The Five Contradictions in President Buhari’s Speech on Covid-19

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye 1. Lock Down of Lagos and Ogun States. This is illegal. Buhari acted like a gladiator of illegality. He lacks power to lock down any state in Nigeria without recourse to National Assembly under the emergency rule law. Only state governors possess such power to lock their states after consultation with their respective State Houses of Assembly which they had already done. Buhari only repeated the same orders Governors Sanwo and Abiodun had issued in Ogun and Lagos respectively instead of appealing to citizens of the…

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Voice of Reason to Buhari: “Save Nigerians from the Spanish, Italian, Chinese Experience, It Is Time To Act

Demands compulsory isolation of potentially infected Nigerians for 14-day Says Delay In Total Containment May Spell Doom For Nigerians Just like other eggheads had reasoned and made useful suggestions on how to curtail the spread of deadly covid-19 pandemic to the nooks and crannies of the Nation of Nigeria, a renowned Yoruba Intelligentsia group, the Voice of Reason (VOR) acted true to her name on Saturday with a fearless, candid and daring appeal to President Muhammad Buhari to act decisively by developing a national containment strategy that will help wage…

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COVID-19: Nigerians in Ireland Urges Buhari to Lockdown the Country

A group, Nigerians in Ireland(NIIRE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to lockdown the country now  that there are still fewer cases of the dreaded coronavirus. The group, in a statement signed by its coordinator, Dr Oluseyi Aba, also urged the Federal and state governments to ensure that Nigerians get paid some stipend to enable them cope with whatever economic consequences the total lockdown may create for them while it lasts. While noting that a complete lockdown of the country will help curtail the spread of the virus, NIIRE stressed…

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Coronavirus: Over 310,000 people now affected globally as Nigeria records 27 cases

The number of confirmed cases in the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic across the world surpassed 310,000 Sunday morning, data from worldometers.info has shown. In spite of efforts by many governments to block its path, the virus continued to spread across many countries in Europe, the U.S. and Africa over the weekend. Meanwhile, cases in China where the virus originated from have been on a decline for over a week. This, however, does not mean that the country has overcome the outbreak. As at time of reporting, the virus has spread to all continents except Antarctica.…

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Rangers players in auto-crash, Star Striker, Ifeanyi George reportedly dead

Rangers Football Club of Enugu player, Ifeanyi George, has reportedly passed on. He and two other Rangers players were involved in an accident Sunday morning. They were on their way to Lagos from Enugu. The club’s Media Officer, Norbert Okolie, said that the management were on their way to the scene. He added that an official statement would be issued later. Rangers, on Friday, approved a 10-day break for the players following the suspension of football activities by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). “The management in its wisdom wants its players to…

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Leader of Nigerians in Ireland, Oluseyi Aba, Wife Lauds Jimoh Ibrahim over Fortune University

The coordinator of Nigerians in Ireland (NIIRE), Otunba(Dr) Oluseyi Aba, has congratulated business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, on the foundation laying ceremony of the University of Fortune, Igbotako, Ondo State, established by the billionaire. In a press statement he co-signed with his wife, Yeye(Mrs) Olufunmi Aba, Dr Aba commended Ibrahim for citing the university in Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government Area in the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State, saying aside from opening up access to tertiary education in the district, citing the university in the area will impact positively on…

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APC crisis: Oshiomhole resumes, says ‘I’ve learnt to reconcile my style with others’

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, sang a conciliatory tune on Tuesday when he enjoined his colleagues in the National Working Committee to put the interests of Nigerians first. He also suggested that the first post-crisis NWC should be devoted to “having a conversation around the coronavirus”. Oshiomhole, holding his ‘rival’  Victor Giadom, said, “If it is one hour that we spend here, let us have a conversation around this issue. According to him, it should be an issue of concern that other countries were closing their…

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Coronavirus: ECOWAS directs staff to go on self-isolation

The ECOWAS Commission has directed its staff who had been on missions to any high-burden country or country with local transmission of Coronavirus to go into self-isolation for 14 days. The concerned workers were instructed to observe the precaution within two weeks of returning to their duty station. The Commission in a directive issued to its personnel in Abuja, on Monday, said only critically necessary missions would be approved, noting that all missions that had not started should be resubmitted to the Head of Institution for approval. It said staff…

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Abuja doctors begin strike as FG announces new Coronavirus case

The Abuja Chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors on Tuesday began an indefinite strike in the midst of the announcement of a new Coronavirus case in Lagos. According to a statement signed by its president, Roland Aigbovo, the doctors said the decision was taken after deliberation on the threat of Coronavirus, working conditions in hospitals and care of patients. The striking doctors, who described the decision as a difficult one to take, said the failure of the FCT administration to pay their basic salaries for more than two months…

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I’m leaving APC due to ill-treatment, disrespect …returns to PDP —Segun Oni

ADO-EKITI—FORMER Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Segun Oni, yesterday, dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the shabby treatment being meted to him and his supporters. He said he decided to return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a way of acceding to the request of his people, who were desirous of taking the political step. The former Governor said he had started the process of engaging the critical stakeholders in the Ekiti PDP, like former governor Ayodele Fayose and Senator Biodun Olujimi about his resolve to return to…

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