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#ENDSARS: Diasporas urge FG to employ strategic measures

The African Diaspora Congress (ADC) on Thursday urged the Federal Government to employ strategic measures aimed at protecting unarmed protesters to ensure safety of lives youths.

ADC is a coalition of the various groups and concerned citizens from Africa and African Diaspora.

Prof. Apollos Nwauwa, the Secretary-General and Public Relations Officer of ADC, made this known in a statement in Abuja, News Agency reports.

INEC commends stakeholders on successful Edo election, focuses on Ondo

Chairman, Independent, National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has commended all stakeholders who made the Saturday’s Edo state governorship election a success.

Yakubu gave the appreciation while winding down INEC Situation Room on the Edo Governorship election in Abuja on Sunday.

The chairman reminded all stakeholders that there was no respite yet for all as the attention would be shifted to Ondo where another governorship election would be holding on Oct. 10.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 index case discharged after second negative test

The Italian man who was first diagnosed with Covid 19 in Nigeria is now free of the virus.

He was allowed to leave the isolation centre in Lagos where he was quarantined and treated on Friday evening.

This was confirmed by the Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on twitter.

“As the COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lagos State, I am glad to inform you that the index case the Italian gentleman is now negative,” he stated.

Nasir Danu’s UK Arrest: Opposition Party Asks Presidency to speak out

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend challenged the Presidency to speak out on the reported arrest of President Muhammadu Buhari’s known confidant, Nasir Danu, at the Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, for alleged passport scam and money laundering, thisdaylive.com reports.

The PDP insisted that the silence by the Presidency on the matter since the report of Danu’s arrest and deportation is self-indicting, particularly given his reported confessions and alleged links to persons closely related to Mr. President.

Buhari sworn into office for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn-in to office for a second term as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Eagle Square signalled the full commencement of the swearing-in ceremony.

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed commenced the swearing-in ceremony, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo taking his oath of office first.

Muhammadu Buhari declared winner

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday declared winner of Saturday’s presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at 4.37am.

Incumbent President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the country’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 11,262,978 votes.

George Weah on a ‘Thank You’ Visit to Buhari

Liberian President, George Weah, visited Nigerian leader, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday to show appreciation for Nigeria’s support to his country.

Buhari and Weah met behind closed doors.

Weah, who is said to be on a “Thank You’’ visit to Nigeria, arrived the Presidential Villa at about 12.33 p.m.

Weah was received by President Buhari at the presidential forecourt before the duo went into closed door meeting.

The former football star and 1995 World Footballer of the Year, was sworn in as Liberia’s president on Jan. 22.

Buhari Felicitates with Ramaphosa, wishes Zuma Well

President Muhammadu Buhari has told the new leader of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa that he is looking forward to working with him to enhance the cooperation between Africa’s two biggest economies.

Buhari said this today in a letter of congratulation to Ramaphosa, who was endorsed today by the South African parliament as the successor of former President Jacob Zuma.

Ramaphosa had been the deputy president to Zuma since 2009, but was elected the ANC President last December, a position that created a power problem between him and his boss.

Polio: Bill Gates to pay Nigeria’s $76m Debt

Nigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76 million polio eradication loan to Japan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday when she received a delegation of Japanese House of Councillors Parliamentarians.

She said that the delegates were in Nigeria to assess the level of usage of Overseas Development Assistance (ODAs) extended to Nigeria since 2014.

Buhari Off to UK for Fresh Medical Check

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for London Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.

He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.

“The President assured Nigerians that there is no cause for worry”, said Femi Adesina, the media and publicity adviser

“He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.