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COVID-19: Lagos discharges 13 more patients

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The Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 13 more novel coronavirus patients.

The patients were discharged after testing negative for the virus two consecutive times.

The state Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday.

The governor confirmed that a total of 662 patients had so far been discharged from isolation centers in the state.

”Today, 13 more COVID-19 Lagos patients – nine males and four females – all Nigerians, have been discharged from the Onikan, Eti-Osa (LandMark), Lekki and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) isolation facilities to reunite with the society.

”The patients, one from Onikan, four from Eti-Osa (LandMark), three from Lekki and five from LUTH isolation centers were discharged having fully recovered.

”With this, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 662,” Sanwo-Olu said.

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Lagos to decide reopening of schools in two weeks

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The Lagos State Government says the decision to reopen schools in the state will be taken in two weeks.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this during a televised press briefing on Thursday.

Sanwo-Olu said the decision would be taken after an extensive meeting with stakeholders in the education sector.

He said:

“I know we are all eager to know the plans we have for the reopening of our learning institutions. There is still a lot more works to be done in this regard and we are looking at the educational sector very differently.

“However, we will continue to have our online learning at our seven higher institutions.

“On primary and secondary schools, we will be engaging with the Ministry of Education and Lagos State Safety Commission, and we will be coming out with a full and specific pronouncement in two weeks’ time.”

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Gov. Makinde constitutes Oyo Credit Corporation, Sports Council

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Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has appointed Afees Jimoh, a former House of Representatives member, as Chairman of the state’s Agriculture Credit Corporation.

Special Assistant on Print Media, Moses Alao, announced to the appointment in a statement on Thursday.

“Jimoh, the newly appointed chairman of the state’s Agriculture Credit Corporation, attended Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin; University of Lagos, Akoka; Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State.

“Where he obtained NCE Technical, HND, PGD and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical/Electronics and Computer Engineering, respectively.

“He was a Reps member for Irepo/Olorunsogo/Oorelope Federal Constituency between 2011 and 2015.

“He served as the Deputy Director-General of the PDP Campaign for Oyo North Senatorial District in 2019,” the statement reads.

He said that the governor also approved the composition of the Oyo State Sports Council, with former Chairman of Ibadan North-East Local Government, Gbenga Adewusi, as chairman.

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According to the statement, other members of the Oyo State Sports Council are Bello Tajudeen, Ogundele Quadri, Oguntoye Issac, and Ogungbenro Fatai.

Others are Miss Omolabake Alabi, Makinde Adegboyega as General Manager and Director, Policy Coordination, Governor’s Office.

“Adewusi is a graduate of Human Kinetics from the University of Ibadan and a former Sports Trainer to President Olusegun Obasanjo.

“He is the current chairman of the Oyo State Handball Association and served as chairman of the state’s Badminton Association,” he said.

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Kano: Federal High Court nullifies suspension of five Kano lawmakers

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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified the suspension of five lawmakers of Kano State House of Assembly suspended for allegedly flouting the rules of the House.

The lawmakers whose suspension were voided by the court included Isiyaku Ali Danja, Salisu Ahmed Gwangwazo, Garba Yau Gwarmai and Mohammed Bello Butu Butu.

Justice Lewis Allagoa, while consenting to the prayers of the plaintiffs yesterday held that their suspension was a clear violation of their rights to participate freely in the affairs of the House.

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The judge directed the Kano House of Assembly and the Speaker to pay the suspended legislators all their withheld entitlements and dues.

The plaintiffs in an originating summons had implored the court to invalidate their suspension on the grounds that it amounted to a violation of Section 109 of the 1999 Constitution( as amended), which had stipulated and guaranteed their tenure in office. They also argued that their suspension was a contravention of the African Charter on human and peoples’ rights.

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On the contrary, the defendants through their lawyer, M.N. Duru had prayed the court to disregard the prayers of the plaintiffs.

The suspension of the lawmakers was announced at the plenary by the Speaker, Alhassan Gabasa in March, who accused them of leading the House to a rowdy session which was witnessed in the last minute bust that erupted in the House in the push to dethrone former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi.

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