2021: FCTA Approves Crossover Night Service For Churches

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has approved the conduct of crossover night service for churches in Abuja. Although the FCTA urged churches to heed strictly to the Covid-19 safety guidelines and  protocols. Many state governments have asked churches not to hold any crossover service, due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. While Answering questions from newsmen on Wednesday on the development, Head, Media and Public Enlightenment of FCT Covid-19 Task Force, Ikharo Attah said church leaders should obey government and security personnel directives to avert the spread of…

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2021 Olympics: FG Sets Up 4 Camps

The Federal Government has set up four camps for athletes that will participate for Japan 2021 Olympics. “We had four camps in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Akure and Lagos. “From next year, we will commence a more robust camping with some athletes going abroad to train with their foreign-based counterparts. “The first camping exercise was in Pankshin, Plateau State, while the second phase camping ended on the 24th December, 2020. Lagos, Bayelsa, Port Harcourt and Abuja were the locations for the second phase. “We started the Pre-Olympics camping early to ensure…

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Nigerian Stocks Head For Best Annual Run Since 2013

Nigerian stocks are headed for their highest annual gain in seven years riding on low yields in the country’s fixed-income market. The equities benchmark index in Africa’s largest economy recorded its highest return, rising 45.7% this year, the most among 93 equity indexes tracked by Bloomberg. It’s the world’s best performing stock market year-to-date. Investors’ appetite for riskier assets have remained strong due to persistent low yield on fixed-income instruments, Chapel Hill Denham said in a note to clients on Tuesday. This has been buoyed by traders positioning for Dangote’s…

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SIM Registration: FG Extends Deadline For NIN By 6 Weeks

The Federal Government, extended the synchronisation  of SIM cards with the National Identity Number, NIN, to January and February 2021 for different categories of subscribers respectively. A statement by the National Task Force on NIN and SIM registration, indicated that the Federal Government approved three weeks extension for subscribers with NIN from December 30, 2020 to January 19, 2021. It also extended by six weeks for subscribers without NIN from December 30, 2020 to February 9, 2021. The extension, according to the Task Force was to save Nigerians from the…

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Edo HoS Regains Freedom, Orderly Dies

Abducted Edo State Head of Service, Mr Anthony Okungbowa, on Monday regained his freedom. He was seized by gunmen on Saturday along Oza Road in the Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state, while on his way back to Benin. A family source stated that Okungbowa was released by his abductors on Monday. The source said that Okungbowa was set free after ransom demanded by his kidnappers was paid. The source did not mention the amount paid as ransom but said that the HoS was hail and healthy. He said…

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COVID-19: FG Orders Workers Below Level 12 To Work From Home

Following the second wave of the COVID-19 infection in the country, the Federal Government has asked all government staff on Grade Level.12 and below to stay at home for the next five weeks. The Secretary to the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said this on Monday at the joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. According to him, Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executives are to be held accountable for enforcing NPI rules in their domains with frequent spot checks. Mustapha who just returned from self-isolation, though not…

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Covid-19: NASS Pledges Support In Combating Pandemic

The Nigerian association of science students, NASS has set up a science student research committee to work on new scientific discoveries to as the national center for disease control in combating the covid-19. Acting caretaker chairman of the association Comrade Daladi David,   said this during a press conference to address some issues facing the association in Abuja. Association called for fast resolution of the crisis between the federal government and the academic staff union of universities, ASUU. Spread the love

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Kankara Students: Boko Haram Demands Closure Of Vigilantes, School Except Islamiyyah

video has emerged showing hundreds of boys Boko Haram says it kidnapped from their school in Kankara. In the videos, the boys are made to relay demands of the terrorist group, asking for vigilante groups to be dissolved and all schools “excluding Islamiyyah” closed. The video, believed to have been released by the terrorist group, shows the boys looking dirty and sandy, packed together under foliage. Some are weeping, some are visibly distraught, and speaking in tear-broken voice. One boys stands in the middle of the rest and in a…

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Emmanuel Macron: French president tests positive for Covid

France’s Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing several European leaders to self-isolate after coming into contact with him. The 42-year-old president was tested after developing symptoms and will now self-isolate for seven days, the Elysée Palace said in a statement. He “is still in charge” of running the country and will work remotely. European Council chief Charles Michel and Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez are among the leaders having to self-isolate. France this week ended a six-week national lockdown, replacing the measure with a curfew to help deal with…

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