Day: October 11, 2021

Germany stops offering free COVID-19 tests

As Vaccinations were generally freely available to citizens in Germany, free COVID-19 testing will no longer be offered as of Monday. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated and for whom there is no general recommendation for vaccination, continue to receive free rapid antigen testing, according to the government. Minister of Health Jens Spahn defended the move …

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Edo govt. announces state-burial activities for music legend, Victor Uwaifo

Edo Government on Monday announced a State-funeral plan for the late music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo, in Benin. The legendary singer, guitarist and Joromi crooner died on August 28 at the age of 80. Mr. Osaigbovo Iyoha, the Chief of Staff to governor Godwin Obaseki, made the announcement during a press briefing which was also …

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LAPO begins microfinance diploma programme

The Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) Institute for Microfinance and Management Studies (LIMMS) has commenced the first National Diploma (ND) programme in Microfinance and Enterprise Development in Nigeria. Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Chairman, Governing Council of LIMMS, disclosed this during the first matriculation ceremony of the new Monotechnic held in Benin on Monday. Ehigiamusoe said the …

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Brazilian president Bolsonaro

Brazilian president Bolsonaro denied entry to a soccer match in his country because he’s not vaccinated

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has claimed he was not allowed to attend a league match between Santos and Gremio because the home club did not allow unvaccinated supporters into their stadium. The Sunday soccer match was Santos’ first with supporters present since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the club insisted it would only …

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Digital inclusion of girls crucial to wealth distribution, development – UNICEF

Ms Rushnan Murzata, Deputy Country Representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says digital inclusion of girls is crucial to ensuring equitable distribution of wealth and development in the country. Murtaza stated this in Abuja, at a Policy Dialogue, as part of events to mark the International Day of the Girl-Child (IDGC). She said there was …

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Gov. Fayemi signs Ekiti Mental Health Service Law

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Monday signed into law the state’s Mental Health Service bill and promised to prioritise qualitative health services delivery to the people. Fayemi, while signing the bill into law, stressed the importance of ensuring that people living with mental disorders have access to appropriate care. Accordiing to him, catering for …

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Anti-open grazing law: It doesn’t make sense to enforce a law without carrying it out, says Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, on Monday in Benin said that it doesn’t make sense to pass the anti-open grazing bill into law without carrying it out by arresting and prosecuting offenders of the same law. Obaseki stated this at a stakeholders Town-Hall meeting on the proposed Anti-open Grazing Law. He said that the delay …

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FG reiterates commitment to protection of children in schools

The Federal Government has on Monday reiterated its commitment to the protection of children in schools across the country. Vice President ,Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made the pledge at a three day intensive workshop on Advocacy, Girls’ Education and School Safety organised by the Malala Fund in Abuja. Osinbajo represented by Dr Fatima Waziri ,Director-General National …

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GirlChild: Women can lead at hightest levels when given opportunity –Saraki

Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki says #girlchild is a blessing to families and communities with their underlying strength which knows no bound. Saraki, who joined the global community to celebrate International Day of the Girl Child day while sharing a photo with his daughters, added that when women are given the opportunity, they …

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Khaby Lame

Khaby Lame: Meet most popular man on TikTok who doesn’t say a word

Khabane “Khaby” Lame stumbled on Tiktok after he lost his factory job, the aftermath of the first lockdown in Italy in 2021. Spending his days holed up at his parents’ home in Chivasso with his three siblings, looking for other jobs. One day, he downloaded TikTok and started tinkering with it in his bedroom, posting …

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South Africa relaxes COVID-19 restrictions for World Cup game

The South African government has eased COVID-19 crowd restriction guildlines placed last year as it will be allowing a maximum of 2,000 spectators to attend a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Ethiopia in Johannesburg on Tuesday. “The government has approved that a limited number of spectators will be allowed back into the stadium,” …

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President Buhari approves N13.3bn for Community Policing Initiative

President Buhari approves N13.3bn for Community Policing Initiative

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N13.3billion for the take-off of the Community Policing initiative across the country. The president made this known at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards the achievement of the nine key priorities of his administration on Monday in Abuja. Buhari stated that the …

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Presidency to spend N1.6bn on cars in 2022

A whooping N1.6 billion has been set aside by the Nigerian Presidency to acquire brand new cars and spears in the forthcoming year 2022 According to the 2022 budget proposal President Muhammadu Buhari presented before the joint session of the National Assembly, the estimate for vehicles replacement and spares will cost the Nigerian taxpayer N1.6bn …

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My daughter following my footsteps to become a doctor just as I followed my father’s– Saraki

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has revealed his daughter is in the medical school, taking his footsteps just as he followed his father Olusola Saraki’s footsteps. Saraki revealed this in Abuja during the health summit organized by the Nigerian Medical Students Association, adding that he discovered his direction to become a medical …

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How I discovered my husband was cheating– BBNaija star, Tega

How I discovered my husband was cheating– BBNaija star, Tega

Tega Dominic, one of the former Big Brother Naija season six housemates has alleged that her husband cheated on her by bringing his lover to their home. Tega revealed that she got to know when she interacted with some neighbours. She made this known in a recent interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, on his …

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Police warns EndSARS protesters against marking anniversary

The Lagos state police command has warned residents in the state against staging any protest to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in the state. Last October, youths across Nigeria took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality. The protest took a violent turn after it was hijacked by thugs. …

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Petrol subsidy removal without refineries is a disaster — Expert

The nation would be diving into serious disaster by taking steps to remove petrol subsidy without building refineries, experts says. The Federal Government had exluded the subsidy in the 2022 budget, but this does not suggest outright subsidy removal as exemplified by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, oil marketers and experts. Independent Petroleum Marketers Association …

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NNPC opens up on burden of fuel subsidy

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has reacted to national issue of bearing increasing burden of fuel subsidy to the country, even as the Federal Government proposes to remove it. Responding on whether NNPC would continue to shoulder the humungous financial burden of subsidy, the GGM replied, “Yes, the NNPC has not made noise about the …

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I am hale and hearty, says Tinubu during welcome-back party for him (Photos)

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has debunked rumours of being bed-riden but said he actually underwent knee surgery in the United kingdom. Tinubu returned to Nigeria from the UK on Friday, October 8. On Sunday, October 10, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted a welcome back reception …

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U.S Navy engineer, wife charged for trading nuclear secrets to foreign country

U.S Navy engineer, wife charged for trading nuclear secrets to foreign country

The couple were arrested by FBI and charged for selling out United States encrypted data on nuclear submarines to a foreign country. The Navy neclear engineer, Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his 45-year-old high school teacher wife, Diana, were said to have “passed, and continues to pass, Restricted Data as defined by the Atomic Energy Act . . . …

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