COVID-19: Why The Government Looked-Away With 2 Dead and Others Infected At The Dangote Refinery Site In Lagos

The Federal Government of Nigeria tend to have deliberately looked away at the violation of its lockdown order by the Dangote Group in Lagos at the site of the Africa’s biggest oil refinery in the making. Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 among the workers, which resulted in the death of at least two Indians, and some others infected at the Lekki site in Lagos; no call to order, strigent or punitive measures was taken by both state and federal government. The Nigerian police have denied knowledge of the ongoing massive…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Update

The following statistic is presented as provided by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) 339 new cases of #COVID19; 139-Lagos 28-Kano 28-Oyo 25-Edo 22-Katsina 18-Kaduna 14-Jigawa 13-Yobe 13-Plateau 11-FCT 8-Gombe 5-Ogun 4-Bauchi 4-Nasarawa 3-Delta 2-Ondo 1-Rivers 1-Adamawa 7016 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 1907 Deaths: 211 Stay home and stay safe…..    

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Former Chief Of Staff, Oladipo Diya Loses Wife

The wife of  retired lieutenant general, Oladipo Diya who was the Chief of Staff and defactor Military Vice President to the late military dictator, Sani Abacha; Chief Rebecca Folahade Diya is dead.   Mrs. Diya would have clocked 66 years on the 23rd of May 2020 but for the death which occured on Monday after a brief illness. Members of the Folashade’s family, according to our source have been placed in isolation.   The death was confirmed in a statement released by Femi Adesina, spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari.  …

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School Leaving Cert Students May Nominate Their Level Of Assessment

Leaving Cert students may decide their level of assessment before their calculated grades are finalised.   The students are expected to nominate whether they are assessed under Higher or Ordinary level before their grade estimations are completed according to the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI).   Where need be, conflicts of interest in a school, like a parent teaching their child, will also have to be declared, and teachers must not be subjected to any influence, pressure or coercion by parents, guardians or students.   Detailed guidance on how…

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Cloth Face-Mask Ineffective And Risky; Experts Advised Irish Government

Scientific experts responsible for advising the Government on its Covid-19 response recommended against the use of cloth face masks by the public as it was deemed ineffective and harmful.   While the Government’s Expert Advisory Group on the pandemic recommended the use of “medical face masks” in public transport and shops where “physical distancing cannot be maintained.”   However, this advice was not implemented due to concerns over the effect this might have on the supply of masks for healthcare workers, according to the minutes of the National Public Health Emergency…

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Sale Of Menthol Cigarettes And Tobacco Prohibited In Ireland From Today

The Sale of Menthol cigarettes and tobacco becomes prohibited from today.   This ban stems down from the a European Court of Justice ruling four years ago which declared that the flavouring is used to increase the attractiveness of  cigarettes.   All tobacco products with flavours, with the exception of menthol, were first prohibited in 2016. However, the banning of menthol cigarettes was pushed out until this year.   “Menthol, by its pleasant flavour, makes tobacco products more attractive to consumers and … reducing the attractiveness of those products may contribute to…

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