Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Nigeria records 371 new Covid-19 cases, total now 158,906

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 371 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 158,906.

The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Monday.

“On the 8th of March 2021, 371 new confirmed cases and 13 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 158906 cases have been confirmed, 138502 cases have been discharged and 1982 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 371 new cases are reported from 17 states- Lagos (102), Enugu (65), Edo (56), FCT (23), Ogun (20), Osun (18), Bayelsa (18), Rivers (15), Kaduna (14), Plateau (10), Oyo (8), Bauchi (7), Kano (5), Delta (4), Nasarawa (3), Niger(2) and Ekiti (1),” the NCDC said.

Search engine Bing mistakenly lists Prince Philip as dead

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has mistakenly claimed Prince Philip has died in hospital. A search for ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ or ‘Prince Philip’ brings up a fact box which says he was born on June 10, 1921 in Corfu and died in 2021 in King Edward VII Hospital. 

The latest news of the Duke’s illness from Buckingham Palace came on Friday, when it was revealed he had left the NHS hospital where he had heart surgery and been moved back to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital for continuing treatment. 

The Queen’s husband, 99, underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London on Wednesday – just three months before his 100th birthday.

Check out this HOT photo of Anthony Joshua

He shared the hot photo on his Instagram page.

Headless body of a woman found in uncompleted building [photos]

The beheaded corpse of an unidentified female was discovered in an uncompleted building in the polytechnic community of Ozoro, Isoko North council area of Delta state.

It was gathered that the corpse was found Sunday afternoon.

The case is suspected to be a ritual case, as blood was reportedly drained from the corpse.

Whether the deceased is a native of the community, could not be ascertained, as details of the incident were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

Queen and Prince Philip not behind Archie skin colour remarks, Oprah says

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were not behind comments about the colour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s child, according to Oprah Winfrey, who conducted the interview in which the startling revelation was made.

In the interview aired in the US on CBS on Sunday night, Meghan said that when she was pregnant with her son, Archie, there were “conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born”. Prince Harry added that he was “a bit shocked” by the comments but said he wouldn’t identify who made them.

Winfrey said on Monday Harry would not share the identity of the person but had stressed “it was not his grandmother or grandfather who were part of those conversations”.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Makinde invites Oyo CP over arrest of Wakili, OPC members

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has invited the state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko on the recent twist in the security situation in Kajola, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.

The Governor who said he is aware of the goings-on in the region assures that his administration is doing everything within its powers to ensure there is no miscarriage of justice.

He vowed that anyone found wanting of breaking the law, irrespective of the ethnic background or religion will be dealt with in accordance with the law of the land.

Makinde spoke on Monday while performing a symbolic presentation of school notebooks to secondary school students across the state.

Pastor Ashimolowo receives Covid-19 vaccine [photos]

The founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, has received shot of COVID-19 vaccine.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo took to his Facebook page to share photos of himself taking the vaccination as he encouraged others to take the step and take the vaccination. 

He wrote;

''I have taken the vaccination today . Very simple and quick . I encourage all BAME ( Black , Asian and ethnic minority community ) to take the vaccination. Save lives. Stay Safe . Protect yourselves . We need to do this. Let’s go''.

Ini Edo celebrates International Women’s Day in style [photos]

Nollywood actress, Ini Edo has celebrated international women’s day with a lovely message to all women.

Today, March 8th, 2021 is International Women’s day and many celebrities have taken to their pages to celebrate it in a special way. Taking to her  Instagram page, Ini Edo shared beautiful photos of herself writing;

“Today, I celebrate all the women breaking barriers, stepping out of the norms, daring to change the narrative. We are the world! Happy international women’s day''.

Couples punished with 20 lashes of the cane for having s.e.x outside marriage in Indonesia

Four couples have been caned with up to 20 lashes for having s.e.x outside of marriage in Indonesia.

The men and women were publicly flogged in the ultra-conservative Aceh province governed by Sharia law on Monday.

Crowds gathered to watch the brutal punishment being handed out despite the coronavirus pandemic, with many taking pictures and videos on their phones.

The couples, wearing face masks, were checked by medical officers before the caning and escorted in handcuffs to the rug where they knelt to receive the lashings.

A hooded cane-wielding enforcer, whose face could not be seen, delivered the punishment to the offenders.

Wakili’s men killed 4 in Igangan after arrest by OPC – Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has raised the alarm over the killing of four men by those believed to be Iskilu Wakili’s men.

Adams said the locals were hacked to death at Idiyan village, Igangan, Oyo State, on Monday, one day after Wakili was arrested by the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).

The Yoruba leader, in a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Aderemi, said the perpetrators have been terrorising the village and its environs.

Adams said they have collected over N800 million as ransom from scores of captives.

113 people arrested for violating Covid-19 protocols in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Police Command have arrested 113 suspects in two Lagos nightclubs for allegedly flouting COVID-19 protocols.

The suspects, who were arrested at Garbana Nightclub in Ajao Estate and DNA Nightclub, Victoria Island at the wee hours of Sunday, were paraded Monday by Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu.

The Nation reports that their arrests came barely a week after 172 others were arrested at Cubana Nightclub in Victoria Island for violating all laid down procedures to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Decrying the recalcitrant behaviour of nightclub owners, Odumosu said one of the nightclubs even removed a tape earlier used by the government to seal the premises for breaches, mulling the need for stiffer punishment against such persons.

Woman killed in her bedroom as truck rams into building

One woman has been killed in an accident that occurred at the Obada area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The road crash reportedly happened around 8:25am on Monday along the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, inbound the rock city.

The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said two trucks were competing, driving recklessly and lost control.

One of the trucks, in the process, rammed into a shop and a building, killing the woman.

Niece to Minister of Women Affair, Pauline Talen kidnapped on International Women's Day

Gunmen have kidnapped a niece to the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Talen.

The incident happened at Rantiya Locost, Dapit Karen, in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A relative to the victim, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said the gunmen came around 5am when residents were still sleeping.

He said the kidnappers didn’t go with the victim’s mother who was staying with her.

The family member further disclosed that the kidnappers had called the family and demanded N5m naira ransom.

Ex-power minister, Wakil, sent to prison over alleged corruption

A former Minister of State for power in the country, Muhammad Wakil, is to remain in prison custody till March 31, 2021 on the order of a Federal Capital Territory High Court over his alleged involvement in the mismanagement of the N27 billion set aside for the payment of the retirement benefits to staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.

This action followed the two-count charge bordering on corruption and abuse of office slammed on Wakil on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice S.B.Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, Abuja.

Wakil, a former lawmaker, was charged alongside two companies-Corozzeria Nigeria Limited and Pikat Properties Nigeria Limited, for allegedly receiving N148 million as gratification from Bestworth Insurance Brokers Limited out of the N27.1 billion approved outstanding insurance premiums and claims of deceased and incapacitated staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN.

Peter Okoye reacts to trending on Twitter after Meghan and Harry's explosive interview

Peter Okoye has reacted to his name trending on twitter after the Meghan and Harry explosive interview.

Peter reacted saying he can see his name is trending for what is right. Recall Nigerians had reacted saying Peter could be likened to Prince Harry for supporting his wife against his family.

He tweeted;

''So, I see my self trending for Standing Up for what is right! This life eh!.... your own na your own! Protect yours! #MyFamilyFirst #IKnowLikeTrouble''

Mum who says she got pregnant despite never having full s.e.x nicknamed 'Virgin Mary'

A mum who says she fell pregnant without ever having had full s.e.x has been nicknamed "Virgin Mary".

Nicole Moore couldn't believe it when she learned she was expecting a baby eight years ago as she says she was still a virgin at the time.

The supply teacher from Portsmouth, Hampshire, suffered from a condition called vaginismus which causes the vaginal walls to involuntary constrict. It's believed to affect roughly one in 500 women at some point in life.

This meant she was never able to insert a tampon, have a pap smear, or ever have full se,x.

Funny Toheeb recreates Toyin Lawani's style...

Its' been long we saw him. Very creative....

Aisha Buhari breaks her silence as she wishes Nigerians a Happy International Women's day

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, broke her long silence as she sent a goodwill message to Nigerian women on International Women’s Day.

Outspoken Mrs Buhari had gone off the radar around September 2020 shortly after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan.

It had been reported that she relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, citing security issues.

But shortly after, one of her aides, Kabiru Dodo, said Mrs Buhari was on a foreign medical trip.

Man dies after suffering three-hour erection from blood clots due to COVID-19

A coronavirus patient in the US suffered a painful three-hour erection due to a rare complication of the disease.

The unidentified 69-year-old, from Ohio was diagnosed with the condition, known medically as priapism, while in hospital with a severe bout of Covid last autumn.

He was admitted to the Miami Valley Hospital in August with severe breathlessness and inflammation, which had caused fluid to build up inside his lungs.

The patient, who was obese, was sedated and put on a ventilator when his condition deteriorated and his lungs started to fail after 10 days of treatment.

B.o.o.b movement founder, Abby Zeus welcomes a baby girl

Abby Zeus, CEO of Boob movement is now a mum.

She just welcomed a baby girl. The excited new mum shared the good news on her Instagram page.

Sharing a glimpse of her baby’s hand, she wrote;

''I witnessed the full glory of God! I am beyond grateful.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 ❤️

Woman doused in acid after rejecting proposal at 15 marries man she met in hospital [photos]

An acid attack survivor has tied the knot with the man she met in hospital while recovering.

Pramodini Roul, 28, married Saroj Sahoo, 29, on March 1 in her hometown of Jagatsinhpur, Odisha, after first meeting in 2018.

Saroj's friend was a nurse and would regularly visit the hospital that brave Pramodini was being treated and the pair quickly fell in love.

Pramodini had suffered horrific burns to her face and was left bald with just 20 per cent of her eyesight.

Beyonce pays tribute to Instagram star who died at 13

Beyonce has paid tribute after Instagram star Lyric 'Yhung' Chanel died, at the age of just 13.

The social media personality is believed to have died on Friday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer and anaplastic ependymoma.

And when news of her tragic death was shared online, 39-year-old Beyonce made an incredible gesture in her honour.

Beyonce posted a video to her YouTube account that featured a collection of the social media figure's photos and videos.

Ronke Oshodi Oke shares rare photo of her son as he turns 8

Nollywood actress, Ronke Oshodi Oke' son is a  year older today.

To celebrate him on his special day, she shared rare photo of him on her Instagram page writing;

''Ara edide e bami jo πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ... Exactly this day 8 years ago, God sent angel Gabriel to me. He blessed me with this gorgeous little boy, he was such a beauty to behold. I felt blessed all over again, indeed, God is greater than man!. Richmond Adisa Olamilekan Anthony, You will be a blessing to your generation. May your years be long and fruitful. God will continue to bless, guide and guard you. Happy 8th birthday Oko mi, I love you to the moon and backπŸ’‹πŸ’‹❤️❤️❤️''

Pupil puts on multiple shirts to school to stand teacher's cane

A yet-to-be identified boy reportedly put on  different attires to school for him to stand his teacher's cane.

According to eyewitness account, the boy allegedly put on up to eight different wears as a 'self defence'.

Just why will an adult terrorize a child like this in the name of education.

Sacked Ganduje's aide, Dawisu breaks silence... says my exit from Government honourable

Salihu Tanko, a former media aide to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje who was sacked for allegedly criticizing President Buhari over mass abduction of students has broken his silence.

Recall he was picked up by DSS immediately after his sack?

Now, Dawisu says he left Government a happy man. According to him, the goodwill he got when he got into government 5 years ago, can;t be compared to what he is getting now, as they asked him to bow out. He tweeted;

''After 5yrs in Government, the goodwill I got after leaving Government, is a million times more than the one I got when I got in. That's indeed an honourable exit, which is rare in Nigeria. This is certainly God's doing & I am eternally grateful to Him for His endless Blessings''