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This is fantastic, Donald Trump tells Nigerian artist who drew his portrait on Twitter


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U.S President, Donald Trump, has finally reacted to his portrait drawn by a Nigerian artist and posted on Twitter on Sunday evening.

“I think it is fantastic,” Trump tweeted on Monday evening.

The artist had posted the portrait via his handle @Doks_art urging Twitter users to help him retweet until it gets Trump’s attention.

He tagged the president, his son Donald Trump Jr. and the official handle of the president’s office @POTUS with the caption:

This is my second portrait of President Trump. This time I really want him to see it. All done in ballpoint, took up to 70hours, ’24×21′ inches. Please RT till the president sees this @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @POTUS”

After the tweet had garnered over 20,000 retweets, Trump reacted.

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His reactions seems to confirm that the man’s goal has been achieved.

The president tweeted via his verified handle @realdonaldtrump:

“Not only did I see it @Doks_Art, I think it is fantastic. You are a wonderful artist, never give up your dream!”

In just 55 minutes after Trump’s tweet, it has been retweeted over 8,000 times.

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He didn’t indicate if he was going to buy the artwork or not.

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Masari expresses worries over Katsina’s COVID-19 status



Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, on Tuesday, expressed worries over the 337 total figure of COVID-19 infections, making the state the fourth on the list of the global pandemic in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 215 cases were recorded from Katsina Local Government area, 79 from Daura, and the remaining 43 from other council areas.

Speaking in Katsina, the governor said that the government would continue with the lockdown on Katsina, Batagarawa and Daura council areas from 7 am. on Wednesday, as part of measures to contain the further spread of COVID-19.

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He revealed that the state had recorded 18 deaths out of the total figure, adding that 13 of them were confirmed COVID-19 positive after their death, while five others died in the hospital.

Masari said that 51 patients were discharged from the isolation centers in the state.

He also disclosed that the state government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sahel Medicare Services in Katsina to commence COVID-19 sample testing in the state.

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According to him, the center will test about 204 samples within 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the governor has urged commercial motorists in the state to provide hand sanitizers for the passengers, adding that all their passengers must also use face masks.

Masari said that the government would enforce the use of face masks to prevent the spread of the disease.

“It is time for use of face masks and maintaining cleanliness, as preventive measures against the disease,” he said.

He urged the media to continue to enlighten the public on the safety measures against the disease.

“The war against COVID-19 is everybody’s affair; everyone must be responsible and involved in the war.

“We have to aggressively use sensitization as a tool for fighting the disease,” he said.

The governor, however, said that this could not be done without the support of the media; hence the need for the media to continue to intensify efforts in enlightening the public on safety measures.

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He also restated the ban on inter-local government movement within the state.

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Banditry: Group urges FG to review security response system



The Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen (Attijjaniyya) (JAA), an Islamic organization has urged the Federal Government to review the nation’s security response system to curtail killings, kidnappings and destruction of properties by bandits in Kaduna and Katsina states.

National Secretary of the group, Sayyidi Yahaya, made the call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Yahaya said that the government’s intelligence gathering and response arrangement require a collective impact approach to curtail the deplorable security situation in some parts of the country.

He also called on the government to constantly scrutinize its operatives, particularly, those in charge of security, in order to tackle the potent challenge of internal and external sabotage against the efforts of the government to provide enduring security in the country.

“The JAA notes with deep anxiety, the growing concern of rampant and incessant killings, kidnappings and destruction of the property being perpetuated by bandits in several northern parts of the country, particularly in areas of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, and the Sokoto States.

“A few days ago, the bandits attacked a number of villages in Sokoto East Senatorial District, killing, maiming, raping, robbing, and rustling cattle.

“Similarly, in Katsina State, they attacked Kankara, Batsari, Danmusa, Safana, and some other parts of the State with gusto and ‘devil-may-care’ attitude.

“Likewise, in Niger State there are incessant attacks on some villages and communities in Shiroro and Rafi local government areas on a more or less daily basis, turning the villagers into refugees in some bigger towns,” he said.

Yahaya, therefore, called on the government to appraise the situation and device a more proactive and clearly accountable approach to curtail the menace.

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He explained that the actions could involve the ‘ Collective Impact Approach’ mechanism, utilizing the government, community leaders, and faith-based organizations while also putting in place measures to check-mate possible sabotage of the security efforts internally and externally as may be envisaged.

He said the JAA remained committed to supporting and partnering the government in addressing public challenges and in rendering good governance to the citizens as epitomized by the personality and leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Yahaya, who declared the support of the group to the government in the fight against COVID-19, called for the opening of places of worship with due adherence to all essential preventive measures to enable the observance of critical acts of worship.

He also urged the concerned State Governments to take decent practical measures to integrate the Almajiri Education into the conventional educational system as a right and not a privilege.

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He stressed the need for the Federal Government to extend its support to the states in areas necessary for the facilitation of successful integration of the Almajiri system of education.

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If you have mind come and break my heart, Lady says as shares photos with her uniformed dad and brother



A Nigerian lady has dared men on social media to try and break her heart if they dare.

The Nigerian has stunned social media users with adorable photos of her brother and father she shared via micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The lady who seems to be a serving corps member was pictured with her dad and another young man (presumably her brother), both of whom are law enforcement officers.

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Sharing the photos, she simply captioned thus:

“If you have mind come and break my heart”

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