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Breaking: Ogun Former Senator Dies of Covid-19 Complications

A former Senator from Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu has died of COVID-19 complications.

The news of his death was confirmed by Sen. Ben Murray Bruce via a twitter post earlier today.

Kashamu was said to died at first Cardiology Consultants, in Lagos. He was 62 years old.

The former Senator was a member of Peoples Democratic Party and served in the 8th National Assembly.

He was the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 Ogun State gubernatorial election and lost against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress in distance 4th.

Covid-19: FCT Active Cases Surpass Lagos

The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.

The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .

However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.

On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .

This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.

Covid-19: Buhari Orders Mandatory Usage of Facemasks Throughout Federation

President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the state governments and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks, in public appearance and places.

This was made known to the public by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, during the taskforce briefing in Abuja.

Mustapha said that prior to the Sallah break, the PTF informed the nation that the 6th Interim Report and recommendations would be submitted to Mr. President for his consideration and approval.

He then said that the PTF team met with the President on Wednesday 5th August 2020 to brief him of the situation on COVID-19 and the next steps.

He said that the recommendations made to the President were borne out of the diligent evaluation of the situation in Nigeria as well as regional and global experiences and that the considerations were also guided by the three thematic areas movement, industry, and labor; and community activities.

Mustapha further said that after due consideration of the recommendations, Mr. President approved the maintaining the current phase of the National Response to COVID-19 for another four weeks in line with the modifications reflected in the report; partnering with states and local governments to improve community sensitisation and engagement to the COVID-19 response.

He also said that the President has mandated state authorities and the FCT to enforce non-pharmaceutical guidelines, primarily the use of face masks in public appearance and places; encouraging state governments to collaborate with local government authorities to intensify necessary measures such as contact tracing, grassroots mobilisation and risk communication; and Strengthening of collaboration with other mandate groups at Federal/State levels to harmonise the country’s COVID-19 response, on the short, medium and long-term basis.

Lockdown: Mobile Court Slams Naira Marley N100, 000 Fine

Popular musician, Azeez Fashola, also known as Naira Marley has been awarded a fine of N100, 000 by a Mobile Court in Lagos over holding a musical concert during lockdown in Abuja. Charged along him was his Manager, Seyi Awonuga.

Naira Marley was arraigned by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Lagos State Police Command before the Lagos State Special Offences ( Mobile) Court , Oshodi , for violating the ban on interstate travels.

The controversial artiste left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, June 13 , 2020 .

The concert , which held at the Jabi Lake Mall , Abuja , attracted public outrage.
The government thereafter shut down the mall and stopped the operation of the airline, whose plane conveyed Naira Marley .

The Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , was said to have ordered Naira Marley ’ s arrest .

It was learnt that the singer and his manager turned themselves in at the police station on Thursday and were subsequently arrested .

The state Police Public Relations Officer , SP Bala Elkana , confirmed the development in a statement .

Elkana said that it will be recalled that on June 13 , 2020 , around 2 pm , the suspect , in total violation of the lockdown order, embarked on a non -essential travel from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos the same date through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Ikeja , for a musical concert in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and was arraigned alongside his manager , Seyi Awonuga , on one count of breach of cessation of movement and interstate travel order made by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Regulation 4 ( i ) of the Lagos State Infectious Disease Emergency (Prevention ) Regulation No . 2 of 2020 , and committed an offence punishable under Section 58 of the Public Health Law , Ch . P16 , Laws of Lagos State , 2015.

He concluded by saying that two accused persons pleaded guilty to the charge and were awarded a fine of N100 , 000 each by the presiding magistrate .

Covid-19: Family Curses Trump, Others Over Man’s Death

A family in the United States of America has blamed the country’s President, Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Taxas for the lost of a member to Covid-19 complications.

The family who lives in Texas, in an obituary published said the death of their dear one, David Negy, 79 was needless as he “did everything he was supposed to do” and added that the blame is on the selfish people who failed to observe Covid-19 safety and Guidelines.

The obituary also read that also to be blamed are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical practitioners, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.

It further shamed all those faulting the Covid-19 guidelines and say may karma find them all.

The wife of the deceased, David Stacey, was reported to have said only if she had been allowed to stay close by her husband, there was no way he could die.

She added that it got her so angry that people are aren’t taking this virus seriously and that the people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’

The wife further said that she has been with her husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. She added that people should know how this makes others feel and that was the reason why she published the obituary and partially help kept her husband alive for her.

David Negy died on July 22, 2020 at the old age of 79.

So far, more than four million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, out of which over 150,000 deaths have been recorded.

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