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Coronavirus: “Govt’s not hungry; masses are” – Apostle Suleman defends not donating money to govt

Apostle Johnson Suleman
The General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, says he has no regret for not donating money to the government to aid coronavirus response. The fiery preacher defended his stance in a tweet on Thursday. Suleman said he has donated, alongside his wife, Dr. Lizzy Suleman, hundreds of millions of naira to needy Nigerians since the global pandemic reached Nigerian...

109 Senators donate 50% of salaries to fight coronavirus

Senate coronavirus salary
The Senate has announced the decision by 109 senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to support the current efforts of the Federal Government towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Acting spokesman of the Senate, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, announced the decision in a press statement in Abuja on Monday. According to him, after due consultations following...

Davido’s Chioma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Davido and Chioma
Davido's fiance, Chioma has tested positive for coronavirus. The Assurance crooner took to his verified Twitter handle @davido to make the announcement on Friday evening. He said Chioma recently returned from a trip to London, United Kingdom. However, Davido said himself and their child tested negative for the virus, which the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said has infected 70 Nigerians so...

Gunmen abduct Bauchi governor’s brother

Unknown assailants have abducted Adamu Mohammed, the elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed. The incident reportedly occurred at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday at Anguwar Jaki in Bauchi metropolis. The motive for his abduction remained unknown. Details later...

Amid coronavirus crisis, female Nigerian senator dies in UK

Senator Rose Oko (PDP - Cross River North) has died in the United Kingdom. She died in a London hospital on Monday night, Our Community can report. However, the cause of her death could not be determined as at press time. She was 63, having been born on September 27, 1956. Until her death, Oko, who was first elected into the Senate in...

Atiku’s son tests positive for coronavirus

Atiku's son
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says one of his sons has tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Atiku took to social media to announce this on Monday morning although he did not identify which of his sons was affected. In a message he personally authored, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrote, "My son has...

Coronavirus: COZA’s Fatoyinbo gets bashing for going ahead with Sunday service

The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has come under fire on social media for planning to hold Sunday service tomorrow amidst the coronavirus crisis. Fatoyinbo, whose church is headquartered in Guzape Hills area of Abuja, said that two services would hold in the church auditorium on Sunday. The Federal Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday...

Coronavirus: Buhari’s daughter goes into self-isolation

Aisha Buhari coronavirus
One of the president's daughters who recently returned from the United Kingdom has gone into self-isolation. The First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari disclosed this in a series of tweets on Thursday. She said her daughter went into self-isolation upon returning from the United Kingdom, which is among the countries with high burden of coronavirus. However, the First Lady said her daughter has...

Update: Lagos confirms 4 new coronavirus cases

Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi on coronavirus
The number of coronavirus-infected persons has risen to 11 in Lagos, as the state government confirmed four new cases today. Commissioner for Health in Lagos, Prof. Akin Abayomi confirmed the new cases during a news conference. He said the first new case was a woman who had contact with a recent United Kingdom returnee. According to him, the second new case was...

JUST IN: Nigeria records 5 new coronavirus cases

Ehanire speaks on coronavirus
The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in Nigeria. Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this at a news conference on Wednesday. Ehanire said that all the cases had a history of having visited either the United States of America or the United Kingdom recently. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to eight in...