UN condemns execution of child offenders in Iran

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The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has strongly condemned the execution of a child offender in Iran on Thursday morning. In a statement, OHCHR said the killing of Mohammad Rezaiee was the fourth confirmed execution of child offenders in Iran in 2020. It stated that the execution of offenders was a violation of international
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In 2021, we will diversify Bayelsa economy, create jobs ― Gov. Diri

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By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration would this year diversify the state’s economy away from the total dependence on revenue from oil-related monthly allocation as well as create more jobs to engage its youths. The governor, in his New Year message, tagged: “Message of Hope and Prosperity,”
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2021: Year to calm down, and wail less – Femi Adesina

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By Femi Adesina When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming anything and everything it could lay its jaws on. Across America, Europe, Asia, Africa, indeed, all continents, time, like an
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Nigeria’s debt rises to ₦32.2 trillion

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By Emmanuel Elebeke The Debt Management Office says Nigeria’s debt stock has risen to ₦32.223 trillion as at September 2020. The DMO made this known in its third-quarter country debt data released on Thursday in Abuja. The statement explained that Nigeria’s debt stock grew by ₦1.214 trillion between June 2020 and end of September 2020.
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Two hours to 2021, Nigeria’s debt rises to ₦32.2tr

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By Emmanuel Elebeke The Debt Management Office says Nigeria’s debt stock has rose to ₦32.223 trillion. The DMO made this known in its third quarter country debt data released on Thursday in Abuja. The statement explained that Nigeria’s debt stock grew by ₦1.214 trillion between June 2020 and end of September 2020. Accordjng to DMO,
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2020 a very trying year for Nigeria – Ashiru, Ex PDP Guber candidate

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…urges people to remain unshaken By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Former Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019, Rt. Hon. Isa Muhammad Ashiru, (Sarkin-Bai, Zazzau),has asked Nigerians to remain unshakable in their belief that the Almighty shall see them through the challenges bedeviling the country. According to him, “the year is drawing
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Breaking: Wike reopens Shell’s Kidney Island after meeting with Kyari

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By Egufe Yafugborhi PORT HARCOURT – GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike has reopened Kidney Island, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operational base sealed and taken over in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Government since 23rd of December 2020. A statement by Kelvin Ebiri, Media Assistant to the Governor, noted that “Wike, after a meeting with
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2021: PDP urges Nigerians to renew their faith in the country

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to renew their faith in the country, in spite of the problems faced in 2020, including security and economic challenges.

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Marginal fields: DPR shortlists 161 firms for final stage

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By Udeme Akpan THE Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has shortlisted 161 successful companies for the final stage of the bid round, targeted at selling Nigeria’s 57 marginal oilfields. Mr. Paul Osu, Head, Public Affairs, DPR, disclosed on Thursday in Lagos that the firms were selected from the over 600 companies which applied for pre-qualification.
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ASUU strike cripples economies of university communities in 2020

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Prof. Job Nmadu of Federal University of technology, Minna, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU)’s nine months strike in 2020, impacted negatively on university communities by crippling their economic activities. Nmadu said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, those affected by the strike, numbering about 20 million, included traders,
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