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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Wife of Brazil's Bolsonaro, and her two daughters test negative for coronavirus



Michelle Bolsonaro, the wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who is sick with the new coronavirus, said on Saturday that she and her two daughters had tested negative for the virus.

UPDATED: Three killed in Lagos building collapse as crowd of sympathisers ignore social distancing rules


Nigeria - Crowd of sympathisers ignored social distancing rules as death toll from the three-storey building that collapsed in Lagos Island rose to three.

US sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000


New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida.

Viewer Discretion Advised: Deaconess arrested for allegedly subjecting her ward to extreme torture, including burning her vagina and butt with lighter and inserting hot sticks before rubbing pepper in it.


[LIB] - A deaconess has been arrested after she allegedly subjected her ward to a series of brutal torture that has shocked Nigerians.

Anxiety as six rescued, others feared trapped in Lagos building collapse (PHOTOS)



Nigeria - Anxiety pervaded the air after a three-storey building collapsed at 20, Freeman Street, Lagos Island at about 3 am.

Friday, 10 July 2020

Death toll rises by 20 as NCDC records 575 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria and 249 new recoveries, total confirmed cases now 31323. See breakdown...


575 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 249 new recoveries and 20 new deaths.

Breakdown of new cases by state;

Lagos-224
Oyo-85
FCT-68
Rivers-49
Kaduna-39
Edo-31
Enugu-30



FBI kidnapped my client, the US had no authority to take him - Hushpuppi's lawyer says


Gal Pissetzky, lawyer to instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi has continued his social media defence of the alleged fraudster, claiming he was 'kidnapped' by the FBI as no legal documents were made for his arrest and no extradition treaty exists between the US and the UAE where Hushpuppi was residing. 

Immigration blocks 58 Nigerian doctors from flying to UK



The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has refused to allow 58 Nigerian doctors from heading to the UK.

Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after writing apology to 'everyone'


One of South Korea’s most prominent elected officials and longtime mayor of the capital, Seoul, was found dead on Friday after his daughter reported him missing amid a criminal investigation and media reports of alleged sexual harassment.

Despicable!!! Another Septuagenarian caught raping a nine-year-old girl in Niger state



Nigeria - A septuagenarian identified as Mallam Mohammad, has been arrested for raping a nine-year-old girl in Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State.

Gov. Wike mocks Gov. Uzodinma over Edo Guber comments: The quotes


Nigeria - Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has hit back at Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma over his comments towards Edo Governorship election coming up on September 19th, 2020.

Read quotes after the jump>>>>

Scare as 90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19


Matthew Prempeh, Ghanaian minister of education, says over 90 percent of the staff of the ministry have contracted coronavirus.

Seven men arrested for multiple bank robberies in Ekiti and Ondo states (photo)


Nigeria - Police operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad have arrested a 7-man criminal gang that attacked and robbed three commercial banks in the South-West States of Ondo and Ekiti between 2019 and 2020, killed innocent citizens including six (6) policemen and carted away several millions of naira.

Recoveries slow down to 173 as death toll rises by 5 following NCDC's announcement of 499 new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria with total cases now 30748. See breakdown...


499 new cases of #COVID19, 173 new recoveries and 5 new deaths.

Breakdown of new cases by states:

Lagos-157
Edo-59
Ondo-56
Oyo-31
Akwa Ibom-22
Borno-21


Thursday, 9 July 2020

Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly dies at 61 days after returning from medical treatment in France



Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for the next presidential election, has died at the age of 61.

Nigerian Super Eagles striker tests positive for coronavirus



Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu, has tested positive for COVID-19.

President Buhari replaces two ambassadorial nominees, protests trail exclusion



Nigeria - President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote the Senate to replace two non-career ambassadorial nominees. 

Total confirmed cases climbs above 30000 mark as NCDC announces 15 new casualties, 265 recoveries and 460 new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria. See breakdown...


460 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 265 new recoveries and 15 new deaths.

Lagos-150
Rivers-49
Oyo-43
Delta-38
FCT-26
Anambra-20
Kano-20



Wednesday, 8 July 2020

"Trump is a 99% LIAR" - Rep Maxine Waters slams the US president for his comments on COVID-19 being "harmless"




Maxine Waters has slammed Donald Trump as a "99% liar" for saying that 99% of Covid-19 cases are harmless.

Apprehension as over 20’ Nigerian soldiers reportedly killed in Boko Haram ambush



The Nigerian Army has reportedly lost more than 20 soldiers in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state according to a report by TheCable.

Nigerian Government reverses school resumption, appeals to WAEC to reschedule exams



The federal government has reversed its earlier decision to reopen schools.

Kenyan schools told to refund 2020 school fees due to COVID-19 pandemic


The Kenyan government has asked schools to either refund parents the school fees paid for this academic year or agree to put it towards next year.

Tragedy as explosion kills seven at Benin River Valve Station



The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported an explosion incident which occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40 and operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of the NPDC/Elcrest Joint Venture leading to the death of seven people .

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office


China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters.

We’re in talks with UN for Biafra referendum –IPOB

We?re in talks with UN for Biafra referendum ?IPOB

Nigeria - Proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, has stated that they are in talks with the United Nations to hold a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra.

Police arrest CAC Pastor who ‘raped daughter for five years’



Nigeria - The Ogun state police has arrested Oluwafemi Oyebola, a pastor of Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo-Oluwa parish, for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter.

Death toll rises by 15 as NCDC announces 503 new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria, 280 new recoveries with total confirmed cases now 29789. See breakdown...


503 new cases of COVID19Nigeria, 280 new recoveries and 15 new deaths.

Lagos-153
Ondo-76
Edo-54
FCT-41
Enugu-37
Rivers-30
Benue-24
Osun-20


Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Kwara Chief of Staff, Adisa Logun is dead



Nigeria - The Chief of Staff to the Kwara State Governor, Alh. Adisa Logun is dead.

Brazil's Bolsonaro, long a sceptic, tests positive for coronavirus


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months of playing down the severity of the virus and defying medical experts, even as the pandemic killed more than 65,000 people in his country.

Randy lecturers face 14 years jail term as Senate passes Sexual Harassment Bill



Nigeria - The Senate has passed the Sexual Harassment Bill which is to stop sexual abuse of female undergraduates in tertiary institutions in the country.

Report says EFCC Chairman Magu has been recommended for suspension by Presidential panel



Nigeria - Ibrahim Magu has been recommended for suspension as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Cable is reporting.

India's coronavirus death toll hits 20,000 as infections surge



India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday and case numbers surged as the south Asian nation pushed ahead with relaxations to its almost two-month lockdown amid grim economic forecasts.

US to force out foreign students taking classes fully online



Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday.

Presidential Committee says EFCC boss Magu is a victim of power play led by Malami



Nigeria - The Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has reacted to report of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu appearing before a panel for questioning on Monday July 6. 

Finally, NCDC and Cross River Governor Ben Ayade bow to pressure as NCDC records first ever cases of coronavirus


Nigeria - After days of denial by the state Governor Ben Ayade and the delayed announcement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Cross River State has recorded five cases of the novel coronavirus.

NCDC records 9 new #COVID19 casualties in Nigeria, 163 new recoveries and 575 new cases making a total of 29286 confirmed cases. See breakdown...


575 new cases of COVID19Nigeria, 163 new recoveries and 9 new deaths.

Lagos-123
FCT-100
Delta-58
Edo-52
Ogun-42
Katsina-24
Bayelsa-23
Rivers-22


Monday, 6 July 2020

Again, IPOB calls for UN referendum



Nigeria - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called for the United Nations(UN) supervised referendum in Nigeria for the citizens to decide where to belong.

#COVID19Nigeria: NCDC issues new guideline for conducting forthcoming elections amid Coronavirus pandemic



The Health body responsible for disease prevention and control in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has released a new set of rules and guidelines for safely conducting State and Local Government elections in the country during the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 600 people in Nigeria already.

#COVID19Nigeria: WASSCE exams to kick off on Aug 4, says education minister


The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed August 4, 2020, as commencement for this year’s examination, according to Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education.

Ondo State Governor Akeredolu recovers from #COVID19, tests negative


Nigeria - Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has recovered from COVID-19. He announced this at a press conference on Monday, July 6.

DSS reportedly arrests acting chairman of EFCC Ibrahim Magu over alleged embezzlement



Nigeria - Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, has been arrested by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS).

59 Nigerians evacuated from Qatar due to Coronavirus pandemic, arrive Abuja



[LIB] - 59 Nigerians who were stranded in Qatar due to the Coronavirus pandemic, have returned home. 

Terribly Despicable!!! 70-year-old man rapes eight-year-old girl in Niger state; gives her N80 as 'compensation'



Nigeria - A 70-year-old man has reportedly been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in the Chanchaga area of Minna, Niger State.

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike


The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Benue State University Deputy VC, Godwin Achinge dies of COVID-19



Nigeria - The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the Benue State University (BSU) and Vice Chairman of the State Action Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Godwin Achinge, is dead.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Total confirmed cases closes in on 30000 as NCDC records 11 new #COVID19 deaths in Nigeria, 203 new recoveries and 544 new cases. See full breakdown


544 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria, 203 new recoveries and 11 new deaths.

Lagos-199
Ebonyi-65
Oyo-47
Ondo-46
Ogun-31
Edo-30
FCT-28
Katsina-25



Prove I have any link with Hushpuppi- ex-House of Reps speaker, Yakubu Dogara replies APC


Nigeria - Yakubu Dogara, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has challenged the All Progressives Congress APC to prove he has any links with suspected international fraudster, Hushpuppi.

Cross River doctors declare indefinite strike over ‘abandoned COVID-19 patients’ - Report


Nigeria - The Cable reports that the Cross River chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state.

Popular American rapper, Kanye West, declares for US Presidency



Famous American rapper and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, Kanye West, has announced his bid to contest for the American presidency.

Tiger mauls female zookeeper, 55, to death in front of horrified visitors


A female Siberian tiger has mauled a female zookeeper to death at Zurich Zoo in front of horrified visitors.