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  •  The All Progressives Congress APC has lauded the leadership of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF headed by Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti saying that the forum is well alive APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary Mr Yekini Nabena who said this on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja urged Nigerians to disregard the comment made by Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers who described the forum as a toothless bulldog Nabena was reacting to Wike s comment on Monday in Port Harcourt describing the NGF as a toothless bulldog Wike had accused the APC led federal government of destroying the NGF alleging that the forum lost its strength immediately the ruling party came into power in 2015 However the APC chieftain urged Nigerians to disregard the comment saying that the NGF is well alive under civilised Fayemi He urged Wike to open up on the major role he played when the Peoples Democratic Party PDP government introduced the 16 is greater than 19 political formula Does he thinks that Nigerians can forget in a hurry the major role he played as a PDP minister when the then Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi scored 19 votes but former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang who scored 16 votes was recognised as NGF Chairman Wike also needs to be reminded of the major role he played as a foot soldier who engineered the banning of the then Gov Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa from participating in the PDP governorship primaries in 2011 If the NGF has been killed as Wike states it is clear who the killer and grave digger is Nabena said According to him Wike needs to wake up to the reality of a new era of justice fairness and true democracy under the administration of the APC
    APC lauds NGF leadership, urges Nigerians to disregard Wike’s comment
     The All Progressives Congress APC has lauded the leadership of the Nigeria Governors Forum NGF headed by Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti saying that the forum is well alive APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary Mr Yekini Nabena who said this on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja urged Nigerians to disregard the comment made by Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers who described the forum as a toothless bulldog Nabena was reacting to Wike s comment on Monday in Port Harcourt describing the NGF as a toothless bulldog Wike had accused the APC led federal government of destroying the NGF alleging that the forum lost its strength immediately the ruling party came into power in 2015 However the APC chieftain urged Nigerians to disregard the comment saying that the NGF is well alive under civilised Fayemi He urged Wike to open up on the major role he played when the Peoples Democratic Party PDP government introduced the 16 is greater than 19 political formula Does he thinks that Nigerians can forget in a hurry the major role he played as a PDP minister when the then Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi scored 19 votes but former Plateau Governor Jonah Jang who scored 16 votes was recognised as NGF Chairman Wike also needs to be reminded of the major role he played as a foot soldier who engineered the banning of the then Gov Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa from participating in the PDP governorship primaries in 2011 If the NGF has been killed as Wike states it is clear who the killer and grave digger is Nabena said According to him Wike needs to wake up to the reality of a new era of justice fairness and true democracy under the administration of the APC
    APC lauds NGF leadership, urges Nigerians to disregard Wike’s comment
    Politics2 years ago

    APC lauds NGF leadership, urges Nigerians to disregard Wike’s comment

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), has lauded the leadership of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) headed by Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti,  saying that the forum is well alive.

    APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, who said this on Tuesday at a news conference in Abuja,urged Nigerians to disregard the comment made by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers who described the forum as a “toothless bulldog”.

    Nabena was reacting to Wike’s comment on Monday in Port Harcourt,  describing the NGF as “a toothless bulldog”.

    Wike had accused the APC-led federal government of destroying the NGF, alleging that the forum lost its strength immediately the ruling party came into power in 2015.

    However,  the APC chieftain urged Nigerians to disregard the comment, saying that the NGF is well alive under civilised Fayemi.

    He urged Wike to open up on the major role he played when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government introduced the “16 is greater than 19 political formula”.

    “Does he thinks that Nigerians can forget in a hurry the major role he played as a PDP minister when the then Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amaechi scored 19 votes, but former Plateau Governor, Jonah Jang who scored 16 votes was recognised as NGF Chairman?

    “Wike also needs to be reminded of the major role he played as a foot soldier who engineered the banning of the then Gov. Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa from participating in the PDP governorship primaries in 2011.

    “If the NGF has been “killed” as Wike states, it is clear who the killer and grave digger is,” Nabena said.

    According to him, Wike needs to wake up to the reality of a new era of justice, fairness and true democracy under the administration of the APC.

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  •  Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday said the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians benefited maximally from the nation s power sector for improved supply Lawan said this when he declared open an investigative hearing on Federal Government interventions in the power sector organised by Senate Committee on Power The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the investigative hearing Title Power Sector Recovery Plan and COVID 19 Pandemic was designed to investigate the viability of N1 8 trillion Federal Government interventions in the sector since privatisation Lawan who said that the nation was yet to get it right in power noted that Nigerians could not be competitive in international trade and make significant progress without electricity He said the National Assembly was concerned hence it mandated its committee to investigate the sector adding that the senate would soon consider the report of the committee on resumption at plenary The senate leader said there was need for Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE to look at the share purchased agreement undertaken with the stakeholders at privatisation to make the sector better According to him there is need to review the Power Purchase Agreement PPA as Nigerian was losing billions of naira monthly without supply of electricity because of the PPA We must remedy to the situation it is either we ask the DisCos to look for more partners or government divest its 40 per cent share to other investors to manage We must revisit the PPAs Lawan said The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed in her presentation said the Federal Government had initiated various projects with multilateral agencies to revamp the sector She listed the projects to include the 486 million dollars World Bank approved Nigeria Electricity Transmission and Access Project 350 million dollars World Bank Nigeria Electrification Project and African Development Bank 200 million dollars that was undergoing approval process Other projects according to the minister are the 26 million dollars World Bank North Core Dorsale Nord Inter Connector project under approval process Also 170 million dollars AFD Abuja Power Feeding Scheme that is also undergoing approval process 750 million dollars Power Sector Recovery Program and the 700 mega watts hydro power project already approved by the China Exim Bank She said it was expected that services in the power sector would improve as the aforementioned projects moves into various stages of implementations Earlier the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power Sen Gabriel Suswam PDP Benue said the various interventions of government for the sector did not result into success as was expected after privatisation He said this was occasioned the investigation by the Senate Some of the agencies of government expected to make presentation at the two day public hearing include the Ministry of Power its agencies the Electricity Generation Companies GenCos and Distribution Companies DisCos among others Edited By Modupe Adeloye Grace Yussuf NAN
    Senate is determine to ensure Nigerians benefit from power sector -Lawan
     Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Monday said the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians benefited maximally from the nation s power sector for improved supply Lawan said this when he declared open an investigative hearing on Federal Government interventions in the power sector organised by Senate Committee on Power The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the investigative hearing Title Power Sector Recovery Plan and COVID 19 Pandemic was designed to investigate the viability of N1 8 trillion Federal Government interventions in the sector since privatisation Lawan who said that the nation was yet to get it right in power noted that Nigerians could not be competitive in international trade and make significant progress without electricity He said the National Assembly was concerned hence it mandated its committee to investigate the sector adding that the senate would soon consider the report of the committee on resumption at plenary The senate leader said there was need for Bureau of Public Enterprise BPE to look at the share purchased agreement undertaken with the stakeholders at privatisation to make the sector better According to him there is need to review the Power Purchase Agreement PPA as Nigerian was losing billions of naira monthly without supply of electricity because of the PPA We must remedy to the situation it is either we ask the DisCos to look for more partners or government divest its 40 per cent share to other investors to manage We must revisit the PPAs Lawan said The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed in her presentation said the Federal Government had initiated various projects with multilateral agencies to revamp the sector She listed the projects to include the 486 million dollars World Bank approved Nigeria Electricity Transmission and Access Project 350 million dollars World Bank Nigeria Electrification Project and African Development Bank 200 million dollars that was undergoing approval process Other projects according to the minister are the 26 million dollars World Bank North Core Dorsale Nord Inter Connector project under approval process Also 170 million dollars AFD Abuja Power Feeding Scheme that is also undergoing approval process 750 million dollars Power Sector Recovery Program and the 700 mega watts hydro power project already approved by the China Exim Bank She said it was expected that services in the power sector would improve as the aforementioned projects moves into various stages of implementations Earlier the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power Sen Gabriel Suswam PDP Benue said the various interventions of government for the sector did not result into success as was expected after privatisation He said this was occasioned the investigation by the Senate Some of the agencies of government expected to make presentation at the two day public hearing include the Ministry of Power its agencies the Electricity Generation Companies GenCos and Distribution Companies DisCos among others Edited By Modupe Adeloye Grace Yussuf NAN
    Senate is determine to ensure Nigerians benefit from power sector -Lawan
    Politics2 years ago

    Senate is determine to ensure Nigerians benefit from power sector -Lawan

    Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Monday said the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians benefited maximally from the nation’s power sector for improved supply.

    Lawan said this when he declared open an investigative hearing on Federal Government interventions in the power sector organised by Senate Committee on Power.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the investigative hearing, Title: Power Sector Recovery Plan and COVID-19 Pandemic was designed to investigate the viability of N1.8 trillion Federal Government interventions in the sector since privatisation.

    Lawan, who said that the nation was yet to get it right in power, noted that Nigerians could not be competitive in international trade and make significant progress without electricity.

    He said the National Assembly was concerned hence it mandated its committee to investigate the sector, adding that the senate would soon consider the report of the committee on resumption at plenary.

    The senate leader said there was need for Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to look at the share purchased agreement undertaken with the stakeholders at privatisation to make the sector better.

    According to him, there is need to review the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) as Nigerian was losing billions of naira monthly without supply of electricity because of the PPA.

    “We must remedy to the situation, it is either we ask the DisCos to look for more partners, or government divest its 40 per cent share to other investors to manage.

    “We must revisit the PPAs, ” Lawan said.

    The Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed in her presentation said the Federal Government had initiated various projects with multilateral agencies to revamp the sector.

    She listed the projects to include the 486 million dollars World Bank approved Nigeria Electricity Transmission and Access Project, 350 million dollars World Bank Nigeria Electrification Project and African Development Bank 200 million dollars that was undergoing approval process.

    Other projects, according to the minister, are the 26 million dollars World Bank North Core Dorsale Nord Inter Connector project under approval process.

    Also, 170 million dollars, AFD Abuja Power Feeding Scheme that is also undergoing approval process,750 million dollars Power Sector Recovery Program and the 700 mega watts hydro power project already approved by the China Exim Bank.

    She said it was expected that services in the power sector would improve as the aforementioned projects moves into various stages of implementations.

    Earlier, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Sen.Gabriel Suswam (PDP Benue) said the various interventions of government for the sector did not result into success as was expected after privatisation.

    He said this was occasioned the investigation by the Senate.

    Some of the agencies of government expected to make presentation at the two-day public hearing include the Ministry of Power, its agencies, the  Electricity Generation Companies (GenCos) and Distribution Companies (DisCos) among others.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Grace Yussuf (NAN)

  •  Dr Madewa Adebajo Medical Director Alimosho General Hospital Igando on Monday urged Nigerians to embrace blood donation as a regular practice to help sustain patients in need of blood Madewa made the remarks during an event organised by the hospital to mark the 2020 World Blood Donor Day in Igando Lagos state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Blood Donor Day commemorated every June 14 globally is to create awareness on the need for regular blood donations to save lives The event was also used to appreciate the voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life saving gift of blood Adebajo said that the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic should not deter people from donating blood noting that blood samples taken from donors did not enhance cross transmission of the virus to other patients The Medical Director said Blood donation should be a regular practice among the citizenry especially for those who actually require it because it is a life saving gesture that should be embraced COVID 19 is not identified in the blood following various studies but rather the respiratory tract The virus is only predominant in the respiratory tract of infected carrier so such blood samples are bereft of any form of cross transmission to users The blood could only have antibodies probably from previously infected people but definitely not one that poses danger to prospective patients using such blood samples Madewa said that the hospital already had a committee that sensitised communities within the locality to the importance of blood donation to meet its demand for blood He said that the Lagos State Ministry of Health had always called for constant blood donation to meet the 260 000 units of blood required for victims annually in the state Alimosho is a rather large community which calls for 24 hours weekly supply of blood We are already sensitising communities to imbibed voluntary blood donation culture for ample blood supply he said Mr Abdulsalam Mubarak the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jumat blood donating team told NAN that blood donation was a binding practice for its members Mubarak said that the practice was an inculcating habit since childhood for all its members even as blood building strategies were put in place to sustain such doctrine amongst them This is a worldwide Islamic Society that has a motto Love for all hatred for none It is imperative to imbibe a non monetary valued gesture and preserving humanity is a priority to us through blood donation he said Edited By JaneFrances Oraka Donald Ugwu NAN
    Medical expert urges Nigerians to embrace blood donation
     Dr Madewa Adebajo Medical Director Alimosho General Hospital Igando on Monday urged Nigerians to embrace blood donation as a regular practice to help sustain patients in need of blood Madewa made the remarks during an event organised by the hospital to mark the 2020 World Blood Donor Day in Igando Lagos state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the World Blood Donor Day commemorated every June 14 globally is to create awareness on the need for regular blood donations to save lives The event was also used to appreciate the voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life saving gift of blood Adebajo said that the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic should not deter people from donating blood noting that blood samples taken from donors did not enhance cross transmission of the virus to other patients The Medical Director said Blood donation should be a regular practice among the citizenry especially for those who actually require it because it is a life saving gesture that should be embraced COVID 19 is not identified in the blood following various studies but rather the respiratory tract The virus is only predominant in the respiratory tract of infected carrier so such blood samples are bereft of any form of cross transmission to users The blood could only have antibodies probably from previously infected people but definitely not one that poses danger to prospective patients using such blood samples Madewa said that the hospital already had a committee that sensitised communities within the locality to the importance of blood donation to meet its demand for blood He said that the Lagos State Ministry of Health had always called for constant blood donation to meet the 260 000 units of blood required for victims annually in the state Alimosho is a rather large community which calls for 24 hours weekly supply of blood We are already sensitising communities to imbibed voluntary blood donation culture for ample blood supply he said Mr Abdulsalam Mubarak the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jumat blood donating team told NAN that blood donation was a binding practice for its members Mubarak said that the practice was an inculcating habit since childhood for all its members even as blood building strategies were put in place to sustain such doctrine amongst them This is a worldwide Islamic Society that has a motto Love for all hatred for none It is imperative to imbibe a non monetary valued gesture and preserving humanity is a priority to us through blood donation he said Edited By JaneFrances Oraka Donald Ugwu NAN
    Medical expert urges Nigerians to embrace blood donation
    Health2 years ago

    Medical expert urges Nigerians to embrace blood donation

    Dr Madewa Adebajo, Medical Director, Alimosho General Hospital, Igando, on Monday urged Nigerians to embrace blood donation as a regular practice to help sustain patients in need of blood.

     

    Madewa made the remarks during an event organised by the hospital to mark the 2020 World Blood Donor Day in Igando, Lagos state.

     

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the World Blood Donor Day, commemorated every June 14, globally is to create awareness on the need for regular blood donations to save lives.

     

    The event was also used to appreciate the voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gift of blood.

     

    Adebajo said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should not deter people from donating blood, noting that blood samples taken from donors did not enhance cross transmission of the virus to other patients.

     

    The Medical Director said: “Blood donation should be a regular practice among the citizenry, especially for those who actually require it, because it is a life saving gesture that should be embraced.

     

    “COVID-19 is not identified in the blood following various studies, but, rather, the respiratory tract.

     

    “The virus is only predominant in the respiratory tract of infected carrier, so such blood samples are bereft of any form of cross-transmission to users.

     

    “The blood could only have antibodies, probably from previously infected people, but definitely, not one that poses danger to prospective patients using such blood samples.”

     

    Madewa said that the hospital already had a committee that sensitised communities within the locality to the importance of blood donation to meet its demand for blood.

     

    He said that the Lagos State Ministry of Health had always called for constant blood donation to meet the 260,000 units of blood required for victims annually in the state.

     

    “Alimosho is a rather large community, which calls for 24 hours weekly supply of blood. We are already sensitising communities to imbibed voluntary blood donation culture for ample blood supply,” he said.

     

    Mr Abdulsalam Mubarak, the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jumat blood donating team, told NAN that blood donation was a binding practice for its members.

     

    Mubarak said that the practice was an inculcating habit since childhood for all its members, even as blood building strategies were put in place to sustain such doctrine amongst them.

     

    “This is a worldwide Islamic Society that has a motto, “Love for all, hatred for none.

     

    “It is imperative to imbibe a non-monetary valued gesture and preserving humanity is a priority to us through blood donation,” he said.


    Edited By: JaneFrances Oraka/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has cautioned Nigerians against building houses under high tension power transmission lines to avoid electrocution NEMA South East Coordinator Mr Fred Anusim made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Monday Anusim noted that electricity transmission and high tension wires could snap break cut and fall anytime without given notice or pre warning According to him it will be difficult to imagine the disaster such an incident would cause if the wire fall on the roof of an inhabited building The coordinator noted that Nigerians must observe and take note of structures within an environment before investing in building or renting apartment therein As NEMA moves from reactionary to proactive emergency response it is pertinent that those already living under Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN electricity power lines or power lines right of way should make haste to relocate and leave in a safe place NEMA is also discouraging Nigerians from building under electricity high tension wires or close to it Nigerians must think safety first especially in choosing or finding a place to build or reside with their families Building and estate developers should not build under or very close to these high tension wires as they risk their lives and that of others that will unsuspecting inhabit such a place he said Anusim also urged Nigerians to desist from erecting make shift structures such as trading shades or shops under high tension wire or close to power line right of way NAN reports that one Mrs Patience Ugbana 55 and her 10 year old granddaughter Adaeze were electrocuted after a high tension wire fell on their shop in Nnewi Anambra state on May 8 Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    NEMA cautious Nigerians against building houses under power line
     The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA has cautioned Nigerians against building houses under high tension power transmission lines to avoid electrocution NEMA South East Coordinator Mr Fred Anusim made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Monday Anusim noted that electricity transmission and high tension wires could snap break cut and fall anytime without given notice or pre warning According to him it will be difficult to imagine the disaster such an incident would cause if the wire fall on the roof of an inhabited building The coordinator noted that Nigerians must observe and take note of structures within an environment before investing in building or renting apartment therein As NEMA moves from reactionary to proactive emergency response it is pertinent that those already living under Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN electricity power lines or power lines right of way should make haste to relocate and leave in a safe place NEMA is also discouraging Nigerians from building under electricity high tension wires or close to it Nigerians must think safety first especially in choosing or finding a place to build or reside with their families Building and estate developers should not build under or very close to these high tension wires as they risk their lives and that of others that will unsuspecting inhabit such a place he said Anusim also urged Nigerians to desist from erecting make shift structures such as trading shades or shops under high tension wire or close to power line right of way NAN reports that one Mrs Patience Ugbana 55 and her 10 year old granddaughter Adaeze were electrocuted after a high tension wire fell on their shop in Nnewi Anambra state on May 8 Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    NEMA cautious Nigerians against building houses under power line
    Environment2 years ago

    NEMA cautious Nigerians against building houses under power line

    The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has cautioned Nigerians against building houses under high tension power transmission lines to avoid electrocution.

    NEMA South-East Coordinator, Mr Fred Anusim, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Monday.

    Anusim noted that electricity transmission and high tension wires could snap (break/cut) and fall anytime without given notice or pre-warning.

    According to him, it will be difficult to imagine the disaster such an incident would cause if the wire fall on the roof of an inhabited building.

    The coordinator noted that Nigerians must observe and take note of structures within an environment before investing in building or renting apartment therein.

    “As NEMA moves from reactionary to proactive emergency response, it is pertinent that those already living under Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) electricity power lines or power lines right-of-way should make haste to relocate and leave in a safe place.

    “NEMA is also discouraging Nigerians from building under electricity high tension wires or close to it.

    “Nigerians must think safety first especially in choosing or finding a place to build or reside with their families.

    “Building and estate developers should not build under or very close to these high tension wires; as they risk their lives and that of others that will unsuspecting inhabit such a place,’’ he said.

    Anusim also urged Nigerians to desist from erecting make-shift structures, such as trading shades or shops, under high tension wire or close to power line right-of-way.

    NAN reports that one Mrs Patience Ugbana, 55, and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Adaeze, were electrocuted after a high tension wire fell on their shop in Nnewi, Anambra state on May 8.


    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

     

  •  The Lagos State Government has discharged 48 additional coronavirus patients who tested negative twice to the virus Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu made the announcement in a statement in Lagos on Sunday saying that the patients discharged included 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners Good people of Lagos today 48 fully recovered COVID 19 patients 31 males and 17 females including 10 foreign nationals 2 Indians 4 Americans 2 polish 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch were discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society The patients 1 from Onikan 8 from Gbagada 10 from Agidingbi 14 from Lekki 4 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital and 11 from Eti Osa LandMark Isolation Centre were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID 19 With this the number of COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 1 185 Sanwo Olu said Edited By SilasNwoha NAN
    COVID-19: Lagos discharges 38 Nigerians, 10 foreigners
     The Lagos State Government has discharged 48 additional coronavirus patients who tested negative twice to the virus Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu made the announcement in a statement in Lagos on Sunday saying that the patients discharged included 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners Good people of Lagos today 48 fully recovered COVID 19 patients 31 males and 17 females including 10 foreign nationals 2 Indians 4 Americans 2 polish 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch were discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society The patients 1 from Onikan 8 from Gbagada 10 from Agidingbi 14 from Lekki 4 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital and 11 from Eti Osa LandMark Isolation Centre were discharged having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID 19 With this the number of COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 1 185 Sanwo Olu said Edited By SilasNwoha NAN
    COVID-19: Lagos discharges 38 Nigerians, 10 foreigners
    Politics2 years ago

    COVID-19: Lagos discharges 38 Nigerians, 10 foreigners

    The Lagos State Government has discharged 48 additional coronavirus patients, who tested negative twice to the virus.

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement in a statement in Lagos on Sunday, saying that the patients discharged included 38 Nigerians and 10 foreigners.

    ”Good people of Lagos, today, 48 fully-recovered COVID-19 patients, 31 males and 17 females, including 10 foreign nationals – 2 Indians; 4 Americans; 2 polish; 1 Brazilian and 1 Dutch were discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society.

    ”The patients, 1 from Onikan, 8 from Gbagada, 10 from Agidingbi, 14 from Lekki, 4 from Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital and 11 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) Isolation Centre were discharged, having fully recovered and tested negative to #COVID-19.

    ”With this, the number of #COVID19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos has risen to 1,185,” Sanwo-Olu said.



    Edited By: SilasNwoha (NAN)

     

  •  A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health Dr Uche Nwokwu has urged Nigerians to donate blood to reduce Coronavirus COVID 19 fatality and to save lives of those in need of blood Nwokwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day WBDD WBDD is celebrated every June 14 to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products and to appreciate blood donors for their life saving gifts of blood The people who are dying the fatalities are more of those who have underlying diseases and those underlying diseases may require blood transfusion If their haemoglobin concentrations were optimal they may have survived better than as it is now This type of pandemic is very crucial because these patients require blood transfusion inspite of the pandemic they are people that have other illnesses that also require blood The pandemic period is even a time that many more people can donate if you ask me I will say those who can t donate PPE Personal Protective Equipment money can donate blood Blood donation is a way of giving back to the society Giving back to humanity and giving back to our immediate environment in terms of contributing toward fighting COVID 19 he said According to him people who have different diseases condition need blood and pandemic of COVID 19 remains a novel virus that the pathology was yet to be fully understood There are a lot of theories about its pathogenesis pathophysiology people have talked about blood component of the disease They believe that shortage of blood to the lungs is the more reason that COVID 19 patients need blood One thing we must understand is that blood is what carries oxygen from the lungs to other tissues of the body Nwokwu a consultant haematologist at the National Cancer Control Programme in the ministry however called on the stakeholders in health sector to create more awareness on the benefits of donating blood He urged them to use the WBDD to raise awareness for blood donation saying World Blood Donor Day is a very crucial day for the health system WBDD is a day where awareness is being raised and people are enlightened on the need to donate blood to save lives blood is life anytime you donate blood life us saved Blood donation is very critical component of patient care ranging from those we have in Trauma following road traffic accidents those that are going for surgeries and those with critical illnesses that require blood transfusion So it is a very important day for awareness to be raised across the globe and in our own case in the country for need for people to willing voluntarily donate blood Voluntary donors are found to be safer than those who donate blood for replacement maybe for family relations and those who are doing it for business The consultant emphasised that those who voluntarily donate have a safer blood product than those who do it for monetary gain or for relations NAN reports that WBDD is a set aside by the World Health Organisation WHO for member states and countries around the world to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products It is also a day set aside to thank blood donors for their life saving gifts of blood According to WHO blood is an important resource both for planned treatments and urgent interventions It can help patients suffering from life threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds natural disasters accidents armed conflicts etc and has an essential life saving role in maternal and perinatal care A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system declared the globsl health body Edited By Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    COVID-19: Haematologist urges Nigerians to donate blood to reduce fatality
     A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health Dr Uche Nwokwu has urged Nigerians to donate blood to reduce Coronavirus COVID 19 fatality and to save lives of those in need of blood Nwokwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day WBDD WBDD is celebrated every June 14 to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products and to appreciate blood donors for their life saving gifts of blood The people who are dying the fatalities are more of those who have underlying diseases and those underlying diseases may require blood transfusion If their haemoglobin concentrations were optimal they may have survived better than as it is now This type of pandemic is very crucial because these patients require blood transfusion inspite of the pandemic they are people that have other illnesses that also require blood The pandemic period is even a time that many more people can donate if you ask me I will say those who can t donate PPE Personal Protective Equipment money can donate blood Blood donation is a way of giving back to the society Giving back to humanity and giving back to our immediate environment in terms of contributing toward fighting COVID 19 he said According to him people who have different diseases condition need blood and pandemic of COVID 19 remains a novel virus that the pathology was yet to be fully understood There are a lot of theories about its pathogenesis pathophysiology people have talked about blood component of the disease They believe that shortage of blood to the lungs is the more reason that COVID 19 patients need blood One thing we must understand is that blood is what carries oxygen from the lungs to other tissues of the body Nwokwu a consultant haematologist at the National Cancer Control Programme in the ministry however called on the stakeholders in health sector to create more awareness on the benefits of donating blood He urged them to use the WBDD to raise awareness for blood donation saying World Blood Donor Day is a very crucial day for the health system WBDD is a day where awareness is being raised and people are enlightened on the need to donate blood to save lives blood is life anytime you donate blood life us saved Blood donation is very critical component of patient care ranging from those we have in Trauma following road traffic accidents those that are going for surgeries and those with critical illnesses that require blood transfusion So it is a very important day for awareness to be raised across the globe and in our own case in the country for need for people to willing voluntarily donate blood Voluntary donors are found to be safer than those who donate blood for replacement maybe for family relations and those who are doing it for business The consultant emphasised that those who voluntarily donate have a safer blood product than those who do it for monetary gain or for relations NAN reports that WBDD is a set aside by the World Health Organisation WHO for member states and countries around the world to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products It is also a day set aside to thank blood donors for their life saving gifts of blood According to WHO blood is an important resource both for planned treatments and urgent interventions It can help patients suffering from life threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life and supports complex medical and surgical procedures Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds natural disasters accidents armed conflicts etc and has an essential life saving role in maternal and perinatal care A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system declared the globsl health body Edited By Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    COVID-19: Haematologist urges Nigerians to donate blood to reduce fatality
    Health2 years ago

    COVID-19: Haematologist urges Nigerians to donate blood to reduce fatality

    A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Uche Nwokwu, has urged Nigerians to donate blood to reduce Coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality and to save lives of those in need of blood.

    Nwokwu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

    WBDD is celebrated every June 14, to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products, and to appreciate blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

    “The people who are dying, the fatalities are more of those who have underlying diseases and those underlying diseases may require blood transfusion.

    “If their haemoglobin concentrations were optimal, they may have survived better than as it is now.

    “This type of pandemic is very crucial because these patients require blood transfusion, inspite of the pandemic; they are people that have other illnesses that also require blood.

    “The pandemic period is even a time that many more people can donate, if you ask me, I will say, those who can’t donate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), money, can donate blood.

    “Blood donation is a way of giving back to the society. Giving back to humanity and giving back to our immediate environment in terms of contributing toward fighting COVID-19,’’ he said.

    According to him, people who have different diseases condition need blood and pandemic of COVID-19 remains a novel virus that the pathology was yet to be fully understood.

    “There are a lot of theories about its pathogenesis, pathophysiology; people have talked about blood component of the disease.

    “They believe that shortage of blood to the lungs is the more reason that COVID-19 patients need blood.

    “One thing, we must understand is that blood is what carries oxygen from the lungs to other tissues of the body.’’

    Nwokwu, a consultant haematologist at the National Cancer Control Programme in the ministry, however, called on the stakeholders in health sector to create more awareness on the benefits of donating blood.

    He urged them to use the WBDD to raise awareness for blood donation, saying “World Blood Donor Day is a very crucial day for the health system.

    “WBDD is a day where awareness is being raised and people are enlightened on the need to donate blood to save lives; blood is life, anytime you donate blood, life us saved.

    “Blood donation is very critical component of patient care, ranging from those we have in Trauma, following road traffic accidents, those that are going for surgeries and those with critical illnesses that require blood transfusion.

    “So, it is a very important day for awareness to be raised across the globe and in our own case in the country for need for people to willing, voluntarily donate blood.

    “Voluntary donors are found to be safer than those who donate blood for replacement, maybe for family relations and those who are doing it for business.”

    The consultant emphasised that those who voluntarily donate have a safer blood product than those who do it for monetary gain or for relations.

    NAN reports that WBDD is a set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for member states’ and countries around the world, to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products.

    It is also a day set aside to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

    According to WHO, blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions.

    “It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures.

    “Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds (natural disasters, accidents, armed conflicts, etc.) and has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and perinatal care.

    “A blood service that gives patients access to safe blood and blood products in sufficient quantity is a key component of an effective health system,’’ declared the globsl health body.


    Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

     

     

     

  •  Mrs Christie Adejoh Lead Consultant Marcee Mega Communications on Saturday urged government and individual Nigerians to focus more on digital skills acquisition to remain compliant as COVID 19 ravaged the world Adejoh made the call during an online meeting organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC to address emerging trends in Nigerian cultural industry The theme of the programme was New Frontiers in Skills Acquisition during COVID 19 Adejoh said that acquiring digital skills currently was quite paramount to aid learning across all aspect of human endeavour She said government should create platforms where Nigerians could be familiarised with digital technology while individual Nigerians also take conscious efforts in improving on themselves We have attained an unprecedented season in our lives we are now in what we call the new normal new reality which will not go in a hurry This behoves on us to reset our developmental stride COVID 19 has put Nigeria on the better pedestrian so skills acquisition in digital technology should be underscored It is imperative to acquire skills in this area to get us all connected to digital learning and to enhance remote learning she said Adejoh noted that as a communication expert presentations online ought to be done in different ways compared to the physical presentations done pre COVID 19 She said digital skills were presently needed in every facet of the economy ranging from health finance education and all Adejoh however urged every Nigerian to be deliberate in learning new skills in the digital world for personal growth There is need for huge investment in human capital development the best way to develop oneself is to read and maintain good associations she said The communication expert urged Nigerians to embrace nation s culture which she said was the basis for growth Adejoh advised parents to familiarise their wards with their mother tongue African cuisines and everything indigenous to the nation as that would help at the critical period She also urged the federal government to consider all other aspects of the economy as money spinners if properly developed citing examples like the culture and agriculture industries As a nation we should focus on our culture and agric export as other means through which revenue can be generated it is time to pay minimal attention to oil The nation needs serious help in terms of e commerce and marketing the consultant said Adejoh called on all telecommunication companies in Nigeria to render some level of assistance without mitigating their profit in ensuring that Nigerians got access to data She said access to data and electricity were major setbacks for the digital world to thrive better in Nigeria Earlier the convener Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC said that huge opportunities abound even as COVID 19 ravaged the world He said every Nigerian must look inwards and acquire digital skills to remain relevant as personal development was key at this critical period Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Donald Ugwu NAN
    COVID-19: Communication expert tasks Nigerians on digital skills acquisition
     Mrs Christie Adejoh Lead Consultant Marcee Mega Communications on Saturday urged government and individual Nigerians to focus more on digital skills acquisition to remain compliant as COVID 19 ravaged the world Adejoh made the call during an online meeting organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture NCAC to address emerging trends in Nigerian cultural industry The theme of the programme was New Frontiers in Skills Acquisition during COVID 19 Adejoh said that acquiring digital skills currently was quite paramount to aid learning across all aspect of human endeavour She said government should create platforms where Nigerians could be familiarised with digital technology while individual Nigerians also take conscious efforts in improving on themselves We have attained an unprecedented season in our lives we are now in what we call the new normal new reality which will not go in a hurry This behoves on us to reset our developmental stride COVID 19 has put Nigeria on the better pedestrian so skills acquisition in digital technology should be underscored It is imperative to acquire skills in this area to get us all connected to digital learning and to enhance remote learning she said Adejoh noted that as a communication expert presentations online ought to be done in different ways compared to the physical presentations done pre COVID 19 She said digital skills were presently needed in every facet of the economy ranging from health finance education and all Adejoh however urged every Nigerian to be deliberate in learning new skills in the digital world for personal growth There is need for huge investment in human capital development the best way to develop oneself is to read and maintain good associations she said The communication expert urged Nigerians to embrace nation s culture which she said was the basis for growth Adejoh advised parents to familiarise their wards with their mother tongue African cuisines and everything indigenous to the nation as that would help at the critical period She also urged the federal government to consider all other aspects of the economy as money spinners if properly developed citing examples like the culture and agriculture industries As a nation we should focus on our culture and agric export as other means through which revenue can be generated it is time to pay minimal attention to oil The nation needs serious help in terms of e commerce and marketing the consultant said Adejoh called on all telecommunication companies in Nigeria to render some level of assistance without mitigating their profit in ensuring that Nigerians got access to data She said access to data and electricity were major setbacks for the digital world to thrive better in Nigeria Earlier the convener Otunba Olusegun Runsewe Director General NCAC said that huge opportunities abound even as COVID 19 ravaged the world He said every Nigerian must look inwards and acquire digital skills to remain relevant as personal development was key at this critical period Edited By Olawunmi Ashafa Donald Ugwu NAN
    COVID-19: Communication expert tasks Nigerians on digital skills acquisition
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    COVID-19: Communication expert tasks Nigerians on digital skills acquisition

    Mrs Christie Adejoh, Lead Consultant, Marcee Mega Communications, on Saturday urged government and individual Nigerians to focus more on digital skills acquisition to remain compliant as COVID-19 ravaged the world.

    Adejoh made the call during an online meeting organised by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), to address emerging trends in Nigerian cultural industry.

    The theme of the programme was: “New Frontiers in Skills Acquisition during COVID-19″.

    Adejoh said that acquiring digital skills currently was quite paramount to aid learning across all aspect of human endeavour.

    She said government should create platforms where Nigerians could be familiarised with digital technology while individual Nigerians also take conscious efforts in improving on themselves.

    ”We have attained an unprecedented season in our lives, we are now in what we call the new normal, new reality which will not go in a hurry.

    ”This behoves on us to reset our developmental stride, COVID-19 has put Nigeria on the better pedestrian, so skills acquisition in digital technology should be underscored.

    ”It is imperative to acquire skills in this area to get us all connected to digital learning and to enhance remote learning,” she said.

    Adejoh noted that as a communication expert, presentations online ought to be done in  different ways compared to the physical presentations done pre-COVID-19.

    She said digital skills were presently needed in every facet of the economy ranging from health, finance, education and all.

    Adejoh, however, urged every Nigerian to be deliberate in learning new skills in the digital world for personal growth.

    ”There is need for huge investment in human capital development, the best way to develop oneself is to read and maintain good associations,” she said.

    The communication expert urged Nigerians to embrace nation’s culture which she said was the basis for growth.

    Adejoh advised parents to familiarise their wards with their mother tongue, African cuisines and everything indigenous to the nation as that would help at the critical period.

    She also urged the federal government to consider all other aspects of the economy as money spinners if properly developed, citing examples like the culture and agriculture industries.

    ”As a nation, we should focus on our culture and agric-export as other means through which revenue can be generated, it is time to pay minimal attention to oil.

    ”The nation needs serious help in terms of e-commerce and marketing,” the consultant said.

    Adejoh called on all telecommunication companies in Nigeria to render some level of assistance without mitigating their profit in ensuring that Nigerians got access to data.

    She said access to data and electricity were major setbacks for the digital world to thrive better in Nigeria.

    Earlier, the convener, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, NCAC, said that huge opportunities abound even as COVID-19 ravaged the world.

    He said every Nigerian must look inwards and acquire digital skills to remain relevant as personal development was key at this critical period.


    Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM on Saturday confirmed the arrival of 269 Nigerians that were stranded in India in Lagos and Abuja The commission who announced their arrival on its Twitter handle said that the the 269 Nigerians arrived Nigeria at 2 00 a m NiDCOM said that evacuees were received from India at the Lagos and Abuja airports 103 in Lagos and 166 in Abuja passages arrived today Saturday June 13 at about 2 00 a m after a few hours of delay All evacuees are now on compulsory 14 days Self Isolation according to the new Protocol it said It was gathered that 103 evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos while 166 others landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja Edited Felix Ajide
    269 Nigerians stranded in India arrive Lagos, Abuja
     The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM on Saturday confirmed the arrival of 269 Nigerians that were stranded in India in Lagos and Abuja The commission who announced their arrival on its Twitter handle said that the the 269 Nigerians arrived Nigeria at 2 00 a m NiDCOM said that evacuees were received from India at the Lagos and Abuja airports 103 in Lagos and 166 in Abuja passages arrived today Saturday June 13 at about 2 00 a m after a few hours of delay All evacuees are now on compulsory 14 days Self Isolation according to the new Protocol it said It was gathered that 103 evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos while 166 others landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja Edited Felix Ajide
    269 Nigerians stranded in India arrive Lagos, Abuja
    Foreign2 years ago

    269 Nigerians stranded in India arrive Lagos, Abuja

    The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), on Saturday, confirmed the arrival of 269 Nigerians that were stranded in India in Lagos and Abuja.The commission, who announced their arrival on its Twitter handle, said that the the 269 Nigerians arrived Nigeria at  2:00 a.m.NiDCOM said that evacuees were received from India at the Lagos and Abuja airports.” 103 in Lagos and 166 in Abuja passages arrived today, Saturday, June 13, at about 2:00 a.m, after a few hours of delay.“All evacuees are now on compulsory 14 days Self Isolation according to the new Protocol, ” it said.It was gathered that 103 evacuees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, while 166 others landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.Edited /Felix Ajide

  •  The Nigerian Workforce Strategy and Enlightenment Centre NIWOSEC has urged Nigerians to imbibe patriotism and rise above religious sentiments and tribalism Dr David Ehindero the Executive Director and Lead Strategist of the centre made the appeal as Nigeria marked 21 years of democracy The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12 each year as Democracy Day Ehindero said in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin that only patriotism rather than religion and tribe would sustain and grow the nation s democracy He said that democracy being the best form of government offered a common platform where citizens had rights to make the choice of their representatives in government On the need to sustain the nation s democracy Ehindero said that bad leadership negated patriotism and often culminated into erosion of national values So I want to earnestly call on building ideology around the nationhood Nigeria Nationhood is to perceive ourselves beyond religion politics and ethnicity We should consider ourselves as Nigerians before other elements he urged He explained that for June 12 to have true meaning and worth celebrating Nigerians must imbibe patriotism either as leaders or followers As this year s celebration is gone I want to call for a total restart of our nationhood and rejigging of our value system to give dividends of democracy to Nigerians According to Abraham Lincoln No man is good enough to govern another man without the other s consent Democracy as a form of government gives regard to the opinion and conscience of the people It instills a sense of belonging to all and sundry in the process of representative government June 12 1993 election a warmly accepted freest and fairest election so far in the history of our nation was held without religious sentiment and tribal walls It was indeed devoid of violence and intimidation The democracy of today is a total departure from what we had then Ironically our democracy is being militarised The military conducted the adjudged freest election of the June 12 1993 while our so called civilian government are today conducting militarised elections in Nigeria Recent elections are not only militarised they are also characterised by terrorisation intimidation non transparency rigging bribery inducements and killings Military are not trained to govern but to protect I agree with the maxim that the worst democracy is better than any military rule he stated He condemned the manner that most Nigerian politicians sought power at all cost and embezzle funds meant for development When we check the history of election conducted in Nigeria since 1999 till date desperation of politicians is paranormal obviously revealing that there is a hidden motive behind their sugary and corrosive manifestoes and the conduct of election without mincing words has grown worse Election day should be a day to express personal opinion carnival like atmosphere without fear or intimidation but now it has become a war zone where eligible voters prefer to protect their lives by staying at home and the peaceful atmosphere of the home is jettisoned by war on our streets It is on this note that I will say that celebrating Democracy Day today does not show its worth and no thanks to some bad politicians in Nigeria Bad leadership has jettisoned the intent of real leadership that is supposed to be absolutely craving for service responsibility and transparency to the nation has turned into a business venture to acquire and amass wealth corruptly he said He said it was disheartening that this was an era where young peoples mind are already poisoned and eagerly waiting to have their own share of the cake at all cost Our National Anthem National Pledge and Symbols have no meaning anymore They are now seen as mere social rituals Any government after election is supposed to stop playing politics and concentrate on delivering good governance Ehindero said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Centre tasks Nigerians on patriotism
     The Nigerian Workforce Strategy and Enlightenment Centre NIWOSEC has urged Nigerians to imbibe patriotism and rise above religious sentiments and tribalism Dr David Ehindero the Executive Director and Lead Strategist of the centre made the appeal as Nigeria marked 21 years of democracy The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12 each year as Democracy Day Ehindero said in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin that only patriotism rather than religion and tribe would sustain and grow the nation s democracy He said that democracy being the best form of government offered a common platform where citizens had rights to make the choice of their representatives in government On the need to sustain the nation s democracy Ehindero said that bad leadership negated patriotism and often culminated into erosion of national values So I want to earnestly call on building ideology around the nationhood Nigeria Nationhood is to perceive ourselves beyond religion politics and ethnicity We should consider ourselves as Nigerians before other elements he urged He explained that for June 12 to have true meaning and worth celebrating Nigerians must imbibe patriotism either as leaders or followers As this year s celebration is gone I want to call for a total restart of our nationhood and rejigging of our value system to give dividends of democracy to Nigerians According to Abraham Lincoln No man is good enough to govern another man without the other s consent Democracy as a form of government gives regard to the opinion and conscience of the people It instills a sense of belonging to all and sundry in the process of representative government June 12 1993 election a warmly accepted freest and fairest election so far in the history of our nation was held without religious sentiment and tribal walls It was indeed devoid of violence and intimidation The democracy of today is a total departure from what we had then Ironically our democracy is being militarised The military conducted the adjudged freest election of the June 12 1993 while our so called civilian government are today conducting militarised elections in Nigeria Recent elections are not only militarised they are also characterised by terrorisation intimidation non transparency rigging bribery inducements and killings Military are not trained to govern but to protect I agree with the maxim that the worst democracy is better than any military rule he stated He condemned the manner that most Nigerian politicians sought power at all cost and embezzle funds meant for development When we check the history of election conducted in Nigeria since 1999 till date desperation of politicians is paranormal obviously revealing that there is a hidden motive behind their sugary and corrosive manifestoes and the conduct of election without mincing words has grown worse Election day should be a day to express personal opinion carnival like atmosphere without fear or intimidation but now it has become a war zone where eligible voters prefer to protect their lives by staying at home and the peaceful atmosphere of the home is jettisoned by war on our streets It is on this note that I will say that celebrating Democracy Day today does not show its worth and no thanks to some bad politicians in Nigeria Bad leadership has jettisoned the intent of real leadership that is supposed to be absolutely craving for service responsibility and transparency to the nation has turned into a business venture to acquire and amass wealth corruptly he said He said it was disheartening that this was an era where young peoples mind are already poisoned and eagerly waiting to have their own share of the cake at all cost Our National Anthem National Pledge and Symbols have no meaning anymore They are now seen as mere social rituals Any government after election is supposed to stop playing politics and concentrate on delivering good governance Ehindero said Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Centre tasks Nigerians on patriotism
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    Centre tasks Nigerians on patriotism

    The Nigerian Workforce Strategy and Enlightenment Centre (NIWOSEC) has urged Nigerians to imbibe patriotism and rise above religious sentiments and tribalism.

    Dr David Ehindero, the Executive Director and Lead Strategist of the centre, made the appeal as Nigeria marked 21 years of democracy.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had declared June 12, each year, as Democracy Day.

    Ehindero said in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin that only patriotism rather than religion and tribe would  sustain and grow the nation’s democracy.

    He said that democracy, being the best form of government, offered  a common platform where citizens had rights to make the choice of their representatives in government.

    On the need to sustain the nation’s democracy, Ehindero said that bad leadership negated patriotism, and often culminated into erosion of  national values.

    “So I want to earnestly call on building ideology around the nationhood, Nigeria.

    “Nationhood is to perceive ourselves beyond religion, politics and ethnicity. We should consider ourselves as Nigerians before other elements,” he urged.

    He explained that for June 12 to have true meaning and worth celebrating, Nigerians must imbibe patriotism either as leaders or followers.

    “As this year’s celebration is gone, I want to call for a total restart of our nationhood and rejigging of our value system to give dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

    “According to Abraham Lincoln “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.

    “Democracy as a form of government, gives regard to the opinion and conscience of the people. It instills a sense of belonging to all and sundry in the process of representative government.

    “June 12, 1993 election, a warmly accepted freest and fairest election so far in the history of our nation, was held without religious sentiment and tribal walls. It was indeed devoid of violence and intimidation.

    “The ‘democracy’ of today is a total departure from what we had then. Ironically, our democracy is being ‘militarised’.

    “The military conducted the adjudged freest election of the June 12, 1993, while our so-called civilian government are today conducting ‘militarised’ elections in Nigeria.

    “Recent elections are not only militarised, they are also characterised by terrorisation, intimidation, non-transparency, rigging, bribery, inducements and killings.

    “Military are not trained to govern but to protect. I agree with the maxim that the worst democracy is better than any military rule,” he stated.

    He condemned the manner that most Nigerian politicians sought power at all cost and embezzle funds meant for development.

    “When we check the history of election conducted in Nigeria since 1999 till date, desperation of politicians is paranormal; obviously revealing that there is a hidden motive behind their sugary and corrosive manifestoes, and the conduct of election, without mincing words, has grown worse.

    “Election day should be a day to express personal opinion, carnival like atmosphere, without fear or intimidation, but now, it has become a war zone, where eligible voters prefer to protect their lives by staying at home and the peaceful atmosphere of the home is jettisoned by war on our streets.

    “It is on this note that I will say that celebrating ‘Democracy Day’ today does not show its worth, and no thanks to some bad politicians  in Nigeria.

    “Bad leadership has jettisoned the intent of real leadership that is supposed to be absolutely craving for service, responsibility and transparency to the nation, has turned into a business venture to acquire and amass wealth corruptly,” he said.

    He said it was disheartening that this was an era where young peoples’ mind are already poisoned and eagerly waiting to have their own share of ‘the cake’ at all cost.

    “Our National Anthem, National Pledge and Symbols have no meaning anymore. They are now seen as mere social rituals.

    “Any government, after election, is supposed to stop playing politics and concentrate on delivering good governance,” Ehindero said.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •  The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen has appealed to Nigerians to continue observing all the safety guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID 19 to curb the spread of the pandemic Mr Rotiba Gabriel of the Ministry s Press Unit said in a statement that Tallen made the appeal when the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations CSOs paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja The group was led by Salute Nigeria Initiative and Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices POCACOV The minister stressed the need for parents most especially women to wash their hands use face mask and follow the rule of proper hygiene She also advised them to boost the immune system of the family in other to remain safe from COVID 19 She commended the efforts of the Presidential Task force on COVID 19 and others for all the proactive measures to keep Nigeria safe from the pandemic Tallen noted that the increasing cases of rape and killings especially during the COVID 19 was worrisome She called on all stakeholders to strive towards ridding the society of the menace and ensuring perpetrators were reported to authorities for prosecution Earlier the leader of the delegation Mr Chielo Ojirika stressed the need to educate women on the measures to protect the family against the COVID 19 pandemic ravaging the world Ojirika disclosed that the group was working on producing a campaign video on COVID 19 to educate more Nigerians to observe good hygiene practices He further condemned the rates of rape and other forms of violence against women and children calling for incarceration as the major punishment for rapists which would deter others
    COVID-19: Minister advises Nigerians on adopting guidelines to curb spread
     The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen has appealed to Nigerians to continue observing all the safety guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force PTF on COVID 19 to curb the spread of the pandemic Mr Rotiba Gabriel of the Ministry s Press Unit said in a statement that Tallen made the appeal when the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations CSOs paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja The group was led by Salute Nigeria Initiative and Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices POCACOV The minister stressed the need for parents most especially women to wash their hands use face mask and follow the rule of proper hygiene She also advised them to boost the immune system of the family in other to remain safe from COVID 19 She commended the efforts of the Presidential Task force on COVID 19 and others for all the proactive measures to keep Nigeria safe from the pandemic Tallen noted that the increasing cases of rape and killings especially during the COVID 19 was worrisome She called on all stakeholders to strive towards ridding the society of the menace and ensuring perpetrators were reported to authorities for prosecution Earlier the leader of the delegation Mr Chielo Ojirika stressed the need to educate women on the measures to protect the family against the COVID 19 pandemic ravaging the world Ojirika disclosed that the group was working on producing a campaign video on COVID 19 to educate more Nigerians to observe good hygiene practices He further condemned the rates of rape and other forms of violence against women and children calling for incarceration as the major punishment for rapists which would deter others
    COVID-19: Minister advises Nigerians on adopting guidelines to curb spread
    Health2 years ago

    COVID-19: Minister advises Nigerians on adopting guidelines to curb spread

    The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has appealed to Nigerians to continue observing all the safety guidelines issued by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to curb the spread of the pandemic.

    Mr Rotiba Gabriel of the Ministry’s Press Unit said in a statement that Tallen made the appeal when the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.

    The group was led by Salute Nigeria Initiative and Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices (POCACOV)

    The minister stressed the need for parents, most especially women to wash their hands, use face mask and follow the rule of proper hygiene.

    She also advised them to boost the immune system of the family in other to remain safe from COVID-19.

    She commended the efforts of the Presidential Task-force on COVID-19 and others for all the proactive measures to keep Nigeria safe from the pandemic.

    Tallen, noted that the increasing cases of rape and killings, especially during the COVID-19 was worrisome.

    She called on all stakeholders to strive towards ridding the society of the menace and ensuring perpetrators were reported to authorities for prosecution.

    Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Chielo Ojirika, stressed the need to educate women on the measures to protect the family against the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

    Ojirika, disclosed that the group was working on producing a campaign video on COVID-19 to educate more Nigerians to observe good hygiene practices.

    He further condemned the rates of rape and other forms of violence against women and children, calling for incarceration as the major punishment for rapists which would deter others.