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Police arrests 279 motorcyclists in Jigawa
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Police arrests 279 motorcyclists in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa State has arrested 279 motorcyclists for violating the state government’s order on the restriction of movement. Recall that the Jigawa State Government had banned the movements of motorcycles from 9pm to 6am to check insecurity. Police Spokesman ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the arrest to DAILY POST. He said the move is part of measures adopted by the state government to ensure maximum security of its citizens. Shiisu explained that following the executive order by the Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, the police swung into action to ensure the total enforcement of the order. According to him “we were able to arrest Two Hundred and Seventy-Nine motorcyclists across the State and Two Hundred and Twenty Three Ninety have been charged to court ...
Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction
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Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday began the enforcement of the ban on motorcycles and restrictions of tricycles from 6 am to 7 pm. Recall that the state government had banned the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes, or riding to work, and also placed restrictions on tricycles. Tricycles will only be allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. The government said the order which takes effect from September 30, 2021, was to curtail the activities of bandits. The enforcement on the ban of motorcycles for transportation or commercial purposes applies to everyone, including law enforcement agents who ride their motorcycles to their various places of work. Many workers, businessmen, and women, including law enforcement agents; police, NSCDC, immigration, Nigeria Correcti...
S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike
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S/East residents lament NUPENG’s exclusion of Rivers in ongoing strike

Residents of the southeast have vehemently frowned at the strike action embarked upon by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) necessitated by the demolition of a fuel station in Imo, on the directive of Governor Hope Uzodinma. Recall that NUPENG declared the strike in Imo alone over Uzodinma’s refusal to compensate a marketer, whose station was demolished in Orlu by former governor Rochas Okorocha. It said despite a court order asking the state to compensate the marketer, he was ignored, adding that Uzodinma had appealed the judgment instead. Uzodinma was said to have asked residents of Imo to source for petroleum products in neighboring states, challenging NUPENG to go ahead with its strike. Based on the Uzodinma-led government’s statement challenging ...
Court orders EFCC to Unfreeze Raymond Dokpesi’s Account
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Court orders EFCC to Unfreeze Raymond Dokpesi’s Account

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, issued an order unfreezing the bank account of the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi. Justice Tsoho gave the order on Tuesday, August 3, while delivering a ruling on Dokpesi’s application argued by Mr Kanu Agabi. The judge ordered that the account domiciled at First Bank be immediately "unfrozen" since the criminal charges which precipitated the restriction on the account had been dismissed and Dokpesi discharged and acquitted by the Court of Appeal. The judge said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no basis to put a post no debit order on the account in view of the subsisting and valid judgment of the Court of Appeal. He held that there was no application by the EFCC...
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...
Fans to be allowed back into stadiums for start of 2021-22 La Liga season
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Fans to be allowed back into stadiums for start of 2021-22 La Liga season

Supporters have been cleared to return to venues in Spain to watch their teams after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions Fans will be allowed to return to stadiums for the start of the 2021-22 La Liga season, Spanish health minister Carolina Darias has confirmed. Supporters were unable to attend La Liga matches for the majority of last season due to social distancing restrictions designed to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, stadium doors were opened to 5,000 people for the final two rounds of matches, and it has now been revealed that higher capacity crowds will return for the upcoming campaign.
“Respect your Citizen’s Rights”- United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken Kicks against FG’s Twitter ban
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“Respect your Citizen’s Rights”- United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken Kicks against FG’s Twitter ban

The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has kicked against the Buhari-led government's decision to suspend Twitter operations in the country. In a statement released yesterday June 10 by his media aide, Ned Price, Blinken argued that the restriction of social media use has no place in a democracy. The statement reads “The United States condemns the ongoing suspension of Twitter by the Nigerian government and subsequent threats to arrest and prosecute Nigerians who use Twitter. The United States is likewise concerned that the Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission ordered all television and radio broadcasters to cease using Twitter. Unduly restricting the ability of Nigerians to report, gather and disseminate opinions and information has no place in a democ...
Donald Trump Banned from Facebook for at Least two Years
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Donald Trump Banned from Facebook for at Least two Years

Former US president, Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook for at least two years. The Republican politician was indefinitely suspended from all Facebook platforms over the 6 January US Capitol riot, in which his supporters violently tried to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s election win. Now Mr. Trump’s account will remain suspended until 7 January 2023, and Mark Zuckerberg’s company says he will only get it back if the “risk to public safety has receded.” Facebook’s independent Oversight Board upheld the initial suspension of Mr. Trump last month, but they criticized the company over the indefinite time period, which led Mr. Zuckerberg to introduce the new rules. “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his action...
Lagos State Launches First And Last Mile Bus Scheme To Suffice For The Ban Of Tricycles and Bikes
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Lagos State Launches First And Last Mile Bus Scheme To Suffice For The Ban Of Tricycles and Bikes

The Lagos State Government launches a new bus system initiative known as First And Last Mile Bus to serve as a replacement for the Tricylces and Bikes which the government banned due to the increased level of insecurity. This new functional and effective intermodal transportation system, First and Last Mile Bus Scheme was launched at the Citizens Mediattion Center, Agege Lagos on the 11th of May 2020 as the Lagos State Acquires 2000 new buses. On the 1st of February  2020, the Lagos state Government banned all activities of commercial motorcycles (Okaka) and Tricylces (Keke Napep) in 15 local government areas in the state and on all highways. This development saw many riders and operators lament as Law Enforcement began to impound bikes and tricyclces during this period. Th...
Crypto Restriction Opens Nigeria To Fresh Foreign Scramble
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Crypto Restriction Opens Nigeria To Fresh Foreign Scramble

Foreign techies and innovators have renewed the historic scramble for the Nigerian market, following official restriction of local transactions in cryptocurrencies. The Guardian learnt that the number and intensity of online meetings with young traders on how they can circumvent the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN)’s restriction on banks and other financial institutions from transacting have increased in several folds since last week. In one of the meetings in which The Guardian participated by proxy last week, Nigerian youths were invited to subscribe to a credit card launched a few months ago. The selling point of the card described as a lifestyle card is that it enables users to convert cryptocurrencies to five different benchmark currencies – dollar, pound, euro, yen and yuan....
No Restriction Stopping Tinubu From Contesting Presidency In 2023 – Sagay
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No Restriction Stopping Tinubu From Contesting Presidency In 2023 – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), renowned professor of law and civil rights ac­tivist, on Monday, said it was the turn of southern­ers to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023 in order to preserve the unity of the country and ensure justice and fairness. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, Sagay, who is the Chair­man of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PA­CAC) and a chieftain of the ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC), also said there was an informal zoning agreement which the party must honour in selecting the presidential flag bearer for the 2023 gen­eral elections. According to him, even though the agreement was not written, the founders of the APC agreed that the presidency would move to the South after the North had completed two t...
Primary school teacher arrested after N550m Belonging to her 24-year-old Son was Found in her Account
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Primary school teacher arrested after N550m Belonging to her 24-year-old Son was Found in her Account

A primary school teacher, Mrs. Roseline Uche Egbuha has been arrested following an investigation which exposed her alleged involvement in money laundering. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) said investigation showed that the money found in the bank account of the primary school teacher identified as Mrs. Roseline Uche Egbuha, are proceeds of money laundering from Malaysia. Upon being interrogated, Egbuha said the money found in her account belonged to her 24-year-old son, Chidozie Fabian Ejeaka whose whereabouts could not be established. She was arrested alongside three bank staff and her lawyer, Fredinard Isa due to their connivance in lifting the restriction placed on her account and the subsequent transfer of N550m (principal sum and interest) into the GTB...
COVID-19 Containment Orders: Enugu Police moves Against violators
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COVID-19 Containment Orders: Enugu Police moves Against violators

The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has expressed dismay at the spate of flagrant violation of the restriction orders issued by the federal and state governments as well as the guidelines for the containment of the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other health establishments. Consequently, the Command, through a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, reminded residents of the State that “except where approved modifications exist, the stipulated restriction/containment orders are still in force”. Reaffirming “its continued commitment to enforce the orders without fear or favour”, th...
717 Rape Cases have Been Recorded from January to May 2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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717 Rape Cases have Been Recorded from January to May 2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has said that 717 rape incidents have been reported to the police across the country from January-May this year alone. The IGP made this revelation while speaking with state house correspondents after himself, the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, and the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, met with President Buhari this morning over the increasing incidence of rape cases. The police chief said 799 suspects have been arrested so far, 631 cases conclusively investigated and charged to court, and 52 cases are left and under investigation. He added that the COVID19 restriction is responsible for the spike in the number of rape cases. ''We are here to brief you on sexual and gender-based violence and the action that ...
Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption
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Klopp says Liverpool’s Premier League title parade could happen next season because of coronavirus disruption

If the Reds end their 30-year wait for a league title in 2020, their manager is happy to put off the open-top bus until the time is right Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested holding a Premier League title parade next season when coronavirus restrictions could be eased. The Reds were just two wins from securing their first league triumph in 30 years when the 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the pandemic. The Premier League is set to return on June 17, but matches will be held behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, denying fans the opportunity to celebrate inside Anfield.
NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21
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NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has said that only five airports will be allowed to open for domestic flights effective from June 21, 2020. A circular signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu stated that the airports to reopen for operations include Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano. The circular added that the Nigerian Airspace remains closed for International flights. The circular in part reads ''Following the announcement by President Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the easing of and the start of second phase on the COVID-19 lockdown...
FG Relaxes Restriction On Churches, Mosques
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FG Relaxes Restriction On Churches, Mosques

The Federal Government has announced the relaxation of the restriction placed on places of worship as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced this during the daily briefing of the panel on Monday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to Government of the Federation, said the ban on inter-state travel is still in place.
FG Lifts ban on Religious Gathering
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FG Lifts ban on Religious Gathering

The federal government on Monday June 1, lifted the ban on religious gatherings across the country. Chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha made the announcement during the daily briefing of the task force today. Mustapha said relaxation of restriction on places of worship is based on guidelines issued by the PTF and protocols agreed by state governments. However gathering of more than 20 persons remains prohibited outside of work places and in religious services. He said; “The PTF submitted its recommendations and the PRESIDENT has approved the following for implementation over the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June, 2020, subject to review. “Cautious advance into the Second Phase of the ...
Gradual Lockdown Easing Extended by 2 Weeks in Lagos, Ogun and FCT
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Gradual Lockdown Easing Extended by 2 Weeks in Lagos, Ogun and FCT

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had said just extended for 2 weeks the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja to curb spread of Coronavirus. Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, while making the announcement said, “​Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued. “The two weeks extension of Phase One of the eased restriction is also to enable other segments of the economy to prepare adequately for compliance with the guidelines, preparatory to reopening in the coming weeks.” https://twitter.com/LailaIjeoma/status/1262443762355232770  
Borno Suspends Lockdown; Churches and Mosques asked to Reopen
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Borno Suspends Lockdown; Churches and Mosques asked to Reopen

The Borno State government has relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, which was effected after cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the state. While the ban on Eid prayers is still in force, churches and mosques have been asked to reopen and also to observe strict guidelines on maintaining physical distancing during service. Umar Kadafur, Borno state's deputy governor and chairman of the state COVID-19 response committee who made the announcement, said the government would revert to “status quo” if the COVID-19 situation escalates. The statement read;   “Henceforth, Jumma’at prayers and five daily prayers shall be observed in all mosques as recommended by the Borno State Council of Ulamas in strict adherence with social distancing and the use of face masks. “A...
Banks to Open Between 8am to 2pm, Schools and Restaurants to remain shut as FG Releases Guidelines for Easing of Lockdown on Monday May 4
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Banks to Open Between 8am to 2pm, Schools and Restaurants to remain shut as FG Releases Guidelines for Easing of Lockdown on Monday May 4

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID19 has released the guidelines for the ease of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT which will come into effect next week Monday May 4. Briefing newsmen on the guidelines for the ease of the lockdown, the National coordinator of the Presidential taskforce on COVID19, Sani Aliyu, said Interstate travels remain banned except for essential services. For intrastate activities, banks are to open between the hours of 8pm to 2pm while adhering to all the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. . Schools are remained closed. Restaurants are to remain closed but can do home deliveries. Concerts and Recreational activities stay suspended for now. ''For government offices, government staff will be allowed to resume from the 4 of May but it will be bas...
Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9
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Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9

Premier League clubs are targeting a return to training on May 9 as English football bids to get back underway, according to reports. Managers across the top flight are said to have held talks with players about plans to get back to the training pitch ahead of a proposed restart to the season following over a month of suspension due to coronavirus, the Sun reports. Teams such as Bournemouth, West Ham, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace are all lining up the date with clubs eager to get players back up to scratch after being forced to monitor their fitness levels remotely from home. Chris Wilder's Sheffield United had initially planned to get back on the training pitch as early as May 4 but have now adjusted the date to May 9. At a Premier League meeting on Friday, clubs committed to f...
Singapore extends coronavirus curbs as cases surge
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Singapore extends coronavirus curbs as cases surge

Singapore on Tuesday extended restrictions to fight the coronavirus until early June, the city-state’s leader said, as cases surged past 9,000 due to a growing number of infections among migrant workers. The city-state managed to keep its outbreak in check in the early stages due to widespread testing and contact-tracing but is facing a fast-moving second wave of infections. Health authorities reported 1,111 cases Tuesday taking the total to 9,125, with the vast majority of new infections in foreign worker dormitories, which have become the epicentre of the city’s outbreak. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that restrictions — which include closures of businesses and schools and asking people to stay home — would be extended to June 1. They were imposed at the start o...
Coronavirus: Buhari should probe Kyari’s death – Falana attacks Nigeria’s elite, NCDC
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Coronavirus: Buhari should probe Kyari’s death – Falana attacks Nigeria’s elite, NCDC

Legal luminary, Femi Falana (SAN) on Sunday, gave an alarming insight into the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. He complained that rich Nigerians who had tested positive for the disease were shunning government-approved Isolation Centres and were using unapproved private hospitals for treatment. Falana, in a piece titled ‘Official impunity and hypocrisy in the fight against COVID-19’, cited the case of Abba Kyari and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the death of his late Chief of Staff. Falana declared that coronavirus was on the increase due to inconsistency, double standards of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and lack of coordination on the part of the government. “Without any scientific basis whatsoever, the federal government decided to limit the...
Fear of sack grips teachers in Kaduna as COVID-19 spread persists
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Fear of sack grips teachers in Kaduna as COVID-19 spread persists

Fear of job loss has grips private school teachers in Kaduna State as school owners may not cope with payment of salaries due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Some teachers, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna, said if the lockdown persisted, private school owners might be forced to lay-off some staff so as to remain in business after the restriction. Mrs Irene Bukola, a teacher at Excell Model School, Narayi, told NAN that many private schools depended on school fees to pay their staff. “If the lockdown takes longer time, the owners will deem it necessary to downsize their workforce. “It is not a good feeling when you know you may possibly lose your job, especially when you know that’s your major source of income. “Parents, by now ought to be making...
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: Fayemi Extends Ekiti Lockdown By Two Weeks
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COVID-19: Fayemi Extends Ekiti Lockdown By Two Weeks

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has extended the movement restriction and curfew imposed in the state by two weeks, following the expiration of the initial order on Monday night. The restriction will now end on April 27th. The new directive which was contained in a release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Biodun Oyebanj, also made wearing of face mask compulsory in public places. The Governor also directed that the restriction of movement would be suspended for eight hours, (between 6am-2pm) on Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, April 23rd, to allow the people re-stock essential goods. Like the previous order, those on essential services and vendors of food stuff, water and medicines and other essential goods are allowed to move with valid means of ide...
Covid-19: To Lift Restrictions Without Vaccine Disastrous: Shehu Sani
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Covid-19: To Lift Restrictions Without Vaccine Disastrous: Shehu Sani

Former Kano central senator, Shehu Sanni has thrown his back behind the continuous lockdown of the country over the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the former lawmaker, continuous shutting down until there is a vaccine is the road to life while lifting the ban without a vaccine can lead to disaster. He made this known in a statement on his official Twitter handle on Sunday, 12th April. “To lockdown until there’s a Vaccine is the Road to life, to lift restrictions without a vaccine is the crescent to disaster.#COVIDー19 #coronavirus: To lockdown until there’s a Vaccine is the Road to life,to lift restrictions without a vaccine is the crescent to disaster.#COVIDー19 #coronavirus — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 12, 2020
Reekado Banks Cries Out After Being Stranded In Gabon Over Coronavirus Outbreak
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Reekado Banks Cries Out After Being Stranded In Gabon Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, better known as Reekado Banks is currently stranded in another African country, Gabon, urging the federal government to open borders, so he can return home. The 26-year-old musician can not return to his home country, Nigeria due to strict restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic. Reekado posted a picture of himself on his verified Instagram page where he wrote; ”Smiling like everything is okay but deep down Gabon ti su mi(I am tired of Gabon). E ba mi shi border ejo (please open the border)”.
Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers
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Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Adamu, has cautioned men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders, to ensure that they do not trample on the rights of Nigerians upon under any pretext.   The police chief gave the warning in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba.   Adamu in the statement stressed that persons on essential duties that have been duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty. The IGP notes that the global community is now in extra-ordinary times, with the lockdown taking its tolls on every component of our national life. Therefore, all police officers ...
Osinbajo Explains How The Law Supports Presidential Restriction Orders
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Osinbajo Explains How The Law Supports Presidential Restriction Orders

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT PRESS RELEASE VP OSINBAJO EXPLAINS HOW THE LAW SUPPORTS PRESIDENTIAL RESTRICTION ORDERS *Says the President invoked an Act of the National Assembly Questioning the legality of the presidential order restricting movements in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun States is quite unnecessary as the action taken is not only important but very well backed by extant Nigerian laws, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo made this observation in Abuja while responding to questions on Monday at the Google Hangout programme organized by HACK COVID-19 Call Centre - a private sector initiative supporting Nigeria’s battle against the pandemic. According to the Vice President, “regarding the legality of the shutdowns announced by the President ye...
Emre Can excited as Dortmund to resume training in groups of two
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Emre Can excited as Dortmund to resume training in groups of two

It remains unclear when the football campaign will return but the German giants will get back to work on Monday Borussia Dortmund will return to training on Monday but will be restricted to groups of two as they look to navigate restrictions in place as a result of the coronavirus. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought football across the world to a halt and forced football’s governing bodies to delay Euro 2020 and this year’s Copa America by 12 months. While there is no news on when the leagues will return to action, Dortmund are working to keep their players fit and are taking measures to limit the risk of infecting players and staff. Midfielder Emre Can is looking forward to getting back to work, even if he will not be with all of his team-mates. “It’s important that we go ...
The President acted outside his powers- Dino Melaye reacts to presidential order for a lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and FCT
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The President acted outside his powers- Dino Melaye reacts to presidential order for a lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and FCT

Senator Dino Melaye has kicked against the lockdown order President Buhari issued on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state.   The president on Sunday March 29, announced a lockdown in these states as part of efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.   Reacting to the new directive, Dino stated that President Buhari lacks the power to call for the restriction of movement without the express approval of the National Assembly.   He shared his thoughts via his Twitter handle. Read below  
Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries
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Coronavirus: FG Adds Sweden, Austria to Restricted Countries

  The Federal Government has added Sweden and Austria to the list of high-risk countries following the outbreak of coronavirus. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja. “We have identified two more high risks countries – Austria and Sweden which were added in the past 24 hours to the list,” Ehanire said. On Wednesday March 18th, the Federal government announced the restriction of travellers from 13 countries identified as high risk countries with over 1000 recorded cases of Coronavirus. They are China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, United States of America, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands & Switzerland.
Chief Imam of Ghana Suspends Public Islamic Religious Activities and Gatherings Over Coronavirus Tells Muslims to Pray at Home
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Chief Imam of Ghana Suspends Public Islamic Religious Activities and Gatherings Over Coronavirus Tells Muslims to Pray at Home

Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shrabutu, the Chief Imam of Ghana has reportedly suspended public Islamic religious activities and gatherings in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. According to Ghana Web, the Islamic leader, in a statement said the suspension is in line with President Akufo-Addo's ban on all social gatherings including funerals, festivals, all religious activities, conferences and all other events that call for a mass gathering of people. The Chief Imam also noted that the restriction of public gathering is in accordance with protocols enshrined in the Quran to preserve and ensure healthy lives. The ban means all Muslims in Ghana will now be exercising their daily prayers at their respective homes for now. Ghana currently has six recorded cases...
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...
Ganduje’s Aide Rants Over Cartoonist’s Depiction of Governor, Sanusi
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Ganduje’s Aide Rants Over Cartoonist’s Depiction of Governor, Sanusi

Tanko Salihu Yakasai, Special Adviser on Media to Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has condemned the cartoon depicting the state as a cage. A cartoonist, Mustapha Bulama, on Saturday, posted an image which showed a character of of Ganduje in a cage while pointing at that of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. Sanusi is seen walking away and saying to Ganduje: “You can stay there.” Yakasai described the drawing as a mockery and an insult to the people of Kano. He said that Kano is not a cage but a state with “a thousand year old history and has produced great leaders and scholars” was attacked. Yakasai tweeted: “I see this as a mockery and insult to the entire people of Kano. Kano is NOT a cage, its a state with a thousand year old history, that has en...
Okada, Keke Ban: MC Oluomo In Talks With Lagos State Government
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Okada, Keke Ban: MC Oluomo In Talks With Lagos State Government

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly called MC Oluomo, has said he is talking to the Lagos State Government to review the ban and restriction on motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state. He noted that he was also meeting with bus drivers not to increase bus fares, which could worsen the effect of the ban on commuters. Oluomo spoke to The PUNCH on Monday through his aide, Jimoh Buhari. The NURTW boss expressed optimism that his discussion with the government on the matter would yield positive results. “The most important thing, for now, is for the bus drivers not to take advantage of the situation, and that is why we are meeting with them,” he added.
LASG Hails Compliance With Restriction Of Motorcycles And Tricycles
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LASG Hails Compliance With Restriction Of Motorcycles And Tricycles

The government of Lagos State praises motorcycle and tricycle operators for complying with the restriction from six local government areas, major highways and bridges. The enforcement of the State Security Council’s order began on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The level of compliance was over 90%. In fact, some of the ride hailing companies directed their riders to obey the directive. This is commendable. The high level of compliance has shown that Lagosians agree with the government on the need to stop the danger that commercial motorcycles and tricycles have become - a big threat to safety of lives and security of our people. They should stand firm in supporting the government. The little discomfort experienced by commuters on some routes due to the absence of motorcycles and tricy...
Trump Administration Adds Nigeria & 5 Other Countries to Travel Ban List
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Trump Administration Adds Nigeria & 5 Other Countries to Travel Ban List

The US State Department on Friday night announced that it has put six new countries under its travel ban list. Under a proclamation signed Friday by President Trump, citizens from Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria- Africa's most populous country, won’t be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S. Two other countries, Sudan and Tanzania, will be barred from participating in the diversity visa lottery, which randomly awards green cards to 50,000 immigrants from underrepresented countries annually. The six countries will join a list of seven nations, most of them Muslim-majority, which include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea, that faced significant travel restrictions under President Trump’s original travel ban, issued in 2017. Ho...
Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya allowed to participate in men’s events – IAAF
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Olympic champion and intersex athlete, Caster Semenya allowed to participate in men’s events – IAAF

The International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) has said that athletes like South Africa's Caster Semenya are welcome to enter men's events if they are not willing to take medicine to lower their testosterone levels. This comes days after the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, ruled in favour of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that female athletes such as Semenya, who is intersex must take testosterone suppressants like the contraceptive pill to stay under the permitted level to continue competing as a woman in any running event between the 400m and the mile. Responding to a letter from the World Medical Association (WMA) which urged doctors not to enforce controversial new IAAF gender rules for classifying female athletes,...
Fashola orders suspension of work at National Housing Project
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Fashola orders suspension of work at National Housing Project

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has ordered the immediate suspension of work at the Abuja National Housing project in Gwagwalada, FCT. Fashola gave the order during the inspection of the ongoing Abuja Mass Housing project in Gwagwalada, on Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) had written “Stop Work Inscriptions’’ on buildings at the construction site. He said the suspension became necessary in order to settle any development control issues with the ministry and FCDA through due process. “As you can see, there are Development Control inscriptions on the buildings and it means there are development issues by the FCDA. “My staff tell me that the issue has been resolved, but I also ...
How Dangote Withdrew $10million Just To Be Sure He Is Rich
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How Dangote Withdrew $10million Just To Be Sure He Is Rich

Aliko Dangote isn’t just Africa’s richest man; sometimes he has to prove it to himself, just to be sure. On Saturday, the magnate revealed he once withdrew $10 million from a bank, just to look at it and prove to himself that he is indeed rich. In today’s monetary terms, that’s N3.6 billion, about a third of Lagos’ entire budget last year. He spoke in Abidjan at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation governance weekend, while chatting with Ibrahim himself. “The way it is that your target when you first start business, your target is to make your first million. Fine, I did that,” Dangote said. A year later, he realized he had much more, but all that money was just “written numbers,” he said. Back then there was no restriction requiring banks to report withdrawals or deposits by individ...
FCT Election: Police Announce Restriction Of Movement On Saturday
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FCT Election: Police Announce Restriction Of Movement On Saturday

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has imposed a restriction of vehicular movement in the territory from 6am to 6pm on Saturday. Spokesman of the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, made this known in a statement on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the restriction of movement is aimed at ensuring peaceful and credible March 9 Area Council election in the FCT. Manzah however stated that ambulances, Fire Service trucks and others on essential duty would be exempted from the restriction. He expressed the command’s regrets for the inconveniences the restriction might cause residents. “The Command wants to assure residents that proactive security measures have been put in place to facilitate the peaceful conduct of the election,” he sai...
Election Postponement: Oshiomhole Dares INEC, To Resume Campaigns Despite Restriction
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Election Postponement: Oshiomhole Dares INEC, To Resume Campaigns Despite Restriction

Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has said he is resuming political campaigns for his party despite the restriction placed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Oshiomhole stated this on Saturday while addressing newsmen at a press conference called by the electoral body at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja, to explain why it rescheduled the general election to next week Saturday. At the event, the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, while responding to a question from Osita Chidoka, a campaign spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on continuation of campaigns, said political campaigns remained closed at the moment. Constitutionally, political campaigns are concluded 24 hours before the e...
“IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement On Saturday” – Radio Nigeria
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“IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement On Saturday” – Radio Nigeria

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the vehicular restriction from 6am-6pm on Saturday 16 February during the Presidential election. The order was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations officers, ACP Frank Mba. Mr Adamu explained that the restriction was in furtherance of the overall interest of public well-being, public order, safety and national security. Acting Inspector General of Police said the restriction would enable the security agencies carryout policing effectively on Saturday, thereby preventing hoodlums and criminally-minded elements from hijacking and disrupting the electoral process. IGP Adamu advised the citizens to come out en-masse on the day of the election to exercise their franchise peacefully without any f...
French Priest Jailed For Sexual Assault
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French Priest Jailed For Sexual Assault

A French priest has been sentenced to five years in jail, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners. One of the victims was just nine when the offences started, he also embezzled 100,000 euros ($115,000) to pay one of his victims. The trial was held behind closed doors at Colmar Criminal Court, in northeast France, which publicly announced the sentence late Friday. The 60-year-old cleric, who will have to spend at least two years behind bars and be under restrictions for the rest of his term, could have faced up to 10 years in prison. The priest will also have to undergo psychological treatment, which he has already started, according to his lawyers. Under the judgement, he is forbidden from contacting his victims or any activity involving minors. He is also bar...
Sodje Brothers – When Charity Turned Messy
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Sodje Brothers – When Charity Turned Messy

It’s not uncommon for sports personalities to get involved in charity as a way of giving back to the society and most of them have uplifted humanity around the globe with their charities but the Sodje brothers are in trouble over their charity organisation However charity took another dimension when a sporting family siphoned off cash from their own charity set up to help African children. Former Nigerian international, Efe Sodje, 46, and his two brothers-Stephen Sodje, 43, and ex-rugby player Bright Sodje, 52, were found guilty and jailed for the fraud in 2017. The case was reported following the conclusion of a separate trial involving former Reading and Nigeria footballer Sam Sodje, 39. Earlier on Monday, he was cleared at the Old Bailey of money laundering. The fraud trial in 2...
TRAVEL BAN: Dasuki, Badeh, Daniel, Amosu, Yuguda, 45 Others Top Travel Ban List
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TRAVEL BAN: Dasuki, Badeh, Daniel, Amosu, Yuguda, 45 Others Top Travel Ban List

A former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari. The restriction followed the judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6). The watch-list and restriction were put in place pending the conclusion of the cases against those affected. Also on the watch list seen last night by The Nation are: ex-governors Saminu Turaki (Jigawa), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Rasheed Ladoja (Oyo), Orji Uzor Kalu (Abia), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger); Chimaroke Nnamani (Enugu...
#OsunDecides : Impressive Turn Out, As Adeleke Says Opponents Are Afraid He Will Win
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#OsunDecides : Impressive Turn Out, As Adeleke Says Opponents Are Afraid He Will Win

Osogbo- VOTERS trooped out en mass to cast their vote during the fifth governorship election in Osun State. As early as 7am the voting centres were jam-packed with voters waiting for INEC officials. Voting materials arrived the centres on time while the voters had already formed queues. Security operatives were strategically placed to curtail any crisis while the restriction of movement was effective. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Demola Adeleke arrived at his Abegunde ward 2 unit 9 in Ede area of the state at 8am and voted by 8:08am. Speaking with newsmen, Adeleke said that those levelling unfounded allegations against him ” were afraid that he would win the election” ” Those levelling all those unfounded allegations against me are afraid that i will wi...

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