Strike: Mass resignation by doctors hits Ojukwu varsity hospital

Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) Awka has revealed that 11 days into the commencement of a planned industrial action, medical Doctors have started resigning from the hospital in droves. The chairman of MDCAN, at the hospital, Dr Chukwudi Okani, who revealed this to […]

Strike: Mass resignation by doctors hits Ojukwu varsity hospital

 

Major General: You have no right to change Buhari’s title – Presidency warns Punch

The Presidency has said that Punch Newspaper’s editorial of Wednesday where it vowed to address President Muhammadu Buhari as a Major General and his government as a regime, is unconstitutional. The Presidency said it is not within the capacity of a media house to change the title of an elected president. In a statement to […]

Major General: You have no right to change Buhari’s title – Presidency warns Punch

 

U.S. to provide life-saving HIV treatment to 43,000 people in Imo


<p class=””>The U.S. Government, through its Embassy in Nigeria, has assured the Imo State Government of its support for the identification and provision of treatment to approximately 43,000 people living with HIV in the state.</p>

<h1>This was made known in a statement by the Public Affairs Unit of the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday in Abuja.</h1>

<p class=””>According to the statement, the support will be extended to over 14,000 people already receiving such treatment through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), programme.</p>

<p class=””>It stated that the assurance was given when the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Kathleen FitzGibbon, led a delegation on a courtesy call to Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha.</p>

<p class=””>The delegation included a team from PEPFAR, and the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).,</p>

<p class=””>The statement quoted FlitzGibbon as describing HIV epidemic in Imo as “critical and requiring rapid and sustained efforts to identify the victims and put them on life-saving anti-retroviral treatment”.</p>

<figure class=”image” align=”center”> <img src=”http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/Y2E7MDA_/10ed88ed1b194f06b5feb0b01a67e315.jpg” alt=”Ms Kathleen FitzGibbon, U.S Deputy Chief of Mission to Nigeria, and Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, in Owerri (NAN)”> <figcaption>Ms Kathleen FitzGibbon, U.S Deputy Chief of Mission to Nigeria, and Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, in Owerri (NAN)</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=””>Such a move, she said, would not only ensure that the PLHIVs live a long, normal, productive, and healthy life, but will also help in breaking the transmission of the virus to sexual partners.</p>

<p class=””>She said that the treatment programme would thereby improve the state’s health indices and enhance efforts to control the HIV epidemic.</p>

<p class=””>FitzGibbon acknowledged the work that had been accomplished by the Government and other stakeholders, who partnered with PEPFAR and CDC over the years, to ensure that over 14,000 people living with HIV in the State were receiving life-saving treatment.</p>

<p class=””><em>“Considering the over 43,000 others that need to be identified, all stakeholders must increase their efforts as part of the CDC-led PEPFAR ART surge in the State</em>,” the diplomat said.</p>

<p class=””>The Deputy Chief of Mission also emphasised the significance of Imo in the trajectory of HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Nigeria.</p>

<p class=””><em>“Imo’s population, geographic location, diversify and status as a tourism and hospitality centre in the south-east make it an important area of focus for the delivery of HIV/AIDS services in the country,</em>” she said.</p>

<p class=””>FlitzGibbon highlighted to Ihedioha the negative effect of the payment of some user-fees, which serves as a major barrier to people living with HIV, from accessing treatment.</p>

<p class=””>She called for the immediate elimination of such fees, particularly fees charged by healthcare facilities for non-essential services or those already provided by PEPFAR.</p>

<p class=””>She said that the U.S. government had increased its budget for HIV control activities in Nigeria, with increased focus on identifying and putting more people on treatment through the ART.</p>

<p class=””>FlitzGibbon explained that this would enable more people with HIV to live healthy, productive lives, especially now that adherence to treatment leads to the virus becoming undetectable and therefore not transmittable to sexual partner.</p>

<p class=””>She requested Ihedioha to prioritise the procurement of additional HIV test kits to support the current PEPFAR initiated surge efforts.</p>

<p class=””>She said that the additional test kits were necessary for identifying people living with HIV in rural communities of the state.</p>

<p class=””>She emphasised that such urgent intervention would help in moving Imo towards HIV epidemic control by September 2020.</p>

<p class=””>According to the statement, the highlight of the visit was the formal launch of the Imo ART Surge Programme by Gov Ihedioha, who pledged to work with the U.S. Government and other stakeholders.</p>

<p class=””>Ihedioha declared the immediate elimination of the payment of “user-fee” charges points of seeking care in Imo State hospitals and other health facilities, to serve as a major incentive to people living with HIV accessing treatment.</p>

<p class=””>He said that the state and local governments would come up with a mechanism of reimbursing the facilities since the fees had now been waived.</p>

<p class=””>Ihedioha said that the state government had made provision in its 2020 budget for the purchase of additional HIV test kits to complement the commodities already being provided by PEPFAR.</p>

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<p class=””>According to the statement, the recently released data from the U.S.-supported Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey revealed that there were approximately 1.9 million people still living with the virus in Nigeria.</p>

<p class=””>It quoted the survey as revealing that approximately 58,000 of the population reside in Imo, adding that they required appropriate medical treatment to live a normal, productive and healthy life.</p>

<p class=””>The U.S. Government recently announced support to Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Enugu, Lagos, and Nasarawa States for the launch of an ART Surge, a programmme designed to put an additional 500,000 people living with HIV on treatment.</p>

<p class=””>The 500,000 people will be in addition to the more than 800,000 people already on treatment as part of the overall PEPFAR intervention. </p>

 

VERY FUNNY!! Watch This Video Of Cardi B Rushing To The Toilet After Eating 1 Spoon Of Ghana Jollof

It’s no longer news that Cardi B was in Ghana some days ago and the experience was horrible 😂😂

She had a very beautiful time in Nigeria and it was the other way round when she stormed Ghana for the last wing of her Nigeria & Ghana concerts.

From having issues with the Celebrities in Ghana who claimed she snubbed them to having diarrhea after eating Ghana jollof rice 😂😂

Well, here’s a rare video showing how Cardi B rushed to the Toilet after eating 1 spoon of Ghana Jollof.

Watch the video below:-

You all should be careful of what you eat anytime you visit Ghana oooo.

Cardi B won’t say anything nice about Ghana – let’s bet 😂😂

In case you missed of the News when she was in Ghana – Click Here To Read

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Ezekwesili advises Buhari as Punch vows to call President ‘Major General’

A former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili has hailed PUNCH Newspapers for standing up against President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged dictatorial regime. In a notice titled “Buhari’s lawlessness: Our Stand”, Punch stated that it will “henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s ‘Major General’ and refer to his administration […]

Ezekwesili advises Buhari as Punch vows to call President ‘Major General’

 

Let’s Discuss! Zinoleesky Or Lyta, Who Do You Think Has A Brighter Future In The Industry?

The music industry is blessed with too many talents ranging from the superstars and the upcoming ones.

We have so many ones to look up to and can be seen as the future of Naija music industry.

Lyta – is a superstar in the making with thousands of followers accepting his type of music.

The former YBNL artiste is a force to reckon with among the fast groeing singers in the industry and it is very difficult to see someone of his age doing better than him.

He has released many major hit tracks and featured superstars like Olamide, Davido among others.

Zinoleesky – just broke to stardom after a viral freestyle of him and Lil Frosh broke the internet a while ago.

He has not relented since he became known and has released many dope tracks to his name.

Rumor has it that the DMW boss Davido tried to signed him for being a good musical prospect along with his friend Lil Frosh but the deal later failed because of some unfavourable terms.

Zinoleesky and Lyta are making waves and it is so hard to mark the one who has a brighter future in the industry which is why we want to throw this question to fans of good music. 👇

Zinoleesky Or Lyta? Who Do You Think Has A Brighter Future In The Industry?

Drop your comments below!!

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Sowore’s family cries out, alleges Buhari, DSS planning to kill activist

Family members of Omoyele Sowore, convener of the RevolutionNow Movement, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services, DSS, of plotting to kill the activist. Sowore’s family raised the alarm while expressing deep concern over the activist’s state of health. In a statement jointly signed by Deacon S.M Omoyeni, Olusegun Sowore and […]

Sowore’s family cries out, alleges Buhari, DSS planning to kill activist

 

Put Your House In Order, PDP Slams Buhari Over Wife’s Attack On Shehu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday described the public outburst by First Lady, Aisha Buhari, as “another sad commentary” that shows that all is not well at the State House.

This is even as the party noted that the development has “exposed President Buhari’s failure to lead and enforce an organized governance structure and that the governance of our nation has been ceded to the chaotic and selfish whims of a cabal.”

In a statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP described as appalling “that under President Buhari, our once productive and highly organized Presidency has been bastardized and reduced to Kunle Bamtefa’s soap opera, Fuji House of Commotion.”

The statement added: “Instead of governance, the Buhari Presidency has continued to serve Nigerians and the international community with tragicomedies that make a mockery of leadership.

“Nigerians can now further see why nothing works under the Buhari Presidency; why the administration has remained shambolic and plagued with policy summersaults and executive recklessness; why our economy has remained comatose and why our nation has been dangerously drifting to the brinks under President Buhari’s watch.

“Indeed, the Buhari Presidency has proven to be a huge national embarrassment and a big problem for our nation.

“Never in the history of our nation has the office, essence and symbol of Nigeria’s Presidency been so stripped and ridiculed.”

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SHOCKING: Akpabio Quits Senatorial Rerun, Chooses To Remain A Minister

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswil Akpabio, is no longer going to participate in the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial re-run election scheduled for January, 2020.

Akpabio announced his decision in a letter to the Chairman of the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshimhole.

In the letter issued on December 2, 2019, Akpabio said he huge responsibility has been made on him as a minister, saying he could not abandon the assignment placed on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister, therefore, submitted the name of a replacement and also urged the party to run in his place.

The letter reads, Below is Akpabio’s letter:

I wish to recall that I was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District Election held on the 23rd day of February, 2019,” the letter read.

Upon the declaration of Christopher Ekpenyong of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the purported winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, I challenged same at the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Tribunal in a split decision by a majority of two to one (Honourable Justice W. O. Akanbi and Honourable Justice 0. D. Etubu) dismissed our Petition, while in a dissenting judgment delivered by Honourable Justice Hahz S. Tahlr, the petition was adjudged proven and all the reliefs sought were granted.

Being dissatisfied with the decision of the majority judgment and upon the erudite points of law and conclusion contained in the minority judgment, we appealed to the Court of Appeal,

Calabar Judicial Division which in a unanimous decision delivered on the 9th day of November, 2019, allowed our appeal and set aside the Judgment of the Lower Tribunal.

I have taken into consideration the critical national assignment bestowed on me by Mr. President which will be of immense importance to Nigerians and in particular the indigenes of the Niger Delta

region and have resolved to remain as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to further discharge my contributions and services to our great fatherland.

It is on the premise of the foregoing and particularly in line with the provisions of Section 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) that I want to formally and voluntarily withdraw my candidature as the candidate of the

All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming Court ordered Re-run Election for the Akwa lbom North-West Senatorial District.

It will be inappropriate in the circumstance and pursuant to Sections 33 and 35 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) for the party to immediately communicate this withdrawal to the Independent National Electoral Commission and forward to her the name of another candidate of the party to replace me at the Court ordered Rerun Election for the Akwa lbom North-West Senatorial District.

I want to seize this opportunity to thank our formidable party, the All Progressives Congress, its leadership at the state and national levels for availing me the party platform and the immeasurable support I received throughout the period of the election and beyond.

Mr. Chairman, may I advise that the National Working Committee of our party should reiterate our earlier plea to the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission to redeploy Mr. Mike Igini (the Resident Electoral Commissioner) from Akwa lbom State if a free and transparent re-run exercise is to be guaranteed.

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EPL: Ancelotti in shock move to coach another Premier League club

Former Napoli coach, Carlo Ancelotti is set to become the permanent manager of Premier League side, Everton. DAILY POST had reported on Tuesday that Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli after their 4-0 victory over Genk in the UEFA Champions League.   According to Sky Sport in Italy, Everton are now willing to appoint Ancelotti […]

EPL: Ancelotti in shock move to coach another Premier League club