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Top Ten Gist This Tuesday

Good Evening; Here is a summary of today’s top gist;

1. The Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has given possible reason the Federal Government lifted the ban on religious gatherings and work hours for civil servants and banks……readmore

2. A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Tuesday discharged Senator, Dino Daniel Melaye of criminal charges leveled against him……readmore

3. Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, is dead……readmore

4. Five of Barcelona’s first-team players tested positive for COVID-19, but the news was not made public, RAC1 reports……readmore

5. Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club…..readmore

6. Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has missed a deadline in his contract to walk away from the club…..readmore

7. A Food Connoisseur, Samuel Otigba, has lent his voice to the campaign against sexual assault in men. ….readmore

8. The Lagos State Government has ruled out the immediate reopening of churches and mosques in the state……readmore

9. Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned the gruesome rape and murder of a 22-year-old undergraduate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Miss Vera Omozuwa and vowed to work with the police to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book……readmore

10. Daddy Freeze took to Instagram to state that Lucifer is not Satan and he blamed the misconception on the King James version of the Bible…..readmore

Killers of Vera Omozuwa must be brought to book – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has condemned the gruesome rape and murder of a 22-year-old undergraduate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Miss Vera Omozuwa and vowed to work with the police to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book.

Omozuwa was raped and killed by unknown persons while reading in the RCCG church in Benin city.

However, Adeboye, in a statement on his twitter handle said all he could do at this time was to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to book.

“All I can do at this time is to pray for the family of Omozuwa and do everything possible working with relevant authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.

“I and members of my Family condemn this act strongly and urge everyone to stay calm as we are already looking into the matter and cooperating with the police to establish the facts of the shocking incident,” he said.

Churches, mosques remain closed in Lagos – Govt

The Lagos State Government has ruled out the immediate reopening of churches and mosques in the state.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said on Tuesday that Lagos being the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic would not reopen worship centres until there is a “clear coast for the state to do so”.

He said this on the sideline of the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating the first year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The Federal Government had on Monday, June 1, lifted the ban on mosques and churches in the country, based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments.

But Elegushi said the state was still looking at the possibility of reopening worship centres despite the FG’s guidelines.

Elegushi pleaded for continued collaboration with the State government and adherence to the government’s directives that would be presented to various churches and mosques when they are eventually allowed to gather for their services.

He recalled that the State government and various leaders of the two religious bodies held several meetings, since the index case was recorded, to agree on strategies to adopt in churches and mosques in order to guarantee the safety of their members.

He said, “Even before the pronouncement by Federal Government, we have been having meetings with the religious leaders, we even had one with Safety Commission, looking at the possibility of reopening of religious houses.

”We also had one with the leaders of the two faiths and I want to tell you categorically that at that meeting, the possibility of reopening religious houses was ruled out totally.

”They claimed that they cannot take such responsibility of ensuring that only 20 or 50 people are praying behind them.

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Pastor Sam Adeyemi reveals why FG eased lockdown for religious gatherings, others

The Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi, has given possible reason the Federal Government lifted the ban on religious gatherings and work hours for civil servants and banks.

Recall that Nigerian Government finally lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country on Monday.

Churches are to reopen for the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, and it’s subject to review.

Also, the Federal Government asked civil servants from grade level 14 and above, should to resume work daily.

It also ordered banks to resume normal working hours.

Reacting, Adeyemi said the government lifted lockdown restrictions to either preserve livelihood or for political reason.

He, however, urged Nigerians to pray that coronavirus leaves the country soonest.

He tweeted, “Governments are lifting lockdown restrictions to preserve livelihoods, and in some cases for political reasons.

“We pray for the virus to be gone soonest. Till then, think with clarity, make sound decisions, act responsibly, be prayerful, and stay safe. Lead yourself well.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Akeredolu gives N47.6m car loan to primary school teachers

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Thursday, gave out N47.6 million as car loans to primary school teachers in the state.

While presenting the cheques to the teachers in Akure at the Government House, Akeredolu explained that the same opportunity would be extended to other teachers as soon as the state became buoyant.

The governor, who said that arrangement had been concluded to employ more teachers in the state, urged them to guard against every form of abuse and corrupt practices.

Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Mr. Willie Famuwagun, thanked the governor for the gesture, which he described as a rare privilege and a demonstration of the value placed on teachers in the state.

Earlier, while appreciating the governor, Mr. Sunday Adeleye, state Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said that the gesture was the first of its kind since the creation of the state in 1976.

Also speaking, Mr. Victor Amoko, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state, gave kudos to the governor.

Hr urged the beneficiaries to maximize the money for better economic advantage and educational advancement.

 

 

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Lagos BRT operator announces hike in fares

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) says it has secured approval to increase its fares across all routes with effect from Friday to keep serving the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) had earlier reported that the BRT operator had withdrawn its services since Monday over losses occasioned by COVID-19 new transport guidelines that mandated it to commute only 20 passengers per trip instead of 70.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Mr Fola Tinubu, the BRT Managing Director said that the management would resolve all issues with the government in the afternoon and restore services on Friday.

Giving update of the meeting, Tinubu said: “We are going to increase our pricing effective from tomorrow Friday May 29. We agreed on this after our talk with the Lagos State Government.

“Everywhere commuters are paying N200 for a trip, it is going to be N300 and everywhere commuters are paying N300 per trip, it is going to be N500.

“We are increasing our fares. We have secured permission of the regulator (Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

According to him, the firm understood the plight of the people and the economic situation, but that the step became imperative to keep serving the commuters diligently and to provide a world class service for them.

“We are doing this not to punish anybody or to victimise anybody but because the circumstances we found ourselves forced us to do it.

“We need to make sure the company is on a sound financial footing, and if we don’t do this, the buses will not be available in the long run and there will be no way for us to fix buses and bring new buses.

“The business must be on a solid financial footing. Without this, the company cannot survive, and if the company does not survive, it will even cost commuters more in the long run.

“We understand that this is going to put some hardship on people but if we don’t do this and the company goes under, it will even cost the people more,” Tinubu said.

He said that the number of passengers on the buses would also be increased to 42 with no passenger standing on buses as against 20 earlier approved by the government to curb spread of COVID-19.

The managing director expressed regret for the inconvenience and distress the withdrawal of services had caused the teeming commuters in Lagos since Monday.

He said that the firm would be back in full operations and would put 320 buses out to make sure people got to destinations in time and safely.

According to him, the firm would ensure that going forward, the wait time and queues at bus stations was reduced.

Lagos discharges 87 COVID-19 patients

Eighty-seven patients undergoing treatment for coronavirus at isolation centres in Lagos State have been discharged.

The Lagos State Ministry of Health made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

It said the patients were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus.

Those discharged comprised 40 females and 47 males.

The LSMOH said, “87 #COVID-19 Lagos patients: 40 females and 47 males – all Nigerians have been discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society

“The patients; 26 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 24 from Onikan, 12 from Eti-Osa (LandMark),11 from Agidingbi, nine from Gbagada and five LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19.”

Meanwhile, five patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to 47.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Situation Report 88 published on Wednesday.

According to the report, seven other states recorded 11 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Part of the report read, “276 confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours in 15 states – Lagos (161), Rivers (36), Edo(27), Kaduna (19), Nasarawa (10), Oyo (six), Kano (four), Delta (three), Ebonyi (three), Gombe (two), Abia (one), Bauchi (one), Borno (one), Ogun (one) and Ondo (one).

Source: NCDC

 

“No new state recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours.

“The total number of states including FCT that have reported at least one confirmed case in Nigeria is still 35 (34 states + FCT).

“74 cases were discharged in the last 24 hours in five (5) states – Bauchi (38), Plateau (16), Kaduna (12), Ogun (6) and Anambra (two).

“16 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in eight states – Lagos (five), Bauchi (two), Edo (two), Oyo (two), Rivers (two), Anambra (one), Kaduna (one) and Ondo (one).

Data obtained from the report showed that Nigeria has recorded a total of 249 COVID-19 fatalities, 8,344 confirmed cases.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gov Abiodun relaxes COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun

Ogun Sate Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday, relaxed the lockdown imposed on the state to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Abiodun, who stated this while addressing newsmen on the efforts of government to fight the spread of the deadly virus said the state residents can now move around from June 1.

However, Abiodun said residents are not allowed to go out on Saturdays and Sundays, saying lockdown must be observed weekends.

At the press briefing, Abiodun disclosed that Ogun residents would be allowed to move around from morning till evening, unlike before when they were only allowed to be outside between 7am and 5pm.

He, however, reminded the people that the presidential curfew from 8pm to 6am is still in place.

In his words, Abiodun stressed that the relaxation of the lockdown does not mean the pandemic is over, adding that all COVID-19 guidelines must be obeyed.

According to him, the ban on interstate travel, the use of face masks and the observance of social distancing must not be violated by any person.

On the reopening of worship centres, Abiodun hinted that the guidelines will be finalised in the next one week as that will be done alongside religious leaders.

 

 

 

 

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President Trump Threatens To ‘Shut Down’ Social Media

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to shut down social media platforms after Twitter labelled his Tuesday tweets which downgraded mail-in voting in California as false claims.

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down before we can ever allow this to happen,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s tweets contended without evidence that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election.”

Under the tweets, Twitter posted a link that read “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” and which took users to a notice pointing out that the claims are “unsubstantiated”, citing reporting by CNN, the Washington Post and other media outlets.

“Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘Rigged Election’,” the notice contended.

“However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.”

Trump aimed the misleading tweets at California, contending falsely that anyone living in the state would be sent ballots when in fact they will only go to registered voters, according to the notice.

Discouraging voting, say by requiring people worried about the coronavirus to risk being in crowded polling stations to cast their ballot, is seen as improving Trump’s chances of re-election.

School reopening: FG considers morning, afternoon classes

The Federal Government says it is thinking of sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of school reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.

The minister, who faulted the reports that schools would reopen in the country on June 8, said the government could not afford to take any costly risk, especially as it regards the safety of pupils and students in the country.

He said, “Until we are sure these children can go to school, return safely and not bring up with them COVID-19 and infect people who are more susceptible than they are, then we are running a huge risk and God forbid, in our hurry, something happens to our children, I am not sure how anybody will be able to retrieve what has been lost.”

Nwajiuba said the ministry was being guided by the advice of experts including those of the World Health Organisation, noting that the decision to reopen schools would be carefully arrived at because education is on the concurrent list of the Nigerian Constitution.

He appealed to private owners of schools to co-operate with the government in ensuring a safe reopening.

“We are going to publish a specification on what we expect COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 reopening to look like. We are not talking about coping with COVID-19 but in spite of COVID-19, we expect that we will adapt.

“For a country that has over 115,000 primary schools, you will understand that 35,000 of these who are private must agree to set up the same standard in other to allow children to go in.

“We may have classes in the morning and classes in the afternoon so that we will have the whole of the infrastructure divided, provided they can serve us. I am not sure we will have classes at night. But we can do with morning and afternoon for now,” he explained.

 

 

 

 

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