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“Stop Playing Politics with Lockdown Directives”, Lai Mohammed Appeals to Governors

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“Stop Playing Politics with Coronavirus Directives”, Lai Mohammed Appeals to Governors

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed appeals to Governors in Nigeria to stop playing politics with Coronavirus directives when he featured on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) programme “Good Morning Nigeria” on Friday, April, 10th.

According to Mohammed, the counter directives between some states and the federal government in a bid to stop the spread of Coronavirus were unnecessary.

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Commenting on the arrest and prosecution of Caverton pilots by Governor Nyesom Wike, He told Governors to stop politicizing the fight against Coronavirus.

He said;

“The federal government has responsibility to all Nigerians irrespective of the state they reside.

“A situation where the federal government needs exemption for certain category of people but the state government will not cooperate is not helpful.

“We will not succeed if there is no cooperation with the state governments.”

On relaxation of lockdown directives by some Governors for Jumat and Easter festivities, the Minister said;

“We have a very little window, and as of today, there is no known cure or vaccine for this disease all we have is Non-Medicinal Intervention basically on prevention and management.

“We need the cooperation of the populace as a whole and they need to listen to what the federal government is saying.

“The whole essence of the lockdown is that by the time we lockdown for 14 days it is a presumption that whoever is incubating the virus must have manifested.

“However, people can contact the disease by not staying at home or not adhering to the hygiene instructions like washing of hands regularly, using hand sanitizer and social distancing.”

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Anambra State Government Declares 24 Hour Curfew

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Governor Willie Obiano
Anambra State Government Declares 24 Hour Curfew

The Governor of Anambra State has declared 24- hour curfew beginning 8pm today, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

This announcement was made by Governor Willie Obiano during a statewide broadcast.

According to the Governor, the curfew has become neccessary due to unpleasant incidents recorded so far, as well as rising tension in the land.

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While describing the anger of the #EndSars protesters as justifiable, Governor Obiano declared that all schools and markets in the state have been closed down, stressing that all large gatherings in any form are banned.

He said that the security agencies are on notice to do the needful, asking them to resist all efforts to provoke them to the use of extreme force.

The Governor called on stakeholders including the clergy, traditional rulers, youth leaders, among others, to lend their voices and help address the escalating situation, adding that the sum of two hundred million naira (N200,000,000) has been approved to compensate families of those affected by SARS brutality in the state.

He concluded that this is not the time for destructive rumours, but a time to unite and keep Anambra state safe.

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#Anonymous Hacks NBC Twitter Account ,threaten to expose govt secrets

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#Anonymous Hacks National Broadcasting Commission’s Twitter Account ,threaten to expose govt secrets

The Twitter account of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been hacked by Anonymous.

The hackers put up a message threatening to reveal secrets of Nigerian authorities.

“We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secret and dirty files”, it read.

“Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY #Twitterdown #NBChacked”, the message added.

The website was also not opening as at 9:25 am.

NBC regulates the Nigerian broadcast industry.

The commission says it adopts scientific research methods to gather data, analyze trends in line with the dynamism of the industry and advise government.

 

NBC receives, processes and considers applications for the establishment, ownership or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast and others

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CSO urges #EndSARS protesters to stop distracting police

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CSO urges #EndSARS protesters to stop distracting police

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on Wednesday in Abuja urged #EndSARS protesters to desist from distracting the Nigeria Police Force in discharging their civic duties in the country.

One of the Conveners of the group Mr Olayemi Success, while addressing newsmen said that leadership of many CSOs gathered in solidarity with the security agencies especially the Nigeria police force

Success said they were all aware of pockets of protest demanding for the scrapping of Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS.

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He said that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in display of 21st century police officers compliance, highest level of professionalism and best regard for democracy yielded to the call and disbanded SARS.

The convener, however, said that surprisingly the protesters still continued with their trade of protest which was uncalled-for and unacceptable.

He said that the protest was ill conceived as the advantage and usefulness of SARS was curbing crimes in Nigeria overwhelmingly outweighed their few mistakes therefore such protest could be highly demoralizing.

He explained that their solidarity march from Unity fountain to force headquarters in Abuja was intended to boost the morale of police men and women.

On his part, Malam Kabiru Dallah, the Co-Convener of the CSOs, said that most well-meaning Nigerians appreciated the sacrifices of the police in securing the country.

” Therefore, whoever see police as enemy is a suspect.”

He commended the Inspector General of Police for the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWATT) to replace the disbanded SARS.

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