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Covid-19: Family Curses Trump, Others Over Man’s Death

A family in the United States of America has blamed the country’s President, Donald Trump and Greg Abbott, governor of Taxas for the lost of a member to Covid-19 complications.

The family who lives in Texas, in an obituary published said the death of their dear one, David Negy, 79 was needless as he “did everything he was supposed to do” and added that the blame is on the selfish people who failed to observe Covid-19 safety and Guidelines.

The obituary also read that also to be blamed are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical practitioners, believing their ‘right’ not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people.

It further shamed all those faulting the Covid-19 guidelines and say may karma find them all.

The wife of the deceased, David Stacey, was reported to have said only if she had been allowed to stay close by her husband, there was no way he could die.

She added that it got her so angry that people are aren’t taking this virus seriously and that the people who are dying are the older people especially — a lot of younger people are dying too — but it’s almost like they’re saying, ‘Who cares about the older people?’

The wife further said that she has been with her husband for 20 years and all of a sudden he’s gone. She added that people should know how this makes others feel and that was the reason why she published the obituary and partially help kept her husband alive for her.

David Negy died on July 22, 2020 at the old age of 79.

So far, more than four million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, out of which over 150,000 deaths have been recorded.

Reps Move To Review Chinese Loan Agreements

The House of Representatives has said it would review all loan agreements and conditions signed by the Federal Government.

The Vice- Chairman of the House Committee on Aid , Loans and Debt Management , Mr Chris Azubogu, stated this in an interview with newsmen.

He said the House generally is concerned about the loan agreement and they are reviewing all the terms and conditions to know what they are like . He added that the reviewing about all loans and agreements .

Recall that the committee raised the alarm over loan agreements Nigeria signed with China . The lawmakers said the agreement might force Nigeria to concede its sovereignty to the Asian country if the loans were not paid back .

However, the Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi, who appeared before the committee, asked the lawmakers to stop the investigation into the Chinese loans.

He said the probe would send a wrong signal to China , which could stop the loans , thereby thwarting the nation’ s rail projects .

A member of the Treaties , Protocols and Agreements, who spoke on condition of anonymity , stated that the lawmakers would not back down on the probe .

Trump Fears Tiktok Might Be Tool For Chinese Intelligence, Moves To Ban App Soon

Donald Trump, President of United States has raised fear over the fast-growing social media app TikTok that it could be a tool for Chinese intelligence and might be considering barring the app in United States.

Trump speaking said while being questioned that as far as TikTok is concerned, the government is banning it from the United States.

He added that he would take action as soon as Saturday using emergency economic power or an executive order.

Trump’s move comes following a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States, which investigates deals affecting US national security.

US officials and lawmakers in recent weeks have voiced fears of the wildly popular video platform being used by Beijing for nefarious purposes, but the company has denied any links to the Chinese government.

However, TikTok declined to comment on the reports of the forced sales, saying only: “We are confident in the long-term success of TikTok.

Buhari Rejoices As Review Committee Clears Adesina’s Name Off Ethical Misconduct

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a congratulatory statement to the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwunmi Adesina following his exoneration by an independent review panel from 16 allegations of ethical misconduct levelled against him as the chief executive of the AfDB and urged him to remain steadfast in pursuing the goal of the institution.

were on Tuesday excited, following the clearance of African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina by an independent review panel.
Dr. Adesina was exonerated from 16 allegations of ethical misconduct levelled against him as the chief executive of the AfDB.
Congratulating the AfDB boss for coming out clean of all allegations, President Buhari said the bill of health given to him has validated his competence to further lead the organisation.

In the statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, the President said he warmly rejoices with President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, on the clearing of all allegations against him by an anonymous group, and further validation of his competence and integrity to lead the institution.

President Buhari also congratulates AfDB Board of Directors, the Ethics Committee and members of staff for their courage, maturity and patience in following through the process of investigations, and acceptance of Report of Panel of High-Level Independent Experts, which reviewed the Report of Ethics Committee of AfDB, and Dr Adesina’s response.

He also commends the eminent personalities, consisting of Mary Robinson, Justice Hassan B. Jallow and Leonard F. McCarthy, who handled the review of the report of the Ethics Committee, and their professionalism in rejecting support services, and providing a unanimous report.

Buhari further said that he believes the conclusion of the review should finally draw a curtain on the allegations that created distractions for the entire institution for a period, and serve as impetus for more diligence in handling responsibilities, while fuelling the zeal to deliver on the promises of a greater Africa.

He concluded by urging Dr Adesina to remain steadfast, dedicated and resolute in pursuing his noble goals for the institution, especially with the now expected second term in office, assuring him of the prayers and support of Nigerians.

Reps Disclose How Lebanon, Mali, Others Are Using Nigerians As Sex Slaves

No fewer than 80,000 Nigerians have been disclosed to be held as either sex slaves or forced labourers across the world.

This was according to the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Tolu Akande-Sadipe.

According to her, the practice is rife in Lebanon, Mali and across the Middle East.
Akande-Sadipe, who blamed the Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as Labour and Employment for the situation, said young Nigerian girls were subjected to modern-day slavery, sexual exploitation and organ harvesting, among others.

She also noted that the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the pretext of diplomacy, was working towards the release of a Lebanese trafficker apprehended by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, who was complicit in the trafficking of 16 girls to Lebanon.

The lawmaker said that a Lebanese who complicited in the trafficking of 16 girls, 10 of whom have been repatriated back to Nigeria, while the others remain stranded in Lebanon is currently in custody in Ilorin, Kwara State, awaiting trial for trafficking.

However she said that it appears that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under the guise of diplomacy, is working for the release of the said trafficker without any regard for our citizens’ losses, their repatriation back home and compensation.”

Sadipe as well lamented increasing cases of abuse and dehumanisation of Nigerians abroad, especially in nations with a long history of cordial relationship with Nigeria.

She also disclosed that there were some Nigerian students in Turkey, who wanted to return home but could not afford the cost of the flight, stressing that they were currently stuck in Turkey, experiencing untold hardship.

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