Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Abia University Undergraduates, Kill Student

Suspected Fulani herdsmen according to reports on Saturday evening kidnapped students of Abia State University, Uturu in Abia State, Eastern Nigeria. The suspects also shot and killed a student of Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu. They also robbed motorists and passengers who were heading to Port Harcourt from Enugu and from Okigwe town to Enugu, respectively. Marist in a statement on Sunday morning confirmed the killing of one of its students. The statement read, “Some students from Marist Comprehensive Academy, Uturu, Abia State were attacked by armed bandits around Ihube road…

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In Lagos State, No Child Will Be Admitted In Secondary School At Less Than 12 Years

 At last, the Lagos State Government under the stewardship of Governor Babajide SanwoOlu has pegged entry age into both public and private secondary schools in the state at 12 years beginning from the next academic session. The state government said it took the decision to check the influx of under aged children into the Junior Secondary School One (JSS1). The statement also added that there would be punishment for those that would violet the policy. According to the state government, a first-time offender will be fined N50,000 while a second…

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Gunmen Invade Imo School, Chase WASCE Candidates Away

Students of Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State have been attacked by unknown gun men after the declaration of sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The armed men reportedly attacked the school premises when some students were participating in the present 2021 West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) and ended the exercise. As at the  time of filing this report, details of the incident is still sketchy  but according to available information, the hoodlums destroyed some properties during the attack

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Experts Warn That Those Not Vaccinated Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19

According to health experts, people who were not fully vaccinated this spring and summer were over 10 times more likely to be hospitalised, and 11 times more likely to die of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) than those who were fully vaccinated. This is according to one of three major studies published at the weekend by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that highlight the continued efficacy of all three vaccines amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. A second study showed the Moderna coronavirus vaccine was moderately…

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Third Wave Of COVID-19 Leaves Fatalities In Edo State

Mr Godwin Obaseki, Governor Edo State, South-South Nigeria Edo State Government yesterday disclosed that it has recorded an increase in the number of deaths of persons who have not been vaccinated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. The state authorities confirmed three more COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities in the third wave of the pandemic in the state to 33. The state COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily virtual meeting of the state COVID-19 Taskforce chaired by the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 727 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Seven Fatalities –NCDC

The country has recorded some fatalities from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications as Nigeria recorded 559 fresh cases on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said in its infections update published on its Facebook page on Friday. The additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, according to the NCDC indicated an increase over the 559 cases reported on Wednesday and was attributed to the third wave surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The NCDC noted that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to…

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Suspected Herdsmen/Kidnappers Reportedly Shot, Killed My Brother – Sowore

Sowore (left) with his slain younger brother, Olajide Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore’s younger brother, Olajide Sowore, has been shot dead in Edo State. Sowore in a post on his Facebook Page, said Olajide who was close to his 50 years birthday, was killed in the early hours of Saturday on his way from the Igbinedion University where he was studying Pharmacy. Sowore, in the tribute described his deceased brother as an “out-of-the-box thinker” “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo State…

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Nigeria’s Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu Appointed WHO Assistant DG To Head Global Pandemic Hub

Outgoing NCDC Director General Dr Chikwe Ihekweau who will join the World Health Organisation this November In recognition of his hard work and efforts in Nigeria’s health sector especially the role he played in combating the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria, the Director General (DG) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of Health Emergency Intelligence. The appointment takes effect from November 1, 2021. A statement by WHO Director General, Dr.…

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Electricity Tariff Increase: NLC Say They May Go On Strike

The organised labour, under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened that it would embark on an industrial action if the speculation about the planned increase in electricity tariff becomes a reality. In a letter titled, “Notice on Speculations on increase in Electricity Tariff,” signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba, the NLC said the current electricity tariff charged for residential areas in both Abuja and Lagos ranges from N36 to N47.09 per kilowatt. The federal government approved the last increase in electricity tariff in January 2021 following…

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Finally, JAMB Jettisons Uniform Cut-Off Marks

JAMB has adopted the minimum cut-off marks for 2021/2022 admissions sent by heads of tertiary institutions across the country. The adoption signifies that there will be no uniform cut-off marks for 2021/2022 admissions, as was done in the past. Every institution is expected to maintain its minimum score during the admissions. These are some of the decisions taken at the meeting, held virtually, and chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at the headquarters of JAMB in Bwari, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede,…

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