Connect with us

General

Frank Donga proffers ‘solution’ to SARS brutality

Published

Nigerian comedian and actor, Frank Donga, has proffered some solutions to curb the appalling activities of operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) directed at citizens who they are supposed to protect.

The comedian who refers to himself as “Professional Unemployed Graduate via his Twitter handle opined that SARS operatives must have they’re named boldly displayed on their uniforms as well as a form of identification.

MORE READING!  If your marriage will not last please don't sell me expensive aso-ebi- Soberekon warns intending couples

READ ALSO: Samuel Eto’o officially retires from football

He said quarterly training for SARS officers, as well as “quick prosecution for bad eggs”, which should be funded with “senators’ hardship allowance.”

Frank Donga wrote; Solution to SARS issues

-Officers must display name/ID

-SARS trucks must have clear IDs

-Trackers & dash cams in SARS trucks

MORE READING!  Monkeys attack lab assistant, escape with COVID-19 samples

-Quarterly training for SARS officers

-Health & life insurance+ allowance

-Quick prosecution for bad eggs Fund it with senators‘ hardship allowance.

His solution may come handy in the wake of horrific tales of SARS escapades on even notable personalities the recent being Nigerian rapper and actor, Ikechukwu.

General

Resident doctors threaten strike, issue 14-day ultimatum

Published

on

Resident doctors threaten to strike, issue FG 14-day ultimatum

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to immediately implement all the agreements it had with the Association or it will embark on an indefinite strike.

The ultimatum was issued by the NARD in Bauchi on Saturday at the end of its 2020 Ordinary General Meeting with the theme: ‘Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health in Nigeria.

MORE READING!  JUST IN: Wanted COVID-19 patient in Abia comes out of hiding

It also lamented the poor working condition of its members across the country.

The National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, who read the communique at the end of the OGM, lamented that some of its members were intimidated, harassed and maltreated in Lagos, Kaduna, Plateau States and FCT in the cause of performing their duties.

The communique was read at the Multipurpose Hall of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

He faulted the sacking of 26 members at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau State in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MORE READING!  Nigerian businessman, accused of theft, beaten to death in India [Video]

He also faulted the Kaduna State government for slashing the salaries of its members by 25 percent.

Aliyu said, “NARD demands immediate recall of the sacked resident doctors at Jos University Teaching Hospital and payment of their salaries.

“NARD demands immediate implementation of the revised hazard allowance, payment of COVID-19 inducement allowance. NARD condemns all illegal deductions in salaries of our members by some state governments and demands an immediate refund.”

“NARD calls on security agencies to stop the harassment and assault of doctors while carrying out their legitimate activities.“The association hereby issues a 14-day ultimatum to the government to meet her demands failure of which the association cannot guarantee industrial harmony.”

The National President said that the NARD also demands a supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other consumables to all health facilities across the country.

MORE READING!  COVID-19: Mission advises cancer patients on adequate care against contraction
Continue Reading

General

Europe urges Trump to reconsider decision to withdraw from WHO

Published

on

European leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday to rethink his decision to terminate the U.S.’ relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump announced the decision on Friday, arguing the UN agency has failed to respond to U.S. concerns about its handling of the virus, which originated in China.

A spokesperson said the WHO, the founders of which include the U.S., had no comment to make on Saturday.

MORE READING!  COVID-19: Obasanjo Library sends workers home 'temporarily'

The European Commission was more vocal. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Trump to reconsider, saying only global cooperation and solidarity could help to combat the virus.

Global cooperation is needed rather than solo efforts, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told newspapers belonging to the Funke media group.

He and Development Minister Gerd Mueller both called Trump’s move the “wrong signal at the wrong time.”

MORE READING!  JUST IN: Wanted COVID-19 patient in Abia comes out of hiding

These concerns were echoed in Sweden, where a cabinet member said the move could lead to significantly more deaths.

“I think it’s very serious. It risks creating a situation where the WHO must cut down on operations that support poor countries instead of scaling them up,” Peter Eriksson, minister for international development cooperation, told Swedish broadcaster SVT.

Eriksson said he also feared that other countries might follow the U.S.’ decision. Last week, Trump said he would pull the plug on U.S. contributions to the WHO – which he said was between 400 million and 500 million dollars a year – if the organization did not make improvements within 30 days.

MORE READING!  Kaduna Government Discharges Four-month-old COVID-19 Patient

The U.S. leads the world in the number of COVID-19 deaths and Trump’s response to the pandemic has been widely criticized.

Continue Reading

General

I am battling a gang-up, says Bauchi governor

Published

on

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Saturday said he was battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before clinching the governorship position.

Mohammed made the revelation in Bauchi during a chat with journalists as part of activities marking his first year anniversary in office.

”We are doing our best and we are not doing it to be praised; we are doing it because we have to do it so as to free resources.

“My commissioners are complaining but we have to make sacrifices because we are bogged down by a feeling of gratitude to God and the people of Bauchi for what they have done for me.

“I’m the most investigated and denigrated person but the people have faith in me. I’ve faced opposition; even now I’m suffering from a gang-up.

“A gang-up by even people that I have worked with to come to this level,” said Mohammed.

The governor further stressed that he had no ‘god-father’ and no liability on his head to service anybody.

MORE READING!  JUST IN: 254 dead as Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise to 8,733

Mohammed, who said he had no partisan consideration in discharging his duties, revealed that most of the projects embarked upon by his administration were kickstarted by N11 billion recovered by EFCC and handed over to his government.

Continue Reading




Trending