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FG, South-West governors ‘agree’ on Amotekun

The Federal Government and South-West governors have agreed that Operation Amotekun should be structured to align with the community policing strategy of the federal government. It was also agreed the South-West states should give legal backing to the initiative, and address all issues concerning the regulation of the security structure. The media aide to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, made this known via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday. “News Flash: FG, Southwest Governors agree on Amotekun,” he tweeted. Giving an update on…

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THE DEADLY CORONAVIRUS

Like the ebolavirus in Nigeria, the coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan, China, sometimes last year. It was discovered in people who visited a seafood and animal market, consequently developing certain unusual symptoms, although it suggests the viral infection is zoonotic. Subsequently, study by researchers who did the genetic analysis of the viral organisms isolated from the body fluids of the individuals who first showed the unusual symptoms not peculiar to any other illness, results revealed a 2019-nCoV virus after comparism…

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Ijebu herbalists pledge free charms, others, to support Amotekun

Some traditional doctors in Ijebu land have expressed their readiness to lend a full backing to operation Amotekun been the community police to curtail all sort of criminalities in Yoruba land. When contacted, some of the herbalists said the local police group orchestrated by Southwest governors should not worry if the Federal Government bar them from using the modern arms. They said local charms would be improvised for the team free of charge to accomplish their assignment. Chief Aremu Agbomola,…

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Angélique Kidjo Dedicates Her ‘Best World Music Album’ Grammy Award to Burna Boy

Angélique Kidjo beat artist Burna Boy to the Grammy award for ‘Best World Music’ for her album ‘Celia‘ and she used the opportunity to dedicate the award to him. While accepting her award, the singer took time to praise the wealth of new talent coming from the continent. She said, “The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm and the time has come.” Burna Boy’s nomination was a major milestone for contemporary African music and the…

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CBN REVIEWS BANK CHARGES

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reviewed downward electronic transfer and ATM fees as well as card maintenance fees. The new charges were contained in the latest GUIDE TO CHARGES BY BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS just released by the CBN. According to the CBN, bank customers will now pay N10 for electronic transfers below N5,000, and N25 for electronic transfer between N5,000 and N50,000. Only electronic transfer above N50,000 will attract N50 charge. Previously, bank customers pay N50…

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PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE DROP ROYAL DUTIES AND HRH TITLES

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home, the statement added. The new arrangement comes into effect in spring this year, the palace said.…

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