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IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1
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IPOB Orders sit-at-home in Southeast state on October 1

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will enforce a sit-at-home order on October 1 as Nigeria marks its 61st Independence anniversary on the same day. The group in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, asked banks in the South East Region to 'peacefully' bring down Nigerian flags in their premises, or IPOB members will be forced to bring down the flags themselves. According to Powerful, the proscribed group is taking these actions in solidarity with Ambazonia, a secessionist group in Cameroon, whose purported independence anniversary is on October 1. “IPOB has declared 1st of October 2021 total shutdown in Biafra land as a sign of our rejection of the construct called Nigeria and there shall be no movement in Biafra land on this day. ...
Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory
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Late Allen Strike denies West Ham Women Victory

Remi Allen's late strike saw Aston Villa Women deny West Ham Women their first home win since February 2020, drawing 1-1 in the Women's Super League. Heading into the game, Olli Harder's side had not found the net in around 600 minutes of football, but very soon after kick-off, Leon (8) - fresh from her Olympic gold with Canada - turned home after a poor defensive error from Aston Villa. But the visitors soon found their feet in the WSL match-up. Aston Villa had numerous chances - debutant Emily Gielnik hitting the post in the second half - but captain Allen delivered once again. She sent Mayumi Pacheco's initial shot home with a leaping header in the 92nd minute, securing a point for Villa after her winner also saw Leicester beaten last weekend. West Ham had been on the cu...
Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo
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Empty streets as Owerri residents obey IPOB total lockdown order during President Buhari’s visit to Imo

Residents of Imo state stayed back at their homes today, September 9, even as President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrived the South Eastern state. This comes after the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) directed all residents of the state to sit at home as a form of protest that the Nigerian leader is not ''welcome ''to the state in solidarity with their leader Nnamdi Kanu, who is still under the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). As early as 8 am up to 11 am the streets of Owerri, Imo's capital was reportedly empty. Major places in the Owerri metropolis including banks, filling stations, schools and markets were completely shutdown. See more photos and Tweets by residents below...
Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order
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Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order

Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State, is currently on lockdown as residents of the state complied with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. The group last week gave the directive to protest the continuous detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. See more photos of the city currently deserted below
Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown
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Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown

A socio-political Igbo youth group in the South East, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cease its planned lockdown billed for next week Monday, August 9, in the region in the interest of Ndigbo and the country. IPOB announced last week it planned a shutdown in protest over the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services (DSS). However, COSEYL has stated that youths in the region face economic challenges so an economic shutdown doesn't favour anyone . A statement by COSEYL President General Goodluck Ibem on Tuesday, August 3, said ; ‘COSEYL urges the group to, in the interest of the Southeast region, review its latest policy directive given the current...
“Time to reveal the new body” – Bobrisky says as she prepares to reveal his new body
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“Time to reveal the new body” – Bobrisky says as she prepares to reveal his new body

Popular controversial crossdresser, Bobrisky has announced to his fans on social media that he’s ready to flaunt her newly enhanced body. Last month, Bobrisky became the topic of conversation after he revealed that he was undergoing a butt enhancement surgery in Dominican Republic. Bobrisky said he is ready to shutdown Lagos with his new body. However, he is yet to reveal the date of the unveiling. Where are all my glam team guys? Mama is about to shut everywhere down. Time to reveal the body”.
Ijaw youths give oil companies ultimatum to leave Niger Delta region
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Ijaw youths give oil companies ultimatum to leave Niger Delta region

The Ijaw Youth Council has given the international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the Niger Delta an ultimatum to vacate the region. The council said the notice is in line with the 30 days ultimatum handed to the Federal Government to inaugurate a substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The commission had been managed by an interim management committee but currently has a sole administrator. At a press briefing, the president of the IYC, Peter Igbifa, asked the oil companies to shut down operations willingly. ''We are not going to carry gun and chase anybody as Ijaw youths but we will stand on our right until our demand for substantive board is inaugurated in the NDDC. In line with the ultimatum as the days are counting, we should have nine days...
DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M
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DMX’s Family Denies Reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z Purchased the Late Rapper’s Master Recordings for $10M

The family of DMX have shut down rumors claiming Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z bought the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. The hip-hop icon, real name Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after he suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack on April 2. He died on Friday, April 9, at the age of 50. After his death, rumours surfaced that Beyoncé and her Jay-Z had purchased the late rapper's master recordings for $10million. However, this has been dismissed by the family of DMX. In a statement shared by Complex, DMX's family said: 'There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl's masters.' The family also warned members of the public not to get scammed by people trying to raise...
Why We Shutdown Shoprite Stores In Nigeria – Workers
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Why We Shutdown Shoprite Stores In Nigeria – Workers

Cherish Ogenyi, the unit chairman and coordinator of the northern region of the National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE), an affiliate of the Nigerian Labour Congress, who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES described the action as “picketing”. Cherish Ogenyi, the unit chairman and coordinator of the northern region of the National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees (NUSDE). “What you see happening here today is just a picketing type of strike, that is what the workers came here to do. Just to picket the entrance of Shoprite. Apparently, in a bid to stop them from trading until our pending proposals and demands are met by the management,” he said. Following the purchase of Shoprite Nigeria by some Nigerian investors, Mr Ogenyi said the workers are supposed to be pa...
FG Intervenes As MTN, Banks Trade Blame Over Shutdown
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FG Intervenes As MTN, Banks Trade Blame Over Shutdown

The Nigerian government says it has intervened in a feud between Nigerian banks and MTN, which left millions of phone users unable to buy airtime Friday. Talks to resolve a row over the sharing of fees on airtime sales between the two sides “reached an advanced stage” for suspended services to be restored, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, announced on Twitter late Friday. “On the fallout between @MTNNG and some banks on USSD services today, I engaged with both regulators, the Governor of @cenbank and EVC @NgComCommission. We have reached an advanced stage of resolving the issues, for the services to be restored to our citizens. Many thanks,” he said. Banks removed the telecom giant from their platforms, disallowing MTN users from accessing their ...
Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”
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Shoprite On Shutdown, As Workers Go On Strike Over “Sale To Palms Mall Owners”

Dozens of Shoprite outlets in Nigeria have been shut down as workers commenced an industrial strike action. Workers of retail giant, Shoprite have embarked on a nationwide industrial strike action demanding proper information on staff benefits as well as terms of sale to interested investors who are on course to acquire the Nigerian subsidiary of the South African retail outlet. A report by the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) suggests that all 25 outlets of Shoprite in Nigeria have been shut down by workers. The report revealed further that the workers embarked on industrial action over claims of sale of the retail company to Palms Mall owners, Tayo Amusan and Persianas Properties Limited, without appropriate information on the terms of the acquisition, and the i...
Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation
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Update: Authorities shut down Kebbi varsity after mob allegedly killed final year student over N3500 a week to graduation

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, (KSUSTA) Aliero, has been closed down indefinitely following the murder of a 400-level biochemistry student Sharif Sale-Kanya, by a mob over a failed bank transaction. In a statement on Sunday February 28, the Registrar of the university, Musa Labbo, directed all students to leave the school premises immediately. "This is to inform all students of the university that the management has directed the closure of the school indefinitely. Therefore, all students are hereby directed to leave the university with immediate effect,” the statement said. LIB reported that the deceased, who was set to graduate this week, was beaten to death by a mob over N3500. It was gathered that Sharif bought a handset in Aliero town on Saturday and ...
Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums
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Osun Govt Shuts Down Secondary School Over Invasion by Hoodlums

  About 20 youths wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons on Thursday invaded Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo to cause chaos. The state government has now shut down the school indefinitely, following the development. The spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the incident said about 20 youths invaded the school. “We received a distress call from Ifeoluwa School, Osogbo that a group of youths numbering about 20 invaded the school with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons. “On receipt of this information, we deployed men to the scene and a suspect was arrested at the scene with a machete cut on his left arm and head. He was rushed to Osogbo Central Hospital for treatment.” However, the state government in a statemen...
Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate
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Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate

Singer Peter Okoye and human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, clashed on Twitter today February 7, over the reopening of the Lekki toll gate. TheLagos state panel of Inquiry on Saturday, February 6, gave the Lekki Concession Company LCC the go-ahead to repossess the tollgates that have been shut down since the October 20 gunshot incident. Reacting via his Twitter handle, Peter who is against the move, wrote ''If una like make una go hand over lekki tollgate to Jesus! No justice NO LCC #EndSARS #NoMoreTollGate'' Activist, Kenechukwu who made news last year when he sued Davido, Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesusfu, and others over their involvement in the EndSARS protest, kicked against Peter Okoye's position to the reopening of the tollgate. He wrote ''My attention has been brought ...
Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City
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Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City

All bars and clubs in Dubai are to be shut this February following spike in coronavirus cases. This comes after waves of influencers from different countries jetted out to the UAE to avoid pandemic restrictions and travel bans in their countries. Last week, the UK Government added the UAE to a "red list" of countries, meaning all direct flights from Dubai to Britain were suspended. This is in a bid to stop the new South African variant of Covid from further spreading in the UK. The UK government made it clear that those UK citizens and influencers having fun in the sun in Dubai should return home immediately and self-isolate before the ban set in. However, many of those out in Dubai ignored the UK Prime Minister's requests, mocking the UK lockdown and continuing with the...
#EndSARS protest: We need a total shutdown until politicians start to answer – 2Face
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#EndSARS protest: We need a total shutdown until politicians start to answer – 2Face

Nigerian singer, 2Face has stated that there is need for a total shutdown in the country amid the #EndSARS protest.   The singer in his tweet wondered why everybody is still going to work amid the protests. According to 2Face, there is need for a total shutdown until politicians start giving answers.   He added that markets should be the only thing open at this time. The singer tweeted;   I wonder why everybody is still going to work. We need total shutdown until this politicians start to answer!! Unless them wan use sars come pursue us go work #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #endimpunity #endlooting Make only market for essential things dey.  
Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor
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Merseyside derby should take place at Goodison Park, says Liverpool mayor

With the Premier League title possibly on the line, there have been suggestions the highly-charged fixture could be moved to a neutral venue Liverpool’s potentially title-deciding Merseyside derby clash with Everton should go ahead at Goodison Park as planned, says Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson. The Reds, 25 points clear at the top of the table, are due to take on their city neighbours in their first game back after the coronavirus shutdown on Sunday, June 21. If second-placed Manchester City lose to Arsenal the previous Wednesday, then Jurgen Klopp’s side will be able to secure their first title in 30 years with a win against the Toffees.
Guardiola happy to be back at Man City and urges fans to stay safe
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Guardiola happy to be back at Man City and urges fans to stay safe

The Catalan is back at the Etihad Campus as the Premier League champions restart training after the coronavirus-enforced shutdown Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised key workers for putting their lives at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic and urged fans to continue staying safe. The Premier League was shut down more than two months ago by the coronavirus outbreak but it is hoped that football in the top division could restart behind closed doors midway through June. City's first-team squad returned to the Etihad Campus last week and Guardiola says the players are keen to return to action when they can do so safely.
Liverpool may not get Premier League trophy presentation after winning title – Masters
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Liverpool may not get Premier League trophy presentation after winning title – Masters

Liverpool could be in danger of not having a trophy presentation should they clinch the Premier League title following the planned resumption of play this season, league chief executive Richard Masters said. . According to Masters, the Premier League will assess the social distancing and safety aspects of organising a presentation before giving the runaway leaders the green light for players to take part in the traditional end-of-season medal ceremony, if they confirm the club’s first league title since 1990. . English football’s top flight has been suspended since March 13 due to the coronavirus crisis, and although players will return to contact-free training on Tuesday, no date has been set for Premier League fixtures to resume. June 12 remains the favoured date for fixtures to star...
I’m Innocent – Wanted Rivers PDP Youth Leader Speaks From Hideout,
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I’m Innocent – Wanted Rivers PDP Youth Leader Speaks From Hideout,

Princewill Osareojiji, the Eleme Local Government Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth leader who was declared wanted by the Rivers state government has shared his own side of the story from his hideout. In an interview with Nigeriainfo FM, Osareojiji blamed his travail on a  serving Commissioner in Governor Nyesom Wike’s cabinet. He also denied leading some hoodlums to Prodest Hotel to attack members of COVID-19 Taskforce in Eleme. He said;   “That day, l was called by the Manager of Prodest Hotel complaining that there were some men that came there demanding for money because the hotel had been shutdown for long. When I got there they were people I nominated into the COVID-19 Taskforce. “They were just four persons. How can I beat up people I nominated? I told the...
Messi Predicts what Will Happen to Barcelona after COVID-19 Break
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Messi Predicts what Will Happen to Barcelona after COVID-19 Break

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said that the stoppage in play due to COVID-19, may help the club address some of its issues on the pitch. Messi stated this in an interview with a Spanish outlet, Sport. “Maybe this stoppage will end up benefiting us, but let’s see if the competitions we’re in can get started again first. “Then we will be able to see the level we are at and how far we can go once we get started again,” he said. Barcelona remains on top of LaLiga, two points ahead of rivals Real Madrid. Despite being league leaders, Barca faced a dip in form prior to the shutdown, with Messi criticizing his team-mates after a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on March 1. LaLiga is working on restarting on June 12.
Martinez: De Bruyne has matured into an exceptional player
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Martinez: De Bruyne has matured into an exceptional player

The Manchester City and Belgium international star had been enjoying a remarkable season before the coronavirus shutdown Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez says that Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has matured into a “exceptional player”. The Spaniard says that De Bruyne, who was on course to set a Premier League record in assists before the coronavirus pandemic halted play in England during March, has elevated his performance levels due to a renewed maturity in his game and is now one of the outstanding stars in the sport. Martinez stated that he felt the change in the former Chelsea star’s performance was most evident against Real Madrid as City fought back from one down to overcome the Spanish giants in the first-leg of the clubs’ last-16 Champions League clash, with ‘...
Lockdown: 22 oil workers arrested by Rivers Government freed
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Lockdown: 22 oil workers arrested by Rivers Government freed

The 22 oil workers arrested by officials of the Rivers Government have been freed, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The oil workers, who were detained at Elekahia Stadium, comprised of 20 men and two women. NAN reports that the workers were arrested on Thursday at Akwa Ibom/Rivers border over alleged breach of the lockdown order imposed by Gov. Nyeson Wike, to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the state. They were heading to an oil facility in Bonny, operated by Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN), a subsidiary of U.S. energy firm, ExxonMobil. They were subsequently taken to a stadium where they were detained and were to be arraigned. Mr Lumumba Okugwagba, Secretary-General, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), con...
Amazon Staffs To Continue Receiving Salaries As They Shutdown 6 French Warehouses Over COVID-19 Worries
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Amazon Staffs To Continue Receiving Salaries As They Shutdown 6 French Warehouses Over COVID-19 Worries

Amazon has ordered the temporary closure of all six of its French distribution centres, one day after a French court ruled it was not doing enough to protect its workers in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The online giant said in a statement that “this week, we are requesting employees of our distribution centres to stay at home. In the longer term, we will evaluate the impact of that [court] decision for them and our French logistic network”. Amazon’s French warehouses are to be shut down for five days from Thursday to carry out a deep clean and to “take all the necessary measures to guarantee the health and safety of staff”, the company said.
Canada’s COVID-19 Shutdown Likely To Remain For Weeks, Trudeau Tells
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Canada’s COVID-19 Shutdown Likely To Remain For Weeks, Trudeau Tells

Justin Trudeau has warned that Canada’s economic shutdown is likely to remain in place for weeks, as coronavirus infections continue to climb across the country. “I know people are interested in when things will go back to normal. The reality is, it’s going to be weeks still,” the prime minister said on Tuesday. “It is going to be important to get our economy going – but we’re going to have to remain vigilant until such a time as a vaccine is found.” Trudeau’s measured comments come in stark contrast to Donald Trump, who has grown increasingly frustrated with the protracted slowdown of the American economy and has clashed with state governors over deciding when measures will ease. On Monday, the US president told reporters that his administration was “very close to completing ...
Sheffield United furlough staff on full pay
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Sheffield United furlough staff on full pay

Premier League side Sheffield United on Saturday said they were furloughing some permanent and casual staff but will continue to pay them in full during their enforced leave. Employees affected are those who are unable to perform their regular duties due to the coronavirus shutdown. However, the club insisted it will not resort to using public money under the British government’s job retention scheme to finance the measures. “Sheffield United Football Club has informed its staff of the decision to furlough some employees who are unable to perform their regular day-to-day duties at this time,” said a club statement. “The club confirms that permanent and casual staff will continue to be paid in full, despite the challenges of dealing with the impact of Covid-19.” The Blades, w...
Lockdown: Fuel Marketers Threaten To Shutdown Over Low Sales
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Lockdown: Fuel Marketers Threaten To Shutdown Over Low Sales

These coronavirus pandemic has indeed shaken Nigerian’s downstream industry to its very foundation. Despite having had its fair share of the economic turbulence prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, the downstream industry remains one of the most fragmented industries in the Nigerian economy, competing with both a regulator and an operator-the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for its share of the market size. But amidst this fragility, last week’s announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, of a total lockdown on three major cities; Abuja, Lagos and Ogun created huge panic in the shaky industry. That decision according to the industry stakeholders turned out to be one that will further deprive marketers of the already low margins, thus making it more difficult for them to ser...
Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi feeling ‘perfect’ after Covid-19 recovery
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Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi feeling ‘perfect’ after Covid-19 recovery

The teenager tested positive for coronavirus last month, but his symptoms were minor and has now recovered Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says is feeling "perfect" after recovering from the coronavirus. Hudson-Odoi tested positive for the virus last month, one of the events alongside the diagnosis of Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta that led to the Premier League going into shutdown. However, the 19-year-old only experienced minor symptoms.
Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa
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Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa (SAN), said on Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to restrict movement in Lagos and Abuja. In a statement made available to Vanguard, Adegboruwa said: “The President has no powers to restrict the movement of persons without recourse to the National Assembly. The President has not invoked his powers under the Constitution to declare any state of emergency, which must be approved by the National Assembly. “We are running a constitutional democracy and it is illegal for the President to take over the affairs of any State of the Federation without the express consent of the people of that State through their elected representatives. “It is only the Governor of the State through the House of Assembly of the State that can ma...
Fayemi Announces 14-Day “Total Shutdown” Of Ekiti State
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Fayemi Announces 14-Day “Total Shutdown” Of Ekiti State

Text of the Address by His Excellency Dr. Kayode Fayemi, CON Governor, Ekiti State, Nigeria on the occasion of the address titled: *WE MUST DO MORE TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK IN EKITI STATE* at Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Sunday, March 29, 2020 Ekiti-kete, 1. On Friday, March 20th 2020, I addressed you on the global scourge of the novel coronavirus named COVID-19 and its presence in Ekiti State as well as on the immediate actions we were taking to prevent the virus and curtail its spread. 2. I am glad to report that as at this morning, Ekiti State has not recorded any additional case of confirmed coronavirus patient while our single patient is doing very well in our isolation center, still without showing any symptom. We are hopeful that his repeat test wi...
Uganda Suspends all Public Transport to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus after 14 Cases is Confirmed
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Uganda Suspends all Public Transport to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus after 14 Cases is Confirmed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday evening announced the suspension of all public transport for 14 days with immediate effect in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Museveni made the announcement in a televised live address following a cabinet meeting after new cases of coronavirus were confirmed earlier in the day. “The government has decided to suspend, for 14 days, all public transport. This means all taxis, all minibuses, all buses, all passenger trains, all tuk tuks and all the boda bodas are suspended. Why? Because we want to minimize movement,” Museveni said. Only private vehicles will be allowed on road but they will also be restricted to carrying three people. The Ugandan president also ordered that all markets trading in non-food items like...
Coronavirus: Lagos to Teach SS3 Students With Radio, TV
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Coronavirus: Lagos to Teach SS3 Students With Radio, TV

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has disclosed that they are making arrangements for SS3 candidates preparing for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to be taught some core subjects via radio and television. In an interview on LTV’s ‘Lagos Today,’ the commissioner said teachers would pre-record lessons in eight subjects for broadcast on radio, television and online. The core subjects are: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature-In-English, Financial Accounting and Economics. Folashade who advised  public and private schools to comply with the closure of schools in the state, added; “You know in our classes there are lots of children and children will always play with each other. “So...
EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues
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EKSUTH Workers to Commence Strike Monday over Sacked Colleagues

Workers of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) would on Monday (January 12) commence industrial action, if the management fails to reverse the “illegal” sack of their members. About 200 workers of the hospital were last December sacked by the management, but some have been reinstated due to pressure from organised labour. Dropping the hint of industrial action in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, the chairperson, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Comrade Omotola Farotimi, said the strike ought to have started today (Friday), but the management of the hospital has been given additional three-day grace to have a rethink over the issue. Farotimi said the management has been given the opportunity to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the labour, which she insisted mus...
Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers
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Labour Vows To Shutdown First Bank Over Plans To Sack Over 1000 Workers

Organised labour has vowed to shut down First Bank of Nigeria over plans to sack over 1,000 of its workers without following due process. President of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), Anthony Abakpa, who told The Guardian Wednesday that letters were already written and likely to be rolled to the workers yesterday, said the union will ensure it didn’t happen. He said the union, which is already at alert has written to all labour centres, including the Ministry the Labour and Employment, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI). He said if the lender goes ahead to sack the workers, they will also move swiftly into action by shutting the bank...
Xenophobia: Lekki Shoprite Shutdown Under Attack, After Invasion By Angry Mob
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Xenophobia: Lekki Shoprite Shutdown Under Attack, After Invasion By Angry Mob

Some protesters stormed an outlet of Shoprite on Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos state on Tuesday afternoon, chanting violent songs. The development comes less than 24 hours after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral. The protesters, who attempted to break into mall of South Africa-owned Shoprite were resisted by policemen on ground. Lekki Shoprite shut down to avoid violence as some people protest against Xenophobia attacks in South Africa. In a video, residents stormed the mall in reprisal to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians but few gained entrance into the mall destroyed items and attacked the officials. According to reports, 4 Police Trucks with officers are presently at Mall to forestall more violence. ...
Suspected Jukun Militias Invade Federal University, Wukari, Kill Lecturer, Two Benue Students
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Suspected Jukun Militias Invade Federal University, Wukari, Kill Lecturer, Two Benue Students

The Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, has been temporarily shutdown following the protest that greeted the killing of two students and a lecturer of the institution. The victims were allegedly killed when some persons believed to be Jukun militias invaded the university campus on Tuesday afternoon. It was gathered that the killing sparked protest among Tiv students and staff of the institution. Consequently, the management of the institution has ordered for the suspension of all academic activities in the university till further notice. A circular signed by the school Registrar, Magaji Thomas Gangumi, and obtained by a reporter on Wednesday morning, indicated that all students are expected to leave the University premises before 12:00noon on Wednesday.
”COZA Pastor’s Daughter Born 2002, Krest Shutdown In 2001″ – Kemi Olunloyo
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”COZA Pastor’s Daughter Born 2002, Krest Shutdown In 2001″ – Kemi Olunloyo

Retired Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo took to her Instagram page to reveal some shocking details about the Busola Dakolo rape allegation by COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo. She revealed that Busola lied about baby sitting, Pastor Biodun daughter, Shindara and also said the Krest was shutdown in 2001. See post.. Busola Dakolo fabricated the babysitting year, I caught her, now it's 2002 when Shindara was born. Sperm killer Krest pulled off market 2001. How could Pastor @biodunfatoyinbo have fed her Krest Bitter Lemon in a fabricated 2002 rape assuming he was taking her to babysit and they stopped in the bush to have intercourse? __ The Coca Cola company told me today that they shifted the market for Schweppes bitter lemon so they don't sell the same two product in one market. Today they...
Senate Threatens To Shutdown Bet9ja
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Senate Threatens To Shutdown Bet9ja

The Senate has threatened to shutdown Bet9ja offices across the country if the company fails to honour its invitation for a second time. The Chairman, Senate committee on youth and sport, Senator Obinna Ogba, PDP, Ebonyi, while speaking in Abuja during the verification of Loto companies with license to operate in Nigeria, noted that it was unfortunate that Bet9a refused to honour their invitation, Vanguard reports. He instructed the clerk of the house to write to the betting company once agian “Clerk, write to Bet9ja again. If they did not honour your our invitation again, we will ask the National Lottery Commission to seal their offices.” Senator Ogba who noted that the Senate was making efforts to assist the lottery commission to generate money for the federal government,...
NLC Threatens Nation’s Shutdown After Bloody Protest
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NLC Threatens Nation’s Shutdown After Bloody Protest

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to bring the country to a halt in the heat of the face-off between the workers’ union and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige over the latter’s refusal to assent to the workers’ choice of Comrade Frank Kokori as Chairman, National Insurance Trust Fund (NISTF). Readers recall that earlier today, a protest which the workers had intended to be peaceful turned bloody when elements believed to be thugs came from nowhere and unleashed violent attacks on the workers, inflicting injuries on many.
FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt
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FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over debt

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has closed down the Gombe and Kebbi airports respectively as a result of over N800 million debts. The shutdown took effect May1, 2019. FAAN Wednesday in a Notice to Air Men NOTAM sent to the airports announced the withdrawal of men of the safety and fire rescue and aviation security personnel attached to the two airports. FAAN two weeks ago warned that its services will be withdrawn should the two state governments failed to clear their debts. The Nation investigations revealed that FAAN gave the state governments enough time to settle their debts but remained adamant. It was gathered that the debt drive which are in phases will be shifted to other airports after that of Gombe and Kebbi. FAAN it was learnt wanted to carry o...
BBM is Shutting down for Consumers on May 31
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BBM is Shutting down for Consumers on May 31

The consumer-facing version of the BBM will be shutting down on May 31, 2019, as the end of the once esteemed messenger seems near. Emtek, the Indonesia-based company that partnered with BlackBerry in 2016, just announced the closure. Invented in 2005, BBM — an acronym for BlackBerry Messenger — grew quickly to become the world’s most popular phone-to-phone messaging service, in the early days of smartphones. It was popular as a safer alternative to text messages because of its robust encryption. But it was quickly eclipsed by services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and many others, as BlackBerry’s lost dominance in smartphones trickled down to BBM. As part of the deal, Emtek took over the running of the free consumer-oriented version of the service, while BlackBerry ...
Jos radio station in court over prolonged shutdown
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Jos radio station in court over prolonged shutdown

Mr Clinton Garuba, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Jay FM made the disclosure on Thursday in a statement in Jos. Garuba said that the case against NBC had been filed at Federal High Court sitting in Jos. The MD said that it became necessary to seek justice against the regulatory body, alleging that NBC had submitted itself to manipulations by some highly- placed power players. “It is instructive at this juncture to announce that we have since filed a suit against the NBC in the Jos Division of the Federal High Court. “We urge the press and all lovers of freedom and liberty in the world to beam their searchlights on this case as it would be a litmus test to the right to freedom of the press. “The regulatory body in communicating the directive to shut down the station b...
Election Shift: Nigeria Has Lost $1.5bn – LCCI
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Election Shift: Nigeria Has Lost $1.5bn – LCCI

According to the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nigeria is about to lose about $1.5 billion, due to the postponement of the general elections. This was made known by the Director General of the LCCI, Muda Yusuf, during a telephone interview with INDEPENDENT. Yusuf asserted that the country would loss nothing less than the said amount because of the shutdown of the economy for a day. He said; “We shutdown the economy for a whole day, that means the different output of the economy for a whole day is practically gone. We are talking about within the range of $1.5billion. Now even before today because of the election, the tempo of the economy activities has gone down,” The DG also noted that Friday for instance was more like an half day for many businesses. “Yeste...
Trump Accepts Deal For Temporary End To Painful Shutdown
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Trump Accepts Deal For Temporary End To Painful Shutdown

President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history. After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall. The Republican president previously vowed to reject any budget unless it included $5.7bn (£4.3bn) to fund his signature campaign pledge. But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused. Later on Friday, the Senate and House unanimously passed a bill to temporarily end the shutdown, after which President Trump signed the bill into law. Following the votes in Congress, Mr. Trump tweeted that his decision had been "in no way a concession", but was ""taking care of the millions of people who ...
Tunde Ednut Is Living Illegally In The US – Kemi Olunloyo
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Tunde Ednut Is Living Illegally In The US – Kemi Olunloyo

Kemi Olunloyo in a new Instagram post, claimed that she has a full dossier from a US immigration snitch that Tunde Ednut is living illegally in the US. Kemi Olunloyo claimed that the singer turned social media influencer has refused replying her messages, added that Donald Trump’s Government shutdown is somehow helping his case. She wrote; I have a full dossier from a US immigration snitch that @tundeednut is living illegally in the US. Donald Trump’s Government shutdown actually helps his case as no immigration services are available. No US citizen swearing in, NO DEPORTATION EITHER. Eednut better go file amnesty if that is ever repeated. He has refused to return my messages. As a Journalist I must hear all sides. Meanwhile yesterday was his birthday I hear. HBD ...
Trump Cancels Nancy Pelosi Foreign Trip Citing Shutdown
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Trump Cancels Nancy Pelosi Foreign Trip Citing Shutdown

Donald Trump has denied House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi the use of military aircraft for an overseas trip, asking her to stay to negotiate the partial US government shutdown. On Wednesday Mrs Pelosi had urged Mr Trump to postpone his State of the Union address, amid political deadlock. Mr Trump’s move came on the 27th day of the US’s longest-ever federal shutdown. The Republican president wants $5.7bn (£4.4bn) of congressional funding to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, but Democrats have refused. Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip emerged less than an hour before the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon, US media say. In a letter to Pelosi denying her delegation the use of a plane, President Trump called the tri...
With an epic letter, President Trump blocks Nancy Pelosi’s international travels as US government shutdown continues
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With an epic letter, President Trump blocks Nancy Pelosi’s international travels as US government shutdown continues

President Donald Trump’s conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S. government shutdown has escalated with Trump denying House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi  the use of military aircraft for an overseas trip.   The move by Trump is in apparent retaliation for Pelosi's suggestion that he should delay the annual State of the Union address scheduled for the Capitol or he sends in his address in writing.   Pelosi had been scheduled to travel on a military aircraft as part of a congressional delegation to Belgium, where NATO is based, and Afghanistan to visit American troops stationed there.   In a letter to Pelosi denying her delegation the use of a plane, President Trump called the trip an “excursion.”   “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not ...
US Embassy In Abuja Re-opens, Gives Reason For Closure
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US Embassy In Abuja Re-opens, Gives Reason For Closure

The United States, US Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos have reopened for visa applicants. The embassy said in a Facebook post that only the American centres will be closed. US embassy in Abuja re-opens, gives reason for closure The American centres include the libraries and other sections. It said visa applicants should not miss their appointments as this service would continue despite a government shutdown. The statement read: “US Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos remain open for all consular business, including visa interviews. Please attend your regularly scheduled interview.” The US executive arm of government led by President Donald Trump and the legislative arm have been at loggerheads for nearly two months over Trump’s attempt to build a...
US embassy in Nigeria shuts down indefinitely
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US embassy in Nigeria shuts down indefinitely

The United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. The embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US.   The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”   This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans.
US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely
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US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States, US embassy in Nigeria, located in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US. The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.” The executive arm of governme...

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