Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19: Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, Loses Mother

Manchester City have confirmed their manager, Pep Guardiola’s mother, has died from coronavirus. In a statement on Twitter, the club said: “The Manchester City family...

Social Distancing Violation: Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty

Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, have pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of hosting a...

Alleged Rape, Assault: NAWOJ Urges Fast, Unbiased Probe of Kogi Commissioner

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the Kogi State Government to ensure accelerated and unbiased investigation of the alleged act...

Coronavirus Cases in Africa Hits 8,596— WHO

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa has reached 8,596 with 383 deaths.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in...

Tiger Tests Positive for COVID-19, Six Other Big Cats Exhibiting Symptoms...

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the US Department of Agriculture. The tiger, named...

Development Strategist Faults NCDC in Siting Test Centre in Borno State

A development communication strategist, Hajara Yakubu Wanka, has faulted the Nigeria  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for considering Borno State in the siting of...

Makinde Tests Negative for COVID-19, to Resume as Head of Task...

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has now tested negative twice for the novel coronavirus. The governor who disclosed this on his Twitter handle said...

COVID-19: Man Walks From France to Spain to Buy Cigarettes

A man who tried to walk from France to Spain to buy cheap cigarettes was rescued in the Pyrenees mountains – only to be...

Lagos Police Arrest Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ for Contravening Lockdown Order

Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akinyele has been arrested by the Lagos Police Command for going against the lockdown order in the state by hosting...

Osun Discharges Coronavirus Patient as 110 Ivory Coast Returnees are Released

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Sunday said one of the early coronavirus cases in the state has been discharged after testing negative twice...

Lockdown: SERAP Demands Details of Palliative Distribution to the Poor from...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to publish how public funds, private sector...

UBTH Confirms Three Coronavirus Patients, One Death

The management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital on Sunday said one of the three patients who tested positive for Coronavirus has died.  The Chief...

COVID-19: Lagos State Confirms Another Death

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state. The Commissioner of Health in the state, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed...

COVID-19: Abiodun Lauds 9-year-old Girl for Donating N950

The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday heaped praises on a nine-year-old girl, Oluwashikemi Ogunleye, for donating N950 to the account designated to fight...

Buhari Celebrates State House Head of Protocol, Lawal Kazaure, on 60th...

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated State Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, who turned 60 on Saturday. The President felicitated with him for meritorious...

COVID 19: Nigeria Records Ten New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed ten new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country...

COVID-19: Niger Government Relaxes Curfew, Civil Servants to Resume Work

Niger State government has relaxed its restriction order. The Secretary to the Niger state Government, Ahmed Matane, stated this while briefing newsmen in Minna on...

Flashback: Coronavirus, Salawa Abeni vs Scammer, FG and Elon Musk, and...

As the coronavirus pandemic refused to slow down, activities globally continued to be paralyzed while the global health crisis also continued to pose a...

Buhari Hails Veteran Journalist, Yakubu Mohammed, at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying...

COVID-19: NNPC Abuja Estate Records One Case

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the discovery of a COVID-19 case at its estate in the Garki area of Abuja. The Group...

Lockdown: Lagos Rolls Out Healthcare Palliative for Patients, Pregnant Women

Lagos State government has said it will take the full responsibility for the medical bills of patients admitted into all the State-owned secondary healthcare...

Five-Year-Old Child, 707 Others Die of Coronavirus in UK on Saturday

Britain on Saturday reported a record 708 daily deaths from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country’s youngest victim. The...

Spain to Extend Lockdown as Covid-19 Deaths Near 12000

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced an extension of the country’s lockdown to combat the coronavirus, saying the measures are “bearing fruit” as...

Coronavirus Cases in US Top 300,000 with over 8000 Deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has reached 311,357 and there have been more than 8,438 deaths, Johns Hopkins University...

COVID-19: Lagos State may Extend Lockdown-Governor

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the ongoing lockdown in the state might be extended beyond 14 days directed by the President,...

What Caused Enugu Health Commissioner’s Death- Family

The family of the late Commissioner for Health, Enugu State, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, has formally announced his death and cause. In a statement signed on...

Oyo Records One COVID-19 Case, Receives 125m Donation, to Fumigate Markets

Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force on Saturday confirmed that the state has recorded one case of coronavirus taking the total number to nine. According to...

COVID-19: Reps Seek 2-Month Electricity Payment Waiver for Nigerians

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to...

COVID-19: FG Seeks NASS Approval for N500bn Intervention Fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it...

Covid-19 Lockdown: Withdraw Soldiers from Illegal Enforcement, Falana Tells Buhari

Senior Lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw armed troops from enforcing the lockdown order placed on the Federal...

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