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A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Private, public schools reopen amid fear of coronavirus

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control, announced in December that schools should not reopen for the second term, following the second wave of Coronavirus.

Lagos DPP: 91% of prison inmates are awaiting trials

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Lagos State Ministry of Justice, has said that 2,663 inmates out of 2,423 representing 91 percent of total inmates enrolled at the five federal correctional centres in the state, as at December 2020, are awaiting trial.

Coronavirus: PTAD postpones resumption of walk-in verification for pensioners

“Pensioners under the civil service pension department (CSPD); the police pensions department (PPD); the customs, immigration prisons pension department (CIPPD); and parastatal pension department (PaPD) will be affected by this suspension,” it said.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: No harm must befall Bishop Kukah

The Christian Association of Nigeria has cautioned those threatening the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Dr Matthew Kukah, to stop their “unlawful” actions and also asked the security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the cleric.
The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has assured graduates of the institution of its commitment to their progress and prompt mobilization for the National Youth Service.

Kogi polytechnic explains delay in mobilising graduates for NYSC

The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has assured graduates of the institution of its commitment to their progress and prompt mobilization for the National Youth Service.

Ekiti university resumes online academic activities January 18

The Senate of Ekiti State University (EKSU) has announced that the institution would resume online academic activities from January 18, due to the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government begins extended public works programme in Zamfara

The Federal Government has started distribution of working equipment under the Extended Special Public Works Programme in Zamfara, to boost the economy and create jobs.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Tempo of insurgency war has changed

Military authorities said yesterday that the tempo of the insurgency war had changed, forcing insurgents to avoid direct confrontation with troops and instead focusing on attacking soft targets.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA arrests 50 dispatch riders for traffic violations

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested over 50 dispatch riders for various traffic offences lights within the city centre.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has directed the state’s Commodity, Marketing and Distribution Board to take charge of supplying foodstuff for the boarding secondary school feeding scheme to guarantee its quality.

Official: Zamfara invests N10 billion in real estates

Zamfara State government has invested N10 billion in real estate in the last one-and-a-half years.
Fidelity Bank Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the general public of the appointment of Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, as the incoming Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumes office as Fidelity bank chief

The new Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, whose tenure formally commenced on January 1, 2021, has assumed office, becoming the 4th Chief Executive and first female to occupy the position since the inception of the bank in 1988.
His lordship, Most Rev. Victor Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, thanks to security agencies for the release of Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe and his driver, Ndubuisi Robert from their abductors.

Archbishop Obinna thanks security agencies for release of abducted Catholic Bishop

His lordship, Most Rev. Victor Obinna, Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, thanks to security agencies for the release of Auxiliary Bishop of Owerri, Most Rev. Moses Chikwe and his driver, Ndubuisi Robert from their abductors.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: Osun not home for criminals

The APC said Osun is peaceful and will continue to be peaceful as we all know the state as the most peaceful State in the Federation, urging every evil-minded people and those that are riot-oriented to please, relocate themselves from Osun as 2020 ends to allow every good citizens of the state to enjoy dividends of APC-led government.
A aerial view of the landslide area in Ask, Gjerdrum municipality, Norway January 1, 2020. NTB-Jaran Wasrud-The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate-via REUTERS

Rescuers find body after landslide in Norway

Rescuers found one body on Friday, two days after a landslide in southern Norway swept away at least nine buildings, police said, with nine people still missing.

Court grants Osun #EndSARS leader bail, seizes his international passport

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday admitted a leader of #EndSARS movement in the state, Emmanuel Adebisi, arrested by the Directorate of State Service, bail.

VIO to issue special identification numbers to commercial drivers in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), says it will begin the issuance of special identification numbers to commercial drivers operating in the territory.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos moves to review child rights law

The Lagos State Government said plans have been concluded for the review of the state’s Child Rights Law, 2015 aimed at protecting children against any form of abuse.
There was tension during Saturday’s bye-election in Dass Constituency in Bauchi State as officials of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained a former Head of Service in the State, and top People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin, for over five hours.

Bauchi bye-election: DSS, EFCC detain PDP chieftain over ‘vote buying’

There was tension during Saturday’s bye-election in Dass Constituency in Bauchi State as officials of the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained a former Head of Service in the State, and top People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin, for over five hours.

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Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala has announced the death of her stepmother.

Super Falcons skipper Asisat Oshoala loses stepmum

“I’ve heard lots of it has happened, it has happened, there is nothing you can do to bring her back, you are a strong girl… I just cannot process these lines, mummy, you are not gone; it is not possible.”
“I think this matter should be handed to scientists and medical professionals, and not politicians, who lie for their own domestic political ends,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, at a regular press briefing.

China to sanction U.S. officials for ‘nasty’ behaviour over Taiwan

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision this month to lift restrictions on contacts between U.S. officials and their Taiwanese counterparts.
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his wife Yulia are seen in a still image from video on board of a plane before the departure for Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021 in this still image from video obtained from social media. Courtesy of Instagram @NAVALNY/Social Media via REUTERS

UK worried about Alexei Navalny’s safety after Russia detains him – minister

Britain is worried about the safety of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he was detained on return to Moscow, British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.