My Life In danger, US-based Cameroonian Doctor Cries Out
A US-based Cameroonian Doctor who schooled in Nigeria, Dr. Stella Emmanuel, has alleged there is a conspiracy of a group of pharmaceutical practitioners on COVID-19.
The radiologist, who said she has singlehandedly treated over 350 COVID-19, with no record of death, most of them elderly with underlying ailments, said she has been getting death threats and ran to the white House to expose the conspiracy.
According to her, COVID-19 has a cure and there is no need to wear a mask or create social distance.
Fearing for her life, she made a recorded speech to tell the world that there is nothing to fear.
American billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has denied media reports that he offered a $10 million bribe to the Nigerian House of Representatives to pass the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill being considered by the House.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation registered the denial in a memorandum submitted to an ad-hoc committee of the House investigating the allegations on Monday.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) had alleged that it intercepted a human intelligence report that the House leadership was poised to forcefully pass the compulsory vaccine bill without subjecting it to the traditions of legislative proceedings.
The body in the statement by its spokesperson, Imo Ugochinyere, alleged that $10 million was offered by Mr Gates to influence the speedy passage of the bill without recourse to legislative public hearing, adding that the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, should be impeached if he forces the bill on members.
But the speaker defended his promotion of the bill, arguing that its content and timing were appropriate.
Speaking for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation before the House Adhoc committee, Mr Gates who was represented by the country representative of his Foundation, Paulin Basinga, said there was no interaction whatsoever between himself or his Foundation and the House.
Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate – Henry Ford Health System Study Shows.
Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and without heart-related side-effects, according to a new study published by Henry Ford Health System.
In a large-scale retrospective analysis of 2,541 patients hospitalized between March 10 and May 2, 2020 across the system’s six hospitals, the study found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone died compared to 26.4% not treated with hydroxychloroquine. None of the patients had documented serious heart abnormalities; however, patients were monitored for a heart condition routinely pointed to as a reason to avoid the drug as a treatment for COVID-19.
Patients treated with hydroxychloroquine at Henry Ford met specific protocol criteria as outlined by the hospital system’s Division of Infectious Diseases. The vast majority received the drug soon after admission; 82% within 24 hours and 91% within 48 hours of admission. All patients in the study were 18 or over with a median age of 64 years; 51% were men and 56% African American.
Ex-Pension Boss, Maina, Released From Prison
The Former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is being prosecuted on money laundering charges, has been released from the Kuje prison in Abuja.
Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention since the period.
Although Maina is charged with 12-counts bordering on money laundering, he had, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
Appeal Court Jails Former Nigeria Airforce Chief
Former Nigeria Airforce Chief, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mohammadu Mamu, has been jailed by an Appeal Court.
FirstNigeriaTV reports that the acquittal of Mamu, a Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Holding Company and Air Force Commanding, Training Command, has been reversed.
Mamu was acquitted of the corruption charges against him by Justice Salisu Garba of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
AIB Releases Report On Why Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crashed In Kogi
The Accident Investigation Bureau on Tuesday explained why an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 11 others onboard crashed in the Kabba area of Kogi State.
The copter operated by Caverton Helicopters Limited with registration number 5N-CML crashed on February 2, 2019, upon landing on a football field in Kabba with both passengers and crew escaping death by a whisker.
According to the report, AIB Commissioner, Akin Olateru, said the crew of the flight, which took off from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport for Kabba, sighted the intended landing area – a football field – and “approached with the speed of 20 kt to about a 100 ft, and entered a hover to land”.
The Vice-President, in February 2020, marked one year of surviving the crash with a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja.
Pay Stranded Students Abroad, NIDCOM Appeals To NDDC
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has once again appealed to the authorities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), to urgently pay the allowances, tuition and other incentives of students on their scholarship scheme.
Paying the allowances promptly, she said, would guarantee their stay and continuation of their education in the United Kingdom.
At the moment there have been persistent calls by the students for urgent intervention.
While deadline for payment of the fees of some of the students have expired or about to expire, non-payment of their allowances have turned many of them to beggars.
Gordon Brown Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala To Lead WTO
Gordon Brown has endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organisation, arguing that she has a record of delivering results in “the toughest of jobs”.
The Former Prime Minister claimed that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, from Nigeria, would make an “outstanding success” of running the Swiss-based regulator, which is facing an existential crisis while searching for its next Director-General and grappling with the global economic disruption caused by Covid-19.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance minister, now leads the board of Gavi, the global vaccine alliance.
289 Nigerians Who Had Been Stranded In The United States Have Arrived Abuja.
Nigerians who had been stranded in the United States have arrived Abuja, Nigeria.
According to NIDCOM, the flight is the fourth evacuation from the US since series of repatriations commenced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the returnees included 135 male, 142 female and 12 infants.
The Commission also noted that all the evacuees tested Negative to COVID-19 before boarding the flight and will also commence a 14-day self-isolation as mandated by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
Meanwhile, it said arrangements for two additional evacuation flights are being concluded from the USA to Lagos on July 31, from Houston Texas and a combined flight to Abuja and Lagos on August 7, 2020 from Newark, New Jersey.
Borno Gov Zulum’s Convoy Attacked By Boko Haram
The convoy Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was on Wednesday evening attacked by suspected terrorists while on his way to distribute relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Monguno Local Government of the North East Nigerian state.
Sources disclosed that Zulum’s convoy was ambushed by the Boko Haram splinter group-the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) while heading to Baga town.
Fortunately, the Governor escaped unhurt and continued his journey to distribute the relief materials.