Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Ekiti State Government has announced that the index Coronavirus patient in the state has been discharged after being certified free of the disease.
The patient who has been receiving treatment at the Ekiti State Infectious Disease Control Centre in Ado-Ekiti since March 18, was discharged after two tests conducted on him came back negative.
Ekiti State’s commissioner for health and human services, Moji Yaya-Kolade confirmed the development and further disclosed that the index case left the facility by 2pm today March 31. She also revealed that the patient’s vital organs were functioning well.
Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson has taken to her Instagram page to show off her babybump.
The proud mother of three who is heavily pregnant wore a nice gown as she posed inside a house.
Mercy shared the photo on her page, writing:
"Happy Sunday All.
Its alot of Stress plus the discomfort is inexplicable but time heals it all.
Hoping everyone is safe and adhering to the rules to stop the spread as cases are increasing in numbers.
Wash your hands,avoid large gathering, practice the social distancing rule plus sanitize and have a nose mask on. This too will pass."
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Another person in Bauchi State has tested positive for Coronavirus, making it three cases in the State.
The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Baba Tela disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen on the situation in the state.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Rwanda has the highest COVID-19 infections in EA at 60, the country is under total lockdown.
Nigeria has recorded 14 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 111 in the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said, “14 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; nine in Lagos and five in FCT.
“As of 09:30 pm, 29th of March, there are 111 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria with one death.”
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Media personality, Toke Makinwa has been lambasted for encouraging women to own vibrators.
According to her, every woman should own a vibrator as she currently has three.
However, the advice has not gone down well with netizens who accused her of being insensitive and misleading women at a time the world is joining hands to find a way out of coronavirus pandemic.
She was also accused of never having orgasm which could be the reason for her owning vibrators."I can feel angle at which Toke Makinwa is coming from.
Those are words from a woman that has never been satisfied during sex.
We need to do better as men. You cannot be a 2 minutes man and expected not to be replaced by a sex toy." a Twitter user commented.
According to Sun News, as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, a task force comprising security operatives on Thursday dispersed traders at the popular Owode Market in Ede North Local Government Area.
The move was against the backdrop of government’s directive that all weekly markets be shut till further notice as a part of efforts to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
The security operatives swung into action, when they discovered that traders and their customers floated the order as they gathered for business transaction as usual.
The council chairman, Mukaila Uthman, who arrived at the market as early as 6:00 am to monitor the level of compliance and educate violators on the need to adhere strictly to the government’s directive, persuaded them but they refused to comply.
But officers of the Nigeria Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps led by the DPO, Ede Division, CSP Akanni later dispersed them.
The chairman noted that the closure of the market became necessary to avoid contact with people from neighbouring states that have cases of the COVID-19.
Uthman insisted that the directive must not be compromised, especially with the recent confirmed case in the state on Wednesday.
He added that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the disease is not spread in the state.
While commending Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for putting precautionary measures in place, Uthman enjoined the market women to support government’s effort in curtailing the spread of the disease by ensuring regular hand washing and personal hygiene.
“Here in Owode market. We held a meeting with Baba Loja and Iyaloja based on the instruction given by the governor last week that the only proactive measure we could use is for us not to allow people to gather anywhere in the state but our people don’t want to listen despite the explanation.
“Government have tried their best and we are still on it. Our people are still not getting it right. We disperse them with the help of our security personnel. The lives of our people is our priority and we have to continue until they obey us.”
It rained hail in Gembu yesterday
A Nigerian woman has taken to Twitter to show off photos after hail rained in Gembu area of Taraba state.
Panso Queen with the handle @NinaMeelah couldn't hide her excitement after sharing photos of the hail storm on her page.
"Today rainfall in Gembu including ice block. Indeed we are blessed🌹🌹😍😍😍"
Gembu is a town found on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State of Nigeria. It is the headquarters of Sardauna Local Government Area in Taraba state. Sitting at an average elevation of about 1,348 meters above sealevel, it is among the high elevated towns in Nigeria.
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It has been reported that the Police in Kampala, Uganda have arrested a pastor and 30 of his followers for allegedly defying presidential directives against religious gatherings in a bid to forestall the spread of coronavirus.
President Museveni recently suspended religious gatherings for at least a month as part of his government’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic that has killed at least 20,599 people worldwide since it first appeared in China in December.
Pastor Rashid Mutebi of Blessed Feelings Church International located in Gobe, Kajjansi and his followers were picked on Wednesday morning after Police received information about their illegal activities at their Church, according to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango.
“On interrogation, the Pastor alleges that the Christians came from far and he was still looking for money to transport them to their homes. The followers were cautioned and released. The Pastor is currently detained at Kajjansi Police station,” Mr Onyango said on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general, Health Services told journalists in Kampala that five people had tested positive, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 14.
Two of the confirmed cases are Chinese nationals who travelled from China recently and the rest are Ugandans.
Following the ministry's appeal to all individuals who travelled from Dubai in the past two weeks to go for testing, a total of 574 individuals have been listed countrywide.
“We have so far screened 60 travellers at Mulago National Specialized Hospital. We further direct all persons who travelled from Dubai in the past 2 weeks to come to Ward 2A at Mulago National Specialized Hospital (New Mulago) for assessment,” Dr Mwebesa said.
To date, a total of 2,661 travellers including Ugandans have been identified. 1,230 are under follow up, 764 are under institutional quarantine, while 466 are under self-quarantine.
At least 1,431 who had been identified as high risk travellers have completed their 14 days of follow up.
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A woman from Ebonyi state has been stripped and paraded in public after being accused of killing her husband with rat poison.
The incident took place on Thursday.
The woman identified as Mrs. Eddie was accused of killing her husband after sleeping with one of her numerous lovers.
The ugly incident happened in Ndiakparata, Igbeagu in Ebonyi State on Monday.
It was gathered that trouble started when the woman came back around 2:00am and was beaten by her husband for coming back late.
Speaking with Igbere TV correspondent, an eyewitness said the villagers stripped the woman naked after it was discovered that she killed her husband with a rat poison just to marry another man.
He said: "The woman has done a dastardly act by killing her husband with a rat poison and that's why the youths stripped her naked and paraded her around the village".
"The man died after coming back from a burial and eating her wife's food which she Intentionally added rat poison to kill the man in order to marry one of her numerous lovers."
"Her husband couldn't wake up the next day after eating her food. The woman deliberately threw the remaining food away."
"She has been flirting with different guys despite the fact that her husband loves her. It is embarrassing and a disgraceful act."
According to report gathered by Igbere TV, her lover has absconded after he discovered that the woman has killed her husband.
As at the time of filing this report, the man is nowhere to be found.
Football players Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have been released by their abductors on Wednesday, Enyimba have confirmed.
'Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers'
The duo fell into the hands of gunslingers while returning home from team camp on Sunday in the wake of the Nigeria Professional Football League’s suspension owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The incident which took place along the Benin-Owo expressway saw the duo of Ojo and Iluyomade taken away. Emmanuel James had escaped the attack.
But three days later, the players were set free according to a press statement.
“Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin Iluyomade, who were kidnapped on Sunday have regained their freedom,” the statement read.
“The footballers were released on Wednesday night following the combined efforts of Enyimba Football Club and the families of the players.
“The players have since reunited with their families.”
Ojo, capped seven times for the Super Eagles, was part of the country’s national team who finished as runners-up at the 2018 African Nations Championship.
He joined the Aba based outfit after spending a decade at boyhood club, Sunshine Stars.
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments. The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:
N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria
N500 million (USD1.4 million) to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria
N1.5 billion (USD4.2 million) to UBA’s presence countries in Africa
Free Telemedicine Call Centre facility
The pan-African bank will fund a medical centre immediately in Lagos, Nigeria, with beds for isolation and ICU facilities, managed and operated in partnership with Heirs Holdings’ healthcare subsidiary, Avon Medical Hospital.
In addition, UBA is providing a free telemedicine platform, that is physician-led, to provide direct access to medical advice to citizens, in compliance with social distancing requirements.
UBA Group Chairman Tony O. Elumelu, stated ‘This is a time when we must all play our part. This global pandemic must bring citizens, governments and business leaders together – and quickly. As we see a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria and Africa, the private sector has to work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread of the global pandemic.
We commend the efforts of governments and we are keen to partner and contribute our resources to the collective effort, that will ensure the response to the pandemic is swift and effective’.
Operating in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, the United Bank for Africa has a strong record of supporting its communities, through challenging times.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Supreme Council for Shariah in Nigeria has backed the directives for the closure of all worship centres to stop the spread of coronavirus.
This was made known in a statement on Tuesday in Kaduna by its Secretary-General, Nafiu Baba Ahmed.
It urged all Muslims to support federal and state governments’ efforts to curb the global pandemic which has affected 200 countries.
“After due consultation, the Council is hereby calling on all Muslim faithful to abide by the instruction, until counter-notice is issued by the government,” the council said.
“While praying Allah to relieve the country of this pandemic and others yet known, we call on all Muslims to be law-abiding and adhere to all precautionary measures against the pandemic.”
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Isaac Boniface has been arrested by the police after confessing that he raped a 4-year-old daughter of his co-tenant in Jos, Plateau State.
The 20-year-old suspect admitted that he knew the incident was a devilish act, but that “It was a mistake.”
According to him: “I live in the same compound with the girl and her mother. Anytime I’m going to work or passing by, the girl will greet me and I will greet her back because we are friends.
So, one day, I took her to a corner in the compound and raped her. The mother later told me to follow her to somewhere and that is how I was arrested by the police.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Issac Akinmoyede, condemned the act and said Isaac would be charged to court soon.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja today reversed an April 11, 2019 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which purported to sacked Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator for Anambra South senatorial district.
A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu, was a nullity on the grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction, and that Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court.
Justice Adah, in the lead judgment, which the two other members of the panel agreed with, held among others that, since the cause of action arose in Anambra State, the FCT High Court was without the requisite territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the case.
He added that, from the record of proceedings before the FCT High Court, there was no evidence that Ubah was served with processes in relation to the case.
Justice Adah also found that the originating summons, with which the case was commenced before the FCT High Court was not signed by any lawyer as required by the Rules of the High Court of the FCT.
Besides setting aside the judgment, Justice Adah also granted a perpetual injunction restraining the Clerk of the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from acting on the April 11, 2019 judgment which has been voided for being a nullity.
Rising from a one hour closed door session, the Nigerian Senate have ordered a ban on all public hearings and students excursions to the Senate galleries
Other legislative activities that would attract a sizeable number of people have also been restricted for now.
Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan made the announcements on Thursday.
BREAKING: 4 Nigerian Doctors Placed In Isolation After Contact With US Returnee Suspected Of Having Coronavirus
At least four doctors at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo Town, Ondo State, have been placed in isolation after coming in contact with a man suspected of having Coronavirus.
The patient named David, came into Nigeria from Maryland, United States of America, to visit family members and was rushed to the government hospital on Wednesday after developing symptoms related to the deadly virus.
The man was initially placed at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital before later moved to a ward were persons suffering from stroke are treated.
A staff of the hospital, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said that the Ondo State Government seemed unprepared for the situation at hand.
“I understand a call was put through to the Commissioner for Health yesterday (Wednesday) evening and the unpreparedness in his tone was in bold letters,” the source said.
On Wednesday, SaharaReporters had revealed how the man’s blood sample was taken for testing.
His presence at the facility was said to have caused panic among health workers, who feared that they could be exposed to the virus.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, had while confirming the situation on Wednesday said that the case was still being suspected.
He said, “We are still suspecting the case of the old man since he returned from the US but he has been isolated in the hospital’s ward.
“So, we would be sending over his blood sample for further confirmation because the man has cough and I feel this could give us a lead into his case.”
Governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu, is expected to address residents of Ondo by 7:00pm on Thursday (today) following the development.
Recall that Nigeria announced five new cases of the deadly virus on Wednesday.
The country has now recorded eight cases in total, raising fears of the virus spreading further in the coming days and weeks.
To curb the spread of the disease, the Nigerian Government on Wednesday announced the formation of a Presidential Task Force to come up with recommendations on how to tackle the scourge.
In addition, several state governments have announced the closure of schools and banned public gatherings of more than 50 persons to curb the spread of the virus.
Source: Sahara Reporters
The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the Italian who brought coronavirus to Nigeria now tests negative.
He said this at a press conference on Thursday, The PUNCH reports.
According to him, the Italian will be tested one more time and will be released if he tests negative again.
Coronavirus was first recorded in Nigeria on February 27 when the Italian businessman, who was on a visit to Lafarge Africa Plc, Ewekoro, Ogun State, was diagnosed with the disease and taken to Lagos State.
The second coronavirus case was a Nigerian, who had contact with the Italian and was isolated in Ogun State. Although he tested positive twice, subsequent tests were negative.
One of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in self-isolation over coronavirus.
Aisha Buhari, the first lady, who disclosed this, said although her daughter did not show any symptoms of the virus, she went into self-isolation after returning from the UK.
More to follow…
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State using elbow to greet
Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State today adopted a different, yet effective greeting pattern after meeting in Portharcourt, the Rivers State capital today.
Instead of the traditional handshake, the two decided to greet each other using the elbow.
The move is as a result of advice to avoid shaking of hands following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
A 60-year-old man, Baba Sarah has been arrested by security operatives for impregnating a 16-year-old girl identified as Peace.
It was gathered that Peace who stays with her grandfather at Idowu Dada Street, Ogudu, Lagos, ran away after she was caught sexually abusing a little boy and absconded from home to prevent being beaten, but a week later, she was tracked down to Irawo and taken home.
It was during beating and interrogation that she allegedly revealed how Baba Sarah used to rape her and always touched her whenever her grandpa sends her to charge phone at his house.
She further disclosed that the culprit always gives her N500 so as not to tell anyone. She confirmed that Baba Sarah is responsible for her pregnancy. The suspect has since been handed over to the police at Area H police station, Ogudu.
A student identified as Zainab has reportedly taken her own life.
It was gathered that the girl took the drastic action after seeing her Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination score which was released recently.
The girl also left behind a sad note to her parents. The incident has left her parents and family members totally devastated.