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Today Saturday 5th December 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

Ogun 2021 budget: Abiodun treading the path of recovery, sustainability
“The main thrust of our capital spending programme in 2021 is the completion of many ongoing and new projects as possible across the State. Accordingly, we have prioritised projects that can be rapidly completed to benefit our people.” Those were the words of the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun. (Breaking News)

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES: A health priority taking too long

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been relegated to the background for too long without proper recognition and investment from the government. The results are distressing, causing preventable deaths, disability and reduced productivity. Grave danger, according to experts, lies ahead if the issue is not prioritised without delay.

Lagos East: EndSARS aftermath won’t affect poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the aftermath of EndSARS protest won’t affect turnout of voters in today’s Lagos East by-election. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Lagos, INEC National Commissioner, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola, said the commission took the decision to conduct the rescheduled election for Dec 5 after thorough consultation. (Breaking News)

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Kalu, minister inspect projects in Abia North, promise speedy completion

The Minister of Power, Engr Saleh Maman, has promised to ensure speedy completion of power projects scattered across Abia North Senatorial District. The minister said yesterday during an inspection and assessment tour of the projects in company of the Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu (Breaking News)

Commissioner withdraws as surety for Anyim in EFCC’s probe
Ekumankama Joseph Nkama, Ebonyi State Commissioner for Investment and Abuja Liaison, has withdrawn his surety for former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, in his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for alleged mismanagement of Ecological Fund while in office as SGF.

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Boko Haram: Mercenaries, not the solution –Umar

…we don’t have to stick to particular set of Generals, that’s old school A former Military Intelligence Officer, Capt. Aliyu Umar (rtd), has advised the Federal Government to toe the path of Israeli, which he said has been plagued by terrorists’ attacks for years but did not call in mercenaries. (Breaking News)

PDP accuses APC of militarising Zamfara bye-election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to use security agents and armed thugs to unleash violence and rig the December 5 Bakura Federal Constituency bye-election. The party in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan alleged that two of its supporters had been killed (Breaking News)

Okwuosa: More S’East governors set to join APC

There are strong indications that the remaining governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East and few of the South- South geo-political zones are set to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon. This is coming as the APC national leadership is putting the finishing touches

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Fashola: FG has awarded 671 road contracts

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has disclosed that the Federal Government has awarded about 671 road contracts covering about 13,000 kilometres across the country, adding that the government is also embarking on massive infrastructure upgrade nationwide. (Breaking News)

U.S. varsities offer $2.17m scholarships to 19 Nigerian students
Nineteen high achieving, lowincome students from southern Nigeria have received full scholarships totalling $2.17 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2020/2021 academic session. This was confirmed yesterday in a statement signed by Information Specialist, Temi tayo Famutimi, of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.

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Civil servants in Lagos State to work from home

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Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till February 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus disease’s spread the second wave of the pandemic.
This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

Muri-Okunola, however, noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as first responders.He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, January 18 2021, to Monday, February 1 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.”He urged all public servants to stay safe and ensure continued observance of all COVID-19 protocols for physical distancing, use of face masks, regular washing of hands with soap and running water as well as the use of hand sanitisers.”
Muri-Okunola also stated that the weekly duty rosters should be maintained for effective service delivery by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the State Government.

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Police officers abducted by bandits in Kaduna

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Some Bandits have Abducted 18 Police Officers In Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 18 police officers around Farin-Ruwa junction along the Birnin Gwari- Funtua road in Kaduna State.SaharaReporters gathered that the policemen were on transit from Minna in Niger State to Kano State when they were attacked on Friday.

However, Sources said about 10 of the officers were rescued by military operatives at Maganda on Saturday.Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) Chairman, Barrister Salisu Haruna, confirmed the attack in a statement.Haruna said police officers around Dogon Dawa and other nearby communities had been told of the incident.He said, “Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that the whereabouts of 18 Police Officers attacked along Birnin Gwari Funtua road on Friday 15 January 2021 is unascertained.“The 18 police officers, who are on surveillance along Birnin Gwari Funtua road, were attacked on Friday. As at the time of filing this report, we could not ascertain the number of casualties. Eyewitness feared that some of the police officers were killed while others are said to be missing in the bush.“Reports confirmed that two police have called via phone to inform home that they were attacked and that they could not locate their location.“Similarly, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) reports that on Thursday an unconfirmed number of bandits have ransacked Damari village in Dogon Dawa constituency of Birnin Gwari local government area. The bandits who came on several bikes were said to have carted away heavy food commodities and stole many motorcycles. They did not kill anyone. They spent three hours in Damari village without any confrontation by the security.“Birnin Gwari Emirates Progressives Union begs the government, upon who the protection of our lives and property is reposed on, to sit up and face security issues in Birnin Gwari squarely until victory is ascertained.”Calls put across by SaharaReporters to Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna State Police Command spokesperson, were not picked nor returned.

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Covid-19: 1598 new cases in Nigeria

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Covid-19: 1598 new cases in Nigeria

1598 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;

Lagos-461
FCT-206
Plateau-197
Rivers-168
Kaduna-116
Anambra-53
Ogun-49
Ebonyi-47
Edo-42
Sokoto-32
Imo-31
Katsina-31
Oyo-30
Akwa Ibom-27
Delta-16
Kano-16
Abia-15
Niger-15
Ondo-11
Bayelsa-10
Borno-9
Kebbi-8
Ekiti-7
Jigawa-1

108,943 confirmed
85,367 discharged
1,420 deaths

Our discharges today includes 430 community recoveries in Lagos State managed in line with guidelines.

 

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