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Tinubu, Shettima honoured with prestigious national awards

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In a grand ceremony held today at the State House Conference Center in Abuja, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, were bestowed with the highest national honors in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the nation.

President-elect Tinubu was honored with the prestigious Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR), while Vice President-elect Shettima received the esteemed Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).

The investiture ceremony, which took place ahead of the highly anticipated May 29 inauguration, was attended by prominent political figures, dignitaries, and well-wishers from across the country. The event marked a significant milestone in the journey towards a new era of leadership in Nigeria.

The conferment of the GCFR and GCON titles upon President-elect Tinubu and Vice President-elect Shettima respectively symbolises the nation’s appreciation for their remarkable achievements and dedication to the service of the Nigerian people.

These awards are reserved for individuals who have displayed exemplary leadership, integrity, and unwavering commitment to the progress and development of Nigeria.

Speaking at the ceremony, President-elect Bola Tinubu expressed his gratitude for the esteemed recognition. He humbly accepted the GCFR award and acknowledged the immense responsibility that comes with it.

Tinubu reiterated his commitment to the nation’s welfare and pledged to use his forthcoming presidency to foster unity, prosperity, and peace among Nigerians.

Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, in his acceptance speech after receiving the GCON award, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Nigerian people for bestowing such an honor upon him.

Shettima vowed to serve the nation with utmost dedication, emphasising his unwavering commitment to promoting good governance, economic stability, and social welfare for all citizens.

Following the investiture ceremony, President-elect Tinubu and Vice President-elect Shettima were presented with transition documents, marking a crucial step towards the transfer of power and responsibilities. These documents will serve as valuable references for the incoming administration, providing detailed insights into the current state of affairs and highlighting the priorities that lie ahead.

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Cholera patients in Eti-Osa LGA took unregistered tiger nut drink, says Lagos state government

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The Lagos state government says patients who contracted cholera in Eti-Osa LGA had an unregistered tiger nut drink.

Eti-Osa is the epicentre of the latest cholera outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous city and commercial capital.

As of June 21, Lagos had recorded 24 deaths and 35 confirmed cholera cases.

Speaking in an interview with Punch on Saturday, Kemi Ogunyemi, special adviser to the Lagos state governor on health, said when the government noticed a spike in suspected cholera cases in Eti-Osa LGA, it visited the neighbourhood for a firsthand assessment.

Ogunyemi said a survey showed that people who visited hospitals all said they had consumed a particular tiger nut drink.

She said officials were then dispatched to find the drink in other to test samples for cholera.

“We found empty bottles with a name on them, but we discovered that it wasn’t even registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the regulatory body that ensures the safety of consumables,” she said.

“There was a phone number and a name on the bottle, and we started tracing. We did contact tracing, similar to what we did with COVID-19.

“We combed the area to ask people where they got the drinks from. We couldn’t find any full bottles. We only found empty ones, which were of no use because we could not test them. The phone number on the bottle was not reachable.

“Cholera is also water-borne, so we took samples of the water to test it. The bottom line is that we took stool samples because different things cause diarrhoea.

“It could be anything else. We found out that it was confirmed cholera, specifically Vibrio cholera subtype 01, which is the most infectious and aggressive type.

“There are different types, but we identified this one. In Lagos Island, Eti-osa, and Kosofe, we recorded the highest number of cases that went to the hospital.

“I’m not talking about reported cases. These are the people who did the right thing by going to the hospital to complain of symptoms, and they were treated. That’s when we were alerted.”

Ogunyemi added that the government has ramped up sensitisation and awareness to ensure that the outbreak does not morph into an epidemic.

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Immigration service warns Nigerians against fake employment letters

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The Nigerian Immigration Service has raised the alarm over fake and invalid employment letters in circulation purportedly issued by the service.

The NIS made this known in a statement by its Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Kenneth Udo, in Abuja.

Udo warned desperate job seekers to exercise caution so as not to fall victim to the fraudsters.

According to him, the fraudulent letters falsely claim that the recipients have been offered employment with the NIS.

He said “The Service categorically denies any involvement in this fraudulent scheme and refutes the misinformation being spread on social media platforms regarding an ongoing recruitment/replacement exercise.

“The NIS shall continue to ensure that any unscrupulous elements engaging in this criminality will be made to face the wrath of the law.

“The public is hereby advised to report these scammers to the nearest NIS office or law enforcement agencies.

“The Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment exercise is exclusively advertised through reputable national dailies, television broadcasts, and our official website, http://www.immigration.gov.ng.

Udo said that the Service was resolutely committed to safeguarding the interest of Nigerians and upholding the integrity of its recruitment processes.

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Court orders final forfeiture of N12bn properties linked to Emefiele

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A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of properties worth N12.18 billion.

The properties were linked to Godwin Emefiele, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The court ordered the final forfeiture of the properties after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed a motion to that effect.

Chukwujekwu Aneke, the judge, had ordered an interim forfeiture of the properties on June 5.

The properties are located in upmarket areas of the federal capital territory (FCT).

Aneke ordered the anti-graft agency to publish the order in a national newspaper, for any interested party to show cause why the final order of forfeiture should not be made.

The properties were listed by the EFCC in two schedules — A and B.

The judge said: “Having carefully considered the application and submission of counsel, it is hereby ordered as follows: that a final forfeiture order of this honorable court is hereby made forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria, properties contained in Schedule A herein which were traced and reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities.

“That a final forfeiture order of this Honourable Court is hereby made forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria, properties contained in Schedule B herein which properties were traced to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities.”

Emefiele is facing multiple counts of fraud and abuse of office.

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