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Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote tests negative for coronavirus

The richest man in Africa and Founder & Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, stated on Sunday he has tested negative to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
Singer David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, has postponed his ongoing ‘A Good Time’ North American Tour due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in more than 50 countries.

Davido goes into self-isolation as partner tests positive for virus

Ace Nigerian music star David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, says he has decided to go into self-isolation as his fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive to the coronavirus.
Pop star, David Adeleke, aka Davido’s fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive for coronavirus. She had just returned from a London trip with the couple’s baby, Ifeanyi, while Davido also recently came back from America.

Davido’s fiancée Chioma tests positive for virus

She had just returned from a London trip with the couple’s baby, Ifeanyi, while Davido also recently came back from America where he cancelled his scheduled tour.
Kannywood actor Ali Nuhu

Ali Nuhu: I have not contracted coronavirus

Amidst reports in certain quarters that top Kannywood movie star, Ali Nuhu, had contracted the Coronavirus which has now assumed a pandemic level, the movie star has come out to say that there was no truth in the report.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to stop using their HRH titles (His-Her Royal Highness) and repay millions of pounds spent renovating their Berkshire home, the couple have announced.

Meghan Markle to make Hollywood comeback with Disney documentary

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has her first post-royal job: narrating a Disney documentary about elephants.
An unidentified woman has accused popular rapper, French Montana and his employee of ‘drugging and sexually assaulting’ her.

Model sues French Montana for ‘drug overdose and sexual assault’

According to documents reportedly obtained by foreign news outlet The Blast, a woman who wants to remain anonymous has filed a lawsuit against Montana, his employee Mansour Bennouna, and his Coke Boy Records label.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Rose Oko was a lady of promise

Former Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has expressed sadness over the demise of Senator Rose Okoji Oko, describing her as a notable woman of virtue who served his people and the country with great dedication and commitment.
Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor known for films including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died, after contracting the coronavirus disease.

Veteran actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus disease

Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor known for films including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died, after contracting the coronavirus disease.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: Police not on holiday against criminals

The Nigeria Police in Sokoto has warned criminal elements planning to take advantage of the lockdown due to the outbreak of COVID-19 to perpetrate crime to have a rethink over such decision
An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.

Two septuagenarians, four others to die by hanging in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two septuagenarians and four others to death by hanging for the murder of one Sola Adeniyi.
Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need.

Spotify to let artists link out to personal donation pages

Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to donation pages, whether it’s their own, a friend’s, or just an organization’s.
Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and the musicals Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman, has died of coronavirus.

American playwright Terrence McNally dies of coronavirus

Terrence McNally, one of America's great playwrights whose prolific career included winning Tony Awards for the plays "Love! Valour! Compassion!" and "Master Class" and the musicals "Ragtime" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.
Prince Charles

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus – palace

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, says Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended movie production effective from Friday, March 27, due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic.

TAMPAN suspends movie production over virus pandemic

Theater Arts and Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has suspended movie production effective from Friday, March 27, due to the widespread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Wellington revealed that they have gone into self-isolation prior to the announcement that a participant at the AMVCA tested positive for coronavirus.

Banky W, wife Adesua self-isolate as AMVCA attendee tested positive

Celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua Wellington revealed that they have gone into self-isolation prior to the announcement that a participant at the AMVCA tested positive for coronavirus.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos: AMVCA participants exposed to coronavirus

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday that participants at the recently held African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award have been exposed to confirmed cases of coronavirus.
A Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has ordered Adeyemi Fashola, aka as Naira Marley, to appear on January 14, 2020 for arraignment for alleged car theft.

Twitter users slam Naira Marley over comment on virus

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, is facing criticism on Twitter for posting a comment on the social media site, viewed as an attempt to cast doubt on the existence of the novel coronavirus.
Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, 24 March after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed.

Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday, 24 March after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.