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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Senate Holds Special Session, Passes 2021 Budget Monday

The National Assembly announced on Wednesday that it would hold an emergency session on Monday next week to consider and pass the 2021 Appropriation Bill before proceeding on its Christmas/New Year break on the same day. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who announced the development at plenary on Wednesday, said the delay was to accommodate fresh demands from the executive arm of government regarding the fiscal document. The Federal Government had on Tuesday written the National Assembly to demand a fresh review of the 2020 Appropriation Act. The…

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Health Minister Says Nigeria Expects Covid-19 Vaccines By January

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has expressed optimism that the country’s efforts towards procuring effective vaccines for the COVID-19 will begin to yield results from January 2021. He disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing newsmen after the 28th virtual Federal Executive Council FEC meeting held at Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said they had already commenced bilateral talks with manufacturing companies and countries that had developed solutions. He, however, identified the delicateness of storage of some types of vaccines and cost of storage as some…

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WAHO Tasks Traditional Medicine Practitioners On Covid-19

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has advised traditional and conventional medicine practitioners to strengthen efforts towards solutions for emerging diseases like COVID-19 and others that have continued to reappear in the region. Director General of the organisation, Prof. Stanley Okolo gave the advice yesterday while launching volume two of the ECOWAS herbal pharmacopeia at the 12th scientific congress of traditional medicine and conventional medicine practitioners in Abuja. Okolo said the need for traditional medicine practitioners to strengthen efforts was underscored by the various platforms they now have such as…

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