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The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: Committees to monitor implementation of special public works programme in 36 states

Coordinating committees have been set-up in the thirty-six states nationwide to monitor the implementation and sustainability of the 774,000 jobs under the Special Public Works programme.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
China has possibly committed “genocide” in its treatment of Uighurs and other minority Muslims in its western region of Xinjiang, a bipartisan commission of the United States Congress has said in a new report.

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) said on Thursday that new evidence had emerged in the past year that “crimes against humanity – and possibly genocide – are occurring”.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to triple membership ahead of 2023 poll – committee

Bello, who is the chairman of the newly inaugurated APC Women and Youth Sensitisation and Mobilisation Committee for the membership registration and revalidation exercise, stated this on Tuesday in Abuja.

PDP: Zoning not subject of discourse yet

Ahead of the 2023 polls, National Secretary of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, has insisted that the issue of zoning formula is not a subject of discourse yet on the table of the party.
Abhay Thakur

India keen to supply Nigeria coronavirus vaccines, strengthen collaborations – Envoy

Thakur, who made this known on Saturday, in Abuja, at the commemoration of the 16 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PDB) convention, also known as the Indian Diaspora Day, said the vaccines would be made available on concessional terms after completing all the necessary registration requirements with the Nigerian regulatory authorities.
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

Indian community donates N100 million health facility – envoy

The Indian Community Organisation has donated a N100 million, fully furnished 50-bed hospital to the Lagos state government, Indian High Commissioner, Abhay Thakur said on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in his New Year broadcast decried the level of violence in the country, saying insecurity is setting Nigeria back at “critical points” through the destruction of public and private investments.

President Buhari charges commission on lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja charged National Commission for Persons with Disabilities to play its roles adequately in the realisation of the government objective of lifting 100million Nigerians out of poverty.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Oyo governor congratulates Baptist convention president-elect

Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Revd. Dr Israel Ade Akanji, as the new president of the Convention.

NEPAD chief moves to reconcile APC members in Imo

Princess Gloria Akobundu, Chief Executive Officer of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), has begun moves to reconcile aggrieved members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State ahead of the party’s congress.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC to begin new members’ registration on January 25

The party said this in its New Year message to Nigerians, issued by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Friday in Abuja.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC fixes ‘date’ for national convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has finally fixed the much-awaited controversial National Convention of the ruling party before June 30, 2021 baring any last minute change of arrangement.

Bishop Obiogho: Nigerians need God’s goodness to survive, overcome global challenges

Bishop of The Light of the World Mission Incorporated, Harrison Obiogho, has said that Nigerians needs God’s goodness to survive in times of trials and overcome global challenges.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

APC radically different from PDP in internal democracy – PGF chief

The Director-General, All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has claimed that the ruling party is radically different from the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in internal operation mechanism.
Give him the least opportunity and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God will us part of it to win souls. He urges members of the church to be incurable soul winners; and so is he.

Pastor Adeboye: Naira’ll become strong again

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye yesterday predicted that Naira would, again, regain its strength among the league of currencies.

NHRC: Ending gender-based violence is responsibility of all

In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day, the National Human Rights Commission, Ebonyi State Chapter, Thursday, called on all citizens to join hands to put an end to all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, SGBV.
The lawyers also advised experts and advocates against the implementation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country on the various legal options available to challenge such implementations.

Nigerian lawyers speak on gaps in biosafety law

The lawyers also advised experts and advocates against the implementation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country on the various legal options available to challenge such implementations.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC NEC meeting holds at Aso Villa

The virtual emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ongoing at the State House, Abuja.

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Greek president praises Olympic medallist for breaking abuse silence

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Police find 12 bodies dumped on road in Mexico

Twelve people believed to be members of a self-defense group were killed in the western Gulf Coast state of Veracruz and their bodies dumped on a dirt road, local authorities said on Monday.
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NSCDC rescues man from attack over ‘sexual assault of minors’

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, says it has rescued a 60-year-old-man from mob attack for allegedly having unlawful canal knowledge of two female minors.
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) registered 1,867 new cases of COVID-19, in the last 24 hours, the highest single day rise since the index case was confirmed on Feb. 27, 2020.

NCDC calls for private laboratories’ support on coronavirus testing

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday called on the private-owned laboratories in Nigeria to support the country’s testing capacity for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).