Gov Sani Bello mourns Barr Danlami Wushishi

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani has commiserated with the family, friends and the legal Practitioners in the State over the death of a young, vibrant Legal Practitioner with the State Ministry of justice, Barrister Danlamin Alhaji Wushishi. A statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, the Governor expressed sadness over the demise of Barrister Danlami Alhaji Wushishi adding that he was committed to his duties and served the state government in various capacities. Governor Sani Bello, who prayed for the reposed soul of late Barrister Danlami,…

COVID-19: Two test positive, isolation process initiated, says Oyo Task Force …state to promulgate law on COVID-19 pandemic

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force has said that confirmation tests for two suspected cases of the disease have come out positive. It stated that one of the two new cases was a 28-year-old woman who returned to Nigeria from the United Arab Emirate on March 22, 2020 while the other was a 42-year-old contact of an earlier confirmed case. The task force made these known in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa. The statement read: “The COVID-19 confirmation test for…

COVID-19: PDP Elders support Makinde, say total lockdown not necessary

Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter, have thrown their weights behind the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on the measures being put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state. The elders, who spoke through a statement signed by Dr. Saka Balogun, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, following a meeting in which they adhered to the directives of the state government on social distancing, expressed their support for Governor Makinde’s decision not to totally lockdown the state in…

Lawan, Gbajabiamila fault SIP implementation, want the scheme backed by law

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila made their reservations about the scheme at a meeting held on Tuesday with the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq and some top officials of the Ministry. The meeting was attended…

LOCKDOWN : NUJ FCT condemns harassment of Journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council has cautioned security agencies against using the Covid-19 shutdown to harass journalists as they go about their lawful duties. In a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday and signed by its Secretary, Mr. Ochiaka Ugwu, it urged the security personnel to respect journalists as essential service providers and major partner in the efforts to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Council called on heads of security agencies in FCT to caution their officers and men from harassing journalists in the discharge…

COVID-19 ; Wolekanle Disburses Cash Palliatives To Ogbomoso Residents

It was a jubilation galore as thousands of persons in the valiant town of Ogbomoso received cash relief package from Hon Akinwale Solomon Akinwole fondly called Wolekanle by his admirers. The cash relief package which was distributed irrespective of political affiliations with the sole aim of assisting the downtrodden at this critical period took place at the Osupa Baptist Day School and DC Primary School ,Orita Naira areas in Ogbomoso.   Wolekanle who spoke from his base in Abuja appreciated the efforts of governments at all levels as well as…

COVID-19: CP Niger warns Nigerlites against violation of restriction order

Niger State Police Command has warned members of the public to fully comply with the new restriction order between 2.00pm to 10.00pm in the interest of public safety,said anyone who violated this order shall be dealt with in accordance with NIGER STATE COVID-19 ORDER 2020 Section 17 Sub-Section (2). The warning was in furtherance to the Niger State Government directive on the recent review of the social restriction order to have been relaxed in the State from 2.00pm to 10.00pm beginning from Sunday, 5th April, 2020 and the pronouncement of…

COVID 19: Protect yourself, others, committee urges Journalists

The newly inaugurated media sensitisation and monitoring committee of the Nigeria Union of jourmalists NUJ FCT has cautioned journalists rendering essential services during the COVID 19 lockdown to observe all safety and precautionary measures needed to avoid worsening the pandemic. In a release signed by the Secretary of the committee, Comrade Titi Olademehin, the committee expressed concerns over the reckless manner at which reporters and cameramen exposed themselves while covering the arraignment of popular actress Funke Akindele for flouting of the Lagos State government’s lockdown  directives. “Journalists, especially photojournalists who…

Covid-19: NUJ FCT Inaugurates Committee

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has inaugurated its sensitization and monitoring committee on the coronavirus pandemic. The 7-man committee was announced by the Chairman of council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, on Monday in Abuja. A statement by the Secretary of the NUJ FCT Council, Comrade Ochiaka Ugwu, named those in the committee which include; Patrick Osadebamwen, Vice Chairman of Council and Team Lead; Benjamin Ubiri, Titi Oladimehin, Aisha Ali, Ruth Tene, Martins Odeh and Taiwo Olalere. Some of the terms of reference of the committee include; i. to monitor the…

COVID-19: Mainstream Energy Solution donates health equipment to Niger state Govt

Niger state government has taken delivery of medical equipment donated by mainstream energy solution limited to complement government’s efforts inthe fight against COVID-19 in the state. The items worth N500 million was to be shared among Niger and Kogi States as well as the Federal Capital Teritory. Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, Wife of Niger state Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello commended the Foundation for the donation and assured that the items would be put to good use.   Some of the items received included: Ventilator…