Fayemi Presents Staff Of Office To New Onijesa

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti State Governor, has presented the staff of office to the  new Onijesa of Ijesamodu Ekiti in Ilejemeje Local Government, Oba Samuel Oluwafemi Daramola. The Governor was represented by Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the Deputy Governor, who spoke while presenting the instrument of appointment and staff of …

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Chadian Woman Arrested, Concealed 234 Grams Of Heroine In Private Part

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives arrested Vivien Tarmadji, a Chadian woman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Femi Babafemi the Director of Media & Advocacy, NDLEA, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, he said the suspect was arrested while trying to board an Ethiopian airline flight …

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Parents, Guardians Wants Govt Intervention Over Teachers Strike

The Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) has given a seven day notice for a strike following the government decision to make a u-turn on teachers covid-19 risk allowances payment promise. Parents and guardians want swift government intervention to avert another strike in public schools. TUM is threatening to resume its …

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State Funeral Of Tanzania’s Former President Takes Places

The state burial of John Magufuli, Tanzania’s former President is taking place in his north-western home village of Chato. News of Magufuli’s passing was announced last Wednesday after he was absent for almost three weeks. The Tanzanian authorities said Mr Magufuli died from heart failure. Magufuli’s state funeral was held …

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British High Commission In Kenya Claims Fire That Kills Elephant

The British High Commission in Kenya has confirmed that a fire started during a UK-led exercise in Loldaiga Conservancy, which is near a base hosting British troops. “Reports of dead elephants are being looked into as a matter of urgency by the British Army, Kenyan Authorities, and our Loldaiga Conservancy …

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Adamawa Polytechnic Shut Over Students’ Rampage

The Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, has been shut indefinitely after final-year students of the institution went on a rampage. The rampaging students destroyed the school’s 500-seater lecture theatre, burnt the Students’ Union Government building, and also destroyed the Students’ Union’s president’s vehicle. Newsmen reports that no life was lost during …

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COVID-19; Kenya President Instructs Entire Cabinet

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s President has instructed the entire cabinet and members of his executive office to take Covid-19 vaccinations. The directive to lead by example was confirmed by his chief of staff Nzioka Waita. The country is currently experiencing the third wave of infections and reported its highest daily number …

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Gunmen Attack Quarters, Abduct Housewife

On Thursday night, suspected gunmen attacked Jos Aviation quarters in the Heipang area of Plateau state and abducted a housewife. Newsmen gathered that gunmen entered into the quarters at about 8.15 pm and started shooting sporadically. A source said that three persons were kidnapped, including a wife and the husband. …

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COVID-19; Burundi Not Ready For Vaccine

Burundi’s health minister, Dr Thadee Ndikumana has disclosed that the country will wait for more research to establish the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines before administering them. Ndikumana stated that the country was not against vaccines but there was no certainty on their possible side effects. “Looking at the rate of …

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COVID-19; Kenya Runs Out Of ICU Beds As Cases Rise

The Kenya doctors union has disclosed that hospitals have run out of ICU beds as the country deals with a surge in Covid-19 cases. It was disclosed that healthcare workers were among those admitted at various hospitals across the country, Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) said in …

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Ondo Ex-Lawmaker Dies In Ghastly Accident

A former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Akpoebi Lubi, has reportedly lost his life in a ghastly road accident. The ex-lawmaker represented Ese-Odo State Constituency, between 2011 and 2015. He was the only member of the Peoples Democratic Party elected to the Assembly in 2011. Until his …

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Ethiopia’s Leader Ahmed Admits Atrocities Committed In Tigray

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed for the first time admitted that atrocities were committed during the military offensive in the northern Tigray region that happened on March 11.  He said in an address before MPs in the capital, Addis Ababa that report has it that atrocities have been …

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Three Dies Of Cholera In Osun

Three persons died of cholera in Ede of Ede North Local government area of Osun State on Tuesday. Also, four other persons who were also victims of the disease are currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the town. The incident which occurred at the Oke-Gada area of the …

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FCT Proposes N300 billion For The 2021 Budget

On Tuesday, the official of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) presented a budget of N299.9 billion for the 2021 fiscal year to the Senate Committee on FCT for consideration. The FCT minister, Muhammed Bello, who led the delegation from the FCTA, made the presentation informing the panel that the …

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Govt Orders Closure of Dadaab, Kakuma Refugee Camps

On Tuesday, the Kenyan government ordered the closure of the massive Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps, which collectively host over 500,000 people, within the next two weeks. It gave the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) a 14-day ultimatum to ensure the closure of the facilities. The government is …

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Gov Fayemi Visit Family Of Deceased Policewoman In Ekiti

Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi sympathizes with the family of the policewoman, Bukola Olawoye who was shot by suspected thugs during the last weekend’s by-election in Omuo Ekiti. According to the Ekiti State Police Command, the policewoman died Monday evening at the Federal Teaching …

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Abducted High Chief In Ogun, Regain Freedom

Chief Kolawole Imope, the Olori-Ilu of Imope, Chief Kolawole Omotayo, who was kidnapped on Saturday by unknown gunmen has been released. It was  gathered that the community leader was released around 10pm on Tuesday. A close ally of Omotayo told our correspondent that the high chief retired to a hospital …

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Lagos State To Announce Beneficiaries Of N1b Intervention Fund

Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria (FTAN) Coordinator, Lagos State Chapter, Mr.  Gbenga Sunmonu, has said that Lagos state government will on Thursday present cheques to some stakeholders in the tourism, art, and culture sector who have been selected as beneficiaries of its N1 billion intervention fund. The state government …

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Gambia’s MP Support Ban On Skin Bleaching

Local media has reported that Gambian lawmakers have on Monday voted to uphold a ban on skin bleaching after a heated debate in parliament. It was gathered that the attorney general presented the bill on the prohibition of skin bleaching for consideration. He argued that criminalizing people for using cosmetic …

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