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JUST IN: FCT Minister Bans Eid Prayers On Open Grounds

JUST IN: FCT Minister Bans Eid Prayers On Open Grounds

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Eid prayers at the National Eid prayer ground along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway has been suspended by the federal government. This was revealed by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello. The Minister’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye said, the decision was arrived at a meeting of the FCTA and a delegation from the FCT League of Imams Initiative. The delegation led by its Chairman, Imam (Dr) Tajudeen M.B Adigun, met Bello to discuss the modalities for holding eid prayers for the upcoming Eid el-Fitr celebrations. “All worshippers are enjoined to hold eid prayers outdoors within the premises of their neighborhood Juma’at mosques. Indoor worship are to be limited to less than 50% of installed capacity. “Religious authorities...
Davido Organises Online Global Talent Competition For Music Lovers

Davido Organises Online Global Talent Competition For Music Lovers

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An online ‘ Global Talent Competition’ for singers and dancers of music globally has been set up by popular Nigerian artist David Adeleke a.k.a Davido in collaboration with Orbiiit. The winner of the competition would go home with a cash prize of  10,000 dollars.“My people! Tag someone who you think can win my global talent competition!. ” Calling all singers and dancers. I am giving away 10,000 dollars in cash and a chance to go live with Me  on IG by hosting a global talent competition in partnership with @orbiiitapp. “Join for free now or share it with someone who has what it takes to win this! Submissions are now live on orbiiit.com/Davido.  
FG okays second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for eligible Nigerians

FG okays second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine for eligible Nigerians

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The federal government has approved the administering of the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on eligible Nigerians who received the first shots. This was revealed by Dr Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). In which he said; “I want to remind you that the eligibility period between the first and second doses of the vaccine has been expanded from 12 weeks to between six to 12 weeks, in line with the scientific recommendation provided by the World Health Organisation’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE on immunization). ”The PSC has approved the second dose of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccination in all states of the federation and the FCT. “We have redeployed Senior Supervisors to the stat...
COVID-19: FG extends work-from-home directive for workers tíll June 11

COVID-19: FG extends work-from-home directive for workers tíll June 11

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The Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below so as to curb the the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country. According to the Presidential Steering Committee On COVID-19 domiciled in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, civil servants are to commence working from home with immediate effect till June 11, 2021, after which the directive may be reviewed.
Metering: FG takes delivery of 656,752 prepaid meters

Metering: FG takes delivery of 656,752 prepaid meters

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656,752 prepaid meters, under the phase 0 of the Central Bank of Nigeria-funded National Mass Metering Programme, NMMP has been acquired by the Federal Government, which represents almost 85 percent of the one million meters to be provided to Nigerians, whose bills are still based on estimation. according to the Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmad Zakari, of the 656,752 prepaid meters, 305,962 have already been installed for consumers, according to the Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmad Zakari. In an interview with newsmen last weekend weekend, he said: “The major problem faced by the indigenous producers and Meter Asset Providers, MAPs is the pace of ramp-up of available personnel for installation. Another problem is the lack of a...
Insecurity: ‘I Have No Links With Terror Groups’, Gen. Abdulsalami Reacts To Media Reports

Insecurity: ‘I Have No Links With Terror Groups’, Gen. Abdulsalami Reacts To Media Reports

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A Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar (rtd), has disregarded reports linking him to armed bandits and any other terrorists group in Niger State, describing the reports as “false, unfounded” and fake news. According to a statement by Abdulsalami in Minna, signed by his media aide, Dr Yakubu Suleiman, he said; “A heinous crime that is unbecoming of any patriotic citizen”, stressing that ordinarily, he would have ignored such spurious reports but has to set the record straight. “This kind of fake news has the potential of aggravating the already tense security situation in the country and should not be condoned,” he said.  
FG Inaugurates Panel To Investigate Suspended NPA Boss

FG Inaugurates Panel To Investigate Suspended NPA Boss

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Federal Government has set up a panel to investigate Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman, the suspended managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), over alleged non-remittance of N165.32bn operating surplus by her agency. The chairman of the panel was assigned to Auwalu Dauda Suleiman, who is currently a member of NPA’s board and the current Director, Maritime Services, Federal Ministry of Transportation. Also Ben Omogo, Director, Organization Design and Development, is the the co-chairman, while Mr. Gabriel Fan, Director, Legal Services is the Secretary of the panel. Other members of the panel, Dr. Hussani Adamu, Director, Procurement, Mrs. Blessing Ozorbo, Director, Legal Services, (OHCSF) Mrs. Mercy Ilori, Director, Transport Planning Coordination, Mr. Muhiy-Deen Awwal, Director, Hu...
Army denies posting ‘Northern Commanders’ to quell crisis in S’East

Army denies posting ‘Northern Commanders’ to quell crisis in S’East

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The Nigerian Army has disregarded allegations of it deploying only Commanders from the North to quell agitations in the Southeast. In a statement in reaction to an online publication, which reported that Nigerian Army shunned Southern Officers and deployed Northern Commanders to the Southeast, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said postings in the NA are routine exercises and are based on professional competencies. According to the statement: “The attention of the Nigerian Army (NA) has been drawn to an online publication anchored by SAHARA REPORTERS and cohorts titled NIGERIAN ARMY SHUNS SOUTHERN OFFICERS, DEPLOY NORTHERN COMMANDERS TO QUELL TENSION IN SOUTHEAST” It added: “Ordinarily, the NA would have ignored this illogical narrative by the onli...
2021 UTME: Mock examination slips ready for printing, says JAMB

2021 UTME: Mock examination slips ready for printing, says JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board says that mock examination slips for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise. JAMB made this known in its Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made it available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. “Candidates who had registered for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and indicated interest to sit for the optional mock examination are to print their mock notification slips from Sunday, May 9. “This is in preparation for the mock examination scheduled for Thursday, May 20. “The optional mock notification slips can be printed from anywhere candidates find to be convenient, provided they have access to the internet. “Candidates a...
Lorry owners, drivers appeal to Ogun govt repair dilapidated roads

Lorry owners, drivers appeal to Ogun govt repair dilapidated roads

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The Chairman, Tipper Lorry Owners, and Drivers Association of Nigeria, Atan Branch, Ogun, Mr Amos Oludiji, has urged yhe federal government to rebuild the dilapidated roads in the Atan and Owode areas to regulate the suffering of its residents. Oludiji made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ota, Ogun saying; “Our members spend so much all the time repairing their vehicles, while residents are held up traffic logjams for hours due to the bad roads,“ he said. He urged the government to make a concerted effort to repair the dilapidated roads so as to reduce the discomfort which the people experience daily.