Gov Obaseki Appoints Stewart Efe As New Information Commissioner

Stewart Efe

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Stewart Efe as Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the appointment takes “immediate effect.” “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Mr. Stewart Efe as Commissioner for Communication and Orientation. His appointment takes immediate effect,” he said. Efe, until his appointment was the Public Relations Officer, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Uselu, Benin City. He hails from Ward 9, Egor Local Government Area…

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Churches, Mosques To Reopen In Lagos From June 19

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Churches, Mosques To Reopen In Lagos From 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…

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Edo Governorship Election Will Hold Despite COVID-19, Says Obaseki

Governorship Election

Edo Governorship Election Will Hold Despite COVID-19, Says Obaseki     Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says the state is ready for the governorship election despite the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The governor made this known on Wednesday during the Citizens’ Townhall on Voting Amidst COVID-19 which aired on Channels Television. According to him, the state government is determined to manage the current 336 cases of the virus, while being on the watch for any new infections. Obaseki noted that the first round of the pandemic will peak in the third…

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COVID-19: NCAA Unveils Five Airports To Be Reopened By June 21

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COVID-19: NCAA Unveils Five Airports To Be Reopened By June 21     The Federal Government has announced that only five airports will be reopened when flight operations resume on Saturday, June 21. According to a circular by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), asides the five selected airports, all others are to remain closed for further assessment. The memo further revealed that Nigeria’s airspace remains closed to international flights. The domestic airports that will be opened include Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed…

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Lagos Govt Inaugurates Community Policing

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Lagos Govt Inaugurates Community Policing     Lagos State has taken new steps towards improving security in all communities across the state, with the inauguration of the State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and its operations arm, State Community Policing Committee (SCPC). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, inaugurated members of the two committees at a ceremony held at the State House in Alausa, pointing out that the event marked a turning point in the government’s deliberate effort to re-strategise and rethink the security architecture using Community Policing Initiative as proposed…

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Photos: Orji Kalu Released From Kuje Prison

Orji Kalu

Photos: Orji Kalu Released From Kuje Prison     Yesterday Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja. Recall that in December 2019, the former Abia state governor was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance during his tenure, Ugo Udeogu. The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, then nullified Kalu and Udeogo’s conviction on grounds that…

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Pope Francis Condemns Death Of George Floyd

Pope Francis

Pope Francis Condemns Death Of George Floyd     Pope Francis has called the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police officers “tragic” and said he is praying for him and “all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.” After an eighth night of protests across the United States, Francis addressed Floyd’s death during his weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican on Wednesday. “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing…

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Domestic Flights May Resume June 21, Says FG

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Domestic Flights May Resume June 21, Says FG     The Federal Government on Monday said the ban placed on domestic flights may be lifted by June 21. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing at the nation’s capital in Abuja. Aliyu at the briefing also asked the aviation sector to begin to develop protocols that will lead to the resumption of domestic flights any time from June 21. “The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow…

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COVID-19: Full Text Of Briefing By PTF Chairman

PTF Chairman

COVID-19: Full Text Of Briefing By PTF Chairman     The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha on Monday briefed the nation on the guidelines and steps to follow after President Muhammadu Buhari approved ease of restriction on worship places. The PTF during the briefing also announced a new time frame for the nationwide curfew. The new curfew now stretches from 10 pm to 4 am. Below is the full statement. REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19 AT THE NATIONAL BRIEFING OF MONDAY, JUNE 1,…

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Photos: Obaseki Visits Buhari In Abuja

Obaseki Visits Buhari

Photos: Obaseki Visits Buhari In Abuja     President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, at the State House in Abuja. The meeting between Buhari and Obaseki comes on the heels of another meeting between some governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the party’s National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu. Both are not unconnected to the political tussle in Edo State and ways by which the ruling party can douse the crisis in its Edo State chapter, ahead of the forthcoming…

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