Covid-19 Test: Former Borno Gov., Sheriff On The Run, After Dodging NCDC Officials

7 Views A former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is reportedly on the run to avoid being tested of the ravaging pandemic, the Covid-19. A report according to Sahara Reporters suggests that Ali Modu Sheriff, refused to make himself available for COVID-19 test despite meeting two prominent citizens of the state, who died of the virus recently.  member of the state prevention and response team said the former governor was one of the contacts being traced and linked up with late former governor, Mohammed Goni, and Shehu…

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COVID-19: strikes emir of Zamfara in isolation

8 ViewsThe Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmad Asha, died in the early hours of Sunday. He was said to have died of suspected coronavirus-related complications. The Emir, according to the Publicity Secretary for the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in the state, Alhaji Mustafa Jafaru Kaura, had been in isolation at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau three days ago. Mustafa stressed that his blood sample had been sent to Abuja for the COVID-19 test, explaining, however, that “the result is still being awaited”. He said…

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The Betrayal of Trust by Abubakar Ibrahim Idris and his cohorts within and outside the party by Eng Mohammed KB.

11 ViewsThe news of Abubarkar Idris proceeding to Supreme Court after the judgement of Appeal court over the last governoship primary is very embarrassing and shocking to the party. It is on record that the fact finding committee met with Abubarkar Ibrahim Idris and he gave us his words which is on record that what ever the outcome of the appeal court judgement he is going to abide by it and he will work alongside our proactive candidate Eng’r Musa Wada. With this action of Abubarkar Idris it is obvious…

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‪ JUST IN: Kano elder, Isa Hashim, dies at 86‬

7 ViewsBarely 24 hours after the death of Tafida Abubakar, the emir of Rano in Kano State, the death of an elder statesman and community leader Isa Hasim has been announced. Isa Hashim, a retired professor who held the title of Jarman Kano in the Kano emirate council, died during the week according to a family member. The 86-year-old died at his home, following a short illness, his daughter, Dija Hashim said. Though details of his ailment were not disclose but a family member said Hashim’s health was worsen following…

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Breaking:One COVID-19 Patient Escapes From Isolation Centre In Taraba

7 Views One out of the eight persons confirmed to be positive to the coronavirus in Taraba State has escaped from the NYSC Isolation Centre. The Chairman of the Taraba State Technical committee on COVID 19, Innocent Vakkai, disclosed this while briefing journalists in the state capital, Jalingo on Saturday. He identified the patient at large as Talatu Idris, noting, however, that efforts are in top gear to find her. Meanwhile, Vakkai stated that the government has procured two additional ventilators to assist in the treatment of patients. On the…

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El-rufai: I infected four persons with COVID-19

7 ViewsGovernor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday, stated that he was the index COVID-19 case who infected four other people in the state. El-Rufai, who was a guest speaker on The Platform, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, also noted that the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers. The governor said, “Each and every case of COVID-19 we’ve had in the state was imported. I was the index case, fortunately, I would say, because it served to scare…

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Ganduje gets Buhari’s approval, relaxes lockdown

16 ViewsKano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says he has the nod of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to relax the 14-day lockdown imposed on the state. Ganduje had subsequently hailed the decision but pleaded with the President to ease the lockdown. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, on Saturday evening, the governor said he has the consent of the President to relax the lockdown on Mondays and Thursdays. “We sought for the consent of Mr President on how to relax the lockdown, to allow…

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Sad Story Of Nurse Who Died Of Coronavirus Just 2 Years Before Retiring After Working For Nearly 40 Years

11 ViewsThe heartbreaking story has been told of a nurse who died of coronavirus two years before she was due to retire. Philomina Cherian A mother-of-three NHS nurse has died with coronavirus just two years before she was due to retire after spending nearly 40 years in the job. Indian-born Philomina Cherian, 63, died at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford on Thursday, where she also worked as a nurse. Ms Cherian was married and had three children. According to her family, she was planning to retire in a couple of…

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We’ll continue to see increase in COVID-19 cases — Ihekweazu

17 ViewsAs Nigeria battles the unrelenting COVID-19 global pandemic, Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, provides insight into what to expect in the weeks to come. See excerpts of the interview, conducted by YUSUFF MOSHOOD via the email With the rate of COVID-19 infection, what is your projection on when we are likely to reach our peak and how prepared are we for it? There are various projections that have been developed, based on various contexts. With the increasing capacity to find and test…

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Anxiety in Kano over Continuing Deaths, People Leaving Ancient City in Droves

14 ViewsAnxiety has continued to mount over Kano State, especially its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, believed to be responsible for the growing number of deaths recorded daily in the state. People of the state are now living in fear of the unknown, many have started to leave the ancient city in droves and may be inadvertently spreading the virus to neighbouring states. Relatedly, yesterday the federal government escalated its containment efforts by opening additional three mobile testing centres to strengthen the war against the virus in the state. Curiously…

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