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Plateau university lecturers declare indefinite strike

Pamson said, “We have just held our congress where our members unanimously agreed to proceed on strike immediately. We have already secured the approval of NEC to embark on local strike action at Plateau State University if the state government fails to meet our demands.”

Coronavirus takes toll on federal roads’ construction in Lagos

The ravaging effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was, perhaps, the biggest challenge faced by stakeholders in the road sub sector of the construction industry in 2020.
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.

PGF boss: Build institutions to strengthen democracy

The Director General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman has challenged the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to set the pace by building its bureaucracies and political institutions in order to strengthen democracy in the country.
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Nextdoor scrambles to address QAnon after Capitol attack

For months, Nextdoor moderators have struggled with the challenge of addressing QAnon content on its neighborhood sites — but after last week’s deadly attack on the Capitol, the pressure between moderators and the company’s policy team may have reached a breaking point.
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.

PGF chief seeks audit of APC national secretariat, strengthening bureaucracy

Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman, has recommended the immediate audit of the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as a way of strengthening its bureaucracy to contribute to national development.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB president named champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

The appointment was made at a forum held in the margins of the One Planet Summit 20201 to mobilise support for the ambitious project to plant an 8,000 km swathe of trees and other vegetation across the Sahara and Sahel regions of Africa. The green wall will act as a barrier against desertification and aims to create over 10 million green jobs in the region.
Instant messaging app, Telegram, has launched a video call service as part of activities marking its seventh anniversary.

Telegram gains 25 million users in 72 hours as internet users dump WhatsApp over...

Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging (IM) software and application service, has gained 25 million new users within 72 hours as internet users ditch WhatsApp over the latter’s new controversial privacy update.

Metering of houses in Nigeria, gradual not automatic – manufacturer

Austin Atakpu, the Managing Director, TCS Paymeters Ltd., manufacturers of prepaid meters, says metering of houses in the country is a gradual process and not automatic.

SSANU begins warning strike with protest

Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) Federal University Lokoja Kogi State on Tuesday held a peaceful protest to kickstart their three-day warning strike to the Federal Government.
3. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

NIN: PTF warns against large gatherings at NIMC offices

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Tuesday, urged Nigerians to obey COVID-19 protocols as they complete their National Identification Number registration at the various offices of the National Identity Management Commission nationwide.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), disclosed this in Abuja on in an interview with newsmen.

TRCN: Report on ‘diversion of fund’ by us a sheer blackmail

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN, has dismissed a report on the purported diversion of the fund in the agency published by Aljazirah Newspaper Nigeria.
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Osun governor inaugurates federal government’s special public works programme

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, on Monday, inaugurated 774,000 Federal Government Extended Special Public Works Programme in Osogbo.

Luxury bus drivers threaten to block highways in protest against illegal tolls collection in...

The group however gave federal and state governments 14 days ultimatum to dismantle all road blocks mounted by produce toll collectors on the roads whom they said forcefully collect money and beat them on the highways.
Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store.

Amazon, Apple, Google yank off Parler after US Capitol riot

Over the past several months, Parler has become one of the fastest-growing apps in the United States. Millions of President Trump’s supporters have flocked to it as Facebook and Twitter increasingly cracked down on posts that spread misinformation and incited violence, including muzzling Mr. Trump by removing his accounts this past week. By Saturday morning, Apple listed Parler as the No. 1 free app for its iPhones.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.

APC condemns US riot, urges Donald Trump to emulate President Buhari

The All Progressives Congress has urged US President Donald Trump to emulate his Nigerian counterparts, President Muhammadu Buhari, after losing an election.
The efficacy of the Pfizer Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (official name BNT162b2) might sustain against the newly-detected mutant strains from the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa, a group of U.S. scientists said in a research paper.

Health workers, police to receive first coronavirus vaccines

The Federal Government is lining up 50,000 people, including frontline health workers, the elderly, persons with comorbidity and targeted police and immigration officers as the first set of Nigerians to receive the awaited Covid-19 vaccines.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment.

Dominion sues former Donald Trump lawyer over voting machine conspiracy theory

Dominion Voting Systems is suing President Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell for spreading unfounded conspiracy theories about its election equipment. The long-awaited defamation suit could test the impact of legal attacks on disinformation.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao speaks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex. - Andrew Harnik-AP Photo

Elaine Chao to resign as US transportation secretary

Elaine Chao is resigning as Transportation secretary, citing the troubling nature of President Donald Trump's rally Wednesday and the chaos that it later spurred as rioters tore through the halls of the Capitol building.

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President Buhari appoints Buba Marwa as new NDLEA chief

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The new elected Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet speaks after being elected at the party's 33rd congress, held online because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany, January 16, 2021. REUTERS

Centrist Laschet picked to lead Merkel’s divided CDU party

Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Armin Laschet as chairman on Saturday, aiming to unify their divided party behind a centrist who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September.
At least five people have died at a nursing home in Italy from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, local media and officials said on Saturday

At least five dead after suspected gas leak at Italian nursing home

The incident happened at the Villa dei Diamanti care home in Lanuvio, a town near Rome, Italian firefighters said in a post on Twitter. “Some residents have [been] killed, while others have been hospitalised,” it said.
FILE PHOTO - The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS-Lisi Niesner

Major European powers rebuke Iran over uranium metal plans

Three European powers on Saturday warned Iran against starting work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, saying it contravened the 2015 nuclear deal and stressing that it had no civilian use but serious military implications.
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Islamic State terrorists seize military base in Borno

Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday.