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Majek Fashek passes on

It was gathered that he died in a hospital in New York on Monday around 5:45pm after a prolonged illness
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records four new coronavirus deaths

Four patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State, The PUNCH reports.

Jigawa doctor dies after treating coronavirus patient

A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State, Dr Naseer Adam, is dead.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest four over kidnap of Nasarawa CAN chairman

Mr. Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State command has confirmed the arrest of four suspected kidnappers linked to the abduction of Arch Bishop Joseph Masin in the State.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Nigeria records 553 new coronavirus cases, total now 9,855

Nigeria has recorded 553 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases close to 10,000.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records 21 more coronavirus recoveries, three fatalities

It said in a statement that 15 of the discharged patients were males while six were females, noting that they tested negative twice for the virus upon treatment at the state isolation centres.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

268 Nigerian nationals arrive Abuja from China

The flight that conveyed the evacuees landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport on Saturday afternoon.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari reconstitutes NNPC Board

Members of the new Board include Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Attah (North Central), Magnus Abe (South-South), Stephen Dike (South East), and Pius Akinyelure (South West)
The state Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the State High Powered Response Team for the prevention of Convid-19, Alhaji Umar Kadafur, issued the directive Thursday in a statement in Maiduguri.

Borno discharges 135 coronavirus patients

Speaking on Friday at the Abba Kyari COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Maiduguri, Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur, said the state has recorded successes in recent time while commending the efforts of the World Health Organisation and other developmental partners.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

301 Chinese nationals evacuated from Nigeria

The nationals were evacuated on Thursday night through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League top scorers before coronavirus

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday.

Sokoto governor to meet President Buhari over bandit attacks

A meeting has been scheduled between President Muhammadu Buhari and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, over recent killings in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, gave the assurance during a stakeholder meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday.

Kogi rejects coronavirus result, insists state still free

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday alleged that two index cases were recorded in Kogi bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 8733.

Nasarawa CAN chairman kidnapped

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria in Nasarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, is reported to have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Lagos records five new coronavirus deaths

Five patients have died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN holds virtual meeting on church reopening today

The Christian Association of Nigeria would hold a virtual meeting with Christian leaders on Wednesday to review guidelines, which would prevent the spread of COVID-19 in churches after the reopening of worship centres in the country.
The Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, confirmed this during a chat with newsmen on Monday.

Nigeria considers traditional herbal treatment for coronavirus

The Federal Government is not ignoring any direction in it’s search for cure for the Coronavirus disease. Aside orthodox sources, the government is exploring traditional alternatives for ways to defeat the virus.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA chief conirms pipeline leakage in Ipaja.

Rainstorm destroys school, several houses in Lagos

A heavy rainstorm has destroyed several buildings in Lagos State, including school, church, and several houses.

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Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown

Singapore on Tuesday began allowing activities that “do not pose a high risk of transmission” to resume after two months of lockdown.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr tasked on home-based players

Former Super Eagles player Godwin Okpara has tasked national team handler coach Gernot Rohr to simply see what he can do with a few of the players in the domestic league as a way of developing players in the league and helping to build competition among league players as well as the confidence level of players in the league.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.

Nigerian government receives coaches, locomotives for Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna railways

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had received some coaches and locomotives to be deployed on key rail lines in Nigeria.