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Wike Disclose When Anti-Open Grazing Law Will Be Implemented In Rivers

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Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike said his administration would soon pass legislation banning open grazing statewide. Speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday when presenting his management account, Wike said public grazing would not be tolerated in the state. He said the law, when fully implemented, would strengthen its criminal law to promote the safety and security of the state’s residents against “the murderous and destructive activities of pastoralists,” in line with recent resolutions from the governors of the South. Wike said the state under his administration has worked hard to continue helping security agencies tackle crime and protect life and property. He said the state’s crime rate is low compared to other states, adding that Rivers is more stable, safe and secure than it was six years ago. Recall that Governor Wike was one of 18 governors from thesouth who met in Asaba and presented a resolution to ban grazingaltogether. The governors’ decision was appreciated by President and Cattle Breeders Association Miyetti Allah of Nigeria, who opposed the ban on free grazing.It comes after President Muhammadu Buhari called on Justice Minister Abubakar Malami to begin the process of restoring all grazing roads in the country.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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