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PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR RELAXES CURFEW

Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, one of which is the need for stakeholders to immediately engage their communities across the state in a systematic Peace dialogues aimed at de-escalating tension, the Government has decided to relax the curfew …

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#EndSARS: Makinde creates platforms for residents to report police brutality

The Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, on Sunday announced that the state has created a platform where residents can report police brutality. Makinde made this announcement via a statement made available to journalists through his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa. Adisa in the statement said that the state government created the email account and a …

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NECO reschedules exam, alleges protesters seize materials’ truck

The National Examinations Council has announced the rescheduling of the Paper I Computer Studies Practical earlier fixed for today (Monday) between 10am and 1pm. The paper has now been fixed for Monday, November 16, 2020, between 10am and 1pm. A statement issued on Sunday by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, …

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#EndSARS: Despite protests, police begin training SWAT

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the training for the new police tactical team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Nigeria Police will commence on Monday. This is despite the ongoing nationwide protests which led to the dissolution of the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and rejection of the newly formed replacement, SWAT. …

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#EndSARS/Crocodile Smile: Military operation will backfire, protesters, others warn Buhari

#EndSARS protesters, the Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, human rights groups, and lawyers on Sunday warned the Federal Government against deploying troops to stop Nigerians campaigning for police reforms. They warned President Muhammadu Buhari, that such an action would backfire. Campaigners, demanding the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, among other requests, have …

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Plateau South by election: Stakeholders drum support for PDP candidate, George Daika

Stakeholders of the Plateau state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party and other citizens have continued to speak in favour of George Daika as the right candidate for the Plateau South Senatorial by-election scheduled for October 31. The stakeholders spoke in Jos at the weekend during the inauguration of a 98 -member campaign council for …

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Youths stage prayer walk as #EndSARS protests continue in Jos

The #EndSARS protest continued in Jos the Plateau state capital at the weekend with the youths staging a prayer walk. The youths carrying placards marched from the popular Old Airport Junction to the Secretariat junction chanting songs of solidarity Prominent citizens including clergy men joined in the protests. President of the Evangelical Bible Outreach   Ministries …

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Partial lockdown in Plateau over coronavirus takes toll on residents

The closure of markets in Plateau state and restriction of movement as part of the efforts by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus has inflicted economic hardships  among residents, Jay FM investigation on Monday has revealed. In Jos and Bukuru metropolis, the partial lock down has led to the scarcity of some …

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Lagos discharges five more coronavirus patients

The Lagos State Government has discharged five patients who have been receiving treatment for coronavirus disease at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. The survivors are four males and one female, bringing the total number of survivors from the centre to eight. The survivors were quarantined and treated at the isolation centre for two weeks after …

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