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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Breaking News!!! NCDC announces 239 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 4151 confirmed cases, 745 recoveries and 128 deaths. See affected states.



239 new cases of #COVID19;

97-Lagos
44-Bauchi
29-Kano
19-Katsina
17-Borno



Nigerian nurse dies of Coronavirus in the UK after spending five weeks fighting for her life in intensive care

A Nigerian nurse has died from Coronavirus in the UK after spending five weeks fighting for her life on a ventilator in intensive care.

#COVID19: Policeman shot dead while enforcing curfew in Edo state

Nigeria - A policeman identified as Felix Egbon was shot dead in Edo by suspected hoodlums on Friday May 8, while enforcing the nationwide curfew imposed by the Federal Government following increased cases of Coronavirus in the country. 

PA to Donald Trump's daughter tests positive for COVID-19

A personal assistant to Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus. 


Good news as FCT discharges six COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), says six COVID-19 patients have been discharged.



Gunmen abduct popular Bayelsa blogger

A popular news blogger and owner of Naijalivetv.com, Mienpamo Saint, has been abducted at his home in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State by hooded gunmen.



Indian pharmacist dies after drinking botched coronavirus treatment

An Indian pharmacist died and his boss was left hospitalised after the pair drank a chemical concoction they had developed in an effort to treat coronavirus, police said Saturday.

'I couldn't do any wrong with my mother' - Trump opens up about his parents ahead of US Mother's Day

US President Donald Trump, has opened up about his late mother, Mary Anne Trump, saying the way she brought him up played a big role in his development and success.


Governor Wike alleges that deputy commissioner of police sabotaged effort to check the spread of Coronavirus in Rivers state

Nigeria - Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged that a deputy commissioner of police sabotaged his government's effort to check the spread of Coronavirus in Rivers state.


Oh gosh!!! Man run over and killed by Southwest Boeing 737 airplane after going for walk on airport runway in Texas

A Boeing 737 airplane struck and killed a man after he walked along Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas on Thursday evening according to a Friday report by CBS News.


Nemesis as Nigerian Army kill second most wanted criminal in Benue State (PHOTO)

Report says men of Operation Whirl Stroke ( OPWS) have killed the second most wanted criminal gang leader, Terungwa Igbagwa,  popular called Orjondo in Zakibiam Town , headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State .

President Buhari loses nephew and younger sibling of Mamman Daura, Alhaji Dauda

Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari has lost one of his relatives, his nephew, Alhaji Mutari Dauda, to death.

Oh dear!!! Couple sell two month old baby for #300,000 in Edo State

Nigeria - Edo State Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Nwabuzor has revealed how a couple sold their two-month-old baby for N300,000 in the state.


So Despicable!!! See how Pastor at popular Edo State Church defiled four minors between 6 and 11 years (PHOTO AND VIDEO)

Nigeria - A cleric, Otobong Emerson, 48, has been arrested for defiling four minors.


Sad one from the US as entertainer and Magician Roy Horn dies, 75, after catching coronavirus

Roy Horn, a member of the long-running magic duo Siegfried and Roy, has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus.

Roy Horn (Standing - right side)

Horn and his German compatriot, Siegfried Fischbacher, were known for including including whiter tigers and other animals in their act.

Ethiopian court jails powerful ex-minister for corruption

A court in Bahirdar, northern Ethiopia, has sentenced the country’s former communications minister and close ally of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to six years in prison for corruption.


Singapore deploys robot 'dog' to encourage social distancing following coronavirus (SEE CAPTIVATING PHOTOS)

Singapore has announced that henceforth it'll be deploying robot dogs in an effort to help encourage people to practise social distancing as the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kano State records five more COVID-19 deaths

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


The state Ministry of Health disclosed this on its twitter handle on Saturday morning, May 9.

Good news as Ekiti State is set to establish own Coronavirus laboratory

[The Guardian], Nigeria - The Ekiti State Government said on Friday that it has concluded arrangements to open its own COVID-19 testing laboratories in the next one week.


When in place, the laboratories would serve as places where suspected Coronavirus infected patients could be tested without having to wait for higher authorities any longer.

Remarkable!!! Nigerian who schooled abroad shares photos from his Zoom graduation ceremony

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it and the way people celebrate their achievements. 

Google and Facebook extend work-from-home plans for employees till 2021 due to coronavirus

Facebook and Google have announced they will let their employees continue working from home for the rest of the year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Lagos Health Commissioner says some persons who tested positive in Lagos are on the run,

Nigeria - It is understood that Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos, has said sometimes it is difficult for the state to locate patients after their samples have been tested for the coronavirus.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Breaking News!!! Its a new 24 hours high as NCDC announces 386 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 3912 confirmed cases, 679 recoveries and 117 deaths. See affected states.



386 new cases of #COVID19;

176-Lagos
65-Kano
31-Katsina
20-FCT
17-Borno
15-Bauchi
14-Nasarawa
13-Ogun
10-Plateau



Lagos discharges 42 COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 42 COVID-19 patients.

President Buhari orders assessment of plant-based cough mixture as possible treatment for COVID-19

Nigerian Government on Friday directed the assessment of a plant-based cough mixture as possible treatment for COVID-19.

Scare as US Vice-President Mike Pence's aide tests positive for coronavirus

A top aide to US Vice-President Mike Pence has tested positive for Covid-19 one day after another White House staff member was diagnosed with the virus.

Good news as Gombe State discharges 20 COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - Gombe State has discharged 20 COVID-19 patients out of 109 cases in isolation centres across the state after they tested negative twice.

Barcelona players return to training in Spain amidst football season restart following COVID-19 lockdown

Barcelona returned to training on Friday after the La Liga champions allowed their stars to enter their facility to prepare for a potential restart to football in Spain.



TRAGIC!!! Truck crushes two to death in Ogun State. See PHOTOS

Nigeria - Two persons were crushed to death and seven others seriously injured when a truck conveying cement ran over two commercial motorcycle operators and two vehicles before falling on another vehicle at the Toll Gate corridor of Lagos – Abeokuta today May 8.



Ebonyi State announces 2 more cases of coronavirus brining a total of 7 in the state

Nigeria - Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Friday confirmed two more cases of Covid-19 in the state.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state so far to seven.

Tragedy as two killed in Ibadan tanker fire

Nigeria - Two persons have died in a fire outbreak caused by a fuel-laden tanker which went up in flames at Moniya area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday.

JUST IN: Edo State Government shuts down popular business hub Lagos Street over COVID-19

Nigeria - The Edo State Government has ordered the immediate shutdown of Lagos Street, an epicenter of trade and commerce in Benin metropolis, to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.


Health Commissioner says coronavirus cases in Lagos may rise to 120,000

Nigeria - Lagos State health commissioner Prof. Akin Abayomi on Friday said coronavirus cases in the state may rise to between 90,000 and 120,000 by July or August.


Some news to cheer about as Edo State discharges 2 COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - The Edo State Government has announced that two more Coronavirus patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease. 


Scare as WHO warns coronavirus could kill 190,000 in Africa in one year, if containment fails...

As many as 190,000 people across Africa could die in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic if crucial containment measures fail, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.

Jubilation in Abia State as APC supporters celebrate over Supreme Court’s judgment that freed Uzor Kalu

Nigeria - Members of the Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were on Friday thrown into wild jubilation as a seven-man panel of the Justices of the Supreme Court nullified the conviction of Sen. Orji Kalu.



Alas!!! EFCC faults Supreme Court judgement on Senator Uzor Kalu, set for retrial

Nigeria - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has faulted the Supreme Court for setting free a former Governor of Abia State, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu from a 12-year jail.



270 evacuated Nigerians arrive Lagos from UK (SEE PHOTOS)


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REVEALED!!! Coronavirus detected in semen of infected men

Chinese scientists have detected coronavirus in the semen of infected men but further research will be needed to determine whether the virus can be sexually transmitted.

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu reacts as Supreme Court nullifies his 12-year conviction

Nigeria - Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State, has reacted to the Supreme Court's decision to nullify his 12-year jail term.




The apex court today Friday May 8, nullified Kalu’s conviction and ordered a fresh trial.

Breaking News!!! True to our earlier post, Supreme Court orders fresh trial of Senator Orji Kalu and others

Nigeria - The Supreme Court has quashed the judgement that convicted and sentenced the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu to 12 years imprisonment. 




Recall The Forefront Media Org exclusively reported the purported plan to release the APC senator through the backdoor as alleged by a coalition of civil society organisations READ HERE 

Gov. Wike warns police chief over lockdown: There can’t be two govs in Rivers

Nigeria - Governor Nyesom Wike has yesterday came down hard on the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Adamu Abubakar, accusing him of ‘sabotaging’ the lockdown imposed on Port Harcourt and Obio-Akpor local councils to check the spread of the novel coronavirus in Rivers State.

Europe marks 75th anniversary of VE Day while under lockdown

Leaders across Europe are marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as much of the continent remains under lockdown due to coronavirus.

As Europe marks VE Day, Berlin marks end of WW2 with unprecedented holiday

Berliners have been given an unprecedented public holiday on Friday, to mark the end of World War Two but also liberation from Nazi rule.

Tragedy as 16 sleeping workers run over by train in India resulting in migrant deaths

Indian officials have ordered an investigation after 16 people were run over by a freight train in the state of Maharashtra.


Tragic!!! Okada rider crushed while answering phone call in Imo State

Nigeria - A commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada rider, simply identified as Dada, was yesterday crushed to death by a heavy-duty vehicle at Toronto junction, Owerri, Imo State capital.
File: Okada Accident Scene


Best news emanating from Kano state as 16 more COVID19 patients are discharged

Nigeria - The Kano State Government has discharged 16 more COVID-19 patients from its Isolation centers after they tested negative for the virus twice.



Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, debunks reports claiming he has tested positive for COVID-19

Nigeria - Professor Akin Abayomi, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, has debunked reports claiming he has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.