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The presidential candidate of the People ’s Democratic Party in the 2019 election , Atiku Abubakar , has urged the Supreme Court to be consistent in its judgement .
He said this while reacting to the Supreme Court ’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor -elect of Bayelsa State .
Atiku , who stated that the judgement on Bayelsa election showed that “power belongs to the people .”
He made his position known in a series of tweets on Thursday .
Atiku also warned the Supreme Court against dictatorial forces.
Earlier, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress , Adams Oshiomhole, had said no one would be sworn in in the state on Friday .
Atiku tweeted , “I received the verdict of the Supreme Court , declaring the candidate of the @ OfficialPDPNig in the Bayelsa state gubernatorial elections , Senator Douye Diri , as the duly elected Governor of the state , with gladness .
“I call on all the people of Bayelsa to make peace with the recent past and embrace the future together , united in the mission to transform the state into a haven of peace and prosperity .
“Finally, I urge the Supreme Court to show consistency in its judgments and find the resolve to always deliver just -judgements no matter whose ox is gored .
“The people of Nigeria are behind the apex court in whatever they do to free themselves from the dominance of dictatorial forces.”
The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor – elect, David Lyon, and his running mate , Biobarakuma Degi -Eremienyo , who were already preparing to be inaugurated on Friday ( tomorrow ) .
A five – man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter- Odili, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress ’ candidates who had been declared winners of the November 16 , 2019 governorship election in the state .
The apex court ordered INEC to issue fresh certificates to the candidates of the party with the next highest votes and with the required constitutional spread of votes in the results of the election , which are the Peoples Democratic Party ’s candidates .
Justice Ejembi Ekwo, who read the lead judgment of the apex court, made the orders after disqualifying the APC deputy governorship candidate , Degi -Eremienyo , as a can

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NCDC reveals why Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases are low

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the low number of the COVID-19 cases in the country is due to the lesser amount of samples collected across the states.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC Director-General, stated this during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday.

Ihekweazu, who was represented by Mrs. Elsie Ilori, NCDC Head of Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, stated that the testing labs were underutilized because the states were not collecting enough samples for the laboratory to test.

“As mentioned earlier since the Sallah break we have had some of our confirmed cases have been very low compared to what we’ll be having before, but this isn’t because the numbers are getting low but because we are not collecting enough samples.

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“If you notice, the number of samples collected during Salah was very low, and we believe it was because of the festival season some labs even went on break, it should not have been.

“So we are working with the states to quickly address this so that we do not have this kind of situation again,” he said.

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According to the Ihekweazu, we sometimes know when we look at stigmatization, people say they do not want to go to testing sites because they’ll be stigmatized.

“But I mean, this isn’t something to be ashamed of, we have just had an example amongst us, it can happen to anybody.

So, please let us come out and be tested.”

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Nigeria Records 373 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 48,116

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 373 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The 373 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infection cases to 48,116.

The agency made this known via its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov on Thursday.

On the 13th of August 2020, 373 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 48116 cases have been confirmed, 34309 cases have been discharged and 966 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 373 new cases are reported from 20 states- Lagos(69), Osun(41), Kaduna(40), Oyo(40), FCT(35), Plateau(22), Rivers(19), Kano(17), Ondo(17), Ogun(15), Abia(14), Gombe(12), Imo(9), Enugu(7), Kwara(6), Delta(5), Niger(2), Borno(1), Bauchi(1) and Nasarawa(1),” the NCDC said.

See the breakdown of cases by states below;

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 16,256 2,923 13,132 201
FCT 4,632 3,261 1,325 46
Oyo 2,935 1,400 1,504 31
Edo 2,399 178 2,121 100
Rivers 1,991 160 1,775 56
Kaduna 1,706 201 1,493 12
Plateau 1,665 905 736 24
Kano 1,661 287 1,320 54
Delta 1,626 152 1,430 44
Ogun 1,521 209 1,288 24
Ondo 1,373 575 770 28
Enugu 976 307 650 19
Ebonyi 908 30 852 26
Kwara 888 274 591 23
Katsina 746 265 457 24
Osun 719 365 341 13
Borno 698 86 576 36
Abia 677 126 546 5
Gombe 647 48 576 23
Bauchi 580 33 533 14
Imo 494 316 168 10
Benue 430 282 139 9
Nasarawa 372 141 223 8
Bayelsa 346 9 316 21
Jigawa 322 3 308 11
Akwa Ibom 241 26 207 8
Niger 228 48 168 12
Ekiti 194 110 81 3
Adamawa 185 69 104 12
Anambra 156 7 131 18
Sokoto 154 138 16
Kebbi 90 82 8
Taraba 78 19 55 4
Zamfara 77 1 71 5
Cross River 73 23 42 8
Yobe 67 2 57 8
Kogi 5 3 2

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