Bayelsa vigilante intercepts bus loaded with Almajiris

295 ViewsA 14 seater passenger bus carrying teenagers suspected to be Almajiri was on Wednesday evening intercepted at the Patani/Bayelsa border axis of the East-West Road by men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante. The passengers who claimed to have come from Zamfara State were rounded up by men of the Vigilante, led by its acting chairman, Mr. Doubiye Alagba, with other security officers and we’re immediately ordered back when they could not provide reasonable answers about their trip to the state. It was gathered that operatives of the State Vigilante…

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COVID-19: We don’t know whereabouts of Chinese doctors ― PTF • Don’t ask me where they are ― Health Minister

490 ViewsThe Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Thursday, said that they were not aware of the whereabouts of the Chinese doctors and health professionals who were imported to Nigeria some weeks ago to help Nigeria in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Breaking: Corruption, Commission indicts Oshiomhole for procurement breach Speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, wondered while there are so much interest of the Chinese health professionals and told the journalists not to ask…

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Breaking: Corruption, Commission indicts Oshiomhole for procurement breach

669 ViewsThe Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment for the hospital has indicted the administration of the former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole for breaching procurement laws. The former governor and his team are yet to react to the indictment. READ ALSO:Almajirai, Breeding Ground for COVID-19, Says Ganduje, Quarantines 2000 Almajiris Presenting the report to Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Commission’s Chairman, Justice James Oyomire,  said the procurement law clearly states that any contractors working on a government project should…

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The Battle Of SANs:Olusola Oke to face incumbent Akeredolu,for APC ticket Ahead of Ondo Governorship Poll

331 ViewsAs the jostling for who becomes the Governor of Ondo State in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election thickens, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Unity Forum, on Tuesday, announced Olusola Oke as its candidate to face the incumbent governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the party governorship primary in the state. Former Deputy Governor of the State and Leader of the factional group, Ali Olanusi, disclosed this in a statement he made available to journalists in Akure. However, the secretary to the selection committee has dismissed Olanusi’s report, describing it as…

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Gambari’s success will depend on how he deals with forces around him – Experts

240 ViewsThe success of newly appointed Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, will depend on how he handles the forces around him, analysts have said. A political science lecturer from Nasarawa State University, Jideoffor Adibe, said that although Gambari’s choice for the position was a good one, stressed that the depth of his duties, and what he does, would depend on what the President allows him to do. The professor of political science, speaking on Channel TV’s programme Sunrise Today on Thursday, noted that Gambari needs to learn to deal with…

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Almajirai, Breeding Ground for COVID-19, Says Ganduje, Quarantines 2000 Almajiris

289 ViewsKano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has described Almajirai as breeding ground for COVID-19 because of their vulnerability as a result of poor hygiene and lack of shelter. He said this Thursday at the opening of a training for a special Rapid Response Team to cater for over 2000 Almajirai stationed at three mega centres in Kiru, Karaye and Gabasawa in Kano. He said, “From our investigation and data collected we have three types of Almajirai in Kano state. The first group are those Almajirai belongs to other states of the…

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THE PALLIATIVES REGIME: questions and suggestions

197 Views The Ministry of Disaster Management(MDM) is a key player in the Presidential Task Force(PTF) on Covid-19. The MDM is manning the flank responsible for implementing palliative policies designed to cushion the apocalyptic consequences the pandemic inflected on economic backbone of poor households in Nigeria. READ ALSO PHOTOS: Double celebration, Birthday and Wedding Anniversary of Mrs Fedoje Bridget Austin. Incorporating national economic institutions, ministries, and bodies responsible for welfare related matters in covid-19 management teams has a global pattern. In the U.S.,Capitol appropriated over $2tr to support businesses and people…

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Jose Mourinho “I want to train, and I am desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so.

176 ViewsJose Mourinho has denied reports he has attempted to delay the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ over concerns for players’ fitness. It was claimed Tottenham head coach Mourinho called for players to have at least one month of training before football could resume, during a meeting with other Premier League managers on Wednesday. “I don’t think my position in the meeting has been reflected fairly at all today in media reports. I have not asked for any delay,” Mourinho said, in a statement released by Tottenham. “I want to train,…

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