BREAKING: Hundreds Of Schoolboys Abducted In Katsina Released, Says Govt

Hundreds of students abducted from a school in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State have been released, authorities in the state have said. The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, confirmed the release of the students on Thursday, a week after they were kidnapped by gunmen.According to him, the boys are presently kept safe in Tsafe, a local government area in Zamfara State. Governor Masari noted that the boys would be brought back to Kankara in Katsina State on Friday.Mr Suleiman Tsiga, who is the Information Officer of Ƙanƙara…

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Shotunde, LASU best graduating student becomes International WFEP Ambassador

Lagos State University (LASU) Best Graduating Student for the 2018/2019 academic session, has become an Ambassador of the International Vocational Center (IVC), under its World Free Education Programme (WFEP). Dr Pedro Manuwa , Founder and International Liaison Officer, International Vocational Center (IVC), made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shotunde, who graduated from the Department of Business Administration, was the best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.95. Manuwa said that Shotunde’s appointment was made…

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Lewandowski Beats Messi, Rinaldo To Win FIFA Player Of The Year

Robert Lewandowski has defeated the golden duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the FIFA’s player of the year award. The Poland striker scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season as he helped German giants Bayern to a treble, finishing as the top scorer in the league, cup and Champions League. Lewandowski has become the second player to interrupt the 13-year Messi-Ronaldo hegemony, Messi won the 2019 FIFA best men’s player award. The winners were decided by nominations from national team captains and head coaches, an…

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Oyo approves bill on LAUTECH multi-campus status

Oyo State Government has approved a draft bill to reflect the new ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and the multi-campus status of the university. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Oyelowo Oyewo, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, said this while briefing journalists in Ibadan after the State a Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday. The National Universities Commission recently ceded the university which was jointly owned by to Oyo and Osun states to the former…

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BREAKING: Ondo Assembly Passes 2021 Budget

The Ondo State house of Assembly has passed the sum of one hundred and seventy four billion, eight hindered and seventy three million, three hundred and five thousand, five hundred and twenty five naira, thirty kobo for the 2021 fiscal year. Presenting the house committee on finance and appropriation report to the lawmakers, the Chairman, Mr Sunday Olajide recommended that all MDAs with high expectation on revenue generation should be given the required support and impetus to achieve their targets.Mr Olajide observed that some MDAs did not liaise with relevant…

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Ladoja wouldn’t have won 2003 gov poll without Adedibu —Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, described the late Chief Lamidi Adedibu as a “very honest” politician, who helped the Peoples Democratic Party to win the governorship election in Oyo State in 2003. Although Obasanjo did not mention former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, he was the one who won the 2003 governorship poll in the state. Obasanjo, while delivering the keynote address at the book launch in honour of Adedibu at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan, said Adedibu left good legacies. The former president, who wrote the foreword…

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Governor Simon Lalong Tests Positive For Covid-19

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tested positive for COVID-19. The governor’s Director of Press and Public, Makut Macham, confirmed the development in a statement in Jos on Thursday. Macham said, “The test result indicated that Governor Lalong’s test returned positive while all members of his family tested negative. Consequently, the Governor who is asymptomatic has gone into isolation while his close aides are being tested. “As a result, the Governor will henceforth work from home during the period of treatment”, he declared. He added that, “All State matters…

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Senators Call For Buhari’s Impeachment Over Insecurity

Against the backdrop heightened insecurity, especially the recent kidnap of over 300 hundred students in Katsina, senators, yesterday, threatened impeachment and suspension of Budget 2021 Bill to force President Muhammadu Buhari to act on the grave situation in the country. Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity, Benjamin Kalu, had dismissed the call as an unpopular opinion of only the factional opposition leader, Kingsley Chinda. The call for the impeachment of the President over the growing insecurity in the country was restated by Chinda at a press conference on…

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Omah Lay, Tems, arrive Nigeria

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has taken to her Twitter account to announce that Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems, have arrived in Nigeria. Both singers were arrested in Uganda for flouting COVID-19 rules. They were arrested after their performances at The Big Brunch, which held at Speke Resort, Wavamunno Rd, Kampala, Uganda. Abike Dabiri-Erewa tweeted, “Stanley Omah Didia (@Omah_Lay), Temilade Openiyi (@temsbaby), Muyiwa Ayoniyi and others just landed at the MMIA Lagos from Uganda via Ethiopia Airline at about 12:35 pm local time. We are glad…

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Why I won’t take Russian Covid vaccine yet –Putin

President Vladimir Putin said he’s not ready yet to take a Russian vaccine against Covid-19 because at the age of 68, he’s too old for those that are now available. “Experts tell us that the vaccines now available are intended for citizens in a specific age category,” Putin told his annual press conference on Thursday. “The vaccines haven’t reached people like me. I’ll do it as soon as it becomes possible.” Russia has the fourth-most cases of coronavirus globally at more than 2.7 million. It started a national campaign to…

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