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Rebel forces advancing on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui have been pushed back and the situation is "under control", a spokesperson for UN peacekeeping forces said on Sunday, as tensions mount a week before key elections.
The government of the perennially unstable Central African Republic on Saturday accused former president Francois Bozize of an attempted coup ahead of next week's elections, after three main rebel groups merged and threatened to march on the capital Bangui.
“In a bid to monitor schools resumption and the COVID-19 protocol guidelines compliance, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo will be visiting some schools around Agege Axis of the State as early as 7.30am tomorrow. Places like Surulere, Ikeja, Agege and Igando will be covered,” he said in a statement.
Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, who had earlier threatened to embark on industrial action over the payment of the end-of-the-year bonus, minimum wage arrears among others, have now shelved their plan.
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government would deploy the over 800 Police constabulary personnel across the state to enforce strict compliance with the state’s regulations to check the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A local official from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party on Sunday registered a police complaint against an Amazon Prime web series alleging it insults Hindu gods and goddesses, and threatened to launch a protest at the company’s office in Mumbai.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flew home to Russia on Sunday despite Russian authorities’ stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years, his plane from Berlin landing at a different Moscow airport from the one it was meant to fly to.
Nigeria, on Monday, reached another devastating milestone as 1,024 people tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Sunday night.
US President Donald Trump’s administration carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden – an opponent of the federal death penalty.
The Government of Ekiti State has disclosed plans to purchase drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) as parts of measures to boost security surveillance, expose criminal hideouts and combat security challenges in the State.
Osun State government has announced again that schools across the state should reopen on Monday, January 18 for the continuation of the first term of the 2020/21 academic calendar.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, appealed to Nigerians, especially the elite, to be fair in their criticism of his administration, noting that as a result of the scarce resources, the Federal Government had to struggle to pay debts.