Turning and turning in the widening gyre. The Falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere, The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst, Are full of passionate intensity, Surely some revelation is at hand… – W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming (1919).
Burna Boy: “The only way Africa can become the powerhouse that it should be is to get rid of all the African leaders that are here right now, because they have done us no good. The only way that can happen is if you all come back and do what you have to do.” I ask the first, perhaps naive, question that pops into my head: the African diaspora is so vast, how would everyone fit? “Where you are now, you think there’s room for you?” Literally and figuratively, maybe he has a point. “Your ancestors are calling you right now. This is the time.”
Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said: “We regret the death of immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajumobi who passed on today, June 25, 2020 at First Cardiologist Consultant; a private COVID-19 approved care facility in Lagos State. The former Governor died from multiple organs failure following complications from COVID-19 infection.”
“As a government, we have plans, whether we receive gifts or not come, to know that we have social responsibility to our people. We are elected to be in government and we owe a duty to them. We must cater for their welfare, not only taking care of their health but also ensuring the well-being of the generality of the populace.”
“COVID-19 affects us all and threatens our collective health (economic, social, psychological) and physical wellbeing. Hence, the urgent need to collaborate and work together to beat this common enemy. The task ahead is daunting and bigger than any one organisation. To win this battle, it is critical we all come together as one,” Aliko Dangote said.