Lagos Police Commissioner Orders Enforcement Of Covid-19 Protocols

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered all men of the Force in the state to enforce all protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Odumosu instructed his officers and men to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew and also ensure the total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, amongst others. This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Enforce All Covid-19 Protocols, Supervise Your Men For Effectiveness — CP Lagos Orders Area Commanders, DPOs’. The statement signed by the state Police Public Relations…

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PDP must be united to secure electoral victories in 2023 — Atiku

Former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the party must be united to secure electoral victories in the 2023 general elections. The Wazirin Adamawa also said it is only a politically naive and vision less politician that will dump PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state will one day “be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons why he left for a sinking ship APC.” Speaking at a political event…

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Ban On Sim Card Replacement Lifted By FG

The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) revealed this Wednesday in a note to Business Metrics, giving update on the ongoing SIM audit, registration and NIN integration exercise ordered by the federal government. The federal government had on December 9, announced the suspension of the sale and activation of new SIM cards across networks. ALTON noted the challenges experienced by customers seeking to replace or upgrade their SIM cards following the suspension of sale and activation of SIM cards by the government which also affected SIM replacement.  “Further to…

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Ondo gets first community radio station in Ikale

A community radio station, Awawa 94.1FM was, weekend, commissioned by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State which is aimed at reviving and promoting the Ikale, Ilaje, Ijaw-Apoi and Ijaw-Arogbo culture, tradition, custom in the state. The radio station was established by Gen. Olu Bajowa (retd) as part of the activities marking his 80th Birthday.Bajowa, who is the sponsor of the project, said: “The aim of establishing the radio station, was to complement the efforts of government in reviving and promoting the Ikale, Ilaje, Ijaw-Apoi and Ijaw-Arogbo culture, tradition, custom and…

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China Confirms First Case Of Covid-19 Strain

China has confirmed its first case of a new coronavirus variant that was recently detected in Britain, health officials said. The new strain, which experts say potentially spreads faster than the original variant, has prompted travel restrictions on the UK by more than 50 countries — including China, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year. The first patient in China with the new variant is a 23-year-old woman from Shanghai who arrived from Britain on December 14, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control said in a research note published…

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Plateau Govt shifts date for reopening of tertiary schools

The Plateau Government has directed tertiary institutions to resume on Jan. 18, as against the Jan. 4 date earlier announced. Mr Kakmena Audu, the Plateau Commissioner for Higher Education gave the directive in a statement on Thursday in Jos.He said the decision to shift the resumption date was in line with the directive of the Federal Government and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. The commissioner directed all heads of tertiary institutions in the state to comply strictly to the directive and also ensure that they adhere strictly to…

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Republican Senator Set To Object Biden Presidential Certification

A Republican senator said Wednesday that he will object to Congress’s certification next week of the results of the November 3 US presidential election, a move that may slightly delay — but not derail — the final confirmation of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. Several Republican members of the House of Representatives have also said they plan to object to the January 6 certification of the Electoral College vote but Josh Hawley of Missouri was the first senator to confirm so publicly. At least one member of the House and one…

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Police Arrest Organisers Of Sex Party In Kaduna

The Police in Kaduna have arrested some youths who were behind the aborted maiden edition of a Kaduna sex party. The arrested youths had advertised the aborted sex party on social media platforms and it was expected to take place December 27, 2020 in an undisclosed location in the state capital. The invitation detailed that participants, male and female, are expected to be naked as no clothes will be allowed at the venue. Also, the party which was slated to start at 8 pm was to last till daybreak to…

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Suspected cult leader, 2 others killed in Ogoni village

Rivers State Police Command has disclosed that suspected cult leader, Bariya Timothy, was killed Tuesday night in a gang violence in Luubara, an Ogoni community in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State. Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the 35-year-old Timothy died in a supremacy battle with a rival gang, just as a resident in the community, Nwibani Barry, noted that two persons died in the clash.Nwibani said: “The gunmen invaded the community at about 8 pm and went to a beer parlour…

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COVID-19: Makinde suspends curfew for residents to observe crossover nights

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Wednesday, approved the suspension of the 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. curfew earlier imposed on states by the Federal Government, saying that officials of the state’s Task Force on Covid-19 will ensure strict compliance to the guidelines and advisories during the Yuletide and after. The governor, has, therefore, directed that religious centres be allowed to hold crossover worship services only in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols. The Technical Team of the Task Force on COVID-19 had earlier stated that it was ruling out…

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