The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has disclosed that the Borno State executive Governor in the person of Prof. Babagana Zulum, has released over N400 million naira for the welfare of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state in the last two years.u
During the graduation ceremony yesterday in Maiduguri, he spoke of about 269 soil doctors and extension workers, Ibrahim poured encomium on the governor.
He said he could not but appreciate the governor for his endless support to Corps members who are serving in Borno State, who he gave over N400 million as welfare in the last two years.
Also, the Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion, equally praised Zulum for the gesture.
He said the governor has worked excellently well and has kept a good relationship with all federal government agencies, he added that he has reasons to relate with.
Lawal said though the governor has faced enormous challenges in administering the state which has been battered by insurgency, he still stands tall among his peers in providing good governance to the common man.
The Executive Secretary of the National Land Development Agency (NALDA), Mr. Paul Ikonne, in his remark at the occasion, described the governor as one of the proactive governors we have in the country.
2.) Last Ebola Patient Discharged In Congo:
The Democratic Republic of Congo released its last confirmed Ebola patients from treatment centres on Monday, health authorities said, beginning a 42-day countdown to the declaration of the country free of the virus.
Monday’s release of six patients from treatment centres in the North Kivu region could mark the end of a month-long resurgence of the 2018 – 2020 epidemic, which killed more than 2 200 people before it was initially declared over in June 2020.
Twelve cases have been reported since the virus re-emerged at the beginning of February, killing six people.
It’s been three weeks since North Kivu health authorities have detected a new case.
An Ebola outbreak is typically declared over once 42 days have passed, after blood samples from the last confirmed case tests negative for the probably originated in a human source rather than from the virus jumping the species barrier as it has in previous outbreaks.
Ebola can be transmitted to humans from animals like bats or monkeys.
It can live on in parts of the body of survivors otherwise in good health such as the eyes, breasts and testicles and sometimes still be transmitted, for example through semen.
3.) "Reason Igboho Wants Oduduwa Nation" - Fayemi, :
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has revealed why a self-acclaimed Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho Adeyemo, and others are calling for a Yoruba nation.
According to news gathered by "Naija News", reported that Sunday Igboho had declared last week the Yoruba as a separate nation and urged the secession of the south-west states from Nigeria.
But during an interview on Tuesday with "Arise Television", Fayemi disclosed that Igboho and his fellow secessionists are calling for the secession of the South West states from Nigeria out of frustration
He said the calls for secession are expected when the society is agitated, noting that the country will overcome its challenges very soon.
The Chairman of the Nigeria's Governor's Forum (NGF) in the person of Fayemi, however, advised the federal government to look into better ways of managing diversity in the country.
4.) Central Bank Releases List Of Approved Money Transfer Operators:
In recent news gathered by news sources, The Central Bank of Nigeria has recently released a list of the international money transfer operators (IMTOs) approved for diaspora remittances.
The bank had earlier introduced a “Naira 4 Dollar Scheme”, an incentive that pays naira to senders and recipients of international money transfers.
The incentive will see recipients of diaspora remittances paid N5 for every $1 received from outside the country.
The incentive will be enjoyed if remittances come in through IMTOs approved by CBN. The bank on Monday published and released the list of the IMTOs.
The Published list of Banks are as follows:
Aftab Currency Exchange Limited
Caperemit Uk Limited
Colony Capital Limited
Cp Express Limited
Dt&T Corporation Limited
Fiem Group Llc Dba Ping Express
First Apple Inc.
Flutterwave Technology Solutions Limited
Fortified Fronts Limited In Partnership With E-2-e Pay Limited
Funds & Electronic Transfer Solution
Funtech Global Communications Limited.
Global Currency Travel & Tours Limited
Idt Payment Services Inc.
Immueuble Wari Limited; Interswitch Limited
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