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NOW Official! Professor Gambari is the New Chief of Staff to President Buhari

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NOW Official! Ibrahim Gambari is the New Chief of Staff to President Buhari

Professor Gambari Now the Chief of Staff to President Buhari

It was earlier unconfirmed about the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as the New Chief of Staff to President Buhari. But now it is official as it has been formally announced as the new Chief of Staff.

Professor Agboola Gambari Being Screened with Distant Temperature Reader at the Presidential Villa

Professor Agboola Gambari Being Screened with Distant Temperature Reader at the Presidential Villa

It was announced by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, to members of the Federal Cabinet at the ongoing Virtual FEC Meeting.

Professor Gambi is the preferred replacement for the late Abba Kyari who died of COVID-19 complications last Month.

Professor Agboola Gambari being given Hand Sanitizer during his Visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja - The New Chief of STaff to the President

Professor Agboola Gambari being given Hand Sanitizer during his Visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja – The New Chief of Staff to the President – Courtesy: DailPostNG

He was seen in a video at the Presidential Villa in Abuja with the company of aides this morning. He was also put through the disinfection process by use of Face masks and washing of hands, distant temperature checks and applying Hand Sanitizer before accessing any entry.

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As He was Formally Announced, the APC Party Congratulates Professor Gambari
This was disclosed in a Press Statement

Titled: APC Congratulates New Chief of Staff

The All Progressives Congress congratulates Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, CFR, Nigeria’s former permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) on his appointment as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.

National Publicity Secretary of APC Lanre Issa Onilu in a statement says the appointment demonstrates President Muhammadu Buhari’s avowed commitment to good governance by bringing on board competent Nigerians to assist him in taking Nigeria to the Next Level.

The statement added that Gambari’s experience and suitability for the strategic office of Chief of Staff are not in doubt, describing him as a respected scholar, former minister, and a highly-regarded diplomat, who has worked at the highest level in the United Nations, including being the Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Political Affairs, Chairperson, African Union-UN Special Representative for Darfur and currently the Special Adviser on International Compact with Iraq and Other Issues to the UN Secretary-General among others.

The APC has expressed confident that Prof. Gambari, will bring to bear his scholarly intellect, international network, professional and administrative experience in ensuring smooth running of the office of the president and support the government to provide good governance and successfully deliver the Next Level programmes for the benefit of Nigerians.

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PROFESSOR AGBOOLA GAMBARI’s PROFILE

Ambassador Gambari, was the first Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa (1999-2005). In that capacity, he worked closely with heads of government, key policymakers as well as institutions in the continent to develop the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). During this period, he was concurrently the Resident Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission to Angola (2002-2003). He has been a delegate to the Assembly of the African Union as a national delegate (1984-1985) and as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s delegation (2000-2012).

Before his appointment, Gambari, was the Founder/Chairman of Savannah Centre in Abuja, a think-tank for research, training and public policy debate on the nexus between diplomacy (conflict resolution), democracy and development in Africa. His last assignment at the United Nations was as the Joint Special Representative of the Secretary General and Chairperson of the African Union Commission/Head of the UN and AU Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) from January 2010 to July 2012. During Ambassador Gambari’s tenure, UNAMID was the world’s largest international peacekeeping mission.

Ambassador Gambari has held several leadership positions at the national, regional and international levels and has built extensive contacts with governments as well as public and private institutions, especially in Africa. He was the Chairman of the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid (1990-1994) during which he worked closely with African governments to coordinate UN policy to eradicate apartheid, thereby building trust and confidence with governments and policymakers in member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

At the global level, Ambassador Gambari was Under-Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (2005-2007). In that period, he also operated as UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Myanmar. On 22 May 2007, the Secretary-General entrusted him with the Good Offices Mandate on Myanmar. He was also appointed in 2007 by the Secretary-General as Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Iraq Compact and Other Issues, positions he held until 2009. Before joining the United Nations, he served his country as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations (1990-1999). He was also minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria (1984-1985) and worked closely with regional leaders, institutions and governments, particularly within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the economic and political development of the sub-region. Prior to this, he was the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

As a scholar, Ambassador Gambari is the author of several books and scholarly articles. He began his teaching career as a Lecturer at the Queen’s College, City University of New York (1969-1974), followed by an Assistant Professorship at the State University of New York (1974-1977). Upon returning to Nigeria, he was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (1977-1980), and rose to become an Associate Professor (Reader), (1980-1983) and subsequently full Professor at the same University (1983 – present – currently on leave of absence). Ambassador Gambari was a visiting Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1986 to 1989. Ambassador Gambari was also a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., as well as a Resident Scholar with the Rockefeller Foundation Centre in Bellagio, Italy.

A recipient of the third highest national honour, Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR), Ambassador Gambari has also been awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut (2002) and Farleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey (2006). Others include Honorary Doctorate of Public Service, Chatham University (May 2008) and Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt), University of Ibadan, Nigeria (November 2011). He has also received the Special Recognition for International Development and Diplomacy Award conferred by the Africa-America Institute (September 2007), the Distinguished (Foreign) Service Award by the Federal Government of Nigeria (April 2008), the International House Harry Edmonds Award for Lifetime Achievement, New York (May 2009) and the Campaign Against Genocide Medal by the Republic of Rwanda (July 2010).

Ambassador Gambari received South Africa’s highest national honour conferred on non-citizens, the Order of the Companions of O. R. Tambo, which was conferred to him personally by President Jacob Zuma on 26 October 2012. Professor Gambari was elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars in 2002 and has since 2005 served as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University, Zimbabwe. He was appointed as First Chancellor, Kwara State University in Nigeria, March 2013.

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Nigerians Pharmacy Sells Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate For 50,000 Naira

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Nigerians Pharmacy Sells Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate For 50,000 Naira

A Twitter user shared a pack of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and claimed it was sold for 50,000 Naira in a Port Harcourt Pharmacy.

 

The drug became highly sort after when a Nigerian-trained US-based medical doctor said she has used a combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax to treat over 350 Covid-19 patients and none died.

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While her claim has been highly disputed, demand for the drug has skyrocketed and this has made it expensive, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate For 50000 Naira!!!

 

There are claims that a pharmacy in Port Harcourt is selling a packet of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, containing 60 tablets, for 50,000 Naira and Nigerians are shocked.

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Nigerians expressed shock as Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate was sold For 50000 Naira in PH Pharmacy

Nigerian Man Invents Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra To Save Rural Women

A primary school teacher has invented an affordable cancer-detecting bra to help women with early detection after a woman died from breast cancer.

 

Idris Dangana, 43, a Kano native, was unfulfilled with his job as a teacher and wanted to do more to help his community.

Consequently, he decided to quit and develop his interest in learning computer and software development skills.

 

Idris confided in a friend, Isah, who had just returned from Burum Burum Village in Kano, where a woman had just died from breast cancer.

 

Idris said the story reminded him of the pains his sister went through when she had breast cancer. Fortunately, she survived it. This spurred him to seek a solution.

 

Idris, a graduate of physics education, started researching on cancer and set up BCScan, an innovation of the DiceHub (DIHub), which is behind the cancer-detecting device they would later come up with.

 

He was soon trying out different models and algorithms and they had to think of the best possible way to go about it, alongside doctors who collaborated on the project.

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Nigerian Man Invents Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra To Save Rural Women

A primary school teacher has invented an affordable cancer-detecting bra to help women with early detection after a woman died from breast cancer.

 

Idris Dangana, 43, a Kano native, was unfulfilled with his job as a teacher and wanted to do more to help his community.

Consequently, he decided to quit and develop his interest in learning computer and software development skills.

 

Idris confided in a friend, Isah, who had just returned from Burum Burum Village in Kano, where a woman had just died from breast cancer.

 

Idris said the story reminded him of the pains his sister went through when she had breast cancer. Fortunately, she survived it. This spurred him to seek a solution.

 

Idris, a graduate of physics education, started researching on cancer and set up BCScan, an innovation of the DiceHub (DIHub), which is behind the cancer-detecting device they would later come up with.

 

He was soon trying out different models and algorithms and they had to think of the best possible way to go about it, alongside doctors who collaborated on the project.

 

“We joined hands and talked on possible partnerships with a local NGO on breast cancer, we deepened our search about this deadly cancer by asking as many women in our network, including healthcare professionals. The feedback was scary,” he told Daily Trust of his project.

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Their solution Idris came up with was a brassier, fitted with Artificial Intelligence, that could detect tumors that are as small as 2mm in diameter.

 

The wearable device would guarantee early detection, Idris Dangana said and is especially targeted at women in rural areas with limited access to health care and the prohibitive cost of mammography.

 

However, mass production of the device is a challenge. Not finding the capacity to mass-produce in Nigeria, idris Dangana decided to seek collaboration abroad.

 

“We out-sourced to India and China to get the materials that we will use for manufacturing the cancer-detecting device produced,” he said.

 

Idris explained that with his invention, women can be tested for as low as N1, 000 if the device is available at primary healthcare facilities and private hospitals nationwide.

Those who want a personalized device would have to pay N15, 000 – N25, 000.

 

Though his idea is global, he is desirous of immediate local impact.

 

He said: “It is evident that the gap is too wide between Africa and the rest of the world, particularly Nigeria and the northern region to be precise.

Though we are still learning, I believe over time, the impact could be felt and will serve as a wakeup call to many to co-join and change the narratives.”

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Shehu Of Borno – Nobody Is Safe In Borno State 

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Shehu Of Borno – Nobody Is Safe In Borno State

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Elkanemi has shown fears of insecurity in Borno state following a recent attack on the convoy of Governor of the state, Babagana Zulum.

 

The monarch who paid a Sallah homage to the governor at the Government House in Maiduguri averred that if the convoy of the chief security officer of the state could be attacked, then no one is safe in the state.

 

Shehu Of Borno said;

 

“Your Excellency, we are not happy about what happened in Baga, it is very unfortunate and a great pity.

“If the convoy of the whole chief security officer of the state will be attacked, then wallahi, nobody is safe, because he is the number one citizen of the state.

“If the convoy of such a highly placed person in the state will be attacked, I repeat, nobody is safe. The matter is getting worse, I urge everyone to raise  our hands to seek Allah’s intervention.”

 

Governor Zulum thanked the Shehu for the visit and assured him of the government’s readiness to address the issues he raised.

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Borno State Governor Convoy Attacked By Gunmen

The convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state was attacked by unidentified gunmen at Baga, a town in the state, on Wednesday, July 29.

 

According to reports, the Governor had gone to visit some Internally Displaced Person camps when his convoy was attacked by the gunmen.

 

“The governor went to Kukawa, and on his way to Baga his convoy was attacked. Nobody was injured,” a resident said

 

However, It is yet to be confirmed if the gunmen were Boko Haram members.

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