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FEC Approves National Language Policy For Primary Schools

Education

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the adoption of a new national language policy for primary schools, making the various mother tongues a compulsory medium of instruction from Primary 1 to 6. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to State House correspondents immediately after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

Russia/Ukraine War: President Buhari Calls For Tighter Border Security Around Lake Chad Region

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said weapons from the raging war between Russia and Ukraine are now slipping into the Lake Chad Basin region. Lake Chad region is an economically and socially integrated area in West and Central Africa traversing Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. President Buhari, who said this at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari, said the situation which had heightened the proliferation of small arms and light weapons called for reawakening of the border security of the countries of the region. The event had Presidents and Heads of State of the six member-states in attendance, with the exception of President Paul Biya of Cameroon, who was represented by one of his ministers.

Foreign NGOs, Others Linked To Terrorism Financing

Crime Watch

The Federal Government has revealed that foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Financial Technology (FinTech) platforms, and Point of Sale (POS) operators have links to terrorism financing (TF) in the country. This was contained in a report titled ‘2022 National Inherent Risk Assessment of Terrorism Financing’ which assessed the country’s exposure to terrorism financing.

Foreign NGOs, Others Linked To Terrorism Financing

Crime Watch

The Federal Government has revealed that foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Financial Technology (FinTech) platforms, and Point of Sale (POS) operators have links to terrorism financing (TF) in the country. This was contained in a report titled ‘2022 National Inherent Risk Assessment of Terrorism Financing’ which assessed the country’s exposure to terrorism financing.

FG Recover $1Bn Looted Funds Since 2015

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The Federal Government (FG) announced it has recovered looted funds to the tune of about $1 billion dollars since the commencement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in May 2015 till date. The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) & Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami made this known to State House Correspondents on Wednesday, shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Kwara State

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters, commonly called Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The anti-graft agency said the arrests followed a sting operation it carried out. The arrested persons are: Adeleye Ayodeji, Muhammed Ayub, Odelade Samuel, Sodiq Olanrewaju, Ola Francis, Adeniyi Damilare, Olalekan Samad, Tunde Ayodele, Zubair Buhari and Oladosu Naheem.

FEC Approves National Language Policy For Primary Schools

Education

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the adoption of a new national language policy for primary schools, making the various mother tongues a compulsory medium of instruction from Primary 1 to 6. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to State House correspondents immediately after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

ASUU Raises Alarm Of Another Looming Crisis In Varsities

Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday, warned Nigerians that if the Federal Government kept withholding their wages, a new crisis would break out in the country’s universities. The University of Ilorin, ASUU Chairman, Prof. Moyosore Ajao, raised the alarm at a special congress of the local branch held at the university’s main auditorium on Monday. The university lecturers had staged a solidarity rally within the University of Ilorin campus before returning to the auditorium, where they addressed journalists on ‘Casualisation of Intellectual Workers in Nigeria: Prelude to Our Response.’ The Secretary of the union, Dr. AbdulGaniyu Olatunji, while reading Ajao’s speech said Members of the public are hereby sensitized and put on notice again that a fresh crisis, which will surpass all previous ones is looming again in Nigerian universities as our members cannot and will not continue to do free work that will not be remunerated.

Basic Education Curriculum: FG Reintroduces History

Education

The Federal Government (FG) has formally announced the reintroduction of History in the country’s basic education curriculum, 13 years after its removal from the curriculums of primary and secondary school education in the 2009/2010 academic session. This was made known on Thursday at the flag-off ceremony of the subject’s reintroduction by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah.

Russia/Ukraine War: President Buhari Calls For Tighter Border Security Around Lake Chad Region

Security

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said weapons from the raging war between Russia and Ukraine are now slipping into the Lake Chad Basin region. Lake Chad region is an economically and socially integrated area in West and Central Africa traversing Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. President Buhari, who said this at the 16th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), held at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari, said the situation which had heightened the proliferation of small arms and light weapons called for reawakening of the border security of the countries of the region. The event had Presidents and Heads of State of the six member-states in attendance, with the exception of President Paul Biya of Cameroon, who was represented by one of his ministers.

Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Suspended Indefinitely

Security

The earlier resumption date announced for the Abuja-Kaduna train services by the Ministry of Transportation has been suspended indefinitely. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo made this known during his tour of inspection to assess the redness of the rail services before a proper announcement could be made. Making a comment he said, it could be more than a week contrary to the earlier announced date of, 28th November 2022 as the official resumption date of the services the Minister added.

NIS Advises Nigerians Against Irregular Migration

Security

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has advised Nigerians on the dangers associated with irregular migration, adding that it would sensitize Nigerians about the risks. This was disclosed on behalf of the Comptroller General (CG) of NIS, Isah Jere by the NIS Public Relations Officer, Tony Akuneme who stated that Nigerians planning to migrate should do so properly, so as not to waste their time and resources.

Eid-il-Maulud: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

Religion

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, 10th October 2022 as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-il-Maulud celebration in memory of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). This was made known in a statement issued on behalf of the FG by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, congratulating Muslims both at home and abroad for participating in this year’s occasion.

Governor Lalong Tenders Apology To Catholic Bishops Over Pope Comment

Religion

The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tendered a letter of apology to the head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, over his Pope comment. He tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). He asked for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference, admitting that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics. In a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) President titled, “Letter of Apology”, dated 12th August 2022, Governor Lalong assured of his continuous commitment to the Catholic faith and promised to continue upholding the banner of the Christian faith in public life. According to Governor Lalong, “I have followed with some shock and deep regret the reactions that have trailed my appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Presidential Candidates of our Party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima.”

Eid-el-Kabir: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays

Religion

The Federal Government (FG) has declared Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. This was disclosed on Thursday in a statement signed by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

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