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Fuel Price Hike: Police warns against protest in Borno

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The Borno State Police command has warned against any form of protests in the state amid the controversy that has trailed the increase in fuel price and electricity tariff.

 

The police command in a statement released by its Public Relations Officer Mr. Edet Okon, stated that there is still a ban on public rallies in the North East state. According to the police, the protest might disrupt the hard-earned peace in the state.

 

The statement read;

 

“The attention of Borno State Police Command has been drawn to plans by groups with sinister motives to disrupt the hard-earned peace in the state through violent protest purportedly against the hike in fuel and electricity prices and against working conditions of the state civil servants and N-POWER beneficiaries.

“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Borno State, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu wishes to state that such protest will not be condoned/allowed by the Command as this may sabotage efforts of the federal/state governments and that of the security agencies to ensure that the emerging peace and security in the state is sustained.

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“The command is using this opportunity to remind members of the public that there is a ban on public rallies and all forms of procession in the state, and this ban, at the moment still subsists.

“The command advises that all forms of grievances should be brought to the table for all parties to chew on.

“It is pertinent to note that the organised labour in the state, via a press release dated September 7, 2020 and titled: “The organised labour will not be distracted,” has disowned and frowned at any form of agitation/protest.”

“Therefore, considering the stance of the organised labour and the subsisting ban on public rallies/procession/protest in the state, any protest observed or carried out in the state will be seen as an act of sabotage and a deliberate effort to breach the emerging peace and security in the state; and will consequently be given the security attention it deserves by the Police and other sister security agencies, according to the laws of the land.

“All prospective protesters are by this release warned to steer clear of Borno State and respect the laws of the land as ‘respect is reciprocal.’

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Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck ‘because he’ll need it’

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US President, Donald Trump, has launched an attack on Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, insisting he is “not a fan” .

 

Meghan and husband Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals at the start of this year in a dramatic decision that rocked Buckingham palace.

 

They have since relocated to Los Angeles where they hope to earn a living from Hollywood.

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Donald Trump slams Meghan Markle and wishes Prince Harry luck

 

Meghan and Prince Harry have recently been encouraging Americans to vote, seemingly in support of Trump’s rival Joe Biden.

 

Harry and Meghan recently shared a video on social media urging people to vote.

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Prince Harry said: “As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity.”

 

Many believe his comments were targeted towards Trump, who has often come under fire for his comments about minority ethnic groups.

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Meghan, who sat next to him, said: “We’re six weeks out from the election, and today is Voter Registration Day.

Every four years, we’re told the same thing, ‘This is the most important election of our lifetime.’ But this one is. When we vote, our values are put into action, and our voices are heard.'”

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But when asked by the DailyMail about the pair’s comments, Trump said: “I’m not a fan of hers.

“I would say this – and she has probably has heard that – I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”

 

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Cocaine worth up to £100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port (photos)

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Authorities have discovered a ton of cocaine concealed within shipments of fruit at Dover port, England.

 

The class A drugs, which reportedly have a street value of approximately £100 million, were discovered in pallets that had arrived into the Port of Dover on a vessel from South America on Tuesday September 22.

 

The ‘huge seizure’ will now take away a ‘valuable commodity that would have been sold to fund further serious and organised criminality’, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

 

Cocaine worth up to ?100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port  (photos)

 

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of importing class A drugs following a joint operation by the NCA and Police Scotland Organised Crime Partnership.

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The 40-year-old from Brentwood, Essex, and the 64-year-old from central Glasgow were questioned before they were later released under investigation.

 

NCA director of investigations Nikki Holland said: ‘This is a huge seizure of class A drugs, made as a result of some excellent joint working between the NCA and Police Scotland under the Organised Crime Partnership (Scotland), and our Border Force colleagues.

‘This operation has prevented a large amount of cocaine from making it on to our streets, we estimate that once adulterated and sold it could have had a street value of up to £100 million.

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‘So in making this seizure we have taken away a valuable commodity that would have been sold to fund further serious and organised criminality.

‘Our investigation into this attempted importation is continuing.’

 

Cocaine worth up to ?100 million found hidden within fruit shipments at Dover port  (photos)

 

Angela McLaren, assistant chief constable of organised crime, counter-terrorism, and intelligence also said: ‘This seizure is undoubtedly a massive setback for serious and organised criminals.

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‘This operation and our other recent successes underline our unwavering commitment to working with partners, including the NCA, Border Force and SOC Taskforce, to disrupt this sort of criminality.’

 

‘Working together we will relentlessly pursue those who seek to bring misery to our communities whether they are in Scotland or elsewhere in the world.’

 

Searches have been carried out in Glasgow and Essex as the investigation continues, the NCA said.

 

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Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq reportedly weds Chief Of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has married the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq.

 

DailyTrust reports that the wedding Fatiha between the two top government officials, held last Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Maitama Juma’a Mosque in Abuja.

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“It is true that the chief of air staff and the humanitarian affairs minister have gotten married. Very few people were invited to attend the wedding fatiha because the couple and those close to them didn’t want to publicize the issue” a source told DailyTrust

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Another source said the two have been in love for some time.

“They have been in a relationship for a while and what happened on Friday has put to rest all the speculations about her relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said

 

Hajia Farouq made news in October last year when it was widely speculated that she was set to wed President Buhari. The Presidency released a statement dismissing the report.

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