Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The Lagos State Government has withdrawn charges against a musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
Naira Marley, Gbadamosi and his wife were charged before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for attending a crowded birthday party in violation of the government’s social distancing directive to check the spread of coronavirus.
They were scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday. But the government, according to one of the defence counsel, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), withdrew the four counts filed against the three defendants.
At the end of the proceedings, Adegboruwa briefed journalists on what transpired in the courtroom.
He said the state withdrew the charges on the condition that the defendants would tender an apology to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
News Credit: THE Punch.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Another Coronavirus patient has been discharged by the Lagos State Government after she tested negative to the disease twice.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The governor added that the total number of patients who have recovered from the disease in the state is now 32.
Sanwo-Olu noted that out of 120 confirmed cases in the state, 32 had now been discharged, two evacuated, two dead and 84 active cases.
He wrote: “Dear Lagosians, I announce with immense joy, the discharge of another patient (a female) who has fully recovered from our facility at Yaba. “This brings to 32, the number of patients we have successfully managed and discharged in Lagos. “I look forward to sharing more great news in the coming days. This is indicative of the successes we are recording in our offensive against COVID-19. We are resolute in our resolve, we have the upper hand, we are winning and victory is surely ours.”
According to a statement released by the SSA New Media to the governor, Ibrahim Bello Zauma, the cultists in the den were busted after residents in the area suspected their notorious activities in the area.
According to reports, whenever the cultists come around for their activities in the den, animals in the community begin to die.
Read the full statement:
ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNMENT DISCOVERED A RITUALIST HOUSE; ORDERED FOR IMMEDIATE DEMOLITION AND APPREHENSION OF CULPRITS
Zamfara State Government has discovered a ritual house full of fetish blood-filled gourds, scripts bearing names of targets which include the governor himself and other top government functionaries.
The house situated in Unguwar Dallatu adjacent New Central Motor Park is traced by the Eagle Eye 3 Special Police Patrol Team following intelligence reports on the suspicious ritualist crimes in the edifice.
According to the Commissioner of Police Usman Nagogo, “the information had it that a house in Unguwar Dallatu, Bayan Tasha, has become a sort of worry to the inhabitants of the area.
They decided to pass the information” to the police for appropriate action and on the dispatch of the police to the suspected crime scene, the team were shocked to find “a pot with many niddles inscription and another “with water and rosary encircled, a calabash full of blood yet to be identified as human or not, an open pot with some local powder medicines, a local cattle designed like helmet with Arabic inscription, a local stuff with charcoal and scents pour into it, a polythene bag containing cloth of many colours and design of human skeleton and a double foolscap paper containing names of many political leaders in the state”.
CP Nagogo added that investigation into the matter is in progress and reiterated the commitment of the police force in nipping in the bud all forms of such nefarious activities.
Ibrahim Bello Zauma
SSA New Media
Students at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo were replaced with robots at their graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus.
Using “Newme” mobile robots with a tablet to host a Zoom call, graduates had the experience of walking across the stage and accepting their diplomas at the Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo, virtually on March 28.
As COVID-19 has infected more than a million people and closed schools around the world, students have found creative ways to recreate cancelled events.
A group of eight elementary school students held a virtual graduation ceremony in the popular game “Minecraft.”
Students at the University of Pennsylvania were inspired by that ceremony, and recreated their entire campus in “Minecraft,” with plans to hold graduation and other events online.
Virtual gatherings have become more common, but BBT University took a novel approach, using remotely controlled robots to make the ceremony more physical. Here’s what it was like.