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Sallah: ‘Calm Down’ Sanwo-Olu Tells Lagos Residents

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu has urged Lagosians to ‘calm down’ as they celebrate the Sallah festival scheduled for Friday, 31st July.

Speaking via a statement on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday, he reminded them that the world is still in the middle of a pandemic, COVID-19.He then implored them to be ‘moderate and responsible’ in their celebrations.

Wear A Mask, Don’t Self-Medicate, PTF Counters US-based Nigerian Doctor

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, has urged Nigerians to wear a mask and avoid self-medication in line with measure put in place to fight in the spread of COVID-19.

Stella Immanuel, a Nigerian-trained US doctor, in a viral video on Monday, had said there was no need to wear a mask and that COVID-19 is treatable. The doctor who said she has treated 350 patients with hydroxychloroquine, said she has recorded no deaths — she added that of was necessary to wear a face mask.

COVID-19: I Won’t Receive Visitors During Sallah — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not be receiving visitors during the Sallah celebrations and that he would observe Eid El-Kabir prayers at home with his family. The President’s decision, according to his spokesperson, Garba Shehu is due to measures put in place to curb COVID-19 by the presidential task force.

A statement issued by Shehu on Wednesday read thus: “President Muhammadu Buhari will observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers with his family at home, just as he did during the Eid El-Fitr…

Nigeria Won’t Get Loans From China If You Keep Probing, Amaechi Tells Reps Panel

The minister for transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday while appearing before a house of representatives committee on treaties and agreements asked the national assembly to suspend their probe into Nigeria’s loan agreement with China.

According to the former governor, the probe can jeopardize Nigeria’s chance of securing a loan deal from China. He further revealed that the federal government requested $500 million from the Chinese government to finance some rail projects across the country, particularly in the south-African.

Osun Warns Private Schools Against Illegal Reopening

Osun state government has issued a stern warning to private school operators within the state against re-opening schools.

According to a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, the federal government directive that schools should re-open is only applicable to exit classes.

The government then vowed to deal with any school that re-opens under the guise of partial reopening of schools to students in exit classes for the purpose of writing the West African…

There Are Clauses In Loan Deal Conceding Nigeria’s Sovereignty To China: Reps

A house of representatives panel says there are clauses conceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China in a loan agreement.

The panel described the clause contained in article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China as ‘lethal’. The Muhammadu Buhari had obtained a $400 million loan for Galaxy Backbone, federal government’s information and communication technology (ICT) agency, in 2018.

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day



Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

He wrote on Twitter:


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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial



Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri



Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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