Cross River NMA Raises Alarm Over Poor Testing For COVID-19

By Ebriku John Friday The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River State branch has raised the alarm over the poor testing of citizens of the state for COVID-19, describing it as worrisome. The association also commended the state government’s effort towards the setting up of a 100-bed Adiabo Isolation Center in Calabar, the state capital. This was contained in statement, made available to theleaderng.com, which was issued on Friday and signed by the NMA Cross River State branch chairman and secretary, Dr Agam Ayuk and Dr Ezoke Epoke respective. The…

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Over 200 Massacred In Renewed In C’River Community, As Army Withdraws Soldiers Over Unpaid Allowances

Over 200 people are reportedly killed, as three more communities are razed in Erei, over land disputes in Biase LGA of Cross River State, by militants, after Nigerian Army and other security agencies withdrew their services over Governor Ayade’s inability to fund or at least support security efforts in the state with the high crime rate and militancy. As at the time of filing this report, dozens of dead bodies and injured victims, including pregnant women, children and elderly people are littered in bushes within and around Edu, Afono and…

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COVID-19: Ayade’s Aide Trains Over 200 Health Professionals On Manning Isolation Centres In C’River

…Assures of preparedness to combat the Coronavirus pandemic As Cross River State scale up preparedness for any possible outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, not fewer than 200 health workers, including Medical Doctors, Nurses, medical laboratory scientists, Pharmacists and Technicians have been trained. The training started with a 3 day training of trainers (TOT) in the conference hall of university of Calabar teaching Hospital (UCTH) which was followed this week with a larger scale training of volunteer healthcare personnel across all professional groups from both the private and public healthcare facilities in…

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Chinese Medicine Trained Expert Writes Health Minister, Claims Cure For COVID-19

By Ebriku John Friday A Chinese medicine trained expert and Chief Executive Officer of Ugomeddix International Nigeria Limited, Dr Ugo Hart, Thursday, disclosed of having a cure for the ravaging novel Coronavirus, in other words known as COVID-19, in the country based on research. This was contained in a letter Dr. Hart wrote to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire to present his claim of the cure for the deadly virus. According to him in the letter with the subject ‘A Plea For Audience On My Procurement Of Cure…

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Nigerian troops have killed, fatally injured 762 Boko Haram terrorists, centre says in report

A report by the Institute for Peace and Counter-Terrorism Studies (IPCTS) has revealed how the Nigerian military killed and injured over 762 Boko Haram terrorists in the last one month. According to the report signed by Executive Director, Dr. Samson Bello, the institute attributed the military’s all-new operational strategy for this feat, which is the brainchild of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T.Y Buratai. The Army Chief’s relocation to the northeast to lead the final clearance operation has rubbed off on the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. The atmosphere…

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Amnesty International, Sahara reporters and the war within

By Anthony Kolawole The war against terrorism in Nigeria has been a front-burner issue for a while. Social commentators have made postulations with regards to the success recorded so far. At the same time, some have also faulted the modus operandi of the Nigerian Military in the prosecution of the war. These are indeed interesting times. Nigerians have not seen the worst of the war against terrorism. A critical contributor to the war has been neglected and with the whole emphasis placed on Boko Haram/ISWAP. Nigerians have also failed to…

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Dapchi: Coalition salutes Army’s gallantry in repelling Boko Haram

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has hailed the Nigerian Army for another display of gallantry in dislodging Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe State. The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) on Monday neutralised scores of terrorists on the outskirts of Dapchi Town, leaving over 32 dead and many others injured. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the airstrike also destroyed two terrorists’ gun trucks. In reaction through its National Coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, CATE said…

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C’RIVER PDP CRISIS: COURT RESTRAINS EDIM FROM ALTERING LIST

The High Court of Federal Capital Territory on May 18th 2020 granted an interim injunction restraining the PDP Chairman Cross River State Chapter, Ntufam Edim Inok and his allies from altering or interfering with the list of elected Executives sent by the PDP National Working Committee with reference number PDP/DOM/GF.V/VOL.2/20-387B and signed by the National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.) . The PDP Chairman Cross River State Chapter, Ntufam Edim Inok has been restrained by the court from acting contrary to the list sent by the PDP National Working…

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Ayade Doles Out N1.5m To Two Families In Boki, Obudu

The Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, has doled out the sum of N500, 000.00 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Saviour Kembre of Boki Local Government Area for being blessed by God  with triplets, all girls. Ayade equally donated the sum of N1million to the Fanny family in Obudu, whose living house has almost collapse from years of dilapidation and disrepairs. The humanitarian and kind gestures from the governor was delivered by the Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare, Blessing Egbara, when she paid a visit to…

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The Amnesty International they don’t want us to know

By Richard Murphy There is something obsessive about the way and manner Amnesty International carries on with its mandate as an international NGO in Nigeria. The organization carries on with this “our way or the highway” approach to issues, oftentimes dictating terms for the Nigerian government or agencies with the tone of an imprimatur – the kind of attitude that should come from a supra-national body like the United Nations because even regional supra-national organizations like the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) has not dared behave toward Nigeria…

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