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Watch Signature TV News Update: Protest rocks Dowen College over death of student, Sylvester Oromoni 

COVID-19: Vaccination card compulsory to attend the social gathering in Lagos-Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the presentation of the COVID vaccination card has become compulsory for attendees of social gatherings in the state.

Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday on the update of the management of Coronavirus in the state.

He said that as a measure of curbing the spread of the disease, every attendee of a social gathering MUST present their vaccination cards or digital bar code page showing at least first dose or even full vaccination.

The governor said that since the persons under 18 years of age were unvaccinated, their temperature should be checked and persons with high temperatures (above 37.5) would be politely turned back and referred to paramedics or the emergency response team on the ground.

He said that all guests and service providers at the event must wear a nose mask or face shield before entry and must endeavour to wash their hands before entering the venue or use hand sanitisers after which temperature checks should be carried out.

 

Senate Begins Move To Amend Own Rules

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says the red chamber would amend the 2015 Senate Standing Orders next week Tuesday.

Lawan made stated this on Wednesday at the plenary.

According to the Senate President, the decision to amend the Senate Rules was to ensure an improvement to enable the chamber to run itself better.

He explained that the amendment exercise would allow the Senate to accommodate Committees created under the Eighth Assembly and not captured in the standing orders.

 

Protest rocks Dowen College over death of student, Sylvester Oromoni 

Nigerians on Wednesday morning, stormed the Dowen College in the Lekki area of Lagos State to protest against the unfortunate death of a 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni.

The protesters who were dressed in black, were heard chanting “justice for Sylvester”, demanding that the school authorities be held accountable for failing to protect the deceased and others who may have gone through such ordeal, while also calling on security agencies to wade into the issue promptly and bring the perpetrators to book.

Also, A group called the Coalition of Gender-Based Violence Responders has staged a solemn protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The group who gathered early on Wednesday morning at the Unity Fountain clad in black outfits, displaying placards with various inscriptions, were seen demanding a probe into the death of Keren- Happuch Akpagher, the SS1 one boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe Abuja who died in June 2021 of alleged rape complications.

The protesters called on the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen; Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; and Minister of the FCT Mohammed Musa Bello to aid prompt delivery of justice while stating that there is a conspiracy of silence, a situation if not broken could embolden rapists in the society.

 

Gunmen burn passengers including children to death in Sokoto

Gunmen on Monday, ambushed and set ablaze a vehicle of 21 passengers,  traveling from Sabon Birni Local Government Area in Sokoto State.

Some of the passengers including children who were traveling to the town of Isa, near the Nigerian border with Niger were burnt to death.

Police spokesperson Sanusi Abubakar said several others were being treated in a hospital for severe burns, stating that the police was investigating the circumstances of the attack.

An official involved in evacuating the casualties described the scene as horrendous and that most of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

 

Flour Mills unveils campaign to boost food production

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has announced the commencement of a campaign that seeks to foster innovation in the Nigerian food production industry.

The company said in a statement on Tuesday that the campaign, tagged ‘FMN Prize for Innovation,’ was designed to inspire and revitalise food production in the country and ultimately contribute to attaining the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

According to the firm, operators within the Nigerian food value chain, namely growing, harvesting, packaging, processing, transporting, and marketing, can send in their applications for the prize with the prospects of winning the grand prize.

The Director, Group Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, FMN, Sadiq Usman, said the prize for innovation is another way of demonstrating FMN’s commitment to enriching lives by investing in not just the development of the food value chain but in capacity development and access to resources.

At Least Three Dead as Helicopter Crashes With Indian Military Chief On Board

A helicopter carrying India’s defence chief General Bipin Rawat crashed on Wednesday.

The 63-year-old who was travelling in a Russian-made Mi-17 chopper was  India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019

According to a senior army officer,  Rawat and his wife were on board along with other officers and were headed to the Defense Services Staff College,

He said  that  at least three people were dead and some of the injured have been taken to the hospital, adding that around two dozen fire brigade vehicles were at the scene to douse a fire.

 

Barca Target First UCL Away Win vs Bayern Munich

Still yet to be assured of a place in the Champions League knockout rounds, Barcelona face a huge task against Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s final Group E clash.

The Bundesliga champion was already guaranteed to finish first, while Barcelona are in a two-way fight with Benfica for second place.

The Catalans sit two points above Benfica in second spot, but they have a worse head-to-head record and Benfica will certainly be confident of beating Dynamo Kiev.

Xavi’s side are at an alarming large risk of settling for Europa League football.

Meanwhile, Barca could find solace in the fact that Bayern might not be at full strength, as their squad has been ravaged by coronavirus in recent weeks.

 

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