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COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT FOR MAY 30TH, 2020

Coronavirus cases inches closer to 10,000 as Nigeria records highest daily Infections of 553.

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“WHO ARE WE FOOLING?” KOGI RESPONDS TO NCDC'S CLAIM

Kogi state has insisted that the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control’s claim that two COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the State is “fictitious.”

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COVID-19 JOB LOSS: JOURNALISM TAKES ANOTHER BLOW AS MEDIA HOUSES LAY OFF WORKERS, SLASH SALARIES

Journalism across the world is threatened, this time not by the Government, or Artificial Intelligence, but by the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic as hundreds of media houses around the...

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BREAKING: 21 MORE COVID-19 PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM ISOLATION CENTRES IN LAGOS

Twenty-one more patients have been discharged from isolation centres in Lagos following their full recovery from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 PATIENT WHO ESCAPED FROM ISOLATION CENTRE RETURNS, SURRENDERS FAMILY MEMBERS

A COVID-19 patient who fled after he tested positive for coronavirus has returned and surrendered himself alongside his family members to the COVID-19 treatment facility in Aba.

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22 MORE COVID-19 PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM ISOLATION CENTRE IN JIGAWA

22 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the isolation centre in Jigawa.

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INTERNET DATING FRAUDSTER BAGS ONE YEAR IMPRISONMENT

A man identified as Moses Igweneme has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for charges related to a romance scam, conspiracy, and money laundering.

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268 NIGERIANS EVACUATED FROM CHINA

268 Nigerians have been evacuated from China;

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BREAKING: 4 MONTHS OLD BABY WITH COVID-19 DISCHARGED FROM ISOLATION CENTRE IN KADUNA

A four months old baby with the Coronavirus disease has been discharged from the Isolation Centre in Kaduna.

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ROBBERS BURGLE INGO STAFF RESIDENCE

Robbers have invaded the residence of a staff of an International Non-Governmental Organisation.

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JOURNALISTS LOSE THEIR JOBS AS MICROSOFT OPTS TO CURATE NEWS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Journalists working for MSN would not get their contract renewed as Microsoft has opted to curate news using Artificial Intelligence.

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OLUSEGUN OBASANJO LIBRARY LAY OFF WORKERS

More than 50 staff of the Olusegun Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State have been dismissed as a result of the economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CORONAVIRUS: DONALD TRUMP CUTS TIES WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

US President Donald Trump on Friday, May 29, announced that he has severed ties with the World Health Organisation over its handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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POLICE ARRESTS TWO OFFICERS OVER THE KILLING OF A TEENAGER

The Police Command in Lagos has arrested two police officers who were reported to have killed a 16-year old girl identified as Tina Ezekwe, at Iyana-Oworo area of Lagos State.

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1,000 UNEMPLOYED YOUTHS TO EARN N20, 000 MONTHLY

The Federal Government has said it will pay 1, 000 unemployed youths in Nigeria, especially in rural areas, a sum of N20, 000 monthly for engaging in community services

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BREAKING: FIRE GUTS MARKET, DESTROYS PROPERTIES WORTH BILLIONS

There was a fire outbreak at the Olaleye market, the Shomolu area of Lagos State at midnight on Saturday, May, 30.

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BREAKING: FORMER NNPC GMD DIES AT 60

Dr Maikanti Baru, former General Managing Director, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is dead.

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GUNMEN KILL FIVE PERSONS IN CANTEEN

Unknown Gunmen have killed five persons at Nzharuvo Miango, Bassa Local Government, Plateau State.

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BREAKING: NIGERIA'S COVID-19 CASES RISES TO 9302 AS THE NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL ANNOUN...

The Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 9302 as the NCDC confirms additional 387 more infections.

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OFFICER IN VIRAL VIDEO PUTTING HIS KNEE ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK CHARGED WITH THIRD-DEGREE MURDER A...

Former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter over the death of George Floyd.

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BREAKING: BORNO DISCHARGES 135 MORE COVID-19 PATIENTS

135 more covid-19 patients have been discharged from the isolation centre in Borno.

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LAGOSIANS GROAN AS BRT INCREASES FARES FOR COMMUTERS

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos State has increased the price of its fares for commuters.

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MAN KILLS BROTHER OVER A BOTTLE OF DRINK

The Police Command in Lagos has arrested a man identified as Chisom, who reportedly stabbed his brother Henry over a bottle of drink.

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HOMICIDE: ONDO HIGH COURT SENTENCES PASTOR TO DEATH BY HANGING

A pastor in Ondo identified as Kolawole Samson has been sentenced to death by hanging in an Ondo State High Court for killing a certain Ayo Olaniyi.

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NYSC PENALISES 28 CORPS MEMBERS IN OGUN STATE

28 corps members have been penalized by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ogun St

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EXAM MALPRACTICE: COURT FREES SENATOR ADELEKE

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) free after he was charged for exam malpractice.

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BREAKING: KATSINA LIFTS BAN ON RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS, OTHERS

Aminu Masari, Governor of Katsina State has lifted the ban on religious gatherings to allow Muslim and Christian faithfuls to observe their religious activities.

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325 CHINESE CITIZENS EVACUATED FROM NIGERIA

The Chinese Government has evacuated 325 of its citizens from Nigeria.

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ARMED MEN IMPERSONATING SECURITY OFFICIALS ABDUCT PASSENGERS IN BORNO

Bandits suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped about five passengers in Borno state.

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TWITTER CHECKS DONALD TRUMP A SECOND TIME

Social media giant, Twitter has once again checked US President, Donald Trump's tweet. This time, Twitter flagged Trump's tweet for "glorifying violence."

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VIDEO SHOWS A WHITE MAN IGNITED THE LOOTING OF SHOPS IN MINNEAPOLIS USING THE BROKEN WINDOWS THEO...

These demonstrations have been seemingly hijacked by looters who broke into a shop while the protest was ongoing igniting concerns of "the broken windows theory".

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UPDATE: ABDUCTORS DEMAND N20MILLION TO RELEASE CAN CHAIRMAN

Abductors of the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nassarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, have demanded for N20 million to release him.

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SECURITY OPERATIVES ARREST SUSPICIOUS TRAVELLERS

Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) and SO-SAFE Corps of Ogun State; late in the night on Wednesday, May 27 arrested 5 suspicious-looking travellers at Kuto Garage, Abeokuta who were s...

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FG MAY HAVE TO USE HOTELS AND SCHOOLS AS ISOLATION CENTRES – OSAGIE EHANIRE

The Federal Government may have to use hotels and school hostels as quarantine and isolation centres to accommodate covid-19 patients.

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BREAKING: NIGERIA'S CORONAVIRUS CASES RISESE TO 8915 AS NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC)...

The number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria has risen to 8915 as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 182 more infections

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WAR ON TERROR: NIGERIAN MILITARY RECORD REMARKABLE VICTORIES NEUTRALIZED 188 BHT/ISWAP AND 392 BA...

In summary, the Armed Forces of Nigeria from 6 to 28 May 2020 neutralized 188 BHT/ISWAP criminals in the North East, killed 392 bandits in the North West and 20 bandits/armed militia in the North C...

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KATSINA TO BUILD 772-BED ISOLATION CENTRES

The Katsina State Government has said it is building isolation centres with a combined 772-bed capacity across the State.

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BREAKING: OGUN RELAXES LOCKDOWN FROM JUNE 1

The Ogun State Government has relaxed the lockdown restrictions in the State to curb the spread of the Coronavirus effective June 1.

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WITHDRAWS CONTRACT WITH MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT

The University of Minnesota has announced that it would no longer contact the Minneapolis Police Department to provide security efforts for their large events and concerts.

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EXPLOSION ROCKS BORNO AS TRUCK HITS ROADSIDE IMPROVISED DEVISE

A civilian truck escorted by Special Forces exploded after hitting a roadside improvised device along Ngala-Rann Road, Kala Balge, Local Government Area, Borno State.

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BREAKING: EPL SETS TO RESUME WITH MAN CITY VS ARSENAL CLASH

The English Premier League (EPL) have conducted 2,752 tests on players and staff across the league. So far, 12 persons have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

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THIS MIGHT MEAN THE END OF THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK- OBASANJO WARNS AFRICAN LEADERS

Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned that if African leaders do not rise and defend the African Development Bank, then this ongoing crisis might birth its end as "its governance ...

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GUNMEN ON RAMPAGE KILL OVER 60 PEOPLE IN FIVE DIFFERENT VILLAGES

Gunmen on motorcycles have killed more than 60 people in five different villages in Sokoto State.

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BREAKING: ANGRY IDPs PROTEST IN BORNO

The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), at Bama IDP camp, Bama Local Government Area, Borno State on Thursday, May 28 staged a protest over delay in food supply.

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GUNMEN ON RAMPAGE KILL OVER 60 PEOPLE IN FIVE DIFFERENT VILLAGES

Gunmen on rampage have killed over than 60 people in five different villages in Sokoto State.

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IGP REDEPLOYS 11 COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the redeployment of 11 Commissioners of Police.

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THERE WILL BE NO INTERSTATE MOVEMENT OF ARMED BANDITS- MILITARY HIGH COMMAND ASSURES NIGERIANS

The Nigerian Military has assured Nigerians that armed bandits would not migrate from restive areas where the armed forces and other security agencies are conducting various operations to other sta...

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ABUBAKAR BELLO EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BY TWO WEEKS

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has extended the lockdown in the State by two weeks.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI FELICITATES WITH DAPO ABIODUN AS HE CLOCKS 60

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Ogun State Executive Council, members of All Progressive Congress (APC) and residents of the State in celebrating Governor Dapo Abiodun on his 60th birthday.

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NIGERIA NAVY ARRESTS 10 SEA PIRATES, RESCUE 18 CREW MEMBERS AND A CHINESE FISHING TRAWLER

The Nigeria Navy has rescued a Chinese fishing trawler called HAILUFENG 11 and 18 crew members while also arresting 10 sea pirates, the country’s Defence Headquarters announced.

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