Vanguard Latest News Thursday 21st January 2021

Vanguard Latest News Thursday 21st January 2021

Vanguard Latest News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 21/01/21

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Please vacate our premises, Shell begs disabled persons

By Davies Iheamnachor, Port-Harcourt Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has pleaded with persons living with disabilities to please vacate their premises. The firm also stated that it was constrained by the continuous occupation of their facility by the disabled persons, urging the protesters to accept dialogue. It will be recalled that scores of persons livingRead More
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Herdsmen: YCE, Afenifere, M-Belt Forum, SANs back Ondo gov

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven-day ultimatum to armed herdsmen to leave Ondo forests and comments that the Presidency is emotionally attached to Fulani herdsmen, Wednesday, drew supportive reactions from Ohanaeze Ndigbo; Pan-Niger-Delta Forum, PANDEF; the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB; Afenifere; Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, and some senior lawyers, SANs.
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FG blames #EndSARS protest, COVID-19 for rising cement prices

By Victoria Ojeme The Federal Government says last year’s #ENDSARS protests and the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted production flows were responsible for the skyrocketing of cement price in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo said this at an event in Abuja adding that the development affected theRead More
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I won’t allow anyone takeover Abia land – Ikpeazu

By Ugochukwu Alaribe, Umuahia Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has vowed to use every lawful means to protect the state’s territory from criminals and people with expansionist agenda. Ikpeazu who stated this at Akirika Obu Community in Ukwa East council area when he visited the community following reports of invasion of the Community byRead More
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Trade War: China announces sanctions on Pompeo, 27 others

China has decided to sanction 28 persons who have seriously violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for a series of crazy US moves on China-related issues, a foreign ministry spokesperson announced on Thursday. They include Michael R. Pompeo, Peter K. Navarro, Robert C. O’Brien, David R. Stilwell, Matthew Pottinger, Alex M. AzarRead More
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SMBLF to FG: Your overt support for Miyetti Allah may destroy Nigeria

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, on Thursday, warned the Federal Government over the dangerous game it is playing over its overt support for Miyetti Allah saying “Should there be any breakdown of law and order in any part of the country over this encouragement of Miyetti Allah against law and order, President Buhari will be held squarely responsible.”
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SMBLF warns FG over support for Miyetti Allah

By Dapo Akinrefon The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, on Thursday, warned the Federal Government over the dangerous game it is playing over its overt support for Miyetti Allah saying “Should there be any breakdown of law and order in any part of the country over this encouragement of Miyetti Allah against lawRead More
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Africa records higher death rates during coronavirus ‘second wave’

Health systems in Africa hobbled by shortages of oxygen and other resources are struggling with Covid’s “second wave,” pushing the fatality rate above the global average, the continent’s health watchdog said Thursday. Africa has so far recorded around 3.3 million cases of Covid-19 and nearly 82,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease ControlRead More
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Delta police team escape attack by suspected kidnappers

By Perez Brisibe, Ughelli A team of policemen attached to the Ughelli Police Area Command in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State, Wednesday escaped death after an attack by a gang of gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The incident happened at a bushy area near Beta Glass company of Ekakpamre community. Eyewitnesses atRead More
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COVID-19: How pandemic is hampering justice — Lawyers, Litigants

By Samuel Oyadongha, Henry Ojelu, Demola Akinyemi, Egufe Yafugborhi, Bashir Bello, Davies Iheamnachor, Harris Emanuel, Ibrahim HassanWuyo & Chinedu Adonu As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to ravage countries across the world, Law and Human Rights examines how the pandemic has impacted the course of justice in Nigeria. This edition also assesses the levelRead More
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