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Nigerian woman fatally injured in Lebanon explosion, seeks help, wants to return home

Wounded Nkiru Obasi A Nigerian woman who was badly injured in the Beirut explosion in Lebanon has called out for help from her hospital bed. The woman, identified as Nkiru Obasi, explained that she recently got a job to care for an old person in the location where the explosion happened and she was there when the tragic blast occurred on August 4, killing over 100 and injuring more than 4,000 people. The Ebonyi State indigene narrated how she…

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Buhari approves two weeks extension of eased lockdown

President Buhari. By Editor. 18/5/2020. The Federal Government, on Monday, said the recent order of President Muhammadu Buhari, on gradual ease of lockdown will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja. Buhari had on April 27, announced a “phased and gradual easing” of the lockdown in the…

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Umahi decries dearth of medical personnel at COVID-19 treatment centres

Gov Umahi. By our Correspondent in Abakaliki. Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has decried the dearth of medical personnel managing the novel coronavirus in the country, and called for a better deployment of more professional doctors and other health workers to COVID-19 treatment centres to assist in the management of the upsurge of patients. Umahi made this known while delivering valuable palliatives and personal protective equipment, (PPE), to doctors and health workers managing  COVID-19 patients at the Unity Square Treatment…

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Ebonyi govt reopens sealed First Bank of Nigeria Plc

By Our Correspondent.The Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi has ordered the immediate reopening of Eke Market branch of First Bank of Nigeria Plc in Ebonyi State earlier sealed by the coordinator of Afikpo North Development Centre of COVID-19 Taskforce.Speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, Governor Umahi stated that the coordinator never sought his permission or that of his Deputy, Barr. Kelechi Igwe before sealing the bank.Governor Umahi who expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision noted that the coordinator would have…

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Apprehension as Ebonyi Coronavirus cases rise to seven

Governor Umahi of Ebonyi State.From our Correspondent.A 26 year-old man and 19 year old wife in Ebonyi State have tested positive of the coronavirus pandemic bringing the total number of cases in the state to seven.The man and his wife who are indigenes of  Ezza Inyimagu in Ekwulegu community,  Izzi Local Government Area of the state,  are traders in Oji-River, Enugu State and came into the state where their samples were collected and they tested positive of the virus.Governor…

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Ebonyi COVID- 19 Taskforce seals First Bank

By our Correspondent. Business activities at the Afikpo branch of First Bank of Nigeria PLC have been paralysed. This followed the sealing-off of the bank by the local government COVID-19 Taskforce team for failing to obey the state safety measures of the disease. In an interview with journalists in Abakaliki, the local government chairman, Hon Oko Enyim said that the local government during its stakeholders meeting last week directed all banks, restaurants, drinking joints and other business areas to…

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How VIPs infected with COVID-19 frustrate govt’s efforts to contain disease

By our reporter. Efforts by the Lagos State Government to stop the spread of Coronavirus and fight COVID-19 pandemic are being increasingly undermined by some rich individuals in society afflicted by the disease. Ashamed to go to the public health facility at Yaba earmarked by the state government for the treatment of patients down with COVID-19, these coronavirus infected affluent members of society are resorting to treatment in private clinics, putting medics in such hospitals and whoever came in…

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Why President Muhammadu Buhari extended COVID-19 lockdown for two weeks in Lagos, Ogun, FCT

President Buhari of Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday announced a two-week extension of COVID-19 lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, saying that to curb the spread of the pandemic has become a matter of ‘life and death’ in order to save a large number of the citizens from contracting the novel disease. This is contained in his 60-paragraph speech he gave for 19 minutes at 7pm at the State House, Abuja on Monday. The…

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LEDAP urges Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to provide testing kits to prisons, police cells

PTF on Covid-19 members. By Editor. 9/4/2020. Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a pressure group, has commended the efforts of government to curtail COVID19 in Nigeria but urgently asked the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 to provide safety facilities and testing kits to all Nigerian Correctional Services centers, (Prisons), and law enforcement detention places in order to curb the spread of the pandemic at these places. In a release circulated to media men today and signed by the…

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President Buhari directs lawmakers from foreign trips to report at NCDC

Senate President/Chairman National Assembly, Lawan. By Editor. 23/3/20 Following reports that some lawmakers from the National Assembly who returned to the country recently from foreign tours and refused to submit themselves to be tested at the airports for Covid 19, Mr. Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has written to the two presiding officers of the senate and the House of Representatives, Messrs Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila respectively and urged them to direct the…

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