Chinese Doctors confirmed African skin Resists coronavirus

Africans have skin layers that is immune to the deadly coronavirus infection, Chinese doctors have suggested.

The doctors made their opinion known after discharging Obrian Zidanda – the 21-year-old Cameroonian student interned since January 28, 2020, at hospital in Zhengzhou (China) following a coronavirus infection.

The doctor discharged the black skin Cameroonian student after confirming that he “is now in good health.” The Chinese embassy in Cameroon announced on its Twitter account that the student was discharge after being admitted for 17 days for the deadly infection.

According to reports on http://www.NewZim.

com, the doctors seeking for a cure to treat the deadly disease were amazed to see mike is still alive and fit after contracting the virus which has claimed 1,112 lives since it broke out couple of weeks ago.In the report the Chinese doctors confirmed that mike stayed alive because of his blood genetic composition which is main found in the genetic composition of Sub-Sahara Africans.

The Chinese doctors also suggest that mike stayed alive because he has black skin. The antibodies of a black are three times stronger, powerful and resistance compare to the white.

According to the post, Stella Nyasi , a proud African said black man is indestructible.

“Caucasians is always at wall with our black skin because they know that our melanin is our defense against all that they throw at us. This prove yet against that the black man is indestructible,” said Stella Nyasi, a proud African.

WHAT IS A CORONAVIRUS?

A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses aren’t dangerous.

But In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified a new type, 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which can be fatal. The organization named the disease it causes COVID-19.

The outbreak quickly moved from China around the world. It spreads the same way other coronaviruses : through person-to-person contact.

Symptoms can show up anywhere from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Early on, they’re a lot like the common cold. You might notice.

Chukwueze:The N98m Ferrari is not mine,I dont even know how to Drive

Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Samuel Chimerenka Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has come out to deny ownership of a Ferrari car he was recently spotted posing with some months ago.

In September, the Umuahia-born football star had taken to his Instagram page to share photos of him sitting beside the car – which is said to be worth a whopping N98,000,000.

The pictures had gone viral on social media and was greeted with a mixed bag of accolades and backlashes, with many startled as to why the exciting young talent will spend that huge sum on a car.

In his reaction to the development, Chukwueze told TheCable that the car does not belong to him.

According to him, the vehicle was meant to convey him to training and wherever he wishes to go since he does not know how to drive.

“It was not Samuel that bought the car. That was all. It is not my car,” Chukwueze told TheCable.

“The car was suppose to be taking me to training or anywhere I want to go to because I don’t know how to drive.

“That day, I just posed and took couple of shots with the car.

“That was all. It is not my car.”

Chukwueze also said that his first La Liga goal for Villarreal earned him his call-up to the national team.

According to him, it was double blessing for him to have scored on his debut and as well get invited to the Eagles the same day.

The gifted footballer scored his first La Liga senior goal in Villarreal’s 2-2 away draw against Rayo Vallecano on November 12, 2018.

He would get his maiden call-up from Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, for Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa on November 20, 2018.

“The day I scored my first La Liga goal was the day I came to Super Eagles,” the 20-year-old winger said.

“I got invited to the Eagles that day and it was a double blessing for me.

“The game against Barcelona was not my biggest but the day I scored my first La Liga goal.
“And it was an away goal and I was very happy.”

The former Diamond academy product was 19 years five months and 20 days old when he became the fourth youngest scorer in La Liga in the 2018/19 season.

Vinicius Junior of Real Madrid, Borja Garces of Athletics Madrid and Cucho of Huesca are the other three young players who scored on their La Liga debuts.

Samuel Chukwueze was part of the Nigerian squad that won bronze at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

He scored his first senior goal in Nigeria’s 2–1 win over South Africa in the quarter finals of the African showpiece in the summer.

China Approves group Visa for Nigerians

•Chinese President Xi Jinping
•Chinese President Xi Jinping

 

The Chinese Government has launched a group visa programme for Nigerians who wish to travel as a team for business or tourism.

The scheme, which will kick off on August 1, will enable Nigerians numbering at least five persons in a group, to apply for and obtain a group visa.

But the travellers can only apply for the visa through an international travel agency, Bravo International Tour Service of Beijing, which was granted the exclusive rights to process the group visa.

Bravo International Tour Service’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Daniel Yang, stated this in Lagos at the weekend while signing a deal with its Nigerian partner, 1860 Travels.

Yang said the deal with 1860 Travels would increase cultural communications between China and Nigeria through a new product or brand called ‘Tours2China’.

“We are now the only Chinese company that can process the group visa, not the business visa, the group visa. We can bring Nigerians to China through the group visa. In other words, people seeking a Chinese group visa have to apply through us.

“The group visa requires a minimum of five persons. Four persons cannot obtain a group visa, they must be at least five persons,” he added.

Yang explained that the partnership with 1860 Travels will produce three travel itineraries, packages to different Chinese cities to tour, trade, shop “at cheaper rates.”

Bravo International Tour Service Director, David Yang, urged travellers not to abuse of the opportunity by eloping in China, otherwise the Chinese government could shut down the programme.

1860 Travels Ltd Managing Director, Mr. Olusina Daodu, assured that measures are in place to make the product succeed and avoid its abuse.

Daodu said: “Before now, what we were used to in this market was business travel but the times are changing with the introduction of this product into the Nigerian market.

“Nigerians will now be able to travel with group tourist visa. If you want to go on leisure, it affords you the opportunity and if you also want to do a little bit of business, it also affords you the opportunity.

“That is why the itineraries put together are structured in a way that it allows you do your business and also have some leisure time while you are there.” (The Nation)

PHOTOS-Chinese woman married to a Nigerian open up on her marriage and challenges

Mrs Annie Odediran is Chinese  but grew up in Malaysia as a Buddhist. She converted to Christianity as a student in Australia, which was also where she met her Nigerian would-be husband for the first time in 1982. After he returned to Nigeria, they continued their relationship long distance via letters and phone calls. After opposition from both sides of the family mainly from her family, the couple got married in 1988.Over 25 years later, Mrs Odediran, an optometrist, is still married to her Nigerian husband – a now retired United Nations Children’s Fund United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff member. She speaks with Nigerian Tribune on her background, marriage, the challenges of her marriage and how she has made a success of it.

Can you let us into your background?

I’m a . I’m from a non-Christian home but there was a small population of Christians there. Most were Buddhists, so there were many temples where idols were worshipped. Buddhism is an ancient religion while Christianity was regarded as Western religion. I lost my mother as a teenager, my father therefore took another wife. My father is a businessman and also runs a big farm, so we were quite comfortable. He spent his money mainly on educating us.

How did you meet your spouse?

I became a Christian when I went to Australia in 1981 for my A’Level studies. In 1982, I was in Brisbane, where I studied Optometry while he studied Public Health Engineering. We both belonged to Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) and he was the president. The fellowship held its convention at the time we were rounding off our courses. We were in the dining room and I wasn’t feeling fine, I therefore asked him for a pain reliever which he gave me. That was the first time we held a close gaze. I felt a strange feeling within me and his thought didn’t leave me. It was same with him. He later told me his mind but what got him confused was the fact that he was coming back to Nigeria a week after. Since I have learnt to hear from God, I prayed and He gave me Psalm 112 as a confirmation and then I knew there was no going back. My profession was then in great demand in Brisbane. I therefore got employed immediately after graduating. We thus got in touch through mails and phone calls.

Didn’t you entertain any fear marrying someone outside your country and continent?

God gave me a word in Psalms 45 and I held on to this. It was a lot of stress because I didn’t have the support of my family. My maternal grandmother on her part was concerned about the distance. The Bible was what gave me comfort.

How did your family receive the news?

I wrote my dad and asked, ‘Is it okay or alright if I marry a non-Chinese and non- white?’ I intentionally didn’t say African or Nigerian. He replied ‘Please consider very well.’ He later sent my aunties to me in Brisbane to discourage me. My father was very authoritative. He later came, asked me to resign and come back to our town, Penang in Malaysia. Back home, my family members and relatives kept on trying to persuade me to let go of the relationship. They made jest of African black skin and said their lips were thick and they were hungry. They referred to my white skin as milk and my husband as coffee. They also taunted me that no children of mine would look like me.

What effect did this have on your relationship?

We were still getting in touch and my dad knew this. I sometimes spoke with him on the phone. My dad never stopped or scolded me. My father didn’t actually understand English Language and so didn’t understand what I was saying. I came to Nigeria in 1987 to pay him a visit. I told everyone else except my dad and stepmother. My husband was then staying at 1004 in Lagos. It was during this visit that he has got a job with the United Nations Children’s Fund United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), after working for some few years with the Lagos State government. We decided to get married, and so we prayed about it and God gave us middle of January, precisely January 16 the following year, as our wedding date.

What was your husband’s family reaction to his choice of you?

His father asked him if there was no other person in Nigeria he could marry. I met some of his siblings and we were cautious in the way we related.

How did the wedding go?

We had it in our home church in Penang. None of my family members attended. My father bribed my two sisters in New Zealand with money so as not to attend. Only my aunty and her four children attended and she came back the next day to the hotel where we stayed weeping that she was scolded by other family members.

How long did it take your dad in particular to come to terms with your choice of husband?

I was writing him to give him update about us though he never replied. Even while in Australia, he never replied my letters aside the one I wrote on the choice of my husband. I actually never experienced the love of a father. Two years after our wedding, I travelled home and stayed in my uncle’s hotel. I had our first child with me. My dad also came in to see my uncle. On sighting me, he avoided me. Again, while on a visit to my sister in Singapore, I tried to speak with him on phone but he hung up. In December 1993 which was our daughter’s fifth birthday, the ice was finally broken. He held a reception for us and invited relatives.

How did your spouse and father relate?

They shook hands but couldn’t communicate because as I said, my father didn’t understand English Language, but I remember that my husband helped iron my father’s shirts.

What were the things you found strange on getting to Nigeria?

We were then living in Ketu in Lagos and the way people run after molue, sell by the roadside, irregular power supply and having to carry buckets to fetch water due to lack of water supply, the sandy paths and untarred roads were somehow strange to me. But then, with the kind of upbringing I had, I could adapt to any situation. Another is the family member issue. Being the first child, he had to bear the responsibility of training his siblings and attend to some other needs or demands of his family.

Where is your spouse from?

Odeyinka in Osun State. His mother is from Apomu also in Osun State.

Have you ever been to these places?

Yes. We pay them visits and even take the children along. We also go to Gbongan, Ipetumodu and Ikire.

How easy was it learning Yoruba language?

I picked quite a bit like greetings especially. My husband taught me how to greet. I did my shopping at Mile 2 market.

How did you interact with the traders?

They call me their husband (oko mi). Some would help bring the stuffs to me so that I could make my choice. I remember a female trader got so excited during one of my shoppings that she carried me and swung me around.

What things did you find interesting?

Partying and blocking of roads. Nigerians do a lot of dancing. In Malaysia you don’t block the roads unless when rituals are being carried out during a burial ceremony.

What were the things you learnt to do?

I learnt to prepare amala, eba, egusi and okro soups, among others.

What about backing of babies?

I didn’t do that because I’m not tall. Our help did that.

What is your favourite Nigerian dish?

Moin moin and pap for breakfast and pounded yam with egusi soup for the other meals.

Can you pound yam?

I did it once but it was actually a little quantity. My husband later bought the pounding machine.

How will you describe a Nigerian man?

I won’t say a Nigerian man but a Christian man. Even though born again, some men have not removed their Nigerian mentality of dealing with women. You shouldn’t treat your wife as a slave. It amazes me when a man or his wife says ’my children’ or ‘my car’ and the like. In marriage, you no longer say ‘yours’ or ‘mine’ but ‘ours’. A man who has the understanding of what marriage entails runs his home in line with the Bible culture and I thank God that through the different Christian trainings we have had, my husband understands this. He protects me in many ways. For example, If we are going to give his parents money, I sometimes sign the cheque.

What thrills you about your spouse?

He’s very caring and he displays this nature not only to his family members, but whoever comes his way.

What other things did you discover about him?

He can also be angry and when he is, he looks stern and wears that cold face.

Where do both of you differ?

He loves visiting but my life is a close-circuit one.

Do you consider your husband romantic?

We are very free with each other; free to express ourselves and make each other to laugh. We are friends to each other.

What has made your marriage work till date?

Openness, commitment, trust, humility, joint decision—even if you don’t agree on an issue, you should exercise patience. But some husbands will say, ‘how can I listen to my wife?’ We pray together on issues and hear from God what steps to take.

Yours was a long distance relationship. Will you encourage your children to do same?

It wasn’t that easy, but then our case is different. We knew each other physically before he came back to Nigeria. But I object to internet friendship because it can be deceitful.

To what extent are your children exposed to the Nigerian lifestyle?

They know how to greet in Yoruba language. When they were young, they sometimes attended occasions in Yoruba traditional outfits.

Do you also attend socials in the traditional wears?

I don’t like iro and buba because you have to tie the wrapper round you. I like it free like the Kaftan or boubou.

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