Ekiti state task force on COVID-19 has shuttered a popular hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, for allegedly flouting government’s measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus.
Delight hotel and suites got in trouble when it allegedly hosted a large wedding party attended by a crowd of guests that did not observe physical distancing.
The task force also sealed off the hotel for allegedly breaching government’s order on lockdown during weekends.
It was reported that the wedding party abruptly disbanded when the task force arrived. Many guests were said to have fled when they saw the security men.
Coordinator of the Ekiti State COVID-19 task force, Professor Bolaji Aluko, said the operatives were tipped off that the hotel broke the law by hosting more than 20 persons at the party. He said task force officials met the guests drinking and eating at the hotel.
Aluko reminded hotels and other hospitality establishments that the government’s directives call for twenty or fewer persons at social gatherings like weddings, burials and other parties. He also said such gatherings must comply with six feet physical distancing, wearing of face masks and that the hotels must provide soap and water for hand washing at the events.
Anger As Labour Leaders Abort Strike, Mass Protest
Nigerians are demanding to know why labour leaders suspended the anticipated nationwide strike which was to protest against recent fuel pump price increase and electricity tariff hike.
Leaders of organized labour suspended the industrial action early on Monday after a meeting with federal government officials in Abuja.
Conference of Nigeria political parties, alliance for surviving covid-19 and beyond, and the joint action force all expressed disappointment with labour. Some critics say Labour leaders should have reported to their members and their allies before shelving the planned action.
Cnpp says in the last five years, NLC and TUC have remained toothless bulldogs and a compromised arm of the federal government.
Former vice president of the Lagos Chapter of the NBA Monday Ubani says organized labour just betrayed the Nigerian people.
INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun experimenting with automatic voting system.
INEC says this is to replace manual voting, and as part of the efforts to migrate fully to electronic voting as soon as enabling legislation is put in place.
INEC national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission is ready to take a decisive step towards full automation of the electoral process.
Yakubu confirmed INEC has invited 40 manufacturers of electronic voting machines from around the world to demonstrate how the machines work, preparatory to full migration.
He also explained that the introduction of some portals has facilitated the seamless nomination of candidates for elective offices by political parties as well as the accreditation of observers and the media.
Yakubu further said the INEC register of voters is the largest database of citizens in Nigeria, and the combination of biometric voters’ cards, commonly known as the permanent voter’s card and the smart card reader have revolutionized the accreditation of voters during elections.
Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman
An FCT high court has found Adamawa North senator, Elisha Abbo, guilty of assault, and slapped him with a fifty million naira fine. Abbo was caught on camera in July last year physically assaulting an adult toy store clerk in Abuja.
An armed mobile police officer, who looked on while Abbo perpetrated the act, attempted to arrest the victim.
Despite video evidence, a magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.
But the victim, Osimibibra Warmate filed a fundamental rights lawsuit in which she has now prevailed at the FCT high court.
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