Breaking: Barcelona legend tests positive for Coronavirus

July 25, 2020 Dailymail 0

Barcelona icon Xavi revealed he has tested positive for coronavirus and is in self-isolation. The 40-year-old Barcelona and Spain legend, now the manager of Al Sadd in Qatar, is asymptomatic.    He wrote on Instagram: ‘A few days ago, following the QSL (Qatar Stars League) protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID19 test. Fortunately, I’m feeling ok, but I will be isolated until Read More

COVID-19: Kaduna introduces more tax incentives

July 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service has extended deadline for filing tax returns, waived off penalties and interest for late filing of returns, and introduced tax rebates, as Covid-19 incentives to cushion the pandemic effects on taxpayers. A statement issued by the executive secretary of KADIRS, Dr. Zaid Abubakar, on Friday, read in part, “The Kaduna state government is granting the Read More

Covid-19: West, Central Africa risk education collapse

July 23, 2020 Zanna Samaila 0

As the world is facing education emergency due to education budget cuts coupled with the rising poverty caused by the novel coronavirus, popularly known as Covid-19, report released by Save the Children International on July 15, forecast that nearly 10 million children in 21 countries may never return to school after Covid-19. West and Central Africa are likely to be Read More

Breaking – Nasarawa: Lawmakers pass revised 2020 budget in 3 days

July 23, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Thursday, passed into law a revised 2020 budget of N62.96 billion, three days after governor Abdullahi Sule transmitted it to the lawmakers. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law and it was Read More

Happening now: Finally, Buhari puts on face mask (Pictures)

July 23, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari was spotted putting on face mask Thursday the moment he landed at an airport in Bamako, Mali capital. Buhari is among other five west African leaders attending a cruicial meeting aimed at restoring peace in Mali. Since the inception of Coronavirus, Buhari has never been seen with face mask at public appearances. Details loading…

Breaking: Ekiti gov Fayemi tests positive for Coronavirus

July 22, 2020 Editor 0

Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi has tested positive for coronavirus. Fayemi who revealed this via his official Twitter handle on Wednesday said, “I took my third Covid-19 test yesterday and it came back positive. “I’m generally ok and I’m already self isolating at home and receiving the best of care from my medical team. I’m delegating critical tasks to my Read More

Breaking: FG extends resumption of Int’l flight

July 21, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has again postponed resumption of international flight due to continuous spread of coronavirus in the country and beyond. However, the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika via his twitter handle explained that no new resumption date has not been scheduled. He said, “International Flight resumption date is not October. NAMA just issued a routine 90 day notices to Read More

Coronavirus: Football President is dead

July 20, 2020 AFP 0

The president of the Bolivian Football Federation, Cesar Salinas, died Sunday after being hospitalised with COVID-19 earlier this month, officials said. The federation confirmed his death in a statement that highlighted his “dedication and commitment to national and international football.” Salinas, 58, had chaired the FBF since 2018. He was a director of The Strongest in La Paz, a century-old Read More

Gunmen unleash attack on airport, 2 killed

July 19, 2020 Editor 0

Two people were killed at Johannesburg airport Saturday during a shootout between police and thieves who stole facemasks and cellphones, police said. South Africa has the highest number of coronavirus cases on the continent with nearly 5,000 deaths and 350,000 infections. It also has one of the highest crime rates in the world. “A group of suspects entered the cargo Read More

Dozens of football club players, officials test positive for Coronavirus

July 19, 2020 AFP 0

The restart of the Zambian season, planned for Saturday, was delayed 24 hours after 28 players and staff from league leaders Forest Rangers tested positive for coronavirus. Rangers had been scheduled to play Zanaco in central city Ndola in the first Super League match since the season was halted in early March by the COVID-19 disease. All 18 league clubs Read More

Osimhen escapes as 3 Lille players test positive for Coronavirus

July 18, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen escaped but three Lille midfielders Renato Sanches, Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba have tested positive for COVID-19, coach Christophe Galtier said on Saturday, calling for more firmness in enforcing social distancing. All three tested positive last Monday, Galtier said after a 2-1 friendly win at Belgian first-division club Mouscron. He said Sanches, a Euro 2016 Read More

US records new Coronavirus spike in 24 hours

July 17, 2020 Agency Report 0

The United States reported a record high of more than 77,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 3,560,364, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the death toll rose by 974, taking the country’s total to 138,201. The state of Florida, which has emerged as the epicenter of Read More

Breaking: 744 dead as Nigeria’s Coronavirus cases jump over 33,000, numbers soar again in Oyo

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

After barely five months, Nigeria’s coronavirus cases are now 33, 153. Out of the total figures, 744 persons have died so far. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Africa’s most populous nation recorded 595 new cases on Monday July 13, 2020. A state by state breakdown shows; Lagos-156 Oyo-141 FCT-99 Edo-47 Kaduna-27 Ondo-22 Rivers-20 Osun-17 Imo-13 Plateau-10 Read More

Coronavirus: Donald Trump surrenders, puts on mask in public

July 12, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. “I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place,” he said as Read More

85 new Coronavirus cases hit Oyo, 91 discharged, state total numbers now 1689

July 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde who doubles as Chairman of Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force on Saturday confirmed that the state has recorded 85 new coronavirus positive cases. The governor in an update on COVID-19 situation in the state via his Twitter handle also said the state has discharged 91 patients. Engr. Makinde said the 91 patients were discharged after receiving their second negative test Read More

Lafia infectious disease control centre ready – Sule

July 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said that the infectious diseases control centre in Lafia would soon be commissioned to begin full operations. Sule made the disclosure while inspecting the project on Friday in Lafia, the state capital. The governor explained said the centre would also serve as a research centre. He said the state government was partnering many organisations Read More

COVID-19: Stop creating atmosphere of mutual suspicion, MUSWEN cautions UN, WHO, others

July 9, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) on Thursday cautioned the United Nations Organization (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations to desist from creating atmospheres of “unhealthy rivalry and mutual suspicion.” MUSWEN stated this in a communique issued at the end of its webinar on COVID-19 effects and Muslims response made available to journalists in Ibadan Read More

Breaking: Over 3 million Coronavirus cases hit US, more than 161,000 dead

July 8, 2020 BBC 0

More than three million people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopenings, including for schools. US Vice-President Mike Pence, Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu recovers from Coronavirus

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has recovered from coronavirus after over one week he entered isolation in Akure, the state capital. Akeredolu who disclosed this on Monday when he briefed newsmen said he was confirmed negative twice after necessary tests. Details loading…

Oyo discharges 102 COVID-19 patients, records 15 new cases- Makinde

July 5, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor Seyi Makinde Saturday said the state Task Force on COVID-19 has discharged 102 Coronavirus patients. The governor who doubled as the Chairman of the Oyo state COVID-19 Task Force also said the state recorded 15 new confirmed cases In an update on his Facebook page, he said the patients were discharged after they received their second negative Read More