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NYSC: Court Vindicates Kemi Adeosun

A Federal High Court in Abuja has cleared former Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adosun of the controversy over her participation or otherwise in the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme which resulted in her eventual resignation from office in 2018. The presiding judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment on Wednesday, held that Adeosun was not qualified to have participated in the scheme when she graduated at 22 years because as of then, she was a British citizen, and when she formally returned to the country and became a citizen, she was over 30 years, which is above the eligibility age of the NYSC.

Ex-President Obasanjo Done With Politics

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo reveals he has taken his hands off politics hence has no intention of creating a new political party as reported by some media outlets. This was publicized in a statement on Monday by Obasanjo's aide on Media Affairs, Kehinde Akiyemi tagged 'Obasanjo Not Forming Political Party'. Akinyemi who revealed the ex-president is currently in Kabul, Afghanistan, as a guest of President Ashraf Ghani and has declared the report false.

Researchers Discover Measles Shot Effective Against SARS-CoV-2

A Pune study by researchers from BJ Medical College here has found early evidence showing measles-containing vaccines (MCVs) might give children some defense against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. The BJ Medical College research was published in the peer-reviewed international journal, Human Vaccines, and Immunotherapeutics, this month. The case-control study analysed 548 participants, between the ages of 1 to 17, who were categorized into two groups. Those who have tested positive for Covid (via RT-PCR) and those who have not. Researchers discovered the MCVs had vaccine effectiveness of 87.5% against SARS-CoV-2 and that vaccinated participants had less severe Covid symptoms than the non-vaccinated.

President Buhari Approves Appointment Of Five New Perm Secs

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries in the federal civil service following the recent conduct of the selection process. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known on Friday in Abuja.

PDP Leaders Protest Onochie’s Nomination As INEC Commissioner

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly in protest against the nomination of Lauretta Onochie for an appointment as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), representing Delta State. Onochie is currently the Special Assistant to the President on Social Media. The PDP delegation led by the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus submitted a letter of protest against Onochie’s nomination addressed to Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya.

Nigeria Remains Strong, Those Wishing For Breakup Will Be Frustrated – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced that those waiting for Nigeria to break up will be disappointed, insisting that Nigeria will remain united as a strong nation to the frustration of those waiting to see the country broken into pieces. The Vice President who declared this during the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Youth Conference, in Abuja Yesterday added that Nigerian youths will play even more critical roles in shaping the country’s political and economic future by becoming more active in politics and encouraging platforms for more constructive engagements on national issues. Prof. Osinbajo said the country is stronger together than in little parts. The vice president acknowledged the need for all Nigerians to be guaranteed a fair chance at improving their human condition and urged the youth to be a part of conversations that will ensure this.

INEC Creates New Polling Units, Fixes Dates For Governorship Elections In Ekiti And Osun States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the creation of 56,873 polling units nationwide ahead of the 2023 general elections. This was disclosed on Wednesday by INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners.

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