Thursday, April 9, 2020

200 US-based Nigerians are willing to be evacuated to Nigeria- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama

Geoffery Onyeama, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, says 200 Nigerians residing in the United States of America have signified interest to be evacuated to Nigeria following the global Coronavirus pandemic. The US is the highest risk country at the moment.

Onyeama disclosed this on Wednesday April 8 during the daily Presidential Taskforce against COVID-19 press briefing.

According to Onyeama, the government made the announcement for willing Nigerians to register for evacuation after it had ensured there are isolation centres and other logistical arrangements to attend to any emergency when they arrive.

“The presidential task force under the chairmanship of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) has actually been engaging with this when there was a closure of the airport. So, the response was not as a result of letters coming in from Nigerians in the diaspora as has been mentioned in some media houses.

At that time, we did not have all our isolation centres in place and all the other logistical arrangements in place. So for that reason, we’ve kept it in abeyance while we were putting all those things in place and hence now, we have sufficient beds and so forth and protocol is no well established, and we now feel much stronger and in a better position to undertake this herculean task of trying to see how we can bring Nigerians outside the country back into the country.

In that context, we’ve now started to get great numbers of Nigerians especially in the United States where almost 200 have now indicated and are willing to return. We are engaging with our embassies in China and the high commission in London and also in France to work out all the logistics. Things are now falling in place, and we are getting a sense of what needs to be done.” he said

The minister also said 67 Nigerians, traveling through land from neighbouring countries were on their way to the Nigeria.

Onyeama, however, said the travellers would be isolated before allowing them freedom.

“We have 67 Nigerians including children and women. They were in Cote D’ivoire and we needed to engage with the government of Togo, the government of Benin for them to be able to go through. And they are now at the Ngerian border and we got the authorisation for them to come into the country and they would be in isolation for the mandatory 14 days,” he said.

Small Businesses sue China for $8 Trillion over Coronavirus Pandemic

While several companies all over the world have been shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a group of small businesses in the US have come together to sue China for trillions of Dollars.

The small business group including Cardiff Prestige Property, Little Saigon Chamber of Commerce, First Premier X and others in California have filed a lawsuit against the People's Republic of China, the City of Wuhan and that country's Health Commission.

According to the document, obtained by TMZ, the group claims the Chinese government knew as early as mid-November that they were dealing with a "new" and potentially deadly virus, but covered up the severity of the illness.

The lawsuit, which this coalition is aiming to make a class-action by inviting similarly affected businesses across the U.S. also alleges that it's possible a bio-weapons lab near Wuhan could be responsible for the infected bat that ended up in a wet market ultimately starting the pandemic.

The suit claims China was well aware of the pandemic earlier than February, and should have given a heads up to the World Health Organization and neighboring nations, but failed to do so.

As a result, this group of businesses says China has cost entrepreneurs dearly and they are asking for a whopping $8 trillion in damages they say they and other small businesses have suffered due to government-ordered closures.

Since the virus broke out from China, over one million people have been infected with thousands of deaths recorded globally.

Chinese City, Wuhan, which is the center of the pandemic, recently lifted its ban after 72 days even as cases continue to spike up around the world.

Coronavirus: Power distribution companies in Nigeria affirms two months free electricity supply to Nigerians

The Power Distribution Companies in Nigeria have thrown their weight behind the bill being proposed by the National Assembly for Nigerians to enjoy two months of free electricity to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that last week, Speaker of the House of Reprsentatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced that a stimulus bill will be passed by the house once they reconvene that would mandate the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to give Nigerians two months of free electricity.

In a statement released on Wednesday April 8, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors ANED said the modalities for the free power would be worked on as soon as possible and they would notify Nigerians. The statement which was signed by the Associations Executive Director, Sunday Oduntan, reads in part

“The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on the economic and daily lives of our customers. In fulfillment of our commitments to the nation, we hereby align ourselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardship that is currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.

We are committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within this difficult period, as the nation battles with the ravages of COVID-19. We are also completely aligned with the plans to ensure palliative measures, including free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months, to make life easier, during the lockdown period. Details of implementation to come soon.”

In a related development, the management of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company IBEDC says it would be donating N100m towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic within its operational area.

The Chief Operating Officer, IBEDC, John Ayodele, disclosed this on Wednesday while donating food items worth N10m to the Oyo State Government as part of measures to combat COVID-19 in the state. While presenting the items, the IBEDC boss also announced that the company has also donated N5m to the University College Hospital Ibadan in support of the institution’s efforts at combating the deadly virus.

“IBEDC, as a law-abiding corporate citizen and socially responsible organisation, has earmarked about N100m for relief items namely rice, noodles and semovita. This gesture encompasses the states we cover namely Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara, and partly Niger, Kogi and Ekiti states.” he said

American mother drags Halima Abubakar for stealing her baby photo while announcing the birth of her child

An American mother who just welcomed a baby few weeks ago, has called out Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar for stealing her baby photo while announcing the birth of her child.

Recall that Halima Abubakar had shared a photo of a mother holding on to her child, as she disclosed that she welcomed baby on April 3, 2020.

However an American mother @the_arielb, who is the original owner of the photo first shared on Instagram on March 13, 2020, called out the actress for stealing the photos which went viral.

She also shared her private chat with Halima Abubakar. See screenshots below;

US rapper and model, Chynna Rogers dies at 25

American rapper and model, Chynna Rogers, who performed with ASAP Rocky's hip-hop collective ASAP Mob, has passed away suddenly at the age of 25, her manager has confirmed.

“I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away,” her manager John Miller told Billboard’s Stereogum via email. He added that her family said, “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed”.

A statement from her management team at True Panther reads: "Rest In Peace Chynna. Heartbroken. All the love to those she left behind. Goodbye angel."

The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

In the past, Rogers battled with opioid addiction, but there is no indication if it had anything to do with her death.

Chynna Rogers who was born in Philadelphia, started her career as a model, after signing with Ford Models when she was just 14.

Soon after, she became friends with A$AP Mob founder A$AP Yams and released her first single Selfie in 2014 and Glen Coco in 2014 through A$AP Ant and DJ Nick's Marino Gang record label, which became viral hits on YouTube.

It was the late Yams who gave Rogers the confidence to pursue a career in music and in 2015, she released EP's entitled I'm Not Here in 2015, followed by Ninety in 2016.

Also in 2017, Rogers released her EP, Music 2 Die 2. Her last release, 'in case I die first', dropped in January.

A$AP Mob led tributes to the young artist on Twitter. He wrote: “REST EASY CHYNNA. WE GON MISS U SIS,” reads a message from the hip-hop collective’s social accounts.


chynna you were fuckin hilarious bro... today was our last exchange of jokes & those i will miss the most. i can’t believe it idk how to

i love you. so very much.

my heart is officially iced.— Kehlani (@Kehlani) April 9, 2020

90 percent of Coronavirus patients recover without intervention - NCDC DG, Ihekweazu Chikwe

Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed that 90 percent of Coronavirus patients recover without intervention.

The NCDC DG disclosed this while commenting on how Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State recovered in less than one week after testing positive for the virus.

Ihekweazu said;

“We should remember that 90 per cent of these patients recover without any intervention. So, if you take something and say you recovered and that something is why you recovered, it doesn’t quite add up. So, hopefully, there will be some treatment emerging over the next few years but remember that people recover from many viruses; that’s the way it happens.

“There are very few viruses with a cure. Even the ones that have a bad outcome like lassa fever – 20 per cent of patients die from it – it still means that 80 per cent of patients will recover without any treatment per se. What happens is that the body is supported to recover on its own. So, you go to a hospital and for COVID-19, you’re given oxygen. Oxygen is not really a treatment; it’s to keep you alive for long enough for you to recover yourself.”

The NCDC DG also appealed to political leaders to refrain from announcing details of COVID-19 cases in their states, and leave such actions to experts.

He added;

“We’re really appealing to our leaders across the country. Please, let the experts do the reporting. Nobody should reveal the identity of a patient, even if it’s the first patient in your state. Please, do not reveal the identity of a patient; the circumstances whether he’s a doctor not. We don’t need all of that. This is a virus. They haven’t committed an offence; they haven’t done anything wrong. We have to show empathy towards all our patients; that’s what we signed up to as healthcare workers,” he said.

"Political leaders announcing details of COVID-19 cases is not ill-intentioned but about them not understanding the ethics and norms of the medical practice and public health”.

While Buhari is inviting Chinese to Nigeria, Chinese govt is throwing Nigerians out of their homes - FFK

Femi Fani-Kayode took to his Twitter handle on Thursday morning April 9, to react to the news of the arrival of 15 Chinese doctors to Nigeria to help in the fight against the ravaging COVID-19.

He wrote

''Whilst Buhari is inviting the Chinese to Nigeria to "help fight Covid 19", the Chinese Govt. is throwing Nigerians out of their homes, persecuting them, subjecting them to the most vile & despicable human rights abuses & mocking, insulting & humiliating them on a daily basis!'.'

Two days ago, a video of Nigerians allegedly being chased out of hotels in China was shared online. Read here.

Writer reveals what his father was given to share to 120 homes as Coronavirus relieft package

Writer, Deoye Falade, whose father is the Chairman of the Landlord's Association in his area, has revealed what his father was given to share between 120 households.

As part of the Lagos State COVID-19 Emergency Food Response, Deoye said his father was given one 5kg bag of rice, 3 satchet tomatoes, and garri to distribute to 120 houses.

He wrote: "This emergency food response is a sham/scam. As the Chairman of our area's Landlord's Association, my dad was at the distribution centre & they gave him one 5kg bag of rice, 3 satchet tomatoes and garri to distribute to the 120 houses in his zone. What a joke."

Tyler Perry pays for groceries of elderly people at dozens of stores and asks to be kept anonymous

Tyler Perry paid the grocery bills for all shoppers during the designated “senior hour” at multiple Kroger supermarket stores in Louisiana and Georgia on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Felix Turner, the Atlanta spokesman for Kroger, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Perry paid for groceries at 44 stores in Atlanta and 29 in his hometown of New Orleans.

“Senior and higher-risk Kroger shoppers in metro Atlanta did receive a nice surprise at the register this morning when they learned Tyler Perry had paid their grocery tab in full,” Turner told the newspaper. “We would like to join our customers in thanking Mr. Perry for his kindness and generosity during this unprecedented pandemic.”

The shoppers were handed slips of paper with the words “Random Act of Kindness” as they entered the store and were later told at check-out their groceries were paid for.

Perry asked not to be named and said he should only be known as Atlanta Angel.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Two arrested for robbery in Ogun state

The Ogun state police command has arrested two suspects identified as Ayomide Joseph and Olajide Ajisomo, for armed robbery.

The suspects were arrested after robbing one Adegoke Sodipe at gunpoint at Ikugbonmire junction, while on his way back from Lagos with his brother.

Sodipe said they were robbed by three robbers who dispossessed them of their personal belongings, which include Infinix phone valued at N25,000, UBA ATM card, and So-safe corps identity card.

Ogun Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were apprehended after the robbery victims raised an alarm.

Oyeyemi said;

“Upon the report, the DPO Mowe division SP Marvis Jayeola quickly dispatched his detectives to the scene where the arrested member of the gang was handed over to the police.

"Having taken possession of the suspect, the operatives embarked on intelligent-based investigation, which led to the arrest of the second suspect. A locally-made double barrel shot gun was recovered from them”.

The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that the suspects be transferred to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.

CNN host Chris Cuomo shares his secret to kicking Coronavirus (video)

CNN host, Chris Cuomo has shared what he says is his "secret" to kicking coronavirus.

While on his show, Cuomo Prime Time, the anchor who shared his coronavirus diagnosis with viewers last week, updated them on his condition.

"I feel better than I deserve," he told neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.

He said the secret is to "do things" and not just "lay down". He adds that beating the virus is "about your will."

Cuomo shared an insight that he learned on the virus. He said a pulmonary expert who was a "friend of a friend" challenged him to get off the couch and "fight" the virus.

He said that before his conversation with the pulmonary expert, he was planning not to do the show.

He said: "I was not going to do the show tonight. I was done. I was in a pool of sweat."

However, he said he realized that "you’ve got to do things to beat this virus. You’ve got to breathe deep when it hurts, and I know it hurts." He added, "I’m not trying to minimize anybody’s pain."

At another point in the program, Cuomo told viewers, "The virus wants us to lay down. The virus wants us to take it. Other than the blessed few, the rest of us who get this are going to have an experience unlike anything else they’ve ever had, days and waves.

"The old notion of ‘Get in bed and stay there when you get sick,’ it sounds great. And if you’re really up against it, you need to do as little as possible. I’ve been there. Trust me, I know, but you can’t stay there."

Watch the video below.

Lagos residents punished by soldiers after coming out to exercise despite lockdown order (photo)

Lagos residents punished by soldiers after coming out to exercise despite lockdown order (photo)
Residents of Gbagada in Lagos state were punished by soldiers after they came out to exercise despite the lockdown order this morning. The gym enthusiasts have flouted the stay-at-home order for some days now. 

Yesterday videos of them exercising on the expressway was shared online.

Accountant General’s office in Abuja gutted by fire (photos)

The Treasury House which is the office of the Accountant General of the Federation in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was gutted by fire this morning Wednesday April 8th.

According to reports, the fire started from the third floor, razing the building upwards including the Accountant General’s office and most of the important offices. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Coronavirus: Taxi driver beaten to death by security operatives in Calabar for carrying passengers who were not wearing face masks (video)

A Taxi driver was reportedly beaten to death yesterday by security operatives, for carrying passengers who were not wearing face masks.

An eyewitness @ayebechristopher, revealed that the incident occurred at Marian in Calabar, Cross River State's capital.

He said the driver who was wearing a face mask when he was stopped, was beaten by security operatives till he collapsed. He was confirmed dead thereafter.

The Instagram user wrote;

WHO said only wear Mask if you’re sick or taking care of a sick person but the Governor of CRS with his own eye service, so they’ll say he’s fighting Corona too came out and said you must wear Nose Mask else you stay indoors, (that’s actually not the problem) but why not give the Law Enforcement Agents you’re using proper orientation.

Now they’ve killed someone. Shey you’re happy now ? Is that what other States with Covid-19 cases are doing ? No confirmed case in Calabar yet and you’ve started killing people. This is really sad. The mask you even said you’ll distribute was only distributed in Government House. Na wa ooo

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#Coronavirus: Taxi driver reportedly beaten to death by security operatives in Calabar, for carrying passengers who were not wearing face masks. The deceased was wearing a face mask at the time he was stopped

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Ethiopia declares State of Emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country.

The country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians.

"Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said.

"This decision is not one that we decide for today's generation. We're taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow," he added.

?????? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????? ????? ?????? ?? ??????— Abiy Ahmed Ali ?? (@AbiyAhmedAli) April 8, 2020

The move came as Ethiopia recorded rapid increase coronavirus cases from 44 to 52 in a single day on Tuesday, April 7,

In total, there are 52 recorded cases of COVID-19 with two deaths and four recoveries in Ethiopia

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Additional 27 children rescued from suspected trafficker arrested for the third time in Taraba

The Taraba State Police command has rescued an additional 27 children from Mary Yakubu, a suspected child trafficker arrested earlier in connection with abduction of 33 children.

The state's police spokesperson, David Misal told newsmen that the 60 children that have been rescued from the lady who has been arrested 3 times.

Misal said the children rescued on Sunday at Tashan Takalma community in Gassol Local Government Area of the state, comprised of 14 males and 13 females. Yakubu is currently undergoing trial, while the recently rescued children have been handed over to the State Ministry of Women Affairs.

Mary who was first arrested on February 26 in Bali while making an arrangement to convey some children to an unknown destination, was arrested again arrested on March 4. 23 children were rescued in the first arrest, while 10 children were rescued in the second arrest.

Attempt to smear Ned Nwoko's image will be a mission in futility... Stakeholders

Over the weeks there has been a concerted effort to distort and rewrite history as well as soil the image of one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialist Prince Ned Nwoko.

Ned as he is fondly called ,a former House Of Representatives member has also been allegedly linked to allegations of various land grabbing in his homeland of Idumuje Ugboko.

For those who are quite familiar with the character of the man, nothing can be further from the truth .

The crux of the matter and the truth remains that the indutralist and phalantropist on the quest of bringing knowledge to his people as well create an industrial hub On the 16th of March 2015 applied to HRM Obi Albert O. Nwoko III; JP; MON and the Kingdom through his law firm, Linas International Limited requesting 90-Hectare land to add-up to the 33 hectares earlier given to him for establishment of a Diary farm, an International Standard 18 holes Golf Course and a Sports University (STARS UNIVERISTY, IDUMUJE-UGBOKO).

This request was granted him by Obi-in-Councils (whose responsibility is to allocate community land for developmental purpose). All compensation to acquire the land were fulfilled.

A general meeting (Izu-Ani) was convened in April 2015 by the Obi in consultation with the Chiefs as tradition demands.

After elaborate deliberations on the development values the projects would bring to Idumuje -Ugboko, the entire community resolved amongst other decisions that:

That the request be approved and the king (Obi) should communicate approval in writing to Linas International Limited through Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko since the request came in writing.

That the Kingdom will not sell land to Linas International Limited but to go into partnership with the company using the land as idumuje's investment in the partnership.
That the land to be allocated should be mapped out from the kingdom development land and that the tenant-farmers on the land should compensated.
That a Committee comprising representatives of the four (4) federating villages, the development Union be set up to be known as the Enlarged Land Allocation Committee. The only Terms of Reference of the Committee which was headed by the Iyase (Traditional Prime Minister and Mouthpiece of the kingdom) was to work out modalities for the implementation of the decision of the Kingdom, locate and communicate the location of the piece/parcel of land and raise a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Linas and Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom. The MoU includes among other things that 40% equity in the university belongs to Idumuje-Ugboko

The king (Obi) thereafter, wrote to Linas International Limited communicating the decisions of the Kingdom in a letter dated 10th April 2015 through Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko.

It is worthy of note that this area of Idumuje-Ugboko land which covers from the Community boundary from Onicha-Ugbo through to Igbodo and Umunede towns was agreed to be earmarked by the community for development project as a consensus judgement was entered into in 1969 between Onicha-Ugbo and Idumuje-Ugboko at the High Court of the Midwest. This followed a legal battle between the two Communities of Onicha-Ugbo and Idumuje-Ugboko which lasted thirteen (13) years (1956 – 1969).

It was resolved that anyone can farm on the land without cultivating cash crops as the community may choose any particular section of the land for development purposes and the farmer should vacate the land occupied without compensation.

At a stakeholders’ meeting on 11th July, 2015, Prince Ned Nwoko took time to explain in details the work he has done towards the university/Golf projects and the commitment of the entire community. One of the stakeholders present expressed delight and eulogizing the qualities of Prince Ned Nwoko and thanked him for his patriotic initiatives towards Idumuje-Ugboko.

The meeting therefore approved the proposal and mandated the then President-General of the community Bennet Odor and his National Executive to liaise with Prince Ned Nwoko and Linas International to ensure that the project do not fail.

The development union wrote to Aniocha North Local Government Council confirming the community support to the project and the allocation of the land for the proposed project.

Prince Ned Nwoko and Linas International Ltd in line with the recommendations of the Izu-Ani Land Allocation Committee has paid compensation to genuine tenant-farmers on the land as well as paid the mandatory allocation committee expenses.

It is on record as a proven fact that all Idumuje-Ugboko farmers had been compensated by Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko of which over N180 million was spent for compensation. The idea for the settlement was to stop them from farming at the golf course land, within the STARS university. Payment was made as recent as March 2020 to some of the farmers and anyone with genuine claims of having been omitted is obliged to come forward.

It is worthy of note that in deference to the implementation of the peace agreement brokered by the Obi of Owa kingdom, HRM Emmanuel Efeizomor and other royal fathers in Anioma area, to withdraw all cases in court including the land dispute, Prince Ned Nwoko has fully complied.

Though most of the farmers are not the original owners of the land as they are itinerant crop cultivators and strangers farming on Idumuje Ugboko ancestral land, they were paid compensation for peace and harmony, sequel to a request by the then Obi of the kingdom, the late Obi Albert Okwuwadiegwu Nwoko III.

Also the farmers at the neigbouring Onicha-Ugbo kingdom had been paid over N40 million and negotiations are ongoing with a view to legally acquire more of the land for the expansion of the golf course. If any of the farmers around the University still has any issue to settle, such person should come forward and approach the authorities of the University project instead of casting unnecessary aspersions on the social media.

It bears emphasis to state that all documents relating to the ownership of the land where the STARS university is located, were duly and legally acquired by Hon. Prince Ned Nwoko.

Some individuals launched an offensive against some innocent indigene of Idumuje Ugboko community , this attack was characterized by the systematic and widespread perpetration of all classes of atrocities against some inocent members of the community, but particularly directed towards those considered to be against the decision to reverse the allotment of land for the purpose of establishing a university in the community by Prince Dr Ned Nwoko, the victims and inhabitants, experienced most intensive and concentrated period of torture, physical injuries, and violations of their personal rights by these individuals , the victims were dragged out of their homes , beaten, injured and were dragged to the palace,some of them had their houses burnt down by the attackers, they took the abductees to the palace, young women and elderly people were subjected to severe beatings and injuries , a man lost his life as a result of the mayhem which was characterized by lawlessness and unbridled destructions to properties. It was okay that the families of the victims did not devise counteroffensive and retaliatory measures because that would have resulted to immeasurable consequences.


Please note that Prince Ned Nwoko is neither a Plaintiff nor Claimant in any of these cases.

As stakeholders in Idumuje Ugboko, we therefore call on our sons and daughters to ignore the wailers and support Prince Ned Nwoko efforts in bringing world class projects that will snowball into economic development not only in Idumuje Ugboko but also in Delta State and Nigeria.

Face mask is for those infected - NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu reveals why he doesn't wear face masks

The Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has explained why he doesn't wear face masks like other members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 during joint briefings.

Chikwe who disclosed that the face mask should be for those infected or the medical frontline medical personnel attending the suspected cases or treating COVID-19 patients, revealed that the country is yet to develop a policy for wearing of face masks.

He said;

“This is a strategy we need to think about before we implement it. Before we implement a national strategy around mask wearing, we have to be sure we can provide it or at least enable access to it. We will allow for the risk assessment and as the evidence comes together, we will make a decision based on the evidence and ability to provide every Nigerian with access to mask."

The NCDC director also disclosed that the NCDC is almost done with the face mask policy but the draft is still being looked at by the agency.

He added;

“Last week, I did say we would release a policy on face masks. That policy has almost been completed. In fact, the draft is now being looked at by various colleagues to make sure that we are all alive. By tomorrow or next, we would be releasing that policy for all of us to align with.”

US rapper Fred The Godson tests positive for Coronavirus

US rapper Fred The Godson tests positive for Coronavirus
American rapper, Fred The Godson has tested positive for Coronavirus. 

The 35-year-old Bronx rapper took to his social media accounts to share a photo of him in the hospital with what appears to be an oxygen mask on his face, and revealed he has contracted the rapidly spreading virus.

He wrote: "I’m in here with this COVID-19 shit! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat." 

376 American nationals eventually evacuated from Nigeria to Washington DC (photos)

American nationals have finally been evacuated from Nigeria days after they were left stranded at the Lagos International Airport.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 376 US citizens departed from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, for Washington Dulles international Airport on Monday, April 6, 2020.

According to the US consulate in Nigeria, the chartered flight departed at 5:25pm Nigerian time.

The consulate said it is the first in a series of repatriation flights for American citizens out of Lagos, adding that more flights would depart Lagos within the next few days.

This comes days after LIB reported that American nationals who showed up at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport to be evacuated from Nigeria were left stranded (read here).

Also, 137 Canadian nationals were eventually evacuated from Nigeria on Monday, April 6, hours after they expressed frustrations about the delay at the airport (read here).

Coronavirus does not know a police officer - Policewoman on "quarantine" tells follower

A Nigerian policewoman who engaged in bants with a follower on Facebook, shared her thoughts about Coronavirus and how it affects security operatives.

The policewoman who was asked why she's at home after she shared a photo on the social media platform, stated that "Coronavirus does not a police officer". She also insinuated that she does not have access to protective kits against the deadly disease.

See the exchange below;

Nigerians roaming the streets in China as they are sent out of their hotels by police over Coronavirus fears (video)

Nigerians who travelled to China for business have alleged that they were mistreated and were thrown out of their hotels over fears that they may bring Coronavirus back to the Asian Country.

China has succeeded in bringing the Coronavirus pandemic under control but the rest of the world is still battling the virus that originated from Wuhan in China.

Nigerians who travelled to China for business shared a video online to show the way they were treated when they travelled there.

In the video, Chinese police are seen chasing the Nigerian businessmen from their hotel.

The Nigerian men are heard telling the Chinese police that there are Chinese all over Africa and they are treated well. The men added that the virus spread to other countries from China yet they (Nigerians) are being punished for it.

Another video shows the Nigerians roaming on the streets, stranded. They revealed that they are not allowed to lodge into any other hotels and they have nowhere to go .

They claim that when they arrived in China, they were quarantined for 14 days and after the 14 days were up, they were sent out and have been prevented from booking any hotel.

Lagos State government says from next academic session, your child must be 12 years old before they can enrol in any secondary school

The Lagos State Government has said that beginning from the next academic session, the entry age for all prospective students into any secondary school, private or public, would be 12 years old.

In a circular released in March and signed by one Mrs A. A. Adebowale of the Ministry of Education, the state government said a fine of N50,000 has been proposed for first offenders and N100,000 fine for second offenders as well as warning letters to close an erring school in case of any violation.

She said the new directive will be strictly enforced by agencies of education in the state.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Coronavirus: ''If up to 80% of Nigerians were tested, we would be shocked and devastated by the results'' Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has raised concerns over the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Nigeria.

In a tweet posted on Monday morning, the politician says he has a terrible feeling that if more people were tested, Nigerians would be shocked and devastated by the results.

''How can you determine the number of Nigerians that have been afflicted with Covid 19 when not up to 1% of the population have been tested for the virus? I have a terrible feeling that if up to 80% of Nigerians were tested for it we would be shocked and devastated by the results.''his tweet reads

Currently, Nigeria has 232 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
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