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- The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has confirmed that only current JSS3 and SS2 students, will resume school on September 21. The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, who made this disclosure in a statement on Sunday, emphasized that the state will adopt a phased approach in opening public schools.
- The presidency has accused former President, Olusegun Obasanjo of dividing Nigeria. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu in an article on Sunday, alleged that a recent statement by the former President was an attempt to divide the nation, insisting that President Buhari had continued to promote nation-building and the unity of Nigeria. He maintained that the difference between the two leaders was clear.
- The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, has expressed concern on the continuous invitation of the former presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, to the Plateau State office of the Department of State Service, DSS. The union noted that there are several instances where security agents developed cold feet in inviting top officials for a chat with a view to staving off a further bloodbath.
- Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has taken a legal action against Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila for failing to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999. In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1065/2020 filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, SERAP is seeking an order of mandamus to compel Lawan and Gbajabiamila to release the finding.
- A top member of the gang led by Terwase Akwaza aka Gana, has made some explosive revelations about the deceased. The militant who gave his aliases as ‘Major and Aondehemba’, vowed that the battle will continue, adding that Gana, killed by the Nigerian Army last week, had an inkling of his death and handed over all his powers to his deputy, hence he could not disappear when he was attacked by the military.
- The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it will release the results of the just concluded West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) within 45. The head of public affairs of WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Sunday told newsmen that the results will be available soon.
- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is now “poverty capital of the world” under President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said this in Abuja on Thursday while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue attended by various socio – cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders Forum, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum.
- President Muhammadu Buhari’s assumption of office in 2015 prevented Nigeria from becoming a failed state, “after a long stretch of rapacious and rudderless leadership”, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the minister said President Buhari came into office at a time that a swathe of the country’s territory was under occupation.
According to him, at the time, many Nigerian towns and cities, including the capital city of Abuja, were a playground for insurgents and a moment that the nation’s wealth had been looted dry.
He said it is therefore an irony that those who allegedly frittered away a great opportunity to put Nigeria on a sound socio-economic footing, at a time of financial buoyancy, are the same ones pointing an accusing finger at a reformist government.
Obasanjo said he had never seen Nigeria so divided, adding that many of the problems plaguing the country today were due to the recent mismanagement of Nigeria’s diversity.
- The Federal Government, Sunday, described the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU as unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal. A statement by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, said going ahead with the action would be illegal as it is in clear breach of the ILO Principles and Conventions on Strike and Sec. 18 of the Trades Disputes Act, Cap T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told Nigerians to hold the All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for the fire that consumed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Akure, Ondo State.
INEC confirmed that 5,141 card readers deployed for the Ondo State governorship election were burnt.
On Sunday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, said information the party got indicated that the act was perpetrated by APC agents.
PDP said it was part of the plot to destroy INEC sensitive equipment so as to frustrate the conduct of credible, free and fair governorship election in the state.
He noted that the APC has been in extreme fear over the soaring popularity of PDP governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.