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protests as France set to impose Covid health pass

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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row against a coronavirus health pass needed to enter a cafe or travel on an inter-city train, two days before the new rules come into force.
Championed by President Emmanuel Macron, the regulations make it obligatory to have either a full course of vaccination against Covid-19, a negative test or recently recovered from the virus to enjoy routine activities.
Macron, who faces re-election next year, hopes to encourage all French to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and thereby defeat the virus and its fast-spreading Delta variant.

But opponents, who have turned out en masse in the past weeks, argue the rules encroach on civil liberties in a country where individual freedom is prized.

From Monday, the health pass will be needed to eat in a restaurant or enjoy a drink in a cafe both indoors and on a terrace. It will be obligatory on inter-city transport including high-speed trains and domestic flights although will not be needed on metro systems and suburban transport.

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The pass has already been required since July 21 to visit cultural venues such as cinemas, theatres and museums. Its extension was approved by France’s Constitutional Council on Thursday.

In one of several protests in Paris, hundreds marched from the western suburbs to the centre, chanting “Freedom!” and “Macron, we don’t want your pass!”.

Wearing a mask, Alexandre Fourez, 34, said he was protesting for the first time and that he had himself recovered from Covid.

“The problem with the health pass is that our hand is being forced,” said the marketing employee, adding he “really has difficulty believing its use will be temporary”.

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At least 37,000 people protested in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region on the Mediterranean coast in cities including Toulon, Nice and Marseille, officials said. Slogans included “the health pass means the death of freedoms”.

– ‘Get vaccinated’ -The interior ministry said over 200,000 people protested last weekend and more than 160,000 the weekend before. Police said they did expect the numbers to decrease this weekend.

Although many of the protesters are among those refusing to be vaccinated, some have taken the jabs but object to the principle of the health pass.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal said that the pass, which under current rules will be required until November 15, was needed to avoid further restrictions as the country fights a fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Macron, who is still at his official holiday residence in the south of France, has in recent days repeatedly taken to the social media platform Tik Tok, popular among young people, to get his message across.

“Get vaccinated. Get vaccinated. Get vaccinated,” Macron said in the latest video Friday.

“It’s a question of being a good citizen… our freedom is worth nothing if we infect our friends, neighbours or grandparents. To be free is to be responsible.”

The Le Monde daily said Macron’s decision to show no patience with the protesters carried risks, even for a leader who appears to thrive on confrontation as during the 2018-2019 “yellow vest” protests.

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“It is a perilous strategy. Playing with the street is to play with fire,” it said.

The vaccine rollout has gathered steam in France since the health pass plan was announced and the government wants 50 million people to have received at least one jab by the end of August. Almost 55 percent of the population is now double jabbed.

With around 25,000 new infections recorded Friday, cases remain high but stable.

 

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway ( Video)

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In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi College of Education came out in masse dislodging all economic activities and blocking vehicular movements on the Ore-Ondo highway, in what was described as a peaceful demonstration.

The staff had their convergence in front of the institution’s gate, where they aired their demands.

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It was noted that their protest is premised on the inability of the Buhari-led federal government to appoint a new Vice-Chancellor for the College turned University, hoping that since the status of the institution has been upgraded and signed into law, there is need for effective steps to be taken by the federal government to put in place necessary measures to materialise the University status.

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It’s observed that the foremost Federal College of Education stationed in Ondo, was upgraded to a University at the beginning of the year 2022, but there have been expectations among staff and the college Community that the government should have appointed a VC for the institution, to authenticate the new status.

The staff members opined that the speculations around as made it compelling for them to engage in such demonstration to make the stand of the staff members known.

Their earnest expectation remains that the federal government meets up their appeal by appointing a Vice Chancellor.

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway  In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi state has arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Isaac Ezekiel, of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa Bauchi Metropolitan, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

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According to LIB who had earlier shared the story of how the victim identified as Uzairu Salisu, was employed to work on a farm and while carrying out the duty, was attacked with his eyes plucked out.

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

A statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the suspect voluntarily confessed to the unfortunate crime.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

The police spokesperson said a prompt search at the house of the suspect led to the recovery of Uzairu Salisu’s eyeballs.

 

Exhibit recovered from the suspect two human eyeballs in a calabash, Cable wire used in perpetrating the heinous act, Travelling bag containing some native medicine”

Wakili added that others arrested in connection with the crime include Nensok Bawa ‘M’ 38yr-old of Kabwir District Kanke Local Government Area Plateau State and Yohana Luka (AKA Doctor Samu) 52yr-old of Golbong Village Amper District in Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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”Findings reveal that in April 2022, Principal Suspect Isaac Ezekiel conspired with the two suspects above to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.

On 24th June 2022 at about 0900hrs the principal suspect Isaac Ezekiel lured one Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ 16yr of Jahun Bauchi Metropolitan into a nearby Bush for a casual job on his farm, the Isaac Ezekiel used a cable wire to strangulate Uzairu Salisu into a coma and use a knife to remove the two eyes for a ritual purpose.

Investigation is in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court.” the statement read

 

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

The police in Lagos state have arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing an onlooker in the Agbemowo, Badagry area of the state today June 27.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Jundeyin, says the trouble started when a commercial bus rammed into two cows, killing one of them.

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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The herdsmen got angry and intended to attack the bus driver and conductor but ended up killing an onlooker. Benjamin in his statement debunked claims that the deceased ran to the police station for protection but was turned back.

”A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.

The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.

He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”

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