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COVID-19: PTF in Edo, hails Obaseki on testing, response strategy

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has hailed the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for his administration’s robust and systematic response to the disease outbreak in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.

Lead, Presidential Task Force COVID-19 Profile, Prof. Ehimario Igumbor, gave the commendation while addressing journalists in Benin City.

Igumbor said the team was on a five-day official visit to Edo, to provide supportive supervision to the state’s response to COVID-19.

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According to him, “We are here in Edo, undertaking supportive supervision about the state’s response to COVID-19 in general but specifically around how we are improving our testing rate across the state.

“We have the opportunity to meet with Governor Godwin Obaseki and other key stakeholders in the health sector.

“We are very grateful to see the command that the governor has around the response and all that he is doing to support the activities of the public health response.”

He continued: “We want to keep the word out there around testing for COVID-19; we have seen a surge in cases in recent times and are encouraging the population to come out and get tested.

“We are visiting the various laboratory facilities; we like the decentralised testing strategy that the state has adopted.

“We just want to give reinforcement to that and communicate this even onward to our colleagues in federal and other states to take lead from such good feats that we are seeing in Edo.

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“We hope that in the next while, we would get more people tested and we can use that as a premise to inform the response and control the pandemic, which remains very real in our communities.”

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BREAKING: At last, Obi Releases Campaign Manifesto

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BREAKING: At last, Obi Releases Campaign Manifesto

The 2023 presidential candidate of the the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, has finally released his long-awaited 62-page campaign manifesto.

The manifesto titled, “Our Pact with Nigerians: Creating a New Nigeria“, unveiled Obi’s proposed plans to lead Nigeria if elected as president.

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Page 18 of the document that was released on Saturday itemized his economic plan founded on a shift from consumption to production by running a production-centred economy that is driven by an agrarian revolution and export-oriented industrialization.

 

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Aisha Buhari Withdraws Defamation Case Against University Student Aminu Mohammed

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Aisha Buhari Withdraws Defamation Case Against University Student Aminu Mohammed

First Lady Aisha Buhari on Friday withdrew a defamation case against a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed.

The prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court in Abuja on Friday that the president’s wife withdrew the case due to the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.

The first lady has been under pressure since news of Mohammed’s arrest broke last week.

Celebrities, social media influencers, students, politicians, media analysts have been commenting on the plight of Mohammed, who landed in trouble over a comment that the wife of Nigeria’s number one citizen found offensive.

Back in June, Mohammed had tweeted that the First Lady was feeding ‘fat’ on poor people’s money.

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The tweet, which was posted in Hausa, read: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.” It loosely translates as “Mama has fed fat on poor people’s money.”

A picture of Aisha Buhari was posted with the tweet to match the post.

 

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Labour Party Rejects Suspension Of Okupe As Campaign DG

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Labour Party Rejects Suspension Of Okupe As Campaign DG

The Labour Party has rejected the purported suspension of its presidential campaign council (PCC) director-general, Doyin Okupe.

Umar-Farouk Ibrahim, the national secretary of the party said this when he addressed reporters in Abuja on Friday.

Ibrahim said that the national leadership of the party was surprised at the suspension by the Ogun chapter which was without due process.

“The Ogun State Chapter has acted outside its constitutional jurisdiction; the party has an internal conflict resolution mechanism of handling cases against members as enshrined in the party’s constitution.

“There are also disciplinary measures to be taken, for example, before you discipline any member, there are certain procedures that you have to follow, you have to issue a query among other procedures, and that has not been followed.

“No complaint was written by the state chapter, his ward and his local government, so we are saying the national headquarters is not aware of what they are doing, they are doing it on their own.

“The National Working Committee(NWC) is going to set up a committee and appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against the perpetrators in the state exco and we are going to fish them out and take appropriate action,” he said.

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Ibrahim said the suspension was void as Okupe remained a card- carrying member LP and the DG PCC.

He said that the party was not unaware of attempts by opposition parties to infiltrate its structures at all levels.

Ibrahim said that the party’s leadership would do everything within its powers to ensure that its cohesion was not tampered with and would not be distracted by the antics of the opposition candidates until all its candidates were victorious in the 2023 general election.

He expressed worry over recent attacks on party members, candidates and officials in some states, particularly Edo, Ebonyi states and Kaduna where the state women leader was gruesomely murdered.
(NAN)

 

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