Family Crisis, Dokpesi at war with his son over comment on COVID-19

350 ViewsFounder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi and his son have had a difference of opinion over comments made on COVID-19.   Recall that Dokpesi Sr. had in a recent video said he was confused on the difference between COVID-19 and malaria as all drugs he was given while in isolation were malaria medications.   He said at the time, “What’s the difference between COVID-19 and malaria? Every drug we were given were malaria medications.   “A number of persons who tested positive were checked in reputable labs, hospitals in Abuja…

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Breaking: FG quarantines Pilot of seized UK aircraft for 14 days

163 ViewsFederal Government has on Monday quarantined the Pilot of the seized British aircraft for fourteen days, as it equally apologized for the use of Flair Aviation instead of Flairjet in its earlier statement. Disclosing this, the minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said, “There is a company called Flairjet. I want to apologise that I tweeted in the afternoon (on Sunday) when the fasting was biting harder and we verified this as Flair Aviation. The correct name is Flairjet and it is a UK registered company. OBSERVERS TIMES Report yesterday…

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PHOTOS:Buhari plays host to TY Danjuma — after years of ‘cold war’

2,820 ViewsPresident Muhammadu Buhari played host to Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, at Aso Rock on Monday. Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, had welcomed Danjuma to the presidential villa after which he met with the president. This is the first meeting between the duo since they criticised each other in the buildup to the 2019 elections. Danjuma had fired the first shot, asking Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves because the government could no longer protect them. The former chief of army staff also said…

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Orji Kalu Files Application, Seeks Release From Prison.

167 ViewsThe former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has filed an application before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking his immediate release from the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kuje, Abuja. The application has been assigned to Justice Mohammed Liman. Channels Television’s judiciary correspondent, Shola Soyele today obtained a copy of the application which was filed on May 12, 2020. The former Director of Finance, Abia State Government House, Ude Jones Udeogu, an aide to the former governor has been listed as a respondent…

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COVID-19: Abia State Confirmed 5 new cases

100 ViewsPress Briefing by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday, 18th May, 2020, at Governor’s Lodge, Aba. 12.30pm Protocol! 1. Some results of samples we sent for testing returned and we have 5 new confirmed cases on our hands. 2. Recall that we had 2 index cases which we have been managing since the past 3 weeks or so and we are happy to announce that one of the index cases tested negative twice and has since been discharged. 3. The other index case returned a negative result but could not…

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Bad News: Police, FRSC Merger Will Truncate Achievements In Road Safety

905 ViewsThe national president of Driving Schools Association of Nigeria, DSAN, in this piece, gives reasons why the merger of the FRSC with the Nigerian Police as recommended in the Oronsaye report will prove fatal to the fragile progress made so far at improving road safety and reducing road crashes in Nigeria. Excerpts: As fallout to the pronouncement by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari and echoed by the Honourable Min­ister for Finance, Budget and Planning that some Ministries, Departments and Agencies be scrapped or merged, have appeared in the print,…

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Kogi Governorship: Tribunal Judgement Funny, Stupid, I Will Appeal Immediately-Natasha Akpoti

1,220 ViewsKogi State SDP gubernatorial candidate has described the tribunal ruling dismissing her petition against Governor Yahaya Bello has the funniest and stupid so far. In her words “I find today’s Kogi Guber tribunal’s judgment the funniest thus far. The icing to its stupidity is that I should do 100k giveaway to APC, INEC & ringless ole. Appeal here we come” Recalled that the tribunal in the early hours of the day dismissed her petition challenging election that brought in APC Governor Bello for a second term in office. The…

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Insecurity: NAF deploys more troops in North Central

116 ViewsThe Nigerian Air Force has deployed Special Force to address the insecurity in the Middle Belt Zone Zone of the country. Governor Abdullahi Sule, who received the troops at the Lafia Cargo Airport on Monday, thanked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for his response to the security situation in the zone. The governor said the Lafia Cargo Airport would now serve as an operational base for the Nigerian Air Force 22 Quick Response Command for the North Central zone while pledging his support for the troops Earlier,…

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FG queries perm sec for buying uncompleted building for N7bn

251 ViewsThe Federal Government has queried the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Mohammed Bello, for allegedly buying what it described as “uncompleted carcass” building for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the sum of N7bn. Bello was said to have superintended over the transaction for the purchase when he was still the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He was also accused of giving out seven deep drilling rigs for borehole procured at N1.3bn to some unnamed individuals under “fraudulent arrangements.”…

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