Wednesday, April 8, 2020

BREAKING: Chinese Medical Team Arrives In Nigeria


A 15-man medical team from China has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The team arrived in Nigeria in a chartered Air Peace aircraft on Wednesday afternoon.

They are expected to assist Nigeria in efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehainre was at the airport to receive the medical team.

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Lockdown Violation: Lagos Withdraws Charges Against Naira Marley, Gbadamosi


The Lagos State Government has withdrawn charges against a musician, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, and politician, Babatunde Gbadamosi.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

GOOD NEWS: Lagos Govt Discharges Another Coronavirus Patient, Total Recovery Now 32


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.”

Top Politicians’ Names Found In Shrine In Zamfara State (Photos)


The names of top politicians among other fetish items were recovered at a house suspected to be cultists’ shrine in Zamfara state, earlier today.

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

PHOTOS: Students Replaced With Robot During Graduation Ceremony Over Fear Of Coronavirus



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.

Osun LG Chairman Dies In Oyo After Battling Sickness For Months

Gbenga Ayegbayo
Gbenga Ayegbayo
 
Hon Gbenga Ayegbayo, the Chairman of Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State, has reportedly died.
 
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the deceased was battling with an undisclosed illness for months before finally succumbing to death on Monday.
 
Ayegbayo died at a private hospital in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
 
It was gathered that Ayegbayo was a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress and was elected Chairman of Ejigbo LG in 2018.
 
Recall that Ejigbo in Osun had been in the news recently after over 127 Ivory Coast returnees suspected to have contracted Coronavirus were camped at an isolation centre in the community.
 
At least 17 of the returnees later tested positive for the virus and remain at the isolation facility in Ejigbo.

Court Sentences Funke Akindele And Husband To 14-day Community Service

Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele
 
The Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele and her husband for violating the social distancing directive of the Lagos State government.
 
A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced the Nollywood actress and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each.
 
The court also directed them to pay a fine of N100,000 each.
 
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