Gombe COVID 19 Situation: A Show Of Shame, Ineptitude Of Governance

By Salisu Abdullahi   The outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic in Gombe State has further exposed the ineptitude and lack of willpower on the part of the government. While many states like Kebbi, Lagos, Delta, Borno stand out with the quality of their preparedness with well-equipped isolation centres and testing facilities, such cannot be said of the management of this situation in Gombe, a state that prides itself with decent men and women of local and international reputation. Little wonder the governor had publicly threatened that he may resign…

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COVID-19: EFCC Hands Over Diezani’ Seized Property to Lagos Govt for Isolation Centre

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 15, 2020, handed over a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Lagos State government for use as an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients. The property consisting six flats of three bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited by Mrs Allison-Madueke following an order of Lagos State Federal High in 2017. Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Lagos Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mohammed Rabo stated that the gesture was part of the Commission’s social…

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I’m Confused, We Were Given Malaria Drugs as Coronavirus Treatment –Dokpesi

Media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, has demanded explanations from medical experts on what type of disease coronavirus really is. There have been debates across the world over the similarities of the illness to malaria. This has led to warnings against the use of a malaria drug Chloroquine by health officials and bodies. On Thursday, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) restated its warning about the medication. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC Director General, said: “Nobody should buy chloroquine and use. If you have COVID-19, go to a doctor.…

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UK Announces £1.6bn Bailout for London’s Transport System

The British government will pump £1.6 billion into London’s public transport system to restore services and help prevent overcrowding as people return to work, operator Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is now expected to restore full bus and train services, having warned they would be cut further without emergency state support, owing to the coronavirus epidemic. TfL informed the London Stock Exchange on Friday that “an extraordinary funding and financing support package has been agreed between TfL and the Department for Transport to contribute…

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Police Rescue 13-year-old, 23 Other Akwa Ibom Girls From Lagos Prostition Den

  *Suspects using victims for prostitution – Police The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, arrested four suspected human traffickers and rescued 24 girls, whose ages range from 13 to 27, from their hideout in the Abattoir area of Agege. It was gathered that the suspects, Okon Felix, Michael Etim, Victor Asuquo and Goodness Ebiefie, allegedly trafficked the victims from the Oron Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, and kept them in shanties in the Abattoir area of Lagos, where they use the girls for prostitution. After frantic efforts to…

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BRT Crushes Globacom PR Manager’s Wife to Death, Driver Flees

A driver with the Bus Rapid Transit, Collins Nnodi, has gone into hiding after crushing a businesswoman, Mrs Grace Okeleke, to death at the Agric bus stop in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The incident happened on Monday. It was gathered that Grace, the wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, had attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20pm, when Nnodi, who was driving a BRT bus with number plate EPE 59 XR, knocked her down. It was learnt…

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We Don’t Know Chinese Doctors’ Whereabouts – FG

  The Federal government says it has no responsibility to tell the whereabouts of the Chinese medics who came into Nigeria at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in the country as they were not invited by Nigeria but came in on a company visa. There has been controversy on the Chinese Medical team who arrived Nigeria on 8th April, 2020, and went on to observe the 14-days mandatory quarantine, and all returned negative, after being monitored by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in an undisclosed location. Health…

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Osun Monarch, Son Arraigned For Raping Minor

The Aketewi of Iketewi in Osun State, David Ogungbemi, 62, was on Thursday arraigned alongside his son, Idowu, and one Sarafa Olayiwola before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl. They were arraigned before Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara on three counts of conspiracy, rape and sexual exploitation. They were alleged to have conspired among themselves and sexually exploited the victim. The defendants were also alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the victim, who got pregnant in the process. The police prosecutor, John Idoko, alleged that the defendants…

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Return Home To Fight For Biafra – MASSOB Dares Kanu

The Movement for the Survival of the Sovereign State of Biafra has dared the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to come back home and fight for Biafra. MASSOB also cautioned Kanu to desist from insulting its leader, Ralph Uwazuruike over issues concerning the struggle for Biafra. Speaking in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Thursday, the movement’s National Director of Information, Sunday Okereafor, said it was wrong for Kanu to stay in Canada, United States of America or London and think that he could…

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Stop Wasting Money! Sell Presidential Jets, Cancel N27bn National Assembly Renovation Fund –Atiku Tells Buhari

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the latest review of the 2020 budget by the Federal Government, saying it shows that the regime has lost touch with current global economic realities. Rather than reviewing the budget, Atiku advised the FG to sell eight or nine of the presidential jets and cancel the N27bn earmarked for the renovation of the National Assembly complex. Atiku said this in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday. He expressed disappointment that despite the crash of oil prices in the international market and the nation’s inability…

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