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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Fani-Fayode blasts Buhari: Who is running our country? Following fights between Aisha Buhari and President's PA


Nigeria - Femi Fani-Kayode is asking who is really "in charge" of Nigeria following reports of a face-off between the aides of the first lady, Aisha Buhari, and a Personal Assistant and Nephew of President Buhari, Sabiu Yusuf.

Chile’s health minister resigns as pandemic hits hard


Chile's health minister resigned Saturday as the coronavirus pandemic is hitting the country hard despite a quarantine in place in the capital for more than a month.

NCDC alerts Nigerians over 11 symptoms of #COVID19


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged citizens to call their state hotlines for advice if they experience certain symptoms.

Over 1,000 Nigerian asylum seekers disappear in Netherlands


About 1,089 Nigerian asylum seekers who arrived Netherlands between last year and January this year are reportedly missing, raising serious concern in the country. 

Burundi's president-elect to take power immediately after death of former leader in a rare development


Burundi’s constitutional court has agreed that president-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye should be sworn in immediately following the death of former leader Pierre Nkurunziza, the government said in a statement posted to Twitter on Friday.

China sentences Australian to death in fresh blow to relations


An Australian man has been sentenced to death in China, authorities said on Saturday, a development that could further escalate tensions between the two countries.

BBNaija star, Khafi's brother shot dead in London


BBNaija star, Khafi Kareem, is presently mourning the death of her younger brother, Alexander, who was attacked in west London on Monday, June 8.

Aisha Buhari to IGP: Release my staff in your custody, they are exposed to #coronavirus


Nigeria - Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria has called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to release her staff still in their custody in order not to expose them to the danger of coronavirus.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signs into law that chokeholds are now illegal after George Floyd's death


New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has officially signed police reform legislation into law, consisting of 10 reform bills in the wake of the nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd. 

In another despicable act, 23-Year-old man arrested for defiling 3-year-old girl in Ogun (Photo)


Nigeria - The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly defiling one of his neighbours' three-year-old child. 

US First Lady Melania Trump had plastic surgery, lied about her age, and has 'proof in writing' that her son will be treated equal to Trump's other kids - New book claims


US First Lady, Melania Trump has referred to new book about her as 'fiction' after the writer of the book claimed the first lady had plastic surgery, used her position in the White House to renegotiate a new prenup with Donald Trump, while possessing a written document that says her son, Barron would be treated the same as Trump's other children. 

NCDC announces 627 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 15181 confirmed cases, 4891 recoveries and 399 deaths. See affected states...


 627 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria

Lagos-229
FCT-65
Abia-54
Borno-42
Oyo-35
Rivers-28
Edo-28
Gombe-27
Ogun-21




Friday, 12 June 2020

Lagos discharges 90 #COVID19 patients as 64 recover in Oyo


Nigeria - A total of 154 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos and Oyo states.

President Trump says police chokeholds may sometimes be needed


President Donald Trump said the controversial chokehold method used by some US police to restrain suspects should “generally” be banned, but may be needed in dangerous situations.

Rochas Okorocha voices out: EFCC didn’t recover N7.9 Billion from me


Nigeria - Former Imo state Governor and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of transmitting false information against him, stating that no money was recovered from him by the anti-graft agency.

Gov. Obaseki reacts to disqualification by Oshiomhole and APC: No appeal


Nigeria - Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has vowed not to appeal his disqualification from the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for June 22.

JUST IN: APC disqualifies Gov. Obaseki and 2 others from contesting Gubernatorial primaries


Nigeria - The All Progressives Congress (APC) Screening Committee for Edo State Governorship election has declared Governor Godwin Obaseki unqualified due to some discrepancies in his educational certificates and NYSC.

Ukraine’s first lady tests positive for coronavirus


Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska said on Friday she had tested positive for the novel coronavirus amid a rise in infections.

Alert!!! It took Africa 3 months to record 100,000 cases but infections rose to 205,000 within 18 days - Report


The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa rose above 200,000 after doubling in just 18 days,  according to a report by The Cable.

20-year-old man sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for raping eight-year-old girl in Ogun State


Nigeria - A twenty-year-old man Musa Anifowose, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ogun State Magistrate for raping an eight-year-old girl.

FULL TEXT OF PRESIDENT BUHARI'S SPEECH TO NIGERIANS ON JUNE 12 STREAMED LIVE ON THE FOREFRONT MEDIA ORG VIA TVC NEWS


President Muhammadu Buhari on June 12 addressed Nigerians to commemorate the 2020 Democracy celebration. 

President Trump asks supporters not to sue if they catch COVID-19 at his rally


Donald Trump supporters who attend the US president’s upcoming election rally must sign a waiver promising not to sue if they catch COVID-19 at the event, according to his campaign website.

NCDC announces record 681 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 14554 confirmed cases. 4494 recoveries and 387 deaths. See affected states...


 681 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-345
Rivers-51
Ogun-48
Gombe-47
Oyo-36
Imo-31
Delta-28
Kano-23




Thursday, 11 June 2020

Twitter suspends Chinese operation pushing pro-Beijing coronavirus messages


Twitter on Thursday said it was removing hundreds of thousands of accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus.

At least 10 Ivory Coast soldiers killed in attack near Burkina border, army says


At least 10 soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack on an Ivory Coast military post on the northern border near Burkina Faso on Thursday, the army said.

VP Osinbajo says 39.4m Nigerians might be unemployed by end of 2020


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that 39.4 million Nigerians might be out of job by the end of 2020 according to projections received by the economic sustainability committee. 

Not again!!! 75-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping 15-year-old hawker in Osun


Nigeria - Men of the Osun state police command have arrested a 75-year-old man, Jacob Ayinla, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old local juice seller popularly known as ‘Pito’ in his apartment in Osogbo, Osun State on Wednesday, June 10.

President Buhari set to address Nigerians on June 12


To commemorate Nigeria’s Democracy Day, President Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7am.

See VIDEO as Kaduna House of Assembly members fight over mace after impeaching Deputy Speaker


Nigeria - Some Kaduna lawmakers engaged in a free-for-all fight shortly after impeaching the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly and swearing-in a new one. 

Nigerian Military to reintegrate 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters into communities in July


The Defence Headquarters has said that a total of 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters are set to be reintegrated into their communities in July having completed the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme.

President Trump tweets praise for Pope Francis enemy


US President Donald Trump has praised a letter sent to him by one of Pope Francis’s most virulent opponents, who claim Black Lives Matter protests and the coronavirus crisis are a political conspiracy.

Novelist Chimamanda Adichie’s father dies at 88


Nigeria - Report just reaching us says Professor James Nwoye Adichie, father of renowned novelist, Chimamanda is dead at age 88.

Busted!!! EFCC uncovers 1000 ghost workers in Kwara State


Nigeria - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kwara Zonal Office, has uncovered 1000 ghost workers, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB).

Anxiety as 104 cases of Coronavirus confirmed in one company in Ogun state


Nigeria - The Ogun state government has confirmed 104 cases of Coronavirus in a company in Sagamu area of the state. 

Black Lives Matter protester tests positive for Coronavirus after going to rally attended by 10,000 people in Australia


A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia.

Tragic!!! How bandits killed 57 in new Katsina attacks


Nigeria - Armed gangs killed 57 people in a string of attacks on villages in northwest Nigeria, residents said on Wednesday, as security forces struggle to curb violence in the region.

Brazil's biggest cities start reopening as COVID-19 surges


Brazil’s most populous state Sao Paulo reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running on Wednesday even as its homonymous metropolis allowed shops to resume business and prepared to reopen its malls.

UK PM Boris Johnson defends 'stop and search' amid reports blacks are 47 times more likely to be searched by police


UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has defended the use of 'stop and search' by British Police amid suggestions that it is disproportionately used against black people. 

Study shows women’s eggs may be selective to some men’s sperm over others

Women?s eggs prefer some men?s sperm over others, new research shows

According to a new study, a woman's eggs may be selective towards sperm cells and prefer some over the others.

NCDC announces 409 new cases of #coronavirusinnigeria, 13873 confirmed cases, 4351 recoveries and 382 deaths. See affected states...


409 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-201
FCT- 85
Delta- 22
Edo- 16
Nasarawa- 14
Borno- 14
Kaduna- 14
Bauchi-10

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Disturbing figure as Anambra records 9 coronavirus deaths


Nigeria - Anambra has recorded nine COVID-19 deaths, Governor Willie Obiano has disclosed.

Cross River public schools to resume June 16 as government mass produces PPE


Nigeria - All public schools in Cross River State will resume June 16 as the State government plans a special protective measures for children and others.

#GeorgeFloyd: Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism' after request from black woman


American dictionary, Merriam-Webster has announced that it will be redefining the meaning of the word "racism" after receiving an email from a young black woman from Missouri. 

With condolences flying in, Burundi begins official mourning for President Nkurunziza


Burundi began an official period of mourning for President Pierre Nkurunziza on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of his death from a heart attack aged 55 shocked the impoverished East African nation he had ruled with an iron grip.

Nursing mother and her three children burnt to death in Niger State


Nigeria - A woman and her three children, including a one-month-old baby, were burnt to death inside their apartment in the Nkangbe area of Minna, the Niger state capital today June 10.

George Floyd and killer cop Derek Chauvin knew each other and clashed while working at nightclub together, former colleague claims


A former colleague claims George Floyd and "killer" cop Derek Chauvin knew each other and clashed while working at a nightclub together.

Gov. Obaseki is our alumnus, University of Ibadan confirms


Nigeria - The University of Ibadan (UI) has confirmed Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki graduated from the institution.

JUST IN: Setback for Dino Melaye as tribunal upholds Adeyemi’s election


Nigeria - The Forefront has learnt that the election petition tribunal has upheld Senator Smart Adeyemi’s election as Senator for Kogi West senatorial District, thereby dismissing the petition by Senator Dino Melaye and PDP.

Four Exco members, five lawmakers test positive for #COVID19 in Gombe State


Nigeria - Three members of the Gombe State Executive Council, a Special Adviser to the Governor and five legislators in the State House of Assembly have tested postive for COVID-19.

Stoke City manager Michael O'Neill tests positive for COVID-19


Stoke City manager, Michael O'Neill has tested positive for COVID-19 after the latest round of testing on Monday.