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Some Nigerians miss 2nd U.S. evacuation flight for breaching COVID-19 guideline

Some Nigerians miss 2nd U.S. evacuation flight for breaching COVID-19 guideline Harrison Arubu Nine Nigerians have missed the second evacuation flight from the United States for running foul of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Among them is a family of five, according to Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, who oversaw the evacuation activities. Okoyen told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the airport that they were not allowed to check in after five of them failed to present a negative coronavirus test result. NAN reports that the negative COVID-19 test result is one of the requirements for evacuation under the Revised Quarantine Protocol of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Okoyen said although the remaining four presented their results,

FG approves temporary site for College of Education, Jama’are

FG approves temporary site for College of Education, Jama’are Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu The Ministry of Education Technical Inspection Team has approved the temporary site for establishment of a new Federal College of Education (FCE), Jama’are in Bauchi State. Mr Joel Ojo,  Director, Tertiary Education of the ministry gave the certification during inspection of the proposed site of the college, on Tuesday in Jama’are Local Government Area of the state. Ojo said that work to provide structure in the school would commence soon, just as the delegation expressed satisfaction when they inspected facilities at the temporary campus. “The facilities on the ground are okay; the site is good. Our duty is to inspect and report to our principal”, he said,  assuring that the newly established

UNICEF appoints Cobhams Asuquo as national ambassador

UNICEF appoints Cobhams Asuquo as national ambassador The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed the award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, as its National Ambassador. UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, announced the appointment in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday. Hawkins said that the appointment made the celebrated artist UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years. Asuquo, a lawyer by training, is a singer and musician who shot to fame when he produced the debut album of Nigerian soul sensation “Asa”. This include Asa’s hit singles, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer”. Hawkins explained that as UNICEF National Ambassador, Asuquo would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues around birth registration,

Activist hails Imo government for stopping pensions to

Activist hails Imo government for stopping pensions to governors An activist, Mr Ebubeagu Ekenulo, on Saturday lauded Gov. Hope Uzodinma for repealing the pension and gratuity law that provided for payment of pensions to former Imo governors. Ekenulo told newsmen in Abuja that the governor’s action demonstrated selflessness in governance. He described the action as a road map to sustainable development and economic stability in the state, saying that people of Imo would be better for it. “This shows that the governor is for the people. He is selfless and determined to rescue the economy for the people to enjoy. “He does not care about his personal gain and benefit but what the totality of Imo people will gain.” Ekenulo urged Imo people to continue to

Section 396(7) of ACJA Constitutional.. By Adegboyega Awomolo SAN

Commentaries Is Section 396(7) of ACJA Constitutional? By Adegboyega Awomolo SAN IN the Beginning, we all agreed that the British administration in Nigeria bequeathed a public service of dedicated, patriotic and disciplined officers. On October 1, 1960, Nigeria became an independent country with elected Nigerians in the legislative and executive arms of government. The judiciary consisted of men of learning, character and integrity and ranked among the best in the world. In 1966, the army staged a coup whereby the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was set aside, after the military took over the governance of the country. One of the grounds for the coup de tat was allegation of corruption against the politicians who occupied public offices in the