Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Exceed 7,000

  Records 339 New Cases  Nigeria reported 339 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, bringing its total infections to 7,016. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, in a tweet via its official handle, confirmed the new figures. According to the health agency, Lagos reported 139 new cases, Kano had 28, Oyo 28, Edo 25, and Katsina 22. Other states with new cases include Kaduna with 18, Jigawa with 14, Yobe and Plateau with 13 cases each, the FCT with 11, eight in Gombe, five in Ogun, four in…

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FG Declares May 25th, 26th As Public Holidays To Mark Eid Al-Fitr

  The Federal Government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eid al-Fitr Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. Aregbesola who called on them to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighborliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), also expressed his concern about the spate of ethnic conflicts…

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MultiChoice Announces BBNaija Season 5 Audition Dates

  MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that the fifth edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show will premiere in July 2020. In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday, the organizers noted that the audition will be done online. The statement added that the online audition process starts on Wednesday, May 20 till Saturday, May 30, 2020. Potential contestants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a housemate in season 5 of Big Brother Naija. Following this, they are to…

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Why Some COVID-19 Patients Dance in Isolation Centres, NCDC DG Explains

  The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says some COVID-19 patients dance in isolation centres because the disease may not weaken some people’s body system as badly as others. Speaking on Thursday, Ihekweazu said their confinement is not only because of their sickness but to prevent them from spreading the virus. He, however, added that most of the patients at isolation centres are complying with the guidelines at the centres. He said: “I think people really need to understand why people are being put in these…

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Chinese Nationals Accused Of Bribing EFCC Granted Bail

  A High Court in Sokoto State has granted bail to two Chinese citizens accused of bribing an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Muhammad Saidu Sifawa who is also the Chief Judge of Sokoto State granted the accused person bail on Thursday. He said the respondents have not been able to dislodge the presumption of innocence of the accused. The term of the bail demands the accused to submit the sum of N5million each and two sureties in like sum, one of which must be…

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COVID-19: Borno Okays Eid Prayers

  The Borno State government has approved the holding of Eid-el-Fitr prayers under certain preventive measures. The state’s COVID-19 response committee, chaired by the state Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, in a statement on Wednesday, said the public may observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the designated Eid grounds between the hours of 8-10 am on that day. It also said: “In furtherance of measures of infection prevention, the committee has made available hand sanitizers at strategic points for use by the public, and therefore urges the public to take full advantage…

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Eid-El-Fitr: Sultan Orders Muslims To Stay At Home

  The Sultan of Sokoto and Head of Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI), Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed the suspension of Eid-el-Fitr congregational prayers in the outskirts of towns and cities across the country.   He gave the directive in a statement on Thursday by the JNI Secretary-General, Dr Khalid Aliyu.   The Sultan, who is also the President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), urged Muslims to observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayer at home with family members, or alone in the case of an individual living alone.  …

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NMA Reverses Stay-At-Home Order for Doctors in Lagos

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has reversed its stay-at-home order which it imposed from 6 pm on Wednesday (May 20, 2020), following the conflicting order, restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement signed by the Chairman, Dr. Saliu Oseni, and the Secretary of the association, Dr. Moronkola Ramon, the NMA on Thursday said that the decision to reverse the order was necessary after the Nigerian Police Force and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu resolved the issues and assured…

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600 Orphans Benefit from Ramadan Palliatives, as Izalah Jos concludes Tafsir In Kebbi

  By Usman Aliyu Haruna, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Izalahtul bidi, a Wa’ikatus sunna with headquarters in Jos Wednesday concluded its month-long Ramadan Tafsir in Birnin Kebbi. The event, which was attended by a large number of Muslim faithfuls, had in attendance a former of the State House of Assembly member, Garba Bena, Personal Assistant to the Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Faruk Musa Inabo and other top clerics in the state. In his speech, the chairman committee for orphans, Garba Bena said a total of 600 orphans, this year, benefited…

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NigComSat, Trefoil Networks Unveil Indigenous TV Network

Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), in collaboration with Trefoil Networks has launched an indigenous television network. The launch was held on Wednesday during a news briefing in Abuja, to promote local content programming The Managing Director of NIGCOMSAT, Mrs Abimbola Alale, said from the satellite distribution service to the local manufacturing of the set up boxes and local programming content is totally Nigerian. The MD, who was represented by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs Directorate, Mr Adamu Idris, called on other potential clients to take advantage of the resources on…

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