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‘I Look Forward To When Nigeria Will Reward Hard Work’, – Nigeria-Born Canadian Minister

Nigerian-born Kaycee Madu who was recently appointed as Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of Alberta in Canada is looking forward to a day when hard work and merit are rewarded in Nigeria and Africa. 

In a tweet on his handle on Sunday evening, Madu who studied Law at the University of Lagos before moving to Canada in 2005, also thanked Nigerians, both home and abroad, for their support and wishes.

Nigerian born @KayceeMaduYEG who becomes Canada’s Minister Of Justice.

“Thank you for all the support and prayers coming from Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora, I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hard work and merit are rewarded. Chukwu Gozie!” he tweeted.

He made history as the first African to be appointed as a Minister of Justice in the Canadian province of Alberta and had previously worked as the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Madu who was called to bar in the early 2000s is said to have left the country – alongside his wife – to Canada where they have been practicing.

His most recent appointment  – on Tuesday last week –  has been eliciting reactions from many, both locally and internationally.

Nigeria Confirms 248 New cases of COVID-19, total now 4,399

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday, announced that the country has recorded 248 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 4,399.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

The center also said that the number of fatalities has risen to 143 after recording 15 new deaths, while 778 people have been discharged from the isolation centers after full recovery. It tweeted: “248 new cases of #COVID19; 81-Lagos 35-Jigawa 26-Borno 26-Kano 20-Bauchi 13-FCT 12-Edo 10-Sokoto 7-Zamfara 4-Kwara 4-Kebbi 2-Gombe 2-Taraba 2-Ogun 2-Ekiti 1-Osun 1-Bayelsa.”


  • On the 10th of May 2020, 248 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
  • No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
  • Till date, 4399 cases have been confirmed, 778 cases have been discharged and 143 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory

Click here for a breakdown of cases by state.

Rivers Lockdown: Gov.Wike Demolishes Two Hotels For Violating order

The Rivers State Government has demolished two hotels in the state allegedly for violating the lockdown order in the state.

Governor Nyesom Wike personally supervised the demolition of the structures in the company with some government officials on Sunday.

Gov.Wike on site to monitor the demolition of the hotels violating the lock-down.

The affected hotels are Prodest Hotel in Alode and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne – both in Eleme Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

They were demolished three days after Governor Wike directed officials of the Local Government Task Force to identify hotels operating during the lockdown for demolition.

We said if any hotel operates, the Government will bring down that hotel. We are doing what we have told people that we are going to do. Nobody wants to obey any rules. We are saying just for now, keep off, let us see how we can keep our people safeGov.Wike

The governor, who inaugurated the task force on Thursday last week at the Government House in Port Harcourt, had also asked the officials to identify erring beer parlours.

He warned that those who fail to comply with the government’s directives on measures put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus in Rivers would face the consequences.

What Nigerians are Saying on Social Media

  • bassey.effiong | Baba this is not the right way to go, sealed, fine, suspended for operation for sometimes or even ceased the hotel and used it as isolation center for sometimes and others punishment will be reasonable than demolition of this structures in this hard time, what about the poor attendance working there, they’ll all loose their jobs. Not fair sir with all due respect.
  • ifiokpharm | An order was given so that hotel operators should close. opening it means that you are at your own risk. They knew the result of the disobedient why going ahead to tempt the govt? While we believe the state govt to have a human face we should also have a human face to curtail the pandemic by following govt and health decisions made.
  • Odemakpore Silver | This is unprecedented and a clear indication of a dysfunctional state. Government is supposed to protect lives and properties. However, governor Wike current behaviour demands a psychiatric test. I’m not sure he’s in the right frame of mind
  • So Long Williams | Your Excellency you are losing the support of Rivers people. Is the lockdown against Covid-19 or against the people? This is uncalled for. We are all supposed to be fighting the pandemic together as a unit but the reverse is the case. It is now Crorona Virus, Government of Rivers State Vs. the people of Rivers State. Quite unfortunate!
  • Dr.Musa | Why is it that everything is destroy destroy and destroy? @GovWike could have sealed the place off and made the owner to pay a heavy fine as a deterrent. Why destroy? You know that some of your citizens are employed in that place. Will you give them job now? Una no dey think?!
  • Wale Gate | And dem never create state police o, wait till state police happen…. One finger no go enter any governor yansh again. The annoying thing is when the owner of hotel sues & wins in court, the compensation will come out of state funds instead of Wike’s personal account. Kmt
  • Drelo |Let’s be fair, Gov Wike has been doing great since the beginning of the lockdown but demolishing a hotel because they violated the lockdown rule is way too harsh. Imagine putting someone out of business at this point.
  • Ediong | Imagine Buhari giving executive order for Nyesom Wike’s properties to be confiscated because he’s being accused of corruption. You’ll see him running to America & Australia calling for respect for rule of law. Just small Rivers state in his hands, he’s acting like an old emperor.
  • Gimba Kakanda | Governor Wike has taken this clowning for camera too far. There’s no justification for demolishing a hotel for violating lockdown orders. That hotel owner in PHC needs strong legal representation to sue the state government because he’s a legitimate case against the local tyrant.
  • Dr. Dípò Awójídé | Wike was showing necessary action and ensuring security agencies do their job well. He was commended for that by many & rightly so. But going on to demolish a hotel is definitely way out of order. That sort of action is really condemnable. A fine should have been appropriate.

Globe Motor Chairman, Williams Anumudu, Dies At 68

Nigeria’s biggest auto dealers, Chief Willy Anumudu has died at 68. The Chairman of GLOBE MOTORS, Victoria Island, suffered some health challenges a few days ago and “was tested for COVID-19 which came out negative”.

Williams Anumudu

He was to be air-lifted to Germany this morning April 21st according to ovation publisher Dele Momodu who shared the sad news on his official twitter handle but he later died about 4 am. A jolly good fellow, Willy was everybody’s friend and a prominent Lagos socialite.

Newly weds Jacobs and Enyinnaya Anumudu with groom’s parent,
William and Nkiru Anumudu

As at the time of his death, he was happily married to his effervescent wife, NKIRU, who sadly was in London when the tragedy occurred in Lagos early this morning. He is survived by four children, UZOMA, EYINNA, ZINNA and ZIKKY