Almajirai Relocation: Human Right Commission raises concern, Calls For Program of Action

The National Human Rights Commission has called for the development and implementation of a program of action by Northern States governments to permanently address the challenges posed by the Almajiri system to children and the larger society. In an Advisory Opinion issued in Abuja and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Commission noted that the “Almajirai children are exposed to increased vulnerabilities and risks, including death, trafficking, kidnapping, drug use and addiction, recruitment into terrorism, violent crimes, sexual and other forms of assault and…

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Resident Doctors Give FG 14-Day Ultimatum Over Non-Implementation Of Agreements

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), has given the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to implement all agreements it entered with it or risk what it described as total and indefinite industrial action. NARD gave the ultimatum at the end of its 2020 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) with the theme: “Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health in Nigeria,” in Bauchi, on Saturday. Reading the communique of the group, the NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, regretted the poor working condition of his members in all states of the…

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Eidul-Fitr: FG Declares Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th Public Holidays For Celebration

The federal government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-FITRI Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. This is contained In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, on behalf of the Minister, director of Press and Public Relations, Malam Mohammed Manga, said Aregbesola called on Muslim to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good…

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Edo: Governor Obaseki Partners NSCDC On Improving Internal Security

The Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has Commended Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC in their Effort of protecting lives and properties in the state. The governor made the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in Abuja, he urged the agency to deploy additional agro rangers personnel in the state towards improving the state’s security. The governor noted that the deployment will further ensure the safety of farmers who are the backbone of the state. Governor Obaseki also rated the…

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284 New Covid-19 Infections Reported Wednesday

A total 284 people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, up from 226 on Tuesday. It brings Nigeria’s cumulative number of people infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic to 6,677. Of Wednesday’s figure, 199 are in Lagos and 26 in Rivers, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Wednesday. The breakdown shows: 19-Oyo 8-FCT 8-Borno 7-Plateau 6-Jigawa 5-Kano 2-Abia 1-Ekiti 1-Delta 1-Kwara 1-Taraba. On the same day, dozens were discharged from hospital after treatment–17 in Lagos and 91 in Gombe. By Wednesday,…

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COVID-19: IGP Orders Officers To Respect Essential Workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country. Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, said the IGP had directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens. Doctors…

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Lockdown Violation: Pastors Disown Worshipers To Escape Arrest In FCT

There Was A Mild Drama At The Federal Housing Authority, Lugbe, Abuja, As Some Pastors Tried To Evade Prosecution By The FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce On COVID-19 Restriction. The Pastors, Who Had Partitioned The Rocks Behind FHA Lugbe As Their Worship Centres On Sunday, Denied Ownership Of The Large Crowd Worshipping On The Hilltop. The Pastors Are Ibitoye Kayode Of The Liberty Faith Gospel Church, Pastor Joshua Olaniru Of Liberty Gate Ministry And Pastor Vitalis Udeazi Of Dominion Chapel. The Trouble Started When The Task Force Stormed The Area And…

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Katsina State Relaxes COVID-19 Lockdown Order

Governor Aminu Masari Of Katsina State On Saturday Gave A Directive For The Relaxation Of The Lockdown Order Imposed Across The State. The State Government Had Ordered A Lockdown Of Katsina City On April 20 After Daura And Dutsinma Local Government Areas. The Secretary To The State Government, Mr Mustapha Inuwa, Announced This In A Statement On Saturday In Katsina. He However Said The Relaxation Of The Lockdown Order Would Be Effective Between Monday And Sunday May 24. The SSG Also Said The Governor Had Directed The Katsina And Daura…

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Nigeria Records New 288 Covid-19 Cases

A record 288 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed on Friday, bringing Nigeria’s total to 5,445. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said 179 of the cases were in Lagos, and 20 in Kaduna. T he breakdown shows: 15-Katsina 15-Jigawa 13-Borno 11-Ogun 8-Kano 7-FCT 4-Niger 4-Ekiti 3-Oyo 3-Delta 3-Bauchi 2-Kwara 1-Edo A total 1,320 people have been discharged after treatment but 171 have died. Spread the love

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Nigeria May Record ‘Unnecessary Deaths’ As Hospitals Reject Patients …FG

The Federal Government has raised alarm over possible “unnecessary deaths” because hospitals are turning back non-COVID-19 related patients. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF and chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this at the 32nd joint national briefing of the taskforce in Abuja. He also said N792, 121,613.89 was donated by Nigerians as at 14TH May  with some Nigerians donating one naira N1. He said the PTF remained firmly supportive of the development of a cure for the disease, but must follow laid…

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