Belgium once highest hit, records first zero COVID-19 deaths since March

Belgium has reported zero new COVID-19 deaths for the first time since March after it once had one of the highest Covid-19 death rates in the world. The country, which has reined in the coronavirus after becoming the worst-hit mid-sized country in the world, reported no new coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours...... read more

BREAKING: Another 'Village Headmaster' legend, 'Okoro,' confirmed dead at 80

The deadly gale sweeping across the entertainment industry in Nigeria, has claimed another legendary veteran in the person of Jimmy Johnson, popularly known as Okoro in the Village Headmaster, one of the most celebrated drama series of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), between the 1970s and 1980s. The death of the elder...... read more

Government officials quarantined in isolation camps after death of Chief of Staff

Kwara State government officials who have had contact with the late Chief of Staff Aminu Adisa Logun in the past two weeks have all proceeded on self isolation while their samples are taken for COVID-19 test, a statement said early Wednesday.   “Cabinet members, personal staff of the late Chief of...... read more

Owners moan as thunder strikes seven cows dead in Osun

About seven cows belonging to a Fulani herder, Alhaji Abdullahi, in Elepo Village, Ifon, Osun State were in the early hours of Tuesday struck dead by thunderstorm. The incident which reportedly occurred during an early morning rain, threw the village into panic. The cows were said to have been tethered in...... read more

BREAKING: Another Chief of Staff dies *Government declares seven days of mourning

Kwara State Government has declared a seven-day mourning over the death of Aminu Adisa Logun Chief of Staff (CoS) to the Governor of Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, after the announcement of his death on Tuesday. Rafiu Ajakaiye, spokesman of the governor, in a statement, said the death of the industrialist was...... read more

Bayelsa commences third round of COVID-19 palliatives distribution

Bayelsa State government has begun the distribution of food items as part of the palliatives to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.  The items being distributed, in the third round of palliatives by the state government, include rice, garri, beans, sugar, salt, spaghetti and noodles. The governor's...... read more

New video: How we were cured of COVID-19 by T.B. Joshua – lecturers

The popular Nigerian cleric, T.B. Joshua, has released yet another video showing COVID-19 patients, who both introduced themselves as University Lecturers and PhD holders, claiming to have been healed through prayers on his channel Emmanuel TV. Drs. Dickson and Courage Ndamsa appeared on the channel via video call bearing medical reports...... read more

Chimamanda Adichie: I'm trapped in the US, I can't come back to mourn my father

“The shallow surface of my mind feels safest because to go deeper is to face unbearable pain. All the tomorrows without him, his wisdom, his grace.” These were the words of world celebrated novelist Chimamanda Adichie, as she waxed philosophical using her immense skill with words to put across her pains,...... read more

Ajimobi’s family apologises to Oyo Deputy Gov *We didn’t intend to slight him

There was no intention to slight the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan or bar him from the Eight Day Fidau prayers of the late former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, the family, said on Sunday. In fact, efforts was made immediately to remedy the situation and grant access...... read more

Ebenezer Obey: I’m not dead, I’m healthy, enjoying the grace of God

Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away. Frantic phone calls started being made and received all over the world and many waited with bated breaths to hear from the musician’s family....... read more

Jonathan begins nationwide COVID-19 palliative distribution *Sends relief to 20 states

Anambra, Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Ekiti, are among 20 states that have gotten food supplies and other essentials as palliatives for the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak nationwide. Others who also got the largesse through a programme being put together by former President, Goodluck Jonathan,...... read more

BREAKING: Oyo deputy governor locked out of Ajimobi's eight day Fidau prayers

There was a miild drama on Sunday at the Oluyole, Ibadan residence of the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, when the state deputy governor Rauf Olaniyan was denied access to the eighth day fidau prayers holding in the compound. The family had announced the fidau prayer as a private...... read more

Finally, Makinde writes Ajimobi family over ex-gov’s death

Emerging developments shows that Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has written a letter of condolence to commiserate with the family of his predecessor over the death of Abiola Ajimobi. In the letter he personally signed, and which was made available to the media on Saturday, Makinde, extolled the virtues of the...... read more

COVID-19: Don't travel for fun, don't be reckless, danger not over - Obi

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Nigerians to remain vigilant and keep adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols set by different health agencies. He noted in a statement issued on Saturday that the coronavirus, which has been declared...... read more

BREAKING: Passengers barred from discussions, waiting at airports, as FAAN lists fresh restrictions

Except for well-kitted officials, air travellers using must refrain from speaking to anybody and must head directly to the car parks on arrival at their destinations to depart the airport premises. These were part of the guidelines released on Friday by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) for air travelers and...... read more

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