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Coronavirus: Health Minister Ehanire inspects UATH Isolation Centre

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Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, inspected an Isolation Centre under construction at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the importation of coronavirus.

Ehanire in a statement by the Head Media and Public Relations in the ministry, Mrs Enefaa Bob- Manuel, said the Federal Government had adopted the measure in the event that the disease is imported.

“We must not allow it enter our country through any of the entry points.

“ As such, if any passenger should test positive at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Abuja, he or she will need to be isolated, thus, the need to have an isolation centre at UATH,” he said.

Ehanire said there was need for a facility where diagnosis could be carried out by staff to be trained by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Port Health Services Division of the Ministry.

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According to him, the training will equip health workers to build their capacity to treat Lassa fever so that patients will not need to travel as far as Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, in Edo.

The minister, therefore, solicited the support of UATH to enable the health sector tackle the disease in case of its importation.

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In his response, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UATH, Prof. Bissallah Ekele pledged his support to provide necessary facility for the centre.

“I will not only make the yet to be completed Isolation Centre available but also to offer the newly completed Accident and Emergency department for temporary use until the completion of the Isolation centre,’’ he said

 

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Sokoto Govt awards N11bn flyovers, road contracts

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The Sokoto State Government on Wednesday approved N11 billion contracts for the construction of two dual carriage roads, flyover bridges, and township roads to ease traffic congestion and pave way for expansion in the metropolis.

Addressing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting in Sokoto, the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Isah Bajini-Galadanchi, said the approvals were made in recognition of public needs.

Bajini-Galadanci led the Commissioners for Land and Housing, Alhaji Bello Gwiwa; Finance, Alhaji Abdusamad Dasuki; and Health, Dr. Ali Inname, at the briefing.

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He said the flyovers would be constructed at Dandima round-about along Runjin Sambo road and Rijiyar Dorowa round-about which are densely populated areas and witnessing traffic holdups daily.

According to him, the Dandima flyover will cost N3.4 billion while Rijiyar Dorawa will cost N3.5 billion, and both have 24 months completion period.

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He added that the council approved the contract to transform Illela road to a dual-carriage road with a bridge on Rima river; awarded at N2.9 billion.

Bajini-Galadanci said another dual-carriage road contract was approved at N909 million for construction of Waziri Abbas road to Unguwar Rogo and Nakasari areas.

He said the dualization of Maituta road was also approved at the sum of N228 million, noting that the road projects have 18 months, 17 months, and five months completion dates, respectively.

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Speaking on the projects, the commissioner for finance said the council gave his ministry mandate on preparing all relevant documents and immediately mobilize the contractors to sites.

Dasuki assured that all contractors would be on-site in the next two weeks.

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COVID-19: Adamawa Govt fixes Aug. 4 for schools’ resumption

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The Adamawa Government has fixed Aug. 4, 2020, as the resumption date for students in primary six, as well as Junior  Secondary Schools (JSS) and Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) students that will be writing their terminal examinations.

This is contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Yola.

Jackson in the statement said,  “In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic the ministry wishes to inform parents and relevant stakeholders that  education must strive under all conditions.

“Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri has directed that the resumption date for the  2019/2020  Academic session in the state for the existing students in Primary six, JSS3  and SSS3 is Aug. 4, 2020.

“Subsequently, resumption is to be observed strictly within the necessary COVID-19 preventive guidelines as outlined by the  NCDC,” she said.

She listed the guidelines to include:  frequent and proper handwashing with soap or rubbing of hands with alcohol-based sanitizer, use of face masks, and maintaining physical and social distancing.

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“And in view of that, the ministry will liaise with critical stakeholders for smooth resumption,” Jackson said.

She called on traditional rulers, religious leaders, and other stakeholders to educate their wards and communities over the development.

The commissioner also advised proprietors of private schools to liaise with the ministry for guidance and direction before opening their schools.

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20-Year-Old Wife Finally reveals why she cut off husband’s Manhood in Taraba

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A 20-year-old woman,  Mrs. Halima Aliyu has been paraded for allegedly cutting off her husband’s genital over infidelity.
She was paraded on Wednesday by the Taraba State Police Command.
When asked during the parade, the lady told policemen that she cut the man’s private part because he has been unfaithful in their marriage.
Parading the suspect in Jalingo, the state capital, Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP David Misal, disclosed that Mrs. Aliyu on July 1 cut off the private part of her husband, Umar Aliyu with a knife after a row a day before the incident.
He said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Speaking in an interview with the suspect at the Police Headquarters in Jalingo, Mrs. Halima Aliyu said she decided to cut off her husband’s genital due to anger and constant quarrels over unfaithfulness.
“He knows I am a hot-tempered lady. Since we got married, it has always been one quarrel or another, people have always tried to settle the fights without success.
 
“When I got the information that he was cheating on me, the devil entered into my heart and I cut off his genitals. We have four children already. I am calling on women not to be too hot-tempered,” she said.
Also paraded at the police command were six kidnappers, one Facebook account hacker, and a job scammer, as well as some suspected armed robbers who the PPRO said, would soon be charged to court.
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