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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

08 April, 2020

‘Every Kobo Must Be Accounted For’ – Davido Reacts To Fire At Accountant Generals-office

Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has reacted to the fire incident at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja.
We had reported that some rooms at the office of the AGF at the Treasure House Abuja caught fire on Wednesday morning.
Firefighters have put out the inferno but the cause is still unknown.
There have been insinuations that the inferno is suspicious, especially at a time when huge financial contributions were made to the government to support the fight against Coronavirus.
Recall that after Nigeria confirmed its first case of COVID-19, many wealthy Nigerians and the private sector made donations publicly to assist the government.
The account was set up under the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.
Davido, whose father contributed to the relief fund took to his Twitter page demanding that the government accounts for each kobo spent.
His post read:
“Make dem return our money oh, which one be say office don burn.
“They must account for each kobo.”

UPDATE! Fire Didn’t Destroy Any Record At AGF’s Office, Minister For Budget And Planning Says

   Clem Agba, minister of state for budget and planning, says the fire that gutted the office of the accountant-general of the federation (AGF) did not destroy any record.
    On Wednesday, fire broke out at the Treasury House, a building housing the AGF’s office.
    Officials of the Federal Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were able to put out the fire after about an hour later.
    Many had alleged that the fire was an attempt to cover up wrongdoing by the federal government.
    But speaking with journalists after inspecting the affected offices in Abuja, Agba said they are yet to take an inventory of what was destroyed in the fire but all the government’s financial transactions were intact.
    The minister said the fire was caused by a spark in one of the air conditioners (AC) on the fourth floor.

    He said:-

    “We have gone round the rooms and offices where the fire affected, and I am glad to report that our data Centre where all our records are kept are fully intact,” he said.
    “There is no destruction, so we haven’t lost any record. As a government I want to assure you that our records are intact, a few documents are burnt, we haven’t started recovery to check what actually burnt, but all our financial transactions are intact.
    “We would be doing a full scale investigation using the right professionals to determine exactly what happened.”
    Also speaking, Ahmed Idris, AGF, said there would be a “thorough” investigation of the incident.
    “For emphasis, our data Centre is intact, no harm in any way except for the cooling system which we are now working hard to put back to operation,” Idris said.
    “We are also glad there is no casualty.”

SO SAD!!! Taxi Driver Beaten To Death In Calabar For Carrying Passengers Who Are Not Wearing Face Mask (Watch Video)

    A Taxi driver was reportedly beaten to death yesterday by security operatives, for carrying passengers who were not wearing face masks.

    An eyewitness @ayebechristopher, revealed that the incident occurred at Marian in Calabar, Cross River State’s capital.
    He said the driver who was wearing a face mask when he was stopped, was beaten by security operatives till he collapsed. He was confirmed dead thereafter.
    The Instagram user wrote;
    WHO said only wear Mask if you’re sick or taking care of a sick person but the Governor of CRS with his own eye service, so they’ll say he’s fighting Corona too came out and said you must wear Nose Mask else you stay indoors, (that’s actually not the problem) but why not give the Law Enforcement Agents you’re using proper orientation.
    Now they’ve killed someone. Shey you’re happy now ? Is that what other States with Covid-19 cases are doing ? No confirmed case in Calabar yet and you’ve started killing people. This is really sad. The mask you even said you’ll distribute was only distributed in Government House. Na wa ooo

    Here is the video below:-

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    So Guys

    Over To You

07 April, 2020

COVID-19: Tonto Dikeh To Feed 5,000 Nigerians (Photo)

Nollywood actress and philanthropist, Tonto Dikeh has shared that she is set to feed no fewer than 5,000 Nigerians during this period of lockdown over the novel coronavirus.
The controversial actress shared photos of the food items to be given out via her official Instagram page on Monday, 6th April.
The items include packed 5kg rice, groundnut oil, palm oil among others. Adorable isn’t it?


See What She Posted Below:


7 Coronavirus Patients Recover In Abuja

Seven people who had previously tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja have recovered from the infection.
FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, announced on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, that the seven are set to be discharged after testing negative for the virus.
“I am delighted to announce that the first set of patients, totaling 7, are ready to be discharged after their final tests results returned negative,” he said.
The FCT has the second-highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria with 48 in total. Two people have died from infection in the capital city.
Bello said the medical team is working hard to ensure the recovery and discharge of the remaining 39 patients.
“We cannot thank them (health workers) enough for their efforts and we will always continue to encourage and support them,” he said.
The minister called on FCT residents to cooperate with the government in its fight to contain the spread of the virus, especially by obeying an ongoing stay-at-home order that commenced last week.
He said any breach of guidelines by members of the public is a danger to public health and will be dealt with under the provision of the law.
Nigeria has recorded a total of 238 coronavirus cases in 14 states and the FCT, as of April 6.