Monthly Archives: October 2020

Governors Deny Hoarding COVID-19 Palliatives

Governors of the 36 states of the federation under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), have denied hoarding palliatives donated by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative, to ease the economic hardship imposed on the poor by the COVID-19 lockdown. The denial came amidst continuous invasion of warehouses by some hoodlums and allegations that the governors ...

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Why We Have Not Called Off Strike — ASUU

THE Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it has yet to call off its ongoing strike because it is waiting for the government to conduct an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. The UTAS is the payment platform created by ASUU in place of government’s Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi ...

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We’d Make CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting Available, Says Sanwo-Olu

…says what happened in Lagos extremely unimaginable Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session with a CNN journalist, Becky Anderson’s “Connect the World with Becky ...

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Anambra Assembly Suspends Plenary Indefinite Over EndSARS Unrest

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Anambra State House of Assembly has suspended its plenary scheduled for tomorrow 27th October, 2020 over the spate of insecurity across the nation due to the ENDSARS social unrest which recently turned bloody coupled with looting and vandalisation of public and private assets. Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Information and Public Enlightenment Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, ...

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Oxford Vaccine Produces Immune Response

One of the world’s leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, also triggers lower adverse responses among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc, which is helping manufacture ...

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SERAP Asks NBC To Withdraw Illegal Fines On Channels TV, AIT, Arise TV Or Face Legal Action  

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “condemned the unconstitutional and illegal fines of N9m reportedly imposed by the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] on Channels TV, AIT and Arise TV [N3m each] purportedly over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.” The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced at a press conference in Abuja today that the agency ...

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#EndSARS: US-Based Nigerian I.T. Specialists Slam FG, Military Over Lekki Attack

Nigerian Information Technology professionals based in the United States have joined the worldwide condemnation of last Tuesday’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos. On behalf of the Board of Governors and members, the President of the American-based Nigeria-US IT Network, Dr. Michael A. Oriade, described the attack by the military against unarmed peaceful protesters as condemnable, ...

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Since OPC Now Guards Police…

Casmir Igbokwe Nothing typifies the state of the nation more than the current helplessness of the Nigerian police. Here is an institution paid to protect us but, ironically, it has turned out to be in more need of protection. Some police formations in Lagos, for instance, have procured the services of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to protect them and guard ...

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14 Killed As Police Go After COVID-19 Palliative Looters In Lagos, Plateau, Anambra, Others

The police on Sunday ordered their officers and men to go after those who were looting private and government establishments under the guise of #EndSARS protests. Police commands in Akwa Ibom, Osun, Plateau, Kano and Anambra states in separate interviews with The PUNCH, said they had stepped up efforts to arrest suspected looters. Already, no fewer than 483 suspected looters ...

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