Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 13 people in a fatal accident that occurred on Bida/Mokua road in Niger state while others sustained several kinds of injuries.
FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Joel Dagwa, while confirming the incident said it happened at the early hour of Tuesday at about 6:30 am in Minna, Niger state.
In a report credited to News Agency Of Nigeria, the accident involved an articulated vehicle with registration number ZUR690XA with a passenger bus.
He said total number of those that suffer different levels of injuries were fourteen.
Lagos State Seals Several Facilities, Event Centers In A Bid To Enforce COVID-19 Protocol
The Lagos State government has sealed several facilities during the weekend in a severe monitoring exercise carried out by the State Safety Commission over the violation of COVID-19 protocols and directives as lay down by the Federal government.
The Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola while speaking said some of the sealed event centers and facility owners has previously sought for the approval of the commission to organized an event but failed to comply with the number of guest approved to attend.
According to Mojola, he said what necessitated the sealing of the Eleven facilities by the commission during the weekend was inability of their owners to keep to the COVID-19 protocols.
He implore the facility owners not only to obtain approval and necessary permit for events and other activities but to adhere strictly to the rules and guidelines of COVID protocols.
Mojola seized the opportunity to appeal to all residents of Lagos State to strictly endeavor to observe the COVID-19 guidelines lay down by the Federal government.
Go For Medical Help Instead Of Spiritual To Heal Cancer – Betty Akeredolu
The Wife of the Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu, has advised Nigerian women to desist from believing in miracle to heal cancer.
Mrs Akeredolu who is the Founder, Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria[BRECAN] gave the advise on Wednesday while addressing the audience at the Inter school Arts Competition in Ibadan.
According to her, she said most women instead of taking a medical approach towards fighting the cancer ailment opts for special miracle for healing.
Akeredolu maintained that several research has made it possible to prevent cervical cancer saying women should present themselves for HPV vaccination to prevent sexually transmitted decease which is the major causes for cervical cancer.
Mrs Akeredolu lamented how most women has lost their lives in the process of finding solution to their cancer problems through miracle.
She condemned the approach of seeking for help by approaching spiritual houses for a fast miracles to heal cancer.
“I have never seen anyone since 24 years of my advocacy on breast cancer who visits miracle centers, other spiritual means and get cured.” she said.
Buhari, Osinbajo, Other Prominent Nigerians To Be First To Take COVID-19 Vaccine – PTF
The Nigerian authority has appealed to the citizens not to be in a hurry to take COVID-19 vaccine when it arrived the country.
This was contained in a statement presented by the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force during the daily press briefing in Abuja.
One of the official of the task force, Faisal Shuaib, who is the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency[NPHCDA] said President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first people to take the vaccine when it arrived the country.
According to the report, Federal government is set to bring in 42 million COVID-19 vaccines which is going to cover up to one fifth of the Nigerian populace.
The initial vaccines would be available to the country as part of plan to vaccinate 40 percent of Nigeria populace against COVID-19 in 2021; while 30 percent comes in 2022, with the intention of bringing in 100 thousand of its doses to the country by the end of January 2021, under COVAX global scheme.
COVAX global scheme is designed to give assistance to poorer countries with 200 million people whose their poor infrastructure posed a serious challenges to medical Officials in charge of the vaccination.