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Borno Covid-19 response committee warns private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medicine stores against treatment of Covid-19 patients



Borno covid-19 response committee warns private hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medicine stores, against treatment of
Covid-19  patients

By Nadu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state High Powered Committee on the Prevention and Control of Covid 19 has warned clinics, private hospitals,, pharmacies and patent Medicine stores against treating Covid 19 patients in their facilities without reporting to the committee or NCDC.

The Secretary of the Committee, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura while addressing newsmen at the Daily Media Update held at the Government House. Maiduguri, said ” the committee call on the pharmacies and patent medicine stores not to treat or prescribe any medicine to Covid 19 patents, as the law allow them to only sell or give out prescribed medicine to patents and not to treat them.”.

” Clinics and private hospitals are also advised to watch out for any Covid 19 symptoms and reports to the state high powered committee for immediate action and treatments, as only the committees has the power to treat and manage covid 19 patens”, Dr Kwayabura added.

The commissioner said ” Borno state has recorded 186 cases of Covid 19 as at today, 21 dealths and over 18 discharge. To also address the increasing number of Covid 19 parents, the comimittee is coming up with 500 bed capacity isolation centre at BEWAC mega school, already 100 bed capacity is ready, while the rest will activated as the need arises’.

He said ” the 500 bed capacity has a potable water, 250 KVA generator, and with well trained personnel to manned the facilities. General public should report any case of Covid 19 to our call centre, as the virus is not a death sentenced”.

He further stated that the testing capacity in the state has also been increased to over 100 percent capacity, adding very soon the state owned testing laboratory will be ready at the Umaru Shehu General Hospital.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to Governor Zulum on information, Hon. Tukur Mshelia advised general public to disregard insinuations going round the state that any person taken hospitals will treated as Covid 19, stressing that the misunderstanding was that most peoples with underline ailment such as hypertension, diabetic, Asthma always trigeted Covid 19.

While appreciating the response of the general public, Hon. Mshelia who is also the coordinator of the Covid 19 Call centre urged media to enlighten the general on the need for early report and treatments, as many people have been treated and discharge from the isolation centres.

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Gov. Buni Caution Community leaders against Rape Cases



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



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



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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