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Mr. Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 elections, has revealed that he was moved to pay off the accumulated pension and gratuity debt totaling N35 billion, which his administration inherited from previous governments, because of the plight of the mostly elderly citizens who have been denied their earned benefits. The former governor who’s a business mogul and pundit made the revelation...

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As schools resumed on Monday, the Kano State Government said it would deploy additional teachers to fast track revision for exit students writing their West African Senior School Certificate Examination. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had given a directive for the reopening of schools on Aug. 10, for the exit students in the state. The government had so far fumigated 538 public and private schools as well as distributed...

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Few students in final year classes turned up as schools resume in Edo on Monday after four months of closure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who went round some of the public and private schools in Benin City, the state capital, observed that the schools enforced COVID-19 guidelines provided by the government for reopening. As part of the guidelines, the schools are to ensure that the students as well as their teachers wear...

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Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country. NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies over northern region on Monday morning with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Kebbi. According to the Agency, there are prospects of few thunderstorms over parts of Borno and Yobe during the afternoon and evening period. “The central region should...

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“The reality of acquiring political power is that those who seek it must go for it,” ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The support for Igbo Presidency recently received what can be described as a partial political boost when Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai in an interview, said that he had no ambition to vie for president after Buhari and that he taught power should not return to the north but instead go to South. While this may...

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the six governors of the North East Zone and security chiefs at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was also attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno,  and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof....

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Federal Government in its bid to help cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has supported smallholder farmers in Imo State with 20,000 Cocoa seedlings and other improved seeds. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, in a statement issued by the Director of Information, Mr. Theodore Ogaziechi, said this on Sunday in Abuja. The minister said the Federal Government was committed to improving agriculture. Nanono said this during the official rollout ceremony of...

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 437 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 46,577. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday. The health agency stated that the number of those successfully treated and discharged from various treatment centres across the country also jumped to 33,186, representing an increase of 142 persons. According to the NCDC, while more...

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it is considering new date for the commencement of the 2020 admission processes from the earlier announced date of Aug. 22. The board disclosed this in its bulletin made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. According to the Board, it will be meeting all the tertiary institutions on Aug. 10 to brainstorm on the possibility of shifting the commencement of admissions to a date that would...

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Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos State have withdrawn their services as directed by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) beginning from Aug. 10. The state Chairman, NUPENG, Mr. Tayo Aboyeji made the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Aboyeji said that the strike began in the early hours of Aug. 10, following negotiation breakdown between the state government and the union. “Although, we...

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