WHO Says Over 41,000 Health Workers Infected With COVID-19

The World Health Organization, WHO, said about 41,000 health workers across Africa have been infected with the dreaded COVID-19 disease. That lack of safety has caused of 2.6m deaths globallyThat there is the need to make healthcare safer by pursuing patient-centered policies, redesigning processes, ramping-up hygiene practices, and transforming organisational cultures because the lack thereof has led to the death of 2.6 million patients globally. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, to commemorate the World Patient Safety…

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Minister Wants Death Penalty For Rapists

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has advocated death penalty for rape and related offences. Mrs Tallen said this during the flag-off of the National Cooking Gas and Tree Planting project held in Girei town, headquarter of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Friday. The minister also advocated stiff penalties for child labour offences and other dehumanising treatment against children. The call came days after the Kaduna House of Assembly approved a law to castrate rapists. The minister said the project was inspired by President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Covid-19 Regulations: FCT warns Public Schools against non-compliance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools in the territory against non-compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines. Chairman, FCT Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on Covid-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah gave the warning on Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji and Gwarinpa Housing estate. The taskforce which visited some government-owned and private schools was unhappy with the compliance level in some of the government-owned schools. Specifically, at the Junior Secondary School Kubwa 3 located inside Kubwa Model Primary sichool in Phase 3,…

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Foreign Affairs Minister Recovers from Covid-19

After testing negative twice for Covid-19 Foreign Affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama Resumes Work https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1433782130144510&id=675039042685493 Nigeria’s Foreign Minister tests negative to Covid-19, comes out of isolation Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has tested negative for Covid-19. He revealed this on Wednesday morning. His negative test comes after three weeks of isolation. Mr Onyeama in a tweet expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, his medical team, relations, friends and well wishers who saw him through. Spread the love

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PSN Rejects appointment of Pharm. Mora as chairman of PCN

The Phamaceutical Society of Nigeria  rejects in its entirety the  appointment Pharmacist Ahmed Mora as it calls on the federal government to immediately terminate his appointment as the chairman of the pharmaceutical council of Nigeria.  The call was contained in a statement signed by the national secretary of PSN, Pharm. Emeka Duru,  during a protest against the appointment of pharm Mora by the minister of health Dr. Osage Ehanire as the Chairman of PCN.  Pharm Duru said Mora who has a dented image can not direct the affairs of the…

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NSCDC Arrests Allege Rapist of 3-Month-Old baby in Nasarawa

After a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation, the Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested a man Tuesday accused of raping a 3-month-old baby in Adogi village of Nasarawa State. In a statement by Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General ‘NSCDC’ on Tuesday, said, Ahmadu Yaro, 27 was arrested Tuesday, for sexually assaulted and brutally injured a three-month old baby (names withheld). Yaro, the prime suspect of Angwan Mai Angwa Muhammadu Madan Tara Adogi, was once arrested by the members of the community…

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Almajirai Relocation: Human Right Commission raises concern, Calls For Program of Action

The National Human Rights Commission has called for the development and implementation of a program of action by Northern States governments to permanently address the challenges posed by the Almajiri system to children and the larger society. In an Advisory Opinion issued in Abuja and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, the Commission noted that the “Almajirai children are exposed to increased vulnerabilities and risks, including death, trafficking, kidnapping, drug use and addiction, recruitment into terrorism, violent crimes, sexual and other forms of assault and…

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Resident Doctors Give FG 14-Day Ultimatum Over Non-Implementation Of Agreements

The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), has given the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to implement all agreements it entered with it or risk what it described as total and indefinite industrial action. NARD gave the ultimatum at the end of its 2020 Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) with the theme: “Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health in Nigeria,” in Bauchi, on Saturday. Reading the communique of the group, the NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, regretted the poor working condition of his members in all states of the…

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284 New Covid-19 Infections Reported Wednesday

A total 284 people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, up from 226 on Tuesday. It brings Nigeria’s cumulative number of people infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic to 6,677. Of Wednesday’s figure, 199 are in Lagos and 26 in Rivers, according to figures released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control late Wednesday. The breakdown shows: 19-Oyo 8-FCT 8-Borno 7-Plateau 6-Jigawa 5-Kano 2-Abia 1-Ekiti 1-Delta 1-Kwara 1-Taraba. On the same day, dozens were discharged from hospital after treatment–17 in Lagos and 91 in Gombe. By Wednesday,…

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COVID-19: IGP Orders Officers To Respect Essential Workers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered respect for journalists, medical personnel and other essential workers who are exempted from the eased restriction and curfews across the country. Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba, in a statement on Wednesday, said the IGP had directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police to give maximum effect to these orders and extend due courtesies to essential service providers so affected and also ensure that personnel deployed for the enforcement duties respect the fundamental rights of the citizens. Doctors…

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