Sunday, 24 May 2020

Special Report: "Nigeria Is Operating An Illegal Constitution"--Coronavirus Video Conference Participants


President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, Elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo and former Governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko have disclosed that Nigeria is operating an illegal Constitution forced on the people by the military.

They spoke at video conference organized by Governance Index tagged, "Coronavirus Pandemic: is it time to reevaluate the political structure of the country”.

Opening the session, Nwodo said the constitution was given to Nigerians by the Military government which was not elected adding that in 1999, politicians went into the election without knowing the parameter that will guide the democratic process.
He said the Military wrote the constitution for us and abandoned the agreement that our forefathers had with British before the Independence which was to operate a regional government.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

News Release: Rivers State Governor Announces Temporary Lifting Of "24 Hours Total Lockdown" On Capital City

Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has  announced the temporary lifting of the total lockdown on Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas for two days only, with effect from Tuesday 12th May 2020.

Governor Wike made the announcement in a State-Wide broadcast on Sunday night. He said that the total lockdown will be lifted on Tuesday 12th May, 2020 and Wednesday,  13th May, 2020.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Article: The Pandemic And The Country’s Future


By abiodun KOMOLAFE

Nigeria’s decision to ‘unwind’ the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown in the capital, Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States refers.

As we strive to “balance the need to protect health while also preserving livelihoods”, can we safely say that the worst of the pandemic that has unleashed more than 2,170 cases and over-68 deaths on the country is over? If we take a chance when the pandemic is still ravaging our land, how safe are we? If we are not safe, where then lies the sunshine in dark times?With porous borders and a compromised security system littering Nigeria’s geopolitical landscape, how far can the closure of inter-state borders go in repurposing our lives towards the sought-after reprieve? What type of sustainable national strategy and national framework are being put in place for the economy to bounce back, especially, after lots of pains for the people? What type of conversations are our leaders having - even, with those working at their pleasure - on decisions with life and death consequences? Are there modalities in place to cushion the effects of job losses and unpaid salaries as a result of COVID-19?

Thursday, 30 April 2020

News Report: New COVID 19 Antibody Test Certified For Use Across Europe


Courtesy: independent.co.uk

A new antibody test to check whether someone has been infected with coronavirus, and said to be 99 per cent accurate, has been certified for use across Europe.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Article: Re-Introducing “The Lugano Report"


By Edwin Madunagu

Sometime in 1999, as both the 20th century and the second millennium were drawing to a close, the Pluto Press, London, released a book with the title: The Lugano Report and subtitle, On preserving capitalism in the 21st century. The author, Susan George, who shares this name with another well-known but much younger woman, was born in 1934. The older woman, our own Susan George, is an American-French Leftist, a writer, a global popular-democratic activist and a public intellectual.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Special Report: Former Writer, Mallam Adamu Adamu Becomes Nigeria President's Chief Of Staff

Adamu
Adamu Adamu is a Nigerian accountant, writer, former journalist, public analyst and a Minister of Education. He was first appointed minister by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 2015, along with 35 others, when the president made his first major appointments. Before his appointment as minister, he was the secretary of Muhammadu Buhari's transition committeeHe was reappointed on 21 August 2019 as Minister of Education by President Muhammadu Buhari. Before his appointment, Adamu wrote backpage column for Media Trust's titles and often syndicated by many news outlets including London-based Crescent International--Wikipedia

Saturday, 18 April 2020

News Release: James Ibori Condoles Late Abba Kyari's Wife

Ibori

Dear Mrs. Kulu Abba Kyari,

It is with great shock that I received the news, in the early hours of this morning, of the passing of your husband, my brother and friend, Alhaji Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President,

Though I knew about his bout with Covid-19 infection, I had expected him to pull through because he was remarkably strong-willed, and the entire nation was praying for him. But on Friday 17th April, he went the way of all mortals.

Friday, 17 April 2020

News Release: Presidency Announce Death Of Nigeria President's Influential Former Chief Of Staff

Late Abba Kyari

The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

May God accept his soul.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.

Garba Shehu
Presidency Spokesperson

Monday, 13 April 2020

News Release: FRICMIL Calls On NBET Boss To Comply With Court Order On Payment Of Salary Of Whistleblower


The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) has called on Dr. Marilyn Amobi, MD/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc, to comply with the judgment of the National Industrial Court in Abuja which ordered the immediate payment of the salaries, emoluments and accruable benefits of a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, which she has withheld since December 2017.

Article: COVID-19 And Governance (4)


By Otive Igbuzor

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and co-ordinating authority on international health within the United Nations System.[i] WHO experts produce health guidelines and standards and help countries to address public health issues. WHO also supports and promotes health research and has a membership of 193 countries and two associates. On 30th January 2020, the WHO declared the 2019 Corona virus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Since then, WHO has issued guidelines to support countries to respond to the pandemic. WHO guidelines have been organised around six strategic objectives to: