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April 10, 2020 We Lost N700 billion Naira COVID-19 Relief Funds Due To Fire Outbreak – Finance Minister

We Lost N700 billion Naira COVID-19 Relief Funds Due To Fire Outbreak – Finance Minister

The Nigerian finance minister Mrs Zainab Ahmed has announced to the nation that the government lost 700billion naira Covid-19 Relief Funds.

 

The information was announced during her press interview today on Thursday 9th April 2020, were she announced that the files and documents of the Covid-19 Relief fund donated by individuals and companies to support the nation fight coronavirus was all burnt down.

According to the finance minister She said:
We’re sorry about the incident occurred on Wednesday been 8th of April 2020, the government lost 700billion naira Covid-19 Relief Funds Due to the Fire outbreak, its caused a lot of damages in the office and we’re yet to investigate on what was the cause of the fire outbreak, I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Nigerians most especially to the SouthEast and Southwest, government together we will help fight this virus.Mrs Zainab Ahmed saidWhile speaking further she also claimed that the fund was to Disbursed to the SouthEast and Southwest government to aid tackle the spread of Coronavirus in the states and also for the benefit of the country.

She also urged the Abuja Commissioner of Police to trace and identify the cause of the fire outbreak in the office.

 

 

 

April 9, 2020 (VIDEO) Man charged with raping 5-year-old girl at U.S. embassy in Delhi

(VIDEO) Man charged with raping 5-year-old girl at U.S. embassy in Delhi

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 5-year-old girl in the grounds of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, according to police.
The girl was playing outside the embassy’s staff quarters on Saturday before she “was lured and raped by a neighbour,” Eish Singhal, deputy commissioner of Delhi police, told CNN.
The girl, who is the daughter of a housekeeper employed by the embassy, later identified the 25-year-old male suspect, who has been arrested and charged with rape, police said.

 

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“She was able to identify him point blank and there is no doubt over this,” Singhal said, adding that the suspect remains in custody.
The incident has appalled embassy staff. In a statement to CNN, a U.S. embassy spokesperson said “we were deeply disturbed by the alleged misconduct.”
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“We promptly took action when we were informed of the allegation, and brought this matter to the attention of the police. Of course, we are cooperating fully with them,” the spokesperson said.
An investigation has been launched, and a court date has yet to be set.
In the wake of a brutal 2020 Delhi gang rape — which brought worldwide condemnation and still haunts the collective memory of women in India’s capital — lawmakers passed a series of amendments to the existing rape laws.
The amended law lengthened prison terms and introduced the death penalty in cases in which the victim is younger than 12 years of age.
In 2019, more than 33,000 cases of alleged rape were reported — roughly 91 cases each day, according to India’s National Crime Records Bureau — but experts say the real number is likely much higher, owing to the shame attached to sexual assault and the social barriers faced by victims.

 

March 30, 2020 Update- German state minister kills himself as coronavirus hits economy

Update- German state minister kills himself as coronavirus hits economy

Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state which includes Frankfurt, found dead near a railway track.

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday.

Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.

“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.

Police and prosecutors said factors, including the questioning of witnesses and their own observations at the scene, led them to conclude that Schaefer killed himself.

Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders such as Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have their headquarters. The European Central Bank is also located in Frankfurt.

 

A visibly shaken Bouffier recalled that Schaefer, who was Hesse’s finance chief for 10 years, had been working “day and night” to help companies and workers deal with the economic impact of the pandemic.

 

“Today we have to assume that he was deeply worried,” said Bouffier, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

 

“It’s precisely during this difficult time that we would have needed someone like him,” he added.

Popular and well-respected, Schaefer had long been touted as a possible successor to Bouffier.

Like Bouffier, Schaefer belonged to Merkel’s centre-right CDU party.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.