ECOWAS Court orders Nigerian government to pay 244 dismissed soldiers benefits

  An Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Court which sat in Abuja on Thursday June 25, ordered the Nigerian government to pay arrears of salaries and other entitlements to 244 soldiers dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2016.   The soldiers who dragged the Nigerian government to court after being accused of allegedly abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition, demanded an enforcement of their fundamental human rights, including the right to their salaries and entitlements.   Premium Times reported that Justice Keikura Bangura…

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Full details of the deal Obinwanne “Invictus Obi” Okeke had with the US government after pleading guilty to N4.2 billion fraud

  Full details of the deal Forbes celebrated Obinwanne Okeke had with the US government after pleading guilty to N4.2 billion fraud has emerged.   LIB reported earlier that the Nigerian man who would be sentenced on October 22 for a potential lengthy period that could see him spend 20 years behind bars, admitted his involvement in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with American authorities on Thursday June 18.   With the plea bargain he got, Okeke who was initially indicted on two counts of computer and wire fraud…

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Buhari’s government rejects report of ‘genocide against Christians in Nigeria’

The Buhari-led government has rejected report of an alleged genocide against Christians in Nigeria.   The United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief (a group made up of British parliamentarians) in its report, said that Christians are being targeted because of their faith in Nigeria.   However President Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a statement released on behalf of the Presidency said Boko Haram are targeting Christians in their attacks because they know it drives forward religious and land tensions already existent in the country.   He also insisted that…

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Lagos state government lifts ban on religious activities, worship services to commence June 19

The Lagos state government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings in the state.   The ban was implemented as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the state.   At a press briefing this afternoon, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said religious organizations in the state can be reopened from Friday, June 19th for the Muslims and June 21st for Christians.   The governor stated that all religious gatherings must have not more than 40% of their congregation, and that persons below the age of 15…

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Doctors accuse Kogi state government of frustrating efforts to test patients for COVID-19

The Kogi state government has been accused of frustrating health officials’ effort to test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms in the state.   President of the Association of Resident Doctors, FMC Lokoja, Agwu Nnanna who lamented over the lack of adequate testing in a statement made available to newsmen last night, said the current state of things in the state has increased COVID-19 risk among health workers.   Nnanna also called on the federal ministry of health and the presidential task force on COVID-19 to “rally all relevant stakeholders in Kogi State to ensure that Coronavirus…

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It is insulting for the US government to tell Nigerian government what to do with repatriated Abacha loot – Femi Falana (video)

Human Rights Activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has shared his view on the recently repatraited Abacha loot.   Recall that the Nigerian government few days ago confirmed receiving the repatriated funds and further disclosed that it will be deployed into infrastructure development in line with the agreement reacged with the US government. The FG said it will be channeled into completion of the second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressways.   However commenting on the agreement reached by both governments, Femi Falana insisted that is insulting for…

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Governor Nyesom Wike accuses FG of double standard in relocation of Almajiri kids

  Governor Nyesom Wike has accused the Federal Government of taking a hypocritical spot in the relocation of Almajiri kids in the last few days.   The Governor who slammed the FG during a meeting with traditional rulers and local council chairmen at the government house on Tuesday May 5, said the FG did nothing when Almajiri kids were relocated in some northern states but claimed the relocation exercise carried out by the Rivers State Government violated its ban on interstate travels.   Wike said;   “When they started relocating the…

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Katsina Government orders total lockdown in Malumfashi LGA

Goveror Aminu Masari has imposed a total lockdown in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina state.   Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa who revealed that the lockdown will take off from 7:00am on Thursday, May 7, 2020, said the decision was taken after some residents of the area tested positive for Coronavirus.   Inuwa said;   “The lockdown was ordered in line with the decision by the state government and other stakeholders to shutdown any local government where positive cases were confirmed in the state. “Governor Aminu Masari had directed the COVID-19…

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Lagos state government discharges 60 COVID-19 patients

Sixty more COVID-19 patients have been discharged by the Lagos State government to reunite with their families.   Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who announced this on Twitter, said the patients comprising 40 males and 20 females, all Nigerians, were discharged today April 5. ”Today, we discharged 60 #COVID19 Lagos patients; 40 males and 20 females, from our Yaba, Eti-Osa and Ibeju-Lekki isolation facilities to reunite with their families and society.   The patients, 31 from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba and 19 from the Ibeju-Lekki and 10 from…

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#Coronavirus: Borno government speaks on controversial death

The Borno State Government on Sunday April 19, reacted to the controversial death recorded at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno state.   It was reported that one Babangida Buba, a retired nurse passed on after displaying symptoms of COVID-19. The deceased who joined a humanitarian organisation after  retirement, died at the hospital on Friday Aprl 17.   Borno State’s Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur who commented on the incident at a press briefing, said the cause of death has not been officially confirmed.   The Deputy Governor who heads the state’s committee on the control…

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Lagos state government seals Jumia warehouse, Chinese firm, hotel for defying restriction order (photos)

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, (LASEPA) and Lagos State Safety Commission today sealed off a warehouse belonging to Jumia, an online marketing store for defying the stay at home order issued by President Buhari.   The President on Sunday March 29th, declared a 14-day lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. Residents of these states are to stay indoors except those that provide essential services to the public.   Also sealed today were SPN Packaging Studio Press Nigeria Plc on Plot…

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Coronavirus: Lagos state government offers to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents

The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoors in their effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. This was made known by Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his social media page and he says the idea is to alleviate the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance.   Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, gari, beans, bread, pepper,…

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Kwara government directs civil servants to work from home over coronavirus

    The Kwara State Government has directed all civil servants to work from home following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.   In a statement released by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, all civil servants apart from the Ministry of Health and essential workers, are to work from home beginning on Monday, March 23 until further notice.   The Kwara State Governor who ordered the closure of all public and private nurseries, primary, secondary and state-owned Tertiary institutions, also placed a ban on public gatherings of more than 25 people.   Governor Abdulrazaq…

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Kano state government bans Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in the state.   The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, made this known during the launch of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and the Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, today Tuesday February 25th.  He said the move is to ensure all children in the state benefit from the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy provided by the state.   The governor announced that any child found begging will be caught…

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