Saturday 30 May 2020

Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano Airports To Reopen

Major airports in the country will in the “next few days” roar into life after weeks of inactivity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
The airports are the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Arport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State.
The Federal Government on March 16 placed a travel ban on 13 countries, including China, United States and Italy that had recorded over 1,000 cases of Coronavirus.

Fury over George Floyd Sweeps US: Donald Trump Puts Army On Notice To Deploy To US Streets For First Time Since LA Riots In 1992 As 19-Year-Old is shot dead in Detroit and Minneapolis erupts for fourth night

White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George

Soldiers in North Carolina and New York must be ready to move into Minneapolis within four hours to tackle the escalating civil unrest spreading across America. This marks the first time these emergency powers have been evoked since 1992 when riots broke out in the streets of LA after black man Rodney King was beaten up by white cops. 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night. Looting broke out in Minneapolis as protesters defied curfew and the National Guard failed to keep control. In Atlanta, the CNN headquarters was under siege and protesters threw a smoke bomb at cops defending it. In New York, protesters surrounded a police precinct in Brooklyn where an NYPD cop was seen violently throwing a woman to the ground. 

The White House was forced to go into temporary lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls. This comes as white cop Derek Chauvin was charged with murder Friday over Floyd's death but the other three cops still walk free.

Friday 29 May 2020

Monkeys Run Off With Coronavirus Samples After Attacking Medic

Monkeys get on a motorcycle to eat fruits from a box during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in New Delhi on April 10, 2020. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)
A troop of monkeys in India are currently on the run with blood samples of four Covid-19 patients. The primates attacked a laboratory technician and snatched away the samples earlier this week, authorities said. The attack occurred when the technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college in Meerut, 460 km (285 miles) north of Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state. 

Dr S. K. Garg, a top official at the college, said: ‘Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment … we had to take their blood samples again.’ Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spilt the blood samples, but people living near the leafy campus feared further spread of the virus if the monkeys carried the samples into residential areas.

Minneapolis police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd after he knelt on his neck for eight minutes in video which has sparked violent protests across US

Derek Chauvin taken into custody after George Floyd death
Fired police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with the murder of black man George Floyd. The white former Minneapolis cop was taken into custody by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Friday afternoon - he faces a third-degree murder charge. Floyd was seen in a video on Monday pleading that he couldn't breathe as Chauvin pressed his knee against his neck. Three other officers - Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Kueng – have also been fired over Floyd’s arrest. County Attorney Mike Freeman said these three officers have not yet been charged but he anticipated charges. Floyd’s ‘murder’ has sparked protests across the country leaving Minneapolis looking like a war zone. 

He also highlighted the 'extraordinary speed' in charging the case just four days after Floyd's death, but also defended himself against questions about why it did not happen sooner. 

Trump threatens to 'assume control' of Minneapolis in extraordinary tweet about rioter 'THUGS' as National Guard rolls into the city and George Floyd protests erupt across the US

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Riots have erupted in cities across America following the death of unarmed and handcuffed George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer. Chaos fell on Minneapolis, Minnesota this week after footage emerged of Mr Floyd gasping for air as Derek Chauvin pinned him to the floor and knelt on his neck. President Donald Trump has threatened to send the national guard ‘and get the job done right’ as unrest shows no signs of easing. Both peaceful protests and rioting have broken out in a number of US cities including Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Louisville. 

Officers were forced to run from the Minneapolis Third Police Precinct last night after a crowd broke into the building and set it ablaze. Demonstrators are also demanding justice for other African Americans who have been killed by police, including Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead by officers in March at her home in Louisville, Kentucky.

Trump threatens to 'assume control' of Minneapolis in extraordinary tweet about rioter 'THUGS' as National Guard rolls into the city and George Floyd protests erupt across the US

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Protesters were seen smashing the windows and doors as they broke into the police precinct at around 10p.m. local time
Donald Trump last night threatened to 'assume control' of Minneapolis, warning rioters in the city that 'when the looting starts the shooting starts,' as demonstrators set fire to a police precinct and protests erupted across the States. 

Trump had used Twitter to intervene in the carnage which erupted for a third night running following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody after a white officer knelt on his neck while he was filmed gasping and saying: 'I can't breathe.'  

The president's incendiary tweet is now hidden by a warning that it violated Twitter's rules about glorifying violence - but the message can be bypassed and the tweet remains live. 

Trump's first tweet in the chain accused Minneapolis 'Radical Left Mayor' Jacob Frey of showing 'a total lack of leadership' and warned he was poised to send in troops. This tweet was not hidden by Twitter.

Man Electrocuted To Death In Aba Few Weeks To Traditional Wedding (Graphic Pic)

A middle-aged man identified as Chukwudi was on Wednesday electrocuted to death in the Opobo road, the commercial nerve centre of Aba, Abia state, throwing residents into confusion.

Our correspondent gathered that trouble started when Chukwudi discovered a loss of electricity supply in his apartment situated in a public compound, a situation that prompted him to search for the solution.

He was said to have used a ladder to climb the electricity pole in search of the fault even though he is not a staff of the distribution company, EEDC in the area.

The New Terminal Of Kano Airport That Will Be Commissioned Soon – Photos

For those who are used to Kano and ply the Aminu Kano International Airport, you may be in for a new treatment of a lifetime as the new terminal of Mallam Aminu International Airport is due for commissioning any moment from now.
According to information reaching our newsdesk, the Kano International Airport terminal has been upgraded to meet with the world standard, this means that all activities will now be moved to this new terminal later in the year.

New Airport Terminals Are Changing Nigeria’s Travel Narrative

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When her Cronos flight landed in the newly rebuilt, Port Harcourt International Airport, a Ghanaian passenger was the last to get off the plane. Even then, she had to be persuaded.
Long used to airport terminals in Nigeria that are barely functional, she refused to believe that the swanky airport was in Nigeria. The flight crew had to reassure her that this indeed is, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
All around the world, Airport terminals are no longer just buildings with long chairs where passengers wait to board aeroplanes, people now require they have a personality. They want it to create an ambience where people are happy to shop without guilt, to feel at home while being away.

Thursday 28 May 2020

Nigerian, Tony Ugochkwu Wrongly Jailed In US, Freed After 15 Years, Gets $10m Compensation

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A United States-based Nigerian, Tony Ugochkwu, has walked out of prison a free man after spending 15 out of the 18 years he was wrongly convicted for murder.

For being a victim of the wrong identity, he is to be paid $10 million by the government on the order of a court.

Ugochukwu, according to a brief story shared by Omobola Jomog Olajumoke on Facebook, he was released from prison on Tuesday.

UK Pubs and restaurants could reopen NEXT MONTH as Boris Johnson says roadmap is moving 'faster than previously thought'

Coronavirus UK: Pubs and restaurants 'could open next month'
Boris Johnson has indicated that pubs could be allowed to reopen as early as next month, giving Britons fresh hope of enjoying a drink in a beer garden this summer. The Prime Minister (inset top) told MPs he hopes to allow watering holes and restaurants to re-open earlier than July 4 - the date which has been set down in the government's roadmap out of lockdown. He says that the roadmap is moving faster than previously thought. Pubs and restaurants have been closed across Britain since the government imposed the coronavirus lockdown at the end of March. On Wednesday, Mr Johnson told MPs on the Liaison Committee: 'On hospitality... 

we are really trying to go as fast as we can. 'It is really difficult to bring forward hospitality measures in a way that involves social distancing. But I am much more optimistic about that than I was. We may be able to do things faster than I previously thought.' Pubs and restaurants face challenges over how to open under social distancing guidelines, with 80 per cent unable to follow the two-metre guidelines. However, Mr Johnson has ordered scientists to reassess the restrictions. In Paris, plastic shields separating dinners are being tested (pictured left), while one way systems could be used in pubs in Britain (pictured top right: A one-way system at a pub in Fulham). 

'A murderer lives here': Protesters scrawl graffiti outside the home of white cop Derek Chauvin who knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes until he passed out and later died

Protesters wrote 'A murderer lives here' on the ground outside Chauvin's home
Protesters gathered outside the home of the white former police officer who was filmed pinning a black man to the ground by his neck before dying moments later in police custody.   

Derek Chauvin, 44, knelt on George Floyd's neck for eight minutes during his arrest on Monday, despite the man begging him to stop and bystanders warning him he was 'killing' him. 

People descended on his home Wednesday and scrawled the word 'Murderer' on his driveway, as protests over Floyd's death entered the second day in Minneapolis.   

A sign was propped up at the end of his driveway reading 'People don't kill people, cops do' as calls mounted for the fired cop to face murder charges over Floyd's death. 

Other demonstrators carried signs and wore T-shirts reading 'I can't breathe' - some of the last words Floyd said as he begged the police officer for his life. 

George Floyd: Trump To Receive 'Full Report' On Minneapolis Death, Calls It A 'Very Sad Event'

Donald Trump reacts to the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck
President Donald Trump on Wednesday addressed the death of a Minneapolis black man who died after he was restrained by a white police officer, telling reporters he planned to receive a "full report" on the incident that he described as a "very sad event." 
During a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the president was scheduled to watch the historic SpaceX rocket launch before it was postponed due to inclement weather, Trump was asked whether the four officers involved in the incident should be prosecuted. 
"We're going to look at it and we're going to get a report tomorrow when we get back. And we're going to get a very full report," Trump said in his first public comments about Floyd's death. "But a very sad day."

George Floyd: Hundreds Take To The Streets In US Demanding Justice (Photos)

On Tuesday afternoon in Minneapolis, hundreds of people gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man killed in police custody on Memorial Day. What began as a peaceful protest ended with a smaller group of demonstrators clashing with law enforcement. Police in riot gear were eventually called to the city’s third district to quell the demonstration, using tear gas and rubber bullets.

Late on Monday, a video emerged of a police officer digging his knee into Floyd’s neck, pinning him to the ground next to a squad car. While lying facedown, Floyd groans and screams “I can’t breathe.” Bystanders ask the officers to allow Floyd off the ground to check his pulse, to no avail. The video ends with Floyd, apparently unconscious, being loaded onto a stretcher. He died a short time later at Hennepin County Medical Center.

In A Fit Of Rage: Landlord Allegedly Shoots Tenant Dead - Mentions Name Of Police Officer Who Gave Him The Gun (Video)

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The Ghanaian landlord who shot his tenant dead for refusing to vacate his property at the expiration of his tenancy has been identified as Victor Stephen Nana Kankam. 

The suspect, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, allegedly shot the victim, Benjamin Okyere, a budding musician, four times.

He was initially rushed to Anoeja Hospital at Tantra Hill and later taken to the Achimota Mile 7 Police Station, where a formal complaint was lodged.

The victim was then taken to the Police Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

While it is still not clear what triggered the deadly incident, there are rumours that the landlord killed the tenant over a woman.

Wednesday 27 May 2020

George Floyd: Minnesota Police Officers Fired After Death Of Unarmed Black Man

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Four Minnesota police officers have been fired after the death of a black man who was taken into custody and seen on video being pinned down by his neck.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the four officers were now "former employees".

Footage shows the man, George Floyd, groaning and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" to the white officer.

The incident echoed that of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in New York City in 2014.

The FBI has said it will investigate the Minneapolis incident, which took place on Monday evening.

"I can't breathe" Horrific Video Shows Moment African American Man Was Killed After A Minneapolis Police Officer Knelt On His Neck To Restrain Him

African American man killed by Minneapolis police has been identified
FBI has joined the investigation into the death of a Black man named George Lloyd who died on Monday, May 25, after a Minneapolis police officer forced his knee into his neck to keep him pinned to the ground.

In a video going viral, a police officer is seen holding George down after he "physically resisted officers".

 "I can't breathe," he kept repeating but the cops didn't listen.

The cop who was kneeling on his neck did not ease pressure even as the man complained.

"Get up and get in the car," another officer is heard telling George Lloyd but it's clear that the man can't get up unless the officer stops holding him down.
"I can't," George told the cops.

Tuesday 26 May 2020

'Billions Of Locusts Filmed Swarming Across India Residential Areas Turning Sky Black (Photos)

A locust plague swarmed across India and coursed through built-up towns. Footage shows a surge of insects covering the sky and forcing the villagers to run for shelter.

A man, who filmed the moment, can be heard behind the camera: “There are billions and trillions.

“There are uncountable numbers of locusts flying in the sky, this is something I have never ever seen in my life." He then turns the camera to a roof floor which has changed colour by a mass of the insects.

Monday 25 May 2020

Corona-Virus Inspired! Model Rocks A Bikini Made From Face Masks

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A model is causing a stir online after she posed in a bikini piece made with just Face masks.

She is said to be using the photos to create awareness about the Coronavirus pandemic.

Father Who Defiled His 6 And 9-Year-Old Daughters Arrested In Ondo

A 48-year-old father, Femi Onifade has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Ondo State for sexually defiling his two daughters.

The victims who are aged 6 and 9 lived with him at their No 27 Liberty Hospital Road, Oluwatuyi, Akure, the state capital.

Vanguard gathered the suspect, a welder who is presently in the custody of the security agency was apprehended based on intelligence gathering by officers and men of the Anti-Human Trafficking and illegal Migration Unit.

The officials of the state chapter of the NSCDC effected his arrest at his residence following complaints from his neighbours.

17 Chinese Illegal Miners: FG Mounts Pressure On Osun To Surrender Suspects

The Federal Government and its agencies, over the weekend, mounted fresh pressure on the government of Osun State to hand over 27 persons caught in illegal mining of gold and have been in the custody of the state in the last three weeks.

The pressure is coming on the premise that the Osun State Government has no power to detain any illegal miner, as no law in Nigeria donates such power to them under the 1999 Constitution.

The illegal miners, which included 17 Chinese nationals were apprehended in the goldfields of Osun State on May 3, 2020 and detained by the authorities of that state. However, the Federal Government has insisted that it was illegal for Osun State to handle the investigation of the suspects or their prosecution.