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COVID-19: US Govt Set To Evacuate Citizens In Nigeria

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The US government has revealed plans to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria made this known on Friday evening through a notice titled ‘Health Alert: US Mission in Nigeria.’

In the notice, the American citizens in Nigeria were advised to be in Abuja and Lagos “as soon as possible” to join arranged flights back to the US. They also advised nationals who are not in Abuja and Lagos to work with local airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.

It stated: “At present, there are no scheduled flights to the United States. However, we are actively exploring options and attempting to secure flights despite global airport closures and travel restrictions.

“We will email US citizens immediately once we have flight details, routes, and costs.

“US citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to travel to Abuja or Lagos as soon as possible.

“The Embassy and Consulate are unable to assist with lodging, food, or transportation costs, and some hotels have closed or are closing.

“To disseminate important information and alerts for US Citizens including possible evacuation flights, the State Department uses the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program as its primary messaging system. US Citizens in Nigeria who want to be informed about emergency flights and receive other alerts should enroll in STEP immediately.”

US currently has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 86,000 positive tests.

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“Trump Is A Fool And Racist” — Lady Gaga Says As She Calls For Change Following George Floyd’s Murder

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Popular singer and Grammy Award winner, Lady Gaga, has called for change following the murder of George FLoyd as she called President Trump a fool and racist.

Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”.

Floyd’s death has sparked mass protests across the US, with governors in several states calling in National Guard troops in an attempt to maintain order.

Reacting to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed thereafter, Lady Gaga in a lengthy statement hit out at the President for what she described as ‘fueling racist activity’.

She wrote;

‘I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I’m afraid to say anything that will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that’s justified.’

‘I do not wish to contribute to more violence, I wish to contribute to a solution. I am as outraged by the death of George Floyd as I have been by the deaths of exponentially too many black lives over hundreds of years that have been taken from us in this country as a result of systematic racism and the corrupt syst.pems that support it

‘The voices of the black community have been silenced for too long and that silence has proven deadly time and time again. And no matter what they do to protest, they are still met with no compassion by the leaders that are meant to protect them.

Everyday people in America are racist, that’s a fact. ‘Right now is a critical time for the black community to be supported by all other communities so we can put a stop to something that is intrinsically wrong by the grace of God or whatever creator you do or do not believe in.’

‘We have known for a long time that President Trump has failed. He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken.

‘We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office. He is fuelling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening.

It’s time for a change. I urge people to speak gently to each other, speak with passion, inspiration, and impress the importance of this issue until the systems that keep us sick die, instead of people we love.’

‘We MUST show our love for the black community. As a white, privileged woman, I take an oath to stand by that. ‘We haven’t, as a privileged community, done enough to fight racism and stand up for those people who are being killed by it. ‘This isn’t justice. This is an epic tragedy that defines our country and has for a long time. I am sad. I am angry.

And I will use the words that I can find to communicate what needs to change in as an effective and non-violent way as possible for me.’

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Black-Americans Are Killed In US Because They Refused To Remain Slaves To Whites — Ex-Police Officer [VIDEO]

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In response to the death of George Floyd, a Black-American who reportedly died in the hands of a White police officer who knelt on his neck for about seven minutes, an ex-police officer by name Dan Stevenson took to his Instagram to explain the reason why African-Americans are killed in the United States.

According to him, Whites brought in the Blacks into America as slaves and still expected them to be slaves but the black race fought back and became independent, grew in numbers and became even powerful.

He went further to explain that they also introduced prisons and cells in their bid to continue to stifle the Blackman, but they still couldn’t stop them.

Since they failed in all their bids encapsulated in the scope of legality to keep the black folks in check, they now decided to kill the Blacks at every opportunity they get.

According to Dan Stevenson, the part of the American constitution which said that all Americans are created equal was written without having the Black-American in mind and that unless that constitution is amended the bloodshed in America will continue.

Just like Israelites in the Bible who were held captive by the Egyptians, Dan said Black Americans are God’s people and should be allowed and set free by the whites in America.

See the video below;

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$500,000 Bail Set For George Floyd’s Killer Police Officer, Derek Chauvin

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A $500,000 bail has reportedly been set for Derek Michael Chauvin, the white police officer who killed George Floyd, a Black man who was unarmed when he was arrested.

Chauvin was charged on Friday, May 29, 2020 with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 note to buy cigarette in Minneapolis.

After his arrest, Chauvin was seen in videos that have since gone viral, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for about seven minutes, leading to his death.

“I can’t breathe, man,” Floyd can be heard saying in the new video. “Please, let me stand. Please, man,” Floyd, 46 was heard saying in the video.

However, Minneapolis police said Floyd “physically resisted” the officers.

Autopsy

Surprisingly, a preliminary autopsy revealed that the combined effects of Floyd being restrained, potential intoxicants in his system and underlying health issues, including heart disease, contributed to his death, pointing to a natural cause of death.

The autopsy report says there was no physical findings to support strangulation as the cause of death.

However, Floyd’s family, according to their lawyer, Benjamin Crump, is upset that Chauvin wasn’t charged with a more serious offense.

“We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested,” the family noted in a statement.

If convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Chauvin faces 25 years in prison on the first charge and up to 10 years on the second, reports say.

Mass Arrests, Protests

There have been mass protests across at least 30 cities in the United States over the death.

Over 100 people were reportedly arrested in Chicago on Friday night in relation to the protests, with 200 others including a CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez arrested in New York.

There have been reports of casualties including a 19-year teen believed to have been killed.

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