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COVID-19: NYSC Snubs Osinbajo Report, Mobilises Corpers To Camps Tuesday

The Nigerian Government has again snubbed a recommendation by the Economic Sustainability Committee led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and decided to re-open orientation camps nationwide next Tuesday amid rising COVID-19 infections. The Osinbajo-led committee had in June 2020 recommended that while the National Youth Service Corps programme could continue, the three-week orientation exercise should …

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COVID-19: NYSC Ignores Calls To Close Orientation Camps Because “Contractors” Will Lose—Source

A source in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Abuja, says the government bowed to pressure not to close orientation camps for NYSC members due to economic considerations. The Yemi Osinbajo-led committee had in June 2020 recommended that while the National Youth Service Corps programme could continue, the three-week orientation exercise should be …

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COVID-19: UK To Close All Travel Corridors Monday

All travel corridors to the UK will be closed from Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced, ending the quarantine exemption for arrivals from selected nations. The announcement comes after it was confirmed that a new variant of COVID-19, which emerged in Brazil, has been discovered in the UK. According to BBC, the new policy, …

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How Trump Easily Fooled Christians By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo It is not news anymore that Christians around the world sold out Jesus and bought outgoing US President Donald Trump. From Lagos to Louisiana, from Soweto to San Polo, Christians bent what they knew to be right to get crooked Trump to fit in. They separated private morality from public postures just …

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Kaduna University Dismisses Lecturer For Hugging Female Student In His Office

The Kaduna State University, KASU, has terminated the appointment of Dr. Idowu Abbas of the Geography Department, over allegations of sexual harassment. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the school, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Friday, January 15. Ashafa also announced the promotion of 12 other lecturers of the school. …

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Two Die As Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Oyo Community

File Photo: Herdsmen. Two farmers in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government area of Oyo State, on Friday, were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen after an indigene of the area, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, stormed the area to warn the Seriki Fulani, Alhaji Saliu Kadri, against the mindless killings of the natives of the …

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Amnesty International, Activists Raise Concerns As Amotekun Kills 11 In Three Weeks

File photo used to illustrate story. Controversy has continued to trail the setting up of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), popularly known as Amotekun, following allegations of abuse against the initiative even as some states in the South-West continue to dilly-dally about it, Daily Trust can report. Amnesty International, human rights activists and some …

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$1.1bn Deal: Elumelu's Firm Buys Shell, Total, ENI Stakes In Oil Block

Tony Elumelu Three international oil companies operating in Nigeria have sold their combined 45 per cent interest in Oil Mining Lease 17 and related assets in the Eastern Niger Delta to TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, an integrated energy company founded by Mr Tony Elumelu. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Total E&P Nigeria …

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Trump Leaves Office Wednesday Ahead Of Biden's Inauguration

Donald Trump President Donald Trump plans to leave Washington on Wednesday morning before Joe Biden is sworn in, a senior administration official told Reuters on Friday. Vice President Mike Pence will attend in Trump’s place. Donald Trump Medium Trump had previously announced he would not attend his successor’s inauguration at the United States Capitol, breaking …

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