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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness
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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness

Some people who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government. The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by popular evangelist of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo,who explained that they made the confession during a prayer revival orgainsed at the Zang Secondary School Bukuru, Jos South Local Government. The clergyman said over two thousand people came forward after the hearing the gospel where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism which affected public and private properties in the State. ...
CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives
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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country. The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society. Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million mos...
Go After Looters, Hoodlums – Buratai Orders Military Commanders, Field Officers
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Go After Looters, Hoodlums – Buratai Orders Military Commanders, Field Officers

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has ordered military commanders and troops to go after looters and hoodlums raiding warehouses and vandalizing property across the country. He denied that the army masterminded the miscreants involved in the arson, vandalism, and looting of public and private property going on in many cities. Addressing Principal Staff Officers, General Officers Commanding, and Field Commanders at a meeting held at the NA headquarters, Abuja on Monday, the COAS made it clear to his men that there must be no room for disloyalty amongst all officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army. He said the PSOs, GOCs, and Field Commanders must reiterate to all their subordinates that the NA was determined to ensure democratic stability in the country as the ...
FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters
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FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered arrest and prosecution of looters who broke into the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council and carted away with food items.   Bello who called for the return of the looted food items during an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in the city on Monday October 26, said there would be massive deployment of security agencies to safeguard factories and warehouses in Idu Industrial District of the city.   FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu also condemned the looting and also pointed out that no nation could survive without a food reserve which are being looted across the country. She pleaded with council chairmen and traditional rulers to reach out ...
Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria
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Zahra Buhari reposts an instastory stating that President Buhari is not the problem of Nigeria

In the last few days, Nigerians have discovered various warehouses where the COVID19 palliatives donated by CACOVID were stored. The Nigerians took as many of the items. The palliatives comprising of food items were stored in the warehouses and were supposed to be distributed to the less privileged Nigerians. Nigerians took social media to blast the government for keeping the items when they were supposed to have immediately distributed to Nigerisns Well, filmmaker, Masurah Isah, shared a post on her Instastories where she pointed out that the discovery of the palliatives shows that the President is not the problem in Nigeria. Zahra Buhari-Indimi who is President Buhari's daughter saw the post and reposted it on her Instastories.
Ekiti Raises Alarm Over Looting Of Poisonous Food Items
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Ekiti Raises Alarm Over Looting Of Poisonous Food Items

The Ekiti State government raised an alarm on Saturday that huge quantities of poisonous items, mistaken for food yet to be distributed as COVID-19 palliative, were looted in warehouses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Akin Omole, said in a statement in Ado Ekiti that raising the alarm became expedient to forestall any harm that could befall anyone who consumed the items. Also reportedly looted was the office of the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in Ado Ekiti. “Information at our disposal revealed that the Federal Government’s silos, the ADP warehouse and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) stores, all in Ado- Ekiti, were attacked by hoodlums under the guise of seeking Covid-19 palliatives. “We insist that Ekit...
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.
Trouble For Ambode As Lagos State Assembly Probes Him
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Trouble For Ambode As Lagos State Assembly Probes Him

Lagos State House of Assembly has set up a committee to probe the purchase of 820 buses for public transportation in the state by the administration of immediate past Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode The committee is chaired by Hon. Fatai Mojeed. The House said it was important to investigate the purchase of the 820 buses out of the 5,000 buses proposed by Ambode for mass transit because the lawmakers objected to the idea originally. In a motion titled, ‘Lagos State House of Assembly Motion Number 2, member representing Eti Osa 2, Gbolahan Yishawu, stated that the executive proposed to spend N17bn to purchase the buses in the 2017 budget, which was not approved by the Assembly.   “In the 2018 and 2019 budgets, the state government proposed N24bn and N7bn respectively, but these were...
Prices Of Goods to Rise as Haulage Cost Shoots By 500%
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Prices Of Goods to Rise as Haulage Cost Shoots By 500%

There are strong indications that the cost of imported goods may rise following the rising cost of haulage of cargo at the Apapa port in Lagos by over 500 percent in recent times. Importers, yesterday, expressed worry over the latest development occasioned by the gridlock in the area. The importers alleged that truck drivers have hiked their charges per container from the seaports in Apapa to warehouses in Lagos from N120,000 to N700,000. They wondered if they could cope with the sudden hike, stressing that only a few months ago, haulage of a 1×40 container was N120,000 while 1×20 was transported for N80,000. President of the Association of Progressive Traders (APT), Jude Okeke, of Trade Fair Complex, Lagos, said the prices of goods will continue to go up if drastic action is n...

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