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Northern actors threaten to leave AGN if Senator Abbo is removed as patron

Northern actors have threatened to leave the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, if Senator Elisha Abbo is removed as a patron member.

MyNigeria.com reported that there was an outcry from actresses Kate Henshaw and Hilda Dokubo when AGN announced Elisha Abbo as patron of the group.

They questioned why the senator who was caught on tape slapping a woman would be given such an honour.

Reacting to the outcry, the chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the AGN, Jimi Lot, threatened that the Northern actors would leave the group if Elisha Abbo loses the title bestowed on him.

“Even Jesus forgives so why wouldn’t Nigerians accept Senator Abbo’s apologies and forgive him over the assault.

“The guild is not going to withdraw the appointment. We the northern actors will not agree on this and will not take this if the guild tries to do otherwise.

“If they attempt to do that, we are going to secede. The northern actors will break up from the guild and form our own in the North, since our choice cannot be respected.”

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NCDC issues guidelines for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria

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The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued guidelines for COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

The guideline were given in the wake of five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria which were brought in by perons with history of travel from the Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Eligibility for COVID-19 testing:

  1. History of travel to and more than 24 hours transit through any high-risk country with widespread community transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
  2. Close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  3. Exposure to a healthcare facility where COVID-19 case(s) have been reported.

Centers for COVID-19 testing:

  1. NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.
  2. Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo.
  3. Lagos University Teaching Hospital...
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Tonye Cole self-isolates after being on same flight with Nigeria’s Case No. 3

A former executive of Sahara Group, Tonye Cole has revealed that he was on the BA75 flight which had a passenger who tested positive to coronavirus.

Taking to Twitter, Tonye Cole revealed that he is following the guideline given by the Lagos State Ministry of Health by self-isolating to prevent any possible spread of the virus.

He tweeted: “#workfromhome I was on the BA75 flight of the 13th from London on which a lady tested positive for #COVID19Lagos. We’ve been asked by LSMOH to #selfisolate. I’m grateful to
@NCDCgov for measures taken at airports to document all passengers coming into NIGERIA so we’re all safer,” he tweeted.

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Comedian I Go Dye postpones show over coronavirus

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Comedian I Go Dye has postponed his 25th-anniversary show which was to hold on 12th April Easter Sunday over Coronavirus concerns.

This was after Nigeria announced that it has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the country which might lead to advise against large gatherings.

Issuing a press release on social media to notify the public, I Go Dye wrote:

PRESS RELEASE DUE TO THE GLOBAL THREATS FROM #coronavirus #covid_19 ,

MY FORTH COMING SILVER ANNIVERSARY ON STAGE, #igodyestanding ,KINGING WITH THE KINGS PLATINUM EDITION , AS BEEN POSTPONED .This period calls for concern and sober reflection,it's a moment of trying times. I can't be celebrating now, As cases of coronavirus disease continue to be identified in countries around the world,...

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