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Independence day: IGP heightens security, deploys policemen

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered increased surveillance and security deployments across the country ahead of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary of the country.The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.Mba said the order was to forestall any breach of peace and ensure hitch free independence celebration on Oct. 1.He, however, enjoined citizens to go about the celebration without any fear or apprehension. Mba added that the Commissioners of Police (CPs) and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) were also directed to ensure the safety and security of the public space during the celebration.He added that the Strategic Officers would strengthen the visibility policing structure and carry out confidence building patrols.The FPRO noted that the patrol would cover residential areas, major highways and Government/Private infrastructure to prevent and arrest any u…

Ogun: Gov Abiodun bans okada riders, buses; extends curfew hours

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has banned commercials motorcyclists, known as Okada riders from all major roads in the state, starting from 10m on Wednesday tonight till 6am on Friday.Gov Abiodun also said the operations of all commercial buses are also suspended from the same time till Friday morning.The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin on Wednesday, said these are parts of additional safety measures to ensure that the 60th Nigeria Independence “is celebrated in an atmosphere of peace and security.” Abiodun added further that there will be 10pm to 6am curfew for two days from Wednesday till Friday.According to him, taxi cabs are permitted to operate within the hours outside the daily curfew period, saying, however, that the number of passengers remains a maximum of three.In order to obey COVID-19 protocols, the Ogun State Government said it has opted for a low-key celebration of the 60th Independence anniversary. The statement by Somorin …

October 1: Presidency releases updated statement on Buhari’s nationwide broadcast

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As part of activities commemorating the 60th independence anniversary of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7am.The Presidency states this in an updated statement on Wednesday evening.It further advised that all television, radio and other electronic media outlets are hook up to network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the address. The statement made available to DAILY POST by Femi Adesina, Spokesman to the President, said that Buhari will, thereafter, proceed to the Eagle Square, Abuja to review the Anniversary Parade and participate in other activities beginning at 10am, which will be covered live by major television and radio stations.NEWS:What is "the prsidency?" It said that “This updated statement supersedes our earlier one indicating an open-air live Presidential Address on October 1.”
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What is the Presidency?

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In the reign of Goodlock E. Jonathan, the word presidency was not given cognition. Why is it that at certain time in President Muhammadu Buhari's regime that we suddenly have the presidency?
The answer is simply. When Buhari was elected newly, in 2015, this word was not in creation. Eventually, Buhari became relatively incapacitated to play his roles manfully. At this point, there was need to create a body that should be answerable to him while in the hospital in London.
The body, headed secretly by Abba Kyari, performed creditably well in overseeing the even distribution of Nigerian wealth among the Fulani lords and in sponsoring the actualization of the age-long Fulanization plans. 
Considering their roles, when Buhari died and a doppelganger was improvised in the person of Jubril from Sudan, Nigeria ceased from having a president; instead, she now has the presidency.  
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Lukaku, Hakimi Spark As Five-Goal Inter See Off Benevento

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Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku reacts during the Italian Serie A football match Benevento vs Inter on September 30, 2020 at the Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)Romelu Lukaku scored twice, the first within 30 seconds and Achraf Hakimi impressed on his debut start as Inter Milan beat promoted Benevento 5-2 in Serie A on Wednesday.After their last-gasp 4-3 win over Fiorentina last weekend Antonio Conte’s side maintained the momentum at Filippo Inzaghi’s men who had shocked Sampdoria 3-2 last time out.Belgium forward Lukaku followed on from his late goal against Fiorentina breaking the deadlock following a speedy Hakimi cross.Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (L) and Benevento’s Italian defender Christian Maggio go for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match Benevento vs Inter on September 30, 2020 at the Ciro Vigorito stadium in Benevento. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)Hakimi, who has spent the past two seasons on loan fro…

Group Urges US, UK, EU To Issue Visa Ban On IGP, DG SSS, Army Chief If Protesters Are Harassed, Arrested On October 1

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Concerned Nigerians Group has called on the United States, United Kingdom and European Union to issue visa ban on the Inspector-General of Police, Director General of the Department of State Services, Chief of Army Staff and other heads of security agencies.Coordinator of the group, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday.According to Adeyanju, security agencies have criminalised the act of protest, an otherwise constitutional right in an attempt to shield the government of the day from criticism. He said, “It is no longer news that Nigeria is increasingly becoming a repressive state, and the security agencies have surrendered their constitutional responsibility and made themselves a tool in the hands of the government. These security agencies have criminalized the act of protest, an otherwise constitutional right, in an attempt to shield the government of the day from criticism. “Sadly, the Nigerian judiciary has not been able to stand up and be counted…

BREAKING: No protests against Nigeria – Lagos Police ban October 1st rallies

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The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has instructed operatives to disallow societies, under whatever disguise, from staging rallies or protests on October 1.He read the riot act on Wednesday during a security meeting with the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department at the State Headquarters in Ikeja.Odumosu warned that the command will not allow gatherings against the sovereignty of Nigeria.The Police boss warned parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay away from demonstrations against the federal government. “Anyone arrested for such actions will be prosecuted”, the commissioner warned.He appealed to the public to be law-abiding and desist from acts capable of disrupting the sovereignty of the nation.Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Information and Communication Technology, Celestine Okoye, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, told police officers to maintain law and order in Lago…

BBNaija 2020: Laycon receives N30m, car, house keys [PHOTOS]

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