Sunday Igboho berates FG for attempted arrest, asks Buhari to pick Shekau, Gumi

Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has advised the Federal Government to channel its energy towards arresting Boko Haram leader, Ibrahim Shekau, and Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been holding meetings with bandits. Igboho said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Friday while reacting to the face-off between him and security agents around the Guru Maharaji bus stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Yoruba rights activist, who has been in the news for serving a quit notice on Fulani herdsmen in some parts of…

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US President, Biden revokes Trump’s visa ban

President Joe Biden has revoked former President Donald Trump’s order that limited the number of new work visas for temporary foreign workers in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.“The suspension of entry imposed in Proclamation 10014… does not advance the interests of the United States. “To the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here,” Biden said in the order provided by the White House on Wednesday. In June 2020, Trump signed…

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What the pilot said before NAF plane crashed, killing 7 people

Pilot of the ill-fated Nigerian Air Force Intelligence Reconnaissance Aircraft which crashed in Abuja, on Sunday, reportedly complained of engine failure barely moments after takeoff. “The aircraft was on its way to Minna, on getting to Bassa Local Government Area, he informed the control tower that he had experienced an engine failure, reports The Punch.  The Pilot, the source continued “was advised to return to the Abuja airport immediately but it crash-landed” killing all 7 people on board. In a statement, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle…

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Petrol hits N170 per litre

Fuel marketers have started adjusting their petrol pump prices amid the supply shortage facing private depots in Apapa. Our correspondent observed that some filling stations in Lagos and Ogun states increased the pump price of petrol to N170 per litre on Tuesday from N162 per litre. Some of the stations were Capital Oil and Gas, Fatgbems and Amo Oil, all along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Another station, Enyo Retail, adjusted its pump price to N165 per litre from N162. The National Operation Controller, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Mr Mike…

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Illegal Detention: Ondo Gov., Akeredolu orders CJ’s probe

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered an immediate probe of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu, for allegedly detaining her half brother, Olupelumi Fagboyegun, for three years. The probe is sequel to a viral video in which Fagboyegun accused the chief judge of causing his arrest and detention because he went to their father’s home. Fagboyegun, who said he had been living abroad for over 30 years before he returned to Nigeria in 2018, said he had been arraigned five times while the charges had also…

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Jakande ex-Lagos Gov., laid to rest

The first Executive Governor of Lagos State and frontline journalist and founding father of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, who died on Thursday morning in his residence in Lagos, has been laid to rest. His burial at Volts and Gardens cemetery on Friday was preceded by pre-burial Islamic prayers at his residence in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State. His son, Deji, other family members, and lovers cried as his body was being interred after the Muslim prayer by the Chief Imam of Lagos, Abou-Nolla. Jakande…

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#EndSARS: Youth rep pulls out of Lagos panel

A representative of youths on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate last October, Rinu Oduala, has stepped down from the panel. She made the disclosure on Friday in a piece, ‘Let’s stay the course of justice, partial wins are not enough’. The activist, who faulted the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate, maintained that justice has not been served to victims of the Lekki shootings of October 20, 2020. She wrote “I will be stepping…

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Meet Brig. Yerima Mohammed, Nigerian Army’s new spokesperson

The Nigerian Army has appointed a veteran Public Relations practitioner, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima as its Director of Public Relations. Yerima replaces Brig.-Gen. Saghir Musa, who has been redeployed to the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora in Niger State. Yerima, a one-time Acting Director Defence of Information, was until his appointment, the deputy director reserve at the Defence Headquarters. According to the profile released by the Army Headquarters, Yerima is a graduate of Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University. He enrolled in the Nigerian Army in October 1989 and was commissioned…

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How we paid for 1m Coronavirus vaccine, BUA replies CACOVID

The management of BUA has reacted to a statement issued by CACOVID disputing Abdulsamad Rabiu’s claims that the frontline businessman has purchased one million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for Nigeria. BUA stated that after extensive deliberations, there was no agreement reached and despite members being offered the opportunity to donate funds towards procuring the doses, none offered. It stated, “BUA then took it upon itself to offer to pay for the one million doses at the agreed rate of $3.45 per dose totalling $3.45m which translates to N1.311bn. “The…

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Sanwo-Olu names Iponri housing estate after Fashola

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday honoured former governor, Babatunde Fashola by naming the LagosHOMS, Iponri after him. The project is now known as ‘BRFHOMS, Iponri’. The governor commissioned the project on Wednesday, delivering additional 132 homes to the housing stock in the area. The governor said the stride underscored its readiness and avowed commitment to reducing the housing deficit in Lagos State. “The commissioning of this beautiful estate marks the third ceremony of its kind in the past few days. On Saturday, we were at Idale where 252…

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COVID-19: PTF may lockdown Lagos, Abuja others

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19sayas its is considering targeted lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; as well as Lagos and Plateau States. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored in Lagos, PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, who stated this on Friday, described as alarming, the rising cases of Covid infections recorded in the three urban areas. Muhammed said data showed that urban local governments in the affected places recorded the highest cases of Covid amid the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria. According to data by the…

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FG announces complete closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government says it would completely shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for three days to allow for ongoing rehabilitation works on the bridge. Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, who announced the development on Wednesday, said the closure would take effect from 12 am on Friday, January 29th to February 1st. He said the closure was necessary to allow for repairs of the fragile and crucial expansion joints replacement. “The construction works has reached the stage for casting concrete on additional three expansion joints, hence the…

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Unveiling Isiaka Oladayo Amao, Nigeria’s new Airforce Chief

Nigeria’s newly appointed Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao was born on September 14, 1965, at Enugu in present-day Enugu State. He hails from Oshogbo LGA of Osun State. He began his educational pursuit at Nuhu Bamali Pry School Kaduna from 1971 – 77 and was at Command Secondary School Kakuri Kaduna from 1977 – 82. He proceeded to Federal College of Freshwater and Fisheries Technology (FCFFT) New Bussa from 1994 – 96, and then the University of Madras India from 2002 – 2003, Kaduna Polytechnic…

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So Long a Journey: Prez Buhari fires Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday finally removed from office his service chiefs appointed new ones. The new service chiefs are Major-General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo as Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao as Chief of Air Staff. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, made the disclosure in a statement he released Tuesday afternoon. The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the…

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South-West states ban open grazing -Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said Governors of the South-West on Monday have agreed to ban all forms of open grazing in the region. According to him, the decision was taken today when the governors met with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria as well as security chiefs. Some of the governors in attendance include Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa State, and Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State. Giving a report…

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Nigeria joins UK/SA on COVID-19 strain -PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 says cases of B117 strain of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria. The strain was first reported in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Chairman of PTF on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made this known during the task force briefing on Monday. Mustapha said four persons had been diagnosed with the B117 strain in Nigeria. Of the four persons, three are travellers from Nigeria to other places while the fourth person was discovered in-country. “Over the last…

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Presidency replies Akeredolu’s quit notice to Fulani herdsmen

The Presidency on Tuesday waded into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government forest reserves. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President called for restraint on the side of the state government and the Fulani communities. In the statement titled, ‘In tackling crime, Ondo State Government will not act outside the constitution,’ the Presidency said the governor, being a legal practitioner, should know that he cannot…

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Red Alert: Lagos records 13 COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State has said that 13 new COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the state within 24 hours. Prof Abayomi who disclosed this via his Twitter account on Friday, 15 January, 2021 said it was the highest daily fatality since the pandemic broke out in the state. According to him, the newly confirmed deaths increased the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the state to 262. Abayomi added that the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state since the inception of…

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Drama in Abuja as Prez. Buhari’s white pigeons refuse to fly

White pigeons, usually released as a sign of peace at memorials or other symbolic ceremonies were released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday in Abuja. It, however, created a drama as the birds refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President thereby sparking reactions on the social media. The President had opened the cage containing the birds at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and thrown it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage and refused to…

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Trump makes history, impeached barely 1wk to end of tenure

With one week left of his dramatic tenure as President of the United States, Donald John Trump has been impeached by the American House of Representatives. The embattled Trump on Wednesday became the first US president to be impeached for a second time, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s attack on the US Capitol. One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who broke with the president, voted to impeach the…

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Ex-Lagos MILAD dies of COVID-19

A onetime military administrator of Lagos and Imo States and a staunch member of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu has died. The retired senior Naval officer, according to family sources, died as a result of complication arising from coronavirus disease. The source said Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu had been on admission as a result of COVID-19 infections and died early on Wednesday. Kanu was appointed the first military governor of Imo State, Nigeria in March 1976 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo after it…

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NCDC raises alarm over growing COVID-19 cases, says hospitals may collapse

The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has raised an alarm that the country is now reaching a critical level, adding that the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. Ihekweazu made the revelation this in a series of tweets on Monday while reacting to the spike in COVID-19 infections in the last one month. Ihekweazu said this as the fear of COVID-19 spread at the National Identity Management Commission grew on Monday because Nigerians besieged the NIMC offices following the workers’…

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FG may ban train services -Amaechi

The Federal Government says it will shut down the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna train services should there be any case of Covid-19 detected among passengers, says Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport. Amaechi made the revelation on Monday during an NTA live programme, Good Morning Nigeria monitored in Lagos. He said train users must comply with all Covid-19 protocols from the beginning of every trip to the end. The minister said, “If we see that we are conveying passengers who have Covid from Lagos to Ibadan and Ibadan to Lagos,…

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ASUU reject FG’s plan to reopen Varsities

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU said although its members  were ready to start work, government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools. ASUU’s concern came amid…

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FG to impose fresh lockdown

Indications that the Federal Government may impose a second lockdown emerged on Thursday as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid infections been recorded continue. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja. The PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown. Aliyu said, “If…

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Nigeria, Lagos record highest single day COVID-19 cases

Nigeria yesterday recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 cases since the first infection was reported in February 2019. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351. Data on the agency’s website showed that Nigeria recorded its second-highest daily COVID-19 cases on December 18, 2020, with 1,145 people testing positive. A breakdown of the data showed that 75,699 have recovered from COVID-19 in the country while 1,318 have died of the virus. The…

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Again FG unleashes more hardship, increases electricity tarrif

The Federal Government has again increased the electricity tariff payable by power consumers across the country thereby unleashing more hardship on the citizenry. Approval for the hike in tariff was given by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, as the increase which varies, based on different consumer classes, took effect from January 1, 2020. The NERC announced the tariff hike in its December 2020 minor review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order and Minimum Remittance Order obtained by our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. The tariff increase is taking effect just two…

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Over 4,000 Lagos COVID-19 patients undergoing home treatment -Abayomi

Aboutt 4,176 persons infected with coronavirus in Lagos State are currently undergoing home-based treatment in the wake of the second wave infections across Nigeria, and the world at large. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, disclosed the figures on Friday via his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, noting that 115 cases were in isolation. Abayomi wrote, “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789; cases currently under isolation – 115; active cases under home-based care – 4,176; new #COVID19 related death – 3; total deaths – 240.” He put the number…

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Video: Lagos Gov., Sanwo-Olu makes public appearance after defeating COVID-19

“Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests negative to COVID-19. Now out of isolation,” Akosile tweeted with a video that showed the governor stepping out to address a press at the State House in Marina. The state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, had announced on December 12 that the governor tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Other governors who had tested positive for the virus and recovered include the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State,…

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Why FG may shut border again -Buhari’s aide

The Presidency, on Tuesday, says the Federal Government is studying activities at four of the nation’s land borders which were reopened last week, adding that the government may close the borders again if there is any “trouble”. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known on Tuesday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH. The Federal Government had on December 16 ordered the immediate reopening of the Seme Border in Lagos State, Illela Border in Sokoto State, Maigatari Border in Jigawa…

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COVID-19: FG issues fresh guidelines for Churches, Mosques, orders civil servants to stay home for 5 weeks

The Federal Government has issued fresh measures for the operations of mosques and churches just as it has asked civil servants from grade levels 1 to 12 to work from home. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known in a statement on Monday. As part of the measures, the worship centres were asked not to exceed 50 per cent capacity of the facility of their venues. The PTF also said events with more than 50 persons should be held outdoor. Mustapha said the…

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Controversy over rescued Kankara schoolboys as DHQ, KTSG claim responsibility

The Defence Headquarters has claimed responsibility for the rescue of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11. The DHQ spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, said the military has kept its promises of ensuring the rescue of the hostages. Enenche’s claims, however, contradicted the statement by Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari that the students were released sequel to the negotiations with the bandits by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria leadership. The governor also claimed…

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COVID-19: Again Lagos begins partial lockdown

*Shut Down All Schools *No Carnivals *Civil Servants on Grade Level 14 and Below to Work From Home Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has returned the order restricting the operations of churches and mosques in the state. He asked the worship centres not to hold services for more than two hours, adding that no gathering must exceed 50 per cent of the maximum capacity of the venue. The governor also ordered civil servants from Grade Level 14 and below to work from home and has asked all schools in…

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Gunmen kill 8 in Emir’s convoy

Unidentified gunmen have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad, killing eight people and injuring others. The accident, according to an eyewitness who escaped during the attack, said, “The Emir’s convoy was ambushed by the suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua highway while returning to Gusau from Abuja. “The Emir was coming back to Zamfara from Abuja in the midnight in a convoy of his official vehicles.” According to him, eight occupants of the Toyota Hilux, including the driver, were all shot dead by…

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COVID-19: France President, Macron tests positive

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the presidency said, adding that he would now self-isolate for the next week. The AFP reports. “The president tested positive for Covid-19 today,” it said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms”. Macron will now, in accordance with national regulations, “self isolate for seven days. He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” it said. The French president is one of several heads of state and government…

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Prez. Buhari reopens 4 land borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate reopening of four land borders. The Presidency made this known in a tweet today. “President Buhari has directed the immediate opening of four land borders: Seme, Illela, Maigatari, and Mfun,” @NGRPresident tweeted. Nigeria had in August 2019 closed its land borders to curtail illegal importation of drugs, small arms and agricultural products into country from neighbouring West African nations. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, had last month hinted on the reopening of the nation’s borders. Ahmed had said…

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Reps ask FG to suspend 774k job scheme

The House of Representatives has called for the immediate suspension of the controversial Special Works Scheme of the Federal Government. The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity had clashed over the recruitment of 774,000 workers for the scheme. At the plenary on Wednesday, the House asked the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning not to fund the scheme, which is billed to take off in January 2021. The National Assembly had appropriated N52bn for the exercise in the 2020 Appropriation Act. It was…

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COVID-19: CJN flown to Dubai for treatment

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is presently in isolation. A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the CJN was receiving treatment in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The CJN was conspicuously absent from Monday’s new legal year ceremony of the Supreme Court during which 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria were sworn in.

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Katsina Abduction: Talks won’t stop military action -Eneche

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, military action is still on despite talks with the bandits by the state governor, Aminu Masari. The Defence Headquarters, on Monday, says there is hope in the ongoing rescue operations of 333 schoolboys abducted by bandits from Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State. According to the Defence Spokesman, “You don’t stop whatever efforts you are putting up militarily for what we call the non-kinetic (or) the other approach. No, you don’t stop, all of them go concurrently. “For instance, if they (the…

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How Lagos Gov., Sanwoolu got infected with COVID-19

That Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has returned a positive test for COVID-19 is no more news, but most Lagosians are baffled that the man leading the battle against the virus from the epicentre could easily catch the virus. Remember that 10 of Gov. Sanwo-olu’s close aides tested positive to the dreaded virus in May 2020 even though the governor and members of his family returned negative when tested then. But according to a statement titled ‘Sanwo-Olu goes into self-isolation’ by the Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. He…

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Sell metres, face sanctions -FG warns DISCOs

The Federal Government has said it will sanction any electricity distribution company or its representatives selling meters or asking Nigerians to pay money to get the item. The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Zakari, gave the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electricity tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC Ad-hoc Committee. Zakari said, “We have made it clear through the regulator’s direct order as well as the intervention from the Ministry of Power that these meters are to be provided to Nigerians at no cost. “Even for…

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Northern Elders hit Buhari hard over Borno killings

Northern Elders Forum, has criticised President Mohammadu Buhari’s handling of security threats in the country saying human life, under the Buhari administration has lost its value. The group also noted that the present security situation is a big threat to farming in Northern Nigeria because it has resulted in limited production of food in many of the communities. The NEF Director (Publicity and Advocacy), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, raised these views in a statement on Tuesday night on the recent killings of 43 farmers in Borno. He said, “Under this administration,…

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Govt putting our lives at risk -Labour leaders, as meeting on fuel pump increase ends abruptly

The meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour on the hikes in fuel pump price and the electricity tariff on Sunday ended in disarray as the labour leaders walked out of the parley in anger. The dialogue, which was meant to take updates on the implementation of resolutions reached during the three previous meetings, ended abruptly barely 10 minutes after it commenced at the Presidential Villa banquet hall, Abuja. The meeting had started at 8:18 pm when the Trade Union Congress President, Quadri Olaleye, raised the issue of…

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Our game plan for Social Media -Lai Mohammed

*Budgets N250m for media, influencers, bloggers The Federal Government on Thursday said it has no plan to shut down the internet or social media. It said it would only work with stakeholders to regulate social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed observed that social media was used wrongly to cause mayhem in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has budgeted N250m for engagements with foreign media, influencers, bloggers, local…

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#EndSARS: Massive resignation hits Nigeria Police

Resignation letters from hundreds of officers in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests have allegedly been rejected by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, The Guardian is reporting. This newspaper gathered that hundreds of policemen were ready to leave after their humiliation and burning of stations. “There is no amount of talk that will assuage the anger of policemen. We are very angry. Many of my colleagues tendered their resignation, but they are not accepting it. The morale is terribly low. Our officers were dehumanised. Some were killed. Many…

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Lagos Police vow to resist planned protest

The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to “resist any planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State “. This was contained in a press statement on Thursday by the Lagos State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi. The statement was titled ‘We will resist any planned protest in Lagos -Police’ with EF No CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48. He warned that the police would not allow any form of protests whether tagged “peaceful” or not. Adejobi expressed concern that “the government and people of Lagos still…

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COVID-19: China bans Nigeria, others

The Chinese government has placed a temporary ban on Nigerians from entering China. The ban covers other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our correspondent learnt that the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines and a few others were also affected by the policy. It was gathered that the decision was informed by the evaluation of the COVID-19 situation in the concerned countries. Announcing this in a public notice on Thursday, the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria also said it…

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Why Tinubu denied me Oniru stool -Hakeem Ajasa

A Prince in Iruland, Hakeem Ajasa, who is a member of the Abisogun ruling house, has written a pre-litigation letter to All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, accusing them of manipulating the process of selecting the Oniru, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal. The letter was also addressed to the local government chairman, Eti Osa local government area, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, the Attorney-General of the state, the current Oniru and the Elegushi of Ikate Land In a letter dated October 27, 2020, Ajasa claimed he…

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‘I don’t share from money generated at Lekki Toll Gate’ -Tinubu

Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), and as such has no dime in the funds generated at the Lekki Tollgate. The rebuttal follows claims and allegations of his involvement in the shooting of unarmed protesters on Tuesday at the Lekki Tollgate. He was alleged to be livid from the losses made at the tollgate due to its shutdown by #EndSARS protesters; hence, the scheme to disperse protesters Bola Tinubu debunked…

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