Category Archives: Breaking

NYSC To Send 2020 Batch ‘A’ Stream One Corps Members Back To Camp

In the wake of COVID-19 spike in Nigeria, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has embarked on measures that will ensure safety and efficient operations post COVID-19 restrictions on socio-economic activities in the country. Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the Director, Press and Public Relations of NYSC, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The…

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WTO Acknowledges Okonjo-Iweala After Being Nominated By President Buhari

ICYMI: On Tuesday, the World Trade Organisation accepted Nigeria’s nominee, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of its Director-General Recall that we shared the news that President Muhammadu Buhari had nominated former Finance Minister for the post of WTO’s Director-General. According to Channels T, current WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo, has announced he will step down on August…

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ICYMI: Kaduna Reopens Of Religious Centres Despite Rise In COVID-9 Cases

Kaduna State Government has announced the reopening of religious centres across the state amid the daily increase of Coronavirus cases. Governor Nasir El-Rufai gave the directives on Tuesday in a state-wide broadcast urging that churches should conduct services only on Sundays and Mosques would hold Ju’mat prayers only Fridays for the time being. He also said the reopening of…

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COVID-19: Edo State Discharges Five More Patients After Testing Negative

The Government of Edo State has confirmed the discharge of five more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who have tested negative and recovered from the virus. In a statement on Tuesday, Governor Godwin Obaseki announced that the recovered persons have been cleared from the state’s isolation centres to return to their families.   He said, “We have discharged…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Spike Over 13,000—Highest Daily Increase Yet

On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 663 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) making it the highest daily increase since the country started reporting cases of the pandemic in February. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the report known via Twitter stating that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 13,464. According to the NCDC, Lagos…

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Five More COVID-19 Deaths Recorded In Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has confirmed five more COVID-19 related deaths increasing the state’s death toll to 72. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who disclosed the news in a Situation Report for June 8, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in three states with Lagos having five while Kano…

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ICYMI: Watch Beyoncé Deliver A Stirring Speech On Racism And Sexism To 2020 Graduates

In case you missed it: Beyoncé gave the mother of all graduate speeches yesterday in a YouTube livestream tagged Dear Class of 2020, that empowered the future generations. The 38-year-old entertainer who joined in the Class of 2020 virtual celebrations held due amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis encouraged young high school and college graduates to continue to advocate for underrepresented communities, to…

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COVID-19: Jigawa Discharges 222 More Patients After Recovery

The Government of Jigawa State has confirmed the discharge of 222 COVID-19 patients in the state. The State Governor, Badaru Abubakar made the development known on Monday during a press briefing in Dutse, the state capital. Abubakar noted that the state government released the 222 out of 283 patients because they have recovered from the coronavirus…

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