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COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches shut * Church in full session when members of the ministerial task force team arrived * Team waited for the pastor to conclude worship before approaching him to explain his wrongs and handcuff him * Task force team dispersed worshipers at the Christ Embassy Church located at Jahi District of the FCT * Enforcement team also shut down the popular H-Medix Pharmacy located at Wuse II District of the FCT, following complaints received at the FCT COVID-19 Situation Room that the pharmacy has no gun thermometers, other required items to ensure safety of customers and staff * BY DEBORAH JOHN/RELIGIOUS CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

COVID-19 SPREAD: Nigerian Defiant PASTOR UDEN, General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family Church Arrested for violating ban on public places of worship in Federal Capital Territory…Christ Embassy, 15 other churches...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ‘It is Satanic, Evil and Greedy for any pastor to demand for tithes, offerings from members at this trial period of global health crisis’-Nigerian pastor, Ambassador Ephraim, founder of Power House and Ephraim Ononye Ministries Worldwide …’I am more angrier and it is very dangerous that some men of God are coercing their members to pay online’ * ‘Where do those pastors involved expect their members to get the money from when markets are closed down, most offices are not working and civil servants do not go to work instead of being concerned about their welfare and well being in this trial period?’ * BY AMAECHI DANIEL/REPORTER, ABUJA

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ‘It is Satanic, Evil and Greedy for any pastor to demand for tithes, offerings from members at this trial period of global health crisis’-Nigerian pastor, Ambassador Ephraim, founder of Power...

SHOCKING CONFESSION: ‘Coronavirus is a Demon in Hell, I am demanding the sum of $100,000 (₦36,700,000) as a ‘Man-of-God’ to fight it off’- Pastor Mboro, a South African clergy …’I am ready to embark on the dangerous journey and save mankind as funds only cover my transport logistics’ * Boast: “I have seen a vision of how the Coronavirus demon looks like and I will defeat it” * “There is no need for worry and doing any expensive research. The real problem is the demon causing this disease and I am ready to kill it once and for all’ * BY TITIANA CLEMENT/REPORTER, PRETORIA

SHOCKING CONFESSION: ‘Coronavirus is a Demon in Hell, I am demanding the sum of $100,000 (₦36,700,000) as a ‘Man-of-God’ to fight it off’– Pastor Mboro, a South African clergy …’I am...

World, fans mourning passage of Afro-Jazz Star! Manu Dibango, Cameroonian Music legend dies of Coronavirus…plus how African Saxophone Superstar contracted Covid-19 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit ‘Soul Makossa’ breathe his last in Paris, according to a representative * ‘Funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible’ * Funerals in France limited to 20 people who are in the closest circle of the deceased due to a lockdown in trying to slow the spread of the coronavirus * Remembered famous copyright dispute with Micheal Jackson over Thriller as King of Pop settled him out of court * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & REBECCA AMPHORA/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, FRANCE

World, fans mourning passage of Afro-Jazz Star! Manu Dibango, Cameroonian Music legend dies of Coronavirus…plus how African Saxophone Superstar contracted Covid-19 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972...

CORONAVIRUS: Two NIGERIANS Suffering Drug Overdose after Self-Medicating with Chloroquine… demand for the drug surged in Lagos moment Trump Praised Anti-Malaria Drug as Possible COVID-19 Treatment * Some Nigerians begin stockpiling hydroxychloroquine for family members and friends * “Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses”-Oreoluwa Finnih, senior health assistant to the governor of Lagos * Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to Lagos State Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweet: “Oreoluwa Finnih, the governor’s senior special assistant on health,, had warned against “massive consumption” of the drug” * * BY TITILAYO OBADINA/HEALTH REPORTER, LAGOS

CORONAVIRUS: Two NIGERIANS Suffering Drug Overdose after Self-Medicating with Chloroquine… demand for the drug surged in Lagos moment Trump Praised Anti-Malaria Drug as Possible COVID-19 Treatment * Some Nigerians begin...

Making Africa Proud Abroad: INSIDE the World of ADEBAYO OGUNLESI, Nigerian billionaire owner of London Gatwick and Edinburgh Airports…Son of the first Nigerian professor of medicine at University of Ibadan, possesses a Net Worth of 20 million dollars * Received a B.A. with first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in England. Later bagged a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A.from the Harvard Law Review * Served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court * Made wave as attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore * Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of Credit Suisse First Boston * He is Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners, a joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric * BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

Making Africa Proud Abroad: INSIDE the World of ADEBAYO OGUNLESI, Nigerian billionaire owner of London Gatwick and Edinburgh Airports…Son of the first Nigerian professor of medicine at University of Ibadan, possesses...

ORACLE OF GOD SPEAK: ‘As long as you remain in the secret place of the Most High, no Coronavirus will come near you’ – Pastor E.A. Adeboye *Ability to abide under God shadow involves you living a life of cleanliness like washing your hands, keeping your environment clean * This is the time God is separating people who are genuinely serving Him from other people who call the name of the Lord in vain for their own pecuniary gains * The Lord is passing through all the nations of the world presently * BY IYANU AKANBI/RELIGIOUS REPORTER

ORACLE OF GOD SPEAK: ‘As long as you remain in the secret place of the Most High, no Coronavirus will come near you’ – Pastor E.A. Adeboye *Ability to abide under God shadow involves...

INSPIRING: 12-year old Nigerian hyper-realist, KAREEM WARIS OLAMILEKAN wins International Art Award in Taiwan * Triumphed over 2,723 international candidates to win Taiwan’s 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award * Fervent Global Love of Lives Award under Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation was founded in 1997 * Gifted-hands young artist is one of a growing crop of hyper-realists in Nigeria that use charcoal and pencil as the medium of choice for his paintings * “Famous Nigerian Internet Bitty Artist – Waris Olamilekan Kareem sketched a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron, on the spot in just two hours, which amazed the global media. He has now become a famous Internet artist. The works of Michelangelo motivate him, and his goal is to surpass the standard set by the great artist. He intends to use drawings to depict Africa vividly and flip a new life to change Africa”-Taiwanese government *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief & CLAUDIA KENNEDY, REPORTER, TAIWAN

INSPIRING: 12-year old Nigerian hyper-realist, KAREEM WARIS OLAMILEKAN wins International Art Award in Taiwan * Triumphed over 2,723 international candidates to win Taiwan’s 22nd Fervent Global Love of...

JOURNALISM AT ITS FINEST @ RAINBOW HALL OF FAME AWARDS: Nigerian born American Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Wins double media honor in a glitzy and glamour red-carpet ceremony at Golden Gates Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos * Receives Outstanding African Investigative Journalist of the decade, Most Celebrated Nigerian Journalist in the Diaspora on Saturday, March 15 * Remaining award winners: Most Outstanding Legal Luminary of the year (Charles Ajiboye), African Humanitarian Writer (Mike Cerutti Osagie), Extraordinary Business Icon (Dr .Nwaorie Lazarus); African Culture Promoter in the Diaspora ( Nikki Spooner), Most Trusted Real Estate Investor (Dr.Jerry Nwakobi), Most Outstanding Female Initiator (Mrs.Olajumke Saliu), Hon .Dr.Segun Musa (Dynamic Politician) and other recipients BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, Nigeria

JOURNALISM AT ITS FINEST @ RAINBOW HALL OF FAME AWARDS: Nigerian born American Journalist, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Wins double media honor in a glitzy and glamour red-carpet ceremony at Golden Gates Restaurant, Ikoyi,...

BREAKING NEWS: Famous Nigerian Pathologist, Dr. OLUMIDE OKUNUGA Dies of Coronavirus in Italy after contacting high Fever in Canada…’63-year-old Nigerian diagnosed to have contacted Coronavirus while on few days official assignment to Canada’-Close friends * Deceased, a native of Ikenne, Remo, Ogun state was President of Egbe Omo Yoruba, Emila Romagna and Vice-President of Yoruba National Community in Italy * Celebrated as a two-time Councillor for Modena in Italy where he had lived for 35 years * “His death has left the Yoruba community in Italy totally devastated. We have lost a very great man who is in the apex of his career”-an official of the Egbe Omo Yoruba * “We lost a great man this weekend. He was an affectionate and decent man who lived for others through his meritorious services since he left Nigeria for Canada many years ago”- Abiodun Gbadamosi, an official of Egbe Omo Yoruba in North America *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & FUNKE DOLAPO, REPORTER, ITALY

Medical staff members carry a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 18, 2020. – The true scale...