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Security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, of Abia State, has imposed curfew in Aba and Umuahia metropolis between- 10 pm and 6 am daily from today, Monday, 5th April 2021 till further notice.

This is sequel to security reports received from multiple sources, and informed by the need to continue to protect innocent citizens and residents of the state.

The Commissioner for Information, John Kalu in a statement made available to Vanguard explained that security agencies in the state have been directed to ensure strict enforcement and compliance with the directive. Only those on essential services with proper identification are exempted from the curfew.

“We urge traditional rulers, men of the State Homeland Security Team and Community Vigilante Services in the state to monitor movement of persons within their respective domains and take necessary measures to protect the people and their property.

“All law abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal duties, outside the curfew period, without fear of molestation as the security architecture of the state is robust enough to guarantee their safety.”


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has reacted to the burning of police headquarters in Imo state.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has accused the Eastern Security Network of carrying out attacks against police and correctional centre in Imo state on Monday.
ESN is Indigenous People of Biafra's security arm.
The IGP stated this in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers, who came in their numbers with sophisticated weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN). The attempt by the attackers to gain access to the Police armoury at the Headquarters was totally and appropriately resisted by Police operatives on duty who repelled the attackers and prevented them from breaking-in and looting the armoury. The armoury is thus intact! Similarly, the police suffered no human casualty, apart from a police Constable who sustained a minor bullet wound on his shoulder,” the statement partly read.
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Popular crossdresser, James Brown has reacted to claims that his colleagues is responsible for snatching husbands and breaking homes.

This came after aphrodisiac business woman Jaruma, alleged that crossdresser are responsible for broken homes in the country and not kanyamata products.

Reacting to the video, James Brown debunked the claim while advising women to learn to hold their men tight.

He also revealed that he use Kayanmata and that the product works for him. However, he said crossdresser aren’t not responsible for broken marriages.

Watch the video below.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CME3fmqANG5/?igshid=15yhmkq8neh7q According to a statement issued by spokesman, Laolu Akande, the scheme is aimed at delivering financial support to at least 1 million urban-based households using technology.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that at least 20 million people will be lifted out of poverty with the successful activation of the Economic Sustainability Plan’s (ESP) Cash Transfer scheme.

He stated this, on Tuesday, in Abuja, while flagging-off, virtually, the cash transfer scheme to be facilitated through a wholly technology-based approach called the Rapid Response Register (RRR).

According to a statement issued by spokesman, Laolu Akande, the scheme is aimed at delivering financial support to at least 1 million urban-based households using technology.

The statement explained that RRR is the means by which urban poor and vulnerable population can be speedily identified using geographic satellite technology and other related means for the purposes of delivering cash to households affected by the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

It quoted the vice president as saying: “The groundbreaking success of the RRR, now emboldens us to achieve our aspiration of a social security programme for a minimum of twenty million Nigerians in the next two years. This will be the largest of its kind on the continent. This (aspiration) is, at least from the perspective of this tested approach, now well within our reach.

“The only constraint, of course, is the funding which we must look for because this country deserves a social security scheme that will not merely alleviate poverty but also create wealth for the millions of those who are waiting for this opportunity.

“Our government launched the National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) in 2017 to provide the framework for institutionalizing the work we started since 2016 on reducing extreme poverty in Nigeria, based on our administration’s vision to create a comprehensive social security programme for the poor and vulnerable and thereafter the pledge to lift 100 million Nigerian’s out of poverty in ten years.”

Students who took part in the 2020 National Examinations Council, NECO can now check their results.

Results for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Examination, SSCE conducted by National Examinations Council, NECO is out.

The NECO Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, announced the release during a press conference at its Headquarters in Minna, Niger State.

According him, the examination witness a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

The Registrar also disclosed that about 12 schools had been deregistered over their involvement in exam malpractices.

The schools, he said, are four schools in Adamawa State, two in Kaduna State, two in Kastina State, two in Niger State, one in Taraba State and one in FCT.

Mr Obioma added that 24 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences, ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non-candidates to write answers on chalkboards.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered all men of the Force in the state to enforce all protocols as highlighted by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Odumosu instructed the police officers to enforce the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the PTF as well as ensure the total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, amongst others.

This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Enforce All Covid-19 Protocols, Supervise Your Men For Effectiveness — CP Lagos Orders Area Commanders, DPOs’.

The statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Thursday, comes as churches plan to hold crossover services on the night of December 31, 2020.

Adejobi said the police boss gave the order while addressing Area Commanders and DPOs at the POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja.

“The Commissioner of Police reiterated that they must enforce the use of face mask regularly at public places (markets/malls), social distancing, total closure of night clubs, bars, lounges, event centres, no social party, street carnivals, use of infra-red thermometer to check body temperature, sanitisers and enforcement of the imposed curfew between- 12 midnight and 4am.

“He further ordered that all Area Commanders and DPOs must ensure such due enforcement in their various offices across the command; noting that COVID-19 is real and we must do everything possible within our reach to halt its spread,” the statement partly read.

Odumosu warned police officers in the state against “incivility, drunkenness, excessive or misuse of power, accidental discharge, extortion and other inappropriate behaviours” in the New Year, noting that “anyone found wanting will be heavily sanctioned within the ambit of the law”.

The police boss also urged the general public to be law-abiding, support security agencies for effective policing of the state and stay safe at all times.


Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed Ishaku Gata, husband of the vice chairman of Kogi local government council of Kogi State, Hon. Hassana JB Ishaku. 


It was gathered that Gata and one other person identified as Joshua Jonah were shot dead by five gunmen in army uniform while returning from farm at Tanahu community. 


Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, a member of the victim's family, who survived the attack, David Jerry, said he was returning from the farm with the deceased when five armed men laid ambush on them around 9:48 am on Tuesday. 

 

According to Jonah, five of them including the deceased, boarded motorcycles to the farm to harvest sesame seeds, when the gunmen laid ambush on them. 

 

Jerry said he and two of his brothers managed to escape through the bush and trekked about two kilometers before arriving at neighbouring Adabo village. 

 

“Two of my other brothers and I had to trek two kilometers inside the bush as the gunmen were pursuing us but we were saved by God,” he added.

 

The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Federal Medical, Lokoja, and their motorcycles recovered.

 

Spokesmen of the Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Ayah who confirmed the incident, however, said the two deceased were abducted in their homes and taken to the bush.


He said the police have commenced investigations into unraveling the circumstances behind the incident while efforts are on to arrest the killers.

 
In an interview with InTouch from Monday, Dec. 21, Usman confirmed he has sent Lisa divorce papers.

                            

 

                            

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Soja Boy and Lisa

Popular show, 90 days Fiance couple, Usman Umar aka SojaBoy and America's Lisa Hamme have called it quits and are officially getting a divorce.

In an interview with InTouch from Monday, Dec. 21, Usman confirmed he has sent Lisa divorce papers.

The man from Northern Nigeria said: "Lisa and I are no longer together, she was served [papers] last week and she [doesn't want to] accept it."

He added that his lawyer tried to communicate with Lisa, but she "cut the call."

Usman, 30, also said that his life has improved since breaking up with Lisa, describing how "happy" he is "without the drama."

Meanwhile, Lisa has apologized to TLC for "the things that happened in Nigeria," adding, "I take full responsibility for the part that I played in it."

Lisa, 53, and Usman's relationship began on the internet, where' they spoke for nine months before getting engaged.

Usman, then 29, proposed to the 53-year-old Pennsylvania native with the intention of marrying her in Nigeria, despite never seeing her in person.

Their meeting and subsequent walk down the aisle played out on season four of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days.

Fans witnessed Lisa winning over Usman's traditional family and their near breakup, before the pair tied the knot in a small civil ceremony.

Soja and Lisa


However, prior to the finale in May, Lisa revealed they had already broken up.

According to Us Weekly, Lisa said in an Instagram Live: "He used me. He married me just to be on a TV show that people would recognize his name to sell his music... He thinks it's just him, he thinks he's going to do what he wants and he's never going to apologize for anything he's ever said bad about me."

She went on to accuse him of a "romance scam," a claim that Usman denied.

Usman wrote on Instagram that he was the one who was duped into marrying Lisa.

On Monday, Dec. 21, he wrote, "Is either I was brain washed or I was charmed by this woman, look at my mom and brother's faces they were all not happy but I keep on going.

"Thanks to almighty for setting ME free."

The agreement was reached early hours of Wednesday morning after an eight-hour closed-door meeting of negotiations between-- both parties.

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ASUU Calls Off Nine-Month-Old Strike

The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) on Wednesday, December 23, has called off the nine-months strike ending a protracted industrial action that started since March 2020, Channels News has confirmed.

ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the announcement during a briefing of the union-- in Abuja, explaining that the development followed consultations with its National Executive Council (NEC).

Taking a look at its official Twitter page, it was confirmed.

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Bebecool is said to be one of the people who spearheaded the arrest of the Nigerian artists in Uganda.

Temilade Openiyi, the Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Tems has warned Ugandan artiste Bebecool to avoid Nigeria for the rest of his life.

Recall that Nigerian singers Tems and Omah Lay were arrested last Sunday Dec 13 in Uganda following a concert in the country for breaking Covid-19 rules.

Bebecool is said to be one of the people who spearheaded the arrest of the Nigerian artists as he made a post on Facebook prior to the event, stating that he'll make ''every effort to fail the event.''

Taking to her Twitter handle on Friday December 18, Tems alleged that Bebe Cool called the police and got them arrested. She also accused the Ugandan singer of bribing the police to send him their release papers so it will look like he played a role in it.

The songstress further warned the Bebe Cool to avoid Nigeria for the rest of his life and to run for his life anywhere' she is at, because she will be pouncing on him.

She tweeted; @BebeCoolUG first of all, You are what I call a stinking dirty fucking BITCH

@BebeCoolUG You called the police on us. YOU got us arrested. Dickless fuck.

@BebeCoolUG Your friend broke into our room and took us after YOU called. Only for me to see you in the DPO’s office, chilling and Laughing with him. Lmao in my presence and you thought I would sit there and allow you to speak to me. YOU are worse than shit.

@BebeCoolUG I know you before? Who the Fvck are you? You followed the police around and bribed them to send you pictures of our release papers so that you can look like you had anything to do with the release. See your head? Na pit latrine dey inside not brain.

@BebeCoolUG I swear AVOID Nigeria for the rest of your life. If you ever find out I’m in the same place as you. RUN for your life because I will not be in chains. And nothing will stop me from pouncing on you. You should cut off your dick, it’s clearly too small to be useful.

This is the last time I’m speaking about this. Enjoy the Clout @BebeCoolUG It is the most you will EVER get in your life.


The United States government has asked its citizens to exercise caution while traveling and residing in Nigeria.

In a notice shared on its official website and Twitter, the United States of America’s Embassy in Nigeria averred that crime in endemic in the country and tends to increase during the holidays.

For fear of terrorism and kidnap, the U.S. cautioned its citizens residing in Nigeria against traveling to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states.

Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states were also described as “unsafe coastal areas” out of fear of possible civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.

The statement read;

Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

The?Centers for Disease Control?and Prevention?(CDC)?has issued a?Level 3 Travel Health Notice?for?Nigeria due to COVID-19.??

Nigeria has resumed domestic and international commercial air travel. National land borders are not yet opened. Business operations (including daycares and religious institutions) are slowly reopening in phases. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Nigeria.

Do Not Travel to:

  • Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism
  • Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping
  • Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime

Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape – is common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.

Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where' crowds gather.

Sporadic violence occurs between- communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.

There is maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.

If you decide to travel to Nigeria:

  • See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19.?
  • Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19. ?
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa if needed.
  • Exercise caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Review travel routes and times to vary your predictability.
  • Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  • Be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events, and be prepared to adjust your plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large political gatherings.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Reports for Nigeria.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Borno and Yobe states and Northern Adamawa State – Do Not Travel

Terrorist groups based in the Northeast target churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues. Approximately two million Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in Northeast Nigeria.

Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states – Do Not Travel

The security situation in Northwest and Northeast Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in the states listed above due to widespread inter-communal violence and kidnapping.

Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) – Do Not Travel

Crime is rampant throughout Southern Nigeria, and there is a heightened risk of kidnapping and maritime crime, along with violent civil unrest and attacks against expatriate oil workers and facilities.


A Chief Magistrate Court in Uganda today December 15, dropped the charges against fast-rising Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems.

The singers were arrested on Sunday, December 13, and charged with doing “acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, Covid-19” following the illegal concert at Ddungu resort in Munyonyo with large crowds while the country is on lockdown.

They were arraigned before the Makindye division court on Monday, December 14 and remanded in different prisons till Wednesday, December 16.

Following the outcry from Nigerians and some diplomatic moves made by the Nigerian government, the charges against them have now been dropped.

See the court papers indicating that the charges have been dropped below

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Bridget Bema is already an internet sensation at the age of 9, and the Kenyan child comedian is already making waves across the continent.

A skit centered around the character of Bridget Bema, is going viral on social media platforms, as many have likened her to Nigerian comedian, Emanuella Samuel.

With the video trending #1 in Nigeria, social media users have reacted with some calling Bridget Bema a “true hooligan” and others saying she is “Marlian”.

In the video, pupils had gathered outside their classrooms for morning devotion when their teacher brought out a list containing names of students who committed different offenses.

He called the names and their offenses one after the other, and Bridget’s name came up several times.

In the video, she kept on moving from one line to another as her name was continuously mentioned in all the lists of rule breakers in the school.

Who is Bridget Bema and all you need to know about her

Bridget Bema is a Kenyan content creator and child comedian who is also the younger sister of rising Kenyan comedian, YY.

Born on November 10, 2011, the adorable 9-year-old often appears in comedy videos with her brother.

Talking about her brother, Oliver Otieno AKA YY The Comedian, played the School Administrator in the viral video where' Bridget‘s name was reeled for varying misdemeanors ranging from late-coming, to noisemaking and bullying.

Bridget Bema is now an internet sensation after she was called out several times for breaking all the rules in school.

The comedy skit has since gone viral, currently trending #1 in Nigeria.

The student identified as Bridget Bema was apparently guilty of breaking all the rules in her school in Kenya.

The pupils had gathered outside their classrooms for morning devotion when their teacher brought out a list containing names of students who committed different offenses.

He called the names and their offenses one after theother, and Bridget’s name came up several times.

In the video, she kept on moving from one line to another as her name was continuously mentioned in all the lists of rule breakers in the school.

A legendary child character she is indeed turning outto be.

Watch the viral video below;


Argentina Football legend Diego Maradona is dead.

The former Argentina player reportedly died after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports in Argentina.

According to the Argentina newspaper Clarín, the football legend suffered a cardio respiratory arrest at his home.

His death is coming just two weeks after leaving the hospital. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) account has been suspended on Twitter.

No reason has been given yet for the suspension.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the independent regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. The NCC wascreated under Decree number 75 by the [Federal Military Government of Nigeria] on 24 November 1992.

The NCC was charged with the responsibility of regulating the supply of telecommunications services and facilities, promoting competition, and setting performance standards for telephone services in Nigeria.

The Decree has been abrogated and replaced with the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003.Though no reason has been given yet, a quick check on the official handle of the agency ‘@NgComCommission’ confirmed the development.

See screenshot below;

Umar Garba is the present head of (NCC) assumed office since 2015. This was confirmed to Channels Television by the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, on Sunday

Phillip Shekwo, the kidnapped chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, has been found dead.

This was confirmed to Channels Television by the Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, on Sunday

The Police boss said the body of Shekwo was found not far from his house in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, and has been evacuated to the Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital.

Shekwo was earlier kidnapped in the late hours of Saturday at his residence in Lafia.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja.

Lekki CCTV footage being played on Friday

The government of Nigeria has insisted that no mass killings took place at the Lekki toll gate.

According to The PUNCH, the Federal Government on Thursday insisted that there were no mass killings at the Lekki toll gate in the wake of the #EndSARS protests contrary to the general belief.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja.

Mohammed said those who alleged massacre at the toll gate only succeeded in misleading the world.

He said while government awaits the outcome of the panel investigating the matter, “we can say that the world has just witnessed a massacre without bodies” in Lekki.

The minister insisted that the military did not shoot at protesters at the toll gate.

He asked anyone who has contrary proofs to make them available to the panel investigating the matter.

Mohammed said the government was satisfied with the way security agencies handled the protests.

The minister took a swipe at CNN for its piece on the Lekki incident, describing it as “blatantly irresponsible.”

He called for a sanction for the foreign media organisation but did not disclose where' the sanction should come from.

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