Saturday 4 July 2020

US records 60,000 daily cases and infections rise in 40 states while Florida heads 'a million miles an hour in the wrong direction'

Independence Day revelers hit beaches and fire up BBQs as US records another record
The United States is gearing up for an Independence Day unlike any other, with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and concern that the festivities could cause a spike in coronavirus cases.

Health authorities are warning that this weekend will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control, and that it could determine the trajectory of the surging COVID-19 outbreak.

With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors and local officials have ordered the wearing of masks in public, and families were urged to celebrate their independence at home. 

Women who specialize in buying and selling babies nabbed in Port Harcourt while negotiating the sale of a two-week-old baby (video)

Women who specialize in buying and selling babies nabbed in Port Harcourt while negotiating the sale of a two-week-old baby (video)

Five women were nabbed in Port Harcourt while negotiating the sale of a two-week-old baby.

Mrs Roseline Nwokocha from Umuahia was arrested with her sister, Chioma, at Rumuokuta junction in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Chioma had accompanied her to Rivers State to see the baby, Roseline told police.

It isn't her first time, she revealed. She said the last time she came to Port Harcourt to buy a baby, her sister Chioma accompanied her because she was sick.

The previous child she bought cost her N1.1 million, she revealed during interrogation. The child she was nabbed trying to buy was to be sold at N1 million and she said she planned to give the child to the buyers at N1.1 million Naira.  

I Rape Housewives, Force Their Husbands To Watch When They Don’t Give Me Money — 27-Year-Old Armed Robber Confesses,

A self-confessed robber and serial rapist, yesterday revealed why he rapes women and maids in the presence of their husbands and bosses.

According to him, it is a punishment for refusing to give him money, during operation.

Rather than showing remorse for his action, the suspect, Adeniyi Ajayi, 27, an ex-convict, begged the Police to kill him, instead of sending him back to prison.

Ajayi, who runs a one-man squad, was arrested by operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, SARS, in a hotel at Ijora 7-up area of Lagos.

His modus operandi was to break into victims’ homes, ordering them to cooperate with him or risk being killed by other members of his gang whom he claimed had surrounded the building.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Christened Grandson BAT Jr, Named The Baby After Himself As They Both Share The Same Initials

Bola Tinubu’s son, Seyi Tinubu who is a media practitioner, welcomed a baby boy with his wife, Layal Jade Tinubu, in London and have shown off their son in recent photos.

This is their second child after they got married in 2016. He took to social media to express his joy in bringing yet another child into the world.

Married Couple Arrested For Buying Babies Say They Were Tricked Into Believing They Birthed Twins

Stella Dimoko Married Couple Arrested For Buying Babies Say  They Were Tricked Into Believing They Birthed Twins
A married couple, Henry and ifeyinwa Otugbara, were yesterday arrested at a baby factory in Rumuolumili area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State while trying to buy two babies for N3.5 million.

Henry Otugbara from Delta State lamented that it was his desire to become a father that landed him and his wife in trouble. “I got married in 2014 and after two years there was no sign that my wife could conceive. We visited several hospitals and prayer houses in search of a solution. It was in our quest that my wife met one woman who promised to take us to the final place where we will get a solution. The name of the woman is IB, that is what they call her.

Governor Ikpeazu Of Abia Recovers From COVID 19

Governor Ikpeazu recovers, test negative for COVID-19 - Daily Post Nigeria
Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has recovered from COVID-19. He tested negative for the virus on Friday, July 3.

The governor went into Isolation after testing positive for the novel Coronavirus on June 8.

A statement from the state's Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu, announcing the governor's recovery, reads

Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi and some of his aides test positive for COVID-19

Covid-19: Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, Aides Test Positive | Plus TV  Africa
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, and some of his aides have tested positive for Covid-19 after their samples were taken for testing.

Umahi and his affected aides have not shown any symptom of the disease.

They have, however, embarked on self- isolation in compliance with established containment measures by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

The Governor in a statement personally signed by him directed the State Deputy-Governor to takeover the frontline coordination of Covid-19 strategy in the state.

Benue State Governor’s Wife And Son Test Positive For COVID-19

Governor Ortom's Wife, Son Test Positive For Coronavirus - The New Diplomat

The wife and son of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. 

Mrs. Eunice Ortom who announced this to newsmen on Friday, July 3, said she, their son, and some of her staff tested positive for the virus and have immediately gone into isolation.

“A few moments ago this evening, I received my result from the tests earlier carried out on me by NCDC personnel on routine screening at Government House, Makurdi,  which returned that I, my son, and some staff are COVID-19 positive,” she said in a statement.

We have from this moment, gone into total isolation as required by the protocol and would immediately begin the management treatment as advised by medical experts. 

Friday 3 July 2020

Summer Holidays Are Thrown Into Chaos As UK Government Finally Unveils List Of More Than 60 Quarantine-Free Countries

Grant Shapps will FINALLY unveil 'safe' countries for holidays TODAY
Summer holidays have been thrown into chaos yet again after the government unveiled a list of more than 60 quarantine-exempt countries which included Greece but not Portugal.

Sun-hungry Britons can travel to 73 destinations with no mandatory quarantine from July 10 - including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand, Malta and Barbados.

Confusingly Greece made the list, despite Transport Secretary Grant Shapps suggesting only this morning that it would be missed off as it has declared arrivals from the UK will be ordered to self-isolate. 

But Portugal has been left out - as have the US, China, Thailand and the Maldives.

US Court Confirms The Arrival Of Hushpuppi In Chicago On Thursday; Could Spend Up To 20 Years

Ramon Olunwa Abbas AKA Hushpuppi has been confirmed to have arrived in USA following the extradition by covet FBI agents who got custody of him on 2nd of July 2020. The US attorney released details of Hushpuppi's criminal activities which is worth up to a tone of $500 million. He was allegedly set on the radar after defrauding a New York law firm of $922,857 which was meant to be money to finance a home purchase for a client of the law firm. He was also mentioned on trying to defraud an English Premier League club of £100 million (around $124 million). This information meant Hushpuppi's criminal activities span across Europe, UK and the USA. He is expected to be transferred to Los Angeles where he will be tried for his many financial crimes - you can read the press release below:

Nigerian National Brought to U.S. to Face Charges of Conspiring to Launder Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from Cybercrime Schemes

         LOS ANGELES – A Dubai resident who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on social media has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges alleging he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from business email compromise (BEC) frauds and other scams, including schemes targeting a U.S. law firm, a foreign bank and an English Premier League soccer club.

Young Nigerians 20 to 40 Spreading COVID19, While Those 50 & Above Are Dying — FG

The Federal Government has said that Nigerian youths between the ages of 20 and 40 are majorly responsible for the spread of the COVID-19, while the majority of those bearing the brunt are older people from 50 years and above.

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the 48th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

Nigerian Man Who Spat Blood Into Policewoman's Eyes During Arrest Jailed For Eight Months In Prison (Video)

Update: Nigerian man who spat blood into policewoman
Temisan Oritsejafor, who was on bail for assaulting another officer weeks earlier, spat in the West Midlands Police officer's face while being arrested after disorder at a block of flats.
Oritsejafor was being cuffed on the floor of a corridor in the flats when he turned and spat at Pc Annie Napier, with the bloody spit going into her eye.

UK Pubs Can Open From 6:Am Tomorrow As Boris Johnson Pleads With Britons To Be 'Sensible' On 'Super Saturday' With Police Braced For Chaos And Fears Of Coronavirus Case Surge

A member of staff at The Althorp by Wandsworth Common wears PPE while serving customers
Boris Johnson said he wanted people to use the loosening of lockdown in England from tomorrow to 'enjoy summer'. But he insists that the success of the move is down to whether people act 'responsibly', urging the public not to 'let down' the sectors of the economy that desperately need to reopen safely. Mr Johnson made the appeal in an LBC radio phone-in this morning as a poll by ITVs Good Morning Britain (GMB) showed nearly 90 per cent of voters are dubbing tomorrow 'Stupid Saturday' instead of 'Super Saturday'. Social media users appear far from excited about pubs in England reopening, with many tweeting they will keep clear of boozers tomorrow.

But as police brace for chaos and fears of a surge in coronavirus cases critics have said the 6am opening time gives 'mixed messages' about excessive drinking when most hostelries usually open at 11am or midday unless they serve breakfasts.

Thursday 2 July 2020

'Don't Be An Idiot Like Me': Truck Driver, 51, Posted Tragic Last Message Just A day Before Dying Of Coronavirus After Catching It At A Party In California

California truck driver uploaded tragic Facebook post before dying of coronavirus
Tommy Macias, 51, from California, died from coronavirus on June 21 - just a day after uploading a tragic and regret-filled Facebook message saying he 'f***ed up' and caught the virus at a party. Lamenting the fact that he put his family's health at risk, he pleaded with people to wear masks in public and keep their distance from others, adding: 'Don't be an idiot like me.' Friends said Macias, who was overweight and had diabetes, had been following guidelines strictly until he attended the party as California's lockdown restrictions were eased. The state is currently in the midst of a spike in cases and hospital admissions which has seen Governor Gavin Newsom close down the majority of bars and restaurants again for at least the next three weeks.
A day before he was taken to hospital he uploaded this message to Facebook, admitting hye 'f***ed up', begging people to wear masks in public, and praying for his own survival
Gustavo Lopez, his brother-in-law, told NBC that from March until early June, Macias was following guidelines and only going out when necessary.

However, in early June Macias travelled 70 miles to Lake Elsinore to attend a party with a large group of others.

Included in the crowd was a friend, who Lopez did not name, who had tested positive for coronavirus and knew about the diagnosis.

Ondo Health Commissioner Dies Of COVID19, 2 Days After Governor Tested Positive

Multiple media reports have confirmed that the Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, has lost his life to COVID-19 complications. He reportedly died on Thursday.

Members of staff at his Crown Hospital at Oja Oshodi, Akure, the state capital, were seen crying and the neighbours too were lamenting the sudden death of the commissioner.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu only disclosed his own COVID-19 status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday but was silent on other members of his cabinet who were on admission at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH).

Tinubu In Shock As el-Rufai Leads Charge Against Him

Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, some founders and pillars of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have returned to the trenches to re-strategise and plot fresh plans to realise their 2023 political quests.

Notable leaders of the party considered to be posturing for 2023 include Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; Kaduna governor, Nasir el-Rufai; and Ekiti governor, Kayode Fayemi among others.

Many observers saw the dissolution of the NWC as targeted against Tinubu and his 2023 presidential ambition. The Presidency and Governor Buni dismissed this insinuation as balderdash and insisted that the sack of the NWC was to save the APC from implosion. Indeed, Vanguard checks showed that the party, before the dissolution, was facing 11 lawsuits in various courts.

Young Man Beats 8 Months Pregnant Wife To Coma In Lagos

A Nigerian man identified as Desmond Ehimuah has been accused of beating his 8 months pregnant wife, Tito Oluwatoyin Ehimuah, to coma and leaving her for dead at their residence in Magodo Phase 2, Lagos State.

According to a report, his wife had run away from home over the constant beatings she receives from her husband.

Man beats 8 months pregnant wife to coma in Lagos State

She reportedly returned home so they could settle the matter amicable only for her husband to descend on her and battered her until she passed out.

Read the story below:

Jada Pinkett Denies August Alsina Affair

Jada Pinkett Smith says claims made by singer August Alsina that the two had an affair that was green-lit by her husband, Will Smith, are a total lie.

August recently sat down with The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee to talk about his new album, "The Product III: state of emergency" ... but the interview quickly took a turn, with him claiming he had been in a relationship with Jada after being introduced to her by her son, Jaden, in 2015, and, according to him, it lasted quite some time.

AA was emotional as he explained how Jada is the only person he's ever loved, and how he devoted himself to her and poured himself into their relationship for many years.