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COVID-19: Ace Commedian Writes Buhari, Prescribes How To Combat Spread Of Pandemic

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Multiple award-winning comedian, Francis Agoda popularly known as I Go Dye, has written yet another open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the Coronavirus pandemic.

The humour merchant who writes under his capacity as the World Habitat Ambassador, charges the number one citizen on how to combat the spread of the virus, categorically stating that the governors should be given emergency funds to handle the crisis.

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The letter titled “Our Negligence Is A Devastating Time Bomb” was dated April 5, 2020.

In the letter, the commedian claimed he had raised some of the issues in a previous letter sent to the President and governors as far back as October 14, 2013 with the title “Logic and Reason Without Guns.”

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The letter reads in part, “First of all, let me start by reminding you that great men and countries learn from history, hence they avoid the calamities and errors made by fallen heroes, whose failures destroyed , even in the midst of perfection.

“What human or medical equipment do we have in Nigeria that can be compared with America, Spain, Italy or even the whole of Europe, which have been ravaged by the Corona virus? Are we prepared at this time? Whereby looking from outside we still have not made essential preparations by learning from what these nations are currently facing.

“A few weeks ago, it was only one case, but today we have gone from 1 to 210 infected persons, who may have had contact with 5 people before detection, which could total to 1150 and above in two weeks time, if we are not careful in managing the spread of the virus.

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“Yesterday, the world thought it was a Chinese problem, forgetting that the world now is a global village.

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“Today total cases of coronavirus globally is now 1,140,327 and deaths globally 61,684 as of 4 April 2020.

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“Please Mr President, you should kindly release emergency funds to all state governor’s across the country and you should please direct all governors and the minister of health to work out a process to use some of the closed schools as isolation centres, while the all stadia should be prepared for any eventualities.

“I also appeal to government to find a way to send funds to aid the quest of survival because 98% of Nigerians earn their livelihood from the street; meaning the ‘sit at home’ order, is likely to be suicidal!

“Why? There is no light, no running water, no job and there is no alternative provided for food, money and other basic needs of the masses in Nigeria, who are more than 95 % of our population.

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“Sir, please provide comprehensive details of how to assist Nigerians with some sort of financial assistance as they stay at home because some of the money you announced is to make one man billionaire again because the money will not get to those who truly need it more.

“Let’s look inward and provide solutions to save the many innocent lives that might be lost in the outbreak of a catastrophic epidemic.

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“The concerns for the masks at this time should be held important. We should start getting volunteers of fashion designers and tailors to make masks in their homes, by sewing them, while government provide the materials and logistics needed in case the outbreak escalates.

“There should be an emergency training process to expand our medical teams. No one is coming to our aid, if we fall into crisis, because the whole world has it’s own fair share of trouble. With only five laboratory screening centers reported in the media, across 36 state s, this is not encouraging at all. An emergency training process to expand our medical teams, should be in process by now across the states .

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“The bulk of the blame will be on you, if we fail to address this issue now, as it will be assumed we had all the time to prepare but we did nothing.

“We are privileged that the virus did not start from Africa and the effects in China Italy, Spain and America should have given us a first hand experience on the possible outcome. This is not a time to play politics, but every one of us should join hands to stop the spread.

“The financial donations made by individuals and cooperate organizations should be used to expand our medical facilities and build more isolation centres. We also need to create emergency units in our local communities. The time to act is now.

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“As we go on with the fight against the Coronavirus, we should try to support our farmers to also continue with their farming and also do everything possible to stop Fulani herdsmen, otherwise we might be out of food within a short time. We shall go through this period if we do the needful now before it’s too late.”

I Go Dye is a Global Goals Ambassador for the actualisation of the United Nations goals

According to NATION, he recently suspended the celebration of his 25th anniversary on stage due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The celebration which he tagged “I Go Dye Standing: Kinging with the Kings” was billed for April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday in Benin City, Edo State.

(NATION)

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Sammie Okposo Didn’t Slump, Die —Management

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Hillary Vincent, the project manager of popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, has denied the viral reports that the singer slumped in his Lekki, Lagos, residence on Friday morning, November 25, 2022. Many media outlets reported that after he allegedly slumped, he was rushed to the hospital, and was pronounced dead on arrival.

However, in an exclusive interview with Sunday Scoop, Vincent said, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false. At the right time, the family will set the records straight. But, I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep.

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“As regards the funeral arrangements, the details will be made known by the family. But right now, they are still in grief and mourning the departed singer.

The singer was best known for songs such as Welu Welu, which was on his first album, Unconditional Love.

Na only You was another popular song which was contained in the album No More Drama. The album featured other gospel singers such as Kefee, Essence, Ige Samsong and Soji Isreal.

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Another of his songs, Sing Hallelujah, was released in 2019, but it has continued to make waves, especially in gospel circles.

In 2020, he released Chukwu Ebube, a contemporary afrocentric worship that featured Micheal Stuckey.

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Shortly before his death, he had held the Sammie Okposo Praise Party in Lagos on November 4, 2022. A day before his death, he had posted a throwback video of the concert on his Instagram page. In the video, he could be seen leading the congregation in an intense praise and worship session.

Meanwhile, tributes have not stopped pouring in for the singer. A veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, posted a video of both of them together. He added the caption, “This was exactly a month ago in the US. We spent two weeks together and fellowshipped as men. Ate, drank and, as I’m known to do, teased you. Toks or Jedi, would drive you to me and we would spend the entire day together.’’

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Pictorial: Actress Rita Dominic Marries Lover In UK

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic, on Saturday tied the knot with her beau, Fidelis Anosike, at a manor in North Yorkshire, England.

This is coming seven months after the actress and her husband did their traditional marriage in her hometown in Imo State.

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Attendees at the white wedding included Kate Henshaw, Chioma Akpotha, Toke Makinwa, Michelle Dede, and some other celebrities.

Henshaw and Akpotha shared pictures from the wedding on their Instagram pages.

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DJ Cuppy Gets Engaged To British Boxer

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Few days after her 30th birthday, celebrity disc jockey, Florence Otedola aka DJ Cuppy has got engaged to a British boxer and YouTuber Ryan Taylor.

The heart warming video of her engagement has hit the internet.

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Ryan went on one of his knees and made the proposal, which the surprised DJ accepted with a hug and kiss.

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