Niger Govt Quits Tripartite Agreement on Madalla Housing Estate  …as schools in the state set to reopen 

Niger State Government has officially and mutually exited the tripartite agreement on the Madalla Housing Estate in Suleja Local Government Area. The Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Barrister Muhktar Nasale announced this while briefing Journalists on the Council’s resolutions on some issues. Barrister Nasale explained that the agreement was between the State Government, a private construction firm and the Federal Mortgage Bank added that the project has lasted more than 17 years without completion. Barrister Nasale said that the three parties involved have agreed to wave the investment that have…

Polio: Senate urges relevant agencies to sustain immunization of children

The Senate has called on government at the federal and state levels, as well as relevant Ministries and Agencies to sustain the immunization of infants and children in the country. The call was made against the backdrop of a motion considered to commemorate the declaration of Nigeria as a polio virus free nation by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, 11th June, 2020. The upper chamber while congratulating the Federal Government for the feat, urged the Federal Ministry of Health to adopt guidelines and other measures to prevent the…

Mobile Squadron Base: I am happy with Makinde, says Alaafin …as Governor commissions Aafin Oyo PHC

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, said on Wednesday that he bore no grudge against the governor of  Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde over the location of the Police Mobile Force, Ago-Are in Oke Ogun axis of the state. Oba Adeyemi, who stated this while receiving the Governor on a courtesy visit, stated that if he had any grudge, he would have communicated the same to the governor. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that the governor was in…

COVID-19: NYSC meets NCDC on strategies for Post-Lockdown operations

As efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the National Youth Service Corps is strategizing for safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this during a courtesy visit to his counterpart of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja. He informed the NCDC Chief Executive that NYSC suspended the 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Orientation Course just one week into the exercise as a proactive measure…

Covid-19: Osun Govt rolls out Guidelines For Burials

As part efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the state government of Osun has rolled out safety protocols to be followed during burial rites by relatives of the deceased. This was contained in a release signed by Prince Wole Oyebamiji,Secretary to the State Government of Osun. The statement read: For any burial in the state of Osun, henceforth, there must not be more than 20 people who must put on nose masks at the burial site. The relatives of the deceased must provide…

COVID-19: Oyetola commissions 160-bed Isolation Centre equipped by CA-COVID in Osogbo

The Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on Wednesday commissioned a state-of-the-art isolation centre in Osogbo as part of efforts to complement the effective and efficient management of Coronavirus pandemic in the state. He said the Coalition Against COVID-19 (Ca-COVID) renovated the health facility and donated equipment and consumables for 100 beds to which the state government added 60 beds. On the same premises, the state has another 20-room single beds isolation centre, giving the Mercyland facility a 180-bed isolation centre . Inaugurating the facility, Governor Oyetola disclosed that the facility…

Reddington performs ‘first complex open-heart surgery’ in Nigeria

Reddington Hospital, Lagos, says it performed the most complex open-heart surgery in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Olatunde Lalude, the hospital’s group medical director, announced the feat at a press conference on Monday. He said the surgery was conducted by a team of 19 Nigerian medical experts on a 66-year-old man who had multiple cardiac problems. Lalude said the surgery involved a coronary artery bypass graft, repair of mitral valve, as well as intervention made in the patient’s kidneys and other related vital organs. He said the patient’s heart rate…

COVID-19: Oyo releases food advisory to boost immunity …..as Makinde vowed to reveal identity of company with 38 infections Tuesday 

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr.Seyi Makinde, on Monday, released a food advisory, which he said experts have certified as immune boosters that could help the human body prevent attacks of COVID-19. The Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, while addressing newsmen at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, on Monday, shortly after a meeting of the Task Force, said that the food advisory was certified by Professor Olatunde Farombi, a Professor of Biochemistry and Head of Department of Biochemistry, at the University of…

POST-COVID-19: WHAT PRESIDENT BUHARI IS DOING, AND WILL DO, BY PRESIDENCY

There is global anxiety on what the future holds for humanity post-COVID-19, particularly in respect of the economy, healthcare, job security, and general wellbeing. Naturally, Nigerians are not immune from the disquietude, as they belong to the global community. Below is a checklist of some measures that President Muhammadu Buhari has taken, and will further take, to make life abundant for Nigerians. This should assuage some apprehensions: An economic team, headed by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning has been set up to examine the impact of COVID-19…

COVID19: Niger state records third confirmed case ……as 43 passengers repatriated to state of abode

A third case of COVID19 has been recorded in Minna,Niger state. This was made known by the Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services Dr Muhammad Makusidi Dr Makusidi explained that the COVID19 patient who is over 30 years is a driver from Kano State and was driving-pass Minna towards Kano when he was intercepted for flouting the Niger State COVID19 movement restriction order. The Commissioner said the driver was tried by the mobile court and quarantined, where his sample was taken to Abuja for test and it returned positive. He…