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In January, the World Health Organization, WHO, declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency International Concern, PHEIC.
What this means is a formal declaration by the WHO of “an extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other States through the international spread of disease and to potentially require a coordinated international response.”
A PHEIC is formulated when a situation arises that is “serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected”, which “carries implications for public health beyond the affected state’s national border” and “may require immediate international action.”
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the WHO took matters to the next … >>> Read Full Story
The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to, without further delay, earmark the sum of N250 billion as emergency economic package for the jobless in the country.
He noted that the COVID-19 disease currently hiting the country may sooner or later paralyze economic activities globally.
Bamgbose, a senior lawyer, also noted that everywhere: markets, motor parks, schools and both private and public institutions are closing down.
In statement to DAILY POST on Saturday, he noted that “this certainly will increase the hardship experienced by Nigerians. Companies, civil servants are shutting down. This ugly … >>> Read Full Story
VIO patrol vehicles
The FCT Directorate of Roads Traffic Services (DRTS) popularly known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), has told private and commercial drivers not to have more than three passengers in their cars.
The spokesman also cautioned Nigerians on the use of Air Condition this period “because were told that the coronavirus does not last in a hot environment”.
Kalu Emetu, Head, Public Relations, DRTS, spoke on Friday during an interaction with drivers at motor parks within Abuja.
He said enforcement of the federal government directive and sanction begins on Saturday.
Emetu advised drivers to carry two passengers at the back and one in … >>> Read Full Story
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By Sam Eyoboka
The aggrieved member of Latter Rain Assembly, now known as The Citadel Global Community Church, who had queried the rationale for committing a princely N18 billion for an ultra-modern Worship Centre in highbrow Kudirat Abiola Way in Oregun, Lagos and another N520 million to import 5,200 chairs for the auditorium, has tendered an apology to the founder/General Overseer of the church, Pastor Tunde Bakare.
The state-of-the-art building consists of a 5,000+ auditorium, annexes, atrium, library, food court amongst other things. The structure sits on a 3-level basement parking, retaining walls … >>> Read Full Story
The Cross River State Government has threatened to seal any church that has membership of more than five on Sunday.
The Senior Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on Religious Matters, Fr. Bob B. Etta disclosed that task force has been set up and would be going round to monitor the compliance on Sunday.
In a statement issued in Calabar, Cross River State capital, Fr Edu said, “A Task force will be going round the State to monitor compliance. Any church caught will be sealed.”
He said that the statement was to remind all Ecclesiastical leaders about the Governor’s directives on COVID-19 and in consonance … >>> Read Full Story
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director, MURIC
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the announcement by the President Muhammadu Buhari government that it would release some set of prisoners, in order to fight coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world.
Those excluded are inmates serving jail terms for capital offences such as murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, rape, treason among others.
MURIC Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Saturday, said the inmates were human beings and had fundamental human rights.
“They have the right to live, except those that have been condemned to death. Therefore the Nigerian government has no moral right to keep them in … >>> Read Full Story
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By Davies Iheamnachor
The leader of an illegal vigilante group in the state called, Rivers Vigilante Group, operating in Port Harcourt and other parts of the state, Alalibo Gogo-Abite, has been arrested by operatives of the Rivers State Police Command.
It was gathered that an identity card wherein the suspect described himself as Inspector General of Police was also recovered from him.
The spokesman of the State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, added that police have also recovered important exhibits from the office of the suspect, stating that the group was operating illegally.
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