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FG confirms PUNCH report, says 10 new coronavirus cases in Abuja, Lagos

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health have confirmed an exclusive report by The PUNCH as regards the existence of three new cases of COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The NCDC said on Twitter that the patients had been quarantined. The ministry said seven other cases were recorded in Lagos State. The statement read in part, “The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 10 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. Three new cases in the Federal Capital Territory and seven new cases in Lagos State. “This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 22. All 10 new cases are Nigerian nationals. Nine of them have travel history to Canada, France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. “They returned to the country in the last one week. The 10th case is a close contact of a previously confirmed case. The three cases in the FCT are being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada

Coronavirus humbles world religions and exposes their weaknesses

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was the first to announce the cancellation of pilgrimage to the kingdom over the fear of Corona Virus. The virus is not a respecter of any stone throwing at the devil. It will consume both the stone and the person throwing it. The virus is the known devil and it’s not respecter of anything. The Vatican has also announced the cancellation of this year Easter celebration in their holy city because an unholy virus that is ravaging the city. The virus is not a respecter of sacraments or Holy Communion. Ghana has banned all religious gathering for the next four weeks. No one will go to church for four weeks in that country and heaven will not fall. A devil is out of a science lab and it refuses to die by Holy Ghost fire. In Lagos, Governor Sanwo Olu, has also announced the suspension of all religious gathering of more than 50 people in the state. All prayer and fasting will now be done indoor. Daddy GO, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Chur

Kenny Rogers, dies at 81

American singer and actor, Kenny Rogers, has died from natural causes, his family has announced. He was 81. His family announced in a statement on Saturday that the three-time Grammy winner “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.” THE ROGERS FAMILY IS SAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT KENNY ROGERS PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AT 10:25PM AT THE AGE OF 81. ROGERS PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HOME FROM NATURAL CAUSES UNDER THE CARE OF HOSPICE AND SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY. HTTPS://T.CO/ADXAGIMW2S PIC.TWITTER.COM/NGGWIIOTMT — Kenny Rogers (@_KennyRogers) March 21, 2020 Due to the global coronavirus emergency, the family is planning a small private service at this time with a public memorial planned for a later date.

COVID-19: Former INEC chair Iwu to head committee in Imo

Former Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman Prof. Maurice Iwu has been appointed the chairman of the nine man committee set up by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma yesterday. Other members include are;  Dr. Okeji Austin of the Ministry of Health ( Member/Secretary), Dr. Kingsley Achigbu Fed Medical Centre, Dr. Uduji Uchenna (Imo Specialist Hospital, Dr. Duru Chukwuma JP (IMSUTH), Prof. Isiah Ibe, (Med. Lab, University of Benin, Miss Nkem Chimeze Ijere, (Public Health) DR. Chimezie Iwuala, and Dr. Kyrian Duruewuru (Chairman NMA-Imo Chapter). Governor Uzodimma who took this initiative to forestall the spread of the disease now ravaging many parts of the world stated that Government took this step as a proactive measure even as Imo has not recorded any COVID-19 infection. In the wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Governor Uzodimma had directed the Ministry of Health to activate all platforms, including emergency response measures with the procurement of protect

COVID-19: NUJ suspends States/Chapels’ Meetings Nationwide

With the spread of Corona virus to more individuals in the country  the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed that Congresses/meeting at State and Chapel levels of the Union be suspended till further notice. In a Press Statement, the National Secretary of NUJ, Shuaibu Usman Leman, the Union said with the present situation, it has become imperative the union takes steps to safeguard members across the 37 Councils nationwide. “The Coronavirus pandemic has continued to spread despite efforts by governments at different levels to contain it. “Already about eight cases have been confirmed while several unconfirmed cases are still springing up across states,” the Union said. “All large gatherings should also be suspended, while journalists should ensure they maintain social distancing and high personal hygiene within this period. NUJ enjoined members to comply with directives by the Federal Ministry of Health, National Centre for Disease Con

BRAVE HEART: Mikel Obi speaks his mind on Coronavirus

Our son and former skipper of the Super Eagles John Mikel Obi was a "victim" of Covid-19. He did not contact the deadly virus....but got into trouble for speaking his mind and those of hundreds others out there in Turkey. His club Trabzonspor frowned at his comment and asked him to retract his statement but Mikel refused on ground that he did the right thing. Below was Mikel's comment that got his club angry. “There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.” And after the club met with Mikel, it came out with this statement. "The professional football player agreement between our company and John Obi Mikel has been mutually terminated. With the mutual termination agreement, the football player gave up all his future earnings". Today Mi

Oshiomhole presents Ajimobi to Buhari as new APC deputy chairman

NATIONAL Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Friday formally presented the party’s new Deputy National Chairman, Abiola Ajimobi, to President Muhammadu Buhari despite the opposition from Ekiti State chapter of the party. An obviously relieved Oshiomhole who was dressed in a dark blue kaftan, instead of his usual grey khaki suit, while speaking to State House correspondents said that he used the opportunity to commend President Buhari for slashing petrol price to N125 per litre in view of the global drop in crude oil price. He said that the action of the President was unprecedented, adding that the crash in the international market of the price of crude oil has become a blessing to Nigerians. Oshiomhole, who was still relishing on the euphoria of his victory against his traducers said that Ajimobi’s appointment to the position of deputy chairman was a popular decision of the Southwest region. According to him, democracy allows for the diss

COVID-19: keep distance to stem spread, NOA urges NigeriansP

National Orientation Agency (NOA) Thursday called on Nigerians to maintain social distance from each other so as to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Nasarawa State Director of NOA, Priscilla Alu made the call in Akwanga Local Area of Nasarawa State during a Town Hall meeting organised by Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and NOA. According to the NOA director, the call was necessitated by the increasing cases of coronavirus around the globe and the need to step up efforts to curtail further spread of the virus. The director said that if Nigerians maintain distance from each other, it does not mean hatred but is aimed at preventing and protecting people from being infected. Ally said the information from other countries and experts on how COVID-19 is being spread has shown that personal and environmental hygiene alone is not enough to prevent its spread. The NOA director said that the fight to stop the further spread of

She predicted when Coronavirus will start and end 11 years ago.

Before this Deadly virus called Coronavirus actually came into existence, it has been predicted by a renown writer about eleven years ago. And who was that??? Silvia Browne The virus was earlier predicted by Silvia Browne, a female writer who is known for her End of the Days books where she predicts what would happen in the future and afterlife. Silvia Browne born in 1939 wrote the book that revealed how Coronavirus will surface on earth in 2020. Though she didn't mention the name of the virus. She wrote the book in 2008 and eventually died at 77 in 2013. She is no more alive but what she predicted has happened. Her book cover ....See the extract from her book... *In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack agai

Uzodinma admonish appointees to Shun Corruption or Face Sanctions.

Imo Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has charged his newly cleared appointees to shun corruption, and embrace his 3R mantra, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery, tasking them to work assiduously towards achieving results or be ready to be shown the way out. Governor Uzodinma who spoke on Thursday while flagging off a three-day Induction Retreat for the Appointees and other top government officials tagged “Re-energizing Imo: Towards Sustainable Development – A collective Action” at Imo Concorde Hotel, said, “Let me make it abundantly clear that my government has zero tolerance for corruption. Anyone of you involved in corrupt practice will not only be removed from office, but will be handed over to the relevant Security Agencies for prosecution. I am aware that some government officials are already tinkering with the idea of circumventing due process in the conduct of government business. Let me reiterate that anyone caught will be a sure candidate for the EFCC,” The Gove

Appeal court reverses Ifeanyi Ubah’s sacking as Senator

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday reversed the judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that sacked Ifeanyi Ubah as a Senator. The FCT high court on Thursday, April 11, 2019, removed Ubah as Senator for Anambra South senatorial district. But a three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah said the judgment was given without jurisdiction Justice Adah said Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court and ruled that the certificate forgery case against Ubah was a nullity. The judge said the record of proceedings before the FCT High Court showed that there was no evidence that Ubah was served with processes in relation to the case. Justice Adah stated that the originating summons of the case which was heard before the FCT High Court was not signed by any lawyer as required by the Rules of the High Court of the FCT. The judge granted an injunction restraining the Clerk of the Senate and the Independent National Electoral Commi

Uzodinma cautious Wike ....insists he has no regrets over his statements against PDP on APC Crisis.

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has advised the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to think before he talks on political matters, particularly as they concern the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) he pretends to love more than other members of the party. According to a release made available to Nigerian Notch by his CPS  Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku  in Owerri, Uzodinma went on to say that he does not have any regret in his comment that the PDP and characters like Wike were instrumental to the attempted plot to remove the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. Recall, that Governor Nyesom  Wike had berated Governor Uzodinma on national television on Tuesday in a manner many wondered if the office the Rivers State Governor occupies today is the same those who came before him also occupied. According to the statement Governor Uzodinma said that Governor Wike arrogates to himself the strength he does not have going by the way he talks. "Th

Just in: Adams Oshiomhole Resumes,after skirmishes within the ruling party

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, sang a conciliatory tune on Tuesday when he enjoined his colleagues in the National Working Committee to put the interests of Nigerians first. He also suggested that the first post-crisis NWC should be devoted to “having a conversation around the coronavirus”. Oshiomhole, holding his ‘rival’  Victor Giadom, said, “If it is one hour that we spend here, let us have a conversation around this issue.” According to him, it should be an issue of concern that other countries were closing their international borders to contain the spread of the virus but Nigeria has yet to follow suit. He explained that recent challenges the party have had to deal with were normal in a democratic setting. Oshiomhole said, “Party Politics is about contestations. I am not the best chairman in the world and I don’t claim to be so, you can fault my style but you cannot fault my sincerity. “The NWC is not divided. None of

FG suspends $22.7bn borrowing plan

The federal government has suspended its $22.7 billion external borrowing plan, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced on Monday, Premium Times has has revealed. The read, “The minister spoke at the 2020 International Conference on the Nigerian Commodities Market organized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Abuja. “She said the decision to jettison the plan was taken “due to current realities in the global economic landscape.” “The breakout of the deadly coronavirus late last year has completely unsettled the world economy, with the price of crude oil plunging to the lowest level since 2016. “With the Nigerian economy dependent on oil revenues to finance the budget, the unprecedented crash in oil prices below the approved benchmark price of $57 per barrel has rendered approved estimates in the budget unrealistic. “Mrs Ahmed said the government would not even be keen to proceed with the borrowing plan even if the Natio

Face of Arise Africa Beauty Contest Set To Hold Once Again As Forms Goes On Sale

Dignitaries and models across  Nigeria and Africa will be participating in the Face of Arise Africa beauty Pageant coming up soon. Speaking with the Founder of Arise Africa Network Mr . Ikechukwu Anyanwu who is also Publisher Arise Africa magazine, CEO of Face of Arise Africa, Sommies Ltd, Gcfn Consults, He affirmed the readiness of the group to deliver a world class event set to redefine  pageantry while attracting local and foreign investment into the Imo State tourism sector. The leadership blogger further explained that, ‘Face of Arise Africa beauty pageant is one that primarily focuses on harnessing the potential of women while also exploring our capacity to lead an army of achievers in addressing some of the challenges bedeviling the Nigerian society. The Face of Arise Africa beauty pageant is designed to raise confident, elegant and inspirational women who would use the power of their inner strength and character to provide solutions to some of the challenges  our countr