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Governor Ortom Responds To Benue COVID-19 Index’s Allegations

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The viral video by Benue State COVID-19 index case, Susan Okpe Idoko Lawani, has gotten a response from the state Governor, Samuel Ortom .

You would recall that Susan Idoko Okpe Lawani accused the federal and state governments of keeping her in isolation against her will for 43 days. She also said that she has not taken any medication all through this 43 days yet she feels fine.

Governor Ortom has said he is not the architect of her woes .

She accused Ortom of stigmatisation by disclosing her identity and not forwarding the results of the tests to her.

In a  statement by his  Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase,  on Saturday, Ortom said he had no regrets in revealing Okpe’s identity.

He said, “The decision was made in the best interest of the people of the state who have continued to appreciate the governor for the proactive approach to contain the pandemic. With the identity of the index case known,  tracing and isolating all who came in contact with her became easy.

“It is the constitutional duty of the governor to ensure  safety and wellbeing of his people. Section 26 (2) (e) of the National Health Act 2014 gives the government the powers to disclose information relating to a person if ‘non-disclosure of the information represents a serious threat to public health’.”

He added,  “Even in the United Kingdom where she left for Nigeria, the Prime Minister tested positive for COVID-19 and went public to say that he had contracted the disease. He was treated and later discharged.

“But here, Mrs Okpe has refused treatment and taken to the daily production of videos to castigate all medical personnel who attempt to attend to her, government officials and anyone who holds a contrary opinion regarding her case.”

“It is important to state that Ortom is not the architect of Mrs Okpe’s problems. If there is anyone who promotes unity and shows love to the various ethnic groups in Benue State, that person is  Ortom.

“She claimed not to have seen her COVID-19 test results, and in another breath described the same results as fake. How was she able to know that the results are fake without seeing them?

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Photos Of Former Minister Of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , On Vacation

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Photos Of Former Minister Of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , On Vacation

Willy Ibimina Jim-george shared photos of Rotimi Amaechi enjoying his vacation on Facebook .

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that these are the first pictures of the former Rivers State Governor since he lost the APC Presidential Primary and got replaced as the Minister of Transportation.

 

READ : Why Chibuike Amaechi Cannot Win Even In Rivers State- Reno Omokri

The vacation photos got people talking on social media . Read their comments below :

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Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

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Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

A Nigerian lawyer came to Supreme court yesterday, June 23, dressed in his traditional worshippers regalia.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that this happened after the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on June 17, that allows Nigerians express their mode of worship.

READ : ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu – Dino Melaye

According to him, he decided to dress that way following the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on June 17, that allows Nigerians express their mode of worship, which includes the use of hijab in schools and public places.

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

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ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu – Dino Melaye

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ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu - Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, a PDP stalwart and former Senator, is the first politician and friend of Senator Ike Ekweremadu to publicly show support for him. 

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Kogi Politician said in a Tweet that Ike Ekweremadu notified the British authority on his trip with the boy so he stands with him.

You would recall that NAIJA NEWS NG reported that the former Deputy Senate President in a document obtained by this media platformed explained that his daughter Sonia Ekweremadu needs kidney transplant and one David Ukpo , who is 21 years old agreed to be a donor .

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The document shows that Ekweremadu applied for visa for David Ukpo on December 28, 2021.

The letter that accompanied the visa application of an alleged homeless child showed that Senator Ike Ekweremadu informed the UK authorities that he was taking the person abroad for a kidney transplant for his daughter.

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