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Osun Guber Poll: APC Confident Of Victory, Members Turn Prayer Warriors

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As the Supreme Court of Nigeria sets to deliver judgment on the appeal filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22, 2018, gubernatorial election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, against the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed confidence that the expected verdict of the apex court will be in their favour.

Besides, APC members in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, on Tuesday, worked in support of their confidence as they organized an interdenominational prayer to pray for a favourable judgment of the Supreme Court.

Muslims and Christian clerics were called by the APC members to lead them in victory prayers.

The APC members led by their chairman, Mr Zacchaeus Agboola, said they believed that Governor Oyetola and the APC have a good case before the apex court, but would still call on God to direct the judges to the right path of giving their party victory.

According to Agboola, every situation, either good or bad, requires prayer to strengthen the good or change the bad situation, saying that the APC though very optimistic, but still need to seek the face of God on the pending judgment.

Speaking at the prayer session, a former commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa urged APC members to disregard the purported celebration of PDP members, describing it as hopeless and deceitful.

Baderinwa who is now the Supervisor of the Ministry of Information and Strategy stated that Governor Oyetola and APC are sure of victory because of the merit of the case before the apex court and the fact that they won the September 22 and 27 governorship election in the first place.

He assured members of the APC that the Supreme Court verdict would be favourable and will finally put an end to the false hope, insinuations and drama of the PDP on the matter.

In her address, the lawmaker representing Ifelodun Constituency at the State House of Assembly, Hon Dr Mulikat Adeola averred that if the rule of law and merit of the case is anything to go by, Governor Oyetola and APC will not lose at the Supreme Court.

Adeola said the APC members were not losing sleep and remained confident of victory at the apex court, maintaining that Governor Oyetola would surely complete his four years term.

(Independent)

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BREAKING: Markets To Open From 10am To 2pm Daily In Lagos, Ogun During COVID-19 Lockdown — FG

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The Federal Government has announced that all markets in states where a lockdown was imposed (Lagos, FCT, and Ogun) will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily.

The National Co-ordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Aliyu Sani, said this on Wednesday during a briefing by members of the task force.

“For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm,” he said.

Meanwhile, for supermarkets and food stores, their opening hours must be between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm and all owners and managers have been warned to screen staff and customers before entry.

“On arrival, all staff must be screened for a high temperature and all those found to have a high body temperature above 38, will be denied entry and advised to seek immediate medical attention.

“All deliveries for supplies and products for these supermarkets must be made between the hours of 5:00 am and 9:00 am,” Sani added.

He further stated that at any point in time, the total number of customers inside each store must not exceed a third of the store’s total capacity.

After their closure at 4:00 pm, Sani urged shop owners to ensure that all shelves, aisles, and stores are cleaned and disinfected and by 6:00 pm, staff are conveyed back to their respective homes.

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JUST IN: American Diagnosed Of Coronavirus Evacuated From Nigeria To US

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An American citizen diagnosed with COVID-19 in Lagos state has been evacuated to the US.

Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health, broke the news in a tweet on Wednesday.

He said the state has recorded 82 coronavirus cases, which is the highest toll recorded by any state in the country.

Abayomi said eight patients have recovered from the disease in the state and have been discharged.

“Total #COVID19 Lagos cases is now 82. 8 patients have so far been discharged following their full recovery. One of the confirmed cases who is an American citizen has been evacuated to the USA,” the tweet read.

Nigeria has recorded 151 coronavirus cases.

Of the 151 confirmed cases, Lagos has 82; FCT 28, and Osun 14.

Oyo has eight cases, while Ogun and Edo states have four cases each.

Kaduna has three, while Ekiti, Enugu, and Bauchi states have two cases each.

Rivers and Benue states have recorded one case each.

A total of nine persons have recovered from the disease in the country.

Nigeria has recorded only two deaths from the disease so far.

Suleiman Achimugu, a former managing director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), died of the disease and was Nigeria’s first fatality.

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Identity Of The Second Nigerian To Die Of COVID-19 Revealed [DETAILS]

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The identity of the second Nigerian to die of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has been unmasked.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Enahire, had announced the death on Monday at a press briefing in Abuja, disclosing that the death occurred last weekend but refused to disclose the identity of the victim.

Reports yesterday from the South-East, however, lifted the lid on the “mystery”, pointing in the direction of the CEO of Fancy Hotel, Owerri, Mr. Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, who recently returned home from Europe, where Coronavirus is literally on fire.

“Instead of subjecting himself to test, he flew to Abuja where he died (on Sunday),” according to one report.

His hotel located at Umuguma in Owerri “has been shut down . . . by the Imo State Government while all the guests quarantined.

His immediate family whom he visited in Ahiazu Mbaise as soon as he came back from Europe have also been quarantined,” the report further said.

The first person to die of COVID-19 in Nigeria was Engr. Suleiman Achimugu, a former Managing Director of the Products and Pipelines Marketing Company (PPMC).

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