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Today Headlines news 16th, February 2021

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Lai Mohammed calls for cancellation of APC registration in Kwara state

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has called for the cancellation of the ongoing registration and ratification of membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State. Lai Mohammed said at a press conference in Oro in his hometown, Oro, on February 15 that the exercise should be canceled because the management committee had disregarded the guidelines regarding the distribution of material. 

UK launches hotel quarantine for high-risk arrivals from countries

UK launches hotel quarantine for high-risk arrivals from countries Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday when the government tried to stop new variants of the coronavirus from derailing its fast-moving vaccination field. Passengers arriving at London Heathrow Airport were escorted by security guards to buses that took them to nearby hotels. Under the new rules, people arriving from 33 high-risk countries in England must stay in designated hotels for 10 days at their own expense, with meals on the doorstep.

UAE extends ban on flights from Nigeria

UAE extends ban on flights from Nigeria The United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier extended the suspension of flights from Nigeria for 28 February to 10 March 2020. The UAE aviation authorities announced this on Sunday afternoon in the updated travel protocol posted on the website of the Emirates Airline, the flag bearer of the UAE. UAE extends ban on flights from Nigeria The United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier extended the suspension of flights from Nigeria for 28 February to 10 March 2020. 

Covid-19: South Africa reopens land border crossings

Covid-19: South Africa reopens land border crossings South Africa on Monday confirmed the reopening of 20 land border crossings that were closed more than a month ago to limit the spread of Covid-19. The land border points with Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini, Botswana and Lesotho will now travel normally.

Mr. Macaroni begging Atiku for money online, Joe Igbokwe shares proof (photos)

A popular Social media commentator and APC stalwart Joe Igbokwe has blamed the PDP for the current woes in the country. He also shared pictures of the popular comedian Mr. Macaroni that was arrested recently, begging the Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for money online. Joe Igbokwe’s post Mr Macaroni Begging Atiku Although it is not clear of the Popular Comedian was serious as his tone suggests a light mood. Nonetheless, he still begged Atiku. He even suggested sending his Account number. Joe Igbokwe Joe Igbokwe further blamed the PDP for the protests, Sunday Igboho, and the revival of IPOB.

Nigerian Minister Mohammed calls for cancellation of APC registration in Kwara state

Nigerian Minister Mohammed calls for cancellation of APC registration in Kwara state Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed has accused ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) officials of violating the party’s ongoing membership registration and validation procedures. Mr. During a press conference in his hometown of Oro, in the Kwara state, north-central Nigeria, Mohammed called for the exercise in the state to be canceled. According to the minister, the committee disregarded the guidelines regarding the distribution of materials for the exercise. “The guidelines are also clear on how registration material should be handed over and distributed. 

Police in Nigeria prove abuse of protesters by Lekki Tollgate to sanction-accused staff

Police in Nigeria prove abuse of protesters by Lekki Tollgate to sanction-accused staff Police in Nigeria are investigating allegations that people who were arrested on Saturday for protesting against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate were molested. They warned that erring officials who violate the standard procedure would be punished. This comes when former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday threw his weight behind the protesters at the Lekki Tollgate and declared that the 1999 Constitution as amended guarantees individuals’ rights to protest. In 40 videos and photos that went viral, the 40 #OccupyLekki protesters were arrested and beaten and stripped half-naked.

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