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Sunday, April 12, 2020




SHOW DATE: 12/4/2020



Gateman who recently traveled from Lagos to Kaduna via public transport, tests positive for Coronavirus

Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of Coronavirus in the state.

A statement released by the state Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed Baloni, said the fresh case is a gateman in the Mando area who recently returned from Lagos.? Baloni said the patient had no connection to the first five cases in the state.

Dr Baloni said the sixth case had traveled on public transport and contacted the authorities as his symptoms worsened. He said the patient has been evacuated to the state’s Infectious Disease Centre.”

The Commissioner added that the latest case presents the nightmare scenario of possible community transmission of Covid-19 in the state as it would be very difficult and complicated to trace all those he might have had contact with while commuting in a public transport from Lagos to Kaduna.

“The Rapid Response Team is trying its utmost to elicit from him a list of his contacts, so that they can be traced and monitored. He does not know who his fellow passengers from Lagos are. But the team is working to develop an idea of his local contacts in Kaduna, including any vehicles he commuted in and people he met at the hospital he visited and within his neighbourhood,” she said

Kaduna state currently has six cases of Coronavirus amongst whom is the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

TBoss shares beautiful photos with her baby daughter

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Tokunbo 'Tboss' Idowu shared these new set of beautiful photos of herself spending quality time with her baby daughter.

See full photos below.

Three pastors have sued Kenyan government after church services stopped operating due to the Coronavirus lockdown put in place to halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Three pastors have sued Kenyan government after church services stopped operating due to the Coronavirus lockdown put in place to halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Justice James Makau of The High Court revealed on Friday that three pastors, Don Mutugi Majau, Joan Miriti, and Alex Gichunge sued the Interior, Health and ICT Cabinet Secretaries, the Attorney-General and the Inspector-General of Police.

According to Nairobi News, Justice Makau set the hearing for April 16 and ordered the pastors to give copies of the case documents to the sued parties before the close of business on April 14.

In the suit, the pastors acknowledge measures put in place by the government to stop the spread but argue that as the pandemic worsens, Kenyans will look to churches for solace.

They are protesting the directive against social gatherings that saw closure of churches, saying it was reached without consultations with relevant stakeholders.

The religious men also say the state imposed the curfew and the restriction on gatherings without consulting the church.

They said that if consultations had taken place, the public would have been sufficiently educated on social distancing and proper hygiene, peace, and unity would have been promoted and food drives would have been held for the sake of the less fortunate.

Their lawyer, John Swaka said: “The petitioners (and) other believers are in no way approaching this court in efforts to spread the coronavirus. Their sole wish is to congregate whilst adhering to the directive issued,”

He added, “The church’s role in such times is to give hope amid the crisis not only in this country but also in the world at large. They humbly seek the intervention of the court since their rights and freedoms are being infringed.”

The pastors further note that judges, doctors, and journalists are risking their lives to serve Kenyans and that pastors should be added to the list of essential service providers in the fight against the deadly disease.

The religious leaders note that their services can go on with those in attendance wearing masks and gloves and using hand sanitisers.

They want churches allowed to conduct services with leaders compelled to ensure members adhere to guidelines for curbing the spread of the virus.

The alternative, they say, is for the government to allow the broadcasting of services on specific days.

The case will be mentioned on April 16.

''Light overcomes darkness, Coronavirus will not overcome us'' - Read Queen Elizabeth's Easter message to Brits during lockdown

The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has sent a message of hope to British citizens as the Country battles with the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed thousands.

Queen Elizabeth II, became queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on Feb. 6, 1952, after her father, King George VI passed away. And the 93 year old queen who has navigated a world war, survived poisoning, seen 12 US presidents come and go, said on Saturday that Coronavirus will 'not overcome' the UK but rather people should look unto the light and hope that Easter brings.

In a message released on Twitter, the British Queen said

"This year, Easter will be different for many of us, but by keeping apart we keep others safe. But Easter isn't cancelled; indeed, we need Easter as much as ever," she said.

"The discovery of the risen Christ on the first Easter Day gave his followers new hope and fresh purpose, and we can all take heart from this.

"We know that coronavirus will not overcome us. As dark as death can be — particularly for those suffering with grief — light and life are greater. May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future."

The Queen speaks of light overcoming darkness, and the hope that Easter symbolises, in a special message recorded to mark the Easter weekend.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 11, 2020

Suspects arrested as Lagos police foil robbery attempt in communities under Ogun state; assure residents of adequate protection during the lockdown

Nine suspects were arrested along Abule Egba and Ifako Ijaiye communities in Ogun State after operatives of Lagos State Command successfully foiled a robbery attempt on residents in both communities.

The suspects were arrested by the Lagos State Police as they carried out their operations in the neighbouring communities.

In a statement released by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, it was disclosed that investigation is ongoing and the suspects will soon be charged to court.

This comes as residents of various communities in Ogun state took to Twitter to cry out about robbery attacks taking place every day since the lockdown. People have been tweeting about it with the hashtag #OgunUnrest.

Dear @segalink this happened moments ago at idiroko agbado they call them "1 million boys" mostly teenagers we have hundreds of them robbing from agbado to adiyan to ijoko, @OGSG_Official @dabiodunMFR shd help us out we can't sleep not even daytime @HQNigerianArmy #OgunUnrest— OLAGOKE OPEYEMI (@samsonopeyemi1) April 11, 2020

Also, twenty suspects were arrested on April 10, 2020, at about 8:00 pm within Ilaje and Ajah communities for gang violence.

Then, on April 11, 2020, at about 10:00am, Area B Command and Apapa Division responded to a distress call at Burma/Creek Road Apapa where seven gangsters who were engaged in a supremacy battle on the street were arrested.

According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the men's mission on the street is mainly to steal and loot under the guise of supremacy battle.

The Lagos State Police assured residents of adequate protection of their lives and properties throughout the lockdown period and beyond.

To achieve this, the Lagos police said they deployed Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants and tactical teams to different parts of Lagos State to tackle the menace of social miscreants.

The statement adds that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered the immediate deployment of operatives of the Command's Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, Anti Robbery Squad, Anti Cultism Squad and Raiders to various parts of Lagos State to support the efforts of Area Commands and Divisional patrol teams already deployed to the fields to tackle the menace of social miscreants and violent crimes perpetrated by hoodlums such as robbery, etc.

Operatives of the Command’s Rapid Response Squad are positioned in strategic locations to promptly respond to distress calls. Patrols are intensified around markets and stores to prevent hoodlums from stealing and looting. Patrol teams are equally deployed to the various communities and streets.

DSP Elkana added that if there's an emergency, residents of Lagos state can call the following numbers 09010512285, 09010512286, 09010512287, 09010512288.

Coronavirus lockdown: Lady narrates how policewoman allegedly seized her car even though she was trying to save her aunt from bleeding to death (video)

A distraught Nigerian lady has narrated how a policewoman allegedly seized her car and promised to deal with her because she drove out amid the lockdown in Akwa Ibom State, to "save her aunt from bleeding to death."

According to @cutemabel, the policewoman ignored all her explanation and even ordered that her aunt be transferred to another vehicle, so she can "deal with her". She further said that upon getting to the police station where her car was driven to, she was asked to leave by police officers who didn't take her statement or contact.

The lady insisted that she did not commit any offence, but was only trying to take her sick aunt to the hospital.

She wrote;

I’m just writing this incase I don’t come back home tonight so my people will know what I’m going through. Earlier today, my Aunty called me to come pick her up that she’s very sick, to the point of death, that I should help take her to the hospital. On my way going to pick her up, a police woman stopped me, asked where I was going, I told her I wanted to pick up my Aunty to the hospital, she was very sick and bleeding heavily, she ignored everything I said and asked me for my car key, I said I can’t give her my car key, she started calling me names, she blocked the road that I can never pass from here regardless who I call.

Luckily for me, I was already on the street where my Aunty lives so I just called her to manage and come out to the check point. When she got there, the police lady said we’re not going anywhere, she can only transfer my sick Aunty to another vehicle to take her to the hospital so she can deal with me. She called the AO (a lady) to come take my car to the station (A division-Barracks Road) and asked me to remain at the back sit of my car while they drive my car to the station.

On getting there, they asked me to leave the station without getting any statement from me, they didn’t ask for my contact, nothing! I even heard someone saying they’re transferring all the vehicles to ‘God Knows where’ later tonight. We’re still here pleading with them but they’re not giving us any good response. I did not commit any offence, was only trying to take my sick Aunt to the hospital. This is wrong! This is totally wrong!! if someone is ill, they should be allowed to go and get medical attention.

Coronavirus: Cross River government orders workers to resume work

The Cross River Government has ordered workers in the state's civil service to resume work after a temporary suspension over the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released by Governor Ben Ayade's spokesperson Christian Ita, civil servants from grade level 10 were asked to resume work on Tuesday, April 14. The returning civil servants were also told to adhere to the 'no mask, no movement’ policy of the state government.

The statement reads in part;

“All returning civil servants are to receive nose masks from the COVID-19 Response Task Force through their respective permanent secretaries.

“All nose masks to be used in the state must be locally made, with the place of origin clearly marked.

“The sale of masks made by the Cross River State Garment Factory is prohibited. Masks are to be distributed free of charge."

The statement further added that mass gatherings of all kinds such as worships, weddings, burials remain prohibited, residents would be allowed into public places such as markets, malls, sports, and banks if they use appropriate mask.

Lockdown: Couple hold online wedding ceremony attended by their family members in different parts of the world (photo)

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, a couple decided to have an online wedding to give their family members the opportunity to ''attend'' their wedding.

Twitter user @KiyaniBba, who is the younger sister of the groom, shared the story online. She wrote

''Today was my big bro's wedding. Because of the virus, only the bride, groom and their witnesses were allowed in the room. As the official CTO of my family, I suggested that we set up a Zoom so that our relatives and friends could join us. I present you the first Zoom Wedding.

We had more than 45 people from France, CIV, Netherlands, SA, Calgary, etc. I muted everyone during the ceremony and recorded everything using zoom. People cried during the vows, at the end I unmuted them and all at the same time they applauded and congratulated the newlyweds''

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