COVID-19: IMO BEGINS COMMUNITY MASS TESTING SEPT. 1

Imo government has announced plans to begin community mass testing for COVID-19 on Sept. 1.The state’s Commissioner for Health,  Dr Damaris Osunkwo made this known while addressing newsmen in Owerri on Thursday. Osunkwo, who thanked the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma for his administration’s commitment to the fight against Coronavirus, urged health workers in the…

OBASANJO ABSENT AS BUHARI MEETS EX-PRESIDENTS

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with past presidents in the Council of State’s meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Past president at the ongoing meeting include, ex-Presidents Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida, Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar,and Goodluck Jonathan. However, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was noticeably absent. The meeting is holding virtually. The meeting, which…

717 RAPE CASES REPORTED IN FIVE MONTHS

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that it received a total of 717 rape cases between January and May 2020. The figure was disclosed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while speaking with journalists after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. According to Adamu, the cases hugely…

COVID-19: WE CAN’T REOPEN SCHOOLS YET – Boss Mustapha

The Nigerian Government has said that it is still unsafe to reopen schools because of uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily briefing on Monday. He said, “The PTF appeals to state governments to embark on wider…

COVID-19: NCDC ANNOUNCES 501 NEW CASES

The COVID-19 caseload for Nigeria went up to 15,682 on Saturday, with 501 new cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC). Eight deaths were reported, increasing the fatalities to 407. Lagos recorded the highest number of infections with 195 cases, taking its gross total to 7,035.  It was followed by FCT Abuja with…

LADY RAPED TO DEATH IN IBADAN

The rape victim was identified as Grace Oshiagwu. The incident happened at Idi-ori Area Shasha off Expressway today. According to information gathered, there were machete cuts on her head. While confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, he said the victim was raped and killed by unknown assailant(s). “Investigation has commenced…

COVID-19: THREE COMMISSIONERS, FIVE LAWMAKERS, ONE SPECIAL ADVISER TEST POSITIVE

At least three out of 21 commissioners in Gombe State, one special adviser and five members of the State House of Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmation came after sample tests were conducted on the directive of the state governor last week. The confirmation was made by the Gombe State commissioner of information,…

LAGOS RECORDS 5 COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced five COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 72. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for June 8. According to NCDC, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the…

NIGERIAN DOCTORS TO BEGIN NATIONWIDE STRIKE JUNE 15

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020. Dr Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet…

RAPE: POPULAR BISHOP IN WARRI RAPES 19-YEAR-OLD

Detectives from the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Area Command in Warri, Delta State have arrested the Founder and General Overseer of the Victory Revival Fasting & Prayer Ministry, Bishop Elijah Orhonigbe for allegedly raping a nineteen-year-old girl (names withheld). The popular cleric was arrested on Friday, June 5, DAILY POST reports. The suspect is now…

WOMAN ALLEGEDLY BITES OFF HER HUSBAND’S MANHOOD

A 25-year-old woman has allegedly bitten off her husband’s manhood after a fight with him in Umuofuga Umuhu, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State. It was gathered that the couple who has three children – two boys and a girl – always have issues and fight die to infidelity from the woman’s side.…

ABIA STATE GOVERNOR, IKPEAZU TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Ikpeazu had gone into isolation before his result returned positive, and had directed the deputy governor to act on his behalf. Disclosing this in a statement obtained by TheCable, on Monday, John Okiyi Kalu, the states commissioner for information said “on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and…

TWITTER USER WHO ACCUSED UTI NWACHUKWU OF RAPE DELETES HER ACCOUNT

The Twitter user, who accused ex-BBA winner, Uti Nwachukwu, of rape, has disappeared and taken down her page. This comes 48 hours after the media personality petitioned the police to investigate the allegation. The lady also shared a screenshot of a message from a user saved with the name “Uti 2” apologizing for the act.…