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2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina
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2021: Year to Calm Down, and Wail Less – Femi Adesina

When the year 2020 popped out of the womb of time, nobody knew that it was going to be what Yoruba people call Ogbologbo. Rough and tough. Unpredictable. Hungry and angry, consuming anything and everything it could lay its jaws on. Across America, Europe, Asia, Africa, indeed, all continents, time, like an ever-rolling stream, has been bearing its sons and daughters away. They fly forgotten as a dream dies at the opening day. And who or what is the Grim Reaper? It is called a pandemic. COVID-19. Like President Muhammadu Buhari often says, “you can’t see it, you can’t hear it, you can’t smell or touch it, yet it is there, wreaking havoc all over the world.” COVID-19 is a Great Leveler. It has removed dichotomies between the First World and the Third World. Every country, no matter ...
FG Declares Friday 25, Monday 28, January 1 Public Holidays
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FG Declares Friday 25, Monday 28, January 1 Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday 25, Monday 28 December 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021 as public holidays to mark the Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year Celebrations respectively. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. Aregbesola urged Christians to adopt the creed of Christ on faith, hope and love. A statement signed on behalf of the Minister by the Permanent secretary in the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore said “We must emulate the life of humility, service, compassion, patience, peace and righteousness that the birth and Ministry of Jesus Christ signified, that will be the best way to know Christ and celebrate his birth.” The Minister noted that peace and security are critical factors needed to enable G...