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Buratai relocates to North-East over Boko Haram, ISWAP war

Buratai relocates to North-East over Boko Haram, ISWAP war

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North-East to oversee and coordinate troops of the Nigerian Army in the counter-insurgency war against the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province terrorists. The army said late on Friday that Buratai would also oversee other army operations in other…

Lockdown hasn’t been lifted — avoid fake news

Lockdown hasn’t been lifted — avoid fake news

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has debunked the rumour that the lockdown in the state has been lifted. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a lockdown in the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Many states also banned large gatherings and restricted movement. However,…

Peter Obi: It’s wrong to relax lockdown for religious reasons

Peter Obi: It’s wrong to relax lockdown for religious reasons

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says it is wrong to relax lockdown because of religious worship.  Speaking at a programme on Arise Television on Friday, Obi said the coronavirus pandemic is going out of hand and that the country does not have enough resources to manage it. He said states which have relaxed…

FG to Nigerians: No decision on free electricity yet

FG to Nigerians: No decision on free electricity yet

The ministry of power says no decision has been reached on whether Nigerians will get two months of free electricity. This comes after electricity distribution companies (DisCos) said the federal government would bear the financial responsibility of the exercise. In a tweet on Friday, the ministry of power said the government would officially communicate its decision…

Buhari, task force meet today over nationwide lockdown

Buhari, task force meet today over nationwide lockdown

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will today (Friday) meet with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 over the lockdown imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states. The PUNCH gathered that the task force would brief the President on the war against COVID-19 and the possibility of extending the two-week lockdown…

Enugu police on lockdown duty extorting money from us

Enugu police on lockdown duty extorting money from us

Residents of Enugu State metropolis on Thursday accused men of the Nigerian police of extortion and intimidation in the guise of enforcing government’s order on lockdown. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had on March 31 banned all forms of social gathering and close down markets across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state. The measures were…