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Chadian Army Dissolves Parliament, Government; Imposes Curfew, Shuts Borders
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Chadian Army Dissolves Parliament, Government; Imposes Curfew, Shuts Borders

The Chadian army have confirmed that General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, a four-star general who is the son of slain president Idriss Deby Itno, will replace him at the head of a military council  Chad imposes curfew and shuts borders after death of president Deby: army Chad's army says government and parliament dissolved, vows 'democratic' elections after transition period
Iyabo Ojo Questions Sanwo-Olu Over COVID-19 Curfew
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Iyabo Ojo Questions Sanwo-Olu Over COVID-19 Curfew

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has challenged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State over the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19. The mother of two expressed her displeasure at the discomfort caused by the curfew in a video posted on Instagram on Saturday, arguing that the restriction on movement was negatively affecting businesses and families. She tagged Governor Sanwo-Olu and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, asking them to address the issue urgently. “Is there still curfew in Lagos & why? Is it that coronavirus moves between 12am – 4am or is there another reason why? Please I’m asking on behalf of all lounge, bar and club owners in Lagos, we are running into serious debt & loss, alot of us are closing down & it’s affe...
Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day
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Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day

Citizens of Philippines won't be celebrating Easter in a normal way this year as the country's leader has imposed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, spoiling Easter plans for millions in the Catholic dominated country. Over the weekend, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the lockdown after the country reported 9,838 new Covid-19 cases -- the country's highest single day increase. According to the Philippines News Agency, Philippines has reported more than 720,000 coronavirus cases, including 13,170 deaths, making it one of the worst affected countries in Asia. Since February there has been a rise in daily reported cases and the country is now reporting more than 9,000 new cases a day. More than 25 million people across Metro Manila and nearb...
Rapper, Bobby Shmurda’s special parole conditions reportedly include no Alcohol or Bars, 8 p.m. Curfew
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Rapper, Bobby Shmurda’s special parole conditions reportedly include no Alcohol or Bars, 8 p.m. Curfew

American rapper, Bobby Shmurda is no longer in police custody but is still under parole supervision until 2026. According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Brooklyn rapper has a few special parole conditions he must abide by while on supervised release. Under his parole supervision, Shmurda can’t drink alcohol, associate with gangs, or spend time at bars. He also isn’t allowed to violate an 8 p.m. curfew, has to submit to substance abuse testing, and is required to get aggression and anger counseling. Recall after his release, a video began trending of Shmurda turning down a drink at a club, with Shmurda responding to it on his Instagram Stories, reminding fans that he was on parole. The rapper was granted an early release after serving six years...
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Jangebe Abductions: 24-Hour Curfew Imposed As Violence Mar Schoolgirls’ Reunion

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in a northwestern Nigerian town and its market shut after violence marred the reunion of nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls with their parents, local residents said Thursday. The girls were abducted on Friday from their hostels by gunmen known locally as bandits but were released early Tuesday after the latest mass kidnapping to target a school in Nigeria. Violence erupted on Wednesday when the girls from Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state were to be returned to their parents at a ceremony in the school’s hall. They had been in the government’s custody in Gusau, the state capital, receiving medical care. “After the unrest yesterday a dust-to-dawn curfew was imposed and everybody was ordered to stay indoors,” said Abubakar Za...
Benue Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On 3 LGAs
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Benue Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On 3 LGAs

The Benue Security Council, on Thursday, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on three local government areas of the state as part of measures to contain criminal activities in the vicinity. The affected areas are Logo, Ukum and Katsina-Ala LGs where security agencies had in recent times beamed their searchlight in a bid to curb the menace of banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery among other insecurity challenges. Also, the council placed a N5m bounty on the head of killers of Chief Terkura Suswam, an elder brother of a former Governor of the state, Senator Gabriel Suswam, urging the public to provide any useful information which could help security personnel apprehend the culprits. Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom, who made this known while briefing journalists at the end of an ...
Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew
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Selection Of New Mai Tangale Turns Violent As Gombe Govt Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

Gombe State Government has imposed a 24-hour indefinite curfew within Billiri Local Government Area with immediate effect from Friday, 19th February 2021. The development is following the current eruption of violence in Billiri Town, which has degenerated into a security threat to both lives and property. According to a press statement signed by the Secretary to Gombe State Government (SSG), Prof Ibrahim Njodi Abubakar, The government affirmed the need for peaceful co-existence among the citizenry and commitment to the protection of lives and properties. Consequently, the government has suspended all forms of gatherings in Billiri Local Government Area. The statement directed all security agencies to ensure strict compliance with the curfew directive while all citizens are expec...
Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules
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Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules

A police officer has been suspended in Peru after he was caught kissing a woman he arrested and was going to fine for breaching a Covid curfew. In a viral video, the police officer was seen locking lips with the lady as she appeared to bribe him with a kiss to swap the penalty charge after breaking coronavirus restrictions. According to local media, the unnamed officer was forced to temporarily leave his job amid an ongoing investigation carried out by authorities in the Peruvian capital Lima.
76 Persons Arrested at a Midnight Birthday Party in Lagos
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76 Persons Arrested at a Midnight Birthday Party in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seventy-six persons at a midnight birthday party holding at Lavender court, Jakande close Oniru Victoria Island Lagos today February 13. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, states that they were arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols. According to Adejobi, the Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division of the command, led his team on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols including 12 midnight to 4am curfew when he got wind of the gathering at the party. ''Those arrested at the party included: 1. Popoola Michael 2. Adeyemo opeyemi 3. Ramon salami 4. Kareem Akeem 5. Balogun Nurudeen and 71 others. The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, also impounded more than One Hundred and t...
Lagos Police Arrest 76 At A Birthday Party And 40 Others
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Lagos Police Arrest 76 At A Birthday Party And 40 Others

POLICE PRESS RELEASE, LAGOS STATE COMMAND, DATED 13TH FEBRUARY,2021 *Impound 136 Vehicles For Breaking Curfew* In its bid to consistently enforce COVID-19 protocols in the state, the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday 13th February at about 1am, arrested seventy six (76) suspects at a birthday party violating COVID-19 protocols. The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division of the command, led his team on enforcement of COVID-19 protocols including 12 midnight to 4am curfew when he got wind of the gathering at Lavender court, Jakande close Oniru Victoria Island Lagos. Those arrested at the party included: 1. Popoola Michael 2. Adeyemo opeyemi 3. Ramon salami 4. Kareem Akeem 5. Balogun Nurudeen and 71 others. The Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Division, also ...
Anambra State Government Introduces Curfew to Stop the Spread of COVID19 Virus
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Anambra State Government Introduces Curfew to Stop the Spread of COVID19 Virus

The Anambra state government has announced the introduction of a curfew in the state, to help check the spread of COVID19 virus. The Secretary to Anambra State government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, who disclosed this, said the curfew will start from Monday, February 8, and will last from 9pm to 6am daily until further notice. Chukwulobelu said the state governor, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil servants in the state, from grade level one to twelve should work from home until further notice, with immediate effect. Professor Chukwulobelu also announced other measures the state government is taking to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in the state. “The state government has activated and made operational mobile courts to try Covid-19 protocol offenders, beginning from M...
Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State
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Orlu: Governor Uzodinma Declares Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew In 9 LGAs In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has imposed a Dusk-to-dawn Curfew in 9 Local Government Areas of the State following clashes between the Eastern Security Network and a combined team of the Nigerian Police and Soldiers in Orlu, Imo State. Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in 9 local government areas in Orlu Zone to check rising insecurity in the area, the LGs' are Orlu, Oru East, Isu, Nwangele, Njiaba, Ideato North, Ideato South, Nkwere and Orsu
NURTW Crisis: Ebonyi Government Imposes Curfew On Effium
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NURTW Crisis: Ebonyi Government Imposes Curfew On Effium

The Ebonyi government, on Sunday, imposed a curfew on Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, as a step towards restoring peace in the community. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many houses and shops were razed and scores killed on Saturday in the Effium due to a leadership tussle among members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Uchenna Orji, said that Gov. David Umahi condemned the mayhem. “The governor deeply frowns at the unabated violence and wanton destruction of lives and property in Effium community. “In his determination to restore peace and order, the governor has imposed a curfew on Effium community from 4 pm. to 8 am. daily, with ...
Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors
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Igboho: Oro Worshippers Impose 7-day Curfew; Women, Visitors To Remain Indoors

AFTER the forceful exit of Fulani herders from Igangan in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state by youths in the town, a mandatory curfew has been imposed by Oro worshippers. Igangan Development Advocates (IDA), Mr Oladokun Oladiran, leader of the association, dismissed the claims that the festival was to ward off any reprisal attacks by the herders. He explained that the Oro festival which usually lasts seven days began about six days ago. During the festival, restriction of movement is enforced especially for women and non-indigenes of the town. He said, “Things are quiet in Igangan as Oro festival curfew is now ongoing. It’s been on for some days now. Today (Saturday) is ‘Ahamo’, meaning stay indoors. “All must be indoor. It has been on since the last seven da...
Benue Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On 2 LGAs Over Criminal Acts
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Benue Imposes Dusk-To-Dawn Curfew On 2 LGAs Over Criminal Acts

The Benue State Security Council has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on two Local Governments of the state as part of measure to contain criminal activities in the areas. The affected LGAs include, Ukum and Katsina-Ala which reportedly became safe haven’s for banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery among other insecurity challenges. State Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu, who made this known while briefing journalists at the end of the security council meeting in Makurdi, explained that the curfew remains in force with immediate effect between 8:00pm to 6:00am daily. ‘Ban on use of motorcycles still in force’ Abounu also said that the council resolved to sustain the ban on the use of motorcycles of all kinds in the area pending further review of the security situation. ...
Ekiti Govt Imposes Curfew, Bans Public Gathering Of More Than 20
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Ekiti Govt Imposes Curfew, Bans Public Gathering Of More Than 20

The Ekiti State Government has imposed a curfew from 8.00 pm to 6.00am and as well banned all gatherings of more than 20 people in the state until further notice. These restrictions take effect from 5am of Monday, January 11, 2021. The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Hon Akinbowale Omole, announced these new guidelines in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday, citing the alarming rate at which the second wave of COVID-19 was spreading in Nigeria and elsewhere as reason for these drastic steps. He said there was need for the government to be proactive and take decisive steps to secure the citizens from falling prey to the second wave of the pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives all over the world recently. He urged the people to continue to observe the COVID-19 pro...
US Election: Curfew Declared In Washington Amid Pro-Trump Protest
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US Election: Curfew Declared In Washington Amid Pro-Trump Protest

Washington, DC, will be under a 6:00 p.m. curfew tonight, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in a tweeted statement. It will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The Electoral College certification vote has been paused after protesters incited by Trump breached the Capitol building. “During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport” within the district, the statement said. The US House and Senate were forced into emergency recess on Wednesday after protesters supportive of outgoing President Donald Trump breached security cordons and entered the Capitol building after clashing with police. “Without objection the chair declares the House in recess,” congres...
Curfew Declared as Protesters Storm Washington, VP Pence evacuated
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Curfew Declared as Protesters Storm Washington, VP Pence evacuated

The US election has taken another dramatic turn as Vice President, Mike Pence had to be evacuated from Capitol Hill, and a curfew was declared in Washington. This was as a result of wild protests at Capitol Hill as Congress began debating President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Protesters loyal to President Trump stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, halting Congress’s counting of the electoral votes to confirm President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory as the police evacuated lawmakers from the building. Proceedings were grounded as security rushed Vice President Mike Pence out of the Senate chamber and the Capitol building was placed on lockdown, with senators and members of the House locked inside their respective chambers. Shortly afterward, the police escorted senators...
EndSARS Protests: Enugu Government Suspends Curfew
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EndSARS Protests: Enugu Government Suspends Curfew

Enugu State Government has lifted the 13-hour curfew imposed on Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, in the wake of the untoward activities of hoodlums and miscreants, who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protests in the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the decision to lift the curfew was "after a considered review of the overall situation in the three local government areas" and in furtherance of the state government's commitment to "total return of normalcy and sustained economic activity in the overall interest of Ndi Enugu". Aroh therefore announced that "the 13-hour curfew imposed on the three (3) local governments of the Enugu Capital Territory namely Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Lo...
Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos

The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities. He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy. The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in har...
Lagos state government lifts curfew
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Lagos state government lifts curfew

The Lagos state government have lifted the curfew imposed in the state following the outbreak of violence days ago.   Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril who made the announcement however stated that the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains.   The statement read;     The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS  protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-oper...
Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State
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Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests. The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am (meaning you can move till 10pm) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity’. The Governor advises purveyors of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly. Gbenga Omotoso HC, Information & Strategy
Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew
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Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike, has signed an executive order to reinforce the ban on Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra and its activities in the State . The governor maintained that while Rivers remains the home to all tribes and ethnic nationalities , the state government is opposed to the presence and activities of the legally proscribed and anarchic IPOB and whatever it stands for in Rivers State . Governor Wike, in a state broadcast on Wednesday night, said while the Government acknowledges and appreciate the enormous contributions from non-indigenes to the political, social , and economic development of the State , it will neither accept nor allow any individual or group from within and outside to violate the peace , endanger lives and property under any guise ...
Plateau government relaxes 24-hour curfew
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Plateau government relaxes 24-hour curfew

The Plateau state government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas.   Governor Simon Lalong reportedly took the decision following an assessment of the security situation in Jos the Plateau State capital and the subsequent recommendation of the state security council.   The new curfew allows movement between 6am and 12 midnight. The statement read;   “No movement will be allowed between the hours if 12 midnight to 6am,” according to a statement by Makut Macham, director of press and public affairs to the state government. “Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses without any fear as security agencies have been directed to ensure effective patrols and surveillance to protect lives and prop...
Taraba Declares Indefinite Curfew Over Looting
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Taraba Declares Indefinite Curfew Over Looting

The Taraba State Government has imposed an indefinite curfew in the state following the invasion of government warehouses by hoodlums on Saturday . This was contained in a statement by Musleem Aruwa , the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, in Jalingo . Manu expressed worry that some hoodlums invaded government warehouses containing palliatives and carted away items meant for distribution to members of the public . The media aide said, “ Government has carefully reviewed developments in the last 24 hours and decided to extend the curfew to safeguard lives and properties. “ All law -abiding citizens are advised to stay at home and allow security agencies who are under strict instructions to enforce the curfew and equally protect innocent ci...
Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am
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Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am

The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. Public schools remain shut till further notice. Signed: Gbenga omotoso HC, Information
Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa
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Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has imposed a 24 -hour curfew on Adamawa State. This is after the vandalisation of the government property by hoodlums who broke into warehouses to cart away COVID- 19 palliatives. Fintiri, in his statewide broadcast , said the government took the action as a precaution, following the activities of “ some misguided elements” who have broken into warehouses looting COVID- 19 palliatives. Earlier on Sunday , The PUNCH reported the looting of a government -owned warehouse at Kwana - waya by angry residents, who later broke into the Central stores located at Barkin Kogi and looted food items. The governor said, “ Reports of people dying in the stampede have been received and we cannot afford to allow anyone to lose his or her life . “ We must also avoid...
Kwara Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Ilorin As Warehouse Lootings Turn Violent
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Kwara Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Ilorin As Warehouse Lootings Turn Violent

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. The governor made the announcement after hoodlums besieged the premises of Kwara Ministry of Agriculture and looted relief materials being distributed to victims of a recent rainstorm in Ilorin metropolis. The hoodlums, including females and teenagers, carried various dangerous weapons and chanted solidarity songs while looting the items. According to the governor, the hoodlums’ actions cannot be defended under any guise, calling it a pure act of criminality by some persons hiding under the nationwide tension to commit crimes. He stated, “I have just had an emergency security meeting with commanders of various security agencies in the state....
Akeredolu Lifts Curfew, Sues For Calm
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Akeredolu Lifts Curfew, Sues For Calm

Ondo State Governor , Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday evening, lifted the 24 - hour curfew earlier imposed to curb the spate of violence in the state . Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to perpetrate mayhem in the state. The miscreant had attacked a prison in the state , freeing inmates. Several police stations, business premises as well as public and private properties have been looted and torched this week. The governor while announcing the lifting of the curfew said the decision was taken because of the relative peace being observed in Akure , the state capital. This was contained in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Doanld Ojogo . The statement read, “ The decision to lift the curfew follows consultation...
Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State
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Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State

The governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade on Friday imposed a 24-hour curfew following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums. Hoodlums, residents also broke into a government-owned warehouse at No 1 Bishop Moynah Street, Calabar, State housing estate. In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr Christian Ita said following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has declared a 24-hr curfew in the state starting from 6 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020. “Following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has imposed a 24-h...
Lagos Eases Curfew, Movement Now 8am To 6pm
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Lagos Eases Curfew, Movement Now 8am To 6pm

Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu has announced the easing of the the curfew from tomorrow Saturday 23rd October 2020 ... from 8am to 6pm. #HealingLagos #ForAGreaterLagos @drobafemihamzat @gboyegaakosile @drobafemihamzat @gbenga_omo https://www.instagram.com/p/CGs1m5gJ-nM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Governor Oyetola Suspends Curfew In Osun State
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Governor Oyetola Suspends Curfew In Osun State

The Government of Osun State notes the high level of compliance with the 24-hour curfew earlier declared to forestall breakdown of law and order. We commend the residents and citizens of Osun for their show of understanding and cooperation in the last 48 hours of the curfew. We equally commend our youths for displaying high sense of maturity in carrying out their protest. After reviewing the situation of the last 48 hours and following the inauguration of the State’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, the Governor, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, hereby suspends the 24-hour curfew, effective from today, Friday, October 23, 2020 till further notice. The suspension is to allow members of the public approach the Panel to make their submissions and to go about their lawful ...
#ENDSARS: Curfew Starts In Anambra Today By 8pm – Governor Obiano
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#ENDSARS: Curfew Starts In Anambra Today By 8pm – Governor Obiano

A Special Broadcast by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano on the Growing Tension Across Nigeria Sparked up by the EndSars Protests, October on Thursday, 22, 2020. Ndi Anambra ekenem unu I am compelled to address you today by the growing tension across the country ignited by recent efforts by Nigerian youths to ask for a better Nigeria. The events of the past few days remind me of the words of Franz Fanon, the influential political philosopher who observed that “each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it in relative opacity.” This generation of Nigerian youths has discovered its mission. But the question everyone is asking is; will they betray or fulfill it? Great Anambra youths, I am immensely proud of what you have a...
Okowa Declares 48-Hour Curfew In Delta
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Okowa Declares 48-Hour Curfew In Delta

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has joined his colleagues in other states, as he declared a 48-hour curfew across the state. The curfew would begin 6pm today, according to the governor who addressed Government House reporters on Thursday morning. Apart from the curfew, the presentation of the 2021 budget estimates by Okowa to the House of Assembly, earlier for today has been postponed. The decision to declare the curfew, our correspondent learnt, followed Wednesday’s night violence that erupted at Koka area of Benin-Asaba-Onitsha expressway. Hoodlums had allegedly hijacked the #EndSARS protest to unleash mayhem in the busy area by razing the operational office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the multi-million naira beautification garden of the state govern...
Governor Ugwuanyi Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Enugu Metropolis
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Governor Ugwuanyi Imposes 24-hour Curfew In Enugu Metropolis

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has ordered the imposition of 24-hour curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, effective from 7pm today, Wednesday, October 21, 2020, until further notice. The order was contained in a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh. Aroh stated that the decision “followed the observed hijack of #EndSARS protests, which had been peaceful in the past days, by miscreants who plan to unleash mayhem”. He added that “the Governor of Enugu State in fulfillment of his primary responsibility of protection of lives and property of all law-abiding residents in the state has therefore, ordered the imposition of the curfew in the above mentioned local governments, until furt...
Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)
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Aba Town Hall set on fire by an angry mob in spite of a curfew (videos)

There are reports of the Aba Town Hall being set on fire by an angry mob in spite of the curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday October 20.   Some of those at the scene were heard shouting "it is happening, enough is enough" as the Town Hall burnt. Watch the video below;   View this post on Instagram   Aba Town Hall has been set on fire by a mob. Some of those present at the scene were heard saying “it is happening, enough is enough”. . . This is coming amid a curfew imposed in the city by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:30am PDT
Mob vandalizes Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island
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Mob vandalizes Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island

A group of people on Wednesday, October 21, gathered around the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones at the house.   The attack on the Lagos State Governor's family home came after #EndSARS protesters were shot at at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.   Prior to the shooting, the governor had imposed an impromptu curfew on the state. However, the End SARS protesters refused to leave the protest ground. Subsequently, men arrived and removed the security cameras at the toll gate, then the lights were put off and gunshots were fired at protesters in the darkness.   Some people were killed and even more people were injured.   In anger, youths took to the Governor's family home. &nbs...
Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments
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Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments

The Plateau state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos south and Jos north local government areas over violence.   Governor Lalong said he was forced to declare the curfew after “hoodlums attacked and molested innocent citizens who are going about their normal businesses.” He further revealed that this led to the death of 3 persons.   The Governor said;   “Government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties. “By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.”
Lekki Toll Gate On Fire After Security Agents Reportedly Kill EndSARS Protesters
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Lekki Toll Gate On Fire After Security Agents Reportedly Kill EndSARS Protesters

The popular Lekki toll gate has been burned down shortly after armed security agents opened fire on #EndSARS protesters earlier this evening. Over Nine people have been confirmed dead after the massacre. Their corpses were seized by military personnel and emergency services were blocked from attending to the injured. This development is coming shortly after Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, issued a curfew after hoodlums attacked protesters in the state.  
EndSARS: Osun Governor, Oyetola Imposes 24-Hour Curfew
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EndSARS: Osun Governor, Oyetola Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state. Read Below.. “The Government of the State of Osun note with a high sense of responsibility the unfortunate dangerous dimension the #EndSARS protests have assumed across the country, particularly in the South West States. In our dear State, but for providence, the Governor would not have been alive to preside over today’s security meeting following the attempt on his life last Saturday. In spite of the Saturday incident, we have allowed the protest to continue in the hope that the real protesters would take charge of the protest. Events of the last 48 hours have however shown clearly that the protests have been hijacked by criminals and hoodlums. As a responsible and responsive g...
Curfew To Commence At 9pm In Lagos
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Curfew To Commence At 9pm In Lagos

The Governor had earlier today, declared a statewide 24-hr curfew to commence from 4pm. Update! Lagos State Governor, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has directed that enforcement of the the 24-hour curfew in the State should not start until 9pm to enable people stuck in traffic get to their destinations. #EndSARS
EndSARS: Ekiti Declares 24-Hour Curfew
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EndSARS: Ekiti Declares 24-Hour Curfew

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 10pm on Tuesday (today). Fayemi said the curfew followed the state government’s observation “with growing concern how the ENDSARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths in Ekiti State, has been hijacked by some hoodlums.” He said, “The hoodlums have capitalised on the ENDSARS protest to rape, assault, rob and extort innocent citizens across the State. These are in addition to the wanton destruction of properties, particularly private properties.” The governor, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Tuesday titled, ‘Fayemi imposes 24-hour curfew on Ekiti, said, “Government is concerned that if this sta...
Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem on our state. As a government that is alive to its responsibility and has shown a commitment to the movement #ENDSARS, we will not watch and allow anarchy in our dear state. I, therefore, hereby impose a 24-hour curfew on all parts of the State as from 4pm today, 20th October,2020. Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.  
EndSARS: Edo State Declares 24-Hour Curfew
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EndSARS: Edo State Declares 24-Hour Curfew

The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, today, October 19, 2020. This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #EndSARS protesters. While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state. By the directive, schools and businesses are to shutdown activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.5. Parents are advised to rein in their ...
Oyo State Government Cancels Curfew
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Oyo State Government Cancels Curfew

The Oyo State government has announced the cancellation of the 10pm to 4am curfew earlier imposed on the state as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.   A statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde,Taiwo Adisa, on Thursday September 3, says the state government decided to abolish the curfew after series of reviews.   According to the statement, the decision to abolish the curfew was premised on the need to reduce the burden on business owners in the state who have been adversely affected by the curfew.   The government noted that statistics show that COVID-19 cases were declining in the state. It, however, warned residents of the state not to jettison the guidelines on the prevention of the virus, inc...
Nationwide Curfew Now 12am To 4am – FG
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Nationwide Curfew Now 12am To 4am – FG

The Federal Government says the nationwide curfew in place in the country to restrict movement amid the coronavirus pandemic is now from 12am to 4am. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, made this known during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Thursday. Aliyu said, “I will first of all start with general movement. We are modifying the curfew to commence from 12 midnight to 4am nationwide, effective from 12:00 tonight. “This does not apply to people on essential services and international travellers that might be returning from abroad.” The PTF, following the lifting of the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic, had on May 4, 2020, imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 8am. It later reviewed the timing ...
South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges
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South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. A night-time curfew has also been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory as the country has reported increases of more than 10,000 confirmed cases for several days and the latest daily increase was nearly 13,500. President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced new restrictions while speaking in a nationally televised address on Sunday night, July 12. "In the midst of our national effort to fight against this virus there are a number of people who have taken to organising parties, who have drinking sprees, and some who walk around in crowded spaces without masks," he said. Ramaphosa said top health officials have wa...
Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die after Coronavirus Infection
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Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die after Coronavirus Infection

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday July 12,  said two lawmakers -- one member of the senate and one deputy -- had died after becoming infected with coronavirus. Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said. Madagascar had on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in Coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday. “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday until July 20. A strict curfew will be imposed on street movement by people. The country has recorded 2,573 infec...
Osun State Extends Relaxation Of Curfew By 2 Weeks
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Osun State Extends Relaxation Of Curfew By 2 Weeks

Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has extended the relaxation of curfew imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the State by another two weeks, effective from Friday, June 19. This follows the expiration of the initial two-week relaxation ordered by the Governor on June 5.Following the relaxation two weeks ago, curfew now runs from 9 p.m to 5 a.m daily. Oyetola made the announcement in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Thursday in Osogbo, the State capital. He, however, expressed displeasure at the level of compliance with some of the relaxation guidelines, especially the wearing of face masks in public places. The governor, therefore, warned that worship centres and markets that fail to adhere to the guidelines would be shut do...

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