Month: May 2020

Tinubu is not my man – El-Rufai Confirms Fued

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Saturday confirmed his frosty relationship with the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. There had been a rumoured cold war between Tinubu and the Kaduna governor for a long time, with many believing that the cold war may not be unconnected with the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the APC. Though el-Rufai had on occasions made statements that tend to lend credence to such, Tinubu has remained silent, giving no hint as to his level of relationship with el-Rufai. It would be recalled that in...

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COVID-19: FG commends Obaseki on response

The Federal Government has applauded the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s data-driven and robust response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Edo state. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, made the submission during the inauguration of the 300-bed isolation and treatment centre at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital and the third Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) molecular laboratory in the state at the Edo Specialist Hospital, both in Benin City, Edo State. With the new isolation facility, Edo State now has over 600-bed capacity holding and isolation centres spread across different health facilities in Benin, Auchi and Irrua. According to Ehanire,...

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Premier League to return with Man City v Arsenal On June 17

Football in England will restart on June 17 after the Premier League gave the go-ahead for matches to resume. Manchester City will play Arsenal and Aston Villa will host Sheffield United in three weeks time. The decision was agreed by all 20 Premier League clubs at a meeting on Thursday. Takes have take place over a number of weeks between the stakeholders as part of ‘Project Restart’ in order to come up with a safe strategy for football to once again take place. The date means the games will be played exactly 100 days since the last Premier League...

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President Buhari Writes House of Reps, Seeks Approval for $5.513bn Loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513 billion. The President, in the letter read by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, at the resumption of plenary on Thursday, said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and some states of the federation. He also presented a revised 2020 Appropriation Bill and 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. Details...

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Traditional medicine being considered for treatment of COVID-19 – WHO reveals

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed medicinal plant being considered for treatment of COVID-19. WHO revealed that medical plants like Artemisia Annua are being considered in the treatment of COVID-19. The body’s Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo made the disclosure via a statement posted on its website on Monday, NAN reports. WHO also affirmed that traditional, complementary and alternative medicine had many benefits. “Africa has a long history of traditional medicine and practitioners that play an important role in providing care to populations. “Medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua are being considered as possible treatments for...

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