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U.K based gospel artiste, “Sophy-Yah”, drops single against domestic violence

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U.K based gospel artiste, Sophia Godwin, popularly known as “Sophy-Yah,” says her new single, “Stop the Hurt”, due for launch next Monday, focuses on fight against domestic violence.


The multiple award winner, actress and television presenter, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

She said that domestic violence or any form of abuse, be it physical, psychological or emotional, could be really damaging.

According to her, the single will be released in support of Women’s Aid UK, a UK based charity that looks after abused women.

“My new single, “Stop the Hurt,” is a song that talks extensively about domestic violence and its effects.

“Domestic violence is not right in any shape, be it on a woman or a man, it is violence; what we need is a mental revolution.

“Also, the song is being released in support of Women’s Aid, a UK based charity that looks after abused women, proceeds from the sales of the single will be donated to them as they are doing a fantastic job.

“The track, when released, will be on my website www.sophyyahmusic.com.

“Am hoping and trusting that the song will impact many that will listen to it and remedy this ill in the society,” she said.

Sophy-Yah said she became a born-again Christian at age 13 and immediately became passionate about the things of God.

NAN reports that Sophy-Yah is at present the Music Ambassador for London-based International Women of Power (IWOP), a youth influencer for “The Truth about Drug”.

She is also Brand Influencer for U.S brands like Hairfinity, Poppy Apparel and Shero Science; Mumzz Backpack in Singapore; Femme Luxe, Pro teeth whitening company in the U.K and Hong Kong’s Organic Asap, among others.

The gospel songress had featured at Christian concerts, seminars, award ceremonies, both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Most noticeably, she was a member of the choir that recorded the BBC theme song titled, “first step” at the legendary Abbey Road Studio, U.K, for the 2012 Olympics.

She had also shared platforms with great gospel musicians like Chevelle Franklin, Noel Robinson, Bob Fit, Original King Arthur, Nicole C. Mullen, Damita Haddon, Sonnie Badu, Kym Mazelle, Lurine Cato, Tim Godfrey, among other UK, African and American gospel artistes.

Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
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8 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident 

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Eight persons were on Saturday night burnt to death in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.


Mr Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Sunday.

Umar explained that the accident, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. near Saapade bridge, was caused by tyre burst.

This, he said, resulted in the bus summersaulting and bursting into flames.

The sector commander added that 11 people were involved in the accident made up of three male adults,  one female adult,  one child and six unidentified persons.

“The suspected cause of the lone accident involving the Mazda bus marked AAA 249 VX  was  tyre burst which led to loss of control before crash and bursting into flames immediately,” he said.

He said that FRSC operatives contacted the Sagamu Fire Service immediately for a joint rescue  operation.

Umar said that three injured victims were taken to Idera Hospital, Sagamu, for medical attention while the Health Department of Remo North Local Government Area was contacted on the burnt victims.

He  advised motorists to drive cautiously, obey traffic rules and regulations and ensure that their tyres were in good condition.

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Edited By: Mufutau Ojo)
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Newborn safely delivered under Ajah bridge

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The Lagos State Emergency Managment Agency (LASEMA) has said that its ambulance team at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male baby.


Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu,

LASEMA, told Newsmen on Saturday that the baby was delivered at about 4:30 p.m under the Ajah Bridge.

”The lady, who has no home nor family in Lagos, is from Cross River State.

”Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

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NCDC records 189 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,145

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 189 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 57,145.


The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday.

“As at Sept. 19, 2020, 189 new confirmed cases and one death was recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 57,145 cases have been confirmed, 48,431 cases have been discharged and 1,095 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The agency stated that the 189 new infections were reported from 15 states of the federation.

The NCDC said that the figures also showed that Lagos, Plateau and the FCT accounted for 131 out of the 189 new cases.

“Lagos (70), Plateau (37), FCT (24), Kaduna (19), Rivers (12), Oyo (5), Ogun (4), Ebonyi (3), Katsina (3), Ondo (3), Osun (3), Imo (2), Yobe (2), Ekiti (1), Nasarawa (1),” it said.

The agency said that cloth masks provide protection when properly worn and cared for.

“Wear mask covering your nose and mouth, handle mask with clean hands and wash cloth face masks after each use.

“MaskOnNaija with other preventive measures. Learn how to make your own face mask: covid19.ncdc.gov.ng/media/files/DI… ,” it advised.

The NCDC advised older persons, especially those who were living with health conditions such as Diabetes, Cancer and Hypertension, not to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“TakeResponsibility and adhere to all non pharmaceutical preventive measures of COVID-19 if you must travel,“ it said.

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NIDO-Ghana plans webinar to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.


Mr Elija Iposu, Public Relations Officer of NIDO-Ghana, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

Iposu said the event would be organised by NIDO-Ghana in collaboration with a Ghana-based private firm, Diplomats Extra and Milestone Communications.

According to him, the webinar, which will hold on Oct. 2, is a virtual ceremony with Zoom ID: 742450910 and the title: ’60 years of Ghana-Nigeria diplomacy’.

Prof. Bola Akinterinwa, former Director-General Institute of International Affairs, and Amb. Bulus Lolo, former Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria are among high-ranking personalities expected to participate in the event.

Some other expected guests are Mr Oluwaseyi Adeyemi, Publisher, Inside Watch Africa Magazine, Mr Emmanuel Bombande, UN Senior Mediation Advisor, Prof. Baflour Agyeman-Duah, former UN Special Governance Advisor and Affail Monney, President Ghana Journalists Association.

NAN reports that  President Muhammadu Buhari on Sept. 16, unveiled the logo and theme for the 60th independence anniversary celebration.

He said that the celebration would be observed for a whole year, to end on Sept. 30, 2021 and would be muted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Source: NAN

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