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EFCC Arrests 16 Internet Fraud Suspects in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested 16 suspected internet fraudsters in three separate sting operations in the Monarch area, New Haven Extension and Castle Majestic Hotel, Ogui Road, Enugu.   The suspects were arrested following verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities. Part […]

Medicine

Edo seeks partnership with health professionals, others to address hesitancy, improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake

The Edo State Government has called for the collaboration and assistance of health professionals in the state to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and improve uptake of vaccines among health workers and other Edo residents.   Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq. made the appeal when he played host to the executive members of […]

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Edo reads riot act to operators of unapproved private schools, lecture centres

The Edo State Government has warned against operating private schools and lecture centres without approval from the State Ministry of Education, noting that operators of such centres risk prosecution.   In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., decried the activities of some private individuals and organizations, who operate educational centres with […]

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Edo earmarks 91 roads for repairs in phased rehabilitation exercise across three senatorial districts

The Edo State Government has earmarked 91 roads for repairs and rehabilitation across the three senatorial districts of the state, noting that work will commence in earnest as the rains recede.   In a statement, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ferguson Enabulele, said the roads penciled down for rehabilitation are located in Edo South, Edo […]

Medicine

COVID-19 3rd wave: Edo confirms death of three more unvaccinated persons, as infection soars, mortality climbs to 57

Edo State has confirmed the death of three more persons who were not inoculated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines, amid ramped up efforts by the government to vaccinate more citizens to protect them and achieve herd immunity against the deadly virus.   The State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after the daily […]

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UNESCO partners FRIN to approve 20 global biosphere reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Abuja Regional Office, in collaboration with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), has approved 20 Biosphere Reserves across the globe.   The biosphere reserves were approved at the on-going 33rd Session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) in […]