Wednesday, 1 April 2020



 Man arrested with guns concealed in bag of Garri

Man arrested with guns concealed in bag of Garri

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The Niger State Police Command has arrested a suspect for unlawful possession of firearms in Minna.
 Man arrested with guns concealed in bag of Garri


The Commissioner of police in the state, Usman Adamu, who disclosed this in Minna on Tuesday said that following a tip off, a team of the SARS operatives attached to the command arrested one Danjuma Toko, 25, of Zuru town in Kebbi.
"On 22nd March, 2020 at about 0800hrs, acting on a tip-off, a team of SARS operatives attached to the Command intercepted and arrested one Danjuma Toko 'm' 25yrs of Zuru Kebbi State, at Kontagora park by Mobil Roundabout Minna, in the process of searching his luggage, six locally made revolver short gun with eighteen cartridges concealed in a bag of Garri were recovered." said the commissioner said.

Adamu said that the suspect confessed that it was given to him by one Paul at Ogoja in Cross River to deliver same to his cousins, Kabiru Kanda and Dauda Kanda of Zuru town in Kebbi.
"During interrogation, he confessed that it was given to him by one Paul at Ogoja Cross River State to deliver same to his cousin brothers one Kabiru Kanda and Daudu Kanda both 'm' of Zuru town, Kebbi State. Case will soon be charged to court." hr added.

The commissioner appealed to residents to volunteer information about suspected criminal elements in their midst.



Kate Henshaw responds as she's accused of seizing tips of waiter

Kate Henshaw responds as she's accused of seizing tips of waiter

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Kate Henshaw was accused of money laundering on twitter and she immediately responded to the weighty allegation.



Kate Henshaw responds as she


The actress posted a tweet where she questioned the quality of the relief package Lagos state promised to give to vulnerable citizens. A follower responded and accused her of doing worse when she was in a position of power. The accusation made included money laundering and the Twitter user threatened to release proof if Ms Henshaw denies it. And Kate Henshaw hit back.

It began with Kate tweeting: "Please o.. its day 1 of National lockdown in Lagos State. I no wan shout, I am just asking a question ni. The relief package sent to the households-in-need in Lagos state contains what? I saw a video on IG of those who received theirs and I don't want to believe it...."

@QOwerri responded: "It contains the tips of the Waiters of Radisson Blu in VI you seized on the 21 March 2019 from Gov Ayade of Cross River. I won’t call that stealing, but you laundered service staff money, in the name of SA to Gov on diaspora. Try denying this & I’ll post the pool side video.."

Kate replied: " Pls post... pls... I beg you post... I was NEVER SA Diaspora to Gov Ayade. If you have my appointment letter to that effect pls post. I seized no money. Pls post. The staff who worked under me were all there. Please post. If after two weeks I will head to the Liaison office."

Kate Henshaw responds as she



Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients

Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients

A prominent Nigerian doctor who works in the United Kingdom has died after contracting Coronavirus while treating victims of the virus.

Dr Alfa Saadu's death was announced on Facebook by former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.


Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients


The Facebook post shared by Saraki to mourn Dr Saadu reads: "Inalilahi Wa Ina Ilaehi Rajiun. My condolences go to the family of late Dr Alfa Sa’adu, the people of Pategi and Kwara State on the death of the foremost medical practitioner who passed away in London this morning (March 31).

"Late Dr Sa’adu provided leadership for our people in the diaspora as he served for many years as chairman, Kwara State Association of Nigeria (Kwasang UK). Back at home, he was a community leader and traditional office holder as Galadima of Pategi. He will be sorely missed.

"We pray that Allah forgive his sins and grant him a place in Aljannah Firdaus. May Allah also grant his family, the people of Pategi and Kwara State the fortitude to bear the loss."

Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients

Another Facebook post mourning the doctor reads: "A very sad day for UK doctors as one of the brightest, kindest and most respected stalwarts of Nigerian doctors in the UK, Dr Alfa Saadu has just died after volunteering to help in the wards and caught the bug. He came off the ventilator this morning.

"It is indeed a sad day for Nigerian doctors in UK. But also for doctors worldwide who sometimes are thrown into the deep end without adequate resources. May his soul RIP.

"We just lost a gem in the Nigerian medical community in the UK to COVID-19."

His son, Dani Saadu also wrote a tribute to his father. Dani added that Dr Saadu "had been fighting the virus for 2 weeks but he could not fight anymore."

Prominent Nigerian medical doctor dies after contracting Coronavirus while treating UK COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, 31 March 2020



See Dino Melaye's hilarious definition of Isolation, Quarantine and Total lockdown

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As Lagos and Abuja begin total lockdown today March 31st,


Senator Dino Melaye has shared his own definition of Isolation, Quaratnine and Total lockdown.




Coronavirus: We’ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says FG

Coronavirus: We’ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says FG

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Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, says the Federal government has begun cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.



Coronavirus: We?ve started immediate cash transfer to poorest households, says FG


Farouk announced this at a press conference in Abuja. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country. She however did not disclose the amount of cash that is being transfered to the poor.

“In Mr. President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.
“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.” she said
Lagos and Abuja are currently on lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. As of this morning, Nigeria has 131 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.



Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue

Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue

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Barbadian singer and businesswoman, Rihanna has made history by becoming the first person to grace the cover of British Vogue in a durag for a high-fashion shoot.


Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue



Speaking with the magazine, the 32-year-old opened up on her plans to start her family as well as her upcoming projects.

Sharing her personal aspirations, the singer revealed she's open to raising 'three or four children' alone if she doesn't find The One, telling the publication in its May issue: 'Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!'

Rihanna, who split from Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January following a three-year romance, added: 'I'll have kids - three or four of 'em'.

Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue

Hailing 'love' as the most fundamental element in being a parent, Rihanna said: 'Hell yeah, I feel like society makes me want to feel like 'Oh you got it wrong …' They diminish you as a mother, [if] there's not a dad in your kid's lives.

'But the only thing that matters is happiness, that's the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That's the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.'

On her plans to release new music, the fashion designer said she's working 'aggressively' on new music.

She explained: 'I can't say when I'm going to drop … but I am very aggressively working on music.

'I don't want all my albums to feel like themes. There are no rules, there's no format, there's nothing. There's just good music and if I feel it, I'm putting it out.'

The singer confirmed she's also set to explore reggae music, saying: 'That is happening… I feel like I have no boundaries. I've done everything - I've done all the hits, I've tried every genre - now I'm just, I'm wide open. I can make anything that I want.'

Rihanna explained: 'I can't listen to my voice, you know. Oh, I'm nervous before even getting in the car to go to something, It can be devastating.

'And when I pull up to the red carpet, I'm like…Are you kidding me? I left the Grammys one time. Left! In the middle of my hair and make-up. My hair half up, half of my lash on…'
Rihanna vows to have four kids with or without a partner as she graces the cover of British Vogue
On the success of her cosmetic brand, she added: 'I'm shocked by people saying, ''Oh my god, what made you think of making make-up for black girls?'' I'm like, What? You thought this was like a marketing strategy? Like I'm a genius?

'It's shocking most of the time, then it turns into disappointment that this is groundbreaking right now. In my mind, this was just normal.'



Singer Aaron Carter's girlfriend arrested for domestic violence after scratching his arm

Singer Aaron Carter's girlfriend arrested for domestic violence after scratching his arm

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Aaron Carter's girlfriend, Melanie Martin, has been arrested for suspicion of domestic violence.

The police were called to the singer's Lancaster, California, home on Sunday night when a fight allegedly broke out between the couple.


Singer Aaron Carter

According to TMZ, cops were called to the residence at 11pm and found visible marks on Carter's body. The singer claimed that he and Melanie got into a physical altercation and she allegedly scratched him. Police determined Melanie to be the aggressor and she was taken into custody.

Carter told TMZ that Melanie informed him she's pregnant right before they got into the argument that led to her getting arrested. He says he thinks she's lying and there's no chance they're getting back together.

After the alleged altercation, Carter took to Twitter to send a strong message about domestic violence.

"You don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future," he tweeted.

Singer Aaron Carter

"So sad, ;( I hope she gets the help she needs. no one deserves domestic abuse female OR MALE #DomesticAbuse #Cheater she literally chocked [sic] me out... I'm devastated," he wrote in another tweet.

Singer Aaron Carter

Carter and Martin first went public with their relationship in January, posting a series of loved-up photos and videos on Instagram. Then, within weeks, Carter had tattooed her name above his right eyebrow.

Singer Aaron Carter

This isn't the first time Carter has claimed to have been physically assaulted by a partner. Last year, he took out a restraining order against then-girlfriend Lina Valentina after she allegedly assaulted him on "several" occasions.



Naira crashes, now exchanging at N412 for a dollar

Naira crashes, now exchanging at N412 for a dollar

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The Nigerian Naira plunged further in value on Monday March 30, as it exchanged at N412 for a dollar following a temporary suspension of sale of forex to the Bureau De Change operators in the country by the Central Bank of Nigeria.


Naira crashes, now exchanging at N412 for a dollar

Recall that the apex bank had pegged the exchange rate of the Naira at N380 to the dollar, a move it insisted was not a devaluation of the Nigerian currency.

The CBN however granted the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria its request of going on holiday due to challenges in the local and global economies over the coronavirus pandemic.

While the Naira has crashed in its value due to the low price of crude oil in the international market in recent times, BDC operators have disclosed that there has been a drastic decline in demand for forex due to the impact of coronavirus on the economy. The financial market stakeholders also disclosed that businesses are down and many people are not travelling.



Coronavirus: Florida pastor arrested for holding fully-packed church services despite stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Florida pastor arrested for holding fully-packed church services despite stay-at-home order

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A Florida Pastor, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne has been arrested by the police for holding fully-packed church services despite a stay-at-home order in the state.


Coronavirus: Florida pastor arrested for holding fully-packed church services despite stay-at-home order

Prior to his arrest, the evangelical pastor had insisted that he wouldn't close the doors of his Tampa Bay megachurch until the End Times begin. He also encouraged those in attendance at his River at Tampa Bay Church to shake hands, to show they were not afraid of contracting the coronavirus. A video from the church service on Sunday March 29, showed dozens of people packed inside the church and standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

Coronavirus: Florida pastor arrested for holding fully-packed church services despite stay-at-home order

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was arrested on Monday March 30 on misdemeanor charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health rules after defying social distancing orders at The River at Tampa Bay church.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said at a press conference;

“I made a decision to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor of a local church who intentionally and repeatedly chose to disregard the orders set in place by our president, the governor, the CDC and the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group. His reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk and thousands of residents who may interact with them this week in danger."

Coronavirus: Florida pastor arrested for holding fully-packed church services despite stay-at-home order

The church has claimed on its website that the restrictions are a violation of the First Amendment, and in a March 18 post on Facebook, the church said it was providing an “essential service” that made it exempt from the social distancing orders.

Authorities said the sheriff’s office spoke to attorneys for the church to explain they were in violation of government orders, and officers attempted to meet in person with the pastor but he refused.

Howard-Brown turned himself in to a neighboring sheriff’s office and was booked and released within 40 minutes.

Florida has more than 5,200 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 63 deaths, according to the state's health department.



Index case of coronavirus in Oyo State released after testing negative after treatment

Index case of coronavirus in Oyo State released after testing negative after treatment

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The index case of coronavirus in Oyo has been released from the state's isolaton center after testing negative on Monday March 30.

The index case underwent treatement at the Agbami Chest Hospital which is being used as isolation centre in Ibadan.

Index case of coronavirus in Oyo State released after testing negative after treatment


Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa said in a statement;

“The American returnee had initially tested negative only for the second test to read positive.
“The index case had been on self-isolation at a private residence in Ibadan until he was transferred to the Isolation centre at Agbami, Jericho area of Ibadan on March 23.
“The index case was released after two consecutive negative tests"



'Happy 10 year anniversary to these titties' - Chrissy Teigen marks 10th anniversary of her breast implants with runway photos

'Happy 10 year anniversary to these titties' - Chrissy Teigen marks 10th anniversary of her breast implants with runway photos

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American model, Chrissy Teigen marked 10th anniversary of her breast implants on Monday night, by sharing throwback photos of her showing off her curves on the runway while modeling a white bikini.



The mother of two wrote: 'happy 10 year anniversary to these titties and RIP to these teeth.'



President Buhari signs COVID-19 regulations to enforce lockdown in Lagos, others

President Buhari signs COVID-19 regulations to enforce lockdown in Lagos, others

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President Buhari today signed the COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 giving him the executive powers to declare COVID-19, a dangerous infectious disease.
President Buhari signs COVID-19 regulations to enforce lockdown in Lagos, others


The COVID-19 regulation also gives the president the legal backing for all the measures his government has put in place to curtail the spread of the ravaging virus particularly the lockdown of some states.

A statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, explained that this is "in exercise of the powers conferred on the president by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004)."

The statement in part reads:

“In exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Quarantine Act (CAP Q2 LFN 2004), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday, signed the Covid-19 Regulations, 2020, which declared Covid-19 a dangerous infectious disease.
The Regulations, effective March 30, 2020, also gave legal backing to the various measures outlined in the President’s National Broadcast on March 29, 2020, such as Restriction/Cessation of Movement in Lagos, FCT and Ogun State and others toward containing the spread of the pandemic in the country.
In addition, to ensure that Nigerians can still perform on-line transactions and use ATMs whilst observing these restrictions, exemption is granted financial system and money markets to allow very skeletal operations in order to keep the system in light operations during the pendency of these regulations.
On Sunday March 29th, the President addressed the Nation and announced the restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

Legal practitioners and Senator Dino Melaye kicked against the directive issued by the President. They argued he had no legal backing to issue such a directive.



Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school

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A ban on pregnant girls attending school was overturned in Sierra Leone on Monday March 30, following a fight spearheaded by human rights activists for five years.


Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school


The ban was introduced in the country in 2015 after a rise in rape, abuse and poverty during the deadly Ebola outbreak fueled a spike in teenage pregnancies.

While the government insisted that pregnant girls will be stressed out with attending school, exposed to ridicule and indirectly encourage other girls to get pregnant, critics held that the ban increased stigma and set thousands back in their studies.

A statement which overturned the ban read;

The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education... hereby announces that the ‘ban on pregnant girls attending school’ is overturned with immediate effect.
“Overturning the ban is the first step in building a radically inclusive Sierra Leone where all children are able to live and learn in safety and dignity.”

Education Minister, David Sengeh further disclosed that the ban will be replaced with two new policies focused on “radical inclusion” and “comprehensive safety” in the education system.

Judy Gitau, Africa coordinator of women’s rights group Equality Now, which worked with the government said the safety policy will include measures to protect girls from sexual violence in schools.

Reuters reported that human rights groups filed a case against Sierra Leone with West Africa’s top court in 2018. The court ruled in their favour in December, saying the ban was discriminatory and violated the right to equal education.



'Raising kids is my greatest accomplishment' - Rapper Eminem

'Raising kids is my greatest accomplishment' - Rapper Eminem

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One of the world's greatest rappers, Eminem. 47, has revealed that raising up kids has been his greatest accomplishment.



Eminem, a 15 time Grammy Award winner, gushed over his daughter Hailie Mathers, 24, during Mike Tyson's Hotboxin podcast and said raising her and two of his nieces was his greatest accomplishment.

Hailie is Eminem's only biological daughter and in 2018, she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in psychology.
                                       

Eminem, who at the early stage of his career said he will be over protective of his daughter, seemingly now approves of her boyfriend, Evan McClintock, who she regularly posts on her Instagram page.

                        

Eminem speaking with boxer, Mike Tyson on his Hotboxin podcast,said;
'No babies, she has a boyfriend, but she’s doing good. She’s made me proud for sure. She’s graduated from college.'



'I have a niece that I have helped raise too that’s pretty much like a daughter to me, and she is 26,' the Oscar winner added during his interview with Tyson. 'And I have a younger one that’s 17 now. So when I think about my accomplishments, that’s probably the thing I’m the most proud of is being able to raise kids.'
'It’s important to keep your kids grounded when they’re in a situation like I have, it’s very important.'

He explained that he struggled during his childhood and that money doesn't buy happiness.

'As a kid never felt like I was good enough, no matter what I did,' he said. 'It’s a psychological thing for anyone who feels worthless in this world. Anybody that feels that and then finds something they’re actually good at, that’s what makes somebody go for that so hard.'

Adding: 'People also think too that money just buys happiness, [but] that absolutely is not the truth. You’ve got to be right inside otherwise none of this s–t means nothing. '

Watch the video below.                                                                                                                 

  

Monday, 30 March 2020



15-year-old girl allegedly killed by Customs officers

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Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have been accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old girl identified as Miss Sekinat Agbelade, while chasing a rice smuggler in Agosasa community in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State.


Agbelade who died at a private hospital in the community on Saturday March 28, was running an errand before being hit by the stray bullet from the men of Customs Service.

Ogun state Police spokesperson,  Abdulahi Maiwada confirmed the incident but said he doesn't have the facts.


He said;
“I can confirm the incident but I don’t have the facts. By the time I have the facts, I would make them available.”

An eyewitness told New Telegraph that the Customs officers were chasing a purple Toyota Camry which was allegedly driven by a suspected rice smuggler. After arresting the suspect, they reportedly started shooting indiscriminately.

The eyewitness said;
“Everything happened about 1p.m. on Saturday and aside Sekinat who died, two other people,55-year-old Oluwole Oladosu and Saliu Babalola, were also injured by stray bullets.

“The incident happened in Agosasa area. The Customs were chasing a smuggler and the exact place is called Ita-Sango. They were able to intercept the smuggler with his smuggled goods and a series of things happened and they started shooting indiscriminately. The surprising thing is
that they started shooting sporadically at the
people even after intercepting the smuggler.

“It was in the process that this lady, who was sent on an errand, was hit by a bullet. Even with the bullet on her, she was making effort to run but she became weak.
“There is one 55-year-old Oluwole who saw the lady wriggling in pain because of the bullet wound and made an effort to rescue her.  But these Customs officers, who had already moved the smuggled car, turned back and shot him for daring to save the young girl.
“The lady was taken to Olutunu Hospital at Agosasa where Dr. Fatokun made frantic efforts to salvage her life but she had lost a lot of blood because of the bullet wound and she died along the line."



The President acted outside his powers- Dino Melaye reacts to presidential order for a lockdown in Ogun, Lagos and FCT

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Senator Dino Melaye has kicked against the lockdown order President Buhari issued on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun state.


The president on Sunday March 29, announced a lockdown
in these states as part of efforts to stop the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

Reacting to the new directive, Dino stated that President Buhari lacks the power to call for the restriction of movement without the express approval of the National Assembly.

He shared his thoughts via his Twitter handle. Read below



Sunday, 29 March 2020



Full text of President Buhari's speech on Coronavirus

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Read below the full text of President Buhari's speech on the fight against Coronavirus today March 29th.



ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC SUNDAY 29TH MARCH, 2020


1. Fellow Nigerians,

2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.

3. The whole instruments of government are now mobilized to confront what has now become both a health emergency and an economic crisis.

4. Nigeria, unfortunately, confirmed its first case on 27th February 2020. Since then, we have seen the number of confirmed cases rise slowly.

5. By the morning of March 29th, 2020, the total confirmed cases within Nigeria had risen to ninety-seven.

6. Regrettably, we also had our first fatality, a former employee of PPMC, who died on 23rd March 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this very difficult time. We also pray for quick recovery for those infected and undergoing treatment.

7. As of today, COVID-19 has no cure. Scientists around the world are working very hard to develop a vaccine.

8. We are in touch with these institutions as they work towards a solution that will be certified by international and local medical authorities within the shortest possible time.

9. For now, the best and most efficient way to avoid getting infected is through regular hygienic and sanitary practices as well as social distancing.

10. As individuals, we remain the greatest weapon to fight this pandemic. By washing our hands regularly with clean water and soap, disinfecting frequently used surfaces and areas, coughing into a tissue or elbow and strictly adhering to infection prevention control measures in health facilities, we can contain this virus.

11. Since the outbreak was reported in China, our Government has been monitoring the situation closely and studying the various responses adopted by other countries.

12. Indeed, the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was one of ten global health leaders invited by the World Health Organisation to visit China and understudy their response approach. I am personally very proud of Dr Ihekweazu for doing this on behalf of all Nigerians. 


13. Since his return, the NCDC has been implementing numerous strategies and programs in Nigeria to ensure that the adverse impact of this virus on our country is minimized. We ask all Nigerians to support the work the Federal Ministry of Health and NCDC are doing, led by the Presidential Task Force.

14. Although we have adopted strategies used globally, our implementation programs have been tailored to reflect our local realities.

15. In Nigeria, we are taking a two step approach.

16. First, to protect the lives of our fellow Nigerians and residents living here and second, to preserve the livelihoods of workers and business owners to ensure their families get through this very difficult time in dignity and with hope and peace of mind.

17. To date, we have introduced healthcare measures, border security, fiscal and monetary policies in our response. We shall continue to do so as the situation unfolds. 

18. Some of these measures will surely cause major inconveniences to many citizens. But these are sacrifices we should all be willing and ready to make for the greater good of our country.

19. In Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or an under reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.

20. Accordingly, as a Government, we will continue to rely on guidance of our medical professionals and experts at the Ministry of Health, NCDC and other relevant agencies through this difficult time.

21. I therefore urge all citizens to adhere to their guidelines as they are released from time to time. 

22. As we are all aware, Lagos and Abuja have the majority of confirmed cases in Nigeria. Our focus therefore remains to urgently and drastically contain these cases, and to support other states and regions in the best way we can.

23. This is why we provided an initial intervention of fifteen billion Naira (N15b) to support the national response as we fight to contain and control the spread.

24. We also created a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to develop a workable National Response Strategy that is being reviewed on a daily basis as the requirements change. This strategy takes international best practices but adopts them to suit our unique local circumstances.

25. Our goal is to ensure all States have the right support and manpower to respond immediately.

26. So far, in Lagos and Abuja, we have recruited hundreds of adhoc staff to man our call centers and support our tracing and testing efforts.



27. I also requested, through the Nigeria Governors Forum, for all State Governments to nominate Doctors and Nurses who will be trained by the NCDC and Lagos State Government on tactical and operational response to the virus in case it spreads to other states.

28. This training will also include medical representatives from our armed forces, paramilitary and security and intelligence agencies. 

29. As a nation, our response must be guided, systematic and professional. There is a need for consistency across the nation. All inconsistencies in policy guidelines between Federal and State agencies will be eliminated.

30. As I mentioned earlier, as at this morning we had ninety-seven confirmed cases. Majority of these are in Lagos and Abuja. All the confirmed cases are getting the necessary medical care.

31. Our agencies are currently working hard to identify cases and people these patients have been in contact with.

32. The few confirmed cases outside Lagos and Abuja are linked to persons who have travelled from these centres.

33. We are therefore working to ensure such inter state and intercity movements are restricted to prevent further spread.




34. Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.

35. All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period.

36. The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Minister of the FCT have been notified. Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed.

37. We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases. We will ensure the treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States.

38. This order does not apply to hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution. 

39. Furthermore, commercial establishments such as;
a. food processing, distribution and retail companies;
b. petroleum distribution and retail entities,
c. power generation, transmission and distribution companies; and
d. private security companies are also exempted.

40. Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored.

41. Workers in telecommunication companies, broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.

42. All seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with the guidelines I issued earlier. Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from these Ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.

43. Furthermore, all vehicles conveying food and other essential humanitarian items into these locations from other parts of the country will also be screened thoroughly before they are allowed to enter these restricted areas.

44. Accordingly, the Hon. Minister of Health is hereby directed to redeploy all Port Health Authority employees previously stationed in the Lagos and Abuja Airports to key roads that serve as entry and exit points to these restricted zones.

45. Movements of all passenger aircraft, both commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended. Special permits will be issued on a needs basis.

46. We are fully aware that such measures will cause much hardship and inconvenience to many citizens. But this is a matter of life and death, if we look at the dreadful daily toll of deaths in Italy, France and Spain.

47. However, we must all see this as our national and patriotic duty to control and contain the spread of this virus. I will therefore ask all of us affected by this order to put aside our personal comfort to safeguard ourselves and fellow human beings. This common enemy can only be controlled if we all come together and obey scientific and medical advice.

48. As we remain ready to enforce these measures, we should see this as our individual contribution in the war against COVID-19. Many other countries have taken far stricter measures in a bid to control the spread of the virus with positive results.

49. For residents of satellite and commuter towns and communities around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods will surely be affected by some of these restrictive measures, we shall deploy relief materials to ease their pains in the coming weeks. 

50. Furthermore, although schools are closed, I have instructed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with State Governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding program during this period without compromising our social distancing policies. The Minister will be contacting the affected States and agree on detailed next steps.


51. Furthermore, I have directed that a three month repayment moratorium for all TraderMoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni loans be implemented with immediate effect.


52. I have also directed that a similar moratorium be given to all Federal Government funded loans issued by the Bank of Industry, Bank of Agriculture and the Nigeria Export Import Bank.

53. For on-lending facilities using capital from international and multilateral development partners, I have directed our development financial institutions to engage these development partners and negotiate concessions to ease the pains of the borrowers.

54. For the most vulnerable in our society, I have directed that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately. Our Internally displaced persons will also receive two months of food rations in the coming weeks.

55. We also call on all Nigerians to take personal responsibility to support those who are vulnerable within their communities, helping them with whatever they may need.

56. As we all pray for the best possible outcome, we shall continue planning for all eventualities.


57. This is why I directed that all Federal Government Stadia, Pilgrims camps and other facilities be converted to isolation centers and makeshift hospitals.

58. My fellow Nigerians, as a Government, we will avail all necessary resources to support the response and recovery. We remain committed to do whatever it takes to confront COVID-19 in our country.

59. We are very grateful to see the emerging support of the private sector and individuals to the response as well as our development partners.

60. At this point, I will ask that all contributions and donations be coordinated and centralized to ensure efficient and impactful spending. The Presidential Task Force remains the central coordinating body on the COVID-19 response.

61. I want to assure you all that Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with a role to play in the outbreak response are working hard to bring this virus under control.

62. Every nation in the world is challenged at this time. But we have seen countries where citizens have come together to reduce the spread of the virus.

63. I will therefore implore you again to strictly comply with the guidelines issued and also do your bit to support Government and the most vulnerable in your communities.


64. I will take this opportunity to thank all our public health workforce, health care workers, port health authorities and other essential staff on the frontlines of the response for their dedication and commitment. You are true heroes.

65. I thank you all for listening. May God continue to bless and protect us all.

President Muhammadu Buhari
29th March 2020.



Breaking: President Buhari declares curfew in Lagos, Abuja, Ogun as Nigeria battles COVID-19

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President Buhari has declared curfew in Lagos, Abuja and
Ogun State as part of measures to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. The curfew will begin from MondayMarch 30th by 11pm.

''Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.


This restriction will also apply Ogun due to its close proximity to
Lagos and the high traffic between the two States.
All citizens in these areas are to stay in their
homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these
locations should be fully closed during this period. The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Minister of the FCT have been notified.
Furthermore, heads of security and intelligence agencies have also been briefed.
We will use this containment period to identify, trace and isolate all individuals that have come into contact with confirmed cases.

We will ensure the
treatment of confirmed cases while restricting further spread to other States.
This order does not apply to hospitals and all
related medical establishments as well as
organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution.

Furthermore, commercial establishments such as;
a. food processing, distribution and retail
companies;
b. petroleum distribution and retail entities,
c. power generation, transmission and distribution
companies; and
d. private security companies are also exempted.
Although these establishments are exempted, access will be restricted and monitored.

Workers in telecommunication companies,
broadcasters, print and electronic media staff who can prove they are unable to work from home are also exempted.

All seaports in Lagos shall remain operational in accordance with the guidelines I issued earlier.

Vehicles and drivers conveying essential cargoes from these Ports to other parts of the country will be screened thoroughly before departure by the Ports Health Authority.

Furthermore, all vehicles conveying food and other essential humanitarian items into these locations from other parts of the country will also be screened thoroughly before they are allowed to enter these restricted areas.

Accordingly, the Hon. Minister of Health is hereby directed to redeploy all Port Health Authority employees previously stationed in the Lagos and Abuja Airports to key roads that serve as entry and exit points to these restricted zones.

Movements of all passenger aircraft, both
commercial and private jets, are hereby suspended.
Special permits will be issued on a needs basis'' he said



Drama As Doctors, Nurses Flee After Suspected Coronavirus Cases Hit Lagos Hospital

Drama As Doctors, Nurses Flee After Suspected Coronavirus Cases Hit Lagos Hospital

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The patients were brought in a private vehicle around midnight, with one of them coughing uncontrollably and showing other symptoms of coronavirus.
Gbagada General Hospital
Gbagada General Hospital
According to a report by The PUNCH, there was pandemonium at the  Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, on Thursday when four white men suspected to have coronavirus were brought to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment.

According to sources at the hospital, the men said to be Egyptians, were brought in a private vehicle around midnight,  with one of them coughing uncontrollably and showing other symptoms of coronavirus.

One of the sources, who spoke with Sunday PUNCH,  said, “It was around midnight that they came to the hospital and I was on duty that day.

“So, when they got to the emergency ward, nurses and doctors on duty came out to attend to them. But upon getting to the vehicle, they noticed that the four occupants were whites with one of them critically ill and coughing uncontrollably.

“Immediately the nurses and doctors saw them, they all took to their heels.

“Some of the nurses began to shout ‘this is coronavirus! Coronavirus is not my portion. God forbid! Here is not IDH (Infectious Disease Hospital), Yaba, please go there. Where is security? Security, please come and send these people out of this place.’

“When the screaming became too much, some of the security guards on duty that day summoned courage from afar and ordered them out of the hospital, because they too were afraid and they drove out.

“They were not allowed to come down from their vehicle.

“Everybody ran because some of the doctors said the symptoms that they saw were clearly that of COVID-19.

“Their visit truly caused commotion  at the hospital.”


Another worker in the hospital, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said after the incident the management decided to bar foreigners from the hospital.

The source said, “All workers at the hospital have been warned not to attend to foreigners. And anybody whose body temperature is above 40’C is not allowed in.” The source added, “The situation (presence of the four white men) affected  patients on admission as  many people withdrew their sick relatives and loved ones after the incident.”

The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Adeleke Kaka, who confirmed the incident, however, said it was only one Egyptian suspected to have coronavirus that was brought to the hospital, not four.

Kaka said, “The guy was suspected to have COVID-19 by the doctor that saw him in a private hospital and referred him to the  Gbagada General Hospital. He was sent to Mainland Hospital for further evaluation and testing.”

However, he denied claims that health workers in the hospital took to their heels when they saw the four men.



Coronavirus: UCH Writes Open Letter, Begs For Funds Despite Billions Released

Coronavirus: UCH Writes Open Letter, Begs For Funds Despite Billions Released

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The letter made public on Friday was in spite of the billions of naira released by President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the spread of the virus.
University College Hospital
UCH
The PUNCH reports that Nigeria’s premier teaching hospital, University College Hospital, Ibadan, in Oyo State has written an open letter to “well-meaning groups and associations” appealing for funds to enable it to upscale its isolation centre in response to the wide-spreading coronavirus disease.

The letter made public on Friday was in spite of the billions of naira released by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to tackle the spread of the virus. Many corporate organisations and individuals had also donated billions of naira and equipment to states and the Federal Government as their corporate social responsibility.

The number of cases in Oyo State had risen to seven on Saturday, while the state governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday morning tweeted that “84 Persons of Interest have been identified, and contact tracing and collection of samples have commenced.” Only one death had been recorded while the number of cases across the country had risen to 97 as of press time.

Meanwhile, in the open letter dated March 26 the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof Jesse Otegbayo, highlighted the items needed by the hospital as he expressed hope that people would offer support.

The letter, titled, ‘To whom it may concern’, reads, “As part of the plans to scale up our ability to respond credibly to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital has commenced plans to scale-up its initial four-bed isolation unit to an 18-bed facility. Due to the highly infectious nature of the organism, all requests are in multiple numbers in order to ensure that cross infection is limited as much as possible.

“To this end, we hereby solicit funds to achieve the following: pipeline oxygen with at least 20 patient points with humidifier, respiratory ventilators, personal protective equipment (apparel), suction machines, nebulizers, bacterial and viral filters, medical consumables, mobile x-ray machine, oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and nurse/doctor’s day.

“We are expectant that in the spirit of social responsibility, well-meaning groups/associations, etc., will support the initiative as deemed fit.”


Buhari had announced the release of N15bn, UBA N5bn, Abdul Samad Rabiu N1.3bn, Dangote N200m and NNPC and its partners N11bn, among others.



How I Escaped From Under The Rubble - Founder Of Church Destroyed By Akure Explosion

How I Escaped From Under The Rubble - Founder Of Church Destroyed By Akure Explosion

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The Founder of the church which was destroyed by the Akure explosion has talked about how she escaped death.
Prophetess Olayemi Adesida
Prophetess Olayemi Adesida
Prophetess Olayemi Adesida is the founder of Possibility Prayer Mountain for all Nations, a church devastated by an explosion that rocked Ilu Abo in Akure, Ondo State, on Saturday. She speaks to PETER DADA about the destruction of her church

What is the capacity of your church?

I have hundreds of members; this is a very big church with many members. Even some people who are not our members come to pray here.

When was the church founded?

We started this church a long time ago; I have been here since 2002. At that time, this place was a forest and I have been doing everything little by little.

What do you know about the explosion?

It happened after midnight. We were in the church praying, while some of my members were praying on a mountain. Suddenly, I heard a loud bang and the church building collapsed on me. I shouted that the Holy Spirit should pull me out of the debris and indeed, it did.

Did anyone die in the incident?

Nobody died. I had to cry to the Holy Spirit that no one must die and nobody died. We all survived it. I return all the glory to God.

How many of your members were injured?

They would be up to 10 but I thank God that none of them is dead; they are in the hospital recuperating and they are all in good condition.

How many houses were affected on the premises of this church?

Eighteen solid buildings were destroyed within the church premises by the explosion. But my joy is that nobody died in the incident. Let us all give glory to God. God is indeed great. All of you should help me praise God because He has been so good to me.

What is the monetary value of the affected buildings?

You can imagine how much that would cost. All the structures that were erected here were built with quality materials because I don’t believe in doing shoddy jobs.

Were you injured in the incident?

Yes, but I only had a little scratch on my face and I’m okay now.

What is your next line of action?

All I need now is government assistance because even the community cannot handle the situation. I want to beg the state and federal governments to come to my aid because it is beyond our capacity. The damage is enormous.
***
Source: Sunday PUNCH



Wow! 102-Year-Old Italian Woman Survives Coronavirus

Wow! 102-Year-Old Italian Woman Survives Coronavirus

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A 102-year-old woman has stunned medical personnel after she recovered from the rampaging coronavirus.
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A 102-year-old Italian woman, Italica Grondona, has survived the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 after spending more than 20 days in hospital.

Although the aged are said to be among those highly vulnerable to COVID-19, Grondona recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa.

“We nicknamed her ‘Highlander’ – the immortal,” said Vera Sicbaldi, the doctor who treated Grondona told CNN. “Italica represents a hope for all the elderly facing this pandemic.”

However, Sicbaldi said the doctors did “very little” and that Grondona recovered on her own.

The average age of those who have tested positive for coronavirus and subsequently died in Italy is 78, according to the country’s National Health Institute.

Grondona was hospitalised at the beginning of March for “mild heart failure” when it was discovered she had mild coronavirus symptoms.

Doctors said her case impressed them so much that they decided to study it deeper.

“We got serological samples, she is the first patient we know that might have gone through the ‘Spanish flu’ since she was born in 1917,”
Sicbaldi explained, referring to the 1918/1919 flu pandemic that killed at least 50 million people worldwide, according to the United States-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sicbaldi said Grondona left hospital on March 26 and was now in a care home.

Meanwhile, Grondona wouldn’t be the first centenarian to have overcome the coronavirus.



Man Allegedly Stabs His Pregnant Wife To Death Two Months After Their Wedding (Graphic Photos)

Man Allegedly Stabs His Pregnant Wife To Death Two Months After Their Wedding (Graphic Photos)

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In what will come across as a rather shocking development, a man has brutally killed his wife months after their wedding.
man kills wife
The man killed his wife
A pregnant woman has died after her husband allegedly stabbed her to death just two months after their wedding.

Rita Onyemauchechukwu Onyebuchi and her husband  Mr Ikechukwu popularly called "Agbada", both from Anambra state, got married on January 10, 2020.


On Tuesday, March 24, her younger brother Onyebuchi John Paul, who works in the same company with her noticed she wasn't at work - a rare occurrence. He called her but she wasn't picking her calls.

After work, he went to her house in  Ezimezi village, Amawbia, Anambra state, but saw the door to the house locked. He also noticed that his sister's husband's car was not in the compound.

He went home then called the husband but his number was switched off.

On Wednesday, his sister didn't show up at work and their mother, who is suffering from high blood pressure, was already worried.

On Thursday morning, March 26, the brother stopped by his sister's house on his way to work and saw a crowd, including police officers, gathered in the compound.

He was led into the house where he saw the decomposing body of his sister lying in a pool of her own blood. John Paul revealed that his sister is 2 months pregnant and he took to Facebook to call for justice for his murdered sister and her unborn baby.

He also revealed that the husband was arrested on Thursday, March 26 and held at Central Police Station Awka. On Saturday, March 28, he was transferred to the state CID Amaubia, Anambra.

He wrote: Dear compatriots am writing this with a heavy heart, a heart that seeks for justice and wants the law to take its full place about what I will say.

Please I want all Human right activist, lawyers to help us out on this. I am by name Onyebuchi Johnpaul from Achalla village, Enugu-Agidi town, Njikoka L.G, Anambra State.


One of my immediate elder sister Mrs. Rita Onyemauchechukwu Onyebuchi who did her traditional and marriage rites on 10th January 2020 married to her husband Mr Ikechukwu popularly called "Agbada" from Isu Aniocha village in Awka north LGA in Anambra State. My sister and i were staffs of Philip Smith Security Limited in Awka.The deceased (my sister) failed to be at work on Tuesday 24/3/2020 at Philip Smith security limited awka, which has never happened before because she is always at work and dedicated staff of the company. Following her absenteeism at work on Tuesday i put a call to my sister on her phone but it was ringing and she wasn't answering her phone calls.She never responded to those calls and never returned the calls which is unusual. I continued calling her even when i dismissed from work but still ringing no response.
After work hours i made way to her house where she is living with the husband at Chima's compound in Ezimezi village, Amawbia on reaching there i saw that the house was locked and the husband's car is not in the compound, after several knocks and banging at the door no responds too.I decided to head home and requested that the husband's number should be sent to me by. The husband number was sent and i called the husband but his number was switched off.

On Wednesday 25/3/2020 i went to work as usual but still my sister was absent unlike her because she was always punctual to work. I still called but her phone kept ringing no response. I even called all her husband number but it was switched off.

That Wednesday i look left work very late so i couldn't stop over her house to check. So i informed my mom who said she has been calling her too but no response and also that her son-in-law (my sister husband) phone was switched off.

On Thursday 26/3/2020 I decided to stop at their house before going to work.Reaching the compound i saw police men in the compound and crowds gathered. When the special crime unit of the police arrived i was taken to the room to find the dead body of my sister MRS RITA ONYEBUCHI laying in pool of blood . And the body has started to decompose. The whole place was smelling and blood all over the bedroom.

I was shocked i couldn't tell my mom at that point who also came to know why her daughter wasn't answering her calls. Mama was suffering high blood pressure that why i couldn't tell her then and pleaded that people should take away from the place. My sister was 2 month pregnant as i was writing this story.

Please I want the human right activist and lawyers to come into this matter and make sure that the suspect is brought to book to face the law. The suspect is the husband Ikechukwu by name popularly known as Agbada from Isuaniocha he lives with his wife Rita Onyebuchi at Chima's compound in Ezimezi village, Amawbia.

Please forward this.

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 Breaking News: Osun Announces Total Lockdown After Second Coronavirus Case

Breaking News: Osun Announces Total Lockdown After Second Coronavirus Case

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The Governor of the State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, made the disclosure during a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning.
Governor of the State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola
According to Sunday PUNCH, the Osun State Government has announced the total lockdown of the state following the confirmation of the second case of the deadly Coronavirus.

The Government reaffirmed the commitment to shut down all the land boundaries effective from midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

The Governor of the State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, made the disclosure during a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning.

Oyetola maintained that there would be no movement within the State during the shutdown while those on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will be on duty.

He described the decision as “imperative” in view of the devastating nature of the pandemic, adding that “the first priority of any responsive and responsible government is to respond effectively to protect its citizens when an emergency occurs”.

Oyetola, who expressed sadness over the latest incident, reiterated that the decision remained the only way to go if the State was to contain the spread of the disease.

He said, “Following a review of our current situation, we have in addition to the subsisting measures taken in the past one week, decided to shut down all our boundaries, effective from midnight Sunday, March 29, 2020. In addition, a complete lockdown of the State will come into effect from midnight, Tuesday, March 31, 2020

“We believe this is the way to go, if we must contain the spread of this virus. To this end, we urge citizens and residents to take advantage of the hours between now and Tuesday to stock up provisions that will last them two weeks in the first instance.

“During the lockdown, there will be no movement within the state. The closed boundaries also means there will be no inter-state movements. However, those on essential duties such as health personnel, fire service, environmental officials, security personnel, power and water supply agencies, media and telecommunication officers will be on duty. Also, pharmaceutical and medical outfits will be allowed to open.

“We have mandated and mobilised the State’s taskforce and security operatives to enforce measures to the letter. We, therefore, strongly advise our people to remain in their homes during the period of the lockdown.”


The governor urged the residents not to panic by the new measures but continue to adhere to government’s instructions and directives.



Gov. Uzodinma Orders Total Lockdown Of Imo Over Coronavirus

Gov. Uzodinma Orders Total Lockdown Of Imo Over Coronavirus

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Uzodinma gave the order in a state broadcast in Owerri, insisting the move was in line with his commitment to protect the loves of the people of the state.


Hope Uzodinma
Hope Uzodinma
The Nation reports that the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma has ordered complete lockdown of the state as part of measures to prevent the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease from entering the state.

Uzodinma gave the order in a state broadcast in Owerri.

He said the move was in line with his commitment to protect the loves of the people of the state.

The governor ordered that all markets be closed indefinitely and also prohibited all forms of marriage ceremonies.

He also announced the ban on burial and funeral ceremonies and declared that all forms of religious worships in churches and mosques, including crusades and open evangelism were prohibited.

Uzodimma further directed that road blocks be mounted at all land borders into the state to ensure those coming in would be screened and given a clean bill of health by officials attached to the check points, before allowed entry.

He also directed all civil and public servants in the state, except those on approved essential duties, to stop work immediately.

He said a combined team of military, police and other security agencies would be deployed to the streets to ensure strict compliance with the directives.

The governor, however, noted that though the new measures might cause some inconveniences or hardship to the people, they were inevitable to assure success in the fight against COVID-19.

The governor assured the people that the state was ready for any emergency as according to him, “a team of specialist doctors are now on ground and well equipped to handle any emergency just in case the virus finds its way into the state.”

Further measures announced by the governor to contain the virus included, training of health educators to go to rural communities to educate them as well as the distribution of hand sanitisers to all the communities in the state.

Uzodimma stated that these measures would be reviewed on weekly basis and if it became necessary to relax them or take more measures, the government would act accordingly.

The governor who assured that his administration would be at its best toward surveillance, prevention and control, called for vigilance and strict adherence to safety norms.

“I wish to reiterate my earlier advise that the best safety measures against the disease are social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap, sanitising our hands regularly as well as periodic check of body temperature to be sure that it is not above 38 degrees Celsius.”
he said.

While acknowledging that the number of those infected by the disease in the country is on the increase, Uzodimma said it had become expedient for government to take further measures to ensure that Imo was safe from the Coronavirus pandemic.



Kebbi Government Bans Exit And Entry Into The State

Kebbi Government Bans Exit And Entry Into The State

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This measure is sequel to other measures that had been successfully implemented in the state by the state government.
Kebbi state
Kebbi state governor, Bagudu
The Nation reports that the Kebbi State Government has taken further measures to support the ongoing formidable fight against the raging global coronavirus pandemic.

This measure is sequel to other measures that had been successfully implemented in the state by the state government.

With the latest measures, entry into the state and exit out of it has both been restricted with effect from midnight yesterday.

He requested airport staff, National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs), Nigeria Immigration Service, motor parks and travellers, to pay more attention and comply with recommended measures on ground.

The governor informed the public that those infected by the virus might or might not exhibit symptoms, but warned that anyone who has been travelling to places suspected to have contact with another infected or tested positive person should immediately report or contact the number.

Governor Atiku Bagudu also ordered that all schools including Islamiyya and Almajiri Schools should remain closed till further notice.

In addition, all public places  have been directed to limit the gathering of people at a time, while all large gatherings have been discouraged and would be frowned at.

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