Saturday 9 May 2020

Nail in the coffin for foreign travel: Airline bosses say Boris's 'devastating' lockdown plan to quarantine all UK arrivals for TWO WEEKS will 'kill off' industry as business chiefs warn it signals Britain is closed

Authorities will carry out spot checks and those found to be breaking the rules are to face fines of up to £1,000 or even deportation (pictured, airline passengers wearing face masks are seen at Heathrow Airport)
Airline chiefs have slammed Boris Johnson's plans to quarantine UK arrivals for two weeks, warning it could 'kill off' the industry completely.

From June, all arrivals in the UK - including returning Britons - will be quarantined for 14 days and face £1,000 fines or deportation if they fail to do so.

The announcement of the new travel measures comes seven weeks into the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown.

Government officials are working to avoid a second wave of the bug, which has killed more than 31,000 people in the UK alone.

Inside luxury hotel where Thai king, 67, is in coronavirus lockdown with 20 girlfriends in ‘pleasure room’

News 24X7 Plus | King breaks lockdown, Ash with 20 girlfriends in ...
THIS Is the luxury hotel where Thailand's king is holed up during the coronavirus lockdown with an entourage of 20 concubines. 
King Maha Vajiralongkorn -  also known as Rama X - is said to still be "isolating" at the posh German hotel which reportedly has a specially built "pleasure room" for him and his harem.

Fewer Coronavirus Tests, More Deaths In Nigeria

Coronavirus in Africa: Nigeria Defends Slow Pace of Testing ...
Of Africa’s 54 countries, Lesotho stands out where others stand in this season of Coronavirus. Almost three months after Egypt became the first country in the continent to confirm a Coronavirus case, Lesotho remains the only country in Africa that has kept a clean slate for not having even a single case of the deadly infection, with all others battling to contain the community spread of the virus. Lesotho has since eased restrictions implemented as part of a two-week lockdown that put businesses, public services, state companies and other activities on hold.
As at the time of filing this report, the confirmed Coronavirus death toll in Africa stood at over 2,000, with over 51,000 confirmed infection cases and 17,590 recoveries. In a continent that is home to 1.2 billion people, the infection and fatality cases so far may not appear too bad, especially when compared with events in more advanced sections of the world where the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the novel Coronavirus is still dealing them a deadly blow. However, despite steadily rising infections in many parts of the world (3.8 million cases globally and still counting), it appears political and health authorities are not in the mood to throw up their hands in frustration.

Sinach Becomes First African To Top Billboard ‘Christian Songwriters’ Chart

Sinach becomes first African to top Billboard USA chart
Nigerian gospel artist, Osinachi Okoro, popularly known as Sinach, has become the first African to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters Chart.
Her song ‘Waymaker,’ originally released in 2016, recently gained massive popularity following performances by The Elevation Worship and other Christian rock bands.
But it was Leeland’s Waymaker (Live) that shot the song into Billboard Top 10 hits. Another version of the song by Michael W. Smith featuring Vanessa Campagna and Madelyn Berry also lit up the charts.

Friday 8 May 2020

District Attorney 'BLOCKED arrests of her friend and his son now charged with 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery's murder' - as they appear in court and Trump describes shooting as 'very disturbing'

Brunswick DA Jackie Johnson blocked police from arresting a father and son accused of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery because one of them used to work in her office, it is claimed

Gregory McMichael had worked as an investigator in her office until his retirement in 2019 causing Johnson to recused herself from the case a few days after the shooting.  

'She shut them down to protect her friend McMichael,' Glynn County Commissioner Allen Booker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The McMichaels made their first court appearance individually Friday afternoon via a video link from inside the Glynn County jail.

Abiola, Oba Oyekan At The Crowning Of Tinubu As Asiwaju Of Lagos

The making of an Asiwaju of Lagos.
Sen (Dr) Bola Ahmed Tinubu been crowned the Asiwaju of Lagos by the then Oba of Lagos, Late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan while late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola and others look on,

Ghana's Dancing Pallbearers - Now a Famous Meme - Share Message Thanking Coronavirus Doctors Around The World And Urging People: 'Stay At Home, Or You Dance With Us!'

The troupe breaks out in applause as the six men thank doctors around the world
The video, shared online by lead pallbearer Benjamin Aidoo, shows the seven men dressed head-to-toe in white, complete with gloves and face masks as they applaud doctors. One sits at the front wearing a red sash and leads the heartwarming message thanking the healthcare workers. 

The troupe went viral back in 2017 after BBC Africa shared a video showing their flamboyant coffin-carrying dances. While they're known on the internet as the Ghana Dancing Pallbearers, their true name is the Nana Otafrija Pallbearing and Waiting Service.

'You are working hard and taking care of everyone', he adds, before flashing a quick thumbs up. 

As the 20-second clip draws to a close, the pallbearer points to the camera and chuckles: 'Now remember to stay at home - or dance with us!'

Thursday 7 May 2020

Fresh $319m Abacha Loot In Uk, France - US

Barely a week after helping to repatriate $311m (N118bn) stolen by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, the United States says there is a separate $319m (N121bn) Abacha loot in the United Kingdom and France.

The US Embassy in Nigeria said in a statement on Wednesday that there is $167m in stolen assets in France while there is a separate $152m in the UK which is being challenged in court.

The statement read in part, “The funds returned last week are distinct and separate from an additional $167m in stolen assets also forfeited in the United Kingdom and France, as well as $152m still in active litigation in the United Kingdom.”

Man Dies After Overdose Of Ginger And Gallic Concoction To Cure Corona-Virus In Maryland USA (Videos)

Man who claims to be Dr.Coronavirus who boasts of having herbal cure to the deadly virus dies of ginger and gallic concoction overdoes in Hyattsville, Maryland USA.
The concern of many is that an overdose of a herbal mixture can kill the users.

'Stay Safe, Save Lives' Replaces 'Stay Home' Slogan As UK Eases Lockdown From Monday

Boris Johnson will not announce the 'exit strategy' - which is expected to include a five-point plan for easing lockdown - until Sunday

The 'Stay at Home' message used to convince millions in Britain not to leave the house for approaching two months will be axed and replaced with a new 'Stay Safe, Save Lives' mantra as the lockdown is slowly eased from Monday despite the 'appalling' UK death toll. Boris Johnson's official Downing Street Twitter account has started pumping out the more nuanced message as the Prime Minister (inset yesterday) said some draconian rules he imposed on March 23 will be lifted as part of a five-step plan towards normality amid fears lockdown 'fatigue' is developing in the UK. 

Personalities On N1000 Note Rock Face-Masks As Artist Draws Note On The Wall


A Nigerian Artist, Bamaiyi Danladi Art, pictured painting on the wall for this COVID-19 season.

He drew a 1000 Naira note with nose mask on the faces of those on the notes.

Car Crushes Man Making Video Call To Girlfriend On Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway

Tragedy struck on Wednesday when a 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade, was crushed to death by a commercial car, while he was making a video call to his girlfriend at the Adedero village on the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway.

The accident involved a Honda Odyssey car with number plate AAA 589 FV, which was conveying crates of eggs.

It was gathered that the deceased was reportedly making a video call to his girlfriend while crossing the road when the accident occurred.

Petrol To Sell At 117 Per Litre As PPMC Slashes Ex-Depot Prices

Petrol To Sell At 117 Per Litre As PPMC Slashes Ex-Depot Prices ...
THE Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Wednesday, slashed the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, to N108 per litre, a move reflecting the drop in crude oil prices. It is also expected to result in a lower pump price at petrol stations by end of this week.

In a memo to oil marketers and other stakeholders in the petroleum marketing business, dated May 5, 2020, with the subject: ‘Re: PPMC Petroleum Products Prices for May 2020,’ the PPMC also slashed the ex-depot price of Automotive Gasoline Oil, also known as diesel, to N164 per litre for depots in Lagos and N166 per litre for depots in Oghara, Calabar, Port Harcourt, among others.

Bishop Oyedepo: It's Wrong To Allow People In Market And Not In Church


Wednesday 6 May 2020

Malami: "I Deliberately Referred To Abacha Loot As "Abacha's Assets"

Abubakar Malami SAN, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has faulted those criticising him for describing the recently repatriated Abacha loots as ” Abacha assets.

Malami in a statement said while the money was a loot, it automatically becomes an asset when it is returned to the federal government.

“Attention of the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to needless media hype relating to the purported characterization of the recovered assets associated with former Head of State, General Sani Abacha as “Abacha Assets”.

UK Lockdown Will Be Eased On MONDAY: Government Will Drop 'Stay At Home' Message This Weekend When Prime Minister Eases Restrictions

Boris Johnson today made his return to PMQs in the House of Commons after a six week absence. He conceded that the UK's coronavirus death toll is 'appalling'
Boris Johnson today announced he is hoping to begin easing the UK's coronavirus lockdown on Monday as Matt Hancock suggested cafes could reopen if they have outdoor drinking areas. The Prime Minister said some measures will be lifted from the start of next week if the latest scientific evidence shows the spread of the disease is sufficiently under control. The PM will renew social distancing restrictions on Thursday before using an address to the nation on Sunday night to set out his lockdown exit strategy. He is pushing ahead despite today admitting that the UK's death toll, which is closing in on 30,000 and is the worst in Europe, is 'appalling'. Mr Johnson said the Sunday address would prepare people for potential changes on Monday but the specifics remain a secret. 

Duchess Meghan Reads to Archie in a New Video Released for His Birthday

meghan reads to archie on birthday
A first birthday is always the most memorable for new parents, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made sure to ring in Mountbatten-Windsor's big day in the most special way.
The couple have released a video of Duchess Meghan reading to Archie (with the help of Prince Harry behind the camera) to help raise money for Save the Children's #SaveWithStories campaign, which is helping children impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. and U.S.

Why We Murdered Businesswoman, Dispossessed Her Of N400,000 ― Suspects

Why we murdered businesswoman, dispossessed her of N400,000 ― suspects

Two friends, Olobamoyo Tosin and Ogungbemi Gbenga, who were arrested by the Police in Ogun, over the murder of a businesswoman, have opened up on how and why they carried out the dastardly act. The deceased, Mrs Evelyn Ebere, had left her Shagamu residence in Ogun State on March 10, 2020, for Ire-Ekiti, Ekiti State to buy palm oil, but never returned home. 

Her anxious family reported the case to the Police, consequent upon which the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Unit to unravel the circumstance surrounding her disappearance. 

Mystery as Chinese coronavirus researcher, 37, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is killed in murder-suicide while on verge of 'significant findings'

Dr Bing Liu, 37, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, was shot and killed in a suspected murder-suicide allegedly carried out by a man he knew

A well-respected University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researcher was said to have been on the verge of 'very significant findings' related to the coronavirus when police say he was killed in an apparent murder-suicide. 

Dr Bing Liu, 37, was alone at his home in the 200 blocks of Elm Court in Ross Township on Saturday afternoon when another man - identified as 46-year-old Hao Gu - allegedly entered the residence through an unlocked door and opened fire. 

Liu was struck by bullets in the head, neck and torso, and died of his injuries. 

His wife was not home at the time of the homicide, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The couple do not have children.  

Police said Gu then returned to his car parked 100 yards away at Charlemagne Circle and turned the gun on himself. 

Mother Of Nigeria's Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai, Dies In Borno

Tukur Buratai, Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, on Tuesday lost his mother, Kakah Hajja.

A family source told SaharaReporters that the late Hajja died after a brief illness at her home in Maiduguri, Borno State.

“Yes I can confirm to you that she’s dead.

Touching Video Of Nigerian Nurse Who Died Of COVID-19 Being Removed From Her New York Home

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A heartbreaking video showing the moment the body of a Nigerian woman, Olubunmi Olugbileeti who died of COVID-19 in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, May 3, 2020, is being removed from her home. The Nurse, died after battling with the novel COVID19 disease, was being evacuated from her home in Brooklyn, New York, has been shared online.

Health workers in the county were invited to remove her remains as her family were not allowed to touch it because it was contagious.

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Court Sentences Driver To Death In Lagos’ First Ever Virtual Court Sitting

A Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a driver, Olalekan Hameed, to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Jolasun Okunsanya, 76, the mother of his employer, Adetayo.

The sad incident occurred on December 1, 2018

Justice Mojisola Dada delivered the judgment today in the Lagos State Judiciary’s first ever virtual court session.

The proceedings which were approved by Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, in line with the Lagos State’s Judiciary Remote Hearing of Cases COVID-19 Pandemic Period Practice Direction were held online via a video app Zoom.

Survivors of Nigeria's 'baby factories' share their stories

As 16-year-old Miriam* stepped out of her tent to fetch water near the Madinatu Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state in January last year, a middle-aged woman she knew as "Aunty Kiki" approached her.

She asked Miriam if she was interested in moving to the city of Enugu to work as a housemaid for a monthly salary. 

Miriam, who is now 17, wasted no time in accepting the offer and began to prepare for her trip to the east the following day.

She told her 17-year-old cousin, Roda*, about it and advised her to approach Aunty Kiki.

When Roda, who is now 18, met Aunty Kiki the next morning, she asked if there was a job for her, too. The woman quickly agreed, so Roda packed her bags.

"We were both very excited to travel to Enugu," Miriam says. "We had suffered so much for four years and were happy to go somewhere new to start a new life."
5 things you don't know about baby factories in Nigeria

The promise
Both girls, who used to live in the same compound in Bama, fled the northeastern Nigerian town in 2017 when Boko Haram stormed the area, burning down houses and kidnapping women and children.

Miriam and Roda fled, leaving other members of their family behind. They do not know what happened to them. 

The two girls trekked for several days to reach Madinatu, where they remained for nearly two years before their trip to Enugu in southeastern Nigeria.

In Madinatu, Miriam and Roda lived together in a small bamboo tent inside the camp that houses more than 5,000 people who, like them, had fled Boko Haram.

Mysterious Deaths Hit Hadejia LG In Jigawa, Over 100 Dead

Over a hundred people are said to have died within the last ten days in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori who spoke to Channels Television says an average of ten people mostly above the ages of fifty dies every day for the last ten days, in the local government.

However, the state government has established a five-man committee to investigate the issue and recommend appropriate actions.

Crude Oil Fall: 84 million Barrels of Nigerian Crude Stranded At Sea

Oil Fall: 84 million barrels of Nigerian crude stranded at sea ...
An estimated 84 million barrels of Nigerian crude oil is currently stranded at sea, a report by Wall Street Journal has said.

In an April 27 report, the newspaper said cargo ships filled with Nigerian crude had nowhere to go and Nigerian oil companies were competing to fill the “last few empty tankers still left at sea”.

The tankers are reported to be coming from production fields managed by Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil.

According to experts, it would be risky to shut down production in some oil fields as the wells are “too old to be restarted once they go idle”.

How Abacha Family Hid $1bn Loot - And How Goodluck Jonathan Government Smoked Them Out

BREAKING: Buhari Govt Receives $312m Abacha Loot From US - Tori4Town
The Abacha family thought they had done Nigeria a favour by giving up $1.3 billion but the Goodluck Jonathan administration soon discovered that they still had $1 billion hidden in various accounts in Europe, according to Mohammed Bello Adoke.
Using the Nigerian legal system, Mohammed Abacha, the eldest surviving son of the late head of state, had tried to stop the federal government from seizing the looted funds and repatriating them to Nigeria, but “a simple trick” outsmarted him, the former attorney-general further said.
In his book, “Burden of Service: Reminiscences of Nigeria’s former Attorney-General”, Adoke insinuated that the Abacha family was so offended by his doggedness in the loot recovery that they found allies in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to hound him after he left office in 2015.

ABACHA LOOT: See Amount Recovered So Far

US Lawmakers kick against returning Abacha's $320 million loot to Nigeria
Even though he is no more, General Sani Abacha has been humorously described as one of the ancestors of Nigeria who has been donating money generously to successive governments from the land of the dead as his loot was outrageous. Sunday Vanguard captures the looted funds:

He’s a man of multiple impressions. To some people, he was an enigma. To others, he was humane. But to many, he was simply a mean dictator and the man who wore the thickest goggles in town. Yet, some quarters preferred him as a consummate soldier, leader par excellence, trailblazer, stabilizer and strategist.

Boris Back To Work Blue Prints: No Sharing Of Pens, Canteens Closed And Over-70s And The Obese Working From Home

Coronavirus UK: Government's strict back-to-work plans leaked
Via - Dailymail

Draft guidance seen by the Daily Mail suggested there will be no return to normality in the foreseeable future - despite ministers preparing to publish a back-to-work dossier and Boris Johnson (right) preparing to tell the nation on Sunday how lockdown will be eased. In the dossier, employers will be ordered to follow a range of restrictions (main) to protect workers in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus. 

The government has warned that the measures could remain in place for a year. Employers will be told to close canteens and other communal areas, with staff encouraged to eat packed lunches on their own. Shift patterns will be staggered to limit the number of people at work at any one time and reduce rush-hour pressure on public transport. 

Monday 4 May 2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Face Masks Have Become a Status Symbol

A woman wearing a protective mask carries a toilet paper package on the street on March 13, 2020 in New York City.
Last week, mere weeks after the surgeon general discouraged Americans from buying masks to protect from COVID-19 transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started recommending that Americans wear masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

It was the type of about-face that has characterized the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one that has been marked by mixed messaging, the promotion of dangerous misinformation, and a bumbling incompetence more suggestive of a Benny Hill sketch than a federal government task force. Above all else, it prompted people to flock online by the millions to comb through a now-limited supply of masks — and garment manufacturers have been all too happy to meet demand.

Lagos Police explains why they are still detaining Clarence Peters over Kodak's death

Police Detain Clarence Peters Over The Death Of Video Vixen ...
The Lagos state Police has explained why they are still detaining Clarence Peters over the death of popular dancer, Kodak. 

We reported earlier that Kodak died after being electrocuted while charging her phone at the ace music video director's studio at Omole Estate, Lagos. 

Though Clarence Peters had debunked report of him being arrested as he revealed that he willingly made himself available to the police, Lagos State Police Spokesperson Bala Elkana told Premium Times on Monday May 4, that he is still in their custody. 

Clarence Peters’ girlfriend speaks on his arrest over Picture Kodak’s death – Reveals shocking details

Clarence Peters girlfriend of 14 years, Jennifer, has spoken out on the arrest of popular Nigerian music video director, Clarence Peters, over the death of Picture Kodak

According to reports, Picture Kodak was electrocuted in the house of Clarence Peters who has now been arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police command.

Picture Kodak who died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, was said to have been electrocuted while charging her phone. Reports also claim she was barefooted and sat near the door while operating her phone which was plugged in.

Kodak is said to have suffered chest burns after the phone fell on her and she died before she could be rushed to a hospital.

Update: Cute Abiola To Face Navy Panel Tomorrow After Arrest Over CAMO

Cute Abiola Faces Panel Today Over Snapping Photos With His ...
Popular Nigerian comedian Abiola Abdulgafar known as Cute Abiola is set to face Navy Panel tomorrow, Monday 4th after he was arrested for wearing an army CAMO outfit for his 24th birthday.
The comedian who was born on 28th April 1996 celebrated his 24th birthday with beautiful photos on camo outfit.

Planned evacuation of Nigerians from UAE, UK, USA, others due to the COVID-19 pandemic to begin this week- Abike Dabiri-Erewa

COVID-19: Planned Evacuation Of Nigerians In Diaspora Begins This ...
After weeks of collating data and carrying out COVID-19 tests, the planned evacuation of Nigerians residing abroad who have signified interest to be repatriated home due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin this week.

This was disclosed by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, via her Twitter handle on Monday morning.

''Planned evacuation of Nigerians begins from this week. UAE. The UK. USA etc All applicants should please check with the various missions for updates and protocols to abide by. May the Lord heal the world'' she tweeted

Recall that in April, the Federal government announced plans to repatriate Nigerians abroad who have asked to be brought back home due to the pandemic.

Part of the conditions for the repatriation was that they must subject themselves to COVID-19 tests in their countries of residence, pay for their flight ticket back home and must be Isolated for 14 days upon their arrival to Nigeria. 

AFROBEATS 2020 Video Mix | AFROBEATS 2020 Video MiX

AFROBEATS 2019 Video Mix | AFROBEATS 2020 Video MiX |

Hollywood star, Chris Hemsworth is overwhelmed by the massive support his latest film is enjoying on Netflix.

Chris Hemsworth Extraction movie
In a video shared via Instagram on Saturday, Hemsworth shared how grateful he is that the fans made Extraction the number one film on the planet right now.
The Thor star shared: “Hey, what’s up guys, I hope you’re doing well. I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who checked out Extraction — you’ve made it the number one film on the planet right now, and it looks like it’s going to be Netflix’s biggest feature film of all time, which is absolutely mind-blowing.”

Is it finally working? UK announces its LOWEST number of coronavirus daily deaths since March 29 with 288 more fatalities

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 28,675 with 229 more fatalities
The Department of Health - which announces an official daily snapshot of deaths in all settings - has yet to provide today's COVID-19 update. The preliminary toll is counted by adding up all the numbers provided by the health officials of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. NHS England declared 204 COVID-19 fatalities in hospitals - but some of the deaths may have been included in previous daily totals. 

No official body provides an update of the number of fatalities outside of hospitals in England. Scotland had five deaths in all settings, while Wales and Northern Ireland recorded another 14 and six victims in hospitals and care homes, respectively. It means at least 28,675 Britons have now died from coronavirus, Europe's second-worst death toll - second only to Italy (28,884). But top statisticians say thousands of British care home victims are still being missed because the figures only include patients who have tested positive in a laboratory. In other developments to the UK's coronavirus crisis today, Boris Johnson (right) urged Britons not to 'ease up' on lockdown measures too early, saying it could 'allow the second peak of coronavirus'.

Clarence Peters Narrates How Video Vixen Died In His House

Police arrest music video director, Clarence Peters over the death ...
Ace Nigerian video director, Clarence Abiodun Peters, has spoken about the death of professional dancer, Love Divine (Kodak), at his residence.
He took to his social media page on Monday morning to give his account on the events surrounding the death of the professional video vixen which has generated controversy.
According to him, he was not physically in the same room as Kodak although they were in the same building but was a few moments after the incident that they called his attention to the scene.

Nigeria Receives $311m Abacha Loot From US, Jersey

Abacha Loot: Nigerian Govt. Receives $311M From U.S — ODU News
The Nigerian government has received $311,797,866.11 recovered assets of General Sani Abacha repatriated from the United States and the Bailiwick of Jersey.
The Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, confirmed this on Monday in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations at his office, Dr Umar Gwandu.
According to Malami, the amount increased significantly from over $308 million mentioned in an earlier statement in February to over $311million as a result of the interest that accrued from February 3 to April 28, when the fund was transferred to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Aisha, Abba Kyari's Daughter: My Father Never Drove Till He Died

Aisha, daughter of Abba Kyari, late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, says her father never drove a car till he passed away.

In a touching tribute published on ThisDay, titled ‘My daddy, my best friend’, Aisha described her late father as an outstanding personality whose wealth of experience cuts across various spheres of life.

She said it was, however, amusing that despite his exposure, he could not drive a car until his demise.

“This may sound odd but my beloved daddy couldn’t drive a car! He never learnt how to drive for a day in his entire life,” she wrote.

Police Arrest, Interrogate Clarence Peters Over Dancer’s Death

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested ace music director, Clarence Peters, over the death of a video vixen, Love Divine, popularly known as Kodak.

The dancer was alleged to have died of electrocution while charging her phone at Peters’ house on Wednesday during a music video shoot.

Bala Elkana, the Lagos State police spokesperson, confirmed that the music video director is in police custody and is currently being interrogated.

He also said enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the young woman’s death are “ongoing”.

COVID-19: Nigeria Set To Evacuate Over 700 Citizens From U.S.

Nigerian visitors to US drop as Trump visa policies hurt — Quartz ...
Evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the U.S. due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is to begin on May 10, according to the Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York.
The consulate-general disclosed this in a notice signed by the Consul-General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S., on Sunday.
According to the notice, no fewer than 700 Nigerians have registered with the missions in the U.S. for evacuation, which will be done in batches.

Lagos Orders Markets To Open On Selective Dates Over COVID-19

Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Markets In Lagos
The Lagos State Government has issued new guidelines for the reopening of markets and shopping malls in the state as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s announcement of the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos from Monday.

The state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Alausa, Ikeja, reiterated that all markets and stores in the various local councils/local council development areas across the metropolis would be allowed to open from 9:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. on selected days.

He emphasised that everyone attending these markets and stores would be mandated to observe precautionary measures such as physical distancing and high levels of personal and respiratory hygiene.

Trump says the US will have a COVID-19 vaccine 'by the end of the YEAR', reveals 'victim' Boris Johnson told him 'he thought it was all over' and continues to tout controversial anti-malaria drug

Trump says the US will have a COVID-19 vaccine 'by the end of the year'

President Donald Trump expressed optimism that there would be a coronavirus vaccine by the conclusion of 2020.  

'We are very confident that we are going to have a vaccine by the end of the year,' he said last night. 

He hailed companies racing to find a drug and said the United States was working with Australian and UK partners in an international effort to beat the disease. 

Trump offered the ray of hope to Fox News Channel anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, who were hosting a virtual town hall Sunday night from the Lincoln Memorial. 

Anxiety In Kano Over Continuing Deaths, People Leaving Ancient City In Droves

Reactions as Kano people seek escape over continuing death
Kano is presently in a state of unrest over the persistent deaths in the Land. The COVID-19 pandemic believed to be responsible for the ceaseless numbers of deaths recorded daily in the state.

People of the state are living in fear of the unknown, many have started to leave the ancient city in droves and may be inadvertently spreading the virus to neighbouring states. Why every state needs to shut their borders against the impending danger.

Anxiety has continued to mount over Kano State, especially its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, believed to be responsible for the growing number of deaths recorded daily in the state.

People of the state are now living in fear of the unknown, many have started to leave the ancient city in droves and may be inadvertently spreading the virus to neighbouring states.

COVID-19: Kano In Trouble - Governor Ganduje Says

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is in trouble due to the presence of the coronavirus disease.

Speaking on Sunday at the presentation of a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated by the Dangote Foundation to the state, Ganduje said the delay in testing suspected cases was responsible for the exploding number of coronavirus infections in the state.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the governor said the absence of functional testing centres in the state worsened its situation amid the pandemic.

Ganduje said, “There is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation. When samples were taken to Abuja for 7 hours and came back again in 7 hours, that was the shaky foundation I am talking about.

Oba Elegushi's 2nd wife marks their 1st wedding anniversary with sweet words

Oba Elegushi and Olori Hadiza mark 1st wedding anniversary (photos)

Popular Lagos monarch, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi is celebrating his second wife, Hadiza, on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary.

Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi married Hadiza in Kano in May 2019.

Today, May 3, marks their first wedding anniversary and the monarch took to social media to express his love for her. 

This Before and After photos a man shared of his family will make your day!

You know we get all up in our feelings when we see social media posts like these — this gentleman is showing us what growth looks like and we’re most definitely here for it!

@ashman_and_co on Twitter warmed the hearts of many when he shared before and after photos of his adorable family which are just five years apart.

He shared the photo of when it was just himself and his spouse with bright smiles on their faces as they navigate through life together and another one, a recent one of them adding two more cuties to their lives.

How Instagram Changed Our World

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One day in the autumn of 2015, a small but significant change was implemented at the Instagram offices in Menlo Park, California. Employees arrived at work to discover the rubbish bins under each desk had disappeared. The bins had allowed people to work efficiently – no one had to stand up to throw away a coconut water carton or wasabi pea wrapper after they’d enjoyed the company’s free food. But the bins weren’t really Instagram’s – they were installed by Facebook, which had purchased the photo-sharing app for $1bn in 2012.

Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder, didn’t like the bins. He didn’t like the cardboard boxes employees used to file papers and paraphernalia. He hated old, sagging birthday balloons. Instagram’s offices, he explained, after removing the bins, should represent its ethos. They should be beautiful, simple, pristine – much like the app itself.

Coronavirus Health Passports for UK 'Possible In Months'

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Tech firms are in talks with ministers about creating health passports to help Britons return safely to work using coronavirus testing and facial recognition.

Facial biometrics could be used to help provide a digital certificate – sometimes known as an immunity passport – proving which workers have had Covid-19, as a possible way of easing the impact on the economy and businesses from ongoing physical distancing even after current lockdown measures are eased.

The UK-based firm Onfido, which specialises in verifying people’s identities using facial biometrics, has delivered detailed plans to the government and is involved in a number of conversations about what could be rolled out across the country, it is understood.

Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Mother A Brand New Mercedes To Celebrate Her On Portuguese Mother's Day (Photos)

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Juventus player, Cristiano Ronaldo has gifted a brand new Mercedes to his mum Maria Dolores to celebrate her on Portuguese Mother’s Day.  
The 65-year-old mother-of-four took to Instagram on Sunday to flaunt her latest gift and wrote: ‘Thank you to my children for the gifts I received today. Happy day to all mothers,’ she said on Instagram to her 2.2 million followers.