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Today's Headlines: Buhari meets Pastor Tunde Bakare in Aso Villa, FG declares Tuesday public holiday

Buhari meets Pastor Tunde Bakare in Aso Villa

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, received Pastor Tunde Bakare of The Citadel Global Community Church, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, made the disclosure via a post on his official Facebook age.

“President Buhari receives Pastor Tunde Bakare in State House on 15th Oct 2021,” Adesina captioned the photos. He was, however, unable to state the details of the meeting as at press time.

FG declares Tuesday public holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 19 as a public holiday.

Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, said the public holiday is to commemorate Eid-ul-Mawlud, which is the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore on Friday, NAN reports.

Aregbesola congratulated all Nigerian Muslim faithful, both at home and in the diaspora, on the occasion of


He called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which were the virtues of the Holy Prophet, as doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.

The minister enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality.

COVID-19: UK, Nigeria agrees on need to increase FDI

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The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria, Helen Grant and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry Trade and Investment, Mr. Adeniyi Adebayo, on Friday held a meeting to discuss opportunities for a wider UK-Nigeria partnership.

The discussion was held at the sixth (6th) meeting of the United Kingdom-Nigeria Economic Development Forum (EDF).

The agenda of the meeting was centred on the state of bilateral trade, challenges and priorities ahead, opportunities to ‘build back better’ from COVID-19, the Nigeria Government’s preparations to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), and plans to implement the revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The meeting which held virtually was joined by Her Majesty’s Acting Trade Commissioner for Africa, Alastair Long, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) and other senior government representatives from Nigeria and the UK.

Confirming the strategic importance of the economic development forum, the UK and Nigeria representatives agreed that in the post-COVID era, there is a need to increase Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in non-oil.

Bayelsa govt directs schools to resume October 25

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The Bayelsa State Government has announced October 25, 2021, as the resumption date for the 2021/2022 academic session by public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Christopher Ewhrudjakpo, announced this in a statement he issued in Yenagoa on behalf of the Commissioner for Education, Gentle Emelah, on Friday.

He said the decision was taken upon critical evaluation of the flood situation in the state, which had not been devastating.

Christopher said, “The date of resumption of all schools in the state both public and private primary and secondary schools for the 2021/2022 academic session is Monday, 25 October, 2021.”

The statement warned proprietors of private schools who are in the habit of altering government-approved academic calendar to desist from such practice as it would no longer be condoned by the government.

It urged stakeholders in the education sector to adhere strictly to the public safety regulations against COVID-19 and its variants.

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Aso Femi Adesina Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Villa The Citadel Global Community Church


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