Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fela's Chief Drummer, Tony Allen Dies


There was another death in the Afrobeats community on Thursday 30th of April. 

Tony Allen is widely regarded as the co-creator of Afrobeats alongside Fela as he plays the drum kit to many of Fela's global hit songs. Tony is well traveled all over the world and even continued with his entertainment career after the death of Fela Kuti. 

Music enthusiasts all over the world are very saddened at the death of Tony Allen, here are some of his photos:

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Lagos Suspends Okada Operations All Over The State

The Lagos State Government has ordered the suspension of operations of okada riders all over the state until further notice.
 
The move is to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
 
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure on Wednesday at a news conference to give update on Coronavirus situation in Lagos.
 
According to Sanwo-Olu, “Commercial Motorcycles, popularly known as Okadas, are to suspend their operations statewide, except for those motorcycles used for courier and logistics purposes.

“Tricycles (Kekes) operating in unrestricted areas, must not carry more than two passengers per trip and must ensure appropriate social distancing is maintained between passengers.”
 
On other transportation, the governor said the capacity of its public transportation system to reduce the risk of contagion would also be strengthened by a number of proactive measures to be undertaken by the government.
 
He said one of the measures was that all commuters were mandated to wear face masks at all times, sanitize with alcohol-based sanitizer or wash their hands with soap and running water before and after every trip.

“All transport operators/companies are expected to sanitize their vehicles, parks and garages regularly and continuously at least before and after every trip.

“All Transport Operators/Companies are expected to have at the entrance of the respective parks hand washing equipment with running water; and deploy temperature readers to test every passenger before boarding.
 
“All operators are expected to have alcohol-based sanitizers in their vehicles for drivers, conductors and passengers. All motor parks and garages must avoid overcrowding. Social distancing is required for passengers queuing up to board buses,” he said.

According to him, “all buses should be loaded to a maximum of 60% of full capacity. This means that if a bus normally takes 10 people at full capacity, during this period, no more than 6 persons can be allowed to board at any point in time.

“No standing allowed in all BRT and LBSL bus operations. All air- conditioning systems in public transport systems must be switched off. All Operators, i.e. Drivers and Conductors, are mandated to always wear face masks and hand gloves while in transit and dispose of same appropriately.

“All of these guidelines as outlined – face masks, regular disinfection, hand-washing equipment, temperature checks, and 60% maximum capacity – shall equally apply to Water Transport Operations. In addition, from May 4, 2020, Water Transport Operations will be restricted to the period between 6am and 6pm daily, until further notice,” he said.

Governor Babajide SanwoOlu announces adjusted relaxation of lockdown for #Lagos State

The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo Olu  announced some guidelines which are to be followed for the ease down of the CoVID 19 Pandemic lockdown 

1. All places of worship remained closed until further notice.

2. Eateries and restaurants to open between 9am-3pm and are to do only takeout. Take note! Must wear gloves and masks.

3. Public transport. All commuters to wear masks and gloves. Handwashing equipment and thermometers must be provided.

Buses to load 60% capacity. For instance if you bus can seat 10 people, you can only load 6 persons. No standing.

All airconditioners must be off on BRT! All commercial bikes suspended! Tricycles to carry 2 passengers only.

4.Controlled easing phase for all businesses, . Banks and companies are as follows: All staff will work between 9am and 3pm. Maximum of 60% capacity on ground. Others to work from home.

5. All schools remain closed! Teach online!

6. Whistle blower Channels to be introduced for any one who flaunts the directives

7. All beaches, clubs, gyms, salon, cinemas, swimming pool remains closed!

8. Markets to open on designated days between 9am-3pm

9. 50% elevator capacity only

10. Funerals are permitted. Only 20 people permitted to attend and that includes the officiating ministers. No party to follow it.

Happy Birthday to the strongest woman i know” – Davido writes as his Wife, Chioma, clocks a new age


Nigerian Singer, Davido is over the moon as his Wife, Chioma Avril clocked a new age today, 30th April, 2020.

The singer who is never shy when it comes to professing and displaying his love for Chioma, took to his social media page at mid-night to wish her a wonderful celebration, thus making him the first to wish her a happy birthday (such a romantic!). Sharing beautiful photos of her, the DMW boss wrote ;

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE STRONGEST WOMAN I KNOW !!! thechefchi !!!! !!! Ohhhh Man if we wasn’t on lockdown u already know we for turn the city upside down!! !!!! My dear wife, may your birthday be as happy as you have made me. AND THATS ON GANG ! #1 CRO
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#davidonews #chefchioma #Chiomadavido

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Police Rescue New Born Baby Abandoned In Uncompleted Building

The Police Command in Ekiti says it has rescued a new born baby abandoned in an uncompleted building in Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

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)

Atiku Reacts As Son Recovers From Coronavirus



Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has thanked God for his mercies after his son, Mohammed recovered from the deadly coronavirus.

Recall that Mohammed announced his recovery from COVID-19 on Monday after several weeks in isolation centre.
 
Mohammed was discharged on Monday after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
 
Reacting, Atiku on Twitter wrote, “With gratitude to God, we are excited, @Mo_Atiku. It couldn’t have come at a better time of the Ramadan.

“I thank you all for your prayers, even as we remain indebted to the medical personnel who have stayed tireless in their efforts.”

"I'm A Christian But My Boyfriend Is Muslim” – Actress Tonto Dikeh Opens Up


Controversial Nollywood actress and mother-of-one, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that her boyfriend his a Muslim, after fans asked questions over her Ramadan post.

In the spirit of Ramadan, the actress had recently shared a photo of herself in an Islamic regalia to wish her muslim fans a happy season.

Sharing the photo, she wrote:

”Ramadan Mubarak to all Our Muslim Brothers and Sisters, May Allah accept our Prayers, Bless Us and Heal the World..

We are with you in spirit and in Truth..
Allah Bless you”

A follower then asked if she is a Muslim or Christian, She replied;

“I am a Christian, i live in a Muslim community and have a Muslim boyfriend…we good?”


Monday, April 27, 2020

Niniola Receives Grammy Certificate For Her Work On Beyonce's Album (Photo)

Multi-talented singer, Niniola Apata, popularly known as Niniola, has received a certificate of recognition from the Recording Academy for her work as a composer on the album, The Lion King: The Gift by Grammy award-winning American singer, Beyonce.
 
She took to her social media page to make the announcement. 
 
She wrote:
 
“And The GRAMMY Certificate @recordingacademy just came in the mail today….Thank You God and Thank you to everyone that has been supporting. Love U All”
 
See her post below:

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Breaking News: Kaduna Extends Lockdown By 30 Days


Kaduna State Government has extended the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic in the state by 30 days, The PUNCH reports.

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.

Why Lockdown Should Not Be Extended - Senate Minority Leader


The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has cautioned against any extension of a nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. 
He warned that extending the cessation of movements would rather ignite major economic and security crisis that could hurt Nigerians, majority of whom depend on daily wages for sustenance.

The Senator, in a statement in Abuja by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, said extension would be counterproductive as the people seem totally worn-out in all ramifications to soak in further shocks.

He, however, called for a cautious and guided lifting of the lockdown where the existing measures such as compulsory wearing of face masks, sanitizers, and other associated sanitary conditions and personal hygiene are enforced in public places.

He said, “Aside from the above, daily disinfection of halls, rooms, vehicles, vessels, surroundings must become the new normal. Doing these would definitely tamp the hot air and guide our people to resume their normal life. “My fear is that majority of our people in the informal sector are daily earners hence their survival is predicated on their going out daily if they must survive. Our people operate mostly in the commercial sector, I have the feeling that further extension of the lockdown would hurt the people the more."

Revealed! Buhari To Effect Nigerian Governors' Lockdown Decision On Monday


According to a Daily Post report, the inter-state lockdown decision taken by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) is a “done deal”.

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

Breaking News: Obaseki's Chief Of Staff Resigns

Taiwo Akerele, the Chief of Staff to Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has resigned his appointment, The Nation reports.

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

Ramadan Starts Friday In Nigeria – Sultan


Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has announced that Ramadan will start on Friday, April 24, The PUNCH reports.

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

PHOTOS: Lagos Govt. Offers Cheques To Families Of Deceased Victims Of The Abule-Ado Explosion


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:

"Today we presented cheques to the families of the 23 deceased victims of the Abule-Ado explosion. We hope the money will help provide some relief even as they miss their loved ones. We are also working with safety, power & other stake holders to find a lasting solution to issues."

"I Do Not Have Coronavirus" - Ahmed Musa Debunks News Of Contracting Coronavirus



Nigerian football star, Ahmed Musa has reacted on the claims that he has contracted coronavirus.

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;

It has come to my notice that certain individuals have decided to post false news about me testing positive to Covid 19. ⁣

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.

Lockdown Order: Buhari To Make Tough Decision Next Week


The Director General of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari, will make some difficult decisions on COVID-19 containment next week.
 
The NCDC boss spoke while on a courtesy call on Katsina Governor Aminu Masari in his office at Government House Katsina.
 
He said: ”President Buhari will on Wednesday have a tele conference with the Governors and there will be some difficult decisions to be made on how to restart the economy, especially on what to start and what not to start.”
 
He spoke as the Governor demanded establishment of a testing centre in Katsina to ensure speedy confirmation of samples of suspected cases in the state.
 
Masari noted the State Government had to travel for about 12 hours after collecting samples of suspected patients for test in the laboratory at Abuja.
 
He said: ”Availability of a testing centre here will actually help in reducing the duration and the stress we are presently going through.

“Samples from Katsina had to reach Abuja in 24 hours otherwise it would not be tested.”

CALEB UNIVERSITY SUPPORTS HOST COMMUNITY WITH COVID-19 RELIEF MATERIALS



Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, in collaboration with Caleb Group of Schools, has supported 3, 000 residents of Imota, with various foodstuff, to cope with the challenges from the current COVID-19 lockdown.

The gesture which covered the various sections of the town, was in furtherance of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the University. 

The initiative was enthusiastically received by beneficiaries who prayed for the progress of the University and Group of Schools.

See more photos below:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New Faces Making Waves in Nollywood-America (Female category)

Whew!!! Been a minute I wrote about people in movies on this blog, especially new faces (You know how much I love having them here). It's been few weeks into the compulsory but necessary lockdown, due to COVID-19. But your girl finally sat down to watch movies on YouTube while staying safe. I saw some beautiful and talented faces in some of the Nollywood-America movies that I watched and decided to introduce them to you all. Although some of them have been in the acting sphere for a while; let's just say... we are re-introducing the ones in that category. I present to you the list in no particular order. *Drum roll*

Ayo Adey-kosh
1.  Ayo Adey- Kosh, formerly known as Busayo Adeyeye was born and raised in Lagos State. Her dad is from Osun State and mum is from Ondo State. She is the  eldest of three girls from same parents. She is married to Josh Kosh and they have a cute son.

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

Sino
2. Oluwatosin Shokoya a.k.a Sexy Sino
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.
You can read more about Sino from our recent chat with her >>> CLICK ME
Keep up with the curvaceous actress on Instagram @sexy_sino


Toyin Haastrup
3. Oluwatoyin Haastrup 
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


Bola Adebayo
4. Bola Adebayo
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 titledLimpopo 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

Funke Akindele Looking Adorable In New Photos

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele popularly known as Jenifa seems to have recovered from her shock trial after being arrested for flouting lockdown order of the Lagos state government.
 
The actress has shared some gorgeous photos with a motivational caption.
 
Since her ordeal in the hands of the Lagos state government, the actress has maintained a low profile on social media.
 
Looking stunning in new photos she shared, the actress wrote: “God’s plan is bigger than your mistakes. #peace #godhealtheworld♥️🙏“

Alert! FGN Relief Disbursement Collation Form Is A Scam


The Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital & New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi has raised alarm on social media warning Nigerians to beware of a new scam being used by fraudsters to defraud victims.
 
He said that a Federal Government of Nigeria relief disbursement collation form trending online is fake after many people had thought it was actually created by the government.
 
Due to the ongoing lockdown across the country, many Nigerians are currently expectant of a form of relief disbursement from the FG.
 
Some fraudsters have decided to use the opportunity to create a fake google form that claims to be created by the government.
 
Taking to Twitter, Tolu Ogunlesi the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Digital & New Media, cautioned the public against filling such forms. He wrote;
 
“Someone sent this to me asking if genuine. GoogleDocs form.

Fill it at your own risk.

The only people who will ask you to supply banking details etc on a random online form are SCAMMERS.

Don’t let anyone collect the little you’re managing. STOP GIVING OUT SENSITIVE INFO!!!”

Ritualist Den Uncovered In Oshodi, Lagos After A Failed Kidnap Attempt (Photos)


Six suspects have been apprehended by the Nigeria Police.

According to an eye witness, one of the Lagos Waste Management (LAWMA) road workers was about to be pushed inside the pit by the suspected kidnappers when she shouted and raised an alarm.

The eye witness narrated that the police officers at Ikeja Area F and Shogunle Police Station were immediately alerted to rescue the woman and arrested four men beneath the walk-way pit.

He added that Army uniforms officers from PWD were also at the scene.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

"The Body Buried Today Was Not Abba Kyari' - Controversial Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo

Controversial Nigerian Investigative Journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has claimed that the late Abba Kyari, who until his demise was the chief of staff of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, had already been cremated in Ikoyi.

According to the journalist, the burial service held today was just an arranged plot as the Statesman had already died and had been cremated.

The Federal government is yet to respond to the allegation.


See her tweet below….

Abba Kyari was loyal to me for 42 years- Buhari .

The President, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says his late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died at the age of 67 was his loyal friend and compatriot for 42 years.In a tribute on Saturday, the President said Kyari was in his 20s when he first met him.

He wrote, “Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on April 17, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years – and latterly my Chief-of-Staff – he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.” 

The President, who condoled with the family of the deceased, described him as one of the best Nigerians.
Buhari said his late aide was an intelligent man who ensured the Presidency functioned efficiently.

He added, “Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. Rest in Peace, my dearest friend.” .
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Governor Akeredolu Releases Epic Throwback Photos To Celebrate His 39th Wedding Anniversary



Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty, are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary today April 18.

The pair got married in April 1981 and have remained happily married ever since.

The governor took to his Twitter handle to wish himself and his wife a happy wedding anniversary

"39 years thus far. May God's name be praised. Happy anniversary Darlin' mi @Bettyaak'' he wrote

Check out the throwback photos below.

Breaking News: Ganduje Sacks Kano Commissioner For Celebrating Abba Kyari's Death

Abba Kyari


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.”

Details later…

Breaking News: Nigeria Records 49 New Coronavirus Cases, Total Now 542


Nigeria has recorded 49 new cases of coronavirus in Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (Abuja), Kano, Ogun, Oyo, and Ekiti states.

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.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

‘If I have any romance with Kwam1, may all Oyo oracles and spiritual mothers punish me’ – Alaafin of Oyo’s estranged Queen



One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Queen Ola, has put her life on the line in defense of herself amidst rumor that she was kicked out of the palace over her romance with Fuji maestro , KWAM1.

In a call-in-program today, the Queen swore with all the oracles in the palace and all spiritual mothers of the world that she had nothing to do with the musician.
 
According to our inside source, Queen Ola has indeed left the palace on her own volition and it was over a totally different issue.

The source alleged that: “Badirah was looking for freedom as it wasn’t rosy in the palace. She was only making money from people that give the queens money whenever they needed access to the king.

She and her bestie – who is also Alaafin’s wife – Queen Omoh, recently had issues which later became messy. Badirah knew she was in trouble when the king recently went on a medical trip and took all his young queens except her.

She wanted to leave while he was away but he had instructed the palace guards and senior queens not to allow her leave. She was also stopped from representing the king at certain events.

She has been packing her belongings in bits out of the palace without anyone knowing. The day she finally left, the Alaafin had requested that no one should entertain visitors during the lockdown but queen Badirah invited one of her friends and hid her in the palace.

The king found out and asked her to tell her friend to leave or he would ask both of them to leave. That was the golden opportunity she was waiting for, so she packed her remaining items and left the palace with her friend.

Currently, the palace is filled with tension as the king has sent words to her father, informing him that his daughter has left the palace and he has no idea of her whereabouts.” The Queen has also removed all references to the palace from her IG bio.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Checkout 5 Beautiful Photos Of Ooni Of Ife's Wife, Silekunola As She Marks Her Birthday Today






Prophetess Moronke Naomi Silekunola Ogunwusi popularly known as Naomi Oluwaseyi is celebrating her 27th birthday today, April 15th, 2020.

To mark her birthday, we gladly bring our readers some of her beautiful photos as gathered from her Instagram page.

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