Eidul-Fitr: FG Declares Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th Public Holidays For Celebration

The federal government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-FITRI Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. This is contained In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, on behalf of the Minister, director of Press and Public Relations, Malam Mohammed Manga, said Aregbesola called on Muslim to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good…

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Edo: Governor Obaseki Partners NSCDC On Improving Internal Security

The Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki has Commended Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC in their Effort of protecting lives and properties in the state. The governor made the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit to the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in Abuja, he urged the agency to deploy additional agro rangers personnel in the state towards improving the state’s security. The governor noted that the deployment will further ensure the safety of farmers who are the backbone of the state. Governor Obaseki also rated the…

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COVID-19: IGP Orders Officers To Respect Essential Workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country. Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, said the IGP had directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens. Doctors…

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Court Restrains Reps On Infectious Diseases Bill

A Federal High Court In Abuja Has Ordered The House Of Representatives To Maintain Status Quo On The Infectious Diseases Bill Which Has Passed Second Reading. Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu While Ruling On An Ex Parte Application  Also Summoned The Speaker Of The House, Femi Gbajabiamila, The Attorney-General Of The Federation, Abubakar Malami SAN, The Inspector-General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, As Well As The Clerk Of The National Assembly To Appear Before The Court. Senator Dino Melaye Brought The Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit Through His Counsel, Nkemakolam Okoro, Asking The Court…

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We Will Spend Any Amount To End Insecurity …Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Has Expressed His Determination To Put  An End The Sorrows Nigerians Are Passing Through As A Result Of The Heightened Insecurity In The Country. The National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, Disclosed This  Thursday While Briefing State House Correspondents At The End Of The National Security Council Meeting Presided Over By President Buhari At The Presidential Villa, Abuja. The NSA Says The President Is Committed To Spending Whatever Resources He Has At His Disposal To Bring To A Quick End All The Issues Affecting Citizens Of The…

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Indian And Chinese Troops ‘Clash On Border’ In Sikkim

Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers have exchanged physical blows in a clash on the shared border, Indian media report. Seven Chinese and four Indian troops were injured, an army official reportedly said, near the Naku La sector in the border state of Sikkim. Local commanders spoke and resolved the dispute, which took place on Saturday. The two countries have competing claims over their shared 3,400 kilometre (2,100 mile) border. The latest tense face-off took place near the Naku La sector in Sikkim, more than 5,000 metres (16,400ft) above sea…

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Rivers Govt Declares PDP Youth Leader Wanted, To Demolish Hotels

The Rivers State Government, on Sunday, declared Mr Princewill Osaroejiji, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Youth Leader in Eleme Local Government Area wanted. This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by Mr Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications. The statement said that Osaroejiji was declared wanted by the state government over his alleged involvement in criminal activities. It said that N5 million would be given to anyone who provided reliable information that would lead to Osaroejiji’s arrest The state government also said that two…

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Police Officer Dies From COVID-19 Complications In Ogun State

An officer of the Nigerian Police Force has died from coronavirus Disease COVID-19 complications at the Federal Medical Centre , Abeokuta, Ogun State. The spokesperson said the officer’s COVID-19 test result returned positive on Sunday morning. This brings the number of death recorded at the facility within a week to two The Head of Public Relations at FMC, Segun Orisajo, on Sunday morning, confirmed the death of the unnamed police officer.  He said the officer died at the facility three days ago. According to Orisajo, the deceased presented in the…

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World Press Freedom Day: NHRC SaysJournalists Deserve More Protection

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to celebrate the 2020 World Press Freedom Day amidst the challenges posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Tony Ojukwu has commended the efforts of Nigerian journalists in creating awareness and disseminating information on the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is despite the personal risks of exposure to the infection as well as violations of their human rights to freedom of press, health and life from state and non-state actors. Mr. Ojukwu who…

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FCTA RELEASES GUIDELINES ON EASING OF LOCKDOWN IN THE FCT

FCTA RELEASES GUIDELINES ON EASING OF LOCKDOWN IN THE FCT …TO VIGOROUSLY ENFORCE PARTIAL LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS …TELLS ALL WORKERS RESIDENT OUTSIDE THE FCT TO REMAIN WHERE THEY ARE FOR NOW The FCTA will enforce rigorously the guidelines regulating the easing of the lockdown in the FCT as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Territory. In his message to the residents of the FCT, announcing the new guidelines, the Honourable Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said that security agencies have been mandated to arrest and prosecute,…

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