Benue schools to resume Sept 21

Benue schools to resume Sept 21

Benue State Government has approved Monday, September 21 for resumption of schools across the state. Commissioner for Education Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, while briefing reporters, said both public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions are to abide by the directive. Benue State Government explained that the resumption is for the first term of 2020 and 2021 academic session, stressing that third term for other categories of pupils and students, except JSS 3 and SSS 3, had been cancelled, including payment of school fees. “Let me emphasize on the issue of…

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Alexei Navalny’s Aides Say ‘Nerve Agent’ Found on Bottle in Hotel Room

Alexei Navalny's Aides Say 'Nerve Agent' Found on Bottle in Hotel Room

Traces of the nerve agent allegedly used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny were found on a bottle in the hotel room where he stayed before falling ill, his team has said. Mr Navalny collapsed on a flight in Siberia in August. Germany says he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. It was previously thought that he may have been targeted at the airport.”Now we understand: It was done before he left his room to reach the airport,” a post on his Instagram account says. Mr Navalny, Russia’s most…

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Tour de France Stage 17: Miguel Angel Lopez Wins, Primoz Roglic Stretches Lead

Tour de France Stage 17: Miguel Angel Lopez Wins, Primoz Roglic Stretches Lead

Miguel Angel Lopez won stage 17 of the Tour de France as Primoz Roglic extended his lead in the race. Astana’s Lopez pulled clear of the other general classification contenders on the final climb of the day, beating Roglic into second by 15 seconds. The stage victory took Lopez into third overall, while Roglic moved almost a minute clear as his fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar came home third. Rigoberto Uran, who went into the stage in third, was almost two minutes back. Wednesday’s stage had begun without defending champion Egan…

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About the Foster Care Children

Children and teens enter foster care through no fault of their own, because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and are unable to continue living safely with their familiesAccording to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from…

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US Open 2020: Bryson DeChambeau Aims to Overpower Winged Foot

US Open 2020: Bryson DeChambeau Aims to Overpower Winged Foot

American Bryson DeChambeau says he will be looking to overpower Winged Foot’s notoriously difficult West Course when the US Open begins on Thursday. The New York venue is hosting its sixth men’s US Open and has only produced one winning score under par. The big-hitting DeChambeau, ranked ninth in the world, believes he can make birdies even if he misses fairways as he bids to win his first major. “I’m hitting it as far as I possibly can up there,” said DeChambeau. “Even if it’s in the rough, I can…

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BREAKING: Panel submits report on UNILAG crisis

BREAKING: Panel submits report on UNILAG crisis

UNILAG The Special Presidential Visitation Panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to look at the removal of suspended Vice-Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has submitted its report. The report was submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu by Chairman of the panel, Prof Tukur Sa’ad. The panel was given two- week to complete its assignment upon inauguration on August 26, 2020. Adamu, while receiving the report on behalf of Buhari, said: “The visitor of the university, after due consideration of the report, will take a decision on the matter…

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Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Eddie Hearn says Fight Will not be Postponed Again

Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Eddie Hearn says Fight Will not be Postponed Again

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight fight against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev will not be postponed again, even if it has to be held behind closed doors, says Eddie Hearn. The pair will potentially meet on 12 December at London’s O2 Arena, having originally been scheduled to fight in June at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Promoter Hearn said sport “can’t afford to sit and wait for what might be”. Britain’s Joshua, 30, last fought in December when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr. Hearn told Radio 5 Live: “Every sport is in trouble without…

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Gareth Bale: Tottenham in Talks to Sign Welshman and Closing in on Sergio Reguilon

Gareth Bale: Tottenham in Talks to Sign Welshman and Closing in on Sergio Reguilon

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks to re-sign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, and are closing in on a deal for his team-mate Sergio Reguilon. Bale, 31, left Spurs to join Real for a then world record £85m in 2013 and has since scored more than 100 goals and won four Champions League titles. “Gareth still loves Spurs,” his agent Jonathan Barnett told Sport Wales. “It’s where he wants to be.” Both Bale and left-back Reguilon had been linked with Manchester United. Spain international Reguilon, 23, came through the…

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The Importance of Personal Hygiene

Importance and Benefits of Good personal Hygiene

The human body can provide places for disease-causing germs and parasites to grow and multiply. These places include the skin and in and around the openings to the body. It is less likely that germs and parasites will get inside the body if people have good personal hygiene habits.7.1 Good personal hygieneGood personal hygiene habits…

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Coronavirus in Kenya: From Salon to Sewer Worker

Coronavirus in Kenya: From Salon to Sewer Worker

To help some of the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, the government is paying people to brave open sewers to clean up their neighbourhoods, writes journalist Andrea Dijkstra. Kenyans – dressed in neon vests, masks and gumboots – are standing ankle-deep in a stinking, grey stream which runs between the corrugated iron shacks of Kibera, the largest informal settlement in the capital, Nairobi. They scoop plastic bottles, broken shoes, dirty nappies and human faeces from the open sewer, using their…

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Oyo reopens Tertiary Institutions Sept 28

Oyo reopens Tertiary Institutions Sept 28

Oyo has announced September 28 reopening date for public and private higher institutions in the state. The new development follows an earlier directive on reopening of primary and secondary schools slated for Monday September 21. The directive was contained in a statement by Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology Olasunkanmi Olaleye on Tuesday. According to the new directive, schools in the state will operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools. While discouraging sharing of objects and items by student when the school resumes,…

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Accept me for who I am, says Johnny Drille

Accept me for who I am, says Johnny Drille

Mavin Records signee, Johnny Drille has described himself as a principled man who lives by his rules. According to the ‘Halleluyah’ singer, fans should accept him for who he is. “My music, my simple lifestyle, my faith, my hairstyle, etc, I do all that because they’re what I want and I’m happy with my choices, ” Johnny Drille said. Continuing, the Edo born artiste says, “I also want you to know one principle that I’ve always lived by, and that is to do anything I want, the way I want.…

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NDDC contracts: Akpabio visits National Assembly, seeks peace

NDDC contracts: Akpabio visits National Assembly, seeks peace

Nearly two months after he accused senators and House Representatives members of being the biggest beneficiaries of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts, Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godswill Akpabio on Tuesday visited the National Assembly on fence-mending. He attributed his face-off with the federal lawmakers to mischief-makers, explaining that the visit was primarily to seek a harmonious working relationship between his ministry and the Legislature. Akpabio first met with the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Amos Olatunde-Ojo, before another round of closed-door talks with the Chairman, House Committee on…

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