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Ebola: Expert Charges Nigerians On Personal Hygiene

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A consultant physician,
Dr Sunny Chinenye, has stressed the need for improved personal hygien to reduce the rate of contracting the Ebola epidemie.
He stated this during a one day sensitisation proramme organised by the management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) on the prevention, control and awareness campaign on Ebola virus.
Speaking at the seminar, Dr Omosivie Nladuka, called for safe waste disposal and other environment  best practices to check the out-break of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Dr Maduka also spoke on the prevention and control measures of the deadly virus.
In her speech, Dr Awopeju Temitayo of the department of Microbiology University of Port Harcourt descried the virus as a worm which  belongs to the (fifovines) family (filovines) and called for appropriate preventive measure to avert the spread of the epidemic .
She also urged government to be proactive in the implementation of its strategic plans  to rid the country of the deadly disease.
Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director of UPTH, Prof Aaron Ojule, said that the hospital was already partnering with the federal and state governments on measured to tackle the disease.

Leader, Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd (left), with a member of the House, Hon. Azubuike Wanjoku, during the sitting of the House in Port Harcourt last Monday. Photo: Chris Monyanaga

Leader, Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Lloyd (left), with a member of the House, Hon. Azubuike Wanjoku, during the sitting of the House in Port Harcourt last Monday. Photo: Chris Monyanaga

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Tackle Insecurity Threat In N’Delta To Avert Anarchy – Expert

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Former Legal Adviser of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, Hon Sunny Osondu, has charged the Federal Government to tackle the insecurity threat of the Niger Delta region by Fulani Jihadists to avert anarchy, especially Delta State over the Southern governors insistence on open grazing ban seriously.
Speaking with The Tide recently in Atta, Osondu urged communities in the region to activate their local security apparatus and be prepared to ward off any form of threat to peace and security in their areas.
He appealed to residents of the region to be more vigilant and security conscious, even as he condemned the threat in its entirety and restated his earlier support for the position of the governors to ban open grazing in the South.
The Atta-born political juggernaut tasked security agencies of government in the region not to treat the purported threat with levity, urging them to extend their dragnets to the entire southern states with a view to nipping unwholesome activities of criminal elements in the bud.
Decrying the heightened insecurity across the country, Osondu called on the Federal government to be more decisive in handling security challenges engulfing Nigeria currently.
He admonished President Muhammadu Buhari and the southern governors not to relent in their efforts at fishing out trouble-makers in Nigeria that have vowed to disintegrate the country by all means, instead should beef up security to checkmate the Jihadists and other criminal elements among Nigerians for peace to thrive.
He, however, enjoined the military and other security operatives to wake up from their slumber by protecting the lives and property of Niger Delta citizens, who are currently living by the mercy of God for posterity.

By: Bethel Toby

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NIN Registration: LG Boss Moves Personnel To Bakana

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In a bid to encourage rural dwellers to participate in the enrollment of the ongoing National Identity Number (NIN), handled by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the Executive Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Hon. Michael John Williams, has facilitated the movement of personnel of the commission to Bakana Community.
The LGA NIN Centre, which was initially only situated at the Council headquarters in Degema, is expected to capture residents of Bakana and its neighbouring Oguruama communities.
The chairman, who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Ipalibo Yellowe in Bakana, enjoined residents of the area, who were yet to enrol in the scheme, to take advantage of the registration exercise and get captured.
Hon. Williams noted that the decentralization of the NIN registration to parts of the LGA, which had commenced in Bakana, would be extended to other Oceania communities soon.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had recently approved the extension of the deadline for the enrollment of the National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to October 31, 2021.
The decision to extend the deadline was made following a request by stakeholders to accommodate registration in hard-to-reach remote areas, in order to address low enrollments, as evidenced by enrollment statistics.
As at today, there are over 5,500 enrollment systems within and outside the country with a total of 59.8 million NIN enrollments.

By: Wokoma Emmanuel

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UNIPORT UPWA Vows To Address Staff Welfare

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University of Port Harcourt Women Association President (UPWA),Dr Udeme Georgewill Owunari, has pledged her resolve to meet needs of staff of the university. 
Owunari made the pledge during her maiden address/interactive session with UPWA group of schools staff recently at Abuja Campus of the university.
She reiterated her determination to meeting pressing needs of staff, adding that it would go a long way to reposition the school towards meeting the vision of the founding fathers. 
Owunari assured both staff and women of her readiness and zeal to carry everyone along in line with laid down rules. 
She restated her zeal to run an open door policy, saying that adherence to Covid-19 protocol by staff could be compromised. 
While seeking the cooperation and support of members of staff to achieving desired objectives, members pledged their total support and loyalty to the new president, describing her as a visionary leader.
She warned against lateness,unprofessional conduct among staff, saying the current administration will not tolerate such hence any staff found wanting will be shown the way out

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