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Don wants FG to declare state of emergency in education sector

An Associate Professor, Dr Tunde Adeoye of the Department of Economics, University of Lagos, has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector. Adeoye made this known on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Ota, Ogun. He spoke while reacting to the problems …

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Buratai affirms commitment to revitalise army schools

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the commitment of Nigerian Army to revitalise all its schools to restore their glory. Buratai stated this at the opening of a Four-Day Workshop for Nigerian Army Education Corps Officers on Instructional and Professional Skills, organised by the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) on …

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Egypt, Jordan discuss efforts to resume Mideast peace process

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi says he has discussed with King Abdullah II of Jordan, the efforts exerted to resume the Middle East peace process. Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement that the two leaders discussed the issue and recent developments relating to the Palestinian cause during a phone conversation. They also exchanged …

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Boko Haram gets weapons from security operatives – Duke

A former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke has alleged that most weapons used by Boko Haram terrorists are obtained from security operatives. Duke said this, even as he called on the federal government to investigate the security forces and flush out the bad eggs. “Boko Haram insurgents who have been responsible for most …

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World AIDS Day: NEPWHAN says self-stigma more destructive

The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) says self-stigma is more destructive to people living with HIV than the condition itself. The National Coordinator of the network, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday that it was the major reason many people living with the …

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PDP calls for investigation into Saturday’s attack on P/H church

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a thorough investigation into Saturday’s explosion at the Christian Universal Church, Port Harcourt. The party made the call in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Sunday. It condemned the “dastardly attack” on the church, founded by Rev. Nlemanya Wike, the …

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Lagos Bye-Elections: We’re hopeful of victory, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State on Sunday said that its candidates in the forthcoming bye-elections in the state had made the party to be hopeful of electoral victory. The party’s Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, said in Lagos that candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would be defeated in the Lagos East …

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GBV: SDG donates 208-bed transit home for female survivors

In line with the objectives of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, has donated a 208-bed Model Transit facility to Ekiti State. Janet Mcdickson, Head, Communications, OSSAP-SDGs, who disclosed this in a statement, said the facility was constructed …

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Funeral of 43 rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum on Sunday morning, November 29, led kinsmen and other shocked residents of Zabarmari community for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram. Though the victims lived in Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area of the state famous for rice cultivation and local …

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Police arrest three over attack of Governor Wike’s father’s church

Three persons have been arrested in connection to the attack on Christian Universal Church International belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. It was gathered that about five people sneaked into the Christain Universal Church International on 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night and detonated the explosives suspected to be …

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Turkish condemns killing of Iranian physicist, urges restraint

Turkey condemned on Saturday the “heinous assassination” of Iran’s top nuclear scientist and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be held accountable. Turkey’s foreign ministry made this known in a statement. The foreign ministry also urged “all sides to act with common sense and restraint” in the wake of Friday’s killing of Mohsen …

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Croatian PM in self-quarantine after wife contracts COVID-19

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has begun a 10-day self-quarantine after his wife tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced on Saturday evening. After having a mild fever, Mrs Ana Maslac Plenkovic tested positive on Saturday, the government said in a statement. The prime minister tested negative afterward, the government said, adding that …

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Bible Society appoints Sanusi as new CEO-Designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer -Designate. BSN Manager, Media and Public Relations, Mr Benjamin Mordi, disclosed in a statement on Saturday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bible Society of Nigeria is a …

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Motorcycles, tricycles contribute to increased road traffic crashes -FRSC

Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says that the growing motorcycles, tricycles and bicycle riders’ is responsible for the increase in the number of road traffic crashes in cities. Oyeyemi, who made this known in Abuja when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum, noted that the recent …

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FRSC to introduce NIN information for vehicle registration, licence-Oyeyemi

Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says that the corps will introduce the National Identity Number (NIN) information by first quarter of 2021 for vehicles registration. Oyeyemi revealed this when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja on Friday. The corps marshall said that the essence …

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Boundary Commission to resolve maritime border issues with Ghana, Others, says Official

The National Boundary Commission (NBC) says it is poised to resolve the country’s maritime boundary issues with Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe, to enhance good neighbourliness at the maritime level. Dr Richard Oji, Director of internal boundary in the NBC, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …

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