Japan to close all schools March 2 due to coronavirus fears

Japan to close all schools March 2 due to coronavirus fears

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Mr Kikuta is Japan Ambassador to Nigeria Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the government would ask all elementary, junior high and high schools to close from March 2 until spring break, typically around the end of March. He was speaking at…

Raising 250,000 Euros for my CAS defence difficult, says Siasia

Raising 250,000 Euros for my CAS defence difficult, says Siasia

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Samson Siasia Former Super Eagles Head Coach Samson Siasia lamented that raising some 250,000 Euros (about N83 million) to facilitate his appearance at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to defend his match-fixing allegation has proved difficult. Siasia made the announcement…

Plateau Governor, Lalong commends ITF’s DG, says skills acquisition way forward for Nigeria

Plateau Governor, Lalong commends ITF’s DG, says skills acquisition way forward for Nigeria

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ITF DG,  Joseph Ari Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended the Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, for transforming and refocusing the fund to respond to the needs of Nigerians  in entrepreneurship and productivity. Lalong said that…

Clinical lecturers withdraw services from teaching medical students

Clinical lecturers withdraw services from teaching medical students

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The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) Chapter, says its members, clinical lecturers, have withdrawn from teaching medical students. Its President, Prof. Usang E Usang and Secretary, Dr Henry Okpa, made this known on…

Politician alerts journalists on challenges of social media

Politician alerts journalists on challenges of social media

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A former governorship aspirant in Kwara, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, has advised journalists to see social media as a dilution of absolute authoritarian mode of news by the fourth estate of the realm. Abdullahi told newsmen on Friday in Ilorin that social media…

Coronavirus: South Korea sees its largest rise in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus: South Korea sees its largest rise in coronavirus cases

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The outbreak has been linked to the south-eastern city of Daegu South Korea has recorded its largest rise in coronavirus infections in a single day, with 594 new cases confirmed on Friday. The increase brings the total number of infections in South…

President Buhari approves suspension of amnesty programme coordinator

President Buhari approves suspension of amnesty programme coordinator

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Professor Charles Quaker Dokubo. Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said in a statement issued Friday night that President Buhari had directed that the Caretaker Committee set up to…

Oyo-Ita sacked as HoS

Oyo-Ita sacked as HoS

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Former Head of Service of the Federation, Oyo-Ita President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita as Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha made…

Dry season farming in full swing in Anambra riverine communities

Dry season farming in full swing in Anambra riverine communities

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By Sunny A. David For the people at the upland now is the period of dry season while for the riverine communities it is the peak of farming season. Our correspondent who was at Anam area in Anambra West Council Area observed…

Stakeholders in Awka call for effective implementation of anti-torture law in Nigeria

Stakeholders in Awka call for effective implementation of anti-torture law in Nigeria

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Cross section of participants at the workshop By Sunny A. David Towards the end of the  year 2016, it was obvious that there was need for enhanced awareness campaign, advocacy and sensitization  programmes to educate the law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations…