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Gunmen abduct traditional ruler from palace in Jos

Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have abducted a first-class traditional ruler in Plateau State, the Agwom Izere His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Wakili. He was kidnapped at his Palace in the Angware area of Jos East Local Government. Sources close to the Palace in Angware indicated that the assailants stormed the palace …

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Nigeria releases new COVID-19 guidelines amid spike in China

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced that it has intensified surveillance at international airports, asking travellers to fill health forms, in addition to checking their temperature, in response to the surge in the spread of COVID-19.   It also decides that Nigeria will not spontaneously ban travellers from China …

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Deliver your polling units to get appointments, jobs, contracts – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has asked all party members to show the results of their polling units to benefit from his government if elected as the next president.   Atiku said this on Wednesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, during a town hall meeting …

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Borno declares eight-day holiday for schools to enhance PVC collection

The Borno State Ministry of Education has declared an eight-day holiday for schools across the state ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.   In a letter signed by the Director, Schools Management, Ministry of Education, Borno State, Mr Mustapha Umara, explained that the holiday would allow eligible staff and …

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Buni approves 35% subsidy for market stores, stalls

  The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has approved 35 per cent subsidy for shops and stalls in the newly inaugurated modern markets to boost business activities.   This is contained in a statement signed by Buni’s Director of Press and Media Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, in Damaturu.   …

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Why it took me so long to bag a Ph. D, by Duyile

Dr Dayo Duyile, a veteran journalist has explained why it took him so long to bag a doctorate degree at 83. Duyile was on Wednesday one of those who bagged their postgraduate degrees at the University of Lagos 53rd special convocation. He was the oldest graduate and was the cynosure …

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Court remands man for allegedly defiling 8-year-old girl

An Ikorodu Magistrates  Court in Lagos has remanded a 51-year-old man Sulaimon Gbadamosi, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl.   Gbadamosi, who resides at No 51 Amoke Soderu street,  Aruna area in Ikorodu, Lagos is being tried for a felony to wit defilement.   The Prosecuting …

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2023 election is about candidates not political parties , says Dalung

Mr. Solomon Dalung, former Minister of Youths and Sports Development, has said the 2023 general election is about the quality of candidates and not their political parties.   The former minister who is a  Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate for Langtang North/Langtang South Federal Constituency, stated this in Jos when …

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Number of murdered journalists now on the rise, says UNESCO

After several years of consecutive decline, the number of journalists killed worldwide rose to 86 last year from 55 in 2021, representing a 36 per cent rise, the UN cultural organisation UNESCO reported on Monday.   More than half the murders occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean, with most …

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WHO recommends use of masks in public as COVID-19 resurges

As part of a continuous process of reviewing COVID-19 response, treatment, and management, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has said that nose masks continue to be a key tool against COVID-19 and continues to recommend the use of masks by the public in specific situations.   In a new update, …

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