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Today's Headlines: President Faces Huge Public Disapproval, FG Approve Fresh N570bn For Refinary

Let’s celebrate LKJ by way of life and not by words — Hamzat.

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Olufemi Hamzat has urged Nigerians and residents to celebrate the late First Civilian Governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, LJK, by our way of life and not by mere words and eulogies.Jakande, fondly called “Baba Kekere,” who was aged 91 died on Thursday, February 11, 2021at his residence.

He was an erudite journalist, publisher, administrator par excellence and a political giant.

“He made indelible marks in Nigeria’s political history dated back to his days in Action Group and UPN. Nigeria’s political history cannot be written without a mention of Jakande (Baba Kekere).”

Jonathan surpirsed over death of Tanzania President, Magufuli.

Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is shocked by the death of Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli.

Magufuli died on Wednesday as announced by Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Magufuli was 61. He was Tanzania’s first president to die while in office.

His death was announced after more than two-week absence from public life, that led to speculation about his health.The opposition said he was struck with COVID-19, but VP Hassan said he died from the heart disease that had plagued him for a decade.

Reacting to his death on Thursday morning, Jonathan said “A bright star has been plucked from the African continent.

Apprehension As FG Approves Fresh N570bn For P/Harcourt Refinery.

After sinking N1.47 trillion into the maintenance, revamping and running of its three moribund refineries in the last five years without bringing them back to life, the federal government yesterday approved a fresh $1.5bn (N570bn) for the repair of the Port Harcourt Refinery.

Among others, the poor state of the refineries is responsible for the frequent increase in the price of petrol in the country, Daily Trust reports.

People with knowledge of the oil industry say had the refineries been working, Nigeria wouldn’t have been so badly hit by all the factors that affected the oil economy.

NEWSNavy Releases Names Of 2021 DSSC 28 Successful Candidates.

The Nigerian Navy has announced its list of successful candidates for Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 28.

Naija News reports that the Navy asked applicants who sat for its DSSC Course 28 Aptitude Selection Board interview held at Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos State between 16 December 2020 and 4 January 2021 to check on its website

for the list of successful candidates.

The candidates whose names appear are to report for training at the Nigerian Naval College, Onne, Port Harcourt on Wednesday 24 March 2021 from 0800 (8am).

Brazilian President faces huge public disapproval.

Brazilians’ disapproval of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the COVID-19 is at a record high as Brazil struggles with its worst pandemic surge yet.

New polls show he may face a tough campaign for re-election next year, according to new polls,

A Datafolha survey, released late on Tuesday, showed 54% of Brazilians regard Bolsonaro’s handling of the crisis as bad or awful. A separate poll by PoderData showed two leftist rivals could beat Bolsonaro in a potential runoff vote in October 2022.

Support for Bolsonaro has eroded as Brazil faces a brutal second wave of coronavirus cases, with a record 2,841 deaths in 24 hours reported on Tuesday and a record 90,303 new confirmed infections reported on Wednesday.

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