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Former Supreme Court Justice, Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, dies at 88

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Retired Supreme Court Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte died on Friday aged 88.

Karibi-Whyte, who was Chairman of the Nigerian Constitutional Conference between 1994 and 95 died of a heart attack in Port Harcourt.

He was born on January 29,1932, in Abonnema, River State.

He read law in England and was called to the bar in 1961.

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He was at different times Solicitor-General in Rivers State, Associate Professor of Law, University of Lagos, Federal Revenue Court judge, Court of Appeal judge and Supreme Court justice.

He was also Judge, International Criminal Tribunal

He was a Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) (1998) and Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) (2008).

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He is survived by a wife and six children

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Osun records new two cases of coronavirus

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The Osun Government has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus in the state.

Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, the state Commissioner For Health, in a statement on Wednesday, said the two new cases brought the number of confirmed cases of the virus in the state to 47.

Isamotu said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday confirmed one of the two cases, while the result of the test of the second case returned positive on Wednesday.

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He revealed that one of the two cases was a returnee from Ibadan, and the other was a resident of Ikire, who also had contact with her visitor from Ibadan.

He added that the two patients were nursing serious ailments.

Isamotu said with the discovery of two new cases, the number of active cases in the state now stands at seven.

“The state has recorded two new cases, bringing the number of active cases in the state to seven.

” Sadly, the two newly recorded cases are nursing serious ailments that have significantly depressed their immune status,” the commissioner said.

Isamotu urged residents of the state to continue to abide by the measures put in place by the state government in ensuring that the coronavirus is contained.

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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.

Details shortly…

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