Six COVID-19 Patients Discharged In FCT

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, says six COVID-19 patients have been discharged. He made the announcement  via his Twitter handle on Saturday. A total of 46 persons have now recovered in the FCT. “Dear FCT residents, I am delighted to announce the discharge of additional six (6) #COVID19 patients in the FCT after they tested negative in the subsequent tests carried out,” the tweet read. “The total number of discharged patients in the FCT is now 46 as at 10am, May 9th, 2020.” FCT currently has…

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10 die of COVID-19 in Kano, Ogun, three others

…Three other patients also died of COVID-19 in Bauchi, Kaduna and Sokoto. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its 70th Situation Report on COVID-19 published on Saturday. According to the report, 10 COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the country as of 11.30 pm on Friday. The 10 new COVID-19 fatalities bring the total deaths recorded in the country to 117. Of the 117 fatalities, 33 died in Lagos, Kano, 18; FCT, four; Borno, 14; Katsina, eight; Bauchi, one; Ogun, four; Kaduna, two; Sokoto, nine; Jigawa,…

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COVID-19: FG TO PROBE KOGI, CROSS RIVER ZERO CASE CLAIMS

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Friday at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja that the Federal Government would dispatch its technical teams to validate the claims by Kogi and Cross River states that they did not have COVID-19 cases. He said the initial team dispatched to Kogi had a failed mission because of “some differences” with the state authorities but that a fresh engagement would be carried out. Ehanire said, “Kogi State is one of the two states that have…

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MY JUMPSUIT GOT RIPPED-OFF AT THE AIRPORT – DARLENE ODOGBILI

Darlene Odogbili is a Nigerian actress, movie producer and entrepreneur from Delta state. She holds a B.sc in Botany, B.sc in Sociology and M.sc in Human Resources Management from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. In this interview, she speaks on her career, movie productions and other issues. Tell us everything about yourself and how you started-off in the industry? My Acting career started-off officially in 2015. Thanks to the guidance of my acting coach and director, Okey Zubelu Okoh, I had the opportunity of featuring in a couple of movies like…

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MEET TOSIN ADESINA: LENDING A HELPING HAND TO LESS PRIVILEGED

Mr. Tosin Joseph Adesina currently works with Access Bank plc and he is the Country Director and Founder of Save Young Talent Foundation, a charitable organization. He hails from Oyo State in Nigeria and grew with a deeply rooted compassion to bring comfort to as many people as possible. His belief is that God blesses people so that they can be blessings to humanity and not enjoy life selfishly. With his academic background in International Relations, he has volunteered and worked at different organizations to advance children’s rights, to improve…

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I ALMOST GAVE UP MY DREAM, SAYS UPCOMING ARTISTE, EMMYLI

Emmanuel Eleojo Odaun popularly known as Emmyli was born in the city of Kaduna where he started off as a musician. He has had unforgettable experience of sleepless nights in studios just to get access to recording his own song. He battled with mosquitoes, facing challenges on promotion,shooting of videos,hustling to perform in shows to the point he got tired. He didn’t give up his dream of becoming someone in the music industry as he kept on pushing and recording great tunes. “I told my mom my plans to move…

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COVID-19: NOLLYWOOD IN PRECARIOUS POSITION – RYKARDO AGBOR

Famous Nollywood actor, Rykardo Agbor has added his voice to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19),saying the industry is in a very precarious position calling on colleagues pray for an end to the pandemic so that they can go back to entertaining and informing the public. Rykardo who is also a brand influencer, movie maker, producer, made this known while speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP. According to him, the industry wasn’t as lucrative as it is today and he’s happy that with the blessings of his parents, he’s doing pretty well as…

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COVID-19: GM C’River Waste Mgt Agency, Hon Otolo Distributes Palliative To 14 Polling Units Of Okuku Ward

By Ebriku John Friday It was excitement and relief on the faces of Cross Riverians as the General Manager, Cross River State Waste Management Agency, Hon Sunday Ebeku, aka Otolo on Friday embarked on distribution of palliative to the 14 polling units of Okuku Ward in Yala Local Government Area. Mr Ebeku, who is popular known as Otolo, in his capacity as the indisputable leader of ward reached out to his people with the palliative in a view to cushion the effect of the ongoing partial lockdown in the state.…

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Cross River State did not lose World Bank Grants

By Prince Charles Ekanem I have seen several write ups as to the state not benefitting from the World Bank SFTAS Grant, let me state Categorically, this is an ABSOLUTE LIE and a sponsored smear campaign and knowing the Commissioner for Finance, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jr won’t respond to online detractors, I decided to do some due diligence and obtain the facts. The World Bank State Fiscal, Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program is a 3 year program from 2019 – 2022. States may qualify over the 3 years and can…

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