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Friday, May 1, 2020

Ganduje asks FG to relax curfew in Kano state

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked the federal government to relax the curfew imposed in Kano state following reports of mysterious deaths in the state.

Ganduje made the appeal while inaugurating a panel of experts led by the president of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria Musa Borodo, to support the state task force technical committee.

The Kano state Governor said relaxation of the curfew became necessary because people are running out of food.

Ganduje said;

“We would engage the presidential task force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown imposed on Kano.

“We are making this appeal on behalf of our people who are presently running out of food items. We would love the federal government to relax the lockdown for a period of time to enable people stock their homes, especially now that majority of us are fasting. It will also ease the economic hardship in the state.”

Though the NCDC has activated a second Coronavirus test center in Kano state, the state currently has 219 confirmed cases of Coronavirus

113 Nigerian health workers have tested positive for COVID-19 – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has disclosed that 113 Nigerian health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Minister revealed this while responding to questions at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday April 30. Osagie said the infected health workers represent about 6 per cent of the total 1,728 infected persons.

Osagie said;

“Latest figures we have is that there are about 113 people in the health sector infected with COVID-19. Although they are not all public health workers, there are good numbers from private hospitals.

“If you hear us speaking here frequently against trying to treat coronavirus in private clinics, we are actually referring to those people who do so without having necessary precautions and training because they risk infecting themselves and go home and give this infection to their family.

“Healthcare workers who have no training have no business handling coronavirus."

Three men arrested in Katsina for ''insulting'' President Buhari, Governor Masari on social medi

The Katsina State police command has arrested three men over a video they made and shared on social media, allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Aminu Masari.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, gave names of the three men as 70-year-old Lawal Abdullahi Izala; Bahajaje Abu,30 and Hamza Abubakar, 27, all of Gafai Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.

"The attention of the Katsina state police command has been drawn to a viral video on social media showing one Lawal Abdullahi, alias "IZALA", ‘m’, aged 70yrs of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state, who was contemptuously insulting the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Katsina state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, CFR." Gambo said.

"Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, ordered for investigation, which led to the arrest of the trio of Lawal Abdullahi Izala, ‘m’, aged 70yrs, Bahajaje Abu, ‘m’, aged 30yrs and Hamza Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 27yrs all of Gafai Quarters, Katsina, Katsina state. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to the commission of the offences. To this end, the Command wishes to warn members of the general public that the Police will not fold its arms and watch while disgruntled elements violate the sacred laws of the land. Any person found taking undue advantage of the social media to insult others, contrary to the provisions of Cyber Crime Act, will face the wrath of the law" he added.

We've not had anything sexual - Yvonne Jegede finally clears the air on dating Orezi

Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has finaly cleared the air on dating Orezi, days after a video of them hugging led to speculation of an affair.

In an instalive chat with OAP Yetunde James, the mother of one debunked claim of dating the singer which was incited by a video of them hugging at an event.

Yvonne Jegede stated that the video of them hugging at Mercy Johnson's movie premiere was misrepresented, because she was only seeing him off after inviting him for the event.

The actress who admitted that she knew Orezi even before getting married, said they've not had anything sexual even after her marriage crashed.

Watch the video below;

Nasarawa lawmaker, Adamu Suleiman is dead

Adamu Suleiman, the lawmaker representing Nasarawa Central constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, is dead.

Suleiman died in the late hours of Thursday April 30, after a brief illness. His death was confirmed by Mohammed Okpoku, the member representing Udege/Loko constituency of Nasarawa State.

He said;

“I am very sad to announce the death of my colleague, Hon Suleiman Adamu, who is from the same local government with me.

” His death is a painful loss to us and we will continue to pray for the repose of his soul."

Comoros confirms first COVID-19 case as Lesotho remains the only country in Africa without Coronavirus

Comoros has announced its first confirmed COVID-19 case, as Lesotho remains the only country in Africa without Coronavirus.

"On this day of April 30, 2020, the government declares the first case of COVID-19 on the Comoros," President Azali Assoumani said during an address to the nation on Thursday evening.

The case involves a man in his 50s who came into contact with a French-Comorian national with recent travel history to France.

"The patient's medical condition is gradually improving," Azali assured, adding that his contacts were being traced.

Borders are closed in Comoros while a curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. is in effect. But Assoumani said he is yet to impose a full lockdown because most of the population lives off informal work.

"At this stage of the pandemic, we cannot afford to adopt measures that could lead to social and economic drama," he added.

The president also confirmed that contact tracing is being carried out. But a healthcare worker who did not wish to give her name told AFP news agency the announcement came "rather late".

"Only one positive case? The president is funny. The [real] number is much higher," she said.

The new development leaves Lesotho as the sole African country without a confirmed case of Coronavirus.
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