Saturday, May 2, 2020

Pregnant Access bank cashier allegedly collapse after receiving sack letter

A pregnant cashier at the Ketu/Ikorodu branch of Access Bank affected by the bank’s mass retrenchment of staff, collapsed on Saturday after hearing of her dismissal, SaharaReporters claims.

The cashier simply identified as Taiwo, is about three months pregnant.

The bank had announced plans to sack its workers as a result of the negative impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. SaharaReporters gathered that many of the bank’s staff received their sack letters via email over the weekend with shock and grief.

Hundreds of people step out in California to protest lockdown despite increase in death toll [photos]

Hundreds of protesters descended on a California beach demanding an end to lockdown rules - despite the massive US coronavirus death toll.

Up to 700 people packed out Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, defying an order closing all of Orange County's beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The order was issued by California's state Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday after "concerning" images emerged of large crowds of beachgoers.

Images show protesters enraged by the stay-at-home orders being kept out of roads by police officers on horseback.

COVID-19: Lagos records four new deaths, total hits 25

The Lagos State Government on Saturday recorded four more deaths of COVID-19 patients.

The latest record was announced by the state Ministry of Health via its verified Twitter handle.

The ministry, however, did not give details about the sex, age, nationality, as well as the medical history of the deceased.

According to the ministry, “Unfortunately, four #COVID-19 deaths were recorded. This brings the total number of #COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 25.”

Hospitalized Emir of Rano dies of his illness

The Emir of Rano, in Kano State, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila II, is dead.

The Emir passed away today at a hospital in Kano at the age of 74.

The Turakin Rano and House of Representatives Member of Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure, Alhaji Kabir Alhassan Rururm confirmed the death.

The late Emir would be buried this evening in the emirate.

Female Covid-19 patient escapes in Taraba state

One positive patient of COVID-19 in Taraba state have escaped from the state’s isolation centre.

Chairman of the state COVID-19 technical committee and state Commissioner for Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai disclosed this Saturday at a briefing in Jalingo.

He gave the name of the fleeing patient as Talatu Idris.

He noted that a manhunt for her has begun and urged members of the public to be vigilant.

Taraba state currently has 8 positive cases of COVID-19 and the state government has also made wearing of face masks compulsory during the two days window allowed for human and vehicular movement.

Lagos state discharges 22 more COVID-19 patients

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 22 COVID-19 patients.

The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle today, announced the discharge of eight females and 14 males.

The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 247.

Two of the patients were released from the Infectious Disease Hospital, 19 from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and one from Ibjeju-Lekki.

15- year old boy marries 22-year old girl in Abia state [photos]

It was a dramatic moment on Sunday 26 April 2020 in Amaiyi Igbere in Bende L.G.A of Abia State when a 15-year old boy by name Abraham Samuel Onuoha got married to a 22 year old Anurika John from Akeze from Ebonyi State.

Samuel is the only son of late Mr. Abraham Onuoha of Ndi-Ekpere in Amaiyi Igbere, who died in 2010. According to the mother, Mrs. Peace Abraham, Samuel was born in 2005 after many years of marriage without a child.

In an interview, one of the villagers revealed that they were in amazing surprise that Sunday morning whilst the minister in charge of Assemblies of God Church Amaiyi Igbere announced the wedding and that they are still thinking the reason for that marriage, saying that the boy is just too tender to be involved in that kind of relationship for now, also considering that the woman in query is older than him.

Six almajiris deported from Kano test positive in Bauchi

The Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Mohammed, on Saturday said the new cases included six more almajiri deportees from Kano State.

The Kano State Government had sent many almajiris back to their home states including Bauchi as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He said, “We recorded 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bauchi State. The results were sent to me from the National Research Veterinary Institute, Vom, Plateau State at about 11pm Friday.

“This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 48 with 42 of them active while six have already been discharged after they tested negative.

Nigerian woman spotted using a Bible as a face mask [video]

A Nigerian woman has been spotted using a Bible as a face mask.

Her reason for this remains unknown but one would assume she believes the words of God will save her from the virus.

Watch video below:

UN, WHO send 3,000 health workers to Kano as COVID-19 cases worsen in state

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed that 3,000 health workers would be deployed to Kano state to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Mustapha, speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Friday, May 1, said the workers were put together by the United Nations.

On Friday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, recorded three more COVID-19 deaths in Kano state.

The agency also confirmed 92 cases of Coronavirus in the state, bringing the total number of cases in Kano to 311.

I infected four persons with Coronavirus, says Governor El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, has said that he infected four persons in the state with Coronavirus, all of whom have since recovered.

El-Rufai, who doubles as the index case in the state, made the disclosure at the 24th edition of The Platform hosted by Pastor Poju Oyemade.

The governor said Kaduna State had tested about 400 people and now has three testing centres.

He said, “As I announced some days back, we received 169 almajiris from Kano and so far 21 of them have tested positive. We expect more to test positive; the spike in our numbers have largely been the almajiris and other people that have come in.

Police officer dies, seven others missing as floods sweep away their lorry in Kenya

A police officer has been confirmed dead, and seven others are still missing after the truck they were travelling in on Thursday night, was swept away by raging flood waters in Baringo North area, Kenya.

The eight, alongside their other four colleagues, who survived the 7:30pm incident, were heading back to ASTU Chemoe camp after attending a security meeting at the Baringo County headquarters in Kabarnet Town, when the unfortunate happening occurred.

On reaching the road-stretch that links Yatya and Chemoe areas, the rear part of the lorry, which was carrying 11 police officers, was disconnected from the truck-head due to the pressure of the raging floods.

Mum drinks sperm smoothies to fight off coronavirus

A mother-of-two believes that drinking smoothies with a shot of sperm have helped to boost her immune system and is helping prevent coronavirus.

Tracy Kiss, 32, says she’s not had a cold or flu for three years because of her concoction which is made using donations from her boyfriend and she takes three shots a week.

Tracy, a personal trainer from Aylesbury, said: ‘I found a free and vegan-friendly alternative method to boost the body’s immune system. You don’t always know what is in pharmaceutical medicine – it is much better for the body to drink something that doesn’t contain chemicals.

First photo! Boris Johnson and Carrie name baby Wilfred

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and partner Carrie Symonds have announced the name of their newborn baby boy.

The baby’s name is Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, named after both their grandparents and the two doctors that saved the PM’s life from coronavirus.

Carrie wrote on Instagram: ‘Introducing Wilfred Lawrie Nicolas Johnson born on 29.04.20 at 9am. ‘Wilfred after Boris’ grandfather. Lawrie after my grandfather. Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart – the two doctors that saved Boris’ life last month.

‘Thank you so, so much to the incredible NHS maternity team at UCLH that looked after us so well. I couldn’t be happier. My heart is full.’

Popular Angolan polygamist who had 156 children from 49 wives dies at 73

A 73-year-old Angola man who had 156 children from 47 wives has died.  Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo, known as Pai Grande, or Big Dad, died last Tuesday (04-14-20) of prostate cancer, reports.

His funeral drew a crowd of at least 1,000 people, the report states, – including most of his 156 surviving children and 250 grandchildren.

He was “a complete human being” who prized family and championed education, one speaker said during the service.

Tchikuteny was a Christian who belonged to the New Ecclesiastic Order of Angola. He was buried in a nearby cemetery newly dedicated to his family.

Super Eagles player, Moses Simon welcomes baby girl

Super Eagles player, Moses Simon and his wife, Ibukunoluwa have welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, April 30.

Sharing the good news on his Instagram page, the footballer wrote;

''Glory be to God !!On 30:4:20 God added another princess to my castle and a special thanks to my @princess_mide27 Words will never be enough to express just how thankful I am that you are my wife i will keep loving and cherish you forever''.

Photos: Bride walks aisle of empty church with seats filled with images of guests who were meant to be at her wedding

A poignant photo shows a bride walking down the aisle surrounded by pictures instead of wedding guests.

In a heartwarming gesture, the St. Ignatius church in San Francisco, California stuck photos of its congregation to empty pews before Parris Khachi and Emily Manashi tied the knot last Saturday.

The couple were married in the huge Catholic church with just a handful of family members present due to a ban on mass gatherings in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

But thanks to the church's kindness, the room was filled with dozens of well-wishers and guests in spirit.

Stray bullet allegedly fired by customs kills 17-year-old boy

Pandemonium broke out in Owode Yewa in Yewa South local government area of Ogun State when a 17-year old, Rilwan Bello was reportedly hit by stray bullets, allegedly, fired by the Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service when they raided locked – up shops in the area in search of suspected smuggled rice and other contraband goods.

It was gathered that about 12 operatives of the NCS stormed Owode town in the morning and broke into many shops, sending unsuspecting traders scampering for safety even as the operatives carried away bags of rice, sugar among others.

An eyewitness told Vanguard that while the raid lasted, the operatives also shot repeatedly into the air, apparently to ward off any counter – attack or violent resistance from the people and that it was one of the stray bullets from the Operatives that struck the boy on the head.

Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from coronavirus patients [photo]

Medics have deployed a robot in a Tunisia’s hospital caring for coronavirus victims to limit contact between staff and infected patients, in a first for the North African country.

The tall, single-limbed machine is mounted on wheels and is capable of taking pulses and checking temperatures and blood oxygen levels.

It enables nurses, doctors and patients’ relatives to make virtual bedside visits.

“It allows a reduction in contact with the sick and therefore the risk of contaminating personnel,” said Nawel Besbes Chaouch, a doctor leading the pulmonary department at the Abderrahmane Memmi hospital in Ariana, near the capital Tunis.

Lockdown relaxation: BRT scraps short-distance tickets, to commute 20 passengers per bus

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, says it will only be carrying 20 commuters with face masks per bus as from Monday to contain further spread of COVID-19.

The Managing Director of the firm, Mr Fola Tinubu, told newsmen in Lagos on Saturday that the 21st person on board would be the driver.

Tinubu, however, said that the company would not issue short-distance tickets as from Monday, saying short-distance commuters that wished to use the service must be ready to pay for the longest distance tickets on their route.

The BRT boss explained that the firm had scrapped N100 and N150 tickets for short distances in the main time and asked commuters to be ready to pay for the N200, N250 or 300 tickets, depending on their routes.

Schools in New York to stay closed for rest of academic year

Schools in America’s coronavirus epicentre of New York state will stay closed for the rest of the academic year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

The decision comes as the state remains cautious about reopening over fears that getting people back to work too soon could spark a surge of infections.

“We don’t think it’s possible to (open schools)… in a way that would keep our children and students and educators safe,” Cuomo told reporters.

The confirmation came after Mayor Bill de Blasio said on April 11 that pupils would not return to New York City’s 1,700 public schools this academic year.

Panic as Emir of Rano is 'critically' sick, taken to hospital

The Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, one of the four emirs of the newly created emirates in Kano State, was taken to hospital yesterday, Daily Trust learnt.

It was not certain whether the illness was related to COVID-19, but a source at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) said Dr Ila ll was brought in critical condition early yesterday.

He said the emir was referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention. “The vehicle conveying the emir to Nassarawa hospital just left the premises of AKTH, the condition of the emir was critical at the time they departed AKTH,” he said.

Nigeria indicates interest for WHO to commence vaccine trials in the country

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global solidarity trial of the vaccines being developed to tackle COVID-19 pandemic and efforts are underway to start the process in the country.

The Officer in charge, WHO Nigeria and member of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr. Fiona Braka, said this on Friday in Abuja, at the 24th joint national briefing of the committee.

She also said that 89 vaccines are being developed globally, including seven in clinical evaluation and several therapeutics in clinical trials to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. She said, “Nigeria has also expressed interest to be part of this solidarity trial and efforts are underway to start the process in Nigeria too.”

According to her, on the subject of vaccines and clinical trials for Covid-19, research and development is an important aspect of the response and researchers around the world are working hard on accelerating the development of vaccines and therapeutics for Covid-19.

Mercy Johnson continues to flaunt her baby bump as news of her welcoming a child lay low

She shared the pics on instagram to the delight of her fans!

Anyone found without a face mask will be prosecuted – FG

The Federal Government has announced that anyone found moving about without a facemask will be prosecuted.

This was disclosed in a document by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Friday, as part of the guidelines it released for the implementation of the phased and gradual easing of the lockdown.

The five-page document which was signed by the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, also noted that anyone found with a temperature above 38ºC will be mandated to return home.

Kano records three more COVID-19 deaths as cases hit 311

Kano State has recorded three new coronavirus fatalities. The state Health Ministry made this known via Twitter shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced 92 new infections in the state, bringing the total confirmed cases to 311.

“As at 11:25pm 1st May 2020, 92 new cases of COVID-19 cases confirmed. Total confirmed cases in Kano State are now 311.

“3 additional COVID-19 deaths were recorded. Total COVID-19 deaths are now 8,” the state Health Ministry tweeted.

Coronavirus can cause hundreds of deadly blood clots in the lungs, new study finds

Patients with severe cases of Covid-19 had abnormal blood clotting which contributed to some deaths, research has found.

The study found that patients with higher levels of blood clotting had a significantly worse prognosis and were more likely to require intensive care.

Scientists from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) said their findings show Covid-19 is associated with a unique type of blood clotting.

The study, carried out by the RCSI's Irish Centre for Vascular Biology (ICVB) and St James's Hospital, Dublin, has been published in the British Journal of Haematology.

I had a crush on 2baba for a long time – Mercy Aigbe

Actress, Mercy Aigbe, has revealed that for a long time, she had a crush on ‘African Queen’ singer, 2baba.

Aigbe stated this during the week as a guest on Gbenga Adeyinka’s Instagram Live chat. After Adeyinka played ‘African Queen’ while on the video call, Aigbe said with a broad smile, “Don’t tell anybody o. For a very long time, I had a crush on 2baba.”

The actress also stated that before she got into the industry, she admired Liz Benson and Sola Sobowale. She said, “Coming into the industry, there were two people I admired a lot -- Liz Benson and Sola Sobowale. Liz Benson was just so beautiful and she still is. I absolutely loved her back then. I also loved the way Sola Sobowale interpreted her roles. She inspires me whenever I see her on a movie set.”

Kano-returnee doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Oyo

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases in the state.

He stated this via Twitter shortly after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced eight new infections in the state on Friday night.

The Centre had announced two cases in the state on Thursday night, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to 31 with nine recoveries and two fatalities.

The governor said amongst the new patients was a doctor at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, who recently came back from Kano State.

Tupac's haunting last words as he was bleeding to death uncovered in bombshell police docs

Tupac Shakur's haunting last words as he was bleeding to death have been revealed in bombshell police documents.

The files, which have been kept private for 24 years, have now been published and reveal the rapper spent his last moments worried about his friend Marion 'Suge' Knight.

The documents also include an incident report about the shooting, crime scene analysis papers and statements from the attending police officers.

Knight was in the car with Tupac on the night of the shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

I realised I didn’t know Will Smith at all, Jada Pinkett claims

Actress and “Red Table Talk” host, Jada Pinkett Smith has shared what she discovered while being stuck at home with her husband, Will Smith as a result of the lockdown.

The actress disclosed that spending lockdown with Will Smith has made her realise that she doesn’t know her husband “at all.”

In a candid discussion about relationships on an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, the actress said that she and her husband of 23 years are working on their friendship.

“I have to be honest, one of the things I realised is that I don’t know Will at all.

Gradual easing of Ogun lockdown to begin May 9 not May 4

Ogun Government says gradual easing of the lockdown in the state will begin on May 9, as against the May 4 announced by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Gov Dapo Abiodun made this known during a media briefing on Friday in Abeokuta.

According to him, Ogun did not begin the first 14 days lockdown with Lagos and the FCT, hence the extension.

“My dear people of Ogun State, you will recall that Mr President, in his first address to the nation on March 29, 2020, on the COVID-19 pandemic declared a lockdown on Lagos State, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for 14 days in the first instance.

Kim Jong Un reportedly seen in public for first time in 3 weeks

The mystery surrounding what happened to North Korea's Kim Jong Un might have been answered after he was reportedly spotted in public for the first time in nearly three weeks.

Photos emerged Friday in a North Korean state-owned newspaper showing Kim cutting a red ribbon at the opening of a fertilizer plant in Suncheon In. He appeared to be accompanied by his sister.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency also reported that Kim appeared at the grand opening. NBC News has not verified Kim's attendance at the ribbon cutting.

Earlier, Yonhap reported that a North Korean defector was "99% certain" that Kim died last weekend and an announcement could be forthcoming over the next several days.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Nigeria reports 238 new cases of Covid-19, total now 2,170

Nigeria has recorded 238 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,170, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced.

It also said that 10 persons died of coronavirus-related complications in the country today.

It tweeted, “On the 1st of May 2020, 238 new confirmed cases and ten deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 2,170 cases have been confirmed, 351 cases have been discharged and 68 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Man, 90, refused oxygen after wife of 63 years died of covid-19

A pensioner suffering from coronavirus turned down life-saving treatment after his wife of 63 years died of the disease.

Bill Dartnall, 90, refused to wear his oxygen mask after learning about the death of his partner Mary, 81, who had also tested positive for Covid-19. The couple, from Southampton, had been together since the 1950s and passed away on the same day, just five hours apart.

After falling ill last week, Mrs Dartnall became unresponsive and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she was diagnosed with the virus. A few days later her husband suffered a stroke and was admitted to the same hospital, where he too was found to have the killer bug.

We must learn to live with COVID-19, says NCDC boss

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, today said that Nigerians will have to learn to live with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pending when a vaccine will be found.

He made this declaration while addressing the issue of stigmatiation towards those that have been infected with the coronavirus, especially when a staff of Daar Communications, at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, complained that staff and people related to the Chairman and founder of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who tested positive for COVID-19, were being stigmatised.

Workers’ Day: Aisha Buhari, Dolapo Osinbajo, Govs wives clap for Covid-19 frontliners [video]

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has commended workers on the frontline fighting against the spread of COVID-19.

In a video which was shared on her verified Twitter handle, Aisha alongside wives of some state governors applauded the frontline workers by by clapping.

The video also had President Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo including his wife, Dolapo, celebrating workers in commemoration of Workers Day.

Aisha in her post described the frontliners as superheroes and who deserves to be celebrated.

Britain's worst r,a.p.i.s.t who attacked 136 men moved into prison dubbed Monster Mansion

Britain's worst ever rapist Reynhard Sinaga has been moved into a prison dubbed the 'Monster Mansion'.

Sinaga will join the likes of black cab rapist John Worboys, paedophile Ian Watkins and murderer Jeremy Bamber at the infamous HMP Wakefield.

The 37-year-old was jailed in January for 136 r3pes and a string of s3xual assaults against men in Manchester city centre.

Charles Bronson, widely regarded as the country’s most dangerous inmate, also spent decades at HMP Wakefield, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Pastor tests positive for covid-19 in Rivers after praying for patient’s recovery

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, on Friday said a pastor had tested positive for Coronavirus after praying for a deceased COVID-19 patient in the state.

Those, who also tested positive for the virus include two children of the deceased.

Wike stated this while giving an update on efforts by the state government to contain the pandemic.

He blamed security operatives deployed to enforce border closure of sabotaging the efforts, accusing them of receiving gratification to allow people into the state.

Vanessa Bryant pays emotional tribute to daughter Gianna who would have turned 14 today

Vanessa Bryant has wished her late daughter Gianna a happy birthday on the day the teenager would have turned 14.

Mum Vanessa suffered unimaginable heartbreak earlier this year when her daughter Gianna and her husband Kobe Bryant were killed in a tragic helicopter accident along with nine other people.

The group were travelling near Calabasas, Los Angeles when the chopper crashed into a hillside during heavy fog.

Widow Vanessa, who is also mum to Natalia, Capri and Bianka, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Gianna on her first birthday since January's crash.

Jealous man attacks his girlfriend with axe for having several male friends on social media

A jealous boyfriend flew into a rage after finding out his partner had several male friends on social media.

Kieron Shaw, 27, has been jailed for attacking Samantha McCulloch, 25, with a pickaxe when he found out she added more than a dozen male friends on Facebook.

A judge branded him a ‘coward’ for the assault and smashing her phone when she tried to get help at their home in Abercarn, South Wales, last November.

He had accused her of cheating when he found the list of male friends on her device.

Dokpesi, wife, three children test positive for COVID-19

Chairman and founder of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Raypower FM and Africa International Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has tested positive for COVID-19.

His wife and three children as well as four other relations also tested positive.

One of his sons, Dokpesi Jnr, had been confirmed positive for the virus and admitted to Isolation Centre.

It is believed that the test on his father was part of the standard contact tracing efforts to know the status of those he had been in contact with.

Imo building collapse claimed 15 lives, as more bodies could still be trapped

Death toll in the building collapse along Yar’Adua Drive in Owerri has risen to 15.

The latest casualty figure was given by Mr Evans Ugoh, Head of the Imo/Abia State Operations Office of the National Emergency Management Agency.

He spoke in an interview with a NAN correspondent today in Owerri as rescue efforts continue at the site of the building collapse.

On April 30, an eight storey building under construction, collapsed, killing two persons, while eight others were rescued and rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

NHS key worker dies from coronavirus just months after qualifying as a nurse

A frontline NHS worker who qualified as a nurse just a few months ago has died after contracting Covid-19.

Anujkumar Kuttikkottu Pavithran, 44, passed away on Monday, April 27, at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincs, where he worked as a staff nurse.

He continued working despite being diabetic - meaning he was in a category of people the government has deemed "high risk".

His colleagues said the father-of-two, known as Kumar, qualified as a nurse in autumn 2019 after spending the previous nine years training for the position, LincolnshireLive reports.

Disturbing photos: Three kidnapped 400L UNIPORT students murdered despite families paid ransom

Three 400 level students of the Univeristy of Port Harcourt kidnapped on April 7 have been discovered dead in Eleme.

The victims identified as Joy Adoki Nelson, Nwafor and Fortune Obemba were declared missing by the police on April 19 after Adoki’s brother, Umor, filed a compliant at Eleme Police Division.

It was gathered that days after they disappeared, their kidnappers contacted their families and demanded ransom.

Despite payment of ransom, it was gathered that the kidnappers failed to release the students as promised, leaving their families confused.

Breaking: Massive fire outbreak at Oando filling station

There's a massive fire outbreak at Oando filling station, Obalende at the moment.

According to eye witnesses reporting on social media, a tanker fully loaded with petroleum product fell in front of the Oando filling station and immediately caught fire.

But others are saying the tanker was already offloading its content at the filling station when a car rammed into it leading to a massive fire outbreak.

Which ever way, there's a massive fire outbreak and fire fighters are already at the scene. Three videos below...