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Taliban bans barbers from shaving and trimming beards in Afghanistan, says its not Islamic
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Taliban bans barbers from shaving and trimming beards in Afghanistan, says its not Islamic

The Taliban has issued a new decree recommending that barbershops refrain from shaving or trimming beards, saying such actions are forbidden in Islam. This comes days after Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers imposed travel restrictions on women, stating that women must not travel long distances without a male relative escorting them. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice issued a copy of instructions this week which Afghans are expected to live by. A Taliban official shared the original order in the Pashto language. When contacted by VOA, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid did not dispute the order’s authenticity but said he was still"“trying to get information" about the decree. The order cited several verses from the Quran and hadiths, or sayings, a...
Taliban bans Afghan women from travelling without being escorted by a male relative
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Taliban bans Afghan women from travelling without being escorted by a male relative

The Taliban announced today, Dec. 26, that Afghanistan women who want to travel long distances should not be offered transport fare unless they are accompanied by a close male relative. Also, car owners are to only offer rides to those women wearing Islamic hijabs, according to a guidance issued by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The ministry spokesman Sadeq Akif Muhajir told AFP on Sunday that it must be a close male relative escorting any woman who wishes to travel. Muhajir said: "Women travelling for more than 45 miles (72 kilometres) should not be offered a ride if they are not accompanied by a close family member." The new order comes weeks after the ministry asked Afghanistan’s television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas...
Plateau crisis: Gov. Lalong lifts 3 months curfew on Jos North, Jos South, Bassa; reiterates ban on motorcycle
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Plateau crisis: Gov. Lalong lifts 3 months curfew on Jos North, Jos South, Bassa; reiterates ban on motorcycle

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has lifted the curfew earlier imposed on Jos North, Jos South and Bassa LGAs. DAILY POST recalls that the Governor had on September 8, 2021, imposed curfew on the aforementioned councils as a result of unrest that bedeviled them. He said the decision to impose the curfew from 10pm to 6am was part of efforts to curb the insecurity witnessed in the councils. The Governor also reiterated that the total ban on motorcycles within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis still remains in force, adding that tricycles operations within the metropolis will continue on the existing template of 6am to 6pm. Lalong through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham said, “The Governor gave the directive after a State Security Council Meeting held at the G...
Akuapem Poloo’s prison sentence set aside as she’s asked to be fine
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Akuapem Poloo’s prison sentence set aside as she’s asked to be fine

Ghanaian actress, Akuapem Poloo’s 90-day jail sentence has been set aside by a court in the West African country. Recall that she was handed the prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to a charge of publication of n*de photos involving her underage son. On Monday, December 1, 2021, a High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey dismissed her appeal seeking a non-custodial sentence instead of a custodial sentence. Justice Ruby Aryeetey upheld the Circuit court decision on grounds of not being excessive or harsh. Following the high court's judgement, her lawyers led by Andrew Kudzo Vortia filed a notice of appeal to challenge that decision and notice for bail. The Court of Appeal in Accra has now imposed a fine of GH¢12, 000 on the convict. The three member panel of the...
Covid-19: Lockdowns over Omicron variant not needed for now – Joe Biden
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Covid-19: Lockdowns over Omicron variant not needed for now – Joe Biden

US President, Joe Biden has called the Omicron Covid variant a "cause for concern, not a cause for panic" saying the US doesn't need to have lockdowns over it. Two days after the variant was detected in North America, Biden said he saw no need for a lockdown "for now", adding, "if people are vaccinated and wear their masks". Cases have been found in Canada, and the US has imposed travel bans on eight African countries including South Africa. Despite the production of vaccines and Biden's election vow to "shut down" the virus, more Americans died this year from Covid than last year when Donald Trump was president. At the White House on Monday, November 29, the president called it "almost inevitable" that the Omicron strain, will be found in the US "at some point". He added ...
FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years
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FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years

Coach of Cofine FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Remi Amadi has been banned for two years from all football-related activities by world football governing body, FIFA. FIFA's Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation, while the NFF made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Amadi was found guilty of attempting to manipulate the outcome of a match seven months ago. According to the statement issued by the NFF, Amadi admitted to having attempted to manipulate the outcome or result of the match between Cofine FC and Bussdor FC as recorded in an audio conversation tendered as evidence. Based on its numerous findings, the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee earlier slammed a two-year ban on the erring coach and an N500,000 fine on Cofine FC. The statem...
Sokoto asks FG to suspend telecoms blockade
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Sokoto asks FG to suspend telecoms blockade

Sokoto State Government has announced that it has asked the Federal Government to suspend its telecoms blockade on 14 local government areas of the state. The blockade which was also imposed in Zamfara and Kaduna states, is part of the strategy employed to tackle banditry in North-West states. Sokoto State Government its appeal for a review of the blockade became necessary after an enlarged security council meeting on the fallout of bandits attack on Goronyo market which claimed the lives of 43 people last week. A statement released by Governor Aminu Tambuwal's media aide Muhammad Bello, read; “According to Gov. (Aminu) Tambuwal, the call for the rescinding of the blockade became necessary in view of concerns expressed by security outfits in the state that the outage was affect...
”Religion has been weaponized”- Gov El-Rufai decries level of religious crisis in Kaduna state
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”Religion has been weaponized”- Gov El-Rufai decries level of religious crisis in Kaduna state

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has decried the high level of religious crisis recorded in the state. The North-Central state has witnessed an unprecedented number of religious clashes over the years, mainly between the Muslim and Christian communities. Speaking while inaugurating the Council To Regulate Religious Preaching in the state, El-Rufai said it is sad that religion has been weaponized so much that something that should bring God's creatures together now tears them apart. ''Most of the residents of Kaduna State are very religious, like other Nigerians. But Kaduna State is unfortunately one of the states in the country with a sad history of religious clashes. The personal exercise of faith and the better conduct and character that spirituality promotes helps society to progress. But ...
Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra
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Indian man gets double life term for killing his wife using cobra

The Kollam Additional Sessions Court in Kerala, India on Wednesday, imposed a double life sentence on Sooraj S Kumar for killing his wife using a cobra. Sooraj had killed his 25-year-old wife, Uthra on May 7, 2020, by letting a cobra bite her in her sleep. The crime became known widely known as the 'Uthra murder case' and garnered international attention. In a case described by the prosecution as ‘rarest of the rare’, the convict was awarded life sentences on charges of Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) as well as 10 years rigorous imprisonment under Section 328 (causing harm using poison) and seven years imprisonment under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC along with a fine of Rs 5 lakh. The trial court stopped short of awarding...
Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome
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Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in his tripodal policies (economy, security and anti-corruption) through which he campaigned and won election in 2015. In his speech at a human rights lecture organised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, with the theme: Nigerian School Children; Insecurity and Human Rights, held in Abuja, Ozekhome said policies of the present administration has impoverished Nigerians and insecurity has taken a different shape as Boko Haram, kidnappers, armed bandits have efficient and commensurate powers to match state actors like security forces. He also claimed that the present constitution was imposed by General Abdusalam Abubakar's government when they were going back to the ...
Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland
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Two Nigerian women jailed for human trafficking offences in Ireland

Two Nigerian women who became the first people in Ireland to be convicted of human trafficking for the prostitution ring they ran, have received jail sentences of five years and eight months and five years and one month. Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women around Ireland on dates between September 2016 and June 2018 following a six-week jury trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court in June. Edosa of The Harbour, Market Point, Mullingar, and Enoghaghase of Meeting House Lane, Mullingar, were also each convicted of a single charge of organising prostitution as well as a series of money laundering offences. Enoghaghase’s husband, Omonuwa Desmond Osaighbovo, was also convicted of four related money laundering ...
UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway
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UEFA to drop legal action against Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus over attempted breakaway

UEFA is dropping legal action against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, the three remaining clubs who are still insisting on the European Super League. The football body is informing the Madrid commercial court that it will no longer pursue legal action, according to Sky Sports. The three clubs had argued in court that the attempt to punish them for setting up a breakaway league was against European competition law. UEFA will also reach out to the other nine clubs involved in the attempted breakaway and inform them they will no longer have to pay the fines imposed on them for trying to set up the Super League in April. The nine clubs are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan. In May,...
Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn
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Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said the Twitter ban in Nigeria is still in effect as the commission is yet to receive the green light from the Ministry of Information to lift the ban. This was disclosed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde. The NCC had sent a memo to Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to block access to Twitter for the ban imposed by the Federal Government to take effect. This comes after some Nigerians had on Wednesday September 1, reported gaining access to the app without Virtual Private Networks on their laptops. It was gathered that the reported access to Twitter had only been on Internet Service Providers networks, and not through the mobile networks. A source in ...
Liverpool write to Egypt’s FA to block Mohamed Salah’s call-up for international duty
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Liverpool write to Egypt’s FA to block Mohamed Salah’s call-up for international duty

Premier League club,  Liverpool are refusing to release Mohamed Salah for 2022 World Cup qualification duty due to concerns over Covid-19 and quarantine rules. Salah was set to be called up to the Egypt squad for their games against Gabon and Angola in September but he would have faced a 10-day quarantine in a hotel upon his return to England. That is because Premier League heavyweights are following advice regarding the spread of coronavirus, while also being reluctant to see Salah forced into quarantine once he returns to Britain from international duty. A statement released by the Egyptian FA reads: "The Egyptian Football Association continues its continuous contacts regarding the task of international players joining their national teams to participate in the World Cup qua...
Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar returns to Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years
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Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar returns to Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years

Taliban co-founder and deputy leader Mullah Baradar has arrived in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the Taliban's political bureau has announced. This is the first time Baradar has set foot in Afghanistan in 20 years, and comes 11 years after he was arrested in neighboring Pakistan by the country's security forces. Baradar's return will fuel concerns that the nature of the new government will mirror the pre-2000 era when the Taliban imposed Sharia law in Afghanistan. Born in Uruzgan province in 1968, he fought in the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviets in the 1980s. After the Russians were driven out in 1989 and the country fell into civil war between rival warlords, Baradar set up a madrassa in Kandahar with his former commander and reputed brother in law, Mohammad Omar. Togeth...
“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban
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“I stand squarely behind my decision to withdraw US forces” Joe Biden says after Afghanistan collapsed to the Taliban

US President, Joe Biden, has said he does not regret his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan. He acknowledged that Afghanistan's collapse to the Taliban came much sooner than U.S. officials had anticipated but he blamed Afghanistan's elected leaders and military for not putting up more of a fight against the Taliban. Biden said on Monday, August 16, from the White House: "I stand squarely behind my decision. The truth is this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated." Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, arguing that his administration's hands were tied by the plan Trump set in motion last year. Back in 2020, Trump, who was President at the time, signed a conditional peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that could see ...
LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m
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LaLiga Slash Real Madrid wage cap by £150m

  LaLiga will slash Real Madrid’s wage cap by almost £150million for the 2021/2022 season, throwing the future of several players into doubt. Last season, the club’s maximum operating budget was €473million (£403m), but that figure has dropped to €300m (£255m) for the upcoming campaign. The salary cap is imposed by the league and is based on the club’s projected income. This will allow them to retain a model of economic sustainability, so that their spending is within their revenue streams. In the 2019/2020 season before COVID-19 kicked in, Madrid’s salary budget stood at €641million. This means the cap has more than halved in that two-year timeframe. That drop led to Los Blancos not signing any players last summer, with a number of young players sold. Achraf Hak...
Barcelona Strikes new Contract Agreement with Messi
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Barcelona Strikes new Contract Agreement with Messi

  Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with captain Lionel Messi for the renewal of a new contract. Diario Sport reports that the agreement between Barcelona and Messi includes a five-year contract. Messi also agreed to cut his salary by 50% in the new deal. The report added that money was never a problem in the negotiation, adding that it was the issue of taxation, a fragile matter because neither party wants to take the wrong step. The Argentina captain accepted the conditions that Barcelona has imposed because he understands that the economic situation of the Catalan club is very complicated and he must be the first to set an example. The announcement of Messi’s new contract with Barcelona is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Messi’s pr...
Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities
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Ligue 1: Bordeaux, Angers spared relegation by French authorities

Bordeaux and Angers will both play in Ligue 1 next season after their appeals against relegation imposed by France’s financial watchdog DNCG were successful, the clubs announced separately on Monday. Bordeaux were spared after the presentation of a recovery plan put together by businessman Gerard Lopez, who is set to take over the club. “The club is saved!” said Lopez after hearing of the DNCG’s decision. “It’s a great day for Bordeaux and we will now get down to putting in place the sporting and economic project validated this evening.” Bordeaux, who have won six league titles and are one of the biggest clubs in the country, saw former owners American financial group King Street appoint an administrator in April saying they wanted out after investing 46 million euros (55 m...
Joe Biden stops federal executions of prison inmates restarted under Trump
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Joe Biden stops federal executions of prison inmates restarted under Trump

The US government under Joe Biden has ordered a halt on federal executions that were resumed in 2020 under the Trump administration after a 17-year hiatus. The Trump administration carried out 13 federal executions during the former president's final months in office, before the Trump the last execution occured 17 years ago during the Bush Administration. However President Joe Biden, who appointed Merrick Garland, the US government's attorney general, has paused the executions while Garland also ordered a review of the rules around the death penalty Garland also ordered officials to review the drugs administered during lethal injection amid reports that prisoners may have experienced severe pain while dying. In issuing the moratorium, Attorney General Garland cited the ...
Messi Could Leave Barcelona over wage bill
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Messi Could Leave Barcelona over wage bill

  LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has warned Barcelona they might not be able to register Lionel Messi next season, if they don’t reduce their wage bill. Messi’s deal expires June 30, with a final decision yet to be made over his future. Barca president, Joan Laporta, is optimistic the cub’s captain will sign new terms at Camp Nou. But Tebas has said the Catalans must ensure they remain within the league-imposed salary cap. “Barcelona have exceeded their wage cap,” Tebas said on Monday. “I hope they can keep Messi, but to do so, they will have to make cuts elsewhere.” Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Barcelona had the largest cap in Spain’s top flight in 2019/2020 at €671 million. However, LaLiga’s new limit for the 2020/2021 season was €382.7m....
Nigeria Loses N24.72bn’ in 10 Day Due to Twitter ban
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Nigeria Loses N24.72bn’ in 10 Day Due to Twitter ban

Nigeria has lost N24.72bn in 10 days due to the Twitter ban imposed by the Federal government. The Federal government on June 5 placed an indefinite suspension of the operations of the microblogging app in Nigeria after the site took down a tweet posted on the President's handle. The Federal government last week said the microblogging site has since reached out for discussions and that the Federal government will now give operating licence to such sites if they want to operate in Nigeria. According to NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, an international Internet monitor, Nigeria loses N102.9m ($250,600) every hour to the ban. The digital rights advocacy platform estimates the economic impact of an internet disruption, mobile data blackout or app restriction using indicators fr...
Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily
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Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily

The curfew imposed in Rivers state will now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily with effect from tomorrow May 11, and until further notice. Governor Nyesom Wike gave the directive in a state-wide broadcast on Monday May 10.  He said the curfew is a step towards enhancing the collective safety of the state, following last Friday’s attack on security formations across the state which led to the death of seven police officers. Wike said; “As a further step towards enhancing our collective safety, we have reviewed the existing night curfew across the twenty-three local government areas which will now start from 7pm and end at 6am until further notice from tomorrow 11th of May 2021. “Security agencies are hereby directed to note the new curfew time, ensure strict compliance and effe...
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...
US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump
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US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump

The United States mission in Nigeria has contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to the United States.’ Trump had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries, including Nigeria in 2020 under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983. But the US mission in a statement on Tuesday March 16, said its Consulate-General in Lagos has already contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected and is prioritizing the processing of these pending cases. It noted that me...
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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...
North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info
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North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, Feb 16 North Korea has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try to protect itself from the virus. Leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions. And the closure has added to the pressure on its tottering economy from international sanctions imposed over its banned weapons systems, increasing the urgency for Pyongyang to find a way to deal with the disease. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to...
Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness
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Ibadan crisis: Hoodlums took advantage of cobblers death to burn shops, houses in Shasha market – Eyewitness

Traders, shop owners, landlords and other persons with property in and around Shasha market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have started to count their losses. An investigation carried out by DAILY POST in the market on Saturday and Sunday, confirmed that property among which are shops, houses and cars worth over fifty million Naira (N50,000,000.00) was destroyed between Friday and Sunday in the market. About five lives were reportedly lost as a result of the clash that erupted in the market on Friday. Our correspondent reports that Shasha market is located in Akinyele local government area, one of the eleven local governments that make up Ibadan. It was, however, noticed that the market has become a ghost of itself since Friday when the crisis erupted in the market. DA...
Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports
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Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports

Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service stationed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja have apprehended two girls identified as Adebayo Kazeem and Babalola Kehinde, with tampered passports. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Immigraion Service, DCI Sunday James, the ladies were about to board a Cairo-bound Egypt Airline flight on Thursday, January 21 when the Migration Information and Data Analysis System failed to scan their passports due to an imposed fake identity of the true holder. The statement in part reads   “They were duly subjected to interrogation when caught against their claim of traveling for business as the journey was arranged by a suspect, Muri, whose number was called many times without response. He was a...
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 ...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
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...
US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes
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US Imposed Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Electoral Processes

The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy. We commend all those Nigerians who participated in elections throughout 2019 and have worked to strengthen Nigerian democratic institutions and processes. We remain committed to working together to advance democracy and respect for human rights and achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations. We condemn the acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption that harmed Nigerians and undermined the democratic process. As the Edo and Ondo State off-cycle elections near, we urge all stakeholders, including the Independent National Electoral Commission, the political parties, and the security services, to uphold the tenets of democracy and facilitate genuinely free and fair elections, conducted in an appropriately...
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...
Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave
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Beijing Reports Dozens of new COVID-19 Cases Amid Fears of a Second Wave

Beijing has recorded 36 new locally-transmitted Coronavirus cases, amid fears of a second wave in the Chinese capital. Officials said on Monday June 15, that they traced the cases to a major wholesale food market after almost two infection-free months. Another 36 cases were also recorded on Saturday. The country's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan called on officials to take "decisive measures", warning that the risk of further spread remained high. The general manager of the market has been dismissed, along with other local officials. Three other provinces, Liaoning, Hebei, and Sichuan have also reported confirmed or suspected cases connected to Beijing. According to China's National Health Commission, Beijing recorded one new virus case on Thursday and six on Friday.  On Saturd...
Governor Bello Lifts Lockdown in Kabba Bunu, Insists Kogi is COVID-19 Free
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Governor Bello Lifts Lockdown in Kabba Bunu, Insists Kogi is COVID-19 Free

The lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), has been lifted by the Kogi state government. Governor Yahaya Bello who made the announcement at the Government House in Lokoja on Friday June 5, said the decision of lifting the lockdown in the local government area was reached after samples which were tested came back negative. The Governor who insisted that Kogi state still  remains a COVID-19-free state, urged residents of the state to observe protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease. This is coming days after the NCDC announced that two Coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state. Dino Melaye also confirmed this b...
“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says
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“It’s Time to Ban Pregnancy” – Feminist McGrath Says

Activist and feminist Titania McGrath, has taken to social media to call for a ban on pregnancy, stating that there is nothing natural about reproduction. Taking to her Twitter page, Titania McGrath claimed that centuries of patriarchal tyranny led to the believe that it is traditional for women to give birth. See what she wrote below; “Centuries of patriarchal tyranny have normalised the tradition of women giving birth. There is nothing natural about reproduction. It is a form of torture imposed on women by their male slave masters. It’s time to ban pregnancy.” https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath/status/1263064066026885127 See some reactions to her statement below; @BroodingHamlet: Women derive no joy whatsoever from motherhood – it’s not the most transcendent, ...
Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos
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Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos

The Enugu State Government, Monday night, confirmed three new cases of coronavirus. Among the new cases is a widow from Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the State who smuggled the late husband’s corpse into the State from Lagos for burial. This brings the total number of cases in the Coal City State to 15. So far, all the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State have active travel cases, which occurred while the interstate travel ban had been imposed. Confirming the development, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the State’s Commissioner for Health, lamented that people had continued to defy the ban. The Commissioner also confirmed that two other patients receiving treatment have tested negative to the virus. His statement read, “ 2 more COVID-19 patients in Enugu test negative, a...
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COVID-19: Gombe and Adamawa State Lift Lockdown

The coronavirus lockdown imposed in Adamawa and Gombe states have lifted by their respective governments. In Adamawa state, churches, mosques, and markets can now open for activities but must observe social distancing and all other COVID-19 precautionary measures. This was made known in a statement from Humwashi Wonosikou, press secretary to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa. The statement read; “Churches, Mosques and the international cattle markets under lockdown can now reopen, but must ensure social distancing with no more than 50 people at a time. Other measures include provision of hand sanitisers or washing of hands and temperature checks at the point of entry. Government now believes the contagion rate is low enough to justify a cautious easing of the r...
COVID-19: Pastor Chris Slams Pastors who Support Church Closure
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COVID-19: Pastor Chris Slams Pastors who Support Church Closure

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has imposed a ban on religious gatherings, something that doesn’t go down well with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Chris Oyakhilome the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, has called out pastors who are in support of the church closure. According to him, the government held meetings with several pastors and leaders of churches to seek their opinion before going ahead with the lockdown, and rather then tell the government to give them a chance to pray against they disease, they agreed on church closure. Pastor Chris added that Christ was never truly the lord of these set of clergymen, alleging that most of them agreed to the lockdown because of the compensation they received from the go...
Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime
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Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime

Over 4 million people in Italy took to the streets of Italy today, Monday, after the Italian Government eased lockdown rules in the country following the Coronavirus outbreak over two months ago. With almost 29,000 deaths from Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged on February 21, Italy has the world's second-highest toll after the United States and the Italian government imposed one of strictest lockdowns two months ago to curb the spread of the virus. Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte decided to adopt a slow approach to ending the lockdown, after seeing that the daily tally of fatalities and new infections have slowed down, prompting him to announce that Italians can resume work today, but all churches, mosques, bars, clubs and event centers will remain closed. "We are still i...
Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja
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Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja

#RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore has appealed the bail condition which restricts his movement only around Abuja. Recall that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed a N100m bail bond on Sowore who was arrested on charges of treason, money laundering and insulting the president in 2019. She subsequently reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, and further directed that he must produce sureties who reside in Abuja and must also have landed property worth the bail sum in Abuja. The activist was also directed to deposit his passport with the registry of the federal high court in Abuja, and also barred him from travelling outside Abuja pending the period of the trial. Sowore has now filed an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Channels Television...
Curfew May Be Imposed On Lagos State Says Sanwo-Olu
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Curfew May Be Imposed On Lagos State Says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that curfew may be imposed in the state with the increasing cases of coronavirus. He said this during a live broadcast at the State House, Marina, on Friday evening. He said, “We are moving to the direction of curfew, but there are indices and numbers we need to see, we haven’t seen that number yet to warrant a curfew. “The disease is not a respecter of anybody. It doesn’t look at class, gender or race, everybody is at risk, that is why we need to obey the rules and regulations set for ourselves.”
New Taxes, Charges Buhari Govt Has Imposed On Nigerians Since 2015
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New Taxes, Charges Buhari Govt Has Imposed On Nigerians Since 2015

Since coming to office in 2015, the Buhari administration has introduced policies that have resulted in Nigerians paying more for some services. The administration has set its is policy thrust around reviving the economy, fighting corruption and combating insecurity. Though it has achieved some and fallen short of most of its promises in the three areas, more Nigerians have felt the pinch of its economic policies. Below are some of the services for which Nigerians have been compelled to do more out of pocket spending in the last four years. Fuel Price On May 11, 2016, barely a year after been sworn into office, the Buhari administration increased the pump price for petrol from N86.50 to N 145. Arguing that the price of petrol was artificial, the government said the subsi...
2019 elections: US imposes visa restrictions on Nigerian politicians
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2019 elections: US imposes visa restrictions on Nigerian politicians

The United States, in a statement yesterday, revealed it has imposed visa restrictions on some Nigerian politicians who undermined the democratic process during the 2019 general elections. The statement reads: “The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy.  We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February and March 2019 elections and have worked to strengthen Nigerian democratic institutions and processes. As Nigeria marks the twentieth anniversary of a return to democratic rule this year, we remain committed to working together to continue to advance democracy and respect for human rights and achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations. . We condemn those whose acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption harmed Nige...
Tinubu Never Imposed Adelabu On Me, Ajimobi Insists
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Tinubu Never Imposed Adelabu On Me, Ajimobi Insists

GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi has said that the National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu did not impose the party governorship flagbearer in the 2019 election, Mr Adebayo Adelabu,on him or the state. Reiterating that it was God’s guidance and leading that resulted in the emergence of the party’s choice, Governor Ajimobi said the opposition party’s flagbearer making the insinuation should be more worried about a non-Yoruba in the person of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who chooses and determined the party’s choice for the election. This is coming even after the governor also debunked media reports alleging that he got a whopping sum of $10million from the APC governorship candidate as gratis before handing him the party ti...

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