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COVID-19: China Releases New Vis Guidelines For Nigerians, Others1 minute read

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration has issued new guidelines in view of the COVID-19 situation to ensure epidemic prevention and control.

The Embassy of China in Nigeria disclosed this in a statement on its Facebook page on Friday.

According to the Embassy, the adjustments were on the temporary suspension of entry by foreign nationals holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits issued on March 26.

“Effective from 0 a.m., 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and reunion are allowed to enter China with no need for applying for new visas.

“If the above three categories of residence permits held by foreign nationals expired after 0 a.m., 28 March 2020, the holders may apply for relevant visas.

“By presenting the expired residence permits and relevant materials to the Chinese embassies or consulates on the condition that the purpose of the holders’ visit to China remains unchanged.

“The above-mentioned personnel shall strictly abide by the Chinese regulations on epidemic prevention and control,” it said.

China further said that other measures in the announcement issued on March 26 would continue to be implemented.

“While ensuring effective epidemic control, the Chinese government will continue resuming people-to-people exchanges in a step-by-step and orderly manner.

“In this regards, Nigerian nationals who meet the requirements of the above visa application may submit their applications to the Chinese Visa Application Centre in either Abuja or Lagos,” it added.

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Why We Switched Off Lekki Billboard- Seyi Tinubu

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CEO of LoatsAD media, Seyi Tinubu has issued a statement to explain why the Lekki Toll gate’s billboard was off, as well as to clear up rumours of him taking part in the attack on #EndSars protesters at Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday evening.

The son of APC national leader and ex-governor of Lagos state revealed that they shut down their billboard at the Lekki Toll gate based on the directives and the curfew order put in place by the State governor of Lagos state- Baba-Jide Sanwoolu.

The governor of Lagos state had declared a 24-hour curfew in Lagos state, following the violent trend of #EndSars protests. He said the peaceful protests had slid into a monster that is threatening social lives, and some criminal and miscreants have hidden behind the peaceful protest to unleash terror on the state, and nobody except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.

Seyi Tinubu has however claimed in the statement that he released that he was following the instruction of the Governor, and he was not an ally, and had absolutely to do wth the attacks that night, and if anything, his company has assisted a lot of young Nigerians, and they have also supported the movement.

The statement reads thus:
”When we started in 2014, we had a plan to change the perception of African start-ups in the global space. We believed as Africans, we could create something great and we set out with a N4m loan from a bank and we started trading, going from door to door begging for work and relentlessly grew the business employing and empowering over 200 Nigeriand today directly or indirectly. We have supported many upcoming businesses, artistes, people in need as giving back to our community has always been our passion (all this can be verified).


All our achievements thus far have come from hardwork, sweat, and determination of our work force and everything Loatsad has been doing has been open, all taxes are remitted and payments to agencies and regulatory bodies have been timely, so we can be proud to say we are contributing to the growth of the industry and Nation.

When the ”EndSars” and ”say no to police brutality” protests started from day one we wholly suported the movement and used all our platforms to promote the messages (I believe the promoters can verify this information) as we believed in the cause.

On Tuesday when the curfew was announced we heeded the governor’s warnings and didn’t want our staff in any danger, hence by 3pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor’s curfew request.

We had no idea what was going to happen and we feel the same aguish, pain and shock at the events that unfolded and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this ungodly act.

We believe in this movement and that it was the start of the change our generation needed to move our country forward and we will continue to support the youths of this great nation.

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Death Toll In Ghana’s Collapsed Church Building Now 18

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The number of people killed in the collapsed church building in the Eastern Region of Ghana has increased to 18, local police said on Thursday.

Francis Gomado, the spokesman for the Police in the Eastern region, said the death toll stood at 14 as of late Wednesday but went up again with four more bodies recovered early Thursday.

“The recovery work has been slow because of inefficient equipment, and individuals have been assisting with what they have,” he said.

He said about ten persons have been rescued alive and are receiving medical treatment, while the head pastor of the Church of Prosperity Akwa Isaac is in police custody to assist in investigations.

The Church of Prosperity’s three-story building located in the rural town of Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region of Ghana collapsed on Tuesday, trapping dozens of worshippers.

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#EndSars protests Day 15; Pictures from Lekki Toll Gate.

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It’s Day 15 of the #EndSars protests in Nigeria, below is a photo story of the remains of Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, two days after peaceful protesters were shot at this location.

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