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‘Calm Down,’ Fan Tells Soso Soberekon

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In recent times, Five Star Entertainment artiste manager, Soso Soberekon has been found in questionable circumstances.
Barely escaping jail following his arrest by the police for assaulting his colleague in the business, Soberekun’s new celebrity status knows no bound.
In recent months, the chubby dark-complexioned man has almost turned into an artiste with his social media presence.
So active is his presence on the social media Instagram that fans of singer Kcee have been forced to ask why he is promoting himself, as opposed to his artiste.
Some have even urged him to calm down and do his job well instead of enjoying the ovation meant for his artiste.

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Court fines Leadership Newspapers 31% interest on debt owed former employee

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Alhaji Yusuf Lateef
National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division (NICN), has fined Leadership Newspapers and its Publisher, Sam Nda-Isaiah 31percent interest on outstanding N1.2 million debt it owed his former employee whose employment was terminated in 2015 under controversial circumstances.
The Presiding Judge of the NICN, Hon. Justice Oyewumi Oyebola gave the judgement in a recent ruling in a suit NO: NICN/ABJ/27/2019 filed by lawyers to the complainant, Mr. Friday Atufe,  a former Business Editor of the newspaper in its Lagos Bureau office against the defendants, Leadership Newspapers and its Publisher, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah.
The lawyers to complainant are Messrs. Julius A. Atanawhemera and Elvis Ejeta while for the defendants are Mrs. Duben Anene and Kaodi Onuoha.
The judge held that the claimant is entitled to the sum of N1.2 million as his outstanding salaries and other emoluments, adding that the claimant is also entitled to 21 percent interest accruable on the outstanding debt.
The judge further held that the claimant is entitled to the sum of N100,000.00 as general damages, remarking that all judgement sum is to be paid within 14 days failing which it is to attract 10 percent interest.
The claimant had by a General Form of Complaint dated 11 February, 2019 and subsequently amended on November 5, 2019 filed the court action against the defendants claiming the following reliefs:
A declaration that the claimant is entitled to be paid the sum of N1.2 million being outstanding salaries and emoluments of the claimant being owed by the first and second defendants to the claimant as his former employer.
A declaration that the claimant is entitled to be paid his pension deductions into his pension Administrator’s accounts (AXAMANSARD) by the defendant from September 17, 2014 to October 22, 2015.
An order directing the defendants to pay 21 percent interest accruable from the outstanding debts to the claimant.
An order directing the defendants to pay six percent after the judgement till the outstanding debts is finally liquidated.
An order compelling the defendants to pay to the claimant the sum of N100 million only as special damages for wrongly withholding the monies and salaries of the claimant and thereby causing untoward financial and emotional anguish to the claimant among others.
General damages in the sum of N30 million to deter the defendants from engaging in conduct similar to that which form the basis of this law suit as a result of their unreasonable and wickedness against the claimant.
And exemplary damages in the sum of N20 million as a result of untold hardship, loss, pain, distress the claimant underwent as he denied the fruit of his labour.
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SANWO-OLU DEDICATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY TO FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS, HONOURS MEDICAL PERSONNEL

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Governor: We’ll Not Forget Your Sacrifice

The supreme sacrifice by the frontline health and emergency workers in giving their all to the response in containing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Lagos State has been recognised by the State Government.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu honoured leaders of various medical teams deployed to all isolation facilities across the State, presenting them with plaques of honour in appreciation of their resolve to lay down their lives in the battle against the pandemic.

The 10 health workers received the plaques at a simple ceremony held at the State House in Marina as part of the low-key events marking the administration’s first anniversary. The selected honorees represented over 800 personnel deployed by the State to the frontline in the battle against COVID-19.

Sanwo-Olu described the health personnel as “a dedicated team of professionals”, noting that their commitment and selflessness had helped the Government to properly manage the healthcare in a critical period. The Governor appreciated all the health workers, saying they had played roles very well despite discomforting circumstances they face in the managing infected patients.

He said: “The current pandemic ravaging cities and communities all over the world is not something we have seen in last 100 years. As the epicentre of the outbreak in the country, Lagos has taken charge and offered the leadership required in the response to stop the virus. As demonstration of our commitment to winning the battle, we felt the least we can do on the occasion of our first anniversary is to select representatives of the frontline health workers for appreciation.

“The selected personnel are not the only persons deserving of the honour, but this is a testimony to our resolve to show appreciation to all the frontline workers. We have not come out of the pandemic or reach the peak, but we certainly cannot wait until the crisis is over before we start acknowledging the sacrifices of the committed people. Each team of medical personnel deployed have played their roles well and we will not forget your sacrifice. On behalf of the people and Government, I thank all frontline workers for their sacrifice.”

Sanwo-Olu said the period of health emergency had given the State an opportunity to appraise its emergency response mechanism and the need to overhaul the public health infrastructure. He said his administration would not leave anything to chance to prepare the State for the future health emergency, adding that lessons learnt would lead to changes in the handling of infectious diseases to prevent lapses in the future response.

He said: “It’s not only about COVID-19, but about the entire health infrastructure. We have taken lessons from the response towards containing the virus and we are taking the lessons beyond the pandemic. As a Government, we will not leave anything to chance; we will continue to raise the bar.

“In the revision of the State’s 2020 Budget, it is only health sector that has seen growth in their numbers, both in capital and recurrent expenditures. We believe the sector needs all critical support around improving the skills of personnel and facilities, providing infrastructure and ensuring technology is playing lead role in managing health crisis. We have a dedicated teams of medical personnel and I’m convinced we will survive this pandemic.”

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Despite the ongoing battle against COVID-19, Sanwo-Olu noted that the Government had ensured smooth running of all healthcare facilities across the State in attending to non-coronavirus cases.

Sanwo-Olu re-emphasised the need by the residents to keep to public health guidelines issued by the State Government, stressing that the use of face mask in public places and keeping social distancing remain compulsory in Lagos.

Presenting the health workers for the honour, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the team leaders had displayed uncommon passion and commitment in discharging their duties in this period of public health crisis.

Those honoured include a Principal Medical Officer 1 at Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Dr. Sunday Adesola; an Apex Nurse at Mainland General Hospital in Yaba, Mrs. Basirat Adeoye; a Pharmacist, Mr. Folarin Amosun; a renowned virologist, Prof. Sunday Omilabu; and a medical waste cleaner, Mr. Olufemi Akinade.

Others are Dr. Bisola Adebayo, a Consultant Public Health and Community Medicine Physician; Mr. Olanrewaju Aladetuyi, a laboratory scientist; Mrs. Abiola Adeloju, a hospital administrator; Mr. Alaba Anago, an ambulance driver, and Mr. Tajudeen Bankole, a gateman and security at the Mainland General Hospital in Yaba.

 

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DEDICATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY TO FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS

Governor: We’ll Not Forget Your Sacrifice

The supreme sacrifice by the frontline health and emergency workers in giving their all to the response in containing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Lagos State has been recognised by the State Government.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu honoured leaders of various medical teams deployed to all isolation facilities across the State, presenting them with plaques of honour in appreciation of their resolve to lay down their lives in the battle against the pandemic.

The 10 health workers received the plaques at a simple ceremony held at the State House in Marina as part of the low-key events marking the administration’s first anniversary. The selected honorees represented over 800 personnel deployed by the State to the frontline in the battle against COVID-19.

Sanwo-Olu described the health personnel as “a dedicated team of professionals”, noting that their commitment and selflessness had helped the Government to properly manage the healthcare in a critical period. The Governor appreciated all the health workers, saying they had played roles very well despite discomforting circumstances they face in the managing infected patients.

He said: “The current pandemic ravaging cities and communities all over the world is not something we have seen in last 100 years. As the epicentre of the outbreak in the country, Lagos has taken charge and offered the leadership required in the response to stop the virus. As demonstration of our commitment to winning the battle, we felt the least we can do on the occasion of our first anniversary is to select representatives of the frontline health workers for appreciation.

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“The selected personnel are not the only persons deserving of the honour, but this is a testimony to our resolve to show appreciation to all the frontline workers. We have not come out of the pandemic or reach the peak, but we certainly cannot wait until the crisis is over before we start acknowledging the sacrifices of the committed people. Each team of medical personnel deployed have played their roles well and we will not forget your sacrifice. On behalf of the people and Government, I thank all frontline workers for their sacrifice.”

Sanwo-Olu said the period of health emergency had given the State an opportunity to appraise its emergency response mechanism and the need to overhaul the public health infrastructure. He said his administration would not leave anything to chance to prepare the State for the future health emergency, adding that lessons learnt would lead to changes in the handling of infectious diseases to prevent lapses in the future response.

He said: “It’s not only about COVID-19, but about the entire health infrastructure. We have taken lessons from the response towards containing the virus and we are taking the lessons beyond the pandemic. As a Government, we will not leave anything to chance; we will continue to raise the bar.

“In the revision of the State’s 2020 Budget, it is only health sector that has seen growth in their numbers, both in capital and recurrent expenditures. We believe the sector needs all critical support around improving the skills of personnel and facilities, providing infrastructure and ensuring technology is playing lead role in managing health crisis. We have a dedicated teams of medical personnel and I’m convinced we will survive this pandemic.”

Despite the ongoing battle against COVID-19, Sanwo-Olu noted that the Government had ensured smooth running of all healthcare facilities across the State in attending to non-coronavirus cases.

Sanwo-Olu re-emphasised the need by the residents to keep to public health guidelines issued by the State Government, stressing that the use of face mask in public places and keeping social distancing remain compulsory in Lagos.

Presenting the health workers for the honour, Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the team leaders had displayed uncommon passion and commitment in discharging their duties in this period of public health crisis.

Those honoured include a Principal Medical Officer 1 at Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Dr. Sunday Adesola; an Apex Nurse at Mainland General Hospital in Yaba, Mrs. Basirat Adeoye; a Pharmacist, Mr. Folarin Amosun; a renowned virologist, Prof. Sunday Omilabu; and a medical waste cleaner, Mr. Olufemi Akinade.

Others are Dr. Bisola Adebayo, a Consultant Public Health and Community Medicine Physician; Mr. Olanrewaju Aladetuyi, a laboratory scientist; Mrs. Abiola Adeloju, a hospital administrator; Mr. Alaba Anago, an ambulance driver, and Mr. Tajudeen Bankole, a gateman and security at the Mainland General Hospital in Yaba.

 

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Kogi State Government Cliams COVID-19 Is A Fraud

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Kingsley Fanwo

The Kogi State Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, has described the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria as a fraud.

Fanwo stated this during an interview, asking the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC to stop ”defrauding” Nigerians with the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Commissioner for Information who spoke on Channels Television, NCDC has an agenda to spread COVID-19 to all the states in the Federation.

Fanwo said:

” NCDC should stop defrauding this country. I am not one of those who think NCDC is helping this country. I am one of those who think NCDC has an agenda to spread COVID19 to all the states of the Federation. When there was no case in Kogi state, they did all they could to ensure that Kogi has a case. They are locking down the country, advising the presidency to lock down the country, the economy is bleeding.

“Other ailments are killing Nigerians while they are concentrating on a pandemic that has killed less people than malaria has killed in the last two months. As a state, we do not trust in the cridbility of the NCDC,” he said.

Meanwhile, the NCDC has reacted to Fanwo’s position.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director-General of NCDC revealed that Kogi state which hitherto had no confirmed case now has two cases.

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Ihekweazu dismissed the claims made by the Kogi state government. He said there is no confusion about the cases because of the reference address given by the patients is Kogi state.

”There is actually no dilemma in the two cases. They followed absolutely normal practice. The patient that was referred from the Federal Medical Center to the National Hospital. This is a normal referral pathway when you have a case. They physicians in the National Hospital suspected COVID19 from the clinical symptoms of the patient, asked for a test, it came out positive. The individual lives in Kogi state.

“Your public health response is based on where you live because that is where your contacts are so this is not controversial in anyway. Standard practice was followed. Once the results came out, the state epidiemiologist was informed that he has to do contact tracing around this patient. It is the state’s responsibility to do that contact tracing. So we hope they do it,” he said.

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