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In a press release made available to this newspaper, the Honorable Minister for Communications and  Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has drawn the attention of Nigerians about the public concern relating to the health implications, with regards to the deployment of Fifth Generation Mobile Networks (5G) in Nigeria. He said based on available records at his office and the earlier report received from the regulator, he clarifiedz stating that, the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), of which he is the Chairman, has not deliberated on or released any bulk frequency spectrum for the deployment of 5G; He maintained in the press release that no license has been issued for the deployment of 5G in the country; but rather that A 3-month study trial which commenced on the 25th of November, 2019 in order to critically review and study the health and security implications of deploying 5G in Nigeria. He stressed that as part of the study trial process, he directed the

Omoloro Virus discovered in Ebonyi

In this video, you will discover that there is another virus which is now trending in Ebonyi state. The virus makes one to forget the evil brought about by this dreaded corona virus. In this video, the woman explains more

Covid19: OMPAN calls on IGP to protect Journalists

Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), has through Ismaila Y K Its National PRO, noticed with dismay, the highhandedness of some security agencies who have been caught on tape manhandling journalists. He said that the only crime committed by these journalists is that they dared the odds to remain in the streets to report COVID-19 response across Nigeria in a selfless show of patriotism. It is particularly shocking that instead of commendation, the Nigerian journalists are being battered in clear breach of their rights as professionals going about their national service. OMPAN calls on the heads of Nigerian security establishments to reign in their operatives. The journalist is supposed to be protected and not endengered. OMPAN will like to also use this opportunity to call on governments at all levels to put together a financial stimulus to support the vital work that journalists across Nigeria are doing, especially with respect to the coverage of COVID-

Abba Kyari Still Alive – FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, says online reports that the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, has died is not true. Social media was agog on Thursday April 2nd with the news that Kyari who is currently being treated for Coronvirus, had passed on. FFK says the story is untrue and blasted those peddling it. Taking to his Twitter handle to react, he wrote; “It is not true that Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to @MBuhari, is dead. Those that are behind that rumour are vicious and heartless. I remain opposed to the @MBuhari admin. but to wish or proclaim someone dead simply because you disagree with him politically is unacceptable.” As at the time of filling in this report, the presidency is yet to come out with an official statement of the health of Abba Kayri, President Buhari Chief of Staff, who tested positive to corona virus some days ago.


..... seeks for calm as he demands thorough investigations The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the alleged gruesome killing of Joseph Pessu by men of the Nigerian Army enforcing the stay at home order of the Delta State Government. Pessu, an Itsekiri youth, was reportedly killed by a soldier in Warri on Thursday by a team enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown directive of the state government. Describing the incident as extra-judicial killing, Senator Omo-Agege called for the arrest and prosecution of the culprit (s) to serve ad deterrent to others. Omo-Agege, who spoke directly with the Army and Police authorities in the state, called on all citizens of the state to desist from taking the laws into their hands as being reported in some quarters. He said he has tasked the authorities to fish out those responsible and punish them in accordance with the laws of the land. According to him, even if the deceased had flouted the order of the stat


BY NWADIKE GOC Thanks to critics and opposition writers, especially the PDP. With these, the Imo state Governor Hope Uzodinma slowly but steadily aligning to some of his expectations in handling the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in the state, even as most of his aides that are currently fighting these critics do not truly understand the impact of these critics.. At their various prods and pushes, especially from the main opposition PDP, the Imo Governor Uzodinma addressed Ndimo on the 28th of March 2020 where he reeled out some expected strategies and additional measures his government had deployed to prevent the dreaded COVID-19 disease from entering the state. He had earlier addressed Ndimo, but followed it with some lackadaisical approach which portended unseriousness, including the encouragement of crowd and partying at various homes of his commissioners. Following these jabs, the governor announced the availability of team of Special doctors he claimed were on gr

Covd19:There is strict compliance by traders on market closure -Comrade Joe Enuma.

It is heart warming to note, that the stay at home directive by the state government to markets in Anambra state is yielding the desired results, as market leaders have took upon themselves to ensure that their members compiled 100% When our correspondent visited Agboedo Market in Nnewi, the Caretaker Chairman, Comrade Joe Enuma was handy. He was indeed thankful to the state government for ensuring that the health of its citizens remained paramount, because health is wealth. Comrade Enuma, commended the measures put in place by   Chief Willie Obiano towards combating the covid19 scourge in Anambra state, saying that closing of markets is one of them, which is meant to avoid the risk of spreading the virus. He thanked the governor for proactive measures put in place by the state government, which include the closing of all land borders,the setting up of a covid19 response committee headed by the governor and the delivery of first Batch of rice, which is for the Elderly in Anam

Duterte ask Philippine police to shoot dead lockdown troublemakers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces they should shoot dead anyone causing “trouble” in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. About half the country’s roughly 110 million people are currently under quarantine — including millions in deep poverty, left jobless by tough restrictions on movement. Hours before Duterte gave the order in a speech late Wednesday, nearly two dozen people from a slum community in the capital Manila were arrested for holding a protest that accused the government of failing to provide food aid to the poor. “My orders are to the police and military, also village officials, that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead,” Duterte said. “Instead of causing trouble, I’ll send you to the grave,” he said, adding that the outbreak is getting worse more than two weeks into the lockdown. The Philippines has so far det


*Recovers Several sub standard Surgical masks,hand Sanitizers The police in Anambra state has bursted a four man syndicate impersonating health officials from the Anambra state ministry of health, this was sequel to an intelligence report yesterday at about 3pm, which made police operatives attached to Central Police Station Onitsha to arrest the following members of the syndicate, (i) Anthony Chidubem Oyatubo 'm' aged 30 years of  Nimo,Njikoka LGA. (ii)Nwachukwu Chidi 'm' aged 31 years of Awka, (iii)Chris C.Okeke 'm' aged 30years of Awka and, (iv)Olisa Moura 'm' aged 25 years of Onitsha. It was however gathered that suspects who allegedly claimed to be officials of the Ministry of health, fully kitted with reflective jackets and Caps with inscriptions"FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19"were arrested with flyers,hand sanitizers and face masks which they produced locally under unhygienic conditions, were selling the products to the unsuspecting m

240-bed NYSC Camp Isolation Centre Is Almost Ready

Ndi Anambra, we thank God that there is no recorded case of Coronavirus yet in the state as at 2nd April, 2020, and we pray and hope that it remains so. However, we all need to prepare for any eventuality. Ndi Anambra MUST play their own part by obeying WHO, federal and state governments’ coronavirus advisory and directives for example, staying at home, washing our hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds each time, using hand sanitizers, stopping handshakes, hugs and kisses, maintaining social distances with people (6 feet), avoiding public gatherings, obeying boundary closure directive etc. Anambra State Government is doing its bit too. The 240-bed NYSC Camp Isolation Centre is almost ready, likewise the facilities at Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha. The state government has procured medical equipment and supplies and has launched a COVID-19 support fund among other measures including sharing of relief materials to the elderly (bags of rice etc), the economic stimulus package announ

Uzodinma approves IMC for 27 LGAs in IMO.

His Excellency, Sen Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo state, has approved the constitution of interim management committee in the 27 LGA of Imo state. In a statement made available to Nigerian Notch, the SGI stated that other names of members of the committee will be announced later. The chairmen of the interim management are: 1. Bar. Emma Njoku - Aboh Mbaise 2. Chief Larry Obinna Chikwe - Ahiazu Mbaise 3. Chief Francis Onyeberechi - Ezinihitte Mbaise 4. Bar. Chidi Okechukwu - Ehime Mbano 5. Olemgbe Chike - Ihitte Uboma 6. Hon. C. C ihejirike - Obowo 7. Mrs. Nkechi Mbaonu - Okigwe 8. Charles Mathew Ijezie - Onuimo 9. Chika Okoroike - Isiala Mbano 10. Gloria Mbadigwe - Ideato North 11. Mayor Obinna Nweke -  Ngor Okpalla 12. Ambrose Nkwodinma - Owerri municipal 13. Chukwuma Ikeaka - Ideato South 14. Enyioha okechukwu - Owerri West 15. Frank Onyejiaka - Nkwerre 16. Kenneth Uka -  Isu 17. Emeka Iheanacho - Njaba 18. Cosmos Iwuagwu - Nwangele 19

Comrade Chinedu Enyeribe commends Obiano's proactive measures in fighting Covid19.

Comrade Chinedu Enyeribe, the Chairman Old Motor spare parts(Ngbuka Nnewi) has commended the measures put in place by Chief Willie Obiano towards combating the covid19 scourge in Anambra state. He made this assertion while interacting with our correspondent in Nnewi, yesterday. Comrade Chinedu Enyeribe thanked the governor for ensuring that Ndi Anambra, were not exposed to the risks of contacting the deadly virus through so many proactive measures, which the state government has put in place, which include the closing of all land borders,the setting up of a covid19 response committee headed by the governor and the delivery of first Batch of rice, which is for the Elderly. He was happy that the governor, as promised, has taken delivery of the first batch of rice meant for elderly people in the state, which willing be distributed to people from the age of 70 Years and above, which he said is in line with the promise of the State Government, in response to the fight against Coro

Covid19: Vaccine For Treatment Ready Soon – Prof Iwu

Prof Maurice Iwu has said that the drug for the treatment of the dreaded coronavirus will be ready soon if the testing of the vaccine is completed. The assurance was given by the Chairman of the Imo State Taskforce on COVID-19, Prof. Maurice Iwu in Owerri on Wednesday. The professor of Pharmacognosy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), had presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu which is now been tested in the United States. While briefing newsmen in Owerri shortly after Seplat Petroleum and Waltersmith Oil Ltd donated COVID-19 preventive material to the state government, Prof. Iwu disclosed that there is a positive sign that it would soon be ready. “The work on the drug we are developing is still going on. We are encouraged by the result we are getting. We are getting very positive signs.” He disclosed further “luckily the drug is a safe one. It is a drug already in use. We are repurposing it

Hon Obinna Okechukwu commend Anambra State government proactive efforts in fighting Covid19.

The Chairman of New Motor Cycle Spare Parts Association, Nnewi, Hon. Obinna Okechukwu has commended the efforts of Anambra state government, led by Chief Willie Obiano towards combating the covid19 scourge ravaging the world, which Anambra is part of. In an interactive session with our correspondent in Nnewi, Hon. Obinna Okechukwu thanked the governor for ensuring that Ndi Anambra did not contact the deadly virus through so many proactive measures, which include the shutting down of all land borders,the setting up of a covid19 response committee headed by himself and the delivery Of first Batch of rice for the Elderly in the state. He said that the governor as promised, has taken delivery of the first batch of rice meant for elderly people in the state, from 70 Years and above, which is in line with the promise of the State Government in response to the fight against Corona Virus Disease in the state, to ensure strict compliance of the stay at home directive by the state governm

A plant in my herbal gardens cures corona virus --Herbalist

Anambra woman identifies African plant that can cure corona  virus I have corona virus healing tree in my gardens, Herbalist By Okechukwu Onueke Awka The founder,  Centre for Psychic and Healing Administration (CPHA),  Awka,  Anambra State,  Chief Dr Mrs Flora Nkemakonam Ionzo has invited world researchers and governments to her home to exploit a plant she said it was capable of healing and preventing the corona virus pandemic. Ilonzo, in an exclusive interview at her herbal home inhibiting over 375 species of African plants with signatures signifying myriads of medicinal values, said her grandparents, who were equally renowned herbalists informed her that COVID-19 outbreak occurred oversees at their time and was imported into Nigeria and other African countries then. This according to her,  prompted herbalists and researchers  in the continent and others to meet and initiate planting of a certain healing tree at public places. The Spiritualist, who aside saving Preside

CORONA CURE: We are developing three compounds against virus — Prof Maurice Iwu

Prof Maurice Iwu, a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is a professor of pharmacognosy who claims to have developed compounds believed to cure Severe and Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The Imo State Chair of the Committee on Coronavirus Prevention and Control, in this interview, speaks on issues bordering on coronavirus. You were appointed as the Chairman of the Committee for Coronavirus Prevention and Control in Imo State. A recent report had it that you asked Imo citizens to disregard any rumour that the state has recorded cases of coronavirus. How true is that? I didn’t say that neither did the committee ask anybody to report that Imo is free from coronavirus. We are still investigating suspected cases and reports. And until such reports are confirmed, there is no case yet and that’s a fact. Factually, there is no single confirmed case in the state but we have a suspected case that we are investigating and it is being handled profe


In the rekindle spirit of professionalism, the Nigerian Army has  released the postings and appointments of some affected senior officers. In a press release made available to Nigerian Notch it stated that,the posting which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai is a routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency. The major highlight of the posting includes - the posting and appointment of Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow, Major General HI Bature from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Defence Liaison Office National Assembly Abuja to Army Headquarters  Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Maj Gen UM Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL) to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Special Adviser Nigerian Army Unive

Countries Without Confirmed COVID-19 Cases.

Some countries without confirmed COVID-19 cases Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic, with no place safe from its effects, a handful of countries worldwide have escaped it so far, at least apparently, reported Anadolu Agency. After first emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus has over 788,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the death toll reaching nearly 38,000, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University. However, 16 countries, some from Pacific nations and others from the Africa and Asia region, have no confirmed cases so far. In Africa, the countries of Lesotho, South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone, Burundi, and Malawi and the region of Western Sahara to date have not reported any coronavirus cases. In Asia, countries such as Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and North Korea also have no reported cases. There are also some Pacific Island nations, popular tourist destinations during normal times, which are apparentl

COVID 19: Senator Ifeanyi Ubah an icon of Hope & Succor

Covid19 has really made us to know, who can truly be there for the people in time of need. Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has once again proved that he has the magic wand to take Anambra to the promised land. Its a pity, that while serious leaders are looking for ways to stop the spread of coronavirus disease, some of our leaders prefer to play politics with the outbreak, at the detriment of the people. It is annoying that gov Obiano who is on self isolation after the NEC meeting in Abuja, deployed his aides to defame and attack Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah for attempting to do what the governor has failed  to do, which is to protect ndi Anambra from this deadly virus. Nigerian Notch, authoritatively gathered that at the moment, Anambra has no standard ICU centre that can serve as an isolation centre for the state, to fight the corona virus spread. Its however unfortunate that an account with Fidelity Bank has been opened, where  ndi Anambra are asked to donate money fo

I can cure corona virus in two weeks—herbalist

By Okechukwu Onueke Anambra  state born herbalist,  Chief Dr Frederick  Dike Ezenwata,  has assured his readiness to cure and exterminate Corona Virus pandemic from the earth within  two weeks. Ezenwata,  who hails from Agulu, Anaocha LGA of Anambra, said he only needed the consent of Presidents or other key decision markers in the world walking round the clock to contain the pandemic  so as to eradicate the pandemic using his ‘Spiritual Science. ‘ According  to him,  “Corona virus broke out because Chinese people destroyed a certain shrine worshipped by their forefathers.  The spirit got angry and inflicted them with them with the disease.  But I can cure those already inflicted  by the virus as well as stop it from the earth forever through  the Grace of God. “My power is from God.  I am a herbalist, a native doctor ordained by God. I do this for free just like my grandparents did during their time.  I have healed several diseases and sicknesses in the past including HIV/AID

JUST IN(COVID-19): Full Speech of President Muhammadu Buhari

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 1. Fellow Nigerians, 2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria. 3. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis. 4. Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly. 5. By the morning of March 29th, 2020, the total confirmed cases within Nigeria had risen to ninety-seven. 6. Regrettably, we also had our first fatality, a former employee of PPMC, who died on 23rd March 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this very difficult time. We also pr