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Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun
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Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun

At least, 21,000 unemployed youths are struggling to get a place as casual teachers for two years in Ogun State, DAILY POST reports. The justle for the teaching positions followed an announcement by the state government that it would recruit 5,000 casual teachers under the Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh). The new recruitment exercise came on board after the government cancelled the recruitment of 1,500 teachers, who were earlier shortlisted for the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teaching job. DAILY POST reported that the government’s decision to dump those recruited initially sparked outrage as the shortlisted applicants staged a protest in Abeokuta on March 30. Recall that the recruitment of 1,500 teachers began in 2019, but ...
No plan B, prepare for looming fight – Fani-Kayode charges Nigerians
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No plan B, prepare for looming fight – Fani-Kayode charges Nigerians

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has urged Nigerians to be prepared for a major battle coming. Fani-Kayode gave the advice in an article sent to DAILY POST titled, ‘No retreat, no surrender, no Plan B’. The former presidential aide urged Nigerians to learn from Horatius, whom he described as the greatest of all Romans and be inspired and guided by his courage. “We must be proud of who and what we are and we must be ready to stand for something, even at the cost of our lives”, he wrote. The outspoken government critic noted that some prominent citizens concerned about Nigeria have counselled the people to have a plan B. Adding that they have already seen the future of the country and raised an alarm. But FFK claims he is no plan B for him. “We ...
Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised
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Strange illness spreads in Kano, six dead, 46 hospitalised

The Kano state government on Monday confirmed that six persons died of a strange disease in Minjibir Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Health of the state, Dr Aminu Ibrahim-Tsanyawa, who confirmed this said 46 other affected persons had been hospitalised. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the disease broke out in Gandun Koya village on May 7, and spread to adjourning communities. “The cause of the outbreak can be attributed to open defecation and poor sanitation in the communities. “The patients presented symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. “Six persons died of the disease, 28 were discharged and 18 others are still on admission,” he  said. Mr Ibrahim-Tsanyawa said the ministry had begun investigation to unravel the cause of the disease.
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt
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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt

A former Nigerian Minister, Mama Taraba, real name Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, is dead. Al-Hassan, 61, served as Women Affairs Minister under the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Her associates confirmed the politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Mama Taraba dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2019 governorship election under United Democratic Party (UDP). Al-Hassan, a staunch supporter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll. In August 2020, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC. She ran into trouble with the ruling party after declaring her support for Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils
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Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils

Bauchi State Government has confirmed the infiltration of four Local Government Areas by Boko Haram.   The state government which spoke after the vandalisation of a telecommunication mast in Gamawa, said the influx of people from neighboring Yobe where a recent attack by Boko Haram in Geidam community occurred, has made the affected LGAs vulnerable to terrorists.   Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Sabiu Baba who addressed newsmen after  an emergency meeting between the Governor and head of security agencies, said the suspected terrorists had the intention of blocking communication in preparation of attacks points to imminent danger.   Baba revealed that five people have been arrested in connection with the mast vandalisation, and also identified the...
“We need to fix Africa” Comedian, Michael Blackson laments about the situation in Africa
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“We need to fix Africa” Comedian, Michael Blackson laments about the situation in Africa

Comedian, Michael Blackson took to Instagram to lament about the state of Africa, particularly the cost of living. The American actor, who is originally from Ghana, said that too many things are wrong in Africa and we all need to come together to fix it. He said the average income in Ghana is so low, yet houses in Ghana cost more than houses in Atlanta. He added that there are no middle class in Africa, only the rich and poor. He also complained about how African leaders go into leadership positions and become rich. He said the richest people in Africa are those in government but this isn't the case in America. He went on to say that something needs to be done about Africa to make life better for the average man. Read his tweets below from the bottom to the top. ...
Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs
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Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs

The Bauchi State Government has said Boko Haram fighters have invaded four local government areas of the state that share a border with Geidam, Yobe State which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents. The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference after an emergency security council meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday and presided over by governor Bala Mohammed. According to Saidu, the four local governments are Zaki, Dambam, Darazo, and Gamawa. He said the sect members have launched an attack on a communication mast belonging to the Mobile TeleCommunication Network and carted away some of the properties. “There was an emergency security council meeting of Bauchi State this afternoon and the meeting ...
Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary
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Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary

An undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU), who was declared missing, has been found dead 5 days after. Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown. Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago. The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri. He said some students stormed the mortuary and the...
We have retired civil servants who collect N5,000 as monthly pension – Yobe NLC
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We have retired civil servants who collect N5,000 as monthly pension – Yobe NLC

The Yobe State Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has described as grossly inadequate the monthly take home of the state’s retired civil servants as some of them are still collecting five thousand naira monthly. NLC State Chairman, Comrade Muktari Musa Tarbutu, gave the indication in the spirit of the 2021 edition of Workers’ Day celebration held on 1st May. Tarbutu also said that the monthly 100 million naira disbursement for the payment of retirees’ gratuity is inadequate and that will lead to spill over on a monthly basis. “More so, the monthly take home pension is inadequate as it is on record that we have pensioners that are collecting only N5,000 as pension monthly. “In view of the above, on behalf of the entire pensioners of Yobe state, the Congress enjoined the gove...
Oduduwa Republic: All Yoruba policemen behind us – Sunday Igboho
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Oduduwa Republic: All Yoruba policemen behind us – Sunday Igboho

Acclaimed Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Aka Sunday Igboho) has said men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force from Yoruba land are with him and other Yoruba nation apologists. This is coming hours after the police accused the Yoruba nation promoter of attacking its officers during a rally in abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Sunday. In a statement by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, on his social media handle, Sunday Igboho said they will never fight Yoruba policemen. Igboho directed all true Yoruba indigenes not to fight the police. However, he reechoed that “we do not want the Nigerian government anymore.” The statement read: “All the Yoruba police are behind us. We will never fight them. “If you are a true Yoruba, don’t fight with the police, because they are ...
Amputee Hawker Who Went Viral for Selling water despite Disability Transforms into a ‘Beauty Queen’ for 27th Birthday
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Amputee Hawker Who Went Viral for Selling water despite Disability Transforms into a ‘Beauty Queen’ for 27th Birthday

Mary Daniels, the hawker whose story touched hearts and encouraged philanthropists to part with money, was transformed into a rare beauty for her 27th birthday photoshoot. In March, a photo of the hawker standing on one leg with her crutches supporting her on the other side, touched hearts. In days, 14 million Naira was raised for the hardworking woman who wouldn't let her condition hold her back. Then, just last week, the Lagos State Government said it has taken over the welfare of the hawker who is also a single mother. It was also revealed that the state government has provided temporary shelter for her. Now, for her 27th birthday, kind Nigerians gave her a photoshoot,  complete with professional makeup and styling. The result is breathtaking and has people ask...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities
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Amotekun Seizes 250 Cows for Destroying Farmland Crops in Ondo Communities

Ondo State Security Network Agency popularly known as the Amotekun Corps have seized over 250 cows following a distress call and petitions by farmers in Ipogun, Ilara, Owena Dam axis in Ifedore Local Government Area of the State. State Commander of the State Security Network, Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye who spoke at a signing for the release of the crops on Sunday April 18, said the herders destroyed over 300 hectares of farmland with crops, including cassava, maize, cocoyam, and yam. Adeleye accused the herders of uprooting cassava, cocoyam, and yam tubers to feed their cows. He also disclosed that government would henceforth prosecute owners of seized cows and auction the animals after getting a court order. Adeleye said; “I was amazed when I saw the level of destruction w...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
I Will Be Very Upset If This Government Increases Price Of Petrol Again – Sagay
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I Will Be Very Upset If This Government Increases Price Of Petrol Again – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), speaks on latest developments in the polity in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI. Excerpts: The federal government few weeks ago approved $1.5bn in funding to repair the Port Harcourt refinery, which was closed two years ago. This has continued to generate mixed reactions from Nigerians, as some have argued that it should have been sold in its present state. What is your take on that? I want to take refuge in my ignorance because I was shocked when I heard the amount to be used in repairing the refinery. $1.5 billion just to repair? Honestly, I was shocked. I thought we could get a brand new, excellent refinery with that money. I also listened to the Minister of State for Petro...
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles
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Ondo government drags former Deputy Governor to police over unreturned vehicles

The Ondo State Government has filed a petition against its immediate past Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, for reportedly refusing to return his official vehicles. In the petition to the Nigerian police, Ajayi was accused of unlawfully being in possession of a Land Cruiser SUV, New Toyota Hilux, New Toyota Hilux and Toyota Hilux. Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr. Doyin Odebowale who signed the petition, said he has been mandated to recover all government properties still in the possession of former political office holders in the state, especially those who served in the immediate past administration. Odebowale also alleged that the former deputy Governor refused to return the vehicle despite all entreaties. The pet...
Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar
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Two Arrested in Rivers with Substandard Ponmo from Madagascar

The Rivers State Government says it has intercepted a truckload of suspected substandard animal hide, popularly called ponmo, in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of the state, that were imported into the country from Madagascar. The state Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Fred Kpakol, who disclosed this to newsmen, said two persons who accompanied the products to the country have been arrested. “We got a tip-off that some canda meat that was imported found its way into the state. We went in and found out that it had come in from the Onne Port. It’s was a container full of canda meat. We were able to intercept it and took it to the area command. When it was opened, it was discovered that it was adulterated and stinking. “From the import paper, we found out that it came in from Ma...
Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo
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Aisha Buhari Is A Worthy Partner To Our Government – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said First Lady Aisha Buhari has been a worthy partner to the current administration. The Vice President was physically present at a book launch in honour of Mrs. Buhari in Abuja. The book, authored by Hajo Sani, is titled ‘Aisha Buhari – Being Different’. Sani is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Women Affairs and Administration. In an Instagram post, Prof. Osinbajo associated Mrs. Buhari with the values of courage, integrity and selflessness. “History has shown that it doesn’t matter how many degrees you have or how many titles precede or honours follow your name, or how high the position you hold,” he said. “The rare privilege of public service can only be justified by courage, integrity and selflessness. To t...
At Federal Level, We Don’t Even have a Government – Jerry Gana Says as he returns to PDP
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At Federal Level, We Don’t Even have a Government – Jerry Gana Says as he returns to PDP

Former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana has alleged that there is no government at the federal level in Nigeria. Gana who said this as he returned the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters on Wednesday April 7, had dumped the party for the Social Democratic Party in 2018. Addressing party members in Bida, Niger State during a reception to mark his return to the party, Gana averred that the country is nosediving and needs urgent rescue. He said;  “Today is not a day for lecture. It is not a day for campaigns. We just want to rejoice that we are back together solidly; and we are going to work together solidly, that we are going to work together effectively, that we are going to campaign powerfully. “I tell you, we are going to go around strategical...
The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK
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The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan to kill, arrest or detain Sunday Igboho – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria is the "plan by some hardliners in the Federal government to kill or arrest" Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho. Igboho has been pushing for the actualization of Oduduwa republic, a country for South Westerners. He was also in the news for the eviction notice he gave Fulanis residing in the Southwest region. FFK in a post shared this morning, said Igboho has committed no crime and that it will be counterproductive for the government to arrest him. Read his post below ''I will say this just once. The biggest threat to the peace and stability of Nigeria today is the plan by some hardliners in the Federal Government to kill, arrest or detain my friend and brother Chief ...
Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday
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Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday

The Niger state government has directed public schools in the state which were shut down following the abduction of 27 students from the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state on February 10, to reopen on Monday March 29. The state commissioner for education, Hannatu Salihu said schools with day students will resume on March 29, while boarding secondary schools in urban areas will reopen on April 6. Schools in the state were also directed to immediately form a formidable Security team, comprising of School Officials, Security Personnel, PTA, SBMC and Vigilante with active community participation to allow for strong security presence in and around the Schools. She said; “All public day secondary schools are to reopen on Monday, March 29, 2021. All boarding secondary s...
Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect
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Orile Iganmu Residents Cry Out Over Insecurity, Government’s Neglect

Residents of Orile Iganmu in Lagos at the weekend called on the state government, donor agencies and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs)to come to their aid over the ravaging poverty and insecurity in the area. Orile Iganmu community was designated as “threat to peace” in Lagos State in the January edition of State of Peace report released by popular peace building organisation, Foundation for Peace Professionals also known as PeacePro. The community lamented government’s absence in the area, noting that almost all infrastructure in the area were built through community contributions and security has remained a serious challenge. During a peace building outreach to the community, Chairman of the community, Elder Olubunmi Diyaolu, who spoke on behalf of the 12 Community Develo...
Israel DMW reveals three things to be afraid of in life, hours after thanking DJ Cuppy
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Israel DMW reveals three things to be afraid of in life, hours after thanking DJ Cuppy

Davido’s personal assistant, Israel DMW has revealed to his fans the three (3) things they ought to be afraid of in life. This is coming hours after the billionaire’s daughter, DJ Cuppy stated officially that she has withdrawn the lawsuit she initially filed against him, because of his opinion during the Zlatan and Cuppy beef. After Cuppy announced this, Israel took to his Instagram page to thank and appreciate Cuppy for withdrawing the suit in a video. However, after this, Israel DMW in an Insta-story session has revealed 3 things people ought to be afraid of in life which he said are; the Government, God Almighty and 5-star billionaires. See the post below:
Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari
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Attack on Governor Ortom Should not be Politicized – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the attack launched against Governor Samuel Ortom on Saturday March 20. Buhari who described the attack as unacceptable, however warned that the incident should not be politicised. He also called for an open and transparent investigation in which whoever is linked to the attack, should be caught and be made to face the law. The statement released by his media aide, Garba Shehu read; “In expressing his sympathies, and that of the government of the federation to Governor Ortom and all Benue indigenes, President Buhari said the unfortunate incident must not be politicized, reiterating that an attack on one Nigerian is an attack on all Nigerians. "The President directed the Police to undertake a thorough investigation into the incident...
‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye
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‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye is of the opinion that there is no longer governance in Nigeria. According to the Senator, insecurity, ineptitude, corruption has become the hallmark of the Buhari administration.   He shared this thought on his Twitter handle this morning.   It reads ''There is no longer governance in Government in Nigeria. Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration. We export crude oil only to import refined products of crude oil, export coffee only to import chocolate, we export Timber and import Furnitures including toothpick. Etc. In an unjust society silence is a crime. Wake up Nigeria!!!
Department of Petroleum Resources Seals 5 Filling Stations for Overpricing in Ilorin
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Department of Petroleum Resources Seals 5 Filling Stations for Overpricing in Ilorin

Five filling stations in Ilorin, Kwara state's capital were on Tuesday March 16, sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for various offences including over-pricing and under-dispensing. Controller, Ilorin field office of the DPR, Engineer Sule Yusuf said the affected filling stations were part of 35 filling stations monitored by officials of the agency across the metropolis. Yusuf said; “We observed that operators seem to be taking laws into their hands by selling over what government has allowed them to sell, especially, for Petrol. ”We’ve been going out to monitor before, and we’ll continue to do that. “Today is just special because we’re out to monitor price, quality, quantity and pump efficiency. “Two teams of the DPR officials went out this morning i...
CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent
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CAMA: CAN Sues FG, Asks Government Not To Interfere In Church Managenent

The Christian Association of Nigeria has dragged the Federal Government to court to challenge some provisions in the just gazetted controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 popularly called CAMA. In a statement on Monday by its General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, the Christian body said it is not comfortable with some provisions of CAMA 2020, hence , its decision to challenge the matter in court. The suit No FHC/ ABJ/ CS/ 244/ 2021 between the Incorporated Trustees of Christian Association of Nigeria; and the Corporate Affairs Commission as well as the Minister of Industry , Trade and Investment was filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja , the statement said .The case was mentioned at the Federal High Court , Abuja , on Monday , it added.“ The Association resolved ...
UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries
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UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries

The recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries has been suspended by the United Kingdom government as confirmed in its updated Code of Practice (CoP). Africa Check had earlier reported that about 5, 250 Nigerian-trained doctors are on the UK books as at April 2018, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Sun reported that the announcement which is contained in the CoP and released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, would help to meet UK’s target of delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024. The UK said CoP provide safeguards against active recruitment from 47 countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list, and also aligns with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective...
100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors
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100 Miners Kidnapped in Zamfara, 10 Killed by Abductors

The Emir of Anka in Zamfara State,  Attahiru Ahmad has disclosed that more than 100 miners operating between Anka and Maru LGAs in the state were abducted by bandits on March 2. The monarch who is also the Chairman of the state council of chiefs, said the incident took place when the state government focused on the rescue of the 279 students abducted on February 26, from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. Speaking in Gusau on Tuesday March 9 when Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) led service chiefs on an assessment visit to the state, the Emir of Anka also disclosed that10 persons were killed by the bandits who invaded the mining site. He said; “The bandits have been attacking those involved in artisanal mining and carting away their money and property."
Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says
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Bandits killed 937 people in 2020 – Kaduna state govt says

Kaduna state government has said that no fewer than 937 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2020. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 10. Aruwan who made a presentation of the 2020 Security report before traditional rulers, members of the civil society organizations, and the media at the Government House in Kaduna, said that despite the challenges, the government in collaboration with security agencies is working hard to bring the problem to an end. Aruwan said out of the number of casualties, the Igabi Local Government Area of the state has the highest figures of 152 deaths followed by the Zango Kataf local government with 114 deaths. In Kaduna, the activities of bandits have no doubt ...
I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo
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I Walked 7km to Play Football Without Boots – Kanu Nwankwo

Arsenal legend, Kanu Nwankwo, on Wednesday, revealed that he walked 7km to play football without boots while he was growing up as a teenager in Nigeria. The former Super Eagles captain disclosed this while advising Nigerian youths not to give up on their dreams. According to him, he didn’t depend on the government, adding he did not give up on his dreams as he put his trust in God. Kanu spoke during a submit on #EndSARS organised by the Ebonyi State Government in Abakaliki. He said, “When Papilo started, I did not depend on the government. I did not have boots to play football,” the former Arsenal forward said during the event held in Abakaliki. “I walk from my house, five kilometres to go to school. Come back from school, help mom, my parents, head out again – another sev...
Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines
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Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines

The Lagos state government has received its share of the COVID19 vaccines. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the arrival of the vaccines on Twitter. He however did not disclose how many doses the state received. ''Arrival of #COVID19 vaccines. We're making progress. The world will see the end of the pandemic. Good morning Lagos.''he tweeted Lagos state remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria since the first case was discovered in February 2020.
Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin
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Kwara Hijab Controversy: Government Deploys Security To Schools In Ilorin

In order to forestall possible breakdown of law and order, security agencies were Monday deployed to the 10 public/grant-aided missions schools caught in hijab controversy in Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The affected schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School Maraba. The state government had in the wee hours of Monday ordered the indefinite closure of the schools which were billed to resume following the government’s pronouncement that students be allowed to practice their religion, b...
Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again
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Hijab Controversy: Kwara Government Shuts Down 10 Schools Again

The Kwara state government has again shut down 10 schools following a dispute that stemmed from wearing of hijab. Recall that Christian leaders had earlier kicked against muslim students wearing hijab to the Christian schools which are now funded by the state government. In a statement released on Monday March 8,  by the state's Ministry of Education permanent secretary Kemi Adeosun, the schools which were earlier told to reopen on Monday were directed to remain shut. The schools include C&S College Sabo Oke, ST. Anthony College, Offa Road, ECWA School, Oja Iya, Surulere Baptist Secondary School, Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam, CAC Secondary School Asa Dam road, St. Barnabas Secondary School Sabo Oke, St. John School Maraba, St. Williams Secondary School Taiwo Isa...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria
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Samklef Drags his Followers who Criticized him for his Tweets About the State of Nigeria

Samklef and his followers dragged each other on Twitter after the music producer shared some tweets about the state of Nigeria. The musical artist shared tweets condemning the strike from the North that saw trucks of food being turned back so it doesn't supply to the South. This strike resulted from clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the South- West that culminated in the burning of shops in Shasha market where northerners trade in Oyo state. Samklef questioned why the government is silent about this ban on movement of food from the North to the South due to the herdsmen-farmers clash. He then added that meat is "not even healthy". Some followers dragged him as they argued that meat contains protein. Samklef responded with violence and it went downhill from t...
China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers
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China Makes Covid-19 anal Swabs Compulsory for Foreign Travelers

Authorities in China have reportedly made anal COVID-19 swabs compulsory for all foreign travelers arriving in the country. The government has claimed that such tests provide a higher degree of accuracy than other screening methods for the virus, the Times UK reported. As part of the new travel requirement, there will be testing hubs in Beijing and Shanghai airports, the outlet reported. Li Tongzeng, a respiratory disease medic, said that the anal swabs are better because virus traces stay longer in fecal samples than they do in the nose or throat, state media reported. "If we add anal swab testing, it can raise our rate of identifying infected patients," Li Tongzeng told the Washington Post in January. The move follows calls from the US and Japan to stop performing the ...
Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD
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Zamfara kidnap: FG must implement plans to stop further attacks – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has expressed relief on the release of kidnapped 317 students of the Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe in Talata Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The CDD Director, Idayat Hassan in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, stressed that the Federal Government must map plans to curtail further attack and child right violation. Hassan also urged the government and relevant authorities to work together and map out workable strategies that would ensure that every child is protected in his or her quest to seek development and learning. According to him, the Federal Government ought to make efforts to ensure that all abductees in captivity are released without succumbing to any form of amnesty or ransom. “CDD fi...
Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government
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Kagara Abduction: We are Not Sure When Schools will Reopen – Niger State Government

The Niger State Government has said that it is not sure of when the boarding schools which were closed down in four local council areas of the state in the wake of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College in Kagara, will be reopened. Speaking at the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday February 28, Niger state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin said the security challenges facing the state is huge and they have to ensure things are put in proper place before schools are reopened. Jibrin said;   “The security challenge facing this state is huge and we have to ensure things are put in proper place before we will think of reopening the school. I can’t say when they will go back to school o...
Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks
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Insecurity: When Will Nigeria Itself be Abducted? – Lawyer Mike Ozekhome Asks

Human rights lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, says with the spate of kidnapping during the Buhari-led administration, he wonders when Nigeria itself will be abducted. According to Ozekhome, compared to 214 Chibok schoolgirls missing under former President Goodluck Jonathan, the situation has worsened with 807 school pupils kidnapped by criminals under the Buhari administration. The human rights lawyer while reacting to the spate of kidnappings, said “What the government does not still seem to understand is that because it has failed to give security and welfare to the Nigerian people as provided for in Section 14 of the 1999 Constitution, ethnic nationalism is fast rising in a way that ethnic groups and the various nationalities in the Nigerian contraption...
DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC
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DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the Special Adviser on Media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services' operatives. This comes hours after he called on the President Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. While reacting to the abduction of 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, February 28, Salihu had tweeted; "Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.'' Hours af...
Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors
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Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors

The Niger State government says it is negotiating directly with the abductors of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and family members, for their release. The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, made this known during an interview with Thisday. Bandits dressed in Military uniforms stormed the school on February 17, killing one student and abducting 27 others. During the interview, the SSG said there is no time fixed for the abductees to be released because negotiation is still ongoing with the bandits who abducted them. “If anyone tells you he knows when the schoolboys will be released that person is lying; it may be today or tomorrow; nobody can say; we are still negotiating.”he said Matane added that during the negotiations, ...
Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law
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Gov. Ikpeazu Calls For Enforcement Of Anti-Open Grazing Law

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has called on security agencies in the State to assist government in enforcing the Anti-Open Grazing Law of Abia State. The Governor made the call at Michael Ọkpara Auditorium, Umuahia, while flagging-off the State wide sensitization workshop against criminal activities in Abia communities. According to him, enforcing the law would help reduce the issue of farmers/herders clashes in the State. Governor Ikpeazu who was represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, requested the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure government fights and wins the war against criminality in the State. He charged critical stakeholders especially, the Traditional Rulers to live up to expectations, stating that the security of the State is also in their ...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits
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”If the government continues this way, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over” – Bishop Onaiyekan kicks against dialogue with Bandits

The former Catholic archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan, has kicked against the idea of government and important personalities dialoguing with armed bandits.   Speaking after an ordination ceremony in Minna, Niger state, on Saturday, February 20, Onaiyekan warned that if the government continues to dialogue with criminal elements, it will get to a stage where non-state actors will take over.   In his words   “We should not be living in a country where you are always with your heart in your mouth when you are moving from one place to another, where children cannot study in peace in their schools and where bandits, whatever you call them, come from nowhere and cart away 20, 30 children and their teachers into the bush and sit somewhere and boast, calling for ...
Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits
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Government May Swap Abducted Kagara Schoolchildren For Arrested Bandits

There are indications that the government might consider releasing some arrested bandits as a part of the bargains to secure the release of 27 pupils and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara, in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, kidnapped on Thursday. It was learnt on Friday that the group of bandits responsible for the abduction wanted their gang members in custody of security agencies released as a swap deal to free the abductees. Bandits in military uniform had reportedly stormed the school around 2am on Wednesday, and seized their victims, killing a Senior Secondary School 3 pupil who raised the alarm in the process. They consequently led their victims – tied in pairs – to a nearby spot around Attahiru Secondary School where they had reportedly par...
Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike
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Incompetence is Worsening Insecurity – Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has blamed the increased insecurity witnessed in the country on incompetence. The Rivers state Governor said this when he led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, and other dignitaries on a project inspection tour in Port Harcourt and ObioAkpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State on Thursday February 18. Wike also alleged that fighting criminality and insecurity in the country are often undermined by political inference in the posting of heads of security agencies. He said; “There is so much insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings everywhere and they (APC) told Nigerians that they will solve the problem. But the problem is not being solved. “They appoint Commission...

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