US Officially Withdraws From WHO

US Officially Withdraws

US Officially Withdraws From WHO     The US has formally notified the World Health Organisation  (WHO) of its withdrawal, despite widespread criticism and an almost complete lack of international support for the move in the midst of a pandemic. Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw in May, accusing the WHO, without evidence, of withholding information, and of being too close to China. The letter confirming the move was delivered to the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, officials confirmed on Tuesday. A WHO official said: “We have received reports that…

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Kwara Governor’s Chief of Staff, Logun, Dies of COVID-19

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Kwara Governor’s Chief of Staff, Logun, Dies of COVID-19     The Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kwara State, Aminu Adisa Logun, is dead. A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said: “Logun, an industrialist, a public intellectual, and an elder statesman, died Tuesday evening of complications from COVID-19. He died only a few hours after the test of his result returned positive.” The statement added: “The entire government and the people of Kwara State have lost an outstanding public servant who…

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Reopen Churches, CAN Appeal To Lagos, Ogun, Other State Governments

Reopen Churches

Reopen Churches, CAN Appeal To Lagos, Ogun, Other State Governments       The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on authorities in Lagos, Ogun, and other states where churches are still on lockdown to permit the resumption of activities in places of worship. CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle, made the call in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji. He believes the continued lockdown order on the places of worship in the country is no longer acceptable and cannot be…

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Ondo Deputy Governor Challenges Impeachment In Court

Impeachment

Ondo Deputy Governor  Challenges Impeachment In Court       The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking it to stop the state House of Assembly from impeaching him. Listed as defendants in the suit are; the House of Assembly, the Inspector General of Police, the state Commissioner of Police, the Department of State Services and the Speaker of the Assembly, Mr David Oloyeloogun. In the suit, the Deputy Governor asked for an order of perpetual injunction…

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#JusticForUwa: Police Arrest Two Over Rape, Murder of UNIBEN Student

UNIBEN Student

#JusticForUwa: Police Arrest Two Over Rape, Murder of UNIBEN Student       Two “key suspects” have been arrested in connection with the rape and gruesome murder of 100 level Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. This was disclosed by the Edo state police commissioner, Mr. Johnson Babatunde Kokumo when he played host to the UNIBEN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami at the Force headquarters, in Benin city on Monday. In a statement made available to Campus Gist, the police chief assured that efforts were being…

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44-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Raping Daughter

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44-Year-Old Pastor Arrested For Raping Daughter       The Police in Ogun State says it has arrested a 44-year-old man, Oluwafemi Oyebola, for raping his biological daughter. Oyebola who is said to be a pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Ogo Oluwa Parish in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following a complaint by the daughter who reported at Owode-Egbado divisional headquarters that her father had been forcefully having carnal knowledge of her since 2015. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Police Public…

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Breaking: President Buhari Suspends Magu As Acting EFCC Chairman

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Breaking: President Buhari Suspends Magu As Acting EFCC Chairman     President Buhari has suspended Ibrahim Magu as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This development comes a day after he was arrested and detained by security operatives in Abuja. He had appeared before a panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him. Details Later…

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Senate Passes Bill Against Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions

Sexual Harassment

The Senate has passed a bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. The bill which was sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or failure of administrative heads of tertiary educational institutions to address complaints of sexual harassment within a specified period. Similarly, the bill creates a strict liability offence by removing mutual consent as a defence in the prosecution of sexual harassment cases in tertiary educational institutions and maintain the fiduciary…

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UBA Group Announces Appointment Of Deputy Managing Directors For Nigeria And Africa

UBA Group

UBA Group Announces Appointment Of Deputy Managing Directors For Nigeria And Africa     United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, is pleased to announce the appointments of Ayoku Liadi and Oliver Alawuba as Deputy Managing Directors in charge of UBA’s Nigeria and Africa businesses, respectively. The creation of the new positions, reporting to Group CEO, Kennedy Uzoka, represents further strategic recognition of the growth of UBA’s pan-African business, now representing in excess of 40% of Group revenue, and the critical importance of Nigeria, the…

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Schools in Kenya to Remain Closed Until 2021

Schools in Kenya

Schools in Kenya to Remain Closed Until 2021     Kenya on Tuesday declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and secondary pupils would return to class next January. The school year in the East African country runs from January to November when it climaxes with end-of-term exams. But Education Minister George Magoha said in a statement that the curve of COVID-19 infections was expected to flatten only by December. As a result, no primary and secondary school examinations will be held…

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