The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill will not take away the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.
Gbajabiamila who issued a statement on Tuesday stated that conspiracy theorists are to blame for the controversies which have been generated by the bill which he says is in the interest of the public.
The statement reads: “When the House last sat in session on Tuesday the 28th of April 2020, we considered the proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, amongst other things. Since then, there has been a barrage of criticisms and accusations, including allegations that the proposed Bill is a product of inducement by foreign interests
“The Bill, which is still a proposal subject to consideration, amendment & improvement has been assailed as a sinister attempt to turn Nigerians into guinea pigs for medical research while taking away their fundamental human rights.
“Suffice it to say that none of these allegations are true. Unfortunately, we now live in a time when conspiracy theories have gained such currency that genuine endeavours in the public interest can quickly become mischaracterised and misconstrued to raise the spectre of sinister intent and ominous possibility.
“This House of Representatives will never, take any action that purposes to bring harm to any Nigerian here at home or abroad.
“As we have thus far shown by our conduct, the resolutions and actions we take in this 9th House of Representatives will always be in the best interests of the Nigerian people who elected us, and no one else.
“In the recent uproar, certain fundamental truths have been lost and are worth remembering. Our current framework for the prevention and management of infectious diseases is obsolete and no longer fit for purpose.
“The current law severely constrains the ability of the Federal Government of Nigeria & the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to take proactive action to prevent the entry into Nigeria of Infectious diseases and the management of public health emergencies when they occur.
“Even now, the government remains vulnerable to claims that some directives already being implemented to manage the present crisis do not have the backing of the law and therefore cannot withstand judicial scrutiny”.
Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, who is well known for his music minsitry has revealed what God told him about the current covid-19 pandemic that the world is facing.
See excerpts from his chat with Seye Kehinde.
Well, this pandemic came suddenly and it is something we never expected, Already the whole world is being shaken by this pandemic, no one is able to do much, we all sit at home and abiding with all the instructions that the government has given us. It has not given anybody any chance to do anything, but we thank God that it happens, but it was not expected. But God has given me some instructions that I want to share..
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Some Nigerians on popular photo and video sharing social network, Instagram are reacting to the comment of a lady who said she keeps seeing the late Abba Kyari in her dreams.
The young lady who goes by the user ID @poshia_fenty commented this under a post by popular Instagram blog account Instablog9ja.
After making the comment she has been getting different replies from Nigerians who have begin to question her stylishly.
Some have jokingly asked her if she had any involvement of the demise of the late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
The light skinned lady simply commented:
Ghanaian actress, Juliet Ibrahim has flaunted her beautiful skin in a picture which shows that she's already having grey hairs on her head.
The 34-year old who wore no make-up in the picture also stated that there is a secret to her beauty
She wrote: "My Gray came out to play…
By the way ladies and gentlemen; I am wearing no makeup and this is my natural glow up while at home. I’m glad I have been on this journey long enough to share the secret to my beautiful skin glow with you all".
Juliet Ibrahim was recently dragged on social media after she called all Africans internet beggars while on an Instagram live show hosted by US singer Tory Lanez.