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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Scare as LASUTH places four nurses on isolation over death of COVID-19 patient

Nigeria - The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) says it has placed four of its nurses on isolation, after their contact with a patient who died of COVID-19.

37-year-old new mum dies of Coronavirus at LASUTH

Nigeria - A 37-year-old woman has died of COVID19 hours after she welcomed her baby at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.



Great News!!! 10 COVID19 patients to be discharged from Osun Isolation center

Nigeria - 10 COVID19 patients are set to be discharged from the Ejigbo Isolation Center after testing negative twice for the virus.


Breaking News: Kano State records first case as 13 confirmed new cases of #CoronaVirusInNigeria adds up to give 318 confirmed cases. See stats per state.


13 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 11 in Lagos, 1 in Delta & 1 in Kano


Scare as Massive Explosion Rocks Edo State Community, houses affected

Nigeria - An explosion suspected to be a bomb early in the morning rocked Dumez street off Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.

Another good news as four more COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Nigeria - Lagos State has discharged four new COVID-19 patients who recovered from the virus.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle @jidesanwoolu on Saturday.

Report says Kano State has recorded a first COVID-19 case

Nigeria - Kano State has recorded its first confirmed COVID-19 case.

The Nation is reporting that a top gov government official confided that the patient is a retired technocrat, who returned from Lagos.

Good news as FCT discharges four more COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - The Federal Capital Territory has discharged four more patients from the Coronavirus isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada after testing negative for the virus.




Gateman tests positive for coronavirus in Kaduna State

Nigeria - Kaduna State Government has confirmed a new case of coronavirus which has no connection to the first five cases, bringing the number of infected persons  to six as at Friday.

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai relocates fully to North East over Boko Haram activities

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tukur Buratai has relocated fully to the North East region to oversee and direct the overall operations in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.



Churches are not places of infection but places of blessing - Pastor Chris says as he supports relaxation of lockdown order for churches to reopen (SEE VIDEO)

Nigeria - Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has reacted to the decision of some state governors to relax the lockdown order in their states for churches to celebrate Easter.


Iran says virus deaths rise 125 to 4,357

Iran on Saturday reported 125 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the overall toll in the Middle East’s worst-hit country to 4,357.

Malaysia reports 184 new cases of #COVID19, death toll rises by three

Malaysian health authorities has reported 184 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday.


Another sad one as Lagos state records another COVID-19 related death

Nigeria - Lagos state has recorded another COVID-19 related death.

New York health workers hold vigil for colleagues who died in corona virus fight (SEE EMOTIONAL PHOTOS)

Clutching flowers, candles and photos, New York hospital workers paid tribute to colleagues who have died from the coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic that has ravaged the city with a modest ceremony in the freezing cold Friday.

Liverpool icon Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for Coronavirus

Liverpool legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish, has tested positive for Coronavirus and is being treated in hospital. 



Ridiculous!!! President says Coronavirus is a ‘little flu’, faults isolation, quarantine measures

Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro has snubbed the advice of health experts over coronavirus, comparing the dreaded virus to a “little flu.”



FG says Caverton helicopters pilots will be released soon in Rivers State

Nigeria - The Federal Government has assured that the two Caverton Helicopter pilots arrested by the Rivers State Government will be released soon.

It also said the pilots were on national assignment when the arrest was made.

Staggering figures as corona virus hits 500,000 cases in the US, 2,000 patients die in one day

(By Sky News) - More than 2,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus died across the US on Friday - the highest number of fatalities seen so far.




Very sad scenes as dozens of bodies buried in mass grave on New York's Hart Island as Coronavirus death toll rises (SEE PHOTOS)

Workers wearing hazmat suits were seen burying caskets in a mass grave on New York's Hart Island.


This comes as the number of burials quadruples amid the coronavirus pandemic and the city's death toll rises to 4,778.  

We’ll not allow China maltreat Nigerians - Speaker Gbajabiamila tells Chinese Ambassador

Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has decried the maltreatment Nigerians living in China are subjected to. 


Coronavirus deaths around the world pass 100,000 with more than 1.6million confirmed cases

The number of deaths around the world from Coronavirus has now passed 100,000 according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. 



SEE VIP LIST OF INDIVIDUALS THAT THE NOVEL CORONA VIRUS HAS KILLED GLOBALLY

[The Nation, The Forefront Media Org] - It started like a flash in the pan, but sadly, as the number of the coronavirus cases shoot up daily, the figure of well-known figures in the petroluem, medical, music, film, food and entertainment industries who are dying after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease resulting from the novel coronavirus, is also increasing.

Kogi state govt bans sale of beef for 48 hours after death of 12 cows during grazing

Nigeria - Recall The Forefront Media Org reported the death of 20 cows due to poisoning in Kogi Poly on Friday [ READ HERE ].

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has banned the sale of beef in Lokoja, the state capital and its environs for the next 48 hours. 


Friday, 10 April 2020

Breaking News!!! Anambra and Niger States join the records as NCDC announces seventeen new cases making a total of 305 confirmed cases of #CoronaVirusInNigeria. See stats per state


Seventeen new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows: 

8 in Lagos
3 in Katsina
2 in FCT
1 in Niger
1 in Kaduna
1 in Anambra
1 in Ondo

As the world faces recession, Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Member of IMF External Advisory Group

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, has appointed Nigeria’s two-term Minister of Finance and former Managing Director (Operations) of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to serve as a member of her newly established External Advisory Group.

REVEALED!!! Recovering UK PM Boris Johnson called his pregnant fiancee Carie Symonds the moment he was given back his phone following COVID19 treatment

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called his pregnant fiancee Carie Symonds who has also been recovering from Coronavirus on Friday morning after he showed improvements in his health and was handed his two phones according to a new report.



#CoronaVirusInNigeria: Presidential task force says 8,932 people of interest have been traced

The Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19), says it has successfully traced no fewer than 8,932 people of interest and is still monitoring 220 others.

Shi’ites demand El-Zakzaky’s release over COVID-19

Nigeria - Islamic Movement in Nigeria otherwise known as Shi’ites have called on the Federal and Kaduna state governments to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in view of the trying times facing the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Mouth watering N50,000 per day for the next 30 days' - FCT minister approves daily hazard fees for COVID-19 frontline health workers

Nigeria - FCT Minister has announced the approval of the daily hazard fees for COVID-19 frontline health workers in Abuja.


Oyo discharges 3 covid-19 patients

Nigeria - It is understood that three coronavirus patients in Oyo state were discharged yesterday.




Barcelona deny corruption after six board members resign

Barcelona has denied what the club describes as “serious and unfounded accusations” of corruption after a former vice-president claimed someone “had put their hands in the till”.




Good news as Lagos discharges seven more coronavirus patients, total now 46

Nigeria - Lagos state government on Friday announced the discharge of seven coronavirus patients after making full recovery from the new coronavirus.

Son Boris can’t go straight back to Downing Street, says dad

The father of the Mr. Boris Johnson said that the British Prime Minister would need time to recover before returning to his job at Downing Street despite being moved out of intensive care.

No money was burnt in the fire outbreak at the Accountant General's Office- Ministry of Finance says

Nigeria - The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has said that no fund was lost in the fire outbreak that occured at the office of the Accountant General of Nigeria in Abuja two days ago.

REVEALED!!! Austria virus cases twice the reported numbers

Austria is estimated to have at least twice as many new coronavirus infections than officially reported, a study showed Friday, with more than three per 1,000 people thought to have caught the virus in early April.



Buhari's Easter message to Nigerians: Let’s imbibe Christ’s sacrificial spirit to overcome COVID-19

President Buhari has asked Christians to imbibe the Christ-like quality of personal sacrifice for the sake of achieving greater good.


Shocking!!! 91 recovered virus patients test positive again in Korea

[Yonhap] - More than 90 people who fully recovered from the novel coronavirus have tested positive for COVID-19 again, health authorities in Seoul said on Friday.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said a total of 91 people had tested positive for the new coronavirus after they were released from quarantine.

South Africa, Algeria, Egypt top list of worst-hit as Africa death toll from Corona Virus hits 608

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa has said that there are 11,900 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the continent with 608 deaths.




Sad one as former Oyo Senator, Robert Koleoso is dead

Nigeria - Former Oyo state Senator, Robert Koleoso, has died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan on Thursday April 9.
Former Oyo Senator, Robert Koleoso is dead


Air Operators of Nigeria threatens to suspend flights to Rivers state if pilots are not released

Air Operators of Nigeria (AON) on Wednesday April 8, threatened to stop all flights operations to Rivers State for three months if the Caverton Helicopters pilots who were remanded in prison following an arrest spearheaded by Governor Nyesom Wike, are not released. 



Nemesis as man is arrested for stealing baby’s placenta in Ogun State

The Ogun state police command have arrested 43 -year- old man, Joshua Abraham, for stealing the placenta of a newly born baby boy.  


Man arrested for stealing baby?s placenta in Ogun (photo)


Anxiety as fire guts 3 cars in Airport Hotel, Ikeja (SEE PHOTOS)

Lagos, Nigeria - The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that fire gutted three cars at the Airport Hotel in Lagos.

Sad!!! Coronavirus patient dies in Delta State

Nigeria - Delta State governor Ifeanyi Okowa has announced the death of a coronavirus patient in the state.


Shocking!!! Stade Reims club doctor Bernard Gonzalez commits suicide after contracting coronavirus

[The Forefront Media Org, Mirror UK] - Bernard Gonzales, Stade de Reims Football club’s doctor has committed suicide. He left a letter explaining that he was a victim of the coronavirus. 





President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky sex scandal whistleblower Linda Tripp dies

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70.
Linda Tripp (Right); Monica Lewinsky (left); 1998.

Police inspector, 23 others abducted by gunmen in Kaduna State

Nigeria - A police inspector and 23 others have been abducted by gunmen in Kaduna.

One person was killed by the kidnappers, it was gathered.

Scare as 20 cows reportedly die of poisoning at Kogi poly farm

Nigeria - Report says a herd of 20 cows have reportedly died at a farm on the campus of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, The Forefront Media Org has learned.

Chad Embassy writes Nigeria over circulation of misleading Chadian military videos (SEE PHOTO)

[The Forefront Media Org, LIB, LAILASNEWS] Chad - Recall The Forefront Media Org reported the trending photos of President Deby leading Chadian troops to a war against Boko Haram killing 100 terrorists (READ HERE).



The Chad embassy have now released a statement about the circulation of Chadian military videos and photos which they referred to as misleading with distorted remarks.

Despicable!!! Female robber stripped and disgraced alongside her accomplices after they were caught robbing along Benin-Auchi road (SEE PHOTOS)

[By LIB] Nigeria - A trio of suspected robbers, made up of one woman and three men, were allegedly caught robbing along Benin-Auchi road and they were beaten and disgraced.
Female robber stripped and disgraced alongside her accomplices after they were caught robbing along Benin-Auchi road