Acting Navy secretary's USS Theodore Roosevelt speech triggers lawmakers calls for his firing
by Louis Casiano on April 6, 2020 at 10:32 pm
Several Democratic congressional lawmakers are calling for acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to be fired following a passionate speech he gave to sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in which he admonished the ship's former commander for expressing concerns over the coronavirus in a strongly-worded letter that was leaked to the media.
Trump says country is prepared for surge in coronavirus cases amid concerns over availability of supplies
by Andrew O'Reilly on April 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm
President Trump tried to assure Americans on Monday that hospitals and health care facilities across the country will be stocked and supplied with the necessary equipment to handle the expected surge of causes related to the coronavirus over the next two weeks.
CDC’s first national data showing coronavirus’ impact on children
by Bradford Betz on April 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm
Children who contract the novel coronavirus are less likely than adults to show severe symptoms or require hospital treatment, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
Gutfeld on the future of the coronavirus debate
by Greg Gutfeld on April 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm
if we aren't given a light at the end of this tunnel, the public is going to make a light of their own.
Biden podcast with Whitmer sparks running mate speculation
by Paul Steinhauser on April 6, 2020 at 10:18 pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s praise of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is stoking more speculation that her star’s rising as the all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee begins the process of choosing a running mate.
NORAD, NORTHCOM commander vows USNS Comfort 'will not refuse anyone medical attention if they need it'
by Victor Garcia on April 6, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), joined "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Monday to address New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for the hospital ship USNS Comfort to amid and treat coronavirus patients.
Veterans and Gold Star families mobilize to battle coronavirus isolation
by Christopher Carbone on April 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm
A veteran and Gold Star family organization is working to strengthen America's core values and build up resilience among its families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Daines pushes State Dept for global probe of China over coronavirus, suggests 'appropriate punitive actions'
by Gregg Re on April 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines, in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday, pushed for a coordinated international investigation of China's apparent systematic cover-up of COVID-19, saying it's important to consider "appropriate punitive actions necessary to hold China accountable."
Trump ‘saddened’ over Boris Johnson’s coronavirus condition, offers 'help' of 'brilliant' companies
by Gregg Re on April 6, 2020 at 9:59 pm
President Trump expressed his best wishes as he announced at the White House coronavirus briefing on Monday that he has enlisted the "help" of "brilliant" companies to assist British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was moved to the intensive-care unit of St. Thomas' Hospital in London hours earlier as he fights COVID-19.
Coronavirus spurs 'rainbow hunters' as they descend on neighborhoods across the country
by Rob DiRienzo on April 6, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Around the country, kids are finding a new way to get outside in this age of social distancing.
Coronavirus: How we’ll bring back Nigerians abroad – Onyeama
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 9:56 pm
The Federal Government has explained measures being adopted to bring Nigerians in Diaspora who were willing to return home as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this on Monday in Abuja at the sixth joint national briefing of the Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19. According The post Coronavirus: How we’ll bring back Nigerians abroad – Onyeama appeared first on Daily Trust.
Kidnappers of Nasarawa governor’s aide demands N20m ransom
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm
Suspected kidnappers of Mr John W. Mamman, an aide to the Nasarawa State Governor, have demanded for a ransom of N20million, Daily Trust gathered on Monday. Mamman is the Special Adviser on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development to the governor. It was gathered that they also demanded the release of one of them The post Kidnappers of Nasarawa governor’s aide demands N20m ransom appeared first on Daily Trust.
Nigeria’s COVID-19 confirmed cases hit 238
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 9:18 pm
The Nigerian government says the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country is now 238. In a COVID-19 update posted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official Twitter handle: @ncdcgov, on Monday night, it said that the country recorded six new cases, bringing the total to 238 nationwide. “Six The post Nigeria’s COVID-19 confirmed cases hit 238 appeared first on Daily Trust.
Former Atletico, Real Madrid and Barca coach Antic dies
by Abiodun Alade on April 6, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Serbian coach Radomir Antic, the only person to manage Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Barcelona, died on Monday at the age of 71 following a long illness. “The Atletico de Madrid family is mourning the passing of Radomir Antic, one of our legendary coaches. You will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace,” the The post Former Atletico, Real Madrid and Barca coach Antic dies appeared first on Daily Trust.
Chadian President to Shekau: Surrender or die
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 8:28 pm
Chadian President, Idriss Deby, has called on the Boko Haram’s factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, to surrender or be killed inside his Dikoa hideout. This is coming days after President Deby led the Chadian Army in an offensive against the terrorists which saw about 100 of them killed. In a state broadcast to his countrymen, the The post Chadian President to Shekau: Surrender or die appeared first on Daily Trust.
U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 mark
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 8:27 pm
The death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States passed the 10,000 mark on Monday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country has the highest confirmed positives in the world, with more than 347,003 cases of the virus and 10,335 deaths related to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by it. The post U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 mark appeared first on Daily Trust.
Lagos State Government To Prosecute All Who Attended Funke Akindele’s Party
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 8:03 pm
The Government of Lagos State will prosecute all the attendees at the now infamous Saturday’s birthday party that was hosted by Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello and her Hubby, JJC Skillz. The state Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said on Monday that they would be prosecuted for flouting social distancing order of the state. He disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after an Ikeja chief magistrates’ court convicted and sentenced Akindele-Bello and her husband for flouting the regulation. NAN reports that Chief Magistrate Yewande Aje-Afunwa sentenced Akindele and her husband to 14 days community service each. The actress had on April 4 hosted many people including Azeez Fashola (alias Naira Marley) to her husband’s 43rd birthday party at their residence located at Amen Estate, Eleko Beach Road, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. Videos of the party were posted and circulated on social media platforms. According to the police, efforts are ongoing to arrest other persons featured in the video.
FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 8:01 pm
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Barrister Georgina Ehuriah, the Minister urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, peace and compassion. Aregbesola called on them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for Nigeria and the entire world at this time of global emergency of COVID-19 Pandemic. The statement reads:”The Minister appealed to all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of Government towards fighting the Coronavirus Disease. “He reminded them of the need to adhere strictly to the measures put in place by relevant authorities towards preventing the spread of the virus in the country particularly, through the observance of social distancing, in addition to regular personal hygiene and sanitary practices. “While wishing Christians a peaceful Easter Celebration, he assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration would continue to cushion the effects of the pandemic on the lives of Nigerians, especially with the palliative measures already put in place.”
This quarantine has shown that these light-skinned girls have no money to their name”
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Nigerian Big Man and IG Celeb, Ray Hushpuppi has taken to his Instastory to swipe aim at the financial situation of some ‘light-skin girls’. Hushpuppi is of the opinion that some of these girls have no money and this has been made evident by the stay-at-home/lockdown order that has been given in the country. His post reads ; It’s this quarantine that will let you know all these light skin girls don’t have any money to their name. Only a few leggings and many photos and captions was saved for the future
Two more COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 7:57 pm
Two more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Lagos today April 6, Lagos state Governor says. This brings to 31 the total number of patients discharged in Lagos. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the update on social media this evening. He wrote; ”Dear Lagosians, I have more great news for you from our Infectious Disease Hospital. Today, additional two female patients have recovered fully, having tested negative twice consecutively. They have been discharged from the facility. With the newly discharged patients, we now have a total of 31 people that have fully recovered from COVID-19 in Lagos and discharged to join the community. We are full of appreciation to the front line health workers, working hard during this difficult time. Their successful strides in this war against COVID-19 brings us joy and hope. I therefore enjoin citizens to continue to listen and obey health advisories issued by our health experts as they coordinate resources to beat COVID-19. I have no doubt whatsoever that we have the upper hand in this war. We are winning and we will eventually win. Thank You and God bless.”
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome claims FG locked down Lagos and Abuja so they can install 5G network
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the Senior Pastor of the Christ Embassy church, has alleged that the Federal government placed a lockdown on Lagos and Abuja so as to install the controversial 5G network. The clergyman said this while preaching in his church on Sunday April 5. He opined that what has killed so many people in Wuhan, China is not Coronavirus as has been reported but rather it is the 5G network installed there. He challeneged anyone with a different opinion to come forward. On social distancing. Oyakhilome said it is a ploy by the government to keep people indoors so they do not protest the installation of 5G network in Nigeria. Watch the video below;
“No one is above the law” – Adunni Ade reacts to Funke Akindele’s arraignment
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 7:52 pm
Beautiful actress, Adunni Ade has reacted to the arraignment of Funke Akindele by stating that no one is above the law. Adunni Ade shared a photo of herself with Funke Akindele with caption saying… If you really do not understand the video she put up then you definitely need help comprehending. She is an extremely careful person and does all she can to to be a Law abiding citizen of this country. She has the same set of people around her, living with her. Same people who have been around her before the lock down. she chose to celebrate her husband with her family who have been in the house with her all along. I wish I could say much but damn, this is totally unfair. I hope you are happy whoever you are, wherever you are with this. No one is above the law but these folks have been with her for well over 2 weeks. We read and watch videos all over social media of folks attending weddings, funeral, churches and the cops shutting it down, some form of harassment Or even preaching to them to stop church for now but never for once an arrest. I just saw the disgusting video of her in court and folks all around her, did y’all forget social distancing? The same reason she’s been arrested. No mask ? No gloves, nothing and she’s been arrested???? This is some Bull! Something ain’t adding up! I pray for you Sis! I pray for the twins 🙏🏻 Funke Akindele and husband JJC Skillz pleaded guilty after they were arraigned for disobeying an order restricting social gathering due to coronavirus.
Coronavirus: UK prime minister moved to intensive care
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, to deputise “where necessary”, a spokesman added. The BBC reports that the prime minister, 55, was admitted to St Thomas’ Hospital in London with “persistent The post Coronavirus: UK prime minister moved to intensive care appeared first on Daily Trust.
Makinde faults FG on COVID-19 palliatives
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 7:35 pm
Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Monday faulted the Federal Government’s palliative measures in containing the spread of coronavirus in the state. Makinde spoke in a telephone interview on a popular radio programme in Ibadan while reacting to the level of preparedness of the state government in tackling the pandemic. The governor, who had The post Makinde faults FG on COVID-19 palliatives appeared first on Daily Trust.
FBNHoldings: Notice of 8th Annual General Meeting
by Daily Trust on April 6, 2020 at 7:14 pm
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Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays
by Opeyemi Kehinde on April 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm
The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13 as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which are tolerance, love, The post Easter: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays appeared first on Daily Trust.
Man City coach, Pep Guardiola loses mother to coronavirus, aged 82
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 3:19 pm
Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, 82 has died after contracting Coronavirus, Spain. His mother was diagnosed with the disease after showing symptoms in Barcelona, with the Premier League club announcing her tragic death on Monday afternoon. The club tweeted: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting Corona Virus. She was 82-years-old. Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”
Share Money And Stop Showing Your Kpomo – Fans Blast Actress Moyo Lawal
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 3:17 pm
Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal has been lambasted by fans on Instagram for sharing an elaborate photo of her camel toe. Angry fans who are suffering from the effects of coronavirus lockdown trolled her photo slamming her for always exposing her sensitive parts without doing giveaway for fans. Sharing the video, she wrote: “Meanwhile I have been stretching a lot, and it has done wonders for my knees (they ache me like crazy and you know I like playplay 🙈) ….. …… p.s if I hear piiiiim that , this is not exercise , do it now 🙄let me see , if you zoom , spiritual slap 🙄🙄” The fan commented: “aunty do give away nor dey show us ur kpomo, this not want we need now” Charlse Inojie also commented: “@moyolawalofficial Please we are dealing with a global pandemic and that is a handful”
Lockdown Violation : Naira Marley turns himself in, to be arraigned in court
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Controversial Nigerian Singer, Azeez Fashola otherwise known as Naira Marley has turned himself in at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. The state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, who confirmed this, said the singer arrived Panti on Monday afternoon April 6, and has been interrogated. He will also be charged to court for violating the restriction orders. The police say the command has launched a manhunt for the remaining persons who attended the party organized by Funke Akindele and her Husband over the weekend. Meanwhile, Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz have both pleaded guilty to the one count charge leveled against them.
Court sentences Funke Akindele and husband to 14-day community service, to pay N100,000 fine.
by Chefee on April 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm
A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each. The court also directed them to pay a fine of N100,000. The duo pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a gathering of 20 persons and over, contrary to the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government. The actress and her husband were arraigned on Monday at the Samuel Ilori Courthouse of the Magistrate Court in Ogba, Lagos. The charge against them is made pursuant to the Regulation 8(1a &b) and S 17(1) of the State’s Infectious Disease Regulation 2020.
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