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FG proposes to spend N396bn on COVID19 vaccination – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed

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The Federal Government says it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for the COVID19 vaccination exercise across the country between the years of 2021 and 2022. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, March 31. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations of the vaccines from the private sector. She added that the Ministry of Health is working on details of the gap that the Federal Government will be required to fill in the vaccination exercise. She also explains that the size of the proposed supplementary budget agreed by the executive and legislative arm is yet to be resolved, because the Ministry of Defence is yet to provide details of the military hardware requirement. Ahmed had earlier in February said a supplementary budget will be needed to cover the cost o

"Do you " Tribal mark model, Adetutu OJ, writes as she shares nude photo

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Adetutu OJ took to Instagram to share a nude photo of herself.  The model, popular for her tribal marks, went topless and braless as she posed. She made sure to cover her nipples with her hands. In the caption, she told her followers to "do you" because people will talk anyways. See below.  The post "Do you " Tribal mark model, Adetutu OJ, writes as she shares nude photo appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Update: Charles Soludo is safe - Anambra police commissioner, Monday Kuryas says

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The Anambra state police commissioner, Monday Kuryas, has said that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Anambra state governorship aspirant, Charles Soludo, is safe. Soludo was attacked during a rally he was holding in Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of the state. Unknown gunmen stormed the venue, shooting sporadically into the air, killing three of the security details of the ex-CBN governor. Read here. In an interview with Channels TV, the state police boss, Monday Kuryas, said Mr. Soludo is safe. He, however, disclosed that the state Commissioner for Public Utilities,  Emeka Ezenwanne, was abducted by the gunmen. ''The former CBN governor was holding a townhall meeting with the youths of his community called Isuofia in Aguata local government area of the state.Suddenly, unknown gunmen attacked my men that were providing security for him. In the exchange of fire, three of my men were killed but the Professor is safe.However, the Commisione

Breaking: Gunmen attack ex-CBN governor Charles Soludo, kill 3 policemen (graphic)

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday, March 31 attacked the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)and Anambra governorship aspirant, Prof. Charles Soludo in Isuofia community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to reports, Soludo was having an interactive session with the youths in the community when the gunmen stormed the gathering, shooting sporadically in the air. Three police officers were shot dead while the whereabouts of the former CBN governor is unknown. The state police command spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident but said that he was still gathering information about the unfortunate incident. Soludo has declared his interest to run for governor of the state come November 6, 2021.    The post Breaking: Gunmen attack ex-CBN governor Charles Soludo, kill 3 policemen (graphic) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Man whose skin peeled & turned red in rare reaction to covid-19 vaccine still advises people to take it (Photos)

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A man, Richard Terrell, 74, from Virginia, US, whose skin turned bright red and peeled off due to an extremely rare reaction to the Covid-19 vaccine has urged people to continue getting the shot regardless.  Richard Terrell, was given the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on March 6 and within days developed an itchy rash all over his body.    When the rashes didn't die down, he was taken to ER and doctors confirmed the skin condition had been caused by the vaccine which had sparked a ‘frenzied’ activation of his immune system.   Some rashes and skin irritations have been associated with the Covid-19 vaccine. But experts say other vaccines for conditions such as teanus and chickenpox, can also cause a similar reaction. Richard spent five days in hospital and is still recovering his strength but says he has no regrets about getting the vaccine.   He told WRIC: ‘It all happened so fast. My skin peeled off. It was stinging, burning and itching. ‘Whenever I bent my arms or legs, like the ins

Nigerian man arrested with drugs worth N10m in India

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The Mumbai zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a Nigerian National with mephedrone (MD) worth Rs 20 lakh (10,375,087.21) The accused identified as Kenneth Ezi was arrested from semi-forest area in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai on Sunday, March 28.  According to a press release issued on Tuesday, March 30, by NCB Mumbai on its continuous operations against drug suppliers and peddlers, the officials acting on specific information conducted searches at semi-forest area near sector 32 of Kharghar on Sunday and intercepted the Nigerian national.  "NCB Mumbai searched the semi-forest area near Sector 32, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, and intercepted the accused after chasing him approx two kilometres by foot. During a personal search of Ezi, 200 grams of Mephedrone was found in his possession. NCB Mumbai registered the case in crime No 29/2021." the press release stated.  Following the seizure the accused was booked under the relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotro

Twitter user shares photos of injury her 58-year-old mother sustained after allegedly being assaulted by a policeman

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A Twitter user has shared photos of injury her 58-year-old mother sustained after allegedly being assaulted by a policeman.  @quinnhessie alleged that her mother was assaulted by the policeman after she told him that he refuse he was burning was affecting her health.  She tweeted;  See what policeman did to my mum. 58 years old woman......So speechless right nowHe always want to ride us because is a police man we are leaving a life of fear in that house.....nah our neighbour o two flat. he beat my mum up because my mum told him d refuse is burning is affecting her health. She came outside n told him dat wat u burnin d smoke is really affecting me she went indoor n brought out some water to die down d smoke d man came outside n said wat my mum did he wud jail her my mum said u can't jail me d police man went inside n brought out cutlass n beat her.   The post Twitter user shares photos of injury her 58-year-old mother sustained after allegedly being assaulted by a policeman appeare

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira's mother passes away aged 53 following battle with Covid-19 in Uruguay

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Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder, Lucas Torreira's mother, Viviana Di Pascua, has died following a battle with Covid-19.  Torreira's 53-year-old mother was recently admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in Uruguay.  Torreira was granted special permission by Atletico Madrid, where he is currently on loan, to fly home to Uruguay to see his mother after learning she had tested positive.But her situation deteriorated and she died on Tuesday March 30.Torreira himself tested positive for Covid in November 2020 after international duty with Uruguay after an outbreak of the virus within the Uruguay camp at the time. The post Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira's mother passes away aged 53 following battle with Covid-19 in Uruguay appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

US and 12 other countries release joint statement criticizing WHO after body's coronavirus report said the disease came from Animals and not a Chinese lab

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The US and 12 of its allies have released a statement criticizing the World Health Organisation (WHO) after the release of a World Health Organization report that said the Coronavirus pandemic is very likely to have started with transmission from one animal to another, and then to humans. 219 countries and territories have reported about 127.9 million Covid-19 cases and 2.8 million deaths since China reported its first cases to the WHO in December 2019. More than 30 million Americans have fallen ill and more than 550,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.However, the WHO's new report raises more questions about the body's relationship with China as alleged by the past Donald Trump Administration, who cut off funding to the health body in 2020 citing a 'cover up' between the WHO and China The 120-page WHO report, released Tuesday March 30, says a scenario where the virus spread via an intermediate animal host, possibly a wild animal captured and then raise

New York state police charges 7 year old boy with rape

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The New York State Police has charged a 7 year old boy with rape.The unidentified child, from Brasher Falls near the US-Canada border, was charged with third-degree rape on March 23.Authorities said the incident was first reported on November 26 2020.The little boy has been released and will be tried as a juvenile delinquent according to reports.Under current state law, the minimum age of criminal prosecution is 7 .The incident reportedly occured on Thanksgiving in upstate New York.No further details have been released about the incident .The case will be handled in Family Court, according to the police.It is also not clear what relation, if any, the suspect and the victim are to one another. Anthony Martone, a Queens attorney who handles youth defense cases slammed authorities as 'absurd' for bringing the charges against the 7-year-old and said he believes it is almost an 'impossibility' that they will stick.  'Instinctually, it shouldn't happen that a 7 year o

The boy was rude in his approach and threatened to deal with me - CCT Chairman explains why he assaulted security guard at Abuja plaza

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Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar has shared his own side of the story following the altercation he was involved in with a security guard at Banex Plaza in Abuja.  In a statement released by CCT Chairman's spokesperson Ibraheem Al-Hassan, he alleged that the security man was rude and had threatened him over a parking space after being unable to explain why he shouldn't park at the spot.  It read;  "The altercations started over a parking lot which chairman met vacant, and it was directly opposite a shop where he wanted to make a purchase and to fix his phone. “When the young security guard sighted him, he ordered that the chairman should not park his car in that particular space.“The boy was rude in his approach and threatened to deal with chairman if he refused to leave the scene.“Again, if the chairman had gone there to cause trouble or intimidate someone, as suggested, he would have gone there in his full official paraphernalia. But he went th

Moment referee collapses on the pitch during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia (video)

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The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia witnessed a scary scene after the center referee collapsed on the pitch.The incident occurred after 80 minutes of play with Ivory Coast leading 3-1 during their Afcon clash on Tuesday, March 30. In the clip posted on Twitter, Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu is seen slowly walking towards the medical staff while being helped by players before closing his eyes and falling to the ground towards the end of the game.Bulu was treated on the pitch before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital for tests.According to the report, the official was promoted to the top job after the referee who was originally given the game tested positive for Covid-19. However, the fourth official was unable to take charge for the remainder of the match because he is Ivorian - and could be accused of bias in the game. After several discussions between officials and coaches, Kenyan assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot filled i

Lagos council chairman impeached

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The Chairman of Onigbongbo local council development area (LCDA),Oladotun Olakanle has been impeached over alleged financial misappropriation.  Olakanle was impeached on Tuesday March 30, after majority leader of the legislative arm of the LCDA, Kayode Opayemi moved a motion for impeachment. The motion was supported by Adebayo Daudu, the chief whip. He was accused of gross financial misappropriation, false proclamation of project never done by the LCDA with the intention of defrauding the LCDA of millions of naira among others.  The most ranked political office holder in the LCDA has been directed to take up responsibilities related to the office of chairman.The post Lagos council chairman impeached appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Archbishop of Canterbury breaks silence on Harry and Meghan's secret wedding claims

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has addressed for the first time the remark made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that he conducted a private wedding for them at a secret ceremony before their Windsor Castle wedding. Breaking his silence on what the couple told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, Justin Welby said he signed Harry and Meghan's wedding certificate on the day millions watched them marry. The legal wedding was on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St George's Chapel, he said. In her interview, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she and Harry were married "just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury." Harry chipped in, adding, "Just the three of us." But the 65-year-old told an Italian newspaper yesterday, March 30: "The legal wedding was on the Saturday." He was asked "what happened with Meghan and Harry? Did you really marry them three days before the official wedding?" He said: "The legal wedding was on the Saturd

Suspected drug addict stabs young man to death, injure another at a wedding party in Adamawa

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The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Jibrilla, for stabbing two youths, killing one.  The incident occurred on Monday, March 29, during a wedding party in Mayo-Nguli, Maiha Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the victims, Sadiq Hammadandi, 22, and Adamu Suleiman, 25, were sitting outside the venue of the party when the suspect, said to be a drug addict, joined them to smoke his weed. The duo asked him to leave because they could not tolerate the suffocating hemp smoke. The suspect got angry, brought out a knife and stabbed them.  The victims were rushed to Maiha Cottage Hospital where Hammadandi was confirmed dead while Suleiman survived but would have to undergo surgery.  The post Suspected drug addict stabs young man to death, injure another at a wedding party in Adamawa appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Five Exciting Movies to Snack on This Easter on StarTimes for as Low as 90 naira

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Easter holiday is around the corner. Here is a catalogue of feel-good shows to binge on StarTimes:The Killer Bride: The theme, the death of love is fear, sums up the mystery that the audience will contend with in this drama series new on StarTimes. This mystery telenovela has an impressive rating among movie aficionados, with 92 per cent of Google users liking the TV show. It airs daily on ST Novela E Plus channel at 7:40 pm. Catch-ups are available on StarTimes-ON mobile app. StarTimes is home of telenovelas. 8pm Nollywood Tussle: You surely will be tussling with your remote 8pm daily because various Nollywood channels on StarTimes air prime-time movies at this time.For newly-released and exclusive movies, stay glued to Wakaati TV Channel at 8 pm daily for scintillating movies. Wakaati TV is on Nova bouquet for N900 monthly.Look out for cinema blockbusters on PBO TV Channel like:April 2 - Family Riot at 8 pmApril 3 – Up North at 8 pmApril 4 – The Bling Lagosians at 8 pmApril 5 – Light

Season Premiere: Supergirl Season 6 Episode 1 - Rebirth

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New Episode: Queen Sugar Season 5 Episode 7 - June 1, 2020

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New Episode: New Amsterdam Season 3 Episode 5 - Blood Sweat and Tears

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New Episode: The Flash Season 7 Episode 5 - Fear Me

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Rivers Assembly confirms second most senior judge as Chief Judge

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Justice Simeon Amadi, the second most senior judge of River state High Court has been confirmed as the state's Chief Judge by the house of assembly.  This came after Governor Nyesom Wike sent in a letter seeking Amadi’s confirmation and approval based on the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation. The incumbent Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyaye Laminkara will reportedly retire on May 25. Governor Wike's letter read;  “The NJC has recommended Simeon C. Amadi for appointment as Chief Judge of Rivers State following the imminent retirement of the incumbent CJ, Justice A. I. Laminkara, from service on 25, May 2021.”“I have considered NJC’s recommendation as well as qualification, character and service experience of Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi and found him proper and suitable person to become the next Chief Judge of the state.“Accordingly, pursuant to the provisions of section 201(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended, it is my pleasure to forward to you the recommendatio

Buhari not a medical tourist, he has retained UK doctors for 30 years - Garba Shehu

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Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu has stated that President Buhari is not a medical tourist following the controversy his recent trip to the UK for medical checkup ignited.  In an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday March 30, Shehu said his principal has retained his doctors in the UK for over 30 years. He added that Buhari is wise and quite correct in his decision to consistently retain the set of doctors who have ensured good health for him.  Shehu said;  “I think that, unfortunately, there is the misconception of the president’s trip, seen in the context of medical tourism. “President Buhari is not a medical tourist — if somebody has kept retainership with medical experts; we are talking about 30 years and plus.“Each year, they view you and examine you and give you a pass and advise you on what to do. Would you, given this position, be changing your doctors every other year, because there is a chance the distance will be shortened?“I think the president is wise and quit

Knife-wielding woman arrested after she allegedly stormed Drake's $100m Toronto home

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A Knife-wielding woman was arrested near Canadian rapper Drake's mansion in Toronto after she allegedly “struck a security guard with a pipe.” while he was home. The woman, who has not yet been named, was reportedly confronted by the rapper's security outside of the mansion's gate around 4.50 pm on Tuesday, March 30, the New York Post reported.Toronto Police responded around 5.30 pm with seven police cars and an EMS vehicle, the report said. The woman allegedly struck a private security officer with a metal pipe and the guard's injuries remain unknown, police sources told the outlet.The woman was detained by police before she was able to step foot on Drake's sprawling estate and that he was home at the time of the incident.Toronto police department told The Sun: "A female adult that was carrying a knife has been arrested.  “She did not gain any kind of entry into the property and there were no injuries.  “It is not clear what she was doing at the residence but

Nigerian doctors list conditions to shelve planned strike

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The 60-day ultimatum served to the FG by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to press home its demands, expires today, March 31, 2021. The doctors have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow, April 1. The doctors listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action. NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi confirmed slated meetings with Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and the Senate Committee on Health.   The conditions listed by the doctors are: full payment of salaries of all House Officers and Residents on the GIFMIS platform; upward review of hazard allowance from N5, 000 to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and the immediate payment of 2019, balance of 2020 and 2021 Medical Residency Training Funds (MRTF). The doctors also demanded the issuance of vouchers to the families and loved ones of doctors who lost their lives in service, especially those on the frontline of the

Court bars FG from blocking SIM cards not linked to NIN by April

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A Federal High Court in Lagos State has barred the Federal Government from blocking SIM cards not linked to National Identity Numbers (NIN), come April. The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy had, through the Nigerian Communications Commission, asked operators to block all SIM cards not linked to NIN by April 9, 2021. This resulted in people disregarding Covid-19 protocols as they trooped to offices of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to get registered. However, a former second National Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights lawyer, Mr Monday Ubani, filed an originating motion and asked the court to stop the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) from disconnecting all SIM Cards not linked to NINs, Punch reports. The first to fourth defendants in the suit are the Federal Government, Attorney General of the Federation, The NCC and the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy. Ubani sought four reliefs including an order that

President Buhari arrives London, UK, for his routine medical checkup (video)

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London,United Kingdom where he is to undergo a routine medical check-up. Presidential spokeperson, Bashir Ahmad shared a video of the president disembarking the airplane on Tuesday, March 31, as he arrived London. The president is expected back in the country in the second week of April. Before his departure, Buhari met with the service chiefs and ordered them to identify leaders of bandits and kidnappers and take them out to restore confidence and normalcy in the affected areas. Watch the video below..      View this post on Instagram           A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial)The post President Buhari arrives London, UK, for his routine medical checkup (video) appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Kate Middleton’s family breaks their silence over Meghan Markle crying claims

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Kate Middleton's uncle, Gary Goldsmith, has spoken out about Meghan Markle claiming Kate Middleton made her cry during a bridesmaid fitting ahead of her wedding. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: "I’ve known Kate since she was born and she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. It’s just simply not in her nature. "She’s even lovelier on the inside than on the outside. If anyone had a hissy fit, it must have been Meghan." He continued: "Kate would have been trying to make the peace. I would fight for Kate’s honor until the day I die. She is the most spectacular person I’ve ever met." Kate's uncle was not in the room at the time the altercation happened. Though Kate hasn’t spoken out about the incident publicly, royal reporter Katie Nicholl told OK! magazine that Kate felt it "was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying."  Nicholl also said, "From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not

Davido's hypeman, Special Spesh makes a joke of the Davido/Chioma/Mya Yafai situation

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Nigerian singer, Davido's hypeman, Special Spesh has made a joke of the Davido/Chioma/Mya Yafai's situation after photos of Davido with Mya emerged today.Despite being engaged to Chioma, Davido was spotted kissing the American model in the new photos. Soon after the photos went viral, Mya deactivated her Instagram page. Spesh took to his Instagram page this evening to joke about the situation, sharing popular memes while tagging Davido.  The post Davido's hypeman, Special Spesh makes a joke of the Davido/Chioma/Mya Yafai situation appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .

Yoruba Movie: Suru Lesan 2 (2021)

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Yoruba Movie: Ilekun (2021)

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Comedian Arole set to tie the knot with his lover, Yemi

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Comedian, Woli Arole, is set to walk down the aisle with his lover, Yemi. He shared his prewedding photos on his Instagram page as he disclosed that their relationship started in London.''My HEART is inditing a GOOD MATTER.Favour Found ME.You brought COLOUR into my WORLD.You're my RIB.Your name shall be called YEMI.A JOURNEY that started somewhere in LONDON.So glad I am walking down the AISLE with YOU.You're a blessing to ME.Yemmy Yemmy like I love to call YOU.Ololufemi Owon.''  The post Comedian Arole set to tie the knot with his lover, Yemi appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog .