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NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Mercy Mwangagi, the chief administrative secretary at Kenya's Ministry of Health, announced the death at a news conference Friday.

Kenya confirms first death of minor from coronavirus

Kenya's Health Ministry says a six-year-old child has died of coronavirus complications, becoming the youngest victim of the virus to die in Kenya. As of Friday, more than 120 people in Kenya have been confirmed to have COVID-19.
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Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 10,000 in Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 10,075 in Africa and the death toll reached 487, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Tuesday.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

NIDCOM: Nigerians abroad registering for evacuation

Nigerians living in the United Kingdom, United States, China and other West African countries have been registering for their evacuation back home due to the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has said.

Police arrest couple for holding wedding during lockdown

They had received a tip-off that the wedding in KwaZulu-Natal was happening on Sunday despite a nationwide ban on all public gatherings because of coronavirus.
Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, have been sentenced by the Chief Magistrate of Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos State, Yewande Aje-Afunwa, for flouting the Coronavirus Disease restriction order of the State.

Judge sentences Funke Akindele, husband — in pictures

Nollywood star, Funke Akindele, and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, have been sentenced by the Chief Magistrate of Court 1 in Ogba, Lagos State, Yewande Aje-Afunwa, for flouting the Coronavirus Disease restriction order of the State.
Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Court sentences Funke Akindele, husband to 14-day community service

A Magistrate court sitting in Lagos on Monday sentenced Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband Abdulrasheed Bello a.k.a JJC skills to 14 days community service each.
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has explained why her husband celebrated his birthday which led to social gathering amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Funke Akindele pleads guilty for violating lockdown rules

Actress Funke Akindele pleaded guilty Monday for violating the social distancing and lockdown rules imposed by Lagos government to stem the coronavirus pandemic.
SEYI MAKINDE

Oyo speaker reacts to governor’s coronavirus recovery

Oyo State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, has said the news of the recovery of the Governor Seyi Makinde from coronavirus is the most cheering news of the year to the people of the state.
Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has explained why her husband celebrated his birthday which led to social gathering amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown: Funke Akindele, husband to face prosecution

Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress and producer is to be charged to court in Lagos, following a violation of the restriction orders in the state as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
SEYI MAKINDE

Oyo governor recovers from coronavirus

Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde said he has fully recovered from coronavirus after testing positive in mid-March.

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill seven in Cameroon

Seven people were killed when two suicide bombers, suspected to be members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon on Sunday, police and a local official said.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador struck an optimistic tone Sunday, uncommon elsewhere nowadays, as the COVID-19 has drastically slowed the economy around the world.

President: No big coronavirus related economic stimulus in Mexico

Mexico’s President said there will not be a big economic stimulus package related to the coronavirus pandemic, although the country is facing a crisis unlike anything before.

Katsina civil servants to resume duty on Monday

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed workers in the state’s civil service to resume work on Monday.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

Coronavirus: Bill Gates calls for global solution

Life can only fully return to normal once a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus is available globally, according to Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

British premier Boris Johnson still in hospital with persistent symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was still in hospital on Monday suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, although Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government.
Pope Francis has warned the world to take this period of coronavirus pandemic as a time to take things seriously, spiritually.

Pope Francis cries out after celebrating Palm Sunday in empty church

For the first time in history, a pope celebrated a Palm Sunday liturgy without the participation of the people, as Pope Francis did on Sunday at St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy.
This was reported by Le Parisien, who added that his wife was also infected and that he left a letter behind explaining the links between his decision and the virus.

Coronavirus diagnosed Reims doctor commits suicide

This was reported by Le Parisien, who added that his wife was also infected and that he left a letter behind explaining the links between his decision and the virus.

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Nigeria records 22 new coronavirus cases, total now 276

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Coronavirus: Doctor’s death in Katsina causes panic in Kogi

There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”