JUST IN: Nasarawa Assembly member dies of COVID-19

A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, representing Nasarawa central, Mr. Sule Adamu, has died of coronavirus, The Punch reports. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state confirmed this on Sunday while briefing newsmen on the update of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. He said the state’s House of Assembly would also be shut down and all the state ...

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COVID-19: Outrage as lawmakers approves demolition of buildings where infections occur

Criticisms have greeted the Infectious Diseases Bill in the works at the House of Representatives to give teeth to Federal Government’s efforts to manage the special circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, which as of Friday night had claimed 68 lives in Nigeria. Sponsored by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila when the House convened last Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the bill would create ...

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BBN’s Mike and wife expecting their first child

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edwards and his wife, Perri Shakes Drayton are expecting their first child. Perri announced the good news via her Twitter page on Sunday, May 3, 2020, writing; “Been keeping a secret and pleased to announce, I’m pregnant and expecting my first baby. Me and @aireyysabout to me parents.” Mike also made the same announcement ...

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No reopening of schools in Lagos state for now

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has denied social media reports regarding a new set of guidelines for schools resumption in the state. The Ministry, through its Public Affairs Head, Mr. Kayode Abayomi said “the Ministry wishes to clarify that the write up did not emanate from the State Ministry of Education and therefore should be disregarded. Moreover, the Office ...

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Jarman Kano, Prof Isa Hashim is Dead

A senior Counsellor in Kano Emirate Council, Prof. Isa Hashim is dead Prof. Isa Hashim who was until his death the Jarman Kano died on Sunday morning after a brief. A family source, Ibrahim Aliyu told reporters that the 86-year old traditional title holder died as his health deteriorated, following the deaths of some of his childhood friends in quick ...

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Another Northern Traditional Ruler, Emir Of Kaura Namoda, Dies While Awaiting His COVID-19 Test Result

The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Asha, is dead. A family source said the traditional ruler died on Sunday morning at Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau. The source revealed that he died while they are still awaiting the results of coronavirus test carried out on him. “We really don’t know whether he was killed by ...

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China mocks U.S. over their response to Coronavirus with ‘Once Upon a Virus’ Video

  China has published a short animation titled ‘Once Upon a Virus’ mocking the U.S. response to the new coronavirus. In the video, which has been viewed 1.6 million times on Twitter, a warrior representing China repeatedly warns the US (represented by a rather obnoxious Statue of Liberty) about the severity of the problem.   The US dismisses the warnings, echoing ...

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Coronavirus is another Boko Haram – Borno deputy governor

  The deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Usman Kadafur, has compared the deadly coronavirus disease to Boko Haram. While addressing some residents of the state, Kadafur stated that some people doubted the existence of Coronavirus just as they dismissed Boko Haram activities when it initially started some years ago. “When Boko Haram started, a lot people felt it was something ...

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JUST IN: Kidnapped Oyo Islamic cleric’s twins regain freedom

Twins of popular Oyo Islamic cleric, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold have been released almost 8 days after they were abducted. This is coming after the abductors demanded for £100,000 which is equivalent to N55 million for the release of the children. The twins, a boy and a girl who are children of Sheikh Taofeeq A, kewugbagold were kidnapped by gunmen in ...

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Pregnant Access bank cashier allegedly collapse after receiving sack letter

A pregnant cashier at the Ketu/Ikorodu branch of Access Bank affected by the bank’s mass retrenchment of staff, collapsed on Saturday after hearing of her dismissal, SaharaReporters claims. The cashier simply identified as Taiwo, is about three months pregnant. The bank had announced plans to sack its workers as a result of the negative impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. SaharaReporters ...

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COVID-19: 4-year-old tests positive in Bauchi

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) on Saturday said that a four years old child tested positive to the novel Coronavirus in the state. Mohammed disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi. He also said that out of 38 repatriated Quranic Education pupils (Almajiris) from Kano ...

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Brazilian president replies ‘SO WHAT?’ in response to over 5000 Covid-19 death in his country

Rarely have two words ignited such a firestorm of controversy. “So what?” said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday when a journalist asked him about the fact that more than 5,000 Brazilians had died of the coronavirus. The far-right leader’s off-the-cuff comment has been sparking anger ever since, with governors, politicians, healthcare professionals and media figures all weighing in to ...

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Nigeria confirms 220 new cases of coronavirus, total now 2388

The NDDC  just confirmed 220 fresh cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria. This has catapulted the reported cases in Nigeria 2388 cases in total as of 2nd May 2020. 62-Lagos 52-FCT 31-Kaduna 13-Sokoto 10-Kebbi 9-Yobe 6-Borno 5-Edo 5-Bauchi 4-Gombe 4-Enugu 4-Oyo 3-Zamfara 2-Nasarawa 2-Osun 2-Ebonyi 2-Kwara 2-Kano 2-Plateau 2388 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 385 Deaths: 85

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‘Dead’ coronavirus particles may cause recovered patients to test positive

South Korean health officials said recovered coronavirus patients who later tested positive again only did so because “dead” virus particles remained in their bodies — not because they became reinfected. A total of 292 people in the country who were cleared of the deadly bug later tested positive for COVID-19 again — a phenomenon that initially puzzled officials, the Korea ...

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Pregnant woman who died of COVID-19 infected 3 others – EKSG

Ekiti State Government on Saturday officially confirmed record of three new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state, as announced Friday night by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The government said the three new COVID-19 cases were among those infected with the virus by the now late 29-year old pregnant woman. The pregnant woman was earlier reported to have ...

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Lagos state discharges 22 more COVID-19 patients

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 22 COVID-19 patients. The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle today, announced the discharge of eight females and 14 males. The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in the state to 247. Two of the patients were released from the Infectious Disease ...

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Female Covid-19 patient escapes in Taraba state

One positive patient of COVID-19 in Taraba state have escaped from the state’s isolation centre. Chairman of the state COVID-19 technical committee and state Commissioner for Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai disclosed this Saturday at a briefing in Jalingo. He gave the name of the fleeing patient as Talatu Idris. He noted that a manhunt for her has begun and urged ...

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COVID-19: Lagos records four new deaths, total hits 25

The Lagos State Government on Saturday recorded four more deaths of COVID-19 patients. The latest record was announced by the state Ministry of Health via its verified Twitter handle. The ministry, however, did not give details about the sex, age, nationality, as well as the medical history of the deceased. According to the ministry, “Unfortunately, four #COVID-19 deaths were recorded. ...

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Hundreds of people step out in California to protest lockdown despite increase in death toll (photos)

Hundreds of protesters descended on a California beach demanding an end to lockdown rules – despite the massive US coronavirus death toll. Up to 700 people packed out Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, defying an order closing all of Orange County’s beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic. The order was issued by California’s state Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday after ...

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