Nigerian Medical Association insist it will not collaborate with 15-member Chinese medical team in Nigeria,

Nigerian Medical Association insist it will not collaborate with 15-member Chinese medical team in Nigeria,

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has vowed that its members would not interact or collaborate with the 15-member Chinese medical team that arrived Nigeria yesterday. NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, said for the physicians to practise in the country, they would have to go through the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), write examinations, and if they are successful, they could practise in the country. READ ALSO:Electricity Distribution Companies offer to supply electricity free of charge for two months to all Nigerians His statement was in spite of the assurance of the federal government that the Chinese medical team...

Electricity Distribution Companies offer to supply electricity free of charge for two months to all Nigerians

Electricity Distribution Companies offer to supply electricity free of charge for two months to all Nigerians

Electricity Distribution Companies – DISCOS have offered to supply electricity free of charge for two months to all Nigerians. READ ALSO: PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud According to a statement by the Executive Director (Research & Advocacy), Association of Nigeiarian Electricity Distributors – ANED, Barrister Sunday Oduntan, the gesture is to cushion the effects of the COVID -19 lockdown on the customers. READ ALSO:Resident physician urges government to appreciate the role played by health professionals in fight against covid 19 He said the Electricity Distribution Companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Federal government  commences local production of ventilators to curb Coronavirus

Federal government commences local production of ventilators to curb Coronavirus

The federal government says it has commenced the local production of ventilators and disinfectant spraying devices to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement sent by the ministry of science and technology said the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, launched the newly produced devices on behalf of the government in Abuja. READ ALSO:Resident physician urges government to appreciate the role played by health professionals in fight against covid 19 The statement signed by the ministry’s spokesperson, Olusegun Ayeoyenika, said the ventilators and other devices were produced by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, under the ministry....

Resident physician urges government to appreciate the role played by health professionals in fight against covid 19

Resident physician urges government to appreciate the role played by health professionals in fight against covid 19

As the world marked the 2020 world health day yesterday with the theme “support Nurses and Midwives” government at all levels and indeed the people have been urged to appreciate the role played by all health professionals in keeping the world healthy and safe in the face of the covid 19 pandemic. A resident Physician at the University of Uyo teaching Hospital, Doctor Edesiri Ighorodje who gave the charge in an interview with Planet News said this year’s theme is apt in recognition of the sacrifices of the health professionals in the fight against the global Covid-19 pandemic by putting...

Nigeria records sixteen new cases of Coronavirus

Nigeria records sixteen new cases of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control -NCDC yesterday recorded sixteen new cases of the Coronavirus READ ALSO:AKSG plans relief materials to cushion effects of lockdown Ten cases were recorded in Lagos; two cases were recorded in the FCT, two in Oyo, one in Delta and one in Katsina This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to  254. Fourty-four have so far been discharged with six deaths recorded. Written By Bassey Ibiatisuho FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PLANET_101FM

AKSG plans relief materials to cushion effects of lockdown

AKSG plans relief materials to cushion effects of lockdown

Akwa Ibom State government says plans are underway for the provision of relief materials for the people to cushion and ameliorate the effects of the lockdown and Restriction of Movement Regulations 2020. The Secretary to the State government, SSG, Doctor Emmanuel Ekuwem, who stated this while giving an update on the COVID 19  situation in the state, said items to be distributed include rice, garri, flour, and other essential food items, adding that the disbursement committee set up for the purpose, will soon announce modalities for direct disbursement to all villages in the state. READ ALSO:Member representing Uyo Federal constituency,...

Member representing Uyo Federal constituency, Michael Eyong, begins distribution of palliatives to constituents as COVID 19 lockdown continues

Member representing Uyo Federal constituency, Michael Eyong, begins distribution of palliatives to constituents as COVID 19 lockdown continues

Member representing Uyo, Uruan, Nsit Atai, and Ibesikpo Asutan Federal constituency in the National Assembly, Michael Eyong, popularly called Baba Ntan has started distribution of over 10 million naira worth of  palliatives to his constituents from the four local government areas making the constituency.  A breakdown of the N10 million donation, which makes the 1st batch of palliatives disbursed by the federal lawmaker to the people has N5 million as cash gift and food items worth N5 million. READ ALSO:PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud Presenting the palliatives to the beneficiaries from Uyo Local Government...

PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

PDP describes federal government’s social intervention programmes for Covid-19 as fraud

The Peoples Democratic Party -PDP has said the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the social intervention programmes of the All Progressives Congress -APC and its government as a ‘total hoax’. PDP alleged that the APC leaders have been fleecing the country through the social incentives programme rather than deploying it to benefit the people. READ ALSO:President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme The party said in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, that the manifest failure of the COVID-19 social palliatives for Nigerians contrary to claims by the APC-led administration...

US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

US warns China not to ‘exploit’ virus for sea disputes

The United States has warned China not to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to exert itself in the South China Sea after Vietnam said Beijing sank a trawler. Amid the global focus on fighting COVID-19, China has ramped up self-described research stations and landed special military aircraft in the dispute-rife sea, according to the State Department. READ ALSO: FG explains role of expected Chinese experts, appeals to country’s health professionals to show understanding ELSEWHERE – The Indonesian Medical Association has said at least 25 Indonesian doctors had died after contracting the new coronavirus, raising alarm about the toll the...

Funke Akindele & Husband Sentenced To 14 Days  Community Service over Lockdown Violation

Funke Akindele & Husband Sentenced To 14 Days Community Service over Lockdown Violation

A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos yesterday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each. They are to serve three hours per day excluding Saturday and Sunday, and must each visit 10 public places to educate people on the consequences of not complying with directives on Coronavirus. The court also directed them to pay a fine of 100,000 naira each. READ ALSO: Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria Funke Akindele & Husband who...

Mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrio, dies after contracting coronavirus

Mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, Dolors Sala Carrio, dies after contracting coronavirus

The Premier League club (Manchester City) made the announcement in a post on their official Twitter account that the 82-year-old died in Manresa, Barcelona READ ALSO: UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June 49year old Guardiola, last month donated 1million euros to aid the fight against coronavirus in Spain. Meanwhile, Spain is one of the countries with the highest number of deaths since the outbreak of the coronavirus. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PLANET_101FM

FG explains role of expected Chinese experts, appeals to country’s health professionals to show understanding

FG explains role of expected Chinese experts, appeals to country’s health professionals to show understanding

The federal government has appealed with the health professionals in the country not try to prevent the government from accepting Chinese experts voluntary assistance from other quarters, as it was not intended to undermine their capabilities, but to enable the government respond holistically and promptly to the diverse health needs of Nigerians. READ ALSO: President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme Speaking during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 update on the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, the secretary to the state government Boss Mustapha was addressing the recent resistance by health workers...

President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme

President Muhammadu Buhari approves engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774,000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO:FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic Ahmed disclosed this at a press conference on fiscal stimulus measures in response to COVID-19 pandemic and oil prices fiscal shock in Abuja. She explained that 1,000 people were expected to be recruited for the Special Public Works programme from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. READ ALSO: IGP Adamu Mohammed...

FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic

FG to evacuate Nigerians from US over COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Government has set machinery into motion to evacuate willing Nigerians from the United States of America over the COVID-19 pandemic. READ ALSO: Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months In a memo titled evacuation of Nigerians from the US by the Consulate General of Nigeria, Nigerians interested in leaving the US were told to indicate interest. READ ALSO: Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria The memo signed by Consul Information and Community Relations,...

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Rogers enjoyed enormous success on both the country and pop charts with hits like “Lucille,” “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream.” Rogers grew up poor, living with his parents and six siblings in a federal housing project. By high school, he knew that he wanted to pursue a music career. He bought himself a guitar and started a group called the Scholars. The band had a rockabilly sound and scored a few local hits.

IGP Adamu Mohammed warns police personnel against violation of rights of Nigerians in enforcing restriction of movements

IGP Adamu Mohammed warns police personnel against violation of rights of Nigerians in enforcing restriction of movements

Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has warned police personnel against violation of the rights of Nigerians in enforcing the restriction of movements imposed by federal and state governments to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mohammed, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said all police personnel deployed in the enforcement of the orders on the restriction of movements must be professional, humane and show utmost respect for the citizenry. READ ALSO: STATE BROADCAST BY THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE, HIS  EXCELLENCY, MR. UDOM EMMANUEL –   7PM – APRIL 2ND,2020 The IG’s directive was issued against...

STATE BROADCAST BY THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE, HIS  EXCELLENCY, MR. UDOM EMMANUEL –   7PM – APRIL 2ND,2020

STATE BROADCAST BY THE GOVERNOR OF AKWA IBOM STATE, HIS  EXCELLENCY, MR. UDOM EMMANUEL –   7PM – APRIL 2ND,2020

Governor Udom Emmanuel on April 2, 2020, gave a live broadcast, to address the people of Akwa Ibom State on the steps taken by the state government to contain COVID-19 and also announced the lockdown of the state. Below is the full speech “FAITH OVER FEAR My dear people of Akwa Ibom State,  A little over a week ago, I had cause to address you concerning the state of affairs in our dear State as it has to do with the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic across the globe. I told you at the time that there was no CONFIRMED...

Akwa Ibom records five cases of Corona virus as NCDC announces 23 new cases in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom records five cases of Corona virus as NCDC announces 23 new cases in Nigeria

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control-NCDC has confirmed twenty-three new cases of the #COVID19 in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 174 In a tweet last night on its NCDC official twitter handle, the centre said of the 23 cases, nine are in Lagos, seven are in the FCT, five are in Akwa Ibom, while Kaduna and Bauchi have recorded one case each. READ ALSO: AKSG urged to consider employment of more nurses into state’s health sector MEANWHILE – The Minister for Health, Osagie Ohanire has announced that over 2,000 persons have been tested so far...

UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June

UEFA postpone all international matches scheduled for June

UEFA have announced that all international matches that had been pushed back to June have now been postponed until further notice. This includes the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021. READ ALSO: Arsenal beat Portsmouth 2-0 to reach FA Cup quarter-finals The decision followed a videoconference with Europe’s 55 member federations as part of discussions on how to adapt the fixture calendar in the face of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. READ ALSO: Akwa United host Rivers United today in Nigeria Professional Football League match day 9. The play-off semi-finals and finals that...

Community leaders urged to deploy town criers in sensitizing people against spread of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State

Community leaders urged to deploy town criers in sensitizing people against spread of coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State

As concerns increase around ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Akwa Ibom State, the need for village heads and traditional rulers at the community level to use town criers in sensitizing rural dwellers on the scourge has been reiterated. The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Doctor Martin Akpan, who stated this in a chat with Planet News, noted that all-inclusive approaches should be adopted to fight the pandemic and not just the use of modern techniques of information dissemination. READ ALSO : AKSG urged to consider employment of more nurses into...

AKSG urged to consider employment of more nurses into state’s health sector

AKSG urged to consider employment of more nurses into state’s health sector

Akwa Ibom State government has been urged to consider employment of more nurses to put to rest the persistent problem of shortage of nurses in the state’s health sector. The Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives – NANNM, Akwa Ibom State Council, Comrade Imo-Abasi Moses who stated this in a brief chat with Planet News said the call was necessary especially given the current troubling health situation globally, adding that employing more nurses will bring about more effective healthcare delivery in the state. READ ALSO: Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel...

Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Chief Deji Adeleke (Davido’s dad), an Energy and Steel Magnate, donates N500 million ($1.289 million) to the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Singer Davido’s father Adedeji Adeleke has donated 500million naira to the Federal Government to help fight the COVID-19. READ ALSO : Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood tops six authors in the frame to win The popular Nigerian musician whose original name is David Adeleke announced the donation on his Twitter handle. He disclosed that the Adeleke’s will also be donating 6,640 bags of rice to the Ogun State Government for distribution and will later this week begin the distribution of the 250million naira worth of rice in 332 wards in Osun State. Written By Saviour Robert FOLLOW US ON TWITTER...

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission delays implementation of proposed electricity tariff in the country by 3 months

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission – NERC says there will be a 3-month delay in the implementation of the proposed electricity tariff in the country. The regulator had earlier announced that there would be an upward review of electricity tariff across the country effective today April 1. READ ALSO: US COVID-19 fatalities exceed China’s tally But Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, in a statement in Abuja, said that the suspension in the implementation of the new tariff was one of the measures taken by the regime of the President Muhammadu Buhari to support Nigerians in this difficult time when COVID-19...