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Arrest Senator Rochas Okorocha now or release Joshua Dariye and ex-governor Jolly Nyame -Northern group demands

Some concerned northerners on Friday in Kaduna asked the regime of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to arrest a former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, or release ex-governors Joshua Dariye and Jolly Nyame in Correctional Centres over corruption charges. The group under the aegis of Concerned Northern Forum, a coalition of other organizations, also asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to commence the prosecution of the former governor over alleged corruption. One of the leaders of the forum, and National President, Northern Nigeria Youth Forum, Alhaji Abdulsalam Kazeem, at a press conference held at the Arewa House, Kaduna, noted that they are bothered on what’s happening in Imo State because northerners are also residing in the state. The text of the press conference which was titled ‘Embezzlement of public funds: Arrest Senator Rochas Okorocha now or release Joshua Dariye and ex-governor Jolly Nyame.’ Attendees are Alhaji Kabiru Soba, President Arewa Yout

BREAKING: Yemi Osinbajo’s COVID-19 Test Result Out

President Yomi Osinbajo speaks against Police Harassment, Extra Judicial Killings and need for the senior police officers to curtail the excesses. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has tested negative for coronavirus. Yemi Osinbajo had gone into self-isolation in accordance with the “protocols” of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, following his interaction with the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.

His test result was announced in a tweet by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Political Matters. “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo tested negative,” he tweeted on Wednesday morning. 

Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President had on Tuesday disclosed that Prof. Osinbajo has begun social distancing and self-isolation. “VP Osinbajo yesterday at the office conducted his meetings via video conferencing while observing social distancing. 


“Today, he continues his work from the home office, as he is in self-isolation in accordance with NCDC protocols,” he tweeted Tuesday evening. As at Wednesday morning, the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria had swelled to 46 following the announcement of two new cases in Osun and Lagos by NCDC.

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