‘Nigeria repeating the mistakes that led to civil war’, Northern elders, Kukah, Obi, others warn

A former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fthr. Matthew Kukah and the Northern Elders Forum, (NGF) have warned that Nigeria was repeating its mistakes that led to the civil war which lasted from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970. Speaking at a webinar on Thursday, they cautioned that unless something urgent was done, the aftermath of the ongoing injustice, poor governance and leadership failure in the country would be worse than what was experienced during the civil war. The civil war…

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‘No approved Covid-19 vaccines yet’ – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday said that it has not approved any COVID-19 vaccine. It warned fake vaccines have started circulating in the country, urging the public not to purchase such drugs as they can cause COVID-19-like illnesses and can lead to death. It also urged government establishments, agencies and big corporations not to order COVID-19 vaccines without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, made these known in Abuja during a virtual media…

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NYSC releases posting for 2020 Batch-B Stream II corp members

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday announced that the posting for 2020 Batch B Stream II Corps Members has been released. The NYSC Director General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, announced this during the sensitisation webinar for the 2020 Batch-B Stream II Corp Members on the safe reopening of orientation camps across the country. He directed all affected persons to proceed to the NYSC website to confirm their State of deployment. The NYSC DG also announced that corps members are to report in camp as from 19th January, as against the previously…

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‘Nigeria records highest jump in food inflation since 2016’ – NBS

Headline inflation in Nigeria rose to its highest in 37 months in December 2020, according to the latest consumer price index (CPI) report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The agency’s January 15, 2021 report showed that the CPI increased by 15.75% (year-on-year) at the end of last year which was especially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While this was 0.86% points higher than the 14.89% recorded in November 2020, the headline inflation only increased by 0.01% on a month-on-month basis, with 1.61% recorded. The CPI measures the average…

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Intelligence: ‘North-Central not co-operating with military’ – Defence HQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), yesterday said that the North-Central geo-political zone is not co-operating with the military in its effort to the zone of banditry, marauding herdsmen, kidnappers and other criminal elements.  The Co-ordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj-Gen. John Enenche, stated this while fielding questions from Defence correspondents at its weekly update in Abuja.  “On information sharing, we receive limited extent in the North-Central, large extent in the North-West, and maybe averagely in the South-South and South-West operations. “In the South-West,  we used to get good information, particularly regarding…

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Covid-19: Schools in Edo to remain closed — Obaseki

Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that schools in the state will remain closed until  Feb. 1, as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Obaseki stated this at a news conference yesterday in Benin, as most States  across the Federation gear up to re-open schools on January 18. According to the governor, in the last 46 days, the  State has recorded 493 new cases, 214 recovery and 12 deaths. He said that the non-compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols had been largely responsible to…

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Borno: Road accident claims 15 lives along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

About 15 persons have been sent to their early graves in a fatal motor accident involving two buses along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road yesteday. The Borno Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Sanusi Ibrahim, confirmed the development to the newsmen in Maiduguri. Ibrahim said the accident occurred near Mainok village of Kaga Local Government Area and that all the corpses had been taken to the General Hospital Beneshiek, the headquarters of Kaga local government. “I just got the report from our unit in Beneshiek that two…

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2021 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebrated amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day was held yesterday at the National Arcade in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Remembrance Day is celebrated every January 15th to commemorate the servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It also honors veterans of World War I and II, as well as the Nigerian Civil War. Dignitaries present include President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Others are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the…

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