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El-Zakzaky, wife may travel to Malaysia or Indonesia for medical treatment


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Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, may travel abroad soon for medical treatment.

According to The Nation report, Indonesia and Malaysia are being considered as possible countries for the treatment.

Quoting IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, the newspaper said:

“I know he said that they are going to look at other countries – Malaysia and Indonesia. I do not know if they have reached an agreement on that.”

Musa said that Shi’ite members would embark on tomorrow’s Ashura procession in Abuja and other cities, despite Inspector-General (IG) Mohammed Adamu that the group remain banned from doing so.

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The police had said that no group should hold protest or procession on major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, except at the Unity Fountain.

But the IMN vowed that the government cannot stop its annual procession.

The group maintained that the government does not have any constitutional and legal backing to stop any procession by the IMN.

On Friday, the IMN accused Saudi Arabia of colluding with the Federal Government to stop the Ashura procession.

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Top member of the group insisted that the IMN, under the leadership of Sheikh Zakzaky, “is a mass movement of conscious people who abhor injustice and oppression.

Musa said:

“There is no going back on the plan to hold the much talked about annual procession. The government should not contemplate attacking us. The government wants to act illegally on our matter. So, I think it is wrong to think that we are supposed to withdraw our plan to hold the procession.

“What right has the government to attack a peaceful procession? Constitutionally and legally government have no right to stop us. We should not be stopped by government from carrying out our religious activities.

“We are exercising our god-given right to mourn the massacre of Prophet’s grandson and also constitutionally we have the right to the procession on Tuesday (tomorrow).

“It is the government that should consider our procession right and not we informing or begging government over our right. This is not going to be the first we are doing Ashura procession. We have been doing it for years and it has been peaceful.”


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Over five million applicants applied for N-Power batch-c enrollment- Minister



The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has said that over five million applicants have registered for the Batch C N-Power that has closed on Sunday 9th of August, 2020.

The Honorable Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed this through the SA Strategic Communication, Halima Oyelade that the registration which commenced on the 26th of June 2020 was initially scheduled to end on the 26th of July but the Ministry extended the date by two weeks to avail those that were unable to do so to apply.

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A total of 5,042,001 Nigerian youths have applied as at the end of the exercise.

Farouq said she wishes to officially inform the general public that registration of Batch C of N-Power has closed on Sunday 9th of August, 2020 and reassured Nigerians that due diligence will be applied during the next stages of the selection to ensure that only duly qualified applicants are enrolled.

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The Ministry will ensure that the applicants, as well as the general public, are kept fully informed on the progress of the scheme.

Adding that the N-Power program is aimed to provide the Nigerian youths with opportunities to gain skills for employability and entrepreneurship which will also go a long way in assisting the country towards the post-Covid-19 economic recovery.

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She added that women and persons with disability will be prioritized during the selection.

She said that her Ministry remains committed to the vision of President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 100 Hundred million Nigerians out of Poverty in the next l0 years and identified the N-power as one of the platforms that can assist in the realization of that vision.

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441 first-class graduates apply to teach in Oyo



The Chairman, Oyo State Teaching Service Commission, Pastor Akinade Alamu, has said no fewer than 441 First-Class graduates from different fields applied to teach in the state public schools.

WuzupNigeria reports that the applicants began writing the computer-based test that commenced in Ibadan on Tuesday. The test ends on Saturday.

Alamu made the disclosure during the inspection of the exercise at the University of Ibadan CBT hall.

Alamu said the interest of the First Class candidates in teaching service portended significant turnaround for the education sector in the state, as the present administration in the state would ensure the judicious application of available resources.

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He said,

“We are happy to have the best applicants, especially the First-Class graduates taking part in this exercise. The government of Oyo State is desirous of lifting education to a higher level so that we will have as much as the best among our applicants.

“We want to bring back the pride attached to teaching in the old, it is the best profession and if we have the best hands joining, it is a good omen.

“The scores at the interview level will place applicants higher. We have a mark for NCE, we have different mark for graduates and there is a higher mark for First-Class. This shows that the whole thing will be based on merit.

“The present government is concerned with the upliftment of education in the state. This is why we decided that before we appoint anybody as teacher, such a person must be qualified, competent and ready to work in line with the passion of the governor for education. I believe this will raise the standard of education in the state and will catapult the performance rating of our state to the first three.”

He said the distribution of compendium of past questions of subjects, the intervention classes and the distribution of books among others were indicative of a state that always planned.

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Boko Haram no longer in North-East, remaining Borno, Buratai discloses



Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff has disclosed that Boko Haram terrorists have been pushed out of all the north-eastern states except Borno State.

This disclosure was made by the Chief of Army Staff during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors from the North-East states on Monday, August 10.

Buratai further disclosed that troops are sharing intelligence to rout the insurgents out of Borno.

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According to a statement released by  Garba Shehu, the Presidential spokesperson, Buratai reportedly said;

“There are no Boko Haram terrorists in neighbouring states. They have been pushed out, and now cornered in Borno State. 

“We are coordinating with civil and traditional authorities, mobilising and reinforcing and all we need is patience. We will not relent.”


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