Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.
Abutu said the incident happened on Monday night, adding that residents of the area alerted the police about the incident.
“We got a call that a new born baby was abandoned in an uncompleted building in Adebayo area.
“We recovered the baby and immediately moved the baby to Ekiti University Teaching Hospital, where the baby is receiving treatment and care,” Abutu said.
The police image maker said efforts were ongoing to track the mother of the baby.
A resident in the area, who pleaded anonymity, said the naked baby was left on the bare floor of the abandoned building.
The source said the baby with the placenta still attached to its umbilical cord was discovered in an uncompleted building at Goshen Avenue in Adebayo area of the town at about 10.00p.m. on Monday.
According to the resident, the cry of the new baby attracted some residents who later contacted office of the Wife of Ekiti Governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, and the police. (NAN)
Monday, April 27, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
This was contained in a statement on Sunday signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, media aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The government had imposed its quarantine orders on the state for one month beginning March 26.
According to the statement, the governor’s extension decision followed the recommendation of the State Standing Committee on COVID-19 chaired by the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe.
It said the increasing record of coronavirus cases in neighbouring cities, especially Abuja, called for stiffer measures to be taken to curb the spread of the pandemic.
The government stated that the lockdown extension is effective Sunday, April 26, 2020, adding that the two-day window during which the restriction of movement was relaxed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays has been reduced to only one day; Wednesdays.
The statement read in part, “All persons that venture out of their homes for whatever reason must wear facemasks and observe social distancing everywhere they go, in markets and in authorised vehicles.
“All residents of Kaduna State are quarantined and must stay at home. No office, event centre, market, shop or business of any sort or place of worship is allowed to open.
“The only category of persons exempted are workers in essential services such as health workers, the fire service, water corporation, electricity distribution and security personnel. Tankers conveying fuel to petrol stations are also permitted to move.
“Businesses in the food and pharmaceutical value-chain are exempted and shall enjoy the protection accorded to other essential services.
“Schools, places of worship, event centres, sports grounds, bars, restaurants, public parks and all other places where large crowds could gather are to remain closed until further notice.”
The government stressed that no visitor is welcome in the state during the pandemic, adding that mobile courts have been empowered to try violators and impose the prescribed penalties, including fines, imprisonment and forfeiture of vehicles, upon conviction.
According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as of Saturday night, 10 of the 1182 coronavirus cases reported in the country were confirmed in Kaduna State.
On Sunday, a Chief Press Secretary to a state governor confirmed this to DAILY POST.
He explained that the chief executives made their position known on Friday to enable the federal government to put in place necessary arrangements for compliance.
“The governors’ resolution is to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. The federal government has the power to shut inter-state borders, hence the request to Mr. President,” he said.
“The two weeks’ lockdown will be announced by Mr. President. It’s a done deal. However, he will list exemptions and give Nigerians other important information.”
The NGF had asked President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop inter-state movements.
Their position was contained in a letter addressed to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation/Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Signed by the NGF chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, the forum wants free but restricted movement within states.
They requested inter-state lockdown, free movement of essential supplies such as food, beverages, medical and pharmaceutical, petroleum supplies and agricultural products.
Others are internal free movement but restrictions on large gatherings and assemblies, overnight curfews, flights ban and compulsory use of face masks/coverings in public.
Currently, Nigeria has recorded 1182 cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths.
But the figure could be higher considering the situation in Kano State.
Unofficial numbers trending on social media suggest 600 deaths in Kano, but a source simply told DAILY POST “it’s way higher”.
All attention has been drawn to the state over rising deaths in the last one week allegedly caused by Coronavirus and meningitis.
The situation has been compounded by two factors: Suspension of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) operations with no definite date for resumption and hasty burials of victims – without autopsy – in line with Islamic rites.
But the NCDC says the agency follows state governments’ lead.
Dr Chinwe Ochu, Head of Prevention, Programmes and Knowledge Management, clarified that their mandate was to assist on state’s preparedness and response through capacity building, training, guidance and coordination.
“NCDC does not have an office in Kano nor in any state. However, NCDC supports states in setting up public health emergency operations centres run by states to ensure effective coordination of a public health response”, Ochu said.
On Saturday, a 70-year-old woman, Selma Ahmed, indicted the NCDC and Kano State government over the death of her son-in-law.
“What will happen to my grandchildren? Please, I want people to come to my aid. I am dying; I’m an old woman. NCDC in Abuja, FCT Minister…I am shouting to everybody, please help me,” she wailed in a viral audio.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
It was gathered the youthful Akerele, an indigene of Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, accused Obaseki of sidelining him.
The Governor is at loggerheads with his benefactor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), who handed over to him.
Akerele, who was appointed on November 14, 2016, in his resignation dated April 25, 2020, said: “My decision to exit the government is based on administrative and governance grounds.
“I am solidly with His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in his quest to transform Edo State. His mission and vision resonate with mine.
“This is all I have to say, I will like to be given opportunity to go private as I part ways administratively with the government, based on principles.
“I thank His Excellency for the opportunity given to me to serve in this capacity and also thanks to His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for his immense leadership and support during the period I served in this capacity. May his reign be long and peaceful. Amen”
When contacted, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu and Obaseki’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, didn’t respond to enquiries on the development.
Friday, April 24, 2020
The NSCIA President-General and Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, announced this on Thursday.
He confirmed that the new moon was sighted on Thursday, meaning that Ramadan will start on Friday in Nigeria, The PUNCH reports.
Meanwhile, the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan also starts on Friday in Saudi Arabia and most Arab countries.
Other Arab countries who have also announced that Ramadan will start on Friday include Kuwait, Qatar, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority.
The Gulf sultanate of Oman announced the crescent was not spotted, thus Ramadan will begin on Saturday.
During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.
Though Muslims also mark the month by performing special evening prayers, known as the taraweeh, the lockdown imposed in many countries amid the novel coronavirus pandemic would not make that possible.
Many countries, including the Sultan of Sokoto, had asked the faithful to pray in their homes.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The Lagos State Government has presented cheques to the families who lost their loved ones in the Abule-Ado explosion.
On the morning of Sunday, March 15, 2020, there was an enormous explosion that led to loss of lives and properties in Abule-Ado, Satellite Town, Lagos.
The damage was extensive and the Lagos State Governor and his Deputy visited the scene of the explosion the following day. During the visit, Governor Sanwo-Olu announced he was launching a 2 Billion Naira relief fund for victims.
Deputy Governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat announced on Twitter today, April 22, that the families of the 23 deceased identified by the state have been presented with relief cheques
Sharing photos from the presentation of the cheques, he wrote:
Musa took to his Instagram page to debunked news of contracting covid-19. He further asked Nigerians not to believe on what they see on social media.
According to him;
This is a pandemic taking peoples lives in thousands so it is sad that some people want to use this to gain followers or views on their pages by spreading falsehood.
My family and I came in from Saudi Arabia and decided to follow the Government's rule of isolation for 14 days not because any of us have the virus.
We are perfectly okay and have not tested positive to the virus. Please don't fall for the malicious messages circulating about me or my family.
Stay safe, maintain social distancing.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The University of Lagos graduate of Psychology has produced several movies between the time she was in Nigeria and when she moved to America; 2013 to 2019. Some of her productions are, Oga (2013), My Regret (2014), Asiri (2016), Love Web (2017), Shindara (2019). The last three movies were shot in the States and directed by Tampan USA president, Dele Ogundipe.
Aside featuring in her own movies, Adey-Kosh has featured in several movies like Strippers , Iwe Igbelu , Iwalewa , Ojiji Oga , Ife ati Etan , Family Blackmail , Sino and many more. She is a script writer, production manager and sometimes act as a dialogue director on movie set.
Apart from film-making, Adey-Kosh is also an event planner and she sells wedding handmade decorations online at www.eventonbudget.com
You can keep up with her on Instagram @ayo_adeykosh
Born and raised in Lagos State. Attended Lagos State polytechnic and bagged both OND and HND in Marketing from same institution. Relocated to the united States and started acting in 2018 through the recommendation of Tampan USA president, Dele Ogundipe and actress Memunat Yunusa a.k.a Mimiano.
Shokoya produced her first movie, Sino in 2019.
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Keep up with the curvaceous actress on Instagram @sexy_sino
Born and raised in Lagos State. Originally from Ilesha in Osun State.
The Mass Communication graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State relocated to the United Stated some years ago.
Haastrup has featured in many movies including but not limited to, Osumare, Oladunjoye, Omo Mushin, Sino, Richmond Boys, Adetoun L'america, Feranmi, Compromise, Aminat Minaj and many more.
Some of the movies produced by her are Strippers and Feranmi, directed by Dele Ogundipe
You can keep up with her on Instagram @toyinhaastrup
Born and raised in Lagos State, and originally from Ondo State.
Before she relocated to the United States few years, Adebayo kick started her acting career in Lagos in 2013. She featured in few series like Nowhere to be found, Valley between and Tinsel. And also a movie titled, Limpopo Chicks.
At the end of 2013, Adebayo decided to pursue acting as a fulltime career when she proceeded to South Africa to study Theatre Act at a school named, “Something Theatre Magic School”. After her studies in South Africa, she went back to Nigeria and featured in Funke Akindele production, Jenifa's Diary. She produced her first movie in 2014 titled, Wages and Scarred in 2017, a movie centered on child molestation. The movie was recognized by the Lagos State government and UNICEF In 2018
She also featured in other movies like Ore Odale, Omolabeke the housemaid.
Since she relocated to the United States, Adebayo has featured in various movies like Richmond boys, Strippers, Sino and many more. She produced MOJ in 2019 but the movie will be released before the end of 2020
You can keep up with Bola on Instagram @bola_adebayo
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, has sacked the state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mu’azu Magaji, for celebrating the death of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, The PUNCH reports.
The Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, made this known via his Twitter handle, @Dawisu.
He said, “H.E @GovUmarGanduje has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect following his unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari.”
This brings the total number of infections in the country to 542.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known via its Twitter handle on Saturday.
The NCDC stated that the total number of coronavirus-related deaths has risen to 19 in the country.
Abba Kyari, the Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, is one of the deaths of COVID-19.
The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19 and had been receiving treatment in Lagos where he was said to have died on Friday, April 17.
Kyari tested positive for coronavirus in late March after visiting Germany, forcing a string of top Nigerian officials, including governors who had been in contact with him to self-isolate.
Kyari, 67, is the highest-profile COVID-19 death in Nigeria, The PUNCH reports.
There has been no official confirmation on whether Buhari took a test, but the president has made two televised speeches imposing restrictions to curb the spread of the virus.
He had imposed a lockdown on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, while governors have introduced several measures in their states.