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COVID-19: Benue Govt. Reviews Restrictions, Allows Farming To Alleviate Living Condition of People.

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

 

Yahaya Idris Ahmed, Benue.

The Benue State Executive Council, after a joint meeting with the State Action Committee on COVID-19 On Thursday May 21st, 2020 at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi resolved that the some of the measures imposed by the Action Committee be relaxed with conditions attached.

Governor Samuel Ortom who announced the resolutions said Workers on grade levels 1 to 12 who were asked to stay at home are now to resume work on June 1, 2020 with the condition to always wear face masks and maintaining social distancing as they go to work.

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He explained that Churches and Mosques with effect from today Thursday, May 21, 2020, are to hold staggered worship sessions. This implies that a Church or Mosque which before now holds two worship sessions should henceforth conduct four sessions in a day.

While conventional markets will be partially opened to enable traders access their shops, street trading is therefore encouraged on condition that traders strictly obey social distancing and other protocols on COVID-19. The markets will be fumigated periodically to rid them of all agents of viruses

The government also insisted that Inter-state movement remains prohibited, except those on essential services.

The governor also stated that the prevailing curfew in the State has been reviewed to now last between the hours of 8pm to 6am daily, until further notice.

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While farmers in the state are being encouraged to intensify their farming activities, school resumption is to be reviewed in the next 14 days.

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Ex – Nigerian And Biafran Soldier Col Nwobosi Passes On At 82

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A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, passed on

The elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday.

Col Nwobosi was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.

He died on Tuesday at his Obosi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, his country home.

Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) on behalf of the family, said that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age.

He said further that the family will give details of his funeral arrangement later.

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“Yes, my father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age,” he said, according to the Sun.

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Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal at the floor of the Senate Today, would give the INEC chairman second term in office, if confirmed.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

This reappointment was revealed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.

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Breaking: Ondo Deputy Speaker, Iroju impeached Over Gross Misconduct

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Globaltimesnigeria reports that Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji.

He was removed over alleged gross misconduct which has brought disrepute to the hallowed chamber

He was immediately replaced by Hon. Aderoboye.

Iroju representing Odigbo constituency 2 was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun.

Twenty lawmakers signed the impeachment.

Following the reconstitution of the House, Hon. Tomide Akinribido has been removed as the minority leader and replaced by Hon. Festus Akingbaso from PDP while Hon. Ogunmolasuyi is the new majority leader.

Hon.Taofeek Oladele is now the new chief whip in replacement of Adeyemi Olayemi.

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