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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Breaking!!! NCDC records 87 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria with 1, 182 confirmed cases, 222 recoveries and 35 deaths. See stats per state as IMO State joins

87 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

33 in Lagos
18 in Borno
12 in Osun
9 in Katsina
4 in Kano
4 in Ekiti
3 in Edo
3 in Bauchi
1 in Imo

Relieving news as French daily COVID-19 hospital deaths drop below 200

The daily death toll of COVID-19 patients in French hospitals dropped to 198 on Saturday, according to figures provided by the Health Ministry.

Osun State records 12 new cases of coronavirus, total now 32

Nigeria - Osun State on Saturday recorded 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus.

This brings the total confirmed cases in the state to be 32.

Ekiti State records 4 new cases of corona virus

Nigeria - Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has announced four new cases of coronavirus in the state, bringing to eight the number of confirmed cases.

Corona Virus cases on docked Japan cruise ship near 150

Almost a quarter of the 623 crew members on a cruise ship docked in western Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said Saturday.

Young housewife stabs her husband to death in Bauchi (see very graphic photos)

Nigeria - A house wife stabbed her husband to death in Bauchi State.

According to Facebook user, Datti Assalafiy, who shared photos of the deceased and the suspect on Saturday April 25, the incident happened in Itas-Gadau Local Government Area of the state.

Bricklayer arrested in Akwa Ibom for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter repeatedly

Nigeria -  The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Friday, arrested one Mr Godwin Jeremiah, a bricklayer from Ikot Udota Community in Eket local government area for allegedly raping his 13- year-old daughter, Miss Emem Godwin Jeremiah.

Alas!!! Donald Trump unfollows long time friend Piers Morgan on Twitter after he wrote a new article telling Trump to 'shut the f**k up'

US President, Donald Trump, has unfollowed TV host and Daily Mail Columnist, Piers Morgan, after the Good Morning Britain programme host wrote a Daily Mail article telling Trump to 'shut the f**k up' while slamming his approach to the Coronavirus pandemic as 'batsh*t crazy'.

Greek football rocked by match-fixing scandal with Olympiacos set to be relegated to the second tier

Greek giants, Olympiacos are reportedly facing relegation to the second tier following match-fixing allegations. 

WHO says COVID-19 cases has risen to 28,000 in Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says the number of COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region has increased to 28,000.

#COVID19: 230 Nigerians Left Stranded In Dubai After Paying N242K Each For Evacuation

About 230 Nigerian returnees are stranded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the failure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get flight clearance for the Lagos-bound Emirates Airlines aircraft.

Corona Virus global toll nears 200,000 as UN pushes for global vaccine effort

The global coronavirus death toll approached 200,000 on Saturday as the United Nations launched an international push for a vaccine to defeat the pandemic.

How malaria increases death risk in COVID-19 patients, by experts (Nigeria)

[By Guardian] - As the world grapples with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, experts have warned that malaria infection is increasingly responsible for Nigerians dying from the pandemic and vice-versa, since about 97 per cent of the population is at risk of the mosquito-borne infection.

Covid-19: After receiving myriads of criticism, Trump claims disinfectant ‘injection’ idea was sarcasm (SEE VIDEO)

US President, Donald Trump, has come out to deny ever wanting people to ingest disinfectatnts as a Coronavirus cure after facing backlash on Friday for suggesting cleaning products like disinfectants should be ingested and tested as a coronavirus treatment ( READ EARLIER REPORT )

After commitment to the christian faith, Rapper, Kanye West officially becomes a Billionaire

Following his recent commitment to the Christian faith, Kanye West has officially become a Billionaire, making him the second American rapper to reach that status after Jay-Z.

British PM Boris Johnson under pressure to explain UK virus plan on return to work

[BY AFP] - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to return to work soon after his recovery from COVID-19, as pressure mounts on his government to explain how to get Britain out of lockdown.


With the lockdown biting hard on homes as a result of the global pandemic, COVID-19, the founder of The Forefront Media Org, Mr Joshua Osagie, in a rare gesture from a media blog outfit, doled out VTU recharge worth thirty five thousand naira only (#35, 000) to as many Nigerians through the WhatsApp broadcast platform +2348124620827.

COVID-19: On a disappointing note, Ajax denied Dutch league shield as season ends

The Eredivisie has ended the league’s season following an announcement from Prime Minister Mark Rutte that stated that all matches are forbidden until September.

FINALLY EXPOSED: See the UK pastor behind viral 5G conspiracy video on COVID-19

Jonathon James, an evangelical pastor in the United Kingdom, has been identified as the voice behind the viral recording linking 5G to the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Alas!!! Trump under fire for suggesting use of disinfectants to clean up lungs

United States President Donald Trump has suggested the use of disinfectants to clean up the lungs as part of measures to fight coronavirus.

But experts were quick to challenge the suggestion, warning the dangers it poses to human health.

Tragedy!!! Seven shot dead as gunmen raid villages again in Kaduna State

Nigeria - Seven persons have been killed while one abducted in attacks on three communities in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.

Five others who sustained injuries were said to have been taken to the Sabon Tasha General Hospital, Kaduna.

Good gesture!!! FIFA to give members $150m of corona virus relief funds

FIFA will release $150 million (139 million euros) to its member football associations to help handle financial troubles caused by the coronavirus, the global governing body said on Friday.

Confirmed!!! NJC suspends judge for ‘age falsification’

Nigeria - The National Judicial Council (NJC) has suspended Francis Chukwuma Abosi, acting president of the customary court of appeal, and Aliyu Musa Liman, a judge of Bauchi state high court, over judicial misconduct.

NJC recommends appointment of 70 judges, retirement of two Judges

Nigeria - The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 70 new judges for both Federal and state courts. 

JUST IN: NCDC records 114 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria with 1,095 total confirmed cases, 208 recoveries and 32 deaths. With 2 new states joining, see cases per state

114 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

80 in Lagos
21 in Gombe
5 in FCT
2 in Zamfara
2 in Edo
1 in Ogun
1 in Oyo
1 in Kaduna
1 in Sokoto

Friday, 24 April 2020

More worries as 7 health workers test positive for Coronavirus in Borno State

Nigeria - 7 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus in Borno state as confirmed by Dr. Salihu Kwaya-Bura, Borno High Powered Response Team on Convid-19's secretary. 

For the first time, Wuhan’s severe COVID-19 cases drop to zero

The number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition in Wuhan, the central China city once hardest hit by the epidemic, has dropped to zero, a health official said on Thursday.

Sunlight destroys coronavirus quickly, say US scientists

The new coronavirus is quickly destroyed by sunlight, according to new research announced by a senior US official on Thursday, though the study has not yet been made public and awaits external evaluation.

Lagos State discharges 10 more covid-19 patients

Nigeria - The Lagos State government, on Friday, announced the discharge of ten more COVID-19 patients.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, urged Lagosians to practice great personal hygiene and join the #MaskUpLagos campaign by using a facemask in public.

Nigerian battling to survive COVID-19 in the UK begs Nigerians to take it seriously and stop "bashing" the president for ordering a lockdown

A Nigerian man who recently tested positive for Coronavirus and is receiving treatment in a UK hospital, has appealed to Nigerians to take the pandemic seriously and follow all guidelines issued by the government to curtail the spread of the dreaded disease.

Malaria cases surge in Zimbabwe during coronavirus fight

Already battling to contain the novel coronavirus, Zimbabwe health authorities are also facing a surge in malaria cases which has claimed 152 lives this year, a doctor said Friday.

Good news!!! Frontline Health workers in the fight against COVID19 receive Life insurance cover

Nigeria - The Federal government has received a life insurance cover for all frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

REVEALED!!! Some states are yet to submit samples to know if they have Coronavirus cases - NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria - Director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu has revealed that some states are yet to bring in samples for testing to confirm if they have cases of Coronavirus. 

WHO official, two others test positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi

A World Health Organisation staff and two others, have tested positive for Coronavirus in Bauchi State.

Staggering!!! Coronavirus death toll in the United States reaches 50,000 after 2,416 people died in 24 hours as confirmed cases hit 890,000

The Coronavirus death toll in the United States reached 50,000 on Thursday evening, April 23, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 890,027.

Joe Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US election

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will try to postpone the country’s November election in an attempt to win.

#COVID19: German Bundesliga ‘ready to return on May 9’

Despite football being halted across the globe by the coronavirus pandemic with all major leagues and competitions suspended, the Bundesliga is now eager to return to action with plans to play spectator-free games in May.

#COVID19: Premier League teams could face a play-off

The Premier League faces the prospect of deciding Champions League positions and relegation spots in one-off ties – if the season is not able successfully to reach a conclusion this summer.

Anambra State discharges first index case after testing negative

Nigeria - The COVID-19 index patient in Anambra State has been discharged and released from protective care centre after his second test of the disease returned negative.

First patients injected as UK begins Coronavirus vaccine trial

The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford.

Two volunteers were injected out of more than 800 people recruited for the study.

Anthony Joshua - Tyson Fury fight confirmed for 2021

Matchroom boss Barry Hearn is ’95 per cent’ sure Anthony Joshua faces Tyson Fury at the start of next year.

With the Covid-19 pandemic grounding global sport to a halt, the snooker and darts kingpin believes fans will not tolerate tune-up fights once the lockdown is lifted.

I have the solution to COVID-19 – Olumba Olumba claims

Nigeria - The Spiritual Leader of the Brotherhood of Cross and Star, Dr Olumba-Olumba Obu, has claimed he is the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic as science has failed.

Femi Adesina reveals how former CoS Abba Kyari appeared to him in a dream before demise

Nigeria - Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has recounted his last moments with Mallam Abba Kyari, late Chief of Staff to the President.

#COVID19: Trigger happy taskforce kills policewoman in Rivers State

Nigeria - The Rivers State Task Force enforcing lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has killed an unidentified policewoman in the state.

Sultan Abubakar declares today Friday 1st of Ramadan

Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has declared Friday, April 24, 2020, as the first day of the Ramadan fast in Nigeria.

Breaking!!! 108 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria recorded, 981 cases now confirmed, 31 deaths and 197 recoveries. See states with cases

108 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported;

78 in Lagos
14 in FCT
5 in Ogun
4 in Gombe
3 Borno
2 in Akwa Ibom
1 in Kwara
1 in Plateau 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

#CoronaVirusInNigeria: China donates N48M to Nigeria

The Chinese contribution to the Nigerian national response efforts against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic got boosted with another N48, 000, 000 donation by the China General Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria.

Worrisome!!! Three doctors test positive to COVID-19 in Lagos

Nigeria - The Medical Guild says three of its members at Alimosho General Hospital and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Disturbing news as Health Minister says Over 40 health workers test positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday, said that over 40 health workers in the country have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), as a result of exposure.

Alas!!! Landlord removes his tenant's door and roof over unpaid rent amid Coronavirus lockdown (photos)

The Coronavirus lockdown put in place to halt the spread of the disease couldn't stop a Kenyan landlord from visiting one his tenants to demand for his rent at Ichuga Estate in Nanyuki town.

ECOWAS appoints Buhari COVID-19 response coordinator for Africa sub-region

Member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have appointed Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari as the coordinator of the sub-regions’ response to coronavirus.