Friday, 10 April 2020

COVID-19 In New York: Hundreds Of Bodies Buried In Mass Grave On Island(Pics)

Workers wearing hazmat suits have been spotted burying caskets in a mass grave on New York's Hart Island as the number of burials quadruples amid the coronavirus pandemic and the city's death roll rises to more than 4,200.

Sales Of Sex Toys, Condoms And Lubricant Triple During Coronavirus Lockdown - ATM

Randy New Zealanders have been hoarding not just loo roll but sex toys leading to a tripling of sales, according to the nation’s largest adult-themed retailer.

Kiwis raced online in their droves to snap up sex toys after Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern announced a month-long coronavirus lockdown of the country.

Adult Toy Megastore (ATM) said the restrictions left to a 48-hour buying bonanza, leading to a tripling of sales as New Zealander's faced a month or more of being stuck indoors.

ATM spokeswoman Emily Writes told The Guardian: “We’re selling a lot of beginner toys, all our beginner ranges are very popular.

“It definitely looks like people are saying: ‘I’ve got time, I might try something new’.”

COVID-19: Gbajabiamila blasts Health Minister over doctors’ hazard allowance

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, “dropped the ball” after he admitted he is not aware if doctors and other health practitioners tackling COVID-19, are paid hazard allowance.

Ehanire, who met with the National Assembly leadership in Abuja on Thursday, claimed that what the doctors are doing is routine.

Gbajabiamila had asked the Minister if the medical personnel handling Coronavirus cases were paid any hazard allowance.

Ehanire replied: “I am not aware of it,” adding that “it is the standard job they do every day; it is the standard job.”

I never knew Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure was in such bad state – Boss Mustapha (Video)

Secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, revealed that he never knew Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure was in such a bad state.
Boss Mustapha, who is also the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, said he realised how bad Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure was, after he was appointed to head the team. He made this known during a meeting with the leadership of the national assembly on Thursday.
“I can tell you for sure, I never knew that our entire healthcare infrastructure was in the state in which it is. Until I was appointed to do this work,” he said.
He also noted that the pandemic has provided the opportunity to examine the state of the national health care systems which is in dire need of reforms and funding, he said the weaknesses in Nigeria’s health systems became more glaring given the way more established health systems in Europe and America collapsed under pressure.

Funke Akindele: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Asked To Grant Nollywood Actress State Pardon

Popular Lagos lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to grant state pardon to Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele.

Akindele and her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, popularly known as JJC Skillz were arrested and charged to court for hosting a party during Coronavirus lockdown in Lagos.

They were sentenced to 14-day community service and N100,000 fine each.

While speaking with journalists in court on Thursday in Ogba, after the proceedings that terminated the charges brought against Babatunde Gbadamosi and Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley), the human rights activist appealed that Akindele should be granted reprieve, more so that she has demonstrated remorse for her conduct.

Naira Marley To Shoot COVID-19 Musical Video

Hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley, has pledged to make an audio-visual work to campaign against the spread of the coronavirus.

He made the pledge in a letter of apology he wrote to the Lagos State Government for attending a crowded birthday party on April 4, 2020, contrary to the social distancing directive of the government to limit the spread of the COVID-19.

The state government had filed charges against him before the state Magistrates’ Court in Ogba, and he was billed to be arraigned on Wednesday alongside the candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state, Babatunde Gbadamosi, and his wife, Folashade, who also attended the party.

But the state applied to drop the charges.

TX - Joeboy – “Call”

After releasing ‘Don’t Call Me Back‘ to cut his baby off, Joeboy returns with a plot twist on this new tune dubbed “Call”.

Joeboy releases “Call” the lead single from his upcoming debut album. The song introduces a darker, more urgent edge to JOEBOY’s sound.
JoeboyPonDeck the next big African pop star comes through with something new, intriguing and banging. On this record “Call” mixed my Oxygen he delivered his latest style of music yet again, the ‘Nobody‘ vibe.
Listen and Enjoy!

JUST IN: 'Doctors Daily Hazard Allowance Increases To N50,000' - FG

Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration has increased the daily hazard allowances of medical doctors to ₦50, 000, even as it said it was targeting 600, 000 residents for its Palliatives.

At a news conference in Abuja, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said the Administration will intensify efforts to ensure that residents comply fully with the stay-at-home order, adding that more security agents, including soldiers, have been drafted to ensure that people from neighbouring States do not sneak into Abuja through the arteries.

Responding to questions during the media chat, Bello said about 600 additional beds, have been added to the existing isolation centres, explaining that more patients who recently tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus will be discharged soon if their final results come out negative.

We are ready to give our customers two months free electricity – Kaduna power company

The Management of Kaduna Electric, has said it supported the suggestion of the leadership of the National Assembly on giving two months free electricity to customers as a palliative to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said, “The Management of Kaduna Electric wishes to inform its esteemed customers that it supports the suggestion by the leadership of the National Assembly on giving two months free electricity to customers as a palliative in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Let’s imbibe Christ’s sacrificial spirit to overcome COVID-19 – President Buhari urges Christians as they celebrate Easter

President Buhari has asked Christians to imbibe the Christ-like quality of personal sacrifice for the sake of achieving greater good.
Buhari made the call in his Easter message to Nigerians, encouraging all citizens persevere through the hardship and unusual unpleasantness coming with the measures instated to cut down the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in the country.
Read the message below
I rejoice with our Christian brothers and sisters as well as all Nigerians on the occasion of the celebration of this year’s Easter.

Photo Of Man Who Was Nabbed For Stealing Newborn Baby's Placenta In Ogun

A 43-year-old man, Joshua Abraham, has been arrested by policemen in Ogun State for allegedly stealing his neighbour’s baby placenta.

The suspect was alleged to have gone to the hospital, where the baby was delivered, and claimed to be the father and collected the placenta from the nurse.

He was, however, busted when the baby’s grandmother, Raliha Zakara, got to the hospital and upon her request for the placenta, she was told that Abraham had taken it away.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained in a statement on Thursday that the suspect was arrested following a report by Raliha at the Ibafo Police Station.

The PPRO stated, “The suspect, who is a neighbour to Raliha, came to the hospital, where Raliha’s daughter was delivered of the baby, and pretended to be the father of the newborn.

“He demanded the placenta from the nurse on duty and it was given to him.

Taribo: Super Eagles Players Slept With Women At France ’98

Former Nigeria defender Taribo West has sensationally disclosed that some Super Eagles players sneaked ‘African women’ into their hotel rooms a night before their disastrous round of 16 outing against Denmark at the 1998 World Cup in France.

The Nigerians, overwhelming favourites against the Danish opponents, put up a lacklustre performance and were humiliated 4-1 by the Europeans in a one-sided encounter in front of 77,000 fans at Stade de France, Saint-Denis.

Taribo said some players brought women into the rooms the night the June 28, 1998 clash, which he claimed led to fatigue on match day.

“I read reports about Eagles visiting nightclubs and driving limousines during the World Cup in France, honestly, I don’t know about that,” Taribo told The PUNCH.

“But what I know is that some players sneaked women into camp, I saw that.

Messi Debunks Paying For Ronaldinho's Bail From Paraguayan Prison

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has denied that he posted bail for his former team-mate, Ronaldinho.

Ronaldinho was released from a Paraguayan prison this week, after a $1.6million bail was posted.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Messi said the stories were made up.

After denying rumours he was leaving Barca, Messi branded a report saying he was behind Ronaldinho’s bail “the second lie”.

Ronaldinho is now under house arrest at the Hotel Palmaroga.

The former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder as well as his brother were released from prison after just 32 days of what was meant to be a six-month sentence.

TX - [Video] Vector – “Comfort” ft. Davido (Dir. TG Omori)

Finally Vector tha Viper releases his much anticipated visuals for “Comfort“, his 2019 hit joint with Davido. A video colourful video Shot by TG Omori.

Vector presents the Official Music Video for “Comfort” featuring Davido. The song produced by Vstix was released in 2019 off Viper’s ‘VibesBeforeTeslim’ body of work.
This song is about adoration. Through self discovery and adversity, we should always create a shoulder for our loved ones to lean on no matter what we go through, as they will always stand by us in times of despair.

Easter: Eze harps on fervent prayers to overcome COVID-19, security challenges in Nigeria

Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has told Christians to fervently remain steadfast and prayerful in view of the current security and health challenges bedevilling Nigeria.

This is even as President Muhammadu Buhari had in his Easter message on Friday, urged Christians to rekindle their faith in Christ because they will overcome.

He said: “This year’s commemoration of Easter comes amid the grip with which Covid-19 has held the entire world.”

However, Eze commended Christians for strictly complying with government directive on social distancing and other measures to curb the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 ravaging the world.

You Won't Believe The Number Of Coronavirus Patients Who Tested Positive Again After Recovering

According to NAN, more than 90 people who fully recovered from the novel coronavirus have tested positive for COVID-19 again, health authorities Seoul said on Friday.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a total of 91 people had tested positive for the new coronavirus after they were released from quarantine.

KCDC Director-General Jeong Eun-kyeong said a viral test on such cases was underway, with the results expected at least two weeks later, unlike regular swab tests used to test for COVID-19 that shows results in a relatively shorter time.

“We are isolating viral cells from respiratory organs of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 again,”
 Jeong told reporters.

Coronavirus: Superstars seem more ordinary now – Simi

Singer, Simi has shared her opinion on the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic in the entertainment industry.
According to the singer, superstars seem more ordinary now since showbiz is less ”showy when tomorrow is standing on a cliff.”
Simi who stated that this might likely not be the end of the world; maintained that it should be the beginning of a reset of perspective, essence, mindset.
She tweeted;
Even your superstars seem more ordinary now. Lol. Showbiz is less showy when tomorrow is standing on a cliff. This should humble the fuck out of everyone
This is likely not the end of the world; but for those of us here to witness it, it should be the beginning of a reset of perspective, essence, mindset. Cos las las we ain’t shit. We’re just here to be the most that we can be while the universe allows it.

Buhari, Task Force Meet Today Over Nationwide Lockdown

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will today (Friday) meet with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 over the lockdown imposed on the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states.

The PUNCH gathered that the task force would brief the President on the war against COVID-19 and the possibility of extending the two-week lockdown in the FCT, Ogun and Lagos states as well as including other parts of the country.

Two top government officials confirmed to The PUNCH on Thursday that the task force would brief the President on Friday (today).

But at a meeting with the National Assembly leaders on Thursday, the task force said it had gathered data to enforce “lockdown of parts or all of the states” in the country.

Nollywood Actor, Alex Ekubo Shares Adorable Photo As He Turns 34 Today

Nollywood actor, brand influencer and model Alexx Ekubo celebrates life, love and something to look forward to as he adds another year.

Alexx gained fame when he emerged first runner up at the 2010 Mr Nigeria contest. The 34 year old won Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards for his role in the Weekend Getaway.

The Port Harcourt born Nollywood superstar shared a lovely picture of himself in a lovely blue suit and white accessories. He penned this lengthy note:

Today I turn 34,

I’ve always believed that for a happy life, you need 3 things.
Someone to love, Something to do & Something to look forward to.
So here is me thanking God for, the LOML,
Nollywood & all the amazing work/fun stuff I’ll get up to after this quarantine.

TX - Teni – “The Quarantine Playlist” (EP) ft. DJ Neptune

Dr Dolor Entertainment present “The Quarantine Playlist” EP by start artist, Teni. Teni Makanaki joins forces with ever blazing disc jockey, DJ Neptune to deliver this lovely body of work to her fans for the Isolation.
“The Quarantine Playlist” is an EP that consist of 4 tracks all written and performed by Teniola Apata (One take god), complied by DJ Neptune. On this project Teni enlist 3 producers; Tempoe (Track 1), P.Prime (Track 2,4) and Dera (Track 3). Check out the track-listing below

COVID-19: South Africa, Algeria, Egypt top list of worst-hit as Africa death toll hits 608

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has said that there are 11,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the continent with 608 deaths.

The update was issued on its official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Friday morning.

South Africa, Algeria, and Egypt have continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases.

South Africa has 1,934 cases and 18 deaths, Algeria has 1,666 cases with 235 deaths, while Egypt has 1560 confirmed cases with 103 deaths.

WHO added that Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria has 288 cases and 7 deaths.

Former Oyo Senator, Robert Koleoso is dead

Robert Koleoso, the lawmaker who represented Oyo North senatorial district between 2003 and 2007 has died.

Robert who is from Saki area of Oyo, died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Thursday April 9.

The former lawmaker is the elder brother to Michael Koleoso, former Secretary to Oyo State government during the administration of late Lamidi Adesina between 1999 and 2003.

How Banky W Reacted After Some Governors Suspended The Lockdown For Easter Celebration

Banky W has questioned state governors who have lifted the ban on public gatherings in their states to celebrate the Easter holiday this weekend.

Some state governors who hitherto banned public gatherings as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus in their state, have lifted the ban to enable Christians celebrate Easter.

Banky W is wondering if the ravaging virus will go on holiday too to celebrate Easter. Taking to his twitter handle to react, BankyW wrote

"So for the State Governments that have suspended isolation & social distancing for Easter... do they have an agreement with the Corona virus that it will also go on Easter break as well? These our "leaders" sha. Kai.'' he wrote''

Nigerian Man Confronts Chinese Officials Over Ill-Treatment Of Nigerians (Video)

Some days ago, Chinese government pushed some Nigerians and other Africans who traveled to China to the street.

After completing 14 days quarantine period, they were sent out of their hotels and prevented anybody from giving them shelter and mandated hotels not to offer them rooms.
This people had to sleep on the streets for days without food or medical supplies.

I love his boldness

Mayorkun – “Geng Remix” (EP)

DMW’s pop star, Mayorkun surprises his fans worldwide with the release of “Geng (Remix) EP”.

The Mayor Of Lagos – Mayorkun is here to burst our speakers with “Geng Remix EP“. The project houses 4 tracks; 1 original version of ‘Geng‘ and 3 (three) different Remix; ‘Naija Version‘, ‘African Verison‘ and the ‘UK version‘.

Billionaire, Femi Otedola Pens Lovely Message To Friend, Aliko Dangote On His Birthday

Nigerian businessman and former CEO of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola on Friday, felicitated with his friend Alhaji Aliko Dangote on his birthday.

CEO of the Dangote Group and also the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote clocked 63 today, April 10.

Otedola wrote a short message on his verified Instagram page to Dangote. It read;

”Happy Birthday to my brother, Aliko Dangote. May God continue to bless all aspects of your life. We appreciate how you have changed the game in African enterprise and innovation”.

COVID-19: Some Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast positive, 67 quarantined – Lagos

Lagos State Government has said that 67 Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast would not be allowed to return to their states until they complete their 14-day quarantine in Badagry.

Lagos disclosed that about 10 percent of the 172 Nigerians who returned from Ivory Coast last week tested positive to Coronavirus.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this at a media briefing on Thursday.

“On Wednesday, we took 67 Nigerians coming from Ivory Coast into our quarantine facility in Badagry where we’re keeping them for 14 days”, NAN quoted him as saying.

“We’ll test them. If they’re positive, we’ll move them into one of our isolation wards in Lagos and if they’re negative, we’ll allow them to continue on their way to Osun State which is where they originated from.

Rihanna’s father reveals he tested positive for Coronavirus and the singer sent him a ventilator

Rihanna’s father has revealed how the singer came through for him after he tested positive for Coronavirus.
Ronald Fenty, 66, who has had a rocky relationship with his daughter said he feared for his life after battling coronavirus.
He disclosed that Rihanna did everything possible to make sure he beat the virus and even had to send a ventilator for him to have on hand at his Caribbean home after she received the news.

Oh No! Ex-Senator, Robert Koleoso, Dies In Ibadan

The lawmaker who represented Oyo North senatorial district between 2003 and 2007, Robert Koleoso, is dead, PREMIUM TIMES reports.

Mr Koleoso, who hails from Saki area of Oyo, died on Thursday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, the state capital.

The deceased is the elder brother to Michael Koleoso, former Secretary to Oyo State government during the administration of late Lamidi Adesina between 1999 and 2003.

A relative of the deceased, Adeniyi Adebisi, confirmed his death to PREMIUM TIMES Thursday night.

Mr Adebisi, who is the Commissioner for Trade and Investment in Oyo State, said: “Chief Koleoso died today.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

FG Acquires 17 Armoured Tanks, Artillery Vehicles

The federal government has acquired 17 new armoured tanks and artillery vehicles to tackle insecurity and insurgency in the country.

Army Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, disclosed this to journalists in Lagos. He said that the sophisticated machines and equipment were facilitated by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) through the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) in Lagos.

Adeosun said that the process of acquiring the equipment had been on for long, saying that the process had been accomplished with the delivery of the armament to the country.

He said: ”We are here to witness the receipt of the armament, which the government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Defence has procured for the Nigeria Army.

TX - [Lyrics] Skales – “Kowope” ft. Akon

Skales x Akon – “Kowope Lyrics
Ariba, ariba
Its OhK, Its OhK
S to d K
Yeeyeeye, woowowoo
Yeeyeeye, woowowoo
Yeeyeeye, woowowoo
Mr Skales on a Mission,
Dem dey see am, dunno
I dey hustle for my daily bread, Oluwa cover me o
I know this life it’s a struggle but my hustle sure for me o
Do your own make I do my own I no like long tory o
If the money no be mine Ko si oun to kan mi o
Kowope (Kowope)
50 million
Kowope (Kowope)
Pay me my money now
Kowope (Kowope)
Me no like no drama
Kowope o kowope

VIDEO: You Don’t Need Social Distancing When You Put On Protective Mask – Governor Ben Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River says there is no need for social distancing in the fight against Coronavirus as long as people put on a face mask.

In a video being circulated on social media, Ayade who is a PhD holder in Microbiology, said the use of face masks automatically protects people from contracting the ravaging Coronavirus. In his words

“Because I’m a professor of science and I know how this virus moves; I know its etiology, I know it transmissibility, I know its antigenicity; because I do, I know that once you put on this mask, you have already been protected.

“You don’t need social distancing when you are properly protected because your mucal glands that secrets the mucus and the musins already forms a network of coats to attack the virus.”

COVID-19: Unauthorized hospitals handling Coronavirus cases – Nigerian government alleges

The Federal Government has alerted that some unauthorized health facilities were handling COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

The government appealed to them to desist, warning that Coronavirus is highly contagious.

Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, gave the warning on Wednesday in Abuja, during the Presidential Task Force (PTF), daily briefing on COVID-19.

“The COVID-19 is an extremely dangerous pathogen, which spreads very easily. It is not advisable to accept these kinds of patients for treatment.

“Health workers and other patients and visitors will otherwise be put at great risk,” he said.

Billionaire Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin gives back tithes & offerings to Nigerians; donates over N300m to fight Coronavirus

Renowned man of God and philanthropist, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin has joined the league of well meaning affluent Nigerians who are supporting the country in the fight against Covid-19.
The billionaire prophet, who has in times past, displayed his utmost generousity to those in need, has waded in the battle to fight Covid-19 as he donates a tremendous amount of N300 million to the cause.
In an interview with StrokesAfrica recently, the Prophet revealed that through his Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (JOF) foundation, he’s given back congregational tithes and offerings to Nigerians for a charitable cause.

Shocking Story Of How Benue Men Burnt Ekiti Chief Alive Inside A Bush

A report by Punch Metro has shown that a Tiv man, identified simply as Sunday, and three others have allegedly burnt to death in a bush the Onibedo of Ilotin Ekiti, Chief Sola Fatunla.

It was gathered that Sunday, who deals in charcoal, had earlier accused Fatunla of having a love affair with his wife, identified simply as Tadeni, but the matter was said to have been resolved as it was realised that the chief and his wife were mere family friends and Sunday was said to have apologised for his behaviour.

But events took a tragic turn on Sunday when Fatunla followed the man to the bush.

Sunday had allegedly begged Fatunla to use his influence as a chief in Ikole Ekiti to plead with some people he claimed had seized his charcoal in the bush.

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor Mathew Tagwai & 3 Others In Bassa, Plateau (Graphic)

No fewer than four persons have been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen at Gbra-Zongo village of Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau State.

Among those who were killed is a 34-year-old Pastor, Mathew Tagwai, of Evangelical Church Winning All, according to Daily Sun.

The newly posted pastor serving with ECWA church was killed alongside three others by the gunmen who attacked Ggbra Zongo community on Tuesday night, Daily Sun has learnt.

A resident, Chayi Biri, confirmed the incident to Daily Sun, giving the names of the deceased persons as Dih Sunday, 21; Duh Abba, 38; and Ishaku Abba, 10.

Irigwe Chiefdom in the local government area has been under siege as a result of constant attacks by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

Davido Cries Out As He Begins To Spend Out Of His Reserved Savings Due To Coronavirus Lockdown

Davido can’t wait for the lockdown to be over because he is apparently now “broke”

The lockdown caused by the coronavirus has affected everyone financially and even the Omo babaolowo is not left out. The who singer had to cancel his “A Good Time” tour in the US  took to his Instagram page to hint that he has gotten hooked financially by the current situation in the country.
According to him, he has begun spending money he is not allowed to touch.  He wrote: “We don dey hook oo000..ewoooooo..we don dey enter money wey we no suppose touch”

Driver, Maurice Robinson Admits Manslaughter Of 39 People Found Dead In Refrigerated Truck

An Essex Police investigation into an alleged people-smuggling ring linked to the deaths led to charges against five men, including lorry driver Maurice Robinson.

During a virtual hearing at the Old Bailey, 25-year-old Robinson admitted 39 counts of manslaughter on or before October 24 last year.

Robinson, of Craigavon in Northern Ireland, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration of non-European Union citizens between May 1 2018 and October 24 2019.

The bodies of eight females and 31 males were discovered in the container attached to his Scania cab in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, early on October 23 last year.

Buhari govt money sharing via Sadiya Farouq a joke – Forum demands beneficiaries’ list

The Igbo Renaissance Forum (IRF) on Thursday condemned President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s physical cash disbursement policy.
It called on the Nigerian government to immediately release the list of Nigerians that have benefited from the scheme since inception.
The body said this in reaction to Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq’s visit to Uli, in Ihiala area of Anambra State on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Power distribution companies in Nigeria to offer two months free electricity supply to Nigerians

Nigerian Power Distribution companies have promised Nigerians two months of free electricity to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This comes after the Speaker of the House of Reprsentatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced that a stimulus bill will be passed by the house once they reconvene that would mandate the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to give Nigerians two months of free electricity.

In a statement released on Wednesday April 8, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors ANED said the modalities for the free power would be worked on as soon as possible and they would notify Nigerians.

The statement reads in parts ;

“The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on the economic and daily lives of our customers.