The Rivers Government on Wednesday announced the closure of all air, sea and land routes into the state in a move to check the spread of coronavirus to the State.
A statement on Wednesday by Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant (Electronic Media) to Gov. Nyesom Wike, stated that the measure became necessary in view of recent developments.
According to the statement the measure will take effect from 6am on Thursday March 26, 2020.
He also stated that the governor announced the measures in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday
He said: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce to you that our State would have been infected with coronavirus yesterday, but for the vigilance of security agents who, acting on a tip-off prevented an infected person from boarding a flight from Abuja to Port Harcourt.
“The infected person beat all security measures that were put in place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was to sneak into Port Harcourt before security agents stopped her.
“Based on this alarming Information, the State Security Council met yesterday and reviewed measures already put in place and decided that there was urgent need to adopt stringent measures to protect those living and doing business in the state from the virus.
The council has therefore taken the following painful decisions. With effect from 6pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020 , the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa will not be open to air traffic.
“While we may not have the right to stop flights from entering Port Harcourt, we cannot allow anybody coming from the airport to enter our State.
“We are confident that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and other federal agencies will cooperate with us.
“All Land and Sea Borders will be closed. Vehicular movements in an out of the state have been banned.
“In essence no vehicle will leave Rivers State for any other State and no vehicle will be allowed to enter the state.’’
Wike said that the new measures will be in place until further notice.
‘I am ready to save mankind’ – Pastor says as he demands $100,000 to fight Coronavirus demon in hell
A South African cleric, Pastor Mboro, has offered to go to hell and fight the demon responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Kenya Updates, Pastor Mboro has offered to embark on the dangerous journey and save mankind only for a sum of $100,000 (₦36,700,000) to cover his transport logistics.
“I am ready to save mankind,” Pastor Mboro said, “I have seen a vision of how the Coronavirus demon looks like and I will defeat it,”
The pastor also stated that there was no need to waste money on research as the real cause of the disease that has infected 640,589 people with 29,848 deaths is a demon in hell which he has volunteered to kill.
“There is no need for worry and expensive research, the real problem is the demon causing this disease and I am ready to kill it once and for all,” Pastor Mboro said.
The pastor gave an ultimatum saying the money should come no later than the second week in April.
“I wanted to be Nigeria’s youngest billionaire at 18” – Uncle who killed twin nephews for rituals confesses
18-year-old Kelvin Uzor, has been arrested for the alleged killing of his brother’s identical twins for money-making ritual on March 6, 2020, in Oko Ogbele, Delta State.
The police revealed that Uzor killed the seven-year-old boys, then removed their penis, eyes, tongues and hands, which he allegedly hurriedly took to a native doctor in Anambra State.
Kelvin, however, has denied killing the twins, insisting that it was his friend one Onuwa Olisah, who killed them.
Incidentally, Onuwa’s 11-year-old brother, Iweka Olisah, has also confessed to seeing his elder brother with a bloodied machete.
Kelvin said that his only crime was in attending the meeting with Onuwa and others, where they deliberated on how to carry out money making ritual. He claimed to have backed out of the devilish plan at the last minutes.
“My hope was to make money, drive big cars and build a house. I wanted to become a young chief because most of these young boys did not work as hard as I did and now they are millionaires. I’m a farmer and it requires hard work.
I was not even making enough money for myself. This was why I agreed to be part of the meeting. Onuwa convinced me that was the fastest way to become rich. He said that most of our colleagues made money through that means.
My greatest mistake was that I did not inform my family when Onuwa suggested that we should use the twins. I love those twins so much and their parents are nice.
When we were making arrangement who to use, Onuwa mentioned the twins, I cautioned him, but I didn’t know he would still go ahead with his plan. I have begged my brother to hold on until police arrest Onuwa for him to know that I had nothing to do with the murder of the twins.”
Since the kidnap and subsequent murder of the twins, Onuwa, who is a neighbour, has since disappeared into thin air.
Buhari receives COVID-19 briefing from Minister of Health and DG of NCDC at the State House (Photos)
President Buhari has formally received the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu at the State house on Saturday, 28 March, 2020 for a briefing on the situation of the covid-19 “Coronavirus” currently in the country.
See photos below ;
The President, some days ago, approved the immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grant to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control and contain the outbreak, while also supporting ot
her States with capacity-building.
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