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NYSC Exempts Corps Members From Borno Camp

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2020 Batch A corps members posted to Borno State have been exempted from Orientation Camp.

The National Youth Service Corps announced this in a tweet without giving a reason for the decision.

“2020 Batch A Corps members serving in Borno State are exempted from the Camp resumption,” the tweet read.

When contacted, NYSC media officer, Mr Femi Adetunji, refused to state the reasons for the decision, saying, “They are those that could not finish their camping before the coronavirus broke out.

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“It does not affect this current batch. We have been bringing them back to camp in batches.

“Some of them have been recalled in the last two camps. So, the last set is the one being recalled to camp now. But that information is just for those in Borno State. All others are going to camp in other states.” Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, had in a statement said the 2020 Batch A corps members would complete their orientation course after the coronavirus lockdownThe statement quoted the Director-General of the scheme, Brg.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, as speaking during a courtesy visit to the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja.

Ibrahim informed the NCDC boss that NYSC suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure to avert the spread of COVID-19 to any of the orientation camps.

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Men’s Basketball Team 90-87 in a Scrimmage Matchup

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Basketball Team

Nigeria’s D’Tigers stunned the US Men’s Basketball team 90-87 in an exhibition game played on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

 

D’Tigers who lost 156-73 to the US team at the London 2012 Olympics put up an incredible performance despite the sterling performances of Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and Damian Lillard.

Miami Heat’s Gabe Vincent put up a tremendous performance as he hit six three pointers of the 20 Nigeria recorded in the match.

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D’Tigers who won the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia continue to intensify their preparations under the tutelage of Mike Brown ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has disclosed that the state currently has 20 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state.

The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, disclosed this to newsmen when the Victims Support Fund made an assessment tour of the Gwada IDP camp in Shiroro Local Government Area.

According to Inga, the burden of taking care of the IDPs is taking a toll on the state government because of the dwindling resources of the state government, stressing that the government resources can no longer sustain the displaced people for long.

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Inga further explained that the majority of the displaced persons are still in the camp because their communities are not safe for them to return.

He expressed concern over the fact that it is only the state government and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs that have reached out to the displaced persons in the camp, calling on other humanitarian agencies and development partners to reach out to the people.

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an Uber driver, and two other suspected traffickers with different quantities of cocaine at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc, export shed of the airport on Tuesday, June 8.

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He added that Rasheed was arrested when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

According to him, when the package was searched, 150grammes of cocaine, concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered.

He further noted that investigations have so far confirmed that the suspects were behind two seizures of 50grammes of cocaine in hair attachment and another 150grammes of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading to Malabo.

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