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Neoalla Foundation/Foodclique’s COVID-19 Emergency Foodbox Initiative hits 300,000 meals milestone

Neoalla Foundation in partnership with FoodClique Support recently reached a key milestone of delivering 300,000 meals in their Stronger Together Covid-19 Emergency Foodbox Initiative.

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Neoalla Foundation, the brainchild of Loatsad CEO, Seyi Tinubu and his Wife, Layal Tinubu in partnership with Nigeria’s leading Foodbank, FoodClique Support recently reached a key milestone of delivering 300,000meals in their Stronger Together Covid19 Emergency Foodbox Initiative. The initiative has so far delivered over 10,000 foodboxes containing about 30meals per box to the most vulnerable in various areas across Lagos and its environs. Some of the areas touched include Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu, Mushin, Onipanu, Surulere, Lekki, Jakande, Agege, Oworonsoki, Ojo, Alaba, Gbagada, Yaba, Ebute Metta, Lagos Island amongst others.

Speaking on this milestone, Seyi Tinubu, CEO Loatsad PromoMedia and Chairman of Noella Foundation said that the Emergency Foodbox Initiative was necessary to support ongoing government efforts during this pandemic. According to him:

“This joint initiative with Foodclique is part of efforts in line with our adopted SDG Goal of eliminating hunger and we are proud of the work that has got us this far. As we hit a milestone of 300,000 meals distributed during this period, I want to acknowledge that not one person can do it alone… We need to come together to support Government efforts aimed at ameliorating the negative impact of the measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. I wish to also commend Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, the Executive Governor of Lagos for showing leadership during this crisis.

“Noella Foundation and Foodclique are also grateful to all partners who have supported through this food drive in cash or kind including but not limited to Aquafina, Elalan construction, Mikano, BUA Group, Vava Furnitures, YBNL, Dbanj Cream Platform, Shoprite, Eric Kayser Nigeria, Nestle, Maggi, Swan Mosquito Coils amongst others. We appreciate you and will continue to seek your partnership as we reach out to more people.”

World Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua Calls in.

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In his comments, Bolajoko Fadipe, CEO of Foodclique thanked all the volunteers and partners for their effort in ensuring that fewer people go to bed hungry as a result of this crisis.

“We have been able to reach the most vulnerable across the nook and crannies of Lagos and some surrounding states through our extensive network of volunteers and efficient distribution capacity. We also call on well-meaning organizations and individuals to reach out to us in supporting this effort so that even more people can be reached. We intend to continue this Stronger Together initiative for as long as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains. We also want to immensely thank our media and strategy partners, Ten &Square Brand Co. for helping shine a light on this initiative,” he said.

The initiative has received commendation and support from many people including the World Boxing Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua who called via videocall from his base in London to thank foodclique/Noella Foundation volunteers for their work as well as the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu who praised the complimentary efforts of the initiative to the state government’s palliative scheme when he spoke to the volunteers. Each of the Emergency Meal Boxes contains up to 30 meals and includes staples from rice, pasta, salt, sugar, garri and semo to other important food items.

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Some donations of pasta from BUA

The emergency foodbox Initiative is a joint programme by The Noella Foundation and FoodClique and also supported with contributions in cash and kind from individual and corporate partners. For more information and how to support, visit @noella.foundation and @foodcliquesupport on Instagram.


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COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

On the 29th of October 2020, 150 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

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The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 62,521 confirmed cases.

On the 29th of October 2020, 150 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, having carried out a total daily test of 3,008 samples across the country.

To date, 62,521 cases have been confirmed, 58,249 cases have been discharged and 1,141 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. A total of 620,758 tests have been carried out as of October 29th, 2020 compared to 617,750 tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates- 29th October 2020,

  • Total Number of Cases – 62,571
  • Total Number Discharged – 58,249
  • Total Deaths – 1,1141
  • Total Tests Carried out – 620,758

According to the NCDC, the 150 new cases are reported from 9 states- Lagos (89), Rivers (19), Ogun (11), Bayelsa (9), Kaduna (8), Plateau (8), Taraba (3), Osun (2), Delta (1).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 21,106, followed by Abuja (6,028), Plateau (3,630), Oyo (3,433), Rivers (2,809), Edo (2,657), Kaduna (2,641), Ogun (2,027), Delta (1,814), Kano (1,746), Ondo (1,666), Enugu (1,314),  Kwara (1,069), Ebonyi (1,049), Katsina (952), Osun (925), Abia (898), Gombe (883).  Borno (745), and Bauchi (711).

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Imo State has recorded 616 cases, Benue (491), Nasarawa (482), Bayelsa (412),  Ekiti (332), Jigawa (325), Akwa Ibom (295), Anambra (277), Niger (274), Adamawa (257), Sokoto (165), Taraba (146), Kebbi (93), Cross River (87), Yobe (82), Zamfara (79), while Kogi state has recorded 5 cases only.

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Lock Down and Curfew

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

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The movement restriction, which was extended by another two-weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.

On Monday, 29th June 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday 27th July 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of eased lockdown by an additional one week.

On Thursday, 6th August 2020 the federal government through the secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced the extension of the second phase of eased lockdown by another four (4) weeks.

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FG warns Nigerians about on-going N3million COVID-19 grant scam

FG has warned Nigerians to beware of scammers using phishing links to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

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The Federal Government has issued a warning to Nigerians about an ongoing N3million COVID-19 scam in circulation.

This was disclosed by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning via its Twitter handle.

According to the government, the scam targets Nigerians looking to benefit from the Federal Government assistance to businesses affected by COVID-19.

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In the tweet, it warned about some phishing links being shared on social media, requesting for applications for N3 Million FG Grants.

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It tweeted, “The general public should note that these phishing links are generated by Scammers and intended to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

“Government requests for applications are only via official channels & websites.

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“It has come to our attention that a link is being shared via social media requesting for applications for a FG N3 Million grant.

“The general public should note that this is a SCAM. Any requests for applications are only via official channels & websites. Pls beware! #FinMinNigeria.

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Okebunmi Omolaja, has tasked the Federal Government to take its warning further from the social media to other publicity tools in order to spread the information across Nigeria.

He said, “The Ministry can help by carrying the awareness campaigns to States radio stations or federal officers in each States to meet the CDA Leaders of their traditional rulers palaces/govt schools premises.”

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COVID-19: Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown – Buhari

President Buhari has called on Nigerians to do all they can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

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Q1 2020 National Debt report, Buhari finally speaks on NDDC probe, urges NA to act with a sense of urgency,National Human Rights Commission,Presidency bows to pressure, agrees to demand made by EndSARS protesters, Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown-Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said that the Nigerian economy is too fragile to go into another lockdown, as the second wave of coronavirus forces some European countries – Germany and France, to enter another phase of lockdown.

The President disclosed this in a social media statement on Thursday afternoon via his official Twitter handle.

Buhari said Nigeria will work hard to control its local spread, as the country can’t afford a lockdown.

Looking at the trends in other countries, we must do all we can to avert a second wave of COVID-19 in Nigeria. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown,” President Buhari said.

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What you should know

According to a Bloomberg report, the rising cases of COVID-19 in Europe have led to another phase of lockdowns, with the Eurozone’s 2 biggest economies, Germany and France announcing new lockdowns restrictions.

“The measures we’ve taken have turned out to be insufficient to counter a wave that’s affecting all Europe,” said French President Emmanuel Macron

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In August, Nairametrics reported that President  Buhari approved the extension of the second phase of eased lockdown by another 4 weeks.

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in real terms declined by 6.10% (year-on-year) in Q2 2020, ending the 3-year trend of low but positive real growth rates recorded since the 2016/17 recession.

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