Sanwo-Olu Goes Tough, Mulls Another Lockdown in Lagos

… Considers Switching to Community Management of Covid-19 Cases …Governor To Police: ‘Confiscate Any Okada Operating, Stop Pedestrian Trekking Into Lagos’ …Commercial Buses Not Complying With Guidelines – Sanwo-Olu   Lagos State may be in for another round of interminable lockdown of movement and business activities should the residents fail to adhere to the public health guidelines issued by the State Government in response to the fight against the ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be forced to review terms of easing the lockdown…

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Godfathers Pressurising FG to Free Chinese Arrested for Illegal Mining

The Federal Government has refused to bow to pressure to free the Chinese and others arrested for illegal mining in Zamfara and Osun states last month, vowing to prosecute the suspects. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, said the government would meet with the Chinese government over the illegal activities of their nationals in Nigeria. He described the illegal gold mining in the country by the Chinese nationals as economic sabotage. Two Chinese were arrested for illegal mining in Zamfara, despite a subsisting ban on mining activities…

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US VP’s Spokeswoman Tests Positive for COVID-19

The US vice president’s spokeswoman became the second White House staffer this week to test positive for the coronavirus, officials said Friday, even as President Donald Trump continued to go mask-free at a World War II commemoration with veterans in their 90s. News that staffer Katie Miller had fallen ill boosted fears that the White House is at risk of becoming a viral hot spot just when Trump is leading efforts to wind down nationwide quarantine measures that have devastated the world’s biggest economy. Miller is spokeswoman for Vice President…

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256 Nigerians Evacuated From UK Arrive In Lagos as Over 4,000 Await Evacuation Back Home

About 256 Nigerians who were stranded in the United Kingdom following the COVID-19 lockdown have arrived in Lagos. The airplane British Airways 9155 touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 13:45 on Friday. The returning Nigerians will be airlifted to Abuja, where they will be quarantined for 14 days before being allowed to leave for their destinations. The process is required to ensure the coronavirus-status of every returnee is ascertained. This comes some days after the Federal Government successfully evacuated the first batch of Nigerians stuck abroad…

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Supreme Court Ruling on Orji Uzor Kalu; Correct But Unfortunate, say Lawyers

Reactions to the Supreme Court ruling on Orji Uzor Kalu’s conviction, on Friday, have continued to pour in as cross sections of lawyers have described it as being interesting. A Senior Lecturer in Law described quashing of the 12-year jail term handed the former Governor of Abia State by the lower courts and ordering of retrial as “correct, but unfortunate.” While a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said taking away the discretion of the court will occasion injustice for very serious cases, a rights advocate said the constitution is superior…

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COVID-19: Abiodun Extends Ogun Lockdown By Another One Week

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced the extension of the lockdown of the state by another one week, saying preservation of human lives should take precedent over every other considerations. Abiodun made the announcement on Friday, May 8, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan while addressing reporters about the efforts being made by the administration towards flattening the curve as the initial 40 days lockdown in the state elapsed. The governor said the fate of the citizens and residents of the state were now in their hands regarding abiding…

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