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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Oyo State oldest monarch dies at age 141

Nigeria - The Onilua of Ilua, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Afolabi, is dead.

President Buhari to Nigerians: Lockdown won’t go longer than necessary

Nigeria - President Buhari has assured Nigerians that the current lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, will not go longer than necessary as it would be ''reviewed from time to time to ease the increasing hardships on the people''.

#COVID19: Scare as dozens infected with coronavirus at Frankfurt mass in Germany

More than 40 people were infected with the new coronavirus after attending a mass in Frankfurt earlier this month, German media reported on Saturday.

#COVID19: La Liga gets Spanish Govt’s green light to resume from June 8

Spanish football’s top flight division La Liga can return to action from June 8 after being disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.

Good news as Lagos state discharges 45 more COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - 45 more COVID19 patients have been treated and discharged from the Lagos state Isolation centers.

Pochettino ‘happy’ that Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino insisted Friday that he was “happy” that Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham coach.

Remarkably a fountain of knowledge!!! See photos as 24-Year-old Ekiti indigene bags PhD in Law in George Washington University (GWU), USA

Nigeria - An Indigene of Ekiti State, Dr. Damilola Arowolaju, has bagged a PhD in Law from The George Washington University, Washington DC, United States of America.

Tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello’s election as Kogi state governor

Nigeria - The Kogi state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor.

Nemesis as Egypt says 21 jihadists killed in Sinai

Egypt said Saturday that 21 jihadists were killed in clashes with security forces in the restive Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State group-affiliated militants have waged a long-running insurgency.

Despicable!!! I killed my brother because he was father’s favourite - Murder suspect

Nigeria - The Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, have arrested 20-year-old Ibrahim Abdullahi and 22-year-old Hassan Amadu over the murder of Kadade Abdullahi at Amana Maikasuwa Village in Kaduna State. 

10 family members test positive for COVID-19 in Kaduna State - El Rufai

Nigeria - Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that 10 members of a family have tested positive for COVID-19, just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 18 new cases in the state.

NCDC announces 245 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 7261 confirmed cases, 2007 recoveries and 221 deaths. See affected states...

245 new cases of #COVID19;

Friday, 22 May 2020

#COVID19: President Buhari to hold private Eid prayers with family, rejects visit

Nigeria - As Muslims all over the world mark the Eid Fitri celebration this weekend, President Buhari has said he will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home and not at any of the prayer grounds where he has over the years joined other Muslims for the Eid congregational prayers.

Cheers as sacked Kano Commissioner accused of celebrating Abba Kyari's death recovers from coronavirus

Nigeria - Engineer Muazu Magaji, the former Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural developments in Kano state who was sacked after being accused of "celebrating" the death of late Chief of staff to the President Abba Kyari, has been discharged after recovering from Coronavirus. 

REVEALED!!! Chinese medical team not treating COVID-19 patients in Nigeria, CCECC says.

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) says the Chinese medical team has been carrying out its “assigned mission” in Nigeria.

As US death toll following coronavirus closes in on 100,000, President Trump asks worship centres to reopen (SEE VIDEO)

As toll nears 100, 000 following coronavirus, United States President Donald Trump has asked governors to allow worship centres re-open because they are of “very essential” services.

Malabu Oil Scandal: Nigerian government's $1bn lawsuit against Shell and Eni struck out by UK court

The Nigerian government's $1 billion lawsuit against oil giants; Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, has been dismissed by a UK court on grounds of lacking the jurisdiction to hear the case centered on the Malabu oil deal of 2011.

President Buhari appoints Professor Godswill Obioma as NECO registrar to replace sacked Mallam Gana

Nigeria - Recall the acting Registrar was sacked on wednesday this week. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Godswill Obioma as Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council.

Cyclone Amphan toll hits 95 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

India and Bangladesh began a massive clean-up Thursday after the fiercest cyclone since 1999 killed at least 95 people, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Brazil passes 20,000 coronavirus deaths after record 24-hour toll

The novel coronavirus death toll in Brazil surpassed 20,000 on Thursday, after a record number of fatalities in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said.

Breakthrough for Nigeria as NCDC validates viral RNA extraction to aid production of local test kits

The country has blazed a trail in Africa with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) successfully validating the first phase of the viral Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) extraction which should enable local production of cheap testing kits for coronavirus.

How 18 year old housewife killed husband to escape defilement

Nigeria - A housewife, Salma Hassan, 18, who allegedly stabbed her husband to death, has said that she did that because she didn’t know that sex was part of marital obligations.

Anxiety as 27 more workers of iSON Xperiences in Oyo state test positive for Coronavirus bringing a total of 90 confirmed.

Nigeria - Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said that Twenty-seven more members of staff of iSON Xperiences located in the Ibadan South West Local government area in the state, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, bringing a total of 90 of the workers who have tested positive.

Relief as 14 more COVID-19 patients discharged in FCT

Nigeria - Mohammed Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), says 14 more COVID-19 patients were discharged in the nation’s capital on Thursday.

So despicably weird and wicked!!! New mom stabs her 3 kids to death then stabs herself but survives (PHOTOS)

A nursing mother has been arrested after she stabbed her three kids to death.

#COVID19: Self-isolate for 14 days or face £1,000 fine, UK to tell overseas visitors

International travellers could face fines of £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in the UK, the government is expected to announce.

#COVID19: Gov. Ben Ayade lifts suspension on public worship in Cross River

Nigeria - Governor Ben Ayade has lifted ban on public worship in Cross River State. 

See list of diseases that make 70% deaths of COVID-19 patients in Nigeria

The federal government has said health challenges like tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria.

Earlier coronavirus lockdown a week before 'could have saved 36,000 lives in the US' - Study

A study has estimated there may have been 36,000 fewer coronavirus-related deaths had the US entered lockdown a week earlier in March.

Sad news as Ex-White House butler working since 1957 to Obama era dies of coronavirus at 91

A former White House butler, who worked for 11 presidents in a career that spanned five decades, has died of coronavirus aged 91.

Finance Minister says Nigeria is heading towards recession

Zainab Ahmed, Nigeria's Minister of Finance, has said that the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices are set to force Nigeria's economy into recession.

Tragic!!! Police officer arrested for killing Islamic cleric in Lagos

Nigeria - A police officer identified as Inspector Okoro Charles has been arrested in connection to the shooting at Ikotun area of Lagos state on Wednesday May 20, which led to the death of a 28-year-old Islamic cleric Fatai Oladipupo.

40 health workers discharged in Kano after recovering from Coronavirus

Nigeria - 40 out of 50 doctors and health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano state, have been discharged after recovering from the disease. 

Lagos State discharges 13 more COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - Thirteen more COVID19 patients have been discharged from different Isolation centers in Lagos state.

Breaking!!! Another sharp daily rise as NCDC announces 339 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 7016 confirmed cases, 1907 recoveries and 211 deaths. See affected states...

339 new cases of #COVID19;



Thursday, 21 May 2020

As coronavirus cases close in on 7000 nationwide, FG says early discharge of positive patients likely

Nigeria - The Federal Government has hinted that it may consider discharging patients earlier than their required treatment and isolation period at the different centres, even though they are still positive.

And the FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

Nigeria - The Federal Government has declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark Eldi Fitri Celebration.

NCDC boss reveals why some COVID-19 patients dance in isolation

Nigeria - The Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu has revealed why COVID-19 patients could dance while in isolation as shown in a viral video.

Best news of the day as Nigerian lady who has sickle cell anaemia speaks after surviving COVID-19

A Nigerian lady, Danielle Jinadu, has spoken out after surviving COVID-19 despite having sickle cell anaemia, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis tendencies.

Coronavirus infections top 5 million worldwide

Global infections from the novel coronavirus passed five million on Thursday as the pandemic played out unevenly across the planet, with China eager to declare a victory, Europe tentatively emerging from its shell and deaths still rising in hotspots in Latin America.

Gov. Ayade reveals: I spend nights at our borders to guard Cross River against COVID-19 (PHOTO)

Nigeria - You may want to know why the state remains impeccably coronavirus free, Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River, says he spends nights at the state’s borders to prevent an index case of COVID-19.

Sadly, Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths

Nigeria - Lagos state has recorded four more COVID-19 deaths.

As coronavirus hits Nigerian Army and Police, massive testing commences in Lagos

There is an ongoing massive coronavirus testing in the Nigerian military and the Police in Lagos State.

Mark Zuckerberg ‘confident’ Facebook can stop US election interference

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he was “pretty confident” his company could help prevent attempts to influence the political outcome of the US presidential election later this year.

Tanzania to reopen universities as coronavirus silence persists

Tanzanian President John Magufuli said Thursday that universities and sports events would resume next month, after declaring that prayer had spared the country the worst of the coronavirus, even as critics say cases are soaring.

And Lagos discharges 17 new COVID-19 patients’

Nigeria - Seventeen patients, all Nigerians were on Wednesday discharged from the various isolation centres in Lagos.

Its a sad news as Nollywood actress Emilia Dike dies

Nollywood actress, Mrs Emilia Dike, has died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

#COVID19: Football with fans will come back very soon, predicts UEFA’s Ceferin

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin is confident fans will be able to return to stadiums “sooner than many think” as football attempts to emerge from the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic.

Indian city of Kolkata devastated by cyclone Amphan (SEE VIDEOS)

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone.

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Sad!!! Young banker reportedly commits suicide In Lagos (PHOTO)

A young Nigerian banker simply identified as Kelvin has reportedly committed suicide in Lagos.