Coronavirus: The myth, doubts, facts in Ebonyi

Despite the number of persons testing positive for the Coronavirus in Ebonyi State, many people are still sceptical about the pandemic in the state. But the doubts rather increased the fight against the virus as UCHENNA INYA reports from Abakaliki       W hen the Coronavirus pandemic was recorded in almost 20 states of the federation, Ebonyi kept a clean sheet on the pandemic for over one month owing to the measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus to the salt of the nation state.…

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Ondo: Battling influx of unwanted guests

Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Nigeria in February 2020, not many anticipated the attendant effects of the deadly virus on the country. ADEWALE MOMOH writes on how northern youths, popularly called Almajirai have been storming towns and communities in Ondo State in the last couple of days   W hen the threat posed by Coronavirus became glaringly evident due to its easy mode of getting infected through human interaction, some governors in the country immediately ordered total lockdown while partial lockdown was enforced in some states.    …

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Enugu’s mystery death

Residents of Enugu capital city are yet to come to terms with the mysterious death of a man, his pregnant wife and three other children at their home in Amaokpo, Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State. The tragic death has thrown not a few people including relations and well wishers into confusion and agony as KENNETH OFOMA reports from Enugu   Presently the major hope of solving the riddle behind the death lies with the surviving son, who is still lying critical in the hospital; and the…

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Why normalcy must return to Yenagoa, by Perm Sec

Christopher Ewhrudjakpo is the permanent secretary, Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority. In this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE, he explains the rationale behind the demolition of the Swali Ultra Modern Market and many more. Excerpts:     Why did the government choose this period to demolish illegal structures at the Swali ultramodern market? Actually, initiative of the government to carry out this demolition exercise was not just because of this COVID- 19 alone so as to enforce this social distancing and other rules that will enable us survive the COVID-19. But…

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A happy day in Akungba community

For residents of the state university, Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA), Akungba Akoko in Akoko South Local Government Area of Ondo State, their joy knew no bounds at the weekend. Their sons and daughters, home and in Diaspora under the aegis of Akungba Leaders’ Forum (ALF) put a smile on their faces following donation of a- N3millon worth of palliatives to cushion harsh effect of the ravaging Coronavirus and the lockdown declared in the state by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. After outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic otherwise known as COVID-19, Nigeria like…

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Helping Isiokpo Community survive COVID-19

In an effort to curb spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, and to support government in making living easier for the masses, a non-governmental organisation, Herbert Onyewumbu Wiwge, (HOW) Foundation, has put smiles on the faces of thousands of people in some communities in River State. The foundation distributed sundry foodstuffs and relief packages to several homes, families, and communities in the state, as part of its complementary efforts to alleviate the mounting effects of the lockdown and restrictions measures adopted by the Rivers State government Covid-19. Notably, HOW Foundation’s…

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Dealing with the almajiri challenge

Bearing the burden of the Almajiri     As the spread of the novel Coronavirus    (COVID-19) rages on in Nigeria, so is the fear and the controversy over the repatriation of the almajiris to their states of origin.  Many state governors have taken strict measures to curb its spread including closing their boundaries and restricting movements. So far, hundreds of almajiri children have been transferred to their states of origin by the northern  governors. OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI writes with agency reports   A ccording to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir…

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COVID-19: Amisplaced palliative priority

As the novel Coronavirus rages on, from Wuhan in China and gradually moved to become a pandemic, so are the attendant problems and fears. PAULINE ONYIBE reports     I n Bayelsa State, one of the goose that lays the golden egg, things are no longer at ease as the palliatives from the national level didn’t get to the most vulnerable within the state.     The general complaints is that the state government has not done much for the people of these host communities that feel the impact of…

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A Workers’ Day marred by Coronavirus fear

May Day also known as workers day is always celebrated on 1st of May and it is a day set aside to celebrate workers. This is because of their profound contributions to the economy world over. The annual May Day celebration of very year, the workers through their labour leaders make their demands known to the government of the day and government on the other hand will make their promises as usual even though most of the promises are not always met. Bayelsa State since its inception has been celebrating…

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COVID-19: A thought for those in need

In an effort to cushion the effect of the lockdown among communities in Bauchi State, The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has distributed assorted food items to dozens of households in Bauchi State. The assorted food items, packaged in special bags were distributed to about 100 households, each in Gwallaga and Durum communities in Bauchi State. Presenting the food items to beneficiary communities, the Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said that the palliative was part of the ceremony to mark 56th anniversary of the Force and that the…

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