Firstbank Salutes Medical Professionals Tackling COVID-19

By Felix Onajite First Bank of Nigeria Limited has saluted medical professionals tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the world.  The Bank in a series of tweets on its Twitter page on Friday, acknowledged the role medical experts are playing to fight the virus. Some of the messages read: “No capes, just heroes. To all the health professionals at the frontline of efforts to tackle COVID-19, we say thank you. Your tireless efforts are much appreciated. The world called and they responded.” “No cape, just lab-coats. No superhuman capability, just dedication, strength,…

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COVID-19: Funke Akindele Arrested For Hosting House Party Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The Nollywood star, Funke Akindele was arrested for defying the government’s order on lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country. Funke on Saturday, April, 4th hosted a birthday party in her apartment for her husband which led to an uproar. However, Funke, who had since apologized profusely through her twitter handle, was the topic of criticism on social media (Instagram) on Sunday after videos of the birthday party that also included Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus went viral.  Police in a statement signed by DSP Bala Elkana,…

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Palm Sunday: Pope Francis Livestreams Mass In An ‘Empty’ St. Peter’s Amid The Pandemic

Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass behind closed doors in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, during the lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.  St. Peter’s Basicalla was virtually empty for Palm Sunday Mass, where usually tens of thousands would gather. Just a few nuns, prelates, and laypeople gathered, abiding by social distancing guidelines, while Pope Francis live-streamed the mass in his homily. Francis asked worshipers to think of others suffering from coronavirus. “The tragedy we are experiencing summons us to take seriously the…

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