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Monday, 6 July 2020

59 Nigerians evacuated from Qatar due to Coronavirus pandemic, arrive Abuja



[LIB] - 59 Nigerians who were stranded in Qatar due to the Coronavirus pandemic, have returned home. 

Terribly Despicable!!! 70-year-old man rapes eight-year-old girl in Niger state; gives her N80 as 'compensation'



Nigeria - A 70-year-old man has reportedly been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State.

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike


The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Benue State University Deputy VC, Godwin Achinge dies of COVID-19



Nigeria - The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the Benue State University (BSU) and Vice Chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, is dead.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Total confirmed cases closes in on 30000 as NCDC records 11 new #COVID19 deaths in Nigeria, 203 new recoveries and 544 new cases. See full breakdown


544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 203 new recoveries and 11 new deaths.

Lagos-199
Ebonyi-65
Oyo-47
Ondo-46
Ogun-31
Edo-30
FCT-28
Katsina-25



Prove I have any link with Hushpuppi- ex-House of Reps speaker, Yakubu Dogara replies APC


Nigeria - Yakubu Dogara, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has challenged the All Progressives Congress APC to prove he has any links with suspected international fraudster, Hushpuppi.

Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’ - Report


Nigeria - The Cable reports that the Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state.

Popular American rapper, Kanye West, declares for US Presidency



Famous American rapper and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, Kanye West, has announced his bid to contest for the American presidency.

Tiger mauls female zookeeper, 55, to death in front of horrified visitors


A female Siberian tiger has mauled a female zookeeper to death at Zurich Zoo in front of horrified visitors.

WHO releases list of countries with highest coronavirus deaths in Africa



The World Health Organization, WHO, regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has revealed countries with the highest COVID-19 death cases.

Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient



Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into isolation for two weeks after someone close to him tested positive for COVID-19.

See PHOTOS as police prevent Oyo Deputy Gov, Commissioners from attending Ajimobi’s 8th day Fidau; Ajimobi's family reacts



Nigeria - A delegation from the Oyo State government were prevented from entering the Oluyole residence of late former Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi, venue of the 8th day Fidau prayer for the deceased.

Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in virus cases


Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday.

BIOGRAPHY OF OUR GOSPEL MUSIC DIVA MICAH STAMPLEY WHOSE PERFORMANCES SHALL BE STREAMED ATOP AND DOWN THE SITE ALL DAY


Micah Stampley is an American gospel singer-songwriter, actor, an international recording artist and well-renowned worship leader.

Total confirmed cases climbs above 28000 as NCDC records 603 new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria, 393 new recoveries and 6 new deaths. See breakdown...


603 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 393 new recoveries and 6 new deaths.

NEW CASES BY STATE

Lagos-135
Edo-87
FCT-73
Rivers-67
Delta-62
Ogun-47
Kaduna-20



Saturday, 4 July 2020

Catalonia places 200,000 people under coronavirus lockdown



Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region on Saturday locked down an area with around 200,000 residents near the town of Lerida following a surge in cases of the new coronavirus.

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000


The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours.

Appeal court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor



Nigeria - The Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello.

Benue governor’s wife and son test positive for COVID-19



Nigeria - The wife and son of Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. 

Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi and some of his aides test positive for COVID-19



Nigeria - Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The Governor confirmed this in a statement personally signed by him on Saturday, July 4.

Ondo Deputy Gov. declares to Gov: You have 21 days to hand over to me.



Nigeria - Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has said that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has 21 days to hand over power to him or the constitution would be invoked.

Bukola Saraki distances himself from Hushpuppi following APC's call for an investigation into his alleged link with the suspected fraudster



Nigeria - Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has distanced himself from Hushpuppi after the ruling All Progressives Congress APC called for an investigation into his alleged links with the suspected fraudster who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States. 

US Federal prosecutors officially charge Hushpuppi for fraud. Faces 20 years in US prison



Nigeria - Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” now faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in a US federal prison after being extradited from Dubai to the United States. 

Infected Ghanaian minister resigns after breaching COVID-19 protocol



Ghana's deputy minister for trade and industry, Carlos Ahenkorah has resigned after breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Barcelona icon, Xavi 'agrees £5.4m-a-year deal' to replace Quique Setien as new manager of the club



Barcelona icon, Xavi has reportedly agreed to replace Quique Setien as the new manager of the Spanish giants. 

Hushpuppi planned to swindle English premiership club of $124m



Nigeria - But for his arrest in Dubai on June 10, 2020, suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a. Hushpuppi would by now have gone far in  his plan to swindle an English premiership club of £100 million (approximately $124 million), according to US prosecutors.

Nigeria records 12 new deaths as NCDC announces 454 new #COVID19 cases, 268 new recoveries. See full breakdown...


454 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 268 new recoveries and 12 new deaths.

Lagos-87
Edo-63
FCT-60
Ondo-41
Benue-32
Abia-31
Ogun-29



Friday, 3 July 2020

Apprehension as Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million


Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

Ondo State Deputy Governor granted waiver by PDP to contest Guber primary



Nigeria - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state deputy governor, to contest the party’s governorship primary election.

And Cross River records more COVID-19 cases, state govt yet to admit


Nigeria - The chief medical director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Ikpeme Ikpeme, says five patients tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital.

Benue University VC tests positive for #COVID19



Nigeria - Benue State University's Vice Chancellor, Professor Msugh Hembe has tested positive for Coronavirus. 

French President, Emmanuel Macron appoints Jean Castex as new prime minister after Edouard Philippe resignation



French President, Emmanuel Macron has appointed Jean Castex, as the country's new prime minister after Edouard Philippe's resignation.

See PHOTOS as Ondo State Health commissioner is laid to rest following death after #COVID19 complications



Nigeria - Safety protocols were ignored as a large crowd of sympathizers gathered at Ilara-Mokin to witness the burial of late Ondo Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro.

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French prime minister Edouard Philippe and his government resign



Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe, 49, and his government have submitted their resignations.

Nigerian troops hit terrorists’ meeting venue, kill several fighters in Borno


The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has scored a precise hit on Boko Haram terrorists’ meeting venue and neutralised several terrorists at Mainyakare on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

Bank security guard, two others held for ATM fraud in Benue State



Nigeria - Bank guard and two others have been arrested for allegedly defrauding bank customers through Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in Benue State.

US approves new sanctions bill to punish China over new Hong Kong security law



The United States Senate has approved a final version of legislation that would punish China for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong, a move by China that aims to destroy democratic freedoms and government accountability in Hong Kong.

Wife of Ondo Governor, Betty Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19



Nigeria - Mrs Betty Akeredolu, wife of Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Plant used to make Madagascar COVID-19 drink exists in Nigeria, says health minister


The Nigerian Government Thursday said preliminary results of the analysis of the Madagascar COVID-19 herbal drink by the National Institute
for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRID) showed that it is the same as the plant Artemisia annua, with proven efficacy in malaria treatment.

Total confirmed cases climb above 27000 as NCDC records 626 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, record 649 new recoveries and 13 new deaths. See full breakdown...


626 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, record 649 new recoveries and 13 new deaths.

Lagos-193
FCT-85
Oyo-41
Edo-38
Kwara-34
Abia-31
Ogun-29
Ondo-28
Rivers-26
Osun-21




Thursday, 2 July 2020

Cross River Government insists on zero COVID-19 infection



Nigeria - The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state.

Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over NYT copyright complaint



Twitter Inc on Thursday took down an image tweeted by the U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times.

Joe Biden's campaign raised $10M more than Trump's campaign in the month of June; See figures



US President, Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have both revealed the eye-popping fundraising records both campaigns received last month, with Biden’s campaign getting $10m more money than Trump's .

COVID-19 strain in Beijing outbreak may have come from Southeast Asia - Harvard study


A strain of COVID-19 that has infected more than 300 people in Beijing since early June could have originated in South or Southeast Asia, according to a study by Harvard University researchers.

Pastor 52, arrested for defiling 12-year-old girl in Ogun



Nigeria - The police in Ogun State have arrested a 54-year-old man, Niyi Omowodun, for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).

#COVID19Nigeria: Some pupils are already hawking, education minister laments



Minister of State for Education Emeka Nwajiuba who spoke ahead of the planned reopening of schools, has disclosed that some parents are already engaging their children in street trading following the closure of schools over the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Significant rise in new cases as NCDC records 13 new casualties, 406 recoveries, 790 new cases and a total of 26484 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. See breakdown...


790 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 406 new recoveries and 13 new deaths.

Delta-166
Lagos-120
Enugu-66
FCT-65
Edo-60
Ogun-43
Kano-41
Kaduna-39
Ondo-33
Rivers-32
Bayelsa-29
Katsina-21
Imo-20


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Oh dear!!! Groom dies after infecting over 100 wedding guests with Coronavirus



A wedding in India turned out to be a Coronavirus hotspot, killing the groom
who had a high fever, and infecting more than 100 guests as his family didn't heed his request to post-pone the wedding ceremony.

Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote


Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, partial results of a nationwide vote showed on Wednesday.

Plateau State commissioner, Abe Aku tests positive for coronavirus



Nigeria - The Plateau State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Abe Aku, has rested positive for coronavirus.