Tag: Nigerian

Nigeria confirms 10 new cases of coronavirus, total now 224

Nigeria, through its Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has announced 10 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number to 224. The new cases include six in Lagos State, two in Edo State and another two at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT. The number of deaths have also increased[Read More…]

Just In: Coronavirus, Nigerian who returned from France in isolation – Lagos govt

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has said a Nigerian who returned from France three days ago is in isolation at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba. Abayomi at a briefing on Thursday said the patient was referred to the Infectious Disease Hospital by a private hospital in[Read More…]

Left behind but not broken – read the story of Ayodeji Idowu stranded In Wuhan along with his wife & kids

Ayodeji Idowu was already thinking of returning to Nigeria with his wife and two kids when the coronavirus clutched at Wuhan like a vise-grip. This is the interview he granted Channels Television. “It was the Spring Festival holiday (China’s biggest festival) and I was supposed to travel the following week,”[Read More…]

PENGASSAN wants Federal Government to declare state of emergency in the nation’s security sector

The President of Petroleum and Natural Gas Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Ndukaku Ohaeri has called on Federal Government to declare state of emergency in the nation’s security sector. The labour leader also called on Federal Government to create conducive business for local and international investors to thrive. Ohaeri who[Read More…]

Report: Many killed as soldiers engage Boko Haram in fierce battle

Nigerian soldiers and suspected members of the Boko Haram last night engaged in hours of fierce battle in Jakana, a village 42km from Maiduguri, the state capital. PREMIUM TIMES is reporting that the attack on Jakana is the latest in a series of hostilities that have been taking place on[Read More…]

Nothing will stop me from going to South Africa – Singer, Burna Boy dares AKA

Nigerian singer, popularly called Burna Boy, has said that nothing would stop him from going to South Africa for his scheduled performance at the ‘Africa Unite Concert’. The statement by Burna comes after South African star, AKA Worldwide, insisted that he (Burna Boy) must apologise over his tweet during the[Read More…]

“I Was Told They Would Shoot My Dad Instantly” – Mikel Played Against Argentina While Father Was Held For Ransom

by Colin Udoh Football Editor, for KweséESPN   Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel faced Argentina last Tuesday in the knowledge that his father was being held for ransom, but did not tell anyone about it as the kidnappers threatened to shoot “instantly” if authorities were informed. Mikel told KweséESPN that he[Read More…]

In Katsina, President Buhari’s Home State, There’s An Urgent Maternal Mortality Problem

By Ayodeji Rotinwa, reporting from KAFUR, Katsina. In President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state, Katsina, hotel admission comes with caveats. At Makera Hotels, signs in bright blue, bordered by a white frame at the reception desk read: “Alcohol is not allowed. Free Women are not allowed.” No further information is offered[Read More…]

Nigerian Man Buys South-African Man A G-Class To Apologise for Impregnating His Wife

A Nigerian man based in South Africa says he does not regret buying a luxury Mercedes-Benz G-class to a South African man as a token to apologise for impregnating his wife, DailyLive South Africa.  “I know what I did is wrong but I feel better he has accepted my gift.[Read More…]

Following In Buhari’s Steps of Cancelling FEC Meeting to Holiday, National Assembly Postpones Resumption

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from annual recess by one week. The lawmakers, who were to resume on September 19, are now to resume on September 26, 2017. This was contained in a statement by Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, on Wednesday, entitled, ‘Postponement of[Read More…]