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  • 2 hours COVID-19: How 55-year-old Man Died of Coronavirus In LUTH, Lagos NaijaNews
    An unidentified 55-year-old man who was admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. According to a reliable source at LUTH, the hospital discovered that the patient had COVID-19 after he tested positive to the virus when a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test was done on his blood posthumously. “Fingerprint antibody test was done on him, confirming his COVID-19 infection,” the source told The Punch. It was gathered that the man who was presented at LUTH’s emergency unit on Thursday night with “malaise, tremors, and fever was hypertensive and diabetic. The 55-year-old man was ... more
  • 2 hours Panic As Yobe Records Suspected COVID-19 Case NaijaNews
    A suspected Coronavirus case has been reported in Potiskum town in Yobe State. This is coming after a 30-year-old man in the state reportedly exhibited some symptoms of the deadly virus. The development has caused panic in the town. The Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Mohammed Lawan Gana, has confirmed the suspected case at a press briefing held in Damaturu on Friday. He noted that the press briefing was necessary to reduce the anxiety in the state following report of the suspected Coronavirus case. “A 30-year-old truck driver presented to the General Out-Patient Department of General Hospital, Potiskum ... more
  • 2 hours Full List of Areas With Coronavirus Cases In Lagos NaijaNews
    The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has released a list of areas with the highest numbers of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. Prof. Abayomi gave the statistics on Friday while giving an update of COVID-19 situation in the state. According to the Lagos Commissioner, Eti-Osa Local Government Area tops the list with 47 cases, followed by Ikeja – 24; and Lagos Mainland – 14. He said out of the 98 confirmed cases in six local governments 24 patients have been discharged, bringing the number of active cases in the state to 74. See full list: 1) ... more
  • 3 hours What President Buhari Told APC Chairman, Oshiomhole NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on the occasion of his 68th birthday. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari wished the former Edo State governor more wisdom and strength. Buhari also saluted Adams Oshiomhole for his courage, diligence and resilience in consistently rallying everyone around the onerous task of taking Nigeria to the next level. The statement reads: “He affirms that Comrade Oshiomhole’s skill in mobilising people and resources has truly galvanized the party, with leaders at various levels regularly setting ... more
  • 3 hours Ondo: Akeredolu Reveals Details Of Index Case NaijaNews
    The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has revealed the details of the index case of the dreaded coronavirus earlier recorded in Ondo State. Akeredolu who took to his Twitter account noted that the index case was an Indian returnee military officer. The Ondo State Governor had earlier confirmed the index case on Friday night in a tweet on his account. He wrote, “We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocol to locate all contacts and ... more
  • 3 hours Ondo State Records Its First Coronavirus Case NaijaNews
    Ondo State has recorded its index coronavirus case. This was revealed by the state government on Friday. This state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on Friday evening, said the patient who has been in isolation tested positive for the virus. “We have just received confirmation of our first positive #COVIDー19 case in Ondo State this evening. The infected person is currently under isolation and will be monitored. We have activated all necessary protocols to locate all contacts and will be working closely with @NCDCgov. ’The infected person is in very stable condition and we ask for calm from all in Ondo State. ... more
  • 3 hours American Scientist Reveals New Ways Coronavirus Is spreading NaijaNews
    An American scientist identified as Anthony Fauci has revealed another measure, the dreaded Coronavirus might spread. The scientist while revealing the new way COVID-19 can spread, noted that the virus might spread through the air, via normal breathing and speaking. This is following the decision of the US government to recommend the use of face masks for everyone. Fauci, who is the head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Fox News the guidance on masks would be changed “because of some recent information that the virus can actually be spread even when people just speak, as ... more
  • 4 hours Alleged Rape: Suspend Your Commissioner – Groups Tell Gov. Bello NaijaNews
    The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has been called on by the Women’s Rights Organisations in Nigeria to suspend the Commissioner for Water resource, Abdulmumuni Danga, for allegedly beating and raping a lady. The group called on the Kogi State Governor to suspend his commissioner till the investigation is concluded. According to the report, Danga allegedly beat up and raped one Miss Elizabeth Oyeniyi after kidnapping her from Okene on the 29th of March 2020. The call for the commissioner’s suspension was contained in a statement endorsed by five non-governmental organizations namely ActionAid Nigeria, Education As A Vaccine, Dorothy Njemanze ... more
  • 5 hours Coronavirus: Nigeria Set To Evacuate Citizens Abroad NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has directed missions abroad to compile a list of Nigerians willing to Nigeria following the outbreak of Coronavirus across the world. The development was revealed in a statement on Friday by the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa Abike-Dabiri stated that a number of nationals are requesting to come back to the country due to the coronavirus outbreak. She further stated that the Ministry of Finance has noted that the funding will be covered by the prospective evacuees. Dabiri added that the evacuees will also be compulsorily quarantined on arrival in the country. The statement ... more
  • 5 hours COVID-19: Nigeria Expecting Chinese Medical Experts – FG NaijaNews
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that a team of medical experts from China will soon arrive the country in a few days. This development was made public on Friday by the Minister of health, Osagie Enahire during a briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He added that a group of Chinese companies working in Nigeria have also donated medical supplies such as personal protective equipment and ventilators to support the country’s fight against COVID-19. “I have been notified of medical supplies from China, courtesy of a group of Chinese companies working here in Nigeria. A ... more
  • 5 hours Liverpool: Premier League Takes Final Decision On 2019/20 Season NaijaNews
    The 2019/2020 season of the English Premier League has been postponed indefinitely due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the world. The indefinite suspension was confirmed on Friday after a conference call by officials from all 20 English top-flight clubs who opined that the previous date of resumption was impossible. It will be recalled the English Premier League had tentatively picked April 30 as the return date for the league season after it was suspended due to COVID-19 infections. Naija News reports Liverpool were top of the Premier League table, leading their closest challenger, Manchester City by 25 ... more
  • 6 hours Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh Speaks On Betraying ‘Closest Friend’ Bobrisky NaijaNews
    Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, says her relationship with Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky is more than the ordinary and as such, she cannot betray him. Naija News reports that the Nollywood actress made this known during an Instagram live interview with Ubi Franklin, a Nigerian music artist manager and the founder of record label Made Men Music Group (MMMG). During the Instagram live interview, the divorced mother of one opened up on her relationship with Bobrisky, a Yoruba born bleaching expert. Ubi asked the Nollywood actress her relationship status with Bobrisky, she, however, refused to speak on it, saying she respects her ... more
  • 7 hours FG Reveals Why Foreigners Are Leaving Nigeria Over Coronavirus NaijaNews
    The Federal Government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says there is no hidden agenda behind some countries evacuating their citizens from Nigeria. Naija News reports that no fewer than 637 Europeans were evacuated from Nigeria and Benin Republic on Thursday, April 2 over the outbreak of coronavirus, a move which left many wondering if there is a cause for alarm. However, during the press briefing of the presidential task force on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday, a journalist asked the minister if leaving the country was an indictment on Nigeria’s health system, to which ... more
  • 7 hours Pastor Adeboye Reveals Only Way God Will Deal With Coronavirus NaijaNews
    The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, says the only way God will deal with coronavirus is through prayers. Naija News reports that the RCCG General Overseer said coronavirus will become the thing of the past through the prayers of the people of God because children are the heritage of God and he hears their prayers all over the world. Pastor Adeboye quoted Jesus as saying: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. “Remember we as children of ... more
  • 7 hours Coronavirus: Federal Government Hints On Date For Ending Lockdown NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has hinted that the lockdown of states in the country will end when Nigerians fully comply with preventive measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus. The federal government noted it would be hard to curb COVID-19 if Nigerians fail to observe directives meant to safeguard themselves and others. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, stated this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Lai when asked if the lockdown placed on Lagos, Ogun and FCT would be extended, he said the behaviour of Nigerians would determine that. “If we don’t behave ourselves, it is ... more
  • 7 hours COVID-19: Coronavirus News Update For Friday, April 3rd, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top Coronavirus news headlines for today Friday, April 3rd, 2020. Below is a roundup of top stories on the COVID-19 disease4 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos Four additional coronavirus patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on Friday. The Lagos State Government announced the development via the official twitter handle of the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday afternoon. The patients include three females and one male. The state had earlier discharged 18 patients which brings the total discharged patients to 22. Nigeria Records 6 New Coronavirus Cases The ... more
  • 8 hours Just In: Fire Guts Major Lagos Market NaijaNews
    The Maola shopping Mall in the Ebute Ero Market at Idumota, Lagos State, was on Friday gutted by fire. Naija News reports that the cause of the fire, which affected shops 35 and 36 in the shopping mall, remains unknown. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, revealed that no casualty was recorded. According to the LASEMA Boss, the fire was stopped and responders have returned to base. “Upon the arrival of the emergency responders at the scene, it was revealed that a building, the Maola Shopping Mall, was affected by fire of an unknown ... more
  • 8 hours FG Debunks Free Internets, COVID-19 Donations NaijaNews
    Nigerians have been warned by the Nigerian Communications Commission not to fall prey of fake news being spread on the Internet by a fraudulent website. NCC, in a statement on Thursday, identified the fake website as https://covid-19-fg-grant.blogspot.com. The site was asking Nigerians to apply for a free Internet bundle, claiming it was a released by the Nigerian government in collaboration with NCC. The website asked Nigerians to apply for free Internet by clicking a web link, which automatically led to a webpage with a dialogue box where they were expected to fill in their bio-data and other demographics. The commission ... more
  • 9 hours Why We Won’t Release ‘Corpses’ Of COVID-19 Victims For Burial – Lai Mohammed Reveals NaijaNews
    The Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has released a shocking revelation to families of those who died and are yet to die from the novel COVID-19 Pandemic. According to the minister  corpses of persons who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) cannot be claimed for burial as such corpses would be handled by the ministry of health because they are contagious. He said this while giving an update on the activities of the presidential task force on COVID-19. The minister who commended Nigerians for complying with the federal government’s stay-at-home directive added that it would boost the efforts of stakeholders ... more
  • 9 hours China To Hold National Mourning For Covid-19 Victims NaijaNews
    China has promised to hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers. Starting at 10 am, all people nationwide will observe a three-minute silence and cars, trains and ships will sound their horns, alongside the wails of air raid sirens, said the State Council in a statement Friday. The national flag will also be flown at half-mast across the country and at embassies and consulates overseas.China will suspend all public entertainment activities as well, as it mourns the lives lost in its virus battle. On ... more
  • 9 hours Coronavirus Lockdown: Activists Warns Against Domestic Violence NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has been called on by a coalition of women’s rights activists, including 283 organisations, to address sexual and gender-based violence that may result from the coronavirus lockdown. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT for a period of 14 days. The coalition made this call in a joint statement co-signed by the Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi; Secretary General, Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative, Saudatu Mahdi; and the Country Director, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Dr Joy Onyesoh. The statement read ... more
  • 9 hours Air Force, Policemen Clash In Abuja Over Traffic Rules NaijaNews
    Two young men of the Nigerian Air Force on Thursday bowed to pressure from their superior after they were asked to tender apology before a Nigerian Police Commander in Abuja. Reports had it that the two officers whose name were not mentioned clashed with some men of the Nigerian police force along the Abuja-Keffi road, Nyanya. According to the report, the chaos started when the two young officers drove against a traffic rule. They were said to be stopped and asked to make a u-turn by the monitoring team of the Federal Capital Territory. The attempt of stopping the young ... more
  • 9 hours Breaking News: 4 More COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos NaijaNews
    Four additional coronavirus patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on Friday. The Lagos State Government announced the development via the official twitter handle of the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday afternoon. The patients include three females and one male. The state had earlier discharged 18 patients which brings the total discharged patients to 22. here is what he said More great news from our Infectious Disease Hospital as 4 patients; 3 females and 1 male have recovered fully, tested negative twice and have been discharged.This gives us a lot of hope as we continue ... more
  • 10 hours COVID-19: Don’t Harass A Pastor During This Time, Pastor Oyakhilome Warns NaijaNews
    Founder and senior pastor of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has spoken against the alleged assault and arrest of some pastors by security operatives. He was reacting to alleged claims that security operatives and government officials arrested some pastors in a bid to enforce social distancing in churches. While clearly noting that he is not encouraging disobedience to civil authorities, Oyakhilome noted as reported on Church Gist, a popular Facebook Christian page that pastors are not ordinary people that should be treated anyhow. “He was excited he arrested a Pastor. Terrible! But he is not the first to arrest a ... more
  • 10 hours Aregbesola, Malami Meet Over Decongesting Correctional Facilities In Nigeria NaijaNews
    Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has held a meeting with the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Chief Judge of FCT, Justice I.U Bello and other government officials. In a message on his twitter handle, the Minister confirmed that the meeting was basically on the process and procedure to radically decongest our correctional facilities. He said: ”I held a midnight meeting on the process and procedure to radically decongest@CorrectionsNg ’s custodial centres with Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Chief Judge of FCT, Justice I.U Bello and other government ... more
  • 10 hours Presidency Finally Breaks Silence On Abba Kyari’s Death Rumours NaijaNews
    The presidency has reacted to rumours that Mallam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari has died from complications from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Naija News recalls the social media has been buzzing since yesterday (Thursday) when controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, alleged that a high ranking member of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has died from the coronavirus complications. The outspoken activist, however, stopped short of revealing the identity of the person as according to her, the national security of Nigeria is involved. She noted she would give the government the privilege of breaking the news publicly. She wrote: ... more
  • 10 hours COVID-19, What The Global Pandemic Has Taught Me – Immigration Boss NaijaNews
    The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mohammed Babandede, has in a short video appreciated Nigerians for their love and support at this time that he became a victim of the global pandemic. According to Babandede who a few days ago tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic says he is thankful to almighty God for allowing him to contract the virus, adding that the experience has made him become more humble. Babandede, however, said that he is doing well, reiterating that Nigerians should adhere to the basic rules of washing their hands regularly and observing personal hygiene. “I am ... more
  • 10 hours Lockdown: Nigerian Sex Workers Cries Out As COVID-19 Shuts Market Sales NaijaNews
    The compulsory stay-at-home directive has affected daily livelihood of Commercial Sex workers in major cities in Nigeria. Naija News learnt that some parts of Lagos, most brothels and hotels had lost its original bustle as brothels around Okota, Ire-Akari, Ikorodu, Ikeja, Bolade and Ajah areas of Lagos, were seen lamenting the impact of the lockdown on their trade. At a popular pup on Ire-Akari street, Isolo, some of these commercial sex workers were sighted at about 11 pm Wednesday, looking for any stray customer to ‘service’ In an outburst of anger, one of them, spoke in pidgin, “ e no ... more
  • 11 hours Do Not Lie To Us, Where Is Abba Kyari – Peter Okoye’s Wife NaijaNews
    The wife of Nigerian singer, Peter Okoye, Lola Omotayo, has taken to her social media handle to challenge the Federal Government of Nigeria to reveal to the general public the whereabouts of Abba Kyayi, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Naija News recalls that Abba Kyari who tested positive for Coronavirus last month was allegedly transferred two days ago from Abuja to Lagos State to continue COVID-19 disease treatment in an air ambulance. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Mr Akin Abayomi stated that Abba Kyari is recuperating and seems well and happy although he can ... more
  • 11 hours COVID-19: Davido Tells Fans Why He Can’t Do Giveaways’ – NaijaNews
    Nigerian Pop Star David Adeleke, popularly known as “Davido”, has explained to his fans on Social media why he will not be observing the trending giveaway’ amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown like other celebrities. Naija News recalls that some Nigerian celebrities are now sending ‘giveaways’ in form of money or data to fans, so that they can stock up their homes with foodstuff as they observe the stay-at-home order. Speaking via his twitter handle while responding to a follower (fan)@cythianthebread on his Twitter page, who tweeted, asking him “to do giveaway” just like other celebrities.The ace singer responded by telling ... more
  • 11 hours Coronavirus: Footballers Can Survive One Year Without Pay – Tevez NaijaNews
    Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez, has noted that footballers at this time of Coronavirus outbreak can survive without pay. The Boca Juniors striker also called on other players to volunteer and help people with relief items. Argentina has been in lockdown since March 20, in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Any footballer can live six months or a year without getting paid. We are not good examples, we might be for other things but not for this.” “We don’t have the despair that others live with day after day, those that have to ... more
  • 11 hours COVID-19: Woman Dies Hours After Giving Birth NaijaNews
    A new mum who contracted COVID-19 died just hours after giving birth to her daughter. Naija News learnt that Galina, who had underlying health conditions, died after she started having trouble breathing and developed pneumonia, according to a spokesman for the medical centre in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. She was admitted to the centre on March 10 when she had no sign of the virus, local media reported, but fell severely ill after a 19-day stay at the unit. Local health authorities spokesman Volodymyr Chemny said during a press conference: “On March 29, the woman’s condition suddenly worsened.”The oxygen level in her ... more
  • 11 hours Enugu: Police Arrest Six Suspected Armed Robbers NaijaNews
    The Enugu State Police Command has apprehended six armed robbers terrorizing residents of the state. The development was revealed by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement released on Friday. ASP Nduke noted that the members of the armed gang were arrested between March 24 and 25th within the state. Items recovered from the robbers include one AK-47 rifle with number 12097; three live ammunition, one tricycle, one cutlass, one Infinix Hot phone, and one Samsung Galaxy S7 phone from the suspects. The spokesperson identified the suspects as Eneh Ekene, 35; Ani Chinedu, 32, also known ... more
  • 11 hours Coronavirus: Governors Back Lockdown, Cash Transfers To Nigerians NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has been called on by the Nigeria Governors Forum, to suspend all states’ deductions and restructure all debt service following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country. NGF also called on the Federal Government to initiate fiscal measures to safeguard the liquidity of state governments. The forum made this demands in a statement released by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Friday. The statement was released after the second COVID-19 Teleconference Meeting the governors held with the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq. The governors revealed ... more
  • 12 hours Plateau Community Raises Alarm Over Renewed Herdsmen Attacks NaijaNews
    Suspected herdsmen have continued attacks on communities in Bassa LGA of Plateau State, leading to the death of fifteen people in the past two weeks. Despite the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, the Irigwe Development Association, IDA, on Friday raised alarm over the renewed attacks on villages. The association called on the state government to wade into the matter by walking with the military to return security operatives to the region. IDA in a statement through its President, Hon. Sunday A. Abdu, in Jos, the State Capital. Abdu said, “While our people have continued to remain indoors and law-abiding ... more
  • 12 hours Coronavirus: Lai Mohammed Speaks On How To Combat COVID-19 NaijaNews
    Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, has revealed the measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The minister in his statement noted that the weapon to fight against COVID-19 is by applying the use of ‘Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention (NPI). According to Lai, the use of NPI means; largely sensitization, advocacy, keeping very good hygiene, social distancing, not shaking hands, and no gathering. He stated this when speaking in Abuja on the News Agency of Nigeria Forum to give an update on Government’s efforts at containing the pandemic. The minister further stated that the spread in fake news ... more
  • 12 hours COVID-19: Wike Recalls Suspended Local Government Chairman NaijaNews
    The Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwor Wike has recalled the suspended Chairman and Deputy of Obio-Akpor Local Government Council Hon. Abel Eke and His Deputy. that Speaking during a state-wide broadcast on Thursday, in Government House, Port Harcourt, Wike revealed that lifting of the suspended Obio-Akpor Chairman and his Deputy became possible following the intervention of well-meaning citizens of the state. Governor Nyesom Wike has also lifted the curfew imposed in parts of Port Harcourt, the state capital. Here is what he said below “My Dear Good People of Rivers State, you will recall that three days ago, Government imposed 24 ... more
  • 12 hours Seven People Burnt To Death, Many Houses Destroyed As Gunmen Attack Plateau State NaijaNews
    Seven persons have been burnt to death and many houses destroyed after gunmen attacked Hukke village in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Naija News understands the attack occurred in the early hours of Thursday, 2nd April. The fresh attack comes barely 24 hours after gunmen killed three persons in Ancha community, in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Confirming the latest attack, spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Mr Lawrence Zongo, explained that the gunmen came in their large numbers, and burnt about 23 houses when they attacked the village in the early hours ... more
  • 13 hours Nigeria Breaking News, Today, Friday, 3rd, April, 2020 NaijaNews
    This is a round-up of some-breaking news in Nigeria, Today, Friday, 3rd, April 2020. Breaking: Nigeria Records 6 New Coronavirus Cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced today, Friday that Nigeria has recorded six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 190. Read More Details Here COVID-19: Obasanjo &Other African Leaders Feature In New Song On African Solidarity Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and other African leaders have come together as a united force to educate Africans about the danger of COVID -19 pandemic. Naija News learnt Top African leaders including incumbent ... more
  • 13 hours Coronavirus: UEFA Gives Date To Resume Suspended Premier League, Other Leagues NaijaNews
    Europe’s football governing body, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has concluded plans to resume suspended football leagues across Europe, Naija News understands. It is understood that UEFA is considering resuming league games around July and August as it continues to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the countries. Previously, football games across the continent and indeed the world have been suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, a report by Football London, has it that UEFA has proposed to resume the 2019/20 football season around July and August in a letter sent to all members ... more
  • 14 hours Woman Kills’Lover By Pulling His Penis NaijaNews
    Operatives of the Ebonyi State Police Command are presently seeking to arrest a middle-aged woman for allegedly killing her husband by squeezing his manhood. ‎The suspect whose identity was given as Chinenye Okoro, was said to have committed the act on March 29 in Akaeze community, Ivo Local Government Area of the state. The incident was said to have happened following a misunderstanding between the partners. The reason for the quarrel was could not be ascertained as the suspect fled the scene of the incident, but her mother, Roseline Okoro, who reportedly witnessed the event, was arrested by police. Police ... more
  • 15 hours An Indian Couple Names Twin Babies Corona And Covid NaijaNews
    In the midst of this huge pandemic crises, an Indian parent have allegedly given their names their newborn twins ‘ theses funny names Corona’ and ‘Covid’  The couple from Chhattisgarh who welcomed the twins during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown decided to name them ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’ because the kids symbolise triumph over hardships. According to them, the names would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown. I was blessed with the twins, a boy and a girl, in the early hours on March 27. We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now.”“The ... more
  • 15 hours Coronavirus: Jigawa Gov. Badaru Converts NYSC Camp To Isolation Centres NaijaNews
    The Yakubu Gowon NYSC orientation camp and a three-Star Hotel  in Jigawa State has been converted into isolation centers for Covid-19 suspected cases. This was stated by governor Muhammad Badaru while inspecting the newly established isolation center in Dutse metropolis. He described it as parts of efforts to curb the spread of the virus, and better manage cases. The state government had established a well equipped 20-bed-capacity isolation centre with trained manpower. He said the state NYSC orientation camp and the three star Hotel were also reserved to serve as isolation center for Covid-19 suspected cases. “Despite the zero case status of ... more
  • 15 hours Coronavirus: We Haven’t Ever Seen The Billions Donated By Dangote, Others – FG NaijaNews
    The Nigerian Government has explained how it is utilizing the billions that were donated by private individuals in a bid to fight against Coronavirus pandemic. Questions have been flying around, bordering on how the government is spending and channeling these funds, especially after the ministry of finance requested for more ventilation from US billionaire, Elon Musk. However, the National Coordinator of the Presidential taskforce, Dr Sani Aliyu while briefing by the Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja, explained that the billions donated is not going to the coffers of the government. He said the money is in a separate account and ... more
  • 15 hours COVID-19: I See No Reason Why Should I Give Federal Government My Money – Apostle Suleman NaijaNews
    The general overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman has revealed why he failed to give any donations to  the federal government to combat the novel COVID-19 Pandemic. Speaking via his official Twitter handle, he stated that he would rather give his money directly to the poor who are the needy and not the greedy. He wrote: I hear people are calling me out for not giving money to govt to combat covid 19..govt is not hungry, why should I give them?..God will reward my wife and I for the hundreds of millions we have given this period.we give ... more
  • 16 hours Trump Is Tested Again “Out Of Curiosity” And Is Again Declared Negative NaijaNews
    President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he had a second coronavirus test, which turned out to be negative like the first one carried out just over two weeks ago. “I took the test this morning. It took about 14 minutes to get a result, “said Trump from the White House, adding that the test was negative. “I did it out of curiosity to see how fast it was going. It is much easier, the second is much more enjoyable, ”he added. Recall that Trump took the first test in March, after coming in contact with two individuals who have ... more
  • 16 hours I Am Still Training Hard – Neymar NaijaNews
    Neymar on Thursday spoke about his career while addressing a tackle from critics he pointed out that he was still training hard in a bid to keep in shape inspite of the Coronavirus lockdown. His spokesperson stated that” Neymar is not on vacation in Brazil. Or at least not totally. “If he is confined to his beautiful home in Rio De Janeiro and in the company of several of his relatives and friends, the PSG attacker does not just have a good time. He also has to do very strenuous and regular physical activity”. “We are not in a period ... more
  • 16 hours Army Reels Out Numbers Nigerians Can Contact To Report Erring Soldiers NaijaNews
    A lists of phone numbers for citizens to report any unprofessional conduct by soldiers while enforcing lock down orders, has been release by the Nigerian Army. This action was necessitated by emerging video and pictures being circulated online in which soldiers allegedly torture Nigerians on the streets. The Army however, described the video as fake. The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Thursday, said that the videos were not related to the present military engagement of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in enforcing the lock down on COVID-19. In a new post on its Twitter page, the ... more
  • 16 hours Nearly 1,200 Dead In The Us In 24 Hours, Worst Daily Toll In A Country NaijaNews
    The United States recorded nearly 1,200 additional deaths from the new coronavirus between Wednesday and Thursday evening, according to the Johns Hopkins University count, which is the worst 24-hour record ever recorded in a country. With 1,169 deaths counted between 8:30 p.m. local Wednesday and the same time Thursday, according to university figures continuously updated, the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in the United States is now 5,926. The previous record for the number of deaths from the new coronavirus in 24 hours in a country was observed on March 27 in Italy (969 deaths). ... more
  • 16 hours Coronavirus: CBN Reveals Gov. Emefiele’s Result NaijaNews
    Godwin Emefiele, Central Bank Governor has tested negative for coronavirus. This was confirmed in a tweet via the official CBN Twitter handle. “The COVID-19 test conducted on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, CON, has today returned a negative result.” Meanwhile, yesterday, Nigeria recorded 10 new coronavirus cases. This has brought cases to 184, the total number of confirmed cases in the country. There has also been two deaths and 19 recoveries   ... more
  • 17 hours COVID-19: Akwa-Ibom Gov’t Orders 14 Days Lock Down NaijaNews
    Governor Udom Emmanuel due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in Akwa Ibom State has given a directive that all entries into the state be sealed while he also ordered a 14 days lockdown in other to have control over the dreaded disease before it spread out. Naija News understands that the order was coming following the report of five suspected cases of the COVID-19 in Akwa Ibom. According to governor Udom, it is a necessity to take such measures to enable a thorough process of contact tracing to identify those who may have been infected with the Coronavirus disease. ... more
  • 18 hours Reactions As Money Heist Season 4 Is Finally Released NaijaNews
    The long-awaited continuation of the Spanish movie series ‘Money Heist Season 4’ has been released on Netflix. The series which story revolves around a criminal mastermind by the screen name ‘The Professor’ was released on Friday, April 3. Naija News understands that the series which goes by the Spanish title ‘La Casa de Papel’ narrates one of the biggest heists in recorded history which has to do with robbing a major bank to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. The now trending series which next phase was released amid Coronavirus pandemic has caught the attention of ... more
  • 19 hours Donations To Combat COVID-19 In Nigeria Hits N15bn – CBN NaijaNews
    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed in a statement on Wednesday, April 1, the sum of money gathered from concerned Nigerians and organizations as a support to combat the global pandemic, Coronavirus. Giving an update on the supports from concerned individuals, corporate firms and banks, Mr Isaac Okorafor, the CBN Director of Corporate Communications hinted that all money received by the CBN so far is N15bn. Naija News understands that all the donations were centred to the account set up under the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). According to an update by Mr Okorafor in a statement made ... more
  • 19 hours COVID-19: Aisha Buhari Discloses Daughter’s Health Status NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter has finally reunited with her mother Aisha Buhari after 14-days in self-isolation. Given update on Hanan’s well-being, her mother, Aisha took to her Twitter page to thank God for making it possible for her to again see their child in good condition despite fears that she might have been infected with the global epidemic from the UK where she had recently returned from due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. Naija News understands that the United Kingdom, UK, is one one of those countries with the high risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, the first lady ... more
  • 21 hours Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Friday, 3rd April, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Friday, 3rd April 2020 1. Nigeria Gets N2.2bn From Germany To Fight COVID-19 The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m (N2.2bn) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund for the fight against COVID-19 in the West African country. Naija News reports that the €5.5m (N2.2bn) pledge disclosed in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria on Thursday, April 2. 2. Nigeria’s Debt Profile Increases To N27.4tn The Debt Management Office (DMO ) has revealed that ... more
  • 1 day IGP Tells Police How To Handle Civilians During Lockdown NaijaNews
    Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu has asked that the conducts of police officers deployed to enforce lockdown order, should be monitored by state commissioners. Recall that on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a two-week lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The IGP released a statement today directing the commissioners to ensure members of the force carry out their duty with professionalism. According to him, the pandemic has affected the lives of Nigerians. He urged police officers to be humane, tactful and respectful while enforcing the directive. Adamu also directed the zonal assistant-inspectors general ... more
  • 1 day Twitter Goes Wild As French Doctors Plan To Use Africans As Lab Rats For Testing Coronavirus Vaccine NaijaNews
      Twitter has gone wild over plans by two French doctors, Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht, to test the COVID-19 vaccine in Africa. The doctors were caught on television discussing Africa as best destination to conduct test for COVID-19 vaccine”. In the video which has gone viral, the doctors cited that since two African prostitutes were used to carry out test vaccine for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), they can as well use Africans for the coronavirus  test also Mira, head of resuscitation department at Cochin Hospital, also pointed out that the continent should be considered because of its perceived ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus Cases Hit 1M Worldwide NaijaNews
    The number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases worldwide has reached one million In just about three months, the world has recorded one million cases of coronavirus. As seen on worldometers, a website providing official updates on the virus, a total of 1,00,800 people have been infected by COVID-19 so far. However, 21 percent of those infected which means 210,200 people have recovered from the disease. The infection has spread to 204 countries and territories, since it first case was recorded in Wuhan, China last December. So far, not less than 1,300 people have been killed by the disease; Italy and Spain are worst ... more
  • 1 day Buhari Govt. Facing Most Difficult Moment – Osinbajo NaijaNews
    Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is facing a challenge that no other Nigerian government ever faced in history. Recall, Osinbajo was recently appointed by Buhari as Chairman of Economic Sustainability Committee. He said this while explaining what the new team plans to achieve. “We must communicate to our people where we are now, and that we can no longer assume we are still where we used to be. “We are faced with a challenge that no government in the history of Nigeria has ever faced. So, we have to redesign our economic planning and change ... more
  • 1 day Discharged Coronavirus Patient Narrates Experience NaijaNews
    One of the 11 patients discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on Thursday has narrated his experience. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday evening announced the development via the official twitter handle. According to him, the unnamed patient said “initially, I found it hard to settle into the facility. In fact, the first two days I spent here was so lonely for me, but I gradually settled and found a companion in my fellow ward mates. “The doctors and other health workers who attended to us were amazing and we appreciate their sacrifices.” The patients ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria Records 10 New Coronavirus Cases NaijaNews
    The toll of persons infected with the Coronavirus in Nigeria keeps increasing daily, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced today, Thursday that Nigeria has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 184 “Ten new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 7 in Lagos and 3 in the FCT.” “As at 08:00 pm 2nd April, there are 184 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty have been discharged with two deaths,” NCDC tweeted. Meanwhile, 11 coronavirus patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on ... more
  • 1 day Breaking News: 11 COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Lagos NaijaNews
    Eleven additional coronavirus patients were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital on Thursday. The Lagos State Government announced the development via the official twitter handle of the state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday evening. The patients include two females and nine males. A total of 19 persons have been discharged from the center thus far. “I am happy to break to you, my good people of Lagos, the news of the release today of 11 more patients from our facility in Yaba. They have fully recovered and have tested negative to #COVID19 and have been allowed to ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Philippine President Order Police To Kill Anyone Causing Trouble NaijaNews
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on law enforcement to kill anyone causing “trouble” in areas under containment due to the coronavirus pandemic. As often, Filipino officials have tempered the words of their president, while almost half of the 110 million inhabitants of the archipelago are confined to their homes, millions of whom live in the greatest precariousness and find themselves out of work. Police chief Archie Gamboa said Thursday that police would not start shooting the troublemakers. “The president has probably put too much emphasis on law enforcement during this time of crisis,” he said. Hours before Mr. Duterte’s ... more
  • 1 day Cristiano Ronaldo Prefers A Return To Manchester United To A Transfer To PSG NaijaNews
    If he were to leave Juventus next summer, Cristiano Ronaldo would prioritize a comeback at Manchester United. Manchester United supporters can rub their hands. The daily Marca reported on Wednesday that the English club is emerging as the priority option for Cristiano Ronaldo in the event that he abandons his current Juventus training. And this scenario would have a good chance of happening, judging by the information that has circulated in Italy recently. To cope with the coronavirus pandemic and be able to get afloat financially, the Turin club would consider separating from its star player. Whoever costs him € ... more
  • 1 day Transfer: Mikel Obi On His Way To Brazil? NaijaNews
    Famous Nigerian attacking midfielder John Obi Mikel could join Brazilian club Botafogo next season. Provided that negotiations started last February and interrupted by the new coronavirus succeed. Coming from Trabzonspor in Turkey, John Obi Mikel, 32, has been free and autonomous since last month, according to Turkish and Nigerian media. Born in Jos in Plateau State, John Obi Mikel began his football career in the Plateau United club (2002-2004) before flying to Lyn Oslo (2004-2006) in Norway and then in England. Mikel played for almost ten years (2006-2017) in Chelsea. With the London club, he played 372 matches and won ... more
  • 1 day PDP Tells Buhari To Reduces Petrol Pump Price Further NaijaNews
    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released a fresh demand to the APC led federal government with regards to the newly announced pump price of N123.50k price. According to a statement by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the appropriate price per liter be fixed at N90 and not N123.50k. The party described the recent cut in price from N125 to N123.50 as offensive and fraudulent, adding that it’s a further display of cruelty and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians by the administration. The PDP insisted that given the slump in the price of fuel and crude ... more
  • 1 day APC Expels Gombe Lawmaker Over Anti-Party Activities NaijaNews
    House of Representatives member representing Akko federal constituency, Rep Usman Bello Kumo got dismissed from the All Progressives Congress over alleged anti-party activities. Naija news lerant that The leadership of the Kumo East ward chapter of Akko local government which is the ward of the lawmaker took the decision and related same to the National Chairman of the party in a letter dated 1st, April, 2020. According to the ward leaders, the decision came as a result of petition against the federal lawmaker which were then proven to be true by a seven-man committee set up by the party leadership. ... more
  • 1 day Former United Captain, Gary Reveals Why Ronaldo Left MUFC For Real Madrid NaijaNews
    Football pundit, English club coach and former captain of Manchester United, Gary Alexander Neville has revealed his thought about why Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Real Madrid. According to Gary in a recent interview, Ronaldo had left the ‘Red Devil’ squad for Spanish club then because he is not enjoying the weather in England. Naija News understands that Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009 with a signing clause of £80m, a whooping fee that made the LaLiga player a world-record purchase at the time. Speaking about Ronaldo’s move, Neville reveals that though ... more
  • 1 day Nigeria’s Debt Profile Increases To N27.4tn NaijaNews
    The  Debt Management Office (DMO ) has revealed that  Nigeria’s total debt profile has risen once more despite several palliative measures from the Central Bank of Nigeria According to DMO the total amount borrowed by the Federal Government alongside the 36 states of the federation grew to N27.4 trillion at the end of 2019. This include N21.7 trillion owed by the Federal Government and N5.6 trillion owed by the state governments. The Federal Government’s debts, therefore, made up 79.59% of the country’s total debt, while the states and the FCT government debt accounted for the remaining 20.41%. Breakdown: Foreign debts ... more
  • 1 day Crude Oil Price Today: Brent Oil Rises To $32 Per Barrel NaijaNews
    Brent Crude has risen from $27.34 to $32 per barrel earlier today with new hope for the Nigerian Economy. Naija News Understands that the crude rose by 18.5% as at the time of coverage. it will be recalled that Crude oil price rose on Thursday after President Donald Trump showed faith that the damaging oil price battle between Saudi Arabia and Russia can be settled. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 9.6%, to $22.80 per barrel, after slipping 0.8% to settle at $20.31 yesterday. Brent crude surged 10% to $27.34 a barrel, as at 13.15 Nigerian time on Thursday. West Texas ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Ooni Imposes 10 Hours Curfew In Ile-Ife For Spiritual Cleansing NaijaNews
    Ile-Ife has been placed on 10hours curfew by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, in other to carry out some spiritual cleansing against the global pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19). Announcing earlier, Chief Oyelami Awoyode, who speaks on behalf of the renowned monarch said that the curfew will take effect from the hour of 8 am on Thursday through 6 pm of the same. He, however, warned residents to remain in their abodes while the spiritual exercise is going on. Naija News understands that the said spiritual cleansing would be carried out through the instrument of a deity, known in the ... more
  • 1 day Federal Government Begs World Bank For Debt Relief NaijaNews
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has begged  for debt relief from the Apex Bank  in the world as it continues to battle with  COVID-19 pandemic Naija News Understands that the request was made alongside other African countries as the Minister of Finance from African countries revealed that the debt relief should be done with the support of multilateral and bilateral financial institutions. This, they said, would help to ensure that African countries got fiscal space required to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.The call for debt relief was made at the end of a second virtual meeting. The meeting, which was ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: NCDC Release Updated Emergency Contact Lists, See Them Here NaijaNews
    The list of State emergency numbers as Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Nigeria hits 174 has been updated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, This was disclosed by the commission in a tweet on its official Twitter page on today. “COVID- 19 Nigeria. We have updated list of State Emergency numbers. If you require testing: “1. Contact your STATE through the listed numbers. “2. Provide relevant details e.g. travel history. “3. Stay at home & wait for further advice,” NCDC tweeted.   ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: French Gov’t Evacuates Over 399 Nationals From Nigeria NaijaNews
    As Coronavirus confirmed cases and death rate continues to increase, over 399 French nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria by its government on Thursday, April 2. Naija News understands that the French government airlifted about four hundreds of its nationals from Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, due to the global pandemic. Reports have it that all necessary security and health checks where duly completed before they boarded the aircraft. It could be recalled that the Israeli government had evacuated 274 of its citizens from Nigeria as a result of the increasing coronavirus outbreak in the country, Naija ... more
  • 1 day President Buhari Comes Under Fire For Relaxing Lockdown Rule NaijaNews
    President Muhammadu Buhari has been strongly condemned following his decision to relax the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Ogun and Lagos States. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) condemned the president’s action, insisting that the government is not fully prepared to fight the spread of the deadly pandemic. NANS spoke throught a statement by its National spokesperson, Azeez Adeyemi today. The association insisted that the Federal Government’s directive that selling foodstuff be allowed between 10 am to 2 pm in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja has further exposed the government’s “unseriousness, unpreparedness and lack of policy direction” ... more
  • 1 day Oluwo of Iwo’s Ex-wife Reacts To His Prayers On COVID-19 NaijaNews
    Days After offering  himself to God has a sacrificial lamb, the former wife of Oluwo of Iwo land, Chanel chin has reacted Naija News recalls that the flamboyant Yoruba King,  Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi , was captured in a video in which he was praying, seeking God’s face in this fearful time of coronavirus pandemic. In his prayer, he asked God to infect him with this virus and spare the world from this plague. According to Chanel, his outburst is due to his mental illness and hard drugs. In a swift reaction, Chanel Chin, a Jamaican queen ... more
  • 1 day ‘Embarrassed’ FG Withdraws Request For Coronavirus Help From US Billionaire, Elon Musk NaijaNews
    The Federal Government of Nigeria has backtracked on its earlier request for help from US billionaire, Elon Musk in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Naija News reports Musk had taken to his official Twitter handle to disclose that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America for a giveaway. He had tweeted, “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients and not stored in a warehouse.” And in response, the Ministry of Finance, ... more
  • 1 day Breaking: Nigeria Gets N2.2bn From Germany To Fight COVID-19 NaijaNews
    The German Mission in Nigeria has pledged €5.5m (N2.2bn) to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund for the fight against COVID-19 in the West African country. Naija News reports that the €5.5m (N2.2bn)  pledge disclosed in a tweet on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria on Thursday, April 2. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria said in the tweet that the donation would help vulnerable people have access to potable water, food and shelter amidst the crisis. “Germany pledges €5.5m to the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund. It’s more critical than ... more
  • 1 day 2023: Igbo Presidency! Call Your Son To Order – Arewa Youths Warns Southeast NaijaNews
    You can not have a loosed dog out there backing around without calling him to order and yet you want Nigerians to support you in taking over leadership of the country. Those are the words of Yerima Shettima, the president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) in a recent conversation with newsmen while speaking about Southeast chances in the 2023 presidential election. According to Shettima, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a retard to the Southeast in producing Nigeria’s president. Shettima noted that the Southeast region has claimed that they are been marginalized ... more
  • 1 day Man Arrested For Allegedly Sodomizing 12 year Old Boy (photo) NaijaNews
    The Chief pharmacist at the National Hospital Abuja, Abubakar Danraka, allegedly drugged 12-year-old boy before having anal sex with him. Naija News Understands that who is  Imam in the Spring Valley Estate was arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) after he was reported. Speaking about Danraka’s arrest, In a statement released by its head of Press and Public Relations, Stella Nezan, NAPTIP said the suspect who is the Special Assistant (Technical) to the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) for alleged sodomy. Below is the ... more
  • 1 day Breaking: Doctor Contracts COVID-19 While Treating Patients In Edo NaijaNews
    A doctor in the frontline of the COVID-19 treatment at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, southern Nigeria, has contracted the disease. Naija News reports that the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this on Channels Television’s daily magazine programme “Sunrise Daily” and in a series of tweets by the doctor’s colleagues on Twitter. The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors said six doctors had died of Lassa fever while one unnamed doctor had been infected with COVID-19. His words: “At the moment, as health workers continue to play their part ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Nigerians Mocks Desmond Eliot’s Makeshift Cleansing’ Project NaijaNews
    Chairman, House Committee on the Environment, Lagos State Assembly Desmond Elliot has taken the coronavirus campaign to his Surulere constituency with support from the Nollywood family. Naija News Understands that the Nollywood star and lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, drew the ire of his followers on Instagram after he posted a photo showing the measures his constituents are taking in the fight against COVID-19. “So we constructed a makeshift cleansing mechanism, where passerby’s or people entering streets could wash their hands with soap and water and also sanitize before entering the streets -pilot works can be seen in these areas. It was located ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: President Duterte Directs Soldiers To Shoot Anyone They See Disobeying Lockdown NaijaNews
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has directed that his country’s military personnel should shoot down anyone causing trouble in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the break of the virus, Philippine has recorded 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths. This forced the country into a two-week lockdown and it has resulted in protests from some quarters who complained of lack of food to eat. Naija News learnt that about two dozen people from a slum community in the capital Manila were arrested for holding a protest over the failure of the government to provide food aid for the ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Nurses Protest Lack Of Hand Gloves, Masks To Protect Themselves NaijaNews
    The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Parklane, yesterday began a peaceful protest demanding sufficient protective equipment for them to work with. A video emerged online showing the nurses, in their white uniforms, as they were singing and chanting “No working materials for nurses” According to them, they had no personal protective gear, including face masks, hand sanitisers and hand gloves to work with amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Naija News understands that a sum of N320 million has been approved by the state government to tackle the spread ... more
  • 1 day Nigerians Reacts As Finance Ministry Begs Elon Musk For Free Ventilators NaijaNews
    In response to Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, who announced through a tweet that his company had free ventilators for hospitals within Tesla delivery regions, the Nigeria Mjnistry of Finance has asked for free ventilation publicly. Musk has written “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know,” Responding to the tweet, the finance ministry wrote: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to ... more
  • 1 day Instagram Comedian, Sydney Talker Releases Coronavirus Test Result NaijaNews
    Instagram comedian, Sydney Talker has released his Coronavirus test result. Naija News reports that the Instagram comedian released the coronavirus test result days after Nigerians called him out alleging that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is ineffective. The alleged ineffectiveness of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control was perceived when Sydney first made a video of himself trying to reach out to the NCDC to no avail, thereby questioning the effectiveness of the Disease Control Centre at a critical time in the country. Upon seeing Sydney Talker’s trending video days later, the NCDC revealed that its officials reached ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 Lockdown: Give Food To Your People, Apostle Suleman Tells Governors NaijaNews
    The founder and senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has urged state governors to make food available to their people throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. The clergyman noted that the food reserves across the nation should be meant for emergencies such as the one that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Naija News recalls President Muhammadu Buhari had on Sunday, ordered a 14-day lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun, with a view to containing the further spread of the virus. “Governors should release thousands of truck loads of food items to local govt chairmen ... more
  • 1 day I Underestimated COVID-19- Babandede NaijaNews
    Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)’ comptroller-general, Muhammad Babandede has noted that being infected with the coronavirus has humbled him Yesternight, Babandede shared a video to undateon his health status. “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I will like to thank all my friends, loved ones, officers and men, Muslims and Christians in Nigeria and abroad for the enormous prayers for my quick recovery,” he said in the video shared on the NIS Twitter handle. “I am very grateful for your prayers. In reality, your prayers are helping me recover very quickly. “Allah knows better but I thank Allah for giving me the opportunity to be ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus Lockdown: Don’t Trample On Citizens’ Rights – IG Warns Police Officers NaijaNews
    The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders to ensure that the rights of Nigerians are not infringed upon under any pretext. Also, persons on essential duties, duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty. The IGP in a statement on Thursday, signed by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, notes that the global community is now in extra-ordinary times, with the lockdown taking its ... more
  • 2 days Singer Salawa Abeni Shares Own Nude Photos After Threats From Blackmailer NaijaNews
    Veteran Nigerian singer, Salawa Abeni has shared her own nude photos after she was threatened by a blackmailer. Naija News reports that the Nigerian veteran singer took to social media network, Instagram to share the screenshots of the messages the blackmailer sent to her. The screenshots sighted by Naija News shows that the blackmailer who wanted the veteran singer to pay money to avoid public embarrassment. The fuji musician lamented that her blackmailer who identified himself as Jason and a resident of Osun state, southwest Nigeria is threatening to tarnish her image and destroy her career of over 45 years. ... more
  • 2 days Wole Soyinka, A Man Whose Shoes You Are Not Fit To Lick – FFK Slams Buhari NaijaNews
    Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned a recent statement made by the presidency of Nigeria against Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka. Naija News reported earlier that Nigerian playwright, poet, Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka, better known as Wole Soyinka, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the lockdown of three states in the country. According to the professor, President Buhari had no constitutional backing to make such declaration, denying the governors from exercising their authorities over their respective states as regards Coronavirus outbreak. Reacting to the above statement by Professor Wole Soyinka, the Presidency in a statement by the Senior Special ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Federal Government Orders Partial Opening Of Markets In Ogun And Lagos NaijaNews
    The Federal Government has ordered a partial opening of all markets in states where a lockdown was implemented (Lagos, FCT and Ogun) will be allowed to open between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily. Naija News Understands that this was made known by Aliyu Sani, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 during a briefing by members of the taskforce in Abuja. He said, “For markets, only shops and stalls selling food and groceries shall be allowed to open to customers between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.” ”Supermarkets and food stores are also allowed ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: You Are Not A Medical Expert, Presidency Slams Soyinka Over COVID-19 Statement NaijaNews
    The presidency has urged Nigerians to disregard the submissions of Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka over government actions in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria. Naija News recalls the internationally acclaimed playwright, Soyinka had slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the lockdown of three states in the country. It could be recalled that President Buhari on Sunday, March 29 ordered the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory for fourteen days over coronavirus. According to him, Buhari had no constitutional backing to make such declaration, denying the governors from exercising their authorities over their respective states. ... more
  • 2 days We Reject Your Permutations, It Will All Fail – Apostle Suleman Slams WHO NaijaNews
    Renowned Nigerian cleric and the president of the Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has berated recent reports from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which noted that African countries should get ready to experience Coronavirus in its worst stage. The man of God has however condemned the report in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, saying that African countries, Nigeria most especially as the report pointed will not have such experience. He added that all unpleasant reports from the WHO beyond the already recorded will come to fail. He tweeted: “WHO says they anticipate 39,000 Nigerians ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: No Mask, No Movement – Gov. Ayade Introduces New Rules NaijaNews
    Due to the recent reports of confirmed five cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Akwa Ibom State, a neighbouring state to Cross River State, Governor Ben Ayade on Wednesday noon introduces new restriction order of ‘no mask, no movement’ in other to avoid the dreaded disease from spreading into the state. The development was disclosed in a statement made available to the press on Wednesday, April 1 by Mr Christian Ita, Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor. The governor further reiterates that all the state borders should remain shut down until the global pandemic subsides. The statement reads: “Following ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: Obasanjo &Other African Leaders Feature In New Song On African Solidarity NaijaNews
    Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and other African leaders have come together as a united force to educate Africans about the danger of COVID -19 pandemic. Naija News learnt Top African leaders including  incumbent Liberian President George Weah, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga was seen in a video singing song titled ‘Alone but Altogether.’ The song, also starred Ugandan music star Bobi Wine and South African legend Robin Auld, encourages Africans to unite as the continent struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic. It also starred Amuta Stone, Schalk Joubert, Lumanyano Unity Mzi, and Greg Mills. “Different times are here; searching for the answer; ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: AfDB Approves $2m Emergency Fund For African Countries NaijaNews
    The leadership of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved two million dollars emergency assistance for the World Health Organisation (WHO), to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued by the Bank’s Communication and External Relations Department on Wednesday it said the fund would also help mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. The bank explained that the grant, which was in response to an international appeal by the WHO, would be used by the world body to equip Regional Member Countries to prevent, rapidly detect, investigate, contain and manage cases of COVID-19. ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus Cases To Hit 1 Million In A Few Days – WHO NaijaNews
    The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has expressed his worries over the rapid increase in confirmed Coronavirus cases across the nations. According to Tedros while addressing the press on Wednesday, April 1, there will be a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the next few days. Meanwhile, as at yesterday, confirmed cases the dreaded virus has already hit 800,000 while over 40,000 deaths have also been recorded. Reacting on Wednesday due to the ‘rapid escalation and global spread’ of coronavirus, Tedros said: “As we enter the 4th month since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: Prophet TB Joshua Releases ‘Dangerous’ Prophecies, Warns Buhari NaijaNews
    Founder and leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua has released fresh warnings about the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Nigeria. He warned that if the situation is not handled correctly, many Nigerians may be made to suffer. The pastor in a series of tweets urged Nigerians to look unto God as only him could deliver them and the entire world from the ravaging pandemic. He said that believers must take control of their situation instead of being afraid, for Satan, the cause of crises, “has been defeated.” “Whatever chain satan must have used to connect ... more
  • 2 days Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Today, Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 NaijaNews
    Good Morning, Nigeria, Welcome To Naija News Roundup Of Top Newspaper Headlines In Nigeria For Today Thursday, 2nd April 2020 1. Presidency Lists Actions Taken By President Buhari Against Coronavirus President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has released a list of what the President has done so far on the outbreak of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The list pointed to the statement of the president during the live broadcast on Sunday where he stated that “In Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19, there is no such thing as an overreaction or under-reaction. It is all about the right reaction by the right agencies and trained experts.” ... more
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