The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the killing of two operatives today by bandits. Ten other personnel were abducted when gunmen attacked their buses en route to the FRSC Academy in Udi, Enugu State. Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement. The official said the operatives travelling from Sokoto and …

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Finance Minister, Zainab contradicts Presidency over dropping in cost of food items

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says food prices are indeed going up. This is contrary to claims by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who said last week that food prices were dropping. Speaking on NTA’s ‘Good Morning Nigeria’ programme on Monday, the minister said indeed the prices of food were rising. …

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Israeli Minister Quits Over COVID-19 Lockdown Plans

An ultra-Orthodox minister in Israel’s government resigned yesterday over nationwide lockdown plans to tackle one of the world’s highest coronavirus rates that would affect religious practices over Jewish holidays. Yaakov Litzman stood down as housing minister, protesting at measures that he said will prevent Jews from attending synagogues over their upcoming festivals. Israel is second only to Bahrain for the …

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Lagos students to return to school in phases from September 21

The commissioner for education, Lagos State Mrs Folasade Adefisayo has announced the plans for both public and private schools resumption in the State. She said the present Junior Secondary 3 and Senior Secondary 2 students in public schools in the state are to resume classes from Monday, 21st of September, 2020. The commissioner said students in private primary and secondary …

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Granting amnesty to insurgents won’t restore peace – Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has warned that granting amnesty to repentant insurgents cannot restore peace in troubled states. He said arrangements were being perfected to ensure the return of some displaced victims of insurgency living in the Internally Displaced Persons camps in Maiduguri, to their ancestral villages next month. Ndume advised the Federal Government to …

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Lagos police deploys 1,000 officers for Edo governorship election

The Lagos State Police Command has deployed 1,000 officers to complement other security personnel drafted for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19. This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. Adejobi said that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu admonished officers from the Command to be of …

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PDP raises the alarm over plot to scuttle Edo election

The Peoples Democratic Party has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the opposition All Progressives Congress in Edo State, to scuttle the September 19, Governorship Election through the use of a frivolous lawsuit. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, raised the alarm at a press conference, in Abuja. He said the party has credible intelligence that …

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Fayose backs Obasanjo, says Nigeria becoming a failed state under Buhari

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, says he agrees with former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria is becoming a failed state and can crumble if nothing urgent is done to address the country challenges. Fayose made this known in an Instagram Live Chat Obasanjo had earlier at an event in Abuja said Nigeria was slowly becoming a failed state that …

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LASU Protests: VC, students locked out of the premises

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) on Monday stopped the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State Univeristy (LASU), Prof Olanrewaju Fagboun and students from gaining access to premises. Naija News reports that the action was as a result of protest by the union members over non-payment of increment in salaries promised …

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