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Lai Mohammed backs Malami on declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in Anambra
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Lai Mohammed backs Malami on declaration of ‘state of emergency’ in Anambra

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has backed Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on threats of declaring a state of emergency in Anambra state over recent attacks. Malami had told journalists on Wednesday October 6 that declaring a state of emergency would ensure that the November 6 governorship election in the state takes place. Lai Mohammed has now backed Malami, saying it will help to avert a “constitutional crisis” in the state. Mohammed told newsmen “In the last couple of weeks, IPOB had imposed sit-at-home on the citizens. They did not allow people to go to schools, markets and there are also high profile killings. “The AGF said yesterday that the government will do whatever it takes to restore law and order in Anambra and the entire sou...
State of Emergency: ”That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General”- Governor Obiano
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State of Emergency: ”That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General”- Governor Obiano

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has tackled the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for saying the Federal government might declare a state of emergency in Anambra state. Obiano disclosed this to State House Correspondents after a meeting with the president in the statehouse, Abuja today October 7. He said he reported the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to the President on the matter. Berating Malami for his comment, Governor Obiano said “That’s a very unfortunate comment by the Attorney-General. Malami. Very unfortunate. I also reported that to the President and this is not in the books of the President because he knows that Anambra has been the safest state in Nigeria for seven years plus.'' He said he ...
How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG
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How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG

Reno Omokri has reacted to threats made by the Federal government to declare a state of emergency in Anambra state following the worsening state of security in the state. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, October 6 announced the Federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra ahead of the November 6 governorship election. Reacting via his Instagram page, Reno wrote   ''Abubakar Malami’s threat to declare a state of emergency in Anambra may very well be the spark that ignites what he can’t put out. How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger (where Boko Haram controls 500 communities) and declare emergency in Anambra? This is what happens when the government is so imbalanced that there i...
Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots
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Ecuador Declares Emergency after 22 Persons were Killed in Prison riots

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency in its penitentiary system after riots at two prisons left 22 dead and 57 wounded. Authorities said violence erupted on Wednesday afternoon at the country's two largest prisons Litoral Penitentiary in the port city of Guayaquil and the Latacunga prison in the central Cotopaxi region. Police contained the rioting and regained control of the two sites after nine officers and 59 inmates were injured, according to officials. In Cotopaxi, "high-caliber firearms" and explosives were used during the riots, Governor Oswaldo Coronel said. Some 78 prisoners were recaptured following an escape attempt at Latacunga, police said. Alexandra Vela, a government minister, said a police officer was sexually assaulted amid the chaos. ...
Reps Ask Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency Over Insecurity
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Reps Ask Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency Over Insecurity

The house of representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency over Nigeria’s growing security challenges. The green chamber also resolved to invite Mohammed Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), service chiefs and paramilitary chiefs to appear before them to speak on the country’s security situation. The lawmakers passed the resolutions on Tuesday after an executive session that lasted for about four hours.
PDP Kicks Against Plan To Declare State Of Emergency In Zamfara
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PDP Kicks Against Plan To Declare State Of Emergency In Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against an alleged plan by the federal government to impose a state of emergency on Zamfara State. The federal government had declared Zamfara State a ‘no-fly zone’ on Tuesday to halt the swap of gold for arms by armed bandits, other criminals and illegal gold miners in the state, according to the Presidency and security sources. The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, who briefed newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that there’s escalated crisis in APC-controlled states yet no attempt had been made by the federal government to intimidate the governors, seek to impose a state of emergency or declare such states as a “no-fly zone”. He said if mining was the reason for declaring Zamfara State as a “no-fly zone”, th...
Myanmar Coup D’etat: Full Text Of army Statement On State Of Emergency
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Myanmar Coup D’etat: Full Text Of army Statement On State Of Emergency

Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday as it carried out detentions of senior government leaders in response to alleged fraud during November’s general election. A video address broadcast on military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Here is the statement read out on Myawaddy Television (MWD): “The voter lists which were used during the multi-party general election which was held on the 8th of November were found to have huge discrepancies and the Union Election Commission (UEC) failed to settle this matter. Although the sovereignty of the nation must derive from the people, there was terrible fraud in the voter list during the democratic general election which runs contra...
Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria
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Governors Declare State Of Emergency On Rape In Nigeria

The Nigeria Governors Forum has agreed to declare a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence against women and children. They also renewed commitment to ensuring that offenders face the full weight of the law . This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the NGF , Dr. Kayode Fayemi, after the forum’ s 10th COVID -19 teleconference meeting held on Wednesday. The communique was issued in Abuja, on Thursday. Governors agreed to , “ Declare a State of Emergency on Sexual and Gender- based Violence . Governors strongly condemned all forms of violence against women and children and committed to ensuring that offenders face the maximum weight of the law ; “Call on State Governors that have not already domesticated relevant gender- based protection...
Japan Set To Lift Coronavirus State Of Emergency In Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo
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Japan Set To Lift Coronavirus State Of Emergency In Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo

Japan’s Economy minister says experts have approved a government plan to remove a coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing, while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido, AP reports. Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters that experts at the meeting approved the plan to lift the measure in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo. The measure will be kept in place in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures, as well as Hokkaido, where the infections have slowed but need further improvement. The three are among the eight prefectures still under the emergency status after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted the measure last week in all but eight of the 47 Japanese prefectures. Abe declared...
Japan Declares A State Of Emergency Nationwide
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Japan Declares A State Of Emergency Nationwide

Japan has expanded its state of emergency to cover the entire country, AFP reports. My colleague in Tokyo, Justin McCurry, earlier reported that Shinzo Abe, the country’s prime minister, was poised to announce the expansion of measures, which had already been declared in seven regions, including Tokyo. On Thursday evening, Abe told a special meeting of medical experts called to discuss the disease: Areas where a state of emergency should be carried out will be expanded from the seven prefectures to all prefectures According to AFP, the declaration allows regional governors to urge people to stay indoors, but with no punitive measures or legal force, the measure is far weaker than strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world. Despite recording its first case in mid-J...
Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country. The country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians. “Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said. የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት የኮሮና ወረርሽኝ እየተባባሰ በመምጣቱ ምክንያት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ዐውጇል፡፡ pic.twitter.com/RwkPuUOg5M — Abiy Ahmed Ali ?? (@AbiyAhmedAli) April 8, 2020 “This decision is not one that we decide for today’s generation. We’re taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow,” he added. The move ...
Japan Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus
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Japan Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday April 7, declared a one-month state of emergency following increased cases of Coronavirus in the country. In a televised news conference, Abe said the recent sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and other urban areas made him rethink their approach in curbing the spread of the virus. He said; “We are not at a stage where rapid nationwide spread is being observed, but some areas are under pressure, so we don’t have the luxury of time. The rise in infections is straining our health service. “To relieve that pressure there will have to be a transformation in people’s behaviour. Preventing an explosion in cases, saving people in serious conditions and protecting you and your loved ones depends on how we change our behaviour.” Abe...
Togo Declares Three-Month ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Coronavirus
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Togo Declares Three-Month ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Coronavirus

A three-month “state of emergency” has been declared by President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, just after the West-African nation announced that it has recorded 36 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and two deaths from the disease. Gnassingbe who declared a nationwide curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time starting from Thursday April 2, disclosed that an anti-pandemic special unit of 5,000 people from defense and security forces has been set-up to observe the measures to fight the epidemic. The Togolese President said; “I am addressing you in a very particular context where the world is faced with an unprecedented coronavirus-caused health crisis. “In view of the seriousness of the situation and in keeping with the constitutional provisions, I declare a three-month health em...
Togo declares three-month ‘state of emergency’ over Coronavirus
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Togo declares three-month ‘state of emergency’ over Coronavirus

A three-month “state of emergency” has been declared by President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo, just after the West-African nation announced that it has recorded 36 confirmed cases of Coronavirus and two deaths from the disease.   Gnassingbe who declared a nationwide curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. local time starting from Thursday April 2, disclosed that an anti-pandemic special unit of 5,000 people from defense and security forces has been set-up to observe the measures to fight the epidemic.   The Togolese President said;   “I am addressing you in a very particular context where the world is faced with an unprecedented coronavirus-caused health crisis. “In view of the seriousness of the situation and in keeping with the constitutional provisions, I declare...
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday after the number of coronavirus patients in New York rose to 76. During a news conference in Albany, Cuomo said twenty more people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 76. He also disclosed that there are 11 confirmed cases in New York City, 57 in Westchester County, two in Rockland County, four in Nassau County, and two in Saratoga County including a man who is apparently an Uber driver whotested positive, resulting in more than 40 doctors and others at the hospital treating him to go into self-quarantine. “You know what’s worse than the virus? The anxiety,” Mr. Cuomo said, noting that most patients would suffer mild or no ...
Ned Nwoko Declares State Of Emergency On Malaria, Insists On Fumigating Nigeria
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Ned Nwoko Declares State Of Emergency On Malaria, Insists On Fumigating Nigeria

Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation has commenced an undaunted and audacious journey towards engaging one of the most resolute solution-oriented war against the age-long malaria endemic in Nigeria and Africa, as it flags-off the "Malaria Eradication Program in Abuja, Nigeria. The project was flagged off at a world press conference yesterday ahead of the symbolic expedition to the Antarctica by Prince Ned Nwoko and wife Regina Nwoko in January 2020, recommended by White Desert Africa as the most Popular couple in Nigeria. Speaking during the world press conference in Abuja, the Chairman and founder of the Foundation, Prince Ned Munir Nwoko noted that the malaria parasite is a killer and an avoidable illness which can be eradicated through indepth researches and development of anti malaria vacc...
Lawan Wants State Of Emergency Declared In Power Sector
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Lawan Wants State Of Emergency Declared In Power Sector

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday called on the Executive to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the power sector to overcome the legion of problems stalling steady power supply in Nigeria. Lawan stated this while declaring open a one-day round-table discussion with the theme: “Addressing Nigeria’s Power Problems” organized by the Senate Committee on Power. The Senate President said the privatization of the power sector in 2005 and 2013 was a grand scheme conceived with the intention to defraud Nigeria. He said, “For me, if there’s any sector of our economy that is so important and yet so challenged, it is the power sector. I believe that this is a sector that needs a declaration of emergency. “This is an opportunity for us in this round-ta...
Declare State Of Emergency On Sexual Violence — Ekiti First Lady, Bisi Fayemi Tells FG
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Declare State Of Emergency On Sexual Violence — Ekiti First Lady, Bisi Fayemi Tells FG

Bisi Fayemi, wife of Ekiti state first lady, has asked the Federal government to declare a state of emergency on sexual violence in Nigeria. She made the appeal at the 20th anniversary of Project Alert on Violence Against Women in Lagos.   Mrs Fayemi said the declaration would bring about the political will to fight the scourge and would also enable the states that had passed the law on Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, to implement the law to the fullest.   “It has taken a long time but we have some laws in place. We have the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act VAPP, and out of the 36 States of Nigeria, only 11 States have domesticated this law. Even for those who have domesticated the law, there is an issue of resources. We are talking about financi...
Senate Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Federal Roads
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Senate Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Federal Roads

The Senate, Tuesday asked the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency on all the federal roads across the country because of the deplorable conditions of road networks across the country. The Senate has also mandated its Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Petroleum Down Stream and National Planning to immediately carry out a holistic investigation into the non-remittance of the 5 per cent user charge pump price of petrol and international vehicle transit charge accruing to FERMA and other established state road maintenance agency. Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a motion by Senator Geshom Bassey, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Cross River South). Bassey who came under Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Order as...
Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts
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Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's order on Sunday that massive rehabilitation work on critical roads and highways across the State must commence on Monday, 14th October 2019. Sanwo-Olu’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms and a subsequent directive that work must commence on major highways identified as critical to reduce traffic congestions on highways in Lagos. The Governor said that eight engineering firms have been instructed to immediately mobilise to the respective sites and commence major construction work on the identified roads. He said: “This afternoon, we have just concluded mee...
Declare State Of Emergency On Security – PDP Tells President Buhari
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Declare State Of Emergency On Security – PDP Tells President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security in order to address insecurity situation in the country. The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, made the appeal at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the open letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari. Secondus said the advice was necessary looking at the increasing rate of cases of killing and kidnapping across the country. He recalled the killing of the then female international aide worker and the recent killing of Funke Olakunrin daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere. Secondus said that the worsen security situation between April and now had made concerned patriotic leader...
Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse, Oke-odumakin Tells Govt
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Declare State Of Emergency On Drug Abuse, Oke-odumakin Tells Govt

Human Rights activist Dr. Joe Oke-Odumakin has appealed to the government to declare state of emergency on drug abuse and human trafficking to deal with the menace headlong. She spoke at the World Day Against Drug and Human Trafficking seminar in Lagos. The seminar, with the theme: “Drugs are addictive, escaping is hard, don’t start,” brought together security experts, human rights advocates, lawyers and psychologists to share their thoughts on solutions to drug abuse in Nigeria. Dr. Oke-Odumakin, who delivered the keynote address, noted that there was not enough hands handling the menace. She attributed substance abuse to peer pressure and unhealthy competition, noting that she always told people to quit trying to be someone else. She said: “Drug abuse is an abnormal use of...
Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments
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Declare State Of Emergency On LAUTECH – ASUU To Oyo, Osun Governments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the governments of Oyo and Osun States to declare state of emergency on the Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. The Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Dr Ade Adejumo and Chairman of the LAUTECH chapter of the Union, Dr Biodun Olaniran who stated this while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday noted that it was not enough to make LAUTECH a campaign issue and not attend to the problems bedeviling the state institution after the polls. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The duo appealed to the outgoing government not to politicise raising subvention to 100 per cent but also pay all outstanding debts owed tertiary institutions before leaving office. Adejumo and Olaniran lamented that while Ajimobi was busy awarding contracts few days t...
Fayemi Declares State Of Emergency On Water Supply
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Fayemi Declares State Of Emergency On Water Supply

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Thursday declared emergency in the water sector to ensure water supply to all nooks and crannies of the state. He made the declaration in Ikun Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of the state where he had gone to kick-start the turn around water rehabilitation project at Ero Dam to supply water to many major towns in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor consequently promised to take legal and institutional steps to also make the state open defecation free before 2030. He said it was in a bid to reduce the level of water borne diseases in Ekiti and make the commodity available to residents that he declared the emergency in water sector. According to him, the people must be saved from preventable Illnesse...
Tinubu Calls For State Of Emergency In Education
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Tinubu Calls For State Of Emergency In Education

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday called for declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector of the country. Tinubu, the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, made the call while speaking with newsmen in Lagos. The senator, representing Lagos Central senatorial district spoke on the side line of the opening of the 12th Annual Research Conference and Fair organised by the University of Lagos. The senator was reacting to the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) nationwide. The lecturers were protesting the non-implementation of both the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government. The Academic Staff Union of Univer...
Ethiopia Lifts State Of Emergency Imposed In October
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Ethiopia Lifts State Of Emergency Imposed In October

Ethiopia’s government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms. Politicians voted to end the measure on Friday, with officials saying the country has fewer security issues. Last year’s protests saw some of the East African nation’s worst violence since the ruling party came to power in 1991. A deadly stampede at a religious celebration at the beginning of October saw more than 50 people killed as police confronted protesters. Emergency law, which was extended in March, restricted a number of rights and led to the arrests of more than 21,000 people. It also hurt one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. “We have been able to deal with armed terrorists, anti-peace ele...
Zambia Declares State Of Emergency
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Zambia Declares State Of Emergency

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has declared a state of emergency due to riots during which public properties were destroyed. “This is not an easy decision to make, but in order to preserve peace, tranquility, safety of our citizens and national security, we had no choice but to take this decision given the events that have occurred in the recent past,” he said in a televised address on Wednesday. Lungu said he has issued a statutory instrument to invoke Article 31 of the constitution which gives him powers to declare a state of emergency. The matter will however be tabled in parliament for approval by lawmakers, he added. Lungu noted that the government has on several occasions advised citizens to desist from any irresponsible behavior and expressed sadness that this has fallen on ...
Doctors Declare State Of Emergency At The University Of Benin Teaching Hospital
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Doctors Declare State Of Emergency At The University Of Benin Teaching Hospital

Doctors declare State of Emergency at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital over infrastructural decay The Association of resident Doctors (ARD) University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has declared a State of Emergency at the hospital due to the acute decay of administration procedures and state of equipment in the hospital. Arising from an emergency general meeting (EGM) held by the association on Monday 27th March 2017 where issues bothering on patient care staff welfare and infrastructure were discussed, the executive of the association led by their president, Dr. Eustace Oseghale, has declared a state of emergency at the hospital saying that the reality is that patients coming to the hospital cannot be given adequate service. He said that during the meeting, the ARD c...

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