With the inclusion of Bauchi State Reference Molecular Laboratory Network into the network of The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the country now has 29 such centres in its network with the capacity to test samples for COVID-19 status. This was contained in a tweet posted by the NCDC in its verified Twitter handle stating that it has officially incorporated the Bauchi State Reference Molecular Laboratory Network into its laboratory network. An elated Chief of Staff, Dr Ladan Salihu who chaired the subcommittee on the establishment of the laboratory write in his verified Twitter handle that, “Inclusion of the Bauchi lab into the testing centre for COVID-19 demonstrated the commitment of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, Kauran Bauchi towards tackling and curbing the spread of the virus in the state.”Ladan Salihu further wrote in @LadanSalihu1 “Bauchi Test Laboratory added to NCDC Molecular Lab Network. Great, we can do our test in Bauchi. COVID-19: Ogun Govt Lifts LockdownThe Ogun State Government has lifted the lockdown order pronounced on the state, since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic to combat the spread of the disease from Monday to Friday.
May 31, 2020 12:11 UTC
A total of 234 new additional classrooms across 80 schools have been built, 190 classrooms renovated in 47 schools and rehabilitated 4 of the legacy secondary schools namely, GSSS Gombe, GSS Dukku, GSSS Kaltungo and GGSS Kuri in the effort of Gombe state government to restore them to their lost glory. We also attracted special federal government grants to our tertiary institutions as well as support from corporate organizations and other development partners”. It is gratifying that Gombe State has remained relatively immune from the insurgency ravaging our neighbouring states. In order to ensure prompt testing, we procured a PCR machine with a view to establishing our own testing laboratory. We are working with the NCDC to ensure proper installation and accreditation in line with international best practices”.
May 31, 2020 12:11 UTC
Tukur Muntari, KanoA medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State, Dr Naseer Adam, is dead. The Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Kano State, Dr Sanusi Bala, confirmed the death of the deceased to The PUNCH in Kano on Sunday. The late Adam worked with the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State,” he said. READ ALSO: Nasarawa CAN chairman regains freedomThe patient returned to the hospital again due to worsening breathlessness and after isolation, the patient tested positive for COVID-19. “Dr Naseer Adam was one of the most hardworking, humble, kind, generous, industrious, and down to the earth, I have recently come across.
May 31, 2020 11:48 UTC
A 75-year-old man, Mr Reuben Onwuegbunem from Orebe village, Amansea in Awka North Local government area of Anambra state has called on security agents and Anambra State Government to come to his rescue after few elements allegedly connived and banished him and his family from the community. “They started beating me, my son and my wife. “I have reported the matter three different times to police. “The rules and regulations in my village were set even by the same man who has been violating them, all we want is peace and progress in our town. “The village did not banish them as he is claiming, rather he is running away from all he had committed against his people.
May 31, 2020 11:37 UTC
A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Born in 1920, Kamtim was taken to hospital last month after showing symptoms and she was later confirmed to have contracted the virus. “Every day I checked her condition with nurses and they always told me that she was very strong and diligent about taking her medicine,” Aminah told AFP. “She was very motivated to get better.”It was not clear how the home-bound woman contracted the virus. “She probably got it when people from the neighbourhood came around to visit since she never goes outside,” Aminah said.
May 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
Athletic Bilbao coach, Gaizka Garitano, has extended his contract until June 2021, the Spanish club announced on Sunday. Garitano took charge in December 2018 with the team in the relegation zone and led them to an eighth-place finish in his first season. They sit 10th in La Liga and beat Barcelona en route to the Copa del Rey final, to be played against Basque rivals Real Sociedad. “The team’s objective in the final 11 games is clear. Despite the five-point gap behind Valencia, we want to qualify for Europe.”La Liga is set to restart on June 11 after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
May 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight over the growth of ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2020). The Report observed that the country’s GDP grew by 1.87% (year-on-year) in real terms in Q1 2020. The non-oil sector contributed 90.50% to the nation’s GDP in Q1 2020 as opposed to the 9.50% contributed to total real GDP by the oil sector. “The strategic policy directions of the Federal Government include the inclusion of Digital Economy in the mandate of the Ministry, the unveiling and implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy and the National Broadband Plan, amongst others. This would enhance the output of all the sectors of the economy and boost Nigeria’s GDP”, the statement added.
May 31, 2020 11:15 UTC
What young women should know to grow their influence on social media — AshmusyA rising Nigerian brand influencer, Amarachi Amusi, popularly known as Ashmusy, has charged every woman, the young ones, most especially to maximise the opportunity their presence on the social media offers them. She said it is very challenging for a woman to understand the principles of brand Influencing, if she loses focus for a split second she could lose all that she worked for. “If she succumbs to the pressure of society, she might not go too far in her career as a brand influencer,” Amarachi said. In 2018, Amarachi said she started her career as a brand influencer by sharing entertaining skits on Instagram and projected herself as a dramatic and interesting character. Amarachi said she sees brand influencing as a long term job for her because she enjoys doing it and it is very lucrative.
May 31, 2020 11:15 UTC
Kika Osunde is a beauty and luxury hair enthusiast. My name is Kika-Ose Osunde and I’m the co-founder of Good Hair Ltd and Brass & Copper Lifestyle Ltd. I think that the future of luxury fashion and beauty, contrary to what most people predict, is pretty bright. As we can imagine, luxury fashion & beauty houses will continue to invest heavily in digital and e-commerce initiatives. Take Good Hair, for instance, luxury personalisation has always been part of our business model.
May 31, 2020 11:15 UTC
Eniola Akinkuotu, AbujaAn undergraduate of the University of Benin has died after being raped inside a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, sparking outrage on social media. On May 27, 2020, the victim, Uwa Omozuwa, was said to have visited the RCCG, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, where she was reading. A security guard at the church reportedly found her in a pool of blood and informed his superiors at the church. @Bubble_minakie tweeted, “This is Uwa, a 22-year-old girl who was raped in RCCG Benin, inside the church, is there no limit to this evil? The wicked must not go unpunished.”This innocent young lady was raped in church, then brutally slain.
May 31, 2020 10:07 UTC
Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has said that the state has taken delivery of more than 20 containers of medical equipment that would be distributed to health facilities in the state. “We have acquired 25 additional containers of equipment to set up 2020 standard Intensive Care Units in health facilities across all senatorial districts. “The idea is that anywhere you are in Akwa Ibom State, you should be able to have access to 2020 medicare. While work at the Abak and Ikot Ekpene General Hospitals have reached advanced stages and that, the contract has just been awarded for the General Hospital in Ikot Abasi. “This isolation centre is not just for treating infectious patients, but people will travel to Akwa Ibom State to carry out Virology Researches and training that will make our people become world-renowned.
May 31, 2020 09:56 UTC
Twenty-one COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Oyo State Isolation Centre in the past three days after receiving their second negative test results. Makinde said the figure raised the number of discharged cases so far to 96 in the state. He, however, stated that 30 new cases were recorded within three days from May 28 when their confirmation tests came back positive. According to his tweets, 10 cases recorded on May 28 were all from iSON Xperiences – a company located in the Dugbe area of Ibadan. The total number of confirmed cases in Oyo state is now 282,With the new development, Makinde further urged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever, tiredness, body ache and shortness of breath, to call emergency operations centre.
May 31, 2020 08:37 UTC
The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was abducted by gunmen on Thursday in Lafia has regained his freedom. Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state confirmed the release of the CAN chairman to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia. He, however, denied knowledge of any ransom being paid to secure the release of the CAN chairman. The CP added that all the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution as soon as investigation was concluded. The abductors later contacted the family and demanded an N20 million ransom for his release.
May 31, 2020 08:15 UTC
In Igbeti, an old Oyo town known for its numerous hills and marble export, a beautiful rock sits in a mess. Located along the Jos-Abuja road as you travel by road, Riyom rock is in Riyom Town 25 kilometres to the southwest of Jos and 75km from Abuja, the capital city. You don’t see Zuma rock, Zuma rock sees you. Everyone has heard of Olumo, well maybe not everyone but Olumo comes to the mind once someone mentions rock in Nigeria. COBRA ROCK– sting like a beeOn climbing to the site of one of Abuja’s popular Mountains, a Cobra-looking rock awaits you.
May 31, 2020 08:03 UTC
The Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of 21 more coronavirus patients, who tested negative twice to the virus. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said in a statement on Saturday that the figure brings to a total of 875 confirmed cases so far discharged from the isolation centres in the state. “Good people of Lagos, 21 COVID-19 Lagos patients – six females and 15 males – including a foreign national have been discharged from our isolation facilities to reunite with society. “The patients – six from the Mainland infectious disease hospital, Yaba, 11 from Onikan, three from Agidingbi and one from Gbagada isolation centres – were discharged today having fully recovered and tested negative to COVID-19. “This brings to 875, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases that have been successfully managed and discharged in Lagos,’’ Sanwo-Olu said.
May 31, 2020 07:41 UTC