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Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.

English handbook author Ajibola Ogundipe passes on at 92

Co-author of popular early learners English handbook, Brighter Grammar, Ajibola Ogundipe, has died at the age of 92.
Joe Diffie. Eighteen of his singles landed in the Top 10 on the country charts, with five going No. 1. Crystal K Martel-Adkins Publicity

Grammy winning music star dies of coronavirus

Joe Diffie, an American Grammy award-winning country music singer, died on Sunday of coronavirus. He was 61.
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.
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.
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.
James Bond star actress, Olga Kurylenko, 40, has disclosed that she has completely recovered after testing positive to coronavirus.

Coronavirus: I have recovered – French actress

The number of positive cases of coronavirus among celebrities have increased as the likes of Idris Elba, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Andrew Matt have all tested positive for the deadly disease.
American actress Debi Mazar has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) after her husband and two daughters felt the symptoms, about a month ago.

Hollywood actress Debi Mazar tests positive for coronavirus

American actress Debi Mazar has revealed that she tested positive for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) after her husband and two daughters felt the symptoms, about a month ago.

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A swarm of desert locusts flies over a ranch near the town of Nanyuki in Laikipia county, Kenya, February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Baz Ratner-File Photo

East Africa locust swarms gather as coronavirus curbs delay pesticides

Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust swarms on the verge of devastating crops in eastern Africa, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus lockdown: Over 100 arrested, arraigned in Rivers

Over 100 people have been arrested and arraigned at the Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State over violation of the state government’s lockdown in some parts of the state capital following outbreak of Coronavirus.
Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.

Abia Warriors goalkeeper shot, hospitalised in Ibadan

Cameroon and Abia Warriors Goalkeeper Charles Tambe was reportedly shot in Apata area of Ibadan, Nigeria by hoodlums on Friday morning.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

Coronavirus lockdown: Security agencies, task force should treat Nigerians with dignity – Reps deputy whip

The Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha on Friday urged security agencies and Task-Force set up by Federal and State Governments to treat people with dignity and respect as it is needless to stop people from getting coronavirus by harassing and shooting at them.
Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.

Medical aid marooned as Africa shuts borders amid coronavirus pandemic

Medical charity Alima planned to open an emergency operating theatre this week in Burkina Faso, but the project has stalled because the country closed its borders before a surgeon and anaesthetist could fly in, its director told Reuters.