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20-year-old 100 level undergraduate at Bauchi State University (BASUG), Gadau, Patience Emmanuel Kushi kidnapped by cultists.

Even though Germany has weathered the coronavirus pandemic relatively well, it is not out of danger yet, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, warning residents against reckless behaviour. “The danger posed by the virus remains serious,’’ she said, pointing to several regions where outbreaks are currently spreading quickly. She reminded residents that stopping the spread of the coronavirus was everyone’s obligation, which means continuing to adhere to social distancing and hygiene rules.- Vanguard News

By Alex Kola Folorunso Given the mountain of works in all sectors in Amuwo Odofin Local Government, the perception of a few pessimists when Engineer Valentine Buraimoh emerged as Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, was “Can anything good come out of Israel?” They cited Dr. Buraimoh’s gentle mien, which they believed did not fit into the mould of a performer. - Vanguard News

By Ebunoluwa Sessou SheEngineer has been designed to close the gender gap in engineering and to change the image of what an engineer looks like and does. It was also a platform where issues relating to the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM, and the need to understand why engineering should be a woman’s game were discussed. During the just-concluded International Women in Engineering Day, INWED, the emphasis was laid on the need to ensure that disparity that exists in the engineering sector negating women and girls to compete with the male counterpart should be addressed.- Vanguard News

*To pay backlog of stipends as Batch C begins By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE federal government has said a total of 500,000 Nigerians have benefited so far in the N-Power scheme just as it confirmed that enrolment for Batch C beneficiaries began yesterday, Friday June 26, 2020 at 11.45pm. The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs,Disaster Management and Social Development, which said this in a statement Saturday night by its Deputy Director of Press,Rhoda Iliya,gave the breakdown as 200,000 beneficiaries in Batch A while 300,000 in Batch B.- Vanguard News

By Prince Terry Kay Sir Kenny Okolugbo is a man who has used every position he finds himself to better the lots of the people. His time as a Commissioner representing Ndokwa nation in Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, was not different. He has always believed that it pays to put God first in all that we do and say. - Vanguard News

By Olukemi Ayoola In spite of efforts by government and non governmental organisations to stop the practice of female genital mutilation FGM in Nigeria, such practices continue unabated and cases continue to rise, most especially in south western part of Nigeria. Female genital mutilation is simply known as female circumcision which is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. -Vanguard News

We lost 407 colleagues in a set Personnel missing inside bush during operation How insurgents posed as colleagues to launch attack By Evelyn Usman June 19, 2020. As early as 8 am, they were already seated inside Buhari Hall, at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos, awaiting the arrival of the Special Guest of Honour, Air Vice Marshal Kingsley Lar.- Vanguard News

How mob labelled my husband robber, beat him to death –Ekiti carpenter’s wife

"I screamed and started rolling on the ground, ‘What happened? What did he do? This is my husband, the father of my three children.’ I kept screaming that he was a craftsman and a responsible person. The people there were confused as I was shouting. I could hear them saying they mistook him for a robber," Mrs Obadare narrated- Punch News

LEADERSHIP : Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has frowned against wanton disregard of COVID-19 guidelines by the residents, saying they have continued to flout the protocols since the relaxation of lockdown in the state. He dismissed claims in some quarters that drinking local alcoholic liquor popularly known as ‘ogogoro’ or local herbs can prevent Coronavirus. […] The post Ekiti Deputy Governor Decries Residents’ Disregard For COVID-19 Guidelines appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and NNN. Source: Leadership Newspaper

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 779 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 24,077. The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Saturday. “On the 27th of June 2020, 779 new confirmed cases and 4 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.- Nigeria Tribune

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