IGP Bans FSARS, Other Police Tactical Squads From Routine Patrols

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force from embarking on routine patrols. This IGP’s ban was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Force, Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba. The statement said the IGP “banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal,…

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Why APC Have Unleashed Blackmailers in Oyo

The Chairman, Oyo Pacesetters Transport, Dare Adeleke has described the State’s All Progressive Congress, APC, as a bunch of mishievious Leprechauns who are always up to one misadventure or the other in Oyo State. Adeleke was reacting to the Oyo APC Professionals’ accusation that the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, sold the recently leased Agbowo Shopping Complex to himself for peanuts, under the guise of leasing it to Messrs Whitestone Global Limited for 50 years. In a statement issued in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Adeleke said the APC rather…

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NLC picks Sept. 28 for Nationwide Protest Over Petrol, Electricity tarrif increase

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has finalised its plan to stage a nationwide rally on September 28 to protest the increase in the prices of petrol and electricity tariff. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NLC Tuesday endorsed the decision of the Central Working Committee (CWC) which resolved to commence a nationwide protest on September 28. It is not yet clear if the meeting resolved to have a nationwide strike after the September 28 rally with officials saying a communique will be released soon to journalists. Addressing journalists at the…

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FG warns schools on resumption, says 10% Coronavirus cases below 19 years

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has advised schools to adhere to measures put in place by the Federal Government to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He gave the warning on Monday at the Presidential Task Force briefing. The warning is coming a few hours after schools resumed in many states. He noted that 10 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the country are under 19 years old. Ehanire said, “With regard to COVID-19 and growing complacency, it is important to stress that, even though adults, especially those 60 years…

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Edo Election: Group Blames Tinubu

The national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed has been slammed for selling his integrity and conscience over the just concluded Edo election.  A pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF) has condemned the national leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed, accusing him of selling his integrity on the altar of politics over his statement on Edo governorship election.  The Group in a press statement by its President- General, Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa said that Tinubu’s statement on Edo’s governorship election was unfortunate and one that has shown Tinubu for who he truly is.  “How can somebody who…

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Captain Hosa Okunbo Congratulates Obaseki

Edo Industrialist and Business Mogul, Captain Hosa Okunbo has congratulated the winner of the just concluded gubernatorial election in the state, incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki. In a statement released Monday evening and signed by him, Captain Hosa urged the people of Edo both home and abroad to join hands with the governor to ensure a vibrant democracy and a also build a vibrant economy where youths will be gainfully employed. Captain Hosa is also thankful that the election was free and fare. Read full statement below: “In the past three…

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Expect my next plan soon -Ize-Iyamu

The flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress in the just concluded Edo State Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has said he will soon announce his next line of action after the declaration of Governor Godwin Obaseki the winner of the Saturday poll. Ize-Iyamu, who trailed the winner with over 84,000 votes, said he was still studying the results and he would make known his plan very soon. He said this on his Facebook page. It read, “I hereby thank and appreciate my teeming supporters, who have had to endure many…

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Edo Deputy Governor’s Plan To Depose Otaru Of Auchi Uncovered in Leaked Letter

BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – There is anger in Auchi Kingdom in Edo State following revelation over alleged plot by the State Deputy Governor, Mr Phillip Shaibu to facilitate the dethronement of the Otaru of Auchi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji A.H. Momoh. The plot, which has been on since 2018, was exposed through the leakage of a letter dated June 19, 2018 crafted by Shaibu to Governor Godwin Obaseki, in which he preferred a charge of unwholesome conduct against the Otaru. Sources close to the development, said that although there had…

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US scientists discover antibody that ‘neutralizes’ virus that causes coronavirus

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have isolated “the smallest biological molecule” that “completely and specifically neutralizes” SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus. The antibody component is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody, and has been used to create the drug Ab8, shared in the report published by the researchers in the journal Cell on Monday. The drug is seen as a potential preventative against SARS-CoV-2. Researchers are also “thinking outside the box” for how the drug could be administered, stating it may be able to be inhaled or…

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Do You Know Obaseki?

By Moji Danisa One of Edo’s most respected businessmen and industrialist, Captain Hosa Okunbor rattled observers recently with a well-attended press meet, during which he explained in details the bewildering nature of activities surrounding his relationship with Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki. The revelations may have been shocking to those not in grasp of the workings of the brain of the man called Obaseki but many who have felt the brunt of the his deep dark of mind, only observed with a tiny smirk of disgust, disgust that must trigger…

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