The funeral service for the late Justice was held at St. Peters Anglican Church in Benin City, Edo State
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The State Commissioner for Information, Ogbuagu Anikwe, announced this on Friday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held on Thursday night.
Freed Chibok girls not living in solitary confinement – FG
The Federal Government on Friday said the recently freed 106 Chibok girls were not living in solitary confinement.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, said this while briefing newsmen on the update on the recovery of the released girls in Abuja.
Alhassan said that the girls were ready to be integrated back to the society ahead of the school academic session commencing in September.
She said the girls had to be properly observed by medical experts, adding that so far there are no traits of abnormalities in them.
She said: “Like every other young Nigerian girl, the need to make up for educational loss suffered on account of their prolonged isolation while in captivity had been of paramount concern to this government.
“To date, education and livelihood opportunities of the Chibok girls since their return have been enhanced through remedial and tutorial engagement as well as vocational skills training.
“This would not only make them academically sound but also independent.”
She also announced plans to kit them as they resume formal education in order to place the girls on a path to a lifetime of successful and productive living.
Alhassan said: “To aid their recovery, recreational activities and reunion with family have been the key tools used to support the girls.
“They have had interface with their communities and spent Christmas holiday in Chibok. This was gratifying experience for both the girls and the families.”
The minister said rather than suffer any form of stigma the girls had become survivors and heroes in their own right.
She said the government was in partnership with the American University of Nigeria and other development partners, along with some private companies and Victims Support Fund to restore their dignity.
The minister said the partnership would be supporting the girls for their foundation course in September.
Alhassan said the choice of AUN was inspired by the resounding success recorded by the institution’s new foundation school initiative in grooming the 24 girls who initially escaped from captivity.
She said the case of the 24 Chibok girls had challenged the commitment and strategy of government with regards to the education of the 106 girls.
She said: “It is time for them to get and enjoy the best. I am delighted that all the 106 girls will be resuming school at AUN foundation school in September.”
However, the minister appealed to the public and media to avoid requests for the girls to recount theirs stories and experiences in order not to reopen wounds and trigger a relapse in their journey of recovery.
NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office on Friday in Abuja also predicted localised thunderstorm activities over the entire region in the afternoon and evening hours.
The Nigerian international, a £25 million summer signing from Manchester City, sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester’s final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Briefing journalists on Friday in Lagos, the Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Commodore Maurice Eno, said the vessel, MT WOLOF, and its crew were arrested on June 30 around the Lagos Safe Anchorage Area.
The recommendation was contained in a report submitted by the commission to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Friday at the Governor’s Office in Ibadan.
A statement signed by Samuel Olowokere, the Deputy Director Press, noted that Ngige stated this during the assumption of office of the minister of state in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the grand finale of the festival had a lot of cultural colouration with foreign and local tourists, state government functionaries and political office holders in attendance.
The visit was on Friday
Aliyu alleged that Mohammed called her a witch after demanding that she returned the five-year-old child she had for her former husband to her.
A statement on Friday in Abuja by NNPC’s spokesperson, Ndu Ughamadu, said Baru made the appeal while receiving a delegation from the Nigerian Environmental Society.
Dangote described the late Obaseki as a great leader and a legal icon, who gave his all to the legal profession and appreciated God for the life he lived.
Puyate told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Friday that the committee comprised representatives of all the departments in the university.
A statement issued in Abeokuta by the police spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident occurred at Alapako-Eke, Ibogun, Ifo Local Government Area.
Alhaji Alege said out of the five samples taken to virology unit research centre at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, one was confirmed a positive case of Lassa fever.
“However, over the last three years, we have discovered that the outbreak is no longer limited to dry season but also during rainy season as with the current outbreak.”
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the market capitalisation, which opened trading with N12.52 trillion, rose by N208 billion or 1.66 per cent to close at N12.73 trillion.
The state Commissioner for health, Dr. Saka Audu, disclosed this on Friday in Lokoja while giving an update on the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria who visited some streets in the state capital on Friday, reports that many beggars were seen on the streets, including Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road leading to the Kano State Government House.