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Boko Haram Allegation: DSS Invites Mailafiya To Clear The Air

Crime Watch

Following the allegation raised by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafiya, that “a Northern Governor is the commander of Boko Haram”, the Department of States Services (DSS) has invited him to come and explain further. Mailafiya is expected to be at the DSS Jos office this afternoon, Wednesday 12th August 2020.

President Buhari Meets Governors, Security Chiefs Over Insecurity

Security

President MuhammaduBuhari is currently meeting some representatives of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is in continuation of efforts aimed at tackling the deteriorating security situation in parts of the country. Those in attendance at the Council chamber for the meeting include Vice President YemiOsinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and National Security Adviser, Major General BabaganaMonguno (retd). Others are service chiefs and heads of security agencies.

FG Instructs Grade Level 12, 13 Civil Servants To Resume Work

Security

The Federal government directed via the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan on Monday 10th August 2020 civil servants on Grade Level 12 and 13 including other essential duties to resume duties on a full scale. The directive was contained in a circular dated August 10, 2020, signed by Dr Folasade, Titled "Resumption of officers on Grade Levels 12 and 13 and those on essential duties". 

Boko Haram Allegation: DSS Invites Mailafiya To Clear The Air

Crime Watch

Following the allegation raised by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Obadiah Mailafiya, that “a Northern Governor is the commander of Boko Haram”, the Department of States Services (DSS) has invited him to come and explain further. Mailafiya is expected to be at the DSS Jos office this afternoon, Wednesday 12th August 2020.

NDDC Saga: You Have Only One Week To Offset All Scholarship Monies – Buhari

Crime Watch

President Buhari has given the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) only one week to offset all monies due for beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship. The ultimatum was delivered by the Director of Corporate Affairs for the commission, Charles Odili to the management while informing them of Buhari’s planned visit to inaugurate the 29-kilometer Ogbia-Nembe road in Bayelsa.

Ex-Chairman Pension Reform, Maina, Released From Kuje Prison

Crime Watch

Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman, of the now-scrapped Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), facing trial for misappropriating N2bn of pension funds has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja, nine months after his detention.

SSANU, NASU Embarks On Industrial Action Over IPPIS

Education

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has embarked on industrial action with effect from school resumption. The national President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke who spoke on behalf of JAC in Abuja disclosed that the leadership of SSANU and NASU were under tremendous pressure by its principals thus, “a strike action has been declared to commence effective from the date of resumption of work after the lifting of COVID-19 lockdown.

Lagos State Declares Resumption Dates For SS3 And TEC3 Students

Education

Lagos State government in conformity with the announcement of Federal Government directing students in exit classes in Nigeria to resume on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, said that all the SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) students in day and boarding schools can resume on Monday, August 3, 2020. Making the information public on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Education in the state, Folasade Adefisayo, stressed that only those mentioned (SS3 and Technical Study Three (TEC3) students) are permitted to resume to allow them to revise classes preparatory to their forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Ministry Of Education Orders Reopening Of Schools For Exit Classes Only

Education

The Federal Ministry of Education orders reopening schools for existing classes only, classes are to begin on the 4th of August 2020.

President Buhari Meets Governors, Security Chiefs Over Insecurity

Security

President MuhammaduBuhari is currently meeting some representatives of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting is in continuation of efforts aimed at tackling the deteriorating security situation in parts of the country. Those in attendance at the Council chamber for the meeting include Vice President YemiOsinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; and National Security Adviser, Major General BabaganaMonguno (retd). Others are service chiefs and heads of security agencies.

FG Instructs Grade Level 12, 13 Civil Servants To Resume Work

Security

The Federal government directed via the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan on Monday 10th August 2020 civil servants on Grade Level 12 and 13 including other essential duties to resume duties on a full scale. The directive was contained in a circular dated August 10, 2020, signed by Dr Folasade, Titled "Resumption of officers on Grade Levels 12 and 13 and those on essential duties". 

Attack On Zulum Convoy Was Carried Out By Boko Haram – Army Official

Security

The Nigerian Army has kicked against an allegation by the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum that he was attacked by Army along his way to Baga, Borno state.
The Governor’s convoy came under heavy attack on Monday on his way to Baga to pay a visit to some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Kukawa Local Govt Area of the state.
Initially, the attack was believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram element until the Governor made some allegation that there was sabotage by the Military, saying the attack came from soldiers.

Governor Zulum Distributes 80,000 Food Items To IDPs Despite Attack

Religion

Despite an ambush attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum by suspected members of Boko Haram terror group, the governor has continued his humanitarian actions and has delivered food items to about 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State. The governor arrived Monguno LGA, on Monday where he personally supervised the distribution of relief materials and food items to IDPs from Marte, Guzamala, Kukawa, Nganzai, and Monguno.

Sallah Celebrations: President Buhari Calls For Patience From Nigerians

Religion

President Muhammadu Buhari, while Muslim faithful around the country prepared to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, urged Nigerians to continue to exercise patience in the face of inconveniences brought to bear by enforced measures to curtail COVID-19, especially at places of worship. Buhari noted that the outbreak of coronavirus had made it difficult for people to gather in places of worship.

COVID-19: Saudi Arabia To Hold 'Limited' 2020 Hajj

Religion

Following the COVID-19 global pandemic, of Saudi Arabia in a bid to curb the spread of the disease has announced that it will allow a 'very limited' number of residents in the Kingdom to perform hajj this year. This came after some Muslim nations pulled out of this year's hajj. Also, Saudi has in recent times recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Gulf area. The Saudi Arabia Hajj ministry said the annual ritual will be open to various nationalities already residing in the Kingdom.

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