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COVID 19: Catholic Diocese converts parts of Yola Pastoral Centre As Isolation Centre In Adamawa

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The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Most Rev. Stephen Dami Mamza says the church has made available the pastoral center in Yola to Adamawa state Government in support of the fight against coronavirus pandemic.

Bishop Dami Mamza stated this while briefing Journalists in Yola to clear the air on the confusion that the church offered Saint Peters Minor seminary to serve as isolation center whenever the state records case of the diseases.

He categorically explained that when Government announced partial lockdown in the state, the Catholic Church decided to make available it’s one hundred rooms in the pastoral center Yola behind saint Peters seminary to Government as a contribution to fighting the pandemic.

Bishop Mamza who doubles as the state chairman of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), however, commended Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for relaxing the lockdown while prevailing on the residents to reciprocate by complying with directives and help tips to avoid contracting the virus.

‘’ There is no need to panic because the government seems ready to tackle any case of the diseases.

‘’ People should abide by health regulations on preventing coronavirus such as avoiding crowds and observing social distancing as well as regular washing of hands and maintaining personal hygiene,’’ he stressed.

The clergyman stressed that managing coronavirus pandemic is a collective responsibility as the virus does not have respect for religion, tribe or political learning of any person.

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Looting : Fintiri signs Executive Order as house-to-house search for looted items begins

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has signed an Executive Order authorizing a house-to-house search for items looted in government owned and private storage facilities across the states

A statement signed by the governor’s press secretary, Humwhasi Wonosikou said the executive order, “will be cited as order No. 2 of 2020 on the Recovery of Public Property looted in Adamawa State by Hoodlums and Thugs,” adding that the order comes into effect from 3:00pm Wednesday 28th October 2020.

The statement said, “the Governor has however taken note of the compliance with his earlier directive for looters to return all they looted and vandalized in storage facilities, public and private offices and has graciously extended the period of the house-to-house search by another twelve (12) hours.

” The house-to-house search will now commence at 7:00 am on Thursday 29th October 2020.

” Government calls on the general public especially those with information regarding the items carted away to come forward and volunteer information that could help security agencies recover all the looted property.

” Any person or group of persons with information should call the following Numbers: 08089671313, 08067592714.

” For the avoidance of doubt the indefinite curfew already imposed on the state is still in force.

” All unauthorized movement by vehicles, pedestrians and tricycles (Keke NAPEP) are banned,” the statement said.

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JUST IN: Okonjo-Iweala Leads To Emerge World Trade Organisation-WTO, DG

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is set to emerge winner of the competitive race.

According to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday,

The official announcement is expected to be made later today by WTO.

Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria’s finance minister during the tenures of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.

She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.

Once officially announced, Okonjo-Iweala will be the first African and first female director-general of the international body in its 25-year history.

More to follow…

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Looting: Police Arrest 238 Suspects, Recover 35 Tractors, Others In Adamawa

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Adamawa State police command has confirmed the arrest of 238 suspected vandals and looters responsible for massive vandalization and theft of public and private properties across the state.

Adamawa state commissioner of police, Olugbenga Adeyanju who made the statement at a press briefing Wednesday in Yola, said, the police also recovered 35 tractors, 22 hand tractor hoes, 28 hand tractors, 12 tricycles, 9 vehicles, and farm tools.

“The command in collaboration with sister security agencies has so far dealt decisively with all acts of lawlessness.

“As I speak, we have 238 males and females suspects. (184) apprehended for breaking/looting government, private and corporate warehouses in the state while (54) were arrested for violating the state government curfew,” he said.

Adeyanju added that 12 tricycles and 9 vehicles were also confiscated while conveying looted properties.

The commissioner thanked the good people of the state especially those that refused to accommodate miscreants and looted goods into their houses and those that volunteered information to police and urged them not until normalcy is restored.

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