The Late 5: FG debunks Ebola rumour in Nigeria; Buhari orders security agencies to end Taraba violence | Other stories

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Disregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria – FG

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to disregard rumour of a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease in the country, saying that effort had been heightened at the various ports of entry into the country to ensure that sick people making coming into Nigeria were properly screened.

Buhari orders security agencies to end Taraba violence

Buhari has condemned the current attacks on the people of Kona in Taraba, and ordered security forces to end the violence immediately and decisively. Buhari said this in a statement today by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja noted that in a cycle of violence characterised by revenge and counter-revenge, there are no winners.

Extreme poverty in Nigeria gives me sleepless nights – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem of extreme poverty in Nigeria keeps him awake at night. Osinbajo disclosed this at an interactive session with faculty members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) who were in Lagos on Tuesday.

UN decries use of children as human bombs by Boko Haram

The United Nations has said that land degradation and competition over access to land and water have triggered more bloody conflicts in Nigeria than Boko Haram. This was made known on Wednesday by the Executive Secretary of UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD, Ibrahim Thiaw.

INEC retrieves, re-issues over 70 certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had withdrawn and re-issued over 70 certificates of return after the 2019 general elections. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said this at an electoral reform round-table organised by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room and the Kofi Annan Foundation in Abuja.

 

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