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Saturday, April 18, 2020




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Africa may suffer 300,000 to 3 million deaths from Coronavirus - UN Agency says

A United Nations Agency has forecasted that the African continent might suffer as much as 3 million deaths from the novel Coronavirus.

Compared to Europe, Asia and Southern America, Africa's death toll from the virus isn't so much with majority of deaths from Northern Africa but the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in a report released Friday, said things could change very quickly as the majority of the urban population in the biggest cities on the continent live in overcrowded neighborhoods without reliable access to hand-washing facilities.

According to the UN Agency if you add that factor to relatively low supplies of hospital beds and the fact that 71% of the continent's workforce is "informally employed, then a full blown disaster is heading Africa's way..

The report, which was launched on Friday was titled: “COVID-19: Protecting African Lives and Economies” and the report had chilling details that paint a grim picture of what the future could hold for the African continent.

The UN commission referred to a computer model composed by researchers at Imperial College London. According to the model, under the worst-case scenario with no interventions against the virus, Africa could see 3.3 million deaths and 1.2 billion infections.

Under the best-case scenario which will involve “intense social distancing.” the continent could see more than 122 million infections, the report said. According to the agency, if intense social distancing is carried out, there will be halting of large sectors of the economy that'llpush as many as 29 million people into extreme poverty.

Vera Songwe, the UNECA executive secretary, says $100 billion is needed to "urgently and immediately provide fiscal space to all countries to help address the immediate safety net needs of the populations."

''Already countries in Africa have been suffering under the virus' fiscal effects, even if the physical ones have not yet made their full impact felt.

"The economic costs of the Pandemic have been harsher than the direct impact of the COVID-19," Songwe said. "
Across the continent, all economies are suffering from the sudden shock to the economies.

''The physical distancing needed to manage the pandemic is suffocating and drowning economic activity."

“Of all the continents Africa has the highest prevalence of certain underlying conditions, like tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.”

“Collapsed businesses may never recover,” the new report said. “Without a rapid response, governments risk losing control and facing unrest.”

Nigerian man dies of COVID-19 in the US

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of yet another Nigerian man in the US.

The deceased, Jonathan Amarachi died after contracting the ravaging viral disease in New York.

Show Promoter, Paul Okoye aka Paulo, on Friday night took to social media to mourn the deceased.

MyManWhy??? JonathanAmarachiNewYork RIP CoronavirusWhyWhy?? SoManyThingsWePlanThisSummer Smh GonesosoonBrother''

Ghanian MInister accuses Bishop Obinim of sleeping with his junior pastor's wife; the Reverend responds

The infamous beef between Ghanaian Legislator, Honourable Kennedy Agyapong and self-acclaimed Angel of God, Bishop Daniel Obinim is not showing signs of abating anytime soon as the MP has made fresh allegations against the pastor.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, who is the Member of Parliament for Assin Central in Ghana, made the new allegations in an interview on Net2 Tv’s “The Seat” show.

Hon. Agyapong launched the fresh attack after Obinim's wife, Florence Obinim defended her husband while reacting to the allegations the legislator made against him weeks ago.

Hon Agyapong said to Obinim back in March, "If you have the power to heal why have you not heal your own father up till now? You are a Fool!! He is suffering on the sickbed with leg rotten and you seem to care less about that. Nobody should step in I will deal with him”

Kennedy Agyapong also claimed that Bishop Obinim and his Junior Pastors have been sleeping with their female Church members. He also alleged that the popular Bishop scammed his female member.

After Florence Obinim defended her husband, Hon. Agyapong reacted in a new video by attacking the Bishop's wife and calling her a "foolish woman".

In fresh allegations by the MP, he stated that Bishop Obinim has had an affair with the blood sister of his wife Identified as Jemima. He also mentioned that because of his affair with her, he was able to use his wife to stop the marriage ceremony between Jemima and her suitor. Hon Kennedy Agyapong added that, Bishop Obinim also forced Jemima to have a abortion for him to hide his acts from the public.

The MP also accused the Bishop of sleeping with his junior Pastor’s wife. According to the MP, the junior Pastor, known as Saviour, personally narrated to him the issues which necessitated his departure from Obinim’s Church to join his supposed rival, Reverend Obofuor.

The honourable MP showed alleged conversations between Obinim and Pastor Saviour in which he (Obinim) threatened him (Saviour) with death. The MP promised to bring the man himself on TV to narrate his story if Obinim denies his allegations.

Reacting to the allegations from the MP, Bishop Obinim, who is the head pastor of God’s Way International Church, stated that all the claims by Kennedy Agyapong are lies.

Obinim added that henceforth he is not going to engage the legislator further, neither will he respond to any of his allegations.

'I was prepared for everything Messi did on that day' -Vincent Enyeama for the first time speaks on World Cup heroics, respect for Kanu Nwankwo & Arsenal

Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has spoken out about his heroics during the group stage match between Nigeria and Argentina in the 2010 World Cup while also revealing he always respected former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo and is a fan of Arsenal football club.

Due to his excellent saves over and over again, Vincent Enyeama was named the Man of the Match though Argentina defeated Nigeria by 1-0 in the group stage match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and Enyeama says he was ready for the Barcelona star man.

"I had studied Messi the night before (with Chidi Odiah) so everything he did that day, I was prepared for it. I already knew what he was going to do." Former Hapoel Tel Aviv and LOSC Lille goalkeeper Enyeama said in an Instagram Live interview with EaglesTracker.

"I didn't expect them to have that many opportunities to score against us, but I had watched about 15 of Messi's previous league games so I knew what he was capable of in all situations."

Enyeama also said he viewed himself as lucky to have shared the same dressing room with Nwankwo Kanu.

"Till he left the Super Eagles, I couldn't call him [Kanu] by name," Enyeama said.

"I just used to say senior man. The respect I had for him was too much."

On his favourite goalkeeper Enyeama picked Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas.

"Casillas. Van Der Sar as well. I really looked up to him in terms of playing with my foot. But Casillas..I could fight you if you insult Casillas."

When asked the club he would have loved to play for he said;

"If I could play for any club? Arsenal. I've always loved Arsenal. I don't know.. maybe it's because Papilo played there."

KCee shows off his family as he celebrates his birthday with lovely new photos

Singer Kingsley Okonkwo aka KCee is a year older today April 18.

KCee who has always kept his family away from the limelight, had a photo session with his wife and two children and shared the beautiful photos online to celebrate his birthday.

''I found the greatest fortune on earth by having you all as my back bone , thank you all for being everything i wanted in a family. Thank you all for being steadfast all the times I was absent giving to the nature of my job, thank you all for always loving me excessively even in the midst of my imperfections.
To you my dear wife , in my next world pls don’t hesitate to be my wife again .
Sommy and Kanye, words can’t express how much daddy loves you both .
My whole life revolves around you all.
I will go to the ends of the earth just to ensure that happiness never abandons you all and most especially I am grateful that you all granted my birthday wish by allowing me celebrate you all today .
And to you my fans, thank you for staying true all these years! You too are my family'' he wrote

Celebrating his wife, KCee wrote

''To the woman of my dreams,
The Love of my life!
The mother of my children!! I love you!
Thank you for always standing with me. You aren’t just the woman of my dreams, you help me build my dreams!! Your arms are my comfort!
You are my motivator, My chief financial officer, my best friend, my adviser and many more!
Thank you for everything you do!''

He also celebrated his children

''I want to thank God for the gift of life and these gifts he gave me! My beautiful kids are one of the reasons while I thrive everyday to be the best in everything I do! They fuel my drive to succeed!!! Daddy loves you SOMMY & KANYE
I pray that God’s protection and love will always be abundant for you.'' he wrote

Gov Obaseki, Keyamo, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce, others react to the death of President Buhari's Chief of Staff Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, died on Friday April 17, weeks after testing positive for Coronavirus.

Kyari tested positive in Abuja and was moved to Lagos for further medical attention but unfortunately passed away weeks later.

Nigerians including Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, Dino Melaye, Ben Bruce. Festus Keyamo, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, and many others have taken to social media to mourn and react to Kyari's death. Read their reactions below.

Nigerian President's Chief of Staff Dies From Coronavirus: Presidency Spokesman

BREAKING! President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari is Dead ...

LAGOS — The Nigerian president's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter.

Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide to 77-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari and one of the most powerful men in the country.

"The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari," said presidency spokesman Garba Shehu in a tweet, using an honorific title for Kyari.

"The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020," he said in a second post on Twitter.

Spokesman Femi Adesina also confirmed the death.

Kyari's was the highest profile death due to the disease in the West African country, which has 493 confirmed cases and 17 deaths, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

Kyari acted as the gatekeeper to Buhari. He travelled to Germany in early March with a delegation of other Nigerian officials for meetings with Siemens AG. He attended meetings with senior government officials upon his return to Nigeria.

on March 24 that Kyari had contracted the highly infectious disease.

Buhari himself has undisclosed medical ailments and spent five months in London for treatments in 2017.

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