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NUT: Supreme Court didn’t grant ASUSS registration

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has denied that the Supreme Court in its judgement of January, 15, 2021, granted secondary school teachers operating under the umbrella of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, power to operate as a trade union.
The Chairman, Council of Pro Chancellor of State Universities in Nigeria (COPCSUN), Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), has tasked stakeholders in Nigerian education system to stop paying workers salaries while on strike, as being done in developed countries of the world in order to reset the nation’s collapsed education to achieve its desired goals.

COPCSUN chairman: Principle of ‘no work no pay’ should apply to lecturers, others in...

The Chairman, Council of Pro Chancellor of State Universities in Nigeria (COPCSUN), Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), has tasked stakeholders in Nigerian education system to stop paying workers salaries while on strike, as being...

AfCFTA: Nigeria Customs awaits NAC directives on tariffs, waivers

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday stated that it is waiting for clear directives from the National Action Committee (NAC) on implementable tariffs for all goods covered by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Orji Kalu: Ndubisi Kanu left indelible footprints in annals of Nigeria’s democracy

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the death of former Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as a big loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.
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.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott

US: More Republicans say they will object to election results

United States Senator Ted Cruz is among 11 Republican lawmakers that plan to object to the certification of US Electoral College votes next week, one of the final steps before President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is confirmed.
9. The Defence Headquarters has claimed that troops rescued the over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11.

President Buhari urges released Katsina students not to give up on education

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday charged the schoolboys from Katsina, who were on Thursday released by their abductors, not to be discouraged by what happened to them, urging them to remain focused in the pursuit of education.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the abducted students in Katsina, December 18th, 2020. Bayo Omoboriowo

Freed Kankara student begs government to relocate school from current location

Abdulmajid Umar, a Junior Secondary School, JSS 2 student of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara and among the 344 students freed last night have called for the relocation of the school from the current location saying it is prone to attack.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS-Cheriss May-File Photo

After the White House, Donald Trump faces uncertain future and legal threats

After failing in his legal efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Monday won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that formally determines the U.S. presidency, Trump will re-enter private life on Jan. 20 with an array of opportunities
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has described the death of the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL PLC, Albert Okumagba, as a great and colossal loss to the capital market industry, to the Urhobos, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Senator Omo-Agege harps on unity, cohesion among the Urhobos

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central has called on Urhobo people at home and in the Diaspora to promote unity and cohesion among themselves at all times.
Nigeria’s Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, yesterday formally announced the flag-off of a nationwide distribution of multi-billion naira food palliative and other relief items to vulnerable Nigerians.

CACOVID provides activity updates, plans to empower youths, businesses

The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector alliance formed for the sole purpose of eradicating the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, has announced updates of its fully owned activities as well as intentions to support the government’s efforts in rebuilding the nation’s economy.

Commission set to resolve Benue-Taraba crisis in 2021

The National Boundary Commission (NBC), says it was set to resolve crisis in grey areas of boundary demarcation between Benue and Taraba in early 2021, and called for peaceful coexistence among the residents in the border community.

Group raises concerns over withheld results of Sokoto students

A group, Sokoto State Development Association (SOSDA), has written to the National Examination Council (NECO), seeking for clarification on why the results of State indigenous students who sat for the 2019/2020 examination have not been released.

Proprietors urge Nigerian government, states to reopen schools

The Plateau Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has called on the Federal and State Governments to reopen schools that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists flee hideouts to Sudan, CAR

Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in large numbers are fleeing their hideouts in Lake Chad Tumbus to North and Central Africa sub-regions, Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, claimed.

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Pat Utomi decries growing ethnic conflict in Nigeria

A political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, has decried the growing ethnic conflict in Nigeria, saying it is the bane of development.
The much talked about 284 kilometre rail project starting from Kano, Nigeria, via Jibia in Katsina and extending into Maradi in Niger Republic has been flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari hails release of Zamfara schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “overwhelming joy” over the release of the Jangebe schoolgirls abducted last Friday in Zamfara State.
In Sans Pietro Vernotico, on April 11, 1991, the Spanish-Brazilian Thiago Alcantara do Nascimento was born. He plays for the Spanish national team and is the midfielder for Liverpool, the Premier League defending champions.

Paul Scholes: Thiago Alcantara is more suited to Manchester United

Much was expected of Thiago when he arrived at Anfield for £20 million ($28m) from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has so far struggled to live up to expectations in the famous red shirt.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat releases full year audited result, to pay dividends

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has announced its audited results for 2020, recording a revenue of $530.5 million.
2. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Zamfara governor: All abducted schoolgirls freed by kidnappers

According to earlier reports, 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) School in the town of Jangebe were abducted by an armed gang at around 1 a.m. on Friday.

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American golfing icon Tiger Woods has been taken to hospital with what reports called “multiple leg injuries” after his car somersaulted in a crash.

Tiger Woods transferred to Los Angeles hospital for further treatment

Golf superstar Tiger Woods has been transferred to a Los Angeles medical facility for further treatment, according to a statement Thursday from the hospital where he underwent surgery for serious leg injuries after his car crash.

Nasarawa governor: Why Senator Al-Makura should be the next APC chairman

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has asked members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to elect Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura as the next chairman of the party.
Mohamed Bazoum sits at his pollitical party headquarters in Niamey, file. REUTERS-Joe Penney-File Photo

Ruling party clinches Niger’s presidential runoff, as opposition protests

Former Interior Minister, Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of Niger’s ruling PNDS party, has won the presidential elections with 55.75 per cent of the second-round vote, according to provisional figures published on Tuesday.
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Anambra introduces coronavirus mobile testing

The Commissioner for Health in Anambra State, Vincent Okpala, said on Thursday that the government, through its Ministry of Health, has introduced more aggressive measures, including mobile testing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked Nigerians from different walks of life, who visited him on Friday in his Abuja residence to honour him on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Ex-President Jonathan urges African leaders to commit to rule of law, democracy

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has called on African leaders to adhere to the rule of law and prioritise equality and justice in order to build a continent of peace, prosperity and development.