Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown: CEPEJ Kick As Deltans Expresses Dissatisfaction Over Palliatives Distribution

  By Victor Bieni BENIKRUKRU/ GBARAMATU KINGDOM– DELTA STATE- The National Coordinator, Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Chief Sheriff Mulade (Comr.), A Delta State born renowned Human Rights and Environmental activist has drawn the attention of the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to the unpleasant pattern of distributing the food stuff palliatives to cushion the economic effects of the 28 days lockdown order by the State Government on the less privileged. Chief Mulade disclosed this to our reporter while addressing Newsmen at the weekend at his country home…

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COVID-19: CSO Launches Situation Room To Monitor Isolation Centers In Delta

Civil Society Organisation in collaboration with Non-governmental organization other cooperate bodies across the nation have set up a situation room to monitor the activities of the Coronavirus pandemic in Delta state. In a press release in Warri, Delta State, signed and Co-chaired by Comrade Ibebe Rufus Akpobome, Your Emancipatin Movement of Africa, Mr. Bonny Akaeze, Foundation for Non-Violent Social change, Joshua Ghereje  of the Social Action and Emmanuel Agbubi, Civil Right Council Ughelli, Mr.Victor Ochie,Young Nigerian Rights Organization respectively, said, “The Delta State Civil Society/Media COVID-19 Situation Room is a collaboration of…

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Time For Nigerian States To Refocus And Grow- Prof Anyiwe 

By Victor Bieni ASABA- A Professor of Economics, University of Benin and Founder/Chief Executive Director,  Centre For Human Development And Educational Research, Professor Mercy Ada Anyiwe  has said that this period of the on-going global Covid-19 Pandemic is a time for Nigeria to refocus, look inwards and grow its Economy through viable applications of the needed micro and macroeconomic policies, restructuring and diversification. Professor Anyiwe disclosed this to our reporter while fielding questions from some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital on what Nigerians should do to circumvent…

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‘It’s not about you’: Democrats bet Trump coronavirus response a 2020 winner for Biden

Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential campaign and his Democratic Party allies have gone on an all-out offensive against President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response, betting it will be a winning issue with American voters in November. Just weeks ago, Democrats were treading carefully as Trump commanded the spotlight with his daily briefings on the virus, hesitant to avoid looking too partisan as the pandemic took its toll on jobs and health. Now Democrats believe weeks of Trump’s unfiltered media performances have done more harm than good for the Republican president seeking re-election…

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U.S. faces tough U.N. battle if it pushes plan to extend Iran arms embargo

he United States faces a tough, messy battle if it uses a threat to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran as leverage to get the 15-member Security Council to extend and strengthen an arms embargo on Tehran, diplomats said. Washington has shared its strategy, confirmed by a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity, with Britain, France and Germany, who are council members and parties to the 2015 deal between Iran and world powers that prevents Tehran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief.…

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700 die in Iran after drinking alcohol to cure coronavirus

More than 700 people have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, erroneously thinking it can cure the new coronavirus. The national coroner’s authority said that alcohol poisoning killed 728 Iranians between February 20 and April 7. Last year there were only 66 deaths from alcohol poisoning, according to the report. Alcohol poisoning has seen a 10-fold increase in Iran in the past year, according to a government report released earlier in April, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Iranian health ministry spokesman, Kianoush Jahanpour, said 5,011 people had been poisoned from…

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