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1  Forum / Politics / Taking COVID-19 vaccine will not alter your DNA, Ghana president says on: 1-03-2021 02:55 AM
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo urged citizens of the West African state on Sunday to ignore conspiracy theories surrounding coronavirus vaccines ahead of the launch of its nationwide inoculation campaign against the virus on Tuesday.

“Fellow Ghanaians, I know there are still some who continue to express doubts about the vaccine, others have expressed reservations about its efficacy, with some taking sides with conspiracy theorists who believe the vaccine has been created to wipe out the African race. This is far from the truth,” Akufo-Addo said in a nationwide address on Sunday night.

“Taking the vaccine will not alter your DNA, it will not embed a tracking device in your body, neither will it cause infertility in women or in men,” he said.

Ghana was the first country to receive vaccines as part of the global COVAX scheme aimed at providing poorer nations vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ahead of the launch of its campaign after receiving 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca shots, health authorities in Ghana, like in other countries, are facing rumours and scepticism about vaccines, driven mostly by mistrust of pharmaceutical companies and other beliefs.

Akufo-Addo added that as president, and to reassure the public that the vaccine is safe, he and the first lady, together with the vice president and second lady, would take the vaccine publicly on Monday.

He said other senior political, religious, judiciary and legislative leaders would take their shots in public on Tuesday.

Ghana has recorded 84,023 coronavirus cases and 607 deaths, with nearly 200 deaths in the past month alone, hit by a second wave of infections.

https://80naija.com/taking-covid-19-vaccine-will-not-alter-your-dna-ghana-president-says/
2  Forum / Education / Study In Sweden: Karolinska Institutet Global Scholarships 2021 on: 10-11-2020 10:41 PM
The Karolinska Institutet is offering tuition fee scholarships to excellent students who are Interested in pursuing a degree program at the Institution.


 
The KI Global Master’s Scholarship only covers the tuition fee (or part of the tuition fee for the program only partially given by Karolinska Institute).Travel, living expenses and other costs must be met with other funding.

Application Deadline: 15th January 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Masters

Eligibility: To be eligible for the KI Global Master’s Scholarship you must:

have applied to one of Karolinska Institutet’s Global Master’s Programmes starting 2021
be a tuition fee paying student (from outside the EU/EEA)
fulfil the entry and documentation requirements for the programme you have applied for
How To Apply: All applicants to the Global Master’s programmes at Karolinska Institutet who are obliged to pay tuition fees and have paid the application fee to University Admissions will receive information and an invite to apply for the KI Global Master’s Programme scholarship after the last day to pay the application fee and submit supporting documents.

For more detail visit: https://80naija.com/study-in-sweden-karolinska-institutet-global-scholarships-2021/
3  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Lady throws surprise 65th birthday package for her mum in the market (Video) on: 3-11-2020 02:25 PM
A loving woman has organised a special package and gifting arrangement to celebrate her mother’s 65th birthday.

The mother who turned 65 yesterday, November 2, was in her garri shop at the popular new market in Port Harcourt, when her daughter stormed the place with gifts and some other surprise packages.

In the video shared online, the unidentified lady visited her mum’s shop with a surprise team.

Some of the birthday packages include a cake, food basket and a trumpeter who played beautiful tunes.

The mother was visibly excited and joyous as she appreciated the memorably beautiful moment.

https://80naija.com/lady-throws-surprise-65th-birthday-package-for-her-mum-in-the-market-video/
4  Forum / Education / International Awards At Queensland University of Technology – Australia 2021 on: 19-10-2020 03:25 PM
The Queensland University of Technology is funding an opportunity for international students to apply for Science (Honours) degree coursework at the Institution.

The scholars will receive $10,000 for one year, paid in two installments of $5,000 at the Queensland University of Technology for the academic session 2021/2022.

Application Deadline: 28 February 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Honours

Value of Award: $10,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Eligibility:

Applicants must be starting the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Semester 1, 2021
Applicants must be researching within the fields of chemistry or physics
Applicants must be supervised in their honours research by an academic staff member of the School of Chemistry and Physics.
Applicants should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof.
Also Apply:  School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering Honours Scholarships At QUT - Australia 2019

For more info: https://80naija.com/international-awards-at-queensland-university-of-technology-australia-2021/
5  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / I Will Kill You — One Of The 3 Policemen Who Brutalized An Igbo Man Threatened[Video] on: 19-10-2020 02:38 PM
Today being the 12th day of EndSARS movement, more photos and videos of police brutality in our country are surfacing on social media. A while ago, I stumbled on another video clip of police brutality in the country. I simply marvelled at the video, and what this country has simply turned into. A lawless country! I called it. The impunity of Nigerian police officers and men are first-hand to the extent that boast of killing innocent citizens without a shame or a check on thier excesses.

There is a viral video of where three policemen are brutalizing a Nigerian youth. Initially, the policeman stopped and searched him by dipping his hand to the innocent man’s pocket to bring out his phone. The young man could be heard asking one of the police men who started beating him up in Igbo language “what have I done you”? He said before God and man, I didn’t do anything.

This, nonetheless, didn’t stop the other two policemen by descending heavily on him and hitting him hard with blows. The victim was demanding for his phone since he committed no offence yet to proven to him.

“How do you think you can overpower three of us here?”, one of the officers asked rhetorically. He further said to the young man: “I would kill you.”

According to one of the Twitter users identified as Madubuike Ikenna who commented on the said video, he said that the man being harassed and molested was simply a victim of police brutality. Besides, he said the victim was an interior designer colleague of his. And that the officers brutalized him for using an iPhone. Another Twitter user who goes by name Alexander Gabriael confidently said that this sad and unlawful incident took place in Enugu state along Kenyetta Market. And the incident took place one early morning this year.

See how Nigerians reacted to the video and also watch the video here : https://80naija.com/i-will-kill-you-one-of-the-3-policemen-who-brutalized-an-igbo-man-threatenedvideo/
6  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / See What The Police Did When Gunmen Attacked Peaceful #EndSARS Protesters At CBN Abuja (Photos) on: 19-10-2020 02:30 PM
See What The Police Did When Gunmen Attacked Peaceful #EndSARS Protesters At CBN Abuja. Recall that yesterday Protesters went to protest at the front of CBN in Abuja and they extended it overnight, meaning that they never left the ground as they protested throughout the night singing and chanting.

On the early hour of Monday 19th 2020, report of Gunmen attacking the peaceful Protesters at the central bank of Nigeria Abuja hit the internet through social media platform.
 
Eyewitness testified to this incident claiming that they were woken up by sound of continuous gunshots. Being terrified by the thugs reckless shooting the Protesters began to Scamper helter skater in a quest for shield.
 
They narrated this ordeal through their various Twitter handle, some of them explained that when they heard the gun shot and ran towards the CBN gate for shelter the police on guard there pushed and chased them back towards the advancing hoodlums. But the Protesters mustered courage and faced the Gunmen saying that they will not be frightened nor leave instead the gun men should join the protest.

See some of their tweets here: https://80naija.com/see-what-the-police-did-when-gunmen-attacked-peaceful-endsars-protesters-at-cbn-abuja-photos/
7  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / I broke relationship by turning down collaboration for ‘Made In Lagos’ – Wizkid reveals on: 18-10-2020 12:35 PM
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church.

He is one of the most commercially successful music artistes from Nigeria. He is one of the richest African stars as named by the Forbes magazine. WizKid has also been repeatedly named one of the fastest rising stars from Africa by the media. As of 2020, WizKid’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $4 million

Many people is going to be angry at me for not putting their song on my new Album ‘Made In Lagos’. I have been working on this Album for three years now just to give my people what they want and also this Album is taking about me cause I was made in Lagos.

I also feel bad also cause many people are expecting to see their song on it but this is just music and they is nothing personal about this.
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / 2 Years After Wizkid Sent Him To School, See Recent Photos Of Basit on: 18-10-2020 12:32 PM
The year 2018 was a very good year for Basit, a town boy mechanic as he met his helper through a viral video of himself singing one of Wizkid’s song
As the video went viral, Wizkid saw it and got touched by it and decided to sponsor Basit’s education.

Wizkid Tweeted;

We sending Basit to school! Bring him to me.”

See screenshots of the Tweets then; https://80naija.com/2-years-after-wizkid-sent-him-to-school-see-recent-photos-of-basit/

Basit was a vulcanizer and after the video broke the internet, he was dubbed “Guccinizer”.

See recent photos of Basit; https://80naija.com/2-years-after-wizkid-sent-him-to-school-see-recent-photos-of-basit/
9  Forum / Politics / President Buhari Mourns The Death Of The Family Of A Prominent Nigerian on: 17-10-2020 11:20 AM
President Buhari has sent a condolence message to the family of a prominent Nigerian who has died.

President Buhari sent a message through his special adviser on media and publicity, Garba Shehu to the family of Chief Obafemi Awolowo who lost their eldest daughter, Tola Oyederian.

We all know what it means for a family to lose a loved one, the devastation is so enormous and heartbreaking. One thing about death is that it's a painful thing that brings sorrow and makes people wish that no one ever dies.

Death doesn't come to the small or least alone, it comes to the great as well and it has no favorite. We can only pray that we fulfill our days on earth and live for the Glory of God.

We pray that God will grant the family of the deceased the fortitude to best the loss. And we also pray that all those who have lost their lives will be comforted by God.

President Buhari in his condolence message encouraged the family to be strong and comforted.

https://80naija.com/president-buhari-mourns-the-death-of-the-family-of-a-prominent-nigerian/
10  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / EndSARS: Nigerian Police Pays N200k To A Protester Who Was Brutalized By Their Men on: 17-10-2020 11:13 AM
The Nigerian police gave a protester 200 thousand naira for treatment. It was gathered that the victim whose name was not mention, was brutalized by the police during the End SARS protest. This was reported by popular twitter influencer, Moe.

In a statement via her official Twitter handle, she wrote read more here: https://80naija.com/endsars-nigerian-police-pays-n200k-to-a-protester-who-was-brutalized-by-their-men/
11  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Check Out How Much Was Contributed For Groundnut Seller Which Made Her Shed Tears Of Joy. on: 16-10-2020 03:56 AM
The end SARS protesters have taken it upon themselves they will not sleep until the federal government listen to their demand. And the government is doing its best to calm everything down. It happened that a woman that sells groundnut came to the Lekki toll gate protest ground to hawk her groundnut but God transformed her life in the process.

The end SARS protesters understand the hardship in the country and felt for her as she hawk groundnut at her age and they contributed the sum of two million three hundred and fifty thousand naira for her. It was really a happy moment for her because she didn't think such thing will happen to her.

continue reading here: https://80naija.com/check-out-how-much-was-contributed-for-groundnut-seller-which-made-her-shed-tears-of-joy/
12  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Angela Okorie Leads Peaceful Protest That Holds In Ebonyi State Today. on: 15-10-2020 04:24 PM
Ebonyi State joined in the nationwide protest on Thursday, being 15th October 2020, and Angela Okorie and Cha Cha Eke faani brother Aik Eke were spotted participating the peaceful protest. Well, Nigerian Celebrities have shown much concerns about the ongoing protest EndSars and today Angela Okorie is on a stage at her state leading the protest.

Popular Nollywood actress, musician, model, producer, businesswoman, and television personality Angela Okorie just landed to her state now Ebonyi State for ongoing protest against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which have been replaced by the SWAT team.

Despitte her schedules, The talented Nollywood star and Ebonyi born still made it possible to come live and now to take off point at PA ORUTA NGENE STADIUM ABAKALIKI with the massive protesters.

During the protest, Angela Okorie joined the massive Protesters while leading them was seen on top her car at Ebonyi State Government House Abakaliki shouting with micro phone "End SARS, End SWAT, End Police Brutality, We move".

Check out the photos from her Instagram: https://80naija.com/angela-okorie-leads-peaceful-protest-that-holds-in-ebonyi-state-today/
13  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / A Nigerian lady known as lphie narrated how her landlord warned her to stop cooking on his comp on: 15-10-2020 03:27 PM
A Nigerian lady known as lphie narrated how her landlord warned her to stop cooking on his compound because she was cooking for the EndSars protesters.

According to lphie on Twitter, her landlord got to know that she was giving food to the EndSars protesters without taking money from them.

My landlord is anti protests. He learnt I was cooking and taking food to the protests and sent me a message this morning saying I can no longer do my catering on his property. I’m not allowed to cook from home anymore. Lol. We are currently grilling, he should arrest me!”

https://80naija.com/landlord-warns-female-tenant-to-stop-cooking-on-his-property-after-finding-out-she-was-giving-free-food-to-protesters/
14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / “We Will Not Take The Front Seat” – Dino Melaye Dissociate Himself From End Sars Protest on: 13-10-2020 02:29 PM
Sequel to the enormous outcry from many Nigerians over the brutality and high handedness of some rogue Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) towards Nigerians, especially youths who moved about with expensive phones or cars, for the dissolution of the police force unit.
 
This saying which goes thus; ‘united we stand, but divided we fall’ is said have been practically demonstrated by the Nigerian youths. This is evident in the fact that, having seen the brutalities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS department of the Nigerian Police Force, they all had to unite and fight for their rights and freedom via an #ENDSARS protest.

In Dino words and video : https://80naija.com/endsars-we-will-not-take-the-front-seat-dino-melaye-dissociate-himself-from-end-sars-protest/
15  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / “SARS operatives still operating and searching people’s phones” – comedian, Mr Macaroni claims on: 13-10-2020 01:46 PM
Popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni has taken to Twitter to claim that SARS officials are still operating, despite the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad on Sunday.
According to Mr Macaroni, some SARS officials were still harassing Nigerians along the Lekki-Epe expressway, demanding to see their phones at gunpoint.

He tweeted:  https://80naija.com/sars-operatives-still-operating-and-searching-peoples-phones-comedian-mr-macaroni-claims/
16  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / ”Is it a crime to be a Nigerian” – BBN’s Kaisha blasts President Buhari. on: 13-10-2020 01:44 PM
Big Brother Naija 2020 contestant, Kaisha Umaru, yesterday took to her social media page to drag President Buhari.
The reality star questioned if the Commander-in-Chief was blind to the plight of the citizens and she noted that the Government are meant serve us.
She further said she wasn’t scared to ”speak up the truth and die while fighting for it”.

She wrote ; https://80naija.com/is-it-a-crime-to-be-a-nigerian-bbns-kaisha-blasts-president-buhari/
17  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / “If police mistakenly kill me, who will take care of my grandmother” – Bobrisky on: 13-10-2020 01:40 PM
Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky, has again taken to social media to blast Nigerians calling him out to join the #EndSARS protest.
 
This time around, while dragging the concerned Nigerians, Bob highlights his fears for not being a part of the #EndSARS protest.
The self acclaimed Instagram big girl, noted that it’s possible he get’s killed by stray bullet during protest, leaving his grandmother and people he caters for with nobody to care for them.

Bob who is apparently fed-up with the constant call out, emphasized that a fight for justice cannot bring back to life, anyone who loses his life to the protest.

https://80naija.com/if-police-mistakenly-kill-me-who-will-take-care-of-my-grandmother-bobrisky-for-the-umpteenth-blasts-nigerians-calling-him-out-to-join-endsars-protest/
18  Forum / Religion / See what Ghanian Pastor was doing to a lady in the church as deliverance (Video) on: 12-10-2020 03:28 PM
Many times, I pity people who are blinded by what they call faith. The level of immortality practiced in the church these days in the name of deliverance is quiet alarming.

Many people out of ignorance, have given out their dignities to their religious leaders. This is not the first of its kind where a pastor will order a woman to pull off her undies for deliverance. Some people even go to the extent of harassing the members of their church in the form of delivering them

This pastor whom according to his language is a Ghanian pastor, instructed the lady in the video to pull off her p*nts so he could shave off her pubic hair as a form of delivering her from whatever spirit that seem to be holding her life.

Ignorantly, this lady did as instructed and another servant of the pastor brought out a plate to gather the hairs. This really looks suspicious and a kind of demonic to me.

Watch the video here: https://80naija.com/see-what-ghanian-pastor-was-doing-to-a-lady-in-the-church-as-deliverance-video/
19  Forum / Health / ‘Not scared of the virus’, Myanmar taxi driver’s pilgrimage to a sacred pagoda on: 12-10-2020 10:44 AM
Defying the threat of contracting coronavirus and a citywide lockdown, Myanmar taxi driver Ko Naing, 50, still travels each day to pray outside the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, the country’s holiest Buddhist site.
 
“I’m not scared of the virus because I feel protected by my religion and regular praying at the pagoda,” he told Reuters, kneeling at the front gate of the pagoda.

The number of COVID-19 infections in Myanmar, which has one of the world’s weakest health systems, has surged from a few hundred in mid-August to more than 27,000 cases and 646 deaths as of Monday.

The country of 53 million people has locked down its biggest city, Yangon, and imposed a broad stay-at-home order across the whole city to stop the virus from spreading.

https://80naija.com/not-scared-of-the-virus-myanmar-taxi-drivers-pilgrimage-to-a-sacred-pagoda/
20  Forum / Health / COVID19: Delhi stops displaying notices at homes of COVID-19 patients because of stigma on: 12-10-2020 10:42 AM
Delhi authorities have stopped putting notices outside the homes of people infected with coronavirus because this has amplified the social stigma associated with the disease and in turn caused others to hide their illness, officials said on Monday.
 
Early on during the outbreak in the Indian capital, officials would paste a poster on the homes of people in quarantine after they had tested positive for the virus to make sure everyone in the neighbourhood was careful. It also deterred people from violating the quarantine.

But more than six months into the pandemic people were fully aware of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, and there was less need to publicise the cases, city officials said. Instead it was important to instil confidence in people to come forward and test themselves.

“There is a stigma with the coronavirus disease and posters outside the house amplify that. By doing away with this, we are aiming at increased testing. We want more people to get themselves tested without thinking of stigmas,” said Delhi environment minister Kailash Gehlot.

India’s total coronavirus cases stood at 7.12 million on Monday, health ministry data showed, behind only the United States which is approaching the 8 million mark.

The country recorded 66,732 new infections in the last 24 hours, a decline from last month’s highs, but still the world’s highest daily rise.

Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 816 to 109,150, the health ministry said.

Delhi makes up a little over 4% of India’s total caseload, the second highest after the western city of Pune, and ahead of Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Some residents in Delhi said that such was the fear over the disease that people tried to distance themselves from patients even after they had recovered.

“Discrimination is widespread, putting posters adds to the problem,” said Dr Jugal Kishore who heads the community medicines department at Delhi’s Safdarjang hospital.

Other states such as Uttar Pradesh, the most populous, have also stopped publicising cases in the neighbourhood. But the practice remains prevalent in Mumbai, residents said.
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