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Magoha Issues Last Warning on Mass Reopening

The CS noted that some private and international schools had permitted onsite learning for students outside the allowed classes. …

  

Oyo, Osun take steps to revive Almajiri schools, reduce OSC

After being abandoned for years, Almajiri schools and those to cater for out-of-school children, OSC, are being revived in Oyo and Osun states, checks by our…

  

FEC approves N4.519bn for roads, education

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N4.519 billion for the award of contract for printing of examination materials and rehabilitation of…

  

UK reopens visa centres in Nigeria

The United Kingdom has reopened its visa centres across Nigeria, after announcing their closures on the 21st of October 2020, due to the #EndSARS protest that…

  

Eid Maulud: Imbibe qualities of Prophet Muhammad, Oyeyemi enjoins Muslims

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has enjoined Muslims to emulate the examples of Prophet Muhammad(SAW) to create the…

  

DPP wants top University officials in Sh177m corruption charges locked from office

He wants the court to bar the accused persons from contacting witnesses in the case in person or through the university council or management. …

  

Group seeks end to protein-deficiency anaemia

The Federal Government has been called upon to urgently develop and implement a national protein-led nutrition policy to address the rising incidence of protein deficiency in…

  

WTO: US’ objection stalls Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as Director General

Ideally, the WTO chooses its director general by consensus.
The post WTO: US’ objection stalls Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as Director General appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. …

  

DPP to drop charges in Sh4.1b mall fraud case

The prosecution’s case is that the suspects conspired to defraud the public of funds by inflating the cost of constructing the mall from Sh2.4 billion …

  

Scholarships: Amnesty office eases verification of students

An official claims the measure is aimed at ending the exercise that had become generally contentious and controversial.
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AFRICA

 

Zambia clinches deal to defer Chinese debt

Africa’s second largest copper producer is one of China’s prominent debtors, owing billions of dollars. …

 

South African President Ramaphosa in self-quarantine

A guest at a charity dinner he attended tested positive for coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. …

   

ECOWAS validates report for elimination of child labour

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has validated the report of the evaluation of the Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the elimination of…

 

Tanzanian police briefly detain opposition candidate Halima Mdee

She is the Chadema chairperson for the party’s women’s wing and is the Kawe MP. …

 

Magufuli casts vote as Tanzania polls continue

He arrived at Chamwino Ikulu village with his wife, Janet Magufuli, and queued behind other voters. …

 

Zimbabwean cabinet approves law criminalising protests

The proposed amendments will also make it a criminal offence for Zimbabweans to allege abductions. …

 

Botswana, SADC congratulate new Seychelles president

Seychelles held presidential and national assembly elections from October 22 to 24. …

 

Tanzania poll: Lissu alleges ‘widespread irregularities’

Observers expressed serious concerns about the fairness of the poll in the run up to voting day, and violence erupted in Zanzibar on the eve of…

  

Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering protests – CPJ

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days.
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Zimbabwe to re-open borders as Covid-19 cases decline

Zimbabwe receives an average of two million tourists a year, but the number is expected to go down significantly this year due to the Covid-19 induced…

WORLD

   

ECOWAS validates report for elimination of child labour

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has validated the report of the evaluation of the Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the elimination of…

 

WTO race: Trump administration opposes Nigerian candidate

Key WTO ambassadors had tapped Ms Okonjo-Iweala as the best pick. …

 

Turkey slams Charlie Hebdo for ‘cultural racism’ over Erdogan cover

France “will not give up our cartoons,” Mr Macron said after teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded near Paris for showing the cartoons in a class on…

 

Tanzanians begin casting votes in tense election

Press freedom has been severely curtailed in the lead-up to the vote, with new rules introduced in August requiring foreign journalists to be chaperoned on assignments…

  

Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering protests – CPJ

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days.
The post Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering…

 

Tanzania decides: What we know so far

Voting will be closed at 4pm local time, and results expected to be announced within a week. …

 

Women on 10 flights from Qatar invasively examined

Reports emerged that women were removed from a Sydney-bound Qatar Airways flight and forced to undergo vaginal inspections. …

 

US cannot shield Trump from rape accuser’s defamation lawsuit, judge rules

Carrolls lawsuit is one of many legal actions Trump faces as he seeks reelection on Nov. 3. …

 

Tanzania to hold election marred by violence, concerns over fairness

Ahead of today’s election, observers say Tanzania has seen a worrying crackdown on the opposition and freedom of speech under the 60-year-old John P Magufuli and…

 

US sex cult leader jailed for 120 years

Keith Raniere swapped personal development training courses for sex sessions as the head of subgroup of up to 20 women. …