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Today's Headlines: NAF Warns Nigerians Against Fake Admission, 950 students abducted since December 2020 - UNICEF

NAF Warns Nigerians Over Fake Admission

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has warned Nigerians seeking admissions into its College of Nursing to be wary of fraudsters.

This became necessary after the service’s attention was drawn to a fake and fraudulent admission notification currently circulating on various social media platforms.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Gabkwet, the originator of the purported admission nomination into ND/HND programmes at the NAF College of Nursing (NAFCON) directs unsuspecting applicants to pay a non-refundable fee of N15,500 at the Office of the Registrar.

He mentioned that the fraudster provided phone numbers, email address and a website as follows: 08123366242, 08084683594; [email protected]; to deceive the public.

South-South NMA Speaks On Insecurity

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Insecurity, banditry and kidnapping have impacted negatively on the economy, increased capital flight, caused an overwhelmingly negative effect on health resources and worsened the health indices in the country.

This was, among other points, the position of the Nigerian Medical Association South-South, contained in a communique released after the Zonal Executive Council, ZEC, meeting in Asaba, Delta State.

Although the Council appreciated the efforts of government and the security agencies in fighting crimes and criminality, it urged the Federal and state governments to increase the capacity of the security agencies, encourage citizens engagement in community sensitisation, provide basic needs of the citizens, improve employment opportunities and strengthen the economic base of the nation.

The ZEC urged security agencies to change their operational strategies to conquer criminals.

UNICEF Speaks On Students’ Kidnappings In Nigeria

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THE United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has lamented that a total of 950 students have been abducted from their schools in Nigeria by armed men since December 2020.

The agency also described the latest abduction of students of Bethel Baptist School in Kaduna by bandits as one too many, a tide it said must be stopped forthwith.

According to a statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, “On July 5th, 150 students were reportedly abducted from a school in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, marking the latest incident in an alarming spate of attacks against children and abductions, including of students, in parts of West and Central Africa.

Makinde Makes Promises To Oyo People

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The prototype of state-of-the-art Model SMART Schools being constructed by the Federal Government in six geopolitical zones of the country will be established each in three senatorial districts of the Oyo State.

Oyo State Governor, ’Seyi Makinde, made this plans known when he received a delegation of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in his office, where he also outlined steps being taken by his administration to ensure quality education such as increasing budgetary allocation from about 3.6 per cent to over 20 per cent of Oyo State’s annual budget.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, led the team which also has the chairman Governing Board of UBEC, Professor Usman Adamu Kyuka, and Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, to the governor’s office.

The governor, while disclosing plans of his administration to replicate the Federal Government’s SMART School initiative in each of the three senatorial districts of the state, said that his government was set to enhance the quality of teaching, learning and the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

He commended UBEC for the support in ensuring improvement of basic education delivery in the state, especially the implementation of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) initiative as well as plans to eliminate out-of-school syndrome in the state.

UN Reacts To The Assassination Of Jovenel Moïse

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UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has condemned, in the strongest terms, the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of the Republic of Haiti.

In a statement by Guterres spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, on Wednesday, the secretary-general said the perpetrators of the crime must be brought to justice.

“The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Haiti and the family of the late President.

“The Secretary-General calls on all Haitians to preserve the constitutional order, remain united in the face of this abhorrent act and reject all violence.

“The United Nations will continue to stand with the Government and the people of Haiti,’’ he said.

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