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Former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme to be flown abroad for medical treatment



Indications emerged on Wednesday that the Enugu State Government has made arrangements to fly a former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, out of the country for medical treatment.

The second republic Vice-President is currently at the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, in Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, after collapsing at his residence in the Independence Layout area of Enugu on Saturday.

A source in the Enugu State Government House informed our correspondent on Wednesday that the state government had made arrangements to fly Ekwueme out of the country, for medical attention in an undisclosed country.

Although the source did not disclose the particular country and hospital where the elder statesman would be flown to, he explained that relevant officials of the state government had contacted Ekwueme’s personal physicians in order to arrange the planned medical trip.

“The Enugu State Government is making arrangements to fly him (Ekwueme) out of the country to enable him to receive adequate medical attention.

“We have got in touch with his personal physicians to arrange the trip. He has doctors who have been attending to him before now, so we are arranging everything.

“The governor (Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) has already visited him in the hospital and he is doing everything within his powers to ensure that Ekwueme recovers,” the source said.

However, our correspondent learnt that plans to fly the former Vice-President out of the country might be put on hold until his condition stabilises.

It was gathered that Ekwueme is still in coma.

A source in the hospital informed our correspondent on Wednesday that the doctors were battling to stabilise the octogenarian, who marked his 85th birthday on October 21.

The source explained that the elder statesman might not be flown abroad until he comes out of coma.

He said Ekwueme was receiving adequate attention in the hospital.

“The doctors are working round the clock to stabilise him. We understand that there are plans to fly him abroad, but that would be when his condition stabilises.

“He is still in coma; he has to be stabilised before embarking on any foreign medical trip.

“The doctors are working round the clock to ensure that he pulls through,” the source said.

Relevant officials of the Enugu State Government were not willing to speak on the record concerning plans by the state government to fly Ekwueme abroad for medical treatment.

When contacted by our correspondent, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Louis Amoke, said he was at the State Executive Council meeting, and as a result, could not comment on the matter.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate



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Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has condemned the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers.

A team of armed soldiers had stormed the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday evening– where a series of protests had held peacefully – and fired live bullets at a crowd of youths there.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Blames Shooting Of Lekki Protesters On ‘Forces Beyond His Control’

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker in a series of tweets described the use of force against peaceful protesters as a desecration of Nigeria’s democracy and sacrilege against the constitution.

In another post, he expressed that Lekki will be known as a paradise drenched in the blood of protesters.

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Reveal Soldiers Who Shot At Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, NBA Tells Military



Reveal Soldiers Who Shot At Lekki #EndSARS Protesters, NBA Tells Military

Lekki Toll Gate protesters

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the shocking shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

NBA President, Olumide Akpata, faulted the incident in a statement personally signed by him on Tuesday night.

This is coming following the shooting of protesters by military men in Lagos on Tuesday night following the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Blames Shooting Of Lekki Protesters On ‘Forces Beyond His Control’

“The Military High command is hereby requested to immediately identify and name the officers involved in this gross professional misconduct for immediate prosecution and dismissal in line with extant laws,” Akpata said.

He added, “The NBA shall immediately commence legal proceedings at all relevant fora – both locally and internationally – against the Nigerian Military and other relevant authorities, on behalf of the families of the victims, for abuse of power, disregard of rules of engagement and the infringement of the fundamental rights (including the right to life) of the affected citizens.”

Akpata explained that given the degenerating nature of the crisis, an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the NBA would be convened within the next 48 hours.

Akpata stated that the aim of the meeting is to review the state of the nation and take other appropriate steps to decisively deal with the situation and prevent Nigeria from further going adrift.

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#EndSARS: You Won’t Escape – Fani-Kayode Tells Buhari, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Over Lekki Shootings



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End SARS: You Won’t Escape – Fani-Kayode Tells Buhari, Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Over Lekki Killings

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.

Fani-Kayode in his statement noted that people involved in the killing of Nigerians will not escape the punishment of God.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Ekiti state government declares 24-hour curfew

On Tuesday night, men of the Nigerian army opened fire at the protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, leaving many injured.

He wrote:

“For the blood that Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, and Osinbajo spilled in Lekki today there will be consequences.

“They will pay a heavy price. Lagos is my home. I was born there. I grew up there. These are my people. You will NEVER escape divine retribution, God’s vengeance, and God’s judgment.”

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