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NYSC Goes Stringent on COVID-19 Protocols as 2021 Batch “C” Stream II Service Year Begins




NYSC says the 2021 Batch “C’’ Stream II service year begins on Nov. 24.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, NYSC’s Director, Press and Public Relations.

It said that sequel to the recent announcement by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, corps members will from Dec.

1 be required to also show evidence of vaccination.

“Federal civil servants including corps members will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination before they are allowed access into offices and orientation camps from Dec.


“Please note that presentation of forged COVID-19 vaccination certificate is a criminal offence,’’ the statement read.

According to the statement all Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) mobilised for the service year must present themselves for the COVID-19 test at the camp before registration.

“Successfully registered PCMs will be sworn-in on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The mandatory orientation course will hold till Tuesday, Dec. 14.

“PCMs are to fill the COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test self-reprinting form and print verification slip to be presented in camp for COVID-19 test.

“We wish to inform Nigerians that all COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly adhered to at the orientation camps.

“We have partnered with the National Centre for Disease Control and states health agencies to ensure COVID-19-free orientation camps, the statement read.

It added that PCMs must report to camp only on the dates indicated in their call-up letters to ensure that the observance of COVID-19 protocols was maintained.

According to the statement, the staggered date of reporting to camp by PCMs is to avoid overcrowding and ensure physical and social distancing.

The statement said that all PCMs were expected to report to camp with adequate face masks and personal pocket-size hand sanitizer.

It urged all PCMs mobilised for the service year to proceed to their respective camps as stated in their call-up letters.

The scheme said that foreign-trained graduates should report to the camp with their passports and original copies of all uploaded documents.

“PCMs are strongly advised not to embark on night journeys to orientation camps so as not to endanger themselves,’’ the NYSC stated.

The scheme also advised PCMs traveling by road to break their journeys if they exceeded 6 p.m.

They should pass the night at military or police barracks, NYSC secretariats, corps lodges, and other safe places.

The scheme urged all PCMs to diligently read the call-up letters forwarded to them as they contained all relevant information and guidelines.

“Parents and guardians are enjoined to warn their wards to be security conscious and not to board vehicles by the roadside.

“They should also not board vehicles unregistered with the National Union of Road Transport Workers while traveling to camp.

“They are advised to use only government-approved motor parks not to fall prey to criminals. They should equally be admonished on the dangers of traveling at night.

It added that the scheme maintained liaison with security agencies to ensure the safety of all corps members and assured that all inquiries made to the NYSC would be responded to promptly.

It stated also that graduates of Monotechnics or Polytechnics must present national diploma certificates and other relevant documents as pre-condition for registration at the camp.

The scheme advised PCMs not to present fake documents during registration as management had put in place adequate machinery to clamp down on and prosecute culprits.

“In the event of any loss of call-up letter, the PCM who collected the letter from his or her institution is advised to obtain a police report and affidavit.

“Thereafter, the PCM should report to the institution of graduation for further action.

“Those who initially printed their call-up letters on-line can re-print the call-up letter in the case of loss.

“Any person who fails to report for service as directed in the call-up letter shall be prosecuted,’’ the statement also read.

It stated that the prosecution would be carried out in line with the provisions of Section 13 sub-section 1(a) and (b) of the NYSC Act, Cap. N84, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“All married pregnant and nursing mothers not deployed to their respective husbands’ places of domicile can now proceed to the NYSC orientation camps within their spouses’ state of residence for the orientation course,’’ the statement said.

It added that these corps members must in addition to other relevant documents, present evidence of marriage, the identity of husband, and evidence of husband’s place of domicile. (NAN)


BIPC activates judicial processes to eject allottees from estates




From Attah Ede Makurdi

The Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC), on Wednesday, obtained judicial administrative order to individuals who have defaulted on the terms of payment for the BIPC Evergreen Estates located at Nyiman and Northbank axis in Makurdi of Benue State.

The Managing Director of the company, Dr.

Raymond Asemakaha, explained that the affected persons were earlier given a sufficient grace period before the judicial process of ejection was activated.

Dr.Asemakaha in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Makurdi, the decision to eject the allottees followed the expiration of the period of grace conveyed to the allottees/occupants of BIPC Evergreen Housing Estates.

He said affected allottees are yet to pay the purchase price as stipulated in the Provisional Offer letters, adding that the management is pleased to inform the general public that the company has activated administrative and Judicial processes of ejecting such allottees/occupants.

“As a business entity with a mandate to maximize profits for the shareholder, Management is compelled to explore this line of action in order to minimize the losses associated with the continued occupation of the estates by such allottees/occupants.”

“The ejection exercise is not in any way aimed at victimizing the allottees /occupants as the company has exhausted the internal remedies provided in the provisional offer letter including but not limited to verbal and written persuasion to the allottees/occupants of the Estates to pay the purchase price annually or monthly but to no avail.”

“Members of the public are therefore enjoined not to be misled by the unsubstantiated reasons advanced by such allottees as noncompliance with the ejection exercise will attract punitive legal consequences” the statement concluded.

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Give Tinubu More Time to Solve Challenges – Gowon



Former President Yakubu Gowon

Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to give more time to the  President Bola Tinubu-led administration, toward resolving the various challenges confronting the country.

He added that it was too early in the life of the administration to begin to resolve all the inherited crisis in different sectors.

Gowon said this after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday in Abuja.

“Well, I was telling him that no Nigerian leader that get there and will not have all the report of what is being said about him.

“But certainly, there’s no doubt from what one hears and what one sees on the various media.

I think the government is trying its best to deal with the various problems of the country.

“Don’t you worry,  you will get criticised but people who get there know better than you know.

“I think all what one can say is that Nigerians, we’ve got to give the President time to get things really done. And it is too early to say absolute result, perfect result will be achieved now.”

Gowon said  the meeting with the President also centred on the issue of the challenges facing the ECOWAS subregions, adding that it must be settled amicably.

“Being the surviving leader, or founding fathers of the ECOWAS, I think we had to discuss some of his plans in order to see what can be done to bring the matter under control,” Gowon said.

He debunked claims on social media that he refused to attend an event organised by ECOWAS, adding that this was probably due to miscommunication.

“I think there was a miscommunication but then, it gave the opportunity for the  President to call me so that we can discuss what I was to do.”(NAN)

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Tinubu Appoints New Immigration CG




President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nandap,  as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the appointment is with effect from March 1.

“The President anticipates that the new comptroller-general will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians.

“As well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management.

He said that Nandap would take over from Mrs Caroline Adepoju, whose term in office expires on Feb.


Ngelale said that before her appointment, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller – General (DCG)  in charge of the Migration Directorate of the service.(NAN)

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