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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
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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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