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COVID -19: Igbo Community In Bauchi Distributes Palliatives To Host Community



As Bauchi State is in partial lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 scourge ravaging some parts of the country, Igbo Community living in the state has distributed some palliative items to the host community towards cushioning the effect of the pandemic in the state.

Among items donated were bags of rice, millet, groundnut oil,seasonings and other food items worth several thousands of naira.

In his remarks during the distribution exercise yesterday, the President- General of the Igbo Community in the state, Chief Dominic Ifaiyin Nkwocha, said that the donation of the items was aimed at complementing the state government’s determination to reduce hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic partial lockdown of the state.

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He said the donation was also in line with the community’s core areas of competence in assisting the less privileged in the society.

The President- General of the Igbo Community in Bauchi, Chief Dominic Ifaiyin Nkwocha

While explaining that the gesture was aimed at strengthening the relationship between the the Igbo and their host community, the President – General said the palliative provided was in collaboration with the member representing Bauchi Central constituency at the state House of Assembly, Hon. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru.

“We advise every Igbo indigene resident in Bauchi State to cooperate and obey all directives of the state government as regards the COVID-19 pandemic for our safety and the safety of the general public”, Nkwocha said, even as he praised Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State for his efforts to combat COVID-19 through ensuring the safety of the citizens.

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In her remarks, Chief (Mrs) Louise Ekemma Igwe, Vice Chairman, Peoples Club of Nigeria, Bauchi State chapter, appreciated the efforts of the community in providing the palliative towards supporting the present administration of Governor Bala Mohammed, in reducing the hardship being faced by the people.

According to her, “Bauchi State is not among the total lockdown states but authorities here are advising the public on the need for social/physical distancing and observance of all precautionary measures given by health personnels towards curtailing the spread of COVID-19, and I strongly advise our people to adhere strictly to these measures for the betterment of all”.

Mrs Louise Igwe who is also the chairperson of Ebonyi State Igbo community resident in the state, commended Governor Bala Mohammed for reviewing the lockdown of the state to curtail the spread of Coronavirus, as she appealed to all residents in the state to comply with all directives of the state government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

In his brief remarks, Eze Patrick C. Anyanwu, Onu Na Ekwuru Imo ll, called for judicious distribution of the donations made ‘to the less privileged in the society’, and enjoined the people irrespective of ethnic or religious background to continue to pray fervently ” for us to overcome this deadly and dreaded pandemic “.

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The traditional ruler then commended the Igbo community for the kind gesture and also used the forum to call on other communities, NGOs and philanthropists to emulate the kind gesture of the Igbos especially now that most people are in dire need of every little assistance.



Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido



A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.


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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System



Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap



The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email:

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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