Julius Ishiaku

Oyo NIS rescued 40 victims of trafficking in 2020, arrested 10 offenders

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Oyo State Command says it rescued 40 victims of human trafficking and arrested 10 traffick offenders in the year 2020. The NIS Comptroller in the state, Usman Babangida, made this known to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, NAN reports. Babangida said 30 of the rescued victims were Beninese, five Togolese …

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How Soldiers Mistook My Nephew Escaping Insecurity For Boko Haram Member, Arrested Him — Cleric

Ali told SaharaReporters that the military men had asked for the young man’s NIN which he did not have. The Director General, Centre for Justice on Religious and Ethnicity in Nigeria, Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali, has narrated how his nephew who was trying to escape insecurity in Borno was labelled as a Boko Haram member …

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Stop Issuing Ultimatum Of Leave To People Living In Oyo, Makinde

Traditional rulers must not be part of plans to disrupt peace in Oyo, he adds Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has frowned at individuals or groups issuing ultimatum and threat of forceful removal of persons or group of people from the state to desist such acts. In a broadcast on Wednesday, Makinde noted that …

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How Covid-19 did what poverty could not: Convince Africa it needs to manufacture

Wemy Industries’ production facility in Lagos, Nigeria. Wemy’s Dr. Brown imprint has begun local production of surgical grade facemasks with the financial assistance of Mastercard and local private equity investor Aruwa Capital. Spared the worst medical effects of Covid-19 with among the world’s lowest virus infection rates and fatalities, Africa nonetheless suffered due to deep economic fallout. …

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Nigeria approves bill extending teachers retirement age

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 to 65 years. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to correspondents at the end of the council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Adamu also stated that the bill also …

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Police parades suspected criminals, impound arms in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River State on Wednesday paraded ten suspected criminals in the state. The command also recovered one live cartridge, one handset, ATM Card, Scissors, condemned substance suspected to be cocaine, two locally and one English made pistols with six rounds of 9mm ammunition from the suspects. The new Commissioner of Police, …

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NDDC launches talent hunt for Niger Delta youths

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has rolled out a talent hunt programme to discover and expose creative youths from the region to take advantage of the entertainment industry. Speaking during a meeting with some key actors in the creative industry at the Rivers State office of the NDDC in Port Harcourt, the Interim Administrator, …

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Pfizer-BioNTech: vaccine effective against British COVID-19 variant

Pfizer and partner BioNTech say in new research published Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine is likely to be highly effective against a COVID-19 variant first identified in Britain late last year. In their research paper, which has yet to be peer reviewed, the companies say the variant, which led to strict lockdowns in Britain and …

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Buhari swears in members of CCB, PSC, presides over FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in three members of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and a member of Police Service Commission (PSC). The event took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the 30th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Those sworn …

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Nigeria looks to Russia, India for more COVID-19 vaccines

The head of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, has said Nigeria expects to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early February 2021. Shuaib made the disclosure during a tour of cold storage facilities with journalists in Abuja. The vaccines, according to Shuaib, will be given to Nigeria through the …

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Afenifere Backs Akeredolu’s Move to Eject Herdsmen from Ondo Forests

The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has backed the Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, over the one-week ultimatum given to herders to vacate Ondo forests in the wake of rising criminal activities in the state. It also advised the five other governors in the South West geo-political zone to emulate Akeredolu and flush …

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