CBN Stops Banks to on Staff Layoffs

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have suspended the ongoing staff layoffs by some banks in the country. The bank corporate communications director Isaac Okorafor made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday. “In order to help minimize and mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families and livelihoods, no bank in Nigeria shall retrench or lay-off any staff of any cadre (including full-time and part-time),” Okorafor said. This is coming after a few banks have resorted to lay off staff and also cut down staff salaries.…

LOCKDOWN RELAXATION: Coalition Cautions Nigerians on Risk of Infection

ABUJA/Nigeria: Coalition of Societies for the Rights of Older Persons in Nigeria (COSROPIN) on Sunday advised Nigerians against risky behaviours in the ease of lockdown. Sen. Eze Ajoku, the President of the coalition, gave the caution in an interview, Abuja. Ajoku said this had become imperative because such behaviours were capable of exposing the public to COVID-19 infection. It could be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast announced a gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and two states of Lagos and…

Nutrition Society Committed to COVID-19 Response, Well-Being of Nigerians

WARRI/Nigeria: The Nutrition Society of Nigeria says they remain committed to promoting the health and well-being of all Nigerians through adequate nutrition across the lifecycle despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to the Nutrition Society of Nigeria,  President, Dr Bartholomew I. C. Brai FNSN, Sunday May 3, 2020 in a press release disclosed that   the  pandemic is not only mopping up the financial resources of households, communities, states, and nations, it is disrupting the food system and existing strategies to address the high burden of malnutrition in Nigeria including the…

Eze Spanks Wike for Being Miserly, Discriminatory To Rivers People

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Chief Eze Chukwueneka Eze had condemned the pattern of governance in the state, which he called misery, and discriminatory to the Rivers people. He made the statement while praising the former Rivers Governor and Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, on his COVID-19 palliatives to the people of the state. It would be recalled that the Minister gifted over 12,000 bags of Rice to Rivers people through a Non-governmental Organisation, Green Nigeria Foundation Project that supervised the sharing…

OPINION: Banning Of Drug Importation-An Objection

By Osa Williams Shortly before Chief of Staff to the Nigerian President, Abba Kyari travelled to Germany and thereafter returned and tested positive to the coronavirus, some drug manufacturers in Nigeria had mounted pressures on Kyari and other power brokers at Aso Villa to prevail on the Buhari government to ban the importation of certain essential drugs into Nigeria. These essential drugs are: Antibiotics( for fighting bacterial infections)-levofloxacin tablet, Ofloxacin tablet, Tetracycline HCL Capsule, Doxycycline HCI capsule, Penicillins, Amoxicillin, Ampicillin + cloxacillin capsule; Erythromycin tablet, Chloramphenicol, Ciprofloxacin infusion; Anti-fungals (For…

Delta PDP Congratulates Media on World Press Freedom Day, Charges Journalists to Be, Fearless, Objective Partners in Progress

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has Congratulated Journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated every May 3, even as it has charged the media community not to relent in its commendable role as fearless, objective partners in the collective effort to take Nigeria to greater heights. This felicitation was contained in a press statement, issued by the Delta PDP Publicity Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, who also hailed the excellent work of the Delta media in ensuring that the administration of His…

Gertrude Job Creation: YAGEP Beneficiaries Assure Food Security in Delta

A Cross Section Of Beneficiaries In Crop Production In Ibusa. By Gertrude Onyekachukwu ASABA/Nigeria: More beneficiaries of the Delta State Government’s Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) have continued to receive farm input/support package to boost food production in the state. The beneficiaries who are of the 2019/2020 Cycle included YAGEPreneurs in Piggery, Poultry, Fish Production and Crop Production. With 259 youth farmers in the 2019/2020 Cycle, the state government is poised to give greater attention to Agriculture to ensure food security, job and wealth creation and to ensure economic stability…