WE CANNOT AFFORD TO RELAX THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

Dear Lagosians,Compliments of the Season. Regarding my health, I am glad to inform you that I am getting better by the day, and all will surely be well. I thank Lagosians for their prayers and overwhelming kind thoughts. I am, indeed, very grateful.I have just risen from a virtual Executive Council meeting on issues around the resurgence of COVID-19 and how we should tackle this serious matter. The Lagos State Government has sadly noticed that there is an unfortunate public perception that we have seen the end of the COVID-19…

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Cross River Commissioner Of Police Is Dead

He died on Friday morning at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. A source close to the man,  Mr Rasheed Olariwaju the AIT reporter in Cross River said that the commissioner was rushed to the UCTH this morning where gave up the ghost. “Nobody should tell you he died of COVID-19 but the doctors said he died of pneumonia”. It is unclear as some reports states that the commissioner died of complications from Covid-19. Jimoh had spent barely five months in office before his demise. He took over from Nkereuwem…

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Insecurity: Kankara Students’ Abduction Still the Shame of APC, Buhari Presidency-PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the revelations trailing the abduction and release of 600 students by bandits have further exposed the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party in league with bandits, insurgents and terrorists ravaging our nation. The PDP says such revelations further explain why the APC has been acting as the mouthpiece of bandits, rationalizing killings and kidnapping, showing express sympathy to terrorists, refusing to condemn acts of terrorism but attacking any person or groups that dare to criticize the activities of these bandits or demand unconditional…

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Bandits Attack Kaduna Village, Murder Seven

– It was gathered that the attackers unleashed terror on the community for almost six hours operating without any disruption from security operatives. Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, On Thursday night, suffered an attack on Gora Gan Community by suspected Fulani herdsmen which claimed seven lives. It was gathered that four among those killed during the incident which happened Thursday night were members of the same family, four among those killed during the incident which happened Thursday night were members of the same family. Also, no fewer…

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We’ll rescue remaining Chibok, Dabchi captives, FG vows

A day after taking custody of the freed 344 boys captured from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State, the Federal Government raised hope that the remaining girls seized by terrorists from Chibok and Dabchi would be freed and reunited with their parents. The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the renewed hope about the remaining captives while addressing the media in Abuja on Friday.“We will not relent until all those who remain missing in Chibok and Dapchi and reunited with their families,” Mohammed said at the press…

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Burundi ex-president Buyoya dies from Covid-19

The former president of Burundi Pierre Buyoya has died in Paris of Covid-19 at the age of 71, several close relatives told AFP on Friday.“President Pierre Buyoya died last night in Paris. He had Covid-19,” a member of his family told AFP, requesting anonymity. Several other relatives confirmed the death of Buyoya, who served as special envoy of the African Union to Mali and the Sahel from 2012 until November this year. Buyoya “had been hospitalised Wednesday last week in Bamako where he was placed on a respirator,” the family…

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Professor Olayemi Becomes UniLokoja 3rd V.C

Professor Olayemi Durotimi Akinwumi has emerged as the 3rd Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja. The announcement was made this afternoon Friday, 18th December, 2020 by the Chairman of the Governing Council, Distinguished Senator Chris Iheanyichukwu Adighije following the conclusion of the Process of Selection of the next Vice-Chancellor for the University. He will take over from Angella Miri who is due for retirement. Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, born on 20thJanuary,1964, is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He is a Professor of History and a Fellow of Historical Society…

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 1,145 new infections, 1 additional death, 335 recoveries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 1,145 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Thursday, Dec.17, 2020 . It said that as of Dec. 17, 2020, 1,145 new confirmed cases and one death were recorded in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figure was the highest ever infection recorded in one day since recordkeeping of COVID-19 commenced in Nigeria. The latest figure surpassed the 930 cases recorded across the country…

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Stakeholders raise alarm over Nigeria’s fragile energy outlook

Energy experts, yesterday, raised concerns about Nigeria’s energy sector, insisting that the country’s economy faces serious uncertainty going by the poor outlook of the sector. The experts, drawn from top private and public institutions, including the Nigerian Association for Energy Economists (NAEE), projected a catastrophic scenario if the Federal Government remains adamant on urgently addressing challenges bedevilling the sector. The experts spoke at an event in Abuja organised by the NAEE on ‘Energy and Petroleum in a Post Covid-19 World’. Even after the pandemic, State Minister of State for Petroleum…

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Ondo to construct a jetty — Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has said that is administration would construct a jetty in the southern senatorial district of the state. Akeredolu gave the assurance during the Service of Carols and Nine lessons organized by the state government, held at the International Center for Culture and Event Center (DOME), Igbatoro, Akure. The jetty, according to the Governor, will help in transporting equipment needed for the bitumen exploration in the state from Apapa in Lagos State. He said the Jetty also has the potential to kickstart activities in the state inland waterways…

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