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Borno Covid-19 response team says 2 tested positive patients on the run, urges public to be on alerts

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Borno Covid-19 response team says 2 tested positive patients on the run, urges public to be on alerts

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Committee on the prevention and control of Covid-19 has said that two patients tested with covid-19 are on the run and urged the general public to be on alert and report them as soon as they know their whereabout.

The Borno state commissioner of health and secretary to the state’s high powered response team for the prevention and control of covid-19, Dr Salisu Kwayabura who disclosed this during a media update briefing yesterday in Maiduguri said the two patents are Abbas Kaka Hassan, a 24 year-old male and Hauwa Mohammed, 42 year-old female, are on the run after testing positive to Covid-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in the metropolis.

Dr Kwayabura said “the male Abba Kaka Hassan is of layin tanki in Gwange II while the woman lives in Shuwari ward.

The commissioner who initially gave the male’s name while briefing journalists. After the briefing, he received additional name of a woman also on the run.

He said the male patient (Abbas) was in initial telephone contact with the response team after his sample was collected, eventually switched off his phone when he learnt he tested positive., adding that a phone number through which the patient’s mother was in touch with the team, has also been switched off.

“When samples of patients with contacts to index cases are collected, they are normally advised to go on self-isolation. They give their contacts so they can be reached when results are out. This is the standard medical procedure. You cant detain someone with suspected contact. We do not have the lawful powers to do that. Other patients were also allowed to leave but they came into isolation centres and we have 19 of them in two isolation centres. However, the young man in question, chose to go into hiding”, Dr Kwayabura added.

He further said that a diligent surveillance and investigation team is working very hard to track the patient.

Dr Kwayabura called on anyone who tests positive of the disease not to regard it as a death sentence as majority of those who test positive have recovered from the disease.

The secretary of the committee also explained that 16 of Borno’s covid-19 cases emanated from community transmission, while 14 others were connected with the index and another case and called on citizens to take serious preventive measures across the state.

While asking citizens to expect NCDC’s midnight update after Borno’s briefings, Dr Kwayabura said that all figures of positive cases announced by the reaponse team are from laboratory as at 4:30pm of the day’s briefing. As such, citizens should expect updates from the NCDC which collates all results that are ready around midnight.

Dr Kwayabura also announced that the response team plans to ensure that anyone entering major markets at the relaxation of lockdown tomorrow, Monday, must wear a face mask which can be made of cloth material if one does not have the medical mask.

He said the response team will be making masks available while hand washing points will also be increased to ensure hands are washed at entry and exit points.

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Gov. Buni Caution Community leaders against Rape Cases

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Gov. Buni Caution Community leaders against Rape Cases

By Daily Hint

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, today cautioned community leaders in the state to be watchful  and report any case of rape in their domains to the appropriate authorities.

The governor said government will fully apply the state laws on rape which stipulates life imprisonment for rape cases involving minors and where the victim is an adult, the culprit shall be jailed upto a term of twenty-five years.

Governor Buni charged the police and judiciary to conduct adequate investigations and expedite action on the judicial process and procedures.

The Governor warned that government will not tolerate any abuse deliberately caused by reckless persons who have no control over themselves.

“The full wrath of the law will be applied on anyone who is proven to have committed rape in the state” he warned.

The state law against rape, kidnapping and unnatural offences which was signed in 2018 provides life imprisonment for rape against minors and up to 25 years imprisonment for raping adults.

The law also stated that whoever commits the offence of kidnapping shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment of not less than fourteen (14) years.

 

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Gov. Buni; A Silent Achiever With Lean Resources

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Gov. Buni; A silent Achiever With Lean Resources

By Haruna Yusuf

Despite Yobe’s prudent management of funds, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, the executive Gov of Yobe state, Spoke through his Director of press Mamman Mohammed said none of the projects that the governor inherited from the past administration or initiated have stopped since his assumption of office one year ago. His words: “Actually, all projects initiated or taken over by this administration are seeing the light of the day in terms of completion. One key project that I want you to note is the airport.

You are aware that this is a multi billion naira project initiated by the previous administration and as we talk now , we are expected to witness the first test landing at the runway which is a sign that the project is nearing completion. It’s a very capital intensive project running into billions of naira but this administration is completing the project.

“Again, if you look at the road project, this administration inherited some road projects that were initiated by the previous administration, like the Damaturu/Kallawan airport road dualization, 4km Damaturu/Potiskum road dualization and many others.

“One thing you should note is that none of the projects either initiated or inherited by this administration is suffering due to the prudent management of the state resources by Governor Mai Mala Buni.

“The governor had also announced that he will expand or build new primary healthcare centers in the 178 political wards in the state.

As we speak now, 53 have been completed and we still have three years to go in the administration. If we can do this in the first year, you can imagine what will happen in the next three years running.

“You remember the moribund factories in the state; the Aluminum, the Woven sacks and the Floor Mills which were abandoned for over ten years but this administration has revived them by investing resources in them and today all are producing at optimal capacity generating revenue to the state coffers and providing employment opportunities for the youth of the state.

“In the area of Education, the administration has also constructed seven model primary schools across the state. Five of such schools have been completed and the remaining two are 90 percent completed. Each of the schools is made up of a story build with 30 standardized class rooms.

These are project that is aimed to improve the standard of education in the state. Over three thousand Teachers were trained and retrained, about ten thousand teachers has been promoted.

“You can see that this administration has identified very key areas that have touched the lives of the people of the state positively. But to be direct, Governor Mai Mala Buni has never stopped any project as result of any financial problem.”

 

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Adamawa Apc Warn Members against Accepting PDP Appointment

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Adamawa APC warn members against accepting PDP appointment

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The Adamawa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned its members against accepting appointment from Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri led government of People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

A statement on Wednesday by the State Publicity Secretary of APC, Mohammed Abdullahi, said according to the party constitution, anyone who accepted such appointment ceased to be members of APC.

Abdullahi said APC was observing the sustained fruitless effort by PDP in the state to cause disunity among its members.

“We refer to the recent appointments released by the PDP Government in the State that featured the names of some members of our Great Party and wish to draw the attention of the appointees to Article 9.5 of the APC Constitution which states that, any Party Member that accepts a political appointment from any political party or opposition Government ceases to be a member of APC.

“While we commend the loyalty and faithfulness of our Party members who rejected the appointments offered to them by the PDP Government, all those who accept the appointments will have their names removed from the Party Register.

“In conclusion, the APC is keenly watching the PDP government s fruitless efforts in trying to cause commotion and disunity within the APC family. This attempt has failed and will ever fail,” Abdullahi said.

He urged members of the party to remain resolute and focused on supporting the Buhari Administration as the party further unite to take over power in Adamawa State in 2023.

Meanwhile, one of the party chieftains given appointment by Gov. Fintiri as Special Assistant, Mrs Anna Sini has rejected the appointment.

Sini in a letter to APC said she declined the appointment as a loyal party member.

“I am assuring my party that, I remain loyal and committed APC member,” Sini who was an APC Senatorial Aspirant for Adamawa North District said in the letter.

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