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Tinubu’s CSO Died Of Coronavirus, Another Aide Also Tested Positive, Says Media Office

Tinubu’s CSO Died Of Coronavirus, Another Aide Also Tested Positive, Says Media Office

Lateef Raheem, the late chief security officer (CSO) to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had COVID-19, the media office of the former Lagos state governor has said. But Tinubu and his wife, Remi, have both tested negative to the disease, Tunde Rahman, his spokesman, said in a statement issued on Monday afternoon. Another aide tested positive and has been isolated while his ... Read More »

BORNO COVID -RUNAWAY PATIENT REPORTS SELF TO ISOLATION CENTRE

BORNO COVID -RUNAWAY PATIENT REPORTS SELF TO ISOLATION CENTRE

… No more patient on the run, says commissioner BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Hauwa Mohammed, 42 year-old female, who tested positive to COVID-19 has reported herself to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital following which she received apologies from laboratory officials at the UMTH and Borno’s commissioner of health. The apology became necessary after Hauwa protested that she did not ... Read More »

Ronaldinho Speaks From Detention :It’s a tough blow, I never imagined I’ld go through this in my life

Ronaldinho Speaks From Detention :It’s a tough blow, I never imagined I’ld go through this in my life

Ronaldinho has opened up about his Paraguayan ordeal for the first time after being arrested for entering the country with a fake passport. The former Brazil and Barcelona star has been placed under house arrest after being picked up alongside his brother by authorities for using the forged documents. Still under investigation, he is under house arrest at the Palmaroga ... Read More »

Kaduna Governor Extends Lockdown By 30 days

Kaduna Governor Extends Lockdown By 30 days

  Kaduna State Government has extended the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic in the state by 30 days. This was contained in a statement on Sunday signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, media aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai. The government had imposed its quarantine orders on the state for one month beginning March 26. According to the statement, the governor’s extension ... Read More »

Borno’s Covid-19 update:2 positive patients on the run, Commissioner alerts public 

Borno’s Covid-19 update:2 positive patients on the run, Commissioner alerts public 

6:45pm; Sunday, April 26, …Says Covid-19 not death sentence … 16 of Borno’s cases from community transmission … Asks citizens to expect NCDC’s midnight update after Borno’s briefings … No face mask, no market tomorrow Two patients, Abbas Kaka Hassan, a 24 year-old male and Hauwa Mohammed, 42 year-old female, are on the run after testing positive to Covid-19 at ... Read More »

Coronavirus : Stop Taking In Visitors From Outside Osun – Oyetola Warns Citizens

Coronavirus : Stop Taking In Visitors From Outside Osun – Oyetola Warns Citizens

The Governor of the State of Osun, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, has warned citizens and residents of the State against breaching the COVID-19 lockdown directives aimed at halting the spread of the pandemic in the State. This followed the report of 12 new confirmed cases in the State after almost a two-week lull without reporting any positive cases, one which brought ... Read More »

COVID – 19: Come back home and assist your community- Bosuwa urges elected officials

COVID – 19: Come back home and assist your community- Bosuwa urges elected officials

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Irked by constraint of lock down on the down trodden masses, a Dutse based activists, Comrade Bosuwa has call on the elected political office holders across jigawa state to show mercy by way of offering a helping hands in both cash and kinds to communities within their constituency’s. Speaking to our correspondent in Dutse Bosuwa said ... Read More »

Borno’s Covid-19 Media Update:  No new case recorded; 17 Pulka index test negative, says health commissioner

Borno’s Covid-19 Media Update: No new case recorded; 17 Pulka index test negative, says health commissioner

… Explains discrepancy between NCDC, Borno’s figures … No face mask, no entering markets Monday, Thursday Of the investigative tests carried out within the last 24 hours, no positive case was recorded in Borno state, commissioner of health and secretary of the state’s high powered response team for prevention and control of covid-19, Dr Salisu Kwayabura has said. Speaking at ... Read More »

KANO CITY IS NOW THE KILLING FIELDS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN AFRICA

KANO CITY IS NOW THE KILLING FIELDS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN AFRICA

  By Prof. Usman Yusuf   I raised alarm in an article I wrote which was published in the Daily Trust Newspaper (page 6) on April 22nd, 2020 on how COVID-19 was ravaging Kano city. I opined that if urgent action was not taken by the Federal Government, the city could become the epicenter of the virus on the African ... Read More »

Medical Doctor Who Performed Surgery on Deceased Convid – 19 Case In Ekiti Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Medical Doctor Who Performed Surgery on Deceased Convid – 19 Case In Ekiti Tests Positive For Coronavirus

            Four new Convid – 19 positive cases today occurred in Ekiti State. According to the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the four new cases were communicated to the government by the NCDC. ” The new cases are primary contacts of the 4th recorded case, a male doctor, aged 45 years old, who carried out ... Read More »

BORNO : COVID-19 POSTIVE PATIENT WHO SNEAKED INTO IDP’s CAMP APPREHENDED

BORNO : COVID-19 POSTIVE PATIENT WHO SNEAKED INTO IDP’s CAMP APPREHENDED

* ZULUM DECLARES MONDAY, THURSDAY AS FREE DAYS TO RE-STOCK BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Commissioner for Health, who is member of the State’s High Powered Response Team for the prevention and control of COVID-19, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura has said that the person who led the burial of the first index case and later tested positive to the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Ambush Senator Ali-modu Sheriff’s Convoy, Kill 3

Boko Haram Ambush Senator Ali-modu Sheriff’s Convoy, Kill 3

Boko Haram fighters have opened fire on the convoy carrying the family of a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff. Security sources told SaharaReporters that the insurgents attacked the convoy while traveling from Abuja to Maiduguri to attend the three-day prayer of Sheriff’s late father, Alhaji Galadima Modu, who died following a fire outbreak at his residence ... Read More »

Former JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde loses Radio Station, Choice Properties To ICPC

Former JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde loses Radio Station, Choice Properties To ICPC

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some properties belonging to Ex-Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde. According to the forfeiture order published on Friday April 24, in the PUNCH newspaper, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that each of the said properties was acquired with public ... Read More »

Coronavirus not natural – Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine

Coronavirus not natural – Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine

Dr Tasuku Honjo, 2018 Nobel Prize winning Professor of Medicine, has said that the Coronavirus is not natural but manufactured by China at a laboratory in Wuhan. His words: “If it is natural, it wouldn’t have adversely affected the entire world like this. Because, as per nature, temperature is different in different countries. If it is natural, it would adversely ... Read More »

God told me I have to play’ – Vieri recounts Taribo West’s confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan

God told me I have to play’ – Vieri recounts Taribo West’s confrontation with Lippi at Inter Milan

The ex-Nigeria international played for the Nerazzurri for two years before joining their city rivals AC Milan in 2000 Former Inter Milan striker Christian Vieri has recalled an encounter between Taribo West and former coach Marcello Lippi, with the Nigerian legend claiming to have heard God’s voice to play in a match. West joined Inter Milan in 1997 from French ... Read More »

Convid- 19 Lockdown : Zulum Impressed with Compliance , wants Monday, Thursday relaxed

Convid- 19 Lockdown : Zulum Impressed with Compliance , wants Monday, Thursday relaxed

  Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has on Saturday morning, thanked the people of Borno for high level of compliance with the lockdown order he gave. Zulum said he will recommend the relaxation of the statewide lockdown on Monday and Thursday to enable residents shop for food stuff and to reduce the hardships they face under the ramadan. He noted that ... Read More »

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno

Covid-19: Zulum flags-off palliatives in Borno … Thanks NEDC for food supply Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Saturday, launched the distribution of food items to internally displaced persons and the most vulnerable citizens across wards in Borno state as part of palliatives to cushion the effects of lockdown imposed to contain Covid-19 spread. Zulum did the brief flag off at ... Read More »

Coronavirus : It’s Still Dangerous To Relax Lockdown – NCDC

Coronavirus : It’s Still Dangerous To Relax Lockdown – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country cannot afford to relax measures being pursued to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Director General of the centre, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who spoke in Abuja at the media briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, said the country ought to remain focused on implementing key response actions to arrest ... Read More »

Coronavirus :Governors Want Lockdown Relaxed

Coronavirus :Governors Want Lockdown Relaxed

  As the second 14-day total lockdown imposed on Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari to curb the spread of the Coronavirus ends midnight Monday, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked that it be scaled down to partial mode with relaxed restriction. In a letter dated April 24, 2020, and addressed to the Secretary to the Government ... Read More »

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

  *Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR* This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago ... Read More »