Beijing warns new Covid-19 outbreak is ‘extremely severe’

Beijing city official warns virus situation is ‘extremely severe’ A Beijing city official warns that the situation in the capital was “extremely severe” as a fresh cluster of coronavirus cases prompted mass testing and lockdowns. “Currently, the most important and urgent task is to resolutely prevent and control the epidemic,” city spokesman Xu Hejian told a press briefing, adding the city must “take the most determined, decisive and strictest measures” to bring the new outbreak under control. Shanghai to quarantine all who arrive from mid to high-risk Covid-19 areas in…

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Edo Governorship Election: APC NWC says it will not reverse decision on Obaseki

It is now clear that APC will not reverse Obaseki’s disqualification from the party’s primary – The party’s NWC on Monday, June 15, foreclosed Obaseki’s hope of being reconsidered – Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s national chairman, said the decision of the screening committee which disqualified Obaseki is final. The speculations that Governor Godwin Obaseki’s disqualification may be reversed was finally put to rest on Monday, June 15. Obaseki was disqualified from participating in the primary by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship screening committee on Friday, June 12. The National…

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Indigenous People of Katsina Demand State of Emergency over Insecurity

The indigenous people of Katsina, who are based in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have called on the Federal Government to urgently declare a state of emergency following a high level of insecurity in Katsina State.  In a statement made available to Vanguard Monday in Abuja, the group under the aegis of Concerned Katsina Youth, noted that recent developments leading to wanton killings of innocent people in the state were a testament to the fact that the state government could not guarantee the safety of lives and property of citizens…

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Cadets at Nigeria police college accuse top female officer of extortion

The director of music at the Nigerian Police Training College, Ikeja, Lagos, Favour Chinonyerem, has been accused of extorting some 183 students of the college to the tune of N8.23 million. PREMIUM TIMES learned that the director demanded various spurious charges from the students of the 2018/2019 academic session, who were reportedly forced to pay as much as N45,000 each without the knowledge of the police management. They also received no form of evidence for the payment. The students also told PREMIUM TIMES that the director has refused them becoming…

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