President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is weighing options whether to declare a fresh nationwide lockdown as number of new COVID-19 cases keep rising nation-wide by alarming rate.
According to information released by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, the government has hinted on the possibility of imposing a nationwide lockdown if cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, revealed the possibility of another nationwide lockdown on Thursday during the PTF daily briefing that another lockdown may not be inevitable.
According to him: “This is the time to lock down if it were within my power. This is the time to lock down because I can see the attitude of people romancing with COVID-19,” Mustapha said.
“The daily increase in confirmed cases, the Federal Government feels a sense of frustration because we can see glaringly the danger ahead and you can see the level of recklessness on the part of people who should know better.”
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation stressed that ordering another lockdown won’t be out of place, considering the increasing number of COVID-19 cases across the country.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 lamented that the way Nigerians were romancing the virus indicated that there was danger ahead.
According to the record available to 9News Nigeria, Nigeria has on Thursday June 25th 2020, recorded 22,614 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with 7,822 recoveries and 549 deaths.
The states with the highest number of Coronavirus cases so far include Lagos which has recorded 9,323 confirmed cases, 1,458 recoveries and 126 deaths. Abuja has 1,622 confirmed cases, 497 recoveries and 30 deaths while Kano has recorded 1,191 cases, 774 recoveries and 51 deaths.
#EndSARS: IGP Orders Investigations Into Suit Challenging Judicial Panels
Recall that the Police initiated a move to stop various panels probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of impunity against police officials, particularly operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
State governments have raised the panels to investigate alleged infractions by SARS operatives, following nationwide #EndSARS protests by youths.
The panels have since been sitting in almost all the states.
But, the Police have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking among others, an order restraining the Attorneys-General of the 36 states and the panels of inquiry they constituted, from proceedings with their investigation of the activities of the police and their officials.
ENDSARS: IGP ORDERS INVESTIGATIONS INTO ALLEGED SUIT TOUCHING ON STATES’ JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY
· QUERIES FORCE LEGAL OFFICER
The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed immediate investigations into a suit purportedly challenging the legality of the States’ Judicial Panel of Inquiry, investigating allegations by citizens against officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The IGP, who gave the order on the heels of trending reports in the media, today 3rd December, 2020, expressed the disapproval of the Force Management Team on the matter and ordered investigations into the alleged role of the Force Legal Section including its Head. Meanwhile, the Force Legal Officer has been queried and may face further sanctions if found guilty of dereliction of duty.
The IGP reiterates the commitment of the Force to fulfilling all its obligations with regards to the disbandment of the defunct SARS, the ongoing Judicial Panels and all other police reforms.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Buratai: Terrorism May Persist For Another 20 Years In Nigeria
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen.Tukur Buratai, has hinted that insurgency and terrorism may continue in Nigeria for another 20 years.
Buratai made the remark on his verified Facebook handle few days after Boko Haram massacred rice farmers in Borno State.
There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities.
Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility.
FG Debunks Rumour Tagging Buhari The Owner Of PMB Estate In Abeokuta
Fake news industry at work. A certain document showing the transfer of N12,500,000 from the Coffers of the Ogun State to a “PMB Estate” is being circulated to tarnish the image of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Estate is a large housing scheme in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was commissioned by President Buhari in the course of a State visit.
PMB Estate is owned by the Ogun State government, which honoured the President by naming it after him of course that does not confer the ownership of the Estate to President Buhari.
The gossipy online newspaper, peddling the falsehood that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the tried and tested anti-corruption fighter is the beneficiary of this cash transfer should be ignored.
Before his election as civilian President, Muhammadu Buhari was a military pensioner and had never registered a company in his name or that of a proxy.
To set the record straight, we spoke with the official who posted the clarification of the payment voucher on Twitter. He worked with the Governor Amosun administration. He confirmed that the payment was made from the Ogun State Revenue Account to The PMB Estate Account for some work done on the Estate. Absolutely nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari.
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