Monday , 1 June 2020
Latest News
Home » Slider (page 28)

Slider

Boko Haram Ambush Senator Ali-modu Sheriff’s Convoy, Kill 3

Boko Haram Ambush Senator Ali-modu Sheriff’s Convoy, Kill 3

Boko Haram fighters have opened fire on the convoy carrying the family of a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff. Security sources told SaharaReporters that the insurgents attacked the convoy while traveling from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the three-day prayer of Sheriff’s late father, Alhaji Galadima Modu, who died following a fire outbreak at his residence ... Read More »

COVID-19 in Nigeria: Between Courage and Fear – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

COVID-19 in Nigeria: Between Courage and Fear – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The steep rise in the rate of infection of Corona Virus, COVID-19, in Nigeria is troubling and even the most lion hearted should be worried. A month ago, precisely March 24, 2020, there were 42 confirmed cases and one death. A month after that date there were 1095 confirmed cases with 32 persons recorded as dying from exposure to the ... Read More »

Former JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde loses Radio Station, Choice Properties To ICPC

Former JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde loses Radio Station, Choice Properties To ICPC

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some properties belonging to Ex-Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde. According to the forfeiture order published on Friday April 24, in the PUNCH newspaper, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that each of the said properties was acquired with public ... Read More »

Coronavirus not natural – Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine

Coronavirus not natural – Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine

Dr Tasuku Honjo, 2018 Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine, has said that the Coronavirus is not natural but manufactured by China at a laboratory in Wuhan. His words: “If it is natural, it wouldn’t have adversely affected the entire world like this. Because, as per nature, temperature is different in different countries. If it is natural, it would adversely ... Read More »

God told me I have to play’ – Vieri recounts Taribo West’s confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan

God told me I have to play’ – Vieri recounts Taribo West’s confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan

The ex-Nigeria international played for the Nerazzurri for two years before joining their city rivals AC Milan in 2000 Former Inter Milan striker Christian Vieri has recalled an encounter between Taribo West and former coach Marcello Lippi, with the Nigerian legend claiming to have heard God’s voice to play in a match. West joined Inter Milan in 1997 from French ... Read More »

Convid- 19 Lockdown : Zulum Impressed with Compliance , wants Monday, Thursday relaxed

Convid- 19 Lockdown : Zulum Impressed with Compliance , wants Monday, Thursday relaxed

  Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has on Saturday morning, thanked the people of Borno for high level of compliance with the lockdown order he gave. Zulum said he will recommend the relaxation of the statewide lockdown on Monday and Thursday to enable residents shop for food stuff and to reduce the hardships they face under the ramadan. He noted that ... Read More »

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno … Thanks NEDC for food supply Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday, launched the distribution of food items to internally displaced persons and the most vulnerable citizens across wards in Borno state as part of palliatives to cushion the effects of lockdown imposed to contain Covid-19 spread. Zulum did the brief flag off at ... Read More »

Coronavirus : It’s Still Dangerous To Relax Lockdown – NCDC

Coronavirus : It’s Still Dangerous To Relax Lockdown – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country cannot afford to relax measures being pursued to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Director General of the centre, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who spoke in Abuja at the media briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, said the country ought to remain focused on implementing key response actions to arrest ... Read More »

BREAKING: Chief of Staff to Governor Obaseki resigns

BREAKING: Chief of Staff to Governor Obaseki resigns

The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has resigned his appointment. His resignation letter dated April 25 reads: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds. “I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with ... Read More »

Coronavirus :Governors Want Lockdown Relaxed

Coronavirus :Governors Want Lockdown Relaxed

  As the second 14-day total lockdown imposed on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of the Coronavirus ends midnight Monday, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked that it be scaled down to partial mode with relaxed restriction. In a letter dated April 24, 2020, and addressed to the Secretary to the Government ... Read More »

Twins, 37, who both worked as nurses die after both being diagnosed with coronavirus

Twins, 37, who both worked as nurses die after both being diagnosed with coronavirus

Twin sisters who had both worked as nurses have died after both testing positive for coronavirus. The pair died within three days of each other. Children’s nurse Katy Davis, 37, died at Southampton General Hospital on Tuesday while her identical twin, Emma, a former surgery nurse, died early on Friday. Their sister Zoe Davis told the BBC: “They always said ... Read More »

Mortuary Affairs Operators Adapt To Unique Challenges During COVID-19

Mortuary Affairs Operators Adapt To Unique Challenges During COVID-19

By Holly Roberts-Davis Personnel assigned to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, are accustomed to unique conditions that may arise when caring for fallen service members and their families. While a large portion of the nation is practicing social distancing and staying home, the mortuary mission doesn’t stop, and AFMAO members must adapt now more ... Read More »

South Africa lowers COVID-19 Alert Level from 5 to 4, to commence easing of lockdown on May 1st

South Africa lowers COVID-19 Alert Level from 5 to 4, to commence easing of lockdown on May 1st

By MIKAIL MUMUNI President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has said his country would commence easing of lockdown on Friday, May 1st, 2020, following the decision of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) that the national coronavirus alert level be lowered from level 5 to level 4. He announced on Thursday, April 23 in a statement on South Africa’s response ... Read More »

COVID-19: High number of new cases due to community transmission and active case search – Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire

COVID-19: High number of new cases due to community transmission and active case search – Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire

“ From our test statistics, the most affected age group among the positives, is 31-40 years while the highest COVID-19 fatality rate is among the older generation above 50 years of age.”—Health Minister A SPEECH OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH, DR. OSAGIE EHANIRE AT THE PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19(#PTFOVID19) PRESS BRIEFING ON FRIDAY 24TH APRIL, 2020 As of ... Read More »

Total Lockdown: A Likely Blind Decision By Katsina State Government – By Saifullahi Mato

Total Lockdown: A Likely Blind Decision By Katsina State Government – By Saifullahi Mato

Upon hearing the speech by the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Masari CFR. declaring another lockdown on Katsina local Government after Daura and Dutsin-ma metropolis respectively so as to curtails the worrisome pandemic of deadly Coronavirus as decisive solution recommended by the state committee assigned to look over the situation about this contiguous diseace (Covid 19) under ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu approves e-lecture portals for Lagos owned tertiary institutions

Sanwo-Olu approves e-lecture portals for Lagos owned tertiary institutions

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Babajide has approved special e-portals that will allow Lagos State tertiary institutions commence online lectures as part of measures to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on education. The seven schools that will benefit from the initiative are: Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos State University College ... Read More »

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

  *Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR* This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago ... Read More »

 COVID-19:  Violators of face masks rule in Ogun will spend 14 days in isolation centres – Gov Abiodun

 COVID-19:  Violators of face masks rule in Ogun will spend 14 days in isolation centres – Gov Abiodun

The Ogun State Government says the compulsory wearing of face masks in public will commence in the State on Friday, 1st May, warning that violators will spend 14 days in any of the State’s Isolation Centres and made to perform community service. Governor Dapo Abiodun who stated this during a press briefing held at his Iperu home, said that about ... Read More »

COVID-19: FCT’s Idu treatment center now 406 bedded facility as group makes fresh donation

COVID-19: FCT’s Idu treatment center now 406 bedded facility as group makes fresh donation

The Idu isolation and treatment center set up by the FCT Administration for management of COVID-19 patients has received a donation of 100 beds and mattresses from the Binani Group of Companies. *(Touching the bed from left) The Honourable Minister of the FCT Malam Muhammad Musa Bello receiving a bed from the Binani Group 2nd left is the permanent Scretary, ... Read More »