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Photos: Oshiomhole storms APC Headquarters after court victory

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National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, visited his party’s headquarters on Tuesday for the first time since his initial suspension by an Abuja High Court.

On Monday, the Court of Appeal ordered a stay of execution of the high court’s judgment, rescinding Mr. Oshiomhole’s suspension.

Mr Oshiomhole was suspended on March 4.

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During his Tuesday visit, the APC National Working Committee met.

Here are some pictures of Oshiomhole’s entry and other members of the APC NWC:

 

Photo Credit: Sodiq Adelakun / Channels Television

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Dissolution of Zamfara LG councils unconstititional – APC

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The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the dissolution of the 14 Local Government administrations by the state government, describing it as unconstitutional.

The state APC Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman, made the condemnation in an interview with the Newsmen

Reports have it that the state house of assembly had on Thursday recommended the immediate dissolution of all the councils for alleged negligence on security and financial recklessness.

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Gov. Bello Matawalle, after approving the recommendation of the house, appointed caretaker chairmen to pilot the affairs of the 14 councils.

Nine of the chairmen who had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were among those appointed as caretaker chairmen of the LGAs.

Liman described the dissolution as a violation of the Constitution, saying the APC as a law-abiding political party would not accept it.

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He said the party would follow due process to challenge the government on the matter.

“The matter of tenure of local government chairmen is before the court, therefore, we will follow the Constitutional means to challenge the government over the issue.

“This is very unfortunate, the way PDP led government is violating the constitution to protect its political interest.”

He also said that the dissolution was a “political blackmail” against the five LG council chairmen who refused to decamp to PDP.

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Liman called on APC supporters in the state to remain calm, saying the party was working to protect their interests.

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Governor Bello lifts lockdown, insists Kogi is COVID-19 free

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COVID-19: Bello orders two weeks total lockdown in Kabba/Bunu LGA

The lockdown imposed on Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of the state over suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), has been lifted by the Kogi state government.

Governor Yahaya Bello who made the announcement at the Government House in Lokoja on Friday, June 5, said the decision of lifting the lockdown in the local government area was reached after samples which were tested came back negative.

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The Governor who insisted that Kogi state still remains a COVID-19-free state urged residents of the state to observe protocols of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to curb the spread of the disease.

This is coming days after the NCDC announced that two Coronavirus cases were confirmed in the state. Dino Melaye also confirmed this by revealing that he knows one of the patients.

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Lagos to decide reopening of schools in two weeks

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LASUTH is not an isolation centre – Babajide Sanwo-Olu (video)

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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