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George Floyd: Black CNN reporter arrested on live TV (Video)

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Minnesota police department arrested and handcuffed CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, along with a producer and a photojournalist, live on television.

The live video showed Minnesota State Patrol handcuff CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and lead him away.

“We told you before that we are with CNN,” the cameraman is heard telling police.

Omar Jimenez, a black man, was arrested while a white reporter on the ground was not, CNN revealed.

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In a tweet, CNN Communications said that the crew identified themselves and called the situation a “clear violation of their First Amendment rights.”

Jimenez and his crew have since been released, CNN confirmed. He went back on air soon after and called the situation “confusing.”

The Minnesota State Patrol said on Twitter that the journalists were among four people arrested as troopers were “clearing the streets and restoring order.”

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The patrol said they:

“Were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media.”

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologized to CNN president Jeff Zucker for the arrest saying he takes full responsibility for what happened.

“We want the media there to cover this. It is never acceptable for this to happen. The governor accepts full responsibility,” Walz said.

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See how Dele Momodu reacted to video of son who vandalized mom’s properties

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Nigerian journalist and publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu has reacted to the video making rounds online that showed a young Nigerian man, Chidera, destroying his mother’s properties after an argument.

According to the video, his mom claimed he demanded for some documents including her passport which he claimed he needed for a university program, and after she ignored him, he forcefully took her documents which she retrieved.

He subsequently began breaking things in the house and also pouring food items on the floor.

Taking to Instagram, Dele Momodu reacted to the video, stating that it is the dark side of too much freedom abroad.

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According to him, rather than mock the family involved, parents should count themselves lucky to have such kids.

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See what he wrote below;

“This is the dark side of too much freedom abroad…

Do not mock the family in this trending video but PRAY for them and for yours. Count yourselves extremely lucky if you’ve not experienced these children of anger and complete dislocation. It is a common but unfortunate experience. The parents dare not touch him even if they can overpower him. They may be charged for assault and abuse… AFRICA, well done…
My friend just sent me this: “P21 in Dublin is the balancing statement that the boy needs which is linked to everything including admission into university which he wants to go the UCD he is mentioning. He should have been told the truth that they don’t have legal standing in Dublin not keep telling him that his passport has expired.
Its his Nigerian passport which they probably use to enter Dublin that has expired and that is not tenable for the purpose he needs it for. He is frustrated all his friends are in university and he does not understand why he can’t go. He feels they are unjust in denying him the education he is entitled to. That’s the koko of the story.”
Just received this from another friend…
“If anyone knows the family of the boy who destroyed his parents’ properties that I posted earlier today pls reach out to this organization in the United Kingdom. Thanks so much…
“Uncle , thanks for hearing me out… I have spoken to other people on the board of our organisation and we would like to offer the family some support . If you or anyone knows the family we can help them approach/deal with the issues offering our services free of charge…”

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Covid-19: Only private schools that meet laid down conditions will resume- Ekiti govt

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The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Foluso Daramola, on Wednesday said only Private schools that meet conditions and criteria laid down by the State Government would reopen for academic activities in July.

Daramola said this in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Assistant Director of Information, Mr Kunle Adeniyi, in Ado-Ekiti.

The commissioner, represented by the Technical Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr Bimpe Aderiye, said this during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with the Proprietors of Private Schools across the state.

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He said that the schools must have at least two infrared thermometers to ascertain the temperature levels of both teachers and pupils.

Daramola said that the schools must show evidence of the fumigation of their school environment, maintaining social distancing and the other COVID-19 protocol directives at any given time.

”The Ministry will work in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Human Services, to train focal persons for each school on how to manage students with high temperature and handle suspected cases of Coronavirus infection.

”The state government has constituted a 21-member committee to monitor the COVID-19 pre- and post-school resumption in the state to ascertain the level of compliance,” he said.

In his reaction, the President of Private School Owners in the State, Rev. Williams Olufemi, said the association would support the state government in combating the spread of COVID-19 in Ekiti.

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Olufemi however, appealed to the state government to incorporate members of his association into the COVID-19 committee of the Ministry of Education.

He said this would make it easy to identify and locate all the private schools in the state to enable the government to monitor them effectively.

Present at the meeting were the Chairman Board for Technical and Vocational Education, Mr Kayode Babade, his counterpart from Teaching Service Commission, Chief Babatunde Abegunde, representatives from SUBEB, and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr James Owolabi.

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Gideon Bakare: RCCG sacks Pastor for attempting adultery

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has sacked one of its pastors, Gideon Bakare, who was caught on camera for attempting adultery.

In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Olaitan Olubiyi, the church said a viral video that showed Bakare in a compromising position with a wife of a member of the church’s branch in Akure, Ondo state capital, is disturbing and distasteful.

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Olubiyi noted that the church has excommunicated Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties for putting the church in a bad light.

“The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission,” the statement read.

“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of an attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo State.

“The Church dissociated itself from such an immoral act of Mr Bakare and described it as being completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.

“The Church, after reviewing the report of her investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.

”Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the Mission with immediate effect.”

 

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