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Trump begins Remdesivir therapy

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President Trump was transferred Friday afternoon to Walter Reed Medical Center, where the White House said he would be monitored for the next few days for COVID-19 symptoms.

It’s the most serious health crisis a president has faced since President Ronald Reagan was shot in 1981, a CBSNews report says.

The White House physician said Friday night that Mr. Trump had begun Remdesivir therapy, and had taken one dose of the antiviral.

The physician added that Mr. Trump was “doing very well” and had not required supplemental oxygen.

White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany said earlier Friday that Mr. Trump had “mild symptoms,” and was being transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center “out of abundance of caution and at the recommendation of his physician and medical experts.”

White House sources said Mr. Trump was suffering from a low-grade fever.

The White House physician said earlier he was feeling “fatigued” and would be taking an antibody cocktail.

Late Friday, former Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conyway said she had tested positive for the coronavirus. Conway said she too had “mild” symptoms, which she said included a “light cough.”

Conway was at the Rose Garden event on September 26 when Mr. Trump announced he would be nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Two Republican senators at that event, Thom Tillis and Mike Lee, have tested positive as well.

Vice President Mike Pence, who would take over for Mr. Trump if he were incapacitated or deemed unable to carry out the duties of the presidency, said Friday he had tested negative for the virus.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who was with Mr. Trump at the debate on Tuesday, said Friday he and his wife had tested negative for the coronavirus.

The Biden campaign halted its negative ads on Friday, and Biden tweeted a call for unity

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FG names Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General Office  

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Mr Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).

This follows the ongoing investigation of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over N80 billion fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, was quoted as saying this in a letter dated May 20, 2022.

The appointment will be pending the outcome of the investigation, according to a statement by Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

The statement also read in part, “Mr Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

“Currently, he is director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”

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56 people eating Nigeria like termites — Al Mustapha alleges

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Former Chief Security Officer to late military Head of State General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al Mustapha

…Says Nigerian soldiers have turned into a police

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Buhari appoints Semiu Adeniran new stastician general

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Semiu Adeniran as the Statistician General of the Federation and Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics.

The appointment follows the demise of the former statistician general, Dr Simon Harry, on April 13, 2022, eight months into his five-year tenure.
A statement by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said, “Adeniran is a professional statistician of repute with bias for Demography and Social Statistics. He has over three decades of statistical hands-on experience garnered from various local and international institutions.”

“Until his appointment, Mr Semiu was the Director of Demographic and Household Statistics at the National Bureau of Statistics.”

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