Mohammad Ali Dastak: Coronavirus Kills Member Of Iranian Parliament

Mohammad Ali Dastak, a newly elected member of Iranian parliament, has died of coronavirus. Dastak, who was recently elected as the representative for Astana Ashrafieh, died on Saturday morning. He tested positive to the virus a few days ago. Kianush Jahanpur, Iran health ministry spokesman, said the virus has killed at least 43 persons in […]

Coronavirus: Senate Seeks Ban On Ethiopian Airline Flights

The Senate on Friday urged the Federal Government to place a temporary ban on Ethiopian airline flights to curb further spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) to Nigeria. The Chairman Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, made the call, said it became necessary because the airline operates flights between China and Nigeria […]

Nigerian Governors Speak On Emergence Of Coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has announced plan to deploy massive resources towards forestalling the spread of Coronavirus. The first case in Nigeria was recorded in Lagos on Thursday and the federal government has warned against increase in prices of protective products. In a statement at the weekend, NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti, Kayode […]

Dismissed Airforce Personnel Who Leads A One-Chance Robbery Gang Apprehended In Lagos

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a dismissed private airforce personnel and leader of one chance robbery gang in Lagos. The 50-year-old suspect identified as Matthew Tokeme was arrested on Tuesday with his Sienna car which he uses for his operation. According to a statement from Rapid […]

19-Year-Old Impersonates American Pilot, Defrauds Woman Of N27m

Operatives of Imo State Police Command have arrested a 19-year-old secondary school leaver identified as Chigemezu Arikibe for allegedly using a fake social media accounts to swindle a Cambodian woman to the tune of $75,000 (N27m at N360 to 1$). The suspect identified as Arikibe paraded himself on Facebook and Instagram as an American pilot […]

Kwara Gets N3.2b As February Allocation

Kwara State Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Florence Olasumbo Oyeyemi has said the state received a net sum of N3.2 billion as its month of February allocation from the Federal Government. She added that the tally includes N2,286,737,054:07 (net) statutory revenue allocation (SRA); N958,364,447:96 value added tax (VAT); N5,783,677:33 (exchange gain); and N4,133,916:62 excess bank […]

Buhari Finally ‘Retires’ Oyo-Ita, Names Esan Substantive Head Of Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the retirement of Winifred Oyo-Ita as head of service, saying it is “without prejudice to the on-going investigations into the allegations against her”. Boss Mustapha, Secretary of the Government to the Federation (SGF), disclosed this in a statement issued by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services), on Friday. There were […]

‘The War Has Just Begun”, Deontay Wilder Says As He Vows To Rise Again

Defeated boxer, Deontay Wilder has sent out a furious message to fans about his intention to get a rematch with Tyson Fury this summer, saying ‘he will rise again’ Last Sunday, Wilder was dropped twice and stopped in the seventh round by Tyson Fury who humiliated the American boxer in a boxing master class and […]

CAN Asks Buhari To Caution Presidential Spokespersons

The Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammad Buhari to caution his spokesmen on the way they deal with issues affecting Christians. The vice chairman of the Northern CAN, Reverend Joseph Hayab, made the call in a statement in Kaduna on Friday, saying that since the government knew the […]

Jackie Chan Reacts To Rumours Of Him Getting Infected With Coronavirus

Following viral reports that Hong Kong veteran actor, Jackie Chan has been infected with the deadly coronavirus after he was allegedly exposed while dining in a hotel located in the red zones in Hong Kong, the actor has debunked the rumours. Some citizens had asked why the dinner participants were not wearing face masks due […]

Nigerian footballer, King Udoh infected with coronavirus in Italy

Italian-Nigerian player, King Paul Akpan Udoh, has become the first footballer to be infected with coronavirus . King Paul currently plies his trade with Pianese, an Italian Serie C side. The Pianese forward was diagnosed of the disease on February 27, and he has been quarantined. The 22-year-old started his career with Reggiana before moving […]

Coronavirus is Now In Nigeria – Ministry of Health

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the case in a statement issued in the early hours of Friday, February 28, 2020. According to the statement, the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned […]

Be Careful, Coronavirus can spread through telephone, tables, chairs, etc – WHO

World Health Organization has called for the promotion of regular and thorough hand-washing hygiene saying coronavirus (COVID-19) can be contacted when someone infected coughs or exhales. The global health body said that people can contract the virus if droplets of infected fluid fell on nearby surfaces and objects such as desks, tables or telephones. “People […]

Lagos: Coronavirus patient arrived via Turkish Airlines

The Lagos state government says the coronavirus index patient arrived the country on a Turkish Airline flight on Monday night. Akin Abayomi (pictured), the Lagos state commissioner for health, was addressing journalists at the Lagos House in Marina on Friday. “We have a traveller that started his journey from Milan on Monday, February 24, he […]