Monday, October 26, 2020

Abdulrazaq relaxes curfew from 8am to 6pm in Ilorin

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has reviewed the curfew on the people of Ilorin, the state capital from 24 hours to 12 hours.

A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, late last night said the Curfew will now be between 6 pm and 8 am as from today (Monday), October 26, 2020.

Ajakaye in a statement titled, ‘Update on curfew in Ilorin Metropolis (Kwara State)’, said the governor held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in the state on Sunday evening.

“A review of the situation in the Ilorin metropolis suggested a relative calm. The meeting observed that the objective of the curfew has largely been achieved as the misguided elements who looted and vandalised public and private properties have been pushed back and normalcy restored.

Abandoned baby: Outcry as Qatar ‘forcibly examines’ women at airport

Female passengers flying from Qatar were subjected to invasive searches after a premature baby was found abandoned in an airport bathroom, in procedures the Australian government on Monday described as “grossly disturbing” and “offensive”.

A number of women including from Australia were removed from their flight and examined for signs of childbirth after the baby was found in a bathroom at Hamad International in the Qatari capital.

Australia’s government on Monday condemned the October 2 incident, which only came to light after Australian passengers spoke out, and said concerns had been lodged with Qatar.

“This is a grossly, grossly disturbing, offensive, concerning set of events. It is not something that I have ever heard of occurring in my life,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.

Ronaldinho contracts Coronavirus

Brazil icon Ronaldinho confirmed on Sunday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Ronaldinho posted a video to his Instagram story revealing his diagnosis.

The former Barcelona superstar revealed he is asymptomatic and is self-isolating in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, after arriving in the city on Saturday.

“I’ve been here in BH since yesterday, I came to participate in an event,” Ronaldinho said.

EndSARS protests: Buhari orders ministers to meet constituents

President Muhammadu Buhari has given a marching order to members of his cabinet to relocate to their home states for the purpose of dousing the tension created by the #EndSARS protests and the destruction of property by hoodlums hiding under the protest.

The directive to the Ministers, Vanguard learned, was given at last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by the President at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The ministers were directed to meet with stakeholders to explain federal government’s efforts to meet the demands of the youths.

A source privy to the directive said that the cabinet members were told to “go to our states to solicit the support of political, traditional, religious and community leaders against the violence that emanated from # EndSARS protests.”

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Meet the German woman who hasn't cut her hair in 15 years

The beauty is that she styles it anyhow, lol. More amazing photos....

Ganduje promises Kano indigenes in diaspora FREE LAND

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said the state government would provide free land for the state indigenes in the diaspora to develop residential buildings where they will reunite with their families, especially during holiday visits.

He made the commitment on Saturday during a virtual Kano in Diaspora Town Hall Meeting organised by the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Foreign Investment and Diaspora, Hajiya Hama Aware.

“We are doing this to our citizens some of whom have been away for a very long time and when they come visiting during holidays, they need spaces to settle and meet their families and loved ones,” the governor said.

Tunde Bakare writes President Buhari on how to rebuild Nigeria [full speech]

Pastor Tunde Bakare has offered to the nation’s leadership a blueprint for the rebuilding of Nigeria, the disillusionment about which triggered the recent protests by Nigerian youths.

In a speech from the pulpit on Sunday, Bakare recalled the hopes of Nigeria’s founding fathers and how the hope has now turned into despair.

“In the past week, we witnessed with great sorrow the desecration of our nationhood as Nigeria’s armed forces stained the banner of our nationhood, the Nigerian flag, with the blood of our children, the Nigerian youth, to whom our founding fathers charged us to handover a banner without stain”.

“Fellow citizens, at the root of the issues that confront our nation is a foundational problem of nationhood that has persisted from one administration to another and provided a conducive environment for the State-Aided Robbery Squad (SARS).

Emergency closure: Makinde orders schools to resume in Oyo

Last week the Oyo State Government urgently shutdown schools in the State. 

This came as the EndSARS protests continued around the country with most roads in Oyo state blocked and activities grounded.

The closure of schools were announced on the 20th of October as unrest grew in the state.

With peace returning to the state gradually, the Government has now declared tomorrow, 26th of October, resumption date for both public and private schools. 

Lady reveals what she ordered vs what she got

Quite painful. Her words says it all..... Below....

Hidden palliatives prove Buhari not our problem, Zahra Buhari-Indimi's reshared post reads

President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has reshared an Instagram post that suggested that the discovery of Covid-19 palliatives locked away in warehouses nationwide is proof that the President is not the country’s problem.

“Now that people confirmed Buhari distributed enough palliatives nationwide. it is clear Buhari is not our problem,” the post reshared by the President’s daughter read.

Residents across states have been uncovering and looting warehouses said to be holding palliatives meant for distribution during the Covid-19. The exact post below....

Schools remain shut as Lagos state reviews curfew

The Lagos State Government has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state as restriction now begins from 8 pm to 6 am.

The State Government had imposed the curfew to restrict movement following the unrest witnessed in the State.

According to the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, all public and private schools are to remain shut till further notice.

Lagosians were also enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses.

The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness - Otedola

Billionaire Femi Otedola is also speaking out about the unrest in Nigeria and the many death of individuals in the past few days.

The business man in an Instagram post, broke his silence saying what has been happening in Nigeria is indeed an horror and commiserated with families who have lost their loved ones.

He also pointed out that he is with the youths and referred to how he joined a protest at the age of 16 in this same Nigeria that was staged -- Ali Must Go.

He promised to keep helping Nigerians in need.

Oyetola gives Osun looters 72 hours to return stolen goods

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola today gave looters in his state 72-hour ultimatum to return properties they stole from private and government organisations.

Oyetola said this during on-the-spot assessment of the properties looted by hoodlums and residents across the state.

The Governor visited Tuns Farm international, Osun Mall, Omoluabi Garment Factory, National Silo, APC secretariat Osun and Ileri Oluwa campaign office among others.

Speaking to newsmen after assessing the Omoluabi garment factory, he lamented all the sewing machines in the facility have been stolen.

Former Speaker Dogara’s residence attacked in Jos

A mob on Sunday looted the residence of former Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara at Lamingo quarters in Jos, capital of Plateau.

The Commander, Operation Safe Haven, Major General, Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, said the suspected looters were apprehended during an operation.

According to him, 13 males and 17 females were arrested at the former Speaker’s residence.

He said Items recovered include five grinding machines, three grinding machine heads, two unassembled Keke NAPEP, 1 Keke NAPEP Engine, and one bundle of clothing material.

Four feared dead in Kogi stampede for palliatives

Four persons were feared to have died on Sunday afternoon in Kogi as hundreds of residents stormed a warehouse in Lokoja in search of COVID-19 palliatives.

The warehouse, located along the Murtala Mohammed Way, close to Kpata the market was reportedly invaded as early as 7am on Saturday through Sunday, mostly by the women.

The fatalities, it was gathered, resulted from stampede by residents who rushed at the government warehouse.

The State Government had last week commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives to the 21 local government areas.

Formula 1 great Lewis Hamilton lends voice to #EndSARS campaign

Record-winning British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has joined a host of international superstars lending their voices to the #EndSARS campaign, which was started Nigerian youths to call for an end to police brutality

Hamilton took to his Twitter account with 5.9 million followers to help raise awareness for the campaign and seek justice for victims of said brutality. Going on to describe recent happenings as a ‘human rights crisis.

Hamilton set a record 92 Formula 1 race wins, after sealing victory at the Portuguese Grand Prix, upstaging German great, Micheal Schumacher on Sunday.

Abducted Colonel Onifade reportedly killed despite his abductors collecting N10m ransom

An army colonel, S.B Onifade, who was abducted along the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, has been reportedly killed despite his abductors collecting N10 million ransom.

Mr Onifade, a consultant gynaecologist, was abducted at about 3 a.m near Olam Farm area in Kaduna, while traveling on September 27.

According to a report by Daily Nigerian, Onifade was killed on Saturday.

The military authorities are yet to confirm the report.

The Kaduna-Abuja highway is the most notorious axis for kidnappers.

Despite fired tear gas, defiant mob loots warehouse in Abuja

It was a chaotic scene at the Idu Industrial Layout in the nation’s capital, Abuja on Sunday as irate youths invaded the area in an attempt to break into the chain of warehouses in the layout.

Buoyed by the successes of the initial looters, many residents of the area were said to have trooped into the industrial layout to get what they erroneously consider as a piece of the “national cake”.

Although most of the warehouses in the industrial layout are privately owned, it was gathered that one of the facilities was initially used to hold COVID-19 palliatives.

However, the warehouses that were looted on Sunday belong to companies owned by private individuals as the one owned by the government was said to be largely empty of stocks.

Military arrest 123 hoodlums for vandalising, looting public properties in Jos

The Special Military Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH),maintaining peace in Plateau has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in Jos.

The Commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, presented the suspects to newsmen on Sunday in Jos.

Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the State Government to perpetrate the criminal act.

He said some of the suspects were arrested while looting properties at the Plateau Agricultural and Development Agency (PADP), located at Dogon Dutse of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

#EndSARS violence: Pope calls for urgent prayer for Nigeria

Pope Francis today called for urgent prayer for Nigeria to avert every form of violence.

Nigeria has been engulfed by lots of violence, looting, destruction of properties and killing innocent people in the aftermath of #EndSARS protest.

But Pope Francis in tweets today said what was not expressed in love of neigbhour was not true love of God.

 He added that what was not drawn from one’s relationship with God was not true love of neighbour.

Fani-Kayode goes after Tinubu over him still being a Jagaban

Femi Fani-Kayode has attacked the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for saying that he did not travel out and that he is ‘still the Asiwaju of Lagos and Jagaban.’

A reporter had asked Tinubu, who paid a condolence visit on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Marina on Saturday: “Sir, we were told that you were in London, you were in Paris, when did you return?”

Tinubu replied: “I didn’t go no where, I am a Lagosian, I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still the JAGABAN.”

This is the comment that infuriated Fani-Kayode that made him fire saying: “You are heartless, you are cold-blooded, you are wicked, you lack empathy for the suffering and you are a sociopath. Your spell may work on others but it does not work on me.

Czech Police arrest man who attempted to disrupt #EndSARS protest [Video]

Police in the Czech Republic reportedly arrested a man who attempted to disrupt #EndSARS protesters on Sunday.

It was learned that some white thugs moved to the scene of the protest in Prague with the intent to destroy and cause mayhem.

Police, however, reacted swiftly, and one of the thugs was arrested.

The protests against police brutality continue in different parts of the world both online and offline.

Music teacher kills older girlfriend, then himself in car accident after posting about lockdown struggles

A British music teacher allegedly killed his French partner before taking his own life on a Spanish motorway after posting about his struggles during lockdown. 

Caspar Veres died after driving nearly two miles on the wrong side of the highway and smashing head-on into a heavy duty vehicle, before firefighters cut his body out of the twisted metal and recovered the body of Delphine Cochet in the camper van. 

An autopsy later revealed that former Leeds University student Caspar, 28, had died in the horror crash but French-born Delphine, 41, had died several hours earlier after suffering a skull fracture.

Veres, a former pupil at the prestigious St Albans School, had filmed himself singing 'I'm starting to feel mean' for a Spanish quarantine song he strummed on his guitar earlier this year.

Mob breaks into warehouse in Adamawa, cart away food items [Video]

A mob comprising hundreds of youths on Sunday morning broke into a large warehouse in Adamawa and carted away food items stored there.

A series of videos posted by witnesses first showed the youths advancing towards the warehouse and security operatives forming a cordon over the warehouse and asking them to stay off.

The warehouse is located at Kwarnawaya, a community by the Yola-Numan Road near Yola, the state capital.

A subsequent video showed the youths, in their hundreds, getting past the security operatives and succeeding in opening gate of the warehouse and helping themselves to available food items.

''Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere'', Martin Luther King III appeals to President Buhari

Martin Luther King III, the son of late Martin Luther King Jr, has appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Buhari to guarantee the freedoms of peaceful protesters in Nigeria as the #EndSARS protests draw more International attention after the Lekki shootings.

Martin Luther King III made the appeal yesterday evening on Twitter.

“I appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to guarantee the fundamental freedoms of peaceful protesters in Nigeria, including their right to protest.

“’Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ -MLK, Jr. We must stand with those protesting to #EndSARS,” he said.