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Journalist Arrested, Detained For 12 Days For Criticising Lai Muhammed

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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights has alleged that radio personality, Rotimi Jolayemi, aka Oba Akewi, has been illegally detained by the Federal Investigation Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force, Abuja, for 12 days.

Jolayemi was said to have recited a poem on air which was critical of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

CDHR made the allegation on Monday in a statement by its National President, Dr Osagie Obayuwana, on Monday.

“Furthermore, that even since Mr Jolayemi surrendered himself to the police headquarters at Ilorin, Kwara State on May 6, 2020, he is still being held till date, 12 days later, without being charged to court or granted bail.

”The CDHR said detaining the journalist’s relatives because of his refusal to show up was in violation of Section 7 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, which forbids hostage-taking and the arrest of any person in place of another.But a spokesman for the minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi, denied the allegation.

He said, “The minister did not order the arrest of anyone. Kindly direct your inquiry to the appropriate authorities.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara State, Okasanmi Ajayi, said he was not aware of the development while the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, did not respond to calls.

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FG: Domestic Flights To Resume July 8

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The Federal Government on Wednesday says domestic flights will resume effective July 8 .

 

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika , made this known via his official Twitter handle .
The minister explained that the restart of commercial operations would begin with the Lagos and Abuja airports which would both open on July 8 .

 

Sirika added that four other airports including Kano, Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri would resume from July 11 .

 

He wrote , “I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8 th of July, 2020 . Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11 th . Other airports on the 15 th . Date for international to be announced in due course . Bear with us . ”

 

The country’ s airspace and airports had been shut to flight operations in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .

 

Essential flights such as those for evacuation and movement of medical supplies were, however , permitted .

 

 

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FG Increases Petrol Pump Price To N143.80

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

 

Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.

 

A circular released on Wednesday July 1, from the PPPRA to marketers reads;

 

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

 

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market. On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.

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774,000 jobs: Nigerians React To Tinubu’s Daughter, MC Oluomo Being Part Of The Committee To Supervise FG’s Recruitment

Nigerians have reacted to report of Tinubu’s daughter and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo being part of the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 Lagos youths into Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme.

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Nigerians have reacted to report of Tinubu’s daughter and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo being part of the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 Lagos youths into Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme.

 

The 774,000 youths who are to be employed by FG for three months across the country, will receive a monthly payment of N20,000. They will engage in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others.

 

Other Nigerians who made the 20-member list for Lagos state include former local government chairman, Kayode Elesin; the Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; and APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye, former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana.

 

Also included on the list are Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.

 

The appointment has been trailed with mixed reaction and here are some below;

 

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