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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Attack in northern Burkina Faso kills at least 15

At least 15 people were killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government said on Saturday.

Relief as Abia wanted COVID-19 patient comes out of hiding

Nigeria - Emmanuel Ononiwu, the COVID-19 patient who was declared wanted by the Abia State Government after he bolted from a holding facility in Aba has reportedly submitted himself to the medical team for treatment.

Lai Mohammed to Nigerians: Expect 11,000 MW of electricity by 2023

Nigeria - Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has told Nigerians to expect 11,000 megawatts of electricity by 2023 following the agreement the Nigerian government reached with German firm Siemens. 

Contrary to Gov Yahaya Bello's claim, Kogi’s index case is chief imam of Kabba resident in the state

Nigeria - It has been revealed that the index case of COVID-19 is the Imam of Kabba, he did not contract the disease from another state as he has not travelled recently, according to his family members, he must have contracted the disease in Kogi State.

Roger Federer is world’s highest-paid athlete, Forbes says

Roger Federer is the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list released on Friday.

So sad!!! Decomposing body of kidnapped Edo ex-commissioner found in forest

Nigeria - The decomposing body of kidnapped Edo State’s former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya, has been found in a forest.

Wife of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin files for divorce after her husband was charged with George Floyd's murder

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of ex-Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after her husband was arrested and charged with murder of George Floyd.

Six Nigerian Air Force personnel attached to ex-CDS, Alex Badeh, sent to jail

Six Nigerian Air Force personnel who were aides to Late Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, have been sent to jail by a Special Court-Martial sitting in Abuja, following the gruesome murder  of the former Chief of Defence Staff in December 2018.

#GeorgeFloyd: New video shows four officers on late #GeorgeFloyd not one in Minnesota

JUST IN!!! #GeorgeFloyd: Bus driver refuses to drive arrested protesters by the NYPD (VIDEO)

Sad!!! 20 sports journalists killed by COVID-19, AIPS America mourns

AIPS America has been a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic, not only due to the economic downturn that has inflicted job losses, but also in the most painful way - claiming the lives of twenty colleagues, seven from Ecuador and thirteen from Peru.

Good news as Kebbi discharges last two COVID-19 patients

Nigeria - Kebbi State Task Force Committee on COVID-19 has discharged the two remaining coronavirus disease patients in the state.

JUST IN: Immediate past GMD of NNPC Maikanti Baru dies age 60

Nigeria - Former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Maikanti Baru is dead.

President Trump terminates US ties with World Health Organization

President Donald Trump has announced that the US is terminating its ties with the World Health Organization, WHO, and will suspend all funding to the organization.

'This shouldn’t be "normal" in 2020 America' - Barack Obama issues a statement on the death of George Floyd

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a statement on the death of George Floyd, the black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis on Monday. 

Lagos on a record high as NCDC announces 387 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 9302 confirmed cases, 2697 recoveries and 261 deaths. See affected states...

387 new cases of #COVID19;


Friday, 29 May 2020

#COVID19: Cheers as Spanish La Liga to resume on June 11th 2020

Spain's La Liga will resume on 11 June when Real Betis face Sevilla, and next season will start on 12 September.

President Buhari says close to a billion dollars stolen under Abacha

Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari says close to one billion dollars was stolen from Nigeria “under a previous, undemocratic junta in the 1990s”.

First aircraft lands at new Yobe International cargo airport

Nigeria - Two aeroplanes, on Friday landed at the new International Cargo Airport in Damaturu, Yobe State, in a test run ahead of the official opening of the airport.

Best news of the day as 82-year-old hypertensive patient recovers from COVID-19 in Osun

Nigeria - An Eighty-two-year-old woman has recovered from COVID-19 in Osun state.

Twitter conceals Trump tweet, ramping up dispute

[AFP]Twitter concealed one of Donald Trump’s tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence,” ramping up a dispute with the US president who says social media companies censor conservative voices like his.

Edo State discharges 11 more #COVID19 patients

Nigeria - Edo State Government has announced the discharge of 11 more COVID-19 patients from isolation centres making a total of 69 discharged patients in the state.

Panic as NTA manager is abducted in Abia State

Nigeria - The Assistant News Manager of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Aba, Mrs. Chinyere Okoye has been kidnapped by gunmen in Aba.

President Trump signs executive order to regulate social media after Twitter fact-checking row

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which removed some of the legal protections given to social media platforms, few days after his Twitter fact-checking row. 

Anxiety as Abia State declares COVID-19 patient wanted

Nigeria - Abia state government has declared one Emmanuel Ononiwu, who was said to have absconded after testing positive for COVID-19, wanted.

President Buhari and ex- President Obasanjo and the AfDB board back Adesina

Nigeria - The Federal Government and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo have faulted the call by the United States for an independent investigation of African Development Bank (AfDB) President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.

With 12 positive for #COVID19, English Premier League to restart on June 17

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday.

WHO says there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via breastfeeding

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via breast milk, even when a nursing mother has contracted the virus.

NCDC announces 182 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 8915 confirmed cases, 2592 recoveries and 259 deaths. See affected states.

182 new cases of #COVID19;

Akwa Ibom-10

Thursday, 28 May 2020

REVEALED!!! Milestone as 188 terrorists, 411 bandits killed by the Army in May

Nigeria - It is understood that no fewer than 188 members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terror groups and 411 bandits have been killed by troops in the last one month, The Nation is reporting.

Alas!!! Gov. Bello fumes as Kogi rejects NCDC's claim of recording two COVID-19 cases in the state

Nigeria - The Kogi state government has rejected the new data from the Nigeria Center for Disease Center NCDC that states that two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the state.

#USElection2020: Twitter-Trump clash intensifies political misinformation battle

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Jubilation as 300 residents test negative for coronavirus in Taraba, leaving the state with no active case

Nigeria - Three hundred persons whose samples were recently taken from Taraba State to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Abuja, have tested negative, the Commissioner of Health, Innocent Vakkai, said yesterday.

English Premier League confirms four more positive Coronavirus tests from three clubs after the third round of mass testing

The Premier League have confirmed that four players or staff members have tested positive for coronavirus after the third round of mass testing was carried out on 1,008 people on Monday and Tuesday.

Kano State records three more COVID19 deaths

Nigeria - Three more COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Kano state on Wednesday, May 27.

389 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria announced by the NCDC, 2501 recoveries and 254 deaths. See affected states...

389 new cases of #COVID19;

Akwa Ibom-11

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Good news as Lagos discharges record 87 #COVID19 patients

Nigeria - 87 patients undergoing treatment in Lagos State have been discharged.

#COVID19: Senegal to continue chloroquine virus treatment

Senegal will continue treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a senior health official said on Wednesday, despite recent evidence that the anti-malarial drug is harmful.

President Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media after tweets tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims.

#COVID19: Governor Akeredolu lifts ban on religious gathering in Ondo state

Nigeria - Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has lifted the ban on religious gathering which he instituted in Ondo state weeks ago due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. 

Alas!!! Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.

#COVID19: Governor Nasir El-Rufai extends lockdown in Kaduna by two weeks

Nigeria - Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state has extended by two weeks, the lockdown imposed on the state.

SAD!!! African American man killed by Minneapolis police has been identified as it's revealed that the officers involved have been fired (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The identity of the African American man who lost his life after a Minneapolis police officer was seen kneeling on his neck, making it difficult for him to breathe, has been revealed. Also, the officers involved have been fired.


And NCDC approves coronavirus test centre for Katsina State

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has approved Sahel MediCare Centre, a private laboratory in Katsina State, as a test centre for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Sad tragedy as woman and daughter get electrocuted in Anambra State

Nigeria - A 55-year-old woman and her daughter have died as a result of an electrical accident, which occurred due to wire snap. 

#COVID19: Doctor and nurse who cancelled their wedding due to Coronavirus pandemic tie the knot in hospital chapel (see photos)

A nurse and doctor who planned to tie the knot this August, had to cancel their plans and wed in the hospital's chapel due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Rising cases in the South- South as NCDC announces 276 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 8344 confirmed cases, 2384 recoveries and 249 deaths. See affected states...

276 new cases of #COVID19;


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

REVEALED!!! Wuhan conducted over 6.5m COVID-19 tests in 10 days - Report

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where coronvairus broke out in December, reportedly conducted 6.5 million COVID-19 tests in 10 days.

#COVID19: Governor Wike cancels lockdown in Rivers state; weddings and burials remain banned

Nigeria - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has cancelled the lockdown earlier imposed in the state as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus.

Sadly, Anambra state records first death from COVID-19

Nigeria - Anambra state has recorded its first death from COVID-19 just as three patients have been discharged from the state's isolation center.