LATEST NEWS IN NIGERIA THIS MORNING, MONDAY, 4/1/2021

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Good morning and welcome to Brainnews latest news updates for this morning, Monday, January 4, 2021.

Below are all the latest news this morning;

1. Seyi Tinubu Denies Reports His Father, Bola Tinubu, Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Seyi Tinubu Denies Reports His Father, Bola Tinubu, Has Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Reports have been rife online that the former Lagos state governor is currently receiving treatment for COVID-19 in France.

In a post shared on his Instastories, Seyi quoted his father’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, as saying Bola Tinubu has done the COVID-19 test 15 times and all the tests have returned negative. CONTINUE READING..

2. ASUU Warns Other Staff Unions: “Don’t Use Us As Bait”

Don’t Use Us As Bait - ASUU Warns Other Staff Unions

ASUU, therefore, advised NAAT or any other staff union to fight their battles their ways.

The Chairman, University of Lagos, UNILAG chapter of ASUU, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the union, Dr. Dele Ashiru, stated this on Sunday while reacting to claims by NAAT expressing displeasure with the sharing arrangement of the N40 billion released by the Federal Government as Earned Academic Allowances for university workers. CONTINUE READING..

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3. Federal Govt Commences 300,000 Social Housing Scheme

Federal Govt Commences 300,000 Social Housing Scheme

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced the proposed 300,000 Social Housing Scheme.

In support of the Buhari admin’s plan to construct 300,000 houses for low-income Nigerians, under the Econ Sustainability Plan (ESP), cement manufacturers have reached an agreement with @NigeriaGov to charge discounted prices. VP @ProfOsinbajo visited one of the sites Jan 2, 2021. CONTINUE READING WITH PHOTOS..

4. NIN: Federal Govt Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres

Federal Govt Suspends Workers Over Extortion At NIMC Centres

The Honourable Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami has today directed the suspension of NIMC staff involved in extortion of applicants at its Bauchi and Kaduna State Offices.

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The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, @DrIsaPantami directs the immediate suspension of staff extorting applicants at NIMC enrolment centers. CONTINUE READING..

5. Federal Govt Reportedly Fails To Honour Pact With ASUU

Why Federal Govt, ASUU Cancel Meeting On Strike

The dons, in a statement, said the government was yet to pay their December salaries, while “illegal” deductions were still to be refunded.

In the release, the union said the government had “again failed to honour its agreement on payment of not only outstanding salaries of members ranging from five to eight months; Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) and check off dues illegally deducted before December 31, 2020.” CONTINUE READING..

6. How Suicide Is Killing More People Than War Every Year – Survey

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How Suicide Is Killing More People Than War Every Year - Survey

According to the annual survey of Our World in Data, the number of deaths through suicide is more than double the number of deaths through terrorism, war, conflict, and executions throughout the world.

The ever-growing global suicide rate has become one of the deadliest enemies of mankind. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. CONTINUE READING..

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