Governor Wike berates Federal Government for politicizing fight against coronavirus
  • April 5, 2020
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the Federal Government for politicizing the fight against the spread of coronavirus, describing the selective support to states as unfortunate. In a statewide broadcast on Sunday, Governor Wike condemned the exclusion of Rivers State from the Federal Government grants in the fight against coronavirus. He noted that despite the exclusion of the state, Federal Government has continued to endanger the State by flying expatriates into Rivers State. He said: "It is quite unfortunate that the containment of coronavirus has been politicized by the Federal Government. While Lagos State received a grant of N10billion as a commercial hub, Rivers State as the nation’s oil and gas hub that produces a greater percentage of the nation’s wealth has not received any support from the Federal...

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Coronavirus:Odion Ighalo, Manchester United striker stays in UK
  • February 9, 2020
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Odion Ighalo will not go on Manchester United's training camp in Spain over fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to him being denied entry back into the UK. Striker Ighalo arrived in Manchester last week after joining United on loan until the end of the season from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on Deadline Day. The coronavirus has claimed 722 lives and restrictions could be placed on travellers who have been in mainland China within the past fortnight. It means Ighalo will remain in Manchester on a personal training and fitness programme while his team-mates enjoy their winter break in Spain on a warm-weather training camp. "Odion will stay in Manchester, because he arrived from China in the last 14 days," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV. Source: Skynews

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Coronavirus: Rivers’ Court Remands Two Carveton Helicopters’ Pilots In Prisons
  • April 7, 2020
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Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari , Pilots working for Carveton Helicopters were on Tuesday remanded in prisons custody for disobeying movement restriction order aimed at checking the spread of coronavirus in the state. A state Magistrate sitting in Port Harcourt ,handed down the ruling . The Presiding, Chief Magistrate D.D . Ihua-Maduenyi remanded the two pilots at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre till May 19, 2020 when their trial will commence. Chief Magistrate Ihua-Maduenyi ruled that COVID-19 tests be carried out on the two pilots ascertain their status. The Pilots who were arrested by the Rivers State Police Command were arraigned by the State Police Command via charge number:PMC/532C/2020. Prosecution Counsel and Officer-in-charge, Legal of the Rivers State Police Command, Superintendent of Police, Gladys Amadi told the court that the...

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