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

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

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

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

UFC: Kamaru, Masvidal celebrate fight windfall

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s and United States UFC 251 fighter Kamaru Usman and his opponent, Jorge Masvidal, who was a last minute replacement have both jetted out of Abu Dhabi, UAE toasting the huge money they both made from the bout. Masvidal was a late replacement to take on Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 last Saturday night, after the Nigerian Nightmare’s initial opponent, Read More

COVID-19: Disregard rumour of members’ infection, Reps tell Nigerians

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour making the rounds that some of its members were carrying the dreaded coronavirus without declaring their status. An online media publication on Tuesday said there had been panic in the National Assembly over reports of such infections, specifically indicating that about 50 members of the House of Representatives have Read More

Ex- Oyo gov Ajimobi is dead, to be buried Friday

June 25, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Former governor of Oyo state and former Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Senator  Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, is dead.He died at the age of 70, and may be buried at his Oluyole estate resident by 10am on Friday. Sources close to the former governor’s house at Oluyole estate area of Ibadan said the former governor died Read More

COVID 19: Kaduna assembly begins testing of members, workforce

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 1

The Speaker Kaduna state House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, has directed all workers of the assembly, including the lawmakers, to submit themselves for compulsory coronavirus test. The directed was disclosed Tuesday by the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Health, Mr Ali Kalat, in Kaduna, noting that this has become necessary after a staff of the assembly tested positive to the Read More

COVID-19: Govt officials, Journalists rush for test in Ebonyi

June 22, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

State governments officials and some journalists in Ebonyi state have taken turns to undergo coronavirus test in the stateThis was as a result of a standing order issued by Governor David Umahi earlier this month that for any commissioner, government functionaries, journalists, security personnel  to attend his functions, that person must tender his /her COVID-19 status. The exercise which started Read More

Like US, Brazil hits 1m Coronavirus cases, records 54,000 in 24 hours

June 20, 2020 Dailymail 0

Brazil has become the second country in the world to hit one million coronavirus cases after infections soared by 54,000 in one day. The South American country recorded more than 1,200 deaths for the fourth consecutive day bringing the total to nearly 49,000 yesterday. It comes two months after the US reached the one million mark and just days after the Pan American Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus fear grips Manchester Utd ahead Premier League restart

June 9, 2020 TheSun 0

Manchester United had a Covid-19 scare after a visiting Stoke player tested positive for the virus just minutes before a friendly between the sides. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s star-studded squad including Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford were due to play the Championship side in a behind closed doors game at their Carrington training complex on Tuesday. But the game was called off Read More

Breaking: Panic grips many as six NDDC staff test positive for Coronavirus

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Up to six staff of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) have been confirmed positive for coronavirus. Confirming this through their Twitter handle, the commission said, “As NDDC headquarters staff undergo isolation and COVD-19 screening, six of 33 staff members in the Office of the Executive Director (Projects), Dr Cairo Ojougboh, have tested positive for COVID-19. However, Dr Ojougboh tested negative.” Details loading…

Breaking: UK Coronavirus cases shoot up again

May 28, 2020 TheSun 0

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 37,645 after 185 more fatalities were recorded in hospitals across England, The Sun is reporting. It brings the total number of deaths in English hospitals to 26,234, with a 28-year-old included in the latest tally. Of the 185 newly confirmed deaths, patients were aged between 28 and 99 – and five of 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

Uncertainty as Vice President tests positive for Coronavirus

May 20, 2020 AFP 0

South Sudan’s first vice president, the former rebel leader Riek Machar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said on Monday.   Machar’s wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and “a number of his office staff and bodyguards” have also been infected, according to a statement posted on the office’s Facebook page and attributed to press secretary James Gatdek Dak. Machar Read More

Husband, wife jerk up Covid-19 cases to 7 in Ebonyi

May 8, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government, Friday, recorded more coronavirus cases – a husband and wife that came into the state from Oji river, Enugu state. The man, 26-year-old and the wife 19-year-old, both indigenes of  Ezza Inyimagu in Ekwulegu community,  Izzi local government area of the state were said to have tested positive of the pandemic which brought the total number of Read More

Breaking: AIT’s Raymond Dokpesi, wife, 6 other family members test positive for Covid-19

May 1, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his daughter-in law along with six members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus. High Chief Dokpesi and the affected family members have been evacuated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, where his son Read More

How Bayelsa recorded 4 new Covid-19 cases – Official

May 1, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Four persons related to a Bayelsa state index case of Covid-19 have tested positive for coronavirus-19. They were among the two hundred and four confirmed cases of the Covid-19 released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday night. The brought to five the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the state. Confirming this on Friday in Read More