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  • 3 hours Italian shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies from Coronavirus at the age of 84 Linda Ikeji
    Sergio Rossi, one of the most famous Italian shoe designers, has died from coronavirus at the age of 84. Rossi was admitted to hospital a few days ago in Cesena, a city in Emilia-Romagna, one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. He died on Thursday, April 2, in the hospital. Announcing news of the designer’s death on Friday morning, Riccardo Sciutto, the Chief Executive of the Sergio Rossi Company told the fashion website Women’s Wear Daily: "He was a master, it was a great pleasure to have met him. He was our spiritual guide and he is today more than ever." Luciana Garbuglia, the ... more
  • 4 hours Boomplay Offers its Users 25 Million MB Free Data For Entertainment During COVID-19 Lockdown Linda Ikeji
     The number 1 music streaming service in Africa, Boomplay is committed to keeping its promise of bringing everything music from around the world to music lovers at ease, especially during these tough times, as the world has been sadly gripped by COVID-19. Boomplay has decided to offer users 25 million megabytes of free data so they don’t get bored out of their mind during this era of self-isolation and lockdown. You can use the data for whatever you like, be it video chatting with your family and friends, watching your favourite movies, and of course listening to and downloading millions of ... more
  • 4 hours Delta government says video of soldiers threatening to rape and infect women in Warri with HIV is fake Linda Ikeji
    The Delta State Government has reacted to a video of soldiers threatening to rape and infect women in Warri with HIV.  The video was supposedly made by two soldiers who were threatening to carry out the act in retaliation of the attack soldiers suffered, after they killed a youth leader identified as Joseph Pessu for disobeying the lockdown order in the state.  The video was however described as "fake" in a statement released by the Delta State Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu on behalf of the state government. He insisted that some disgruntled elements are bent on pitching the people against the State Government. Aniagwu who stated ... more
  • 5 hours Lockdown may be extended if you don’t behave yourselves – Lai Mohammed tells Nigerians Linda Ikeji
    Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has warned that the lockdown order issued by President Buhari on Sunday March 29, might be extended if Nigerians don't behave themselves.  The Minister disclosed this at a press conference by the Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus in Abuja on Friday April 3. Lai Mohammed urged Nigerians to observe social distancing and a good hygiene, so everyone can get back to their normal lives after the 14-day lockdown.  Lai Mohammed said;  “If we don’t behave ourselves, there is a likelihood that the lockdown will be extended, but if we behave ourselves, there might not be an extension and ... more
  • 5 hours I did what I felt was right – Desmond Elliot defends his ‘makeshift cleansing’ project Linda Ikeji
    Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot has defended his 'makeshift cleansing' project which drew an outrage on social media after its photos went viral.  Recall that the lawmaker who represents Surulere constituency in the Lagos State Assembly, had disclosed that the structures were sited at "Olodeokuta, Ojuelegba, Love Garden, Hugan Bassey, Masha bus stop, Shirts bus stop, Adelabu, Iponri, Bode Thomas and Ishaga Road".  Desmond Elliot has however defended the project and according to him, he did what he felt was right. He added that he was only test-running the project to see if it was going to work.  He said;  “Normally. I will just ... more
  • 5 hours There are signs of community transmission of Coronavirus in Nigeria – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie Linda Ikeji
    The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has disclosed that there are signs of community transmission of Coronavirus in the country.  The Minister who disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force briefing in Abuja on Friday April 3, said the speculation stemmed from 30 percent of confirmed cases in the country having incomplete epidemiological information. Ehanire said;  “We are already seeing what may be indications of sustained community transmission in the sense that 30 percent of the cases have incomplete epidemiological information while 51 percent are imported cases and 19 percent are contacts of known cases.“We are using the small window of opportunity remaining to intensify ... more
  • 5 hours Coronavirus: FG to evacuate Nigerians abroad Linda Ikeji
    The federal government has announced that it will be evacuating Nigerians who stay abroad and are willing to return home.  Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed that the evacuation process was initiated following pleas from Nigerians who are stranded abroad due to the Coronavirus pandemic. She further revealed that they are currently compiling a list of Nigerians who want to return to the country.  The evacuees will be compulsorily quarantined upon their return to the country, and they are also expected to bear the cost of the evacuation process.  A statement released by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit ... more
  • 5 hours Nigerian system turned virologists, microbiologists and doctors into tailors, bakers and chefs – Seun Kuti Linda Ikeji
    Seun Kuti has shared his thoughts about the Nigerian system, which he said has pushed many graduates into taking up a career they never studied in the university. The singer stated that Coronavirus is a wakeup call, as Nigerians really need to start reassessing what value is in the world today.  Seun Kuti wrote;When you are proud to allow ur lawyers make ur shoes. Doctors sewing cloths scientist planning events and you tell everyone how you are ‘leading a nation’. Shame shame shame. The post Nigerian system turned virologists, microbiologists and doctors into tailors, bakers and chefs - Seun Kuti appeared first ... more
  • 5 hours Tacha started attacking me because I didn’t give her a BBNaija contact – Ubi Franklin (video) Linda Ikeji
    Music executive, Ubi Franklin has revealed why Tacha began "attacking" him before she was unveiled as a housemate of the 2019 Big Brother Naija Reality Show.  In an Instalive session with the winner of the 2019 edition of the reality show, Mercy Eke, Ubi Franklin disclosed that Tacha began attacking him because he never gave her a BBNaija contact. He further revealed that he never had any at that time.  The MMMG boss also revealed that he doesn't hate her as he understands that the reality show star was going through a phase of life at that time. He also disclosed that ... more
  • 6 hours Nigerian Coronavirus patient ‘savagely bites a nurse’s face in China as she tried to stop him running away from quarantine’ (Photos/... Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian Coronavirus patient has been detained in China for allegedly attacking and biting a Chinese nurse as he attempted to escape from isolation. The man identified as Okonkwonwoye Chika Patrick, 47, reportedly beat up the nurse after she stopped him from leaving his quarantine ward at a hospital in Guangzhou on Wednesday, April 1.   Mr. Okonkwonwoye had been receiving treatment at the Guangzhou Eighth People’s Hospital since March 23 after he tested positive for the coronavirus following his arrival in Guangzhou city of southern China from abroad on March 20. On the day of the alleged incident, the nurse named Ms. Wang ... more
  • 6 hours Nigerian man, Cent Remmy is arrested at his home after he caused panic by allegedly faking Coronavirus symptoms at the airport two weeks ago Linda Ikeji
    Nigerian police visited a Nigerian man at his home after he caused panic at the airport two weeks ago by allegedly faking Coronavirus symptoms. Cent Remmy was in his home earlier today, April 3, when police officers arrived. In a video shared online, he is seen telling the officers that he needs to contact his lawyers.  Two weeks ago, Cent Remmy was filmed at the airport acting sick. His actions caused panic as it was believed he had coronavirus symptoms. Doctors were immediately called to attend to him. But it was later alleged that he was faking it.  He was reportedly arrested and detained today ... more
  • 7 hours FCMB Group Records N188bn Revenue, Grows Profit to N20.1bn Linda Ikeji
    FCMB Group Plc has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019. The audited results showed that the Group's gross revenue increased to N188 billion compared to N177.2billion in 2018. The strong performance also manifested in profit before tax, which rose by 9% to N20.1 billion. Following this, the financial institution has declared a dividend of 14 kobo per share to shareholders. FCMB Group, a holding company divided along three business groups; Commercial and Retail Banking (First City Monument Bank Limited, Credit Direct Limited, FCMB (UK) Limited and FCMB Microfinance Bank Limited); Investment Banking (FCMB Capital Markets Limited and ... more
  • 7 hours Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua postpones his June world title defence against Kubrat Pulev  Linda Ikeji
    British- Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua's World heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Two Time heavyweight champion, Joshua, who hasn't fought in UK for two years was set to face Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but now those plans have been shelved as both parties work to get a new date probably around August when it is hoped Coronavirus would have stopped."We're speaking to Tottenham, we've postponed the 20th date," Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports on Friday."We are working with them for dates in July and early August as ... more
  • 7 hours Nigeria’s response to Coronavirus is remarkable – United Nations Linda Ikeji
    The United Nations has praised Nigeria for it's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria, Africa's most populated country with an estimated 200 million inhabitants, currently has 190 cases of COVID-19 but has managed to keep the death toll to just two.UN Secretary General Antonio  Guterres, while speaking at a virtual news briefing in New York, referred to Nigeria as a 'developing country' that has “shown a remarkable capacity to respond to the coronavirus.”“I have to say this; some of these developing countries have shown a remarkable capacity to respond.“I was quite impressed to see, for instance, Nigeria putting in place and ... more
  • 7 hours Eti-Osa LGA has highest confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos – Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi reveals Linda Ikeji
    The Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi, says Eti-Osa Local Government Area has the highest number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the state. Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos today, the Commissioner said of the 98 confirmed cases of the viral disease in Lagos, 48 were recorded in Eti-Osa, 24 in Ikeja, 11 in Lagos Mainland while Alimosho, Agege and Ikorodu have one case respectively. According to the Commissioner, out of the 98 confirmed cases in the state, 74 are still active cases, while 24 have recovered and have been discharged. He revealed that most of the patients fell between 30 and 59 years ... more
  • 8 hours Father reveals his entire family including eleven children have caught Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    An entire Spanish family including eleven children have contracted the Coronavirus.  The Cebrian Gervas family from Valladolid in north-west Spain have all been forced to go under strict isolation in their home after every single one of them was diagnosed with the virus.  Mother, Irene Gervas was the first family to test positive for COVID-19, before her husband, Jose Maria Cebrian and their eleven children, Carmen (15), Fernando (14), Luiz (12), Juan Pablo (11), twins Miguel and Manuel (10), Alvaro (8), Irene (5), Alicia (4), Helena (3), and Jose Maria (1) were all diagnosed with the disease.   Father Jose Maria Cebrian told local ... more
  • 8 hours Why I cannot reveal the drugs being used to treat Coronavirus patients- Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire Linda Ikeji
    The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that it will not be appropriate to reveal the drugs being used to treat Coronavirus patients in Nigeria as this will encourage some Nigerians to resort to self-treatment and possible overdose. 24 Coronavirus patients have been discharged so far from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos.  Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday April 3, Ehanire said “The drug or drugs being used are matters of interest to doctors who are providing treatment. Doctors advise each other on which drugs they used and I believe as time goes ... more
  • 8 hours Victim of “one-chance” operators in Abuja narrates her experience and the aftermath Linda Ikeji
    A woman who was a victim of "one-chance" operators has narrated her experience during and after the attack in her quest to get justice. Titilayo Daniel said she got into a car at Gwarimpa express at 9:30pm, not knowing the occupants were criminals.  While in the car, she was beaten till she bled and her phone, laptop and ATM cards were collected.  The attackers then took her card and withdrew her money while she was still in the car. She was dropped off in Kubwa, Abuja, after 2 hours. She said she reported the incident to the police and they asked her to get a CCTV ... more
  • 8 hours I found love and I’m enjoying my life – Vanessa Mdee reveals why she’s been off the music scene since she started dating Rotimi (vid... Linda Ikeji
    Tanzanian music star, Vanessa Mdee has revealed why she's been off the music scene since she started dating Nigerian-born American actor and singer, Rotimi.  In a 2-minutes video she shared on Instagram, Vanessa stated that asides finding love, she decided to take a break from music after being in the industry for 13 years.  The music star also told her followers to find time for themselves, realign themselves, pray, reconnect with God and take care of their family and loved ones.  Vanessa said;  "Honestly in have been in the music industry for 13 years I have never taken a break, So I finally found ... more
  • 8 hours Lean On Me singer, Bill Withers dies aged 81 Linda Ikeji
    Bill Withers has died from heart complications at the age of 81, his family said. The acclaimed 1970s soul singer behind hits "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean On Me" died on Monday, March 30, in Los Angeles, the family told the Associated Press. A statement from his family reads: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father. A solitary man with a heart driven to connect to the world at large, with his poetry and music, he spoke honestly to people and connected them to each other. As private a life as he lived close to intimate family and ... more
  • 9 hours New Leaders’ WhatsApp Group Donates Five Million Naira to Boost Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic Linda Ikeji
    As the raging impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt around the world and, specifically Nigeria, a group of young leaders from different parts of the nation, under the auspices of The New Leaders Group have joined other prominent corporations and executives to donate towards the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria. Currently, donations have been pledged from industry leaders and social influencers.The New Leaders Group has taken it upon themselves to mobilize monetary donations from members to stretch a helping hand in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. These members represent how collaborations of like-minded leaders can ... more
  • 10 hours Coronavirus: Pastors are not ordinary people, anyone who assaults a pastor is in danger – Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (video) Linda Ikeji
    Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has warned against the arrest and assault of Pastors amid the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.  The founder of Loveworld Ministries a.k.a Christ Embassy said this while reacting to a report of Pastors being arrested by government officials in a bid to enforce social distancing in churches. Narrating a recent incident which played out, Pastor Chris recalled how a member of a taskforce boasted about arresting a Pastor.  The Christ Embassy Founder said;  “He was excited he arrested a Pastor. Terrible! But he is not the first to arrest a pastor. Jesus was arrested and Jesus was doing what the people didn’t ... more
  • 10 hours Lagos discharges four more COVID-19 patients Linda Ikeji
    Four more Coronavirus patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on his verified Instagram page on Friday afternoon. His post reads''Dear Lagosians, it is with utmost pleasure that I inform you of the discharge of an additional 4 patients from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH). They comprise 3 Females and 1 Male. Bringing the total recovered patients to 23.They were released having recovered fully and testing negative to the COVID-19 virus twice consecutively.We are indeed happy to see them reunite with their loved ones.I would also implore everyone to stay ... more
  • 10 hours “Investigation is ongoing and these miscreants will be arrested before end of day” Segalink gives update on soldiers who threatened to rap... Linda Ikeji
    Human rights activist, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has revealed that investigation is ongoing after two soldiers were filmed threatening to rape women and girls in Warri. Youths in Ugbuwangue, Delta state, had attacked soldiers yesterday, April 2, after a man named Joseph Pessu was killed in the area for disobeying the lockdown order (read here). Reacting to the attack on soldiers, two soldiers recorded a video promising to retaliate. They informed Youths in Warri that they will rape their mothers and daughters without protection and infect them with HIV (read here). The video has been widely condemned and Segalinks has said that "Investigation is ongoing ... more
  • 10 hours Coronavirus Lockdown: Police officer arrested for assaulting a ports worker who was picking up a friend in Lagos (video) Linda Ikeji
    A Police officer has been arrested for assaulting a ports worker who was picking up his friend who works with a medical equipment company in Lagos.  Recall that President Buhari who issued a lockdown order in Lagos, Ogun state and Abuja, stated that seaports in Lagos shall remain operational. Hospitals and all related medical establishments as well as organizations in health care related manufacturing and distribution were also exempted from the lockdown order.  Nigerian veteran rapper, Ruggedman alerted the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) of the assault incident on Twitter. He identified the police officer as M. Aliu and further disclosed that he was ... more
  • 10 hours President Buhari’s PA, Bashir Ahmad calls out Lola Omotayo-Okoye for asking about Abba Kyari’s whereabouts Linda Ikeji
    Presidential Aide, Bashir Ahmad has called out Lola Omotayo-Okoye for asking about Abba Kyari's whereabouts. In a video shared on Instagram (read here), Lola Omotayo-Okoye, wife of singer Peter Okoye, asked why Nigerians are being kept in the dark regarding the whereabouts of President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. She pointed out that there's so much secrecy surrounding his whereabouts. Lola's statement comes after Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 and was moved from Abuja to Lagos for treatment. The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Professor Abayomi said at a recent press briefing, that he has no knowledge of the whereabouts of Kyari in the state. The ... more
  • 11 hours Suspected herdmen storm Plateau community, kill seven, burn 23 houses (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Hours after gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen killed three persons in Ancha community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, seven other persons have again been hacked and burnt to death in the neighbouring Hukke village in the same local government area. The spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, Mr. Lawrence Zongo, who confirmed the fresh killings on Thursday afternoon,  said the assailants numbering over 200 also set ablaze over 23 houses belonging to the villagers when they attacked the village in the early hours of Thursday.“The fresh attack occurred in the early hours of Thursday. The attackers were ... more
  • 11 hours Coronavirus: 100 arrested in Rivers state for violating lockdown order Linda Ikeji
    The Rivers State Police has arrested and prosecuted over 100 residents of the state for violating a lockdown order issued by the state government.  Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike had announced the closure of land and sea borders in the state and a ban on vehicles entering or leaving the state. He also announced the setting up of surveillance posts at the state borders to screen people coming into the state and a ban on burials, weddings, and other social gatherings in the state. Residents of the state who were arrested by the police in different parts of Port Harcourt between Monday and Thursday ... more
  • 11 hours Coronavirus: Boris Johnson to continue self-isolation as he still has COVID-19 symptom (video) Linda Ikeji
     UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has revealed he will remain in self-isolation as he is still suffering from a symptom of coronavirus.In a video posted to his Twitter account, Mr Johnson said: "Although I'm feeling better and I've done my seven days of isolation, alas I still have one of the symptoms, a minor symptom. "I still have a temperature and so, in accordance with government advice, I must continue my self-isolation until that symptom itself goes." Mr Johnson also urged the public to continue to stay at home in a bid to halt the spread of the Coronavirus."I just want to ... more
  • 11 hours Enugu State Government called out for ”putting lives at risk” by demolishing houses amid Coronavirus outbreak (video/photos) Linda Ikeji
    The Enugu State Government has been called out by some social media users for demolishing houses amid Coronavirus outbreak in the country.  Recall that in the last few days, some State Governments have issued a stay-at-home order restricting movement. The Enugu State Government have also shut down all educational institutions and directed all public officers/civil servants to work from their homes except those on essential services including health workers, Forest Guards and Neighbourhood Watch personnel. In a state-wide broadcast, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi also banned all social and cultural gatherings in the state including marriages and burial ceremonies, masquerade festivals, drinking bars, night clubs and all group ... more
  • 13 hours Sydney Talker apologizes after he was called out for “wasting” the NCDC’s time by raising “false” Coronavirus alarm Linda Ikeji
    Sydney Talker has gone on Twitter to apologize after Twitter users called him out for wasting the NCDC's time by raising false Coronavirus alarm. The Instagram comedian had gone online to accuse the NCDC of neglect. He claimed he had shown symptoms and reached out to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control but he wasn't attended to. Nigerians joined him in calling the attention of the NCDC. Later, the NCDC took to Twitter to reveal that they reached out to him and he said it was a "skit" (read here). The Centre warned people to stop raising false Coronavirus alarm. This prompted Twitter ... more
  • 13 hours Magic of Unseen: TECNO Mobile Brings Wizkid and Guinness World Record ™ Title to Africa’s first online launch Linda Ikeji
    Last night, TECNO released its new camera phone, CAMON 15 series, through an online launch event which became a milestone in the smartphone industry as the first online product launch in Africa. The online launch themed "Magic of Unseen" was not long, but the content was extremely rich: TECNO CAMON 15 unveiling its SONY camera and the trademarked TAIVOS™ technology, official spokesman, Wizkid’s appearance, largest flip book with Guinness World Records ™ Title, and much more.As Nigeria’s most famous performer and a global icon in the music industry, Wizkid is a recognized pop culture sensation. Wizkid’s success runs side-by-side with ... more
  • 13 hours Abia Warriors goalkeeper Charles Tambe shot by suspected hoodlums in Ibadan Linda Ikeji
    Abia Warriors goalkeeper, Charles Tambe has reportedly been shot by suspected hoodlums in Ibadan, Oyo State.  His club confirmed the news on Twitter and said the incident occurred on Friday morning April 3.  The Cameroonian shot-stopper was rushed to the University Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, where he is currently receiving treatment.   According to a statement issued by Abia Warriors' sporting director Patrick Ngwaogwu, the former Shooting Stars and Lobi Stars goalkeeper was shot on his way for his morning exercise routine. “He is not a rascal. He went for his morning walk out at about 07:00 this morning in Apata area, Ibadan where he ... more
  • 13 hours One dead as billboard falls in Aba (photos) Linda Ikeji
    A man has been confirmed dead in Abia State after being crushed by a billboard which fell during a storm in the state.  The incident which occurred on Wednesday April 1 at Osisioma Junction in Aba, left another seriously injured and fighting for his life.   It was further gathered that two occupants of a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep, were pulled out from the crushed vehicle by construction workers with heavy-duty equipment. Here are more photos below from the scene of the incident;  The post One dead as billboard falls in Aba (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 13 hours Coronavirus cases rise to 190 as NCDC confirms six new cases in Osun Linda Ikeji
    The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed six new cases of Coronavirus in Osun state, bringing the total number of recorded cases in Nigeria to 190 The post Coronavirus cases rise to 190 as NCDC confirms six new cases in Osun appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 14 hours Items worth over N200m seized by Customs in Katsina Linda Ikeji
    Operatives of the Katsina State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized ten different items with a Duty Paid Value of over N200 million.  The Acting Comptroller of the command and Deputy Comptroller of the Nigeria Customs Service, DC Dahiru Kirawa told newsmen that the items were recovered from different stores of smugglers while others were intercepted at various locations in the state. Kirawa disclosed that the interception was made possible after they received credible information and intelligence from various informants of the command.  He said;  For those that think they escaped or evaded the duty payment or prohibition from the officers and ... more
  • 14 hours Soldiers threaten to rape mothers, wives and daughters of Warri youths who attacked their colleagues (video) Linda Ikeji
    Two Nigerian soldiers have threatened to rape the mothers of the youths in Warri, Delta state who allegedly killed one of their colleagues yesterday April 2.  Recall that during the enforcement of the lockdown exercise in the state on Thursay April 2, youths in Ugbuwangue community in Warri, Delta state had a clash with some soldiers after a youth leader identified as Jospeh Pessu, was allegedly shot dead by a soldier. Read here. The youths pursued the soldiers and attacked them physically. Unconfirmed reports claim that one of the soldiers died during the faceoff. Two aggrieved members of the Army made a video, ... more
  • 14 hours If the Buhari government is begging for ventilators in public, imagine what they beg for in private – Imam of Peace Linda Ikeji
    Popular Islamic cleric, Imam of Peace, has taken a shot at the Nigerian government. Recall that yesterday, the Ministry of Finance via its Twitter handle, appealed to billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, to help the Nigerian government with ventilators.  Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, tweeted: "We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know." And the verified Twitter account of Nigeria's Ministry of Finance replied to the tweet, writing: "Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal ... more
  • 14 hours Humanitarian affairs minister, Sadiya Farouq dismisses reports claiming she said “Igbos shouldn’t expect money during COVID-19 lockdown beca... Linda Ikeji
    Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has dismissed reports which claimed she said Igbos wouldn't receive the financial intervention from the Federal government because they are canvassing for Biafra. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, on Wednesday April 1st began the disbursement of N20, 000 to residents of Abuja as palliatives to cushion the economic effects of the stay at home order in many states due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some persons went online to publish reports that Farouq has vowed not to extend th palliatives to the South East region because ... more
  • 14 hours   Trump warns Iran of ‘heavy price’ in case of ‘sneak’ attack on US troops Linda Ikeji
    US President Donald Trump has warned Iran and it's proxy affiliates to restrain from attacking US troops and assets during amid the Coronavirus pandemi, saying such attacks will not go unanswered by the US Military.Trump cited a possible "sneak attack" by Iran on US forces based in Iraq but refused to give any more details."Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on US troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!" Trump said in a post on Twitter.  According to Iranian News Agency, a top Iranian military ... more
  • 15 hours After COVID-19, Are You uncertain About The Future of Your Inestment? Linda Ikeji
    If during this LOCKDOWN, you are worried about your INVESTMENT than your safety, thenyou definitely have not invested with the right developer.Picture this:A client who bought a Sujimoto apartment at N350 million, 7 months to completion, re-sold atN480 million after completion, cashing out N130 million naira returns on investment in less than 7 months!!! If your investment doesn’t offer you immeasurable value mixed with peace of mind, then youdefinitely need to start rethinking your options as Sujimoto offers massive returns, impeccablequality and incredible finishing, private elevator, 2 Kohler kitchens with Bosch Appliances, Award winning Zaha Hadid sanitary wares, and other premium ... more
  • 15 hours Nigeria can now test 1,500 people a day for Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire Linda Ikeji
    The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has announced that Nigeria now has the capacity to test 1,500 people a day for coronavirus (COVID-19). Ehanire disclosed this at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. The Minister said;  “With the expanded national case definition and addition of two new laboratories to test for COVID-19 in Ibadan and Ebonyi States, the national testing capacity is now at 1,500 a day. I applaud all our health workers and emergency responders in this critical time.” Ehanire also revealed that  71 per cent of 6,000 contacts have been traced and they have also intensified effort to reduce the numbers ... more
  • 15 hours Akwa Ibom Coronavirus cases are mostly healthcare professionals – Governor Emmanuel Udom finally accepts results after tackling NCDC Linda Ikeji
    Governor Emmanuel Udom has finally accepted the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) test result which disclosed that 5 people tested positive for Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State.  Recall that the Akwa Ibom state government in a statement issued on Thursday April 2, by its Commissioner for Health Dominic Ukpong, countered NCDC’s announcement. They demanded for another test be conducted on the cases. Governor Emmanuel however accepted the result in his Thursday broadcast. He revealed that the affected persons who are mostly healthcare professionals, have been moved to the isolation centres in the state “for proper management”. The Governor who disclosed that they have started the process of tracing ... more
  • 16 hours Woman on the run after allegedly killing her spouse by pulling his genitals in Ebonyi Linda Ikeji
    A middle aged woman identified as Chinenye Okoro is currently on the run after allegedly killing her spouse, Ifeanyi. In a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Loveth Odah, the suspect allegedly killed the deceased by pulling his genital during an argument at their home in Akaeze community in the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Tuesday March 31. The statement reads ''On 31/03/2020, at about 11am, one Rose John ‘f’ in company with one Sunday Ngwoke ‘m’ reported at Ivo Police Division that while she was frying garri in her kitchen, she saw one Chinenye Okoro run across her compound and ... more
  • 16 hours Mask on, Gloves Off: Socializing in a Pandemic… Sponsored by OldMutual Insurance Linda Ikeji
    We promise it’s not what you think! For centuries on end, Man has been studied and recognized as a social animal. It is human nature to think, to socialize, to learn, to innovate, and to exist in societal groups. These concepts only developed in human society, through interaction. There is, therefore, no need to feel non-conformist for wanting out of the house in this dreary season of hashtags, quarantine, and lockdowns. It’s in our blood! The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, ... more
  • 16 hours Coronavirus: Indian couple name their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ (Photo) Linda Ikeji
     An Indian couple have reportedly named their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ despite the havoc caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.  The two words, ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ were derived from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a deadly disease that broke out from Wuhan in China. The couple from Chhattisgarh who welcomed the twins during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown decided to name them ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ because the kids symbolise triumph over hardships.  According to the couple, the names would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown.  “ I was blessed with the twins, a boy and a girl, in the early hours ... more
  • 16 hours Youtube star, Jeffree Star and Kourtney Kardashian’s 10-year-old son, Mason Disick clash Linda Ikeji
    Khloe Kardashian's son, Mason Disick joined Instagram for only a short time before his parents took down his account but the effects of his actions while on the platform lingers on. While speaking with fans on an unauthorized Instagram Live last month, 10-year-old Mason remarked to TikTok star Addison Rae, 19, that "Jeffree Star is spoiled AF." The statement Mason made about YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, went unnoticed by most until a fan account posted the video online on April 1.  YouTuber Jeffree Star, 34, has now lashed out at the 10-year-old for his statement. Jeffree responded to Mason's comments in a now-deleted tweet, writing, "I had ... more
  • 16 hours Nigerian doctor dies from Coronavirus in US, to be cremated Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian doctor identified as Apostle Caleb Anya, has died of Coronavirus in the United States.  The deceased who has been working hard to give treatment to those infected with the virus, died 5 days after he was admitted in a New York hospital for contracting for the virus.   Apostle Caleb who is from Ohafia in Abia state, will be cremated in line with the directive for for management of Coronavirus patients. He has been described as a "hero" by his close relatives.  The post Nigerian doctor dies from Coronavirus in US, to be cremated appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 16 hours It is not true that Abba Kyari is dead- FFK Linda Ikeji
    Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, says online reports that the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, has died is not true. Social media was agog on Thursday April 2nd with the news that Kyari who is currently being treated for Coronvirus, had passed on. FFK says the story is untrue and blasted those peddling it. Taking to his Twitter handle to react, he wroteIt is not true that Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to @MBuhari, is dead. Those that are behind that rumour are vicious and heartless. I remain opposed to the @MBuhari  admin. but to wish or proclaim someone dead simply because ... more
  • 16 hours Why we opened border for returnees – Aregbesola defends himself after report of Abidjan returnees worsening Coronavirus crisis in Osun Linda Ikeji
    Former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed why the border was opened for returnees despite a Presidential directive.  Recall it was reported few days ago that the number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Osun State increased  from 2 to 14, after 12 persons tested positive in two days. The 12 confirmed cases were among the 127 people that came into the state from Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Saturday, March 28. Aregbesola however defended opening of the Nigerian borders for returnees while answering questions from journalists at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on Thursday April 2. The Minister stated that every ... more
  • 1 day Billions donated by private individuals towards the fight against Coronavirus isn’t coming to government- FG explains (video) Linda Ikeji
    The Federal government has clarified that billions being announced by private individuals towards the fight against Coronavirus pandemic, is not coming to the coffers of the government. At the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja today April 2nd, the National Coordinator of the taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu, was asked to enlighten Nigerians on who accounts for the billions individuals and corporate organizations have donated towards the fight against COVID-19 and this is what he had to say''The private sector has a seperate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Coronavirus Disease. That's where you get most of the announcements that this person ... more
  • 1 day Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19 Linda Ikeji
    The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed rumors making the rounds on social media that the medical kits donated to Nigeria by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, have been infected by the virus.  The rumors were rife online earlier today. The Minister who dismissed the rumor at the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on the COVID-19, said“The spike in fake news is distracting our fight against COVID-19 and this is quite unhelpful. It's been trending on social media that the equipment and aid that we received from Jack Ma have been infected with ... more
  • 1 day Benue Coronavirus index case moved to Abuja Linda Ikeji
    The index Coronavirus case reported in Benue state, 62-year old Susan Okpe, has been moved to the Isolation centre at the National Hospital Abuja for further treament. Okpe posted a video online two days ago in which she complained bitterly about the poor condition of the isolation center where she was being treated. In the video that went viral, Okpe insisted that the medical doctor assigned to treat her must identify himself before he can have access to her. This caused a faceoff between herself and the management of the Isolation center. However a request for her movement to Abuja was sent to the Minister of ... more
  • 1 day “No money for now… no show in sight abeg” Davido tells followers asking him to do giveaway during Coronavirus lockdown Linda Ikeji
    Nigerians on social media are looking to celebrities to help them out with money and food during the Coronavirus lockdown. But even celebrities are not finding it easy and Davido let a fan know this. The fan tweeted at Davido, asking the singer to "do giveaway" And Davido responded, telling him that there are no shows in sight, hence his source of income is limited for now. He wrote: "No money for now .. no show in sight abeg .. we all Dey here together !" Another follower then asked: "Haaaa, 30billion never finish na." The singer replied: "Never had it." The post "No money for ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: NCDC boss replies Akwa Ibom state government, says the results are accurate Linda Ikeji
    The Director-General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has reacted to the statement released by the Akwa Ibom state government, disputing the test result released by the agency and demanding a re-take of the test. Recall that on Wednesday April 1st, the NCDC announced five cases of Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom. The state government in a statement released by its Health Commissioner, Dominic Ukpong today, said they were not informed by the agency of the Coronavirus cases in the state and heard of the five cases over the news like everyone else. Ukpong asked the agency to have a retake ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Global number of confirmed cases passes one million Linda Ikeji
    More than 1,002,159 people have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease worldwide, according to figures collected by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. The death toll from the deadly virus has also surpassed 51,000 while about 208,000 patients have recovered. Italy remains the country worst affected by the outbreak, with 13,915 deaths, followed by Spain, with 10,003 deaths.  The US accounts for most cases in the world with 234,000 people infected and 5,316 deaths recorded so far.  The post Coronavirus: Global number of confirmed cases passes one million appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus infected man spits on passenger’s face before he drops dead (photos/video) Linda Ikeji
    A man infected with COVID-19 spat in another man's face as they waited to board a train in Thailand. The coronavirus-stricken man later dropped dead. Surveillance video shows the incident which took place on a train platform in Bangkok. In the video, the Coronavirus patient is seen walking up to another man in line to buy tickets. He then spits on his face.  The sick man, 56-year-old Anan Sahoh, eventually dropped dead in front of an onboard toilet while on a train headed to Narathiwat, according to Metro UK, and medical personnel performed a coronavirus test that came back positive for COVID-19. Fellow passengers say he was coughing ... more
  • 1 day Aisha Buhari reunites with her daughter who went into self-isolation over Coronavirus (video) Linda Ikeji
    First Lady Aisha Buhari has shared a video of her reuniting with her daughter who went into self-isolation over Coronavirus upon her return from the UK which is one of the high-risk countries blacklisted by the federal government.  Aisha Buhari who reunited with her daughter after 14 days, also wished a speedy recovery to all those infected with the virus.  She wrote;  It is a thing of joy & gratitude to Almighty God to reunite with my daughter after she had been in isolation for 14 days immediately she landed in Nigeria. While I’m wishing all those infected for a speedy recovery, I ... more
  • 1 day Two to die by hanging for killing Uniosun student for ritual Linda Ikeji
    An Osun High Court on Thursday April 2, sentenced two men to death by hanging after being found guilty of murder.  The men identified as Elijah Oyebode, 25, Yusuf Ajibade, 28, and Jelili Raji, 35 were first arraigned on November 14, 2017 on three-count-charge of conspiracy to commit murder, murder and stealing.  They were accused of killing one Rofiat Adebisi, a 400-level student of Osun University, Ipetu-Ijesha after she boarded their car on December 22, 2016. It was gathered that Oyebode gave Raji a charm that will make a prospective victim unconscious, and it was used on the deceased.   Raji was paid N10,000 after he brought Adebisi to ... more
  • 1 day Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone set to become a father for the fourth time at 89 Linda Ikeji
     Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is expecting his fourth child with his wife Fabiana Flosi at the age of 89 The billionaire businessman, who is a grandfather-of-five, confirmed to Swiss newspaper Blick that he and his 44-year-old wife are expecting a baby boy in July 2020. 'Yes, it is due in the summer,' Mr. Ecclestone told Blick. 'Hopefully he'll learn to play backgammon soon!'  'Like all parents, we have only one wish: the child must be born healthy,' she said. 'Hopefully he will never express the intention to do something with Formula 1.'  The new addition will be Ecclestone's first son. His eldest ... more
  • 1 day Woman who allegedly tested positive for COVID-19 escaped from hospital then spat on officers when they chased after her (video) Linda Ikeji
    A woman who allegedly tested positive for COVID-19 escaped from the hospital and when police gave chase, she resisted and attacked them by pouring liquid on them and allegedly spitting on them. In a video shared online, police in Chile are seen chasing the 26-year-old woman. When they caught up with her, she poured liquid from a cup on them. She also allegedly spat on them and threw angry words at them.  She was eventually arrested and handcuffed.  Watch the video below.       View this post on Instagram         Woman who allegedly tested positive for COVID-19 escaped from hospital then poured liquid on police and allegedly spat on ... more
  • 1 day Ten new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Lagos, Abuja Linda Ikeji
    Ten new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC says seven of the new cases were recorded in Lagos, three in Abuja. The Lagos state government earlier today announced the discharge of eleven Coronavirus patients from its Infectious Disease hospital. The post Ten new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Lagos, Abuja appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day “I’m struggling. Nobody is supporting me.” Princess Shyngle cries as she reveals she’s pregnant for her jailed fiance and she&... Linda Ikeji
    Princess Shyngle took to YouTube to cry out about her current predicament.She revealed that she's pregnant, her fiance is in jail and she's struggling alone without help from her friends or family. The curvy actress said life has been hard for her ever since her Senegalese fiancé, Frederic Badji, was jailed for fraud in New York (read here).  She called out those saying she's sharing her story for clout. She said that if she wanted clout, all she'll have to do is go naked or twerk and she'll get people's attention. She added that she decided to share her story to strengthen anyone going ... more
  • 1 day Lassa fever death toll in Nigeria rises to 185 Linda Ikeji
    The Lassa Fever death toll has risen to 185 in Nigeria amid the fight against Coronavirus outbreak in the country.  In a new report shared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its Twitter handle on Thursday April 2, it was gathered that the number of newly confirmed cases decreased from 28 in week 12 to 19 cases in week 13, which is the reporting week.   These cases were reported from eight states – Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Taraba, Plateau, Kogi, and Delta. A total of 185 people have died of Lassa fever with 951 cases confirmed in the country since the beginning of the ... more
  • 1 day Portion of Spar mall collapses in Calabar; customers reportedly trapped (video) Linda Ikeji
    A section of a Spar Shopping Mall in Calabar, Cross River State's capital collapsed today April 2nd leaving many customers reportedly trapped.  Photos from the scene of the incident revealed some properties including cars were destroyed after a section of the building collapsed. The number of casualties is still unclear at the moment.  Here is a video below;       View this post on Instagram         Spar shopping mall in Calabar collapses, customers reportedly trappedA post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:01am PDTThe post Portion of Spar mall collapses in Calabar; customers reportedly trapped (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Cardi B hospitalised after suffering severe stomach pains amid Coronavirus pandemic Linda Ikeji
     American rapper, Cardi B has been hospitalised after suffering severe stomach pains for four days amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The mother of one was rushed to the emergency department on Wednesday with tummy problems. The rapper shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday night, writing in a since-deleted tweet, “Honestly, cause I been having some real bad stomach problems for four days, I went to the ER last night.” She added, “I’m feeling way better. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel no more pain.” On Thursday morning, she shared a close-up photo of her arm wearing a hospital bracelet on her wrist but also ... more
  • 1 day Breaking: 11 Coronavirus patients discharged from Lagos Infectious Disease hospital Linda Ikeji
    11 more Coronavirus patients have been discharged form the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos. This was announced by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his verified Instagram page this evening. The governor said the patients have all tested negative and were discharged today April 2nd. The cheering news comes two days after 9 patients from the Hospital were also discharged from the hospital. Read his statement belowDear Lagosians,I am happy to break to you, the news of the discharge today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba.They have fully recovered, tested negative to COVID-19 and have been allowed to return home to their ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian lady faints after her boyfriend proposed to her on her birthday (video) Linda Ikeji
    A video making rounds online captured moment a Nigerian lady passed out after her boyfriend proposed to her on her birthday.  The identity of the lady was not immediately available at the time of filing this report, but the incident occurred while she was being cheered on by her friends.  She was however resuscitated with water after she fainted. Here is the viral video below;       View this post on Instagram         Nigerian lady faints after her boyfriend proposed to her on her birthdayA post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Apr 2, 2020 at 10:29am PDTThe post Nigerian lady faints after her boyfriend proposed to her on ... more
  • 1 day ‘New Coronavirus strain’ which lasts for 49 days discovered in China Linda Ikeji
    A new strain of Coronavirus discovered in China has raised fear of the virus lasting for 49 days.  A team of researchers led by Dr Li Tan, of the General Hospital of Central Theater Command of PLA in Wuhan, made their announcement on medRxiv, a scientific website on to which medical papers are uploaded prior to being printed and scrutinised by peers. The Chinese military researchers found a middle-aged man who had the disease for 49 days, which is significantly longer than other durations of illness. Before now, patients who survived the virus normally tested negative after 20 days on average, with the ... more
  • 1 day Update: UCH Chief Medical Director Prof Otegbayo tests negative for COVID-19, days after testing positive Linda Ikeji
    The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan,  Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19, after few days of isolation and treatment. Prof Otegbayo on Sunday released a statement saying he had tested positive to the virus.In the statement he said;  “On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible.“However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the ... more
  • 1 day Nigerian Army directs Nigerians on how to report unprofessional conduct of any army personnel during Coronavirus lockdown Linda Ikeji
    The Nigerian army has outlined various methods Nigerians can report the unprofessional conduct of any army personnel during the Coronavirus lockdown.  The directive came few hours after a youth leader identified as Joseph Pessu was killed by soldiers enforcing a lockdown order at Arenyenka street, along Ugbuwangue axis of the NPA Expressway in Warri, Delta state.  Nigerians can now report the unprofessional conduct of any army personnel through Whatsapp, calls and sms.  The post Nigerian Army directs Nigerians on how to report unprofessional conduct of any army personnel during Coronavirus lockdown appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Belgian football chiefs cancel the rest of the top flight season and declare Club Brugge champions Linda Ikeji
      Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the top-flight season was cancelled on Thursday in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Jupiler Pro League's board of directors voted unanimously for cancellation of the season in a conference call on Thursday. Before the decision was made to end to the 2019-20 campaign, Brugge were 15 points clear of second-placed Gent with one round of matches left to play before the start of the post-season playoffs, which usually determine the championship winner and the Europa League places involving the top six clubs. The decision means that Club Brugge have now claimed their 16th ... more
  • 1 day House of Reps Member expelled from APC for insulting Senator Danjuma Goje Linda Ikeji
    The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kumo East Ward of Akko Local Government of Gombe state, have expelled a member of the House of Representatives, Usman Kumo over alleged anti-party activities.  Usman was accused of factionalizing and destroying the party’s campaign office, sending arm-bearing thugs who disrupted the party's meeting at Anguwan Akkoyel, insulting and humiliating the party's leader Senator Danjuma Goje and making a car donation to an "interloper" who also insulted the lawmaker (Goje).  Read the full statement below;  The National Chairman,All Progressive Congress (APC),Blant tyre Street,Wuse II, Abuja.Sir,EXPULSION/DISMISSAL OF HON. USMAN BELLO KUMO FROM THE ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) ON GROUNDS ... more
  • 1 day Donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria hits N15bn Linda Ikeji
    The donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria has hit N15bn as confirmed in a statement released by the Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Isaac Okorafor, on Wednesday April 1, 2020.  The donations which came from individuals, banks and other corporate bodies were paid into an account set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).  A breakdown of the contributions showed that the Central Bank of Nigeria and Aliko Dangote donated N2billion each, while Abdul Samad Rabiu (Bua Sugar Refinery); Segun Agbaje (GTB); Tony Elumelu (UBA); Oba Otudeko (First Bank); Jim ... more
  • 1 day Video/Photos from the burial of couple killed in Abule Ado explosion Linda Ikeji
    35-year-old Emmanuel Uyamadu and his pregnant wife, Chisom Uyamadu, 27, were among the people who lost their lives in the explosion that rocked Abule - Ado community, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on Sunday, March 15.The wife's 18-year- old cousin, Chinenye Manafa, also died in the incident. The deceaseds were at home relaxing after returning from church, when the blast occured. They reportedly tried to escape by running out of the compound but were consumed by the fire as Emmanuel struggled to open his gate. Emmanuel and Chisom were laid to rest amidst tears in their hometown ... more
  • 1 day I unreservedly condemn this barbaric act – Festus Keyamo reacts to killing of young man by soldiers enforcing lockdown order in Delta Linda Ikeji
    Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has reacted to the killing of a youth leader identified as Joseph Pessu by soldiers who were enforcing a lockdown order at Arenyenka street, along Ugbuwangue axis of the NPA Expressway in Warri, Delta state.  LIB reported earlier that the incident which happened at about 9:40am on Thursday, April 2, while the victim was riding his power bike, caused chaos in the community as youths attacked soldiers in retailiation to Pessu's death. Read here The Delta-born Minister who condemned the killing and extremity of the security personnel, disclosed that he will be forwarding a petition to ... more
  • 1 day Chinese businessman arrested in South Africa for allegedly locking up 14 employees for several days and forcing them to produce masks Linda Ikeji
    A 53-year-old Chinese national has been granted R20,000 bail in the Durban magistrate's court in connection with charges related to contravening the Disaster Management Act. The man was arrested by a multidisciplinary team on Sunday for allegedly locking up 14 employees for several days and forcing them to produce masks in response to the demand created by the outbreak of the coronavirus. After a tip-off, inspectors from the KZN department of economic development Consumer Protection Unit made the arrest and rescued 14 workers at the firm in Glen Anil. His next appearance was set down for June 20. The post Chinese businessman arrested in ... more
  • 1 day Update: Photos of the young man shot dead by soldier enforcing lockdown order in Warri Linda Ikeji
    A youth leader Joseph Pessu was shot dead today by a soldier at Ada Val Arenyenka street, along the Ugbuwangue axis of the NPA Expressway, Warri, Delta state for disobeying the lockdown order. The incident which happened at about 9:40am on Thursday, April 2, while the victim was riding his power bike, caused chaos in the community as youths attacked soldiers in retailiation to Pessu's death. Read here Pessu's friends have taken to Facebook to mourn his death. See their posts and more photos of the deceased below.   The post Update: Photos of the young man shot dead by soldier enforcing lockdown order ... more
  • 1 day Akwa Ibom state government contests NCDC’s claim of five Coronavirus cases in the state, demand a reconfirmation Linda Ikeji
    The Akwa Ibom state government has reacted to news of the 5 Coronavirus cases recorded in the state.  The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC on Wednesday April 1st, announced that it had confirmed five new cases of Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom. However in a statement released today, the state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong said the state government only heard about the test results over the news.Ukpong in the statement, alleged that the NCDC Director General was also not aware of the results announced on Twitter by the agency. He demanded for a second test to be carried out on persons the agency claims ... more
  • 1 day Amara Nwosu’s ex-husband Francis Van-Lare reveals the reason his five marriages ended in divorce Linda Ikeji
    Francis Van-Lare, the ex-husband of relationship expert, Amara Nwosu's has been married and divorced five times. His marriage with Abuja-based Calabar-Tanzanian Architect in 2018 ended after seven months.  In response to a follower who asked why all his five marriages ended in divorce, the US-based Nigerian man said his marriages all ended for one and same reason: his "I can always catch another ‘Uber ‘" mindset - In other words, his lack of tolerance or patience in certain things because he knows that he can always find himself another woman.   Read Francis Van-Lare's response below... ''The women did not complain and left as all of ... more
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  • 1 day Comedian Eddie Large, 78, dies from Coronavirus while being treated for heart failure Linda Ikeji
     Comedian, Eddie Large, best known as one half of the comedy duo Little and Large, has died after contracting Coronavirus. The 78-year-old had been suffering from heart failure before he contracted the virus in hospital. Large’s son, Ryan McGinnis, broke the news in a Facebook post, explaining that his father caught Covid-19 while in hospital. He wrote: “It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning. He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong ... more
  • 1 day TV magician Dynamo tests positive for Coronavirus after suffering ‘severe’ symptoms (Video) Linda Ikeji
     English magician, Dynamo has tested positive for Coronavirus after experiencing "severe symptoms". The 37-year-old TV star who suffers from both Crohn's disease and arthritis has been self-isolating for over two weeks after getting a persistent cough and aches and pains all over Dynamo,  whose real name is Steven Frayne revealed the news in a Twitter video, telling fans:  "Hi guys, hope you’re all keeping safe and well. It’s been a bit of a rough couple of weeks so wanted to give you an update. As you know I've had some health issues over last few years and underlying conditions make this virus particularly ... more
  • 1 day Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello orders probe of state Commissioner, Abdulmumuni Danga, accused of rape and assault Linda Ikeji
    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has ordered the immediate investigation into the allegations of rape and physical assault leveled against the state Commissioner for Water Resources,  Abdulmumini Danga. In a statement released in Lokoja, the state Commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the governor has mandated that an investigation be carried out to ensure justice is served.“The governor, being an avowed advocate of fundamental human rights is shocked by these allegations and will not allow them to go uninvestigated. The governor has ordered accelerated investigation into the matter and hereby assures both accuser and accused, as well as the general ... more
  • 1 day FG regrets begging Elon Musk for ventilators; deletes tweet shared by the official Twitter account of the Ministry of Finance Linda Ikeji
    The Federal Government has withdrawn the Twitter plea made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning demanding ventilators from billionaire Elon Musk to help treat Coronavirus patients in Nigeria. Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla tweeted on Thursday: "We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients and not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know." The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning responded to the tweet, writing: "Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist with ... more
  • 1 day Doctor treating COVID-19 patients in Edo tests positive Linda Ikeji
    A Nigerian doctor attending to Coronavirus patients at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, has tested positive for the virus. This was revealed by the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, in an interview with Channels TV today April 2nd. Sokomba who was on the show to speak on the Health care system in Nigeria, said that at the moment, six doctors had died of Lassa fever while one unnamed doctor had been infected with COVID-19. “At the moment, as health workers continue to play their part in containing the spread of the disease, the health workers are ... more
  • 1 day Lagos state government shuts down Agege Central Mosque over attack on COVID-19 Taskforce (photos) Linda Ikeji
    The Lagos State Government has shut the Agege Central Mosque after some worshippers on Wednesday April 1st, attacked members of the State COVID-19 Taskforce mandated to monitor and enforce compliance against public gatherings exceeding 25 people.   The taskforce team acting on a tipoff, stormed the mosque to stop the prayer session but were rather attacked by the over 300 Muslims praying in the mosque. Read initial story here. The state government today moved in and sealed off the mosque.  The post Lagos state government shuts down Agege Central Mosque over attack on COVID-19 Taskforce (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day Waje explains why she will not join her colleagues in doing giveaway online during Coronavirus lockdown Linda Ikeji
    A number of Nigerian celebrities have been giving out money to people online to help them get supplies for the lockdown. But singer Waje has said she will not join them in doing this after a follower encouraged her to "do giveaway." The follower tweeted: "@OfficialWaje do giveaway." And Waje replied simply: "No" She added: "Should I explain why? If you will allow me I will. See, this period is tough for everyone. Don’t be fooled by social media gimmicks but, the ones who have the hit are those in the slums, people who can’t even afford data. Nursing mothers with no food. ... more
  • 1 day Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, undergoes COVID-19 test (photos) Linda Ikeji
    Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, on April 2, took the coronavirus (COVID-19) test in order to ascertain his status. Ortom whose state has just one confirmed case of the ravaging viral disease, was pictured with a medical personnel who was taking his sample, on Thursday Morning. The post Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, undergoes COVID-19 test (photos) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog. ... more
  • 1 day 73 hospital workers test positive for Coronavirus as 318 others self-isolate in London  Linda Ikeji
     Seventy-three NHS workers at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London have tested positive for Coronavirus while 318 others have been forced to self-isolate. Ex-WHO director Anthony Costello confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had received an email informing him of the outbreak He said 73 out of 181 staff from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) had tested positive. 'I received this circular to all staff from Great Ormond St hospital today. 73 out of 181 staff have tested positive and 318 staff members off sick.' An informant tells me "social distancing in the hospital is a fiction. Whatever the inadequacies of PPE ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus lockdown: Wife pours hot water on husband in Onitsha (video) Linda Ikeji
    A tragic incident incident occurred today at Stuart Young Street in Odoakpu, Onitsha as a wife reportedly poured hot water on her husband after a heated argument.  In a video which has gone viral on social media, the man who was left with burn injuries was heard screaming in pain while being fanned by some residents of the neighbourhood.  Anambra-based OAP, Gwem Divy Ifeson wrote;  SIT AT HOME PALAVAWife pours hot water on the husband after a heated argument this morning at Stuart young street odoakpu onitsha Anambra State      View this post on Instagram         Wife reportedly pours hot water on husband after a heated argument ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: President Buhari meets with Minister of Finance, Timipre Sylva, others (photos) Linda Ikeji
    President Buhari today received briefings from members of the Presidential Committee on the review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. The committee was set up by Preident Buhari in March to review the economic impact the Coronavirus pandemic would have on Nigeria's economy. The meeting which took place in the state house Abuja had in attendace the Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele. See more photos below  The ... more
  • 1 day Youths beat up soldiers after a man was shot dead by a soldier enforcing the lockdown order in Delta state (video) Linda Ikeji
    There was chaos in Ugbuwangue, Delta state, as youths attacked soldiers after a young man in the community was shot dead for disobeying the lockdown order. Joseph Pessu, a father-of-two, was shot dead today by a soldier at Ada Val Arenyenka street, along the Ugbuwangue axis of the NPA Expressway, Warri, Delta state. The incident happened at about 9:40am on Thursday, April 2, while the victim was riding his power bike. Recall that the Delta State Government had declared a lockdown across the state for 14 days, which started on Wednesday. However, only those on essential duties are exempted from the directive, as stated ... more
  • 1 day Israel’s health Minister and wife test positive for Coronavirus Linda Ikeji
    Israel's health minister, Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have both tested positive for Coronavirus.  The country's Health Ministry which confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday April 2, said Litzman and Chava have been in isolation after feeling unwell. The statement further revealed that those who have been in contact with the health minister and his wife in the past two weeks, would be notified and ordered into self-quarantine. It was further gathered that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been made aware of the diagnosis, and it is expected that Litzman "will continue to maintain a regular agenda from his home, in ... more
  • 1 day “There was nothing wrong with the Ministry of Finance begging Elon Musk for ventilators” Reno Omokri says Linda Ikeji
    Reno Omokri has defended the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning after it went on Twitter to beg Tesla CEO Elon Musk for ventilators to treat coronavirus victims in Nigeria. Tesla co-founder, Elon Musk tweeted that he has ventilators to donate to hospitals worldwide for immediate use and the official Twitter account of Nigeria's Ministry of Finance responded, asking him to send to Nigeria - a move Nigerians thought was inappropriate (read here). President Buhari's Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad also tweeted at Elon to ask for ventilators to be sent to Nigeria (read here). However, Reno thinks what they did ... more
  • 1 day N50k Giveaway! Win cool cash in lockdown Linda Ikeji
     As coronavirus pandemic spreads like wild fire and with its attendant economic meltdown, Bluecheek Limited, the publishers of, has perfected a win-win plan for its readers to help lessen cash crunch in a lockdown.  Here is the opportunity for two lucky candidates of Nollytrailers Youtube Subscribe & Win 1.0 (NYSW 1.0) to  smile to the bank with N25,000 (twenty five thousand naira) each. Terms & Conditions 1. Subscribe to our Youtube channel by clicking here 2. View and like the video "The Stars of Nollytrailers" 3. Drop your real name and account details in the comment under the video,  which immediately qualify you as ... more
  • 1 day Instagram comedian, Sydney Talker tests negative for Coronavirus after calling out NCDC for refusing to test him Linda Ikeji
    Instagram comedian, Sydney Talker has publicly shared his Coronavirus test result hours after a Twitter campaign with #SydneyWeyYourResult gained momentum.  Recall that the Instagram comedian had called out the Nigeria Center for Disease (NCDC) who he accused of refusing to test him after he showed mild symptoms of the disease.  Sydney Talker who tested negative for the virus, was accused of hiding his test result by people who believe he lied about the symptoms he claimed he had. He was also accused of making the NCDC waste its test kit which is barely up to 100,000, hence the #SydneyWeyYourResult.  A UK-based Doctor who called out ... more
  • 1 day President Buhari’s PA, Bashir Ahmad also tweets at Elon Musk to ask for ventilators after Ministry of Finance tweeted at the billionaire to R... Linda Ikeji
    Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has also gone on Twitter to ask Elon Musk to donate ventilators to Nigeria to help treat Coronavirus patients. This comes after Twitter users expressed shocked when the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning sent a tweet to the American CEO begging him to donate ventilators to Nigeria (read here). The unusual plea from the Ministry of finance was described as "embarrassing" and "shameless" by some Nigerians. Some opined that it would have been better if they reached out to him privately, instead of on a public platform like Twitter.  But some ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Up to 10 Billion Naira To Be Released To Nigerians In Their Bank accounts Linda Ikeji
    This is a sponsored post...  In a post released on their official social media handles @chopbarh(instagram, twitter), the Head of Operations of CHOPBARH GAMING LTD (CGL) Mr Olanrewaju Idowu disclosed that their company will be disbursing up to 10 BILLION NAIRA as intervention funds to Nigerians directly into their bank accounts. His statement goes thus; “Fellow Nigerians, It is no longer news that the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 caused by the corona virus has hit the world by storm. It has shown itself to have no boundaries nor recognize any borders. Top government officials and dignitaries in the world have contracted it regardless ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: See photos of the 240-bed Isolation Centre taking shape at the NYSC Camp in Anambra State Linda Ikeji
     Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano is taking no chances in the fight against Coronavirus even when no case has been recorded in the state.  The governor took to his official Facebook page to share photos of the 240-bed Isolation Centre taking shape at the NYSC Camp in the state, and said that when ready it shall have all needed equipment and beds properly spaced. Obiano also revealed that the Isolation facility centres at Awka, Nnewi, and Onitsha are being worked on.  Anambra currently has no confirmed case of coronavirus.   The post Coronavirus: See photos of the 240-bed Isolation Centre taking shape at the NYSC Camp in ... more
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