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The Kadina State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has tested positive for coronavirus.

He is in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

He said, “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.


“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

 

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our Covid-19 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time.” Punch News

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FG bans Emirates Airlines from operating in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has included Emirates Airlines in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria.

This is part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed this via his Twitter handle on Friday.

According to Sirika, the decision was taken following a meeting between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) and European Unions (EU).


The ban would take effect from Monday, September 21, 2020.

“The PTF sub-committee met today with EU Ambassadors to discuss Lufthansa, Air France/KLM ban.

“The meeting progressed well. Emirates Airlines’s situation was reviewed and they are consequently included in the list of those not approved, with effect from Monday the 21st September 2020,” Sirika tweeted.

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Oyo 2023: Rep member, Odebunmi meets ex-Zamfara Governor, Yari over APC crises [PHOTO]

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Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Value, Hon. Segun Dokun Odebunmi on Friday in Abuja, met a former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Abdul-aziz Yari, over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state.

DAILY POST gathered that APC has been enmeshed with a series of crises, which made the party lose the gubernatorial election in 2019.

But, Odebunmi, who currently represents Ogo Oluwa/ Surulere Federal Constituency in Oyo state, has met the former Governor of Zamfara state with a promise to settle all the crises in the party ahead of the next general elections.

Odebunmi, while speaking after the meeting, noted that the need to meet Yari was necessary in order to ensure that all the interests and groups in the party are accommodated.

The lawmaker urged stakeholders in the party to eschew politics of bitterness and embrace peace.

He, however expressed optimism that the internal rancour in the party will soon be a thing of the past.

Odebunmi while speaking further, harped on the need for trust among the warring divisions within the party.

He called on APC stalwarts to embrace the reconciliation agenda of the interim national executive.


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He maintained that peace is the only way to achieve strong political and social cohesion headed of 2023 elections.

Odebunmi said, “One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust and love among members so that the party will continue to win elections.

“All leaders of the party are members of the reconciliation process.

“We must reconcile ourselves and talk to our followers and this will compliment the efforts of the state and National reconciliation committee.

“I expressed optimism in the effort of the Interim National Executive of the party in restoring peace and stability in the party as well as positioning it to win future elections in the country.”

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Gana and the end of an error

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The country has been awash with tales on how the Nigerian Army killed the dreaded militia leader in Benue state Terwase Akwaza ( Gana). It has indeed been a sad commentary as some highly placed individuals within the Benue-Taraba axis have been making futile attempts at glorifying the late Gana, while vilifying the Nigerian Army despite the avalanche of crimes against humanity hanging on his neck

I used the word glorify and vilify because it is indeed an anomaly for any right-thinking human being to question the end of the error called Gana. I have wondered in my closet if Nigeria has indeed degenerated to a level where inanities are glorified, and acts of patriotism are criticized, demonized and denigrated. This is the case with the death of one individual who would go down memory lane as the worst deceit that has come out of Nigeria in recent times.

As a first, since the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, there has been an upsurge of activities of militant groups all struggling for relevance in the scheme of things. It also ushered in all kinds of ethnic warlords and generals without barracks who only turn their guns against the innocent poor masses. We have had them in the northeast in the form of Boko Haram. In the North West in the form of bandits’ lord and other parts of Nigeria.

This was the starkness of the reality on the ground. The likes of Gana also evolved from the era and reigned supreme because they carved a niche for themselves as political thugs willing to do and undo for the right price. We must also admit that indeed it was common knowledge that election periods are usually a money-making time for those with the capacity to snatch ballot boxes, and those with the capacity to intimidate and harass political opponents.

But there was something about the Gana episode in Benue state. Aside from the fact that he was a willing pawn for politicians in the state, he also smartly carved political and economic relevance around his operations by setting up a group of daredevil young boys ready to kill with little or no provocation.

Gana was such a smart chap that ensured that he reigned supreme in the Benue-Taraba axis. What most people didn’t know was the fact that Gana was a Fulani herdsman, a Tiv farmer, a Muslim as well as a Christian. He switched skin effortlessly depending on the assignment at hand. Today he could orchestrate an attack on farmers and the blame would go to the Fulani herdsmen. The next day he could also stage reprisal attack on Fulani herdsmen, and the blame would go to the farmers.

He would also orchestrate attacks against Christian communities, and the blame would go to the Muslim communities and vice versa. That was how dexterous Gana was during his lifetime and was mostly responsible for the unrest in parts of North Central consisting of Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Nasarawa states. Gana indeed fooled every one of us. He set us up against ourselves and our brothers. He gave us the wrong cause to be worried about. And even in death, some of his patrons want to continue in the same fashion in the foolery with the allegations that Gana was killed extrajudicially.


I am sure that Nigerians would be shocked when they realized that Gana made all of us believed that herdsmen were responsible for the killings which he was supervising on behalf of his clients. His modus operandi was so deft that he leaves no trail behind. But all of these could not have lasted forever because the security agencies were on his track. I believe he knew this much before he opted for an amnesty deal with the state government.

I have my reservations about the amnesty deal with the Benue state government. Given what we know about Gana and his network, I won’t be shocked if the amnesty deal is a creation of Gana as a means of evading justice for the crime he has committed against humanity. There is that possibility because Gana indeed was very smart and of many parts that succeeded in manipulating the political class in these states for the fact that he at one point or the other had executed “job” for both sides of the divide.

If that is not the case, I wonder why some politicians would attempt to downplay the atrocities committed by Gana and instead of commending the Nigerian Army for ending an era of deceit, sorrow, tears and blood it instead spearheaded a campaign of calumny against the Nigerian Army and a celebration of life for a militia leader who was an error by all ramification and a disgrace to humanity.

It could also be that Gana was being ferried from his enclave to a new abode where he would get the much-needed protection as his days were numbered with the security agencies constantly on his trail. In some quarters, it was speculated that Gana begged the traditional rulers to take him to his governor that he could surrender to escape justice. Whatever is the case, the fact remains that Gana’s time was up, and there was nothing he and his patrons could do.

Even with the various eye witness accounts that stated that when troops encountered his convoy, he made spirited attempts to manoeuvre including engaging the troops in a shootout and attempting to disappear afterwards. But the bullets were faster than him this time.

I think at this point, we must not mourn Gana but our foolishness that an illiterate could use all of us and even in death we want to be singing his praises despite his atrocities. At this point, I think something is fundamentally wrong with the political class in Benue state and all those that have attempted to sing the praises of Gana to high heavens over one shadowy amnesty deal.

Okanga is a traditional warrior and wrote from Agila.

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