ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA  ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020

  1.   Fellow Nigerians, 2.   From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3.   The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis. 4.   Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly. 5.    By…

Pantami And Ministerial Arrogancy By Emmanuel John

The uncouth behaviour of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, during the commissioning of the NCC complex in Mbora, in the presence of the President is unfortunate to say the least. This could only happen in Nigeria where Muhammadu Buhari is the President. In saner climes, the minister could have resigned for disrespecting the office of the President or fired. The Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Danbatta, is not a good story for the commission, but for the commission’s reputation, the minister could have responded with protocol and…

Dabiri-Erewa eulogises Bola Tinubu at 68

The Chairman and CEO of Nigerian in the Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM,Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has felicitated with the National leader of ruling All Progressive Party ,APC and former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on celebration of his 68th birthday. NiDCOM Boss in a birthday message she personally signed described Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a rare leader of leaders. The message read : “It is with great honour that i felicitate with you sir, my leader and political mentor,  as you clock 68 years on the surface of the earth…

COVID-19 : Police alert Nigerians on emerging crime trends ……..reel-out security tips  

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,has enjoined members of the public to remain vigilant and take precautionary actions against criminal elements who might explore the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic to increase and diversify their criminal activities. The IGP’s advice is informed by intelligence at the disposal of the Force which suggested that fraud and cybercrime are expected to rise at this time owing to the lock-down emplaced by Government at all levels to curb the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Intelligence obtained from the INTERPOL Headquarters shown that…

COVID-19: Three top University of Ibadan staff test positive

The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and the Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan have both tested positive for coronavirus. The Public Relations Officer of UCH, Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday. The CMD of UCH, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, had earlier revealed news of contracting the virus on his official Twitter account: @UchCmd. Otegbayo tweeted: “On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12-man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the…

Gov Sani- Bello felicitates with Bola Tinubu @ 68

The Niger state Governor , Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a true democrat and blessing to the nation. In a Press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, Governor Sani Bello felicitated with the APC stalwart, described him as a phenomenon in the annals of the nation’s political history. “Turning 68 is a huge milestone especially to someone who never gets tired of doing great things in great ways; someone who has provided the much-needed guide…

COVID-19: NYSC commends corps medical personnel

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim and the Management of the scheme expressed deeply appreciation over the unparalleled sacrifices being made by the Corps Medical Personnel (CMP), comprised Corps Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and other paramedics, sequel to hour of global challenge imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement signed by Mrs.Adenike Adeyemi ,Director, Press and Public Relations read: “They have remained in their respective states of deployment, complementing the efforts of the medical teams fighting to treat the victims of the pandemic and stem the…

REVEALED : UCH CMD Tests Positive, Among Oyo’s 4 New COVID-19 Cases

Prof Jesse A. Otegbayo, the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, UCH Ibadan has tested positive for coronavirus a pandemic that has killed thousands globally. Otegbayo disclosed this in a statement earlier today. According to him on Wednesday morning one of the hospital‘s staffshowed symptoms of COVID-19 and when the results of the staff test were released on Friday morning he tested positive. He stressed further that this necessitated him and every other member of who participated in a12 man quarterly board meeting on Monday alongside the individual…

COVID-19: NCDC receives four ambulances from Aliko Dangote Foundation

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has received four ambulances from the Aliko Dangote Foundation to support the COVID-19 pandemic response activities in Lagos State. The NCDC disclosed this through its verified Twitter account on Saturday. It expressed gratitude for collective efforts demonstrated by the government and private sector in response to the Coronavirus  outbreak. The agency stated that it had also received support from Airtel Nigeria and MTN Nigeria  to ensure mobile users were receiving verified information on the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. It added that…

JAGABAN: NIGERIA GREATEST GAME CHANGER @68 by Abba Dukawa

There is no doubt that many aspects of development by individuals have been fired and propelled by vision which is regarded as an indispensable ingredient and catalyst in the dynamics of human existence. This is why Woodrow Wilson once emphasized that “no one that does not see vision will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise”, a pragmatic statement reinforced by that of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Where there is no vision, a people perish. Thomas Mann once declared that ‘the destiny of man presents its…