COVID-19: Abuja Doctor reveals treatment regimen used for patients

79 ViewsThe COVID-19 Team Leader at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Dr. Yunusa Thairu has given a rare insight into the treatment regimen for the Covid-19, explaining how a cocktail of an anti-retroviral drug, Aluvia as well as Zinc and Vitamin C tablets are deployed. Thairu disclosed this Monday while answering questions after the official opening of the 506-bed space Covid-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre in Idu, Abuja. According to him, the regimen was adopted at a meeting with the World Health Organization WHO and the United Nations alongside…

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Breaking: The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, will be the Guest Teacher on Radio Classroom.

39 ViewsRADIO CLASSROOM is an initiative of the Ikpeazu administration designed to keep Abia School students busy with lectures in all school subjects, at this time when schools are closed on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, which has been running on all radio stations in the State, creates a platform for selected teachers to teach our students and even give them assignments. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu will teach the subject of Biology tomorrow at 11am. All radio stations in the State are to hook on to the Broadcasting Corporation…

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KOGI: FG inaugurates implementation committee for Ajaokuta steel resuscitation, As Russian Govt., Afrexim Bank stake $1.4bn.

82 ViewsThe Federal government on Monday kicked off the long awaited resuscitation of the Ajaokuta project with the inauguration of the implementation committee. This followed the renewed interests by the Russian government, who are working with the Africa Import and Export Bank, to pool funds in excess of $1.4bn to revive the steel plants whose construction commenced about 42years ago. The Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd (ASCL) was designed and built by the Russian Steel Company, TyazhpromExport, as an integrated plant, on June 4, 1976, after signing agreements with the Nigerian…

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COVID-19 holding Nasarawa Assembly Hostage As Another lawmaker hospitalised

50 ViewsA member of the Nasarawa House of Assembly Isa Muhammad Bello has reportedly been placed on isolation for displaying suspected COVID-19 symptoms. OBSERVERS TIMES learnt that Isa was rushed to an isolation centre at Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia from his residence. When contacted, Commissioner for Health, Muhammad Ahmad Yahaya said: “Governor Abdullahi Sule will brief the press later.” It was later stated 21 of out the samples of 23 House members tested negative. Member representing Nasarawa central in the House of Assembly, Mr. Sule Adamu, died of coronavirus…

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Covid-19:Kogi makes a U-turn Okene Council to Enforce Boundary Lockdown With Edo State

59 ViewsOkene local government council have concluded arrangements with military and men of the Nigerian Police to set up a joint security taskforce at Oguda, a border town between Kogi and Edo States to check influx of unwanted vehicular and human movement. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security Matters in charge of Okene Local Government, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad gave the order on Saturday when he led security officers to Oguda, a border town between Kogi and neighbouring Edo State following credible intelligence reports that some Almajiris may…

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Catholic Church donates ALL its 425 hospitals in Nigeria as COVID-19 isolation centres

66 ViewsThe Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), who disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Monday said state governments can now take advantage of the facilities. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had said no state in the country has enough bed spaces for COVID-19 patients, but with the recent donations, Mustapha who chairs the presidential task force on COVID-19, said…

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Again another 68 buried in Yobe LGA in three days

48 ViewsAt least Sixty-eight persons have reportedly been buried in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state within three days. Although the deaths have not been linked to COVID-19, the unusual occurrence in the area was said to have caused apprehension among residents. Humanitarian Affairs Ministry Wants To Feed Ghost Pupils: Say strange deaths have been reported in various states, lately Bauchi , Kano and Jigawa The Nation quoted a cemetery worker as saying one of the burial grounds — Mamman Ali graveyard along Gashua road — has received 68…

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Breaking: President Buhari Approves Use Madagascar’s herbal drug to treat COVID-19 patients in Nigeria

92 ViewsFollowing the treatment of about 55 COVID-19 patients with Madagascar’s herbal drugs, ‘COVID-Organics’, President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, ordered the presidential task force on COVID-19 to go for the drug. He advised them to use it for the treatment of covid-19 patients in the country. Disclosing this at the daily briefing of the task force, the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha said, Madagascar donated some of the products to Nigeria through Guinea-Bissau. He noted that arrangements are ongoing to bring it down to the country. “The…

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Covid-19: Wike’s Executive Order, Actions Appropriate, Says Ex-NBA President, Okocha

39 Views Advises aggrieved persons to seek judicial redeess As mixed reactions trail the Executive Orders issued by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in the wake of the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in the state, former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), has declared that the Orders are appropriate.He advised anyone who is uncomfortable with the Executive Orders to approach the court. In an interview Monday, Okocha lauded the steps taken by Wike to fight coronavirus as well thought-out and well-advised, insisting…

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COVID-19, 5G Network and the Place of Common Sense in Technological Advancement By Jude Ndukwe

37 Views With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on humanity, the world was obviously caught unawares and became distraught. People of this generation had never witnessed such a devastating pandemic of monumental proportions as this. So there had to be an “explanation” for it even if it meant concocting one just to defend the vulnerability and the unpreparedness of the entire world. That was quite understandable! However, no matter the theory anyone is propagating as the reason for the outbreak of the coronavirus and the…

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