Sunday, May 3, 2020

PDP Reps Tells Buhari to Extend Lock down For Another Two Weeks

PDP Reps Tells Buhari to Extend Lock down For Another Two Weeks.

PDP Reps Tells Buhari to Extend Lock down For Another Two Weeks

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus in the House of Representatives has demanded the extension of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States for another two weeks from Monday, May 4. President Muhammadu Buhari had eased the lockdown effective from Monday, May 4 in a national broadcast last week.

Extend Lockdown For Another Two Weeks" - PDP Reps 

But in a statement signed by its leader, Kinsley Chinda (PDP, Rivers), the Caucus described the decision by the federal government to relax lockdown on Monday, May 4 as unfortunate and unacceptable. The PDP Caucus said relaxing the lockdown will further aggravate the situation as the virus is likely to spread more beyond imaginations.

SEE ALSO: Lockdown Can’t Stop Us From Knocking Corrupt Nigerians Down Says EFCC

It called on the government to, within the two weeks extension, equitably distribute all necessary kits, make available the promised palliatives and distribute same equitably to all the States and FCT. It also challenged the Federal government to show genuine interest and commitment in getting universities and research institutes more involved in the search for solution. “Already, the situation in Lagos and Kano States is scary. These cases and more are enough to cause us even greater anxiety and concern.

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Lockdown Can’t Stop Us From Knocking Corrupt Nigerians Down Says EFCC

COVID-19 News: EFCC says Lockdown Can’t Stop them From Knocking Corrupt Nigerians Down.

EFCC says Lockdown Can’t Stop them From Knocking Corrupt Nigerians Down

The lockdown arising from the coronavirus scourge appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six solid weeks.

However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says there is no cause for alarm as it will ensure that none of its ongoing investigations and cases in court will be aborted.

READ ALSO: Sacked Pregnant Access Bank Cashier Collapses In Lagos Out of Shock

The commission is certain that as the federal and state governments begin to reopen the economy, it will ramp up its legal actions to bring the suspects of financial crimes to account for their actions.

“These suspects will unfailingly have their days in court,” EFCC Acting Spokesman, Tony Orilade, said.

Documents reviewed by Saturday Vanguard indicate that the Commission has its hands full of cases awaiting resolution in court, while some cases being investigated are ripe enough for prosecution.

One of such cases is the alleged  N7.7 billion Police Equipment Fund’s fraud involving  Kenny Martins.

The EFCC is prosecuting Kenny Martins, the coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund (PEF), following his alleged connivance with three others to embezzle about N7.7 b belonging to the Police Equipment Fund.
Sacked Pregnant Access Bank Cashier Collapses In Lagos Out of Shock

Sacked Pregnant Access Bank Cashier Collapses In Lagos After Receiving Letter.

Sacked Pregnant Access Bank Cashier Collapses In Lagos video

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, latesthubs has gathered.

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

ALSO READ: PDP Queries Gbajabiamila, Insists On Public Hearing On NCDC Bill

The bank had announced plans to sack its workers as a result of the negative impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.

A colleague of the lady, who collapsed, spoke with SaharaReporters on the phone.

He said, “Her name is Taiwo. When she got the news today, she collapsed. There were two of them affected by the mass retrenchment from Ketu/Ikorodu Road branch, as of now. We will get to know more on Monday about others who were affected. The Taiwo lady is about two or three months pregnant.

“When she heard the news, she collapsed. It was friends and family around her that rushed her to the hospital.”

Saturday, May 2, 2020

PDP Queries Gbajabiamila, Insists On Public Hearing On NCDC Bill

COVID-19: PDP Queries Gbajabiamila, Insists On Public Hearing On NCDC Bill.

PDP Queries Gbajabiamila, Insists On Public Hearing On NCDC Bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejects moves by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, to pass his Infectious Disease Control Bill without recourse to the laid down procedure of public hearing to allow Nigerians participate in the process of making the law.

The party describes such moves to shut out Nigerians from public debate on such a crucial legislation as ominous and raises suspicions of sinister objectives as the nation combats the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

READ ALSO: Deputy Governor In Trouble For Transferring COVID-19 Fund To A Woman's Account

This is especially as the bill seeks to prescribe clauses on critical issues, particularly that of vaccination, which has become globally controversial in the face of raging conspiracy theories on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PDP is alarmed that such approach is already worsening public mistrust in the polity as well as heightening apprehension over the intentions of the presiding officers of the House of Representatives and the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration at this critical time.

The PDP insists that Nigerians must be carried along in the decision making process of such a critical legislation, which seeks to make provisions that will directly affect their health as well as overall individual and collective safety and wellbeing.

The party stresses that anything short of that would be counter productive and capable of breeding an avoidable public resistance, especially given the deepening fear and anxiety in the polity over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PDP therefore counsels the Speaker of the House of Representative to immediately call himself to order and allow for public hearing on the bill.

Our party also urges our lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and Senate to stand firm against the passage of bill until there is a public hearing to get the inputs of Nigerians into the proposed law.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary
Deputy Governor In Trouble For Transferring COVID-19 Fund To A Woman's Account

Deputy Governor In Trouble For Transferring COVID-19 Fund To A Woman's Account.

Deputy Governor In Trouble For Transferring COVID-19 Fund To A Woman's Account.

A Deputy governor in one of the states is in trouble for not coordinating the COVID-19 containment campaign well.

Following the release of a N250 million vote for the purchase of basic items to curtail the pandemic, His Excellency wasted no time in transferring the cash to a woman’s account.

ALSO READ: Zamfara State Launches Tricycle Ambulances to Tackle Covid-19

The state is still waiting for the supply of the essential medical supplies.

The attitude of the deputy governor has forced the state to lag behind in anti-COVID-19 campaign.

The identity of the deputy governor will soon be released to the public after detail investigation.
Zamfara State Launches Tricycle Ambulances to Tackle Covid-19

Zamfara State Launches Tricycle Ambulances

Covid-19 tricycle  ambulances

These are the Tricycle Ambulances purchased and to be distributed to all the 147 health centres in Zamfara State. These Ambulances have the capacity to pick patients from the remote of villages.

READ MORE: Governors Are Inflating COVID-19 Cases In Their State

Fadima Ibrahim.

Friday, May 1, 2020

People Without Face Mask Will Be Punished in Public - FG

People without face masks in public will be prosecuted – FG

The Federal Government has released new guidelines for the new phase of containment of COVID-19 from May 4 to May 17, 2020.

Part the guidelines which were signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated that anyone without a face mask in public will be prosecuted.

READ ALSO: Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Donates 250m, And 25m Worth Of Items To Govt

The guidelines were also specific about information to the general public, guidance to states and security agencies and description of activities allowed under the new phase.

The SGF said, “Anyone who presents a temperature of above 38ºC will be mandated to return home and call NCDC for evaluation.

“Anyone without a face mask/covering will be asked to return home and will be prosecuted.

“Anyone violating the curfew in a non-emergency situation will be prosecuted. Anyone attending a gathering of more than 20 people will be prosecuted.

“Any member of the public who violates the ban on Inter-State movement as outlined in this guideline will be prosecuted.”

The statement also stated guidelines for the ease of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT.

It said, “Following improvements in the multisectoral response to COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria has decided that there will be a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory effective from Monday, 4th May 2020.

“The easing of the lockdown will be characterised by the mandatory use of non-medical face mask/covering for all persons while in public spaces. Latex hand gloves should not be worn except for specific medical purposes

The new advisory also prohibited the mass gathering of more than 20 people outside of a workplace while there would be controlled access to markets and locations of economic activities. The FG retained the ban on all passenger flights with religious gatherings also restricted.

For intra-state travel in public transport, the guideline recommended a maximum of 50 per cent of usual occupancy while taxis were ordered to carry only four persons including the driver.

“All schools to remain closed until further evaluation. Schools are encouraged to continue with e-learning and visual teaching. State governments and security agencies are enjoined to ensure effective and strict enforcement of these guidelines.

“The level of compliance with these guidelines will be reviewed in two weeks before additional guidelines for phase two is issued,” it added.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Donates 250m, And 25m Worth Of Items To Govt

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Donates 250m, And 25m Worth Of Items To Govt.

Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation Donates 250m

The president of (JOFF) Foundation Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin General Overseer of Christmercyland Delivrance ministry Warri Delta State Nigeria is giving out the sum of 250 million naira to Nigerians and the world at large to reach out to the masses during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The foundation takes such measures in response to the yearning of the masses in regards to the hardship brought about by the Stay-at-home order to curtail the Covid19.

On the 3rd of April 2020, Prophet Fufeyin stated that he will be blessing Nigerians with 250million give away via its social media platform which will last for 14days starting from the 1st of April to 14th of April 2020 due to the hardship coronavirus has put the general public.

In his usual philanthropic nature he also donated trailer load of Indomie (3,000) Three thousand pieces of Hungry man-size Noodles, (5,000) Five thousand pieces of Alcoholic based Hand sanitizers, 3,000 pieces of Face Mask, 2,050 pieces of hand Hand gloves with other relief materials worth over N25m and a cash gift to the Federal government through the Delta State government.

These items was received on behalf of the Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa by the Senior Special Assistance to the Governor on Local Government Affairs, a member of the Delta State Executive Council, Hon. Prince Kelly Punahwo, Uvwie Local Government Chairman, Hon. Ramsey Otega Onoyake, Hon. Asupa Forteta, Delta State House of Assembly member Representing Burutu Constituency, Hon. Dr Michael Tidi, Warri South Local Government Chairman, Mr Sunday Okujere, Director of Governor’s Office, Annex, Warri and Hon. Ovie Bini, Councillor, Uvwie Local Government.

While addressing the press on the 3rd April 2020, Prophet Fufeyin stated he has made preparations for other trailer loads of foodstuff to be sent to other parts of the country and riverine and rural Areas of Nigeria.

The donation, according to Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, is part of its support to the State Government to curtail the challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic and alleviating the economic hardship of the less-privilege in the state.

The JOFF President, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, said: “Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the present challenging social, economic and public health realities, this is the time to show love and I want to appeal to all clergymen to show love by supporting the efforts of government in helping to cushion the effects of the pandemic on Delta residents.”

Receiving the relief material on behalf of the state governor, the Senior Special Assistance to the Governor on Local Government Affairs, member, Delta State Executive Council, Hon. Prince Kelly Punahwo Said:

“We want to say thank you for this your laudable kind gesture for the people of the state and country for your support against the COVID-19 pandemic.

We receive the relief material and we will pass your message to the governor and you will hear from him”.

Uvwie Local Government Chairman, Hon. Ramsey Otega Onoyake appreciated the General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (C.M.D.M), popularly called Mercy City alias ‘The Arena of Solution and Power’ Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, for his immense contribution to the people of Delta state through his foundation. He also called on more clergymen in the state to support the local government to be able to help combat the spread of the virus as the local government doesn’t find it easy because “we are the grassroots and this donation today will go a long way”.

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With the outgoing fight against Coronavirus, the MD/CEO of Mercy Television Ltd, Snr. Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin popularly called Owomowomo 1 is also giving out over 250 million naira to people all over the world via its Mercy TV channel and social media platforms as they’ve been affected by the lockdown policy all over the world, to support citizens and nations. It’s a way of showing love to mankind.

Prophet Fufeyin opined that clergymen should support the Federal government in the little they can to eradicate this deadly virus, while he also thanked the clergymen that reached out to the public due to the Covid19 Pandemic virus and urged them to be law-abiding.

Whilst he also reiterated his word that the virus will be gone in one month and a week count from March 21, 2020 explained how the virus will disappear.

“God revealed to me that in one month and one week COVID -19 will be gone. It will disappear the way it came in starting from Wuhan, China then to other countries of the world. We have to seek the face of God and cry for mercy. Don’t panic; God allow the virus to prove that He’s God and it’s a sign of the end-time but the end is near” he said.

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Is Nigerian Police Your Friend? Read What This Police Officer Did

Police Is Your Friend? Read What This Police Officer Did, Facts About Nigerian Police.

nigerian police covid-19 activities

 A Nigerian police officer has given a narration on how he was able to help a woman with hunger challenges over the coronavirus lockdown in Lagos state.

The Police officer identified as Edward Onoriode disclosed that he met the woman and her daughter who were walking towards Ikeja while on his way to work this morning.

The woman opened up to him, the police officer, that she has been feeding on garri and she was trekking to Maryland to see her sister if she could offer her some cash.

The woman also disclosed that she sold drinks in traffic before the lockdown, but can’t anymore since she feeds from the interest she makes from her daily sales. Onoriode said he gave the woman money he withdrew from a nearby ATM before dropping her off at Maryland.

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The Police Officer wrote;

On my way to the office this morning, I saw this middle-age woman & her daughter walking towards Ikeja. So, I slowed down & gave them a lift since I’m heading towards their direction.

On our way, I asked the woman where she’s heading to in this Lockdown, she said Maryland. I further asked her why she’s going to Maryland bcoz she look so disturbed and unsettled.

In her words “I want to go & see my sister if she can borrow me money so me & my daughter can get something to eat.” I was so touched.

She continued;

“Throughout yesterday, we drank garri & the garri was given to us by my neighbour. I can’t keep begging for garri bcoz my neighbour is also managing. So, I decided to trek to Maryland to see if my elder sister can lend me N5000 so we can manage to feed ourselves”.

I then asked her; “Before the Lockdown, what do you do for a living?”

She said she and her daughter sells Drinks and Water in Traffic. But due to the Lockdown, she can’t sell and if she doesn’t sell, she can’t feed. Meaning, she feed from the interest she gets daily.

I asked her if she has a bank account. She said; ” I never open account. Na my Neighbour account I dey use if dem wan send me money and i no sabi her account number.”

I had to drive to the nearest ATM spot at Ikeja, withdraw some money, hand over to her & drop her at Maryland.

Truth is, people are really suffering. For the few of us who have what to eat at anytime even if the Lockdown is extended to another two months should do the little we can to assist those who doesn’t have.

I can’t count the number of people who call me daily asking for money just to feed. Things are really hard. At this point, the govt need to do something ASAP to relieve the suffering of the people else, things will get out of hand in days to come if this Lockdown continues.

There are a lot of people that can’t feed if they don’t hustle.