FG declares Dec 25, 28, Jan 1, 2021 Public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday 25, Monday 28 December 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations respectively. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on this year’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations. Aregbesola urged Christians to adopt the creed of Christ on faith, hope and love. “We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience,…

NYSC refutes reports on abduction of corps members along Abuja- Lokoja road …. confirms death of a corps member

The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has denied reports on alleged abduction of corps members along Abuja via Lokoja road. The scheme however confirmed the  death of a Corps Member, Bomoi Suleiman Yusuf who was killed by a gang of armed robbers along Jere -Abuja Expressway. NYSC in a statement issued in Abuja by the Director, Press and Public Relations,Mrs.Adenike Adeyemi said; “The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the news with the above caption making the rounds concerning the death, and alleged  abduction of some Corps Members…

Oyetola commiserates with Rave FM’s boss, Femi Adefila, over mother’s death

Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday commiserated with the Chief Executive Officer of Rave 91.7FM, Osogbo, Femi Adefila, over the passing of his mother, Princess Felicia Olayonu Adefila, who died at the age of 85. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, lamented the exit of Princess Adefila and urged the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a fulfilled and exemplary life. He said: “I am saddened by the news of the passage of your mother,…

YULETIDE SEASON: NSCDC CG assures Nigerians of hitch free celebration  

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has ordered for effective deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies of the country in order to maintain peace, order and effective security of lives and property before, during and after the yuletide season.   Gana stated this against the backdrop of various reports of kidnapping, bandit attacks, assassinations and other forms of criminal activities in recent times. Reiterated that the determination to make the yuletide season hitch free was upper-most on his mind as…

Kwara Gov mourns victims of Jebba inferno         ….  commends fire service, directs SEMA to move in

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and properties in the Wednesday fire incident involving a petrol tanker in Jebba (Moro local government area of the state), described the development as devastating and sad. A petrol tanker travelling through the ancient town had lost control early Wednesday morning and spilled its contents as it rammed into residential buildings. The incident resulted in huge explosions that burnt down at least 30 houses and shops and killed up to six persons, according to…

BREAKING: ASUU calls off 270-day-old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University, on Wednesday, suspended its strike, ending the industrial action that started since March 2020.   ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja.   The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off before January 15.   Ogunyemi also said the lecturers sympathised with students who were also their children, adding that “no amount of…

Covid-19: How Responsible Citizenship Helps Japan 

“Instead, the government tried to apply the lessons of the Diamond Princess. After trained quarantine officers and nurses were infected aboard the ship, despite following protocols for viruses that spread through droplets, Mr Oshitani’s team concluded that the virus spread through the air. “As early as March, Japanese officials began warning citizens to avoid the san-mitsu or ‘3cs’: closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings. The phrase was blasted across traditional and social media. “Surveys conducted in the spring found that a big majority were avoiding 3c settings. The publishing…

17-Year Old Favour Who Got 5 Distinctions in WAEC Gets N100,000 Cash, Scholarship from Kogi Pastor 

By Onoja Johnson The 17-year old Igala born girl, Shaibu Ojonugwa Favour who was reported to have made 5As, 2Bs and a C in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been gifted a cash sum of Hundred Thousand Naira (#100,000) and an assurance of scholarship upon her admission into a higher institution. Favor’s uncle, Robert Arome made this known to the correspondent on Tuesday evening. According to Robert, Prophet Gideon Isah of Household of Mercy & Deliverance Ministries, Lokoja looked out for Favour after the news of…

COVID-19 : Buhari extends mandate of PTF,calls for more vigilance, decisive actions, as cases rise

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the mandate of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 “for a further period till the end of March, 2021 bearing in mind the new surge in the number of cases and the bid for vaccines.” The President disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja while receiving the End-of-Year Report of the task force. According to President Buhari, “recent reports reaching me indicate that Nigeria is now facing a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide which is similar to the second wave of infections occurring in other…

Oyetola signs 2021 Appropriation Bill into law …says administration will take Osun to higher levels 

The Governor of the State of Osun Adegboyega Oyetola on Tuesday signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. The budget size is about N109 billion. This was just as he said Year 2021 would witness a new phase of massive transformation that would take the State to higher levels. He said the budget would offer greater hope of job opportunities; improved welfare for all; human, capital and massive infrastructure development than the previous year. While signing the Appropriation Bill in his office, Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, Oyetola assured that the…