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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Eases Lockdown Measures In The UK

The UK government has announced June 15 for the reopening of all non-essential retail stores as part of plans to further ease the lockdown measures.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday night disclosed this at the daily Downing Street press conference.
He said some easing of retail will begin along with primary school openings planned from June 1, with outdoor markets and car showrooms among those allowed to become operational from next week.
“Then, from June 15, we intend to allow all other non-essential retail, ranging from department stores to small, independent shops, to reopen. This change will be contingent upon progress against the five tests and will only be permitted for those retail premises which are COVID-secure,” Johnson said.
Non-essential retail will include shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books, and electronics, plus tailors, auction houses, photography studios, and indoor markets. Shops like supermarkets and pharmacies, deemed as essential, have been operating throughout the pandemic.
He went on to say that new guidance for the retail sector to meet the necessary social distancing and hygiene standards will be issued for shops to put plans in place in time for a mid-June opening.
“I want people to be confident they can shop safely, provided they follow the social distancing rules for all premises,” Johnson said.
“These are careful but deliberate steps on the road to rebuilding our country,” the UK prime minister said, adding that around 25,000 contact tracers to keep track of the infection rate will be in place by June 1 to help open up the economy.
He also noted that businesses will only be able to open once they have completed a risk assessment in consultation with trade union representatives or workers, and are confident they are managing the risk.
According to the Johns Hopkins University data, the number of COVID-19 infections in the country has crossed 260,000 and more 35, 000 people have died.

SAD NEWS! Man City Former Player Pardoe Is Dead

Former Manchester City defender, Glyn Pardoe, is dead.

He was aged 73.
Man City made the announcement in a tweet on its official Twitter page on Tuesday.
“Everyone at City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Glyn Pardoe,” Man City tweeted.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.”
Pardoe remains the youngest player to turn out for Man City.
The former left-back made his debut against Birmingham in April 1962 at the age of 15 years and 341 days old.
He went on to make 380 appearances for the Citizens during their successful period in the late 1960s.
Pardoe won the league title in 1968, the FA Cup in 1969, and the League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970.

Breaking: INEC To Begin Online E-Voting From 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, however, the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will run on the existing order.
INEC disclosed this in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic”, and signed by its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

The electoral umpire decried the rising cost of elections in the country, saying it would be liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals.
The commission said it will not only pilot the use of e-voting machines at the earliest possible time after the forthcoming Edo and Ondo governorship elections, but will also work towards the full introduction of electronic voting in major elections starting from 2021. 
The agency has also suspended Continuous Registration of Voters (CVR) to prevent the health risks associated with it as a result of COVID-19.
According to the details of the conduct of elections and voting in line with the guidelines for the management of Coronavirus Disease as released yesterday, polling unit layout shall be redesigned with periodic disinfection of chairs, tables and work areas, as well as adequate ventilation.
It said the threshold for Voting Points shall be increased from 500/750 to 1,000/1,250.
It added that voters without face masks will not be allowed to vote in the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.
The commission said, “The most immediate challenge that COVID-19 poses to the electoral process is health related.

“For the elections in Edo and Ondo, INEC also said face masks would be made compulsory for voters, electoral officials and everyone else at all election locations.

“Polling unit areas shall be redesigned to ensure substantial compliance with established protocols such as social distancing.

“In order to accommodate additional activities in setting up the PU due to COVID-19, polls shall now commence at 8.30 am and close at 2.30 pm,” 
the commission also said, adding that personal protective equipment and other safety materials shall be provided for polling staff.
INEC also came up with a long list of protocols for the conduct of elections and voting.
It added: “All ad hoc staff databases in the commission will be harmonized for better management.  To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, the Commission shall reduce to a minimum interstate movement of staff, including ad hoc staff, for off-season and bye elections.
“The rule shall be that only shortfalls requested by the States are filled from outside the state. As much as possible, all election staff will be sourced in-state. Transportation of election staff shall comply with COVID-19 containment protocols.

“Consequently, there shall be a reduction in the number of passengers per vehicle on election day from 14 to 7 for buses, and from 12 to 6 for boats. 
Motorcycles and tricycles must be used sparingly with one passenger per motorcycle and two per tricycle. All passengers and drivers must wear face masks and it shall be mandatory and the responsibility of vehicle owners to provide hand sanitizers for occupants of their vehicles.

“In the establishment of Voting Points, in order to reduce the number of points in a Polling Unit to be monitored and controlled for COVID-19 compliance, the threshold for Voting Points shall be increased from 500/750 to 1,000/1,250.

“In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Polling Unit layout shall be redesigned by the Commission to ensure substantial compliance with the protocols established by health authorities. Among other things, social distancing, general hygienic conduct and enforcement of COVID-19 prevention protocols shall be emphasized in the redesign.

“There shall be a two-tier queuing system at the Polling Unit – one outside and the other in the voting area. Voters will be brought into the voting area periodically to prevent overcrowding. Tags and twines may be used to ensure crowd control and maintenance of social distance.”

Why Africa Has Least Cases, Deaths In The World – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has given reason why Africa has been able to manage COVID-19 against the odds.

The body said that the continent has hitherto dealt with several diseases and performed well.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been discussions about how Africa has been able to relatively contain coronavirus.
Analysts have cited inadequate medical equipment, health facilities and compared the same with other continents that boast of better systems.
At an online briefing on Monday, WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, hailed Africa for having only 1.5% of the world’s reported cases and less than 0.1% of deaths.
He said: “Africa is the least-affected region globally in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths reported to WHO.”
The DG said the continent has been, “spared the scale of outbreaks we have seen in other regions.”
Ghebreyesus noted that African countries, “garnered a great deal of experience from tackling infectious diseases like polio, measles, Ebola, yellow fever, influenza and many more”.
He further commended the rapid response by the African Union (UN), headed by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The WHO said the early set-up of a leaders’ coalition was, “key to rapidly accelerating COVID-19 preparedness efforts and issuing comprehensive control measures.”

Fear, Confusion In Katsina Over Rising Deaths Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fear and anxiety have gripped residents of Katsina State over increasing deaths in the city amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

As of Sunday, Kastina State has recorded over 150 cases of COVID-19 while awaiting test results of many more samples from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control testing laboratory in Abuja.
A source told Reporters that Katsina, the state capital, and Daura were mostly affected.
He said the development was causing people to panic as no one knew what was going on.
“People are dying, the graveyard is already filled to capacity. Most of those dying are elderly and a lot of them are said to be having one underlying disease or the other. We now bury up to 12 bodies a day here, against the two or three we used to bury before,” a worker at Danmarna Cemetery graveyard said.
Some residents of Daura also expressed concerns over the increasing rate of deaths in the community in the last two weeks.
They disclosed that most of the persons buried within the period were aged individuals cutting across both sexes.
Recall that the state index case, Dr Aminu Yakubu, who died few weeks ago, was a Daura-based private medical practitioner.
Also, emir of the town, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar, was recently discharged after recovering from the virus.
It was gathered that the late Yakubu was the personal physician of the emir and had met with him and his first wife, Hajiya Binta Umar, who also died from COVID-19 complications.

Governor Ganduje Frees 294 Prisoners – Eid-El-Fitr

IgbereTV reports that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has freed 294 inmates of correctional centres in the state.
In a statement made available to IgbereTV by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, Governor Ganduje witnessed the release of the inmates from the correctional centre at Goron Dutse on Sunday.

The governor was accompanied to the centre by his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, and the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.
Governor Ganduje stated that the gesture was in the spirit of Eid-El Fitr.

Ths statement reads, “The governor also said that the gesture was to complement the Federal Government’s efforts to further reduce congestion in the nation’s correctional centres.

“Ganduje also recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed governors to decongest correctional centres to help observe COVID-19’s social distancing protocol.

“It is based on that directive that in the last two months the state has released 603 inmates. The goal is to decongest Correctional Centres. We hope that they will be of good character henceforth,” the statement said.

It said that the governor also gave each of the freed inmates N5,000 as transport fare to their destinations.

According to the statement, the Comptroller of Prisons, Abdullahi Magaji, commended Ganduje for donating 30 hectares of land to the Federal Government for the construction of a modern Correctional Centre.

Magaji advised the freed inmates to be of good character and stay off crimes to avoid going back to prison.

Monday, 25 May 2020

Chris Ngige Speaks On Running For President In 2023

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said he reserves the right to contest for any elective posts in 2023.

Mr Ngige said this while debunking reports that he was interested in contesting for the Anambra governorship election scheduled for 2021.
The former Anambra state Governor spoke in his hometown of Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
He, however, noted that he is not interested in becoming governor since he is on a national assignment as Minister.
Ngige said:
“Yes, there have been speculations that I am eyeing the governorship of Anambra State. They have written about it in a lot of media. I am a politician. They have the right to speculate on my next move. My next move is very vast.
“Elections will come in 2023, I have a right to vie for any position. I can vie for Senate.
“I can vie for president if I so wish. Election will be coming in Anambra State, latest November 2021 to elect a successor to Obiano. I am not disqualified. I have a right to say I can run.
“I don’t have interest for now in Anambra governorship because I am on a national assignment.”

[Music] Rudeboy – Woman

Fire Department owner and Nigerian singer, Rudeboy comes through with a brand new single titled “Woman

This a follow up to his 2020 debut “Take It” also produced by Chrisstringz. “Woman” is a popping record and at the same time conscious music.
His message is no woman is perfect, you just have to build one to your taste. Even we the men that want the perfect lady/wife do not have a perfect lifestyle, we are all with flaws.

One Dead, Many Injured As Fire Razes IDP Camp In Borno

At least one person was killed and many others injured in a fire outbreak that occurred at the Muna garage IDP camp in Borno state over the weekend.
According to NEMA, the fire was ignited from one of the kitchens in the Emergency shelters erected in the camp. 1613 HouseHolds have now been displaced as a result of the fire outbreak.

Why I Can Never Bring P-Square Back Together – Jude Okoye

Former manager of defunct P-Square, Jude Okoye has revealed why he will never bring back the formidable music group.
He spoke in an Instagram live chat with Tunde Ednut.
Jude Okoye claimed that Peter Okoye instigated the P-Square’s split, which happened in 2017. He also made it clear that he had tried everything humanly possible to settle the rift.
“Peter has a problem with me. I have asked him several times what the problem is but he refused to say. How can I bring P-Square back when I’m the one they don’t want in the picture?
“There is nothing humanly possible that someone can do that I haven’t done. I came to a point when I said even if it means sacrificing myself from the picture. No problem, let them both be.
“Whether or not they come back should not be my business anymore. I was wanted out of the picture. I’m now out,” he said.

Pictures Of Eid Celebration At The Aso Rock Villa

Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari
Even as we mark the successful end of the Ramadan, and the commemoration of Eid-el-Fitr, we are doing so mindful of the times we are in. Let us continue to reflect on the lessons and virtues of this season, and sustain them beyond the celebrations. I wish you all Eid Mubarak.

SHOCKING!! Brother Sets Pregnant Sister Ablaze For Slapping Their Mother

The police in Lagos have arrested a boy identified as Chima for allegedly setting his elder sister ablaze.

Victoria was alleged to be two months pregnant at the time the incident occurred at their residence around CAC Bus Stop in Okokomaiko, Ojo, on May 14.
The Nation gathered Chima had picked up a keg in the kitchen to hit his sister, Victoria, 20, for allegedly slapping their mother not knowing that the keg contained Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in it.
It was learnt that the trio was in the kitchen of their restaurant when an argument ensued between Victoria and their mother.
Trouble was said to have started after the woman chided her daughter for leaving their residence to cohabit with men.
Victoria, it was gathered, did not like the scolds and in no time raised her hand against her mother, which forced Chima to grab a nearby keg to hit.
But the content allegedly poured out with some of it touching Victoria, which ignited fire leaving her with severe burns.
It was learnt that the girl was initially taken to a nearby hospital on Kemberi road, Okokomaiko but doctors rejected her and referred them to Alimosho General Hospital, Igando where she was confirmed dead.
According to sources, the deceased’s cry and smoke that billowed from the kitchen attracted neighbours who assisted in putting out the fire.
Chima was said to have attempted fleeing the scene after realising the harm he had done his sister but was restrained by youths in the community who later handed him over to the police.
According to a resident, Sunday Ezekiel, the altercation between them did not warrant the use of fuel, adding that all they heard was the girl’s distress cry and then the thick smoke from the kitchen.
It was learnt that their mother who tried to put out the fire also sustained burn injuries on her legs.
Contacted, police spokesman Bala Elkana confined the incident, adding that the suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for further action.
Elkana said he was not aware the deceased Victoria was pregnant.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

How A Bank Ruined My Relationship – Man Tells

I just met this lady and everything seems to be clicking. she just started a business after I gingered her and I had to patronize her.

In the course I transferred some money to her to patronize her far more money than she was selling the Stuff to encourage her.
The bank debited me and I told her I sent it.
Throughout that day she claimed not to have gotten the money.
Then throughout the next day same story so the third day I went to the bank to receive the statement of account.
Lo and behold her name was boldly written and the bank people told me she has gotten it.
I got very angry and sent it to her but I didn’t tell her anything I just ignored her call.
A policeman asked for her number at the bank that he will question her.
Throughout these period I ignored her, and I was just imagining how a beautiful light skin tender looking babe will behave like this.
Then lo and behold today the bank reversed the money. I can’t explain the feeling of disappointment.
Now she said she doesn’t want to have anything to do with me again that she doesn’t want wahala for her life.
She finally picked after many trials of calling, and she insisted on me leaving her life.
She even said she’s not doing business again.

Kaduna Health Workers Defy El-rufai, Begin Strike

Over 11,000 health workers under the aegis of Kaduna State Health Care Workers Union and Associations began a seven-day warning strike on Saturday following the state government’s decision to deduct 25 per cent from their salaries.

They said the deduction was done in violation of the Labour Act.
The health workers said in a communiqué that they decided to down their tools to force the state government to reverse its decision.
The state government had threatened to sack any health worker that embarked on the strike, claiming they were blackmailing the state.
The Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Muyiwa Adekeye, had said, “Government rejects the strike threat and will regard persons who fail to show up at their assigned places of work as having forfeited their employment.
“To declare strike action amidst the COVID-19 pandemic is naked blackmail.”
In the communiqué signed by Dr Danjuma Sale, Dr Emmanuel Joseph, Ibrahim Abashe and Dr Stephen Kache, the health workers denied that they were out to blackmail the state.
They said,
“Kaduna State Government paid between N150,000 and N450,000 as occupational safety incentives to about 300 selected HCWs (health care workers) and non-HCWs working as staff or volunteers in the IDCC and isolation centres or serving in some of the COVID-19 pillars. Less than two per cent of the HCWs in the state benefited from the package.
“The promised 10 per cent incentives for other HCWs, though inadequate, has yet to be paid.
“Most health workers that were infected with COVID-19 are from health facilities outside the IDCC and isolation centres and none of them has been paid the purported N100,000 daily for 10 days.
“None of our members working in hospitals has been contacted to give their details for the widely publicised N5m and N2m life and disability insurance, respectively.
“All health workers are exposed to varying degrees of risk of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs, Lassa fever, Ebola fever among others.
“No adequate PPEs in the state hospitals. Patients buy their own gloves.
“Health workers get their own face masks and protective goggles, among others.”

BREAKING NEWS! Information Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus (Read Details)

Zambia’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Dora Siliya on Saturday May 23, announced that she has tested positive for Coronavirus.

Siliya went into self-isolation after revealing that she is asymptomatic (has not shown any symptom) and does not feel ill.
Siliya who confirmed this in a short video she shared on Twitter, said she tested positive despite taking all precautions such as masking, washing hands and keeping social distancing.
Siliya also urged citizens to stay calm and observe hygiene and social distancing measures.
She is the first Zambian senior official to make public her status.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Understand, Cooperate With Me – Buhari Begs Nigerians Over Imposition Of Lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed for understanding from Nigerians over the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.

Buhari had ordered a lockdown and inter-state ban in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
However, Buhari appealed for patience while stressing that no government intentionally imposes tough measures on its people.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari said:
“No government would intentionally impose these tough and demanding measures on its citizens if it had a choice.”
Buhari also appealed to other Nigerians “whose businesses and means of livelihoods were badly affected by the prolonged lockdown measures for their understanding and cooperation.”
He assured Nigerians that the “lockdown measures would not go on longer than necessary because they would be reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people.”
The president also exhorted people with means to continue helping their neighbours and the less well-to-do “so that we can all come out of this pandemic stronger and more united.”
He prayed to Allah to ease the hardship among the people as they struggle hard to flatten the curve, while wishing all Nigerians “Eid Mubarak.”

Zamfara State Governor, Matawalle Orders Reopening Of All Night Markets

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Muhammad Matawallen, has ordered for the immediate re-opening of markets, especially in Gusau, the state capital and other major cities of the state for night transactions.

The governor said the order was in line with his administration’s sympathy to allowed Muslim faithful in the state purchase commodities and other essential materials so as to conduct Sallah celebrations with relative ease.
Governor Bello Matawalle directed businessmen and women to continue with their transactions and business activities throughout the night.
He also ordered security agencies to ensure free movement of people in the night and at the same time ensure hitchf-free Sallah celebrations.


La Liga will resume on June 8 after the Spanish government gave the green light for football to return.

The Spanish top flight has been suspended since March because of the coronavirus, but will be back next month.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed in an address to the nation that many daily activities will be allowed to start up again and football will be among them.
“Spain has done what it should and now new horizons are opening for everyone,” he said. “The time has come to recover many of the daily activities. From June 8 La Liga will return.”
La Liga president Javier Tebas tweeted his support of the premier’s decision, saying:
“We are very happy with the decision, it is the result of the great work of clubs, players, coaches.
“CSD [National Sports Council] and agents were involved. But it is very important to follow the sanitary precautions and respect the evolution of the pandemic, we cannot lower our guard.”
Spanish teams were allowed to return to training recently and have been working in groups of 10 this week.
Games will likely be played without supporters present to minimise the risk of the disease spreading again – a development Spain boss Luis Enrique is not excited about.
“Playing behind closed doors is sadder than dancing with your own sister,” he said this week.
“You have to understand that football is a business – and it will help to pass the time during lockdown.”

BREAKING :Tribunal Affirms Election Of Gov. Bello

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja in a split decision of 2 to 1 affirmed the declaration and return of Yahaya Bello by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the validly elected governor of Kogi State.

The majority judgment delivered by the Chairman of tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama dismissed the petition brought by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the November 16 governorship election, Engineer Musa Wada against the outcome of the polls for lacking in merit.
He therefore awarded the cost of N500, 000 against the petitioners in favour of the respondents.

COVID-19: FG Makes Clarifications On Reopening Of Schools

The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans to soon reopen schools nationwide, saying, however, that this will not be done in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the clarification on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours making the round the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next two weeks.
The Federal Government had ordered the indefinite closure of educational institutions nationwide as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
But Nwajiuba while responding to questions from the media on when the government’s plans to reopen to the schools following the easing of the lockdown, said the schools would be reopened when the safety of the school children could be guaranteed.
He said the government was wary not to endanger the lives of the school children and further spread of the coronavirus in the society.
He added that his ministry is working with other relevant stakeholders and agencies of government to put necessary measure in place that would guarantee the safety of children before the schools are reopened.
He said:
“We all are seriously interested in reopening and I believe we will reopen soon. But I can’t confirm what your children said that we will reopen in two weeks.
“The issue around reopening has nothing to do with the availability of the schools or not. It has to do with national governance. The idea of shutting down the schools has nothing to do with the schools per se.
“You heard the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the SGF, keep saying it is a national response. It is a single national response and everything we do flows from that.
“When they determine, I’m sure you have seen all the experts here, that there is the measure of safety to which we can expose our children, we will gladly do that. We are watching and we are working with all bodies within and outside the country.
“The five countries of West African Examination Council (WAEC) are meeting and I just came out of a meeting with African Union (AU) Ministers of Education, everybody is concerned as you are. We hope to reopen very soon.
“This morning, I met with the Ministry of Science and Technology. We are looking at putting a system in place that can disinfect every child as he goes into a school and disinfect him as he goes out.
“If we resource our schools properly we can begin to reopen. But we must be able to ensure that the children go in safe and come out safe and not become a conduit for further infection in society.”

Why Churches Should Remain Closed – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has explained why churches should remain closed despite mounting pressure in many quarters for their re-opening.

The Nation reports churches and other religious centres were closed by the Federal Government to contain the spread of COVID-19.
But there had been pressures from many church leaders and members for the reopening of churches.
General Overseer of The Living Faith Ministries Worldwide otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, had fired the first salvo, saying the continuous closure of churches when markets and other public institutions were reopened was suspicious.
Founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, also backed him, saying there was a calculated attempt to weaken the growth of the church in Nigeria.
But, in an official statement, he personally signed on Friday, CAN President, Rev Supo Ayokunle, said it was not yet time for churches to reopen.
According to him, the relaxation of lockdown had seen the country witness more coronavirus infection.
Ayokunle said:
“The above relaxation has on the other hand increased the pressure mounted on us, church leaders, from our members for the churches and other places of worship to be opened.
“Champions for the reopening of worship centres argue that if people had contracted the virus in the markets and other places, closing the church from worshipping becomes unreasonable!
“It is like using medicine after death! Furthermore, the church is more organised and a place of healing.”
Despite these, the CAN President urge “all churches to remain closed because the daily increasing infected people in Nigeria is dangerous for the survival of us all.”
He called for caution among churches for reopening, saying “the church needs to exercise restrain at this time so that we might not naively and overzealously plunge our members into regrettable destruction and sorrow.”

Friday, 22 May 2020

FINALLY! Trump Sends 1,000 Ventilators To Nigeria

United States President, Donald Trump said Thursday that he has sent 1,000 ventilators to Nigeria to help save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questioned on his claim of enough ventilators to share with other countries, after touring Ford Motor plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, refitted to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), he said: “We were just talking about we have a very big stockpile right now, and we’re building a bigger…we are helping a lot of other countries.
Nigeria, we just sent a thousand. We have various countries France, Spain, we have a lot of going to Italy, we have a lot of going to probably 15, 18 countries. They’re calling us. We have the capacity to do this. Nobody else did.
“So, every state now has more than they need and our stockpile is totally full. We have a tremendous amount.
“So, now we’re really helping other countries where they’re losing a lot of people because they don’t have ventilators.”
Trump in a phone call to President Muhammadu Buhari, last month offered to assist Nigeria with some ventilators to tackle coronavirus.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19.

FUGUS To Begin Online E-Learning For Students Hosted By Final Year Computer Science Student

Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 will be around longer than we can imagine.

All countries of the world are now embracing the reality of COVID-19 World where people must maintain social distancing so as to control the devastating effect of the virus while running a smooth economy.
You will agree that at this point in time, businesses and economic activities cannot continue to be locked down therefore social distancing is the way forward.
Therefore, everything that will require people to gather together in large numbers must be checked in a bid to reduce it.
Education is one sector that requires the gathering of a large number of students and in Nigeria, we can’t afford to reduce the number of students admitted each year when we can actually invest more in E-learning.
In the world of COVID-19, the education sector, especially at the tertiary level, can only thrive properly with E-learning.

Federal University Gusau,  Computer science students have decided to take the challenge to create a platform where students will learn and stay upto date with there educational activities ahead of the Corona Virus pandemic.
Heading the team,  A Final year student & award winning programmer Abdulrashid Ibrahim has find it deem fit to make it possible as a challenge to show what the Department is worth doing and how active the programming students team are in the institution.

Details Soon...

Buhari To Observe Eid Prayers At Home

President Muhammadu Buhari will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home.

A presidential aide, Garba Shehu, in a statement issued on Friday, said the action was in observance of the lockdown measures in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, put in place “to save lives and protect people from all dangers.”
He said the action was also in line with the directive of the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III suspending Eid congregational prayers across the country as well as the protocol against mass gathering issued by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
He said President Buhari who had traditionally shared the joyous moment with top government officials, political leaders, community heads, Muslim and Christian religious leaders and children, would not be receiving these homages in a bid to stop the coronavirus from further spreading.

[Music] DJ Spinall Ft. Dice Ailes – Pressure

Top Boy, DJ Spinall has released a catchy new single titled, “Pressure”.

DJ Spinall collaborates with Uber-talented singer, Dice Ailes who took the hook with his magical vocals.
It serves as DJ Spinall’s debut for the year.

BREAKING: Court sacks new Kano Emirs, dissolves four Emirates

A Kano High Court on Thursday nullified the creation of four new Emirate Councils in the state by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
While also sacking the Emirs appointed over those Emirates, the court described the appointments as illegal.
It would be recalled that the state governor created four Emirate Councils of Bichi, Karaye, Gaya and Rano.
However, on Thursday in his judgment, Justice Justice Usman Naába, said the creation of the Emirates and the appointment of the Emirs were illegal.
It would also be recalled that Governor Ganduje assented to the bill creating the new Emirates on Wednesday, May 8 the same day it was passed by a unanimous decision of members of the State Assembly.
Justice Na’aba said the law creating the emirates is not in compliance with the constitution.
The suit was instituted by the former House of Assembly member, representing Gwarzo constituency, Muhammad Nasir against Kano State Government, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Commissioner for Justice, Kano State House of Assembly and Speaker.
While speaking on the judgement, counsel to the plaintiff, Barr. Maliki Kuliya expressed happiness over the judgment.
According to him, “they were not expecting anything short of this as the law is very clear.”
However, the defendant counsel, Barr. Ibrahim Muktar said the defence team needs to ruminate over the judgement.

Regina Daniels Gets Tattoo To Honour Her Mother, Rita (Photo)

Nollywood actress and billionaire wife, Regina Daniels Nwoko has taken to her Instagram page to show off her fresh tattoo.

The tattoo which is an inscription of her mother’s name; “Rita Daniels”, holds special meaning to her as she shared.
The Delta born star showed off the tattoo on her back shoulder and it reads, “Rita Daniels”, in honor of her mother.
She shared the photo on Instagram story moments ago.

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Davido’s Daughter Seen Hanging Out With Tiwa Savage’s Son

Davido’s first child and daughter, Imade Adeleke, was recently spotted hanging out with Tiwa Savage’s son, Jamil Balogun.
The two kids were spotted in the luxurious home of Tiwa Savage enjoying each other’s company.
Imade and Jamil were filmed by Tiwa Savage as they took on the viral fruit snack challenge. The young kids wowed Savage’s 11.1 million followers when they stayed true to the singer’s instruction during the challenge.
The act won them accolades from their celebrity parents and their friends who took to the comment section to commend them. The video already garnered over 1 million views and over 13 thousand comments
Davido also shared another video of Imade and Jamil playing together. In the video, the two disagreed with the choice of game to play as Imade insisted she’s female and not supposed to play some games that Jamil had suggested.
The video saw Tiwa Savage hinting that Davido will be babysitting next.
Imade lives with her mum, Sophie Momodu in highbrow Lekki while Jamil lives with his mum, Tiwa Savage in the same area.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

British Newspaper Mocks Gbajabiamila’s ‘Copy And Paste’ Bill

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest national newspapers with a combined print and digital distribution of over 600,000 daily, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of “copy and paste”.

The Times UK described the Buhari-led administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as one that prefers to “work smart, not hard”.

In its May 18 publication, the British newspaper made reference to the recent Infectious Diseases Bill sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gbajabiamila, and President Buhari’s 2015 inauguration address.
Referring to Gbajabiamila’s controversial bill, the publication said: “The extent of the pen-pushers’ labours, closer examination revealed, had been to repeatedly delete Singapore, type in Nigeria and add the name and title of a local civil servant as its author.
“A crunching of the document through anti-plagiarism software confirmed Nigeria’s new coronavirus-fit legislation to be 98 percent the same as the Asian original written 43 years ago.
“In an attempt to justify legislation via Google, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, was unabashed. It was “reasonable for parliamentarians to look elsewhere for existing legislation that deals with similar policy goals”, he said.”

The British national daily added that, “The episode is not the first time that President Buhari’s administration has been caught out for its “work smart, not hard” approach to governing.
“The president’s inauguration address in May 2015 stirred millions with his “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” line until cynics, suspecting that it was too rousing to be original work, rushed to check: Charles de Gaulle had got there first, in 1958.”
Recall that Senator Muhammed Musa (Niger East Senatorial District), also of the ruling APC, was accused of plagiarising the controversial “Protection from Internet falsehood and manipulations bill 2019” he sponsored in the present 9th Senate.
Musa was said to have plagiarised an act that was signed into law by the Government of Singapore in 2019.

Nollywood Star Actress Emilia Dike Is Dead

Another Nollywood actress Emilia Dike is dead. She died on Wednesday in Enugu.

She just slumped and died, according to Okechukwu Oku, who announced her death.
Oku, who is a movie director broke the news on his Instagram page and lamented why death is so cruel taking good people away.
“Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo”, he wrote.
“Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today.
“A woman with a heart of gold, Aah noooo. Will miss you Mrs Dike.
“Nollywood has lost a gem in you. This is messed up”,
Added the Enugu based Oku.

FGN Approves N2Billion For Building FUDMA Medical School In Katsina

The Federal Government has approved N2 billion for the establishment of a medical school at the Federal University, Dutsin-ma (FUDMA), Katsina State.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Amarya’u Bichi, disclosed this to newsmen shortly after assuming office.
Bichi said that the building of the medical school had commenced and would be completed within four months.

According to him, the university will admit candidates for medicine and other medical courses in 2021.

He appealed to the federal government to provide additional funds for the institution to build its teaching hospital, where the students would do practical and internships.

The vice chancellor said that plans were under way to establish Faculties of Engineering, Law and Agriculture in the institution.

Bichi, who acted as vice chancellor between 2017 and 2019, pledged to carry everybody along in the growth and development of the university.

“I want the academic and non-academic staff members to cooperate and work together for our own interests and that of the university.
“As for me, I don’t think anybody had offended me during my tenure as acting vice chancellor twice.
“However, let me use this opportunity to appeal to those who I might have offended and not known to me to please forgive me,” he said.

Bichi thanked the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, for recommending him to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment as the university’s vice chancellor.

The vice chancellor, who holds the traditional title of “Wazirin Malaman Katsina”, appealed for the support of traditional rulers and the people of the state to enable him take the university to greater heights.