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Civil Servants To Present Proof of Vaccination and Negative PCR test

The Federal Government has made it mandatory from December 1 for civil servants to present proof of vaccination or negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR),  tests conducted within 72 hours before they will  access to offices. Boss Mustapha, announced this at the national media briefing in Abuja,he announced that the decision to remove South Africa, Turkey and Brazil from restriction list, a month after India was also removed from the list due to the improved situation in the country. The PSC had placed a restriction on Turkey, Brazil and South Africa due to the upsurge in the number of Covid-19 cases.Mustapha said, “Statistics
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Fury knocks out Wilder to retain WBC heavyweight Crown

Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic.In an epic battle in front of 15,820 fans at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, both fighters were knocked down on multiple occasions in a contest full of improbable twists and turns as the two rivals traded blows. Fury looked to have gained the upper hand after flooring Wilder in the third round, only for the 35-year-old from Alabama to respond with two knockdowns of Fury that had the English champion clinging on desperately in
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Obi Cubana Beats Governors and Popular Buisness Men to Win “MOY Award”

Mr Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has been nominated as the 2021 Man of the Year award. Cubana, who has had a lot of mentions in the media in recent times, defeated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr Tony Elumelu, Chairman UBA Group and Mr Abdul Rabiu, Chairman and founder of BUA Group to clinch the position and also with a very high margin in the vote casted .Uramah Media further gatherd that the businessman was voted by Nigerians at home and in the diaspora via online platforms in a 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards. The Cubana Group
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Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo seeks to equal Messi’s record, France Football Releases list of 30 nominees

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will look to equal Messi’s record of six awards in this year’s ceremony after the organisers released a list of 30 nominees. Last season Ronaldo scored 36 goals while contributing four assists for Juventus before making a dream return to Manchester United, where he won his first Ballon d’Or, after a 13-year hiatus.Messi, on the other hand, was pivotal to Barcelona’s campaign despite failing to win a trophy. In the summer, he ended his 21-year association with the Blaugrana with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski was not left out of the
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EU Bans Colour Additives For Foods,most especially Sweets and Cakes

European Union (EU)member states on Friday agreed to ban a widely used colouring additive for food, known as the artificial colouring E171 on labels, after the European regulator questioned its safety. Furthermore, contains nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, and is commonly used in a wide range of consumer products, including medicines and cosmetics.The ban pertains to the additive’s use in food, where it serves mainly as a whitening and brightening agent in sweets, chewing gum, white sauces and cake icing. The Italy-based European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in May found that there was a risk that the nanoparticles could cause DNA
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Reasons why Cannabis can’t be legalised in Nigeria — NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has explained why the agitation for the legalisation of Cannabis Sativa cannot succeed in Nigeria because the proliferation of illicit drugs often leads to crime, chaos and conflict.In a statement issued on Friday by the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. General Mohammed Bubba Marwa (retd.), made this statement as a guest speaker at the 2021 Ulefunta annual public lecture organised by the Deji of Akure Kingdom, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi and chaired by a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu
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It is illegal to remove condom without consent-California Governor ,US.

California government has made it illegal to remove a condom during sex without verbal consent, a practice popularly known as “stealthing.” Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Thursday that classifies the removal of a condom without consent as “sexual battery.”“By passing this bill, we are underlining the importance of consent,” the governor’s office said in a tweet.Cristina Garcia, a member of the California assembly who introduced the bill, said it ensures that “stealthing isn’t only immoral but illegal.” An offender is liable for punitive damages that would be awarded by a court.
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Finally:Chiwetalu Agu has been released from Army Custody.

Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has been released from Army custody a day after he was arrested for putting on an outfit with semblance to the Biafran flag. Agu was released via the intervention of the AGN and according to one of the representatives, the actor is hale and hearty.When asked for a comment, Agu said, “Keep supporting Nollywood. It’s the only hope we have to sustain both our public and private lives.”Soldiers arrested the actor around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra inscriptions.Agu was reportedly on a charity mission to the less privileged when he
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Senate bill seeks six more campuses for Nigerian Law School

Today being Wednesday, Senate passed for second reading of a bill which seeks to increase the number of the Nigerian Law School campuses in the country from "six to 12". The bill titled, ‘A bill for an Act to amend the Legal Education (Consolidation etc.) Act by establishing the campuses for the Nigerian Law School, and for other related matters’ was sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi. Adeyemi, who represents Kogi West in the upper chamber in his lead debate, said it has become necessary to establish six additional Law School campuses to cater for yearly increases of law graduates seeking
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Zuckerberg loses Almost $7Bn to Facebook due to the Outage

Facebook stock went down by about 5.5 per cent, while its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, also lost nearly $7bn to the outage that plagued the social media platform on Monday.Also affected were WhatsApp and Instagram, both owned by the Silicon Valley, California-based tech company.In all, the global economy lost billions of dollars to the outage which took place at about 4.42pm Nigerian Time on Monday. Uramah media further gatherd, according to NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, the outage had already cost the global economy about $160m per hour.Facebook and its affiliates have 2.9 billion monthly active
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I can’t graduate with second class lower,DELSU should recalculate my CGPA –31 year old Alumnus, Ifeanyi

Thaddeus Ifeanyi, a 31-year-old graduate of Sociology from the Delta State University, Abraka. Matriculation Number FSS/10/11/183959. He graduated in the 2013/2014 academic session. He said the University claimed that he graduated with less than 3.0 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), which is Second Class Lower, but he strongly believe that he graduated with Second Class Upper Division. He stated ,My grudge with the university is that I strongly believe that there was an error in the computation of my CGPA. I am not convinced that the result they gave me is correct, but all my efforts to get it corrected
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$400m loan offered to Nigeria for COVID-19 vaccines

World Bank has approved a $400m credit alongside financing from the International Development Association to Nigeria to boost COVID-19 vaccination in the country. The statement read in part, “The government of Nigeria today received approval from the World Bank Board of Directors for a $400m credit in additional financing from the International Development Association to provide upfront financing for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine acquisition and deployment within the country. This therefore will be implemented as part of the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project.“The additional funding is designed to ensure COVID-19 vaccination of 40 million Nigerians, increasing the rate of
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SS1 & SS2 Students Barred from Writing WAEC,NABTEAB,NECO Exams-fG

The Federal Government has barred students in Senior Secondary School 1&2, from sitting for the external West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). According to a circular by the Federal Ministry of Education, referenced: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16, which was signed by Binta Abdulkadir, a director in charge of senior secondary education reads:The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, and NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be
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Anthony Joshua Looses Heavyweight Champion to Oleksandr Usyk

After six months of heavy training, Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion ended in London after he was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk. Oleksandr Usyk is crowned as the new unified world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua with scores of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.Usyk has become the third boxer after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.However, there is a rematch clause, with Joshua – who has now won 24 and lost two of his professional bouts – having previously lost his belts when beaten by Andy Ruiz in New
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Five Banks Fined N1.4bn For the Violations of FG Forex Guidelines

Five well known banks in Nigeria paid a total of N1.4bn as penalties to financial regulatory bodies such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, Security Exchange Council and Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. The banks are as follows; The United Bank of Africa, Fidelity Bank, Access Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank and First City Monument Bank. This figure was arrived at from analysis of the H1 2021 financial statements of the banks obtained from their websites.Findings show that the penalties were as a result of contraventions and infractions of guidelines instituted by the Federal Government through the Banks and Other Financial
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Popular Movie Actor hero “Hotel Rwanda” sentenced to 25 years on terror charges.

A Popular Movie Actor PPaul Rusesabagina, the “Hotel Rwanda” hero who became a fiercely outspoken government critic, has been sentenced on today being Monday to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges. He was convicted by a high court in Kigali of involvement in a rebel group blamed for deadly gun, grenade and arson attacks in Rwanda in 2018 and 2019.“He founded a terrorist organisation that attacked Rwanda, he financially contributed to terrorist activities,” Justice Beatrice Mukamurenzi said at the end of a seven-month trial.Rwandan prosecutors had sought a life sentence for the 67-year-old former hotelier who is credited with
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Twitter Finally Agrees To Pay $809 Million To Settle Suit against Investors.

Twitter announced today being Monday that it will pay $809m to settle a 2016 lawsuit alleging members of the social network’s leadership, including founder Jack Dorsey, provided misleading information to investors about slowing user growth. Uramah Media further gatherd more information that the claimed the defendants, such as former CEO Dick Costolo, did not disclose the full picture of the company’s state while they sold their personal shares in Twitter.“ The proposed settlement resolves all claims asserted against Twitter and the other named defendants without any admission, concession or finding of any fault, liability or wrongdoing,” the company said in
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E-Naira To Be Launched On October and Must be Accepted as a form Of Payment-CBN Director.

E-naira which is set to be launched on October 1, 2021, is a legal tender equal to the value of the naira and thus must be accepted as a form of payment by all merchants and business outlets. The CBN Director, Payment System Management, Mr. Musa Jimoh, said this during an interview programme on Channels Television on Monday.He said, “Today, anywhere you present naira to pay, compulsorily it must be accepted because that is our fiat currency. So, the same way naira is accepted that you can’t reject it, is the same way e-naira must be accepted. Anywhere in this
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Delta Youths Raid Kidnappers Hideouts and Burnt them Alive.

Suspected bandits who allegedly kidnapped and killed two people within Isoko community in Delta State have been apprehended and subsequently burnt alive by aggrieved youths in the locality. Uramah Team gathered that the incident happened after the community vigilante group traced the gun-totting hoodlums to their hideouts in the forests. In the bloody encounter, six of the bandits were neutralised by the angry youths. However, angry residents of the community were said to have mobilized in full force to the police station, where they got hold of the arrested suspects, lynched them and burnt their bodies.
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