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Traditional religion adherents under the umbrella of Traditional Religion Worshipers’ Association of Oyo State (TRWASSO) on Friday declared that the association was currently working on herbal solutions for the prevention and cure of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

TRWASSO made this known while meeting with the Oyo State government representatives at the state Secretariat, Ibadan.

TRWASSO’s Secretary, Chief Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode who insisted that pandemic and virus was as old as human being, noted that the association was currently working on local herbs and remedies that will prevent and cure coronavirus.

Fakayode who flanked with President of the association, Surveyor Dasola Fadiran Adefabi, Chief Kusannu Faleye, Akoda of Oyo, Chief Awotoye Adedeji, Balogun Awo Ogbomoso, Chief Abidoye Fakayode, Araba of Egbeda Local Government and Priest Okunade Adigun, Akoda of Lanlate, noted that Nigeria should borrow the Madagascar example which has produced local herbs to tackle coronavirus.

“We are working on herbal remedies and solutions to this coronavirus that is ravaging the whole world. We have said it many times that there is a traditional solution to this coronavirus.

“We are here to contribute our own quota to the development of our state and Nigeria in general. We are here to donate some protective items to the state government to tackle coronavirus.

“Pandemic is as old as human being. It has been existing and our fathers have found a cure. Pandemic is not a new thing in the world. When the pandemic broke out, we proposed to the government what can be done to prevent and cure it. We issued press statements. Government needs to collaborate with us to get the solution ready.

“We have said it many times, and we proposed to the government what can be done. We proposed the use of Akoko leaves, we can hang it at the front of our house to repel the virus. To sanitize our body, we can use palm wine, lettuce and bitter leaves.

“People should squeeze ẹ̀fọ́ yánrin (wild lettuce) and ẹ̀fọ́ ewúro (bitter leaf) inside palm wine and drink responsibly. It can also be rubbed on the body as sanitizer. Also, daily consumption of gúgúrú (Popcorn) is recommended.

“In Madagascar, they are now using herbal remedy; that shows that herbs can prevent and cure coronavirus pandemic.

“We are working on our own herbal remedy for prevention and cure of coronavirus.”


Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Manager of demolished hotel among 27 new cases of Coronavirus – Rivers government




Manager of demolished hotel among 27 new cases of Coronavirus – Rivers government 5ecb690b009c9 1

The Rivers state government has announced that the manager of a hotel which was demolished by Governor Nyesom Wike for violating the lockdown order he issued, has tested positive for Coronavirus.


In an announcement made on Sunday May 24, the Rivers government said the Manager of Prodest Hotel, Bariledum Azoroh is among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State.


The state’s commissioner for information, Paul Nsirim also recalled how some COVID-19 Taskforce members who went to enforce the Executive Order at same hotel, were allegedly ”brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.”


The statement reads;


Rivers State has recorded 27 new positive coronavirus cases.

The Manager of Prodest Hotel, Eleme is among the new positive cases.

This latest development validates the State Government’s proactive approach towards the fight against COVID-19.

Recall that Prodest Hotel was demolished two weeks ago because the owners violated Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels.

The COVID-19 Taskforce members from the Local Government who went to enforce the Executive Order were brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.


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COVID-19: Curfew now 8p.m. to 5a.m. in Oyo — State task force




COVID-19: Curfew now 8p.m. to 5a.m. in Oyo — State task force Seyi Makinde 1

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force said it has relaxed the existing curfew imposed on the state to between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, said in a statement that the decision was reached at the COVID-19 task force meeting presided over by the governor on Sunday in Ibadan.

According to Adisa, the new directive on curfew between 8p.m. and 5a.m. replaces the initial order which pegged the curfew at between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.

He said the state COVID-19 task force had advised farmers in the state to take advantage of the curfew relaxation to enhance their farming activities.

He said that report from the task force showed that the state had so far recorded 233 COVID-19 positive cases, while 171 of them are active ones.

The media aide further said that some measures were approved for implementation by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), which coordinated the operations of the thematic segments of the containment drives.

“One of such is the approval of a facility in Ibadan for use as observation and isolation centre for category of patients after thorough reviews.

“Agreement has been reached with the management of a facility in Ibadan to provide bed spaces for some positive cases whose status have been considered by the experts.

“The state government is also wrapping up further renovation and face-lifting activities at its isolation centres located at Agbami, Jericho, Ibadan, Igbo-Ora, Ogbomoso, Saki and Aawe, near Oyo town,” he said.

Adisa also said that the planned community testing, which could not be kickstarted at the weekend owing to the festivities and public holidays, would commence by the end of the week.

He added that training of health workers that would participate in community testing exercise would commence in 10 locations after the holidays.

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