Ebola: Kano bans sale of bush meat

Former Governor Of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government has banned the buying and selling of ‘bush meat’ to avoid the spread of Ebola disease to the ancient city.

The state government had formed a technical committee to review the possibility of completely banning the selling and buying of bush meat, a general term used for animals usually killed in the bush/forest for human consumption.

Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso explained during the weekly meeting of the state executive council on Wednesday that the state might put punitive measures against anybody found violating the directive.

Even before the announcement of the ban, most residents had stopped eating bush meat with sellers complaining of lack of business.

Mr. Kwankwaso also said that he had held series of meetings with the authorities of Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital so that it can be used as a possible clinical ward for Ebola treatment should there be
an outbreak.

There has been no reported case of Ebola in Kano. The three people that have died of the disease in Nigeria died in Lagos.


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  • Anietie Umoren

    Just want to know is corruption the only stigma in GEJ government? ?? What do you think GMB has as an agent of change, is it just a mere promise ???

    • absam777

      The answer is YES . He alleged that the pastor is worshiping the Mountain of Corruption. I like that

    • Kunle

      Yes, GEJ government is corruption, ineptitude and clueless.

    • shola

      ITS VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR SOME CALLOUS & UNCIVILLIZED NIGERIAN; WHO REFERS TO CORRUPTION AS ‘MERE’ . CORRUPTION THAT HAS PUT THE COUNTRY IN THIS MESS, very unfortunate once again. YES, EVEN IF ITS ONLY CORRUPTTION,IT IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVILs & ATTROCITIES, if corruption go other follows.

  • jeguz

    Mr Adeolu, I am an ardent reader of your articles. Before now, I had believed you research your facts before laying it bare before the public. But with this article, from henceforth, I will have to independently verify your submissions.
    I am a member of Winners chapel, and non of what you accused the bishop of ever happened. I attended all services during the 21days fasting and prayer and at no point did the bishop or any other pastor raise a prayer point to resist change. Prayers were only raise for peace before, during and after the Febuhari 2015 electins.
    As regards the resident’s visit. Check the video, its right there on YouTube and the church’s website. Please sir, there are many young Nigerians following people like and quoting your submissions as if its law. I will humbly request you please check your facts properly before publishing.
    Thanks
    Jegede Gbenga

    • Des.

      No point responding to this senseless jargon.

    • Kunle

      Jegede, our Lord says by their fruits you shall know them. We know whose friends the Bishop are and definitely not the poor has been abuse and castigated by this satanic PDP government.

    • Lammyz Joy

      I attend winners chapel as well, but I would have expected papa to stay away from Politics especially with People that corruption is not stealing. You know that the message of God of men were extensively preached all over LFC! Seriously….. Bishop should have rebuked corruption openly the same way we pray for leaders!

      • jeguz

        I have heard him rebuke stealing and corruption time and again, even with clear mention of govt. However, I don’t know if what you mean is him condemning the president in his present at a church service.
        I am not privy to what they discuss when they’re behind closed doors. Neither do I support the corruption in the system. The basis of my response to this article was that the author did not base his submission on what truely transpired.
        We all have a unique opportunity to put out destinies in our own hands in this month of Febuhari

  • deeway

    is dis wat u call journalism?

  • Original_Raskal

    All these attack on Oyedepo is because he is not preaching against GEJ like the fake father Mbaka who called insurgency a “common” thing! One thing I know is that most of you are actually digging your own graves with without you realizing it!

  • Gurian

    Please Mr writer get your fact right

  • MOG

    Dear Adeolu, I read your long article with amazement and unfortunately, the more you try to take a stand the more you fail to take any stand at all. Issue of corruption is a universal issue and at no point are we saying that there is no possible issue of corruption in Jonathan’s government just like every other governments in Nigeria up to date.

    If corruption is your main and only reason for castigating President Jonathan and speaking in pride and arrogance towards Bishop Oyedepo and Papa Orijasafor, it is definitely disturbing that you are part of the problem of Nigeria. Now let us face this concept of this so called “CHANG OF APC”. The question is change from what and to what? By your own admission – change from a corrupt to an non corrupt government, one will thought. But that cast doubt to your assertion from the world go. So far it is no secret that although Buhari claimed to have no money, his election has been financed by people of questionable character. Right there are the likes of Tinubu who is also known to be the king of corruption, what about Amechi and the rest not to talk of the bad eggs that messed up PDP before relocating to APC, the likes of Atiku and Obasanjo (smart and smooth operator) will Buhari charge those ones and lock them up. Change indeed!!! Should we mention the likes of Babagida who looted the Nigeria treasury and stole billion of dollars not to talk of Abuldusalam who in 6 months stole $600million, will Buhari prosecute them. Will he prosecute his own late friend family Abacha that he already told the world, that he (Abacha) has not stolen a dime from Nigeria or will he (Buhari) now probe himself on his wasteful and ethical spending when he was the chairman of PTF?

    Let me tell you the change to expect under this Buhari administration, if elected into power. Get ready for more tribalistic open corruption. Get ready to see revenge and calumny. Get ready to see the spread of Islam and entrenchment of sharia in our constitution and spread all over Nigeria. Just last night, it was revealed that Tinubu is asking for minimum of 3 Oil Wells and some major ministerial position in order to deliver the south west and south south votes to Buhari, is that a fair process of looking after the poor and the needy? Is that the change you saw and anticipated in your spiritual but unsound letter?

    You may wonder who the written is and also question my level of inept knowledge, but take note of the following: I am a qualified attorney in the UK with first degree and masters in law and I bag a PhD in the United States. On spiritual dimension, I am a minister of the gospel and a penticostal prophet of God that stand for justice, holiness and equity.

    Be informed that in this coming election of Nigeria, the thought of God is not the thought of man. God is keen to see issue of corruption eradicated but uttermost on God’s agenda is the presence of Christmas in Aso Rock. The demons of Islam has been driving away from Nigeria sit of power but now they are trying to return. God will not allow for darkness to sit on Nigeria position of authority again. Mark my word, President Jonathan may be tainted as corrupt by you but only God knows the details. You are based in faraway US and you seems to know all events on ground in Nigeria? President Jonathan has been ordained by God of heaven to sit on this position until 2019 and nothing can change that. Daniel 4 vs 25 and 31.

    On your assertion on the body of Christ, we are light that shine in darkness and darkness can never overcome it. The body of Christmas is known for her spirit of forgiveness and seeing things in the eyes of God. Jonathan may not be a saint but at least he claimed to be a Christian, and he identify with the body of Christ, we prefer such to the son of a slave with jihadist mentality. The so called APC, is not a party of responsible men and dignified individuals rather they are bunch of wild beast with one only intention only – to ruin Nigeria while hiding under Islam that dull the mind of its followers. There are only two evils coming to canvas for Nigeria and Jonathan is the lesser of that evil. Hence Jonathan is taking Nigeria till 2019.

    I am not a party man and I never have interest in politics. I don’t know Jonathan and I have nothing personal against Buhari but mark my word, Buhari is not accredited in heaven to rule again in Nigeria, because blood are crying for revenge against him.

    I hope you too will be in Nigeria to cast your vote on the 14th of February for your “change” or are you just dreaming like others?

    • shola

      Dear MOG; Just wait and let us get a good, incorruptible and capable leader (president), others follow; it’s because we don’t have good president, that is why we have bad Governors, bad LG chairmen, bad house members, bad councilors etc. It’s the president that will lead by example and followers follows.

      • Yinka

        @Shola how much did u collected from Tinubu?

    • Lammyz Joy

      For heaven’s sake MOG, when did you receive the revelation of GEJ ruling till 2019? Pls and pls enough of this…. you pple shouldn’t drag God into your selfish agenda! I just hope we are reading the same bible!

  • Fiduce

    Must we follow one direction to support APC, Bishop Oyedepo is entitled to his opinion, even if Buhari comes, he can equally pray for him. One thing is to pray, it is God that answers prayer. Who amongst them that is not corrupt all the sponsors of APC, most of them who served under PDP when they fell out with the party, moved to APC. Exactly this same reason of corruption was what made Buhari to sack democratically elected government of Shehu Shagari in December 1983, we would have gotten it right by now had it been he didn’t sack that government.

    • shola

      If you don’t know history, pls asked those that knows

  • Fiduce

    Do you think the caliber of people in APC are capable of bringing the change? I don’t think so, this is democracy and not military regime where they rule by decree. We have not been told the economic plan they will use to resurrect the economy as the country’s income is based on mono economy – oil which is dependent on the vagaries of international oil price.

    • Shola

      please, let wait and see,

  • jigor

    Mr writer,u better b careful or else thunder wil strike u & ur whole generation

  • Sunny

    Whatever anyone will say, Christianity is pure business in Nigeria of today. That is why Pastors dabble into politics and even politicians make sure they induce Pastors with money and any other material things in order to get their support. We are political animals. Everybody must have his/her own candidate in any election. But politics shouldn’t be mixed with religion. May God help Nigeria.

  • Emeka

    One the worst write ups I have come across recently. Filled with subjectivism and misrepresentation of biblical teachings. Even our lord Jesus Christ, dine with sinners thus why the hypocritical Pharisees nicknamed him friends of sinners, as a Christian need not remind that his is not.

    How can you sit and feed us that the change the country needed rest with APC, are you God? Given by what constitutes the party itself, name anyone of them that has not be part of the PDP direct or indirectly rape of our mother Nigeria. To me they still remain the “two evils”

    character disposition doesn’t march with governance. We saw that in Jonathan, he rose to the level he is today cause of his humble character take it or leave it, but in governing Nigeria we start to ask question. Some people’s leadership ability differs, maybe had Jonathan continued and ended in the state level would have done exceptionally well, its equally possible that Buhari, is only fit to lead Nigeria as Uniform man.

    I still don’t see that expectional difference between the two, not to even assert that one is the ultimate given my presumed take.

    Choosing the lesser evil, would have been easy if only there was a critical debate amongst them, on ” how and when they intend bring about all these promises they keep touting from one state to another to fruition. Until them i don’t know the lesser evil come 14th February, 2015.

    Lastly, let endeavor to be objective with our views especially in a public issues.

    I will be back for the men of God- whom I don’t have much regard for nowadays cause of their shortcomings Muslim and Christian alike.

  • wariboko

    Sir, now listen! you claim to be a man of God, but with all that you have just said do you know you are judging already? which you know the Bible says; judge not that you may not be judged,
    this change you are talking about, are the one bring the change or you think it is Buhari that will bring the change
    now you are coating the scripture in own way, is that how you misinterpret the to your church? if you even have one.
    Now you are talking about correction, sir, by your Judgments and with what just wrote here you too are corrupt, sir, what did call entering the military school with a recommendation letter claiming awaiting result, and was commissioned as a military officer to extend of a major general, all in the name of awaiting result. to the extend of an Head of state all in the name of awaiting result,
    what did you call corruption, sir, is it building Schools or Building prison?
    Sir, please as a child of the Almighty God please define corruption for us. and post it in this Premium Times.
    Please we waiting to kwon the meaning corruption

  • wariboko

    Sir, now listen! you claim to be a man of God, but with all that you have just said or written, do you know you are judging already? which you know the Bible says; judge not that you may not be judged,
    this change you are talking about, are you the one bring the change or you think it is Buhari that will bring the change.
    now you are coating the scripture in own way, is that how you misinterpret the scripture to your church? if you even have one.
    Now you are talking about corruption, sir, by your Judgments and with what you just wrote here, you too are corrupt, sir, what did you call entering the military school with a recommendation letter claiming awaiting result, and was commissioned as a military officer to extend of a major general, all in the name of awaiting result. to the extend of an Head of state all in the name of awaiting result,
    or do you think because Buhari has chosen Osibanjo meaning he will be changed for good?
    what did you call corruption, sir, is it building Schools or Building prison?
    sir, please are you one of those planning to close the Education sector? with Boko Haram? claiming they don’t need western Education?
    Sir, who ask you to write this letter, are you now God that you want to judge?
    when God gave Solomon wisdom and wealth, and Solomon thinks he is now on top of the world, were you the one who determine the end of Solomon for God?
    Sir, were you there when God called Oyedepo? were you there when God spoke to him? why can’t you seat back and watch God finish His work with Oyedepo?
    can you do what God will do?
    Sir, please as a child of the Almighty God please define corruption for us. and post it in this Premium Times.
    Please we waiting to kwon the meaning corruption

  • NigeriaProject

    It is shameful that the so called Men of God in Nigeria has descended so low and reduced the name of God to mere ridicule simply because of their selfishness and business interest. How can a man of God be campaigning for a failed Government openly without any conscience considering the current scenario in the country simply because he felt he control the Alter? It is a matter of time. Judgment is around the corner for all of them, the bible has not changed what happened to the fake Men of God in the bible will soon happen to all of them. My people I think we don’t need to drag ourselves into this mess any longer. God is watching the movie. it will soon end.

  • DoctorJones

    Totally clueless man, sitting in New York and writing without checking facts. It is professional inciters like you who create problems in Nigeria and take refuge in foreign lands. If you love Nigeria so much what are you doing in the US, come back home and join the discussion from here.

  • john

    oga adeolu

    u dont really follow things as they happen,why not ask for the video to tape from the church. sahara reporter had one of their reporters in that service and the issue have been clarified a long time ago.please check news or come home.we have seen your letters , lets see you in person AMERICANA.

    WE DEY WAITOOOO.

  • Tokunbo Pole

    Adeolu,you are only writing with human wisdom not Godly wisdom.You can never,i repeat,never see things the way God sees it because you are wise in your own eyes,that is why you are condemning man of God whom God himself has not condemn.Please go and read the story of Elijah and king Ahab in 1 kings 17 & 18 and you will understand how God operates.
    Adeolu Ademoyo,per adventure you have not come across these passage in your own Bible-1Tim 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
    1Tim 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
    1Tim 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    Apostle Paul that wrote this letter was in prison in Rome,yet he never advice us to rebel or riot against any government.Now let me just open your eyes another passage-1Pe 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
    In conclusion,read Romans 13’1-7 and judge yourself.If you are convince that you are wrong,write an apology letter to the man of God,may be you will find favor from the sight of God that the man of God may forgive you.

    • Akita Asaboro Helen

      God bless you sir for this piece.