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COVID-19: MAN tasks governors on smooth movement of essential items

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COVID-19: MAN tasks governors on smooth movement of essential items
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has appealed to state governors to give necessary directives to some officers who were hindering the smooth passage of essential products across states of the federation.
In a statement to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos, MAN President, Mr Mansur Ahmed, said that better sensitisation of such officers became necessary following some of their actions, which were hampering the chain of distribution.
“Since the decision to lock down economic activities by different states and the eventual national declaration by the Federal Government, MAN has maintained consistent talks with relevant governmental authorities.
“The talk is on the survival and sustenance of livelihood of Nigerians, via the operation of the critical manufacturing sector and has indeed yielded positive results.
“One of the numerous results is the letter addressed by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to my humble self for manufacturers.
“The food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other complementing sectors that makes the value chain of essential products available are very critical.
“The Association is glad that the Government recognised this critical role in its directive for 14-day lockdown.
“Let me add that the directive of the NGF has yielded good outcomes in some states as our members have testified to unhindered operations in the face of the lockdown.
“Notwithstanding, some security operatives in other states are not yielding, particularly, the rank and file officers on the field,” he said.
Ahmed said, in order to address this setback, MAN has been in talks with the NGF to give the necessary directives for adequate sensitisation of officers to give manufacturers of essential products easy movement.
He commended the Federal Government’s response to manufacturers as it the tackles coronavirus pandemic.
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Virginity is the best wedding gift ever, Nigerian man says

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Virginity is the best wedding gift any man can ever receive from his wife- Nigerian man says

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to reveal that the best gift a wife could possibly give her husband on their wedding night is her virginity.

The man identified as Mustyrahl on twitter took to the platform to decry how ladies no longer cherish chastity before marriage and give out sex at flimsy occasions such as birthdays, romantic getaways and even as far as exchanging job opportunities with their bodies.

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He wrote:

Virginity is the best wedding gift any man would receive from his newly wed wife, but lately, there’s nothing as such any longer because it’ll have already been given out as a Birthday gift, token of Appreciation, Job assurance, Examination marking schemes and for uber fares🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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Zulum suspends doctors, medical staff of Borno hospital

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Zulum suspends doctors, medical staff of Borno hospital

Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, on Monday suspended medical doctors and the entire staff of the Ngala General Hospital for abandoning it.

According to him, the entire hospital staff has also abandoned patients to International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGO) operating in Ngala council.

Spokesman to Governor, Isa Gusau Wednesday in Maiduguri disclosed: “Zulum has suspended all paid staff, including resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians of the hospital in Ngala town.

The suspension followed Zulum’s unscheduled visit to find out the state of healthcare delivery services to the people.

“After Zulum’s unscheduled visit last Monday; he had discovered that the entire staff, had despite receiving government salaries, abandoned the hospital to an INGO,” said Gusau.

He said that the INGO (fhi360) is currently attending to hundreds of patients, comprising most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities.

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Ngala, a border town with Cameroon, was severally attacked by Boko Haram with loss of many lives and property.

The insurgency affected town; is a council headquarters within an international land route into Cameroon, Chad, Sudan and Central Africa.

According to him, the Army, however, liberated Gambouru/Ngala from Boko Haram terrorists in 2015.

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With the liberation of the border community, Ngala is currently populated of thousands of returnees.

“Many residents of Gambouru/Ngala are IDPs, who were forced to flee their villages and farmlands during decade long insurgency,” he said; noting that most of the IDPs are indigenes of council border areas.

While lamenting on hospital abandonment, he said: “The Governor was disappointed to find out that despite high turnout of patients, not one of the many government-paid staff, from doctors down to clerical staff, was at the hospital by 11 am.

“Instead, Zulum was received on arrival Monday, by a field Coordinator of fhi360, the INGO managing the abandoned Ngala hospital.”

“Unfortunately there is no single government staff here to attend to all these patients, and we promptly pay all of them salaries.

“These humanitarian workers from the INGO (fhi360) are supposed to complement the State Government staff and not to completely take over the hospital.

“I am directing Borno State Hospitals Management Board, if there is any staff on the payroll of this Hospital, to immediately suspend all the workers.

“I will be back to this hospital, hoping to see the opposite of what I saw today.”

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(JUST IN) Alleged N1.1b fraud: Court dismisses charge against Ex-Customs boss Dikko

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(JUSTIN) Alleged N1.1b fraud: Court dismisses charge against Ex-Customs boss Dikko

The fraud charge filed against former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two others by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has been dismissed by a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/21/2019 was dismissed in a ruling on Wednesday by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in view of the oral application by ICPC’s lawyer, E. A. Sogunle to withdraw the charge under Section 108 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.

Sogunle told the court that despite a bench warrant issued on Dikko, who has not attended court since the charge was filed early last year, the prosecution has been unable to arrest him and produce him in court.

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Dikko was named with two others – a former Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Finance, Administration and Technical Services, Garba Makarfi and Umar Hussaini, a lawyer and owner of Capital Law firm – as defendants.

Dikko, Makarfi and Hussaini were, among others, accused of inducing the Managing Director of Cambial Limited, Yemi Obadeyi, to pay N1.1 billion (N1,100, 952,380.96) into the account of Capital Law Office as a refundable “completion security deposit” for the purchase of 120 units of duplexes as residential accommodation for officers of the Nigeria Customs Service.

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Hussaini was said to have distributed the money into various other bank accounts and for his part in the deal, he was rewarded with the sum of $3 million.

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