Tambuwal shouldn’t be vilified over Infectious Diseases Bill, says Ogene

Hon. Victor Afam Ogene is a former Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs and he represented Ogbaru Federal Constituency of Anambra State in the 7th Assembly. In this interview with PHILIP NYAM, he speaks on the controversial infectious diseases bill, his support for the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and other residual issues   Few days ago you reacted to a statement by the House of Representatives on the position of the NGF on the infectious diseases…

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Covid-19: Why we are treating patients with anti-malarial drugs –Doctors

•Say vaccines elusive with mutation of coronavirus   •Tragedy an opportunity to eradicate malaria –Experts   The widespread confusion across the world on the existence of Coronavirus infection in Nigeria; the difference between its symptoms and that of Malaria, as well as their treatment, the medical practitioners, who spoke to Sunday Telegraph on these burning issues said while there is existence of Covid-19 in Nigeria, the treatment of the both illnesses has been with anti-malarials. They insist that such an approach may be a great opportunity to eradicate malaria alongside…

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Edo, Ondo guber: INEC may increase voting points, extend voting hours

      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will tomorrow  release its policy document for the conduct  of Edo and Ondo States governorship, and other elections amidst the coronavirus pandemic.       Over 50 countries reportedly postponed thier elections indefinitely because of the challenges associated with conducting elections  during the pandemic.     Also, INEC in March postponed four senatorial  elections indefinitely in view of the fact that its activities involve large gathering of people.     Sunday Telegraph gathered that the policy  document, which will be released on Monday, was prepared after extensive consultations  with…

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Group set to provide palliatives to 70,000 families in Imo

T o cushion the harsh of the lock down meant contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, the New Umuaka Project Initiative (NUP-i), has concluded plans to provide palliatives to 10 autonomous communities of Umuaka,  Njaba Local Government Area, Imo State.   In a statement signed by Global Administrator, Dr. Austin Agbahiwe, said  in Abuja, the group, made up of sons and daughters of Umuaka from across the globe,  are providing food stuffs, face-masks, hands gloves, hand sanitizers, buckets with taps, liquid detergents etc to over 70,000 people in 10 communities…

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Gambari should draw Buhari’s attention to issues causing disunity, says Prof. Adeniran

  Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a former Education Minister and one time Ambassador to Germany, is the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). A former Head of Department of Political Science at the University of Ibadan and erstwhile staff of the United Nations, in this interview with BIYI ADEGOROYE, he speaks on various challenges before the recently appointed Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the need for good governance and Nigeria after the COVID-19 pandemic       How is your party, the Social Democratic Party…

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Imo Permanent Secretary under fire for alleged influence peddling

A Permanent Secretary in the Imo State Ministry of Works, Engr. Egbuka E.C has come under criticisms for allegedly taking sides in a dispute involving two rival hoteliers.     The senior civil servant, who was expected to have fairly mediated in the dispute, was rather found attempting to intimidate and wield the influence of the Ministry of Works against a hotelier and Managing Director of Aify Global Queeneth Hotel, Owerri.     Though Egbuka has denied the allegations, his actions seem to suggest that he made himself a willing…

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How hotels, night clubs, restaurants grapple with Covid-19 challenges

•Commercial bike haulage firms now offer food delivery services       Earlier, when the government ordered lockdowns of two major states in the country, Lagos and Ogun, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, in order to contain the further spread of the coronavirus, plaguing the country, hotels, clubs, eateries, restaurants and open bars, found it difficult running their businesses and keeping their long list of staff. They were losing patronage due to the fear of Covid-19, but today, they have found means of coping with the situation to…

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Gunmen kill 3 persons, nine cows in Kogi

N o fewer than three Fulani herders, including nine cows, were confirmed killed in Egume in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State by unknown gunmen.         The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the incidence.     The state Chairman Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Wakili Yusuf Damina, who spoke through the state’s Assistant Secretary of the association, Malam Ademu Abubakar, Saturday disclosed that on the 14 of this month, at about 8am, some gunmen heavily armed with sophisticated rifles, invaded Fulani community at Ofanwa…

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Eased Lockdown: Lagos, Ogun residents defy guidelines meant to stem spread of Coronavirus

•BRT terminals, bus-stops, banks may be Covid-19 breeding spots     •‘We may record 10, 000 cases in next 14 days’       •We’re here to make money not listening to govt’s lies –Bus drivers   Experts have warned that if there is no reduction in way and manner with which Nigerians disobey the lockdown relaxation guidelines, especially the residents of Lagos State, Ogun State and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where the government is gradually relaxing the official 35 days lockdowns, ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to enable the…

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GPC’s COVID-19 stimulus excites Papaland

T he serene but sprawling land of Papalanto in the ancestral Owu kingdom, Abeokuta in Ogun State, came alive recently when the GPC Energy and Logistics company in the area showed love and presented some palliatives to the people to cushion the effect of the ongoing lockdown occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.     Chairman/CEO of the company, Chief Elvis Chukwudi Okonji made the presentation of food items ranging from rice, beans, cartons of noodles and assorted beverages. He handed them over to His Majesty, Oba Rasaq Aderinsoye, the…

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