Plateau Government Orders Immediate Closure of Schools within State over Corona Virus

Corona Virus

Plateau State Government has announced the closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state on or before Saturday, March 21, 2020. The decision was taken in order to discourage the possible spread of the dreaded Coronavirus among residents in the state.  The  Secretary to the Government of Plateau, Danladi Atu said this in a press statement he made available to pressmen in Jos on Thursday night.    He said this includes pre-primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state. The statement reads that   ” The decision became…

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AMOTEKUN ― A solace to vulnerable women, children in south west

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  By Dayo Johnson, Akure The Association for Human Development (AHD) Thursday described the South-West Security Network, codenamed: ‘Operation Amotekun’, as a solace to vulnerable women and children in the region. President of the gender Non-Governmental Organisation NGO, Mrs Folake Esan said this in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Esan said that the Amotekun initiative would curb the incessant attacks, which had been ravaging the zone. According to her, many women have been raped and killed, while some have had parts of their bodies removed by ritualists. “Many have become…

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Miyetti Allah – Arrest Yoruba Leaders Backing Operation Amotekun

Operation Amotekun

Operation Amotekun Miyetti Allah Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the umbrella body for Fulani herders in the country has asked the federal government to arrest Yoruba leaders backing Amotekun, the South-West security outfit recently launched by Governors in the region to counter insecurity. In an interview with The Sun, the National President-General of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Bello Abdullahi Bodejo alleged that the security outfit was established to ban Fulani herdsmen from Yorubaland. He said: They should not only ban it but should arrest the leaders of this group. Like I…

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Officials Rescue Man Trapped In Lagos Building Collapsed

Some emergency officials at the scene of a collapsed building in the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State on January 17, 2020. A man said to have been trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building at the Ago Palace Way axis of Lagos State has been rescued. The man was saved by emergency officials following a rescue operation after the three-story building collapsed on Friday. Lagos Building Collapse Shortly after he was rescued, the man was given a first aid treatment by medical officials present at the scene…

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Increasing Food Prices Force Nigeria’s Inflation Rate To 11.98 Percent

Food Price in Nigeria

  Nigeria’s inflation increased by 11.98 per cent in December 2019, higher than the 11.85 per cent recorded in November. This is due to the rise in the composite food index which rose by 14.67 per cent in December. The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation witnessed a 0.05 percentage change for the twelve months period which ended in December 2019. Food Price in Nigeria This is according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) CPI and Inflation Report for December 2019. “The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures…

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Air Peace To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa For Free #XenophobiaInSouthAfrica

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Xenophobic attacks: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Air Peace Airlines has volunteered to send an aircraft to South Africa from Friday, September 6, to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to the country, free of charge. According to a statement signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, the development follows the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African migrants. The statements read, The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture. Interested Nigerians are therefore…

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Photos: Tight Security At Shoprite Lekki As Shop Owners Count Loses #Xenophobia

Shoprite Lekki

Shoprite Lekki: The xenophobic attack on-going in South Africa is not a thing of joy for someone to smile, joke or make jest of, as a citizen of this great country, we condemned this act as inhuman and as a crime against humanity especially towards Africans. Nigerians decided to do a reprisal of the xenophobic act being meted by South Africans against Nigerians by storming the popular Shoprite Mall at Lekki. In what started as a protest led to looting of shops, malls, and goods worth millions of naira. A…

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23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia authorities have revealed that at least 23 Nigerians are currently on the death row in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offenses and may be executed anytime from now. In a report, The Nation newspaper said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death. They were said to have been arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah having concealed the banned substances in their rectums, the Saudi…

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President Muhammadu Buhari off to Japan for Tokyo International Conference

Tokyo International Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to Japan tomorrow to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. A statement by the Presidency said the conference would take place in Yokohama city from August 28 to 30 after which the president would be back to the country on August 31. This year’s conference is themed, ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’. The Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe, is expected to perform the opening ceremonies of the conference. According to Special Adviser to the President…

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Aragbaiye explains Ondo Local Government workers screening

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The ongoing verification exercise of local government workers in Ondo State is to ascertain the number of genuine staff working in the councils. The State Head of Service, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye who made this known while monitoring the exercise in Akure South Local Government Council Secretariat said the exercise is in the best interest of both the workers and the government. Addressing the workers, Mr. Aragbaiye said the verification is to identify the actual number of them that are the payroll of government, saying that it would also eradicate ghost…

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