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Nigerian care worker ordered to leave UK by the end of the month

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A Nigerian care worker in the UK has been ordered to leave the country by the end of the month despite his contributions towards fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. 

30-year-old Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck left Nigeria in 2018 to study a master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Sussex. After graduating last summer, he began agency work in care homes around the Brighton and Hove area, having trained to become a carer during his course.

The Nigerian man had been working in care homes until his visa application was denied due to the height of the lockdown period. He was no longer able to work and was issued a deportation notice back to Nigeria. 

Nigerian care worker ordered to leave UK by the end of the month?

Speaking of his work, Anugwom told Metro UK: ‘I used to sing and dance for the residents, it was amazing to be with them, just pure happiness. Then it’s all gone in the blink of an eye and I didn’t even get to get to say goodbye. 

‘They stopped me from working amid the rising cases as I couldn’t offer my services to the agency.

‘I was designated illegal for work, it’s very depressing.’ 

Izuchukwu whose mother and brother both live in the UK, reportedly applied for a family visa but was told in March that he would not be able to stay. 

He said that in ‘an ideal world’ he would like to become a UK citizen as he would like an extension to get back on to the frontline of the care sector. However, he is now facing deportation back to Nigeria.

When asked about the case, the Home Office said that Anugwom must leave the country by the end of July. 

A spokesperson said: ‘We are incredibly grateful for all the work that carers have done during coronavirus, which is why we have made them exempt from the immigration health surcharge. 

‘Those who are in the UK must follow the immigration rules – and that includes not continuing to work in the UK after applications for visas have been refused.

 ‘We have granted individuals who cannot return home due to coronavirus leave to remain until July 31.’

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Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released

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Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.

Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.

His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.

I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.

“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.

“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.

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IGP adamu retires

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Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.

The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.

Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.

It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.

However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.

Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”

The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.

Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”

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Ortom tests positive for Covid-19

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for the feared COVID-19.

The declaration was made on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

Review that a significant number of the governor’s aides which includes his personal physician, aide de camp, orderly, permanent secretaries among others recently tested positive for the virus.

Akase in an articulation made accessible to writers in Makurdi said that “the most recent result of the governor’s COVID-19 test has brought positive back.

This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.

The assertion added that the governor exhorted the individuals who have interacted with him over the most recent few days to go for test.

“The Governor says it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.

Akase said that Governor Ortom encouraged Benue individuals to keep on noticing the safety measures for the avoidance of the infection, for example, wearing of face masks, utilization of sanitisers, ordinary hand washing and physical distancing.

He urges the individuals not to fear going for COVID-19 test as doing so would help in containing the spread of the illness.

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