- US COVID-19 Deaths Top 40,000
Coronavirus related deaths rose above 40,000 in the US on Sunday, according to the latest reports.
The total number of deaths hit 40,585 on Sunday with almost half of the number coming from New York.
The number of confirmed cases in the world’s largest economy rose to 764,265 while 71,012 patients have so far recovered.
However, despite the rising number of deaths, Americans have stated protesting for more relax restrictions on lockdown, especially in less affected states.
On Sunday, President Trump tweeted in support, saying “LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” the president exclaimed in one tweet. “LIBERATE MICHIGAN!” he said in another. “LIBERATE VIRGINIA! and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” he wrote in a third.
“I don’t know any other way to characterize it,” Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. said on ABC News, expressing disbelief at seeing the “president of the United States basically encourage insubordination” against laws that are “designed to protect people’s health.”
“It is dangerous because it can inspire people to ignore things that actually can save their lives,” Inslee said.
Lai Mohammed Says Buhari Has Recovered Over N800bn in Looted Funds
Buhari Has Recovered Over N800bn in Looted Funds
President Muhammadu Buhari government has recovered over N800 billion looted by corrupt Nigerians since the beginning of this administration in 2015.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference held in Abuja.
He said, “This administration’s fight against corruption is as strong as ever, and we have the records to back up this claim.
“This administration has recorded over 1,400 convictions, including high profile ones, and recovered funds in excess of N800bn, not to talk of forfeiture of ill-gotten properties.”
President Muhammadu Buhari has made recovery of Nigeria’s stolen assets one of his priorities since he became president in 2015.
Several of Nigeria’s untouchables have been convicted despite political experts and social commentators saying the war against corruption should not be only against opposition but also against those in the ruling party that seems to have been overlooked.
Still, the ruling party has insisted that members of the party have been convicted and one of such is Kalu.
President Buhari Names Railway Stations After Tinubu, Jonathan, Fashola, Others
Buhari Names Railway Stations After Prominent Nigerians
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday named railway stations after Tinubu, Jonathan and other prominent Nigerians.
In a statement released through the Ministry of Transportation and signed by Eric Ojiekwe, Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed that the deserving citizens have contributed to the progress and development of their respective communities and the nation at large.
According to the statement, for the Lagos-Ibadan with extension to the Lagos Port Complex at Apapa railway station, the beneficiaries are:
Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Apapa station)
Mobolaji Johnson (Ebute Metta Station)
Babatunde Raji Fashola (Agege station),
Lateef Jakande (Agbado station) and
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (Kajola station).
Others are Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (Papalanto station)
Prof. Wole Soyinka (Abeokuta station),
Aremo Segun Osoba(Olodo station)
Chief Ladoka Akintola (Omio-Adio station)
Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Ibadan station)
and Chief Alex Ekwueme (Operation Control Centre)
For the Itakpe-Ajaokuta/Aladja-Warri Railway, the names are:
Alhaji Adamu Attah (Itakpe station)
Dr. Olushola Saraki (Ajaokuta station)
Admiral Augustus Aikhomu (Itogbo station)
Brigadier General George Innih (Agenebode station)
Anthony Eromosele Enahoro (Uromi station)
Chief Tom Ikimi (Ekehen station) and
Brig. Gen. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia (rtd) (Igbanke station)
Others according to the statement include:
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (Agbor Station Complex)
Brigadier General David Ejoor (Abraka station)
Micheal Ibru (Opara station)
Alfred Rewane (Ujevwu station) and
Vice Admiral Mike Akhigbe (Railway Village, Agbor).
President Muhammadu Buhari Arrives Bamako, Mali on Thursday
President Buhari Arrives Bamako, Mali for ECOWAS Peace Mission
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Bamako, Mali on Thursday following the briefing received from the former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country.
On Wednesday the presidency had tweeted that “President @MBuhari will Thursday depart for Bamako, the Republic of Mali on a one-day visit, following the briefing by the ECOWAS Special Envoy to the country, former President @GEJonathan.”
On Thursday, the presidency said President Buhari has arrived Bamako, Mali.
“President @MBuhari in Bamako, Republic of Mali, today, on a one-day visit. He’s meeting with fellow ECOWAS leaders led by President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic for consultations towards finding a lasting solution to the political crisis in Mali. ”
“President @MBuhari is in Bamako, Mali today, on an ECOWAS Peace Mission. #PMBinMali”
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) July 23, 2020
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