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I am proud of how you report Boko Haram insurgency, NUJ President tells correspondents’ Chapel members



I am proud of how you report Boko Haram insurgency, NUJ President tells correspondents chapel members

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo has lauded members of the Borno state Correspondents Chapel for professionalism and responsible reportage of the insurgency despite the threat associated with it.

The President made commendation while interacting with the members of the correspondents chalpel at the Correspondents Office, Maiduguri on Monday said “we are proud of you and your professional and responsible reportage of the insurgency in the state for the past 10 years. Most of you have choose to stay and inform the general public of the situations in the northeast, despite the threat poised by the insurgency”.

” I also commend you for your unity and being brothers keeper in all times. I could remember, when Daily Trust office in Maiduguri was invaded by the military I saw how you have been in touch with me minute after minute and how you stood for each other and also when one of you was kidnapoed how you unite to secure his release . I really aporeciate I urge you to keep it up and I call on other chapels across the country to emulate you”, he added.

He said ” on 5th of May, 2020 , we are going to observe World Press week, where we are going to honor journalists who have excel in their profession inspite the challenges  they encountered I assured you that we are going to consider you. We know what you have been going through due to insurgency . we are going to honor you.

Earlier, the Borno state Chairman of the correspondents chapel, Alhaji. Haruna Dauda Biu thanked the president for the visit and for deeming it fit to interact with members of the correspondents chapel.

Also speaking, the secretary of the Chapel, Mr. Timothy Ola said the members of correspondents chapel in Borno state have never deserted their jobs or leave the state despite the threat of insurgency in the past 10 years.


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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown



Covid-19: Adamawa Government announces lockdown

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has announced two weeks lockdown of the state starting Tuesday midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of Convid-19 pandemic.

Fintiri made this known in a statement through his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

Fintiri said the painful decision became necessary to save lives

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the State in an effort to avoid the spread of Corona Virus disease for a period of 14 Days with effect from midnight Tuesday March 31st 2020.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says though painful, the decision is necessary to save lives.

“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.

“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.”

Fintiri lamented that the directive to workers on grade levels 1-14 to stay at home issued last was not adhered to in the first instance and therefore Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria so far.

“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned, Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”.

The Government however emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

Fintiri said that the measures were aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has affected the economy, threatened public health care and killed more people than any other disease.

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspect Isolation centre



Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspects Isolation center

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni,  the executive Governor of Yobe state, today went on inspection tour of one of the Isolation Centres for the COVID-19 emergency treatment unit in the state.

The isolation center is designated and located at the State Special Hospital, also referred to as Sani Abatcha Specialists Hospital Damaturu.

His Excellency, Gov. Buni was taken round the facility by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana who is also the Co-Chair of the State Task Force Team on Corona virus covid-19


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Borno Government to ban passengers, vehicular movement into the state from Tuesday 31st 2020



Borno Government to bans passengers, vehicular movenent into the state from Tuesday 31st March 2020

By Madu Mohammed, . Maiduguri

The Borno state government has announced the banned on passengers and vehicular movement into the state from all entry points of the state from Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum made the closure of the state in a statement signed by himself said ” all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are banned with effect from Tuesday 31st March. 2020. Except those bringing in food items, medications, fuel and other humanitarian goods”.

Governot Zulum.said the closure will last for two weeks in the first instance,

The verification exercise of the local government staff is hereby suspended for the next two weeks. All shops and organised business areas to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring and promote social distance
advises financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature checking equipment at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.,” the governor added.

The statement further directs civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home, except those on essential services.and also suspends the ongoing verification exercise of pensioners in the state.

Prof. Zulum said ” all civil servants from.grade level 1 to 12 to work ftom home, except those on essential services such as health workers, water and borehole operators. Fire service. Security etc”

As from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 all banks operating in Maiduguri and organisation using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all operation point. Furthermore, banks to limit  numbers of customers in banking hall not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to function, the statement added

Zulum.while calling for calm.and intensified prayer’s assured thst Government has put in place, palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people.


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