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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the , Ahmed Lawan for saying the Senate would honour any request from Muhammadu .

The party described the comment by Lawan as unconditional and unconstitutional.

PDP said the National Assembly would be relinquishing its statutory powers of checks and balances by honouring request from Buhari without subjecting it to statutory scrutiny.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP advised the lawmakers to insist on oversight functions.

The opposition party advised lawmakers not to surrender their Independence to the Executive.

The statement reads: “The leadership of the Senate should resist any forms of intimidation from the Buhari Presidency to surrender its independence and pass bills and requests without statutory legislative scrutiny and oversights.

“Our position is predicated on the blanket comment credited to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, that any request from President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly is good for the nation, even without subjecting such requests to statutory legislative
scrutiny.

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“The PDP describes such stance as unconstitutional and unacceptable as it amounts to relinquishing statutory powers of checks and balances of the National Assembly.

“This, our party notes will create an alarming impression that the present National Assembly has been annexed by the executive and reduced to a rubber-stamp legislature.

“The statement by the Senate President has heavily detracted from the expected independence of the legislature. It is fast eroding the confidence Nigerians have on the Senate and the National Assembly, as
representatives of the people at the national level.

“The party notes that even if the Senate leadership believes in the import of any request or bill from the President, the 1999 Constitution (as amended) requires the legislature to pass such through its statutory
checks and balances processes to ensure that the content and intent are in tandem with overall national interest.

“Such legislative checks are enshrined in the constitution to curtail the excesses of the executive as well as create room for democratic tenet of citizens’ participation through their elected representatives.

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“Anything to the contrary is a direct suspension of our constitution, enthronement of dictatorship and a sidestepping of the legislative powers, which is capable of destroying the institution of the National Assembly.

“Moreover, legislative processes for statutory interfaces with other arms of government, particularly the executive, is governed by the constitution, laid down legislative rules, practices and conventions and not by the narrow-minded assumptions of any single individual.

“We remind the Senate President that the National Assembly is the very symbol of our nation’s democracy. It is an institution that belongs to the people and not to any political party or group. Ceding its independence, therefore, amounts to surrendering the sovereignty of
the people.

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“Our party, therefore, charges National Assembly members to ensure they live up to their billings by insisting on their oversight functions as well as take immediate steps to reassure Nigerians on its capacity to protect their interests at all times.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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COVID-19: NCDC Confirms 354 New Cases, Total Rises To 45,244

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The Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infection to 45,244.

The NCDC made this known via its verified Twitter handle on Thursday.

“On the 6th of August 2020, 354 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 45244 cases have been confirmed, 32430 cases have been discharged and 930 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 354 new cases are reported from 17 states- FCT (78), Lagos (76), Kaduna (23), Ebonyi (19), Oyo (18), Nasarawa (17), Rivers (17), Delta (16), Kwara (15), Akwa Ibom (13), Edo (12), Ogun (12), Plateau (11), Kano (9), Bauchi (6), Borno (6), Ekiti (6),” the NCDC said.

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See the breakdown of cases by state below;

Confirmed Cases by State

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 15,627 2,316 13,119 192
FCT 4,241 2,965 1,231 45
Oyo 2,825 1,392 1,402 31
Edo 2,340 174 2,073 93
Rivers 1,911 267 1,591 53
Kano 1,608 264 1,291 53
Delta 1,557 110 1,404 43
Kaduna 1,530 183 1,335 12
Ogun 1,428 200 1,204 24
Plateau 1,294 676 598 20
Ondo 1,243 565 651 27
Enugu 880 377 485 18
Ebonyi 838 19 793 26
Kwara 815 452 342 21
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Borno 634 30 569 35
Abia 625 103 517 5
Gombe 620 68 529 23
Osun 586 273 300 13
Bauchi 574 40 521 13
Imo 472 315 147 10
Nasarawa 360 129 223 8
Benue 356 285 64 7
Bayelsa 342 31 290 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 234 55 171 8
Niger 226 81 133 12
Adamawa 176 80 85 11
Ekiti 159 81 76 2
Sokoto 154 1 137 16
Anambra 142 41 83 18
Kebbi 90 82 8
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Taraba 72 13 55 4
Cross River 68 27 33 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 3 2

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Nigerian govt set to resume international flights, lists guidelines

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has asked airline operators and aviation authorities, to begin the process for resuming international flights.

The PTF Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, stated this during Thursday’s media briefing in Abuja.

Aliyu said the Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and other agencies should commence the process.

According to him, passengers would arrive three hours before flights, when the country’s airspace finally opens for international operations.

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He said, “Specific to air transportation, as you are aware, domestic flights have already resumed, the railway sector has also restarted. For international travel, we have made recommendation to the aviation industry to commence the process for opening international airport provided all existing international and local Covid-19 protocol are in place.

“We have modified the protocol for passenger arrivals at the airports. Domestic passengers arriving at the airports are advised to arrive one hour before their flights and three hours before international flights when this restarts.”

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Domestic flights had resumed in Nigeria in July after a four-month closure due to COVID-19.

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