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I don’t see the practicability of an election in 2023 without a change – Adebanjo



Since Inception of the current regime of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR there has been an uproar of disbelief in the nation as to what was expected in line with what Change literally meant as he promised.

The nation has seen quite a lot of Security issues ranging from Bandits, armed men, herdsmen and lots more.

The challenging crisis are issues of political and constitutional misappropriations which favour only a certain area in the country.

This is one of the alleged reasons for the ENDSARS Protest in 2020 which was then hijacked by hoodlums. The Protest had been targeted at changing the change, but was unsuccessful after all.

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Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who is a leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, says that the 2023 presidential election is not feasible until there is a modification in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He said on an Interview “I don’t see the practicability of an election in 2023 without a change of the constitution with all the inequities and iniquities in it,” he said when asked of the criteria for Afenifere to back any presidential candidate in the coming election.

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He also added, that no good thing can come from the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) until the restructuring of the country.

Adebanjo, who is the chieftain of the Aniefere socio-political group said “the president has his personal agenda for not wanting to restructure the country despite overwhelming clamour for it by the people of the South-West, South-East and the South-South geopolitical zones”.

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NAFDAC confirms AstraZeneca Vaccines Safe For Use In Nigeria



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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has tested, certified, and confirmed the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine safe for use in Nigeria.

This was announced by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Friday at an event held at the National Hospital in Abuja.

He explained that the government agency confirmed the vaccine for use in the country after it concluded its final test on it.

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“The long-awaited day is here on which Nigerians can now join others in the global community to be vaccinated against the dreaded COVID-19 virus.

“For us in the health sector, it is a relief and the marking of the start of a tedious but hopeful exercise to see our fellow citizens develop immunity against this virus,” he told the gathering at the event.

Ehanire added, “I am also relieved again to announce that at 12 minutes past midnight today (Friday), I got a text message informing me that NAFDAC has certified this vaccine for use, otherwise we will not be sitting here today.”

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BREAKING: COVID-19 vaccination begins in Nigeria



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Few days from the arrival of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, the nation on Friday has commenced its COVID-19 vaccination as a medical doctor, Dr. Cyprian Nyong, of the National Hospital, Abuja, will receive a jab of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine any moment from now.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, flagged off the exercise on behalf of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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At the exercise, the Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, described the moment as a “watershed”.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, also said it was crucial “to first cater for those who cater for us”.

The President and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as earlier reported will receive shots of the vaccine on Saturday before it can be made available to Nigerians.

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One killed, passengers abducted in Osun – Gunmen



One killed, passengers abducted in Osun - Gunmen

Some unidentifiable gunmen have killed a passenger and also abducted some, along Osogbo/Ibokun road.

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According to sources in the area, the incident occurred on Tuesday evening, between the hours of 7:30 and 8:00 pm near Ajebandele, a village in the Obokun Local Government area, about three kilometres to Osogbo, the state capital.

The gunmen had reportedly attacked travelers and shot dead a man, whose name remains anonymous at the time of the report, while an unspecified number of passengers were also abducted.

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The Field Commander, Amotekun Corps in Osun, Amitolu Shittu, who was at the scene of the crime, confirmed the incident.

Amitolu said the deceased was shot dead by the attackers, whom he said carried AK-47 rifles, adding that search and rescue operation had commenced for those abducted.

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