Breaking: COVID-19 :Emir Of Daura Rushed To Intensive Care Unit Of Federal Medical Centre In Katsina.

10 ViewsThe Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, has been hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit of the Federal Medical Centre in Kastina State. Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. A palace source told SaharaReporters on Tuesday that Umar was rushed to the hospital on Monday night in a critical condition. The emir is said to have contracted COVID-19 from Kastina State index case, Dr Aminu Yakubu, a Daura-based private medical practitioner, who died of the virus last month. SaharaReporters gathered that the late Yakubu was the personal physician of…

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COVID-19: Ikpeazu rewards NYSC members who fabricated hands-free machines for washing hands

7 ViewsAbia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has commended two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in the state for their efforts at contributing to government fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The duo, Babatunde Dolapo Dayo and Sebe Godspower Oghenemaroh, fabricated and donated hands-free washing machines for sanitising and washing hands as support to the State in her fight against COVID -19. The Governor who pledged the sum of N500,000 as cash gift to the Youth Corps members also directed the Secretary to State Government (SSG) to…

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FEAR has gripped residents of Abia state , as security agents intercept truckload of Almajiris from North

5 ViewsAnxiety in different parts of Abia State following the interception Tuesday of a group of Almajiris loaded in cattle truck on their Way to Abia. Vanguard gathered that Abia State Homeland Security agents led by the Commissioner for Homeland Security, Prince Dan Okoli intercepted the Almajiris hidden in cattle trucks at Enugu-Abia border, along the Enugu – Aba Highway. Also read: Nigeria donates 30,000 tonnes of medical equipment, vaccines, $500,000 to Malawi A release by the Abia Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, explained that overnight, several trucks conveying…

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Kogi COVID-19: Health Workers Threaten To Withdraw Service In Kogi

16 ViewsHealth workers at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, have threatened to withdraw their services if nothing is done to protect their members from contracting the dreaded Coronavirus disease. The chairman, Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Comrade Obajemu Samuel made this known when he led other health workers unions at FMC, Lokoja on a visit to the leadership of the organized labour in Lokoja. Obajemu told the NLC leadership that health workers at the FMC are daily exposed to the danger of contracting the dreaded disease since there are…

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Panic in Kogi over Influx of Trailers, Almajiri, Commercial Motorcycle Operators

13 ViewsThere is palpable fear in Kogi State that the dreaded COVID-19 may have been actively spread across the 21 local government areas in the state without the people of the state having knowledge of it. This followed the unchecked influx of vehicles and people who have migrated into the state within the last few days especially from surrounding states and far North where the pandemic has been notably and currently ravaging the people. Also, Kogi State, apart from being bounded by nine other states, it is the gateway to…

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Lawmakers to subject Infectious Disease Bill to public hearing

12 ViewsThe Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila says the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill was conceived in the best interests of the Nigerian people. Addressing members at the resumption of plenary session, Mr. Gbajabiamila said since the introduction of the Bill a week ago, there has been a barrage of criticisms against it, with allegations of sinister motives. The Speaker said the allegation that the Bill was a sinister attempt to turn Nigerians into guinea pigs for medical research while taking away their fundamental human…

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COVID-19: Nasarawa state Lifts lockdown on Karu LGA imposes total lockdown on Nasarawa LG, as use of face masks becomes compulsory

14 Views The Nasarawa State Government has imposed a total lockdown on Nasarawa Local Government Area,  hometown of the lawmaker that died as a result of COVID-19. State Commissioner for Information and Culture,  Comrade Dogo Shammah,  disclosed this while briefing the press shortly after an expanded meeting to review measures put in place to contain the further spread of the pandemic,  at the Government House,  on Tuesday. This is just as the state government made the use of face mask in public compulsory starting from tomorrow. Explaining further, the state…

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NCDC driver tests positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

11 ViewsAbdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, says the state has recorded another confirmed case of coronavirus. Sule made this known while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state on Tuesday. The governor said the new case is a driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), who transports test samples for the agency in Abuja and that he got infected in the process. He said the driver, who resides in Ado in Karu local government area of the state, was declared positive on Tuesday morning. According…

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Senate asks FG to suspend 5G network deployment

22 ViewsThe Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to suspend the planned deployment of the Fifth Generation Network in Nigeria. The red chamber stated this after the deliberation on a motion by Senator Uche Ekwunife, drawing the attention of the senators to the status of the 5G network in the country. Ekwunife said her motion was borne out of the need to assure Nigerians of their safety by asking the Federal Government to postpone the launch until a proper investigation was carried out. The Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Ajayi…

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BREAKING: Ex-police boss, Malikawa, dies in Kano a day after ACP Atiku Nagodi.

11 ViewsA former Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hamza Idris Malikawa, has died in Kano State. Malikawa’s younger brother, Rilwanu, confirmed his death to The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said the retired police officer died on Monday. Riliwanu, who is also the media officer of Kano Pillars FC, said, “He was admitted to the hospital three days. He died yesterday (Monday). He is a diabetic patient.” Mourning the deceased, Pillars tweeted, “Our thought and prayers are with the family of the Media Officer of our darling club, Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, who…

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