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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Fidelity Bank Appoints Mustapha Chike-Obi As New Board Chairman

Fidelity Bank Appoints Mustapha Chike-Obi As New Board Chairman

Fidelity Bank Plc. has appointed Mustafa Chike-Obi as the chairman of the bank. 


This comes after the retirement of Ernest Ebi who has completed his tenure in line with the bank’s internal governance policy.

The bank announced that two of its Board members: Mr. Ernest Ebi (MFR) who has been serving as Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr. Seni Adetu who has been serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director, having successfully completed their tenure in accordance with the Bank’s internal governance policy, will be stepping down from the Board.
Lagos Discharges 45 COVID-19 Patients

Lagos Discharges 45 COVID-19 Patients

The Lagos State Government on Sunday announced the recovery and discharge of 45 COVID-19 patients in the state.

Lagos Discharges 45 COVID-19 Patients

This was revealed in a statement by the Lagos State Ministry of Health in a tweet on its handle where it explained that the recovered patients were discharged after testing negative to the virus.

According to the Ministry the discharged patients comprised of 18 females and 27 males including four foreign nationals.

The ministry said;

The patients; 19 from Eti-Osa (LandMark), 11 from Onikan and 15 from LUTH
Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing negative to COVID-19.

With this, the number of COVID-19 cases successfully managed & discharged from Lagos Isolation Centres has risen to 1740.
BSU Deputy VC, And Vice-Chairman Benue Committee On COVID-19 Is Dead

BSU Deputy VC, And Vice-Chairman Benue Committee On COVID-19 Is Dead

Vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, and Benue State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof Godwin Achinge, is dead.

BSU Deputy VC, And Vice-Chairman Benue Committee On COVID-19 Is Dead

The deceased who earlier tested positive for coronavirus died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

A member of the committee who did not want to be mentioned confirmed his death to our correspondent on the phone.

He said;

Yes, we lost Professor Achingi, the deputy chairman of the state action committee on COVID-19 this (Sunday) afternoon.
Makeup Artist Slumps, Dies While Celebrating Her Birthday In Makurdi

Makeup Artist Slumps, Dies While Celebrating Her Birthday In Makurdi

A fast-rising makeup artist, Deborah Tushima slumped and died during her birthday celebration in the city of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Makeup Artist Slumps, Dies While Celebrating Her Birthday In Makurdi

The makeup artist allegedly slumped and died during her birth anniversary celebration with her friends.

The cause of the deceased's death is yet to be ascertained, however, many are calling for the investigation of her death.

On the morning of her birthday day which coincided her death day, beautiful Deborah has posted on her Facebook thus:

So many things to be grateful for, the greatest is the gift of LIFE!

Happy birthday to me, pls say a prayer for me

Ewah Blessed Enb shot it!

See facebook post;

Makeup Artist Slumps, Dies While Celebrating Her Birthday In Makurdi
Buhari Is An Accidental President – Fayose Blasts Femi Adesina

Buhari Is An Accidental President – Fayose Blasts Femi Adesina

Following an attack from the presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina against Former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, noting that Buhari would have “dealt with” Fayose and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over their “combative remarks” against the presidency but he chose to tolerate the duo as a father of the nation.

Buhari Is An Accidental President – Fayose Blasts Femi Adesina

While reacting, Fayose described President Muhammadu Buhari as an ‘Accidental President.

The former governor took to twitter to attack the president adding that he could not defend his own family.

He wrote;

On the comment by my brother and friend, @FemAdesina, on the President not “dealing with myself and Gov Wike,” President Buhari, in my opinion, is an “Accidental President,” who is not only clueless but unconscious of happenings in his own Presidency.

A man who can’t defend or protect his immediate family is not in any way better than an effigy. If not, those around him won’t be talking about a President “punishing” serving governors or even ordinary Nigerians as if they are his servants.

Femi Adesina, do you realize I have been quiet for a while, having concluded that Buhari’s Presidency is deaf and dumb? So don’t wake a sleeping lion so as not to be confronted with consequences you can’t contend with.
Woman Buries Her Baby Alive In Kaduna

Woman Buries Her Baby Alive In Kaduna

A 33-year-old woman identified as Hauwa on Saturday allegedly connived with her 35-year-old elder sister, Zainab, to remove her foetus and bury it in a shallow grave at People’s Club Hotel in Tudun Wada, Kaduna.

Woman Buries Her Baby Alive In Kaduna

Both sisters who reside close to the hotel facility checked in Friday night after they paid N2,000 accommodation fee to execute their plan.

Woman Buries Her Baby Alive In Kaduna

According to sources within the area, the young woman was well known though they could not ascertain the age of the pregnancy.

Sources added that she must have carried out the dastardly act due to a paternity issue surrounding the pregnancy or due to family pressure.

A source said;

Hauwa is a well-known pregnant woman around here. She came around yesterday to book for accommodation. No one ever thought that she had such a thing in mind. What we don’t also know is whether she gave birth before daybreak or someone helps her removed the baby.

This morning, someone who is not staff at the hotel sighted them from a distance when she and her sister were digging the spot where they buried the baby. It was unfortunate.

An eyewitness, Bello Abdulmumin, who claimed to have seen them said;

I just came in and I saw two women around 11 am this morning with stick digging somewhere there (pointing to the area).

After they finished digging, they dropped something there and covered it with sand. I drew someone’s attention to it and we tried to check what was planted there.

The moment we saw blood, I then asked the other man to leave the spot and that was how we went to inform the police who came and arrested the two of them.

I know the two of them, Hauwa and Zainab, very well because they live around here. The elder sister Zainab should be around 35, while Auwa should be 33.
South Africa Reports 10,853 New COVID-19 Cases In One Day

South Africa Reports 10,853 New COVID-19 Cases In One Day

More than 10,000 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections were reported in South Africa on Saturday.

South Africa Reports 10,853 New COVID-19 Cases In One Day

The new cases is the highest daily jump on record for the country as it hurtles towards an anticipated spike.

The health ministry released daily tallies which showed 10,853 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the cumulative tally since March when the virus first arrived in the country to 187,977.

The death toll stands at 3,026 after 74 new fatalities were recorded.
'I Am Running For President Of The United States' - Kanye West Announces

'I Am Running For President Of The United States' - Kanye West Announces

American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, Kanye Omari West announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

'I Am Running For President Of The United States' - Kanye West Announces

The l entrepreneur and fashion designer, made the announcement on Saturday night, July 4, via his official Twitter account.

He wrote;

We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.

I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION

See tweet;

COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Climbs To 28167 After 603 New Cases

COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Climbs To 28167 After 603 New Cases

Nigeria records 603 new confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 28167.

COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Climbs To 28167 After 603 New Cases

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, NCDC, announced that a total of 28167 cases have been confirmed, 11462 cases have been discharged and 634 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 603 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos(135), Edo(87), FCT(73), Rivers(67), Delta(62), Ogun(47), Kaduna(20), Plateau (19), Osun(17), Ondo(16), Enugu(15), Oyo(15), Borno(13), Niger(6), Nasarawa(4), Kebbi(3), Kano(2), Sokoto(1), Abia(1).

See tweet;

Saturday, July 4, 2020

109,823 N-Power Beneficiaries Now Business Owners – Sadiya Farouq

109,823 N-Power Beneficiaries Now Business Owners – Sadiya Farouq

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, says no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.

109,823 N-Power Beneficiaries Now Business Owners – Sadiya Farouq

Revealing this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Mrs Halima Oyelade, Farouq said the beneficiaries of Batch A and B of N-Power have established businesses in their communities.

She said;

Statistics like this gives me joy and once again, I want to say congratulations; I look forward to hearing amazing testimonies and meeting beneficiaries of this programme who will be doing great things in the future

The minister reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years by creating opportunities to enhance the productivity of Nigerian youths for entrepreneurship or employment.

She added;

The vision was imperative because youths represented 70 million of the Nigerian Population while youth unemployment stood at over 20 per cent with 4.5 million entering the job market annually.

Thus, the need to find ways to engage them is of utmost importance.

However, the commencement of the enrolment of Batch C was predicated on the need to give more Nigerian youths the opportunity to benefit.

This is because, keeping only 500,000 beneficiaries for four years defeats the purpose of Mr President’s vision, hence the need to scale up and was in no way meant to be punitive
Boko Haram Attacks UN Helicopter, Kills Two

Boko Haram Attacks UN Helicopter, Kills Two

Two civilians including a five-year-old child were killed and an United Nations aid helicopter damaged in a jihadist attack in restive northeast Nigeria.


In an incident which happened on Saturday, Boko Haram fighters who are  waging a decade-long insurgency in the region launched the attack in the town of Damasak on Thursday.

Boko Haram Attacks UN Helicopter, Kills Two

The attack which was revealed by the UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon said both the fatalities and several others who were injured in the attack were on the ground.

He said in a statement;

A UN Humanitarian Air Service helicopter was hit by bullets during the attack. No aid workers were on board at the time and crew members are all safe.