• Police demotes sergeant for assaulting doctor in A/Ibom
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:06 am

    The Police officer who assaulted a medical doctor in Akwa Ibom State has been demoted after he apologised over his conduct. In a press release made available to newsmen in Uyo yesterday, Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Nudam Fredrick said the erring officer, Sgt. Edidiong Alexander, attached to Safer Highway has apologised for his misconduct. The post Police demotes sergeant for assaulting doctor in A/Ibom appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • Gunmen kidnap Nasarawa governor’s special adviser
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:06 am

    The Special Adviser to Nasarawa State Governor on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Mr. John Waje Mamman has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped on Saturday night by gunmen in his house at Dari Town in Kokona Local Government Area of the state. An eye witness said the special adviser was with his friends The post Gunmen kidnap Nasarawa governor’s special adviser appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • COVID-19: UBTH confirms 3 cases, 1 death
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:05 am

    There was confusion at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State, as 25 resident doctors were said to have gone on mandatory self-isolation after three patients on treatment at the hospital tested positive for Coronavirus. It was learnt that the patients that were admitted through Accident and Emergency unit (A&E) of the hospital The post COVID-19: UBTH confirms 3 cases, 1 death appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • Four ventilators not enough to curb COVID-19 – Ebonyi NMA
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:05 am

    As part of efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ebonyi State Chapter, has raised an alarm over unavailability of ventilators saying that the four available in the health system of the state are not sufficient to arrest the deadly virus should it venture into the state. The doctors further The post Four ventilators not enough to curb COVID-19 – Ebonyi NMA appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • COVID-19: FG takes delivery of medical supplies from Turkey
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:03 am

    The federal government at the weekend took delivery of first batch of medical supplies to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic and for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Air Peace aircraft, Boeing 777 with registration number 5N-BWI landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday night with the delivery. It was learnt The post COVID-19: FG takes delivery of medical supplies from Turkey appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • Lamido appoints female senator as Gimbiya Adamawa
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:02 am

    The Lamido of Adamawa, Dr Muhammad Barkindo Mustapha, has appointed the only female senator from the north, Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, as Gimbiya Adamawa. The appointment was conveyed to the senator in a letter signed by the Secretary, Adamawa Emirate Council, Khalil Kawu. According to the letter, the conferment of the title was in appreciation of The post Lamido appoints female senator as Gimbiya Adamawa appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • 3 Nigerians in US die of coronavirus
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:02 am

    The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus disease in the United States. Okoyen made the announcement in a statement sent to the News Agency of Nigeria in New York on Saturday evening. He said one of them, a doctor from Abia, contracted the The post 3 Nigerians in US die of coronavirus appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • COVID-19: NMA, TUC reject Chinese medical team
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have rejected the invitation by the Federal Government of a Chinese medical team to help Nigeria in its coronavirus response. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, had disclosed on Friday that gifts of medical supplies were being expected from China, organised by a The post COVID-19: NMA, TUC reject Chinese medical team appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • FG to sanction broadcast stations over unverifiable COVID-19 claims
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 4:00 am

    The National Broadcasting Commission says it will sanction any radio or television station broadcasting unverifiable coronavirus claims in any of its programmes. A statement yesterday by NBC Assistant Director Public Affairs Ekanem Antia said some stations were allowing unverifiable facts about COVID-19 to be aired on their networks, and the commission would not hesitate to The post FG to sanction broadcast stations over unverifiable COVID-19 claims appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • Stop stigmatising discharged patients, Sanwo-olu warns Lagos residents
    by . on April 6, 2020 at 3:52 am

    …as discharged cases reach 29. Lagos State Government has advised Lagos residents against stigmatising discharged coronavirus patients. As at Sunday, April 5, Lagos State has discharged 29 COVID-19 cases who have recovered, while two men have died, and two have been evacuated out of Nigeria. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu who said this on Sunday The post Stop stigmatising discharged patients, Sanwo-olu warns Lagos residents appeared first on Daily Trust.

  • Michael Atkinson, intelligence community watchdog fired by Trump, says he was just doing his job
    by Vandana Rambaran on April 6, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Michael Atkinson broke his silence Sunday saying he's "disappointed and saddened" at President Trump's late-night decision just a day earlier to fire him from his watchdog post in the intelligence community.

  • World will conquer coronavirus, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader says
    by Frank Miles on April 6, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Humanity will conquer the coronavirus epidemic, a high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday.

  • Anonymous New Orleans artist leaves uplifting messages on sidewalk outside hospital
    by Vandana Rambaran on April 6, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Health-care professionals at New Orleans' Ochsner Medical Center -- one of the largest hospitals in the area struggling during the coronavirus crisis -- have received a surprising pick-me-up from an anonymous artist.

  • Kevin Garnett: 'To be called a Hall of Famer is everything'
    by Daniel Canova on April 6, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics legend Kevin Garnett said being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday means "everything" to him.

  • Quarterback Cam Newton willing to wait until after NFL Draft to sign with team, report says
    by Daniel Canova on April 6, 2020 at 1:26 am

    Quarterback Cam Newton believes he’s still a starter in the NFL, and he’ll until after the NFL Draft to secure an opportunity if needed, according to a report Sunday.

  • Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker boots 77-yard field goal during workout session
    by Daniel Canova on April 6, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has one of the strongest legs in the NFL -- and if you don’t believe it, he has video to prove it.

  • Coronavirus takes heavy toll on NY transit workers
    by Vandana Rambaran on April 6, 2020 at 1:13 am

    New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Sunday that 22 of its employees working on buses and subways have died from COVID-19 -- more deaths than what the city police and fire departments have reported, combined.

  • Boeing to extend Seattle-area production shutdown amid coronavirus
    on April 6, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Boeing said Sunday it will continue its shutdown of production indefinitely at its Seattle area facilities due to the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dead at 84
    by Daniel Canova on April 6, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Former Cleveland Browns star Bobby Mitchell died Sunday afternoon at the age of 84, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced, calling him "a true legend."

  • Trump slams 'complaining' Dem Pritzker at coronavirus briefing, signals openness to more stimulus checks
    by Gregg Re on April 6, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Saying "we hope we're seeing a leveling off in the hottest spots of them all," President Trump revealed Sunday evening that 1.67 million people have now been tested for coronavirus in the United States -- although he made clear he felt some politicians have let their constituents down during the crisis.

  • Body odor has a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions or will – Ubi Franklin
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Ubi Franklin has seemingly sent a scathing verbal attack down the way of reality star, Tacha after she lambasted him earlier on Sunday for talking down on her on his IG Live Session. Ubi had revealed that Tacha had once begged him to use his connections to help her get into the Big Brother Naija house but after he said he didn’t have she started insulting him. The Music executive also opened up to Mercy that Tacha was one of the persons he NEVER wanted in the house. In retaliation, Tacha took to her own IG live to blast Ubi, telling him to concentrate on his children and pay up the people he owes money. She also accused him of using her name to gain relevance. On the latest update of the back and forth between Ubi and Tacha, the former has sent a subtle shade at the latter, referencing the infamous ‘body odor’ that the reality star is alleged to have. Read his post below ;

  • “How Davido changed my life as a bike-man who ran errands for him” – Fatherdmw
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Popular Instagram sensation, Fatherdmw has in a new interview, revealed how singer, Davido turned his life around as a bike-guy in Lekki who ran errands for the singer and his team. According to Fatherdmw, he had to disguise as a woman to escape from Maiduguri to avoid being indoctrinated into Boko Haram before he met Davido who he used to run errands for in Lekki area of Lagos state. In his interview, he revealed that he one day told Davido that he had no bike of his own and he said the singer bought him a brand new bike to start his own business. He revealed during the interview that he later informed the OBO boss that he wanted to go to school but when he was asked for his documents, he revealed they were all in his hometown and would take him 2 days by road to get there. He further revealed that the “Risky crooner” paid his school fees and booked a flight which he took to his village (his first time ever travelling by air). Watch the video below,

  • Eight new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria.
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    The Nigeria centre for disease control have announced five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria. Their tweet reads: Eight new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 5 in Lagos, 2 in the FCT and 1 in Kaduna State This will be the best song you\'d listen to today: Kayode - Sideguy - Click Here As at 09:30 pm 5th April there are 232 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Thirty-three have been discharged with five deaths For a breakdown of cases by states- Lagos- 120 FCT- 47 Osun- 20 Oyo- 9 Akwa Ibom- 5 Ogun- 4 Edo- 9 Kaduna- 5 Bauchi- 6 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-1 Benue- 1 Ondo- 1

  • ”I pray I survive this. I’m so broken” – Funke Akindele tweets after arrest over house party
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele has seemingly reacted following her arrest by the Lagos State Police for violating a lockdown order on Coronavirus. The mother of two sent tongues wagging on Sunday after being spotted in a viral video hosting a crowded birthday party for her husband, JJC Skillz on his 43rd birthday. Recall Ternopilinkling reported that the actress was arrested for violating restriction orders in Lagos. However after her arrest, Funke wrote in a tweet she posted by 7:58pm; I just pray I survive this. I’m so broken

  • Nigerian medical doctor dies of Corona Virus in the United States
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    The Government of Abia State has expressed sympathy over the death of a medical doctor who hailed from the state in the United States. Dr Caleb Anya is among three Nigerians who have been confirmed to have died of the novel disease in America. In a statement by Commissioner for Information in Abia on Sunday, John Kalu, the government said, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the government and entire people of our state mourn with the family, friends and relations of the late Dr Anya as well as the people of Ohafia where he hails from. “His loss reminds us of the risk health workers in our state and globally take daily to protect the rest of us and we use this opportunity to once more salute their courage and sense of sacrificial service to others. “Our prayer is that the Almighty God will continue to protect all of them even as we all work harder daily to provide those at the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases with necessary personal protective equipment to keep them safe. “May the soul of Dr Caleb Anya and others who have lost their lives in this pandemic rest in the bosom of the Lord.”

  • BREAKING: Police arrest Funke Akindele over house party
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    In new confirmed reports, Nigerian actress, Funke Akindele Bello has been arrested by the Lagos State Police command over hosting a house party amid the Covid-19 lockdown order in the state. Her arrest comes after a video of her and her husband throwing a birthday house party in their home made waves across the internet. The video has since caused a serious stir on social media with a lot of people calling for the arrest of the actress, her husband and every other person who partook in the social gathering. In a new report, the Lagos State Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirms that the actress has been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba. “Yes, we have (arrested) Funke Akindele and we are looking for the others. She has been taken to SCID.” were the words claimed to have been said by the PRO It’s been revealed that authorities arrived in the estate where the actress lives —Amen Estate off Lekki-Epe Expressway— in about three patrol vehicles. Though, Funke Akindele —who is an ambassador for the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and Dettol— has since apologized on her social media platforms, a statement from the spokesperson of the police command affirms her arrest. The statement reads, Funke Akindele arrested for violating restriction orders in Lagos The Attention of Lagos State Police Command was drawn to a viral video showing a large number of persons mainly in the entertainment industry in an Estate, along Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki axis, Lagos celebrating a birthday party organised by Funke Akindele Bello and her husband. Police detectives from the State CID Yaba were promptly drafted to the location. Funke Akindele was arrested. The statement also states that the police is in search for her hubby and Nigerian singer, Naira Marley. Investigation is ongoing, efforts are intensified to arrest the remaining persons in the video, among whom are Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley and Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz. They are in their best interests urged to report at the State CID Yaba on Monday 6th April, 2020 or risk being declared wanted. The Lagos State Government had ordered that in light of the Corona Virus, there shouldn’t be more than 25 persons in a gathering as violation of this order has its penalties. In the video of Funke Akindele and her husband, a number of people —including Naira Marley— which looked like they exceeded 25, were seen in the celebrity couple’s house. The video caused a serious stir on social media as fans of the actress were disappointed that she being who she is, violated the law. Funke made a video apologizing for her and her husband’s misdemeanour, though stating that precautions were made before the house party.

  • Young Lady Commits Suicide In Abuja By Drinking Sniper
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    A 23-year-old lady identified as Rejoice has committed suicide in the Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, by drinking Sniper. The incident, which occurred on Saturday, threw the entire area into confusion as neighbours battled to save her life. SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased discovered that her boyfriend was having an affair with another lady and decided to take her own life out of anger. It was also gathered that the deceased had always threatened to kill herself over the unfaithfulness of her boyfriend. A resident of the area disclosed that Rejoice had been having financial difficulties to cater for her child, who she had for another man. Her body was said to have been found in the bathroom and immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival. Spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, Anjuguri Manzal, could not be reached when contacted by SaharaReporters as calls to his mobile numbers were not answered.

  • Coronavirus Lockdown : Families are healing while side-chics are worried – Cubana Chief Priest
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Celebrity Bar Man, Cubana Chief Priest has shared his thoughts on the impact the coronavirus lockdown would have on marriages and families in general. The self-acclaimed celebrity bar man is of the opinion that smart wives would use the opportunity to mend their marriages and as a result, the side-chics would suffer. One of the post reads ; Families are healing, sidechicks are worried, after this corona – Stay at home, most of their men won’t return again because the smart wife’s have used this opportunity to work on their man and give them joy, peace of mind and happinesss thereby taking their men back. Men don finally know say family na all we got, this is like the longest time Marriages have been faithful, kids have spent the longest time ever with both parents. See the rest of the posts below ;

  • Femi Otedola calls out individuals who are yet to fulfill their pledges to the COVID-19 relief fund
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    Nigeria’s billionaire businessmen, Femi Otedola, has called out Nigerians who are yet to fulfill their pledges to the COVID-19 relief fund. Femi Otedola calls out individuals who are yet to fulfill their pledges to the COVID-19 Relief fund Recall that immediately after the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria, many wealthy Nigerians came out to publicly make donations towards the fight of the pandemic. The account was set up at the Central Bank of Nigeria under the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19. A list of the Nigerians who have fullfilled their pledges has been released. Posting the list on his IG page, Otedola who last year made a whooping N5 billion donation to the Save The Children Fund, called on others who are yet to redeem their pledges to do so. He wrote: Matching words with action is the hallmark of Integrity, hence my fufillment of my 1 Billion Naira Donation which has been published above by the Central Bank of Nigeria. My word is my bond and this has always been the bedrock on which my life is based. I salute the other contributors listed above who have honoured their pledge and call on those who are yet to fulfill their own pledges to this noble cause that will undoubtedly save lives …F.Ote” See the list of Nigerians who have redeemed their pledge below.

  • 10-year-old girl and four other patients recover from Covid-19 in Lagos – Gov. Sanwo-Olu
    by Chefee on April 5, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    In new reports, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the recovery and discharge of five more patients of Covid-19 in the state. The governor, who hours ago, revealed that one person had recovered and been discharged from the Isolation centre in Lagos, took to his social media page moments ago to announce the discharge of five more patients today, Sunday, 5th of April, 2020. According to Sanwo-Olu, the discharged patients include a five year old. He wrote on his page, Dear Lagosians, yesterday I announced the discharge of one more patient from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, I am happy to inform you that five more patients comprising two males and three females including a 10 year old girl have tested negative twice to #COVID19 These 5 patients have been discharged to reunite with their families. This brings to a total of 29, the number of patients who have fully recovered and have been discharged from our facility at Yaba. Although, there is a strong indication that the State is winning the battle against #COVID19, it is imperative that we remain steadfast to curtail the spread. I strongly advise that we continue to observe #Social_Distancing. Let us #StayHomeStaySafe to #SaveLives I want to also use this opportunity to advise Lagosians against stigmatizing the discharged patients. We need to do all we can to support them to get over the experience as soon as possible. Once again, I wish to thank our frontline health workers, members of the Lagos State Health Family and the Emergency Operation Centre for all their hardwork. You all have been nothing short of amazing. Together, we will beat #COVID19

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