAC’s publicity secretary, in …

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 459 new cases in 18 states, FCT

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 459 new COVID-19 cases in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control(NCDC) disclosed on Monday morning. The NCDC also reported 30 COVID-19 related deaths. The centre added that the new cases posted on Sunday, showed a drop from the 964 infections posted on Saturday. …

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U.S. condemns military seizure of power in Guinea

The U.S. has condemned what it called a “military seizure of power’’ in Guinea following reports that President Alpha Conde had been detained during a series of gun battles in the capital. “Violence and any extra-constitutional measures will only erode Guinea’s prospects for peace, stability, and prosperity,’’ State spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. …

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Germany’s envoy to China dies two weeks into job

Germany’s new ambassador to China, Jan Hecker, has died shortly after taken up his post, the Foreign Office confirmed Monday. The Foreign Ministry did not divulge the circumstances behind the diplomat’s death. The 54-year-old had only taken up his new job in Beijing last month. His deputy, Frank Rueckert, would take over his duties. “It …

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CLO urges INEC to extend CVR registration deadline in Anambra

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend its Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in Anambra to accommodate more registrants. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC scheduled to close the CVR in Anambra on Monday to ensure availability of personnel and logistics for processes aimed at …

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Imo’s Gov. Uzodimma eulogises Iwuanyanwu at 79

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo on Sunday eulogised Second Republic politician and chieftain of the PDP, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on his 79th birthday. This is contained in a statement issued in Owerri on Monday by Mr Oguwike Nwachuku, Chief Press Secretary to the governor. He stated that the governor eulogised Iwuanyanwu at a thanksgiving church …

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NGO provides medical treatment for 10,000 people in Bauchi

A Bauchi state-based NGO, Mayaka Health and Education Mobilisation Association (MAHEMA), has provided medical assistance to no fewer than 10,000 patients in two years. Alhaji Aminu Abubakar, the Director-General of the association, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. The people, Abubakar said, were treated for high …

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NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has been appointed an Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence with effect from November 1, 2021 His appointment was announced in a statement issued by the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros. According to the statement, Ihekweazu will lead …

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Charlyboy opens up why he accepted ‘Odudubariba’ role in ‘King of Boys’

Nigerian Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy has disclosed why he accepted the role of ‘Odudubariba in blockbuster series ‘King of Boys- The return of the King’ Charlyboy in the Netflix-adopted series ‘King of Boys’ directed by Kemi Adetiba played the role of ‘Odudubariba.’ ‘Odudubariba’ is one of the elders on …

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Mai Buni sacked as APC Acting National Chairman

A Delta State High Court has sacked Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and other members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC. The Asaba court on Wednesday restrained the Governor and the others from parading themselves as Chairman and members of the APC CECPC until the determination of …

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Akeredolu signs anti-open grazing bill into law, ignores Miyetti Allah

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has signed into law the Anti-Grazing Bill passed by the State House of Assembly, despite Miyetti Allah saying members would not recognise any anti-open grazing policy in the country. The Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, announced this in a statement made available to journalists in Akure yesterday, …

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Biden sued by 20 states after allowing biological males in girls’ sports

Twenty US states have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration after the US Department of Education ordered schools to allow biological males to compete in girls’ sports teams. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery and his counterparts in 19 other states in the lawsuit filed in the US district court in Knoxville on Monday August …

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