Supreme Court nullifies Bayelsa gov-elect, Lyon’s election
In less than 24 hours to swear-in, the Supreme Court has nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili on Thursday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates as the winners of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state.
The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election, which are the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates.
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment of the apex, made the orders after disqualifying the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, as a candidate in the election.
The court upheld the November 12, 2019 judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had disqualified Degi-Eremienyo in the election for submitting forged certificates to INEC.
The court ruled Degi-Eremienyo’s disqualification had infected the joint ticket with which he and the governorship candidate, Lyon, ran for and won the November 16, 2019 election.
Nigerian govt says number of COVID-19 cases will continue to rise
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Wednesday at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja.
According to him: “As contact tracing and testing capacity are being ramped up, more and more cases will be found and the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases is expected to rise initially.
“We also worry about persons, especially Nigerians, returning to the country through land borders, who run a higher risk of infection while in a confined space for a long time, like transit in a crowded bus or car.
“With the expanded national case definition and the addition of two laboratories to the NCDC network of COVID-19 molecular laboratories, the national testing capacity has increased. Moreover, the lockdown in high burden States presents the advantage of reduced population mobility and leaves more people at home to be found during contact tracing.
“All of this means that more people and samples can be collected and tested more quickly, giving a shorter turnaround time, but it also means that more cases will be discovered initially than before.
“With 71 percent of the over presumed 6,000 or more contacts now traced, the number of confirmed cases will be rising dramatically. Contact tracing will still be intensified to reduce the number of outstanding cases.
“We shall continue to expand the number of isolation centres and prepare ICU units across the country for those who may have complications”.
Lagos Gov. Sanwo-Olu, family test negative for COVID-19
There have been fears that Sanwo-Olu needed to undertake Coronavirus test as he was among the governors who were in a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari in Abuja.
Kyari tested positive for Coronavirus recently, sending fear and panic among governors who had contact with him.
Asides Sanwo-Olu and his immediate family members who tested negative, all his aides have also tested negative for the virus.
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi disclosed this on his twitter handle in the early hours of Friday.
“COVID-19 Lagos Update: I am happy to announce that COVID-19 Lagos Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the first Lady of Lagos, Joke Sanwo-Olu and their immediate family members as well as aides have all tested negative to COVID-19.
:We thank Lagos residents for their concern and support. We urge all to maintain social distancing. Together we can defeat COVID-19. Please stay safe,” he tweeted.
COVID-19: Buhari’s daughter reunites with family after 14 days in isolation
Buhari’s daughter, who returned from the UK went into isolation immediately in line with guidelines laid down by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari revealed this on Thursday on her twitter handle.
According to Aisha, it was a thing of joy and gratitude to God to reunite with her daughter after she went into isolation 14 days ago.
“It is a thing of joy & gratitude to Almighty God to reunite with my daughter after she had been in isolation for 14 days immediately she landed in Nigeria.
“While I’m wishing all those infected for a speedy recovery, I pray for the end of this pandemic,” she tweeted.
Aisha had revealed on March 19 that her daughter had gone into self-isolation after arriving from the United Kingdom due to raging Coronavirus pandemic.
She said her daughter returned from the UK being among the burden countries of Coronavirus and placed herself on self-isolation even though she did not develop any symptoms of the disease.
“Good afternoon Nigerians, earlier today my daughter returned from the UK being among the high Burden listed countries of COVID-19.
“Based on the advice of the Hon. Minister Of Health , Presidential Task force on COVID – 19 and that of NCDC, she is on Self Isolation, not because she displayed any symptoms of the Covid-19,” she said.
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