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Lagos Records Six COVID-19 Deaths Daily In One Week -Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday revealed that Lagos has recorded six COVID-19 deaths per day in the last one week.

As a result, he implored residents to sit up and observed all the COVID-19 protocols while organizations, event centres, and religious groups ensure compliance for all those coming into their facilities.

Providing COVID-19 update in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said: “From the beginning of the outbreak in February 2020 to date, Lagos State has recorded a total of 64,032confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 56,336 have recovered in the community, 2,755are currently being managed actively in the community.

Over the course of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, about 5,029patients have been admitted into our various COVID-19 care centres in Lagos. We have, sadly, recorded 390fatalities in Lagos State, 30of which have taken place in this current 3rdwave of the pandemic.

Essentially, we have recorded on average 6deaths per day since last week.”

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Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho: Why Northern Elders Are Responsible For Secession Agitation, Afenifere Reveals

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The Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, has accused the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, of fueling the ember of secession.

Jare Ajayi, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, said recent comments from his NEF’s counterpart, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is part of the reasons some Nigerians were craving for secession.

Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Ajayi urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Baba-Ahmed to order.

On Baba-Ahmed’s claim that North will retain power, Ajayi said they do not have the monopoly to rule Nigeria.

According to Ajayi: “The North does not have the monopoly of who can govern this country well.

“The kind of governance we have in the past six years which would be eight in 2023 is not the kind we worked, prayed for or desired.

“What Baba-Ahmed is saying is undemocratic, unfair, and unfortunately, it’s that kind of posture that is responsible for those agitating to leave Nigeria.

“It’s unfair, we are using this opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Baba-Ahmed to order because what they are saying is fueling the ember of discord.

“This is not the kind of thing that would unify the country. It’s unfortunate that it’s coming from a person like him and he needs to be cautioned.”

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Utomi Debunks Rumours Of New Party Formation

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Professor Patrick Utomi has debunked rumors that he and some other people are forming a political party called Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) to rival the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The political economist spoke on Thursday on the sidelines of a press conference announcing winners of the Year 2020 Zik Prize in Leadership Awards. The event was organized by the Public Policy Research & Analysis Centre (PPRAC).

Others mentioned working alongside Prof Utomi to float the new party are former Kwara Governor Ahmed Abdulfatai; former Minister of Education Prof. Tunde Adeniran; former Cross River Governor Donald Duke; Senator Lee Maeba; former National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega among others.

Prof Utomi while speaking said the group is simply more interested getting competent leaders into office, irrespective of the political party platform.

“No, I don’t think it (Third Force) is going to be a political party. We need to gather some of these movements, moving towards a better society,” Utomi said.

Sen. Lee Maeba, who is also listed among those forming RNP disassociated himself from plans to float any party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Ortom Blasts Buhari, Says Nothing Will Silence His Voice

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday, came hard again on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, accusing it of trying to silence every dissenting voice.

Ortom, who said he would never be cowed, maintained that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Government had failed in every indices.

The Benue Governor made the assertion in Enugu during an event on organized by the Radio Nigeria chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ.

He said the Government was busy fighting perceived opposition while at the same time looking the other way amid mindless killing and maiming of Nigerians by Herdsmen.

Ortom said “the present administration at the centre has adopted the approach of intimidation of those who dare to voice out their frustrations and concerns over growing insecurity and marginalization.

“But I, Samuel Ortom, will never keep quiet as long as injustice and marginalization prevail in the affairs of our country. I uphold the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior when he said and I quote: ‘If peace means accepting second class citizenship, I don’t want it. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of injustice and evil, I don’t want it. If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status-quo, I don’t want peace. If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace.’

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