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Yabatech Director Omoighe Dies Of COVID-19; Hostels Shut Down
Education, Health

Yabatech Director Omoighe Dies Of COVID-19; Hostels Shut Down

Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), on Tuesday, announced the death of the College Director, Academic Planning Unit, Mr. M.A.O Omoighe to complications arising from COVID-19 disease. Following the development, the management at the end of an emergency meeting and based on the report submitted by the Ag. Director, Medical Services, ordered all students to vacate the hotels latest Thursday, January 28, 2021. As part of measures to control the spread of the deadly disease at the Yaba main campus of the college, the management in addition to the vacation order on students and closure of the Medical Centre for a minimum of two weeks instructed lecturers to resort to the online teaching mode immediately. Besides, the statement also ordered all staff of the Medical Centre that had...
Former Buhari’s Minister, Abdullahi Ibrahim, Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
Health

Former Buhari’s Minister, Abdullahi Ibrahim, Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abdullahi Ibrahim, died of COVID-19, on Sunday. Mr Ibrahim, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as Minister of Transport and Aviation in the military regime of Muhammadu Buhari, was said to have died in an isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday. A former top government official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter ahead of the family, broke the news to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. Mr Ibrahim’s Wikipedia page was also updated on Sunday to reflect his demise. Mr Ibrahim, from Kogi State, served as the AGF of the military regime of Abdusalami Abubakar, an army general, that handed over to the civilian administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 199...
UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
Education, Health

UNILAG Professor, Duro Ajeyalemi Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has lost another prominent professor, Duro Ajeyalemi, to coronavirus disease. The late Professor Ajeyalemi, who retired at the age of 70 from the university in November, in 2020, was a former dean of the institution’s faculty of education and the pioneer registrar of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB). The university’s deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, who confirmed the development said the institution’s management was “again shocked to receive the news of the death of another great scholar.” “It is true Professor Ajeyalemi is dead. We are still in shock. Nigerians should know that COVID-19 is real and they should please use masks appropriately,” Mrs Ogunsola told our ...
Son Of Billionaire Transporter, Ekene Dili Chukwu Dies Of COVID-19 Disease
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Son Of Billionaire Transporter, Ekene Dili Chukwu Dies Of COVID-19 Disease

Augustine, son of late Billionaire Transporter, Augustine Ilodibe, popular as Ekene Dili Chukwu, has died. Ilodibe Jnr. died of COVID-19 complications in Lagos, aged 42 years. In a statement confirming the sad incident, the family said: “With great sadness, we announce the passing unto glory of our dear son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Ekenedilichukwu Augustine Chukwunonso ILODIBE (Junior) who died this morning from complications of COVID-19 in Lagos” The statement was signed on behalf of the family by Obinna Ilodibe.
Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza Becomes World’s First Head Of State To Die Of COVID-19 Disease
Crime

Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza Becomes World’s First Head Of State To Die Of COVID-19 Disease

Burundi president becomes world's first head of state to die of Covid confirm medics, despite government officials insisting death was due to heart attack The Burundian president died from the coronavirus, according to medics at the hospital where he was flown to following his death. The country's government had announced Pierre Nkurunziza's cause of death as from a heart attack. A medical source at the Karusi hospital where Nkurunziza died, has confirmed the president was in 'respiratory distress' before his death. Medics at the Kamenge university hospital in Bujumbura told AFP that the head of the institute of public health requested their hospital's only ventilator and the head of our reanimation service 'in the name of the presidency' on Monday at 10am'. The president wa...
Iran’s Khamenei Says US Will Be Expelled From Iraq, Syria
Politics

Iran’s Khamenei Says US Will Be Expelled From Iraq, Syria

Iran’s supreme leader said Sunday that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington’s allies “abhor” it now. The US “will not be staying either in Iraq or Syria and must withdraw and will certainly be expelled”, said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to his official website. Both the US and Iran have weighed into Syria’s conflict — Tehran backing the Damascus regime, while Washington supported the Kurds against the Islamic State group — and both have been major geopolitical players in Iraq since the toppling of dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003. “Even the leaders of some of America’s allies… abhor American statesmen and government, do not trust them and are indifferent towards them,” Khamenei added during a video conference meeting with...
Ogbonnaya Onu To Unveil First Nigerian-Made Ventilator Today
Politics

Ogbonnaya Onu To Unveil First Nigerian-Made Ventilator Today

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure has produced the first made in Nigeria ventilators. The development is aimed at combating the COVID-19 disease in the country. Ventilator is a vital equipment in the treatment of coronavirus patients. NASENI has equally produced mobile sprayers, which are to be used to disinfect Nigerian cities and homes. A notice by NASENI spokesman, Segun Ayeoyenikan, on Monday, disclosed that Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, would unveil the devices on Tuesday (today). The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, recently begged for ventilators from an American billionaire. The government eventually withdrew the plea, which was widely seen as a national embarrassment. Nigeria ...

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