National coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF), Sani Aliyu has revealed that there were 80 positive Coronavirus cases recorded out of the 2,403 tests carried out on international travellers.
The PTF said this on Tuesday September 29, while stressing the need for travellers to undergo another Coronavirus test seven days after arriving the country.
Aliyu who noted that the patients arrived in the country with a negative PCR test, added that a repeat test would have been unnecessary if the country had a system of enforcement of isolation such that everybody coming into the country self-isolated effectively for two weeks.
He also directed international travellers to undergo Coronavirus tests only in private laboratories listed on the travel portal of the government.
“Of the 2,403 passengers that were tested in Lagos when we started the exercise, 80 were positive. Meanwhile, they had negative COVID-19 PCR test.
“No federal government agency is receiving these funds. The negotiation for the cost is between the state governments and the private labs themselves.
“The charges range between N35,600 for the Kano portal which we are just about to operationalise to N50,400 for Lagos.”
Popular Max FM presenter, Emmanuella Pobeni Adepoju, popularly known as Iya Jogbo, is dead.
In a statement by the management of TVC Communications, owners of TVC, TVC News, and Max FM Lagos and Abuja, Iya Jogbo died on Friday, July 24, after a brief illness from Bronchitis and an enlarged heart.
She was known as the host of the afternoon show Wetin Dey on Max FM.
Speaking on behalf of the staff and management of TVC Communications and Max FM, Andrew Hanlon, CEO of TVC Communications said that the terribly sad news of Emmanuella’s passing today has sent a shock wave of grief and sorrow throughout the TVC Communications, and MAX FM family.
In his words,“Whilst we struggle to come to terms with her untimely passing, our hearts and minds are focussed solely on her beloved children and her immediate and extended family and friends.
“Emmanuella’s presence will be with us forever as she leaves a legacy of enormous talent and spirit from the almost 10 years she spent with the company as a key member of the much loved Wetin Dey radio show on Max FM.
She will be deeply missed by us all and by her many thousands of fans who tuned in to hear her unique broadcasts every day.”
Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has been suspended by the Presidency. Magu was arrested on Monday by security operatives at the Wuse II office of the EFCC to face an interagency committee investigating corruption allegations against him. He was detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Abuja, on Monday night on the orders of the committee that also questioned him on Tuesday morning. The presidential panel probing allegations of gross misconduct against him is led by Ayo Salami, a retired justice of the appeal court.
According to reports, Magu has now been suspended pending when a decision will be taken on him.
Magu’s travails followed a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in which the suspended anti-graft boss was accused of grave malfeasance.
The memo was said to contain 22 allegations against the embattled EFCC chairman.
He was alleged to have relooted the recovered loot and was selling seized assets to associates. He was also alleged to have refused to subject himself to the supervision of the office of the attorney-general.
Femi Odekunle, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), had accused Malami of waging a grudge war against Magu.
He said the suspended EFCC chief is a victim of a power-play at the presidency.
But the presidential panel disclaimed the statement, saying Odekunle only spoke for himself.