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Again, fuel-laden tanker falls on Otedola bridge [Video]

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A diesel-laden tanker has fallen around the Otedola bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway outward Lagos state on Friday evening.

It was gathered that the incident has caused a gridlock on the highway on the lane of motorists going out of Lagos.

The Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command while issuing an advisory to tweeted:

“A diesel laden tanker has fallen just a few metres beyond Otedola Bridge (inward Ogun State). Traffic build up has extended to Ojota. Motorists are advised to drive with caution. Emergency responders are making efforts to remove the fallen tanker.”

The Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) also tweeted:

Fallen Diesel Tanker on Otedola Bridge INW Berger. All Emergency agencies have arrived location for recover . Traffic is Heavy from Ifako all the way to Accident scene.

 

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COVID-19: NANNM orders JUTH nurses to stay at home over negligence

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The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) chapter, has ordered its members working at the hospital’s isolation centre to sit at home over alleged negligence of their welfare and lack of safety.

Chairman of the chapter, Mrs. Mercy Lenka, told newsmen yesterday during a protest action in Jos that the order was necessary as members were risking their lives working under difficult and stringent conditions at the centre.

Lenka said that the nurses were risking their lives and those of their family members through their mode of interaction with the COVID-19 patients at the centre.

She stressed that the standard practice in other parts of Nigeria and the world was for special accommodation to be provided for the nurses and not living with their families while caring for patients.

She also bemoaned the lack of a special room created for suspected cases at the hospital, saying that only a screen demarcated with clothing material was available for the suspected cases at the casualty unit.

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The NANNM chairman decried the lack of incentives, insurance and hazard allowances for the nurses at the isolation centre, saying that despite the incidences at the hospital, the state government had not taken any action.

“Our members and other patients are at risk of getting infected with the disease at the unit.

“Particularly, we are taking this action because a patient was managed in the ward and it turned out that he became a suspected patient and the result turned out to be positive.

“All the people who nursed this patient were tested because of the exposure and then a nurse working at the centre tested positive.

“We raised an eyebrow when we saw the temporary arrangement made by the hospital for suspected cases, which was just a cloth demarcation at the casualty unit.

“We also called the attention of the infectious unit of the hospital, but they said the patients will not be kept for up to two hours there for their samples to be taken.

“It will interest you to know that a patient has been there since Friday, while a patient was brought last night presenting classical symptoms of COVID-19, yet his samples are yet to be taken.

“This is a risk to other patients at that unit and the nurses there who do not have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),” she alleged.

The union leader said that nurses at the centre would only return to duty if they were provided with accommodation, incentives and hazard allowances.

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She threatened that failure to provide a special room for suspected cases awaiting results may warrant a total strike of nurses in the hospital.

“Nurses at the centre must be tested before they resume as some may be positive and still going back to put their families at risk, which is in irony of our advocacy against community transmission.

“Even if the Federal Government has not implemented the hazard provisions, the state task force should handle this matter,” Lenka said.

She alleged that nurses in some isolation centres in the state had been given accommodation and wondered why it was not so for those in JUTH.

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The NANNM chairman assured that if their requests were granted, the nurses would resume work immediately at the centre.

In his reaction, the Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar, said he was unaware of the development, but would get details from the Chief Medical Officer of JUTH.

“We will try to look into their grievances and correct them in the interest of all and sundry,” Lar assured. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Plateau government had on May 21 announced that three health officials tested positive to COVID-19.

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NAF renews loyalty to Buhari

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq, has renewed the loyalty and support of the Nigerian Air force to the Commander-In-Chief of the Nigeria Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.

Sadiq gave the assurance at the Chief of the Air Force Eid-el-Fitr Luncheon organised with troops in the North East on Monday in Yola.

Represented by Air Commodore Muhammed Yusuf, Commander 153 Base Services Group, Yola, Sadiq said that the get together was a tradition to bring the Air personnel in the region together.

”Let me assure our loyalty to the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, for his constant support to the Nigeria Air Forces.

”The get together is a tradition being organised by the Nigeria Air Force to facilitate the front Air personnel in the North East region during the festivity.

”And the Nigeria Air Force is committed to ensuring our country is safe and people can go to their normal activities,” Sadiq said.

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He added that the Nigeria Air Force base in Yola would continue to play a vital role in the fight against insurgency in the northeast.

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He equally assured the people of Adamawa in particular and the entire region the utmost best of the Air Force to protect them from dreaded insurgents and other crimes.

Host Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa appreciated the Nigeria Air Force’s role in the fight against COVID-19 in the state.

Fintiri, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, recalled that before the opening of COVID-19 test centre in Yola, the state government relied on Nigeria Air Force to carry samples of suspected Corona patients to Abuja for the test.

”The Nigeria Air Force had also rendered social services to our people which include education and healthcare services,” the governor acknowledged.

 

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Coronavirus spreads to 16 of Ogun’s 20 LGAs

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The Ogun State Government on Monday said COVID-19 had spread to 16 out of 20 local government areas of the state.

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Monday afternoon.

He said only four local government were free of COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner, who mentioned three out of four councils that were free of the virus, said she did not remember the fourth one. She said could not access her diary where the detailed report of the geography was recorded.

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The commissioner said,

“There are four local government areas that are free of these cases. Both Egbado North and South, Ijebu-Ode, there is one more that I cannot remember now, but, they are four.”

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