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What We Will Do For Nigerians In 2021 – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration will use the year 2021 to “work to reinforce the hopes of fellow Nigerians in the vision of a united and progressive Nigeria.”
President Buhari, in a New Year broadcast to the nation, said 2020 was a very tough year that put “our national resilience and ability to survive these tough times” to test due to the challenges posed on collective humanity by the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
The President, however, said that it gave renewed hope that “we will again brave any storms that lay ahead in 2021 and beyond.” He said 2020 came with a lot of challenges ranging from security and economic issues across the regions to “understandable protests that were mainly led by our youths and served notice to the demand for police reforms and accountability.” He restated his pledge to ensure that the ongoing challenges were faced head-on with renewed determination and with all the appropriateness and urgency required.
Zulum Meets Minister Over Borno Refugees
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum yesterday in Abuja met with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, behind closed doors over the planned repatriation of Borno State refugees in Cameroon.
Hundreds of refugees fled to Cameroon following attacks by insurgents six years ago.
Governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said the meeting was a follow up to Zulum’s series of meetings with Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons and United Nations High Commission for Refugees, (UNHCR), among other stakeholders.
Abia Schools To Resume Jan 11, A/Ibom Jan 4
Primary and secondary schools in Abia State would resume on January 11, 2021, for the continuation of first term 2020/2021 academic session, the Commissioner for Education, Dr Kanelechi Nwangwa, has said.
Nwangwa told Daily Trust yesterday in Umuahia that following the new wave of COVID-19, school heads and proprietors had been directed to ensure that safety guidelines are observed in school premises. He said the first term would officially end on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
In a related development, the Akwa Ibom State Government has emphasized that schools in the state would resume January 4, 2021, despite the spike in COVID-19 infection. Speaking yesterday in Uyo after the State Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Ini Ememobong explained that the early resumption was to prevent a disruption in the academic calendar as the first term was due to end on January 23, 2021. He said the government has directed the Commissioner of Education to ensure that all schools adhere to the COVID-19 preventive guidelines.
PDP Needs Unity To Secure Electoral Victories In 2023 – Atiku
Aformer Vice President and 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the party must be united to secure electoral victories in the 2023 general elections.
The Wazirin Adamawa also said it is only a politically naïve and visionless politician that will dump PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State will one day “be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons he left for a sinking ship, APC.”
Speaking at a political event on Tuesday organised at Afikpo South Local Government Area (LGA) in Ebonyi South Senatorial zone by one of the illustrious sons of the council and a PDP stakeholder in the state, Engr. Dr. Onuoha Nnachi, Atiku, in a goodwill message read by Oladimeji Fabiyi, said at the appropriate time the people will know the main reason Umahi joined the APC.
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