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Anthony Joshua’s Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk Confirmed
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Anthony Joshua’s Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk Confirmed

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has confirmed the British boxer’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua was outboxed and dethroned by Usyk at the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday night. AJ could not withstand Usyk’s speed, movement and accuracy and the Ukrainian is now the new heavyweight champion. Although the Nigerian-born boxer recorded some moments of success throughout the fight, they weren’t enough to give him victory. The bell saved AJ from being knocked out as Usyk ultimately outclassed Joshua and had him out on his feet in the final round. The Ukrainian boxer recorded 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 against Joshua to emerge a two-division king of the world. Hearn told Sky sport that AJ has vowed to win the rematch which will certainly be his next figh...
Commuters stranded as trailers block Ibadan-Eruwa Road
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Commuters stranded as trailers block Ibadan-Eruwa Road

Hundreds of commuters plying the Ibadan/ Eruwa road in Oyo State on Thursday were stranded following the blockage of roads by trailers. Our correspondent gathered that the commuters plying the road were surprised to meet trailers packed across the road, obstructing movement. The roadblock according to the commuters followed public outcry over the poor state of the road. Some of those who spoke with DAILY POST maintained that they had spent several hours on the road. Some portions of the road immediately after road safety has been damaged, DAILY POST observed. Commuters either going to Eruwa from Ibadan or coming to Ibadan from Eruwa to continue their journey has now been denied access on the road. One of the stranded commuters said the situation has not changed since ...
NDLEA intercepts illicit drugs hidden inside tomato paste tins in Lagos
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NDLEA intercepts illicit drugs hidden inside tomato paste tins in Lagos

A Lagos-based drug dealer, Eze Celestine Okorie has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA. Spokesperson of he NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 29, said Okorie was arrested following the interception of 4.15kilograms of methamphetamine consignment going to London, the United Kingdom at the NAHCO export shed of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, on 13th August. "The drug was concealed in tins of tomato and packaged for the driver of a freight forwarding company to deliver at the airport export shed for onward movement to the UK," Babfemi said. "Though the freight companys driver was initially arrested, follow up investigations and subsequent sting operation led to the arrest of the ...
Pioneer president of NANS, Comrade Lado is dead; PRODA boss, Onjeh reacts
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Pioneer president of NANS, Comrade Lado is dead; PRODA boss, Onjeh reacts

The Pioneer President of National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, and social activist, Comrade Danlad Sunday Oladele, also know as Lado, is dead Reacting to the sad news, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, the Chairman Governing Board of Projects Development Institute (PRODA), in a statement on Wednesday expressed his profound grief over the sudden and painful demise of Com. Lado. Onjeh, a former NANS President (2002 -2003), commiserated with Lado’s immediate and extended family, the Nigerian students’ movement and the global body of rights activists. He urged everyone to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a life of impact, and his name shall remain ever-green in our hearts and in the chronicles of the true heroes of NANS. The statement partly read, “I recall that while ...
Zamfara: NAF jets destroy bandits’ camps, kill 78 in 3-day strikes
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Zamfara: NAF jets destroy bandits’ camps, kill 78 in 3-day strikes

A number of bandits’ camps in Zamfara State were destroyed in multiple airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). Locations shelled included the South of Dansadau town and North of Kuyanbana Forest Reserves of the state. The 3-day bombardments, from 2nd to 5th August, killed about 80 of the criminals. The NAF deployed Alpha Jet MI 171 and Agusta 109 chopper for the operation. Director of Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabwet in a statement said the assault by the Air and Ground Component of Operation Hadarin Daji was successful. The spokesman noted that the NAF swung into action following intelligence confirming the mass movement of bandits on motorcycles. Ground troops formed blocking forces around the targeted areas of the forest However, the NAF 404 Force Protec...
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...
Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue
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Suspected Thief Nabbed for allegedly stealing generator in Benue

A suspected thief has been nabbed for allegedly stealing a generator in Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State. According to the owner of the generator, Sam Lornem, who shared the photos on Sunday, July 11, the suspect was almost set ablaze by youths in the community but some people came and begged for his release. It was further gathered that some new clothes were found inside the shuttle bag the suspect was carrying. Upon interrogation, he confessed to have stolen them from a boutique. "This happened three days ago where this guy came at the back of my shop, stood as if he was about to urinate within that public toilet that is located in the garage," he narrated. He watched around, checked our movement and made sure we were at the generator point. He removed the out...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
UK Lawyer Suspended for her Tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter’s name
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UK Lawyer Suspended for her Tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter’s name

A UK family lawyer has been suspended after posting tweets mocking the name of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's daughter. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their daughter's name and explained that it was a tribute to Harry's mother and grandmother, people began to mock them and their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by asking why they didn't give their daughter a name showing their support for the movement. Journalist Julie Burchill asked why they didn't name their daughter after the late George Floyd who died after a police officer knelt on his neck. She wrote on Twitter: "What a missed opportunity. They could have called it Georgina Floydina." In response to Julie, a lawyer named Joanna Toch, 59, questioned why they didn't name the baby after M...
Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents
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Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents

The Imo state government has asked residents of the state to ignore a sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on May 29 and May 30. The state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, while speaking in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday, May 27, said residents of the state can go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation, adding that adequate security arrangements had been put in place to ensure safety and freedom of movement. “Imo residents should disregard these messages as they have no consequence whatsoever. They should go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation. Let our people be rest assured that the government has put all necessary security measures in place to ensure the ...
‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos
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‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied claims that its members are planning to attack Lagos State. On Monday, May 10, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the command has received intelligence that some members of the secessionist group were planning to attack the state as some of the members have done in some states in the South-South and South-East regions. “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State. Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The Command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all t...
Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road
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Valencia vs Barcelona: Final Score 2-3, Barça Come from Behind, Win Thriller on the Road

Barcelona remain alive in the race for the La Liga title thanks to a thrilling 3-2 victory away to Valencia at the Mestalla, with a brace from Lionel Messi proving the difference in what was a brilliant game of football. All the goals came in the second half, and Barça needed to come from behind and hold on to the lead to pick up three crucial points against a tough Valencia side. FIRST HALF Barça made a fast start and had a great chance right away, with Pedri just missing the target after a great team move in the opening two minutes. Barça came out with intensity and high pressing, and Valencia struggled to get hold of the ball. The Blaugrana were quick and smart with their passing and movement, and had success moving the ball in and around the box, but the final ball was lac...
Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on June 16 for Killing George Floyd
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Ex-Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin to be Sentenced on June 16 for Killing George Floyd

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced on June 16 after his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, a Minnesota court said on Friday, April 23. The sentencing will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT, according to the court schedule. The calendar update came three days after a jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin’s attorneys will have 60 days to appeal the outcome. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes during an arrest on May 25, 2020.  Video of the incident sparked a nationwide protest movement against police brutality and racism. Chauvin faces a minimum sen...
Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal
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Tottenham vs Man United: Premier League Releases Statement on Cavani’s Disallowed Goal

  The Premier League Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) has explained why Cavani’s goal was disallowed in the Manchester United clash with Tottenham on Sunday. The goal was ruled out after a VAR review showed that Scott McTominay’s fouled Son Heung-min. Cavani thought he had put United in the lead against Tottenham in the first half, but the Uruguayan’s effort was disallowed after McTominay’s hand caught Son in the build-up to the goal. Referee Chris Kavanagh used the pitch-side monitor to rule out the goal and at half time, the PGMOL supported VAR’s and referee’s decision. It explained that that McTominay’s arm movement was unnatural. A statement from the PGMOL to Sky Sports read: “It wasn’t part of McTominay’s natural running movement and it was ca...
Man Arrested after he Attempted to Swim Naked in Kendall Jenner’s Pool
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Man Arrested after he Attempted to Swim Naked in Kendall Jenner’s Pool

Kendall Jenner has beefed up her security after a man reportedly trespassed on her property and attempted to swim naked in her pool. According to TMZ, a 27-year-old man managed to enter the property of her gated LA home in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 28. He then reportedly proceeded to knock on all the windows while yelling out the Kendall's name. Kendall Jenner was not home at the time but her security team was alerted to the breach. As guards tracked his movements, they discovered the intruder stripped naked and attempted swimming in Jenner's pool. The guards detained the man until police arrived and he was arrested for misdemeanour trespassing. Sources told TMZ that Jenner is now considering moving out of the property but in the meantime, additional security...
Abia Bye-Election: Ikpeazu Restricts Movement In Aba North, Aba South LGAs
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Abia Bye-Election: Ikpeazu Restricts Movement In Aba North, Aba South LGAs

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the restriction of movements in Aba North and Aba South Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 8:00pm (2000hrs) Friday, 26th March, 2021 to 6:00am (0600hrs) Sunday, 28th March, 2021. Only voters, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials on election duty, workers on essential duties with proper identification documents and security operatives are exempted from the restrictions within the stated period. Meanwhile, the usual monthly environmental sanitation exercise will go ahead in the other 15 LGAs on Saturday, March 27. Concerned Local Government Chairmen are expected to lock down their respective LGAs within the period of the clean up exercise. Thank you. Chief John Okiyi Kalu Honorable Commissioner for In...
Teenage Girl Allegedly Stabs her Brother to Death for Questioning her Movement
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Teenage Girl Allegedly Stabs her Brother to Death for Questioning her Movement

A teenage girl has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her brother to death for questioning her movement. Biletiri Idowu Ruth, 17, is said to have stabbed her elder brother, Kehinde Joshua Biletiri on Thursday, March 19, 2021, at their home at Igbokoda area of Ondo State. According to reports, she came home that morning after spending the night elsewhere. Her brother then questioned her for sleeping out and this led to an argument. She then picked a knife and allegedly stabbed him with it. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ruth is now in police custody.
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Arteta Gives Reasons For Shouting at Arsenal Players During 1-0 Defeat to Man City
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Arteta Gives Reasons For Shouting at Arsenal Players During 1-0 Defeat to Man City

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has explained why he was shouting a lot at his players from the touchline during their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday. Raheem Sterling’s header in the second minute proved to be the winner at the Emirates Stadium. Speaking after the game, Arteta defended his vocal approach, as Arsenal players struggled to create against City. “Every movement, every detail, every position is key. “The moment we don’t get it, they’re going to exploit it straight away and they are going to make you look like a poor team. “Probably I do it too much. I don’t know, but I think it’s very necessary for them that I give them guidance. I can see from the outside what they are going to do and when you are there at 100mph you lose a second or two and...
Nigeria’s Inflation Hits 16.47%, Highest Since April 2017
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Nigeria’s Inflation Hits 16.47%, Highest Since April 2017

The Consumer Price Index which measures inflation in the country increased to 16.47% in January 2021, as revealed in data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday February 16. While this is the highest point since April 2017, the new report also revealed that food inflation rose to 20.57 per cent in January while core inflation, which excludes the price of volatile agricultural produce stood at 11.85%. It read; “The percentage change in the average composite CPI for the twelve months period ending January 2021 over the average of the CPI for the previous twelve months period was 13.62 percent, representing a 0.37percentage point increase over 13.25 percent recorded in December 2020. “The urban inflation rate increased by 17.03 percent (year-on-year) in January...
“Our Historic Movement Has Only Just Begun” – Donald Trump
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“Our Historic Movement Has Only Just Begun” – Donald Trump

Former US President, Trump declared victory on Saturday after Senate Republicans voted to acquit him for a second time, saying that his political movement has "only just begun" and that he would have more to share in the near future. Trump thanked his legal team for "upholding justice and defending truth." "Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people," he said in the statement. Senators voted 57-43 on whether to convict Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for "willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States." A two-thirds vote was needed t...
“Don’t Join The Feminist Movement” – Mike Bamiloye Warns Ladies
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“Don’t Join The Feminist Movement” – Mike Bamiloye Warns Ladies

Clergyman, Mike Bamiloye, has warned single and married ladies against joining the feminist movement. According to him, joining the movement may make ladies miss the will of God for their lives. He shared this opinion on his Twitter handle. It reads; ''If you are a Single Sister, DONT JOIN THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT! The Feminist Movement May make you miss the Will of God for your Life. If you are MARRIED, don’t join them either, IF YOU WANT TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR MARRIAGE. The Feminism want to CONTEST the Head of the Home.''  
Why I supported reopening of Lekki Toll Gate – Segun Awosanya
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Why I supported reopening of Lekki Toll Gate – Segun Awosanya

Convener of EndSARS movement and social media activist, Segun Awosanya, also known as Segalink has revealed why he supported the handing over of the Lekki Toll plaza to the Lekki Concession Company LCC. Recall that the panel probing the alleged killing of EndSARS protesters at the toll gate on Saturday approved the reopening of the toll plaza and returned control to its owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). This led to serious backlash from Nigerians who kicked against the reopening of the toll gate due to the fact that justice has not taken its due cause. Segalink was also dragged for supporting the move to reopen the toll gate. Reacting, the social media activists in a post via his Twitter account said that it is not logical to shut down the Lekki toll gate. Accordin...
IPOB Reacts After Facebook Blocked its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Page
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IPOB Reacts After Facebook Blocked its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Page

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the blocking of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu's Facebook account following his live broadcast on Tuesday night February 2. Like they did to ex-US President, Donald Trump, Facebook blocked the account of Kanu. The social media platform is yet to disclose the reason for blocking his page. In a statement released this afternoon, the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful, said Facebook only succeeded in "partnering with perpetrators of human rights abuses and other criminal activities masterminded by the Nigeria State against innocent citizens."   He stated that no matter how hard the message of its leader was suppressed, the struggle for Biafra liberation would not be slowed down, urging its teeming audience to follo...
Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje
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Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there should be a law banning the movement of cattle from the north to the south. Speaking with journalists after he and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, Ganduje said if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts. The governor said his administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina. He said the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic. “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area,” Ganduje said. ...
“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address
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“The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning” -Trump Pens Farewell Address

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a nearly twenty-minute farewell message ahead of the inauguration of his successor, former VP Joe Biden. The President had announced he wouldn't attend the inauguration, making him the first US President in over 150 years to snub the swearing-in of his successor. On Monday, the First lady, Melanie Trump had delivered her farewell address urging Americans to choose "love over hatred” and “peace over violence.” VP Pence, his wife Susan, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are amongst others who took to twitter to pen their farewell messages. My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, w...
Lagos Eases Curfew, Movement Now 8am To 6pm
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Lagos Eases Curfew, Movement Now 8am To 6pm

Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu has announced the easing of the the curfew from tomorrow Saturday 23rd October 2020 ... from 8am to 6pm. #HealingLagos #ForAGreaterLagos @drobafemihamzat @gboyegaakosile @drobafemihamzat @gbenga_omo https://www.instagram.com/p/CGs1m5gJ-nM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Segun Awosanya (Segalink) Withdraws From EndSARS, Declares Movement An Insurrection
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Segun Awosanya (Segalink) Withdraws From EndSARS, Declares Movement An Insurrection

Segun ‘Sega’ Awosanya, a social activist who mainstreamed the campaign against police brutality in 2017, has pulled out of the ongoing #EndSARS agitation, declaring the movement fueling it as gunning for insurrection. Mr. Awosanya’s declaration, sent to Peoples Gazette Sunday afternoon, could prove pivotal in the ongoing campaign that has defied government’s tactics to be shut down — as protesters insist a lasting solution must be implemented against decades of police ruthlessness before they back down. “Staging coordinated attacks on prominent reform advocates and then using a credible advocacy’s campaign to raise funds through an unregistered NGO, threatening the integrity of our nation and gunning for youth insurrection in the name of #EndSARS,” Mr. Awosanya said. “Is this eve...
London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement
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London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement

The governing body in charge of London's financial district is openly asking for opinions to help make decisions in bringing down statues and other landmarks with historic links to slavery and racism, as part of its response to the Black Lives Matter movement.   The City of London Corporation which runs the area that is home to some of the world’s biggest banks, has launched a three-month consultation, according to Reuters.   "The memorials could be re-sited, reinterpreted or retained depending on the responses collected," Andrien Meyers, co-chair of the City's Tackling Racism Taskforce, said. Street and building names could also be changed.   "We know that historical symbols continue to have an impact today and we want to understand how people feel about t...
Federal Government gives fresh update on when interstate movement and flight operations will begin
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Federal Government gives fresh update on when interstate movement and flight operations will begin

The Federal Government has given a fresh update concerning flight resumption date and Interstate movement. The Federal Government claim that aviation authorities are the ones to determine the resumption date of domestic flights in the country. This information was disclosed by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, during a briefing in Abuja, today. Recall that on June 1, 2020, the Federal Government requested that the aviation industry should start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume probably on June 21st, 2020. However, Sani Aliyu claimed that the Presidential Task Force are yet to receive a response from the aviation sector on their preparedness to restart commercial flight operations in the country. Sani Aliyu...
LA Galaxy condemn ‘racist and violent’ posts from Katai’s wife
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LA Galaxy condemn ‘racist and violent’ posts from Katai’s wife

The MLS club have come out strongly against a series of controversial posts made by the wife of one of their player's LA Galaxy have condemned and requested the immediate removal of social media posts made by Tea Katai, the wife of midfielder Aleksandar Katai. The posts, which have since been removed, reportedly mocked the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of protests for George Floyd. Both Aleksandar and his wife hail from Serbia, with Katai joining the Galaxy in December 2019 after two seasons with Chicago Fire.
Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad
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Volkswagen Apologizes For Racist Instagram Ad

German automaker Volkswagen has apologized for a racist ad it posted on its Instagram page while promoting the new Golf 8 car. In the now deleted video, a pair of oversized white hands drags a black man from Volkswagen’s new Golf 8, before flicking him into a restaurant called Petit Colon, which translates from French as the Little Colonist or Little Settler. As the words “DER NEUE GOLF” (the new Golf) appear on the screen, the letters N E G E R fade in before any other — which many critics pointed out translates to the N-word in German. Here is the Volkswagen ad that has caused outcry for being racist . pic.twitter.com/BDTIVQIReU — Bra Joe (@JoeNameTaken) May 20, 2020 Following the public outcry, Volkswagen’s board member for sales and marketing, Juergen Stackmann and Elke ...
Interstate Movement Of Almajiri Violating Buhari’s Order – Boss Mustapha
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Interstate Movement Of Almajiri Violating Buhari’s Order – Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has said that the continuous relocation of almajiri pupils from one state to another, up till Sunday is not in alignment with the guidelines issued by President Muhammadu Buhari banning inter-state movement amidst COVID-19 crisis in the country. The President had banned interstate movement from Monday May 4 as part of measures to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Mustapha, who made the complaint on Monday in Abuja at the 25th joint national briefing of the committee, assured that the PTF will engage with the respective state governments on how to achieve their objectives. “​The PTF has also received reports on the level of compliance with the nationwi...
No Movement For Lagos Workers Living In Ogun — Dapo Abiodun
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No Movement For Lagos Workers Living In Ogun — Dapo Abiodun

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has said said that the interstate travel ban will affect residents of the state who work in Lagos state. Abiodun said such residents are not permitted to move out or into the state as the COVID-19 lockdown eases on May 10. Facemask is very important. Nobody should go out without using a facemask. Taxicabs for intrastate journeys (within Ogun) must convey only 3 passengers at a time. 18-seater buses for intrastate journeys must convey only 7 passengers. Tricycles can convey only 2 passengers. Motorcycles (okada) should convey only 1 passenger. All schools remain closed, while students will continue with their DigiClass All pubs, clubs, stadia, public pools, spas, gyms, salons, et c. and all assemblies of more than 15 people rema...
Ghana Records 1,032 New Cases of Coronavirus Days after Lifting Lockdown
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Ghana Records 1,032 New Cases of Coronavirus Days after Lifting Lockdown

After lifting the nationwide lockdown 10 days back – which prompted mass celebrations – Ghana has now recorded 1,032 new cases of coronavirus. Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown. Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of “improved coronavirus testing”, on the 19th of April 2020, with the nation recording 1,042 cases, and 99 recoveries at that time. However, figures from the Ghana’s ministry of health yesterday showed that the country currently has 2,074 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out of which 212 recoveries and 17 deaths have been recorded, showing an increase in number of confirmed cases since the restrictions were eased. Ghana is the first country in the West African re...
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...
FG Bans Inter-State Movement Of COVID-19 Patients
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FG Bans Inter-State Movement Of COVID-19 Patients

The Federal Government has banned the inter-state movement of coronavirus patients in the country. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the Presidential Taskforce, briefing on COVID-19. Ehanire said that “all persons diagnosed with the virus will henceforth be treated in the state where their diagnosis was made to avoid further spread of infection”. He stated that Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendors and Pharmacists should refrain from attempting to treat COVID-19 patients, otherwise their operating licences would be revoked. The Federal Government has banned the inter-state movement of coronavirus patients in the country. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Wednesday in Abuja, at the Presidential Taskforce, briefi...
COVID-19:FG sets up task force for free movement of farm produce
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COVID-19:FG sets up task force for free movement of farm produce

The Federal Government will soon inaugurate a joint task force to ensure unrestricted movement of farm produce across Nigeria. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono,  made this known in a 10-point communiqué issued at the end of a meeting on Emergency Response to COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Defence, Interior and Police Affairs, Gen. Bashir Magaji, Rauf Aregbesola and  Mohammed Dingyadi, respectively, among other stakeholders. Nanono said it was resolved that law enforcement agents under the guidance of the four ministries would set up joint technical task team to draw guidelines for proper operation. According to him, the guidelines will ensure proper operation of grains markets, livestock and poultry market...
Everton midfielder Gbamin closing in on return
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Everton midfielder Gbamin closing in on return

Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is working his way back to full fitness. The summer signing made has been sidelined with a knee injury since making his debut against Crystal Palace in August. "He is working tirelessly to get back and sometimes I have to rein him in a little bit," Newall told the Everton website. "We are pleased with where he's at in his recovery. With the surgery he had, the idea is to slowly increase the flexibility in the muscle and progressively ramp up its strength. "Once you're happy with those parameters - which we are now - we can increase function. If we were back at Finch Farm this week, he'd be ready to build on his outside rehab with the physios. "Therefore, we are slowly introducing sports-specific movements this week. He is extremely pos...
Ifeanyi Okowa Extends Movement Restriction By Another 14 Days
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Ifeanyi Okowa Extends Movement Restriction By Another 14 Days

Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has announced the extension of a movement restriction order earlier put in place in the state for another 14 days. This, according to him, is to further help curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state and country at large. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday during a nationwide broadcast announced the extension of the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and FCT to curtail the spread of the virus. Nigeria so far has 343 cases of Coronavirus and 10 recorded deaths.
COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG
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COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) is seeking a special fund from the Federal Government to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The chairman of the forum and governor of the Plateau, Simon Lalong made the call in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham on Monday in Jos, after members’ meeting via teleconferencing. Recall that the Northern Governors met to discuss issues of COVID-19 with special attention to its effects on the region. According to the statement, the chairman claims that some special funds were given to other States but no State in the region has received any special allocation in spite of their record of cases. The governor added that the fund would assist them in their frantic efforts to prevent any outbreak as well...
Why no government delegation at 6th-yr anniversary of Chibok Girls abduction ― Buhari
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Why no government delegation at 6th-yr anniversary of Chibok Girls abduction ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the ongoing restriction of movements to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic was responsible for the absence of government delegation at the 6th year anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls. Extending his good wishes to the people of Chibok, Borno State, as they hold prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by Boko Haram terrorist group, the President reassured them that the government will not abandon them. The President in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja regretted that the current COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, makes it impossible for any government delegation to be with ...
Benue Coronavirus index case moved to Abuja
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Benue Coronavirus index case moved to Abuja

The index Coronavirus case reported in Benue state, 62-year old Susan Okpe, has been moved to the Isolation centre at the National Hospital Abuja for further treament.   Okpe posted a video online two days ago in which she complained bitterly about the poor condition of the isolation center where she was being treated. In the video that went viral, Okpe insisted that the medical doctor assigned to treat her must identify himself before he can have access to her. This caused a faceoff between herself and the management of the Isolation center.   However a request for her movement to Abuja was sent to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, and it was approved today.   Parts of the letter read the evacuation is “necessary so as to ensure proper management and...
Mother-Of-Three Jumps Into River Over Coronavirus Lockdown In Osun
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Mother-Of-Three Jumps Into River Over Coronavirus Lockdown In Osun

A single mother-of-three attempted suicide by jumping into the Osun River in Osogbo, Osun State over her inability to continue providing for her children due to the lockdown Kafayat Alake jumped into the river yesterday, April 1, a few hours after the state government imposed a stay-at-home order on residents of the state as part of measures to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.  She would have drowned, but for the timely intervention of some residents of Aregbesola area of Osogbo. Alake’s strange movement on the bridge was said to have been noticed by some passersby. When she jumped, they quickly raised alarm and youths in the area trooped out, dived into the river and rescued the woman. "We were somewhere around that place when the woman fell into the river. At ...
COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution
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COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and in an effort to have total compliance with the directive given by the Kano State Government, of boundary closure which started from Friday 27th March, by 12 midnight, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was in boundary town linking Kano state and Kaduna state, Monday, where he caught defaulters who defied the directive and were coming to Kano State. The defaulters caught were in separate trips in 9 different types of vehicles. There were 2 tippers, 2 trucks, two buses and 1 coaster car. They were all sighted at different locations of the road coming to Kano, defying all orders given by the state government. They were forced to turn back to where they were coming from. He ordered for the immediate arrest of all of them. Which he also ordered for their ...
COVID-19: Dino Melaye Says Buhari’s Movement Ban Is Undemocratic
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COVID-19: Dino Melaye Says Buhari’s Movement Ban Is Undemocratic

The former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye on Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has no democratic right to take over affairs of States without the express approval of the Senate. The former lawmaker made this statement on his official Facebook handle following the live Presidential broadcast of the No. 1 citizen earlier today, 29th March 2020 where the latter was quoted to have ordered the restriction of movement in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun. "You will recall that I had a broadcast one week ago asking the for the lockdown of Abuja and Lagos. This buttresses the fact that I support measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic but, it must be done in accordance with the law, " Melaye said. "Nigeria is practicing constitutional Democracy and it is an...
COVID-19: Makinde Imposes Curfew On Oyo, Bans Inter-State Movement From Sunday
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COVID-19: Makinde Imposes Curfew On Oyo, Bans Inter-State Movement From Sunday

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state following the confirmation of two new cases of covid-19 in the state. The governor also announced the suspension of all inter-state travel from and into the state while also banning gathering of more than 10 people. In a press release signed by him, he reeled out the new policy by the covid-19 taskforce as follows; 1. The COVID-19 confirmation test for two suspected cases have come back POSITIVE. The isolation process has been initiated. 84 Persons of Interest have been identified, and contact tracing and collection of samples have commenced. 2. The state’s diagnostic centre set up in collaboration with the University College Hospital is now ready. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCD...
Coronavirus: 4 govs in isolation as Kogi, Rivers shut borders
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Coronavirus: 4 govs in isolation as Kogi, Rivers shut borders

 As Nigeria yesterday confirmed two new cases of COVID-19,  bringing the number of confirmed cases to 46, Rivers and Kogi states have shut their borders to stop the spread of the virus in their states. Also, four governors, namely Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Governor Abubakar  Bello of Niger State have gone into isolation, while Governor Abdulahi Sule of Nassarawa State, said he would work from home. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers declared all state borders shut indefinitely, barring movement in and out of the state from today to guard against spread of the virus. The governor in a state broadcast said his administration’s measures have become imperative after an alleged Port Harcourt-bound infected passenger was stopped from boa...
France goes into total coronavirus lockdown with 100,000 police to enforce restrictions on movement
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France goes into total coronavirus lockdown with 100,000 police to enforce restrictions on movement

French president, Emmanuel Macron has put France on total lockdown with the country's borders closed in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.   The President addressed the nation on Monday night after the number of coronavirus cases "doubled every three days" to more than 5,000 people.   He said the country was effectively “at war” as he announced a 15-day lockdown beginning on midday on Tuesday with 100,000 police to enforce restrictions on movement.   "Movements will be very strongly reduced" for 15 days.  “Never before in history has France had to take such exceptional measures in a time of peace,” Macron said. ”You will no longer be able to see your loved ones ... or continue your daily routine.” While the lockdown will affect about 67 million people...

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