BREAKING! Kaduna Security Update: 24-hour curfew extended to entire state=

The Kaduna State Government has extended all over the state the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed in some communities in Chikun and Kaduna South LGAs. This measure is taken to help safeguard our communities, protect lives and property and contain criminal elements who are looting public and private assets. The extension of the 24-hour curfew to all the 23 local government areas of the state is effective immediately. KDSG will keep the situation under review and regrets the inconvenience it may cause to law-abiding citizens. 

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JUST IN! Kaduna imposes 24 hour curfew on some communities

The Kaduna State government has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement on Saturday. The restriction, which is with immediate effect follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents. The affected communities include Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South LGA, and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi and Ungwan Romi of Chikun LGA.…

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums now target Muslim worshippers, says NSCIA

Calls for calm By Aminu Imam The apex body of Nigerian Muslim Ummah, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has said that some mosques and Muslim worshippers are now the targets of protesters’ violence in some parts of the country. Picture caption: Central mosque in Orlu A statement issued yesterday by the Chairman, Media Committee of NSCIA, Femi Abbas said that from reliable information reaching them the current #EndSARS protests embarked upon by Nigerian youths…

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Rep. seeks dialogue, compensation for #EndSARS victims

…House to budget for victims’ compensation – Gbajabiamila…Senate honours slain protesters A member of the House of Representatives, Teejay Yusuf, has called for dialogue as a way to resolve some of the issues raised by #EndSARS protesters. Yusuf, who is a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency in the National Assembly, stated these yesterday, in an issued statement. The lawmaker also called for payment of compensations for victims of police brutality in the country. According to him, the best that can happen now is to pull back…

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Arewa Defence League condemns #EndSARS protesters carnage

The Arewa Defence League, (ADL), a pro-Northern group, has condemned the on-going carnage perpetrated by the #EndSARS protesters in some parts of the country. According to an issued press statement signed by its president, Murtala Abubakar, and made available yesterday, the ADL said it viewed the on-going destruction with grave concern and wished to draw the attention of young Nigerians who are being manipulated to perpetrate these unfortunate carnage to stop immediately as the motive of the sponsors is not altruistic. In particular, the ADL said it viewed the attacks…

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Domestic Airlines lose N3bn daily over Lagos curfew

Domestic airlines are reported to be losing about N3 billion daily to the curfew imposed on Lagos, and have been forced to reduce flights by over 70 percent in Lagos. All the eight domestic carriers including Air Peace, Arik Air, Overland, Max Air, Azman, Ibom Air, Dana and Aero Contractors originate their flights from Lagos.A spokesperson of Azman Air, Mr. Nura Aliyu reportedly said all the airline’s flights to Lagos including Lagos-Abuja described as the most lucrative route are affected. It was learnt that all the domestic carriers operate over…

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#EndSARS: Umahi begs youths to forgive country’s leaders

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi state, has appealed to youths to forgive the country’s leaders, noting that the leaders had learnt valuable lessons from the prevailing disturbing situation. According to the Premium Times online platform, Umahi, who made the appeal yesterday during an address to the people of the state, insisted that the country needed to move forward after the killings and destruction of valuable properties. The governor urged the youth to particularly, forgive the “unwarranted’’ and regrettable’ shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki tollgate, Lagos, as the South-East leaders…

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Zamfara Gov. Matawalle insist on the need for FSARS

Governor Bello Matawalle, of Zamfara State, has said that the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), of the Nigeria Police Force was instrumental to the restoration of peace in the once banditry-ravaged state. The governor’s position was contained in a press release issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Zailani Bappa, issued after a security meeting convoked by the 19 Northern state governors in Kaduna. He said: “We have recorded tremendous development in the area of peace-building in Zamfara State as a result of the commitment, professional contribution and…

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Nigeria’s Debt-GDP ratio could hit 68% – IMF raises alarm

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the debt-GDP ratio of Nigeria, the biggest economy in the sub-Saharan region, could hit 68 percent, as it suffers from lower oil prices and demand. In a special report, the IMF said sub-Saharan Africa faces a huge challenge, made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, to find nearly $900 billion to repay massive debt and fund essential public spending. The Debt-GDP ratio is the ratio between a country’s total debt and its Gross Domestic Product, (GDP), which is total annual economic output. The…

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Feminist Coalition ends fundraising for #EndSARS

wants protesters to observe curfew One of the groups that championed the #EndSARS protests, The Feminist Coalition, has announced that they would no longer be accepting donations towards the movementIt could be recalled that its tweet on Thursday called upon Nigerian youth to heed President Buhari’s address and “stay safe, stay home, and observe the mandated curfew in your state”. According to an issued statement they released, “The coalition has managed to raise nearly N148 million since it began its fundraising campaign around a fortnight ago, despite reportedly having their…

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