Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported as follows: 2 in Lagos 2 in Kwara 1 in Katsina As at 09:10 pm 12th April there are 323 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. 85 have been discharged with 10 deaths There are 19 states with confirmed cases in Nigeria As at 09:10 pm 12th April, there are 323 confirmed cases 85 discharged 10 deaths Lagos- 176 FCT- 56 Osun- 20 Edo- 12 Oyo- 11 Ogun- 7 Bauchi- 6 Kaduna- 6 Akwa Ibom- 5 Katsina-5 Kwara- 4 Delta- 3 Enugu- 2 Ekiti- 2 Rivers-2 Ondo- 2 Benue- 1 Niger- 1 Anambra- 1 Kano-1
Three out of the 17 pilots and flight attendants who flew 14 Chinese medical doctors and medical supplies from China to Nigeria on Wednesday have boycotted the Lagos quarantine centre provided by the Lagos State Government, investigations by Sunday PUNCH have revealed. The crew, who flew Air Peace’s Boeing 777-200ER jumbo jet from China, landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The 17 pilots and flight attendants later on Wednesday proceeded to Lagos to be quarantined by the Lagos State Government in line with an agreement the Ministry of Health reached with the carrier’s management. The Chinese medical personnel were quarantined in Abuja. Air Peace partnered the Federal Government to ferry the 14-member Chinese medical team and medical supplies from China to
THERE was pandemonium at Dumez Street, Off Benin Auchi Road, Eyean, Benin City yesterday after an early morning explosion suspected to be bomb in the area. About six houses were affected by the explosion, while its impacts were visible in about six houses in the area. As at the time journalists visited the place, operatives of the Nigeria Police were already on ground to ascertain the cause of the explosion. Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, who spoke to newsmen, said investigation had begun on the matter. People in the area alleged that the explosion came from a suspected bomb producer in the area.
Residents of Kaduna state are living in fears over possible community transmission of coronavirus as the State government yesterday said the sixth case of Covid-19 in the state, a male gateman in Mando area had no connection with the first five cases. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, said the man who recently returned from Lagos, had been evacuated to the state’s Infectious Diseases Centre. She said he had travelled to Kaduna in a public transport and had contacted authorities when his symptoms worsened. “It is very difficult and complicated to trace the contacts of a patient who came from Lagos via public transport and has had some instance of local commuting since his arrival,” she said. Our correspondent gathered from residents that despite the stringent
The Cross River Government has ordered workers in the state's civil service to resume work after a temporary suspension over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released by Governor Ben Ayade's spokesperson Christian Ita, civil servants from grade level 10 were asked to resume work on Tuesday, April 14. The returning civil servants were also told to adhere to the 'no mask, no movement’ policy of the state government. The statement reads in part; “All returning civil servants are to receive nose masks from the COVID-19 Response Task Force through their respective permanent secretaries. “All nose masks to be used in the state must be locally made, with the place of origin clearly marked. “The sale of masks made by the Cross River State Garment Factory is prohibited. Masks are to
The United States has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest Coronavirus death toll, following a recent figure released by the Johns Hopkins University. Over 20,000 have died from Coronavirus in United States, a heartbreaking development that came just after the North-American country became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. Italy has so far reported 19,468 coronavirus deaths while the US has recorded 20,608 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins tally. There are now at least 529,951 recorded cases of Covid-19 across the US. Public health experts have warned the US death toll could reach 200,000 over the summer, if unprecedented stay-at-home orders that have closed businesses and kept most Americans indoors are lifted
A video making rounds online captured moment South Africans engaged in a peaceful demonstration to beg Nigerians and citizens of other African countries for forgiveness over the xenophobic attacks. The South Africans sang as they marched through the streets and also held up a banner which called for unity among Africans, weeks after the attacks which led to destruction of properties and looting of shops owned by foreigners.
Actress Felicity Huffman bagged a 14-day jail sentence over her role in the college admissions scandal that rocked the United States months ago. The Desperate Housewives star who was also handed 250 hours of community service and $30,000 fine, had admitted to paying $15,000 (£11,500) to have her daughter's exam answers secretly corrected in 2017. "There are no excuses or justifications for my actions. Period," Huffman said in a statement after her sentencing. "I would like to apologise again to my daughter, my husband, my family and the educational community for my actions."And I especially want to apologise to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices supporting their children." While none of the children
Zulfat Suara, a US-based Nigerian woman who made headlines months ago after declaring her interest to contest for political office in Nashville, has also made history by becoming the first Muslim to be elected to a Metro seat in Nashville. Suara contested for one of the five At-Large council seats and she joins Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, and Steve Glover as the newly elected members. The Certified Public Accountant works as the Assistant Controller at Meharry Medical College. She migrated with her husband to the United States in 1993, but moved to Nashville in 1998 after her husband was accepted to a fellowship program at Vanderbilt. The Nigerian Muslim politician who reportedly faced Islamophobic comments and threats during her campaign, had a strong showing in fundraising and campaigned
An underpopulated southern Italian region is offering people €700 (N276,635) per month for three years accruing to about €25,000 (N9,879,852) to live in its villages. The region of Molise, one of Italy’s smallest and least famous regions, is offering newcomers a bounty to settle in villages that are in danger of dying out. This is in a bid to reverse the effects of decades of depopulation, which has left many villages bereft of inhabitants. Molise is squeezed between the mountainous Abruzzo region and Puglia – the heel of the Italian boot. It is so little known that there is a joke among Italians that "Molise non esiste" – Molise does not exist. According to The Guardian UK, newcomers including Nigerian migrants will be given €700 per month to