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We Will Come And Check If Covid-19 Truly Exists In Nigeria – US Govt

We Will Come And Check If Covid-19 Truly Exists In Nigeria, The United State Government has stated that it will be conducting a survey that will cost a total of $2.1million to determine the extent of COVID-19 transmission in three selected states of Gombe, Enugu, and Nasarawa states in Nigeria.

The US government in a statement over the weekend, said the survey will increase the current understanding of COVID-19 transmission and burden in these three states and inform COVID-19 response efforts of the Government of Nigeria and its partners.

According to the statement which was published on the twitter handle of the U.S Mission Nigeria, @USinNigeria, the survey will be conducted through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the University of Maryland, Baltimore which is one of its implementing partners in Nigeria, to provide technical assistance and oversee field implementation of the survey.

The survey which will be conducted between September and November with preliminary results expected to be released by December 2020, is part of the U.S. government’s bilateral efforts to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people.

The statement reads: “The survey will estimate the proportion of the population in these states who have ever been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 disease.

“This will be accomplished by measuring the presence of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood of volunteers. The survey will also estimate the proportion of people who have the disease but are not showing any symptoms, determine risk factors for infection, and measure the intra-household transmission of COVID-19.

“The survey will also estimate the prevalence of malaria and its potential relationship to SARS-CoV-2 infection. All members of selected households will be offered the opportunity to participate in the survey.

“If they agree, participants will answer a brief questionnaire, have their blood drawn and tested for the presence of COVID-19 antibodies, and receive a nasal swab and oropharyngeal swab to test for acute COVID-19. They will also have a rapid malaria test and receive malaria treatment if the test is positive.”

Source: I.W

Breaking: Deputy IPOB Leader, Uche Mefor Mother’s dies 

Deputy IPOB Leader, Uche Mefor Mother’s dies

The Mother of the Deputy leader of the Indigenous  people of Biafra dies at the age of 99.

Breaking: Deputy IPOB Leader, Uche Mefor Mother's dies 

Late Mrs marcelina ifesinachi okefor mefor (nneokwukwe) mother of faith as she was fondly called departed this world days ago.

She was very strong and virtues….and was a matrach indeed.

Rest in peace mama mefor.

My Mission is to liberate Igbos from slavery and not to be a King in Abia - Nnamdi Kanu replies Ikpeazu 

Biafra: Igbo Christians Should Defend Themselves – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has asked Christians in Igbo Christians should defend themselves against Jihad.

Kanu, who said this in a tweet on Saturday, said Christians will perish if they refuse to go on self-defence.

The IPOB leader said; “It’s no longer hidden from the International community that jihad is happening in Nigger-area.

“Christians must defend themselves or perish….

 

BREAKING!!! Sen. Ben Bruce Congratulates Governor Obaseki

Former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has predicted victory for Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

In his post on Twitter Saturday night, the media mogul congratulated Obaseki on what he described as an “anticipated victory”.

He said the election was keenly contested.

“I congratulate @GovernorObaseki of the @OfficialPDPNig on a well-contested election, and most importantly on the clear cut anticipated victory. #EdoDecides”, he tweeted.

We must protect our Land Against Terrorism – Wike Tells Southeast Governors

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom wike has called on the southeastern governors In Nigeria to assemble themselves to fix up the security matters in Southeast.

Wike while disguising his statement with matters arising in southern Kaduna, he said “the governors must protect our land against terrorism”.

According to the Rivers state governor, he spoke that the Present government is lacking the measure to handle security matters in the country, which we must act immensely to protect our people against terrorism.

He went further to state that southeast is no longer safe, while making further statements he claimed that the southeastern region is more likely to be invaded by terrorists.

Govt. Will Use You Today & Jail You Tomorrow -Omokri Reacts To DSS Invitation To Don Jazzy

Reno Omokri, Former Presidential spokesperson, has reacted and shared his opinion on the alleged invitation of Don Jazzy and other Nigerian entertainers by the DSS.

Earlier today, it was reported that secret police invited the entertainers over some posts that were perceived to be against the Buhari-led government.

Reacting however on Twitter, Reno Omokri warned Nigerians to be careful of the APC and President Buhari.

The former presidential spokesperson who also shared a photo of Don Jazzy performing at President Buhari’s campaign in 2015, wrote;

Dear Nigerians, Be careful with General @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg. They use you today, and they throw you in jail or harass you tomorrow!.

I love this man… Thanks to MNK who has opened our eyes to know the truth… Join the group

Who Are You To Challenge Adeboye” – People’s Reactions after Nnamdi Kanu Tells Adeboye To Reveal What He Saw In Aso Rock

Some Nigerians has question Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous people sir challenging Pastor Adeboye.

It was earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu had asked Adeboye to reveal who he saw In Aso Rock

Nnamdi Kanu, has made cases about Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s refusal to talk with the press after his gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

Report Say that pastor Adeboye met with President Buhari behind shut entryway on Monday.

And After The meeting, the adored Christian pioneer evaded the excitedly anticipating State House reporters as he made his way out of the Presidential Villa.

Despite the fact that subtleties of the gathering have not been made accessible to the press till this second, there are signs it was in association with the dubious Companies and Allied Matters Act, CAMA, which the President marked into law on August 7, 2020.

Yet, Kanu is asserting that what the Pastor saw in Aso Rock his mouth couldn’t talk.

“The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God Pastor E.A Adeboye declined to talk with state house reporters after his gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday,” he composed on Facebook.

“Basic live meeting they can’t do. Trickery for the sake of Christ.

“I challenge Adeboye to tell the world in the event that he met the old severe despot Buhari or someone that seems as though him,” he asserted
Meanwhile Alot Of Nigerians Have Reacted To His Words To The Daddy G.O,..

Earlier report confirm that IPOB leader has called Nigerian pastors names for covering evil.

I Pity Those Who Mock Us For Not Having Our Biological Children Yet – Mrs Obaseki

The First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki has described those making mockery of her inability to have her biological children yet with her husband as people who lack understanding, saying such people need to be pitied.

Mrs. Obaseki stated this on Saturday during an online interactive section currently going on via a zoom network which is being attended by about 300 participants across the globe being monitored by OLIKA REPORTERS NEWS

The first lady was reacting to a question raised by one of the participants who called in from Scotland, asking her about her feelings for not being able to have her biological children for the Governor.

According to the renowned banker; “Children are a gift from God, so one must be patient with God and I really don’t mind what humans are saying as I know I have many children here in Edo to care for as the wife of the governor”.

“I hear some people saying all sorts of things about us but I know nobody in his right senses would make jest of people who do not have their own children, but my advice for those in my shoes is to ignore them and focus on God”.

“On the other hand, I will advise proper check-up and do other things as advised by medical experts, do all medical investigations, but you know at times everything is right with you and it’s not just coming but that is when u actually need to hope on God”.

“You could try many other ways like IVS etc, but at times they don’t work, but you must be calm, relax and leave everything to God. For me, I’m very busy here in Edo, especially with the husband being the Governor, we have more than enough children here in Edo to care about and I really pity those mocking us. They don’t understand the issues of life”.

Speaking on how much her husband place premium importance to women empowerment in Edo State, the First informed that the Governor has tremendous respect and value for the women so much so that he has over 400 of them in his government at different capacities.

She said: “My husband has absolute confidence in Edo women, he has always talked about their loyalty and trustworthiness that is why he has over 400 of them in his government at different levels and he has always praised them for putting up excellent performances in their position”.

Continuing, Mrs. Obaseki asserted that the Governor has always approved all the proposals she has brought to him for women empowerment and opined that he is ready to do even more for the women of Edo state in his second term in office.

FG to Pay Private School Teachers, Artisans Salary– Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the Federal Government is creating a “payroll support” for private school teachers and artisans to cushion the untoward economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on them.

He added that the Federal Government had secured land in 11 states of the federation to build thousands of two-bedroom apartments for Nigerians at the cost of N2m each.

He also declared that he was too busy to think about the 2023 elections.

Osinbajo spoke at the ongoing 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.

He featured on the “state of the nation” session with the theme, “A stimulating exchange on the State of the Nation,” moderated by the Publisher of ThisDay newspaper, Mr Nduka Obaigbena.

The vice president said the Federal Government’s efforts were geared towards saving jobs and creating new ones amid the pandemic

Community Policing: Group demands N13.3billion disbursed through Police Trust Fund

COMPPART Foundation for Justice and Peace Building has written to President Muhammadu Buhari demanding the N13.3billiin earmarked for the community policing project be disbursed through the Police Trust Fund for management and not the Nigeria Police Force.

In the letter endorsed by its Executive Director, Saviour Akpan, the group argued that”it is not the duty of the police anywhere in the world to implement community policing rather it is the community with the police and other security agencies as partners”.

According to COMPPART, the scale of training requirement in community policing is such that it is simply not feasible to rely on the existing training institutions of the Nigeria, because,” it will involve training and redeployment of social agents within the cultural sensibilities of the different states and communities in Nigeria”.

The group is of the opinion that such will be properly managed by Police Trust Fund which h is a creation of an Act of Parliament with accountability as it’s core mandate.

It argued further” our experience over the years shows that if the more ey is given to the Nigeria Police to manage, we will not be able to achieve the import of community policing in Nigeria, stressing that such fund may likely be mismanaged.

However, the group is grateful that the president has chosen to move the community policing project forward it’s formal launch in April 2004.

The group said that the project has moved from what it describes as”political sloganeering” to a more realistic stage which has witnessed the release of take-off funds.

Insecurity: Buhari has failed us, Yoruba must carry gun – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-in-Council led by Iba Gani Adams has again expressed concern over the rising insecurity in Nigeria where he point out that President Buhari Administration has failed woefully.

The body declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the masses.

In a communiqué after its meeting, the body told South-West Governors to direct Yorubas to obtain license to bear firearms.

Signed by Babajide Tanimowo, Atoloye Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, the council said it received credible intelligence which indicates “the infiltration of terrorists and killer Fulani herdsmen in the region.”

It cited the revelation that suspected ISIS operatives have positioned themselves in Niger State via Ibarubaland and within the Oke-ogun corridor of Oyo State.

“The intel also revealed that about 500 power bikes and assorted armour belonging to the terrorists have been physically sighted along the abandoned Lusada route moving towards Sokoto, from Igbo-ora in Oyo State.

“The Council, therefore, enjoin all Southwest governors, as well as the Governors of Kwara and Kogi States, to emulate the Governor of Benue State, Mr Samuel Ortom, by directing their citizens to apply for gun license for self-defense against the marauding terrorists and killer herdsmen.”

The statement advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to take urgent steps to tighten Nigeria’s entry points, especially the porous borders with West African neighbours.

It called for an immediate halt to all ethnic and genocidal killings in Nigeria, insisting that no nation prospers on the blood of the innocent.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, rise to the occasion and put a stop to the senseless killings in Southern Kaduna, Benue, Plateau and Taraba States, among others. Stop this senseless bloodletting now.

“The clamor by the Yoruba for effective and adequate security architecture for the region goes beyond Amotekun or any form of self-help. It is all about the preservation of our heritage as a race, our way of life, our patrimony, our culture and traditions.

Insecurity: Buhari has failed us, Yoruba must carry gun - Gani Adams

“Since 1991, the Yoruba have been clamouring for resource control or restructuring as a basis for equitable co-existence within the Nigerian nation. The clarion calls have gone largely unheeded. Now, our people are sick and tired of the deafening silence they have been receiving over time.”

The council said for peace to reign, the Buhari administration should embark on an equitable restructuring of federating units before October 1, 2020, based on the recommendations of the Yoruba Submit Group at its meeting held in July.

It condemned alleged attempts by the government to “smuggle the rejected RUGA policy with its toxic provision to annex the ancestral lands of indigenous people with the active connivance of the 9th National Assembly.”

The communique also condemned “the outrageous intention” of the government to mortgage the ports in Lagos to China for a needless credit facility.

Reiterating that the unity of Yorubas within and in the diaspora is non-negotiable, the council urged the region’s leaders and stakeholders to bury personal ambitions and close ranks.

Presidency’s Move To Control Amotekun Is Arrant Nonsense – Adebanjo

Elder statesman, Chief Ayo Adebanjo on Tuesday attacked the presidency for saying that the Inspector General of Police would determine the structure of Southwest regional security outfit, Amotekun.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu had said during a programme on Channels TV that the IGP would determine the structure of Amotekun.

Shehu was speaking on the approval of N13bn by the Federal Government for community policing across the 36 states of the federation.

He said, “Whatever name they go by, Amotekun or whatever, will be streamlined and they will be run in accordance with the structure as defined by the Inspector-General of Police. They will be localised, they will be owned by local communities, they will be managed by them.”

The President’s spokesman further stated that the community policing structure would be the same across the 36 states and whatever does not conform with the national structure would not be “in the scheme of things”.

But Adebanjo, in an interview rejected the presidency’s assertion, saying that they are ‘arrant nonsense.

According to him, “What Shehu said is arrant nonsense! Is he the Attorney General (of the federation)? He is just talking trash. Please quote me.

“They are controlling the police from the centre, it is not working, now they want to control Amotekun again from the same position? Do you have an IG of police in America? Even in Britain, it is not centralized. What you have is metropolitan police.”

Adebanjo wondered: “How can you send someone from Jigawa State to control the police in Ibadan? What does he know? You say the Governors are the chief security officers of their states, yet they control nothing, what kind of arrangement is that?”

He said Shehu might not understand as the issue was beyond him.

He added: “I don’t want to engage him because he may not understand. The issue is beyond him. Amotekun is the case of localizing security, yet they want to control it from the Centre like the police, how?”

Jacob in the Bible is the number one Yahoo boy of all time – Nigeria Prophet

A Nigerian prophet, Abiodun has claimed that Jacob in the Bible was the number one Yahoo boy and 419 kingpin in history.

According to the white garment prophet, Jacob performed all kinds of fraud to the point that he fraudulently got married to two sisters.

He said;

“When talking about Yahoo boys, 419, Jacob in the Bible is number one. Honestly, in my own opinion. “Number one 419 kingpin is Jacob. He stole in every way. “He got to his in-laws house, he used fraud. He got married to two sisters from the same mother. “There was no wonder he didn’t perform”.

His statement has generated quite a number of reactions on social media, with many wondering if he is actually glorifying internet fraud by linking the fraudsters to a Biblical figure.

Fani-Kayode apologize to the Journalist he said was ‘Stupid’

Femi Fani-Kayode has tender his apology to the journalist he had encounter with where he uses the word ‘stupid’ to quantify him in Calabar.

It was earlier reported that during an interview with the said Journalist, Fani-Kayode uses filthy words.

Fani-Kayode said no threat of physical harm was made to the journalist and he never send anyone to threaten him.

According to him, “I met with my advisors till late last night and I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word “stupid” which I used in my encounter with a journalist in Calabar.

“I have many friends in the media who I offended by losing my cool and using such words. I hereby express my regrets for doing so.

“I do however wish to state categorically that no threat of physical harm was ever made to the journalist in question and neither did I send anyone to threaten him. Anyone that says otherwise is lying and I challenge them to bring the proof.

“I would never seek to physically harm a journalist. For the last 30 years I have defended and worked with journalists and fought for the right of freedom of expression.

“I am also very close to many in that profession. I would be the last to seek to disparage those that are honorable and noble within its ranks.

“I hope that this will assuage the pain and anger of anyone that was hurt or offended by this ugly episode. I have now put this matter behind me and moved on. Now my tour of the South continues. Moving to yet another state today!”

“NDDC Awards N6bn Fingerlings Contracts Without Fish Ponds” – Akpabio

Akpabio said that the “NDDC Awards N6bn Fingerlings Contracts Without Fish Ponds”

“The outcome of forensic audit will shock Nigerians and if you are from Niger Delta region, you must be forced to ask certain questions, I was in this office when a young man walked in and asked me, Sir, what do I do?

“I was given a contract to supply fingerlings for N6billion and I have N3billion still in my account. I asked by whom, he said NDDC, I said when? And he said a few years ago but with this probe coming I don’t know what to do.My health is not good and I don’t want stress. Sir, can I return N3billion out of the N6billion? I said didn’t you supply, he said they didn’t give him where to supply to.

“Fingerlings is something that you supply to fish ponds, Am I right? Now N6billion worth of fingerlings of fish ponds in Niger Delta and yet they didn’t have the fish pond but they wrote there are across 27 senatorial district.I think they like giving out contracts without doing the job. I keep telling people I am not just waking up. As a governor, I know there was something wrong with NDDC but I couldn’t pinpoint it, I could see the symptoms.

“So when I became a Minister of Niger Delta that’s when I found that the symptoms of failure that I used to see here all about corruption. It was like an ATM for people to make money to go and contest elections.Whether I am here or not I believe we should change the story and the story can only change when we tell the truth. But a lot of people are not ready to tell the truth.

“But these details were never worked to include the committees and the management of NDDC the details were rather handled by two Chairmen, Chairman of the house committee and chairman of the Senate Committee.That’s was what I was trying to explain to them but I wasn’t given the opportunity to. All I was trying to explain to them is that don’t hand over the fate of Niger Delta to only two people. They never allow others to have input.

“Even the governors of the region never had inputted in the development of the NDDC. I was a governor; I had to take over the construction of Ibono road with four bridges.

“I took it over from NDDC that had been on that road for 11 years with a lot of variations.So I took over the road gave it to CCC construction company, approach Mobil, Mobil came in, the road was going to cost about 34 billion. They made the contribution of about 8 billion and the government sponsored the rest and now we have the road……..”