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About 20 doctors in Kwara State have become infected with COVID-19 within the past three weeks.


President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Dr Badmus Habeeb, disclosed this to Channels Television during a phone interview on Wednesday.


He lamented that members of the association are battling with the pandemic “based on the available resources”.


“About 20 of our members have become infected in the last two to three weeks.


“I must reiterate that this is not the best of times for us, our families and the affected patients,” he said.


Habeeb, however, noted that the discovery of vaccines have brought hope and relief for everyone.


But he lamented that there is a poor resource setting in the country, where the necessities to make the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines easy and possible, are not readily available.


“So, it seems we may never be able to get the vaccine anytime soon,” he said.


The UITH-ARD President said the vaccines have so far proven to be effective and therefore, urged Nigerians to get vaccinated when it arrives, while adhering strictly to other COVID-19 guidelines.


“The public should adhere strictly to the laid down guidelines on the prevention of COVID-19 by NCDC,” he warned.



Source Channel TV


20 Doctors Contract COVID-19 In Kwara Within Three Weeks

 


The National Examination Council is one of the main secondary school examination bodies in the country.


Candidates that wrote the National Examinations Council (NECO) 2020 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), had their results released on Wednesday.


NECO released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.


The NECO June/July examination is the examination taken by candidates in their last stage of Secondary School Education.


Candidates are advised to get the result checking token from NECO website.


Here is a quick guide on how to check NECO results:


-Go to NECO result checking portal at https://result.neco.gov.ng/.


-Pick your exam year. i.e. 2020


-Pick your exam type. i.e. SSCE INTERNAL (JUN/JUL)


-Enter your Token Number and registration number in the appropriate columns.


-Finally, click on the check result button to access your NECO result.


If you follow the simple steps outlined above, by now you should be seeing your grades in each subject.


How To Check NECO 2020 Result.

 


As Nigeria continues to mull different ways of tackling security challenges bedevelling the country, Dr Mustapha Abubakar has emerged the substantive Commandant General of The Nigerian Peace Corps. 

Young, dynamic and vibrant, Dr  Abubakar  is an administrator, Peace Ambassador, Chartered Mediator & Conciliator (ICMC), Forensic Investigation & Security Intelligent expert.


Until his appointment, Dr Abubakar was the acting Commandant General Nigerian peace corps.

Dr Mustapha Abubakar who hails from Gombe local government local area of Gombe state was born on the 18th December, 1980.

His appointment was confirmed by the  presidential inauguration Committees.







Mustapha Abubakar Emerges Substantive Commandant General Of Nigerian Peace Corps.

 


The Lagos State Government on Friday intensified public advocacy and sensitisation to the emergence of the second wave of COVID-19.

This was done through the interaction between the staff of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, led by the Director of Public Enlightenment, Mr Toyin Adeni-Awosika, and members of the public.

The sensitisation team engaged members of the public at markets, motor mechanic workshops, garages, and parks at Agege, Ojota, Ikeja, Ogba, Alausa Secretariat, and environs.

They addressed the people and obtained feedback, just as essential Information, Education, and Communication materials such as flyers and posters were distributed.

Adeni-Awosika said that there was a need for adherence to guidelines stipulated by the government to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.

According to him, the state government is dismayed with the flagrant disregard for COVID-19 protocols by members of the public.

“People mingle without adherence to physical distancing, face masks are not worn in public places, while hand sanitisers are absent in most public and private institutions.

“Such practices expose individuals to COVID-19. Everyone must take responsibility to stop the spread of this deadly virus by obeying all guidelines. COVID -19 is real,´´ he said.

Adeni-Awosika advised transport operators to always check the temperature of commuters and to desist from flouting physical distancing protocols relating to the number of passengers allowed in their commercial vehicles.

During the sensitisation, fliers were also distributed to pedestrians and motorists at the various locations.


Traditional, religious, and opinion leaders in communities, Community Development Committees, and Community Development Associations were enjoined to influence their followers to abide by government directives, in order to end the pandemic.


Source: VANGUARD.

Lagos intensifies public sensitisation on second wave of COVID-19.

 



The Federal Government on Thursday said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid infections recorded lately continue.


The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja.


The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, said the Federal Government has no plan to impose a fresh lockdown as the country battles the second wave of the pandemic.

But speaking on Thursday, the PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown.


Aliyu said, “If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.”


Also, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who spoke earlier, said, “The Presidential Task Force is very concerned about the increasing daily numbers that we are recording.



“On 6th of January 2021, we recorded 1,664 infections. This is yet another all-time high in Nigerian and we must all take full responsibility through compliance and vigilance.”


The Federal Government had in March 2020 locked down the Federal Capital Territory as well as Lagos and Ogun States for over five weeks as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. The lockdown had a tremendous effect on economic activities with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry putting the loss at about N3bn in the period under review.


Many jobs were also lost as airlines, hotels, banks, amongst others cut their workforce due to the crushing effect of the lockdown.


Source PUNCH.

FG TO IMPOSE FRESH LOCKDOWN -Sani Aliyu

 






By Azeez Ridwan


The atmosphere of the nooks and crannies of Iwoland was very scary as hoodlums storms on every public property as well as properties of notable public office holders in Iwo Local Government.


It was gathered that the rampage start around 10am on Saturday with a heavy looting of the Iwo Local Government Secretary Araromi Iwo, before another batch of Hoodlums proceed to the resident of the Senator Olalere Oriolowo, representing Osun West in the house of senate, looting and carted away a number of valuables.


The Looting does not left the private business of Senator Oriolowo untouched as hoodlums ransacked the farm to nothingness, before the Taawun Security operatives highlighted at the scene to avert further destruction and effect the arrest of some culprit involved.




"Taawun Security prevent the secretary from being torched as we saw the quenching fire at the secretary" an eye witness said.


Ademola Walliyullah an eyewitness also added that "that Taawun spoke with some protesters for more than an hour appealing to them to go home to avert any eventualities"

Normalcy Restored as Taawun Security Halt vandalisation of Public Property in Iwo




 Amid the EndSARS protest, the retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa has expressed regret for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, as he recounts why it was formed.


The excesses of the unit notorious for human rights violation has sparked protests across Nigeria for over one week now with demonstators demanding a reform of the entire police system.


Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa said the unit had completely derailed from its founding objectives.’


He said, “My name is Fulani Kwajafa. I entered the Nigeria Police Force in 1984. Then robbery was prevalent, this was why Buhari was Head of State. He (Buhari) got a lot of complaint that people were stealing from each other, robbing people — he told me and Mr Inyang, the then IGP, that we must do something about it or be fired.


“Mr Inyang called me and told me to come up with a plan to save the country from thieves, so I said okay. I told him to give me his trust, resources and officers to start work.

“After four months of creating SARS, there was peace, those who were not caught ran, and those who were caught were sent to prison.

“This thing frustrates me, there is no reason why because someone commits a crime that the person should be killed. There are laws and no one will give an order that if you see armed robbers kill the person.

“I have been hearing disheartening news, to the extent that I have thought to myself that it seems among the SARS officials, there are armed robbers.

“This is not why we created SARS, the reason is completely different, this is not the purpose. In fact, when I am mentioned as the creator of SARS, I feel ashamed. It’s a thing of regret for me.

“If I had known it would be like this, I wouldn’t have created it because people who know when I established the unit always say to be, is it not Kwajafa’s baby? But this is not what I birthed, it has been changed.”

I regret creating SARS in 1984, says Retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa. Amid the EndSARS protest, the retired