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Ondo State yesterday Confirms first Case of Coronavirus on April 3rd, 2020. However, Akeredolu urged people not to be scare as the necessary and extra-steps are being taken on the matter. Below is the full speech
Ondo State first Case of Coronavirus

Governor Akeredolu Speech on first Coronavirus confirmed case in Ondo State 

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has said that the state is well equipped to treat the only COVID-19 patient it currently has.

Governor Akeredolu said the patient would not be transferred to Lagos State.

Speaking at a world press conference in Akure, Governor Akeredolu said the state’s own Infectious Disease Hospital where the patient is currently admitted has all the needed facilities.

The Ondo Governor urged the people not to be scared as the patient did not leave the premises of a military barrack when he returned from Indian.

Akeredolu stated that the military officer returned from Indian on an official assignment and was placed on self isolation but developed symptoms on Friday which made his samples to be collected and tested positive.

Coronavirus : The Good News, The Bad news and the Worse 

He said they have begun contact tracing and told those traced to self isolate in the barracks.

According to him, “We have moved the patient to our Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH). He has been receiving treatment and has been stable.

“If you trace the history of the officer, it leaves us with little or no potential of expansion. The man came in from Indian and on his return placed himself on self isolation. Whatever it is, all we have to do to prevent the spread has been done with this man being in self isolation

“We have contained it within a room or the barrack. There was never a time the man left the barrack. Our people has no reason to fear. We want to strengthen our precautionary measures. The schools closure 

Akeredolu reassures People after COVID-19 first case in Ondo State

Coronavirus disease popularly known as (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) a virus which has gotten pandemic in recent times [Wikipedia] .

    On this article; we shall be taking a look at some serious and most notable effects of this pandemic virus in the nation.

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#COVID19Pandemic - The Good News


Tearing people apart and bringing them together - to fight for a Cause


Before the outbreak of Coronavirus; many people lived in solitude (either due to the nature of their work or lifestyle) not caring what happen to the next neighbor, in the next street talk less of other countries.  Suddenly Covid-19 became something everyone stick together to fight for.

          For instance in Italy - a country in Europe which has the second best highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases has its citizen united on Friday March 13 singing their national anthem on their balcony. [Source: Quartz]

CoronaVirus: Special RELEASE Statement From FUTA About the Pandemic Virus

   Additionally; according to an Edition on CNN, the pandemic virus has brought the world together to fight against COVID-19 in which the artilce also buttress that this same unity can be used to battle Climate Crisis. 

#COVID19 Pandemic - The Bad News


 Total confirmed Coronavirus cases goes above 100 in Nigeria


   The Bad News is the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases had gone up - above 100 confirmed cases in Nigeria. Currently as at of April 1st 8pm; there are 174 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria with 9 discharged and 2 deaths. [Source: NCDC Twitter Page]

COVID-19 Nigeria cases

         As for the World statistics from Wikipedia; there are 981,221 cases in 218 countries/territories with 50,230 deaths and 204,605 recovered. 

#TheLockDown: Nigeria announces and Imposes Total Lockdown to Curb Coronavirus

#COVID19Pandemic - The Worse Yet To Come


 Economic Impact on Nigeria and the World at Large


Although Nigeria just as other African countries were almost the last to be hit by the COVID-19 Pandemic Virus; however with cases going up almost everyday, the harsh economic impact due to the Coronavirus seems imminent.

     The Coronavirus Pandemic couple with some other things according to theAfricanReport.com says it could wipe out the gains in the Nigerian economy.

But there's always HOPE...

  As long as we stay safe, stay Health and Stay at Home - Things will turn out better. More updates on COVID19 can be found on http://covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/

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Coronavirus - The Good News, The Bad & The Worse

The Abdul-kabir Aliu Foundation scholarship is now opened for eligible brilliant Muslim FUTA Students to apply. The scholarship applciation closes on April 5 and it is best students apply on time.
AbdulKabir Aliu Foundation-scholarship for muslim students - FutaNewsandGist.com

About Abdul-Kabir Aliu Foundation

The Abdul-kabir Aliu Foundation (AAF) scholarship is the initiative of Alhaji (Engr.) Abdulkabir Aliu, the CEO of Matrix Energy Group.
   From a modest beginning of 70 brilliant Muslim students in six federal universities at inception in 2014, the Foundation now accepts applications from Muslim students in 14 federal universities across the nation.

List of AAF Scholarship Eligible Universities and Partners

  1. University of Ibadan
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  3. University of Lagos
  4. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  5. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  6. Federal University, Oyo-Ekiti
  7. University of Maiduguri
  8. University of Ilorin
  9. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  10. University of Port-Harcourt
  11. University of Abuja
  12. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
  13. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
  14. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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How To Apply for the Scholarship for Muslim Students by AAF


In order to benefit from the scholarship; applicants are required to meet four simple eligibility criteria listed below:👇

  • Be a bonafide Muslim student in some selected federal universities
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of second class upper (2.1)* or its equivalent for medical students
  • Be of good moral behavior
  • Rank in the top percentile in our qualifying aptitude test.
For more information, 👉 DOWNLOAD the AAF Scholarship Document Here

The Abdul-Kabir Aliu Foundation Scholarship For Muslim FUTA Students & How to Apply

The Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari during his presidential address has announces and imposes a total lockdown of 3 major cities in Nigeria to curb coronavirus. These major cities are Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.


   The announcement was made to a place being the home of almost 30 million Nigerians and this was done in a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus that is slowly spreading throughout the country.  Below is a snippet from the Presidential speech;

"Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States. All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period."

In addition; the President further added in his address to the nation that; "All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes and Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period,"

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#TheLockDown : Nigeria announces and imposes total Lockdown to curb Coronavirus

An early hour explosion  struck on the Akure-Owo Expressway in Ilu-Abo town in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State at about 1 a.m on Saturday, 28th of March 2020. The huge impact of the explosion was a mystery as while some debate it's a bomb blast, others assume it was caused by the imminent asteroid

Akure explosion bomb blast

Akure Bomb Blast Explosion

The explosion which occured at the early hours was said to leave 13 people injured with 70 houses destroyed but fortunately - No Death (Source: Vanguard)

Was the Akure Explosion Caused by an Asteroid?

Although there had been reports earlier by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - that an asteroid is poised to pass by Planet Earth.
   However it was confirmed that the explosion was NOT caused by an Asteroid but a truck carry dynamites.

 👉 Dynamites are a class of explosives used in mining and blasting


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Further Details about the Asteroid Poised Moving Closer to Earth 


      The Asteroid announced was only said to be closer to earth but not going to hit Earth. According to a report given by Express uk, the distance of the Asteroid flyby with our earth is large enough not to collide with earth."

    CNN also confirmed the date of the flyby which is expected to occur on Wednesday, April 29, at 4:56 a.m. ET (which is 9:56am in West African Time), according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies.

Akure Explosion Video


 Below is a Video from the scene of the Explosion



AKURE EXPLOSION: Bomb Blast or an Asteroid? (Full Details)

#WeAreFutarians is an Hashtag that trends on Twitter on every last thursday of the month where FUTA Students - Aspirants, Undergraduates and Graduates would all storm Twitter to share their opinions on FUTA related matters and other concerns.

     The Hashtag is sponsored by @theFutaStudent and supported by major FUTA Media such as FutaNewsandGist, FUTA Students' Union Handle, and other media. However before you joining the Hashtag; here are some things we thought you should know before hand 😊

4 Things You Should Know Before Joining the #WeAreFutarians Hashtag Tonight


1. Discuss pressing matters on FUTA 

   While #WeAreFutarians started as an hashtag meant for fun (although it really is); it is also an avenue to discuss about pressing matters in FUTA environs and Nigeria at large and probably see how we can get to solve it.
   Since a lot of things had happen in this month - most especially the issue of ASUU Indefinite STRIKE and the CoronaVirus Palava; you can come prepared with your thoughts on these pressing issues.


2. Prepare Your Twitter Funny Memes

    If you are the humour-kind of person; you can come along with your Funny Twitter Memes to share using the Hashtag. You can checkout some of the #WeAreFutarians Twitter Funny Memes shared in the past to see how its done.
 

3. Advertise your business

    For entrepreneurs; the #WeAreFutarians hashtag also provides avenue to advertise your products as well as business for FREE. This will enable you to reach FUTA Students easily and share awareness for your brands.
   However if you are about to advertise your business, it is recommended you do it in a "subtle way" if you really want to attract customers.

#WeAreFutarians 2018 Edition
#WeAreFutarians 2019 Edition


4. Make new friends

  Apart from sharing and tweeting; you also get to discover some new friends during the conversations. Whether you are looking for someone in line of your Talent, your field or your department in higher level; here is the avenue to discover and make new friends 

#WeAreFutarians : 4 Things To Know Before Joining the Hashtag TONIGHT

According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), there are now 51 Cases of Coronavirus confirmed cases, with 2 Discharged and 1 Death.
Coronavirus : Special RELEASE Statement From FUTA About the Pandemic Virus

Coronavirus Update : List of Affected States in Nigeria as reported by NCDC


As at the time of compiling this article, Below are the list of affected states as well the numbers of victims in Nigeria 👇


Lagos State - 32 Cases

FCT Abuja - 10 Cases

Ogun State - 3 Cases

Ekiti State - 1 Case

Oyo State - 1 Case

Read also : ASUU 'Indefinite' Strike + Coronavirus: What You Should Do In This Period 

Edo State - 1 Case

Bauchi - 1 Case

Osun State - 1 Case

Rivers State - 1 Case

Total : 51 confirmed cases

Source : Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) 

#COVIDNGR Update : Breakdown of Coronavirus Affected States In Nigeria

The Ondo Executive Council at its meeting on Monday, 23rd March, 2020 deliberated extensively on the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stem the rampaging menace, Cabinet deliberated on the Governor's address to the people of the State and took far-reaching decisions in the overall interest of the State in addition to the directives in the Governor's State broadcast.


These decisions, which are additional regulations to those already reeled out in Mr. Governor's broadcast to the people include the following:

1.Government hereby places total ban on all Political, Social and Religious gatherings in the State for 14 days in the first instance.

2. Gatherings at clubs, beer parlours and joints are prohibited until further notice.

3. All Civil Servants from Grade Levels 01-12, except those on essential duties as may be determined by their respective Accounting Officers and Chief Executives, are hereby advised to stay at home for now.

Government, as well as all persons of goodwill in Ondo State, no doubt, heaved a sigh of relief when a few days ago, our collective anxiety became calm only after the result conducted on a suspected COVID-19 case turned out negative.

[CORONAVIRUS ] - SPECIAL RELEASE STATEMENT FROM FUTA ABOUT THE PANDEMIC VIRUS 

In the meantime, the Government wishes to encourage the PDP in Ondo State to consider postponing its State Congress scheduled for Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 and take a cue from the Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Seyi Makinde who by public apology,  agreed that the party did not exercise discretion by organising a political rally in Ibadan.

As a responsive Government with a strong resolve to stem the influx of an undeterminable number of persons in their hundreds into the State especially from unverifiable areas, the State Government has already directed the Commisioner of Police and heads of other security agencies to enforce all regulations in respect of crowd control as spelt out by the Government.

Donald Ojogo
Hon. Commissioner for Information and Orientation

March 23, 2020.

[CORONAVIRUS ] - ONDO STATE Government's Decisions On COVID 19

    About a month ago, Nigeria was moving at her normal speed oblivious of what was lying in stock for her, Until the 9th of March, 2020 when the Education 📙 sector was suddenly hit by a WARNING STRIKE from ASUU 😳

     Just when the country was trying to handle the ASUU Academic Strike situation , a Pandemic Virus called "Coronavirus" creep into the country and started taking its toll on Nigerians slowly and quietly.

 The question now is 👇

   Should you as an Individual fold your hands and watch things happen OR would you rather do something about these moments?

 At FutaNewsandGist.com, here's what we think you should do 👇

ASUU STRIKE and Coronavirus Trials


3 Things We Think You Should Do During Coronavirus Period and ASUU 'Indefinite' Strike 


1. Stay Safe and Healthy 


  When we talk about Staying Safe and Healthy, we're referring to Staying FREE from Coronavirus. Try to avoid crowded places, avoid handshakes, Wash your hands regularly and follow these health tips from WHO (World Health Organization) seriously

2. Spread Love and not the Virus 

   We are in Hard times where even the rich cry. When I mean the rich cry, am referring to as even the rich also are not left out in this dilemma - for instance Atiku's son tested positive for the Coronavirus.

    This current times are trial times in which we should try to be there for one another. As for you, Show more love and care for your family as well as to your neighbors cos we all are in it together.


3. Invest in your time - don't waste it

  Although during this period, we now spend a lot more of our time indoors than outdoors due to the current incidence we're facing. However, we shouldn't still be frugal with the way we spend our time as time is a limited resource.

    While it is important to REST, have a break and even probably watch movies - We should also try to engage in stuff that will benefit us intellectually.

     Beneficial stuff such as Reading Good Books, Learning Skills Online, Exercising, and Sleeping early are some of the 7 Things You can Do to Maximize Your Time During This Period.


We at FutaNewsandGist.com wish everyone a safe time

Written by
Tunde Sanusi (Tuham)
Admin, FutaNewsandGist.com 

ASUU "Indefinite STRIKE" and Coronavirus Dilemma, What You Should Do In This Period

ASUU which initially begin their two weeks Warning Strike on the 9th of March, 2020 had finally commences an "Indefinite Strike".
The union’s President, Biodun Ogunyemi, at a press briefing in its National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, noted that the Federal Government had failed to address the issues raised by its members.

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ASUU Commences 'Indefinite STRIKE'

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