COVID-19: FG lists fresh conditions to inbound travellers
In a statement on Friday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed that fully vaccinated travellers entering Nigeria must present a negative test result while the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated are required to isolate on arrival.
The statement reads, “Travellers arriving in Nigeria must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted not more than 72hours before boarding."
“Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound passengers will be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation in addition to a COVID-19 PCR test on days 2 and 7 after arrival."
Lawmakers, others tackle Ayade over repeated absence at SGF meetings
A group known as Peoples Democratic Party Renaissance Group, comprising party chieftains in Cross River State, has frowned on the continued absence of Governor Ben Ayade from the Southern Governor’s Forum meetings. They therefore asked him to work with other southern states in the interest of the state and the region.
The group in a communiqué in Calabar on Thursday after their extra-ordinary meeting said the governor’s absence from the forum’s meetings amounted to alienating the state from the various regional integration processes and interests, especially in matters relating to the issue of Value Added Tax collection.
The group comprises seven former commissioners who recently left Ayade’s cabinet and remained in the PDP, as well as seven current members of the state House of Assembly.
Osun traders protest, demand govt complete renovation of market
There was mild drama at the popular Ilesa roundabout Friday as traders at the Atakunmosa central market, Ilesa relocated to the heart of the town to display their wares with erring traders who have been displaying theirs indiscriminately at the roundabout and causing obstruction to free flow of traffic to and fro the market area.
The protesting traders who prevented free flow of traffic in the area blamed their action on the alleged insensitivity and lack of political will on the part of state and local governments to vacate the erring traders who had turned the roundabout to a mini market instead of making use of their shops within the market.
Speaking with this medium, the Chairman, Atakunmosa Market Men and Women Association, Babatunde Obembe lamented that the market executives had made frantic efforts to make the Ilesa West local government see reason for the traders causing nuisance at the roundabout to vacate but to no avail.
Comparing Buhari with Awolowo, Azikiwe mischievous —Afenifere
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, yesterday, said comparing President Muhammadu Buhari with the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the late Dr. Nnamidi Azikiwe was mischievous.
National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Comrade Jare Ajayi, said that the comparison by the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, could be regarded as an unwitting invitation for people to assess Mr. President.
Ajayi said: “It can be true that ‘Nigeria is stronger, better off as one united entity. It is, however, very important to note that the envisaged unity can occur – and endure – conditionally”.
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