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Lagos Govt Announces Closure Of All Vaccination Centres

The Lagos State government has announced closure of all COVID-19 vaccination centres across the State. #connectleynews

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The Lagos State government has announced closure of all COVID-19 vaccination centres across the State.

This was disclosed in a statement by Lagos State Commissioner for health, Prof Akin Abayomi while speaking to journalists on Thursday.

He said it became necessary as the state officially ends the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination campaign with 257, 756 persons vaccinated.

The government took the decision following the directive of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, instructing States to stop vaccination after administering half of the doses issued to them to give opportunity for the second dose of the already vaccinated individuals.

The first phase of the vaccination which began in Lagos on March 12, 2021 took an average of 20 days.

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He said the phase of vaccination would ensure that at least, 1 percent of Lagos residents take the full complement of doses required to enable the protection the vaccine promises.

The State Commissioner for Health said the exercise ended on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, and consequently, the government has shut down its entire vaccination centres.

According to him, “Lagos State inoculated 257,756 persons, as of 15th of April 2021, consisting of health workers, frontline workers including; security agents, ports of entry staff, judiciary, petrol station workers, contingency workers and strategic leaders.

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“The government went a step further to vaccinate willing pensioners, people aged 70 and above, teachers and journalists during the same period”.

He disclosed that Lagos is the only state which has inoculated more than 200,000 residents during this period.

Abayomi added that the remaining doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine are stored at the Lagos State Cold Chain Store for the 2nd dose exercise, which would begin on the 28th of May 2021.

He advised Lagos residents to check their vaccination cards for their next appointment dates and report to the same health facilities where they got their initial dose for their second dose.

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Peter Obi fumes over supporter’s alleged attack, arrest in Lagos

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Peter Obi fumes over supporter’s alleged attack, arrest in Lagos

Peter Obi, a leading 2023 presidential candidate, has condemned an alleged attack on Labour Party supporters in Lagos State.

On Sunday in Oshodi, Lagos, a social media user named Obi Flag Boy is said to have been attacked.

Additionally, it was reported that a few party supporters had been detained prior to the rally on Saturday.

Obi reacted on Twitter by lambasting the assault and intimidation of the party members.

He emphasised that freedom of peaceful assembly and unrestricted electioneering are guaranteed by the constitution and urged security agencies to remind their agents to uphold civil liberties.

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”Elections are not deemed free and fair when a certain group employs the tool of intimidation to ensure that the opposition is silenced, both at the campaigns and at the polls.

”Peaceful assembly and unfettered electioneering campaigns are constitutionally guaranteed. Both and other ordered liberties cannot be breached wilfully by security agents.

”Recent reports of OBIdients being silently arrested by some security agents is extremely disturbing and condemnable. We must ensure that everyone is given a level playing field in the forthcoming elections and that no eligible Nigerian, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation, is disenfranchised, more so through violence and intimidation.

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”I call on the Federal and State agencies to remind their operatives on the need to respect civil liberties,” he tweeted.

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Buhari to present 2023 budget to NASS Friday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will present the N19.76trillion 2023 Appropriation bill before the Senate and the House of Representatives on Friday.

The budget Presentation will take place 10:00am at the temporary chamber of House of Representatives.

The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, read the letter on the budget presentation by President Buhari in Plenary on Tuesday.

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Naija News 247 recalls that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, had said President Buhari is expected to present the 2023 budget to the National Assembly in October.

Gbajabiamila stated this in September when he addressed newsmen shortly after inspecting hearing rooms 028 and 234 of the House, which was expected to serve as the temporary chamber due to the ongoing renovation of the House complex in Abuja.

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“I am hoping that the budget will be presented latest by the first week of October,” he said.

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Federal Govt sues Meta, seeks 30bn penalty

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The Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria (ARCON) has lodged a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against Meta Platforms Incorporated (owners of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms) and its agent AT3 Resources Limited.

The apex regulatory body for Nigeria’s advertising ecosystem, ARCON, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to statement, ARCON is seeking a declaration among others that the continued publication and exposure of various advertisements directed at the Nigerian market through Facebook and Instagram platforms by Meta Platforms Incorporated without ensuring the same is vetted and approved before exposure is illegal, unlawful and a violation of the extant advertising Law in Nigeria.

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ARCON stated that Meta Platforms Incorporated’s continued exposure of unvetted adverts had also led to loss of revenue to the Federal Government.

ARCON is seeking N30bn in sanction for the violation of the advertising laws and for loss of revenue as a result of Meta Incorporated’s continued exposure of unapproved adverts on it’s platforms.

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The statement read in part, “ARCON reiterates that it would not permit unethical and irresponsible advertising on the Nigeria’s advertising space.”

According to ARCON, the Council is not regulating the online media space. Rather, it’s focus is on advertising and marketing communications on the online platforms in line with its establishment Act.

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