Nigeria confirms 182 new cases of COVID-19, total active cases now hits 6064

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 182 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country, the total active cases for Nigeria now stand at 6,064. The NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said that as at May 28, 2020, 182 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the NCDC said that the new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours in the country. The center said that this took the country’s total infections to 8,915 out of which 2,592 have been discharged with 259 losing their lives. The NCDC said that the cases were spread across 15 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest

Oil prices fall as U.S. fuel demand remains weak

Oil prices edged lower on Friday after the U.S. inventory data showed lacklustre fuel demand in the world’s largest oil consumer while worsening U.S.-China tensions weighed on global financial markets. Brent crude slipped 25 cents, or 0.7 per cent, to $35.04 a barrel by 0334 GMT and the U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $33.18 a barrel, down 53 cents, or 1.6 per cent. Still, both contracts are set for a fifth weekly gain, helped by production cuts and optimism about demand recovery in other countries. “The rally needs a breather. “It has been four weeks of gains and the market needs to buy time for downstream prices to catch up,’’ OCBC economist, Howie Lee, said. “Beyond the short term, the bullish momentum still

FG shuts down NDDC HQ in Rivers over suspected COVID-19 outbreak

ABUJA - The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang. Chief Etang, whose death occurred in the early hours of Thursday at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt, was suspected to have died from complications arising from coronavirus disease. To this ends, Senator Akpabio has directed all staff of the Commission currently exhibiting symptoms not to panic but to report to the nearest NCDC centre in Port Harcourt for evaluation. The ministry in a statement by its Director, Press & PR, Mrs Deworitshe Patricia said the “Minister

Jude Okoye responds to Cynthia Morgan’s allegations

CEO of Northside Entertainment, Jude Okoye, has responded to the allegations made by singer, Cynthia Morgan, now known as Madrina. The elder brother of Peter and Paul Okoye of the defunct R&B group, P-Square, denied the allegations during an Instagram Live chat with blogger, Tunde Ednut, on Sunday. He said, “I spent almost N40 million on you. Have I ever gone to court to gain an injunction against you?. Abeg when you tell people what I did to you. Did you tell them I gave you a Range Rover, Did you tell them I gave you a house? Did you tell people how many shows you don do behind my back?” Cynthia had earlier revealed that she had lost access to her social

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu vows to re-impose total lockdown if…

The Lagos State Government says it will not hesitate to re-impose total lockdown in the state if residents continue to violate guidelines on the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Saturday while giving an update on the management of COVID-19 and review of the lockdown in the state. On May 4, Lagos State commenced a gradual easing of the lockdown imposed on the state as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lagos, the economic hub of Nigeria is the city most affected by the coronavirus in the country. Sanwo-Olu said that the level of compliance with guidelines on the lockdown easing was unacceptable. He said that the compliance level for commercial

COVID-19: 160 stranded Nigerians depart U.S. for Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on their way back home. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad. In line with the government’s pre-departure infection prevention control guidelines, temperature checks were conducted on the passengers by a special medical team. The plane departed the Newark International Airport, New Jersey, on Saturday around 8:20 p.m. local time (1:20 a.m. in Nigeria on Sunday). It is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around noon on Sunday. On arrival,

Nigeria confirms 239 new cases of COVID-19 as total hits 4,151

On the 9th of May 2020, 239 new confirmed cases and 11 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, according to a report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The new cases have raised the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,151. According to NCDC, 239 people tested positive out of 1,180 samples collected. Nigeria has 23,835 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day. NCDC while announcing the new cases on its verified Twitter handle on Saturday night, stated that no new state has

Nigeria records 381 new cases of COVID-19, 183 in Lagos: total confirmed now 3,526

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Nigeria has recorded 381 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3526. This was announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC on Thursday via its verified Twitter handle. The 381 new cases are the highest Nigeria has ever recorded in 24 hours since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Nigeria has 22,492 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day. This latest update as of May 7 by NCDC shows that Lagos has the highest

Covidiot cuts hole in face mask to make it ‘easier to breathe’

Footage posted on TikTok showed a gas station clerk stunned to see the woman enter the convenience store with her face mask slashed to expose her nose and mouth. “Where did you get that mask from?” he asked the woman as she approached the counter. “Well, since we have to wear them and it makes it hard to breathe, this makes it a lot easier to breathe,” she replied. Joking, the bemused clerk responded, “Cutting it? Yeah, I’ll do that too, thanks for the advice.” The footage, which has received more than 796,000 likes since Friday, comes after Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced that shoppers will be requested to wear masks while in public starting May 11. “While it’s gonna seem strange and is probably