COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: BUHARI TO ADDRESS NIGERIANS TODAY, April 13, 2020

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: BUHARI TO ADDRESS NIGERIANS TODAY, April 13, 2020

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7pm. Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal…

COVID-19: BASHORUN ASKIA DONATES FOOD, CASH, SANITARY ITEMS TO ISOKO NATION

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: MANAGING Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, (FCNA, CrFA) has donated cash, food and sanitary items to the Isoko nation, in a bid…

COVID-19: REPS MINORITY CAUCUS REJECTS CHINESE DOCTORS

COVID-19: REPS MINORITY CAUCUS REJECTS CHINESE DOCTORS

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has rejected the decision of the Federal Government to import Chinese doctors into the country over the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The minority Caucus, in a statement issued by its Leader…

Delta Lockdown: Bashorun Askia Commends Deltans’ Compliance **Appeals For Cooperation

Delta Lockdown: Bashorun Askia Commends Deltans’ Compliance **Appeals For Cooperation

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: Deltans have been commended for their impressive compliance to the Stay-at-Home directive by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa ,to curb the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 into the state. The Managing Direcrot/Chief Executive Officer of the Delta…

Covid-19:  Hollywood Movie Director  Ogbolu Commends Gov. Okowa On Health Care Delivery

Covid-19: Hollywood Movie Director Ogbolu Commends Gov. Okowa On Health Care Delivery

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Ifeanyi ANYIM: An American based Movie Director, Sylvester Afam Ogbolu, has commended the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on his efforts towards making Deltans safe as a result of the Covic19 pandemic. He…

COVID-19: PRESIDENT BUHARI SPEAKS TO NIGERIANS *Orders Shutdown Of Lagos, Ogun, FCT *Urges Compliance To Health Rules

COVID-19: PRESIDENT BUHARI SPEAKS TO NIGERIANS *Orders Shutdown Of Lagos, Ogun, FCT *Urges Compliance To Health Rules

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide…

COVID-19: DESOPADEC MD/CEO Bashorun Askia Intensifies Campaign *As DESOPADEC Begins Measures To Contain Virus

COVID-19: DESOPADEC MD/CEO Bashorun Askia Intensifies Campaign *As DESOPADEC Begins Measures To Contain Virus

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: The Managing Direcrot/Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has delivered a speech in Pidgin English on how to protect ourselves against the Corona…

BREAKING:   NIGERIA RECORDS FIRST DEATH FROM CORONAVIRUS **As Ex PPMC MD Dies Of Virus

BREAKING: NIGERIA RECORDS FIRST DEATH FROM CORONAVIRUS **As Ex PPMC MD Dies Of Virus

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Former Managing Director of Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Suleiman Achimugu has died over night from Coronavirus. He is the first casualty in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease…

LASSA FEVER: DESOPADEC MOVES TO AVERT SPREAD IN MANDATE AREAS

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Ted ATAGBAZA: To compliment the efforts of the State government on measures to curb the spread of the dreaded Lassa fever virus in Nigeria, the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC,…

Environment: Oshimili North Council Boss Tasks Stakeholders On Synergy

Environment: Oshimili North Council Boss Tasks Stakeholders On Synergy

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA: Chairman of Oshimili North local government area, Chief Louis Ndukwe has emphasized on the need to promote advocacy towards ensuring a healthy and cleaner environment. He appealed to stakeholders in the private sector, including…

MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA JOINS FIGHT AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

MEDICAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA JOINS FIGHT AGAINST FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – Edited By Albert OGRAKA: As part of measures to eliminate the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria, the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) has pledged its readiness to collaborate with the Federal…

Confidence In Health Care System Will Curb Medical Tour–Says Okowa

Confidence In Health Care System Will Curb Medical Tour–Says Okowa

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Governor of Delta, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that medical tourism will greatly reduce with effective Patient Centered Care (PCC) system as Nigerians will have more confidence in the health facilities. Delivering a keynote address at the…

DELTA GOVT REMOVES MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR NON-PERFORMANCE

DELTA GOVT REMOVES MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR NON-PERFORMANCE

 -Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): In continuation of its implementation of measures at repositioning government hospitals in the Delta State for better service delivery, the Medical Director, Eku General Hospital, Dr Vincent Oziga, has been replaced with Dr Lucky Oyeye with the mandate to…

Maternal And New Born: MWAN Wants Govt Tiers To Implement WHO Recommendations

Maternal And New Born: MWAN Wants Govt Tiers To Implement WHO Recommendations

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: The Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN), has called on the three tiers of government to adopt and implement the World Health Organization (WHO), 2015, recommendation on health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health….

O5 Initiative Commemorates World Charity Day **Rescue 23 Patients With N5.9M At FMC

O5 Initiative Commemorates World Charity Day **Rescue 23 Patients With N5.9M At FMC

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The O5 Initiative pet project of the wife of the Delta state governor, Dame Edith Okowa, has commemorated the World Charity Day with patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta state by paying the hospital bills of…

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lauds World Bank for $300M to Fight Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Lauds World Bank for $300M to Fight Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today praised leaders at the World Bank for quickly committing $300 million in aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its efforts to contain and eliminate an outbreak of Ebola in that country that has claimed…

Malaria Eradication: Stakeholders Seek Media Advocacy ***As Delta Gets 3.5 M Free Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Malaria Eradication: Stakeholders Seek Media Advocacy ***As Delta Gets 3.5 M Free Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets

-Health Editor: The Delta State Government, through its Primary Healthcare Development Agency, in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria and other partners, including Society for Family Health (SHF) and Catholic Relief Services (CRF), will distribute over 3.5 million free long lasting…

Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence

Ebola: AHF Africa Urges WHO to Accelerate Response; Faults African Union’s Silence

KAMPALA, Uganda:— AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization operating in 43 countries, is profoundly concerned with the rise in new Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo and fear of its spread if uncontained. The August 1, 2018…

Bashorun Askia Foundation Free Medical Fair Kicks Off In Delta  ***As Gov. Okowa Hails Humanitarian Gesture

Bashorun Askia Foundation Free Medical Fair Kicks Off In Delta ***As Gov. Okowa Hails Humanitarian Gesture

-By Albert OGRAKA: Executive Director of Finance and Administration at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), High Chief Bashorun Askia Ogieh JP, has flagged off a three day free medical fair for all sons and daughters of Isoko nationality…

Heart Of Gold: Dame Okowa Commissions 12th Delta Sickle Cell Clinic In Umunede

Heart Of Gold: Dame Okowa Commissions 12th Delta Sickle Cell Clinic In Umunede

-By Albert OGRAKA: True to her choice of rendering selfless services to the needy in Delta state, the wife of the state Governor and founder of the 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has commissioned the commissioning of the 12th Sickle Cell Clinic…

Medical Tourism: 70-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Chooses UAE For Pacemaker Implant

Medical Tourism: 70-Year-Old Nigerian Woman Chooses UAE For Pacemaker Implant

10 percent of people over the age of 70 may need a pacemaker implanted in their chest to improve their heart function and living condition Dubai, United Arab Emirates: If you meet 70-year-old Maria, a Nigerian national, you’d never know she has…

Thousands Throng Asaba For Grand Finale Of 05 Initiative Medical Outreach … As Okowa, Wife Pledge To Continue To Deliver Poeple Oriented Programmes 

Thousands Throng Asaba For Grand Finale Of 05 Initiative Medical Outreach … As Okowa, Wife Pledge To Continue To Deliver Poeple Oriented Programmes 

THOUSANDS of Deltans on Monday, August 13, 2018 participated in the free eye treatment organized by 05 Initiative free Medical Outreach in Asaba, The founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, had in an address, thanked Governor Okowa for being supportive which has made…

Encomiums Trail Delta First Lady Dame Okowa’s 57th Birthday Anniversary, As She Celebrates Among Children With Disabilities

Encomiums Trail Delta First Lady Dame Okowa’s 57th Birthday Anniversary, As She Celebrates Among Children With Disabilities

-By Albert OGRAKA: The wife of the governor of Delta state and founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, on Friday, June 01, 2018 celebrated her 57th birthday anniversary with pupils at the Special Education Centre (School for the Handicapped), Agbor in…

CHILDREN’S DAY: Gov Okowa And Wife Cook For Delta Children  **Urges Parents To Pay More Attention To Children

CHILDREN’S DAY: Gov Okowa And Wife Cook For Delta Children **Urges Parents To Pay More Attention To Children

-By Albert OGRAKA: AS Children’s Day was celebrated in Nigeria on Sunday, May 27, 2018, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife, through the O5 Initiative Kitchen prepared sumptuous buffet for children at the Cenotaph, in Asaba with the…

NUC Bursts 58 Illegal Universities Operating In Nigeria

NUC Bursts 58 Illegal Universities Operating In Nigeria

The National Universities Commission, NUC has released a.list showing 58 illegal universities currently under operation in Nigeria. The institutions are said not to have been licensed by the federal government and have been shut down. In addition, eight other universities are being investigated…

Dame Okowa’s 05 Initiative Takes Campaign On Drug Abuse, Cultism To Schools In Delta

Dame Okowa’s 05 Initiative Takes Campaign On Drug Abuse, Cultism To Schools In Delta

In a bid to inculcate good values and virtues among students, the 05 Initiative has taken the campaign on drug abuse and cultism to publiic secondary schools in Delta state. Wife of the state governor and founder of the 05 Initiative, Dame…

FG Clampdown On Codeine: Pharmacists Council Recalling Cough Syrups

FG Clampdown On Codeine: Pharmacists Council Recalling Cough Syrups

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government’s directive. The Registrar of PCN, Mr Elijah Mohammed, revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Strike: Health Workers Re-Strategize, Mobilize Mass Rally For Health Minister’s Sack

Strike: Health Workers Re-Strategize, Mobilize Mass Rally For Health Minister’s Sack

Despite the Abuja National Industrial Court order directing the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) to end its ongoing strike action, the Tertiary Health Institutions National Consultative Forum (THINCF), has threatened to restrategise and collectively mobilise in support of other members of JOHESU…

GROUP COMMENDS FG OVER SMOOTH TAKE-OFF OF MARITIME UNIVERSITY, OKERENKOKO  **WANTS BUHARI TO CONSTRUCT ROAD FROM WARRI TO UNIVERSITY, PERMANENT SITE 

GROUP COMMENDS FG OVER SMOOTH TAKE-OFF OF MARITIME UNIVERSITY, OKERENKOKO **WANTS BUHARI TO CONSTRUCT ROAD FROM WARRI TO UNIVERSITY, PERMANENT SITE 

THE Niger Delta Indigenous Movement For Radical Change has hailed the Federal Government for the smooth take off of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. The group has been at the forefront,…

FMC Asaba Human Abattoir: NYSC, Lab Trainees Run Hospital Services Using sheet of papers for patients in place of hospital cards.

FMC Asaba Human Abattoir: NYSC, Lab Trainees Run Hospital Services Using sheet of papers for patients in place of hospital cards.

**JOHESU Raises Alarm As Strike Suffers Setback  **Interns Work Under Supervision -Medical Director As the strike embarked upon by members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) in Federal Government hospitals enters a critical stage following the show of solidarity by members…

25,000 Medicated Eye Glasses For Grabs In Delta LGAs: Dame Okowa Insists 05 Initiative Free Grassroots Medical Outreach Is For All Deltans

25,000 Medicated Eye Glasses For Grabs In Delta LGAs: Dame Okowa Insists 05 Initiative Free Grassroots Medical Outreach Is For All Deltans

-By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta state governor, Dame (Mrs.) Edith Okowa has reiterated the commitment of the 05-Initiative and Restore Sight Africa to ensure that the ongoing Grassroots Medical Outreach gets to the 25 local government areas of the state. Twenty…

Dame Edith Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In 25 LGA —As RSAI Reveals 40,000 Deltans Are Blind

Dame Edith Okowa Flags Off Free Grassroots Medical Outreach In 25 LGA —As RSAI Reveals 40,000 Deltans Are Blind

By Albert OGRAKA: The founder of 05-Initiative and wife of Delta state governor, Dame (Mrs.) Edith Okowa has formally flagged off the Grassroots Medical Outreach for the 25 local government areas of the state. This is coming against the backdrop of recent…

Read How Depression Made Cuban Nuclear Physicist Fidelito, Castro’s Eldest Son To Commit Suicide

Read How Depression Made Cuban Nuclear Physicist Fidelito, Castro’s Eldest Son To Commit Suicide

Fidelito, the 68 year-old eldest son of late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, committed suicide on Thursday after being treated for months for depression, Cuban state-run media reported. The nuclear scientist’s full name is Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, but he was fondly called…