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FG files fresh charges against Nnamdi Kanu, explains how he incited violence
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FG files fresh charges against Nnamdi Kanu, explains how he incited violence

An amended seven-count charge has been filed by the federal government against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, before a Federal High Court in Abuja. The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism following the pending charges he was facing since 2016 and it was also learnt that the court has issued a hearing notice in the case which is billed to commence on Thursday, October 21. Justice Binta Nyako made fresh directives on the conduct of the proceedings throughout the case in the notice. It read; “This case will be transferred from the General Cause List to the hearing paper for Thursday 21st October 2021at 9 o’clock forenoon and will come on to be on that day if the business of the court permits or otherwise on some adjustment...
#BBNaija: Angel and Pere Given a pass to Compete in the finale as Emmanuel wins last Head of House challenge
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#BBNaija: Angel and Pere Given a pass to Compete in the finale as Emmanuel wins last Head of House challenge

Pere and Angel who got the second and third highest votes respectively after being put up for eviction last week, have been given a pass to compete in the finale. This came after the housemates were sent to the white room and given a task to carry out. Emmanuel on the other hand, won the final Head of House challenge. The male housemate who won a veto power that gave a spot in the finale last week, had the highest time in the arena games. Emmanuel will be receiving directives from Biggie, which he will be passing on to the remaining housemates as the show comes to an end in the next few days.
IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1
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IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will enforce a sit-at-home order on October 1 as Nigeria marks its 61st Independence anniversary on the same day. The group in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, asked banks in the South East Region to 'peacefully' bring down Nigerian flags in their premises, or IPOB members will be forced to bring down the flags themselves. According to Powerful, the proscribed group is taking these actions in solidarity with Ambazonia, a secessionist group in Cameroon, whose purported independence anniversary is on October 1. “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. ...
I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami
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I Didn’t Disobey Osinbajo’s directive – Malami

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, has debunked claims of disobeying directives of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on All Progressives Congress (APC) State Congresses. It was reported earlier that Osinbajo on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, had convened a meeting of senior lawyers within the APC on July 30 with a view to finding a resolution to the crisis within the party following the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo state governorship election. The Nation reported that while some members of the party said Osinbajo directed Malami not to go ahead with the State Congress, some later clarified the Vice President did not give any directive to the AGF. Malami in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publ...
Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order
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Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order

Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State, is currently on lockdown as residents of the state complied with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. The group last week gave the directive to protest the continuous detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. See more photos of the city currently deserted below
Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k
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Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k

The Lagos State Government has denied claims it issued directives to reduce the monthly payment of National Youths Service Corps, (NYSC) doctors from N75,000 to N15,000, effective July 2021. According to the State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, such claims are 'false and misleading' Ponle speaking on Sunday, August 1 said: “Lagos State Government has noted the decision of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to call out doctors on a strike from Monday, 2nd August 2, 2021. “The decision followed the directive of its National Executive Committee meeting held in Umuahia on 30th July, 2021 “The communique cited, among other grievances, a purported directive from the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Speci...
LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement
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LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement

The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the State between the hours of 8am and 3pm on Saturday, 24th July, 2021. The directive was given to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. A press statement released by the Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotoso on Thursday July 22, read; “The restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. “The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, e...
Benin Republic Rejects Sunday Igboho’s Extradition to Nigeria
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Benin Republic Rejects Sunday Igboho’s Extradition to Nigeria

The Republic of Benin has rejected the extradition of Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Igboho to Nigeria. Recall that Benin security agents took Igboho and his wife into custody in neighbouring Cotonou on the night of Monday, July 19, under directives from the Nigeria, as the activist was reportedly planning to travel to Germany with his wife who is a German citizen. A robust legal challenge  by Igboho's legal team against the Benin government has now stapled his extradition to Nigeria despite the FG's insistence that he be extradited to Nigeria to face allegations of weapons stockpiling and activities that threaten the country. Despite immense pressure from Nigeria, Benin Republic on Wednesday, July 21, reportedly insisted that it would not be part of any process that was against...
Airlines to pay $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria – FG
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Airlines to pay $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria – FG

The federal government has announced that airlines operating in the country will have to pay a $3,500 fine for each foreigner who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 who made the announcement on Wednesday June 30, said non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil, India, Turkey or South Africa within 14 days preceding travel to Nigeria, shall be denied entry into the country. The directive which excludes those who transited through these countries, will take effect on July 2. Nigerians and those with permanent resident permits who visited Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa...
Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome
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Borno Commissioner for Health queries college provost for suspending students over Buhari’s welcome

Borno State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Juliana Bitrus, has issued a query to the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Rukaiya Shettima Mustapha, for suspending some students under the claim, that they failed to join others, in welcoming President Buhari on June 17 in Maiduguri. The commissioner, described the provost as being mischievous against Borno State Government, because she acted on her own, without recourse to any official at her supervising ministry and without any directives from anyone in the state government. In the query with reference number MOH/PER/752 V.I and dated Friday, June 25, the commissioner demanded that the provost responds within 48 hours, to advance compelling reasons why a disciplinary action should not be meted against her. T...
JAMB Delists 25 CBT centres for failing to conduct exams
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JAMB Delists 25 CBT centres for failing to conduct exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 25 Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centres that failed to conduct examinations on Saturday which was the first day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Six of those centres are located in Lagos. According to the examination body, The decision followed the centres’ non-compliance to the laid-down procedures and the difficulties encountered by candidates posted to the centres to sit the examination on Saturday. A statement by JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin directed the candidates posted to any of the affected centres would be rescheduled. “The following centres which failed during the conduct of the 2021 UTME on Saturday, June 19, 2021, are hereby delisted. Candidates posted to ...
There are no Grazing Routes in Bayelsa – Governor Diri Replies Buhari
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There are no Grazing Routes in Bayelsa – Governor Diri Replies Buhari

Governor Duoye Diri has reacted to President Buhari's directive for grazing routes to be reactivated in every state in the country. The Nigerian President who made the call during a recent interview, said the reactivation will help to curb herders/farmers clashes. Reacting to this during a media chat on Saturday June 12, Diri stated that there are no grazing routes to be revived in Bayelsa state as its indigenes are predominantly fishermen. He also disclosed that his administration had put in place a legal framework to ban open grazing and movement of cattle on foot, as he cannot afford to expose residents of the state to dangers of such practices. Diri said; “For us, there are no cattle grazing routes in Bayelsa State. “Our people are traditionally and occupationally f...
Twitter ban: Telecom operators in Nigeria release statement after Buhari’s order
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Twitter ban: Telecom operators in Nigeria release statement after Buhari’s order

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operations of Nigeria (ALTON) has confirmed that they received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to suspend access to Twitter This was contained in a statement signed by Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, the Chairman of the association, and Gbolahan Awonuga, the Executive Secretary. ALTON said “based on national provisions in the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003, and within the licence terms under which the industry operates; our members have acted in compliance with the directives of the NCC”. It added that “as an industry, we endorse the position of the United Nations that the rights held by people offline must be protected online. This includes respecting and protecting the rights of all people to commu...
Telecom operators in Nigeria suspend access to Twitter
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Telecom operators in Nigeria suspend access to Twitter

The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has suspended access to Twitter. A statement jointly signed by ALTON chairman, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo and executive secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga, and released this morning June 5, stated that the suspension was based on a directive by the telecommunications industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The statement titled ‘Order to Suspend Access to Twitter’, reads. “We, The Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) wish to confirm that our members have received formal instructions from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the industry regulator to suspend access to Twitter. ALTON has conducted a robust assessment of the request in accordance with i...
Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge
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Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Eko Bridge for emergency repairs, starting from June 4 to August 13. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement that the repair of the Eko Bridge, from Costain to Alaka in-bound National Stadium, was necessary to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier embarked upon by the Federal Government. Motorists are to take alternative routes during the period of repairs. Oladeinde asked motorists to take note of the diversion routes and comply with directives from the State’s Traffic Management Personnel. The commissioner urged motorists to bear the inconveniences, as the project was aimed at achieving a "seamless, safe and efficient transpo...
LMC Frustrating Private Clubs –Ubah
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LMC Frustrating Private Clubs –Ubah

Chairman of Nigeria Professional Football League side FC IfeanyiUbah Chukwuma Ubah says the League Management Company is frustrating the efforts of private clubs in the league. Ubah spoke with our correspondent after match officials awarded visitors MFM FC the maximum points in their match-day 20 fixture after hosts IfeanyiUbah didn’t show up for Sunday’s encounter, which was scheduled for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu by 2pm. Ubah told our correspondent that there was no communication from the LMC informing them that the game was in Enugu. “I don’t know about the three points they awarded to MFM, because we have not played. We were all ready in our stadium here in Nnewi and there was no directive for us to go to Enugu. “Whatever it is, it is so obvious that the league and the ...
Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina
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Governor Masari Bans Traditional Tashe Activities in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has banned the traditional Tashe activities conducted during the month of Ramadan. The ban was conveyed in a statement released by the state's Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Home Affairs, Abdulkarim Yahaya Sirikathe. Security operators in the state have also been directed to arrest anybody found violating the directives. The statement read; “Katsina State Government is hereby announcing the total ban on the traditional Tashe activities that are usually being conducted in the month of Ramadan. “The State Governor Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari gave the directives for the ban following some security reports. “It is, therefore, hoped that people will comply and abide by these directives, please."
UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20
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UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20

The ban on Nigerian flights to Dubai has been extended by the United Arab Emirates authorities till March 20. Though it was stated that Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue as scheduled, the statement from the public relations firm for Emirates revealed that customers from both Abuja and Lagos would not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. It read;  “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 20 March 2021. . “Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connec...
Lagos State Government Seals 11 Event Centres and nightclubs for Violation of COVID19 Protocols
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Lagos State Government Seals 11 Event Centres and nightclubs for Violation of COVID19 Protocols

The Lagos State Government over the weekend sealed 11 facilities including Event Centres, Lounges and Night Clubs after they were found guilty of violating the COVID19 protocols in the state. Confirming this development to newsmen, the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSC) Lanre Mojola said though the affected event centres originally informed the agency of their intention to organise parties and events, they failed to meet the expectations of the agency on complying with COVID-19 protocols. According to Mojola, the number of persons approved for the events centres was outnumbered with what the officials met on the ground when they visited the places at the weekend. He said that those facilities were sealed for non-compliance with COVID -19 Health Protection...
Lagos State Government Demolishes Unapproved Building at Ilupeju
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Lagos State Government Demolishes Unapproved Building at Ilupeju

The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has demolished an unapproved building at Ilupeju area of the state. Speaking during the demolition of a building at Olutunda Street, off Ade Akinsanya Street Ilupeju, Lagos on Monday February 15, the General Manager of the Agency, Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki, said the building in question was identified by a team of LASBCA monitoring officers in August 2020 and all efforts by the Agency to prevail on the recalcitrant owner to follow due process and best practices, in consonance with the directive of the Agency, proved abortive. "The illegal structure which has no building approval was built on a drainage channel, wall fenced with no airspace. The building had previously been served all statutory enforcement notices in line with the ...
FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests
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FG Lifts Ban on Emirates Airline as UAE Suspends Eapid Tests

The Federal Government has lifted the ban it placed on Emirates Airlines. The airline was barred from lifting passengers from Nigeria after the United Arab Emirates made it mandatory for such passengers to carry out Rapid Antigen Testing in laboratories that are not approved or authorized by the appropriate regulatory bodies. The UAE has now withdrawn the Rapid Antigen Testing requirements for its Nigerian passengers. Following this decision, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 directed the immediate lifting of the suspension placed on the operations of Emirates Airlines in Nigeria. A letter by the Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, asked the airline to comply with the directives by the PTF on COVID-19 and other protocols of the Federal Government of Nigeria. “Emirate...
Service Chiefs Want To Retire But Buhari Hasn’t Give Them Directives – Fayemi
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Service Chiefs Want To Retire But Buhari Hasn’t Give Them Directives – Fayemi

Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Sunday said some of the current Service Chiefs are desirous of retiring but have refused to do because President Muhammadu Buhari who appointed them have refused to give them directives. Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunday Politics’, Fayemi, who advocated for the renewal of leadership in the top military echelon said that “the morale of those who should have been in the leadership positions in our security architecture is at the lowest ebb because our service chiefs are still holding sway.” Fayemi, who said the governors will inform the President about the feelings of Nigerians on the insecurity crisis in the country, said if he was the President, he would have asked the current Service C...
Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations
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Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations

Some residents in Lagos State weekend expressed dissatis­faction over the violation of the directives of Governor Ba­bajide Sanwo-Olu by officials of the Vehicle Inspection Ser­vices (VIS) in the state. VIS is a state traffic reg­ulating agency that ensures presence of sound vehicles on the road. The agency is a directorate of the Ministry of Transportation. The governor, in Novem­ber 2019, ordered the state’s Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to desist from oper­ating during the morning. According to the governor, the move is to curb traffic gridlock experienced during the peak periods as it is per­ceived that VIOs contribute to the gridlock as they normally stop vehicles during peak pe­riods to demand for vehicle documents. According to him, the of­ficers would now opera...
Trump Flaunts His Own Directives Of Using A Face Mask In Public Over And Over Again
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Trump Flaunts His Own Directives Of Using A Face Mask In Public Over And Over Again

Donald Trump toured a mask distribution centre in the political swing state of Pennsylvania on Thursday, reports Reuters, but without wearing a mask himself. Trump, who is running for re-election in November, has resisted wearing a mask in public despite his administration’s guidance to Americans to wear them and new White House rules requiring staff to wear them at work.
Vehicles Impounded During Lockdown in Rivers State will be Auctioned – Governor Wike Warns
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Vehicles Impounded During Lockdown in Rivers State will be Auctioned – Governor Wike Warns

Governor Nyesom Wike has warned residents of the Rivers state against defying the lockdown order his government imposed in some areas following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Residents of Port Harcourt Local Government Area and Obio/Akpor Local Government Area which is currently on total lockdown over cases of Coronavirus, were specifically warned against flouting government directives on lockdown. In a statement released by Commissioner for Information and Communications Paul Nsirim on Thursday May 7, residents of the mentioned local governments were told that vehicles seized during the lockdown period will be auctioned. Members of the public interested in buying such cars, were also asked to look out for the adverts on some national dailies. The statement reads;   ...
Obey Lockdown Directives, Naira Marley Tells Fans (Video)
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Obey Lockdown Directives, Naira Marley Tells Fans (Video)

Nigerian singer, Naira Marley received a court order in exchange for a plea deal after flouting the social distancing directive made by the government. MCI recalls the rapper alongside politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi tendered apology letters to the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and President Muhammadu Buhari. The rapper made a video which is one of his sentences by the court for attending Funke Akindele’s birthday. In the video, Naira Marley looked calm till he began laughing while sharing his safety messages to his fans. The Marlian lord advised fellow Nigerians to always keep social distancing as instructed by the government. Watch Video   View this post on Instagram   Naira Marley i...
Three Pastors In Serious Trouble, Arrested For Holding Easter Services In Warri
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Three Pastors In Serious Trouble, Arrested For Holding Easter Services In Warri

According to The Nation, three pastors were on Sunday arrested in Warri for holding church services, one of which reportedly had over hundred congregants, in a bid to mark the Easter celebrations. This is coming in spite of the ongoing lockdown across the state to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The defaulting churches are St James Anglican Church, Ojabugbe, All Saints Anglican Church, Airport Road and Christ For the World Mission, Daudu Street, all in Warri. Two of the arrested clergymen, names withheld, claimed their services were not held to full capacity. It was gathered 20 persons were arrested alongside the pastors. Prior to Sunday, the social media had been flooded with controversial directives attributed to the Delta state government that the stay-at...
‘Coronavirus Is Real, Don’t Flout Social Distancing Directives’ – Mamora Warns Nigerians
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‘Coronavirus Is Real, Don’t Flout Social Distancing Directives’ – Mamora Warns Nigerians

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, has advised to Nigerians to adhere to social distancing directives. He made the call while appealing to individuals and organisations distributing relief materials amid the coronavirus outbreak. The minister spoke in Lagos State on Thursday, through Onifade Olaoluwa Henry, Coordinator of the “COVID-19 Relief Package” in Lagos East Senatorial District. Mamora, a medical doctor and former two-term Senator, who represented the district, warned that coronavirus is real and urged citizens to stay safe. He said those carrying out relief and philanthropic efforts “must not lose sight of the need to adhere to all precautionary public health directives, particularly social distancing aimed at checking further spread of the corona...
Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz Sentenced To 14-day Community Service
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Funke Akindele, JJC Skillz Sentenced To 14-day Community Service

Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband JJC Skillz have been sentenced to 14 days of community service by a Lagos State Magistrate Court for violating coronavirus restriction order. In a press release by the Lagos State Police Command, the Court found the two guilty as charged and sentenced as follows: The defendants are to pay a fine of 100,000 each, sentenced to 14 days community service, three hours per day, excluding Saturday and Sunday; each Defender shall visit 10 important public places within Lagos State to educate the public on the consequences of non-compliance with the restriction order; and they must submit the names and phone numbers of every person who attended the party. They shall be placed on isolation by the State Government to determine their COVID-19 sta...
Umahi signs COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases Emergency Prevention Bill into law
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Umahi signs COVID-19, Other Infectious Diseases Emergency Prevention Bill into law

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Thursday in Abakaliki signed the Ebonyi State Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020 Bill into law. In a speech at the brief ceremony, Umahi said that the law would help to strengthen the government’s resolve in the fight against coronavirus and other infections ravaging the state. He said that his administration had continued to issue a number of directives, orders and guidelines that would help to ensure the safety and security of the citizens against the diseases. “There was an outbreak of coronavirus in China in late 2019 and the World Health Organization (WH0) has designated it as ‘COVID-19’ and declared it a global pandemic, spreading rapidly all over the world with devastating effects. “Several COVID-19 cases have been r...
COVID-19: 90 Arrested For Setting Police Station Ablaze In Katsina
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COVID-19: 90 Arrested For Setting Police Station Ablaze In Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested 90 persons for allegedly setting ablaze Kusada Divisional Police Station over suspension of Friday congregational prayer by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19. The police command spokesman, Gambo Isah, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the state government directed closure of state borders, suspended large gatherings, Friday congregational prayer and church services. Isah in the statement revealed that some youths, under the leadership of one Malam Hassan, conducted Friday prayer in one of the Juma’at mosques in Kusada, in defiance of the directives. “Subsequently, he was arrested for questioning at Area Commander’s office, Malumfashi...
COZA Dragged for Holding Church Service Amid Increased Cases of Coronavirus in the Country
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COZA Dragged for Holding Church Service Amid Increased Cases of Coronavirus in the Country

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) ignited the wrath of Nigerians after he announced that his church will be holding services in its two branches in Abuja. The COZA founder made the announcement amid restrictions placed on social gatherings and worship centres by the federal government following confirmation of cases of the deadly disease in the country. Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo who made the announcement on Instagram after 3 cases of coronavirus was confirmed in Abuja, wrote;   Hello family, we are geared up to excitedly receive you tomorrow 22nd of March by 7:30am at our #CentrePointCampus, Evelyn Event Centre, Gwarinpa. Worshippers can be assured of our unwavering commitment to a clean and conducive environment for service. You...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife

Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane has announced he will resign by the end of July, as police plans to charge him for the murder of his extranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Speaking on Thursday in  Maseru, Mr. Thabane announced he would be stepping down in July if “all the requisite preparations for my retirement are completed,” but he failed to comment on the case. His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder. Maesaiah Thabane was arrested and charged earlier this month for the murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo, who was shot dead near her home in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on June 14, 2017. Maesaiah, who denies the charges and is on bail, appeared in the court briefly on Tuesday. "The prime minister is ...
Two Nigerian Fishermen Caught Trying To Smuggle Petrol To Benin Republic
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Two Nigerian Fishermen Caught Trying To Smuggle Petrol To Benin Republic

The suspects According to The Nation, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) operatives at Badagry have arrested two fishermen for alleged attempt to smuggle 120 jerricans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to Benin Republic. The suspects Jebleh Taiwo and Jebleh Abiodun arrested at Gberefu Beach, a fishing settlement, in Badagry at the weekend. It was gathered that they had loaded the products into a wooden boat which was also impounded by the operatives and its outboard engine seized. Parading the suspects on Friday, NSCDC Lagos Lagos Commandant Fasiu Adeyinka said that criminals along riverine communities were devising new ways following the closure of land border including the use of fishing boats. Adeyinka said smugglers who were short of supply following go...
Rugby Federation Says Ntiense Remains Suspended
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Rugby Federation Says Ntiense Remains Suspended

A spokesman for the Nigeria Football Rugby Federation, Debo Osundun has refuted a story making the rounds alleging that the federation’s President Kelechukwu Mbagwu has been suspended from office. A ministry source maintained that as the supervising the ministry, it only issued directives to the Rugby President, but do not have the authority to suspend the President of a federation without the board’s input. Osundun confirmed that a letter was received from the ministry which would be discussed during the board meeting early February. “Ntiense Williams cannot be imposed on the board as he is an appointee of the said body. It is common law that an employee cannot be imposed on an employer or vice versa and as such Williams remains sacked until the board pronounces otherwise.” ...
We’ll Pull 100m Nigerians Out of Poverty in 2020 – Finance Minister. Zainab Ahmed
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We’ll Pull 100m Nigerians Out of Poverty in 2020 – Finance Minister. Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed on Monday restated Federal Government’s plan to pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line with a pledge earlier made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Ahmed made this known when she appeared on a programme on NTA. Speaking during the interview, the  Minister said “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that we must pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and that is our major focus. Based on the president’s directives, we want to move fast to make the kind of change the president wanted in the country. “In 2020, we want to move very fast because we realized that going at the steady rate we are doing is not going to make the kind of change that the ...
Gov Bello Dissolves Cabinet
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Gov Bello Dissolves Cabinet

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Tuesday dissolved the State Executive Council and directed all commissioners to hand over the affairs of their ministries to their respective Permanent Secretaries. Bello also directed other political appointees to handover to the most senior civil servant in their departments or agencies. The directives was contained in a statement by Malam Jibrin Ndace, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor in Minna. Ndace stated that the Governor gave the directives during a valedictory session of the council on Monday night. He noted that the Governor commended members of the Executive Council and Special Advisers and directed that all handover should be done on or before 12 midnight on Tuesday. He expressed his apprecia...
How Presidential Panel Recovered 20m Dollars from Bank
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How Presidential Panel Recovered 20m Dollars from Bank

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, on Wednesday said it had recovered the sum of 20 million dollars from one of the commercial banks in the country. The panel’s Head, Media and Communication, Ms Lucie-Ann Laha, in a statement quoted its chairman Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, as making the disclosure during a meeting with Prof. Muhammad Al-Amin, the Managing Director of Federal Housing Authority (FHA). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the money is said to be part of the 232 million dollars unremitted to the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) by an unnamed agency. The chairman refrained from naming the bank to avert customer panic, and other negative effects on the bank, as we...
Two Ghanaians arrested for robbing a truck driver with acid
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Two Ghanaians arrested for robbing a truck driver with acid

Two Ghanaians have been arrested in Edo state for allegedly robbing a truck driver of his vehicle and goods with acid. The Force spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Lagos, stressing that the suspects carried out the crime in Edo on December 9, while they were arrested in Enugu State. He said that the suspects allegedly poured raw acid on Taiwo Adesanya after robbing him at the Olukwu area of Benin City of his truck with goods. He said that the suspects, Eric Aidan and Matthew Kwasha, are notorious criminals who specialise in killing their victims with raw acid after dispossessing them of their belongings, especially vehicles. Moshood revealed that the suspects were currently being detained at IRT Cell in Ikeja , Lagos, noting that their mode of operatio...
‘I’m The CEO, You Take Directives From Me’ — Oshiomhole Replies APC Legal Adviser, Babatunde Ogala
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‘I’m The CEO, You Take Directives From Me’ — Oshiomhole Replies APC Legal Adviser, Babatunde Ogala

The APC national chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has told members of the APC NWC, that they must take directives from him. The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said every member of the party’s national working committee (NWC) must take directive from him. In an internal memo addressed to the party chairman, Babatunde Ogala, national legal adviser of the party, accused Oshiomhole of usurping his office, adding that the national chairman is fond of sidelining the party’s legal department. He alleged that Oshiomhole had refused to consult him over issues his office should handle. In a swift reaction while speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Oshiomhole said the constitution of the party provides that he is the chief executive offic...
Hameed Ali Defies Senate’s Directives, Sets To Start Vehicles Verification Today
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Hameed Ali Defies Senate’s Directives, Sets To Start Vehicles Verification Today

The Nigerian Customs Service will today commence the verification of all vehicles in the country to track those with genuine from fake documents. In a circular released early this month, the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, approved a grace period of one month - 13th March to - 12th April - for owners of all vehicles in the country whose customs duty had not been paid to make the payment. The service advised all motor dealers and private owners of such vehicles to visit the nearest customs office nationwide to verify and pay the appropriate duty on them. The order by the customs authorities has, however generated serious controversy among vehicle owners and other stakeholders. The Senate has also called for the suspension of the exercise and summ...

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