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Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone has started the distribution of palliatives  as part of measures to alleviate the hardship and cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging Ndi Anambra. To this end, he says he has commenced the distribution of palliatives to the good people of Anambra across the 21 Local Government Areas in our state. Moving forward he said he is aware that the present situation is deeply an unsettling and difficult time for his people, as the disruption of their daily sources of livelihood and economic activities have incurred a huge and devastating impact on their ability to meet their most basic needs. Senator Ubah stressesd that it was on that note he had to combine public health efforts with palliative measures so as to prevent hunger/food insecurity from creating further health and social challenges in our state. The palliatives include: 26,000 bags of 5kg rice 11,200 bags of 5kg garr


By Bala Ibrahim. What a man can do, a woman can do better is the stereotyped saying that is coming to play, in solving the mystery behind the sharp increase in deaths in Kano. In the last one month, Kano has been in the news for mysterious deaths, as the city is said to have recorded close to a thousand deaths in less than ten days. Virtually every stratum of the society is affected, as casualties come from the academia, business community, clerics and the captain of industries. Prominent amongst the dead are, Prof. Ibrahim Ayagi, a renowned Professor of Economics and former MD of the defunct Continental Merchant Bank, Professor Balarabe Maikaba, former HOD, Mass comunications, BUK, Alhaji Dahiru Rabiu, the former Kano Grand Khadi, Dr. Musa Umar Gwarzo, the elder brother to former deputy governor, Mal Musa Tijjani, former editor of both Triumph Newspaper, and Leadership newspapers, Alhaji Adamu Isyaku Dal, former Executive Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board and Alh

COVID-19: Anambra Police Command commence directive on Nationwide Curfew, demands citizens cooperation.

The commissioner of police, Anambra state police command, CP John Abang will commence directives of the federal government on keeping of curfew in Anambra state, from Monday 4th May 2020. He made this disclosure in a press release made available to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital, by the PPRO SP Haruna Mohammed. In the press release, the Commissioner of Police stated that "The Anambra State Police Command wishes to inform the Public that following the directive of the Federal Government on Commencement of  Nationwide Curfew between 8:pm to 6:am with effect from Monday 4th May 2020,the Command and other Security Agencies will enforce to the letter the presidential directive in the State. In view of the foregoing,the Command seeks the Cooperation of "Ndi Anambra" and residents alike to adhere strictly with the Federal Government directive. The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang,fdc, equally warned Officers and Men of the Command to be civil to membe


My good people of Imo State, once again I salute you for great faith and patience in giving this administration your unalloyed support through the teething challenges that confronted us from the very first day of our inauguration The sad incidence of coronavirus pandemic has not made our job easier. Yet you have stood by us in swallowing the painful pills of the stringent measures imposed by a lockdown of activities in the state.  I thank you, my beloved Ndimo, for the enormous sacrifices you have made during these four weeks of a general cessation of economic activities in our dear state. It was never my desire that our people should suffer unduly for what is not their fault. However because we are at war with an unknown and unseen enemy, there is need for extra vigilance. We have a duty to keep our people safe from this most frightful, yet unseen enemy, otherwise called Coronavirus. The call to duty informed the lockdown and other stringent measures, we have imposed, for the s

Government should make workers salaries first line charge on FACC Account - Senator Ekwunife

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has called on government to make workers salaries first line charge on the Federation Account. In a statement delivered on Friday, in commemoration of 2020 International Workers' Day, the Senator commended the efforts and sacrifice of Nigerian workers. Her words: "May 1st is universally acknowledged as International Workers' Day. A day which provides an opportunity to salute the efforts of those who labour to sustain the socio-economic balance of our nation, Nigeria". "As we celebrate this day, I join other well meaning Nigerians to commend the efforts and sacrifice of our workers. The contributions of workers across different sectors of our national development can not be overemphasized - they are the engine room of every organization, all establishments and our nation. They are our heroes". "Today, however, we celebrate this year's Workers' Day witho

May Day: NUJ Salutes Media Workers For Their Dexterity & Patriotism

The National Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Chris Isuguzo has commended media professionals in the country for their steadfastness and commitment to duty, despite the corona virus pandemic. In a press release made available to newsmen, he stated that,  "The Nigeria Union Of Journalists, NUJ, felicitates with workers especially media workers on this auspicious Workers’ Day celebrations. A day is set aside all over the world, Nigeria inclusive, to celebrate and appreciate workers for their tenacity and contributions to the development of Economies" He said this year's celebration is low keyed due to the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, he specially appreciates Nigerian journalists for their doggedness, professionalism, diligence and dedication to their professional calling despite the peculiar occupational hazards they face in the line of duty. He stressed that the Union therefore calls on media workers as they go about their duties covering the Coronavirus issues, to be c

Rotary Club 9142, Inspects Ndiakwu Otolo Community Health Center. ......promise to complete the project in 2 weeks

Rotary Club 9142, led by Rtn: George Okonkwo has inspected the progress of work at Ndiakwu Otolo Health Center. He came in company of Rtn Dr Nonoso Epundu, and others, to ascertain the level of work so far recorded at the health center, based on their envisioned partnership with the community, to ensure rural health care delivery. Rtn George Okonkwo, said, they are hopeful, they will complete the work at the health center in 2 weeks time. He said the project is part of his community health development partnership, which rotary club is bringing to the community, so as to ensure rural health care delivery. Continuing, he said that when the health center is completed, that doctors will be resident at the health center to give care to the people, at  affordable rates, which is one basic thing, rotary wants to fulfil, primary health care centers giving care when needed. He stressed that they are not stopping at Ndiakwu Otolo health center, as there are plans to do more in other pla

Latest News On Covid19. A way out finally found.

It seems that the disease is being attacked worldwide.  Thanks to autopsies performed by the Italians ... it has been shown that it is not pneumonia ... but it is: disseminated intravascular coagulation (thrombosis).  Therefore, the way to fight it is with antibiotics, antivirals, anti-inflammatories and anticoagulants.  The protocols are being changed here since noon!  According to valuable information from Italian pathologists, ventilators and intensive care units were never needed.  If this is true for all cases, we are about to resolve it earlier than expected.  Important and new about Coranovirus:  Around the world, COVID-19 is being attacked wrongly due to a serious pathophysiological diagnosis error.  The impressive case of a Mexican family in the United States who claimed they were cured with a home remedy was documented:  three 500 mg aspirins dissolved in lemon juice boiled with honey, taken hot.  The next day they woke up as if nothing had happened to t


Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has felicitated with Most Reverend Dr Peter Ebere Okpaleke on his installation as the first bishop of Ekwulobia Catholic Diocese. In a statement from his official Facebook platform, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah said  "It is with gladness in my heart that I write to you today to congratulate you; Your Lordship, Most Reverend Dr. Peter Ebere Okpaleke on your installation as the pioneer Bishop of the Ekwulobia Catholic Diocese." He went on to state that "Your firm Christian belief in peace and unity amongst people for the betterment of life has endeared you to many, and has registered unprecedented success in the spiritual life of parishioners, as well as the humanitarian, educational and spiritual life of the Catholic community. In all circumstances, you have remained faithful to your calling, and have always gone beyond the call of duty for the wellbeing of the Catholic community" Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah went on to

Senator Ekwunife calls for increased investment in Science and Research Development.

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has called for increased investment in Science and Technology, Research and Development. She made the call while reacting to a motion at Senate plenary on Tuesday. Speaking on the motion seeking to review the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ekwunife noted that investment in science and technology is critical in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. She emphasized that Nigeria has the best brains in the Science and Technology sector, and that with the right investment the sector can make products which can aid the nation's response to the pandemic. According to Senator Ekwunife, investment into Science, Technology, Innovation and Research sector value chain will reduce our capital flight from medical tourism to other countries, and enhance the nation's ability to respond to both present and future health challenges. She prayed the Senate to take steps towards providing

IMO 100 Days in Office. H.E Senator Hope Uzodinma address Ndi IMO

BROADCAST TO IMO PEOPLE ON 100 DAYS IN OFFICE BY THE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE. My beloved NDIMO, I am indeed glad to address you on this auspicious occasion of the 100 days of my administration.  As you will recall, about 100 days ago, precisely on January 15th this year, I was sworn in as the duly elected Governor of our beloved Imo State. This was sequel to the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court the previous day, which restored the mandate the good people of Imo State freely gave me on March 9th 2019, as your duly elected Governor. However, the circumstances of this historic victory did not avail me the luxury of a transition period, which most governors- elect have the privilege of using as a preparatory phase to actual governance. I assumed office less than 24 hours after my final victory and still hit the ground running. The situation was not helped by the sorry state of affairs I inherited. There was no handover note from the previous government to mine. This left me w

Reviving Ailing Livestock Sector Of Our Economy - Moving Imo Beyond Oil

From Agunwa Emeka Nzeribe Making a swipe of new ideas and innovations has become both trendy and fashionable in our contemporary society. Our people, generally it seems, do not have the patience of giving government policies hitherto unknown to them the benefits of doubt. Understandably therefore, when the Executive Governor of Imo State Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma created the Ministry of Livestock Development, a good number of the state population misconstrued the idea. The avalanche of criticisms nonetheless, the governor, as a deep thinker with a penchant to read the future with flawless accuracy, also as an astute  administrator whose only  interest is to liberate the state from the stranglehold of crude oil and federal allocation as its only source of income, had gone ahead, as a follow up, to appoint a quintessential homegrown farmer for the novel Ministry. The new Commissioner,  mandated with the  onerous task of rediscovering, reviving and rehabilitating  the ail

Mysterious Deaths': Kano Govt. Reacts

Kano state government on Sunday acknowledged recent deaths in Kano, promising that the state Government is on top of the situation, as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has already directed the state Ministry of Health to conduct a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the deaths. In a Statement made available to journalists in Kano, the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said although investigation into the cause of the deaths is still ongoing, preliminary report from the state Ministry of Health indicated that the deaths are not connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that reports from the state Ministry of Health has shown that most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute maleria. He further stated that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is earnestly waiting for the final report from the state Ministry of Health so as to take necessary action. According to him, Gove


By Collins Ughalaa From the look of things, a genuine assessment of the performance of Governor Hope Uzodimma in his 100 Days in Office would be like assessing the performance of a governor during wartime. While no part of Nigeria is at war as we know it, the whole country is fighting the coronavirus war. This pandemic, the first of its kind in contemporary history, is a war of sort. The entire world is fighting an invisible enemy, shooting without bullets and missiles. With the world economy down to its knees, schools and worship centers closed, businesses and offices closed, everyone ordered to stay at home, and hunger and uncertainty ravaging, there can never be a bigger war. With the price of oil, which is the mainstay of many economies, at all-time low, many consider the coronavirus war as more vicious. To properly conduct a fair assessment of the Governor, therefore, we must put in perspective how he is prosecuting the covid-19 war in the state. The Governor had on several