Ondo Imposes 24-Hour Curfew Over ENDSARS
Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has imposed 24 hour curfew in Ondo state starting from midnight on Tuesday.The governor said in a broadcast that his administration has the obligation to protect all citizens including the youths. It will not shirk its responsibility in this regard.“I direct that there should be a curfew for 24 hours starting from 12midnight today till further notice.“All parents and guardians are advised to ensure that their wards are kept in their homes.“All bars, banks, shops, petrol stations, shopping malls, markets, motor parks and all public spaces are...
Afghan Taliban driven out of Helmand capital, governor says
KABUL: Afghan troops have pushed back the Taliban from the outskirts of Helmand’s provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, in the south of the country, with the insurgent group losing 300 men in recent days, Helmand’s governor said on Saturday.“The Taliban have been driven (out) from the limits of the city and have lost over 300 men, including their commanders and senior members, in Helmand’s fighting,” Mohammed Yasin Khan told reporters, adding that 30 defense and security forces, and seven civilians also died.The Taliban were unavailable for comment on Saturday and have remained tight-lipped about t...
Tijuana gets a new mayor as governor throws wild accusations against predecessor
TIJUANA, Mexico — The first female mayor of Tijuana is taking office Friday amid a tumultuous transition.Karla Ruiz MacFarland, the current secretary of municipal education, will step in to fill the last year of Arturo González Cruz’s two-year mayoral term.Ruiz will become the first female mayor of Mexico’s northern border city of approximately 2.1 million residents, city officials said Thursday. She is taking office during a heated controversy within her own Morena political party between the governor of the state and her predecessor.González, who took office in October 2019, is stepping down...
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Gombe Governor Tasks Boundary Managers On Curbing Boundary Crisis
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has tasked boundary managers in the country to address crisis arising from border definition, delineation as the National Boundary Commission opens interactive session in Gombe.Inuwa Yahaya tasked the boundary managers to provide a permanent framework for managing border issues which often degenerates into Intra and interstate conflicts.The governor gave the charge while declaring open a two-day interactive session of the National Boundary Commission and boundary committees of States in the North-East sub-region.The governor who was represented by h...
Abiodun to empower Ogun rural women
The Ogun State government have promised to empower rural women in the state.This was made known during the international Rural women’s Day celebration by the Nigerian Association of women journalists (NAWOJ) in conjunction with the Gender Development Initiative (Gendi) at Abule Idi Ori in Abeokuta North.Representing the state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, Commissioner for Rural Development Oludotun Taiwo, said the governor will do everything in his power for rural women to be empowered with equipment to boost their Agricultural products, and the training given to them to boost their daily inco...
Seven shot dead during east Sudan protest: medics
Seven people were shot dead and 30 others wounded on Thursday during a demonstration in eastern Sudan, where tensions are high between rival groups, medics said.The casualties were all protesters who had been demonstrating in the city of Kassala in support of the provincial governor, a doctors' committee said.The governor of Kassala, who belongs to the Beni Amr tribe, was sacked on Tuesday by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.His dismissal had also sparked demonstrations in Port Sudan and nearby Suakin on Wednesday, when medics said six people were killed and 20 wounded.Following the unrest, autho...
Nasarawa Assembly to assess governor’s 2020 Budget implementation
Ahead of the 2021 budget presentation by Governor Abdullahi Sule, the leadership of Nasarawa State House of Assembly said it was going to assess the budget performance of 2020 fiscal year to ascertain the level of its implementation.The house has also finalised plans to commence a three-week oversight function on government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS).The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim, Balarabe-abdullahi stated this Wednesday during the House proceedings in Lafia.He said that assessing the 2020 budget performance of the state would guide the house when Governor Sule would prese...
Sudan’s prime minister sacks provincial governor after deadly protests
Sudan’sprime ministeron Tuesday sacked the governor of an eastern province, less than three months after his appointment, the state-run news agency reported.Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s decision to fire Saleh Ammar, newly appointed governor of Kassala province, came amid sporadic protests against his appointment — protests that at times have turned deadly.Ammar was named governor of Kassala in July, when Hamdok appointed civilian governors for the country’s 18 provinces. The move was seen at the time as a key step forward in Sudan’s transition to democracy.But the protesters, who opposed hi...
FBI agent: Plot suspects talked about 'taking out' Virginia's governor, leaving Whitmer on lake
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Members of an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also talked about leaving her in the middle of Lake Michigan and “taking out” a second politician, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, an FBI agent testified Tuesday.FBI Special Agent Richard Trask identified the Virginia governor, also a Democrat, during a hearing in federal court in Grand Rapids that ended with a magistrate judge ordering Waterford resident Kaleb Franks jailed without bond, calling him a danger to the community. Bond decisions are expected for two other members later Tuesday.“They discus...
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Yemeni governor demands UAE withdraws from oil field
The governor ofYemen’sShabwa province demandedEmiratiforces withdraw from the Balhaf oil facility, one of the ost important in the country which has been out of service for more than 5 years.The governor of the southern province of Shabwa, Mohammad Saleh bin Adyo, warned of popular protests by citizens and thousands of employees that have been pushed out of work due to the Emirati contorl of the facility.In a television interview with the local Hadhramout channel, on Monday, bin Adyo said that the UAE has turned the Balhaf gas facility in Shabwa into a "military barracks, and is refusing to re...