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The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has reminded corps members that the Federal Government’s deadline of December 1 for all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before access to public offices applies to them.

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Download logo“We are in a terrible situation. All the shelters are flooded with water. Getting firewood for cooking is very difficult and we are finding it very hard to move between the town and the displacement camp.

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The Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed reservation with the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led government’s announcement that it will commence transition to a four-day working week for civil servants in the state.

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Ahead of the festive season, the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has issued fresh directives to travellers coming into the country. Passengers arriving in Nigeria are now required to conduct a PCR test, 48 hours before embarking on their trips to the country and another day two and day seven PCR tests on arrival.

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Real Madrid legend, Iker Casillas, has criticized the decision to hand Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Casillas claimed Messi is one of the five best footballers of all time, but the Ballon d’ Or organizers must start to take note of who is the best player in a given season.

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Download logoZimbabwean President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa officially opened the third International Conference on African Cultures (ICAC) at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe on 24 November calling for the restitution and repatriation of African artifacts that were expropriated from Africa during the colonial era.

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Download logoZanzibar’s First Vice President Hon. Othman Masoud Othman and USAID/Tanzania Mission Director V. Kate Somvongsiri presented $1,052,564.82 million in grants from the U.S. government to 14 youth organizations at the USAID Advancing Youth ceremony at the Zanzibar Beach Resort.

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Download logo“As of now, the Omicron variant has not been detected in Mauritius based on S-gene target failure and sequencing. However, a preparedness plan has been finalised at the level of the Ministry of Health and Wellness so as to detect the Omicron variant.

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The two countries launch a joint operation against the Ugandan rebels operating in eastern DRC.

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Former Chelsea player, John Sillett, is dead at the age of 85. John Sillett’s family announced his death in a statement on Tuesday.

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Download logoTurkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided 800 desks to Shifwankula Secondary School in the African country of Zambia. The desks provided to Shifwankula Secondary School in Central Province were delivered to the authorities with a ceremony.

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Download logoThe Tanzania economy is poised to grow steadily to reach 8,0 percent in five years, which hinges on increased positive utilisation of resources and growth in productivity.  The country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) last year grew by 4,8 percent and is expected to be in the same region this year as well not exceeding 5,0 percent.

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has suspended indefinitely, Mrs Rose Nkwuda, the coordinator of Igbeagu Development Centre for allegedly exposing citizens of the area to security threats.

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Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has said women assemblies are important in as far as fighting gender-based violence is concerned.

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The world’s greatest fear about the coronavirus pandemic was confirmed last week with the discovery of a new mutation of the virus, known originally as the B.1.1.529, a development which reminded us strongly that the pandemic was far from over.

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The centre added that the latest figure of confirmed cases has increased Nigeria’s infection toll to 214,113.

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Leach, along with his two co-accused, Vicki's estranged husband, Arnold Terblanche (55) and 24-year-old Dylan Cullis, are appearing in this court today, November 30 after the bail application was postponed from yesterday until today.

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Political activist, trade union leader and community activist Swaminathan "Swami" Karuppa Gounden has died.

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The much-publicized legal fireworks by the 36 state governors against the Federal Government’s bid to deduct $418 million from their states’ bank accounts slated for Tuesday has been put off.

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Download logoUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appalled by a series of deadly attacks by armed groups on displaced people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  In the latest incident, 26 people were killed on Sunday at Ndjala site in the Drodro health zone in Ituri province, according to local authorities.

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Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Joseph Albasu Kunini, has strongly warned that any ministry, department or agency that fails to defend its 2022 budget estimates before it will face severe sanction.

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Download logoThe minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Professor David John Francis has met with his Chinese Counterpart, His Excellency, Wang Yi in the margins of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the forum on China -Africa Cooperation (FoCAC) in Dakar, Senegal.

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Brazil legend, Ronaldinho, has congratulated Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award on Monday night in Paris. Ronaldinho, a former teammate with Messi at Barcelona, said the Argentine deserved the 2021 Ballon d’Or, adding that it is a great joy to see him with another golden ball.

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It will be offered to frontline workers, people above 50 years and those with immunocompromising conditions.

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