COVID-19: IGP Fumes As Woman Slaps DCO, Bites Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has commended the Divisional Crime Office II, Eruwa Police Division, Oyo State, ASP Adeyemo Ogunyemi, for his uncommon restraint and professionalism in the face of unprovoked attack as shown in a viral video, where a woman, identified as Kehinde Afolake, was seen assaulting him unchallenged and without retaliation, while he was carrying out the COVID-19 enforcement duties at Gbolagunte, Okeola area of Eruwa, Ibarapa, Oyo State on May 1, 2020. The Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, said the Officer,…

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Fire Guts Accountant-General Of The Federation’s office

The office of the Accountant General of the Federation went up in flames. The office, located in Abuja and known as Treasury House, went up in flames in the early hours of Wednesday. According to available information, early responders to the incident included the Federal Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Police Force and Abuja Environmental Protection Board.  Fire service gives fresh details on fire incident at AGF’s office Abuja.  The incident affected the accountant-general office and most of the important offices in the building  The fire, however, was…

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Coronavirus: Parents Are Advice To Beware Of Pedophiles– Adeola Ekine

The Lagos State Chapter of National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has advised parents and guardians to beware of paedophiles as the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 continues across the country. Mrs. Adeola Ekine, the Chairperson of NAWOJ, Lagos State Chapter, who gave the warning in a press statement sent to Waka About Africa, noted that it is important to keep sensitizing mothers to be vigilant and proactive to the dangers the children, especially girls, could be exposed to during this lockdown period so that pedophiles do…

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Nigerian Guild Of Editors Condemns Attack On Newspapers Delivery Personnel

The Nigerian Guild of Editors strongly condemns the harassment on Sunday, of drivers of newspaper distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states. It should be noted that the media is a strategic partner in national affairs, with the Constitutional mandate of providing information to the populace. The body of Editors hereby restates that media personnel are rendering essential services and Journalists should be commended for carrying out their Constitutional mandate of sourcing stories and monitoring compliance with government directives in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, instead of…

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Nnamdi kanu Donate 50million To People Of Biafra In Eastern Region To Fight COVID-19

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra has reacted to the newly emerged disease-causing fears and panics across the globe. Kanu in a recent broadcast on 26th March, 2020 he promised that Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), will denote 50million to curtail the COVID-19 Pandemic in Igbo land(Biafraland). “Towards this very pandemic, we are commissioning 50million (for now) to educate our people and contain this virus”. In continuation of the broadcast, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra has also said that following the spread of coronavirus, IPOB will make sure they provide food for…

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Coronavirus: El-Rufai Tests Positive, Top Aides To Proceed On Self-Isolation

Governor Nasir el-Rufai, who announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus. Some of the persons that might be asked to go into self-isolation include some of his commissioners, top aides, drivers as well as their families. Sources close to the governor told one of our correspondents that the commissioner had been mandated to speak on the issue. It was also learned that the revelation by the governor shocked his aides and that there was anxiety among them, as some of them had had close contacts with him a few…

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Lagos Orders Closure Of Non-Food Markets, Stores For Seven Days From Thursday

…Drug Shops, Food Sellers Not Affected By Directive Lagos State Government, took more restrictive measures to break the cycle of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu directed all markets and stores trading in non-essential commodities to close for seven days. The directive takes effect from Thursday, March 26. In a televised briefing after State’s Security Council meeting held at the State House in Marina, Sawno-Olu said the restrictive measures were necessary, given the rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos. He said the…

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FG Closes All Land Borders Over Coronavirus

The Federal Government has ordered total closure of land borders, suspension of Federal Executive Meetings and the postponement of the meeting of the Council of State ​​​scheduled for Thursday, March 26. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) made this known on Monday in Abuja, at a news conference to update the media on further decisions to monitor the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Mustapha, who is also the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said,`” In furtherance of our ongoing engagement with the…

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Coronavirus: NUJ Suspends Congresses In States, Chapels Indefinitely

Following the move by government and organizations to ensure that Coronavirus which is also known as COVID-19 is contained in Nigeria, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ has become the latest association to act in that regards.  In a statement issued on Friday, the pen body directed that all congresses across the union’s 37 state councils and chapels should be suspended immediately until further notice. According to the National Secretary of NUJ, Shuaibu Usman Leman the measure will assist to enforce and maintain social distance towards safeguarding members of the…

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NYSC Shuts Down Orientation Camps Over Coronavirus Fear

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management has shut down all the orientation camps nationwide over the spread of coronavirus. The directive, which came from the NYSC headquarters in Abuja disrupted the orientation camp of the 2020 Batch A Stream 1, across the 37 centres in the country. The Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Eddy Megwa, told corps members during morning meditation on the parade ground to leave the orientation camp as soon as possible. “We have been asked to close down all orientation camps and discharged the corps members to their various…

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