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Friday, April 3, 2020

Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19












The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed rumors making the rounds on social media that the medical kits donated to Nigeria by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, have been infected by the virus.



The rumors were rife online earlier today.



The Minister who dismissed the rumor at the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on the COVID-19, said


“The spike in fake news is distracting our fight against COVID-19 and this is quite unhelpful. It's been trending on social media that the equipment and aid that we received from Jack Ma have been infected with the virus. This is not true'' he said

Nigerian man mourns his cousin who died of Coronavirus in the UK












A Nigerian man, Kola Adesina, has taken to Instagram to mourn his first cousin simply identified as Adeola, who recently died of Coronavirus in the UK.



In a post he shared on his Instagram page, Kola wrote


GONE.. I am crying, shouting and bawling.
I just lost my first cousin Dee Ola to this dreadful disease in England. . It’s hitting home more harder and harder
Going to miss you Dee... RIP





Kola in a follow-up post, pointed out that Adeola in a post he shared on Facebook 12 days ago, opined that the Coronvirus disease only affected the rich and famous.

Posting the screenshot of Adeola's Facebook post on his Instagram page, Kola wrote






LESSON# This was his last update.
He thought COVID19 only afflicted the rich and famous.
He was not rich and famous
He was a regular everyday Joe Blogg
12 short days later he was dead
So let this be a lesson to every other Joe Blogg out there.
COVID19 has neither friends nor foe
It’s much easier to learn from other people’s mistake. #stayalive#





As of Thursday April 2, UK reported a total of 33,718 coronavirus cases and 2,921 deaths linked to the virus.



Last Tuesday, a renowed Nigerian medical doctor, Alfa Saadu, also died of the disease in the UK.

'Where is Abba Kyari?' - Lola Omotayo-Okoye tackles Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi (video)












Lola Omotayo-Okoye, wife of singer Peter Okoye, last night posted a video on Instagram in which she asked the Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi, to reveal the whereabouts of president Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who is currently in Lagos to treat himself for Coronavirus.



Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 last week and on Sunday March 29th, was moved from Abuja to Lagos for treatment.



The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Professor Abayomi at a recent press briefing, said he has no knowledge of the whereabouts of Kyari in the state. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has also told newsmen that he cannot reveal the whereabouts of Kyari as every patient has a right to privacy, thereby sparking reports that the President’s aide was not in any isolation centre.



Lola who is apparently displeased that Abayomi has refused to disclose Kyari's location, shared a video online to make her stand known. In the video, Lola demanded to know Kyari's whereabouts.



Watch the video below.
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Where is Abba Kyari?- Lola Omotayo-Okoye asks FG

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Trump passes second coronavirus test












President Donald Trump has again tested negative for Coronavirus as confirmed on Thursday's White House press briefing on coronavirus developments.



In a memo distributed by press secretary Stephanie Grisham just before the daily White House coronatask force briefing, it was gathered that the US President was tested by White House physician Sean Conley.



The memo read;




"This morning, the President was tested again for Covid-19, utilizing a new rapid point-of-care test capability. He is healthy and without symptoms."



President Trump also confirmed he underwent a second test and got his test result in 15 minutes. He was tested using "a new, rapid point-of-care test capability".



Holding up the memo, the US President said;




"I took the new test, which provides results in 15 minutes really out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked, how fast it worked.

"I did take a test. It just came out, this is from the White House physician. I just took it this morning.

"And I took it, it took me literally a minute to take it and it took me -- I guess it was 14 or 15 minutes (for results). I went to work, I didn't wait for it, but it said it took 14 minutes or something with a conclusion and it said the President tested negative for Covid-19."



Trump also tested negative in mid-March, when multiple White House officials were self-isolating and Trump had been in contact with a number of people who either got coronavirus or were in contact with people who did.



Lack of adequate test kits has bedeviled the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus, making it hard for public health officials and scientists to track the spread of the disease and see where hotspots are popping up. In response, federal health officials approved a coronavirus test last month that can provide results in less than 15 minutes, using the same technology that powers some rapid flu tests.



Thursday's press conference came after more than a million cases of the virus was confirmed worldwide.

"Never marry anyone you have not seen without makeup" Reno Omokri warns men as he accuses women who use makeup of "deception"















Reno Omokri shared photos of a woman's unbelievable makeup transformation and he warned men to desist from marrying a woman without having seen her without makeup.



He also accused women who use makeup to transform themselves of "deception" and "fraud".



Sharing the before and after makeup photos of the woman, he wrote: "This is why I say never marry anyone you have not seen without makeup! In fact, some marriages should be dissolvable on the basis of fraud. This isn’t makeup. This is deception, intended to lure men into a union they’d not have entered otherwise."





Coronavirus: Indian couple name their newborn twins 'Corona' and 'Covid' (Photo)

















An Indian couple have reportedly named their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ despite the havoc caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.



The two words, ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ were derived from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a deadly disease that broke out from Wuhan in China.



The couple from Chhattisgarh who welcomed the twins during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown decided to name them ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ because the kids symbolise triumph over hardships.





According to the couple, the names would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown.



“ I was blessed with the twins, a boy and a girl, in the early hours on March 27. We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now,” Preeti Verma, the 27-old mother of the newborns, said:



“The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, me and my husband wanted to make the day memorable.



“Indeed the virus is dangerous and life-threatening but its outbreak made people focus on sanitation, hygiene and inculcate other good habits. Thus, we thought about these names,” she said, giving reasons for their unusual decision.



“When the hospital staff also started calling the babies as Corona and Covid, we finally decided to name them after the pandemic,” she said.



Speaking on the challenges she and her husband faced before she welcomed her twin children, Verma said:



“On late night of March 26, I suddenly experienced severe labour pain and somehow my husband arranged an ambulance operated under 102 Mahtari Express service.



“As no vehicular movement was allowed on roads due to the lockdown, we were stopped by police at various places but they let us go after noticing my condition,” Ms.Verma said.



“I was wondering what would happen in the hospital as it was midnight, but fortunately doctors and other staff were very cooperative,” she said.



“Our relatives, who wanted to reach the hospital, could not make it as bus and train services were stopped due to the lockdown,” said Verma, who already has a two-year-old daughter.



Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospital, Shubhra Singh said, the mother and the newborns were discharged recently and they were in good health.



Within 45 minutes of their arrival, the delivery was done successfully,” the PRO said.

Nigerian doctor dies from Coronavirus in US, to be cremated


Nigerian doctor dies from Coronavirus in US, to be cremated
A Nigerian doctor identified as Apostle Caleb Anya, has died of Coronavirus in the United States. 

The deceased who has been working hard to give treatment to those infected with the virus, died 5 days after he was admitted in a New York hospital for contracting for the virus. 

Nigerian doctor dies from Coronavirus in US, to be cremated

Apostle Caleb who is from Ohafia in Abia state, will be cremated in line with the directive for for management of Coronavirus patients. He has been described as a "hero" by his close relatives. 

Youtube star, Jeffree Star and Kourtney Kardashian's 10-year-old son, Mason Disick clash















Khloe Kardashian's son, Mason Disick joined Instagram for only a short time before his parents took down his account but the effects of his actions while on the platform lingers on.



While speaking with fans on an unauthorized Instagram Live last month, 10-year-old Mason remarked to TikTok star Addison Rae, 19, that "Jeffree Star is spoiled AF."



The statement Mason made about YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, went unnoticed by most until a fan account posted the video online on April 1.



YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, has now lashed out at the 10-year-old for his statement.



Jeffree responded to Mason's comments in a now-deleted tweet, writing, "I had $500 in my bank account six years ago … Maybe he's confused with his own privilege versus mine being self-made, hopefully his father can educate him soon!"







This is not the first time Jeffree has had an issue with a member of the Kardashian family.



The YouTuber has been criticizing fellow beauty mogul Kylie Jenner and her products on Twitter for years.



Back in 2016, during an interview with Racked, Jeffree insisted Kylie wasn't properly researching her products. At the time, Jeffree said on Twitter he felt Kylie's lip kit wands were of poor quality.



Discussing his Twitter comments about Kylie, Jeffree told Racked: "She found a lab that makes a $5 formula and they're called Colourpop. They gave her the same exact one with her name on it and charged $20 more. I'm bored.



"If the product didn't suck, I wouldn't have anything to say, I was just being honest and I had no idea it was going to get so big."



Also, after Kylie was named by Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire last year, Dictionary.com tweeted, "Haven't we gone over this? Self-made: Having succeeded in life unaided."



Jeffree, who has an estimated net worth of $200 million, shadily commented: "I declined the feature so they had to pick someone…"







Below is the video of Mason calling out Jeffree Star.




Jeffree Star came for Kourtney Kardashian’s 10 year old son Mason Disick after Mason called him “spoiled af” on live

Pt 1 pic.twitter.com/6uC6Bvy3qI— IG: @expsingshadycelebs (@shadycelebsig) April 2, 2020




Mason Disick does not give a FUCK about any Kardashian house rules pic.twitter.com/qd9ktpQyad— Ria (@BarstoolRia) March 26, 2020

Akwa Ibom Coronavirus cases are mostly healthcare professionals – Governor Emmanuel Udom finally accepts results after tackling NCDC












Governor Emmanuel Udom has finally accepted the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) test result which disclosed that 5 people tested positive for Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State.



Recall that the Akwa Ibom state government in a statement issued on Thursday April 2, by its Commissioner for Health Dominic Ukpong, countered NCDC’s announcement. They demanded for another test be conducted on the cases.



Governor Emmanuel however accepted the result in his Thursday broadcast. He revealed that the affected persons who are mostly healthcare professionals, have been moved to the isolation centres in the state “for proper management”.



The Governor who disclosed that they have started the process of tracing people who may have come in contact with the affected persons, also announced a total lockdown of the state for 14 days to enable health workers carry out the contact-tracing successfully.



He said;




“A little over a week ago, I had cause to address you concerning the state of affairs in our dear state as it has to do with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.

“I told you at that time that there was no confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state. That information at that time was correct, we had a few suspected cases that showed symptoms of the disease and had taken samples and sent them to the approved NCDC testing facilities and they all came out at that time negative.

“However, just last night we watched on the news that five cases have been confirmed positive by the NCDC.

“Thankfully, this information, sad as it is, did not meet us unprepared. Just two days ago, I inspected facilities at one of the isolation centres we have prepared for possible cases such as now. This is in addition to the already existing one in Ikot Ekpene. And I can assure you that other facilities are being prepared for similar use should the need for it arises.

“There will be no movement of persons, except those on essential duties who must carry a proper means of identification on them at all times. All business premises, markets, shops, motor parks and offices except grocery shops and pharmacies, must remain closed during this period."



Nigeria can now test 1,500 people a day for Coronavirus - Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire












The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has announced that Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19).



Ehanire disclosed this at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.



The Minister said;




“With the expanded national case definition and addition of two new laboratories to test for COVID-19 in Ibadan and Ebonyi States, the national testing capacity is now at 1,500 a day. I applaud all our health workers and emergency responders in this critical time.”



Ehanire also revealed that 71 per cent of 6,000 contacts have been traced and they have also intensified effort to reduce the numbers of suspected cases who have not been reached.



The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu disclosed that the health agency has deployed officials to 15 states to boost the fight against the spread of coronavirus.



He said;




“Yesterday (Wednesday) we conducted the highest number of COVID-19 tests and recorded the highest number of positive cases in Nigeria,” Ihekweazu said.

“We have also deployed 15 rapid response teams to support 15 states. This is the largest deployment of resources ever for an outbreak in Nigeria.”



Recall that the virology laboratory of the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, Ebonyi which was activated for Coronavirus testing, brought the number of COVID-19 testing labs in Nigeria to seven.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus: Governor Ayade imposes new restrictions in Cross River, says no mask, no movement















Following the discovery of five cases of Coronavirus in neighboring Akwa Ibom state, the Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade, has reeled out new measures to help prevent the importation of the virus into the state.



In a statement released last night, the state governor, Ben Ayade stated that among other things, no resident of the state will be allowed to move around without a face mask beginning from 12 am on Friday April 3rd. According to the statement, the state-owned garment factory has been mandated to produce face mask enmass for residents of the state.




Following the prevalence of coronavirus infections in neighboring states, the Cross River State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade on Wednesday issued the following executive orders:

1. Starting from 12am on April 3rd, 2020, no person will be allowed in public without a nose or face mask.

2. The Cross River State Garment Factory is directed to work round the clock to produce masks, while observing industrial safe distancing

3. Government to distribute masks for free to residents of the state

4. The Ministry of Humanitarian and Welfare Services, in conjunction with the state Food Bank, to deliver free food to the vulnerable in the state.

5. All exit and entry routes into the state are now completely shut against all human and vehicular movements.

6. All commissioners, special advisers, chairmen, Director Generals, directors and members of boards and commissions as well as special assistants, are hereby co-opted to assist the COVID-19 task force, in ensuring the enforcement and compliance with the guidelines aimed at keeping the state free of the pandemic.

7. Consequently, all those mentioned above are directed to report at the U.J. Esuene Stadium on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, to receive their kits and commence full enforcement along with the Nigerian Police, Military, the Homeland Security Services and the Border Patrol Agency.

8. All commissioners from local governments that border our neighbouring states, are directed to retire back home and take charge of enforcement

9. The state power company operating the 23megawatt power plant, is directed to power street lights from 6pm to 6am daily

10. Public spirited individuals and organizations willing to serve as Volunteers to support enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines, should register by sending their names and addresses tel no: 08039302693

11. For nose masks, residents should call 08099911011

12. For free food supply, residents should call 08037210284

13. The Cross river state microfinance bank to work for 24 hours.

Let us help keep Cross River safe from coronavirus, adhere strictly to government guidelines

Signed
Christian Ita
Special Adviser
Media and Publicity to Governor

House of Reps Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila reacts to viral video of actress Ada Ameh weeping over poor power supply












The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday April 1st, met with the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, over the viral video by Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, in which she complained bitterly about lack of power supply in most Nigerian homes, during the ongoing lockdown in major parts of the country.



With the Speaker at the meeting was the Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Whip, Rep. Adesegun Adekoya. While NERC was represented by its Commissioner on Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, those that joined the meeting via virtual connection were Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele; and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari.







At the meeting, the Speaker expressed dismay over the number of calls and messages from many Nigerians through his social media account, reacting to the protest video and called for prompt action.


“It has become imperative that I urgently call for this meeting to find a solution to the poor supply of electricity during this lockdown period. If we ask people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at least we have to make their homes comfortable for them to stay.

The complaints have just been too much in the last 24 hours. There are people also in the hospital now without electricity; we need to brainstorm over an urgent solution," he said



On his part, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, highlighted the challenges encountered by power generating compaies (GENCOs) and the possible intervention of the leadership of the House of Representatives.


"We are aware of the challenges faced by Nigerians, so we have started talking to GENCOs, because they have been complaining that Discos are not paying and only about 20% of their dues are remitted.

So, the GENCOs are facing technical and revenue shortfall. Consequently, they can’t as well meet their financial obligations to gas companies. The Discos also pay less of their generated revenue to GENCOs, because they complain about power theft by consumers, high technical costs, etc.

“The sum of N130 billion is what the government gives GENCOs to augment the shortfall of payments not fulfilled by Discos. We still have about N1.2 trillion payment shortfall in all. I have been begging the gas suppliers to please, in the interest of Nigerians, release gas to the GENCOs. The shortfalls are accruals from the problem of estimated billing, non-payment of bills by estimated customers, etc.

“What the NASS can do is to plead with CBN to help with funds to enable the Federal Government to augment the revenue shortfall to enable government pay gas companies and thereafter bring all the critical stakeholders to a table,”, the power minister said.



In his contribution, the NERC Commissioner on Compliance, Mr. Akpaneye, assured the Speaker and the leadership of the House that the commission is committing the Discos to a new guideline that shows empathy with Nigerians during this COVID-19 lockdown.


“All NERC Commissioners are in the Situation Room in our office monitoring GENCOs and Discos activities. We know the demand for this power during this lockdown is for residential, since most industries are on lockdown, so we are going to release a new guideline and sanction electricity companies that can’t show empathy during this period." he said

Also speaking, the GMD of NNPC, Kyari hinted that the problem with the Trans Vocados gas line was resolved Wednesday morning and gave assurance of supply of gas to enable GENCOs to generate power.



The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and the CBN, Godwin Emefiele, in their various contributions, gave accounts of complications arising from the non-fulfilment of financial obligations by the electricity stakeholders but assured of interventions in the interest of Nigerians who are observing the lockdown order.



At the end of the meeting, all the critical stakeholders assured the Speaker and the leadership of the House of their commitment to ensuring power supply. They, however, agreed to reconvene in the next few days to find lasting solutions to the challenges in the sector beyond the lockdown period.



Watch the video of actress Ada Ameh weeping over poor electricity supply below

Two Nigerian men hailed as heroes after they fixed faulty ventilators for free as their contribution to curb Coronavirus












Two Nigerian men in Jos have been hailed as heroes after they walked into Jos University Teaching Hospital and offered to fix their faulty ventilators for free as their contribution to fight Coronavirus.



Photos shared online show Gyang William and Nura Jibrin hard at work, fixing the faulty ventilators in JUTH so that no patient will have to die due to a lack of ventilators.



Nigerians have praised them for their heroic act and called on the government to honor them when the Coronavirus pandemic is over.



Coronavirus: Oyo can't be on total lockdown because of poverty - Governor Makinde












Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed why Oyo State can't go on total lockdown over Coronavirus, days after President Buhari issued an order which restricted movement in Abuja, Ogun and Lagos.



The Oyo state Governor who tested positive for the virus, said he opted for a curfew instead of a total lockdown due to the high rate of poverty in the state. He stated that a curfew will enable residents carry out their daily activities and earn daily incomes amid the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.



Speaking on a Fresh FM programme, Governor Makinde said;




“My own background is engineering and I kept saying to people that as an engineer, you take decisions that are based on logic and fact. It’s an uncharted territory. We kept on interacting with the experts to find out what are the facts emerging.

“Yes, Lagos can be on lockdown, Ogun can be on lockdown, Oyo State, yes, people have been saying have a total lockdown and then I have been asking them questions. What will be the benefits here? Are there alternative courses of action for us to take?

“If you ask people not to come out, you lock down the market places, there are people that what they sell today – the profit from today’s activities is what they will eat tomorrow. There are plenty people like that within our environment. So, are there alternatives available to us? Can we do selective lockdown? That’s why I imposed the curfew, to say limit interactions.

“I think, everything is on the table but it has to follow a logical pattern and it will need the input of experts. We are not just going to lock down because everyone is locking down.”



Governor Makinde further disclosed that he would follow the steps of some foreign countries that have successfully contained the virus.



He added;




“I have been watching CNN and the most successful place right now in containing this is the Czech Republic. And one of the things they brought out is that they made a law that if you must leave your house, you must wear a mask.

“It may be that route for us to go. I have asked them to start evaluating that. If we must make that law and say everybody that must go out must wear a mask, then, how about those who cannot afford it? Can we make masks locally? Can we get our artisans and our tailors to commit to that with the government supporting? So, those are the type of solutions we are looking for.”

Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje and his wife test negative for COVID-19












Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and his wife, Hafsat Ganduje have tested negative for Coronavirus.



This was disclosed in a statement released by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor today April 2nd.‎ The statement in part reads


‎“We thank Almighty Allah for this result which shows negative. That is how He (Allah) wishes. All those whose results are positive, we will continue praying for their quick recovery from the illness, irrespective of race, nationality, ethnicity, social status, political or religious affiliations‎

“We also pray for Allah’s continued protection against COVID-19 in the state, the country and the world in as a whole.‎

“While we pray for Divine intervention we must make sure that, we always listen to health professionals and work with professional advice,” the statement added.‎

Diamond Platnumz lost interest in our relationship, but I don't want our son to grow up without a father - Tanasha Donna

















Kenyan media personality, Tanasha Donna has finally disclosed why her relationship with Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz ended, days after she confirmed they were no longer together.



In an interview with True Love Magazine, Ms Donna said she called off their engagement after the Tanzanian music star lost interest in their relationship. She further revealed that she realized she was the only one trying to make the relationship work after failing to meet Platnumz's expectation.



The media personality said;




“At some point I got a bit lost, because now a child is involved and now, I’m thinking about my son not just me, I don’t want my son to grow up without a father. I’m really trying to fight for this relationship, but I can’t be the only one fighting, so I had to think of what’s best for me and my son too. Towards the end things were getting rocky, for about 6 months but we were still trying to see how we can make it work and then it got to a point where you see the other person has just lost interest.

"And it’s not because of anything emotional but its because of not leaving up to certain expectations he had, but it’s not his fault because everybody is wired the way they are and when you don’t leave up to this person’s expectation, for some people its not easy to hang on. So, I feel that’s where things started going down, because I really wanted to be my own person as well as be in this relationship."







On if she regrets dating Diamond Platnumz, she said;




"I have been in two serious relationship in my life and I learnt something in all these relationships and I never have regrets regardless. Everything happens for a reason and its never failure but always a lesson. A lot of women tend to lose themselves -including me I have been there; you enter this relationship and you lose yourself and you start to get comfortable. And when you get comfortable in a relationship, its not a good thing.”



Ms Donna also revealed that she is not getting into any relationship soon. She said;




"No more relationships for now, maybe after two to three years, now I’m married to my grind."







The media personality disclosed that she left back the car gift Diamond Platnumz got her in Tanzania. She added;




“The car is in Tanzania. I had no interest in taking it coz I have my car here, my BMW, its actually in the garage messed up. I’m not gonna leave a relationship then I’m like I’m taking the car or taking this, you can have it. I can get myself a car or anything I need and that’s what matters."

''I thank Allah for giving me the opportunity to be sick''- Immigration boss gives update on his health days after testing positive for Coronavirus (video)

















Muhammed Babandede, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, over the weekend, announced that he tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.



In a video he shot from his Isolation center, Babandede thanked everyone for praying for him. He particularly thanked God for making him sick as the whole experience has humbled him.



Watch the video below.

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine to be released from prison today over coronavirus fears














Controversial American rapper, Tekashi 6ix9ine is set to be released from prison today to avoid contracting coronavirus because he is classed as a 'vulnerable' inmate.



Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez is currently serving a 24-month sentence after pleading guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. He has had already served 13 months of his two-year sentence, and was due to be released from an upstate New York prison in August 2020.



His attorney, Lance Lazzaro, who filed a motion for his release due to the spread of COVID-19, has confirmed to Rolling Stone that the rapper could be released as soon as this afternoon.



“It’s a foregone conclusion, he’s getting released” said Dawn Florio, another attorney for Hernandez. “He could do it today, or later, we’re just waiting on the judge’s decision," Lazzaro



If Hernandez is released, he will serve the remaining four months of his sentence in home confinement.

Coronavirus: UK starts building temporary mortuary the size of two football fields as they believe the number of deaths will rise (Photos)













The UK government has started building a morgue the size of two football pitches near the new London hospital for Coronavirus patients as they believe the number of deaths will rise.







The temporary mortuary is under construction on Wanstead Flats, in Manor Park, east London, near the City of London crematorium and cemetery.



Patients who pass away at the new 4,000-bed NHS Nightingale Hospital will be taken to the morgue, which is only a few miles away. It will serve as a holding place for the dead before burials and cremations can go ahead.





Residents near the construction site were informed about the development when they received a letter from Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz.



She wrote: "The facility will act as a holding point before a respectful and dignified cremation or burial can take place to send a loved one on their final journey.’



"We know that coronavirus is deadly and so far 1,789 people have died in the UK. We know that the number of deaths will rise.



"That is why as part of the Government’s response, additional mortuary space is being found and one of those is Manor Flats in the Manor Park area of Newham."



The letter said that relatives will not be able to visit the site due to Public Health England guidelines.



UK's confirmed cases stand at 29,865, with 2,352 people already dead from the deadly virus.

Woman accuses her cousin of trying to kill her out of jealousy in Lagos












A woman publicly called out her cousin for allegedly trying to kill her in her sleep out of jealousy.



Facebook user, Felix Vic said her father's brother's daughter, Blessing Ngozii Festus Nwatu (both women pictured above) attacked her while she was sleeping and tried to strangle her.



She said her cousin's action stems from jealousy over the car she bought and the other things she has.



Sharing a photo of herself bleeding after the alleged attack, Vic wrote:




Oh lord I want to thank u that March 30th 2020 was not my last day. I was not feeling fine so I took injections that made me slept off.. I woke up not seeing my phones iPhone X and samsung note 2 my purse my money atm and all... I called my Aunty she said she was not the person that took it despite she’s the last person that left the house.. I kept quiet she came home and asked why I was not crying I smiled and said my God will provide another phone for me wen am fine and better... in the mid night around 4am wen I was sleeping I woke up to meet my Aunty hand on my neck trying to kill me using iron to nack my head that I must die today... Vic u must die today strangling my neck so hard I was shouting and screaming help me blood was pouring over my mouth.I was just about to give up before my neighbors came.. she said don’t worry she has convotion.. she kept nackin me with the iron saying nobody will help you here.. until Dey broke the door .. few weeks back she was asking where my the documents to my car is I should give her to keep thank God I did not gave it to her.. she want to kill me cus of my shop my house my car and my phones.. this is my daddy brother daughter I love so much feed and do so many things for.. I don’t no what I have don wrong.. this anti did not even pity my dad I am his only hope.. my atm is with her she knows my pin am afraid now if she haven’t withdrawn all my money.. been searching for her since yesterday nowhere to be find.. Incase anybody sees her, her name is blessing ngozii Africa festus nwatu ... pls u all should help me beg her to leave my life alone ...: I should have been dead if not for God and my neighbors.. now I can’t stay in my house.

I have to start sleeping anywhere In my frds house... I have nothing to eat no phone I can’t move my neck My troats hurt I can’t go to the hospital Bcus of this corona stuff and she stole my atm phone I can’t do transfer.. they said ur best friend can be ur worstest enemy.. na inside film I take Dey watch ham... blessing and anybody that’s involved to take my life bcus I bought a small car bcus of jealousy pls I am begging u in the name of God leave me alone trust NOBODY pls I need justice









Chinese city bans eating of dogs, snakes, frogs and cats in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic






A city in China has been forced to ban its residents from eating dog, snake, frog, turtle and cat meat in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.



The legislation was yesterday passed by lawmakers in Shenzhen, a city of around 13 million people, and will take effect on May 1, according to a government notice.



The news comes after China banned all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice, which scientists believe is responsible for the deadly virus infecting and killing people globally.



The officials described the new regulation as the 'universal civilisation requirement for a modern society' and said the aim is to 'further satisfy the daily needs of the people'.



According to the document, nine types of livestock are suitable for people to eat. They are pigs, cows, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and pigeons.



Residents are also allowed to dine on aquatic animals permitted by law.



Before the law was passed, one spokesperson said the authority wanted to make it easier for people to know what can be eaten.


'There are so many animal species in nature. In our country alone, there are more than 2,000 kinds of protected wild animal species.


'If the local authority is to produce a list of the wild animals that cannot be eaten, it will be too lengthy and cannot answer the question exactly what animals can be eaten,' the official said.



In China, coronavirus has claimed 3,312 lives and infected more than 81,500 people since the outbreak started in Wuhan.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: We should be helping people offline - Patoranking tackles his colleagues doing giveaways online

















Nigerian dancehall star, Patoranking has taken a swipe at his colleagues who in the last few days have launched giveaway campaigns online over the Coronavirus pandemic.



In a tweet he shared, Patoranking stated that Nigerian artistes should be contributing money to help those offline as they are the most disadvantaged people at this time.



He tweeted;




Instead Make we artist come together and contribute money to support people, Those once wey no Dey online Oo, Wey understand wetin giveaway mean ( people for slums and ghetto) wey Dey disadvantaged due to this Covid-19 Lockdown, una Dey here Dey talk about this Vs This, Wise up.





Patoranking also slammed a Twitter user who stated that entertainers must do giveaways online because "all work and no play makes Jack a fool".



COVID-19: No Nigerian living abroad has asked to be evacuated back home – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama









Minister of Foreign Affair, Geoffery Onyeama, says no Nigerian residing abroad has asked to be evacuated back home as the world battles the Coronavirus pandemic.



Onyeama said this when he spoke at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Tuesday March 31st.


As of now, we do not have any request from any of the embassies from Nigerians wishing to be evacuated from various countries. But certainly, if we receive notification from any of our embassies, we will react accordingly” he said

Petrol to sell at N123.50 beginning from today April 1st












The Federal government through the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), has announced a reduction in the pump price of petrol.



A statement signed by the PPPRA Executive Secretary, Abdulkadri Saidu, says the new retail price of petrol would be N123.50 beginning from today April 1st.



The new price is N1.50 lower than the N125 per litre announced on March 18th.


“The PPPRA, in line with the government approval for a monthly review of premium motor spirit (PMS) pump price, hereby announces guiding PMS pump price of N123.50 per litre. The guiding price, which becomes effective April 1, 2020, shall apply at all retail outlets nationwide for the month of April, 2020. The PPPRA and other relevant regulatory agencies shall continue to monitor compliance to extant regulations for a sustainable downstream petroleum sector. Members of the public and all oil marketing companies are to be guided , accordingly.” he said



Recall that on March 18, the Federal Executive Council had approved a reduction of petrol pump price from N145 to N125. After the slash of petrol pump price was announced, PPPRA announced that the federal government approved a monthly review of petrol price to reflect global crude oil market trends.

"Fighting Ceeza Milli will be another stupid mistake" Cubana Chief Priest warns Burna Boy

















Show promoter Cubana Chief Priest has warned Burna Boy that it will be a "stupid mistake" to fight Ceeza Milli after Burna threatened the songwriter for stating that he wrote his hit song "On The Low".



Ceeza Milli said during a radio interview that he has written for Burna Boy. When asked which song he wrote for Burna, Ceeza replied, "On The Low."



This angered Burna Boy and he took to Twitter to threaten Ceeza, writing: " Just pray that coronavirus catches you before I do cuz you know what it is when I catch you."







Ceeza Milli reacted to Burna's denial by stating that he "vibed about 50 to 60 percent" of the song (read here).



He added: "I had heard the beat by Kel P and vibed the into of the song on my phone."



He continued: "We went through the process and recorded the song. Without a doubt, Burna changed some words in the vibes I laid out for him... A song that you vibed about 50 to 60 percent of, will you be wrong to express that you wrote it?"



Well, Cubana waded into the drama by warning Burna to back out of fighting Ceeza.



Cubana wrote:




@burnaboygram There Is Nothing Wrong In SomeOne Shining From Your Glory, Fighting @ceezamilli Will Be Be Another Stupid Mistake Just Like That Of @mr.2kay Which Caused You So Much Stress, The World Now Is Suffering So Much Pain, Panic, Grief N Fear, What I Learnt From It All Is That Love Conquers All, We All Need To Preach Love Not War N Violence, At This Point What You Need To Do Is To Grow People With Your African Giant Platform, Na Person @davidoofficial Grow That @peruzzi_vibes Wey You Admit Say E Dey Write Song For You, We Need To See Your Offsprings Burna, You Are Too Great Your Glory Is Too Big For You Alone, These New Dude’s Needs To Shine, Abeg Support Them, Free Them, Forgive Them N Give Them Chance. Happy New Month



Nigerian paralympic gold medalist, Ndidi Nwosu is dead












Ndidi Nwosu, an ace Nigerian powerlifter and gold medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro is dead.



Former President of the Nigeria Powerlifting Federation, Queen Uboh confirmed the death of the Paralymic games star. Ndidi who also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, died in Owerri Imo state on March 1, 2020, following complications arising from a lung infection.



Ms Uboh disclosed that the husband of the late powerlifter, Ikechukwu Nwosu called her to convey the sad news of his wife's demise.







She said;




“Ndidi sustained an injury from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. She was a heavyweight powerlifter. I had actually assisted by paying for two of the surgeries she had in Owerri but after the surgery, she was never the same again.

“She had been off and on in the hospital and that was why she couldn’t take part in this last World Cup.

“Even before she died, she appeared to me in the dream. She told me not to leave her family and that I was still her mummy despite not being the Powerlifting President anymore. So when the husband called me to inform me of her passing, I knew already because she had appeared to me in the dream.

"I sent some money to Nwosu to start a petty business but she couldn’t manage it with her poor health.

“She had called me to say she couldn’t sustain the business because she couldn’t move about anymore and moreover, she was using the money to buy drugs.

“She was a very quiet powerlifter and that’s why many people really didn’t know her. Ndidi became a professional powerlifter in 2008 and won gold in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016 and also at the 2018 Commonwealth Games It was at the Commonwealth Games that she sustained an injury which affected her spine.”



In a tribute to late Ndidi, the Minister of Youths and Sports Sunday Dare praised the podium performances of the powerlifter “which etched and ranked the name of her fatherland- Nigeria- amongst the countries parading great para powerlifters on the international scene.”

I made a joke about Coronavirus but the disease is real - Governor Makinde









Governor Seyi Makinde has disclosed that Coronavirus is real even though he made a joke about it.



Recall that in a video which went viral on social media, the Oyo state Governor was spotted saying Coronavirus is not in his party (PDP). He was however diagnosed with the disease few days after the said rally.



In a telephone interview on Fresh FM on Tuesday March 31, Makinde said he never doubted the existence of Coronavirus even though he joked about it. He added that he used COVID-19 in same metaphorical way an APC leader did, when they were fighting about their chairmanship.



He said;




“Okay, first, you know we had a rally, I believe two weeks ago and then I have seen the video that has been circulating on social media which is being misinterpreted to mean that, I doubted at any time, the existence of COVID-19. The reality is no, I actually never did.

“I had used COVID-19 in the same metaphorical way that their APC leader did when they were fighting about their chairmanship and he said, well, the virus has gotten into the party.

“So, I made a joke out of it and the video has been circulating that I said there is no coronavirus, that it only exists in the APC. Well, it was a metaphor.

“But to the good people of Oyo State, I want to say again: COVID-19 is real. So, they must follow all the measures government has put in place to prevent, contain and control this virus.”



The Governor who is one of the 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Oyo State, stated that they would continue to assess the situation and take measures where necessary.



Makinde added;




“Oyo is not going to be locked down because every other state is doing that. Yes, Lagos can be on lockdown, Ogun can be on lockdown, Oyo state, yes, people have been saying have a total lockdown and then I have been asking them questions,” he said.

“What will be the benefits here? Are there alternative courses of action for us to take? If you ask people not to come out, you lock down the market places, there are people who what they sell today – the profit from today’s activities is what they will eat tomorrow.

“There are many people like that within our environment. So, are there alternatives available to us? Can we do selective lockdowns? That’s why I imposed the curfew, to say look irin ti o ba ye ka rin.”
 

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