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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 18th, December 2021.

The North Has The Highest Number Of Poor People In Nigeria – Yakasai

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, during a recent interview said other regions in Nigeria are known for blaming northerners for their problem when the North has the highest number of poor people in the country.

He further stated that the region has produced more leaders than other regions but has a lot of issues it’s fighting.

Read more details here

NDDC: Akpabio Speaks On Offering Malami $5m Bribe

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied offering the sum of $5 million in bribes to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

An online publication (not Naija News) in its social media handle had claimed Akpabio offered Malami $5 million bribes to facilitate the appointment of Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Reps Reject Students Return To Schools, Asks FG To Cancel Resumption

The House of Representatives has rejected the approval given by the Federal Government for all schools to resume on Monday, January 18, despite rising cases of COVID-19.

Naija News reports that after reportedly reaching a consensus with Governors, Commissioners, and other stakeholders, the Federal Government had okayed the resumption of schools on January 18, 2021.

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2023: Why I Won’t Support Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition – APC Chieftain

A former Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Karounwi Oladapo, has revealed why he will not support the presidential ambition of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In an interview with Vanguard, Oladapo, who is the South-West APC Spokesman, said the reason is that Tinubu is too old to lead the country.

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Boko Haram: Fayose Tackles Buhari, ‘Obsolete’ Service Chiefs

The former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the latest Boko Haram at a military base in Borno State.

Naija News understands that the former governor was reacting to reports that Boko Haram insurgents attacked and successfully dislodge soldiers from a military base in Marte, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

Read more details here

Source: Naija News

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Good morning Nigeria, we bring to you Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Monday, 18th January 2021

1. 2021 Budget: SERAP Wants NASS To Stop Buhari From Selling National Assets

The Social-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has moved to block the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari from selling public properties to fund the 2021 national budget.

The group in a letter addressed to the leadership of the National Assembly said rather than sell public assets, the salaries and allowances of lawmakers and other government officials should be slashed.

SERAP in its letter on Saturday addressed to Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila said the government should look for other means to finance the budget as selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget will be counterproductive.

2. The North Has The Highest Number Of Poor People In Nigeria – Yakasai

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, during a recent interview said other regions in Nigeria are known for blaming northerners for their problem when the North has the highest number of poor people in the country.

He further stated that the region has produced more leaders than other regions but has a lot of issues it’s fighting.

Yakasai while speaking on Thursday at an online conference, themed, ‘The 2nd Never Again Conference: 51 years after the Nigerian-Biafran civil war’, hosted by Nzuko Umunna, an Igbo Think Tank, in partnership with Ovation International and Njenje Media, said the fractional tendencies in the country must be addressed.

3. Foreign Diplomats Must Obtain NIN – FG

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has said it is mandatory for foreign diplomats to obtain the National Identity Numbers (NIN).

Naija News reports that Pantami made this known in a statement on Sunday by his Technical Assistant, Dr Femi Adeluyi.

Pantami stated that an enrolment centre has been established for diplomats at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

4. NDDC: Akpabio Speaks On Offering Malami $5m Bribe

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has denied offering the sum of $5 million in bribes to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

An online publication (not Naija News) in its social media handle had claimed Akpabio offered Malami $5 million bribe to facilitate the appointment of Effiong Akwa as the Sole Administrator for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

The Attorney General has however denied receiving any bribe to facilitate the appointment of the new NDDC boss.

5. Presidency Confirms Appointment Of Buba Marwa As NDLEA Chairman

The appointment of former Lagos State military administrator, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) as the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been confirmed by the presidency.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu confirmed Marwa’s appointment in a text message in response to the inquiry by Nigerian Tribune.

“It’s true. The President has approved General Marwa as the new NDLEA Chairman,” the text message read.

6. Any COVID-19 Patient That Enters Iwo Will Be Healed – Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, says anybody with the COVID-19 virus that enters the Iwo community will be automatically healed.

The controversial monarch made this known speaking in a ceremony to mark his fifth anniversary on the throne on Saturday.

Oba Akanbi also prayed the COVID-19 pandemic should come to an end, urging Nigerians to adhere to all safety protocols by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

7. Biden To Lift US Travelling Ban On Nigeria, Others

The United States President-elect, Joe Biden, has vowed to reserve executive orders ratified by President Donald Trump when he takes over on January 20, 2021.

Recall that during the early days of his administration Trump had placed travel bans on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen – most of which are majority Muslim.

Trump, in 2020, also included Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania to the list.

In a statement on Saturday by the incoming White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, stated that the Biden administration will roll back enforcement of a variety of executive orders.

8. COVID-19: NYSC Releases Conditions Corps Members Must Meet Before Accessing Camp

The National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) has released conditions that 2020 Batch “B” Stream II prospective corps members must meet before they are admitted into Orientation Camp.

Naija News reports that the NYSC listed the conditions in its “Safety protocols” issued ahead of the commencement of the 2020 Batch “B” Stream II Orientation Course on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

The NYSC directed prospective corps members to submit a clearance certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test.

9. Reps Reject Students Return To Schools, Asks FG To Cancel Resumption

The House of Representatives has rejected the approval given by the Federal Government for all schools to resume on Monday, January 18, despite rising cases of COVID-19.

Naija News reports that after reportedly reaching a consensus with Governors, Commissioners, and other stakeholders, the Federal Government had okayed the resumption of schools on January 18, 2021.

Speaking to The Punch on Saturday, Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, accused the government of not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly, contrary to their claim that all relevant stakeholders were consulted.

10. FG To Establish Six New Modern Prisons

The Federal Government is set to construct six new modern correctional facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made this known in Janguza, Kano while inspecting the ongoing model maximum-security correctional facility project cited in the town.

Aregbesola said the facility was built for inmates awaiting trial, adding that it is part of projects initiated by the federal government to reform the correctional service.

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Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Sunday, 17th January 2021.

1. COVID-19: FG Snubs Osinbajo As NYSC Open Orientation Camps

The Federal Government has snubbed a recommendation by the Economic Sustainability Committee led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Naija News reports that the snub was done following the decision of the federal government to re-open orientation camps nationwide next Tuesday amid rising COVID-19 infections.

Recall that the Osinbajo-led committee had in June 2020 recommended that while the NYSC programme could continue, the three-week orientation exercise should be suspended for two years.

2. Residents Flee As Troops Clash With Boko Haram In Borno

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military base and raze down public buildings forcing residents to flee their homes in Marte community at the fringes of Lake Chad Basin, Borno State.

The terrorists in their hundreds stormed the recently resettled community in the northern part of the state on Friday evening, shooting from all angles and forcing returnees to flee into the bushes, Daily Trust reports.

An official of the Borno State Government disclosed that there was a gun battle between troops and insurgents for hours at Marte town on Friday evening.

3. Insecurity: President Buhari Gives Fresh Orders To Security Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, instructed service chiefs to work together in ensuring the war against insecurity in Nigeria is won totally.

The President instructed them to share ideas, intelligence information, and all that is needed to ensure insurgency is defeated and the sacrifice paid by security operatives who have lost their lives is not in vain.

Buhari in a series of tweets from his Twitter account, also reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of the troops.

4. Boko Haram: We Have Recaptured The North-East From Terrorists – Military

The Nigerian Military has boasted that no single territory in the North East remains in the control of Boko Haram terrorists.

This was disclosed on Friday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche who noted that all territories previously occupied by the insurgents have now been reclaimed by the military.

Speaking on Channel Television’s Politics Today, Enenche said the insurgents have been displaced and seriously weakened as a result of continuous onslaughts against them by the military.

5. Uganda Presidential Election Winner Emerges

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office with 58.6 percent of the vote, in an election disputed by his main rival Bobi Wine who trailed with 34.8 percent.

The winner of the election was declared on Saturday by the electoral commission.

6. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Reveals Those Who Imposed Obiozor As Ohanaeze President-General

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has accused the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari and Miyetti Allah of imposing Professor George Obiozor as President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Naija News reports that Obiozor was elected Ohanaeze President-General after his other opponent pulled out of the race.

In a statement on Saturday, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, declared that the pro-Biafra group won’t recognize and work with Obiozor.

7. EFCC Speaks On Commencing Nationwide Recruitment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Saturday debunked rumours making the rounds that the commission has commenced recruiting.

Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency made this known in a statement on its Facebook page.

The anti-corruption agency warned Nigerians that the Commission is not currently recruiting, describing the ‘EFCC Recruitment Form 2021’ as fake.

8. Lagos Govt Announces Closure Of Ikorodu-Mile 12 Road, Provides Alternative Routes

The Lagos State government has announced the closure of the popular Ikorodu-Mile 12 corridor road for repairs.

According to a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the closure will last for four weeks commencing from Saturday 16th January, 2021 (today).

He explained that in furtherance of the ongoing rehabilitation works on Ikorodu Road, Mile12 to Ketu corridor, the Lagos State Government will close down the service lane inward Lagos for repairs.

9. COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Gives Fresh Order On Resumption Of Civil Servants In Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the extension of the work-from-home order to civil servants in the state.

The Governor on Saturday, told civil servants on Grade Level 14 and below who had earlier being instructed to work from home till January 18, to continue working from home till February 1 2021.

The directive was contained in a circular issued by the State Head of Service, Muri Okunola on Saturday.

Okunola explained that the decision was part of efforts by the government to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the State.

10. Herdsmen Kill One, Injure Another In Fresh Benue Attack

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly shot and killed a livestock guard in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

According to a source, the incident happened on Friday around 6:00pm at Mballah close to NASME barracks in Makurdi.

Speaking to The Punch, the Commander of livestock guards, Linus Zaki, said that the suspected Fulani herdsmen had laid ambush when the livestock guards were on patrol.

“We (livestock guards) were coming on a motorcycle and suddenly we heard gunshots from both sides of the road and they succeeded in killing one of our guards and injured one other,” he added.

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced the closure of its headquarters in Abuja against all National Identity Number (NIN) enrolment activities.

NIMC Spokesman, Kayode Adegoke, disclosed on Saturday that the directive to shut down its HQ was given by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.

Adegoke said the minister reactivated 20 other centers within the FCT to make the process of NIN enrolment much easier for applicants effective Monday, January 18 2021.

He advised members of the public, residents and visitors to the FCT wishing to enroll for NIN to use any of the 20 NIMC centers.

REACTIVATED NIMC CENTRES FOR NIN ENROLMENT IN ABUJA

The centres are: 2nd Floor, Block C, No 4 Maputo Street, Zone 3, Wuse, Abuja;

Abaji Secretariat Complex, Legislative Section Abaji, FCT – Abuja;

AMAC Secretariat Annex, Kabusa Junction Apo, FCT- Abuja;

Area Council Complex Bwari, FCT, Abuja;

CIPB Building (Old Secretariat), Gwagwalada, FCT – Abuja;

Kwali Council Secretariat, Kwali, FCT – Abuja;

Opposite Forest Pasali,Along Kuje/Gwagwalada Road, FCT;

Beside Diamond Bank, Building Materials International Market;

Dutse Alhaji, FCT – Abuja;

GWARINPA FHA/Waterboard Beside Police Station Off 3rd Avenue, FCT – Abuja;

HIGHCOURT LUGBE By Police Signboard, Close to Lugbe Market, Airport Road;

JIWA AEDC Office, before Emir Palace FCT – Abuja;

Women Development Secretariat, Karshi;

Kenuj Angles Schools, Jikwoyi Phase 1 Extension, FCT-Abuja;

Chief Palace, Kurudu;

Nigerian Custom Service Karu;

NIPOST, Opposite General Hospital, Phase 4, Kubwa;

NIN Enrolment Center Ibro Hotel 34-36 Sokode Street Wuse 2, Abuja;

Afritech multi Concept, Gwandal plaza adjacent EFCC, Wuse 2, Abuja; and

NIN Enrolment Center No 8, Nairobi Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

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Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspaper headlines in Nigeria for today Saturday, 16th January 2021.

1. Highlights Of Buhari’s Speech At The Armed Forces Remembrance Day

President Muhammadu Buhari has informed Nigerians to expect a significant improvement in security in the country this year.

Speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day on Thursday in Abuja, the Nigerian leader said the fight against insecurity will improve and Nigeria will be better for it.

He also advised the nation’s service chiefs to ensure synergy and cooperation in the fight against insecurity,and ensure a more sustained focus on intelligence gathering and interpretation.

2. Only God Can Give Nigeria Victory Over Insecurity – Adesina

Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, says it is only God Almighty that can give Nigeria victory over the increase in insecurity.
In an article on Friday titled, ‘The Decent for the Indecent, the Just for the Unjust’, Adesina said some Nigerians have failed to realize that even the Nigerian military cannot solve all the security problems in the country.

He said rather than understand the fact that only God can give victory, some Nigerians are always complaining and criticising the Muhammadu Buhari-administration

3. COVID-19: Govt Suspends Schools’ Resumption, Reviews Curfew To 10pm

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday announced that the curfew earlier imposed in the state will now begin from 10 pm to 5 am to check rising cases of COVID-19.

Naija News reports that Obaseki rolled out several measures to halt the spread of the virus in the state during a press conference in Government House, Benin City.

4. Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Buhari, Lawan, Osinbajo, Others Graces Occasion -[Photos]

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari who doubles as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and his VP, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, today Friday, January 15, 2021, flagged-off the annual celebration day of the Nigeria Armed Forces

Naija News understands that the event tagged ‘the Armed Forces Remembrance Day’ is an annual public holiday event celebrated on every January 15 to commemorate the servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

5. Insecurity: Buhari Has Performed Better Than Jonathan – Presidency Boasts

The presidency has submitted that the security situation in Nigeria has improved since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power in 2015.

This was contained in a statement by the special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Mr. Femi Adesina where he highlighted major achievements of the military under the current administration.

6. ‘We Will Crucify Kukah And No One Will Stop Us’ – Muslim Cleric Threatens

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Mathew Kukah, has been warned by a Sokoto-based Islamic cleric, Abubakar Malami, to desist from challenging President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

This is coming a few days after the Muslim Solidarity Forum has asked the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah to apologise to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent comments against Islam or leave Sokoto.

Malami in a sermon threatened the Bishop Kukah would be crucified and there will be no one to stop them if he does not desist from challenging the government.

7. President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointments, Renews Tenure Of 7 Others (Full List)

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two persons as Managing Directors of River Basin Development Authorities.

The President also granted approval for the renewal of the tenures of seven Managing Directors of River Basin Development Authorities across the tenures.

Those whose tenures were renewed will be serving their final term in office according to a statement on Thursday evening by the Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs Kenechukwu Offie.

8. COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Takes Decision On Reopening Lagos Schools Next Week

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the reopening of all public and private schools in the state for the second term 2020 /2021 academic session with effect from Monday 18th January 2021.

Following the directive, the Lagos government urged all school managers to enforce strict compliance with all subsisting protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

This was made known in a statement on Friday by the Director-General, Office of the Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, of the state Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni.

9. APC Breaks Silence On Tinubu Emerging As Its 2023 Presidential Candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said its National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has to form an alliance with party stakeholders in other zones in other to emerge as its presidential candidate in 2023.
This was made known by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena to Daily Post on Thursday.

According to the APC chieftain, no matter the zone one comes from he/she needs to work with other region to emerge as the party candidate.

10. Your Govt Has Failed Nigerians – PDP Tells Buhari

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari for telling Nigerians to judge his administration fairly.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Thursday, the PDP asked Buhari to tell Nigerians some of his achievements since he became the President.

The opposition party also condemned the President for allegedly reversing the country’s fortune in the five years it has been in office.

According to the PDP, Buhari’s illusory self-assessment further validates its position that “he has since abandoned governance for the luxury and pleasures of Aso Presidential villa”.

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Nigeria sets a new COVID-19 record on Friday, posting its highest infections of almost 2,000 new cases in a single day.

Figures from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday, January 15, 2021, showed that the nation reported 1,867 new cases.

The new figure is the country’s highest number of new positive samples confirmed within a 24-hour period.

Before Friday, the highest number was 1,664 new cases recorded on January 6 — as of this date, the total number of infections stood at 94,369.

Meanwhile, as the country battles the recent spike in new cases amid the second wave of COVID infections, between January 6 and January 15, almost 13,000 samples have been confirmed positive for the coronavirus.

Lagos topped the list of states with positive samples on Friday with 713 new cases, followed by Plateau (273), FCT (199), and Kaduna (117).

Borno, Zamfara, and Jigawa had the least figure of new cases with six, two, and one positive sample, respectively.

However, 705 new recoveries were recorded, while eight persons were confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Friday — the new recoveries included 277 patients from Lagos, 150 in Kaduna, and 78 in Plateau.

Out of a total of 107,345 cases now confirmed across the 36 states and the FCT, 1,413 deaths and 84,535 recoveries have been recorded.

Source: Naija News

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UI Cancels 2019/2020 Academic Session, 2021/2022 Admission https://flippstack.com/2021/01/ui-cancels-2019-2020-academic-session-2021-2022-admission.html https://flippstack.com/2021/01/ui-cancels-2019-2020-academic-session-2021-2022-admission.html#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:05:20 +0000 https://flippstack.com/?p=2098 The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has cancelled the institution’s 2019/2020 academic session, Naija News reports. The Senate of the institution made this known after its sitting on Thursday. The institution’s senate also approved a new academic calendar and renamed it 2020/2021. In its new resolve, the institution has cancelled admission into the school through […]

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The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has cancelled the institution’s 2019/2020 academic session, Naija News reports.

The Senate of the institution made this known after its sitting on Thursday. The institution’s senate also approved a new academic calendar and renamed it 2020/2021.

In its new resolve, the institution has cancelled admission into the school through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for 2021/2022.

The senate wrote in a statement: “At its special meeting held on Monday, 11 January 2021, the Committee of Provosts, Deans and Directors recommended the proposed Academic Calendar for 2019/2021 Session to senate for approval.

“It decided that: the 2019/2020 academic session be cancelled and the new session now renamed 2020/2021 academic session. The proposed calendar for 2019/2020 be accordingly changed to 2020/2021.

“The University should notify JAMB not to list it in its brochure for 2021/2022 session as candidates who have already registered for UI 2020/2021 Post-UTME would be taken for that session (2021/2022).”

“The decision to not admit undergraduates for the 2021/2022 session, however, exempts postgraduate students and direct entry students from affiliated institutions.

“It also excludes those seeking admission into the distance learning programme in its centres (DLC).

“However, affiliated institutions, distance learning centre and postgraduate college would be allowed to admit students for the 2021/2020 session.”

It was gathered that the resumption of academic activities for those already admitted for the renamed 2019/2020 has been scheduled for February 22, 2021.

Earlier, students who wrote entrance exams into the varsity for 2019/2020 couldn’t resume due to ASUU’s nine-month strike.

Those who also applied to the varsity the following year for the 2020/2021 academic session were yet to write its entrance exam before ASUU shut down schools.

Source: Naija News

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FG Releases New Guidelines For Schools Reopening, Suspends Assembly (Full List) https://flippstack.com/2021/01/fg-releases-new-guidelines-for-schools-reopening-suspends-assembly-full-list.html https://flippstack.com/2021/01/fg-releases-new-guidelines-for-schools-reopening-suspends-assembly-full-list.html#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:54:26 +0000 https://flippstack.com/?p=2091 FG Releases New Guidelines For Schools Reopening, Suspends Assembly (Full List)The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday updated its guidelines for school reopening, suspending assembly, and visiting days in schools. Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘School resumption date of January 18, 2021 stands – Minister’, by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong. According to the statement, […]

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The Federal Ministry of Education on Thursday updated its guidelines for school reopening, suspending assembly, and visiting days in schools.

Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘School resumption date of January 18, 2021 stands – Minister’, by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong.

According to the statement, the decision to reopen schools and review the COVID-19 protocols was following to a comprehensive appraisal of the situation.

The federal government directed that all students, teachers, and workers in all schools must wear facemasks at all times.

Part of the statement read, “After extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders, including State Governors, Commissioners of Education, Proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions, and students, the consensus of opinion is that the resumption date of 18th January should remain, while parents and respective institutions must ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols including – the compulsory wearing of Facemasks by all students, teachers, and workers in all schools.

“Temperature checks and handwashing facilities at strategic locations in all schools.

“Ensuring a constant supply of water and sanitisers.

“Enforcement of maintenance of social distancing and suspension of large gatherings such as assembly and visiting days.

“Avoiding overcrowding, including limitations in class sizes and hostel occupancy.

“Availability of functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to medical facilities.

“Adherence to all other non-pharmaceutical protocols, restrictions and containment measures as may be prescribed/ approved by the PTF from time to time.

“These measures which are to ensure safe reopening of schools for academic activities will be subject to constant review as we urge teachers, school administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure strict compliance.”

Source: Naija News

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NIN Registration: FG Speaks On Ultimatum To Block SIM Cards https://flippstack.com/2021/01/nin-registration-fg-speaks-on-ultimatum-to-block-sim-cards.html https://flippstack.com/2021/01/nin-registration-fg-speaks-on-ultimatum-to-block-sim-cards.html#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:51:49 +0000 https://flippstack.com/?p=2089 NIN Registration: FG Speaks On Ultimatum To Block SIM Cards– The federal government has clarified its position regarding the ultimatum it issued to Nigerians on NIN registration – The minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has disclosed when the ultimatum was first issued – Pantami is not pleased with the manner citizens are going about the registration The federal government has justified […]

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– The federal government has clarified its position regarding the ultimatum it issued to Nigerians on NIN registration

– The minister of communication and digital economy, Isa Pantami, has disclosed when the ultimatum was first issued

– Pantami is not pleased with the manner citizens are going about the registration

The federal government has justified the ultimatum it issued to Nigerians mandating them to link their SIM cards to the National Identity Numbers (NIN) or risk disconnection.

Isa Pantami, the minister of communication and digital economy stated that the government gave everyone about 12 months to complete the exercise.

Isa Pantami has faulted Nigerians for flouting COVID-19 guidelines. Photo: @DrIsaPantami
Source: Twitter

According to The Guardian, the minister told Channels TV that many Nigerians refused to comply with the government’s directive when it was issued in February 2020.

He said:

The minister said Nigerians are to be blamed for the rowdy situation at many registration points in the country.

He said the exercise was designed to ensure that it does not take each citizen more than 20 minutes to get registered.

Meanwhile, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has informed Nigerians that any National Identity Number (NIN) generated through the Bank Verification Number (BVN) must still undergo registration at NIMC enrollment centre.

The agency disclosed on Twitter on Monday, January 11, that NIN generated by BVN can only be valid after it has been updated at an enrollment centre.

Another tweet on Tuesday, January 12, NIMC urged Nigerians who generated NIN through BVN to complete their registration.

In other news, NIMC has warned the public to beware of a fake app that claims to help link the NIN to SIM cards.

Legit.ng reports that in a post on its Twitter handle, NIMC dissociated itself from the app, saying it is run by fraudsters who use it to harvest people’s NIN and BVN.

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FG To Disburse N20,000 Grant To 160,000 Rural Women https://flippstack.com/2021/01/fg-to-disburse-n20000-grant-to-160000-rural-women.html https://flippstack.com/2021/01/fg-to-disburse-n20000-grant-to-160000-rural-women.html#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:42:23 +0000 https://flippstack.com/?p=2087 FG To Disburse N20,000 Grant To 160,000 Rural WomenPresident Muhammadu Buhari-led government is planning on sharing the sum of N20,000 to over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic. The development was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Wednesday. Umar-Faruk stated this at the launching of the grant, […]

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President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is planning on sharing the sum of N20,000 to over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

The development was disclosed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Wednesday.

Umar-Faruk stated this at the launching of the grant, on Wednesday, in Katsina state, where over 6,800 rural women would benefit.

The minister said, “We are targeting over 160,000 poor and vulnerable rural women in Nigeria for the N20,000 grant, to uplift their economic status. Our rural women with a disability will also be included.”

“It is my hope that the beneficiaries will use this opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security and contribute toward improving their families”

“The N20,000, will go a long way in supporting any serious woman to start a business. What is most important is how judiciously you utilise the money”.

She further stated that the Kastina State Government received the sum of N9.5 billion under the Conditional Cash Transfer programme, from the inception of this administration to date.

Umar-Faruk noted that the grants have made life better for more than 142,474 poor people in the state who spread across 12 local governments.

The local governments include, Bakori, Batagarawa, Baure, Bindawa, Dandume, Ingawa, Kaita, Kankara, Mani, Musawa, Rimi and Danmusa.

She added that the Buhari administration in partnership with World Bank had designed a Safety Net programme for Nigeria, that included cash transfer, as well as a COVID-19 rapid response register.

“The President has approved 1 million beneficiaries in the country to be given another N5,000 for the next six months to cushion the effects of COVID-19. This time around, we are going to target the urban poor and the artisans who lost their small businesses as a result of the pandemic,” she said.

The state Governor, Aminu Masari who was represented by his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, commended the Federal Government for the grant.

He stated that the federal government has changed the life of many Nigerians through the social intervention programme.

Source: Naija News

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