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‘You Are A ‘Pandemic’ In Politics’ Bauchi Governor Blasts Dogara

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed , has described the former Speaker of the House of Representatives , Yakubu Dogara , who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress , as a “ pandemic ” in politics and also accused Dogara of contract inflation in the project he was executing in his constituency.

Bala said these when hundreds of his supporters from the Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro local government areas , where Dogara represents , paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Bauchi, on Tuesday.

He said beside the local government in the state capital, there is no place that gave him many votes like Dass , Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro and added that these same votes were given to him at the time he contested under the ANPP which were more than what Dogara had in 20 folds.

The governor further said that whatever he is going to do for those places won’t be because of Dogara but for himself and God.

He claimed that all Dogara’s accusations that he isn’t giving allocation to LGAs is all lies and however mentioned that was it not Dogara that brought the road project from his pocket from Bogoro – Dull – Burga at N17 bn and it has not been completed and it is just 45 kilometers.

Bala akin Dogara to the proverbial running dog which is either been chased or chasing something.

He added that it is a pity that Dogara has become an epidemic in politics and he hope the former Speaker finds a cure in due course.

COVID-19: Bauchi Dep. Gov recovers from COVID-19

Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, has recovered from coronavirus, 

This was made public by the Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Rilwan Mohammed, earlier today while a addressing a press conference at the Government House.

Rilwan said the Mr. Bala Tela was discharged after tests results revealed a negative for the disease.

Tela, tested positive for coronavirus on June 3 and went for self-isolation.

Bauchi Lassa Fever Task Force Chairman Test Positive For Conoravirus

Chairman of the Bauchi State Task Force on COVID- 19 and Lassa Fever, who is also the State’s Deputy Governor , Baba Tela, has tested positive for COVID– 19.

This was gathered from a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Bauchi State governor, Muhktar Gidado made available to newsmen.

He said the confirmation was sequel to a test carried out on him by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control when he exhibited noticeable symptoms of the disease .

Gidado said the deputy governor had since been into self-isolation.

He further stated that the Deputy governor contracted the disease while discharging his onerous responsibility as Chairman of Covid-19 Task Force Committee.

He concluded that health professionals are properly managing his situation.

Bauchi Bemoans Death Increase From Abortion Complications

Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has bemoans the increase in deaths resulted from illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners which has killed over 200 women in the state and as well sighted this as the the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, who disclosed this yesterday at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network, said the investigation had not been concluded on the development, but preliminary findings had revealed that the number of such deaths was about 200, adding that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who after becoming pregnant visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancy had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

Covid-19 Patients Flee From Isolation Centre In Oyo, Niger and Bauchi

Oyo State has reported that two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Oyo State as well as one each in Niger and Bauchi states have fled from isolation centres.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said the two people who ran away in the state tested positive to the deadly virus.

He said 975 samples had been collected for test.

The governor said the two fleeing patients brought the number of active cases in the state to 31 instead of 33.

Makinde announced the escape of the patients while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 figures in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle.

The tweet reads: “We have received more results from pending COVID-19 confirmation tests. The result of one suspected case came back positive on May 03, 2020. The person is based in Ibadan.

“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on May 04, 2020. Four of these five cases are immigrants and the last person is an Oyo State resident.

“The results of five suspected cases came back positive on May 05, 2020. Four of these five cases are travellers from the North and the last one is an Oyo State resident.

“Of the 33 active cases being managed by the state, two have absconded, possibly to their permanent places of residence. This brings the number of active cases in Oyo State to 31.”

The Niger State patient is a woman who absconded from the Minna isolation centre.

Health Commissioner Dr. Muhammed Makusidi spoke on Wednesday on the fleeing patient at a media briefing in Minna, the state capital.

He described the escapee as a confirmed case from Kano, saying efforts were being made to trace her whereabouts and bring her back to the centre.

The commissioner expressed fear over the danger she poses to the state if she is left to mingle with other residents.

In Bauchi, Deputy Governor Baba Tela, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force Response Committee on Lassa Fever and Coronavirus, confirmed the escape of the patient.

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