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COVID-19: Niger begins repatriation of Almajiris to states of origin


1,500 Almajiris repatriated to neighbouring states and countries by Kano government

The Niger Government says it has concluded arrangements to repatriate all Almajiri children to their states of origin.

Ahmed Matane Secretary to the State Government and Chairman, Niger State Task Force on COVID-19, stated this in a statement on Monday in Minna.

Matane said that the repatriation of the Almajiri children followed the Northern Governors’ Forum agreement to evacuate them to their states of origin to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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He explained that the evacuation of the Almajiri children became necessary considering the unhealthy condition, congestion and filthy environment they were exposed to.

Matane stated that the state government had closed down all formal and informal schools across the state but found out that the existence of Almajiri Schools “is becoming a cog in the wheel of progress.”

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He enjoined proprietors of Almajiri schools in the state to as matter of urgency cooperate with the state government in this regard with a view to achieving the set goals and objectives.

“The exercise will be carried out with vigour until Government is certain that all Almajiri children have been returned to their various States of origin and reunited with their parents,” Matane said.


Man caught trying to sleep with a sick man (Video)



Luck has run out on a man after he was caught redhanded trying to sleep with another man in Edo.

A man suspected to be gay has been caught red-handed while trying to forcefully have sex with a sick man at Ikpoba hill in Benin City, Edo State.

The suspect identified as Alhaji wanted to sleep with the young sick man as part of a favour he owed him which was buying him a trailer.

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According to the victim, he revealed that the said Alhaji promised to take him overseas and introduce him to a new business (Drug Trafficking), which he agreed to do.

He also revealed that Alhaji told him that the drugs were to be inserted into his anus. When the victim asked how possible it was, he then said he was going to teach him.

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The victim felt ill during the week when the said Alhaji called him and told him he was coming to his house.

When he arrived, he told the victim that he wanted to teach him how to hide drugs in his anus.

To his surprise, the said Alhaji started making advances towards him and later asked him to pull off his trousers.

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The Alhaji then tried to insert his ‘joystick’ into the man’s anus, but unfortunately, the joystick refused to get action.

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Police beat man to death for not wearing face mask



A man has lost his life after being beaten to death by police officers for not wearing a face mask.

A man has been beaten to death by police officers who arrested him for not wearing a face mask in Mexico, sparking violent protest in the country.

According to reports, the man identified as Giovanni Lopez was beaten to death hours after he was arrested by the Police.

Giovanni López, a 30-year-old bricklayer, was detained on 4 May by municipal police officers in the town of Ixtlahuacán de Los Membrillos near Guadalajara, The Guardian reports.

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On Wednesday, a video of the incident emerged, showing the police officers with assault rifles forcing Giovanni López into a police pickup truck as bystanders plead for his release.

“Just for not a wearing a mask?” one witness asked.

“He was resisting,” answers an officer.

According to reports, the relatives of López had gone to the Police station to look for him but were told he had been taken to a public hospital in Guadalajara, where they found hi dead body.

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He had a bullet wound in his foot, and an autopsy later revealed that he died of blunt trauma to the head.

This has led to an outrage on social media as Mexicans trended #JusticiaParaGiovanni on social media as they demand justice for his death.

Western Jalisco state governor Enrique Alfaro issued strict rules on wearing masks in public amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Alfaro promised the investigation into the incident will be thorough even though the state prosecutor Gerardo Octavio Solís said the arrest was for “aggressive behaviour” rather than not wearing a mask – a version disputed by the family.

Anti-police protests also erupted on Thursday evening in Guadalajara, the country’s second-largest city.

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Photos: Truck catches fire on Niger Bridge



The Anambra State axis of the River Niger Bridge on Friday morning was reportedly gutted by fire.

It was gathered the fire emanated from a truck that went in inflames on the bridge.

The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Anambra State, Paschal Anigbo, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

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He said,

“A truck is currently on fire on the River Niger Bridge, this morning Friday 5 June, 2020.

“The Fire Service has been contacted.”

Our correspondent learnt that there had been some agitation in some quarters over the barricade of a section of the bridge by the Anambra State Government as a measure to check influx of passengers into the state as a result of the lockdown occasioned by coronavirus pandemic.

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