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COVID-19: A’ Ibom doctors lament police harassment during lockdown

AFEEZ HANAFI Some doctors in Akwa Ibom State say they are in fear of leaving their houses for work after alleged harassment by some policemen enforcing stay-at-home order to curtail coronavirus spread. The medical practitioners lamented that despite the exception of doctors from the order, they experienced restriction from policemen. The President, Association of Residents
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COVID-19: Curtailing government officials’ appetite for luxury amid dwindling revenue

In this article, FEMI MAKINDE examines the crash in the price of crude oil and the need for government officials at all levels to cut costs of governance and stop extravagant lifestyles for the nation to stay afloat in the face of economic turbulence ahead The steady crash of oil price as a result of
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We’ve not been served court order barring Ajimobi, says APC Legal adviser

John Alechenu The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Babatunde Ogala, has said the party has not been served any court order barring it from appointing former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as its Deputy National Chairman (South). Ogala gave this clarification via a text message in response to inquiries from Sunday
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Muslim group clarifies stand on alcohol-based sanitisers

Simon Utebor A Muslim group, League of Imams and Alfas of Yorubaland, has clarified its position on the use of alcohol-based sanitisers by Muslims as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued by spokesman for the league and Mudir Markaz (Arabic and Islamic College, Agege, Lagos), the league said its stand that
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NCDC Act empowers President to restrict movement — Ajulo

The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Egalitarian Mission for Africa, Dr Kayode Ajulo, tells FEMI MAKINDE in this interview that the President’s order on restriction of movement is valid Do you agree that the President’s order on restriction of movement in FCT, Lagos and Ogun states is invalid because he did not get the consent of
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Osoba’s loyalists want commissioner sanctioned for attacking ex-gov

Daud Olatunji Loyalists of a former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, have urged the All Progressives Congress to heavily sanction the commissioner for youth and sports, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare, for abusing  the former governor. The loyalists, led by the Financial Secretary of the APC and a  member of the Governor’s Advisory Council, Sunday
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US evacuates 38,296 Americans from Nigeria, 77 other countries

Adelani Adepegba The United States has so far evacuated 38,296 citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic, and 75 other countries on account of the coronavirus pandemic. The citizens were airlifted in 330 flights coordinated by the US Department of State. The emergency evacuation commenced on January 29, 2020, according to the coronavirus repatriation statistics published
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Don battles DPO over rights abuse

Raphael Ede A former university lecturer, Professor David Ngene, has accused a Chief Superintendent of Police, Danladi Mashat, of using his powers to harass and intimidate him. In a petition addressed to the chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, the Enugu-born professor recalled how CSP Mashat, the Divisional Police Officer, Independence Layout Station,
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I fell in love with my wife at first sight — Oye Ibidapo-Obe

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos and Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe, speaks with TOFARATI IGE about the educational sector and other issues Do you think Nigeria learnt lessons from the Ebola virus outbreak that can help us deal with coronavirus? I would say we did but
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COVID-19: Ize-Iyamu boosts persons with disabilities

A consultant orthodontist at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Prof Idia Ize-Iyamu, has been donating food items and other relief packages to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable residents of Edo State because of the restrictions in the state due to the  coronavirus pandemic. According to her husband, Pastor Ize-Iyamu,  Idia is doing  this
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COVID-19: US, Nigeria, Iran, others release detainees, prisoners

Afeez Hanafi  Mrs. Anulika Ekwezor should be cooling her heels in police custody or prison by now but for the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. She was arrested on Sunday by the Ikotun Police Station, Lagos, for using a dagger to inflict injuries on the face of her husband’s tenant, Mrs Marian Peter, during
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Buhari lacks powers to shut down states — Adegboruwa

A human right activists, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), tells FEMI MAKINDE that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), does not have the right to restrict movement of people in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states without the consent of  the people’s representatives The Attorney General of the Federation, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN)
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Many Nigerian patriots are not in government

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