Thursday, 30 April 2020

News Report: New COVID 19 Antibody Test Certified For Use Across Europe


Courtesy: independent.co.uk

A new antibody test to check whether someone has been infected with coronavirus, and said to be 99 per cent accurate, has been certified for use across Europe.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Article: Re-Introducing “The Lugano Report"


By Edwin Madunagu

Sometime in 1999, as both the 20th century and the second millennium were drawing to a close, the Pluto Press, London, released a book with the title: The Lugano Report and subtitle, On preserving capitalism in the 21st century. The author, Susan George, who shares this name with another well-known but much younger woman, was born in 1934. The older woman, our own Susan George, is an American-French Leftist, a writer, a global popular-democratic activist and a public intellectual.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Special Report: Former Writer, Mallam Adamu Adamu Becomes Nigeria President's Chief Of Staff

Adamu
Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian accountant, writer, former journalist, public analyst and a Minister of Education. He was first appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015, along with 35 others, when the president made his first major appointments. Before his appointment as minister, he was the secretary of Muhammadu Buhari's transition committeeHe was reappointed on 21 August 2019 as Minister of Education by President Muhammadu Buhari. Before his appointment, Adamu wrote backpage column for Media Trust's titles and often syndicated by many news outlets including London-based Crescent International--Wikipedia

Saturday, 18 April 2020

News Release: James Ibori Condoles Late Abba Kyari's Wife

Ibori

Dear Mrs. Kulu Abba Kyari,

It is with great shock that I received the news, in the early hours of this morning, of the passing of your husband, my brother and friend, Alhaji Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President,

Though I knew about his bout with Covid-19 infection, I had expected him to pull through because he was remarkably strong-willed, and the entire nation was praying for him. But on Friday 17th April, he went the way of all mortals.

Friday, 17 April 2020

News Release: Presidency Announce Death Of Nigeria President's Influential Former Chief Of Staff

Late Abba Kyari

The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

May God accept his soul.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.

Garba Shehu
Presidency Spokesperson

Monday, 13 April 2020

News Release: FRICMIL Calls On NBET Boss To Comply With Court Order On Payment Of Salary Of Whistleblower


The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on Dr. Marilyn Amobi, MD/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc, to comply with the judgment of the National Industrial Court in Abuja which ordered the immediate payment of the salaries, emoluments and accruable benefits of a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, which she has withheld since December 2017.

Article: COVID-19 And Governance (4)


By Otive Igbuzor

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health within the United Nations System.[i] WHO experts produce health guidelines and standards and help countries to address public health issues. WHO also supports and promotes health research and has a membership of 193 countries and two associates. On 30th January 2020, the WHO declared the 2019 Corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Since then, WHO has issued guidelines to support countries to respond to the pandemic. WHO guidelines have been organised around six strategic objectives to:

Special Report: Text Of President Buhari's COVID19 Broadcast To Nigerians On 13-4-2020

President Buhari

1. Fellow Nigerians

2. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020.

3. Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions.

4. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision knowing fully well it will severely disrupt your livelihoods and bring undue hardship to you, your loved ones and your communities.

5. However, such sacrifices are needed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our country. They were necessary to save lives.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Article: COVID-19 And Governance (3)


By Otive Igbuzor

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health within the United Nations System.[i] WHO experts produce health guidelines and standards and help countries to address public health issues. WHO also supports and promotes health research and has a membership of 193 countries and two associates. On 30th January 2020, the WHO declared the 2019 Corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Since then, WHO has issued guidelines to support countries to respond to the pandemic. WHO guidelines have been organised around six strategic objectives to:

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Article: COVID-19 And Governance In Nigeria (2)


By Otive Igbuzor

Appropriate Response To COVID-19:
From the response of governments across the world so far and guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO), we can delineate three ways to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic:

Friday, 3 April 2020

Article: Nigeria’s Unhealthy Healthcare In The Eye Of Coronavirus



By Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is here to teach us a lesson; I hope we learn. Nigeria’s healthcare is unhealthy. But instead of fixing it our rulers have been busy flying up and down to benefit from other country's productive health system. With Coronavirus, reality is upon us. No more running overseas for medical vacation. Our rulers cannot travel to the United Kingdom, United States of America or India anymore for medical care. These countries are also hanging on their last breath, battling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari spent 103 days in London receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness, spending taxpayers’ money instead of investing in the country’s healthcare. Thousands of Nigerians died in the same period from different illnesses. More than 3,000 women died of breast cancer, more than 2,000 women died of cervical cancer and more than 1,500 men died of prostate cancer, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures on annual cancer mortality.

Article: COVID 19 And Governance In Nigeria (1)


By Otive Igbuzor

Covid 19 is the name given to the disease associated with Corona virus that started in Wuhan, China towards the end of 2019. Corona viruses are viruses that circulate among animals but some of them are known to infect human beings. The virus is spread from human to human via small respiratory droplets through sneezing, coughing or contact with infected person or surface. When a person comes in contact with the droplets and touch his or her nose, mouth or eyes, he or she will get infected.