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ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY MARCH 25, 2020

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NO DTS 0815: COVID-19: DELTA, RELIGIOUS LEADERS AGREE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING

NO DTS 0816: COVID-19: OKOWA LAUDS FG FOR HALTING INT’L FLIGHTS

NO DTS 0817: TASKFORCE ON ‘OPERATION SHOW YOUR BUILDING PLAN’ BEGINS VERIFICATION EXERCISE

NO DTS 0818: DTSG GIVES OUT CHEQUES TO VICTIMS OF UWHERU FULANI HERDS MEN ATTACK

NO DTS 0819: COVID-19: DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT TRAINS MORE HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

NO DTS 0820: DTSG SETS MEDICAL FACILITY READY TO CURB THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

NO DTS 08021: ADODE BAN NIGHT CLUBS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS IN UGHELLI NORTH…ORDERS IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE SCHOOLS,…URGES BUSINESS CONCERNS, BANKS TO PROVIDE SANITIZERS AT ENTRY POINTS

NO DTS 08022: SENATOR OKOWA A GREAT BLESSING TO DELTA STATE-TONY NWAKA

NO DTS 0823: OKOWA’S ADMINISTRATION BROUGHT TRANSFORMATION TO EDUCATION SECTOR- LEA BOSS

NO DTS 0824: SAPELE RESIDENTS INTENSIFY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NO DTS 0825: OGHARA HEALTH PERSONNEL TO SCREEN ALL VESSELS AT ENTRY POINT

NO DTS 0826: MAINTAIN HEALTHY PARCTICES, PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CURB COVID19 –MEMEH URGE COUNCIL WORKERS

NO DTS 0827: UVWIE MONARCH INSTALLS IFFIE AS UNUEVWORO OF EKPAN

NO DTS 0828: TRADITIONAL RULER URGES UVWIE PEOPLE TO EMBRACE PEACE, UNITY

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NO DTS 0815, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

COVID-19: DELTA, RELIGIOUS LEADERS AGREE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING

The Delta Government says it has agreed with religious leaders to enforce social distancing in worship centres across the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in Asaba on Tuesday, while briefing journalists on the outcome of meetings between the State Task Force on COVID-19 and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim groups in the state.

He said that the state government was concerned about the health of Deltans and therefore, directed that not more than 50 persons should be allowed in worship centres across the state.

“For quite some time now the Governor has been very busy taking decisions and proactive steps with a view to ensuring that we are not caught napping with respect to the COVID-19 ravaging the country and international community.

“What we have done today is in furtherance to the precautionary measures. The Governor today felt there is need to consult with religious groups – the Muslim community and the Christian community.

“After the meeting with these two bodies, the government has agreed that in the first instance, on no account should any of the religious groups gather more than 50 persons at a time.

“This is because we believe that there is need to practice social distancing and we are praying that as we make progress, we will have cause to review some of these decisions but we are praying that the state remains as safe as it is now. You know that there is no case of COVID-19 in Delta.

“We have also made it known to them that they should try through other means to communicate to their members to try as much as possible to observe all the behaviours that we have rightly pointed out before now.

“These are regular washing of hands, sanitising as much as possible and also maintaining a very clear distance among and within people.

“But, what is more important is that they have seen the need to observe the different positions of the government with respect to maintaining social distance and not to for any reason, have more than 50 persons congregating in any of their worship centres at a time,” Aniagwu explained

In his remark, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Delta Chapter, Apostle Sylvanus Okorote, said that the meeting was all about control and prevention because the pandemic had no cure for now.

“Everybody has to keep himself. First, social distancing was agreed upon and it is the most important aspect of it, at least six feet in between persons and no shaking of hands.

“As for church service, we agreed actually to reduce the church service as much as possible down below 50 persons per service.

“We will do further consultations and we could even ask people to pray from home because it might come to that. But, we thank God that we don’t have a case yet in Delta,” he said.

Also speaking, leader of the Muslim community in the state, Alhaji Auwalu Tukur, thanked Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa for his proactive steps in leading the state.

He assured that decisions reached at the meeting would be implemented to the latter to ensure that the virus did not spread to the state.

“We have agreed that we should not be more than 50 people in the mosque during any Jumat service and we will abide by what government has said.

“The Governor has been up-and-doing since the outbreak of the virus and we will do everything possible to support the state by enlightening our members on the need to maintain personal hygiene at all times,” Tukur added.
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NO DTS 0815, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

COVID-19: OKOWA LAUDS FG FOR HALTING INT’L FLIGHTS

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for halting international flights into the country as part of measures to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that the stoppage of international flights and closure of land borders would stem the spread of the dreaded disease in the country.

Okowa told journalists after inspecting facilities at the Isolation Centre for the pandemic at the Central Hospital, Asaba, on yestersday that with the preventive measures being put in place by the state government, Delta was ready to battle the disease if any case was recorded in the state.

He urged Deltans and Nigerians to adhere to precautionary instructions and maintain personal hygiene and social distancing, saying that such measures would help in averting contact and spread the Corona virus.

According to the governor, “We have gone through the Isolation Centre and the Holding Rooms and you can see that the centre is fully ready. Other facilities to ensure that the health staff are safe have also been fully installed,” the governor stated.

He said, “We have ventilators in place and more will be installed within the week. The important thing is ensuring the comfort of the patient but also ensuring that the health staff members are safe. We have proper changing rooms, with personal protective wears also in place.

“We now have two centres in Asaba alone; you will recall that a week ago I inspected the purpose-built Isolation Centre at the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, built by the Delta State Government.

“Beyond these two centres that are ready, we are also establishing another one at the Teaching Hospital in Oghara. The Medical Director has made necessary arrangements for a secluded part of the hospital. They already have their Dialysis machines and we have also released funds for the quality of water needed for the machines.

“We are also establishing a centre in Warri. By tomorrow (Thursday), all works that need to be done to put the ward in good shape would have been completed and the necessary equipment will be deployed for the purpose of being able to attend to would-be patients if and in case we have the Corona virus in the state.

“We are preparing; we don’t have to wait till we have a case. We thank the Federal Government for stopping international flights and closing the land borders; that is one good thing we have done, but I think we should have done that earlier than we did.

“However, we thank them for this action which will now enable us to manage those persons in the country who are already exposed to the virus and manage the transmission chain in such a manner that we are able to reduce the numbers and that’s exactly what we are trying to do here in Delta.

“We have advised our people on the need to wash their hands properly and to also use hand sanitizers regularly, we have advised that it is not the time to congregate together or go to parties, we have also given directives banning nightclubs.’’

Okowa also stated that transporters must ensure that their vehicles were not fully loaded, as according to him, “it’s not the time to carry four people at the back; maximum is two at the back and one at the front. We just have to show love to ourselves and the best way you can show love is by obeying instructions by doing what we ought to do.”

“We are meeting with our religious leaders on the need to find alternative ways to worship for now. Not all churches or mosques will be able to communicate with their members through the internet.

“But for those that cannot, you can call on phone and pray with your members but your members can also truly stay at home and pray, God hears prayers wherever the person is.

“It is not compulsory you must be in church in full capacity for us to pray to God, because God hears us from wherever we make our prayers. These are some of the precautions we are taking.

“We have also banned all town unions and conferences from taking place; all youth gatherings are banned with effect from tomorrow (Thursday).

“So, it is important that Deltans should please listen and as much as we listen and observe these, we are likely going to be able to limit the chain of transmission and that’s important.

“We don’t have any case yet but that does not mean that we are safe; just one case is enough to create a chain of transmissions that can cause panic just in a few days or weeks.

“Corona virus is real, the rates are doubling every three to five days in some countries and we must be very cautious because the virus can catch up with anybody.

“It is good for us and our families as well as our nation if we obey instructions from the NCDC or any other relevant health authorities,” the governor stated.
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NO DTS 0816, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

TASKFORCE ON ‘OPERATION SHOW YOUR BUILDING PLAN’ BEGINS VERIFICATION EXERCISE

Distribution of verification notice of approved building plan by the newly inaugurated taskforce on ‘Operation Show Your Building Plan’ has begun in the state.

The exercise monitored by the Public Relations Officer of FastTrack Delta, Dorothy Ganrenyei, covered the state capital city and its environs.

In an interview, the Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr Uche Ozonuwe said that the exercise sought to ascertain if structures of property developers were in compliance with approved building permit, noting that it was a step aimed at maintaining standardization in urban development.

According to him, a poorly planned town could contribute in no small measure to environmental mishaps, such as building collapse among others.

He disclosed that in the meantime, the notice of verification had been served on business premises such as banks, petroleum and gas stations, hotels, government reserved areas and other commercial outlets.

The taskforce chairman added that those affected were required to tender their approved building plans within seven (7) days of service for verification purposes.

The chairman further emphasized that failure on the part of affected property developers to present approved plan within the stipulated period would mean such development may not be covered by a plan.

He enjoined the public, particularly property developers to comply, warning that the taskforce would not hesitate to enforce appropriate sanctions against anyone found wanting.

NO DTS 0817, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

DTSG GIVES OUT CHEQUES TO VICTIMS OF UWHERU HERDSMEN ATTACK

The Delta State Government said it will continue to ensure the security and well-being of the citizen’s of the state is not compromised.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Chiedu Ebie made this known when he presented cheques to the next-of-kin of victims of the Uwheru Fulani herdsmen attack at the palace of the Ovie of Uwheru.

Mr Ebie said that the state government was desirous of improving the security in the state, saying it partnered with the Nigeria Police Force to host the South-South Regional Security Summit to tackle the security challenges being experienced by the states in the region.

He said the governors in the South-South Region took a decision to strengthen the BRACED Commission and mandated it to set up a regional security outfit which he said would bring peace and security to the region.

Mr Ebie said that the state government commiserated with the people of Uwheru for the lives that were lost during the herdsmen attack while stating that the government would support them to overcome the grief they went through.

In addition he also said that the government would support the children of the victims by setting up an education endowment fund with ten million naira which noted would cater for their educational needs while calling on Deltans to support the endowment fund.

The SSG also said the government out of its magnanimity also provided financial relief to each of the next-of-kin of the deceased and one of the persons that survived the attack.

Earlier the Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare who spoke on behalf of the community, thanked the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for identifying with the community in their time of grief.

The commissioner stated that they were overwhelmed by the state government’s gesture towards supporting the victims of the attack.

He promised that the community would ensure that the seed fund provided by the government for the education endowment fund was judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it was set up.

Speaking on behalf of the monarch, Agbaovwe Afugbeya Oyise 11 of Uwheru Kingdom, Chief Jabin Oyibokore, also expressed gratitude to Governor Okowa for the good gesture towards the community and urged the state government to make sure that its plan towards security in the state was executed.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of cheques to the next-of-kin to the victims of the attack by the SSG.
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NO DTS 0818, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

COVID-19: DELTA STATE GOVERNMENT TRAINS MORE HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL

A 3-Days training for health care workers has ended in Asaba with a charge to the participants to apply all they have been taught as residents in the state will be looking up to them to protect lives as the corona virus spreads in the country.

The training which was organized by the Delta State Ministry of Health through the Emergency Operation Committee (EOC) held simultaneously in two batches at the Conference Hall, State Contributory Health Commission, Asaba and the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.

According to the Incident Manager, Emergency Operation Committee, Dr Mrs Ann Ojimba, the training afforded the participants the opportunity to ask questions, have their fears allayed and build their capacity.

She iterated that after this training, the state would have a formidable team that to effectively tackle the disease whenever it reaches Delta State.

Earlier, Dr Belu Abaye, State Leader, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, said that government is out to raise a State Case Management Team for Lassa fever and Corona virus with personnel drawn from the Local Government Areas, Federal Medical Centre, Delta State University Teaching Hospital and the Hospital Management Board.

He said that from the training, capacity of participants would be built, confidence and the knowledge on the use of the available critical materials increased as they are expected to cascade the training to other health personnel in their various health facilities.

Speaking further he said that the trained participants would be deployed to the established four COVID-19 treatment centers/facilities across the State.

Participants include Executive Secretaries of the Local Health Authorities, Doctors, Nurses, Laboratory Scientists, and Pharmacists.

The expected outcomes from the training include the adoption of a treatment protocol for COVID-19 cases when they arise in the State and secondly, an extensive recommendation will be made to Government on how best to contain the disease.
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NO DTS 0819, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

DTSG SETS MEDICAL FACILITY TO CURB SPREAD OF COVID-19

All that is necessary to contain the spread of Corona virus also known as COVID 19 have been put in place should there be breakout of the dreaded virus in Delta State.

The above declaration was made yesterday by the Commissioner for Health Dr Mordi Ononye while briefing Journalist after taking them round the Holding Ward and Treatment Ward located at the Specialist Hospital Asaba.

The Commissioner stated that to ensure that no area was left uncovered, serious training was going on for staff and Officers that were expected to handle the situation hence no one should panic because the situation is under control in the State.

On how many centres to be established in the state, the Commissioner explained that the State has concluded plans to establish three Centres (Warri, Oghara, and Specialist Hospital, Asaba) to complement the one already established by the State in the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba.

And that underlines the level of collaboration between the State and the Federal Government through Nigerian Centre for disease control (NCDC).

The Health Commissioner equally assured of adequate supply of drugs through the state owned Drug Revolving Agency located in Asaba.

Dr Ononye further advised those that returned from high risk nations to in the interest of humanity subject themselves to necessary tests and self quarantine to ensure the security for all as far as COVID 19 was concerned.

He therefore charged all to observe simple processes of constantly washing their hands, maintenance of social distance, report all suspected cases immediately as well as use hand sanitizer regularly.
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FROM THE LGAs

NO DTS 0820, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

ADODE BAN NIGHT CLUBS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS IN UGHELLI NORTH…ORDERS IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE SCHOOLS,…URGES BUSINESS CONCERNS, BANKS TO PROVIDE SANITIZERS AT ENTRY POINTS

In total compliance with Federal and State directives, the Ughelli North council boss, Hon. Godwin Adode has ordered the immediate closure of all both public and private primary and secondary schools, bar, hotels, night clubs, social gathering and burials in the council area for the safety of their pupils and students.

In a press statement made available to newsmen, Adode said the measure is a precautionary move aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) disease in the council area and country as a whole.

“We are all aware of the pandemic of COVID-19 popularly known as coronavirus which started in China.

“Primary schools’ closure had taken effect from today Wednesday, March 23, 20202” he said.

According to the released on Wednesday, the council boss, Hon. Godwin Adode, noted that all Schools throughout the country close on or before the 26th of March, 2020 as a precautionary step which is aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus (Covid-19) which has become a global threat.

As part of the council directive, the council boss expects that the management of all the hotels, Event Centres, Churches, Mosques, Games Centres (Nija Bet, Merry bet etc ) would as a matter of urgency activate the necessary emergency procedures and processes such as the provision of alcohol-based sanitizers, and hand washing facilities among others.

While urging the good people of Ughelli north to adhere strictly to the precautionary measures, he appealed to his constituents to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 – 60 seconds and use alcohol-based Sanitisers, maintain at least two metres (six feet) between yourself and anyone, especially those coughing or sneezing.

Adode urged persons who are coughing or sneezing should stay home or keep a social distance. They should not mix in a crowd and they should ensure good respiratory hygiene by coughing into your sleeve at the bent elbow or using tissue to cover your mouth and nose. Then dispose of the tissue immediately.

“If you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, cough and have difficulty in breathing, call the health department of the council or the council boss for guidance.

“All institutions of learning: Primary, Secondary or Tertiary are to close for a period of 30 days at the end of School hours on Wednesday, 25th March, 2020.

“Malls, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, hotels and bars must, in addition to providing Sanitizers at various entry points, ensure social distancing by allowing only few persons at a time.”

He called on all Market leaders within council area to ensure that sanitizers are provided at all entry points to the markets, adding that a whosoever flouter the directive will incur the sanction of Ughelli North council.

He appealed church, mosque and other religions leaders to minimize number of persons into their worship house to avoid contact of the deadly disease.

“All night clubs/lounges and cinemas are to be closed forthwith.

“All burials and social events must be low-key, not attracting crowds of more than twenty (20) persons or be put off indefinitely. All town union gatherings or youth conferences/gatherings in the council area are hereby prohibited until further notice.

Earlier in the release, the council boss urged all market women and traders to adhere strictly to the order for their own safety as the virus does not know the difference between the rich and the poor.
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NO DTS 0821, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

SENATOR OKOWA A GREAT BLESSING TO DELTA STATE-TONY NWAKA

BY Ifeanyi Omenogor

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has been described as an agent of development that has used his wealth of knowledge in the development of the state.

A former Commissioner in the state, Dr Tony Nwaka made the description recently during the commissioning of Ubulu-Unor Road at Ubulu-Unor.

He said Senator Okowa is a promise keeper, which according to him, he demonstrated once again by fulfilling his promise on the construction of the Ubulu-Unor road.

Dr Nwaka a renowned author, a former Chairman of Aniocha South Local Government, a former Commissioner for Education, Agriculture and Bureau for special duties, said Senator Okowa is a great blessing to the people of the area and the entirety of the state.

He noted that Okowa brought considerable development across the three senatorial zones of the state.
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NO DTS 0822, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

OKOWA’S ADMINISTRATION BROUGHT TRANSFORMATION TO EDUCATION SECTOR- LEA BOSS

By Ifeanyi Omenogor

The Secretary, Local Education Authority, Aniocha South Local Government Area, Prince Jude Elue has said that the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa administration has brought transformation to the education sector.

He made the remarks in a chat with newsmen in his office at Ogwashi-Uku.

Prince Elue said Senator Okowa positively affected the entire state with developments, describing him as a detribalized leader.

The LEA Boss equally lauded the chairman of Aniocha South, Chief Isaac Anwuzia for the renovation of various schools in the local government.

He said Anwuzia empowered many youths and equally organized training for teachers in the area while congratulating chief Anwuzia for his birth day, he prayed God to continue to bless him with good health, saying that Anwuzia has touched the lives of many people .
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NO DTS 0823, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

SAPELE RESIDENTS INTENSIFY PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Valerie Oyibo-Itie

With the recent announcement of a case of corona virus in Benin, Edo State, most residence in Sapele are taking caution to avoid any outbreak.

Going round town yesterday, most schools have detergent soaps and water stationed at their entrances for all going in to wash their hands.

At International High School, Our Saviour Primary and Secondary School, Mona School etc, pupils, students, teachers and and parents that came for their children were seen wearing mask.

Many other students came to school with their personal sanitizer and hand gloves.

At some major fuel filling stations, pump attendants were seen with face mask and hand gloves.

Also in banks, hand sanitizer was provided at the entrance and in addition to hand sanitizer, Keystone bank subjected costumers to temperature check with their temperature kit.

In obedience to the State Government directive that Schools should close down for this period, most Schools closed down yesterday while others plan to close down today Wednesday, 25th March.

A visit to the market shows another picture. Prices of foodstuffs has started going up with a few persons buying to stock for eventual stay at home.

A costumer accosted said with the news she is hearing from her siblings in UK and the USA, she decided to stock her home on time before market traders understand the full import of what is coming because then, the prices of food will skyrocket. She added the salary should come this week so that she will not be caught “off guard.”

Going to pharmaceuticals stores, the traffic there is high, prices of items has started going high. Small hand sanitizers that use to sell for N500 now sell for N2,000.

Small bottle Savlon is now N550. Face mask now sell for N300 as against N60 previously to mention but a few and it is out of stock.

However, some persons are not taking it serious the way they should as beer parlours and bars still operate without restriction last night despite the ban announced yesterday by the State Governor. The beer par and bars along Sapele/ Warri road to Okirighwre operated fully without restriction.

There need for government enforcement of these restrictions. Prevention is better than Cure.
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NO DTS 0824, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

OGHARA HEALTH PERSONNEL TO SCREEN ALL VESSELS AT ENTRY POINT

By Clementina Wewele

It has been made known to all tank farms operators in Oghara the headquarters of Ethiope West Local Government that all vessels (ships) bringing in petroleum products to oil tank farms in Oghara is to be screened by the health personnel in the local government area.

In an open letter which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary of the Local Government, Mr Jones Omonisa stated that the Ethiope West Council’s Authority have equipped its health department to screen all vessels (ships) bringing petroleum products to oil tank farms in the area.

The letter revealed that anyone coming in from within and outside the state including the blacks and white will be screened before entry Oghara.

The letter which stated that there is an information reaching the local government authority of a vessel bringing bitumen to Oghara which was held for Covid – 19 called for serious attention.

It was also made known that a meeting have been scheduled for tank farms and the local government authority to map out more strategies in avoiding the importation and spread of the deadly corona virus pandemic.
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NO DTS 0825, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

MAINTAIN HEALTHY PARCTICES, PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO CURB COVID19 –MEMEH URGE COUNCIL WORKERS

By Christian Ogoh

The Chairman Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) Ika North East Local Government Area chapter, Comrade Memeh Nnamdi has urged council workers to continue to maintain healthy practices and preventive measures to curb the spread of Corona virus.

Comrade Nnamdi gave the advice during a meeting held at council secretariat at Owa-Oyibu Head quarters of Ika North East Local Government Area. He noted that the State Government is working round the clock on how prevent the plague of COVID 19 in the State.

On her part, Health Educator, Ika North East local Government Area, Mrs. Hope Nkechi noted that COVID 19 is a pandemic disease that is ravaging the whole world.

While saying that fear and heart failure has the potential of killing people faster than Corona virus, she urged participants not allow rumours and fake information to send them to early grave.

“As at this morning, out of 40 cases listed in Nigeria, one death has been recorded. But there is no need to panic as disease is preventable”. She added.

She observed that there is no vaccine yet rather can it be treated. According to Mrs Nkechi, prevention remains the best remedy for now.

“Avoid handshakes and contact greetings, rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. We should also develop the attitude of washing our hands with soap in running water. As well as avoiding crowded places,” she added.
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NO DTS 0826, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

UVWIE MONARCH INSTALLS IFFIE AS UNUEVWORO OF EKPAN

By Ambrose Ologide

The Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewa Sideso (JP) OON, Abe 1 has installed Chief Peters Iffie as the Unuevworo (traditional administrative unit) in Uvwie Kingdom.

The installation ceremony which took place at the palace of the Ovie in Effurun last weekend attracted people from far and near.

Shortly before the installation, the Ovie who spoke in Uvwie dialect of Urhobo language explained that the installation was a result of vacancy created by the removal of Chief Newton Agbofodo who was sentence to death by law court for crimes committed.

He disclosed that four traditional administrative units were created out of the old Ekpan Traditional Administrative Unit for administrative purposes and for peace in the area.
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NO DTS 0827, ASABA, NIGERIA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 25, 2020

TRADITIONAL RULER URGES UVWIE PEOPLE TO EMBRACE PEACE, UNITY

By Ese Daniels

the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso (JP) OON, Abe 1, has urged Uvwie people to embrace peace and unity at all times.

The traditional ruler made the call in his key note address during his installation of Hon. Peters Iffie as the Unuevworo of Ekpan at his palace in Effurun last weekend.

He noted that no meaningful development could take place in the absence of peace, adding: “So I urge you people to live in peace and unity. For Uvwie is one.”

He disclosed that before Chief Iffie, was placed on a probationary period of six months.

While counselling the new Uvwie chief on traditional administration, he called the people of Ekpan to give Chief Iffie all the necessary support.

The highpoint of the event was the installation of Chief Peters Iffie as Unuevworo of Ekpan by HRM Abe 1.
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