Tuesday, 04 August 2020

By Abankula/ PM News

Dr Stella Immanuel has been exposed as a fraud after claiming that the discredited hydroxychloroquine drug is a tested cure for COVID-19.

Immanuel and a group of Trump frontline doctors went to Washington D.C. where Immanuel gave an impassioned speech testifying that the drug is efficacious.

She claimed she had treated 350 patients in her clinic also called all doubters scientific fraud.

But that is what she is being called, as a torrent of reactions followed her testimony.

One commenter wondered how she became a COVID-19 doctor when she is licensed to be a pediatrician.

In one of the reactions to her video statement, she was linked to a fraudulent multi-level marketing VoIP phone scam 5 linx. She claimed then to be a millionaire in her promotion of the scam. The owners of 5 linx were indicted and sent to prison.

Meanwhile, Facebook has blocked her account and Youtube has also blocked the video as it violates its rules.

Facebook blocked her for conveying misleading information about COVID-19 cure. In response, Immanuel said:

Stella Immanuel speaks in Washington D.C.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced on Thursday 604 new cases of COVID-19 for the country.

Twenty states and the Federal Capital of Abuja accounted for the new figure.

The national total is now 38, 948 cases.

The death toll also jumped by 20 overnight to 833. It was 813 on Wednesday.

Lagos also still led the entire country in confirmed cases, having a third of the total for the day.

It recorded 203 new cases for a new total of 14,009.

Oyo state recorded 87 new cases and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja got 79.

Here is the breakdown for all the states:

Lagos-203
Oyo-87
FCT-79
Edo-41
Osun-35
Ogun-24
Rivers-22
Kaduna-22
Akwa Ibom-20
Plateau-18
Delta-9
Ebonyi-9
Imo-8
Enugu-5
Kano-5
Cross River-5
Katsina-4
Nasarawa-3
Borno-2
Ekiti-2
Bauchi-1

38,948 confirmed
16,061 discharged
833 deaths

And the infographics for the cumulative cases, till date:

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, alleged that the suspended management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), misappropriated N48 billion.

Ngige made the allegation at an investigative hearing at the House of Representatives on the alleged illegal suspension of the management of the agency.

The minister claimed that the management withdrew the amount through fake contracts, proceeds of which were recycled into private pockets.

According to him, there were also irregular payments of salaries and allowances of N10 million not in line with the condition of service of the organisation or any reference to the Office of the Minister.

He also claimed that the suspended management went on leave abroad in first class with their spouses and paid themselves N9.8 million each without the approval of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

Ngige further accused them of engaging the services of legal practitioners at the sum of N180 million without the approval of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

He added that they also spent N146 million on vehicles, and on May 31, 2020, awarded 30 contracts worth N332 billion, splinted into smaller components of N49 million.

According to the minister, the splitting of the contracts was to enable the transactions fall within the threshold allowed by law for the management to award.

Ngige stated that the suspended NSITF management spent N570 million on health insurance outside the National Health Insurance Scheme.

He added that since 2012, the NSITF had not submitted records of its audited accounts to the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, in line with the extant laws.

The minister noted that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had since dragged the NSITF management to court on corruption charges.

On the alleged illegal suspension of the NSITF management, Ngige said that their suspension was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, following his recommendation.

However, when asked to tender documentary evidence of the presidential approval, the minister only showed a letter to the lawmakers, but refused to tender it as evidence.

Ngige told the lawmakers that he would consult with the President before tendering the letter approving the suspension.

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By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja/ THE NATION

Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to danger.

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Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and her best friend Bobrisky are two friends who have come a long way together and are still holding on.

The duo have publicly declared their love for each other over again. In a new photo the best friends were paired as a couple and Bob played the position of the guy.

Tonto captioned the photo with the note below:

y’all joke too much..
She is sexy thou..
@samklef na your hand work be this?
.
Beacation with boo @bobrisky222

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By Taiwo Okanlawon/ PM News

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN, Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari, SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba, Minister of Employment and Labour, Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare were among the cabinet members physically present at the meeting.

The members of the EAC, which include Prof. Doyin Salami (Chairman), Vice-Chairman, Dr Mohammed Sagagi, and Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, among others were virtually in attendance.

The advisory council replaced the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and report directly to the President on economic policy matters, including fiscal analysis, economic growth and a range of internal and global economic issues working with the relevant cabinet members and heads of monetary and fiscal agencies.

See photos below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 1A&B; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 1A&B; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN and SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 2A&B; SVice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN Confers with Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 3.; R-L; SGF Mr Boss Mustapha, Chief oif Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari and Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 4; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba (M) Chats with Minister of Employment and Labour, Senator Chris Ngige and Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehinare during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 5; Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Amadu and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 2A&B; SVice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN Confers with Chief of Staff Prof Ibrahim Gambari during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 6. ; L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Finance, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Educatioin Mallam Adamu Amadu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 7. ; Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020


PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 9.; SGF Mr Boss Mustapha during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

PRESIDENT BUHARI IN A VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL 8. L-R; Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Ikanade Agba and SSAP Mallam Garba Shehu during the virtual meeting with Members of the Economic Advisory Council held at the Council Chambers State House, Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JUNE 30 2020

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By Natasha Donn

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By Abankula/ PM NEWS

Ms Seyitan Babatayo, who alleged that Nigerian singer, D’banj raped her in a hotel room two years ago, has now made a criminal complaint to the police.

She said D’banj, whose full name is Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo barged into her hotel room on 30 December 2018.

In her words: “D’banj gained access into my hotel room at past midnight while I was asleep. He violated and raped me”.

In a bombshell press statement, Seyitan said she filed the criminal complaint at the Gender Desk of Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja on 22 June.

She said the complaint was filed after she tried unsuccessfully to lodge same at the Bar Beach Police Station in Victoria Island on 6 June.

Seyitan said the attempt was thwarted by a police officer.

She spoke about her ordeal on 16 June, when she was arrested by four police officers and detained in a cell for 48 hours, like a criminal at Harold Sodipo Police Station in Ikeja.

She was charged with no offence, upon her release, after signing a gag order by the police and D’banj team.

Since then, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered an investigation into her case.

Similarly, the Lagos State Attorney-General also wrote the Commissioner of Police in Lagos to investigate the case.

Upon all that Seyitan said she has now gotten the services of a law firm in Abuja to handle her case.

Read Seyitan’s Bombshell Statement:

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Adeyinka Akintunde/ The Nation

Nigeria has recorded 675 new cases of the Coronavirus

According to a tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday night, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria is now 20,919, with 7,109 persons discharged.

The breakdown of figures recorded according to states is as follows:

Lagos-288 Oyo-76 Rivers-56 Delta-31 Ebonyi-30 Gombe-28 Ondo-20 Kaduna-20 Kwara-20 Ogun-17 FCT-16 Edo-13 Abia-10 Nasarawa-9 Imo-9 Bayelsa-8 Borno-8 Katsina-8 Sokoto-3 Bauchi-3 Plateau-2

525 persons have so far lost their lives in Nigeria due to Coronavirus, the tweet said.

675 new cases of ;

Lagos-288
Oyo-76
Rivers-56
Delta-31
Ebonyi-30
Gombe-28
Ondo-20
Kaduna-20
Kwara-20
Ogun-17
FCT-16
Edo-13
Abia-10
Nasarawa-9
Imo-9
Bayelsa-8
Borno-8
Katsina-8
Sokoto-3
Bauchi-3
Plateau-2

20,919 confirmed
7,109 discharged
525 deaths

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Popular radio host Dan Foster is dead.

Multiple sources confirming the death of the Nigerian-American said he succumbed to COVID-19 complications today.

His death sent shockwaves down the social media.

Frank Edoho of the popular ‘Want to be a Millionaire’ show wrote: “I just got off the phone, my friend Oscar confirmed that Dan Foster has passed on.

“This is a very very dark year.

“How can I overcome this unending melancholy. Rest in Peace, dear Friend”.

JJ Omojuwa, author of DGTL handbook and influencer, reacted twice, first of all finding the news unbelievable.

“Let the Dan Foster news be a lie. Let it be a lie”, Omojuwa prayed.

Later, accepting the reality of Foster’s passage, Omojuwa tweeted a tribute:

“Dan Foster’s voice was a huge part of my growing up. His voice on Cool FM. His playfulness.

“His kindness. Long before I saw what he looked like, his voice communicated his personality in a way no picture needed to.

“This one is one loss too many. This is a really sad day.”

Foster – popularly known as The Big Dawg and Top Dawg came to Nigeria from the U.S. in 2000 to work for Cool FM.
He became an instant hit.

Foster’s mother died when he was ten.

He was thus brought up with his three siblings in Washington, D.C. by their father.

He was also partly raised in Baltimore by his grandmother.

As a teenager, Foster was rebellious.

But he soon joined the Marines.

He attended Morgan State University where he studied Broadcasting and Drama.

In the U.S. he worked for numerous radio stations.

Among them were Cathy Hughes Radio One, Mix 106.5 and Virgin Island-based WTBN.

He moved to Nigeria in 2000.

In September 2009, Foster left Cool FM for a new radio station Inspiration FM.

He left in 2014 to join City FM.

In May 2016, Dan Foster also left City FM 105.1 to join Classic FM 97.3 radio station.

He worked at Classic FM until his death.

He is survived by his wife Lovina Okpara and three children.

He had two of the kids with Lovina.

They are daughter Daniella and son Somtochukwu.

In his first marriage in the U.S. he also adopted a son.


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