Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Umar explained that the accident, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. near Saapade bridge, was caused by tyre burst. “The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX was tyre burst which led to loss of control before crash and bursting into flames immediately,” he said. He said that FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue operation. He advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.
September 20, 2020 06:56 UTC
The Lagos State Emergency Managment Agency (LASEMA) has said that its ambulance team at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male baby. Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu,DG/CEO LASEMA, told Newsmen on Saturday that the baby was delivered at about 4:30 p.m under the Ajah Bridge. ”The lady, who has no home nor family in Lagos, is from Cross River State. ”Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
September 20, 2020 06:49 UTC
For viewing of the new exhibition at Alexis Galleries, registration is required in compliance with Lagos State government’s protocols on COVID-19 pandemic. Collectively, the brothers celebrate the resilience and virtue in fine art, even in a country where contemporary visual contents keep expanding, contentiously. As an art piece, irrespective of the thematic contents behind the artist’s thoughts, the tone in colour boosts the mood, radiating an aura of empathy. From strictly black and white to mixed colour, some of the works bring surreal tone into his compositions, combining monochrome and colour, in one piece. His moment in art was when he won the First Prize (Lagos) Recycleart Art Competition on repurposed materials organised by Sterling Bank in 2017.
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) rejected the tariff hike. What is worrisome and curious is why the Federal Government keeps increasing the electricity tariffs for private investors. This is coming at a time investors are shunning Nigeria, even as those already in the country are pulling out. Before now, the Steel Manufacturing Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) had threatened to shut down over high electricity tariff. Since electricity is the most critical input in industrial production, unbridled electricity hikes, definitely, would have adverse impact on manufacturing.
At the dedication of Epie and Ogbia New Testament Bibles, during the week in Lagos, Ajiboye said, “our language is our identity and an integral part of our culture, which must be preserved.”He noted that by translating the Bible into Nigerian languages, the Society is helping the country to preserve various languages and cultures that are prevalent. “The various government should not take preservation of languages for granted because of its importance and this is the reason the Bible Society of Nigeria should be encouraged and supported for the noble work of helping to preserve our languages and cultures.”Ajiboye, who stressed the need for the government and the society to partner in this area, said it would not be out of place if the government would give scholarship for Nigerians to be trained as Translation Consultants and at the end of their training give them jobs. He disclosed that the Society has translated the full Bible in not less than 26 Nigerian Languages, which include Proclaimers, an audio Bible device in different Nigerian Languages for those who cannot read or understand the English Language, Braille Bible for those who are visually impaired and Nigerian Sign Language Bible for the Deaf, while translation and revision are ongoing in 10 Nigerian languages, adding that it costs not less than N72 million to complete a Bible translation project in 12 years.
Addressing journalists in Lagos yesterday, the Director General, NIMR, Prof Babatunde Salako, said the institute developed Ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction kits to complement the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) procedure used to diagnose COVID-19 disease. According to him, with no effective vaccine developed to date, case detection remains the surest way of controlling the pandemic, hence the need to improve testing. The NIRM boss also stated that the research team to achieve such feat was led by Dr Chika Onwuamah, a chief research scientist of the institute. “We are grateful for FPCC’s support for this molecular test deployable to remote areas of Nigeria and essentially the African continent. We believe its use can concentrate on tertiary hospitals for now to aid in diagnosis of COVID-19 among hospitalized patients,” he added.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Professor Dasliva Yussuf, has canvassed private support for the nation’s health sector believed to have been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yussuf, a professor of Behavioural Science, said the viral outbreak had since its emergence weakened global public economy, adding that only the private sector could assist in its prompt revival. He made the remark yesterday, in Ilorin during the donations of 100 hospital bed sets, mattresses and medical accessories to the UITH by Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, in conjunction with Savannah Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy and Khadimiyya Foundation. Ezekiel described his boss, Offor, as a patriotic Nigerian, who at all times looked for opportunities to share his God’s given resources with the less privileged. Ezekiel recounted the innumerable contributions of Emeka Offor Foundation to the eradication of wild poliomyelitis in the country, urging all stakeholders to sustain the gains to prevent a relapse of the deadly disease.
September 20, 2020 04:18 UTC
Our focus on the digital sector is really because practically everything we are doing centres around expanding our reach in the digital sector. In Silicon Valley, Nigerian start-ups got a chance to pitch their products to tech sector investors, that was very good. According to him, “we are trying to work with practically everyone who is interested in the Nigerian digital sector. On his part, Sir Clegg noted that he was impressed with Nigeria’s broadband goals and what Government is doing to improve the digital sector. The Facebook Nigeria office will be the first on the continent to house a team of expert engineers building for the future of Africa and beyond.
September 20, 2020 04:18 UTC
NIDCOM Activities:Since the establishment of NIDCOM, a lot of activities have been embarked upon to fulfill its mandates. The second National Diaspora Day under the Commission with the theme “Leveraging Diaspora Resources for National Development in a Covid-19 Era,” was held on July 25, 2020. NIDCOM and COVID-19: Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the Commission has been active online as a necessary tool to link up with the Nigerians abroad. Challenges: Despite two major challenges facing the Commission — lack of office accommodation and paucity of funds, Hon. • Abdur-Rahman Balogun (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Head, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM, Abuja.
September 20, 2020 04:17 UTC
No fewer than 1,500 vulnerable residents of Makoko and Iganmu area of Lagos State received food items, water and medical services, to reduce hunger and malnutrition. The gesture, courtesy of a non-governmental Organisation, Oloricares, was targeted at the elderly, children and other vulnerable persons. The Project Leader of the organisation, Ikpeamaeze Anthony said the outreach was done to fill the gaps in the care of the elderly through the provision of the medical checkup and advice. He said the children were not also left out in the distributing of food items and clean water for the community members, as it seeks to help reduce hunger and malnutrition in children. Anthony said the NGO was committed to putting smile on peoples’ faces by giving them hope, adding that the healthcare services offered by the medical team include: blood sugar test, hepatitis B soluble antigen screening test, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening test and blood pressure.
September 20, 2020 04:07 UTC
The Special Adviser also revealed that industries and producers must now provide information on characteristic of industrial waste, ensure proper storage of wastes within their premises, comply with the principle of duty of care on the environment, prior to collection of discarded materials by designated collectors and maintaining of regular interaction with OGWAMA Client Service Managers on a first responder transaction level. Oresanya added that the state government through OGWAMA would provide indemnity clause for protection of discarded materials for industries or producers. prevent flight-tripping and scrapping to protect the brand names and labels, issue regular environmental reports periodically, as required and develop reasonable tariff in response to prevailing market prices. He therefore called on the industries or producers through their apex body -MAN to cooperate with the state government as the Law is centred on principle of circular economy, which will encourage responsible industrial production by reducing and recycling of materials generated during production life cycle, as well as promoting best practice in industrial waste management.
We believe we can do all the wrong things and the broken walls will be rebuilt miraculously without lifting a block. So Citizen Nehemiah prayed and asked God to have Artaxerxes send him to Jerusalem to rebuild the city. The book reports Nehemiah’s efforts to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and to reform the spiritual commitments of the Jews. But, accordingly, Nehemiah was led to work on the walls, no less than Ezra too was led to work on the temple. He was just an ordinary boy who depended and feared the God man.
Mr. Trouble arrived (when he had never departed) to find that the same three-headed menace of Nigeria are still in control of the country. Darkness at night, Drought during the day and the Absence of Law and Order in General. In a rambling wide-world interview Mr. Trouble granted to the world press on his arrival where he had never left Mr. Trouble dwelt on the three-headedMenace of the country. Go to any market in Nigeria, Mr. Trouble invites the world press to visit any and every market in Nigeria, generators of infinite type of size is available there. “Imagine my laughter, ladies and gentlemen of the press,” said Mr. Trouble, “when our government said our people must wash their hands frequently with soap.
The Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) has called on the leadership of the National Assembly to urgently passed the bill aimed at regulating microbiology pratise in Nigeria thereby checking the proliferation of non-qualified intruders in the profession. The bill, when passed by both chambers, would allow for the establishment of the Microbiological Council of Nigeria (MCN), which, NSM said, would open up avenues for quality training of microbiologists, promote efficient health deliveries and help professionals harness the use of microorganism for several products. President of the Association, Prof. Mohammed Yerima, who disclosed this while marking the 2020 International Day of Microorganism, said the yearly celebration was an opportunity to encourage the world to recognise the important role of these microorganisms in human health, culture and economic growth. He lamented that the society has been relegated due to the none passage of the bill by the National Assembly, adding that the association should have been the first to respond to diseases, particularly the COVID-19, as it is done in other climes. According to him, microorganisms responsible for these infectious diseases, are found everywhere in the environment, noting that it is the role of microbiologists to be at the forefront of efforts to understand and curb this disease.
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) said Nigeria lost up to N5.786t between 2014 and 2017 due to unauthorised deductions and non-remittances to the Federation Account by ministries, departments and agencies. Centre’s Lead Director, Eze Onyekpere, made this known during an analysis of key issues arising from the 2014 to 2017 Federal Audit Reports, as released by the Office of the Auditor-General, on Friday, in Abuja. He said: “President Buhari’s refusal to sign the Audit Bill is a very unfortunate scenario, because there is clear evidence that the bill was sent to him. The minister of finance also needs to devise a proper strategy to improve the oversight of revenue generating agencies,” he said. Executive Director of the Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), Olusegun Elemo, said mismanagement of public funds was a major contributor to Nigeria’s perennial budget deficit.
September 20, 2020 03:22 UTC