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Saturday, 18 April 2020

Breaking!!! 49 new cases of #CoronaVirusInNigeria recorded with 542 confirmed cases, 166 discharged and 19 dead. See cases per state



Forty-nine new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

23 in Lagos
12 in FCT
10 in Kano
2 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Ekiti

Church' ordered to stop selling bleach-based COVID-19 cure in Florida

A federal judge has ordered a self-described church to stop selling a bleach-based product that it claims cures coronavirus.

REVEALED!!! Lagos State speaks on hospital where Abba Kyari died

Nigeria - The Lagos state government has confirmed the President Muhammad Buhari’s former chief  of staff Abba Kyari died at First Cardiology Consultants in Ikoyi.



Good news!!! Lagos discharges four coronavirus patients, total recovery now 94

Nigeria - Lagos State Government on Saturday discharged four more coronavirus patients who have recovered from the disease.

Former Nigeria President Obasanjo writes Buhari over his CoS Abba Kyari’s death

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his chief of staff Abba Kyari.

Man commits suicide by hanging after his wife told him their only child was fathered by another man

Nigeria - A farmer and petty trader in Nasarawa state has committed suicide after his wife informed him that their only child, whom they welcomed after 12 years of marriage, was fathered by another man.


Still mourning!!! We were friends for 42 years'' President Buhari reacts to Abba Kyari's death

Nigeria - President Buhari has reacted to the death of his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, on Friday April 17 from COVID19.




Kano government arrests Imam for holding Juma’at prayer amid Coronavirus lockdown

Nigeria -  The Imam of Gwammaja Mosque has been arrested by the Kano State for holding Juma’at prayer, in spite of a lockdown order issued to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Edo discharges sixth #COVID19 patient, commences mass screening, tracing 300 contacts

Nigeria - The Edo State Government has announced the discharge of the sixth coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in the state, after the patient tested negative twice for the virus and was cleared for discharge at one of the state’s isolation centres.



Alas!!! Ganduje sacks Commissioner over ‘unguarded utterances’ about late Kyari

Nigeria - Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved the appointment of the commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji with immediate effect.

Donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria hits N25.8bn

The donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to N25.8bn as confirmed in a statement released by Isaac Okoroafor, the Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Queen of England asks for no gun salutes to mark birthday as it would be 'inappropriate'

The Queen has asked that there be no gun salutes to mark her birthday as it would be "inappropriate in the current circumstances".

Sadly, Lagos records 3 more #COVID19 deaths

Nigeria - Report reaching our desk says the Lagos state government has announced three more deaths from COVID-19.

Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health in the state, broke the news on Saturday, The Forefront Media Org understands.

First Lady Aisha Buhari reacts to CoS Abba Kyari following his death as a result of corona virus

Nigeria - Aisha Buhari, First Lady and Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has broken her silence on the death of Abba Kyari.





The late Chief of Staff to Buhari was confirmed dead early hour of Saturday.

Nigerians blast Government, demand apology for Funke Akindele after crowded Abba Kyari funeral

Recall Funke Akindele  and husband JJC Skillz were arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house.

A court sentenced the couple to 14-day community service after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of violation of social distancing order preferred against them by Lagos State government.

Edo State Commissioner abducted by gunmen

Nigeria - The Edo Police Command on Saturday confirmed the abduction of Mr Emmanuel Agbale, the Commissioner for Science and Technology in the state.

See PHOTOS of CoS Abba Kyari's burial at Gudu Cemetary, Abuja

Nigeria - The body of late Abba Kyari, the former chief of staff to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been interred at Gudu Cemetery in  Abuja.



CoronaVirusInNigeria: Anxiety as people who recently visited St. Edwards hospital in Lagos advised to self-isolate

Nigeria - Those who recently visited St. Edwards hospital in Ajah area of Lagos state, have been advised by its management to self-isolate after one of its patients tested positive for Coronavirus. 


Landlords and tenants association in Kenya orders all tenants to stop paying rent over #COVID19

The Landlords and Tenants Association (LATAK) in Kenya has directed all tenants to stop paying their rents until further notice due to the impact of Coronavirus pandemic. 


Obituary!!! Body of Kyari flown to Abuja in private aircraft for burial (PHOTOS)

Nigeria - The body of President Mohammad Buhari’s former chief of staff Abba Kyari was flown to Abuja on Saturday morning in a private aircraft.

Presidency speaks on death of CoS: Abba Kyari, most misunderstood personality

Nigeria - The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media, Malam Bashir Ahmed, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari, as one of the most misunderstood persons in the history of Nigeria.


Breaking!!! No evidence' that COVID-19 survivors have immunity, WHO warns

There is no evidence that people who have recovered from coronavirus have immunity to the disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.


For first time in nine years, astronauts will be sent into space from the US

NASA has announced that SpaceX will launch astronauts into orbit from US soil next month after nine years of complete dependence on Russia.



Again, woman found dead in Rivers State hotel

Nigeria - The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the death of a middle age woman in a hotel in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
File: Woman found dead in Port harcourt hotel in the past.



#CoronaVirusInNigeria: See reactions of Nigerians in the political circle to the death of CoS Abba Kyari

Nigerians have reacted to the death of Chief of staff to the President with top politicians including the opposition mourning his demise.

See reactions after the cut as Gov Obaseki, Ben Bruce and Dino Melaye lead tributes:

UN Agency says Africa may suffer 300,000 to 3 million deaths from Coronavirus

A United Nations Agency has forecasted that the African continent might suffer as much as 3 million deaths from the novel Coronavirus.

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Breaking News!!! President Buhari’s chief of staff Abba Kyari dies of coronavirus after a 3 weeks battle

Nigeria - The chief of staff to the Nigerian president Abba Kyari is dead, presidential spokesman Femi Adesina said on Saturday morning.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Breaking News!!! It is a major surge third day running as 51 new cases of #CoronaVirusInNigeria raises confirmed cases to 493 with 17 deaths and 159 recoveries. See cases per state



Fifty-one new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

32 in Lagos
6 in Kano
5 in Kwara
2 in FCT
2 in Oyo
2 in Katsina
1 in Ogun
1 in Ekiti



PHOTOS OF BURNT SECTION OF INEC OFFICE, ABUJA


Nigeria - The Election and Party Monitoring Department (EPM), was completely burnt in the inferno, The Forefront Media Org has learned.

More photos after the cut>>>


JUST IN: IGP orders redeployment of Rivers CP

Nigeria - The Forefront Media Org has learned that the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Friday evening ordered the immediate redeployment of Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Dandaura Mustapha.

Caution!!! South West Govs agree on border closure over COVID-19

Nigeria - Governors of the six South West states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo have agreed to close all entry points to the region with a view to curbing spread of COVID-19.



Lagos discharges five more corona virus patients

Nigeria - Lagos State has discharged five more patients at its isolation centres.


Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this on his official twitter handle on Friday.

Gov. Wike declares: Like Caverton pilots, 22 arrested ExxonMobil staff will be prosecuted over violation of corona virus lockdown order

Nigeria - Governor Nyesom Wike has announced that 22 staff of ExxonMobile who flew into Rivers state on Thursday April 15, in violation of a lockdown order he issued will be prosecuted. 





#COVID19: I'll fight Tyson Fury behind close doors even if it means losing $8m from gate fees - Anthony Joshua says

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, has revealed that he wouldn't mind fighting heavyweight rival Tyson Fury behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic as Tyson Fury might have retired from the sport by the time sports activities possibly returns fully in 2021.


El Chapo’s daughter and Mexican drug cartels hand out coronavirus aid

One of the daughters of famed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and several Mexican cartels have been doling out aid packages to help cash-strapped residents ride out the coronavirus pandemic.


Scare as taskforce co-chairman, six others test positive for coronavirus in Kano

Nigeria - The Co-Chairman of the Kano State Coronavirus Taskforce Committee, Professor Abdurazak Habib Garba and six other members of the committee have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.




Good news as Kaduna discharges three COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - The Kaduna State Ministry of Health has announced the discharge of three COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the disease.



Nigeria Air Force begins mass production of face masks, medical kits

The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has commenced mass production of face masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to fight the coronavirus in the country.




Again, gunmen kill nine in Plateau community

Nigeria - Gunmen have attacked Hurra community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing nine persons and setting 33 houses ablaze.


Update: Nothing sensitive was destroyed’ - INEC speaks on fire outbreak

Nigeria - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says nothing sensitive was destroyed in the fire outbreak at its head office earlier on Friday. READ EARLIER REPORT HERE

#CoronaVirus: China and G-20 give Nigeria and others debt relief

China and G-20 countries have agreed to give debt relief to the poorest countries in the world which are classified as IDA countries by the World Bank.

England and Leeds United legend, Norman Hunter dies at 76 after contracting Coronavirus

England and Leeds United legend, Norman Hunter, has died a week after being admitted to hospital with Coronavirus. 


The 76-year-old, who played 726 games as a defender for Leeds, was admitted to hospital on 10 April after testing positive for Coronavirus.

#usacoronavirus: President Trump's three-phase plan to re-open US economy

US President, Donald Trump, has unveiled plans by his government to re-open the US economy so people can get back to school, church and visit their favorite bars amid claims that the Coronavirus outbreak has peaked in the US .



Some cheering news from Edo as five COVID19 patients get discharged in Edo State

Nigeria - Five out of the fifteen confirmed cases of COVID19 in Edo state have been discharged after testing negative twice to the virus.




JUST IN: FIRE OUTBREAK REPORTED AT INEC OFFICE, ABUJA

Nigeria - Reports say there has been a fire outbreak at a section of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) complex in Abuja.



Obituary!!! Emir of Daura loses wife

Nigeria - Hajiya Binta Umar, the first wife of the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farouk Umar has died on Friday in Daura at the age of 70, after a protracted illness.


Rivers and Enugu discharge #COVID19 patients

Nigeria - The second COVID-19 patient in Rivers will be discharged any moment from now.


Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike disclosed this in a press conference at the Government House on Friday.

#COVID19: Top four clubs will qualify for Champions League even if season is abandoned’

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) has taken a decision on what to do if the La Liga season is cut short or abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic, an official says.



Disheartening!!! Medical Doctor dies in Akwa Ibom State of suspected coronavirus

Nigeria - A medical doctor, Dominic Essien, has died in Akwa Ibom State after displaying suspected symptoms of COVID-19.

The deceased, owner of San Dominique Hospital Uyo, was said to been sick with a week history of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

#CoronaVirusInNigeria: See PHOTOS as Lagos fumigates public places over #COVID19


Fumigation ongoing at Ikotun Road, Lagos.

Japan offers $930 (#390,000) corona virus stimulus payment to all residents

Japan will offer a cash payment of 100,000 yen ($930) to every resident, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Friday, as measures to contain the coronavirus decimate the world’s third-top economy.