Saturday 11 April 2020


Lagos Jungle, Agbole, Where Men, Women Offer Oral, Anal Sex For ...
A night out in a notorious jungle called Agbole in Ejigbo area of Lagos has revealed illicit and criminal activities going on there as those in the jungle offers three kinds of sex to clients.

They are namely oral, anal and normal sex by both men and women who are sex workers who compete among themselves for customers daily.

It also seem the residents and the security agents have given up and allowed them to operate unabated due to the violent nature of the patrons and workers who are mainly suspected criminals.

Our correspondent gathered that while the Police in the area referred the place a black spot, the helpless residents called it the nemesis.

Lockdown: Robbers Invade Lagos, Ogun Communities

Photos: Armed robbers cut barb wires, burglary proof to rob a home ...

Several communities in Lagos and Ogun States are now living in fear following rising cases of robbery attacks.

The affected neighbourhoods in Lagos are: Ajao Estate, Abule Egba, Iju, Agege, Alimosho, Alagbado, among others, and Ayede, Ilepa, Ijoko, Ifo, Ibogun, Itori, GudFugba, Ayepe and Agbado communities in Ifo and Ewekoro Local Government Areas of Ogun State.

It was learnt that residents of the affected communities have since formed vigilance groups to contain the rampaging robbers.

The attacks, according to sources, became prominent in the wake of the lockdown in the two states to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

US records the deadliest day from the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, becoming the first country to mark 2,000 deaths in 24 hours as number of infections reaches HALF A MILLION

US becomes first country to mark 2,000 deaths in 24 hours as infections top HALF A MILLION
The US has recorded the deadliest day from the coronavirus pandemic any country has so far seen as it becomes the first to mark 2,000 deaths in 24 hours. Almost 19,000 Americans have now died from a deadly virus and total confirmed cases have now topped half a million. New York state, which remains the epicentre of the US outbreak, makes up almost half of the total death toll across the whole of the US with 7,844 dead. America's deadliest day was even worse than experts predicted after forecasters said 1,983 people would die Friday.

The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 deaths from the coronavirus in a single day, and the number of infections across America has now topped 500,000.  

UK will have to live with some restrictions until coronavirus vaccine is developed, say officials

UK will have to live with some restrictions until coronavirus vaccine is developed, say
Advice to work from home and stay in for seven days if you have symptoms will probably still be in place next year. Ministers want to lift the most restrictive parts of the lockdown, including school and shop closures, within weeks. But senior Government sources say the only true 'exit strategy' is a vaccine or a cure. Until then, the UK will have to adjust to a 'new normal' which includes shoppers forming long queues outside supermarkets to buy groceries (bottom left, in the North-East) and police taking 'heavy-handed' measures to enforce the Government's lockdown. Police have been spotted patrolling parks with megaphones (centre, in London's Hyde Park), and dispersing a group of youngsters riding bicycles in Swansea (top left). It comes as the UK recorded another 980 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday. 

Friday 10 April 2020

Man Arrested For Stealing Baby’s Placenta in Ogun (Photo)

Man arrested for stealing baby?s placenta in Ogun (photo)

The Ogun state police command has arrested 43 -year- old man, Joshua Abraham, for stealing the placenta of a newly born baby boy.  

In a statement made available to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect was arrested following a report made by one Raliha Zakara, the grandmother of the baby whose placenta was stolen, at Ibafo Police Station.

Mrs. Zakara visited the Ibafo police station where she reported that the suspect who is her neighbour had gone to the hospital where the baby was delivered and claimed to be the father.

Another grim day as UK's death toll jumps by 980 to 8,958 - the biggest rise yet - as 5,706 more patients test positive with the total number of infected Brits now topping 70,000

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 8,958 with 980 new fatalities
Britain suffered another grim day in its coronavirus crisis today as officials recorded another 980 deaths in the home nations, taking the UK's spiralling victim count to 8,958. A further 5,706 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 24 hours, meaning a total of 70,783 have now tested positive. Officials managed a record 19,116 tests yesterday, a marked increase in its daily effort from 10,713 yesterday. England recorded 866 new fatalities among infected patients in the hospital, while another 114 were today confirmed in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It comes after a top government adviser warned today that Britain won't know for weeks whether the draconian lockdown imposed on March 23 can be eased.

Female One-Chance Robber Caught On Benin-Auchi Road Along With Her Gang Members

A trio of suspected robbers, made up of one woman and three men, were allegedly caught robbing along Benin-Auchi road and they were beaten and disgraced.

The gang of robbers, also known as "one chance", operate a taxi which they use in robbing unsuspecting passengers. They were caught after they robbed a woman and tried throwing her out of their taxi.

A victim of the gang, Mrs Mariam Ufua, narrated her ordeal in the hands of the robbers. She said she was disposed of a sum of 30,000 Naira after she boarded a Taxi operated by the gang.

She said she boarded the taxi to New Benin, unaware that the passengers were members of a gang.

Over 6,000 families Line Up In Cars For Hours At A Food Bank In United State As Millions Across The Country Turn To Charity Organizations To Keep From Going Hungry During COVID-19 Lockdown

Six THOUSAND families line up in their cars for hours at a food bank in San Antonio
The San Antonio Food Bank distributed one million pounds of food to roughly 6,000 families in a single day as millions across the country turn to charity organizations to avoid going hungry amid coronavirus lockdowns.   

Stunning aerial photos show thousands of cars lined up at Trader's Plaza in San Antonio during the massive food distribution event on Thursday.  

Families in need waited hours to get their hands on fresh fruit, vegetables and other non-perishable goods that have become hard to find in traditional stores as panic-buying leaves shelves empty. 

Video: Nigeria's Consul-General Berates Chinese Officials For Discriminating Against Nigerians In China

Consul-General of Nigeria in China confronts Chinese officials for targeting Nigerians in the wake of Coronavirus in the country

The Consul-General of Nigeria in Guangzhou, China, Mr Anozie Madaubuchi Cyril has confronted some Chinese officials days after a video of Nigerians being sent out of their apartments in the Asian country went viral on social media.

Mr Cyril accused the Chinese officials of targeting Nigerians in the wake of Coronavirus which began in the country. The ambassador insisted that no Chinese citizen has been served the same treatment in Nigeria, as he also pointed out that the same act is not meted out to citizens of other countries where Coronavirus has been confirmed in.

'We're not done yet' Dominic Raab refuses even to discuss easing lockdown until end of NEXT week and tells people they MUST stay inside over sunny Easter weekend -despite fears of 'economic meltdown' - as UK suffers 881 more deaths

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the disease must not be allowed to 'kill more people and hurt our country' as he took the daily Downing Street briefing
Dominic Raab read the riot act to Britons ahead of the sunny Easter weekend tonight saying lockdown must stay in force until the coronavirus outbreak peaks. The Foreign Secretary said the disease must not be allowed to 'kill more people and hurt our country' as he took the daily Downing Street briefing. In a stark message, Mr Raab - deputising for Boris Johnson as he is treated in intensive care - said: 'We're not done yet. We must keep going.' However, ministers are facing a mounting backlash for stonewalling over their coronavirus 'exit plan', amid fears of massive damage to the economy. Mr Raab hinted this evening that they are avoiding doing so to avoid people 'taking their eye off the ball'. 'We will make the right decisions at the right moment and we will be guided by the science,' he said. The intervention came after Mr Raab chaired the Cobra crisis meeting this afternoon, and the UK recorded another 881 deaths - although in a small relief numbers fell back from the high of almost 1,000 declared yesterday.

The comments came after Mr Raab chaired the Cobra crisis meeting this afternoon, and the UK recorded another 881 deaths - although in a small relief numbers fell back from the high of almost 1,000 declared yesterday.

Thursday 9 April 2020

Florence Ajimobi: My Husband, Abiola Cheated Twice And I Forgave Him

I caught my husband cheating twice – Ajimobi's wife reveals - Red ...
Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, the wife of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said she caught her husband having an affair on two occasions.

Mrs. Ajimobi said this while speaking with her daughter, Bisola in a video which was posted on Instagram.

According to Florence, when most men cheat, it is just about sex and nothing more.

Mrs. Ajimobi said, “Even on one or two occasions that I caught him cheating, he will apologise and once he apologises and it ends, I never go back to them (the issues) again. I never, Bisola because what I’m saying is to err is human, to forgive is divine.

“We are friends. Even as a wife, sometimes I fall below his expectations. Sometimes we do something worse than cheating.”

Bonfrere Jo: Westerhof Sold Nigeria's Game Against Italy At USA 94

Bonfrere: Westerhof Sold Nigeria’s Game Against Italy At USA World Cup

Former Super Eagles technical adviser Bonfrere Jo has blamed the team’s exit at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States of America on the erstwhile handler of the side Clemens Westerhof.

The Super Eagles agonisingly lost 2-1 to Itlay in their second-round match in the competition.

Another Batch Of 281 Americans Flown Out Of Nigeria

The third batch of 281 American citizens were on Wednesday evening flown out of Nigeria via the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State.

The Americans were assisted through security and airport screening by officials from the US Consulate General’s office in Lagos.

The 281 citizens, made up of the elderly and children, departed Nigeria aboard an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 777 aircraft flight ET8801 with registration number ET-ASK to Washington DC.

How Painter Killed 69-Year-Old Woman After Finding N2 Million In Her Account

A painter is currently in police net in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after he allegedly killed a 69-year-old retiree following the discovery by him that the woman has over N2 million in her bank account.

The painter, Niyi Abegunde, was said to have killed the woman, Evangelist (Mrs) Grace Ajibola, a lady evangelist with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Oke Imole, Agbeni, Ibadan, in the morning of Tuesday, March 17, in the Johnson Awe area of Oluyole Estate where the woman had been living since 1975 after which he fled with the woman’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card, one phone and some other valuables.
According to reports, the woman engaged the services of the painter in November 2019 and due to the good job he did, she took liking to him and since then, he had always been a regular face in the house, sometimes attending vigils organised by the woman on the third Monday of every month. The woman also used to send him on errands, even with her car.

Ayodeji Popular DJ In Oshodi Arrested For Robbery, Escape Jungle Justice

Ayodele Tbet, a 21-year-old Disc Jockey has been arrested by the Lagos State police for producing guns for robbers in the state.

The source gathered that the suspect, a resident of no 16, Wabilahi Larinde Street, Oshodi has been operating in the Nacho Airport area of Lagos State.

“When I started moving with these robbers, I believed it was the right time to work on my own, not submitting to anyone.

Wife Caught Her Husband Sleeping With Her Twin Sister Want Divorce Else She Can Kill Him

This is a true story I’m sharing with the world and I’ve never thought or imagined my own twin sister would stoop so low to sleep with my husband.

My Twin Taye is married with a 4-year-old son, the trouble started after she came to my house to spend some few weeks after her husband travelled out of the country for a one month project and the schools are on holiday.

At first, I saw it as nothing when my husband calls her 'aya wa' meaning my wife because that’s he calls her before we got married.

To cut the story short, I got back earlier from work on a fateful day and my 7-year-old daughter told me she saw daddy and my twin sister on our bed.

Bobrisky Shares A Risque Photo While He’s At Home Observing The Coronavirus Lockdown

Bobrisky Shows Off His Assets As He Poses In Just His Underwear ...
Bobrisky shared a risque photo to Instagram while he's at home observing the Coronavirus lockdown.

The crossdresser posed in just his bra and skimpy panties, leaving little to the imagination.

See the full photo below.

Britain suffers 887 more coronavirus deaths: Another grim tally for UK but toll fails to reach feared 1,000-a-day landmark

UK announces more coronavirus deaths
England, Scotland and Wales have recorded 887 more coronavirus deaths today, taking Britain's total to 7,984. NHS England announced 765 more fatalities in its hospitals among patients aged between 24 and 103, taking England's total to 7,248. The Scottish Government announced this afternoon that 81 more people had died there, taking the national total to 447, and Wales confirmed a further 41 fatalities, increasing its own number of victims to 286. A full update from the Department of Health is expected this afternoon. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke out about the UK's lockdown today and said there is 'no possibility' that it will end any time soon. The Government was expected to review its social distancing timescale on Monday but this has been delayed on account of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's illness. Mr Johnson remains in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in central London. He is said to have had a 'good night' and to be 'continuing to improve' on his fourth day.
A full update from the Department of Health is expected this afternoon. 

FG Grants Amnesty To 2,600 Prisoners Over Coronavirus

The federal government says it is freeing 2,600 inmates in various prisons to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, announced that the government has decided to grant amnesty to the inmates at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

He said said among those to be freed include sick and old inmates.

Amazing Story! 'I Lost My Job, My Girlfriend Dumped me And How Online Portal 'Nairaland' Saved Me From Suicide

I Attempted Suicide. Here's What I Want Suicide Loss Survivors to Know

Today the 8 of April makes it exactly 1 year that one of my bank accounts had over a million naira and it was that same amount that changed my life forever.

yes, it changed my life so badly that it nearly made me commit suicide but thanks to this beautiful forum that came to my aid at just the last seconds of ending it all.

Now what you are about to read is my life story of how everything changed for bad in the space of just under a year and how
(1) I lost my job,
(2) my loving girlfriend dumped me,
(2) how I overcame some deep temptations
(4) how I overcame deep depression and nearly killed my self
(5) and how that my ex died and in her death, I knew I had a son.

American Mom Drags Halima Abubakar For Stealing Her Baby’s Picture

American mom drags Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar for stealing her baby’s picture to illustrate the birth of her son.

COVID-19: Onyeama Says 200 US-based Nigerians Are Willing To Be Evacuated

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says about 200 Nigerians in the United States are now willing to be evacuated to Nigeria over COVID-19. 

With over 300,000 confirmed cases, the US is the worst-hit country. 

At a press briefing on Wednesday, the minister said all the while the presidential task force on COVID-19 had been putting measures in place to receive willing Nigerians who want to return . 

“The presidential task force under the chairmanship of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) has actually been engaging with this when there was a closure of the airport,” he said.

Nigeria Visa Firm Owned By Man On Fraud Charges

Nigerian visa
The owner of the Nigerian government-appointed company which produces visas for people wishing to travel to Nigeria from around the world is facing charges of fraud and money laundering in Nigeria in relation to a different company, the BBC has learnt in a joint investigation with the Premium Times.
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by the visa-processing company and the allegations have no relation to the management of the visa business.
Mahmood Ahmadu, together with his former company Drexel Tech, was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on two counts of fraud and three counts of money laundering.

Ministers 'see no prospect' of taking decision to ease lockdown 'for weeks to come' while death toll is soaring towards 1,000 and Boris Johnson remains in hospital - despite potential harm to economy

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Rishi Sunak confirmed last night that a planned review of the emergency measures will take place next week. But, in a clear sign the restrictions will remain, the Chancellor said: 'The priority is to stop the spread of the virus – and the best way to do that is to stay at home.' One Government source said there was 'no prospect' of any easing of the lockdown next week. Another said: 'Look at the death toll. 

That puts the question of whether we'll be lifting restrictions into context.' Some ministers were hoping for no more than a two-week extension from the initial end date of April 16. But a minimum of three weeks is much more likely and other experts predict the end of restrictions deeper into May. Britain's highest daily death toll on Wednesday (938) can be compared to Italy's highest of 919 on March 28 (12 days ago). Officials have consistently told us we lag two weeks behind the Italians – their lockdown has already been extended to the middle of May. (pictured: police patrol past a shuttered pub, main; an officer grills a man on the beach, top right; and the staggering death numbers. 

Wednesday 8 April 2020

No respite in sight as UK announces 938 more coronavirus victims - pushing Britain's death toll up to 7,097 - and infections rises by 5,491 - 50% more than yesterday's increase

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 7,097 with 938 daily fatalities

Reports from NHS England, the Scottish Government, Public Health Wales and Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency have pushed the UK's death toll above 7,000 and produced another unprecedented surge in the number of people who have died of COVID-19. Statistics from the Department of Health, meanwhile, confirmed another 5,491 people have tested positive for the virus, meaning a total of 60,733 people have now been officially diagnosed since Britain's outbreak began in February. There were 51 per cent more new diagnoses than the 3,634 that were diagnosed yesterday, but officials said in today's televised briefing that the spread of the virus 'is not accelerating'. 

Popular Nigerian Billionaire Pasto Jreremiah Fufeyin Gives Back Tithe and Offering to Nigerians as he donates over 300 million Naira in the fight against COVID-19*

Popular Billionaire Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Gives Back Tithe and Offering to Nigerians as he donates over 300 million Naira in the fight against COVID-19*

"Take back your Tithe and Offering" Popular Billionaire Prophet, Jeremiah Fufeyin, facilitates 300Mllion naira Charity against the CoronaVirus Outbreak.

In a recent interview with, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin is quoted to have given back tithe and offering to Nigerians by way of charity, through his Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (JOF) Foundation. The Man of God said that there is no better time for Men Of God to give back to members, followers and society as a whole, than this COVID-19 Isolation period. He stressed that it is very insensitive for Pastors to suggest the collection of tithe and offering from members through an online service and banking as everyone is obviously going through a tough time.

COVID-19: Nigerian Government Loses N20 Billion In 7 Days As Banks Stop Operations In Ports

The Federal Government’s quest to contain the coronavirus pandemic through a 14 – day lockdown of Lagos, Ogun State and Abuja appears to be taking its toll on the nation’s revenue as banks’ closure continue to hamper ports operations.

Expressing his displeasure at the non-operation of banks, Dr. Ola Olugbese, Chairman, Ogbese Marine Services Limited, a licensed Customs agent, stated that the federal government may have lost not less than N20 billion in the last seven days due to non-operation of the banks in the ports. “Due to the lockdown caused by COVID-19 pandemic, banks were closed. The government needs revenue. That is why Customs was mandated to work as the ports remain open. Unfortunately, the government forgot that Customs work hand in hand with banks. Customs does not accept cash from importers or agents accept bank draft. If banks are not working, how can the government generate revenue?”, he asked.

Louisiana woman, 86, and three of her sons die within ten days of each other after contracting coronavirus

Antoinette Franklin, 86, from New Orleans died from coronavirusTimothy William Franklin was 61
Three sons and their elderly mother from Louisiana have all died from coronavirus within days of one another.

Antoinette Franklin, 86, from New Orleans along with her sons Herman Franklin Jr., 71, Anthony Franklin Sr., 58 and Timothy Franklin, 61, all died from the disease between March 20 and 30.

'My uncle passed, my grandmother passed, my dad passed, then my other uncle passed,' Anthony Franklin Jr. said to NBC News.

'It was literally like seven to eight days apart. It's horrific.' 
Herman Franklin died on March 20. Anthony Franklin Sr., passed away on March 26 and is survived by his two children, their mother and a fiancée. Timothy Franklin died on March 30. 
The three brothers and their mother all tested positive for coronavirus, according to the New Orleans Coroner's Office. 

Lagos Fitness Enthusiasts Take Exercise To Ikorodu Town As They Desert Gbagada Expressway

Lagosians on Tuesday morning deserted Gbagada expressway for another location to continue their fitness exercise amid the lockdown order to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.

This is coming barely 24 hours after some concerned residents called the Lagos state government to take action against the violators.

It was earlier reported social media users were outraged as some residents of the state took over Gbagada expressway on Monday for exercise in violation of the social distancing and lockdown ordered by the government.

UK's official death toll leaps by record 786 in 24 hours - plus 68 extra victims reported around the country: Total hits 6,159

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 6,227 after jump of 854 in a day
The Department of Health, which releases daily coronavirus figures for the UK, today said there had been 786 new deaths recorded across hospitals. This includes 758 in England and 28 in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, when counted individually, Britain announced 854 new deaths today, with the 758 in England, as well as 74 in Scotland, 19 in Wales and three in Northern Ireland. But the DH's cut-off of 5pm the night before means the official round-up is lower. For example, the DH's official death toll across the UK stands at 6,159 - but the true figure is 6,236 when the numbers are added up for each nation (5,655 in England, 296 in Scotland, 212 in Wales and 73 in Northern Ireland). 

Experts have warned against pinning too much hope to single-day changes in the statistics because many of the deaths date back days or even weeks before the date that they are announced, and it could still be another week or two before the effects of the UK's lockdown, which began on March 23, start to filter through to the numbers. Today's statistics come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London (pictured left and right, ambulance staff at the hospital in the capital). His spokesman said this afternoon that the PM was 'in good spirits', is in a stable condition, has not been diagnosed with pneumonia and is still breathing on his own.

Half of UK businesses have furloughed nearly ALL their staff after take-up of government scheme was three times more than expected and could cost £40bn

Up to 11million people are predicted to be placed on the furlough staff, which could cost the government up to £40million, according to the BBC. Stock picture

Around half of Britain's companies are expecting to furlough most of their staff at a cost of up to £40billion to the Treasury.
The Government initially thought around 10% of companies would take up the job retention scheme, but around a fifth of smaller firms plan to furlough all of their staff and 50% are taking up the scheme for some of their employees, the BBC reports. 
With businesses struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the Government introduced a grant to pay 80% of staff wages. 
The Resolution Foundation believes between 8million and 11million staff could furloughed, which would cost the government between £30bn and £40bn, the BBC reports.

Nigeria to Borrow U.S.$7 Billion to Cushion COVID-19 Impact From IMF, World Bank (@allafrica) | Twitter
Nigeria is seeking about $7.050 billion or an equivalent of N2.679 trillion from multilateral financial institutions as well as $150 million from the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to combat the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.
Already, the federal government has applied for the release of its contributions to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) totalling $3.4 billion under the Fund's Rapid Credit Loan Facility as part of measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

How the Internet Is Making Stay-At-Home Difficult for Africans

How the internet is making stay-at-home difficult for Africans ...
Closing schools and working from home has become a global response to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, lack of access to the internet as well as high data costs has made this transition rather difficult in Africa.

Across the African continent, most governments have implemented a lockdown on their citizens to mitigate and ultimately halt the spread of COVID-19. So far, South Africa has been the worst-hit country by the virus with about 1,749 cases as of Tuesday (07.04.2020).

As a result, the government under President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a 21-day lockdown on March 27 which included the closure of schools around the country. In an effort to keep education going, teachers have turned to the internet as a channel for teaching content.

Nigerian Government Instruct Nigerians in UK to Undergo '£350 COVID-19 Test' Before Evacuation

Nigerians in the UK are calling out the Nigerian High Commission ...
Nigerians living in the United Kingdom, UK must undergo a £350-that's nearly N166,000-testing for coronavirus before they can be evacuated, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission says.
Nigerians affected have expressed displeasure at the latest requirement, saying it was not part of conditions initially given to them.
It comes amidst concerns that many Nigerians in the UK may not meet testing conditions of the UK's National Health Service and it would be difficult for them to be tested through the NHS.

COVID-19 In Ecuador: Cardboard Coffins, Over 100 Bodies Litter The Streets

Bodies are left to rot on the side of the road as officials struggle to cope with coronavirus deaths in an Ecuadorian city.

At least 150 corpses were left on the street or kept in the homes of grieving relatives in Guayaquil as the deadly bug ravages the horror-struck port city.

The bodies were placed on the roadside in the desperate hope that authorities would be able to take them away but removals take up to three days due to a backlog.

Wuhan Unlocked: Residents Dash for Trains and Planes as Chinese City at the Epicenter of Original Coronavirus Outbreak Finally has Lockdown Lifted After 76 Days

Coronavirus China: Residents run to transport as lockdown lifts
People living in the Chinese city where coronavirus first emerged were permitted to leave for the first time since it was locked down, despite fears infections could arise if restrictions are eased too quickly. China sealed off the city of Wuhan on January 23 when it became apparent the deadly COVID-19 virus was spiralling out of control there. 

But at 00.50am on Wednesday, trains carrying people out of the city began running, and major highways also began opening up and flights left the airport as the lockdown was lifted. Some 55,000 people will leave Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, on Wednesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV, as topics including 'Welcome back Wuhan' trended on Chinese social media sites. Meanwhile, authorities in Hong Kong extended restrictions there until the end of the month. Pictured: Left, a man on the first train out of Wuhan this morning. Right: Passengers arrive in protective clothing for their trains out of Wuhan.

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Spain Sees New COVID-19 Deaths Spike By 743

COVID-19: Italy reports 636 new deaths, contagion slows
Spain saw a surge of 734 more COVID-19 deaths, with the total death toll reaching 13,798, according to Health Ministry data released Tuesday.

This figure breaks Spain’s four-day streak of fatalities trending downwards. On Monday, 674 deaths were reported.

Tuesday’s data also said over 5,500 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total of official cases to 140,510. Over 43,200 of those patients have recovered – an increase of nearly 3,000 since Monday.

Only Italy has reported more COVID-19 deaths than Spain, but with Spain’s lower population, it has surpassed Italy in terms of per capita fatalities. It is also suspected that the number of official deaths is much lower than the true figures.

COVID-19: 137 Canadians Evacuated From Nigeria

COVID-19: 137 Canadians evacuated from Nigeria
Some 137 Canadian citizens on Monday were evacuated from Nigeria amid the coronavirus pandemic, local Nigerian media reported.

The Canadian nationals were evacuated Monday morning out of Murtala Muhammed International Airport – near Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city – boarding an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 flight, local website Nigerian Tribune reported.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, five COVID-19 patients have died in the country so far, while 33 people have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

376 American Nationals Eventually Evacuated From Nigeria (Photos)

376 American nationals eventually evacuated from Nigeria to Washington DC (photos)
American nationals have finally been evacuated from Nigeria days after they were left stranded at the Lagos International Airport.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 376 US citizens departed from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, for Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday, April 6, 2020.
According to the US consulate in Nigeria, the chartered flight departed at 5:25pm Nigerian time.

Dr Fauci warns we may never get 'back to normal' because there will always be a 'threat' of coronavirus as U.S. death toll reaches 11,000 and infections hit almost 370,000 - nine days before the projected peak

The world will never return to what was considered 'normal' before the novel coronavirus emerged four months ago, Dr Anthony Fauci predicted at Monday's White House briefing
The world will never return to what was considered 'normal' before the novel coronavirus emerged four months ago, Dr Anthony Fauci says, as the national COVID-19 death toll hits 11,000. 

Across the nation, as of Monday evening, there are over 368,254 cases of the virus with hotspots in New York, Michigan and Louisiana. 

The US is now barreling towards the infection's projected peak day on April 16 when experts predict there will be over 3,000 deaths in 24 hours.

'We pray he will make a quick recovery': Michael Gove says Boris Johnson's intensive care battle is 'truly frightening' as he reveals the PM has been struggling for days - vowing No10 will be honest about his condition

Michael Gove says Boris Johnson's intensive care battle is 'truly frightening'

In a round of broadcast interviews this morning, Cabinet Office minister Mr Gove said Mr Johnson was getting the 'best care'.

'As we speak the PM is in intensive care being looked after by his medical team receiving the very, very best care from the team in St Thomas' and our hopes and prayers are with him and with his family,' he told BBC Breakfast.   

He said Mr Johnson's plight should demonstrate the need to follow social distancing rules, as the virus 'has a malevolence that is truly frightening'. 

Mr Gove played down concerns that the government will be paralysed with the leader out of action, insisting that Mr Johnson had already been on a 'stripped back diary' for days and 'Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body', 

Monday 6 April 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is rushed to intensive care as his 'persistent' coronavirus symptoms worsen and his Foreign Secretary is forced to take over running of the country

Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson taken to intensive care 

Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus condition worsened, Downing Street announced tonight. The Prime Minister was transferred to the ICU at St Thomas' Hospital in London at 7pm this evening. He is conscious and has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him. Mr Raab, also First Secretary of State, is primed to take charge of the government's coronavirus response, but it is understood he is not a temporary prime minister. Mr Johnson, 55, was transferred to intensive care as a precaution in case he requires a ventilator. The PM tested positive for coronavirus 11 days ago and started self-isolating in his Number 11 flat, where he remained at the helm of the UK's war on the virus. He was last seen looking exhausted on Friday, when he posted a video message on Twitter revealing he was still suffering from a high temperature.

Britain's Daily Deaths And New Infections Drop By Almost A THIRD: Signs of hope as 439 fatalities are recorded in a day - the lowest 24-hour toll in almost a week - and UK records 3,802 new cases - 2,000 less than yesterday

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 5,373 as 439 die in England
Updated statistics from NHS England, Public Health Wales and the Scottish Government revealed the death toll for Sunday, announced this afternoon, was 30 per cent lower than for the previous day. This marks the second day in a row that the number of new coronavirus fatalities has dropped, sparking hopes that the Government's lockdown plan is starting to work.
Although death numbers have, in past weeks, surged on Tuesdays from Monday lows, countries across Europe are now seeing their fatality counts drop as the effects of social distancing filter through to hospitals. London has been worst affected in the most recent death toll (pictured left, paramedics at St Thomas' Hospital), with 129 deaths announced today. Officials and insiders say the NHS is still coping well with the crisis and there are still enough facilities to handle the numbers of COVID-19 patients (pictured bottom right, an ambulance at the Nightingale Hospital in East London and, top right, health workers being swabbed for coronavirus testing at a site in Edgbaston, Birmingham).

Abacha Loot: UK Backs US, Opposes Fg’s Plan To Pay Bagudu $110m

The United Kingdom has joined the United States in resisting a plan by the Nigerian government to give Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, about $110m (N41.8bn) out of the $155m (N58.9bn) stolen by late dictator, Sani Abacha, Bloomberg reports.

The US, the UK and Nigeria are involved in a dispute over investment portfolios worth $155m traced to Abacha and held in trust for Bagudu and his family.

Nigeria is seeking the approval of a UK court for Nigeria to take ownership of the assets before returning 70 per cent of the proceeds to Bagudu under the terms of a 2018 deal.

Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has denied ever entering a deal with Bagudu but court papers say otherwise.

Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola's Mother, 82, Dies From Coronavirus In Barcelona Just Weeks After He Donated £920,000 To Fight The Virus in his native Catalonia

Pep Guardiola's (right) mother, Dolors Sala Carrio (left), has passed away from coronavirus
The Premier League champions confirmed the sad news on Monday that Dolors Sala Carrio had passed at the age of 82 in Manresa, Barcelona.

It read: 'The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep's moth Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. 
The Premier League champions confirmed the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon

The Queen pays tribute to a 'generation of Britons as strong as any' who are 'selflessly' uniting in face of coronavirus crisis and self-isolation and says 'we will succeed... and we will meet again'

The Queen urges Britons to pull together to get through coronavirus crisis 
The Queen has urged the nation to come together and remain resolute in the battle against coronavirus in a rare and poignant televised speech to the nation this evening. Speaking from Windsor Castle, where the 93-year-old monarch is isolating with Prince Philip, she said: 'If we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.' Her Majesty's extraordinary intervention is only the fifth time she has addressed the nation during her 67 year reign and comes as the UK death toll from the pandemic neared 5,000, with 621 new deaths today. She also invoked Dame Vera Lynn as she promised tens of millions of watching Brits: 'We will meet again'.

In an extraordinary and unprecedented operation, a sole cameraman was permitted to enter the White Drawing Room wearing latex gloves and a surgical mask, standing more than the regulatory two metres away from the elderly monarch.

British Airways pilot who is out of work due to lockdown is 'back in the cockpit' as he starts new job as Tesco delivery driver

British Airways pilot out of work due to coronavirus becomes Tesco delivery driver
A British Airways pilot out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic has started a new job as a Tesco delivery driver.

Peter Login was saluted for his temporary change of career as he ditched Boeing 747s for a Mercedes Sprinter to drop off food to Britons in coronavirus lockdown.

BA has grounded all flights at Gatwick and dramatically cut its services at Heathrow, while pilots have been hit with a 50% pay cut for three months and told to take two weeks of unpaid leave in both April and May.

In his tweet - which racked up more than 7,000 likes - he joked about BA's 'To Fly To Serve' motto - adding: '#EveryLittleHelps #ToDriveToServe #StayHomeStaySafe'