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The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

LAUTECH: I won’t sack Osun indigenes – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde has promised not to sack Osun indigenes working in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
In line with his abolition of all forms of fees and levies in public schools, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has released funds for the running of the schools for the 2019/2020 academic session and vowed to sack any school heads caught collecting fees and levies.

Kidnapping is business, impossible to end – Rivers governor

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, says it is impossible to put an end to kidnapping in the country because it has become a business.
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie: What I find disgusting about bride price

Chimamanda Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian author, says she finds the idea of bride price “disgusting” because it has been commercialised in most cultures.

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Russia’s Sputnik V developers call on AstraZeneca to try combining vaccines

Developers of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine said on Thursday that AstraZeneca should try combining its experimental shot with the Russian one to boost efficacy.
FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.

FIFA trials AI-powered automated VAR calls ahead of 2022 World Cup

FIFA is to stage further trials of AI-powered semi-automated Video Assisted Referee (VAR) technology in the hope that it will result in quicker, more accurate offside calls in soccer.
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WHO expert sees progressive control of coronavirus in 2021, cautions on Christmas

The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Thursday the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine should allow the world to gain progressive control over the disease next year.

Minister: 66% of Nigerian rural children can’t read, write

The Federal Government on Thursday gave a damning revelation that 66 per cent of Nigerian children in rural areas can neither read nor write.