President Muhammadu Buhari will address the Nation again after a thorough investigation on military action towards shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. This disclosure was made by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare during a press interview.
The highest socio-cultural body of the Igbo tribe, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Yesterday Thursday, October 22, denounced the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, saying that his recent frenzy was merely targeted at exacerbating discord in the nation and also to soil the age-long cordial relationship that has been existing between the Igbo and the Yoruba. Kanu had on Tuesday called on his supporters who are at the moment disguising as #EndSARS protesters to among other things ambush and kill any policemen, soldiers, governors, their children and destroy properties of the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as well as government infrastructures. The acclaimed IPOB leader claimed responsibility for burning down Oriental Hotel in Lagos and other government infrastructure in the state, even as he suggested that the ongoing crisis in Lagos which has consumed properties worth billions of Naira was because of the state governor’s decision to impose a 24-hour curfew.
In a wake of the EndSARS campaign staged by some youth across the country since last week, some arrant protesters have this afternoon set another police station at Orile Iganmu area of Lagos state.
Domestic Airfares during the weekend surged in an unprecedented manner, a situation which some blame on the sustained ongoing protests against police brutality in the country. The price regime was reflected by several carriers on weekend flights for one-way trips from Lagos to Abuja. Initially, the cost of domestic flights in the country ranged from N27,000 to N38,000 depending on the class of ticket purchased. During the weekend however, carriers like Dana Air saw an increase in airfares as its prices ranged for N36,000 to N42,300 for economy Saver while Economy Flexible stood at 47,000. As for Arik Air, economy class tickets went for N43, 944 while business class went for N99,176 on Sunday.
The government of Edo State announced the enforcement of a 24-hour curfew because of multiple acts of violence during the #EndSARS protest in the state on Monday. According to reports, hoodlums hiding under the guise of #EndSARS protest invaded the Benin Medium security prison on Sapele Road and released some inmates, Oko Correctional Centre was also attacked and inmates released. 3 police stations in the state were also vandalized, looted, and burnt by the hoodlums. The declaration of the 24-hour curfew was disclosed in a press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie on Monday.
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has revealed that political marauders, ethnoreligious bigots, and diabolical influencers are the group of personalities pushing for regime change.
This was contained in a communiqué made available at the end of their emergency meeting held at Kaduna yesterday.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring and fuelling of the protest through making some provocative statements on social media.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena has hinted that the next presidential candidate of their party would be product of stakeholder negotiation. Nabena stated this while speaking with the Sun newspaper, he also gave clues on how the South East can go about actualising their quest for Igbo presidency in the 2023 general election.
The Federal government on Monday cautioned that cases of COVID-19 will definitely increase in the coming weeks owing to the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country. The Chairman, Presidential Taskforce, PTF, on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr Boss Mustapha, while issuing the warning in Abuja, said despite the appreciable success recorded so far in the fight against COVID-19, the ongoing protest may spark up a second wave of the virus.
“I can say it authoritatively that with the ongoing protest across the country, in the next two weeks the cases of COVID-19 would have increased. Each and everyone that attended the protest and did not put up any form of protection are likely going to spread the virus. When people contract the virus during the protest gathering, they will go back home and spread it.
About 113 new cases of COVID-19 has been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday. The NCDC via its Twitter handle revealed that a total of 14 States recorded new infections in the country in the last 24 hours. The health agency said, the 113 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to a total of 61,307. It also mentioned that four persons died from complications resulting from the virus.
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the total cases of the coronavirus infection in the country have just jumped to 60,834 after 179 new cases were recorded yesterday.
The Federal Government has disclosed that it will kick start disbursement of the N75 billion support grants to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises that are eligible to partake in the COVID-19 support scheme. Accordingly, on September 10, the Federal Government inaugurated two schemes to support about 1.7 million Medium and Small Scale Enterprise (MSMEs) financially across the country with N75billion naira.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said its involvement in the Cotton, Textile and Garments (CTG) industry has resulted in the funding of 320,000 farmers across the entire CTG value chain. The apex bank stated that N120 billion has been invested in the CTG sector which is expected to assist in reaching and exceeding the cotton lint requirement for the country’s textile industry.
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) announced that it has released a total of N2.58bn as pension benefits to relatives of deceased workers under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) between the period of April and June 2020. This was disclosed in a report on the second quarter of 2020.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard kicks when his side was denied a penalty kick after Man-U defender, Henry Maguire pulled down Cesar Azpilicueta during a corner kick in Saturday’s match that ended in a draw.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos, says Cristiano Ronaldo is doing just fine and is showing no symptoms after his positive coronavirus test while in the Portugal camp. "I am told he (Ronaldo) is doing well. Obviously from the time he did the retest this morning, and it was confirmed, he went into isolation last night after he did the test, just like all the players. Yesterday after taking the test the players went to their rooms, then overnight we got the news," he said. "Tomorrow Cristiano and the other players will be tested again. Obviously, Cristiano has been isolated from the others from the start and will remain isolated. He's in his room. He says he wants to play. He talks to us from his balcony. And anyway, he is completely asymptomatic. He feels fine, without any symptoms at all. He doesn't even know what happened to him.
English football giants Liverpool and Manchester United, have presented a proposal that will see the English top-flight league EPL cut down to 18 teams from the current 20. The blueprint for change was developed by John W Henry, Liverpool’s principal owner, with Old Trafford throwing its weight behind the idea. Glazer suggested that the radical manifesto is necessary to safeguard the existence of professional clubs outside the Premier League.
Following the looting of the COVID-19 palliative by some youth across the country, officials from the Federal Government have revealed that at no time the government asked the 36 governors and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to wait for a directive before distribution of the palliative to their people.
Facebook has on Wednesday launched its dating service, Facebook Dating in 32 European countries, the social media company said after it postponed the release of the services following regulatory concerns. According to Reuters, Facebook had in February announced the postponement of the dating services after complaints were raised by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the main regulator in the European Union (EU) for several tech companies including Facebook. However, the services were launched in September last year in the United States and 20 other countries.
Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday said he was feeling fantastic after undergoing a heart surgery over the weekend.
A UN envoy on Friday announced that the two Libyan delegations to the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks have signed a complete countrywide and permanent ceasefire agreement with immediate effect. Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), made the announcement in a press conference.