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Lockdown: Mobile Court Slams Naira Marley N100, 000 Fine

Popular musician, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley has been awarded a fine of N100, 000 by a Mobile Court in Lagos over holding a musical concert during lockdown in Abuja. Charged along him was his Manager, Seyi Awonuga.

Naira Marley was arraigned by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Lagos State Police Command before the Lagos State Special Offences ( Mobile) Court , Oshodi , for violating the ban on interstate travels.

The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, June 13 , 2020 .

The concert , which held at the Jabi Lake Mall , Abuja , attracted public outrage.
The government thereafter shut down the mall and stopped the operation of the airline, whose plane conveyed Naira Marley .

The Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , was said to have ordered Naira Marley ’ s arrest .

It was learnt that the singer and his manager turned themselves in at the police station on Thursday and were subsequently arrested .

The state Police Public Relations Officer , SP Bala Elkana , confirmed the development in a statement .

Elkana said that it will be recalled that on June 13 , 2020 , around 2 pm , the suspect , in total violation of the lockdown order, embarked on a non -essential travel from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Ikeja , for a musical concert in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and was arraigned alongside his manager , Seyi Awonuga , on one count of breach of cessation of movement and interstate travel order made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Regulation 4 ( i ) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Emergency (Prevention ) Regulation No . 2 of 2020 , and committed an offence punishable under Section 58 of the Public Health Law , Ch . P16 , Laws of Lagos State , 2015.

He concluded by saying that two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100 , 000 each by the presiding magistrate .

School Reopening: PTF Announces Date For Full Resumption, Orders Students With Covid-19 Symptoms To Stay At Home

Students with Covid-19 symptoms has been ordered not to resume as schools partially begin this week.

The order was made by the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 national coordinator, Dr. Sani Aliyu during a press briefing.

He also faulted state governments asking students to produce results of their COVID- 19 tests before resumption.

The PTF coordinator said instead of compulsory test , which would only be valid for the period the test was conducted, students already showing symptoms of the virus should be asked to stay away.

Aliyu further noted that in preparation for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination , the SSS 3 students in Ogun and Benue have resumed yesterday, while their counterparts in Kano and Ekiti will resume on August 10 .

He also announced that the PTF would on Thursday release new protocols in the next phase of efforts to curtail further spread of coronavirus in the country .

Covid-19 Update: Nigeria’s Total Cases Now Over 25,000, Government Orders Another 4 Weeks Lockdown

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed additional 566 cases of Covid-19 bringing the total cases to 25133.

The center announced this in its daily update late yesterday.

It said that in the last 24 hours eight deaths relating to coronavirus complications were recorded in the country. He added that the total death toll is now 573.

NCDC also said that till date, 25133 cases have been confirmed, 9402 cases have been discharged.

The 566 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos (166), Oyo (66), Delta (53), Ebonyi (43), Plateau (34), Ondo (32), FCT (26), Ogun (25), Edo (24), Imo (15), Bayelsa (13), Benue (12), Gombe (11), Kano (11), Kaduna (11), Osun ( 8 ), Nasarawa (7), Borno (5), Katsina (2), Anambra (2).

Meanwhile, Covid-19 Presidential Task Force in its latest development said the current nationwide curfew still remain enforced till July 27 despite lifting ban on interstate movement.

Covid-19 : FG Picks July To Decide Whether To Impose Another Lockdown

Chairman, Covid-19 Presidential Tasks Force, Boss Mustapha said the Federal Government would at the end of the month take a crucial decision on the lockdown declared to curtail the spread of COVID- 19 .

Mustapha said this during the PTF daily press briefing that government will notify the public as to whether to impose another lockdown or not.

He noted that at the beginning of the month of June , the PTF announced a one – month period for the implementation of the second phase of eased lock down.

Mustapha said that the PTF has continued to monitor developments nationwide in order to take informed decisions at the end of the month . He added by saying government has exactly eight days to that point of decision.

While answering a question on whether the government might consider a total lockdown again , Mustapha assured Nigerians that the decision that would be taken by month end would not any way amount to a change in strategy.

He said if there would be a change in strategy, it would be expected to come from the side of Nigerians .

UK Releases Date To Reopen Worship Centers

UK government has said that places of worship will be opened for individual prayer on June 15.

This was coming from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson ’ s office which has it that services and worship groups will still be banned for the time being due to concern that the new coronavirus spreads more quickly in enclosed spaces.

The UK government also intends to reopen all stores on June 15 and then push ahead with a reported plan to return to something resembling the old way of life in July.

It should be noted that Britain ’ s official COVID – 19 death toll of 40 , 465 is second only to that of the United States, however, the cases across Europe have fallen off sharply and Britain is now cautiously proceeding with partial school reopenings and the resumption of basic business activity that ended when the country shut down on March 23 .

Johnson has had to weather intense criticism for his handling of the health crisis in the past month .

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