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Jonathan-It is better to lose power and gain honour

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Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, says it is better to lose power and gain honour. The former President announced this on Friday in a Facebook post.

He wrote “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour.

“At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power.

This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the polls, or even in their dealings with fellow political actors.”

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Jonathan’s peaceful hand over of power despite being the sitting president gained him much respect, dignity international recognition and Awards.

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China temporarily restrains Nigeria due to codvid-19 fears

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China has temporarily restrained entry of Nigerians into the country due to covid-19 worries.

The Chinese Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday, raised concerns over the resurfacing of the corona virus. The embassy made it clear that they would no longer issue certified health declaration form for non Chinese citizens residing in the country.

According to the statement “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has decided to temporarily suspend entry into China by non-Chinese nationals in Nigeria holding visas or residence permits still valid at the time of this announcement.”

People on diplomatic, courtesy, missions and staffs working on a planes, ships and ships are exempted in this new restriction and those needing to travel to china for emergency reasons will be granted visa.

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According to National Centre for Disease Control corona virus cases stood at 63,328, death,1155 and recoveries, 59,675.

Recall, Corona Virus broke out first in China, but has managed the virus effectively, this new development is a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the virus into China.

 

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FRSC set to carry Guns-Rep

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The House of Representatives in Abuja on Thursday disclosed in the corps 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence, that the federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) will carry guns for them to discharge their duties effectively.

Mr Akinfolarin Mayowa stated clearly that the 1992 Act of FRSC allowed the corps to carry firearms. He pleaded that the act should be implemented to enable the FRSC to discharge their duties with ease and effectively.

He added that committee will meet with Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation to discuss this issue with him, also write to the president pleading with him to implement the law.

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Contributing, a member of the committee said that the committee would also seek audience with the Inspector General of the Police, Mohammed Adamu to seek his support too.

Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC Corps Marshall, lamented there were several scenarios where motorist threatened corps members on duty, the firearm will serve as a protection for them to checkmate activities of mischievous road users.

 

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These are the latest news on nigerian newspaper today Friday, 6th November 2020
1. Senate ‘Bans’ Buhari From Foreign Medical Trips
The Nigerian Senate on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government officials should no longer engage in foreign medical trips.

This position was adopted by Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs when the State House permanent secretary, Tijani Umar appeared before it to defend the 2021 budget figures for the State House.

2. Details Of President Buhari’s Meeting With Sultan Of Sokoto, Ooni Of Ife, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with First class traditional rulers from the six geopolitical zone Nigeria at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Buhari during the meeting called on traditional rulers to support his government in addressing the demands of Nigerian youths.

3. Police Ban All Forms Of Protest In Lagos State
The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has banned all forms of protests in Lagos State until further notice.

The Police in a statement on Thursday, 5th November signed by SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, State public relations officer on behalf of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police noted that the state can’t accommodate any kind of protest at this time.

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Adejobi added that the Police had received intelligence reports that some persons were planning fresh protests in the state. He, therefore, warned such persons to shelf their plans as the state is still healing from the violence that erupted after the #EndSARS protests.

4. Zamfara APC: Marafa Demands Buni’s Resignation For ‘Misleading’ The Public

Former Zamfara central senator, Kabiru Marafa has demanded the immediate resignation or sack of the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This is as Marafa maintained that contrary to what the committee wants the public to believe, it has not resolved the crisis rocking the Zamfara chapter of the APC.

5. Nigeria Drops In Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index

Nigeria has dropped lower in the latest ranking of countries according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.

According to the report, the West African country slipped from its previous 136th position in 2015 (when President Muhammadu Buhari was first inaugurated) to now occupy 146th position out of 180 countries.

6. FG Says No Plan To Increase VAT In 2021

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The federal government of Nigeria has denied nursing plans to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes in 2021.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed made this known on Thursday while speaking during the budget defence of her ministry before the Senate Committee on Finance in Abuja.

7. Gov. Ortom Speaks On Alleged Missing Manhood In Benue
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has dismissed the report on the alleged disappearance of manhood in the state through mystical powers.

According to NAN, the alleged claims has led to anger in Guma Local Government Area of the State.

Governor Ortom in his reaction to the development described the claims as “baseless and the handiwork of mischief makers.”

8. Lagos Violence: Gov. El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday visited Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House in Marina.

El-Rufai in a post on his Twitter account noted that he’s in the state to commiserate with the government and people on recent events in the State.

He also commended the state Governor for signing an Executive Order to restore lost assets.

9. Obasanjo Exposes How Atiku Failed In Bid To Become President In 2003
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has narrated circumstances surrounding how his former Vice President Atiku Abubakar lost out in his bid to become Nigeria’s president.

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Obasanjo explained that Atiku had a deal to be Alex Ekwueme’s running mate in the 2003 presidential race and then later take over from Ekwueme one year before their first term ends so he can complete the term and run again in 2007.

However, Chief Obasanjo who spoke on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital said the alliance between the two of them collapsed even as Ekwueme failed to win the 2003 presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

10. FG Targets Completion Of Priority Road Projects In 2021 Budget, Says Fashola
The Federal Government, on Thursday, says it targets the completion of some priority road projects especially those within the routes A1-A9 in the 2021 budget.

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola stated this during the 2021 budget defence of his ministry before the House Committee on Works, in Abuja, on Thursday.

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