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Today's Headlines;Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp Down;Okowa Lauds Army’s Commitment

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BREAKING: Facebook, Instagram & WhatsApp down

The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook, and run on shared infrastructure – all completely stopped working shortly before 5pm. Other products that are part of the same family of apps, such as Facebook Workplace, also stopped working.

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Visitors to the Facebook website simply saw an error page or a message that their browser could not connect.

The WhatsApp and Instagram apps continued to work, but did not show new content, including any messages sent or received during the problems.

Okowa lauds Army’s commitment to national security

Delta Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, commended the Nigerian Army for its commitment to the security of the state and the nation. 

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Okowa gave the commendation while flagging off the Nigerian Army 63 Brigade’s exercise ‘Still Water’, a military training exercise at the Brigade Base Camp on the Asaba/Benin expressway. 

The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, said military training exercises globally were conducted to avoid weaknesses, adding that the exercises were aimed at strengthening and accessing troop’s operational and combat readiness. 

Why we signed minimum wage agreement with Kwara – NLC

Chairman of the Kwara State branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Issa Ore, has said the labour signed the minimum wage agreement with the Kwara State goverment to commit the goverment to the payment of minimum wage to the workers.

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Ore said this in an interview with our correspondent in Ilorin on Sunday.

Kwara State Government on Friday said in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, it inked the minimum wage agreement with the labour unions in the state, confirming that the payment for levels 1 to 6 had begun in February.

Ajakaye said the agreement held that the consequential adjustment would be implemented ‘as would be agreed upon by the minimum wage committee’ amid ongoing negotiations between the two parties.

We’ll work together to give drug addicts new life – Sanwo-Olu

THE Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said his administration would collaborate with organisations and individuals to give everyone with drug issues a new life.

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The governor said this during the inauguration of Ile Ayo Drug Rehabilitation Facility in Alausa, Ikeja.

The rehabilitation facility was set up by the Lagos State Government in partnership with the Freedom Foundation toward empowering the youths and addressing social vices such as drugs abuse and substance abuse.

Sanwo-Olu said, “We will ensure that we work collaboratively to assist everybody that needs help and those who have issues that need to be resolved; be it drug, substance use and abuse, would be assisted to give everybody a new hope, a new life, a new beginning so that they can become better citizens for Nigeria, better Lagosians and better individuals for their families.

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