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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Breaking!!! 220 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria recorded by the NCDC, now 2388 confirmed cases, 385 recoveries and a surge in death from 68 to 85 deaths in 24 hours. See states affected



220 new cases of #COVID19;

62-Lagos
52-FCT

Sadly, Kebbi announces first death from 2nd index coronavirus case

Nigeria - Kebbi State has recorded the first death arising from the second index case of novel coronavirus pandemic.

Anxiety as another 14 Almajiris repatriated from Kano tests positive for coronavirus in Kaduna

Nigeria - At least 14 more Almajiris repatriated from Kano State have tested positive to coronavirus in Kaduna State.

#PrayForKano: UNICEF Head of Communication in Kano dies; son says he showed symptoms of COVID-19

Nigeria - The head of Communications UNICEF field office in Kano state, Rabiu Musa, has died. He died today Saturday May 2, after a brief illness at the age of 60.


President Buhari sacks NEMA DG, names retired Air Vice Marshal as his replacement

Nigeria - President Buhari has terminated the appointment of  the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja (pictured below) and has appointed Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (retd) as his replacement.


Kaduna State records first COVID-19 death, man who concealed travel history

Nigeria - The Kaduna state government says it has recorded its first COVID-19 death.

Amina Mohammed-Baloni, commissioner of health in the state, said the patient was one of the three cases that were confirmed on Thursday.

Lagos discharges 22 more patients, records 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Nigeria - The Lagos state government says four COVID-19 patients have died of complications from the disease in the state.




55 journalists' have died from Coronavirus in 23 countries since March 1st, 2020

A press freedom organization has claimed that 55 journalists have died worldwide from the novel Coronavirus in the past two months.  

Wow!!! Nigerian evangelist allegedly commits suicide in Malaysia

A Nigerian evangelist has died after he allegedly committed suicide in Malaysia.


WHO says Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of Coronavirus drug trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global Coronavirus drug trials and the process will soon be initiated. 

Breaking News: Emir of Rano who was in critical condition earlier is dead, aged 74

Nigeria - Recall our earlier report that he was in a critical condition at the hospital READ HERE

The Emir of Rano, in Kano State, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo is dead.

The United States approves Ebola drug for treatment of COVID-19

Authorities in the United States will allow the emergency use of Ebola drug remdesivir for treating patients with severe COVID-19.

Islamic State militants kill ten Iraqis in ‘fierce clashes’

At least ten members of an Iraqi militia group have been killed in an attack by Islamic State militants.


A statement released by the Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) said the deaths came during “fierce clashes” with IS.

Osun State loses one COVID-19 patient, discharges four

Nigeria - Osun government says one of the coronavirus patient in its isolation state has died, while four were discharged after testing negative twice to the virus, in line with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) protocol.

This is the strangest championship I have won' - PSG captain, Thiago Silva confirms his team has been crowned champions of France

Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva has confirmed his team were crowned champions of France's Ligue 1 following the cancellation of the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 


Remarkable!!! Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from virus patients (PHOTOS)

Medics have deployed a robot in a Tunisian hospital caring for coronavirus victims to limit contact between staff and infected patients, in a first for the North African country.

Kano State records three more COVID-19 deaths

Nigeria - Three COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in Kano state.

Anxiety as Emir of Rano reportedly rushed to hospital in critical condition

Nigeria - One of the emirs of the newly created emirates in Kano, the Emir of Rano, Dr Tafida Abubakar Ila ll, was allegedly taken to a hospital yesterday, May 1, over an illness.

See global deaths as Nigeria records most COVID-19 deaths in 24-hours

Nigeria on Friday recorded the most Coronavirus deaths in a single day.

US states loosen lockdowns as coronavirus drug approved

More US states eased pandemic lockdown measures on Friday even as coronavirus deaths rose, while American authorities greenlighted an experimental drug for emergency use on patients.

Alas!!! Not All Our Current Employees Are Needed -Access Bank MD


Nigeria - The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Acess Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, has said that the lockdown has proved that digital technology could do the work of many staff, hinting that some of its workers may no longer be needed.

#CoronaVirusLockDown: Conspiracy theorist threatens: I’l kill, eat my neighbors if my family starves during lockdown

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has threatened to kill his neighbors and cut them up into tiny meats so his family could eat peradventure they starve during the ongoing lockdown.

And North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly makes first public appearance in 20 days amid death rumors

According to reports emanating from South Korea, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumours that he could be dead.


Friday, 1 May 2020

Breaking News!!! NCDC records 238 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria in a new single-day high, now 2170 confirmed cases, 351 recoveries and 68 deaths. See statistics per state


238 new cases of #COVID19;

92-Kano
36-FCT
30-Lagos

Scare as DR Congo reports 41 virus cases in overcrowded jail

At least 41 coronavirus cases have been recorded in an overcrowded military prison outside DR Congo’s capital Kinshasa, health authorities said Friday.


Tragedy as one killed following petrol tanker explosion at Obalende Lagos flyover (SEE VIDEO)

Nigeria - Reports say the Obalende flyover in Lagos Island is currently on fire. 


The fire started after a petrol-laden tanker exploded while manouvering the roundabout under the bridge friday evening. 

Coronavirus is real – man says as ambulance picks up patients in Ikotun, Lagos (SEE VIDEO)

Nigeria - A man has warned people to stay safe, coronavirus is real after ambulance picked up patients in his neighbourhood at Ikotun area of Lagos.

#COVID19: Premier League to restart season on June 12 with games to be played at neutral grounds amid Coronavirus pandemic

The Premier League will return on June 12 with games to be played behind closed doors at neutral grounds, if the Government gives the green light amid the Coronavirus pandemic. 



Disturbing news as founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi Snr, and 7 members of his family test positive for Coronavirus

Nigeria - Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar communications, his daughter-in law, along with six members of his family, have tested positive for Coronavirus.




This is coming 3 days after his son and chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr tested positive for the virus.

Delta State records eight new coronavirus cases

Nigeria - Delta has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus.



Among the new cases are two doctors, two nurses and other medical personnel that had contact with Delta index female cases.

Some news to cheer about as Lagos discharges 26 more COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - Lagos State has discharged 26 more COVID-19 patients from its isolation centres.

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Friday.

US Election 2020: Joe Biden denies sexual assault allegation

US presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday emphatically denied sexually assaulting a former staffer, saying the incident she claims occurred 27 years ago “never happened.”

Imo building collapse death toll rises to 15

Nigeria - Recall our earlier report of the collapsed 8-storey building in Imo State (READ REPORT HERE )
It has now been confirmed that the death toll in the building collapse along Yar’Adua Drive in Owerri has risen to 15, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.


And Police arrest three for ‘insulting’ President Buhari and Bello Masari (PHOTO)

Nigeria - The Police have arrested three men in Katsina State including a septuagenarian for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State.



Four relatives of Bayelsa index case test positive for Corona Virus

Nigeria - Four household relatives of a coronavirus index case in Bayelsa have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total figure in the state to five.


Nemesis as NSCDC official gets arrested for ‘smuggling’ people into Ebonyi

Nigeria -  A senior personel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) James Mbam have been arrested in Ebonyi for allegedly smuggling two persons into the state.


JUST IN: 'Kim Jong Un's death could be announced this weekend' - North Korean defector, Ji Seong-ho says

A North Korean defector has said he is '99 per cent sure' that Kim Jong Un is dead, and that Pyongyang is likely going to announce his death this weekend. 


Abia State discharges one COVID-19 patient

Nigeria - One Coronavirus patient has been discharged from the Isolation center in Abia state after recovering from the disease. 



The male patient was discharged after testing negative twice in tests carried out after treatment. 

Viewer discretion is strongly advised: Cultists hack young man to death in Delta state (PHOTOS)

Nigeria - A young man identified as Tega was brutally hacked to death by cultists in Sapele, Delta State on Thursday.


Report says Military airstrike has destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base in Borno

Nigeria - Military airstrike has destroyed the ‘staging area’ used by Boko Haram terrorists to launch attacks on troops at Parisu, Sambisa forest in Borno State, The Nation is reporting.



As cases rise in the state, NCDC activates 2nd COVID-19 test centre in Kano

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has activated the second Molecular Laboratory in Kano State, to enhance detection and prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the state.



Scare as new report says Coronavirus pandemic likely to last two more years until 60% to 70% of the population has been infected

The Coronavirus pandemic is likely going to last till 2022 until 60% to 70% of the population has been infected, a team of longstanding pandemic experts predicted in a new report.




See harrowing footage showing mass graves being dug in Brazil as deaths surge due to Coronavirus (VIDEOS)

Harrowing footage from a Brazilian city hit by the Coronavirus pandemic shows mass graves being dug as authorities struggle with the pandemic.



Recovered Gov. Bala Mohammed reveals: Chloroquine, Zithromax cures Coronavirus

Nigeria - Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has authorised the use of anti-malaria drugs, Chloroquine and Zithromax for the purpose of treating Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Tragic!!! Many feared killed as 8-storey building under construction collapses in Imo (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Nigeria - Many people are feared dead after an eight storey building that was under construction along Musa Yar'Adua drive in Owerri Municipal Council Area of Imo State, collapsed this evening, April 30.


Recovered UK prime minister, Boris Johnson says wearing of face masks will be part of UK lockdown exit strategy

Boris Johnson has announced the wearing of face masks as part of the UK's Coronavirus lockdown exit strategy. 

#COVID19NIGERIA: NCDC boss cries out: We are struggling with bed spaces in Lagos

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is currently struggling with lack of bed spaces for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Lagos state.

WHO announces there are now 102 potential Covid-19 vaccines in the works worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 102 potential Covid-19 vaccines are being developed around the world as scientists worldwide find a permanent solution to the novel Coronavirus that has killed hundreds of thousands worldwide and shut down economic life.

Russian prime minister says he has coronavirus

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday said he tested positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate to protect other cabinet members.

One Canadian dead, five missing after navy helicopter crash

A Canadian sailor’s body has been found amid debris from a navy helicopter that crashed during a NATO operation in the sea between Greece and Italy, officials said Thursday.