Daily Archives: November 24, 2020

About 1.1 million voters for Lagos East by-election, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a total of 1,168,790 voters will be participating in the December 5 rescheduled Lagos East by-elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, Sam Olumekun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the voters were those who possessed Permanent Voter …

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Police Reform Bill: Gbajabiamila’s initiative for better policing

The House of Representatives has organised its first Public Policy Dialogue Series, under the theme; “Policing and Human Rights in Nigeria. The event, which was aimed at engendering a better policing system for the country, tallies with the objective of the recent #EndSARS protests. John Ameh, Special Assistant on Media …

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VSF donates food, hospital consumables to Plateau, Niger

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos and Justina Asishana, Minna A Non-Government Organisation, Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth over N120 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the vulnerable in Plateau State. It also distributed food items and personal …

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Germany braces for costly extended shutdown, hopes to save Christmas

Germany is all but certain to extend its coronavirus shutdown into next month, prompting the government to set aside around 17 billion euros in financial aid for businesses hit by forced closures in December, sources told dpa on Tuesday. The country brought back nationwide closures and restrictions at the start …

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Ogun resident doctors embark on strike over assault

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Ogun State, on Tuesday announced that its doctors were embarking on a warning strike because of a patient, who assaulted a doctor on duty. Dr Adekunle Jimoh, the president of the association, told newsmen on Tuesday at the …

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Time for compromise

Editorial    Two days after the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, announced that the Federal Government’s negotiating team was still awaiting completion of Integrity Test on the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU’s) University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), the Federal Government made an offer to the …

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