COVID19: Kaduna Realises N1.9 Million From Lockdown Violators In 2 Days

Kaduna State government has disclosed that it has realised the sum of N1.9 million from violators of the lockdown order in the state, within 2 days.
The state government, through the Ministry of Justice said 605 culprits were convicted between Thursday and Friday last week, for violating the lockdown order adding that, “about N1,909,600 was realized as fines from the convictions and 41 offenders were given community service.” Daily Trust reports.
A statement signed by the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Aisha Dikko, said a breakdown of the offences showed that people were convicted for offenses such as failure to wear face masks in public and violating the restriction of movement order.
Daily Trust reports that the state government had set up mobile courts on April 24 to summarily try curfew violators at specific locations such as Kakuri, Kawo, Magajin Gari, Rigasa, Sabon Tasha and Maraban Rido.
Soldiers punish violators
Others are Rigachukun, Kaduna-Kano border and Abuja-Kaduna express way.
The attorney general warned that violators may equally have their motorcycles, tricycles or motor vehicles impounded and forfeited to the government and stressed that, “violation of stay at home order and not wearing face masks attract a fine of N5,000 each.
On the other hand, not maintaining physical distancing attracts a fine of N7,000.
”Unauthorised riding of motorcycles and tricycles during the lockdown, as well as driving motor vehicles, trucks and buses, attract N5,000, N10,000, N20,000, N30,000, N20,000 respectively, ” she stated.

Sylvester Kay-Adade: Every Child Deserves Quality Education During This Lockdown

A major concern for me, over the past week, has been how to educate/stimulate pupils and students in Nigerian public schools during this extensive lock down period. Majority of the children receiving any formal education right now are those in private schools.
The private – primary and secondary – schools are about the only ones that can afford to implement e-learning protocols. However, the vast majority of Nigerian pupils and students attend public schools, so for the time being, most aren’t learning anything academic.
This means that a lot of them will lose a whole term, or worse, a whole year of school, and fall far behind (than they already are/were) their peers in private schools. So in a bid to provide a solution, I considered having a YouTube channel, in partnership with teachers of basic subjects (like English Language and Mathematics).
However, there are 2 challenges. First, there would either have to be enough content for classes by level – Primary/Basic 1-6, Jss 1-3 and SS1-3, or (the better option) classes by age groups – ages 2-5, ages 7-10, and ages 11-16. Secondly, there is the possibility that because of financial constraints, most of their guardians or parents may not have laptops/tabs and WiFi modems or smart phones (with enough data) to stream the content for long periods of time, talk more of several times a week.
I concluded that since the target audience may find it challenging accessing online content, YouTube may not work.
Next, I considered working with a radio station, as this may be more practical for their parents/guardians. However, off the bat, the first issue is children have short attention span, so without constant supervision, audio might not be too effective, especially for a subject like Mathematics.
This led to my final consideration:
Instead of subjects, the focus could be on puzzles and/or problems with quantitative and verbal elements – according to age groups. They may not learn anything new, but those could help keep them sharp and mentally-stimulated. So maybe the best option for the masses would be to broadcast verbal and quantitative problems catered to various age groups on a regular basis – possibly, a different group at a specific time every weekday.
While seeking a partner for this initiative, I learned that 9Mobile Nigeria had started providing free data to access certain e-learning portals to support the Federal Government’s e-learning program for students during this lockdown. Some of those portals include, MobileClassroom and Schoolgate.
Kudos to 9Mobile for taking the initiative. I wonder if and when the other national carriers (MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria and Globacom Nigeria) will make similar arrangements.
This initiative will, in no doubt, help those with access to smartphones, but those without access to those devices will still be at a disadvantage. So, we’re back to square one.
I wonder if there are those equally concerned and willing to partner with me or support the radio programing angle (#RadioSchoolNigeria), as a palliative/temporary measure, of course?
The use of classrooms is still the best teaching method for children and teens. Please note that it might not be profitable, monetarily, but I believe it will go a long way in leveling the academic playing field and enriching the lives of our younger ones.
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Fish farmers appeal to FG for special movement permit amidst lockdown

To curb losses in the fish farming value chain, the Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to grant farmers special movement permit to move fish and its products from various fish farms to areas of need within Nigeria.
Mr Rotimi Oloye, the CAFFAN National President stated recently that due to restriction of movement of persons to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the country, its members now have difficulties accessing their farms across the nation.
He noted that the farmers mostly affected were those close to border towns as they are denied passage by security operatives on the roads. He said: “This is adding to cost of production that is already on the high side due to cost of exchange of naira to dollars used in importing more than 70 per cent of our inputs like fish meal, hormones and other additives like lysine, methionine. This situation can make farmers to abandon farming thereby leading to threats of food insecurity. As everyone is well aware, unless properly processed and preserved, fish has a very short shelf-life value.”
He added that the continuous restriction on the movement of fish farmers would eventually affect players in the fish value chain. He said: “The inability of fish farmers to have access to their farms would have a multiplier effect across the fish value chain. Without access to our farms, we won’t be able to purchase fish fingerlings. We won’t also be able to purchase fish feeds, which will have an impact on their sales and the business. Those whom we sell fish to will also not be able to purchase this very important source of protein and nutrient. It could potentially lead to loss of employment while people who have shown interest in investing in the fish farming may lose interest.”
Furthermore, Oloye also advised the federal government to include processed homegrown catfish to the palliatives being shared to people, emphasising that fish and fishery products were nutritional foods because they contained adequate nutrients necessary to boost human body cells and immune system.

10 Classic Series To Watch While On Lockdown

Once upon a time characters like Michael Scoffield and Tony Soprano held us under their spell season after season as they brought magic to the screen. While these shows may have ended, we can never forget the thrill of watching them.
So, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at 10 classic shows that held us all spellbound through the years, and which you can check out again on Showmax while on lockdown.

1. Lost (2004)
The recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series and the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Lost, according to Wikipedia, has regularly been ranked by critics as one of the greatest television series of all time.
The show contains elements of supernatural and science fiction, and follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner flying between Sydney and Los Angeles; backed by flashbacks and flash forward sequences, after the plane crashes on a mysterious island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.
The show stars Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne/Wasp in Avengers: End Game) , Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries) among others.

2. Modern Family (2009)
Modern Family follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett’s family include his second wife, their son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their respective husbands and children. The show addresses the changing social norms and culture throughout the 2010s
In it’s ten year run, the show has won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations and is currently ABC’s longest-running comedy series.
It stars Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neil, Julie Bowen, Tyler Burrell among others.

3. Sex & the City (1998)
Sex and the City follows the lives of a group of four women – three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other.
The show won seven Emmy awards, eight Golden Globes and 3 Screen Actors Guild awards and stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
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10 Classic Series To Watch While On Lockdown
Once upon a time characters like Michael Scoffield and Tony Soprano held us under their spell season after season as they brought magic to the screen. While these shows may have ended, we can never forget the thrill of watching them.
So, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we take a look at 10 classic shows that held us all spellbound through the years, and which you can check out again on Showmax while on lockdown.
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Lost S1- S6 | Trailer | Mystery Drama Series | Showmax
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1. Lost (2004)
The recipient of numerous awards including the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series and the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Lost, according to Wikipedia, has regularly been ranked by critics as one of the greatest television series of all time.
The show contains elements of supernatural and science fiction, and follows the survivors of a commercial jet airliner flying between Sydney and Los Angeles; backed by flashbacks and flash forward sequences, after the plane crashes on a mysterious island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean.
The show stars Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne/Wasp in Avengers: End Game) , Josh Holloway, Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries) among others.
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Modern Family S1-8 | Trailer | Comedy series on Showmax
Author: Showmax
2. Modern Family (2009)
Modern Family follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. Pritchett’s family include his second wife, their son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their respective husbands and children. The show addresses the changing social norms and culture throughout the 2010s
In it’s ten year run, the show has won a total of 22 Emmy awards from 75 nominations and is currently ABC’s longest-running comedy series.
It stars Sofia Vergara, Ed O’Neil, Julie Bowen, Tyler Burrell among others.
3. Sex & the City (1998)
Sex and the City follows the lives of a group of four women – three in their mid-thirties and one in her forties who, despite their different natures and ever-changing sex lives, remain inseparable and confide in each other.
The show won seven Emmy awards, eight Golden Globes and 3 Screen Actors Guild awards and stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

4. Prison Break (2005)
Would this countdown be complete if we don’t recall the adventures of Michael Scofield and his squad of fleeing inmates?
Prison Break revolves around two brothers, Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield; Burrows has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and Scofield devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison and clear his name.
The show garnered a huge following while it aired and won the 2006 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. Prison Break stars Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco among others.

5. True Blood (2008)
The show revolves around Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress living in the fictional rural town of Bon Temps, Louisiana and is set two years after the invention of a synthetic blood product branded “Tru Blood” that has allowed vampires to “come out of the coffin” and let their presence to be known to mankind, chronicling the vampires’ struggle for equal rights and assimilation, while anti-vampire organizations begin to gain power. Sookie’s world is turned upside down when she falls in love with 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton and for the first time, she must navigate the trials and terrors of intimacy and relationships.
True Blood won several awards including an Outstanding Casting for a Drama at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. The show stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard and more.

6. The Sopranos (1999)
The Sopranos revolves around Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. These are explored during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi.
According to Wikipedia, the show is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time and has won a multitude of awards, including 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. The Sopranos stars James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco and more.

7. Will & Grace (1998)
Set in New York City, Will & Grace focuses on the friendship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer. It also includes their friends Karen Walker, an alcoholic socialite, and Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay actor. The interplay of relationships features the trials and tribulations of dating, marriage, divorce, and casual sex; as well as comical key stereotypes of gay and Jewish culture.

8. Tinsel (2008)
The only Nigerian show on our countdown, Tinsel has aired over 1,000 episodes.
The show revolves around two rival film companies – Reel Studios, founded by Fred Ade-Williams (Victor Olaotan), and Odyssey Pictures, headed by Brenda “Nana” Mensah (Funmilola Aofiyebi-Raimi). Tinsel is a tale of drama, romance, betrayal and triumph.
The show also stars Iretiola Doyle, Linda Ejiofor, Ibrahim Suleiman among others.

9. Game of Thrones (2011)
Unarguably one of the biggest shows ever made, Game of Thrones is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and follows several story arcs. One arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. Another focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled and is plotting a return to the throne, while another story arc follows the Night’s Watch, a brotherhood defending the realm against the fierce peoples and legendary creatures of the North.
The show has received 58 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most by a drama series, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019, among numerous other awards.

10. Grey’s Anatomy (2005)
Grey’s Anatomy focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending doctors at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital (which changes to Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital then Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital and then Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital through the seasons), as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships.
According to Wikipedia, as of February 28, 2019, it is the longest-running American primetime medical drama series and has a total of thirty-eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations and several Golden Globe nominations and wins.

360Hawt: Teni & DJ Neptune – Lockdown

Dr Dolor Entertainment Premieres a brand new single by ‘Teni’ which she enlists the wave-making Disk Jockey ‘Dj Neptune’. The song is titled “Lockdown”.
“Lockdown” is Teni‘s second output for 2020 and it is housed under her joint project, “The Quarantine Playlist” with ace Nigerian disk jockey, DJ Neptune.
Listen and share your thoughts.

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