OPINION: COVID-19-SEJA and Sanwoolu Scorecards

Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu By Jerome- Mario Utomi. Like every new invention which comes with opportunities and challenges, the lock-down directive by the Federal Government  occasioned by the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic(COVID-19), has arguably brought to the fore two opposing but important developments in Lagos state. Not all of these developments are however fully recognized by the majority of the people. First, the development has brought about a marginal surge in crime rate, and resultantly led to the proliferation of different self appointed groups of people (vigilante), who try to prevent crime in their streets and communities. The…

WAR AGAINST COVID-19: Buhari leads ECOWAS Team

President, Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA/Nigeria: As the world battle the Novel Coronavirus, the Economic Community of West African States has formed a regional block to battle the spread of the virus in the Sub-region, with the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari appointed to lead the battle. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of the extraordinary summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West Africa States. NAN reports…

Lockdown: Kebbi State Receives Food Items From FG

President Muhammad Buhari BIRNIN KEBBI/Nigeria: As part of its efforts to cushion the effect of the Lockdown in parts of the country, the Federal Government has presented food consignment as a palliative to the Kebbi State Government, to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. Gov.  Atiku Bagudu made this known in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Malam Yahaya Sarki in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday. “The Federal Government has delivered three truck-load of food items to the state, comprising of 2,262 bags of 50kg rice, oil…

OPINION: President Akinwunmi Adesina’s Transition to his Second Term must be Smooth to Deliver his Covid-19

Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina By Patricia Laverley This article is intended to highlight the recent achievements of the African Development Bank under President Akinwunmi Adesina, underscore the need for a smooth Presidential re-election, and highlight the contributions of the Bank to COVID-19 containment efforts across Africa. The current President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina is set for his re-election in May next month, during the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, while many African countries will be struggling with containing the COVID-19 pandemic. The enormous achievements…

Delta CJ Releases 46 Inmates From Agbor Correctional Centre

AGBOR/Nigeria: The State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Marshal Umokoro has released 46 inmates, serving different jail terms in Agbor Correctional Centre. The release, we gathered was part of efforts by the Federal Government to decongest the nation’s custodian/correctional centers, to avert possible spread of the coronalvirus tagged COVID-19 pandemic, Releasing the inmates, Justice Umokoro explained the exercise was for serving inmates who according to him, had served within six or more years in the custody. He said that the judges were to consider the conditional release of the following categories whom,…

COVID 19: It’s a Shame to NNPC, WRPC, NPDC For Not Giving Palliative To Hosts Communities …As Ekele Berates FG Over Cash Transfer, says Where Oil Being Refined in Niger Delta Forgotten

WARRI/Nigeria: Hosts communities to the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and other subsidiaries of the Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC say it is a shame to federal government of Nigeria for not paying adequate attention and giving palliative to their hosts communities especially in the COVID-19 lockdown hardship faced by the hosts communities. The hosts communities while expressing their anger Tuesday April 22, 2020 noted that the five distinct hosts communities of Ubeji, Ifie-Kporo, Aja-Etan, Ijalla-Ikeren and Ekpan are not happy with WRPC, NNPC…

DELTA STATE FOODBANK: Mix Reaction Trail Food Distribution in Ndokwa

By Ifeanyi Ossai Obiaruku/Nigeria:  Mix reaction had trailed the Delta State food distribution to cushion the effect of the four weeks Coronavirus pandemic on the people, especially those that are described as the vulnerable among the population in the state. The foods which was distributed to the 25 local government areas of the state last week according the government was targeted at the vulnerables, and the sharing will be devoid of politics. With the releasing of the food items which is made up of bags of rice, beans and cartons…

Nmalagu Mourns Bishop Diamond Emuobor

Bishop Diamond Emuobor ASABA/Nigeria: The death of the Presiding Bishop, of the Trinity Gospel Mission, Ughelli Delta State, Bishop Diamond Emuobor, had been described as a big loss to the Christendom especially at this time when the world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic. In his reaction to the death, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Religious Matters, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu said that the death was a shock and unbelievable as both spoke on Friday night, stating that there was no sign of pain or ailment as they discussed how…

COVID-19: Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria to Get Support from Africa Now Foundation

OGOJA/Nigeria: The Africa Now Foundation is pleased to support hundreds of Cameroonian household refugees in Nigeria with personal protective items and basic palliatives to cushion the excruciating impacts of the lockdown in the country. Over the last three years, the Africa Now Foundation has demonstrated consistency is supporting the Cameroonian refugees in Ogoja, through partnerships with the Cross Rivers State Government, the Presidency of Nigeria and the UNHCR. “Given current socio-economic conditions, it is even more important to provide relief for refugees, and ensure that more testing is done within…

Ezechi Urges Women to Stay Safe and Continue To Obey Government Directives on Covid-19, As He Doles Out N1m to Okpai Women

Hon Nnamdi Ezechi ABOH/Nigeria: The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Youth Development, Hon Nnamdi Ezechi had given succor to the people of Okpai kingdom as he had followed the appeal of the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for those people to assist the vulnerable in the state during this time of lockdown. Hon Ezechi who had called on the women of Okpai to stay safe, and continue to obey the directives on how to manage the pandemic Coronavirus, shared the sum of one million naira cash to support the…