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Imo traditional ruler manufactures 5-minute COVID-19 testing kit

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Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri Imo 5-minute COVID-19 testing kit

Imo traditional ruler manufactures 5-minute COVID-19 testing kit

The chairman, Imo state council of traditional rulers, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri an American-trained scientist, has manufactured a five-minute coronavirus testing kit.

Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri an American-trained medical scientist told Daily Sun that the feat was achieved in his medical factory located at Obi-Orodo in Mbaitoli local government area of the state.

 

Ohiri words: “We worked very hard to develop the test kit since early March 2020; we are glad its a success.”

Ohiri explained that the test kit is not only synonymous with its quick response test but also has active radiant to detect antibodies to COVID-19 in human blood samples.

Ohiri further stated that the test kit does not require any special equipment, adding that it can be performed in hospitals, clinics and laboratories.

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The monarch then assured that his kit would be supplied at cheap rates to various hospitals, clinics and laboratories as soon as it has been validated by appropriate authorities.

He also expressed optimism that it will increase Nigeria’s capacity to test more Nigerians with a view to ascertaining their COVID-19 status.

He disclosed that the kit has been sent to regulatory bodies working in-collaboration with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for validation.

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Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri has manufactured a five-minute coronavirus testing kit, The monarch is the current chairman of Imo state council of traditional rulers.  Eze Ohiri is an American-trained medical scientist and still practices his profession even as a traditional ruler

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Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion At Yaba Area

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Lagos State Government said it would be diverting traffic from Yaba as it continues the First Phase of the construction of the Red Line railways covering Oyingbo to Agbado from midnight February 1, to February 16, 2022.

In a statement, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the diversion was in line with the Lagos Rail Mass Transit project.

 

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Oladeinde stated that the two weeks long site activity would necessitate a diversion to protect road users during the installation of precast beams.

He also stated that signage’s would be placed on the access roads with the State’s Traffic Management Authority to manage traffic flow and minimize inconveniences.

The State Government reiterated its continuous commitment towards the development of transport infrastructure within the metropolis, maintaining that it is vital for the Multi-Modal Transportation System of the State Government which would in turn boost the economic prowess of the citizenry.

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

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NLC Backs Bill on Rent Regulation in FCT

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Nigeria Labour Congress has endorsed the planned bill on monthly house rent in the Federal Capital Territory introduced by the Senator representing Kogi West District, Smart Adeyemi.

The bill titled, ‘Advanced Rent (Residential Apartments, Office Spaces, etc.) Regulation Bill 2022,’ has gone through first reading at the Senate. It provides for a maximum of three months’ advance rent payment in the first instance and subsequent monthly payment for the rest of any tenancy lease in the FCT.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement on Thursday, said the bill was in tandem with the rent regime in most parts of the world, including South Africa and Kenya.

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The statement was titled, ‘The Nigeria Labour Congress throws its full weight behind the bill on monthly house rent in the FCT.

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

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Benue State Imposes Fine for Confiscated Animals

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The Benue State government has raised the fine for impounded animals from N2,000 to N50,000, with an additional N20,000 daily quarantine fee in the amended Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law of 2022.

Governor of the state, Samuel Ortom made the disclosure Thursday while signing the amended law.

Ortom maintained that failure to claim the animals after seven days empowers the state Ministry of Agriculture to auction the animals, in line with the law.

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Benue State Government is the first to enact a law prohibiting open grazing in 2017.

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