Days ago in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, a Medical Doctor and Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute in Las Vegas, USA announced his mission and vision for youths, with emphasis on massive support for education, through building satellite campuses for higher Institutions across all the 21 LGAs in Anambra State. He made the statement during the recently held Anambra Youths Fiesta/Summit at Umuchukwu, in Anambra state.

The youth Fiesta/Summit was organised by Godwin Maduka Foundation to reconcile youths and leadership, thereby seeking immediate response to the agitations of youths and the recent EndSARS protest in the state and across Nigeria. According to our Reporter, the occasion was quite entertaining, as it recorded several performances, noble appearances and presentations by popular Musicians, MCs, Comedian, Beauty Queens and other vibrant and youthful public figures.

Dr. Maduka while speaking during the Anambra Youth Fiesta/Summit emphasized on Education, Security, infrastructural improvements, job creation, empowerment and other key areas of critical concerns. Dr. Godwin Maduka stated that if elected as Governor of Anambra state, the level of impact his administration will engage for youths and especially education will be historic. However, the vision of Dr. Maduka for Anambra state will not only to benefit the state, but the entire nation and especially the southeast region as priority beneficiaries.

Before now, Dr. Godwin Maduka has invested his personal funds in several sectors in Anambra state. He has built schools, supported"Ndi Anambra" with scholarships, through his NGO to fund the education of teenagers and youths, both in Nigeria and across the world. He has built hospitals of world-class standards, police stations to support security, built houses for homeless persons, and has continued to consistently support the ageing population, as well as underprivileged persons in the state.

Nigerian young politician and the current Anambra State Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Rural Development, Hon. Bonaventure Enemali has invited the people of Anambra state and other persons across Nigeria to the forthcoming Annual Worship Service tagged "Expression1 Awka".

The most anticipated gospel event will be held at Ekwueme Square, Awka, in Anambra state. The annual worship service will be hosted on the 10th of December 2020 and will commence at 4:00pm prompt. Described as the most entertaining gospel event in Anambra state, Expression1 Awka will witness the performance of famous gospel Entertainers, including Mr. M, Frank Edwards, Mary Chinwe, Joe King and other celebrity gospel Arts.

The event of "Expression Awka worship Service" is anticipated to record the presence of notable personalities in Anambra state and across the southern region of Nigeria, including renowned preachers, Men of God and Prophets across several denominations.

In a brief chat with the Host, Hon. Bonaventure Enemali, he told newsmen that the event of Expression Awka in Anambra state is premised on calling on the divine intervention of our creator in promoting peace, development and improvements in Anambra state, thereby thanking and worshipping God for the journey so far. He stated that it was an avenue and platform for "Ndi" Anambra to come together in the spirit of prayer and worship unto God Almighty.

With the inauguration of the various State and Local chapters of the Mercy Wave Foundation, there has been a tremendous increase in the amount of grassroot outreaches. This steams from the peculiar needs of individuals in different states and the need to reach them at their various point of needs.  

One chapter that has always been making the headlines for all the right reasons is the Umuahia chapter of the foundation that is taking great strides to ensure the visions of the foundation are met.  

Quite recently, the Umuahia chapter embarked on an outreach to a physically challenged home in Umuahia, Abia State. With the economic hardship in the country, and the increase in prices of various essentials, the chapter went over and beyond to provide some relief materials for the physically challenged people.  

Following the mandate of the CEO, Princess Dr. Mercy Uwakwe, not to relent, even amidst the economic meltdown, the Umuahia chapter has proven again that the foundation is indeed not resting on its oars

 It is no news that the cost of accessing quality health services in the country is expensive.  As such, many people are left with no other option than to seek inadequate alternatives to their health challenges.  Many a times, some patients are stranded in the hospital following their inability to offset accrued medical bills and the reluctance of the hospital management to let them go.  

It was against this reoccurring issue that the idea of the Mercy Wave Foundation Hospital Outreach was initiated.  As a certified medical doctor herself, the CEO understood first hand the challenges of these patients and thus, set out,  through the various State and Local chapters, to reach out to these patients. 

The hospital outreach program was designed mainly to give medical help and offset the bills of patients without means to do so in various hospitals across the country.

In keeping with this much important mandate, the Edo State chapter of Mercy Wave Foundation went for a highly fruitful medical outreach in certain areas

The importance of good education in a country cannot be overemphasized.  Education is the bedrock for a successful society.  It is where values, norms and characters are built for the growth of national treasures which are children and youths.  

At Mercy Wave Foundation, we value education so much that it is within our mandate to ensure pupils and students get access to quality learning materials and easy access to quality education. 

It is with this vision in mind that the Umuahia chapter of Mercy Wave Foundation carried out an educational campaign in Abia State.  

Members of the foundation visited schools across the state, giving out exercise writing books, stationery and various learning items to pupils.  

Also, in a bid to promote healthy competition and to help some pupils that couldn't afford their fees, scholarships were given to various pupils by the foundation. 

This is just another of the numerous grassroot outreaches the foundation, particularly the Umuahia chapter, is carrying out. 

Recall that earlier this year, the CEO gave full University scholarships to many students across various tertiary institutions in the country.  

The foundation has shown continually that it has quality education as a core part of its mandate. 

It is also worthy to note that different other chapters of the foundation are carrying out similar outreaches across different states of the country.

Nigerian Billionaire oil Magnate, businessman, politician and CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, Prince Arthur Eze has encouraged the political ambition of Dr. Godwin Maduka, a renowned Philanthropist and Medical Doctor, who is leading the race in areas of impact ahead of Anambra 2021 governorship elections. 

According to State-Press Correspondent, Dr. Godwin Maduka was yesterday received at the Abuja Mansion of Billionaire Prince Arthur Eze, who applauded Dr. Maduka for his impact initiatives through humanitarian activities, benevolence and visionary prospects. Prince Arthur however encouraged him on his ambition to join Anambra 2021 Governorship tussle.

Prince Arthur Eze counselled Dr. Maduka on his governorship vision during his consultative visit.His extensive commitments towards improving lives and making personal sacrifices to fund several sectors in Anambra state, especially in areas of security, education, International relations, commerce, housing and other key industries in Anambra state has placed him towards the path to success.

Over the years, the billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze has remained a major influence in politics of Anambra state as he relates as an elder figure and a Mentor to so many Leaders and aspiring Billionaires. He has however continue to play significant roles, considering his influence and affluence in Anambra state and across the world.

During Dr. Godwin Maduka's visit to Prince Arthur, he thanked him for the warm reception and assured him of his continued patriotism and contributions towards improving Anambra state. He maintained that Anambra state and Nigeria will be his new destination for investment, which he has commenced already, with the new world class standard healthcare facility and other projects in the state.

Nigeria-US Medical Doctor, triple Professor of Medicine, Philanthropist and Pain care Expert, Dr. Godwin Maduka was earlier yesterday hosted on one of Nigeria's most renowned radio stations, the Armed Forces Radio. He was live on air to discuss several issues of critical concerns, with regards to his envisioned mandate to support and improve the health sector, leadership and other sectors in Nigeria.

The Anambra Governorship Aspirant spoke on key areas of public interest, with emphasis on his capacity, experience, empowerment programs, development initiatives and charity outreaches across Nigeria, especially in Anambra state and USA, where he established Las Vegas Pain Institute, which is the largest pain care Institution in America.

During the Chit-chat on Hollowmace program, produced by Mr Anderson Osiebe, Dr. Maduka responded objectively on issues surrounding his academic standards, drive in the medical field, the newly build 17story world-class medical facility in Anambra state and philanthropic activities, both in Nigeria and in the US, as well as his interest in any political ambition.

He also made few extensive reactions from his perspective in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship elections scheduled to hold in 2021. He however ceased the opportunity notify the people of Anambra state on the intended Youth Summit in Anambra state tomorrow, 21st November at his hometown Umuchukwu.

The military communication department Applauded his giants strides in Anambra and was Presented with a military honour in recognitions of his selfless service to humanity.

Governor Maduka is however one of the frontline candidates in the forthcoming 2021 Governorship elections in Anambra state. He has remained undauntedly commited to welfare and development of the state. His contributions in areas of infrastructural development, however, his energies and Interest in humanitarian works has remained rekindled, as he remains a rare gem and a blessing for the people of Anambra state.

The Upper Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the immediate arrest of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, son of Nigeria's former Vice President, a report by The Nation has confirmed. The order was made by the judge, Hon Bashir Danmaisule, following Abubakar's failure to comply with a judgment that he should hand over their three sons to his divorced wife, Maryam Sherif. 

Sherif had, last year, instituted a case against Abubakar, at the Upper Area Court, Gudu with number CV/41/2019, which was later transferred to the Upper Area Court, Kubwa, with number CV/16/2020 seeking the court to grant her custody of her three sons. The court, on October 27, 2020, delivered judgment on the matter, ordering Abubakar to hand over their three sons to his divorced wife and their mother, Sherif, with immediate effect. 

But following the non-compliance of the defendant, Sherif's counsel, Nasir Saidu, had applied for the issuance of a judgment-debtor summons for the defendant to appear in court to explain why he did not obey the court's order and why he should not be committed to prison. However, the defendant and his lawyer, Abdullahi Hassan of Ahmed Uwais and Co Chambers, were absent in court. The bailiff told the court that the summons had been served on the defendant through the Nigeria Customs Service, where he works, on November 3, 2020. 

Saidu said having served the defendant, who failed to appear in court as directed, he had to apply that the court issue a warrant of arrest of the defendant. Ads The lawyer applied that the defendant be arrested and imprisoned until he complies with the judgment of the court. 

He said the defendant had consistently and flagrantly disobeyed the order of the court to bring the children whenever there was a sitting on the matter. He said unless the court invokes its powers, its judgment would never be obeyed.

The Federal Government has threatened to sanction a foreign media outlet, CNN, over its report on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020.

The government described the report by the foreign news medium as "irresponsible journalism".

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known at a press conference in Abuja today conveyed to address lingering issues regarding the #EndSARS protests for police reform that rocked the nation last month.

He described the event of October 20, 2020 as a "massacre without bodies", insisting that not a single body has been produced or a single family has come out to claim their family member was killed at the Lekki tollgate.

The minister alleged that CNN relied on social media video without verification to produce its report. "This should earn CNN a serious sanction for irresponsible reporting," Mohammed said.

He also said the government stands by last Saturday's testimony of the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, who told the Judicial Panel of Inquiry instituted by the Lagos State Government that blank bullets were fired at the toll gate.

He advised persons with evidence on the Lekki shootings to give its testimony before the panel.

He also said some "unscrupulous persons" including celebrities circulated fake news on the social media that aggravated the violence that trailed the two-week demonstration.

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Nigeria Politician, Humanitarian, Lawyer, Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and Founder of Foundation for Youth Development, Rt. Hon. Prince Chibudom Nwuche, has been honoured and recognised with the prestigious Democracy Heroes Awards 2020 held in Abuja few days ago on the 14th of October at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

Rt. Hon. Prince Chibudom Nwuche has received the award of Democracy Humanitarian Personanlity of the Year. He was conferred with the award at his office in Abuja few hours ago by the executive director of the Project, Mr Alexander Ajagbonna. Reports garnered by Abuja Press Correspondent confirmed that the Honourable Member was indisposed to be at the grande award ceremony held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.

He was recognised for his incessant contributions to youth development, charity engagements and prospective Initiatives to support underprivileged persons, as well as vulnerable Nigerians across several communities, both in Rivers State and across Nigeria. He has remained an icon of hope, a promoter of Justice and instrument of development.

However, Democracy Heroes Awards -DHA 2020 was indeed an epoch event and it recorded the presence and recognition of notable Personalities in Nigeria, including Her Excellency, the Wife of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, Gov. Bello Matawale, Gov. Nasir El Rufai, Dr. Geoffrey Onyema, Gov Nyesome Wike, Mrs Dame Pauline Tallen, Dr. Isa Pantami, Dr. Bello Maigari of NLTF, Abubakar Malami SAN, Sen. Bassy Albert, Sen. Sani Uba, Hon. Betara Aliyu amongst others.

In Nigeria, an exceptionally beautiful, vibrant, intelligent and overwhelmingly admirable beauty Queen and Model, Her Majesty, Queen George Peace Chinwendu, the recently crowned Queen of Aso Nigeria Pageant Winner, has remained in the frontline of proactive Initiatives and projects to support humanity. Her creative  philosophical approaches towards life endeavours has continue to encourage the significance of feminism, thereby engaging in her a vision to improve and restructure the standards in Modeling and pageantry.

As an Enterpreneur and Chief Executive Director of Wendy P Beddings, the young 23years old Enugu State Indigene from IgbobEze  North LGA has maintained focus in her professional career-interest for fashion designs and clothing technology. In a review of her formative years and bibliography, StatePress Researcher uncovered several noble and reputable qualities, engagements and endeavours of Queen Peace.

Birthed on the 3rd of September in 1997, at Enugu state, where she hails from, George Peace grew up under the care and guidance of her parents. Considering her unequivocal interest in fashion design, Queen George Peace Chinwendu enrolled for admission in the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, where she is currently studying Fashion Design and Clothing Technology.

The illumination in her career antecedents, especially as a Model, Fashion designer and a Beauty Queen has remained undeniably vibrant, as she continues to make gainful advancements towards self improvement and intellectual development. Her hobbies cuts across listening to good Music, Traveling and having mind-stimulating conversations.

Queen George Peace Chinwendu is one of the few new beauty Queens in Nigeria, who has all what it takes to lead the plausible paths in Modelling and the pageant industry. Informally, her body measurements is proportioned in a Bust at 38,  Waist at 30 and Hip at 41. George Peace has continue to garner amazing fans and followers, with emphasis on her capacity and individual content.

Legendary hunter, vigilante leader and crime fighter, Ali Kwara is dead.

The daredevil hunter whose movie-like exploits against bandits, armed robbers and terrorists are well documented in virtually all the 19 Northern states, died in Abuja where the government had brought him to take over his medical treatment.

Last night, the Presidency made available a plane to take the corpse to Dutse Airport for its planned burial in his home town, Azare in Bauchi State.

Reacting to the news of his demise, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu said: "On behalf of the government and the people of the entire country, I condole with the people of Bauchi State and their government following the sad exit of this extraordinary citizen who devoted his entire life to assisting law enforcement officials in their fight against criminals."

According to him, "Ali Kwara will not be forgotten for roles he played in subduing hardened criminals and warlords in our forests. Thanks to his efforts, several of such criminals were lucky to be reformed while many more have been made to face justice. Few of such brave men are found in a generation. May Allah grant him Aljannah."

Nigerian Comedian, MC and one of the prestigious Ambassadors of Nigeria multi-million real estate brand, Bstan Group has called out Kano state Government, stating that he was disappointed at the level of development and pace of infrastructure advancement in the state. He made the statement few days ago when he visited Kano state to anchor an event. The Edo State born called past leaders of Kano state criminals and hoodlums.

Speaking during his visit to Kano state, MC Papi expressed disappointment at the dilapidated structures and level of road development recorded since 13years, when he last visited. He noted that, how unhappy he was, stressing that nothing has changed in Kano state, he says, "I am not happy at all, because the same way I left Kano state is the same way I have come to meet it. 

He further stated that there haven't been any new changes or significant improvement in the state. He said that since 13years and until now, Kano state is yet to have a resound and responsive leadership. He however stated that all Kano state Governors in the last 13years were indeed looters, otherwise communities like Sabon Gari Road and "No Man's land", would not have remained the same way it was. 

He narrated that, the roads were very bad then and that until now nothing was yet done to resolve the odds. He however called in the Government of Kano state to be responsible and accountable, not only to themselves but the people who elected them, thereby providing basic and required infrastructures to reflect the dividends of Democracy.

In his concluding words, he stated his dissatisfaction and ensured on leaving Kano state, with a promise not to return until the government become responsible. Osazee Samuel Aikhionbare, popularly known as MC  Papi spent several of his formative years in Kano, a state he referred as his Hometown. The veteran Comedian and MC has remained one of the most innovative Entertainers based in Abuja.

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At least 57 persons have died at Ette and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State following the outbreak of a strange disease in the affected communities.

According to the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer in the council area, Vincent Oshomi, the cause of the strange deaths is not yet known. However, he said that the Enugu State Ministry of Health has been alerted and specimen of the affected persons in the communities collected for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Oshomi also informed Vanguard on Thursday that the disease broke out at Ette at the beginning of September 2020, and spread to the border community of Umuopu, where 20 persons have died, including four casualties recorded yesterday.

He further explained that the victims presented symptoms such as convulsion, diarrhoea before vomiting blood, adding that they are suspecting Lassa fever or cholera.

He also said "Between September and now, at least 37 persons have died at Ette community. Also, Umuopu community, which shares a common border with Ette have recorded 20 deaths, four of which happened yesterday. It has been a strange development.

"I have officially informed the state's Ministry of Health and investigations are currently ongoing to unravel the cause of the deaths. We have collected samples of affected persons and we are looking out for Lassa fever, cholera, yellow fever and meningitis. Coronavirus test will equally start in the affected communities today.

"The state's Ministry of Health has brought an ambulance we are using to convey the sick ones to Enugu for proper diagnosis and treatment."

While reacting to the development, the chairman of the local government area, Ejike Itodo, who said he was on top of the situation, added that he would convene a meeting of stakeholders today (Thursday), to begin thorough enlightenment about the strange disease.

While assuring the affected communities that the situation would be put under control, he said that the state's Ministry of Health and other health workers in the council area are working assiduously to ensure that more casualties will not be recorded.

According to the Public Relations Officer, PRO, of the local government area, Comrade Mabel Ogili, a 30-year-old student of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Chinedu Oyiga, 40-year-old Emeka Elugwu Onu, and 47-year-old Simon Eze were among the 20 casualties at Umuopu community

Meanwhile, all efforts to speak with the state's Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, on the development, proved abortive as he neither responded to phone calls nor text message put through to his phone line at the time of filing this report.

Two armed men are arrested for driving from Virginia to Philadelphia in a Hummer and 'planning to attack convention center' where ballots are still being counted

Trump, who held a 675,000-vote lead early Wednesday but by Friday morning there was just 22,000 votes separating the two candidates [/b]

Philadelphia police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in a plot to attack the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday night.

Police were tipped off, possibly from a concerned family member of one of the men, who had driven the 300 miles from Virginia in a Hummer.

It's thought the plan was to possibly carry out an attack at the convention center where votes from the election are still being counted.

Police have taken both men into custody during which point a weapon was found according to 6ABC.

Inside the Convention Center, workers have been tallying hundreds of thousands of votes cast by Philadelphia residents.

In Philadelphia, 358,644 absentee and mail-in ballots have been returned so far. 84 percent of those have been counted, and 58,642 more need to be counted.

Pennsylvania is among a handful of battleground states Trump and Biden are narrowly contesting as they seek the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

Trump, who held a 675,000-vote lead early Wednesday, prematurely declared victory in the state.

'We're winning Pennsylvania by a tremendous amount. We're up 690,000 votes in Pennsylvania. These aren't even close. It's not like, 'Oh, it's close,' ' Trump said during an appearance at the White House.

But by early Friday morning his lead had slipped to about 22,000 votes, as mail-in ballots from across the state continued to be counted. The late counted ballots were overwhelmingly in Biden's favor.

One reason for the tightening race: Under state law, elections officials are not allowed to process mail-in ballots until Election Day. It's a form of voting that has skewed heavily in Biden's favor after Trump spent months claiming - without proof - that voting by mail would lead to widespread voter fraud.

There's a possibility the race won't be decided for days. If there is less than a half percentage point difference between Biden and Trump's vote total, state law dictates that a recount must be held.

Democrats had long considered Pennsylvania a part of their 'blue wall' - a trifecta that also includes Wisconsin and Michigan - that for years had served as a bulwark in presidential elections. In 2016, Trump won each by less than a percentage point.

Biden, who was born in Scranton, claims favorite-son status in the state and has long played up the idea that he was Pennsylvania's 'third senator' during his decades representing neighboring Delaware.

He's also campaigned extensively in the state from his home in Delaware.

In Nigeria and across the African continent, Papyrus Magazine has remained the beacon of optimism for struggling businesses, with a zeal to encourage, support and motivate young, prospective and successful CEOs. Papyrus Magazine is therefore set to honour the outstanding and reputable performance of high-profile Executives, within Nigeria and across Africa. It will host the 2020 Annual Distinguished CEO Awards on the 6th of November at Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Abuja.

According to a statement released by Papyrus Magazine Team, several notable and renowned Personalities including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Nigeria Enterpreneurs, Public service Executives and Billionaires, including Arthur Eze, Tony Elumelu, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, Onyeama, Juliet Ibrahim, amongst others have been confirmed as recipients of the prestigious Papyrus Magazine Distinguished CEO Awards.

The Distinguished CEO Award of Papyrus Magazine will honour, recognise and witness the attendance of renowned personalities across Nigeria, with emphasis on their feats, national recommendation and also their significant impacts. The occasion will also expect the special presence of the Minister of Women Affairs, Minister of Information, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Governor of Nasarawa State and amongst others.

Papyrus Magazine Distinguished CEO Awards has remained one of the fastest growing media awards dedicated to honour and celebrate excellence, as well as the outstanding performance of key players in Africa's development vision. It is an initiative of Damsas' Mega Business Limited.

Speaking with the Principal Executive Director for Papyrus Magazine Distinguished CEO Awards 2020, Doofan Abu-Amali, She described the forthcoming award event as one that will be quite memorable. She however assured Guests, award Recipients and other invited dignitaries of a glamorous ceremony, as it will witness several entertaining, educative and informative performance and presentations.

More than 105 million Nigerians are extremely poor, according to new data from the World Poverty Clock.

In September 2020, a total of 40.1 per cent of Nigerians lived in extreme poverty.

This number has drastically changed, however, in less than two months.

The data seen by Saharareporters Thursday reflects the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on living conditions in the country.

Nigeria has a total population of 205,323,520 people — of that number, 105,097,856 representing 51 per cent of the county, the data records.

51% of Nigerians now live below $1.90 or N855 a day.

The data further shows that more men in Nigeria are extremely poor compared to their female counterparts.

Around 53,133,553 million men are living below the poverty threshold while 51,564,303 of women are also extremely poor.

The model also provides a target escape rate that Nigeria must meet to escape extreme poverty—it is set at 0.3 people per second.

Current data, however, shows that Nigeria falls short of this target with -4.4 people escaping poverty per second.

Abuja grassroots youths have vowed to shutdown the Federal Capital Territory Administration over none resumption of primary school pupils in the federal capital territory over what they described as the "insensitivity of the Council Chairmen and the FCT administration over non-compliance with the President's directives to implement the National Minimum wage."

In a statement jointly signed by the duo of Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf and Buhun Barkonun, the youths stated that they are worried about the future of young pupils who have remained at home for over three weeks after the post-COVID-19 school resumption in the FCT.

"We wish to register our utmost dismay that our children and future generations who are in public Primary schools have been home over 3 (three) weeks now.

"It is with a heavy heart, that we state, that we are no longer comfortable with the insensitivity of the Council Chairmen and the FCT administration over non-compliance with the President's directives to implement the National Minimum wage.

"It has also come to our grave notice that the FCTA has fulfilled the payment of the National Minimum Wage towards her members of staff at the FCTA Secretariat, but had ceaselessly neglected the LEA and Area Councils staff thereby jeopardizing the future of our young children who have been at home for almost a month today.

"It is in the light of this unwholesome and unfortunate acts of deprivation by the FCTA, that we wish to give both the FCTA and the Council Chairmen 48 hours to resolve these issues with the National Union of Teachers (NUT, FCT Chapter), so that our children can go back to classroom or we shut down the FCT by next Monday 9th of November 2020.

"There is no gainsaying our abilities to synergise with other youth Organizations within the FCT to make sure we put an end to this denial of the rights of the NUT members in the FCT.

"We will not hesitate to call out those responsible for this act of sabotage to the lives of our young children", the youths stated.

Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, has created a petition to implement sanctions against the Nigerian government.

The Afro-fusion artist shared this petition via his official Twitter on Tuesday night after the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate.

Sharing the link, the 'Monsters You Made' crooner writes:

"Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials -Petitions! We Need 100k signatures from UK citizens for this to be tabled by parliament. Please Help us make our Killers pay."

He further tweeted:

"I am in London and Im doing my best to make sure sanctions are imposed against Nigerian Government Officials. I need all citizens of all European countries, America, Asia EVERYWHERE to please Do the Same. THEY MUST ALL PAY!!"

The Senate on Thursday told State House officials to restrain the President Muhammadu Buhari from foreign trips for medical treatment in order to ensure the State House clinic becomes functional this year, according a report in Punch newspaper.

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs gave the warning when the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijani Umar, appeared before the panel to defend his 2021 budget estimates.

The State House official had presented a budget of N19.7bnfor 2021, out of which N1.3bn was proposed for the State House Clinic.

Reacting to the proposal, the Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Danjuma La'ah, said the committee would approve the budget for the State House Clinic but insisted that the President and other top officials of his government should no longer be flown abroad for medical treatment.

The Permanent Secretary in an interview with journalists after defending his budget promised to put necessary arrangements in place to meet to medical needs of the President and other top officials once the budget was approved.

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