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We will reopen land borders soon – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is currently working towards reopening Nigeria’s land borders.

 

Recall that in October 2019, President Buhari ordered the full closure of land borders as part of measures to checkmate smuggling activities.

 

However speaking at a webinar organized by The Africa Report, Vice President Osinbajo said the Federal government is working with neighbouring countries on the terms of reopening the border.

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“We are working with our neighbours to see on what terms we would reopen those borders. At the moment, we are undertaking joint border patrols to control smuggling along the borders and we think it is working and I am sure that soon enough we should have the borders opened,” he said.

We are committed to the AfCFTA but we are concerned about threats to security and the economy and we had to take certain actions that would satisfy the immediate needs of our country. It (border closure) certainly wasn’t meant to be permanent and we are looking forward to reopening as quickly as possible.” Osinbajo said

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Watch moment Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola found a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate (video)

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Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola alongside South West governors and some Ministers from the South West, paid a condolence visit to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, October 25 over the loss of lives and wanton destruction witnessed in the state last week.

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During the visit, the governor took the visiting governors and ministers round some of the destroyed facilities in the state.

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While they were at the Lekki tollgate where the EndSARS protesters were shot at on October 20, Fashola found a secret camera and mentioned it will be used during the investigation into the gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate.

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Watch a video showing the moment he found the camera below

 

 

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‘These people don’t rate us’- Nigerians react to Fashola’s discovery of a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate

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On Sunday, October 25, former Lagos state governor and now Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, alongside some southwest governors and Ministers from the region, paid a condolence visit to Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the recent crisis that rocked the state.

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It was during the visit that Fashola found a secret camera at the lekki tollgate. He immediately took the camera and said it will be useful in the investigation of the shooting that took place at the tollgate on Tuesday, October 20.

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Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the discovery of the camera. While some are indifferent about it, others said they feel insulted by the discovery.

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See their reactions below

 

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Turn back family members who bring home looted items – Buhari condemns looting amid #EndSARS protest

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President Buhari has condemned the widespread looting and vandalism which has been witnessed in some cities across the country.

 

In a statement released by his media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated that families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.

 

It was also gathered that the President has urged the police and other security agencies to restore calm and normalcy as quickly as possible.

 

The statement read;

 

“President Buhari said while his administration is working hard through many pragmatic ways to reduce the hardship of the millions of our unemployed, poor citizens and those whose lives have been thrown into disarray by the harsh economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, he warned that resort to widespread attacks and the organised looting and plundering of public and private property in many states are inimical to public good and stand condemned.

“A government that has launched a massive crackdown on corruption, brought in strong laws for a decisive battle against corruption, pursues loot recovery at home and abroad, and taken strong decisions against those who thought they were above the law, will not fold its arms when an otherwise legitimate and peaceful protest is turning into free-for-all vandalism and looting.

“While the administration has, for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organised looting and plunder we are witnessing in parts of the country.

“Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.

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“What is more, is that criminal actions as we have so far witnessed can weaken and erode the confidence of our people and that of foreign businesses in investing in the economy

“Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country, both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy.

“These incidents do not reflect well on any society. They are wrong and condemnable and should not be supported by reasonable members of the society.

“In line with this, President Buhari commends the decision of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to prosecute 229 suspects arrested by the police for allegedly using the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private property.

“As mentioned in two successive statements on the issues, the President and his administration have taken note of the grievances of the people. “We have heard you loud and clear,” he said, and has shown a clear determination to take all necessary measures to address the complaints

“Nevertheless, the violence must stop. President Buhari also condemned hate messages and eviction notices to ethnic and religious groups asking Nigerians to take pride in the fact that our diverse people have been living with one another in harmony for ages.

“The right of all citizens to live and work in any part of the country is a constitutional right and will be defended by the government.”

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