Lagos, Kano, Borno Account For 52% COVID-19 Deaths, Security Guard Kills Driver With Tear Gas + 33 APC Members Face Expulsion

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Lagos, Kano, Borno account for 52% COVID-19 deaths – FG

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said Borno, Lagos and Kano states accounted for 52 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in the country.

Mamora also said 60 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the country were aged between 21 and 50 years.

Lagos State with 2,550 cases, the highest in the country, is followed by Kano, which has 825 cases and the Federal Capital Territory that has 418 cases. Borno State has 215 cases.

Kaduna court convicts Army General, cleric for lockdown violation

A Kaduna Mobile Court has convicted a serving Army General for violating the COVID-9 lockdown order of the Kaduna State Government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The army chief,   who was in uniform, was arrested while driving into the state from Abuja with three passengers not wearing face masks.

 

METRO & CRIME

Ghanaian police shoot Nigerian dead while partying

A Nigerian has been shot dead by a police officer in Ghana while reportedly partying at a hotel.

The unidentified man was allegedly gunned down while the police were trying to disperse attendees at the party.

A video posted on YouTube by the deceased’s friends indicate that another unnamed man was also killed during the incident.

Woman ties up son in sack for four days

A woman simply identified as Iya Ayo tied up her son in a sack for four days in Fesojaye community in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. It was gathered that the mother shoved the sacked child into her wardrobe before police rescued the boy on Sunday morning.

The woman was said to have left the boy inside the house and went to  church when a neighbour fumigating his surroundings heard him crying for help.

Security guard kills Lagos driver with tear gas

A security guard, Festus Owoha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly using tear gas to kill a commercial driver, Kusum Adeoti, in the Apapa area of the state.

It was gathered that Kusum used his bus to convey some passengers, including a yet-to-be-identified policeman, to Apapa from Ojuelegba, but when they got to their destination in the Wharf area of Apapa, an argument ensued between the policeman and Kusum over N500 that was found in the vehicle.

 

POLITICS

33 APC members may face expulsion in Niger

The Niger State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammad Jibril Imam, has disclosed that 33 members of the party may be facing expulsion and other disciplinary measures.

Imam said these members had taken the Party to court without exhausting all avenues for reconciliation and settlement.

Edo/Ondo polls: INEC meets, takes major decisions today

The Independent National Electoral Commission would be having a marathon meeting on Tuesday (today) to take what it described “major decisions” about the pending elections, The PUNCH learnt on Monday.

The elections include the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September 19 and October 10, 2020, as well as the forthcoming bye-elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Plateau states.

Adeleke, Ogunbiyi’s feud tearing Osun PDP apart

The current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State is not unconnected with the 2022 governorship election in the state.

The battle between the camp of the eventual winner of the PDP primary in 2018, Senator Ademola Adeleke, and the runners up, Akin Ogunbiyi, the Chairman of Mutual Assurance caused a  great disaffection before the warring camps were reconciled.

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