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The CAN chairman in Oyo state, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, has called on all church leaders must continue to ensure their congregation complies with NCDC directives to curb the spread of coronavirus. The State chapter of the association identified that it is in support of the state government’s decision to close down any church that flouts the COVID-19 prevention protocols. The State government had in December 2020, before the Christian cross over service, threatened to shut...

The 2021 Feed and Read programme was launched in Adamawa with Deputy Governor of the state Chief Crowther Seth restated state government commitment to giving quality education to children in Adamawa. The Feed and Read programme was launched by the American University of Nigeria Yola, in early 2015, and sponsored by Friends of Nigeria and Atiku Abubakar Institute for Development, supported by the Adamawa State government and some individuals. Represented by the Director-General Sustainable Development...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ The New Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), retired Brigadier General Mohammad Buba Marwa has assumed office as he bemoaned the increasing number of drug users at over 15 million in Nigeria. Marwa who lamented the growing population of drug users during his inaugural address at the NDLEA headquarters Abuja pointed out that about a 14.3million Nigerians between the ages of 15-64...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ Amidst the second wave of the dreadful coronavirus, the management of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, has approved the immediate sale of what it termed “a homemade herbal tea” for the prevention of the viral infection. An internal memo signed by the institution’s registrar, Monday Danjem, on January 11, directed that the beverage — produced by UNIJOS’ Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine be sold at an affordable price....

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No fewer than 14 persons have so far died and 25 others hospitalized as a result of cholera outbreak recorded in Guma and Agatu local government areas of Benue state. Dr. Joseph Ngbea, Commissioner for Health and Human Services disclosed this on Wednesday at the end of the weekly State Executive Council meeting held in Makurdi. “10 died in Abinci community of Guma Local Government Area while four others died in Agatu LGA adding that...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Alhaji Ahmed Song who died in Yola on Tuesday, January 12 2021 at the age of 75, describing his demise as a huge loss. Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to the Governor in a statement on Tuesday stated that Fintiri noted that “I received the news of the passing of Alhaji Ahmed...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to keep Nigerians safe from the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic. In a New Year broadcast on Friday in Abuja, the president stated that the Federal Government had completed arrangements to procure and distribute the COVID-19 vaccines to citizens. He, however, enjoined Nigerians to always observe the COVID-19 prevention protocols to check the second wave of the deadly virus in the country. He said: “Keeping...

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Late Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, Nigeria’s immediate-past ambassador to the U.S., has left the host country on his final journey back home. His casket, draped in the Nigerian flag, departed the Dulles International Airport, Washington, on Wednesday morning aboard a Delta Airlines plane. At the airport to bid him farewell were officials of the U.S. Department of State and Nigerian embassy officials led by the Charge D’Affaires, Mrs. Jane Adams-Abanulo. A brief departure ceremony for the...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has charge club owners, event centres, and those operating businesses at night of the second wave of the Pandemic, to ensure they close by 10 pm in the interest of the public as Government works hard to halt the spread of the virus. He also warns residents to ensure the use of face mask, avoid crowded places, frequent washing of hands, and use sanitizers, while also observing social...

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A News Analysis by Cecilia Ologunagba, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) _____ Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, including Nigeria, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The global health agency estimates that over eight million people die of cancer annually and it is acclaimed the second leading cause of death globally. The disease is responsible for 72,000 deaths in Nigeria every year, with an annual estimated 102,000 new cases, according to the...

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