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Garba Shehu apologizes for giving deceptive determine 

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

Senior Particular Assistant  to the President on Media and Publicity), Mallam Garba Shehu, has apologized to Nigerians for his declare that solely 10 college students of the Authorities Science Secondary College, Kankara, Katsina State, have been within the custody of their bandit abductors as an alternative of the 333 introduced by the state authorities and 343 launched.

In a collection of tweets on Friday, Mallam Shehu stated he didn’t imply to downplay the seriousness of the kidnapping of the scholars.

He stated that he was given the determine he quoted by one other one who he stated ought to ordinarily know the info.

Based on him: “I apologize for the wrong communication citing that solely 10 college students have been kidnapped on the science faculty, Kankara

“This communication of numbers was offered by individuals that ought to ideally know. These numbers have been seen to battle with what was accessible at the moment.

“Please perceive that this communication was under no circumstances performed to downplay the seriousness of the scenario.

“Please settle for my honest apologies on this matter as we proceed to maneuver our nice Nation Nigeria ahead. Thanks.”

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Imo Authorities postpones faculties resumption till Jan. 25

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.

The Imo Authorities has postponed resumption of colleges within the state till Jan. 25 Colleges because of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s Commissioner for Training, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha mentioned.

Ikegwuoha, who disclosed this in a press release issued in Owerri on Monday, mentioned the postponement was because of rising circumstances of COVID-19 within the city areas of Owerri West, North and the Owerri Municipal Native Authorities Areas.

He additional mentioned that monitoring groups of the state Ministry of Well being and that of Training would guarantee strict compliance with COVID-19 protocol on the a part of faculties as a prerequisite for resumption.

He warned defaulters could be sanctioned accordingly and charged proprietors and principals of colleges to be on crimson alert.

“Earlier than we will reopen or resume, all of the COVID-19 protocols have to be compulsorily noticed. Our monitoring groups will guarantee strict compliance.

“Imo would have resumed its faculties on Jan. 18, 2021 however for the rise in Covid-19 infections in three LGAs of Owerri municipal, Owerri North and Owerri West.

“Authorities determined to look at the state of affairs; consequently, January 25, 2021 is the tentative date for the resumption of colleges in Imo,’’ Ikegwuoha mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that neighborhood testing was ongoing within the 27 LGAs of the state and could be accomplished on or earlier than January 21, 2021.

He mentioned that the state authorities would take a call on a specific line of motion to be taken upon completion of the train.(NAN)

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Gen Marwa takes over at NDLEA, warns medication traffickers others to cease follow forthwith

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By Kingsley Omonobi

…Vows, We are going to cease unacceptable nonsense of medication abuse in Nigeria.

…We are going to make NDLEA Efficient, Revered & Feared by Involved Criminals.

The brand new chairman, Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA), Brigadier Basic Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd) has warned illicit medication traffickers, exporters and cultivators in addition to customers within the nation to cease the follow forthwith or be ready to cope with the NDLEA.

Talking throughout his inaugural assembly with administration, state commanders and different employees of the company in Abuja, Gen Marwa stated, “It’s the job of NDLEA to cease all this unacceptable nonsense of medication abuse in Nigeria”.

“Because the lead company within the drug battle in Nigeria, you’re all too conversant in the extent of devastation that drug use has triggered our nation. Drug use has eaten very deep into our social material. Each neighborhood in Nigeria is affected.

“It wants repeating that the variety of medication customers in Nigeria now, of all ages have to be effectively over 15 million. If we extrapolate the figures of the latest UNODC survey of 2018 the place 14.3million Nigerians between the ages of 15 – 64 years have been discovered to be drug customers, at the moment, almost three occasions the worldwide prevalence”.

In the direction of combating this menace, Marwa stated, “We are going to resuscitate NDLEA to be totally lively, to be efficient, revered and be feared by all involved criminals. Nigeria is the one nation now we have, we can not fold our arms. We will, will and should get rid of the drug scourge”.

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“NDLEA shall be overhauled and expanded and repositioned in keeping with the PACEDA suggestions, current monetary constraints, and authorization of acceptable superior authorities.

“We are going to put equal efforts in drug demand discount as contained within the NDLEA Act. We are going to develop a technique of labor to satisfy our targets, following the NDLEA Masterplan 2021 – 2025 to be launched quickly, as our roadmap.

“Self-discipline should stay job primary. It’s the bedrock of a company comparable to ours. With my army background, you understand what to anticipate. I anticipate diligence at work and won’t hesitate to penalize default. Arduous work shall be rewarded”.

“Lastly, I wish to warn those that have interaction within the dastardly commerce of importation, export, cultivation, processing, manufacture, trafficking, sale and consumption of illicit substances to cease forthwith or be ready to cope with NDLEA.

“NDLEA will safeguard the nation and our youths from the drug menace. That could be a job that have to be carried out”.

He assured the employees that each one excellent problems with stagnation in promotion, coaching, postings and emoluments shall be addressed

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College Resumption: Covid-19 check not required – FG

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Among the pupils within the visited colleges and their academics observing COVID-19 protocols. PHOTO:

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA-THE federal authorities, Monday,declared that no COVID-19 check was required for returning college students to be admitted into their colleges.

However the authorities,in a terse assertion by the Federal Ministry of Training, Monday,defined that solely temperature check ought to be carried out on college students.

Within the assertion launched by the ministry’s Director,Press and Public Relations, Bem Goong, the federal government warned faculty authorities in opposition to “asking college students or mother and father to endure covid-19 check earlier than they’re accepted of their colleges.”

The assertion learn in full:” The Federal Ministry of Training says no Covid-19 Take a look at is required for returning college students to be admitted into their colleges.

“Solely temperature checks ought to be carried out on college students and every other particular person crossing any faculty gate.

” College authorities ought to due to this fact chorus from asking college students or mother and father to endure covid-19 check earlier than they’re accepted of their colleges.”

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