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BREAKING Court Reduces Sowore’s Bail To N50m

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Omoyele Sowore

An Abuja Federal High Court on Monday reduced the bail term earlier imposed on the co-convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed a N100m bail bond on Sowore while Bakare got N50m, following charges of treasonable felony levelled against them.

Sowore, a former presidential candidate and Bakare were arraigned on a seven-count charge of treasonable felony, cyberstalking, and money laundering.

Sowore was picked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, following his call for revolution against the Federal Government.

However, the judge during Monday’s hearing reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, while Bakare’s bail was reduced from N50m to N20m.

She also ruled that the sureties to the defendants are no longer required to deposit evidence of the funds with the court registrar.

The judge said she found it difficult to believe a man of Sowore’s pedigree did not have anyone to deposit N50 million.

She consequently reduced the bail terms granted Sowore and adjourned the matter until November 6 and 7.

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Nigeria Records 499 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 30,748

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Nigeria has recorded 499 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 30,748.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Thursday.

“499 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-157 Edo-59 Ondo-56 Oyo-31 Akwa Ibom-22 Borno-21 Plateau-19 Kaduna-18 Katsina-18 Bayelsa-17 FCT-17 Delta-14 Kano-11 Rivers-10 Enugu-8 Ogun-6 Kwara-4 Imo-3 Nasarawa-2 Osun-2 Abia-1 Ekiti-1 Niger-1 Yobe-1.”

499 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-157

Edo-59

Ondo-56

Oyo-31

Akwa Ibom-22

Borno-21

Plateau-19

Kaduna-18

Katsina-18

Bayelsa-17

FCT-17

Delta-14

Kano-11

Rivers-10

Enugu-8

Ogun-6

Kwara-4

Imo-3

Nasarawa-2

Osun-2

Abia-1

Ekiti-1

Niger-1

Yobe-1

30748 confirmed

12546 discharged

689 deaths

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WAEC Can’t Determine When Schools Will Reopen — FG

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has therefore said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to what had earlier been believed.

Addressing State House correspondents after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.

He appealed to States that have announced the resumption of school in their states to reconsider their position so as not to jeopardize the lives of the students, adding, “It is not safe to reopen schools now.”

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BREAKING: Nigerian Students Won’t Write 2020 WAEC — FG Declares

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Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.

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