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COVID19: CLEEN Foundation calls for inclusion of Women, PWDs & Youths in PTF for Effective Representation

1.0 Introduction The Presidential Task Force on 29th June 2020 announced updated guidelines for the extension of the phase two of eased lockdown across Nigeria effective from June 30th to July 27th 2020. The extension of phase two of the eased lockdown will specifically involve: • Maintaining the present nationwide curfew from10:00 pm – 4:00 am; • Mandatory use of ...

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NHRC/NPF STRENGTHENS COLLABORATION TO TACKLE RAPE AND OTHER SGBV CASES

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have set modalities in place to strengthen their collaboration in dealing with cases of rape and other Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) brought before them. At a working visit to the Acting Inspector General Force Intelligence, Ibrahim Lamorde in his office in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the ...

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WAEC Examinations To Commence On August 4 – Education Minister

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) has been scheduled to commence in August. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, announced this on Monday at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He said, “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September, please take note. Last week the Chairman of the ...

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FG To Shut Third Mainland Bridge For Six Months

The Federal Government is set to shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months starting from Friday, July 24. This was confirmed by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola. According to him, consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge. Popoola explained that the work will commence on the outward ...

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Rivers Development Agenda Is State-Wide, Says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says development projects are executed in every local government area of the state to improve the socioeconomic life of the people. The governor stated that such holistic commitment to development is in keeping with the promise made to the people to serve them efficiently and leave the state better than he met it. Governor ...

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Restructure Security Apparatus, Give Igbos A Chance In 2023 – Ohaneze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged the Federal Government to look into the present security apparatus in the country and find a way of restructuring it in order to combat the security challenges in the country. President General of the apex Igbo socio-political group, Mr John Nwodo disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Hope Uzodinma at the Imo ...

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How Shehu Sani Collected $15000 Bribe from Me – Dauda

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, July 6, 2020 presented two more witnesses against Senator Shehu Sani before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja. One of them is Alhaji Sani Dauda (ASD), who is Chairman ASD Group of Companies and a board member, Peugeot Automobile Ltd and a plaintiff in the criminal matter. ...

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‘You Are A Barefaced Treasury Looter’, PDP Tells Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, as a barefaced treasury looter, who has no moral rectitude to speak on corruption. The PDP described as a huge irony that Governor Ganduje, who has become a butt of national shame after being ...

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PDP Only Interested In Edo State Treasury, Says Governor Ganduje

The Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign council for Edo State governorship poll, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is only interested in Edo State’s treasury. Governor Ganduje of Kano State who spoke on Monday in Abuja after the APC Edo Campaign Council was inaugurated at the party’s National Secretariat also said the APC is ...

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DSS Invitation: Magu Must Step Aside To Ensure Evidence Is Not Destroyed – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu to step aside, following the invitation he got from the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday. Mr Magu was invited to appear before a Federal Government panel set up to investigate the allegations of corruption levelled against him. The ...

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Army Flags Off ‘Exercise Sahel Sanity’

The Nigerian Army has flagged off ‘Exercise Sahel Sanity’ to mitigate the current spate of banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other related crimes bedeviling Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger states. Launched in Faskari, one of the front line LGAs of Katsina state, the exercise which is aimed at restoring peace in the regions is expected to metamorphose into real ...

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We Did Not Arrest EFCC Boss, Magu – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that it did not arrest Mr Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Service’s Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, said this in a statement on Monday. He added that the DSS has since been inundated with inquiries over the reported arrest of Magu, stressing that ...

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BREAKING: DSS Reportedly Arrests EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu. A spokesperson for Magu, Tony Amokedo, confirmed this to Channels Television on Monday. Amokedo, however, insisted that the EFCC boss was only invited by officials of the DSS. More to follow…

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Covid-19: South-Easterners Wear Face Masks To Avoid Harassment By Security Operatives; Surge in SGBV, Other Human Rights Violations, Says CLEEN Foundation

1.0. Introduction The corona virus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, a global disruption with unprecedented geopolitical, health and security implications have been increasing rapidly in Nigeria despite Federal and various State Government’s efforts to flatten the curve through lockdown directives and its enforcement by security officers, gradual phasing of imposed lockdown and reopening of the economy. The exponential increase in Covid-19 confirmed ...

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Alleged Kidnapping: Femi Falana Asks AGF To Produce Indicted Soldiers For Trial

A Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana has asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to produce the indicted soldiers involved in the brutal murder of three policemen over suspected kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu in court for trial. Falana made this call on Sunday via a statement he personally issued. The legal practitioner noted ...

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