”With the turbulence that characterises year 2020, and as activities wind down, the mood has been repugnant and very negative. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but this is one of the most pessimistic years I have known in this nation and it wasn’t just because of COVID-19, no,” Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate said.
“What has happened this year 2020, I believe, has damaged or can further damage the media independence in Nigeria. We talk about policy. Currently, some television stations are battling the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), over the fine imposed on them on the way they covered the #EndSARS protest,” Simon Kolawole, chief executive officer (CEO) of Cable Newspaper.
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).
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.”