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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State

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COVID-19: It’s difficult to talk about another lockdown — Gov Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau says it is difficult to talk about another lockdown as states strive to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lalong spoke with State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor said that he contracted and survived COVID-19, adding that he went through a trying period during the treatment and recovery. He said that his state had lost five prominent persons to the pandemic.

Again, Jonathan reacts to US election, says nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the ongoing political activities in the United State. Report had it that an unidentified woman was shot during the invasion of the US congress on Wednesday, as Police stormed the area to evacuate the angry protesters. The woman later died.

Following the events and of course the death of the woman, Jonathan said: “I have repeatedly said nobody’s political ambition is worth the blood of any citizen, in any part of the world. Absolutely nobody. Again, I reiterate that it is better to lose power at the cost of gaining peace, than to gain power at the price of losing the peace. As a leader, one must not just look unto one’s own interest, but the interest and the good of society.

“It is never too late to reject the venom and inject the serum of peace. It is necessary to state that the highest purpose of leadership is to bring people together, even those that do not share in your philosophy. And you do not need an office to do that. All you need to achieve that height of leadership is conscience. Let us be men of conscience at this hour. GEJ.”

TCN transmits all-time peak of 5,552.80MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80 Mega Watts (MW) on Wednesday at 8.15 pm.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Mbah said that this latest all-time peak transmitted, surpassed the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was effectively transmitted by TCN on Oct. 30, 2020, by 32.40MW.

According to her, the new peak is an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the power sector under the present administration.

Continued presentation of fake COVID-19 test results embarrassing – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday expressed worry that presentation of fake COVID-19 test results by Nigerians travelling abroad tarnished the country’s image.

The PTF Chairman, Mr Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, expressed the worry at a briefing by the task force in Abuja.

He said: “It has become embarrassing to note that some Nigerians continue to present fake results when travelling outside the shores of this country. ”This remains a major source of concern to the Federal Government.”

CSO expresses shock, mourns sudden demise of activist, Esther Uzoma

A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Concerned Nigerians, CN, Thursday, expressed shock and mourns the sudden demise of renowned activist and civil society giant, Esther Uzoma, after surgery in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Convener, CN, Prince Deji Adeyanju, describing her as a guiding light in so many issues that she fought for in order to better the lives of the vulnerable including women, girls, indigent, aged, physically challenged, and others.

She was the convener of the civil society ‘Situation Room NG. A statement released by the organisation says she died on Wednesday after surgery in Abuja.

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