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Buhari signs COVID-19 Act after lockdown criticisms, lawsuit threats

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020.

The Act declared coronavirus a dangerous infectious disease.

The signing was contained in a statement by Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina.

It said the president relied powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004).

The Regulations, effective March 30, 2020, also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020.

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These include Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country.

“In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, exemption is granted financial system and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the system in light operations during the pendency of these regulations”, the statement added.

Some journalists, legal practitioners, prominent Nigerians had condemned the lockdown.

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They argued it was unconstitutional and had no legal backing as at the time of announcement.

The critics included Wole Soyinka, Dino Melaye, Inibehe Effiong among others.

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

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JUST IN: Obaseki submits form for Edo guber race

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

The National Organising Secretary, Barrister Emma Ibidiro, received the form from the aspirant.

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday met with Godwin Obaseki at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he presented his nomination form, seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Obaseki has been engaged in a political tussle with his predecessor and godfather, Adams Oshiomhole, who is also the National Chairman of the party.

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Oshiomhole is thought to favour former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the APC ticket.

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Meanwhile, ahead of the governorship primary election of the APC scheduled for this month even as crisis still exist within the Edo APC, Obaseki has submitted his nomination and expression of interest form at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

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JUST IN: FG discharges Saudi Arabia returnees

The Federal Government has discharged the 292 Saudi Arabia returnees after 15 days in isolation in a hotel in Abuja.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that there was jubilation across social media as two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

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According to the Federal Government, they all tested negative for the COVID-19.

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The Saudi returnees were discharged on Wednesday morning and most of them are already on their way to Lagos.

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Buhari presides over Virtual FEC meeting

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Buhari presides over Virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

Newsmen learnt that the meeting started at 09:02 GMT.

Government officials who attended the meeting are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, as well as some Ministers in attendance.

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Ministers present in the hall include those of Justice, Aviation, Finance, Information and Culture, Environment, Water Resources, Defence and Works.

All other Ministers are attending from their various offices in the nation’s capital city, Abuja.

The meeting is expected to consider issues surrounding how the nation can mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 and how to enhance the livelihood of Nigerians in the midst of the pandemic.

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