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COVID-19: We Have Commenced Distribution Of Palliatives Worth N10.9 Billion – Buhari

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President Buhari

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the commencement of the disbursement of the sum of N10.9 Billion to households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as palliatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said this on Tuesday while delivering a speech, on the first day of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

President Buhari expressed that the disbursement of the sum is part of efforts to reduce the suffering of Nigerians imposed by the COVID-19.

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While speaking, President Buhari also reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to working other member states to uplift the lives of its citizens.

“I should also state that Nigeria is committed to working with other Member States in the spirit of global cooperation and solidarity to promote human health and general well-being.

“Nigeria will continue to partner with the WHO and some countries to ensure accelerated development and manufacturing, as well as uninhibited supply of safe and effective Coronavirus vaccines to all,” he said.

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#EndSARS: Kwara Govt Relaxes Curfew

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#EndSARS: Kwara Govt Relaxes Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq on Sunday evening relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Ilorin metropolis following the return of calm to the affected areas.

The curfew will now be observed between 6 p.m and 8 a.m daily until further notice.

This decision came after the Governor held a security council meeting with heads of the security agencies in the state.

This was announced in a statement in Ilorin, by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

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He, however, stated that the government will continue to review the situation and take decisions that are in the best interest of the state.

The government had imposed a 24-hour curfew on Ilorin metropolis following last Friday’s wanton looting and destruction of public and private facilities in the State capital under the guise of End SARS protests allegedly hijacked by hoodlums.

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Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

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Lagos Govt Reviews Curfew Time

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State government on Sunday further reduced the curfew time in the state.

Chief press secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gboyega Akosile said the curfew will now run from 8 pm to 6 am while movement will be allowed between 6 am and 8 pm.

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Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday imposed a 24-hour curfew due to the violence in different parts of Lagos State. The curfew was eased on Saturday from 6 pm to 8 am.

He said the curfew was necessary because the “peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society.

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up – Gani Adams

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break up, Says Social Activist Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has expressed that Nigeria is on a verge of a break up except there is a restructuring of the country.

Speaking to Arise TV on Sunday, Gani Adams stated that there is a need to get to the root cause of the problems that led to the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths.

According to Adams, the youths have sacrificed a lot to push positive change in Nigeria.

“After they were attacked by the military on Tuesday, a lot has happened,” Adams continued, explaining that the realisation that Nigeria’s constituent units are too dependent on the federal government for security hit hard, with the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu admitting he was not in charge of the situation.

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“If we continue like this, the future of Nigeria is bleak,” he insisted. “That’s why I’ve clamoured for restructuring.”

Taling about the violence in different parts of Lagos in the past few days, Adams accused politicians of sponsoring the burning of the Orile police station in Lagos, stating that hoodlums attack across the state was carefully planned.

He stated that politicians orchestrated the violence so as to have an excuse to impose a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.

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