Breaking: Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases near 8000, 313 new discoveries recorded, Abuja numbers up after 2 weeks

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

A total of 7839 cases have been recorded in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed. Also, 313 new cases were discovered in 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday. A state by state breakdown shows; 148-Lagos 36-FCT 27-Rivers 19-Edo 13-Kano 12-Ogun 11-Ebonyi 8-Nasarawa 8-Delta 7-Oyo 6- Plateau 5-Kaduna 4-Kwara 3-Akwa Ibom 3-Bayelsa 2-Niger 1-Anambra

Breaking: FG slams sanctions on British airline after violating regulations

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that the federal government has sanctioned a British airline, Flairjet, for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without proper approval. Sirika who disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Sunday said, “Flairjet were found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). The maximum penalty Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s Minister, another appointee at ‘war’ over office space (VIDEO)

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Trouble is currently brewing between Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri, after the later accused the former of pursuing her and entire staff of the commission out of their office. Dabiri revealed the latest development in a video interview. Shortly after, the Minister Pantami debunked the Read More

Breaking: Heartbroken Super Eagles striker loses father

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles informed striker Victor Osimhen’s father is dead. Osimhen who is 21-year-old revealed the sad news via his verified Twitter page. He said, “RIP Dad. No words to describe this feeling,” he tweeted with tears and heartbroken emoji. Elder Patrick Osimhen as he was known was the sole surviving parent of the Super Eagles star who plies his Read More

Breaking: 10 more persons contract Coronavirus in Kaduna; 2 discharged

May 22, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai a while ago on Friday night revealed that two patients have been discharged, while 10 more persons tested positive. El-Rufai who disclosed this via his Twitter handle. said, “Covid-19 UPDATE: Two patients were discharged today, but 10 more persons have tested positive. All the new cases are contacts from cases in Chikun, Kaduna North and Read More

Breaking: INEC approves policy guidelines ahead Edo, Ondo guber polls amidst Covid-19

May 22, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved its policy on the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states despite prevailing Covid-19. According to the commission, “It will flag off robust engagements with its critical stakeholders to present the policy document in view of the end of tenure governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states scheduled for September 19, 2020 and October Read More

Breaking: 11 more dead as Nigeria records 339 new cases, total now 7016

May 22, 2020 Editor 0

Eleven new deaths have confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday as the ongoing efforts to contain spread of coronavirus continue nationwide. With the latest development, a total of 211 persons have died so far in the country as a result of the pandemic. On Thursday, the centre also confirmed 339 new cases from various states. Read More

Breaking: Stranded Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has disclosed that the latest of stranded Nigerians from Saudi Arabia have been received by the federal government. Minister Onyeama who disclosed this via his twitter handle said, “We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday (Tuesday). The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja. “A large number are nursing mothers and children Read More

Breaking: 22-year-old Covid-19 patient delivered of twins

May 19, 2020 Editor 0

Again, Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has history during the Covid-19 era. The Lagos-based hospital has announced delivery of a twin baby by a Covid-19 patient. LUTH Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, who made this known via the hospital’s Twitter account said, “LUTH delivers fourth patient (22 years old) with COVID-19 of twins (3.2kg and 3.25kg for Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres

May 19, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government Tuesday, announced the lifting on the ban on Mosques and Churches for a period of two weeks. This was part of the resolutions arrived at during the stakeholders’ meeting at the government house Lafia, the state capital. State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture,  Comrade Dogo Shammah, said the review was part of measures put in place Read More

Breaking: UK Coronavirus death toll surpasses 35,000

May 19, 2020 Editor 0

The UK’s coronavirus death toll is set to officially pass 35,000 today after 227 more fatalities in hospitals were confirmed. England reported 174 new deaths, Scotland had 29, Wales recorded 17 and Northern Ireland had seven as fatalities in hospitals continue to trend downwards from totals of 425 on May 12, 453 on May 5, 653 on April 28 and 873 on Read More

Breaking – Banditry: Nigerian soldiers ‘ve abandoned communities, foreigners now protecting natives in Sokoto – Senator

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate was stunned on Tuesday by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC Sokoto East), with damning report that people of his constituency are now at the mercy of Nigerien Soldiers for protection against armed bandits , as Nigerian Army has completely abandoned them . This is as the Senate accordingly urged President Muhamnadu Buhari to direct the military for immediate expansion of Read More

Breaking: FG extends ‘gradual ease of lockdown’

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has eventually announced an extension of on going ease of lockdown in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states by two weeks. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha who is the chairman of Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 dropped the hint during the ongoing media briefing in Abuja on the latest regarding the Read More

Breaking: Buhari calls off presidential address on lockdown

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

Much-anticipated briefing on Covid-19 lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari is not going to happen, Blueprint reports. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina who just revealed this via twitter handle on Monday said, “No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today. None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next Read More

Breaking: Natsha Akpoti loses again in Kogi

May 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kogi state Election Tribunal Monday, dismissed a petition filed by Mrs Natasha Akpoti, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party ,(SDP) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.  The three-man panel led by Kashim Kaigama gave the verdict five months after it was filed. Details loading…

Breaking – Shocker!: Buhari makes u-turn on fresh lockdown broadcast, gives another directive

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

Much-anticipated briefing by President Muhammadu Buhari has been shelved. Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina who just revealed this via twitter handle on Monday said, “No presidential broadcast on COVID-19 updates today. None was planned. Rather, the Presidential Task Force will during its usual media briefings bring the nation up to speed on the next steps. Details loading…

Breaking: Lagos, Kano retain wide Covid-19 lead, Rivers pull highest daily tally as Nigeria closes up on 6000 cases, 182 dead

May 18, 2020 Editor 0

Few hours to another presidential address on novel Covid-19 pandemic, Nigeria has recorded a massive 338 new cases. Out of the number, Lagos recorded 177, while Kano had 64 new patients with the virus in a statistics revealed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday. The state by state breakdown shows thus; 177-Lagos 64-Kano 21-FCT 16-Rivers 14-Plateau Read More

Breaking: FG impounds UK-based company aircraft for illegal commercial flight

The federal government said it has impounded an aircraft belonging to a United Kingdom-based company, Flair Aviation for contravening stated protocols. The aircraft, according to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had received permission to only operate humanitarian flights into the country but was caught operating a commercial flight.  Sirika, while confirming the development via his verified official twitter handle Read More

Breaking: Despite ‘cure therapy’, first Coronavirus death hits Madagascar

May 17, 2020 AFP 0

Madagascar on Sunday reported the first death of a patient suffering from novel coronavirus nearly two months after it was first detected in the country, official statistics showed. The Indian ocean island which has reported 304 cases has hit the headlines over a home-grown herbal concoction that President Andry Rajoelina claims can cure people infected with the virus. Several African Read More