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Madagascar Asks Nigeria To Pay N78.2m For Coronavirus Herbal Remedy

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The Republic of Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros (78,200,000 Naira) for the COVID-19 drugs sent to the Federal Government.

The quantity of the consignment sent to Nigeria through Guinea Bissau could not be ascertained. However, according to The Nation, the cost for the quantity sent is 78,200,000 Naira.

Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Saturday, brought the drugs allocated to Nigeria by Madagascar.

President Buhari said the drug will pass through intensive test to determine its suitability.

According to The Nation, a source on Sunday said: “For our consignments in Guinea Bissau, Madagascar has asked Nigeria to pay over €170,000 (N78, 200,000). We have received the invoice because the African country has made us to realise that the drugs are not being given out free.

Madagascar asks Nigeria to pay N78.2m for COVID-19 herbal remedy

“We are being asked to pay for the drugs yet to be validated. Since the AU directed the supply of the drugs to African countries, we may have no choice than to pay for it.

“This payment may, however, be one-off because mass importation of the drugs from Madagascar will not be cost effective. By the time we take into account the cost of freight, the amount will be too high.

“This is why we are looking at local options available to us as a nation.

“Some researchers have told us that we have richer herbs to contain COVID-19. In fact, a shop in Wuse 2, Abuja has been discovered to be selling Artemisia Tea with high potency than COV drugs.

“As a nation, we will leave all options open and look inwards. But, we will subject Madagascar herbal drugs to verification or validation.

“The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is also thinking of asking the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) to relax the protocols and hasten the validation of local drugs for COVID-19.”

The NAFDAC and NIPRD are awaiting the samples from Madagascar for validation.

A highly-placed source in NIPRD said: “We are yet to get the samples for testing and validation. We are hopeful that this week, we might receive them. Our team is on the alert.”

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5 Things To Know About Hushpuppi’s Lawyer Who Once Defended Michael Jackson In Court Over Sexual Abuse Charges

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Gal Pissetzky is the lawyer who defended pop stars like Michael Jackson and other American celebrities.

Pissetzky & Berliner is the name of the law firm that is defending embattled alleged fraudster, Hushpuppi and they have claimed to be the best defense attorneys in the world.

1. Pissetzky & Berliner have professed to be “experienced criminal defense attorneys defending clients nationwide” on its official website.

2. The defense practice areas of the law firm include Money Laundering, Federal Crimes, Sex Offenses, Violent Crimes, Murder, Gun Crimes, White Collar Crimes, and Criminal Appeals.

3. With respect to its track record, the firm explained that; “We have obtained reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals in high-profile cases that were deemed unwinnable by many attorneys.”

4. According to the firm, “Clients come to us when they want a bulldog in the courtroom. Our Chicago criminal defense attorneys take on serious criminal cases. We handle federal charges, white-collar crimes, large-scale drug crimes, sex offenses, violent crimes, and more.”

5. In a case at UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS URBANA DIVISION, Case No: 19-CR-20010, a man “was federally charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. After reviewing the discovery and videos in the case, the law firm recognized that the police officers violated CK’s 4th Amendment Rights when they stopped, searched, and arrested him. Mr. Pissetzky filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence.

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Hushpuppi Was Not Arrested, He Was Kidnaped By The FBI : Lawyer Says

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Top Chicago lawyer, Gal Pissetzky, who has been engaged by Hushpuppi as his defense counsel has submitted that American authorities kidnapped his client.

The lawyer also maintained that his client is not guilty of the multi-million dollar fraud charges leveled against him as he is a legitimate businessman.

A spokesman for the US Department of Justice quoted by the BBC also said Hushpuppi was expelled from Dubai and was not extradited. He, however, did not answer how he ended up in US custody as the United Arab Emirates has no extradition treaty with the United States and he is not a US citizen.

Hushpuppi’s lawyer, Gal Pissetzky argued that his client was not a criminal and had made his money legitimately by getting money from various brands in exchange for giving them publicity and presence on social media.

He is a social media influencer with millions of followers, with millions of people that respect and loved him, and he loved them, and that’s what he did. In today’s society, that’s a business,” Pissetzky said.

He then added that “In my opinion, the FBI and the government here acted illegally when they kidnapped him from Dubai without any legal process to do so.”

“There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him,”

“There was no extradition, there were no legal steps taken, there were no court documents filed, it was simply a call to the FBI. He is not a citizen of the United States, the US had absolutely no authority to take him,”

The lawyer who vowed to prove his client’s innocence added that “If Dubai wanted to expel him, they should have expelled him back to Nigeria. I’ve never heard of anything like that. That is the real story here.”

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Long And Artificial Nails Are At High Risk Of Contracting Coronavirus : Health Expert

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According to Health experts, it is said that persons(most especially ladies) with long nails are at more risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus. The nails are capable of harboring germs, bacteria, and even the virus underneath it even if hands are washed.

It was also explained further by the expert that people with long nails tend to bite them off and this practice can lead to the virus enter your system very quickly.

Numerous videos showing how to use the sanitizer and individuals using hand sanitizer in this global pandemic but the expert warned that this alone won’t do the trick for people with long nails as they may still have the germs inside of their nails.

“Long nails, nail varnish, and nail extensions have always been a no-no for anybody who needs spotlessly clean hands; nurses, doctors, therapists, cooks, mothers, and carers.”

“Germs such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses (including the Coronavirus) can harbor underneath the nail space and easily be transmitted to whatever you touch. Put simply, you cannot see the dirt that lies beneath.”

“Doctors know this and rigorously scrub under their nails before donning gloves and performing surgery; with a sterile nail brush and sanitizing solution. We should now follow their example.”

“It is advisable to cut your nails as short as possible as they harbor infection.”A British beauty and aesthetics expert Dr. Elisabeth Dancey warned.

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