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Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses
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Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses

The Senate has moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism following the consideration of a bill seeking the reduction in the number of Nigerians travelling to other countries for medical care. The bill titled: “Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021” was sponsored by Aishatu Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central). Leading debate on the bill, Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centers to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the provision of intensive, effective and efficient healthcare services to the people of Nigeria. The lawmaker argued underfunding, weak facilities and infrastructure, the poor motivation of health workers, low budget, weak accountabili...
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)
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‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)

'FULANI MUST GO' protest is ongoing in Uromi, Edo State. A large crowd of women are demanding Ian immediate eviction of Fulani Herdsmen as a result of continuous violence, killings, rape & Kidnapping attributed to them. Live from Uromi for Edo state: Women don block major roads, as dem dey demand say #FulanimustGo. Dem dey do dis one sake of say dem no longer fit go dia farms. �: Engr Kelvin Okpebholo https://youtu.be/Fk5i53WEy78  
Nigerian Networks Block #EndSARS Websites
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Nigerian Networks Block #EndSARS Websites

A digital rights group believes the websites have been deliberately targeted by the government for playing an active part in the #EndSARS protests At least three prominent websites that were involved in the recent #EndSARS protests have been inaccessible to Nigerians without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) since Thursday. One of the websites belongs to the advocacy group, the Feminist Coalition, while the other two have the domain names www.endsars.com and www.radioisiaq.com. The Paradigm Initiative, an organisation that advocates for “digital rights”, has said through a Twitter post that they are “investigating” the situation, implying that they believe the blocking of these websites has been deliberate. “When similar network disruptions happened in October 2017, we obtain...
PDP Moves To Block Umahi’s Defection To APC
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PDP Moves To Block Umahi’s Defection To APC

BARRING any last-minute change of mind, Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi may be set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP National Working Committee (NWC) moved to stop the governor from leaving the party. The NWC met with the governor in Abuja yesterday, apparently to persuade him from leaving the party. The party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, released pictures from the meeting and wrote: “State of the nation: @OfficialPDPNig just held a crucial meeting with Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, to deliberate on national issues.” The governor was seen in the pictures smiling and holding hands with the National Chairman Uche Secondus and other NWC members. Sources in the state maintained that the defection i...
Pensioners Block Major Road In Calabar, Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements
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Pensioners Block Major Road In Calabar, Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements

Group of elderly pensioners were seen sitting on plastic chairs on major road in Calabar, Cross River State and singing "all we are saying, give us pension" as they demand payment of their pension. Pensioners in Cross River State have taken to the streets to protest the non-payment of their benefits to them by the state government since 2014. The pensioners, who were local government workers, blocked the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar metropolis as they arranged chairs and sat on the two lanes of the road. They also chanted songs and carried placards as they asked Governor Ben Ayade to pay them their pensions. It was gathered that the pensioners were among those the state government announced to have been dead. It was gathered that some retirees, who have not been pai...
Actress Eve Esin blasts fan asking why she denied her Biafran identity, says “If you don’t block me I will block you”
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Actress Eve Esin blasts fan asking why she denied her Biafran identity, says “If you don’t block me I will block you”

Talented Nollywood Actress, Eve Esin few hours ago posted a picture on her Instagram page. And as usual, got lovely reactions and comments from loved ones and fans who support her. She posted the picture below with the caption; The brother God gave me. His headache? One in a million yet i cant throw him away. Mpa, thanks for being there. With the hashtag #brotherfromanothermother. A comment caught her eye and she had to reply. The comment was from a user whose usernname was ‘bjustin1010’. The comment read; I still wait for your reply, why you denied your Biafran identity. Eve Esin replied him saying; if you don’t stop this line of discussion. Block me else i will block you and i mean it. It seems the Instagram user has been bringing this question up in her other posts, ...
China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak
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China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak

China struggled to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic correspondence reviewed by Reuters. The report was eventually released, albeit just before the start of the weekend Europe time and with some criticism of the Chinese government rearranged or removed, a sign of the balancing act Brussels is trying to pull off as the coronavirus outbreak scrambles international relations. The Chinese Mission to the EU was not immediately available for comment and China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to faxed questions about the exchange. An EU spokeswoman said “we never comment on content or alleged content of internal diplomatic contacts and communication with...
Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)
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Maradona Takes Unknown Substance As Assistant Coaches And Substitutes Block Camera (VIDEO)

A mysterious footage of football legend, Diego Maradona have surfaced online with his coaching staff deliberately blocking television cameras while the World Cup-winning legend is handed an unknown substance on the bench during an Argentine league match. Maradona, who currently manages struggling Gimnasia de la Plata side in Buenos Aires, lost 1-0 to fifth-place Rosario Central in the Superliga on Saturday. In curious scenes on the bench, television cameras appear to show one of Maradona’s coaching staff approach the 59-year-old to hand him an unidentified package. Another coach seems to gesture to a further member of the technical area to stand in a space which blocks a television camera’s view of the transaction. Video Player http://talkofnaija.com/wp-content/uploads/20...
Birth Tourism: US Block Visas For Pregnant Women Visiting To Give Birth
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Birth Tourism: US Block Visas For Pregnant Women Visiting To Give Birth

The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the United States and directed them to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect on Friday, to push consular officers abroad to reject women they believe are entering the United States specifically to gain citizenship for their child by giving birth. The visas covered by the new rule are issued to those seeking to visit for pleasure, medical treatment or to see friends and family. Conservatives have long railed against what they call “anchor babies,” born on American soil and used by their parents to bring in other family members. President Trump has also criticized the consti...
Burna Boy Blocks Lady on Twitter For Calling Him An Hypocrite and Reminding him about his Rants Last year where he called Streaming “Joke thing” Just Moments After He finished Bragging about Having 600million streams!!!
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Burna Boy Blocks Lady on Twitter For Calling Him An Hypocrite and Reminding him about his Rants Last year where he called Streaming “Joke thing” Just Moments After He finished Bragging about Having 600million streams!!!

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has blocked a lady who reminded him of a 2019 tweet he posted on streaming numbers. The singer had yesterday taken to social media to boast of his current achievements with his latest works. He had boasted of his more than 100 million streams across different platforms and how his latest song with Ed Sheeran is doing well in the United Kingdom. It didn’t take long for a Twitter user identified as Enitodun to remind him of his rant mid-last year when the singer stated that streaming numbers do not reflect a singer’s “true worth or talent” and “no one should get carried away by them.” “This streaming … be making people feel like they are actually talented. If joke things like “Baby Shark” and “Gangnam Style” can do more number than everyone, don’t think ...
Lagos To Fine Event Centres Whose Guests Block Roads
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Lagos To Fine Event Centres Whose Guests Block Roads

The Lagos State Government on Sunday cautioned operators of event centres, property owners, religious centres and other places of attraction to desist from compounding traffic gridlock on roads around their locations. The Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, read the riot act to owners of event centres and places of attraction to desist from activities that could obstruct the free flow of traffic. The commissioner specifically cited the Lekki-Expressway where several man-hours were lost on Saturday due to traffic gridlock and apologised to residents for the road blockage occasioned by activities of the event centres. ‘’Henceforth, any social event where the number of expected visitors exceeds 50, organizers of such event must notify the General Manager of LAS...
Reps Block Move To Include Almajiri System In Basic Education
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Reps Block Move To Include Almajiri System In Basic Education

The House of Representatives at the plenary on Thursday unanimously rejected the prayer of a motion seeking to make the Federal Ministry of Education integrate the Almajiri education system into the Universal Basic Education programme. The motion, which had 10 prayers, was entitled, ‘Need to Eradicate Child Destitution and Remove Beggars from Nigerian Streets through Provision of Standardised Education System and Improved Livelihood.’ It was sponsored by Mansur Soro, Ibrahim Umar, Saidu Abdullahi and Shehu Beji. Though the motion was adopted, only nine of the prayers were granted. The exception was the second one that the House should “urge the Federal Ministry of Education to integrate the Almajiri education system into the Universal Basic Education programme.” Other praye...
#FvckYouChallenge: Victoria Kimani Slams Tiwa Savage & Ycee
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#FvckYouChallenge: Victoria Kimani Slams Tiwa Savage & Ycee

Singer Victoria Kimani has just taken the viral #FvckYouChallenge to another level as she took a direct swipe at singers Tiwa Savage & Ycee. In the song Victoria Kimani revealed that Ycee stole lyrics from her and never gave her credit for it. The Kenyan singer then went ahead to accuse Tiwa Savage of “selling pu*sy” and also claimed she blocked her from a show. The lyric to the song goes thus: “Grandma African bad gyal,turning 45 and still claiming bad girl.You can block me from a show but you can’t block my blessings. We all know you selling pu*ssy and it’s so depressing”.
Ja Rule Drags 50cent For Blocking Him On Instagram
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Ja Rule Drags 50cent For Blocking Him On Instagram

50 Cent apparently can’t take what he dishes out. The rapper blocked fellow rapper and rival,Ja Rule on Instagram. 50 Cent first mocked Ja Rule,saying he put Ja and the entire Murder Inc label out of business. Ja Rule responded by mocking 50 Cent’s movie. This prompted 50 Cent to block him.      
Protesters Block Zainab Ahmed From Office As Finance Minister (Photo)
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Protesters Block Zainab Ahmed From Office As Finance Minister (Photo)

Members of the Nigeria Airways branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners on Tuesday prevented the Acting Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, from gaining entry into her office during a peaceful protest to demand the non-payment of their 14 years' pension arears. The Minister was forced to alight from her official vehicle when they refused to vacate the gate, to appeal to the protesting senior citizens. During the protest, the pensioners displayed placards and took over the main gate of the ministry, obstructing human and vehicular movement, particularly the staff who were resuming for duty. Addressing the protesters, Ahmed asked for time to enable her get appropriate briefing on the issue, and also requested a proper meeting with the leadership of the group so as to agree on a ...
Hamisa Mobetto Blocks Diamond Platnumz, Deletes His Photos From Their Son’s Page
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Hamisa Mobetto Blocks Diamond Platnumz, Deletes His Photos From Their Son’s Page

After being blocked by Zari’s son’s, Diamond Platnumz has suffered the same fate with his own son Dee Daylan. This comes a few hours after the bongo singer publicly accused Hamisa Mobetto of practicing witchcraft. The singer went further to add he was aware Mobetto and her mum were using juju in order to confuse him into marrying her. The accusations have left many shocked as to how Diamond would publicly embarrass the mother of his child; but then again didn’t he treat Zari the same? Judging from the major clean up done on Dee Daylan’s page; we can now assume that she is done with her baby daddy. All the adorable photos of Dee with his daddy have been pulled down and he no longer follows him either. It’s not clear as to why the drama came at a time where Hamisa Mobetto is b...
Court Orders Trump To Unblock Critics On Twitter
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Court Orders Trump To Unblock Critics On Twitter

A court ruling on Wednesday has ordered President Donald Trump to unblock critics on Twitter with the claim that he can’t shut out opposing viewpoints. A federal district court judge in May ruled that blocking people from the president’s @realDonaldTrump account violated First Amendment free speech rights in a case brought by The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.he seven people named in the suit were unblocked as the decision was appealed. The institute tweeted on Wednesday that it had gotten word that many people on a list of 41 more Twitter users it had given to the Department of Justice had also been unblocked by @realDonaldTrump. “We’re pleased to see the White House take steps to comply with the district court’s ruling that the First Amendment prohi...
Kate Henshaw Warns People That Advertise On Her Instagram Posts
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Kate Henshaw Warns People That Advertise On Her Instagram Posts

Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has just taken to her Instagram page to issue a serious warning to people that advertise in the comment section of her posts. The celebrity wrote that she will not hesitate to block anyone that does that henceforth. According to her, her page is solely hers and she has every right to decided what happens on it. What actually led to the outburst was a post she made on the late Former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan and was so disgusted to see some people making advertisement for sugar mummy and daddies on same post She then shared the post below and made it clear that her page is not a Public toilet where anyone comes to dump their waste. The actress wrote; Some people are so rude…. Advertising on one’s page without permission is the...
‘You Are A Sh*T Bag, One Day The Crap System You’re Benefiting From Will Fail You’ – Wale Gates Reacts After Yomi Shogunle Blocked Him On Twitter
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‘You Are A Sh*T Bag, One Day The Crap System You’re Benefiting From Will Fail You’ – Wale Gates Reacts After Yomi Shogunle Blocked Him On Twitter

Twitter users know that  assistant commissioner of police, Yomi Shogunle wastes no time in blocking people that cross his path online. UK based comedian, Wale Gates his the latest victim and he has since called out Shogunle saying he is a 'coward'. 'After losing a bet instead of paying up like anyone with a lil dignity will do, he's blocked me. You are a sh*t bag, one day the crap system you're benefitting from will fail you' he wrote.
Bebecool Blocks Apass On Twitter, Asks Him To Find His Level
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Bebecool Blocks Apass On Twitter, Asks Him To Find His Level

Following the verbal war that has been transpiring on social media between Ugandan music stars Bebe Cool and Apass, the “Batidemu” singer has now blocked Apass on Twitter. Bebe Cool says he is tired of Apass troubling him and his fans. Bebe Cool accuses A pass of going beyond boundaries every time. A pass is well known for looking for attention by attacking fellow singers. In the past, he has insulted singers like Geosteady, Barbie Jay and many more.
Londoners Hold Vigil For Tower Block Fire Victims
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Londoners Hold Vigil For Tower Block Fire Victims

Hundreds of people held a vigil on Wednesday evening for the victims of the London tower block inferno, as anger simmers over the official reaction and the ongoing investigation. Four weeks after a devastating fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in west London, mourners lit candles in an area filled with pictures, flowers and hand-written notes of remembrance. “I know people who have been lost, I know people who have lost people, I know people who are besides themselves with grief. It is really, really difficult,” local MP Emma Dent Coad said. A minute’s silence was held during which many wept, after which people attending the vigil sang Bob Marley’s “One Love”. At least 80 people were killed when the high-rise went up in flames at an incredible speed, with the ferocity of the b...
Police Block Part Of Victoria Island Over Flooding
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Police Block Part Of Victoria Island Over Flooding

An unprecedented flood has taken over the entire Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, forcing some residents and commercial offices to unceremoniously vacate their premises. The Lagos State Police Command has temporarily closed the road for human and vehicular movements due to the threat of heavy flood. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island, Lagos has been flooded due to continuous downpour experienced in the state since three days ago. The command’s spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, told NAN that the second link road to the Island coming from Lagos mainland was unsafe for motorists. Famous-Cole said that the downpour in the state has caused flood making other roads on the Island unsafe. He said that the flood has c...
Fulani Herdsmen Kill Tiv Farmer In Benue, Youths Block Road
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Fulani Herdsmen Kill Tiv Farmer In Benue, Youths Block Road

Fulani herdsmen allegedly killed a Tiv man on his farm this afternoon, angry youths came out in their numbers to block the Aliade-Makurdi Expressway making travelers to be stranded on the road. Popular Jos Blogger, Chimezie Peters Ozofor who posted it on Facebook said: According to reports some Fulani herdsmen killed a Tiv man on his farm few minutes ago and since then the TIV's has blocked the road therefore no car can come or go along the Express way. So far an innocent passenger has been killed and a driver injured. Every other car including ours is packed on the highway
COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo Blocks OAP, Freeze on Instagram For Calling Him Out
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COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo Blocks OAP, Freeze on Instagram For Calling Him Out

COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo has blocked OAP, Freeze after he called him out over the bike he posted on his page and reminded him to give an update on Ese Walter's case as he promised. The drama started after the pastor posted a photo of himself standing beside a power bike and captioned it "Don't hate celebrate" which made people assume that he has acquired a new ride. Freeze who is popular for calling out pastors living the life shared the photo on Instagram and wrote "don't hate? Celebrate?? What are you trying to demonstrate? Think of the poor souls who congregate; Their tithe and offering continues to accumulate, Is what they get in return adequate? By the way, we still await; the robust reply you promised to update. On that allegation so great; Please set the record straight,B...
Telecoms To Block Skype, Whatsapp Calls, To Boost Revenue
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Telecoms To Block Skype, Whatsapp Calls, To Boost Revenue

As the economic crisis continued to weigh on businesses, telecommunication firms are planning to adopt drastic measures to boost revenue. Telecoms companies in the country are planning to curb losses from international calls and meet a revenue target of N20 trillion by blocking subscribers from using Skype and other internet call services, called Over-the-Top, the Punch reported on Sunday. According to the report, subscribers might also be prevented from voice and video calls on Facebook and Whatsapp, among other OTT services. A manager at one of the major telecommunication companies in the country, who preferred not to be named said, “It is an aggressive approach to stop further revenue loss to OTT players on international calls, having already lost about N100tn between 2012 and ...
Google And Twitter Block Niger Delta Avengers
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Google And Twitter Block Niger Delta Avengers

Twitter and Google have blocked the Niger Delta Avengers from using their platforms. Twitter suspended their account while Google deleted their blog. A check on their official twitter page, @NDAvengers only reads; “Account suspended! This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.” They have been using the account to announce their activities, which have negatively affected oil production in the country before it got suspended today. The spokesman of the Avengers, Mudoch Agbinibo, has however confirmed the suspension of both platforms and informed people thus on Facebook; “Notice! This is to bring to your notice that our twitter handle @www.twitter.com/@ndavengers has been suspended and our blog @www.nigerdeltaaven...