FIFA, WHO & EU Flag Off #SafeHome Campaign To Support Victims Of Domestic Violence

Three highly placed international organisations have launched the #SafeHome campaign to support women and children who are at risk of domestic violence. The organisations are: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA),  the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Union (EU). The campaign is a joint response from the three institutions to the recent spikes in domestic violence. In a statement released on Tuesday, they said the stay-at-home measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put women and children at greater risk of domestic abuse. Violence is a pervasive…

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Evacuations Of Nigerians Abroad Suspended Until New Measures Are In Place

The Federal Government has suspended all evacuations of Nigerians stranded abroad pending new protocols on COVID-19 as it affects quarantine of returnees are put in place. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in Abuja yesterday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. “The issue of quarantining in hotels would no longer be feasible. The evacuation was suspended to give room for new measures that would require citizens returning from overseas to get tested and self-isolate at home rather than in designated hotels. “There is…

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AFDB Agrees To A Fresh Independent Investigation Into Allegations Levied Against Its Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

The board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed for an independent investigation of Akinwumi Adesina, the Nigerian Bank President. This is happening shortly after Steven Mnuchin, US treasury secretary, rejected the investigation and report of the bank’s ethics board which absolved Adesina of allegations with respect to favouritism. Bloomberg reports that the Ethics board of AFDB has agreed to an independent probe after “several foreign governments backed Mnuchin’s criticism of a bank-led examination into the allegations.” The countries supporting Mnuchin’s claim include; Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland as…

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COVID-19: Why The Government Looked-Away With 2 Dead and Others Infected At The Dangote Refinery Site In Lagos

The Federal Government of Nigeria tend to have deliberately looked away at the violation of its lockdown order by the Dangote Group in Lagos at the site of the Africa’s biggest oil refinery in the making. Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 among the workers, which resulted in the death of at least two Indians, and some others infected at the Lekki site in Lagos; no call to order, strigent or punitive measures was taken by both state and federal government. The Nigerian police have denied knowledge of the ongoing massive…

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National Assembly May Reconvene Earlier To Facilitate Budget Adjustment

The Members of the National Assembly will suspend their recess to reconvene on Thursday in order to consider the 2020 revised budget. The was disclosed by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori in a memo dated May 26. It reads; “This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members that resumption of plenary earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 has been rescheduled to Thursday, 28th May, 2020 to enable members consider the Appropriation (Amendment) bill, 2020. “All distinguished senators and honourable members are expected to resume…

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WHO Fears Africa May Silently Be Ravaged By Virus If Testing Is Not Priotised

The World Health Organisation (WHO) fears that Africa may silently be ravaged by coronavirus should testing not be prioritised. Against predictions, Africa has been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organisation(WHO) is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it. “My first point for Africa, my first concern, is that a lack of testing is leading to a silent epidemic in Africa. According to WHO Special Envoy Samba Sow, while speaking at a news conference in Geneva…

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Nigeria Airforce In Collaboration With Ahmadu Bello University Fabricated Ventilators Ready For Use

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, Monday announced that ventilators locally fabricated by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) scientists are now ready for the treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory-related diseases. The air marshal, said the ventilators were jointly fabricated by the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and NAF. He made this announcement while hosting a Sallah luncheon for frontline troops of the NAF at the headquarters of Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri. In his words; “whilst sustaining the fight against the seen enemy, NAF personnel must…

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Okeke Obinnwane (Invictus) Ready For A Guilty Plea Bargain With US Authority Over Fraud Charges

The young and vibrant CEO and Nigerian businessman by the name Obinwanne Okeke who was arrested in the United States last August, has surrendered after months of putting up a good fight against the two-count charge of wire and computer fraud slammed on him by American authorities. Mr Okeke, also known as Invictus Obi in Nigeria. He was named as one of the best grossing under 30s by Forbes. Mr. Okeke has now told American authorities of his resolve to enter a guilty plea to suffice a lesser sentence. The…

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A Man In His Thirties Has Been Arrested For Possession Of Cocaine Worth €117,000

A man in his thirties was arrested after gardaí discovered €117,000 worth of cocaine in his van.   The incident happened at a checkpoint on the Outer Ring Road in Clondalkin area of Dublin yesterday.   Gardaí said they stopped the man in his van at a checkpoint on the Outer Ring Road in Clondalkin at about 6pm yesterday evening.   Where a  search of the van was carried out and 1.7kg of cocaine was discovered.   The man, who is aged in his 30s, was  immediately arrested and taken to…

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