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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for another five-year tenure. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, revealed that the president also approved the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Mr. Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone), as Chairman. Other members of the Board are Ekenyem Nwafor-Orizu (South-east zone), Akinwunmi...

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The Ebonyi government has announced a ban on nightclubs and drinking joints among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The ban is contained in a statement signed by Mr. Francis Nweze, Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abakaliki. According to the statement, Umahi made this known at the flag-off of the COVID-19 second wave protocol...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent ____ The former Inspector General of Police, Gambo Jimeta is dead. Multiple sources said that the aged man died this evening after a protracted illness. Jimeta, holds the title of Dan Lawal Adamawa. His standing legacies is the massive enlistment of indigenes of the then Gongola and Adamawa into the Nigerian Police as well as influencing and spearheading the creation of Yola North out of Yola Local Government with headquarters...

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The Hill We Climb By Amanda Gorman, January 20, 2021 on the occasion of President Joseph R. Biden’s Inauguration. When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We’ve braved the belly of the beast We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours...

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The world is facing a severe shortage of vaccines against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), leading to inequalities among a number of countries in terms of access to the vaccines. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Russia, Melita Vujnovic, made the disclosure on Wednesday. “Of course, the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines across the world is large … the vaccines are available in high-income countries, which leads to serious inequalities,” Vujnovic said live on the Rossiya 24...

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A customary court sitting at Mapo, Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved a five-year-old marriage between a businessman, Abiola Azeez and his wife, Ayobami in the interest of peace. The President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade, also advised Azeez to file a separate suit in order to claim his property, allegedly taken away by Ayobami. Azeez, a resident of Muslim-Odinjo area of Ibadan, had approached the court to dissolve the marriage over uncomplimentary behaviour by his...

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Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday donated N500 million to support the Sokoto State Government in rebuilding the Sokoto Central Market ravaged by fire on Tuesday morning. Wike who visited the scene of the market inferno barely 24 hours after the disaster, expressed shock and dismay over the incident. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello, disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto on Wednesday. The Rivers governor said...

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved an increase in the retirement age of teachers across the country from 60 to 65 years or 40 years in service as against 35. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the new retirement age for teachers is now 65...

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A businessman, Jerry Okolo on Wednesday dragged The A Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), before an FCT High Court, Gudu, for alleged illegal billing. Okolo, who instituted the suit against the defendant along with his landlord, Abimaje Ebute as co-claimant, is also demanding N10 million as general damages for the alleged illegal and unlawful actions of the defendant. The claimants are also praying for N5 million as damages for inconveniences and losses incurred by them....

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Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah commencing from Feb. 5 The Spokesperson of the airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Olisa said that the airline had also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu. He stated that the Dubai via Sharjah service would be operated once a week. “We are delighted to announce that we shall be...

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