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Nairaland / General / Davido Gets N97m In 1hour, As He Solicits For Fund On Social Media by Tonydivinep: 6:55pm On Nov 17
Nigeria’s celebrated singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, has raised over N97 million within hours as he solicits funds on social media to clear his Rolls Royce.

Crime and Court News gathered that jaws dropped on Wednesday after the ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ crooner took to his Twitter page to beg his followers to send him money.

See full details here: https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/davido-gets-n97m-in-1hour-as-he-solicits-for-fund-im-social-media/

Nairaland / General / UN To FG: Implement Endsars Panel’s Recommendations Now by Tonydivinep: 7:26am On Nov 17
The United Nations has called on the Federal Government to implement the recommendation of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution.

Crime and Court News gathered that the panel was set up to investigate issues surrounding the #EndSARS Protests of 2020.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday......

Read full Report here: https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/un-to-fg-implement-endsars-panels-recommendations-now/

Nairaland / General / Why I Convened 2014 National Confab – Goodluck Jonathan by Tonydivinep: 12:19am On Nov 17
Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that he convened the 2014 National Conference with the intention to create an environment for Nigerians to address issues pushing citizens towards divisive politics and sowing the seeds of discord.

Jonathan stated this in his remarks at the “2nd Igbo Nsukka Zik Annual Merit Award”, in memory of the first Nigerian President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, on Tuesday in Abuja. The event was organised by Igbo Nsukka United Front.

Read full details here... https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/why-i-convened-2014-national-confab-goodluck-jonathan/

Nairaland / General / Price Of 'pure Water' To Hit N50 Per Sachet, Producers Alert Nigerians by Tonydivinep: 6:39pm On Nov 15
There are indications that the price of ‘pure water’ currently at N20 could rise to about N50 per sachet if the federal government implements the proposed Excise Duty on carbonated beverages.

This was the submission of the Water Producers Association of Nigeria (WAPAN) at an event in Lagos.


Read full report here: https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/price-of-pure-water-to-hit-n50-per-sachet-producers-alert-nigerians/

Nairaland / General / Police Deny Killing Nigerian Merchant Navy During Raid In Lagos by Tonydivinep: 2:51am On Nov 12
The Nigerian Merchant Navy (NMN) in Lagos has alleged that one of its personnel was killed during the Police raid on its Ogudu camp yesterday.

Cdr. Ichuku Agaba, its training commander in Lagos, told newsmen on Thursday that four others were still missing after the raid.

See full details here.... https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/police-deny-killing-nigerian-merchant-navy-during-raid-in-lagos/

Nairaland / General / Video: Nnamdi Kanu Appears In Court, Protests Dss’s Denial Of Lawyers, Others Ac by Tonydivinep: 10:18am On Nov 10
The Department of State Services, DSS, has again, denied some Lawyers, journalists access to the court room where trial of detained leader of the Indigenious People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is expected to resume today.

Kanu, who was re-arraigned before trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, is facing a seven-count amended treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.

As a early as 6am when this reporter arrived at the court which is adjacent the Federal Ministry.....

See Video here: https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/11/video-nnamdi-kanu-appears-in-court-protests-dsss-denial-of-lawyers-others-access/

Nairaland / General / Fact Check: Is Prof. Wole Soyinka Dead? by Tonydivinep: 7:10pm On Oct 11
There were reports across social media that Professor Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, known as Wole Soyinka, is dead.

Crime & Court news gathered that in the early hours of today that an account supposedly belonging to Abdulrazak Gurnar, winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature, said Soyinka is dead.

The post read: “I got a call from Nigeria. Wole Soyinka died suddenly a few minutes ago. A terrible news.

The first red flag was the use of a countable noun article for “news” — “a… news”.

Read the full report here
https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/10/fact-check-is-prof-wole-soyinka-dead/

Nairaland / General / Veteran Actor, Chiwetalu Agu Molested, Arrested In Onitsha by Tonydivinep: 5:04pm On Oct 07
Some highly trusted Nollywood sources have said that veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu has been arrested, reportedly for wearing Biafra regalia in Onitsha.

A source, making the announcement on a popular Nollywood Whatsapp platform said the actor was arrested by soldiers at Upper Iweka, Onitsha

See full details here

https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/10/veteran-actor-chiwetalu-agu-molested-arrested-in-onitsha/

Nairaland / General / Video: Tension As 100 Years Old Mysterious Tree Resurrected In Oyo by Tonydivinep: 9:56am On Oct 06
There was fresh panic in OYO State, as an alleged tree that claimed the lives of four people rose back to its root.

This mysterious development occurred in the late hours of Tuesday at Sabo, Oyo State.

See video of the fall and rise of the tree here...

https://crimeandcourtnews.com/2021/10/video-tension-as-100-years-old-mysterious-tree-resurrected-in-oyo/

Fashion / GMYT Fashion Academy Reduces Unemployment In Nigeria, Admits 40 by Tonydivinep: 3:31pm On Aug 13
As part of its social responsibility to help reduce the unemployment rate in Nigeria, GMYT Fashion Academy has inducted 40 students into its school.

Speaking during the induction, the Chief Executive Officer of the academy, Princess Oghen said that the academy was created to tackle the high unemployment rate in the country, to empower people’s desire in understanding the basic concept of fashion designing.

She said that the students will be challenged with practical work as well as latest skills that will equip them for a lifetime.

“The academy is committed to excellence, innovation, student satisfaction and development through shared efforts. “While the second arm of the beauty institute, the GMYT Foundation is an empowerment platform for women to learn various aspects of fashion illustration, design and manufacture via scholarship provision by the GMYT fashion academy,” she said.

The fashion boss also said that her foundation not only desires to train and equip women, youths with skills in fashion design but also seeks to provide business knowledge for its beneficiaries.

“Once we have 50 students and above we induct. So maybe in another two or three months we shall be inducting another set like this.”

“In just a few years, the GMYT Foundation has raised over N200 million mentoring and coaching over 200 unemployed women and youths in fashion designs and how to run their businesses. This year, the goal has been raised to training 500 unemployed women and youths.

“The call to diversify our oil-driven economy is becoming louder, and our plan is to minimize unemployment with fashion entrepreneurship. We as a people must measure progress by the impacts made on society because it is absolutely unfair to judge a man by what he lacks. Our people need jobs.

“GMYT Fashion Academy is the place to discover your passion in fashion design, access all the knowledge you need to launch successful fashion brands and businesses.

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Nairaland / General / Princess Oghene: Why I Give students Scholarship To Study Fashion by Tonydivinep: 12:17am On Jul 19
In a bid to reduce unemployment in the country, GMYT Fashion Academy through its foundation initiative, GMYT Foundation has offered N10 million worth of scholarships to ten prospective students in fashion.

The Foundation said its goal is to train over 5,000 youths before 2030.


The Chief Executive Officer of the Academy, Princess Oghene made this known at the event marking her birthday in Lagos.

She said: "We gave over 20 scholarships worth N20million, this is just our own little way of reducing unemployment through fashion so that our community would be a better and safer place for us all to leave in and we are not stopping anytime soon."

Oghene while expressing joy over her life and the journey so far within one year said; "It is another amazing year of my life and I am so glad for what I have been able to achieve thus far. Though I must say it hasn’t been an easy journey but through God, hard work, determination and the drive to succeed has taken us to where we are today."

"In the spirit of my birthday celebration on July 19, GMYT Fashion Academy is giving out free scholarships to 10 prospective students worth over N10 million through our foundation initiative (GMYT Foundation).

According to her, "Excellence they say is the gradual result of always striving to do better. We have indeed worked really hard and It’s obviously paying off."

Reflecting on the journey so far, Oghene said, "The value we have brought into our community is indeed amazing. Just a snippet on what we have been able to achieve in the last one year, we acquired a state of art Fashion Academy with over 10 en-suite well air-conditioned executive classrooms, free wifi for the students, security e.t.c

"I am excited to say we just reached another milestone by launching our own Penthouse (The GMYT Apartments).

"As a way of giving back to the society, we specifically provided this free accommodation for our distant students who have no place to stay during their period of learning with Gmyt fashion academy.

"We have also been able to strengthen our online class platform, enabling our distant students to learn from the comfort of their homes and office. The results have been outstanding as our online students all over Nigeria and abroad are doing absolutely well. Aside from all these, we have also added a lot of benefits to our program here in the academy."

She said the aim is to give the best learning experience. "Some of these benefits are mentorship, internship, free start-up kits, free textbooks, free sewing machine, standard learning facility, flexible payment plan and job placement.

"Through God, we will never relent to give back to the society by empowering more men and women. Today we can boldly say that we have trained hundreds of men and women for free, who are now doing very well in the fashion industry. We identify unemployment as the constraints in the society hence also tackling this through our Gmyt SME support scheme initiative."

While advising young entrepreneurs, she said;" Don't just go into a business because someone is into it. Have the passion for it first, Start small; just like I'll tell our students, you don't need millions of naira to start a fashion business. Take advantage of social media platforms and promote your business or go into a partnership if you can't afford to do it alone."

Nairaland / General / 32b Debt: Innoson Ask Court To Set Aside Order Granting GTB Restructuring Permit by Tonydivinep: 7:34am On Jul 12
Nigeria indigenous Company, Innoson Manufacturing Ltd, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to set aside an order granting Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) permission to transmute to a holding company.


The judgement was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by Cornel Osigwe, head of corporate communications and affairs at Innoson Group.

It stated that the company is asking the court to stay the order granted to the bank on June 16, 2021, “until it pays its total outstanding judgment debt of N32,875,204,984.38 to Innoson Nigeria Ltd.”

Innoson and GTB have had a long business dispute leading to legal battle.

Innoson had secured judgment debt against the bank in suit FHC/L/Cs/603/2006 and FHC/Cs/139/2012 respectively, which rose to over N32 billion due to accumulated interest.


In November 2020, GTB had obtained an approval-in-principle from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to commence a formal process of restructuring to a financial holding company (holdco).

In June 2021, the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) listed Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GT HoldCo) after meeting all the requirements for the new listing.

In a motion on notice brought before the court by Chukwuebuka Okolo, counsel to Innoson Nigeria Ltd, the plaintiff is asking the court to “set aside every step the bank took pursuant to the said ex parte order.”



The company is also seeking “an order of the court to stay further recognition of Guaranty Trust Bank Holding Company Plc. as a financial or non-financial company and or as a legal entity.”

According to the statement, GTB’s action constitutes an abuse of court process having known that there is a pending application in suit No: FHC/EN/CS/161/2020 by Innoson before a federal high court in Enugu to restrain it from transmuting to a private and or a financial holding company until it pays the judgment debt.

“While the case in the Enugu division of federal high court is still pending, GTB against its corporate governance rules and in a classical abuse of court process filed and got an ex parte order from the federal high court, Lagos division and without disclosing to the court that the subject matter of its application is already subjudice because injunctive orders have been sought in Suit No: FHC/EN/CS/161/2020, as well as the subject matter of this pending in Enugu division of the federal high court, to restrain GTB from proceeding with the said scheme both in a pending interlocutory and in the substantive suit,” the statement reads.

Nairaland / General / June 12: President Buhari Democracy Day Address To Nigerians by Tonydivinep: 7:49am On Jun 12
President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that he will remain ever committed to upholding and defending Nigeria’s corporate existence.

Buhari made this known during his address to Nigerians on democracy day.


Nigeria’s democracy day was usually celebrated on May 29th every year, until 2020 when the present administration decided to move the date to June 12, in memory of late Kudirat Abiola.

However, the President stated that he will overcome the present challenges in the country.

Stressing that, we have to undergo as a nation this challenges so that we can come out stronger. The day I joined the Nigerian Army I was prepared to lay down my life for Nigeria.


Full speech:

The President made this known during the presentation of his democracy day address to Nigerians.

I join you all today to commemorate and celebrate our Democracy Day. It is a celebration of freedom and a victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria.

See full text here: https://ibrandtv.com/june-12-president-buhari-democracy-day-address-nigerians/

Politics / Anambra 2021: Okafor Declares To Contest Under APGA by Tonydivinep: 7:40pm On Mar 27
On 27th March 2021 at Anaedo Hall Nnewi, Nonso Okafor, the honourable member representing the good people of Nnewi North constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly declared his intention to run for the APGA primaries to become the party flag bearer at the November 6th Anambra gubernatorial election.

While making his intention known to the party executives and members, Hon. Okafor extolled the party leadership for their exceptional leadership in managing the affairs of the party over the years.

He also acknowledged the good works of His Excellency, Chief Dr Willie Obiano, the executive governor of Anambra State and the pace of work currently ongoing at the Anambra International Airport.

Talking about his ambition, he stated that; "This is an idea whose time has come." Alluding to the fact that it was time for Ndi Anambra to experience a new leadership at Agu Awka with a breath of youthfulness and agility.

He shared his VISA economy, which is his manifesto for Anambra State and stated in the coming days, sector by sector details of the manifesto will be made available as he continues to tour the state and interact with party faithfuls.

"I have organised the works I want to do in Anambra State  sector by sector in my manifesto tagged VISA Economy, an acronym which stands for Viable, Independent, Secured and Advanced Economy. It is an extensively researched innovative solutions, anchored on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."

The event also had in attendance, House of Assembly members and current members of the youth wing of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo and other support groups supporting the candidature of Hon. Nonso Okafor.

Nairaland / General / Breaking: Innoson Takes GTB To Court Over N32b Debt, Seeks Perpetual Injunctions by Tonydivinep: 7:46am On Dec 01, 2020
*Wants CAC to halt GTB deregistration as a public limited liability coy


Innoson Nigeria Limited has sought an order restraining Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB, from transmuting to a Private and a Financial Holding Company until it pays N32 billion in judgement debt.

It would be recalled that the Federal High Court, Awka Division on March 27th, 2019, pursuant to Supreme Court dismissing GTB’s appeal, granted leave to Innoson Nigeria Ltd to enforce and execute the judgment and Garnishee Order Absolute made by the court coram Shakarho, J at the Ibadan Judicial Division on the 18th of May 2010 and the 29th of July 2011 respectively.

This order was concurrently affirmed by the Court of Appeal in the judgment of 6th February 2014 and by the Supreme Court in its judgment of 27th February 2019.

Innoson commenced the tedious act of the execution, while GTB went to the court to vide its desperate motion on notice seeking orders staying or suspending the execution embarked by Innoson Nigeria Ltd and also seeking orders setting aside the exparte Orders made by the Court granting Innoson leave to enforce the judgment and to issue the processes of executing same.

However, in a statement signed by the company’s Head of Communications and affairs, Cornel Osigwe, “Whilst refusing GTB’s application and staying further proceedings the court further held that the order it made on March 27th, 2019 in favour of Innoson Nigeria Ltd granting it leave to enforce the judgment and issue processes of execution of the judgment are valid; also that all the steps taken to levy executions in pursuance of that order are still valid and are not vacated; whilst all the prayers by GTB in its motion of 1st April 2019 are not granted.

“GTB however rushed back to the Supreme Court and applied for an order setting aside the Supreme Court’s judgement dismissing its appeal against the above judgement. However, the Supreme Court struck out the motion on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.

“While Innoson Nig Ltd awaits GTB to come up with a payment plan for it's over N32Billion Judgement debt, GTB resorted to a scheme of de-registering itself as a public limited liability company and re-registering itself as a private limited liability company and a financial holding company as well.

“Innoson Nig Ltd, as its creditor, has as a result sued GTB at the Federal High Court and therein seeks the following order of perpetual injunctions:

(a) restraining the 4th Defendant (Corporate Affairs Commission) from deregistering the 1st Defendant (GTB) as a public limited liability company and or re-registering the 1st Defendant (GTB) as a private limited liability until it-GTB- pays the outstanding judgment debt of N32, 875, 204, 984.38k arising from Suit Nos: FHC/L/CS/603/2006 and No. FHC/AWK/CS/139/2012 respectively affirmed by the appellate courts in appeal Nos. CA/1/258/2011, SC.694/2014 and CA /E/288/2013 to Innoson Nig Ltd;

b. an order of perpetual injunction restraining the 4th Defendant (Corporate Affairs Commission) from registering or re-registering the 1st Defendant (GTB) as a holding or financial holding company whether as a public or private limited liability company until it- the 1st Defendant(GTB) -pays Innoson Nigeria Ltd the outstanding total judgment debt of N32, 875, 204, 984.38k (Thirty two Billion, Eight Hundred and seventy Five Million, Two Hundred and four thousand, Nine Hundred and Eight Four Naira, Thirty Eight kobo) arising from suit Nos. FHC/L/CS/603/2006 and FHC/AWk/CS/139/2012 respectively affirmed by the appellate courts in Appeal Nos. CA/1/258/2011, SC.694/2014 and CA/E/288/2013:

c. An order cancelling the 1st Defendant’s (GTB’s) special resolution and or any other of its resolution that it should be deregistered as a public limited liability company and or be re-registered as a private limited liability company and or a holding company until it -the 1st Defendant (GTB)- pays Innoson Nig Ltd the total outstanding judgment debt of N32, 875, 204, 984.38k (Thirty two Billion, Eight Hundred and seventy Five Million, Two Hundred and four thousand, Nine Hundred and Eight Four Naira, Thirty Eight kobo) arising from suit Nos. FHC/L/CS/603/2006 and FHC/AWk/CS/139/2012 respectively affirmed by the appellate courts in Appeal Nos. CA/1/258/2011, SC.694/2014 and CA/E/288/2013:

d. an order setting aside the 3rd Defendant's (Security and Exchange Commission) No -objection to 1st Defendant's proposal to be re-registered as a private limited liability company and as a holding or a holding financial company:

e. An order setting aside the 2nd Defendant's (Central Bank of Nigeria) approval -in- principal granted to the 1st Defendant (GTB) to operate as a holding or a holding financial company.

f. An order of perpetual injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant (Central Bank of Nigeria) from granting the 1st Defendant (GTB) a financial holding company license and or a final approval to operate or carry on business as a financial holding company whether in its present name or as a private limited liability company until it, the 1st Defendant (GTB )pays the Plaintiff (Innoson Nig Ltd) the total outstanding judgement debt of N32, 875, 204, 984. 38k (Thirty Two Billion, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five Million, Two Hundred and Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Four Naira, Thirty-Eight Kobo) arising from suit Nos. FHC/L/CS/603/2006 and FHC/AWK/CS/139/2012 respectively affirmed by the appellate courts in Appeal Nos. CA/1/258/2011, SC.694/2014, and CA/E/288/2013.”

Nairaland / General / Border: One Tests Positive To Coronavirus, As 23 Returnees Allowed Into Nigeria by Tonydivinep: 11:49am On Apr 12, 2020
Even with the closure of the nation's land border by the federal government, 23 returnees entered Nigeria from Togo Republic through Seme Border Post in Lagos State during the early hours of Sunday.

It was gathered that there were initially 24 returnees, one was held back by the Togolese authorities after testing positive to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

SEE DETAILS HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/border-closure-one-tests-positive-to-coronavirus-as-23-returnees-allowed-into-nigeria/

Nairaland / General / Breaking: Buhari Extends Lockdown Directive Indefinitely by Tonydivinep: 5:21am On Apr 12, 2020
Sequel to the restrictions of movement across various states in the country as a result of the raving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to continue observing restrictions on movement where they are in place, and also follow the instructions of scientists and medical advisers.

This coming even as he advised Nigerians, saying that no one is coming from outside to defeat the virus for the country.

SEE DETAILS HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/breaking-buhari-extends-lockdown-directive-indefinitely/

Nairaland / General / Video: Gbajabiamila Attacks Chinese Ambassador Over Treatment Of Nigerians by Tonydivinep: 9:44am On Apr 11, 2020
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed displeasure over the inhuman treatment meted out on some Nigerians by the Chinese authorities in Beijing.

SEE VIDEO HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/video-gbajabiamila-attacks-chinese-ambassador-over-treatment-of-nigerians-in-china/

Nairaland / General / Boko Haram: Finally, Army Chief Buratai Relocates To North East by Tonydivinep: 8:46am On Apr 11, 2020
As a move geared toward overseeing and directing operations in the theatre command, and other army operations across the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East.

Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, made this known in a statement on Friday.

READ FULL REPORT HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/boko-haram-finally-army-chief-buratai-relocates-to-north-east/

Nairaland / General / Lockdown Directive: President Buhari To Decide Possible Extension Today by Tonydivinep: 8:07am On Apr 10, 2020
President, Muhammadu Buhari, will today meet with the Presidential Task Force, PTF, over the possible extension of the lockdown directive imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states.

The PTF would update the President on the COVID-19 development and the possibility of extending the two-week lockdown in the FCT, Ogun and Lagos states, including other parts of the country.

READ FULL REPORT HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/lockdown-directive-president-buhari-decide-possible-extension-today/

Nairaland / General / Breaking:christian In Lagos, Ogun, Other States To Celebrate Easter In Isolation by Tonydivinep: 5:39pm On Apr 09, 2020
As against the normal routine, Christians in various States of the country will be forced to celebrate Easter in self-isolation, following the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu directive to the Commissioners of Police across the nation on sustained social restriction orders.

The call became necessary in order to curtail the community spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, which has immensely challenged humanity globally.

READ FULL REPORT HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/breaking-christian-in-lagos-ogun-other-states-to-celebrate-easter-in-isolation/

Nairaland / General / Nigeria Households To Enjoy Free Electricity For 2 Months - Discos by Tonydivinep: 1:11am On Apr 09, 2020
The 11 Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), has affirmed that they will support the move to supply free electricity to all consumers within their network in the next two month.

The DISCOs stated that this will be a palliative measure to bring succour to Nigerians in the face of COVID-19 induced period.

READ FULL REPORT HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/nigeria-households-to-enjoy-free-electricity-for-2-months-discos/

Nairaland / General / Egyptian Evacuation: We'll Not Leave Nigeria Because Of Coronavirus - Investors by Tonydivinep: 8:08pm On Apr 07, 2020
The United Nations WFDP Ambassador and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vava Furniture Nigeria Limited, Michael Tawadrous, has reinstated that Egyptian investors in the Country, are not leaving the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

This is coming against the backdrop of recent reports that Egyptians in Nigeria are been evacuated through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport in Abuja, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the report, Egyptians were Sunday evacuated from Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Egypt is the latest country to evacuate its citizens from the country due to the current coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. The evacuation carried out by Air Peace airline started from Owerri, Imo State where 37 Egyptians boarded the flight at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Owerri.

However, Tawadrous in a chat stated that the report is not 100 per cent accurate.

In his words: “It was Arab Contractors that had gathered their expatriates from different states in Nigeria, and took a chattered Air Peace flight to Abuja preparing to travel to Cairo any moment from now.

“Arab contractors is an Egyptian company have quite a number of Egyptian expatriates in the country, this is the development that birthed the mix-up.

“We as Egyptian community we are still fully on ground in our businesses doing work from home adhering to President Muhammadu Buhari’s lockdown directive.

“Hundreds of us do not have the intention to leave as we see Nigeria as home. We with the mandate which is ‘for better for worst’. Nevertheless, we also have some Egyptians that came with business as well as tourist visas to attend some conferences or render some services to the companies that brought them in.

“They are stuck here in Nigeria, although, efforts on underway to communicate with the embassy to secure their return to Egypt Safely by God grace.”

Nairaland / General / Just In: Funke Akindele Arrives Ogba Court, Awaiting Trial by Tonydivinep: 12:41pm On Apr 06, 2020
Nigeria's Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Funke Akindele-Bello, has on Monday, arrived the Ogba Magistrate Court, in Lagos for trial over contravening the lockdown directive in by President Muhamadu Buhari.

iBrandTV had reported that, the producer of the popular Jenifer Diary, Akindele-Bello, was engaged by the government and private companies to sensitise the public on social distancing policies aimed at curtailing the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic, was seen in a video that went viral, celebrating her husband's birthday in the midst of other artists and youths.

READ FULL DETAILS HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/just-funke-akindele-arrives-ogba-court-awaiting-trial/

Nairaland / General / Just In: Police Arrest Funke Akindele Over Violation Of Restriction Order by Tonydivinep: 9:14pm On Apr 05, 2020
Popular Nollywood actress Funke Akindele Bello has been arrested by the Operatives of the Lagos State police command for violating restriction orders in Lagos.

It was gathered that she was arrested after the video of the birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello for her husband went viral.

READ FULL DETAILS HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/just-police-arrest-funke-akindele-violation-restriction-order/

Nairaland / General / Breaking: NCDC Sacks Ambassador Funke Akindele After Hosting Birthday Party by Tonydivinep: 8:42pm On Apr 05, 2020
After throwing a rowdy birthday house party amid calls for social distancing due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, the Nigeria Centre Disease Control, NCDC, has on Sunday parted ways with it Ambassador Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele-Bello.

This is also coming even as the Agency yanked off her COVID-19 promo video from its website following the development.

READ FULL DETAILS HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/ncdc-sacks-ambassador-funke-akindele-after-hosting-birthday-party/

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Nairaland / General / I had anxiety, trauma being an index case, Atiku’s son speaks by Tonydivinep: 9:49am On Apr 02, 2020
Mr. Abubakar Atiku, former Vice President of Nigeria son Mohammed Atiku, has spoken on his experience from his COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja.

Mohammed Atiku state that he was asymptomatic in his first few days at the isolation centre and nervous.
According to him, “I had a level of anxiety and a little bit of trauma, especially being the index case here in Abuja.

READ FULL REPORT HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/i-had-anxiety-trauma-being-an-index-case-atikus-son-speaks/

Nairaland / General / Covid-19: More Patients Set To Be Discharged, As FG Reviews Response Activities by Tonydivinep: 6:32pm On Mar 31, 2020
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, said that more Nigerians who are victims of the Novel Coronavirus disease COVID-19 would soon be released once all their results turn out negative.

Disclosing this development during a media interface by the Presidential Taskforce PTF on COVID-19, Ehanire said: “As of today we have recorded 135 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The majority of persons are from overseas and others were traced as their close contacts.

“The incidence of new cases into Nigeria as a result of the closure of the airports and the land borders will reduce the number of importations so that we shall be dealing largely with those which have already been brought into the country and are being transmitted from person. to person.

SEE FULL STORY HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/covid-19-patients-set-discharged-fg-reviews-response-activities/

Nairaland / General / COVID-19: Give Nigerians Free Airtime, Data, Festus Keyamo Tells MTN, GLO, Other by Tonydivinep: 5:41pm On Mar 31, 2020
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has on Monday, directed telecommunications companies in the country to give Nigerians some token airtime and data to help them stay connected during this period of lockdown.

SEE FULL STORY HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/covid-19-give-nigerians-free-airtime-data-festus-keyamo-tells-mtn-glo-others/

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Nairaland / General / Just In: Ogun State Gov. Abiodun Defy Buhari's Order, Shift Lockdown Date by Tonydivinep: 10:56pm On Mar 30, 2020
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said that the state will be totally lockdown on Friday, as against today (Monday by 11pm) declared by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Governor made the disclosure during the commissioning of the 128-bed Isolation Centre located at HID Awolowo Model College, Ikenne in Ikenne Local Government Area the state.

Abiodun, stressed that the ban on inter states and international borders would commence by 11 pm on Monday as scheduled. 

SEE STORY HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/just-in-ogun-state-gov-abiodun-defy-buharis-order-shift-lockdown-date/

Nairaland / General / Just In: Nigeria Confirms 20 New Cases, As Buhari Insist On Total Lockdown by Tonydivinep: 9:22pm On Mar 30, 2020
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has on Monday evening confirmed another 20 new cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

This is coming even as President Muhammmadu Buhari insist that the lockdown of the three state will go on.

SEE STORY HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/just-nigeria-confirms-20-new-cases-buhari-insist-total-lockdown/

Nairaland / General / Breaking: Oyo State Gov, Makinde Tests Positive For Coronavirus by Tonydivinep: 6:33pm On Mar 30, 2020
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has confirmed being positive for Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Makinde disclosed this in a tweet on his official twitter account on Monday.

SEE STORY HERE: https://ibrandtv.com/breaking-oyo-state-gov-makinde-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/

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