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Lockdown: We are still searching for Naira Marley – Police

The Lagos State Police Command says Naira Marley had yet to honour its invitation over a house party he attended in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, had on Saturday hosted a party in honour of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, called JJC.

When the video of the party leaked, the police arrested the actress and have arraigned she and her husband in court.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, has now confirmed that Naira Marley is yet to arrive at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, where he is expected to make himself available.

Libya's former prime minister dies from coronavirus

Libya’s former interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jebril has died from coronavirus, according to his political party.

The 67-year-old contracted the virus in Egypt in late March and died at a hospital in Cairo, according to his aide.

He was in power as head of the National Transitional Council during months of civil war in 2011 which led to the ousting of former long-time ruler Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tripoli offered its condolences in a statement that described Mr Jebril as a “national figure”.

Woman kills husband after quarrel over food, then rips out her own intestines in suicide bid

A somber mood has engulfed Ikoli Village in Malava Constituency, Kakamega County, Kenya after a 25-year-old woman killed her 36-year-old husband before attempting suicide.

Joy Indeche fatally stabbed Bryan Indimuli multiple times in the stomach before turning the kitchen knife on herself.

The couple is said to have quarreled after a piece of ugali fell on the floor on Friday night, April 3.

Indimuli’s father, John Indimuli, said his son complained after Indeche tripped over a chair and the ugali, which she was carrying, fell on the floor.

“My son suspected his wife had taken alcohol, hence her wobbly feet, which led to her tripping over and resulting in the fall of the ugali,” said the deceased’s father.

Enraged by her spouse’s complaints and attempt to cane her, the woman is said to have picked a kitchen knife and drove it into his abdomen repeatedly.

She, thereafter, attempted to commit suicide by stabbing herself.

However, she was rescued by neighbours and taken to the Kakamega County Referral Hospital, where she is fighting for her life.

“Her intestines were ripped out,” said Ikoli Assistant Chief Walter Moses Namutali.

The deceased’s father, John Indimuli, told K24 Digital that the marriage between his son and Indeche was filled with unending conflicts.

“One year ago, the two had gone separate ways before reuniting. My son had married Indeche when she had a daughter from a previous relationship. The two would, thereafter, get a son together,” said John Indimuli.

COVID-19: Nigeria Medical Association rejects FG’s decision to invite Chinese doctors

More reactions have continued to trail the Federal Government’s decision to invite medical doctors from China to assist in managing COVID-19 cases in the country.

The latest of such reactions is coming from the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) who described the action as an embarrassment to its members.

In a statement on Monday, the union said it is dismayed about the decision of the Federal Government to invite doctors from China, when the Chinese government is still battling with the pandemic.

According to the statement, Nigeria has a large pool of unemployed general medical and specialist practitioners that the government can engage instead of foreigners who can pose some security concerns at this time.

The NMA advised the government to concentrate on improving the welfare of front-line health workers, provide them with the needed personal protective equipment and other incentives to work.

In its communique, the NMA stated that it would like to review her participation in the fight against COVID-19 considering the serious implications and risks this will bring to their members should the government insist on invitation.

Disturbing photos: Dead bodies on the street of Ecuador as officials struggle to cope with coronavirus deaths

Bodies are being left to rot on the side of road as officials struggle to cope with coronavirus deaths in an Ecuadorian city.

At least 150 corpses were left on the street or kept in the homes of grieving relatives in Guayaquil as the deadly bug ravages the horror-struck port city.

The bodies were placed on the roadside in the desperate hope that authorities would be able to take them away but removals take up to three days due to a backlog.

Residents were even forced to use cardboard boxes as coffins as Ecuador's official death toll hit 172 with at least 3,500 confirmed cases. See some of the heartbreaking photos below...

Suicide bombers kill seven in Cameroon yesterday

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.

“Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm” in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.

Lagos to prosecute Funke Akindele over house party

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele may be prosecuted today. She is likely to be charged before Ogba Magistrate Court 1 at about 11 a.m today.

The prosecuting team will be from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The actress on Saturday organised a house party to celebrate her husband JJC’s birthday at her residence in Amen Estate Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos

This violated the total lockdown for residents of Lagos state and social distancing preached by the government.

Some of the dignitaries that attended the party included; Naira Marley, Rasheed Gbadamosi, a former Lagos state governorship aspirant among others.

Lebanese community donates food items, other essentials worth over N100m in Kano

A group of Lebanese in Kano State have donated food items and other essentials worth over One Hundred Million Naira (N100m) as their contribution to the state palliative programme to the poor in the population as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presenting the items to the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Consul General of the Lebanese Community in Kano, Mr Khalil Muselmani said the commodities include 30 Tonnes of rice and 2,000 packets of spaghetti.

Others are 1,000 bags of Dawavita of 1kg, 500 packets of Juice drinks, 1,548 Hand Sanitizers, 1,500 Protective Garments, 20 boots, 500 cartons of detergent, among other items. No be audio oo, photos full ground. Some donated N500m worth of food in one particular state, another N160m worth of food and other items, we didn't see a SINGLE photo.

I am yet to see any research linking 5G Network with COVID-19 - Minister of Communication

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, says he is not aware of any research by international body linking 5G network with COVID-19.

Pantami said this during an appearance on Channels Television’s News At 10 on Sunday, amid a controversy over the safety of the network and theories linking it with the coronavirus pandemic.

Asked about the speculations about the network and its safety, the minister dismissed them saying that the government does not take decisions based on online speculations.

“Firstly, it is not what is said online that government will work with. We are always taking decisions based on the opinions of experts, based on research,” he said.

Explaining further, the minister said the major global bodies involved in health matters and the global telecom industries have not found any link between 5G network and coronavirus.

He said, “When it comes to health, we have (the) World Health Organisation and many health bodies.

“I just want you to bring out any research which they have conducted and (in which they) made their position about 5G’s relationship with COVID-19. I am yet to see anyone from the World Health Organisation.”

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami

“This is a body that accommodates our experts in health globally. We have ITU, the International Telecommunication Union.

“I just challenge you to let me know one expert or ITU as a body or any other professional body that conducted research and also made it public that this is the position,” the minister stressed.

He, however, revealed that a trial was conducted in November 2019 after it was stalled for about two months.

Pantami explained that the exercise could not go in September because they needed to accommodate all necessary stakeholders.

He said he personally took the trial while stakeholders were invited and were given the challenge to review the trial and come up with recommendations.

According to the minister, the government is expecting the recommendations from the stakeholders before deciding whether or not to deploy the 5G network.

He noted that Uganda and Kenya were waiting to deploy the network but the Nigerian government was very much concerned about the safety of the lives and properties of its citizens.

Abia Government mourns death of Nigerian doctor in the US

The Abia State Government has expressed sadness over the death of a medical doctor from Abia State who died in the United States.

Dr Caleb Anya is among three Nigerians confirmed to have died of Coronavirus in America.

In a statement by Commissioner for Information in Abia on Sunday, John Kalu, the government said, “Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the government and entire people of our state mourn with the family, friends and relations of the late Dr Anya as well as the people of Ohafia where he hails from.

“His loss reminds us of the risk health workers in our state and globally take daily to protect the rest of us and we use this opportunity to once more salute their courage and sense of sacrificial service to others.

"Our prayer is that the Almighty God will continue to protect all of them even as we all work harder daily to provide those at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases with necessary personal protective equipment to keep them safe.

"May the soul of Dr Caleb Anya and others who have lost their lives in this pandemic rest in the bosom of the Lord.”