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Police Arrest 14 For Violence At Lagos APC Rally

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested 14 persons for the violence that occurred during the inauguration of the campaign of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, said after reviewing the video of the violence, the police found out that the disruption of the rally was caused by members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, adding that a key player in the incident had been declared wanted.

The CP explained that from the preliminary investigation carried out, the police had discovered that the violence at the event was caused by rivalry in the NURTW.

He said, “Around 2am, I led my men to Lagos Island, where some of the boys who caused the crises were hired.

“Around the Millennium Housing Estate, and the area around the bridge, we arrested 14 suspects. Some of them have given us useful information.

“The preliminary investigation we carried out reveals that it is just their internal union crisis. I heard that their state chairman would leave soon and there are some players who wanted to succeed him.

“But the inauguration of a governorship candidate campaign is not a good venue for them to begin their fight. We will not tolerate it,” he said.

Edgal stated that one person died during the incident while three injured persons were admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where they were treated and discharged.

He added that an NURTW leader, Musiliu Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), who was injured during the violence, was taken to the Eko Hospital and was recuperating.

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How I Convinced President Buhari To Shift Ogun Lockdown To Friday — Gov. Dapo Abiodun

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Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Buhari had ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the federal capital territory (FCT) from 11pm on Monday.

However, while speaking at a press conference during the inauguration of the isolation centre in Ikenne, Abiodun said in Ogun, the lockdown would be effective from 11pm on Friday.

He said he appealed to the president to shift the movement restriction in the state so that there would be enough time to adequately supply food to the people.

“I have been in consultation with the presidency and I have requested that he graciously allow us in Ogun state to prepare for this lockdown in terms of ensuring that we have enough food banks across the three senatorial districts so that people would have enough food supply,” the governor said.

He said the president “graciously” accepted.

Abiodun appealed to the people to abide by the observe social distancing and practice good hygiene as advised by the ministry of health.

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BREAKING: Governor Seyi Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor confirmed his status on his Twitter account a few minutes ago.

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records Another Coronavirus Death

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Nigeria has recorded another Coronavirus death.

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at a media briefing on Monday.

“As of today, we have recorded 111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

“Till date, 8 persons have been discharged after successful treatment.

“But sadly, another fatality was recorded over the weekend,” he said.

The three fatalities include one American who died in Ekiti State.

The global pandemic has killed over 32,000 worldwide.

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