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Report Any Doctor Who Refuses To Treat For Other Ailments- Health Minister Tells Nigerians

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Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, has asked Nigerians to report to the Ministry of Health any doctor who fails to treat them for any other ailment due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nigerians have complained bitterly about how they have been treated by doctors and hospitals since the COVD-19 pandemic started.

Ehanire while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID19 today June 11, said it is unethical and unacceptable for doctors to refuse to treat patients with other ailments. He asked Nigerians to report such doctors to the Ministry of Health and other bodies of authority.

“IT IS UNETHICAL TO REJECT PATIENTS WHO COME TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. I HAVE SAID HERE REPEATEDLY THAT EVERY PERSON WHO COMES TO THE HOSPITAL MUST BE SEEN AND ATTENDED TO AND AT LEAST, BE GIVEN ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO.

IF YOU CAN’T DO IT, ADVISE HIM ON WHERE TO GO OR CALL TRANSPORT FOR HIM; BUT TO JUST SAY GO, WE DON’T HANDLE THAT IS NOT ETHICAL, AND IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. SO, IF THAT HAPPENS ANYWHERE, YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO WRITE TO THE BOARD OF THAT HOSPITAL AND LAY COMPLAIN. OR YOU CAN ALSO WRITE TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, OR YOU CAN WRITE TO THE STATE MINISTRY OF HEALTH IF IT IS A STATE-OWNED HOSPITAL.

IF IT IS A PRIVATE HOSPITAL, YOU CAN WRITE TO THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OR IF THEY HAVE A MANAGEMENT BOARD, YOU CAN WRITE THERE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

SO, WE DO RECEIVE CASES OR COMPLAINTS LIKE THAT AND WE HAVE ALWAYS FOLLOWED THEM UP AND IN CASES WHERE IT IS PROVEN THAT THERE IS AN INFRINGEMENT ON THE DUTIES OF THE DOCTOR IT IS REFERRED TO THE MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL OF NIGERIA AND IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT THEY HAVE GONE TO AS FAR AS WITHDRAWING LICENSES OF DOCTORS FOR CASES OF VERY SERIOUS MEDICAL MISBEHAVIOUR.” HE SAID

While speaking at the briefing, the Minister said that there are suspicions that a new strain of Coronavirus is in the country. He said although not confirmed, it is suspected the new strain of the novel Coronavirus may be as a result of mutation, probably from people who recently returned from other countries. He said Nigerian researchers are currently carrying out research to determine if there is a new strain of the virus in the country.

“AS FOR THE STRAIN OF COVID-19, YES, WHEN NIGERIANS WERE COMING BACK IN BATCHES FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES – US, SAUDI ARABIA, EUROPE, CHINA, THE QUESTION DID ARISE AND SOME OF THEM TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19.

THE QUESTION DID ARISE ABOUT WHETHER THE STRAIN OF COVID-19 THEY HAVE IS THE SAME ONE THAT WAS KNOWN. THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (NIPRD) DID A GENOME SEQUENCING OF THE VIRUS OF THE INDEX CASE THAT CAME LONG AGO; THIS IS THE FIRST IN AFRICA.

IT WAS CONFIRMED TO BE THE SAME STRAIN AS WHAT WAS CIRCULATING IN ITALY AND CHINA. SO, WE RAISED THE QUESTION WHETHER THERE HAS BEEN MUTATION SINCE THEN IN PEOPLE COMING FROM OTHER AREAS.

I DON’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT YET, BUT IT IS SUSPECTED THAT IT IS POSSIBLE. IT IS NOT YET UPDATED BUT I’M SURE THAT RESEARCH CENTRES IN YABA, LAGOS AND THE ONE IN EDE, ARE TRYING TO DO A SEQUENCING THAT WILL SHOW US WHETHER ALL THESE VIRUSES ARE THE SAME OR WHETHER THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT SEQUENCING” HE SAID

When asked for an update on the Madagascar COVID-19 herb brought into the country in May, the Minister said it is still being examined and no feedback yet from the agencies where it is being examined.

“WITH REGARDS TO MADAGASCAR’S HERB, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY INFORMATION YET. WE HAVE GIVEN THEM TO OUR RESEARCH CENTRES AND THEY ARE WORKING ON THEM. NONE OF THEM HAS REPORTED BACK YET. THE TIME IT WILL TAKE FOR ALL THESE RESEARCHES IS NOT WHAT WE KNOW, BUT I THINK AFTER A PERIOD, I WILL REACH OUT TO THEM TO FIND OUT IF THEY CAN GIVE ME AN INTERIM REPORT” HE SAID

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See The Full List Of Amended Charges FG Brought Against Nnamdi Kanu

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Ahead of Thursday’s court session, the full list of the amended charges filed against Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government of Nigeria has been obtained.

Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is scheduled to appear before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has on behalf of the federal government, filed a seven-count amended charge against the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The charges border on treasonable felony and acts of terrorism.

Below are the charges.

Count One

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male adult of Afaraukwu lbeku Umahia North Local Government Area of Abia State being the leader of the Indigenous People of Bialra (IPOB) on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in London, United Kingdom, did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, preparations made by you and others now at large for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue States to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into the Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Count Two

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male, adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area ot Abia State, on or about the 28th April, 2015 in London, United Kingdom did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, referred to Major General Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot and an embodiment of evil, knowing same to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 375 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C. 77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count Three

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male adult of Afaraukwu lbeku Umahia North Local Government Area of Abia State between the month of March and April 2015 imported into Nigeria and kept in Ubulusiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court , a Radio transmitter known as TRAM 50L concealed in a container of used household which you declared as used household items and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 47 (2) of the Criminal Code of Act ,Cap C45, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

Count Four
That you Nnamdi Kanu, male, adult. of Afaraukwu iIbeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State in London, United Kingdom between 2018 and 2021 Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and FCT, Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, professed to be a member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a proscribed organisation in Nigeria and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 16 Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

Count Five

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male, adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on the 22th of April, 2021 in London, United Kingdom on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu, Enugu State and other parts of Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did an act of terrorism in that you incite the other members (followers) of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB}, a proscribed organisation in Nigeria, to look for security personnel, their family members through a Radio Biafra on 102.1FM monitored through the IPOB Community Radio and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2) (h) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act.

Count Six

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male, adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia Stale on the 16thh of May, 2021, in London, United Kingdom within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did commit an act in furtherance of an act of terrorism by making a broadcast that “In 2 weeks’ time, what will happen will shake the world, people will die, the whole world will stand still, mark my word” and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

Count Seven

That you Nnamdi Kanu, male, adult, of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on the 31st of May, 2021, in London, United Kingdom within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did an act in furtherance of an act of terrorism by issuing a deadly threat that anyone who flouted your sit-at-home order should “write his/her will,” as a result banks, schools, markets, shopping malls, fuel stations were not opened for businesses and vehicular movements grounded and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

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Gov Makinde Gets Oyo Assembly’s Approval For Fresh N18.7bn Loan

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Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly have approved the request of Governor Seyi Makinde of the state to access the N18.7 billion Federal Government Bridge Facility loan.

The state lawmakers gave the approval during an emergency sitting held on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital.

Our correspondent learnt that the loan was meant to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

DAILY POST recalls that this is not the first time the lawmakers will approve the governor’s request to access loan facilities.

Our correspondent learnt that the state House of Assembly, which was inaugurated in June 2019, has approved about N100 billion in loan for the governor.

DAILY POST gathered that one of such loans was the one recently approved in August this year.

Recall that the lawmakers had in August this year approved a loan of N6 billion for the governor.

Also, the House of Assembly had in October 2019 approved N7 billion Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) loan for the governor.

It was gathered that the N7 billion loan was approved by the lawmakers four months after the 9th Assembly was inaugurated.

The state lawmakers had however on Monday approved another N18 billion loan facility for the governor.

DAILY POST reports that the request to approve the fresh loan was contained in a letter forwarded to the state lawmakers by Makinde.

Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin read the letter before his colleagues on Monday.

Ogundoyin assured that the House, through its Committee on Public Account and Appropriation, will perform its oversight function by monitoring the accessing and the spending of the loan.

The lawmakers after their deliberations then approved the fresh loan for the governor.

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How Gunmen Killed Estate Agent During Church Service At RCCG

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Bayo Sina Babarinde, an estate agent was shot dead by gunmen during Sunday service at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Living Word Parish, Basin Road, in iIlorin, the Kwara state capital.

It was gathered that Babarinde stepped out of the church to receive a phone call when his assailants rained bullets on him.

The incident happened during the 7am service of the parish on Sunday, October 17.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Monday night, said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

“He was called on phone during the service as he walked out of the church to receive the call. The sound of gun shots rent the air, which drew the attention of the congregation,” Okasanmi said.

“As at the time the congregation got out of the church to see what was happening, it was discovered that the estate agent was already in the pool of his blood. It was discovered that he was shot in the head. The shells of the bullet used in killing the deceased have been recovered and the corpse has been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for postmortem

“People should not entertain any fear as the police and other security agencies are working towards unraveling the situation surrounding the incident towards arresting the perpetrators and ensuring that the security of lives and property of our people are well protected.”

The PPRO said that men of the Nigeria Police have already been deployed to strategic places in the metropolis, including worship centres, to prevent such reoccurrence assuring residents to go about their lawful businesses.

He also said that men of the Nigeria Police have already been deployed in strategic places in the metropolis, to prevent such reoccurrence.

Meanwhile, a tribute to the deceased written by Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade, said that the killers were said to have called him out of the church. Read below:

GOOD NIGHT MY BROTHER

Bayo Babarinde, yours was a very fulfilled life despite the numerous challenges. Although, I didn’t know much of your early life, reflecting on our first meeting at Yewa High School Ajilete, Ogun State in 1987, it will be safe to say that all odds was against you like many of our contemporaries

You were always full of life, you offered friendship with an open mind, you spoke your thoughts as you saw it. Out of sheer grace, a few of us made it out and you went on to study at the University of Benin while I went to the Lagos State University

Our path crossed again in 2007 while I was putting a team together for my company and in your selfless nature, you offered to relocate to Ilorin with your family with the view to stabilize our operations in Kwara State.

For the last 34 years, you held up your end of the rope until the cold hands of death forced you to drop it on Sunday 17th October, 2021. Most painful for me is the fact that you departed this world on the same date that I lost my mother 24 years ago

My dear brother, I take solace in the fact you grew closer to your creator to the very end and it is also symbolic that your killers were said to have called you out of the church. I still can’t process the shock and pain your young family will be going through now, to think that you all left home that faithful Sunday morning to worship God and they returned without you.

Regardless of the motive or justification if any, no one deserves to die the way you did. I will miss you my dear brother and friend, Adieu, Bayo Babarinde.

Rest In Peace!

Signed:

Hon. Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade

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