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May 5, 2020

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Tuesday 5th May 2020

Breaking News this Afternoon in Nigeria Tuesday 5th May 2020

COVID-19: Kaduna confirms 72 active cases, discharges two

Noah Ebije, Kaduna Kaduna State is treating 72 active COVID-19 patients, out of which are 65 Almajiris who were recently returned from Kano, and two policemen, a statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House has confirmed. The statement signed on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye indicated …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Tension in Jigawa as over 32 new cases are discovered

Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse Tension is brewing following the increase in transmission of the Covid-19 virus in Jigawa State with the state recording 32 new cases since the index case in Marsh. The governor, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Badaru has directed enforcement of total lockdown across the state capital, Dutse, where most of the 32 cases of …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Mountain Top University commences intensive online lectures

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos In line with the directive of the Federal Government to tertiary institutions to resume the academic session by organising online studies for students, Mountain Top University has commenced intensive online lectures for all categories of students. Mountain Top, a faith-based tertiary institution owned by Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, said it …
The Sun Nigeria.

Insurgency: 1.9 million displaced in northeast in 2019, says UNICEF

Fred Ezeh, Abuja United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, that its latest report indicated that conflict and violence in northeast led to the displacement of 1.9 million people in 2019, with 60 percent of them being children under the age of five. UNICEF said that, globally, an estimated 19 million children, more than …
The Sun Nigeria.

Abiodun stresses need for self-reliance in agriculture for food security, jobs

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has stressed the need for Nigeria to be self-reliant in food production, saying this would guarantee not only jobs and food security for citizens but also national security. Abiodun stated this at the flag-off of the 2020 Season and Distribution of Inputs to the first batch …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gov Lalong dedicates 57th Birthday to fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau on Tuesday marked his 57th birthday with a call for collective efforts to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Makut Macham, requested friends, well wishers and associates to channel resources toward combating COVID-19, rather than in celebrating his …
The Sun Nigeria.

NCDC driver tests positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa

Govenrnor Abdullahi of Sule of Nasarawa says the state has recorded an additional confirmed case of coronavirus, bringing the number of active cases to 12. Sule made the disclosure during an expanded state security meeting on Tuesday in Lafia. The governor said the affected person is a driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control …
The Sun Nigeria.

Senate orders halt to 5G rollout

Fred Itua, Abuja The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday ordered the federal Executive, through the Ministry of Communications, to halt the planned deployment of the 5G network in Nigeria until a proper investigation is conducted. The decision follows the consideration of a motion sponsored by Senator Lilian Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra-Central) entitled ‘The present status of 5th …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: Navy suspends recruit training

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has announced the suspension of training of Batch 30 candidates of the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School (NNBTS) over the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday, said the training earlier scheduled …
The Sun Nigeria.

Niger to engage conventional security, volunteers to enforce restriction order

John Adams, Minna Worried by the attitude of the police and other security agencies in enforcing the restriction of movement order by the government as a measure to contain the spread of the virus, the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has directed the state COVID-19 task force to engage conventional security outfits and …
The Sun Nigeria.

Premier League: PFA chief raises possibility of shorter halves for season resumption

  Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Chief Executive Gordon Taylor has raised the possibility that halves may be shorter than 45 minutes as discussions continue about the Premier League’s return. English top-flight clubs underlined their commitment to restarting the 2019-20 season on Friday, but said “it was agreed that the PFA, LMA, players and managers are key to this process and will be further consulted”. Welfare and wellbeing of individuals returning to work is key and Taylor will pore over the plans as the Premier League looks to resume in mid-June,…

COVID-19: Over 100 die in 10 days in Jigawa LGA

  No fewer than 100 persons are said to have lost their lives in the last 10 days in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Channels Television, which broke the news, quoted the Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori, as confirming the development. Kakabori said an average of 10 people, mostly above the age of 50, died everyday in the last 10 days in the local government. Owing to this development, the state government has established a five-man committee to investigate the issue and…

Congolese footballer, Kamba, ‘resurrects’ in Germany four years after ‘death’

  Congolese footballer Hiannick Kamba has been found alive this week in Ruhr, Germany, according to reports – more than four years after being declared dead. The former right-back reportedly died on January 9, 2016, in a car accident in his native country Congo. However, ‘Bild’ have claimed that Kamba is alive, aged 33, and back working as a chemical technician at an energy supplier in Ruhr. In 2018 Kamba allegedly headed to the German embassy in Kinshasa to report the ‘fake news’ about his death. He told the authorities that he was…

Police arrest 5-year-old driving to California to ‘buy Lamborghini’

  Hot Wheels weren’t good enough for him. A 5-year-old boy was caught driving his parents’ car on a freeway in Utah on Monday — apparently on his way to California to buy a Lamborghini. The kid driver made it a handful of miles, from his home in Ogden to I-15’s 25th Street offramp, Utah State Police said. Troopers initially thought they’d stumbled upon an impaired driver, but soon found their perp was actually a child with a penchant for luxury cars, reports The New York Post. The boy told them…

Covid-19: Germany to reopen all shops, allow soccer matches

  Germany’s state premiers will agree on measures to further ease coronavirus restrictions in a teleconference with Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Wednesday, two people familiar with the preparations told Reuters on Monday. The state premiers are expected to give the green light for large shops to reopen, probably from May 11, the sources said. Smaller shops are already back to business in Europe’s largest economy as long as they respect social distancing rules to slow the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus. German states are also set to…

Venezuela arrests two US ‘mercenaries’ after beach raid  

Venezuelan President Nicol├ís Maduro said authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” on Monday, a day after a beach raid purportedly aimed at capturing the socialist leader that authorities say they foiled. Maduro held up a pair of blue U.S. passports, reading off the names and birth dates on them in a nationwide broadcast on state television. He showed images of the fishing boats the alleged attackers rode in on and equipment like walkie-talkies and night-vision glasses collected in what Maduro called an “intense” couple of days. He…

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rise to 2,802

*As NCDC announces 245 new cases The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 245 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country taking the total number in Nigeria now to 2,802. The NCDC released the latest figures on Monday night with Lagos having the highest at 76 and was followed by Katsina with 37. “245 new cases of #COVID19; 76-Lagos 37-Katsina 32-Jigawa 23-Kano 19-FCT 18-Borno 10-Edo 9-Bauchi 6-Adamawa 5-Oyo 5-Ogun 1-Ekiti 1-Osun 1-Benue 1-Niger 1-Zamfara 2802 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria Discharged: 417 Deaths: 93,” the NCDC wrote on its Twitter…

No respite in FG-ASUU face-off

ASUU: BVN as pre-condition for payment is unacceptable     Govt:  VCs to revalidate lecturers’ BVN      DISAGREEMENT Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on warpath with the Federal Government over the use of BVN as pre-condition for the payment of the lecturers’ withheld February and March salaries     A gain, there is yet to be any respite in the crisis rocking the nation’s university system.     The university lecturers, under their umbrella body, the Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government are…

COVID-19: Provost sentisises community, donates relief materials, face masks

T he need for enlightenment and sensitisation programmes on prevention of community transmission of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), especially in the local communities have been stressed by the Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE, Technical), Umunze in Anambra State, Dr. Tessy Okoli.     This was as she said that such enlightenment had become necessary as part of moves to contain the spread of the virus, especially among the locals.     She said the campaign to prevent the spread of the deadly virus should be taken…

Dino Melaye drags AGF, NASS, others to court over Diseases Control Bill

A lawmaker formerly representing Kogi State in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, yesterday dragged the National Assembly, the Attorney-General of the Federation and three others before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020.   Others joined as defendants in the suit were the Clerk of the National Assembly, House of Representatives, the Senate and the Inspector-General of Police.   Melaye in the suit was seeking for an order enforcing his fundamental rights brought pursuant to Order 2,…

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