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Ebonyi Residents Banned From Operating High-Speed Motorcycles

The Ebonyi State Government has issued a ban on the use of high-speed motorcycles for both private and commercial purposes in Abakaliki, the state capital and other urban centers. Uchenna Orji, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said the ban decision was taken to check the rate at which high-speed motorcycles are used to perpetrate crimes…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise Again With 223 New Infections

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday confirmed 223 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the number of infected people in the country to 63,731. According to the official records, one death has been confirmed the last 24 hours. This brings the death toll to 1,154. The update also noted that the 223 new cases…

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Kara Bridge Fire: Tanker Explosion Damage Multiple Vehicles Along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

More than twenty vehicles were engulfed in fire early Saturday as a petrol-laden taker crashed on the Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the tanker and his companion were unable to escape the fire that was triggered by an explosion. They also confirmed that the Nigerian police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)…

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Outrage As Court Documents Confirm CBN Froze Bank Accounts Of #EndSARS Frontliners

Nigerians woke up to another day of uncertainty Saturday after a two week-long demonstration calling for the end of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)  and outrage over the shooting peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lagos. During the early days of the protests, frontliners had accused Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of targeting and freezing their bank accounts and now court documents…

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ICYMI: Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma Backs Censorship Of Social Media

Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, has declared that he’s in full support of the Nigerian government’s plan to regulate social media. Uzodinma who made this known while receiving the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, in Owerri, on Thursday noted that he’s backing the proposition because social media has been used to cause trouble in the country. “I am strongly…

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Following #EndSARS Unrest, Lagos Police Vow To Resist New Protests

Residents in Lagos have been warned by the state Police Command to desist from any form of planned protest, procession, or gathering under any guise. Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the warning on Thursday in a statement on behalf of the police authorities in the state. He stated that the police would resist…

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US Election 2020: Trump Continues To Blow Hot As Biden Leads Presidential Race

In a bid to stop the ongoing US election vote count, President Donald Trump has continued to dish out unsubstantiated claims that he has been cheated out of winning the knife-edged Presidential race. According to local media, vote counting across battleground states early Friday showed Democratic candidate Joe Biden steadily closing in on victory which seems to displease the…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Confirms Infection Toll Is Now 63,508

180 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were recorded across the country on Thursday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced. Taking to Twitter, the disease agency noted that the new cases were confirmed in 14 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In the new update, Lagos, the country’s epicenter leads with 87…

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Ijora Explosion: Tank Farm In Lagos Gutted By Fire

A tank farm that containing about 6,000 metric tonnes of petrol went up in flames Thursday afternoon after a huge fire broke out, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency. To prevent the fire from spreading to other tank farms, no fewer than 20 fire tenders were deployed from both public and private emergency services to the OVH…

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ICYMI: China Issues Travel Restrictions On Nigeria, Others Due To COVID-19

Nigerians and other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits have been temporarily suspended entry into the country, Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria announced on Thursday. This new order which is due to the COVID-19 pandemic was made in a public notice, where the embassy noted that it will no longer issue a…

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