Trump Gives WHO 30-days To Improve ‘Else US will Permanently Halt Funding

The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has threatened to permanently pull funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days, according to a letter to the WHO chief shared by Mr Trump on Twitter.   In the 4 pages letter to WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Mr Trump set out what he called “repeated missteps” by the organisation.   Mr Trump claimed that the WHO shares the responsibility for the large number of deaths in the crisis.…

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ECOWAS Will Only Support Scientifically Proven Cure For COVID-19

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  disassociated itself and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) from the claim that they ordered Madagascar’s Covid-Organics for the treatment of the pandemic COVID-19.   This was made clear in a statement issued by Oghogho Obayuwana of the Communication Directorate of ECOWAS.   This is in reaction to the Madagascan President, Andry Rajoelina’s, launch of a herbal remedy which he said could prevent and cure patients infected with the virus. Countries like Tanzania, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, and the Republic of Congo have indicated…

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Iwo Town Among 6 Others Were Officially Named As Locations Of New College Of Education

The federal government has formally  named the locations of the 6 newly approved federal colleges of education, in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.   This was revealed in a statement on Monday by the spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Gooong.   Ben Gooong said the 6 colleges of education will take-off in October.   The statement reads; “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Education has been drawn to the mutilation of official correspondence between the Federal Government and the government of Osun State over the…

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Late President Yar’Adua’s Family Support FG In The Fight Against COVID-19

The former first family of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has supported the FG in the battle against the pandemic COVID-19.   The family of former president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has donated food and personal protective gear to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).   The family representative, Shehu Yar’Adua, while delivering the supplies in Abuja, commended the doggedness of all the health workers.   “The health workers’ dedication to service at this challenging times should serve as an example to other professional bodies.”   Mr Yar’Adua, also commended the efforts of…

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Boko Haram Unleash Brutal Attack In Dapchi, Yobe State

The attack on the Dapchi community in Yobe State has been described as the biggest attack on the community in recent times.   On Monday the people of Dapchi were attacked by the Boko Haram militants. The attack by by the insurgents did not spare the palace of Dapchi District Head and the General Hospital as they were deliberately razed in fire.   Residents said patients on admission or undergoing treatment in the hospital when the hospital had to run for their lives when it was set on fire.  …

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WHO Begins Solidarity Drug Trial In Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has commenced the solidarity trial for  the treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.   This was disclosed by the WHO Representative in Nigeria, Fiona Braka,  on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.   In April, Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano states signed up to participate in the WHO solidarity trial to help find an effective treatment for Coronavirus in the shortest possible time.   In her words; “The solidarity trial is a large multi-country effort that is…

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Warning Of Impending 14 Days NASU Strike

Members of the  Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) threatened to begin a 14-day warning strike in federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, over a shortfall in payment of their members’ salaries.   This was made known in a statement released by Mr Peters Adeyemi, the General Secretary of NASU on Monday in Abuja.   Mr. Adeyemi said the non-teaching staff union was protesting the short-payment of its members’ salaries since February 2020 through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).   According to him,…

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Arakunrin Encourages Traditional Cure For Coronavirus In Ondo State

The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu stated that Ondo State may soon proffer its own cure for the pandemic Coronavirus.   Arakunrin disclosed this while briefing on the state of coronavirus at the Government House on Monday in Akure.   He said the government had been encouraging traditional medicine practitioners in the state to find a cure for the coronavirus.   In his words; “Whatever the cure the state comes up with will still go through clinical authentication and approval. “There have been various suggestions and unauthorised…

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Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs Urge Muslim Faithful To Remain Fervent As The Await The New Moon On Friday

The New moon signifies the end of the Ramadan period and the celebration of Eid-el-fitr among muslims all over the globe.   The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has encouraged Muslim partaking the Ramadan in Nigeria to look out for the new Islamic moon of Shawwal from Friday 22 May 2020.   This was presented in a statement released by NSCIA Deputy Secretary-General, Salisu Shehu, on Monday in Abuja.   Salisu Shehu praised faithful Muslims who are observing the Ramadan of 1441 AH and prayed to almighty Allah…

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COVID-19 Nigeria Update

Nigeria has recorded 216 new Coronavirus cases while the total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 6175. The was revealed via the official Twitter account of the Nigeria Centre for Diseases and Control on Monday night. I the report indicated that: “216 new cases of #COVID19; 74 in Lagos, 33 in Katsina, 19 in Oyo, 17 in Kano, 13 in Edo, 10 in Zamfara, eight in Ogun, eight in Gombe, eight in Borno, seven in Bauchi, seven in Kwara, four in FCT, three in Kaduna, three in…

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