Bauchi mosques defy Covid-19, hold Juma’at service

According to reports, Friday prayers were held in all Juma’at mosques in Bauchi metropolis and other towns across the state yesterday despite having three confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the state. Observers that went round the metropolis said huge attendance in mosques amid the new trend of keeping sanitizers, water and detergents at the entrance for washing of hands. It was gathered that the state government has not banned juma’at prayers and church services, it earlier banned congregations of more than 50 persons. The Deputy Governor and Chairman, Taskforce Response…

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Garri sellers attacked in Edo over price hike

Protesting buyers reportedly pounced on sellers of garri in the Oregbeni market in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State on Thursday as they beat and forced them to reduce the cost of garri which had been increased by over one hundred per cent above the normal price. Following the partial lockdown imposed by Edo State government as part of efforts to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, the price of gaari rose from N1, 600 to N2, 800 per plastic while a bag which was N8000 before now rose…

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Atiku denies plans to pay cash to Nigerians

Atiku Abubarkar, former Vice-President on Thursday disowned a notice circulating in the social media directing members of the public to a link. He said any such link asking for the bio-data of Nigerians as beneficiaries of monetary hand-out was fake. Atiku, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Paul Ibe, said the message was a scam and an attempt to defraud Nigerians by collecting their vital bio-data for nefarious objectives. Ibe said, “The website address, https//www.atikufoundation.online, given by the scammers for individuals to apply, is unknown to the former…

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Woman kills lover pulling his genitals

Chinenye Okoro, a middle aged woman, has allegedly killed her lover, Ifeanyi Okoro, by pulling his penis till he died. The incident took place in Akaeze community in the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, on Tuesday. It was gathered that though the deceased and the suspect were lovers, they were always at loggerheads and often threatened each other’s life. It was learnt that the deceased’s lifeless body was found on the floor in front of his door post by a villager, after the suspect allegedly killed him, by…

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Coronavirus: FG finds 3,550 contacts as cases reach 190

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has disclosed that the Government had succeeded in tracing 3,550 people who came in contact with patients infected with COVID-19 in the country. Ihekweazu who disclosed this in Abuja by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said the 3,550 people were being monitored for symptoms of coronavirus. The NCDC said this as there were concerns in the country over the rising COVID-19 cases, which increased to 190 on Thursday. In Osun State, residents of Ejigbo, where six…

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Man Arrested For Teaching Dog How To Drive

Following a high-speed chase, an American has left authorities dumbfounded after they found his dog behind the wheel. The man, 51-year-old Alberto Tito Alejandro who is a resident of the western US state of Washington was arrested on Sunday afternoon after police received calls about a driver hitting two vehicles in an area south of Seattle and then speeding away. State trooper Heather Axtman, said that emergency services got multiple calls about a car traveling erratically at more than 100 miles per hour (160 kilometers per hour). However, officers were shocked after giving…

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Nude photos: Salawa Abeni explains her ordeal with blackmailer

Queen Salawa Abeni, Veteran Nigerian singer, has taken to her Instagram to call out a blackmailer who is threatening to release her nude photos. The waka musician whose songs are predominantly in the Yoruba language shared screenshots of her conversations with the blackmailer who identified himself as Jason. Rather than cave into her blackmailer’s demands for money to prevent him from releasing the nudes, the “Shooting Stars” singer updated her followers about the development. She also went ahead to share the photos herself. In her Instagram post, she expressed her…

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Imam arrested by NAPTIP for sodomy

A 42-year-old pharmacist, Abubarkar Danraka, has been arrested by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related offences on Wednesday, for alleged sodomy. A statement by an official of the Press Unit of NAPTIP, Osamuyi Oyegun, said  Danraka who had a PhD, was arrested after he allegedly had anal sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old boy. Oyegun said the offence was contrary to the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015. According to him, the suspect, who is a resident of Spring Valley Estate of the Federal…

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Immigration boss shares video from isolation, says “Coronavirus humbles me”

Muhammed Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, has said being infected with coronavirus is a humbling experience. Babandede, who spoke from isolation since he tested positive for COVID-19 upon his return from the UK on March 22, said Nigerians should pray that the number of cases in the country doesn’t explode further. In a video he released on Wednesday night, the immigration boss said people all over the country, especially kinsmen from his village, have been gracious with their prayers and show of love towards him. He said,…

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COVID-19: FG reviews lockdown as cases rise by 35

The Federal Government, in a new guideline it issued on Wednesday, stated that markets selling food would open from 10am to 2pm every other day. Also, supermarkets and pharmacies are to open from 10am to 4pm every day, but must maintain a high level of hygiene. The new guidelines also ban bus services during the lockdown. It adds that a mass gathering of more than 20 people is not allowed. The Federal Government reviewed the lockdown on Wednesday just as COVID-19 cases rose to 174 with 35 new cases. The Nigeria…

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