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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Coronavirus: Anambra starts teaching of SS3 students on radio

April 01, 2020 0

The Anambra State Government on Wednesday said it had started the teaching of eight subjects on radio to help SS-3 students prepare for their Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).

The State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, that the programme tagged “Anambra Teaching On Air”, would ensure that students were engaged during the school closure.


It would be recalled that public and private primary and secondary schools had been shut down in Anambra from March 23, as a precautionary measure against the spread of Covid-19.

Omenugha said teachers who specialised in core subjects such as Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Literature-in-English and Financial Accounting, would take the various topics on radio in line with already prepared time table.


She said though the tutorials were targeted at the SS-3 students preparing for their SSCE, but SS-1 and SS-2 students could also benefit from it.

“The on- air teaching programme, which started today, April 1, on ABS radio, is basically for SS-3 students, who are preparing for SSCE but because SS-3 class is usually for revision, those in SS-1 and SS-2 can also benefit.

“To tell the truth, I don’t know how long this sit-at-home directive will last. So, the on-air teaching programme will go on as long as we are at home. The teaching starts from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m everyday.

“We already prepared eight subjects for the programme, but we can still add more as time goes on, ” Omenugha said.

The Commissioner urged parents to ensure their children listened to the programme rather than allow them patronise tutorial centres, to curb the spread of coronavirus.

 

(NAN)

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UPDATED: FG disburses N5000 to over 1million indigents

April 01, 2020 0

Faith Yahaya, Abuja

 


The Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of N5000 to over 1millioin indigents across the country.

The disbursement came following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that the conditional cash transfers for the next two months be paid immediately to beneficiaries.

The disbursement was done on Wednesday in Kwali Central Area Council of FCT by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq.

The Minister disbursed N20,000 as payment for four months to over 190 beneficiaries at the payment point in Kwali.

The beneficiaries were handed their stipends after their payment cards were verified and scanned by government-approved mobile money operators.

Speaking during the disbursement, the minister said: “The exercise commenced about five years ago and it is geared towards supporting the poor and vulnerable households of our society.

“We give them monthly stipends of N5000 every month and now that we have these restrictions, Mr. President has directed that we give them two months advance payment and we are here today to carry out that directive of paying the two months advance payment.”

On the number of beneficiaries, Farouq said: “We have over a million people across the country. For the FCT and this particular area Council, we are giving about 5000 households in this area.”

On how the beneficiaries were identified, she said: “It is a very long process and many people like religious leaders, community leaders, and different groups all came together to identify the poorest and vulnerable households in their community.”

On the claim that the beneficiaries were members of a particular political party, she said: “It is untrue and you can confirm from the beneficiaries of the process of selection.”

Also speaking, the National Programme Coordinator for the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, Dr. Temitope Sinkaiye said the additional 1million beneficiaries would be added to the programme before the end of the year.

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Explaining how the programme works and how it has impacted beneficiaries, Sinkaiye said: “The process of identification is a long process that involves community members themselves identifying those who are poor and vulnerable in their sight. So, the team moves from community to community and the community members determine what poverty means in their village and those who fall within their definition of poverty.

“Here, we are not talking about book or academic definition, we are talking of community members themselves deciding what poverty means and then identify people who by their perception fall into the category and then we collect the names from the community.”

On the impact of the cash, she said: “It has improved their livelihoods because they are now able to send their children to schools, they can feed with a better diet, they can attend clinics and for some communities where water is their problem, they have dug wells and renovated health centres. Some communities have also put up a classroom for their children because the children used to go to neighbouring communities to access education.

“Beyond the money, this programme also trains them on how to be self-sustaining, how to take care of their hygiene, we teach them on nutrition, environmental sanitation, and others. So, it is a full package for the households.”

On the number of people that have benefitted from the programme, she said: ‘The number of people currently on our register is 1.2million and we are going to enroll into the programme, another 1million for this year.”

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APC mourns Senator Rose Oko

April 01, 2020 0

Jide Orintunsin – Abuja

 

The leadership and elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) – South South have commiserated with the government and the people of Cross River State over the demise of Senator Rose Oko, describing her death as a monumental loss to democracy and the country’s legislative arm.


 
The two-termed lawmaker in the upper chamber of the National Assembly was until her death last month in a London Hospital represented Cross River Northern Senatorial District.

A condolence statement signed by the party’s National Vice Chairman – South South, Hon.Ntufam Hilliard Eta in Abuja on Wednesday said the party received with heavy hearts, the sad news of the passage of Senator Rose Oko.

According to the statement, “We mourn this experienced lawmaker, adding that, “her vibrant contributions on National issues at the National Assembly will greatly be missed.

“On behalf of the entire zonal leadership, stakeholders and elders of the All Progressives Congress in South South, we commiserate with the immediate family of the deceased in particular, the good people of Cross River state, the people of South-South zone and all Nigerians in general.”

The party prayed for the repose of her soul and that the good Lord will grant her soul eternal rest.

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Coronavirus: Spain reports new record of 864 deaths in one day

April 01, 2020 0

Spain reports a new record of 864 deaths in one day while total infections broke the 100,000 mark, making it the third country to surpass that milestone behind the United States and Italy.

Spanish health authorities said Wednesday that the total number of deaths reached 9,053 since the beginning of the outbreak.


Total infections hit 102,136. But the 24-hour increase of 7,719 was 1,500 fewer than the increase from the previous day, offering hope that the contagion rate is stabilizing.

Spain is two-and-a-half weeks into a national lockdown with stay-at-home rules for all workers except those in health care, food production and distribution, and other essential industries.

The country is frantically working to add to the number of intensive care units in hospitals which are quickly filling up in the country’s hardest-hit regions.

Spanish authorities are bringing into the country 1,500 purchased ventilator machines and asking local manufacturers to ramp up production, with some creative solutions employed, such as snorkeling masks repurposed as breathing masks.

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Stop playing politics with coronavirus, Anambra warns Ubah, others

April 01, 2020 0

Nwanosike Onu, Awka
Anambra State 

Government has warned Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and other politicians in the state to stop playing politics with the coronavirus pandemic.

The government also distanced itself from the alleged independent fundraising by the Senator representing Anambra South on COVID -19


The government, in a statement Wednesday through the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C Don Adinuba, said it was neither consulted nor informed about the development.

The statement titled “ANAMBRA Covid-19 Account: A Clarification” said the clarification became necessary on account of number of unending calls the state government had received over the parallel fund-drive.

Adinuba said: “The government was shocked that such activities with hidden agenda were going on in the state without the knowledge of the government which according to him, had set up a fundraising on the same task with a robust mechanism for transparency and accountability.

“The state government will not be held liable for any funds donated to Ifeanyi Ubah’s parallel fundraising drive as the state government has no knowledge of what the activities are meant for.

” All over the country, concerned citizens that have supported the federal and state government with funds so far didn’t create independent fundraising drive in their respective states.


“Since the launch last week of the Anambra State COVID-19 account in the determination to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the state, a lot of people from the state and beyond have been calling officials of the state government to complain that they confuse it with the funds drive by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah in the name of mobilization of resources from wealthy indigenes to launch a campaign against the highly contagious disease.

“Until these individuals and organizations began to complain about the confusion they face while seeking to contribute funds to the Anambra people, the state government was not aware of the funds drive by Senator Ubah.

“In other words, the state government is not part of Senator Ubah’s funds drive. Our people should, therefore, not confuse the two. Ubah did not consult us before he started his solo enterprise, nor has he, to this moment, sought to work with the state government.

“Successful entrepreneurs like Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mr Herbert Wigwe, Chief and Mrs Folorunso Alakija, Dr Mike Adenuga and Mr Tony Elumelu, who are not indebted to the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), have contributed significantly to the campaign against the coronavirus, and they have at every point worked in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Government and the Lagos State government. They are not executing hidden agendas.

“Here in Anambra State, such eminently patriotic individuals as Dr. Ernest Obiejesi, Chief Allen Onyema and Dr. Clement Nwogbo have contributed handsomely to the Anambra State government’s effort to check the spread of the highly infectious scourge in our state.

”They recognise that it is immoral to play politics with the lives of millions of our people. It is, in fact, unconscionable and a mortal sin to politicize the current fight against COVID-19.”

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COVID-19: Buhari approves release of 70,000MT of grains

April 01, 2020 0

Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of 70,000 metric tons of grains to Nigerians to help alleviate the harsh effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who announced this on Wednesday, also announced the adoption of a document of implementation guide and protocols for the COVID-19 lockdown policy.

Mustapha, who revealed that the initial reports on public compliance to restriction order where applicable, also announced that President Buhari had granted partial exemption for operators of the upstream subsector of the nation’s oil and gas sector and operations at the Port Harcourt and other ports in Rivers State.

Explaining the presidential approval for the release of grains to Nigerians, Mustapha said it was part of plans to ensure some level of comfort for people across the country, especially in areas where the restriction order is strictest, adding that the first tranche would go to Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States.

“The President has approved the released 70,000 metric tons of grains from the National Strategic Reserve, for distribution to the poor, the vulnerable and those whose livelihoods will be affected by the lockdown.

“The first tranche of about 6,000 metric tons will go to Lagos, Ogun and the FCT, while the remaining will go to other frontline states in the fight against COVID-19.


“In the continuing effort to ensure very minimal disruption of upstream oil and gas exploration and operation in Nigeria, Mr President has approved limited operations exemptions for operating companies, services and logistics companies in the Nigerian upstream sector.

“They will ensure regular gas supplies to power turbines that supply domestic electricity,” he said.

On the level of compliance to the restriction order by the President, Mustapha said the PTF had been impressed by the reports received so far, noting though that there were still some reports indicating that security operatives were having challenges, especially in states where governors had introduced their own set of measures.

“We have received situation reports from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Inter-State traffic across the Country as at Tuesday, 31st March, 2020. Indications are that there was a reasonable level of compliance with the Presidential directive which has led to great reduction of traffic on major highways. We have however received reports of challenges arising from the enforcement of the Presidential directives by security agents generally and in States where Governors have also imposed their own measures.

“As we continue to dialogue to remove the bottlenecks, I am pleased to inform you that the PTF has developed an Implementation Guide and Protocols for the COVID-19 Lockdown Policy. This document will be widely circulated to all security agencies and will be discussed with sub-national entities for the purpose of building synergy in the fight against the virus.

“In the course of this briefing, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps will bring you details of the nationwide traffic situation while the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 will provide the details on the guidelines and protocols for the Lockdown.

“I however assure you that these guidelines and protocols will be published in the national dailies and broadcast on the News networks

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Lagos seals Jumia warehouse, Chinese firm, hotel

April 01, 2020 0

By Tajudeen Adebanjo

Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, (LASEPA) and Lagos State Safety Commission on Wednesday sealed off a warehouse of Jumia, an online marketing store for contravening the lockdown order by the Federal government.

The agencies also sealed off SPN Packaging Studio Press Nigeria Plc on Plot B, Israel Adebajo Close, Ikeja and Supreme Hotel in Agege.

The action, followed a tip-off that the firms’ directed their workers to resume duties despite the stay at home order announced by the Federal Government.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday declared a 14-day lockdown at (FCT), Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states.

A drama ensued at both firms when the combined team of the agencies including police officers stormed the companies to enforce compliance.

The guards at Jumia warehouse refused to open the gate for the enforcement team.

They said the gates were locked from inside and the keys have been taken away by their boss.

The agencies’ officials were jolted, wondering how those in the warehouse would escape if a fire break out.

They immediately ordered the sealing of the place.

The sealed plaster reads: “Lagos State Safety Commission Sealed. This premises has been sealed following the violation of the safety law. This seal must not be broken or removed.”


At SPN Packaging Studio Press Nigeria Plc, the team was allowed in but met some workers in the factory.

The LASEPA and Safety commission team ordered the Chinese and some Nigerians out of the factory before sealing the company.

At the Supreme Hotel, no fewer than 60 sex workers and their clients were chased out of the hotel.

Director-General of the Safety Commission, Lanre Mojola noted that the safety of the workers are premium to the government and warned owners of industrial facilities to desist from locking their staff and holding the keys.

“We are using this medium to warn all industrial manufacturers to desist from locking in their staff and holding on to the keys. This is contrary to the safety doctrine. It is like holding them hostage against their wishes. The state will take a drastic measure against perpetrators and ensure the provision of the law is applied accordingly,” he said.

LASEPA General Manager Dr Dolapo Fasawe said her agency got tip-off from concern citizens about the activities of these organisations.

She urged Lagosians to abide by safety directive of stay at home to control the spread of the pandemic.

“There will be no hidden place for defaulters of this executive order. This new era of social media has exposed us all to the action and inaction of our neighbours, friends and if not timely reported, it may endanger us. The social media has promoted our communal responsibility of being our brothers’ keeper and protecting our comfort zones,” she said.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: Report Any suspected Cases and Maintain personal hygiene- NAPS President Tells students

March 31, 2020 0
NAPS

The National Association of Polytechnic Students(NAPS), National President, Comr. Ijaduoye Olasunkanmi Adetoye, has urged all students to comply with the government policy on closing down FCT, ogun and Lagos state for the benefit of all. The association made this known in a press release sent to horlarmedia on Saturday 31st March 2020, Which reads below:


PRESS RELEASE.

COVID 19.

THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POLYTECHNIC
STUDENTS (NAPS).
Comr. Chukwu Donald O.

PROTOCOLS.

Vividly, it has been quite a challenging season for Nigerian Students and Youths who make up 70% of Nigeria population, it has been the baddest moment for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Without exempting China where the infection started from, figures of Corona Virus infections continue to mount bogusly in other parts of the world. US, Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit.


As the world reels under the impact of a most
pernicious pandemic, the leadership of National Association of Polytechnic Students
under H.E  Comr. Ijaduoye Olasunkanmi Adetoye wishes to further inform you that our prayers and heart  are with you and we are always passionate to attend to any of your complain or problem.


As the leadership of the organization, as the voices for the voicelesses, and as patriotic Nigerians, we will further continue to press on every concerned authorities for sustainable welfare logistics for Nigerian Students under our auspices in order cater for the unforseen circumstances and contingencies.


We have vowed never to deviate from our core values of serving God through humanity. Until your voices are heard, we shall continue to solidarize. We shall never retire, but refire to acquire your desires, as long as we lives.


The National President and the National Senate President wishes to use
this platform to plead with the Students to comply with the government recent policies of total lockdown of Lagos , Ogun, and F.C.T, and also to abide on the ongoing measures in order to be safe, report any suspected case around you and maintain absolute personal hygiene and social distancing.


God, Heal Nigeria,
God, Heal Africa,
God, Heal The Globe.

BE SAFE 💯 .

For Contact:

His Excellency, Comr. Ijaduoye Olasunkanmi Adetoye
NAPS National President
+2348156346367.
http://napsnational.com.ng
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Ogun State.

Distinguished Sen. Amb. Ibrahim Olawale
Seriki
NAPS National Senate President.
+2348100766636
[email protected]
Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos State

Comr. Chukwu Donald O.
+2347011013569
NAPS National P.R.O.
Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State.




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Saturday, March 28, 2020

COVID-19: IPOB donates N50million to Biafra citizens

March 28, 2020 0

By Chris Njoku, Owerri

The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu has announced a donation of N50 million to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Biafra land.

Making the announcement on Friday in an audio broadcast made available to the Nation, the IPOB leader said the contingency fund was from IPOB’s coffers.


He said that part of the fund would be used to ensure that some hospitals located at strategic centres in the Southeast zone are equipped to tackle the scourge.

“We never knew that the virus is coming, we have commitments all over the world, we are committing initial N50 million to make sure we educate and prepare our people for what is to come.”

He said that N300 million would be budgeted to fight the disease, adding that the initial N50 million that would be available will be used to also pay the nurses and doctors that would be hired to do the work.

“We will establish one hospital in every state of Biafra including Edo State. We are going to open food store for the people. If you are to confine the people at home, you must make sure they don’t die of hunger. We are even going to feed those who are not IPOB members. This is what advanced countries are doing for their people,” he said.


He disclosed that for the period, IPOB would be shielding their swords for the sake of suffering Biafrans and appealed to the governors and private companies to ensure prompt payment of their workers’ salaries throughout the pandemic period.

“I am worried for Africa and humanity but my primary concern is for the people of Biafra.”

He advised the people to halt all non essential travel, abide by all directives, and take precautionary measures to ensure they survived the scourge.

The IPOB leader said that the virus has actually exposed unpreparedness of the nation to tackle emergency such as the Corona virus.

“We do not have the hospitals that can sustain the pandemic. The outbreak of the disease has put Nigeria to shame. All these years of looting, telling people lies of building hospitals has exposed the government insincerity.”

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NDLEA arrests 2 suspected indian hemp, cocaine dealers in Imo

March 28, 2020 0

By Damian Duruiheoma, Owerri


The Imo State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two suspects for allegedly dealing in methamphetamine also known as mkpuru mmiri, ice or guzoro and cannabis sativa (Indian hemp), cocaine and heroine in Owerri, the state capital.

The first suspect, one Gasike Amadi(30), who hails from Uburu Okpala in Ngor Okpala LGA of the state was arrested with 26.2 grams of methamphetamine and 9.7 kilograms of indian hemp while the second suspect, Kingsley Ehirim (33) of No 7 Odeagu street, Owerri was arrested with 3.5 grams of cocaine and 7.2 grams of heroine.


Briefing journalists on Friday, the NDLEA Assistant state Commander, Operations and Intelligence, Mr. Raji Kayode said that the suspects were arrested Wednesday evening at their respective residence, following a tip-off.

He said, “We have been trailing them following the information gathered about them. We decided to strike on Wednesday around 6:00pm and we got them. Our intelligent officers really did a great job”.

Kayode however, noted that the mode of concealment was interesting as he added the engine of a 40’’ TV set was removed including the back of the screen and the space used to carefully conceal the illegal and heroine products.

He said that it took the dexterity of the intelligent operatives of the agency to spot out the product, concealed in the big TV set .

He said that the second suspect, Kingsley Ehirim’s human right was taken into consideration because of the agency’s respect to the Administrative and Criminal Justice Act, adding that the suspect was not to talk unless his lawyer appeared.

He said, “We only respected the Act because it was stated in Act that a suspect has right to talk or remain silence because anything said by him will used against him in the court of law”.

Fielding questions from journalists, the first suspect, Gasike Amadi said he was arrested on Wednesday, not up to 10 minutes his consignment landed.

“I reside at Glo mast area located at Site and Services World Bank Owerri. That was where I was with the goods they brought to me when the operatives of the agency swooped and arrested me”, he added.

He said that the goods were estimate at N40,000 adding that at the end of the selling them that he would make the sum of N60,000.

Gasike Amadi, who said he is a security man at the Glo mast area noted that he used the business to argument his N10,000 monthly salary from Glo.

The father of three who stated that he smokes Indian hemp said that he had been in business for some time, but that the one he was arrested with was the first business he dealt with the supplier.


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I feel good, says Bauchi Gov after COVID-19 infection

March 28, 2020 0
By David Adenuga Bauchi
Bauchi Governor Bala 

Mohammed has assured he is sound, calm and in good spirit despite been infected with coronavirus.

He however regretted not been there to perform his duty, which is to serve the indigenes of the state due to his condition.


The governor tested positive to COVID-19 and has been on self-isolation, which will last for 14 days.

A close friend of the governor, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, also tested positive for the deadly virus.

But the Governor, who spoke through Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement in Bauchi, the state capital on Friday, assured he is strong, capable and equal to the tasks of governing the people.

The statement reads ” His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has assured the good people of the state and his other well wishers that he is sound, calm and in good spirit despite infection with COVID-19.

”Governor Bala Mohammed who only regretted that his condition will not allow him to serve his dear people at this critical time of need, said by Allah’s grace, the challenges are surmountable”

It added: “By the grace God,we shall have the courage, strength and faith to overcome the all tribulations. Allah is the Greatest! He is Sufficient and Merciful. May these tests be the utmost expiation of our sins, limitations and inadequacies.

” InshaAllah we shall overcome. With humility and gratitude, I wish all the people of Bauchi and Nigeria Allah’s bountiful blessings,prosperity and protection from the scourge of sickness, insecurity and poverty.”


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COVID-19: Monarch urges FG to consult native doctors for solution

March 28, 2020 0

From Chris Oji, Enugu

 

The traditional ruler of Owerre autonomous community in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, Igwe Emeka Ugwu has called on governments at all levels to consult native doctors, soothsayers, herbal medicine dealers to seek solution and total cure for the Coronavirus pandemic.


 
Igwe Ugwu made the call in Nsukka while fielding questions from journalists on the ongoing public enlightenment campaign over prevention of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nsukka council area and its environs.

The traditional ruler noted that most native doctors, soothsayers, traditional herbal medicine dealers among others were for ages known for solutions to strange diseases, lamenting that government reluctance to engage traditional approach to research for permanent cure of the pandemic disease is highly regrettable.

“Government at all levels should not watch people suffer and die without exploring all possible means for cure to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“While government wait and hope on scientists for solution to nip the spread of the pandemic virus in the bud, native doctors, soothsayers and traditional herbal medicine dealers have to be consulted for solution. Nigeria survived HIV/AIDS, lassa fever, Ebola among others and still survive Coronavirus pandemic” he said.

“Some native doctors have supernatural gifts and potentials in curing strange diseases, therefore government should engage them to embark on spiritual warfare to curb the menace because it’s a matter of life and death.


 
“The disease is not an ordinary one hence the need to involve all and sundry in the quest for solution to the cure for the pandemic virus,” he said.


The traditional ruler also urged members of the public not to panic over the Coronavirus, stressing that nature will arrest the disease against them.

“Nature will not allow this virus to harm any of my subjects because it is not our disease. Our land will protect us against it.”

He, however urged the community to comply with all government directives on safety and preventive measures pointing out that they should also observe and maintain high level of personal hygiene.

The Royal father applauded the efforts made by Enugu state government so far to contain the spread of the virus by banning burials, weddings, social activities among others to checkmate spread of the pandemic virus in the state.
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Halita star Dareng dies of alleged blood clot at 36

March 28, 2020 0


By Gbenga Bada
 

Matthew ‘Dareng’ Alkali, one of the stars of Africa Magic television series, ‘Halita,’ has died of an alleged blood clot at the age of 36.

Dareng passed away on Tuesday in Nasarawa State.


 
The news of Dareng’s death was broken by Nigerian filmmaker, Dimbo Atiya on Thursday, March 26.

He noted that the actor, who had battled blood cloth for sometime, died filming on a set for an epic movie in a village near Keffi, Nasarawa State.

He breathed his last at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi in Nasarawa State, where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

Atiya wrote: “Familiar Grounds Media would like to send our deepest condolences to the family of Alkali Mathew who played the character of Dareng on the TV Series, Halita. He was one of our much-valued cast, who died on March 24.

“Alkali Matt had a blood clot condition for a long time, something he had managed with orthodox medicine.


 
“But he sought local traditional solution recently, I spoke with him on phone just on Saturday.

“This extremely sad event took place suddenly while he was filming on another set for an Epic movie in a village near Keffi.

“This has come as a rude shock to us all and we pray that the Lord will grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.”

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