Monday October 3, Is Public Holiday In Nigeria – Minister of Interior

To enable Nigerians to celebrate Nigeria’s 62nd independence anniversary, the federal government has declared Monday October 3 as public holiday. Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement via a statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore. Aregbesola who in the statement congratulated Nigerians on the celebration however assured the citizens of government’s commitment to tackling the challenges facing the nation and bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians. “The world is going through dire economic and security challenges which have also…

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Industrial Court Strikes Out NANS’ Suit Against ASUU & Federal Government

The National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) filed to compel the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government of Nigeria to call off the ongoing strike action. ASUU due to some nagging discrepancies between the body and the government had embarked on a strike action that has kept university students in federal government-owned higher institution across Nigeria at home for over seven months non-stop Justice Polycarp Hamman terminated further proceedings in the matter, after…

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INEC Boss, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, To Deliver GOCOP Lecture October 6

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has agreed to deliver the keynote at the 2022 conference of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP). The event is scheduled to hold on Thursday October 6, 2022, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State. The INEC Boss confirmation came through a letter, which was dated September 19, 2022, and addressed to the Maureen Chigbo, President of GOCOP, and publisher RealNews. The Chairman, Planning Committee of the conference, Ken Ugbechie, said the theme is ‘2023 Elections: Managing the…

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Macky Sall Cautions Imposition Of Trade Restrictions Amidst Food Security

Amid growing global concern about threats to food security, Senegalese President, and the Chairman of the African Union (AU), Macky Sall has warned against the idea of imposing trade restrictions. President Sall gave the warning while speaking at the recent Food Security Summit which was held on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Global partners, African leaders who spoke at the summit, pledged to act “with urgency, at scale and in concert” in responding to the current food insecurity and…

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Islamist Al-Shabaab Suicide Attack Kills Seven In Somalia

A suicide attack claimed by the Somali Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab killed at least seven people and injured nine others in Mogadishu on Sunday, the army and eyewitnesses told the AFP. A “desperate terrorist” blew himself up on Sunday morning near a line of new recruits who were enrolling at the Nacnac military base in the south of the Somali capital, local military commander Abdullahi Adan told AFP. “Seven people were killed and nine others injured,” he said. “I was close to the site of the explosion, it was huge…

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Runsewe Makes Case For Insurance Coverage For Journalists

The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Chief Olusegun Runsewe, says there is a need for compulsory insurance coverage for journalists considering the risks and threats they encounter in the line of duty. Runsewe, represented by Mr Frank Meke, made the recommendation at a symposium organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Chapel, Lagos, to mark the 2022 NAN NUJ Media Week. Runsewe, who was the Chief Guest of Honor at the programme, emphasised the importance of journalists in society.…

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We Did Not Endorse Tinubu’s Muslim-Muslim Ticket After Abuja Meeting Says Northern Bishops

The bishops who met presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Abuja on Thursday have said they never endorsed the same-faith ticket. In his brief comment at the meeting, Chairman of Pentecostal Bishops Forum of Northern Nigeria, Archbishop John Praise, said, “We are not committed to endorsing anybody, but you should ask your conscience and from what you have heard and from the explanation, he (Tinubu) had given to us to make your own judgement of who will better rule and handle the country.”…

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Policeman To Spend Life Imprison For Killing Football Fan In Lagos – Court

Justice Adenike Coker of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Thursday, sentenced a dismissed cop, Olalekan Ogunyemi, to life imprisonment for killing a football fan, Kolade Johnson. Ogunyemi, who was attached to the Special Anti-Cultism Squad of the Nigeria Police, shot Johnson in the lower abdomen on March 31, 2019, at a viewing centre at Mangoro, Ikeja, Lagos. The victim was watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur when he was shot by the convict. While delivering judgment in charge no: ID/9776C/2019 between the State of Lagos vs…

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COVID Raises Risk Of Long-Term Brain Injury, Large U.S. Study Finds

By Julie Steenhuysen People who had COVID-19 are at higher risk for a host of brain injuries a year later compared with people who were never infected by the coronavirus, a finding that could affect millions of Americans, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. The year-long study, published in Nature Medicine, assessed brain health across 44 different disorders using medical records without patient identifiers from millions of U.S. veterans. Brain and other neurological disorders occurred in 7% more of those who had been infected with COVID compared with a similar group…

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Senate Confirms Ariwoola, 68, As Chief Justice Of Nigeria

The Senate has confirmed Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). He was named in acting capacity to replace Mr Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad who retired on June 27. Ariwoola clocked 68 years old on August 22. At the resumption of plenary on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir moved two motions for the upper chamber to screen Ariwoola. When they were put to a voice vote by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the motions were approved by the Senators. Lawan called for the screening exercise…

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