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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
Lagos Police Commissioner Flare-up When Asked About Officers Who Extort Money From Transporters
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Lagos Police Commissioner Flare-up When Asked About Officers Who Extort Money From Transporters

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni lost his cool when asked to address the incessant cases of police officers extorting money from road transporters which caused the rise in fares. From the clip shared on Instagram by Goldmyne TV, the top police official was thoroughly offended when confronted with that question. “Get it right: don’t exaggerate,” he flared up, “Nigerian police is not what you think. All of you come to say ‘corruption corruption’, [but] how many Nigerian police in this town have been arrested by EFCC?” He went on to challenge the journalist to mention officers who have been arraigned for building ‘all those mansions’. “You are exaggerating!” he continued, clearly pissed. “The fact that they increased transport fare is not for police (sic).”...

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