Monday, 6 April 2020

Photos of Canadians being evacuated from Nigeria

Different countries have been evacuating their citizens from Nigeria and now, the Canadian Government are also doing the same.

Kastina state Govrnment tells civil servants to resume duty

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed workers in the state’s civil service to resume work on Monday.

Kaduna records new COVID-19 case, traces 119 contacts

Kaduna State has recorded a new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the state to five.

Three Nigerian nationals arrested in India with 2.4 Kg of heroin

The Haryana Police have arrested three Nigerian nationals from Delhi and seized 2.4 kg heroin worth crores of rupees from their possession.

COVID-19: Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation donates relief materials worth 25million to Delta Govt

In response to the yearnings of the residents for food amidst lockdown of Delta State, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin through his foundation, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin Foundation (JOFF), has donated food and medical supplies to the Delta State Government.

Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, fulfills his N1bn donation to COVID-19 relief fund

Billionaire businessman, Mike Adenuga, has fulfilled his N1 billion donation to the COVID-19 relief fund put together by wealthy Nigerians and corporate organization.

N20,000 Coronavirus Cash Transfer Will Be Given To Only One Million Households - FG says

The Federal government has said that only one million Nigerian families whose names are on the National Social Register (NSR) would get the N20,000 palliative aimed at cushioning the economic impact of the lockdown in some states.

President Buhari Orders Customs To Release Seized Bags Of Rice For Distribution All Over The Country

President Buhari has issued an order to the Nigeria Customs Service NCS to release for immediate distribution, bags of rice seized from smugglers.

COVID-19: Buhari Approves Recruitment Of 774,000 Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the engagement of 774, 000 Nigerians on Special Public Works programme in the country to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has revealed.

See Face Of Soldier Who Killed Joseph Pessu In Delta State (Photo)

The identity of the army officer, who killed a young man, Joseph Pessu in Delta State while enforcing a stay-at-home order by the state government has been revealed by Sahara Reporters.

Nigerian Communications Commission Speaks On The Controversial Relationship Between 5G And COVID-19

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says there’s no is no correlation between the Fifth Generation Technology (5G), Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Security.

Lockdown: Naira Marley Still On The Run - Police

The Lagos State Police Command has said it is still looking for musician, Naira Marley as he is yet to honour its invitation over a house party he attended in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

Funke Akindele And Husband Taken To Court

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz have been taken to court for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State by the Lagos State Police Command.

Video Of Ivory Coast Residents Destroying Coronavirus Test Centre

Residents in a working-class district of the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan on Sunday destroyed a coronavirus testing centre that was under construction, police and health ministry officials said.

'She's Not Our Brand Ambassador' - NCDC Disowns Funke Akindele

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Sunday denied reports that actress Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa, was its brand ambassador.

Abia Government mourns death of Nigerian doctor in the US

The Abia State Government has expressed sadness over the death of a medical doctor from Abia State who died in the United States.

Disregard cut-off marks circulating on social media, JAMB says

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclaimed admission cut-off marks circulating on social media, asking higher institution admission seekers to disregard them.

South Africa arrests bride and groom, priest and 40 guests who defied lockdown rules to wed

Police in South Africa have arrested a bride and groom, a priest, and 40 guests who defied the rules of the country's strict coronavirus lockdown to hold a wedding in KwaZulu Natal province.

Funke Akindele apologises, claims celebrities who attended her house party live within her estate

The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, arrested popular actress, Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello for hosting a party to celebrate the birthday of her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz on Saturday in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Dubai enters lockdown to tackle coronavirus

Dubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

NCDC confirms 10 news cases of COVID-19, total now 224

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) this morning confirmed 10 new cases of coronavirus.

COVID-19: FCTA begins decontamination of Abuja city centre

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced the decontamination of the city as part of measures to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.

3 Nigerians in US have died of COVID-19 - Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen

Mr. Benaoyagha Okoyen, the Consul General of Nigeria in New York has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the ravaging COVID-19 disease, in the United States.

Three arrested for robbing stranded passengers in Lagos amid Coronavirus lockdown

Three suspects have been arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, for robbing stranded commuters amid Coronavirus lockdown in the state.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Ex-Barca star Xavi donates 1m euros to hospital in coronavirus fight

Former Barcelona and Spain star Xavi Hernandez and his wife have donated one million euros ($1.08 million) to the city’s Hospital Clinic to help the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Enugu fire service fumigates metropolis, environs over COVID-19

The Enugu State Government has commenced the fumigation of the metropolis and neighbouring environments in the state capital.

Missing Osun Coronavirus patient finally apprehended

The Osun State Government has confirmed that the Coronavirus patient who escaped from its isolation facility has been apprehended, hours after being declared missing.

NCDC admits error, places confirmed cases of Coronavirus at 209

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has corrected an error it made in the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus cases it recently released.

Nigerian Woman From Delta Dies Of Coronavirus In UK

A Deltan, Mrs Sheba Ogheneovo Kudehinbu, née Eferoghene, has reportedly died of the pandemic Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, The Nation reports.

The deceased who is a native of Ughievwen Kingdom in Ughelli South council area of Delta State, was said to have died Friday morning, after battling with the disease for days.

National Coordinator of the Urhobo Renaissance Society (URS), a body of academia and professionals of Urhobo nationality, Prof. Hope Eghagha, disclosed this via a post on the group’s Facebook page late Friday.

The deceased has been living in the United Kingdom with her family.

Late Sheba becomes the first Deltan and Urhobo native reported to have died of the ravaging disease.

“Sad to announce that we lost this beautiful sister of ours and member of URS Okpokpaye Sheba Novo Novo (Sheba Ogheneovo Kudehinbu, née Eferoghene) to the evil Covid-19 this morning (Friday) in London! “Sad. Sad. Sad. May God console her family. We shall see her at the resurrection by God’s grace,” Prof Eghagha’s post read.

Meanwhile, members of the group have been expressing shock and penning condolence messages on the post.

Confusion As 2 UBTH Patients Test Positive To Coronavirus After Being Earlier Confirmed Negative

According to Sun News, there was confusion among health workers at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) on Saturday after two patients who earlier tested negative to coronavirus pandemic were declared positive after further tests were conducted. ‎

Pastor Adeboye donates another N20m to support Osun State COVID-19 relief package

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has made another donation of N20 million to Osun State government to support its effort to cushion the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Osun residents.

Trump announces new face mask recommendations

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration was now recommending Americans wear “non-medical cloth” face coverings, a reversal of previous guidance that suggested masks were unnecessary for people who weren’t sick.

Oprah Winfrey reunites with her partner two weeks after he went into isolation to avoid coronavirus

Oprah Winfrey has reunited with Stedman Graham.

The 66-year-old media mogul's partner had been staying in their guesthouse for two weeks since returning from a work trip as a precautionary measure because she is still not fully recovered from pneumonia and didn't want to risk catching coronavirus, but now the incubation period for the virus is over, her long-term companion has been welcomed back into their home.

#Breaking: Enugu Commissioner For Health Dies

The Nation reports that amidst the COVID -19 panic in the country, the Enugu State commissioner for Health Professor Anthony Ugochukwu has been reportedly dead.

Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom and others test negative to Coronavirus

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, his Deputy Engineer Benson Abounu and Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, David Olofu turned out negative after undergoing a test for Coronavirus.

Moment NCDC officials moved corpse of man who died of Coronavirus at LUTH after lying about his travel history (Video)

Nigerians have expressed outrage following the death of a man who died of Coronavirus at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after lying about his travel history upon being admitted at the medical facility.

Selena Gomez reveals she has bipolar disorder in conversation with Miley Cyrus (Video)

Selena Gomez has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The singer, 27, openly discussed her bipolar diagnosis for the first time with Miley Cyrus on her Bright Minded Instagram Live series on Friday.

World Bank excludes Nigeria in COVID-19 response money

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $1.9 billion first set of emergency support operations for developing countries around the world, using a dedicated, fast-track facility for COVID-19 response.

Kwara state denies record of coronavirus case

Kwara State Government has denied that the state has recorded a case of COVID-19.

It, however, said that all the six samples of suspected cases so far tested in the state have been negative.

Ronaldo becomes football’s first billionaire

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will become the third sportsman in the world after golf star Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr to have earned $1bn during his career.

China to mourn COVID-19 victims Today

China will on Saturday hold a national mourning for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots who died of the disease, according to the State Council.

Woman gives birth to baby boy 14 years after marriage (Photos)

A Nigerian woman has delivered a bouncing baby boy after 14 years of marriage. She delivered the baby boy during this lockdown period.

Lagos state Commissioner for Health confirms death of COVID-19 patient in the state, gives details of the deceased

The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has confirmed the death of a COVID-19 patient in the state.

Nigerian Army arrest officers who threatened to rape and infect Warri women with HIV

The Nigerian Army says it has arrested two of its soldiers who threatened to rape and infect women in Warri, Delta State, with HIV in retaliation for the alleged killing of their colleague on Thursday April 2nd.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Nigeria’s response to Coronavirus is remarkable - United Nations

The United Nations has praised Nigeria for it's handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua postpones his June world title defence against Kubrat Pulev

British- Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua's World heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Interracial Couple In Russia: Nigerian Man Shares His Experience (Video)

In tackling the issue of racism, a Nigerian man has interviewed an interracial couple living in Russia to understand how they are regarded by other community members.

Over 100 Arrested In Rivers State For Violating Coronavirus Lockdown Order (Photos)

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus, PM News reports.

Coronavirus Lockdown Will Be Extended If Nigerians Fail To Do This... - Minister Blows Hot

According to The PUNCH, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Friday, said the Federal Government could extend the 14-day lockdown should Lagosians and residents of Abuja and Ogun State not behave themselves.

Buhari's Daughter Finally Rejoins Family After 14 Days In Isolation Over Coronavirus

A daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari has completed the recommended 14 days isolation and reunited with her family, The PUNCH reports.