Pastor who said coronavirus pandemic was the result of “mass hysteria” from the media, dies from the virus

A pastor and traveling musician who claimed that the coronavirus pandemic was the result of “mass hysteria” from the media has died from the deadly virus. 66-year-old Landon Spradlin from Gretna in Virginia, passed away this week at the Atrium Health Cabarrus hospital, in Concord, North Carolina, after teasing positive for coronavirus.  According to Danville […]

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2 nurses, 1 doctor allegedly tests positive for Coronavirus in Abuja hospital

Two nurses and a doctor have reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus at a government hospital in Abuja. SaharaReporters reported that a senior medical worker at the hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the infected health workers were part of medical personnel that attended to an infected person brought into the hospital. “The patient was rushed to […]

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For the first time in 21 months I slept in my room – D’banj shares his post-traumatic experience after son’s death

In June 2018, singer DBanj lost his son and only child at the time, Daniel Oyebanjo III.  Daniel who turned one in May of that same year, drowned in a swimming pool at the singer’s Lagos home. In a post shared on his Instagram page on Saturday morning, DBanj said that for the first time in 21 months, […]

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21-year-old woman tests positive for coronavirus after boasting about ignoring social distancing

A 21-year-old Instagram user identified as Ireland Tate, has shared her horrific symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus.  Before undergoing a medical test for coronavirus, the Nashville lady had boasted about ignoring the social distancing order, rules to stay at home and spent the day with a group of friends after saying she “didn’t think she was […]

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Oyo imposes dusk to dawn curfew, closes markets after recording 3 cases of coronavirus

GovernorSeyi Makinde has ordered a dusk to dawn curfew and closure of markets in Oyo State, few hours after the coronavirus cases in the state increased to 3.  In series of tweets shared on Friday, the Oyo State Governor also announced a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. All inter-state transportation has been suspended except […]

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Mr Eazi recovering from an illness that “looked and felt like coronavirus”

Mr Eazi has shared his suspicion of being down with coronavirus after feeling unwell few days ago in the UK.  In this week’s edition of This Is Africa on BBC World Service radio, London-based DJ Edu and Mr Eazi revealed that they felt unwell at the same time, few days after having a meal together.  […]

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Ministers donate 50% of their March salaries to support the fight against Coronavirus

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Coronavirus: US Govt set to evacuate citizens in Nigeria

The US government has revealed plans to evacuate its citizens in Nigeria despite airport closures due to the coronavirus outbreak.  The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria made this known on Friday evening through a notice titled ‘Health Alert: US Mission in Nigeria.’  In the notice, the American citizens in Nigeria were advised to be in […]

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Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) purchases 25 Million Naira worth of data for thousands of Entrepreneurs

In order to keep businesses alive during the Corona Virus Pandemic, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) purchases 25 Million Naira worth of data and distributes to all her E-Trust members. “Most entrepreneurs across the World are working online now, data consumption has risen to almost 10 times more than usual. This move is not just to keep […]

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Consult native doctors, soothsayers for solution to coronavirus – Monarch tells FG

The traditional ruler of Owerre Autonomous Community in Nsukka Local Government Area,  Enugu State, Igwe Emeka Ugwu has asked the Nigerian government to seek help from native doctors, soothsayers and herbal medicine dealers on how to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country.  Responding to questions from journalists at the ongoing public enlightenment campaign towards preventing the Coronavirus pandemic in Nsukka […]

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I struggled to breathe – Juventus Star, Dybala shares his coronavirus nightmare

Juventus Football Club Star, Paulo Dybala on Friday March 27, shared his sad ordeal after testing positive for coronavirus which has killed over 9,000 people in Italy.  In an interview with JTV, the Argentine international who was tested positive for the virus alongside his teammates Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi who both had no symptoms, recalled struggling […]

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‘F*k these kids’ – US Comedienne Luenell bans her daughter from her house for not taking coronavirus pandemic seriously

American Comedienne, Luenell has banned her daughter, Da’Nelle Campbell, from her house after she refused to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.  The 61-year-old made the announcement on her Instagram page, saying her daughter was being irresponsible by ignoring social distancing guidelines.  “It pains me…breaks my gam [sic] heart but I have made the decision to […]

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IG Comedian, Sydney Talker, cries out after reportedly showing symptoms of Coronavirus

Instagram comedian, Sydney Talker, has publicly called for a Coronavirus test to be carried out on him after reportedly showing symptoms of the viral disease. In a post shared on his Instagram page, Sydney said sometime last week, he developed mild symptoms of the disease and called the hotlines of the NCDC where he was told […]

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51 Italian doctors who tested positive for coronavirus have all died from the disease

The Italian Association of Doctors have confirmed the death of 51 doctors who all died after testing positive for coronavirus. The doctors succumbed to the disease as of Friday, according to CNN, citing the Italian Association of Doctors. The death toll comes after Filippo Anelli, the president of the association, on Thursday called for doctors […]

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House of Representatives deny reports of distributing cars to members

The House of Representatives has denied reports it is distributing Toyota Camry cars to its members.  The Punch newspaper today published a report with claims that the lawmakers have begun the distribution of Toyota Camry cars to its members amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Read here. However in a statement released by its spokesperson, Benjamin Kalu, the house […]

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Nigeria will go into recession if COVID-19 continues beyond six months – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahamed

Zaina Ahmed, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, has said the country will go into recession if the Coronavirus pandemic persists longer than six months. She made this known when she appeared on Channels TV on Friday March 27. “We are hopeful that this pandemic will be limited in time. If it is an average of three months, […]

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More than 300 die and 1000 fall ill in Iran, after consuming methanol thinking it was protection against coronavirus

More than 300 people have reportedly died in Iran with a further 1,000 getting sick after consuming methanol thinking it will protect them against the coronavirus disease. Due to reports on the effectiveness of hand sanitizer in combating coronavirus, social media posts across Iran have been awash recently with theories that industrial alcohol such as […]

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, pledges N1 billion towards the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has pledged N1 billion to help in the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria. He made the announcement in a post he shared on his Instagram page on Friday afternoon March 27. Otedola’s donation comes few months after he donated N5 billion to the Save the Children Foundation. Advertisements

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Popular Islamic cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi ‘Imam of Peace’ mocks President Buhari

Popular Iranian-born Australia-based Islamic cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi a.k.a Imam of Peace has mocked President Buhari over the video of him speaking on the Coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday March 22. The Imam also lashed out at the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan who according to him thinks Iran and Japan share a border. See his Tweets […]

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Man who tested positive for COVID-19 in Lagos is sent home from hospital over lack of bed space

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital allegedly sent a coronavirus patient home because the hospital didn’t have a bed space for him. According to SaharaReporters, the man named Emmanuel Benson (one of the men pictured above), had close contact with two persons that recently arrived Lagos from the United Kingdom. On March 21, Benson tested positive for […]

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Trump goes from calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” to “Coronavirus” and says the US and China are working together in the fight against the disease

Donald Trump took to Twitter to reveal that he had a “very good conversation” with the President of China Xi Jinping and that the US and China are now working “closely together” in the fight against coronavirus. He tweeted: “Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus […]

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Lassa fever death toll in Nigeria rises to 176 amid battle with coronavirus

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that the Lassa fever death toll in the country has risen to 176, amid intensified effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.  As of last week, the total number of deaths was 161, meaning 15 people recently died of the disease.  28 new cases of the disease […]

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Germany reports 5,780 new cases of coronavirus to take their total to 42,288

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany has risen to 42,288 and an additional 5,780 was reported, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Friday. It was also revealed that 253 people have died of the disease as the death toll climbed by 55, the tally showed. In another […]

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US begs for medical professionals as its coronavirus cases exceeds that of China and Italy

The US Department of State has announced that it is seeking to hire medical professionals, hours after the North American country overtook China and Italy as the epicenter of coronavirus following the recently confirmed cases.  It was reported earlier that the United States overtook China and Italy with most confirmed cases of coronavirus, as over 85,500 Americans have […]

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UK prime minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK prime minister, Boris  Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street said today. The 55-year-old was tested yesterday after experiencing mild symptoms. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty. “The test was […]

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Ogun police arrests man for stealing seven cars from worshipers at RCCG’s Redemption Camp (photo)

The police in Ogun state have arrested a middle-aged man, Friday Ezi, for stealing seven cars of worshippers at the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s camp ground on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State and selling them off to his accomplice, 27-year-old Onyekachi Atama, a spare parts autodealer in Onitsha, Anambra state. A statement from the state police […]

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Reps take delivery of exotic cars and begin distribution amid coronavirus outbreak

The House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members as official cars. According to Punch, some of the cars were sighted by their correspondent at different parking lots within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. This comes at a time when Nigeria is battling the […]

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Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad counters Nina’s claim that the photo of President Buhari released by the Presidency amid coronavirus crisis, is an old one

Personal Assistant to Presient Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has denied claims that the photo of President Buhari in his office, which he posted on social media last night, is an old one. Bashir shared the photo to debunk claims that the President and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who has reportedly tested […]

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Manchester United star player Bruno Fernandes announces he is expecting a baby boy with his partner

Manchester United sensation, Bruno Fernandes, has announced he is expecting a son with his partner Ana Pinho. Fernandes, who joined United in January and won the EPL player of the month for February after impressive performances for the Reds, posted on Instagram a photo of his young daughter Matilde kissing the belly of his partner […]

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Pastor Adeboye’s son, Leke says coronavirus will teach people that it is possible to be celibate

Leke Adeboye, the son of Pastor E.A. Adeboye has said the coronavirus pandemic will teach people that it is possible to be celibate. He wrote on Instagram: “Corona virus will let some people know they can be celibate and not die.” Advertisements

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Lesbian narrates the reaction she got when she disclosed her sexuality in a saloon

A lesbian has told of how she disclosed her sexuality in a salon and the effect it had on everyone there. She said she told the hairdresser that she would marry her sister if she (stylist) injures her. Curious, the hairdresser asked why she wants to marry her sister and not her brother and she […]

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Instagram is removing coronavirus-related content not shared by health organizations in order to stop false claims from spreading

Instagram has announced they have started removing coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and ‘Explore’ unless posted by credible health organizations. The Facebook-owned app said the move is to stop false claims and conspiracy theories that have been flagged by authorities from causing harm to the public during the pandemic. According to the social media […]

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Two charged with attempted murder in South Africa, after testing positive for coronavirus and refusing to isolate

Two men have been charged with attempted murder in South Africa for reportedly going out  after testing positive for coronavirus. Police minister Bheki Cele who announced the charges at a press conference on Wednesday March 25, accused the men of exposing others to the virus.  He said;  “If you break these laws of regulations you […]

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Air Force airlifts medical materials donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma from Lagos to Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force has airlifted medical materials donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma for tackling the coronavirus in Nigeria from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The medical consignment donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, China, arrived in Nigeria on March 24th.  The shipment, which came in via an Ethiopian Airlines […]

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Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi murder including two aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Turkey has officially charged 20 suspects including two aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018. The 59-year-old commentator and Riyadh critic who wrote for The Washington Post was killed after he entered the Saudi consulate on October 2, 2018, to […]

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21-year-old woman with no pre-existing health condition, becomes youngest person to die of coronavirus in UK

A 21-year-old girl identified as Chloe Middleton from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire has become the youngest person to die of coronavirus in the UK.  An 18-year-old boy died from the virus in the UK on 23 March, but he was being treated for “significant underlying health issues” as confirmed by Professor Kiran Patel, chief medical officer for University Hospitals Coventry and […]

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Chinese government sued for $20 trillion over spread of coronavirus around the world

Chinese authorities have been sued for $20 trillion over the spread of coronavirus which has caused the death of many and also halted activities in different countries around the world.  The Chinese government, Chinese army, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Director of Wuhan Institute of Virology Shi Zhengli and Chinese army’s Major General Chen Wei, were […]

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”You can’t ignore the pile of bodies in the corner and return to normal’ – Bill Gates warns 6 to 10 weeks of total isolation ‘is the best case scenario’ for coronavirus pandemic

Billionaire Microsoft founder, Bill Gates has warned the US not to rush back to the normal business life as the coronavirus crisis may last six to 10 weeks. Gates’ warning comes after President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is hoping the United States economy and usual business life will be reopened by Easter contradicting the […]

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US singer Jackson Browne, 71, tests positive for coronavirus 

American singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne has tested positive for coronavirus. The 71-year-old singer revealed to Rolling Stone that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus but has ‘pretty mild’ symptoms He told the publication that he self-quarantined as soon as he began to have a small cough and a high temperature but is now recovering at his Los […]

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Nigerian family of four die in their sleep (graphic photos)

A Family of four including, father, mother and two children have died in their sleep. According to Lagos-based Facebook user, Nkiru Chukwuemeka Unachukwu who shared photos of a deceased couple and their two children, the incident happened on Sunday, March 22. She however, failed to mention where it happened. ”I can’t believe it how a […]

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Coronavirus: German army loses 6 million masks in Kenya

The defence ministry in Berlin on Tuesday March 24, confirmed that a German army shipment of six million face masks “vanished” in Kenya.  Though it is not clear why the shipment which had protective gears was transiting via the east African country, it was however due to arrive Germany on March 20.  The German army’s procurement office […]

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No case of Coronavirus in Kano- NCDC says

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has denied reports that a case of Croronavirus has been recorded in Kano state. In a tweet posted on its verified Twitter handle, NCDC says the report is fake and should be disregarded. Advertisements

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Germany bans gatherings of more than two people to stop the spread of coronavirus

The German government has barred public gatherings of more than two people, except for families, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking after meeting the leaders of Germany’s regions on Sunday afternoon, Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that the new restrictions are not desirable but necessary. “None of us wished that we […]

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Enyimba and Abia Comet players abducted in Ondo

Two footballers, Dayo Ojo and and Benjamin Iluyomade were abducted by unknown gunmen on Benin-Akure highway at Ipele town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday March 22.  While Ojo plays for Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Benjamin Iluyomade plays for Abia Comet. Another player identified as Emma James, who escaped the attack confirmed the abduction.  He said;  […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine asks for early release from prison due to health fears over coronavirus

Tekashi 6ix9ine is desperate to leave prison and his attorney has written a letter to the judge, informing them that the rapper has a pre-existing condition that puts him more at risk if he catches coronavirus. The rapper, who is serving time on nine counts of federal charges, has asked through his lawyer for an […]

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Chinese citizens arrested in Uganda for fleeing from Isolation center for coronavirus

6 Chinese Nationals have been arrested by the Ugandan police for fleeing from designated quarantine centres for coronavirus in the country.  Police Chief Political Commissar, Asan Kasingye tweeted about the arrest of Chinese nationals who had reportedly escaped from designated quarantine centres. He revealed they were arrested in Zombo District enroute to Democratic Republic of Congo. He […]

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Man kills wife’s suspected lover with scissors in Ogun State

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Habeed Kasali, for reportedly killing his kinsman he suspected of having an affair with his wife. The native of Totowu village in Igbesa allegedly stabbed 32-year-old Bamidele Johnson with scissors multiple times after a fight ensued between them during a cofrontation, leading to his death.  Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola […]

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Harvey Weinstein reportedly tests positive for coronavirus in prison

Disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein who was convicted on February 24 in New York City for raping a woman and sexually assaulting another woman, has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in prison.  68-year-old Weinstein was taken into custody upon conviction before being entered in New York City’s jail system. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital and […]

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Catholic priest slumps and dies while officiating Mass in Rivers State

A Catholic priest slumped and died while officiating Mass in Rivers State on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Rev. Father Cyprian Kooro, of the St. Helen Catholic Church, Ogbogoro, Rivers State, was in the middle of celebrating Mass with his parishioners when he collapsed suddenly. He was immediately rushed to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching […]

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Uganda seizes passports of all travellers from countries with high coronavirus cases

The Ugandan government on Saturday announced that it has started seizing passports of all travellers from countries with high coronavirus cases.  Minister of State for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu in her tweet, said the decision was taken to prevent the spread of the pandemic that has wreaked havoc across the world. She tweeted;  We have […]

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Angela Merkel in self-isolation after her doctor tested positive for coronavirus

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is currently in in self-isolation after her doctor tested positive for coronavirus.  Though it is believed Merkel is not infected with Covid-19 after being given a vaccine against pneumococcal infection by her doctor on Friday March 20, she will however undergo regular testing while she is in quarantine. Her spokesman Steffen Seibert said she […]

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15-year-old boy killed, dozens of people are injured after 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Croatia (Photos)

A 15-year-old boy has been killed and dozens of people have been injured after a strong earthquake rocked Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.  The 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck at about 6.23am (5.23am GMT) on Sunday, sparking blazes, cracking buildings and crushing cars. Zagreb’s iconic cathedral was also damaged with the top of one of its two spires collapsing.  […]

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Rangers striker, Ifeanyi George and two other players killed in tragic car crash along Benin-Ore road (Graphic Photos)

Rangers FC striker, Ifeanyi George has been confirmed dead after he was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning.  The 26-year-old former Enyimba star was travelling from Enugu to Lagos with two unidentified teammates when they ran into a heavy-duty truck along Benin-Ore road, with none of them surviving the ghastly accident.  It was also revealed […]

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I’ve told my parent to choose how they wish to die over coronavirus in Nigeria – Gay rights activist Bisi Alimi

Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has disclosed that he told his parents to choose how they wish to die following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in Nigeria.  Bisi Alimi who disclosed that many Nigerians think coronavirus is a fluke, said he called his parents last night and told them to choose how they wish to die; […]

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Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini hospitalized after testing positive to Coronavirus

Former Manchester United and Everton footballer Marouane Fellaini has tested positive to Coronavirus and is currently being hospitalized in China where he plays football in the Chinese Super League. Fellaini, who joined Shandong Luneng FC last January from Manchester United, returned to China on Friday to join up with his club and has now contracted […]

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I’m scared of remarrying after three failed marriages – Shan George

has been married thrice and divorced has disclosed that she is scared of giving marriage a try again.  In an interview with The Sun’s “Inside Nollywood”, the 49–year-old grandmother stated that it might take someone who truly sees her as a  “sister for anything marriage to happen again.” Shan George wrote;  “Marriage! Hmmm… to be fair, […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo to lose eye-watering sum as Juventus plan cutting his £510,000 per week wages by ’20-30%’

Juventus and Portugal star player Cristiano Ronaldo could lose as much as 20-30 percent of his wages at Juventus due to the coronavirus pandemicthat has hit Italy and forced sporting activities to be put on hold indefintely. Over 4,000 people have died in Italy and the whole nation has been put on military lock-down, and […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo to lose eye-watering sum as Juventus plan cutting his £510,000 per week wages by ’20-30%’

Juventus and Portugal star player Cristiano Ronaldo could lose as much as 20-30 percent of his wages at Juventus due to the coronavirus pandemicthat has hit Italy and forced sporting activities to be put on hold indefintely. Over 4,000 people have died in Italy and the whole nation has been put on military lock-down, and […]

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Iceberg Slim finally opens up on why he cheated on Juliet Ibrahim

Iceberg Slim has finally opened up on why he cheated on Juliet Ibrahim. The Nigerian rapper said he cheated on the Ghanaian actress because “I was looking for something that I didn’t know I had in myself.” He added: “I got to a point where I wasn’t sure if I truly loved myself, and I […]

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She is beautiful and I was scared of someone else enjoying her – Man who impregnated 15-year-old daughter

A 48-year-old farmer and petty trader, Theddius Audu reportedly impregnated his 15-year-old daughter Justina in Wuyeya, a village under Assakio, Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.  Audu took up the sole responsibility of his daughter’s upbringing after his marriage to Talatu Ayi from Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state ended 13 years ago due to […]

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Idris Elba’s wife, Sabrina tests positive for coronavirus

Sabrina has announced that she tested positive for coronavirus, days after her husband and British actor Idris Elba tested positive for same virus.  Speaking to US media mogul Oprah Winfrey, 30-year-old Sabrina insisted she was “not surprised” and never questioned staying with the “Luther” star after his confirmed infection. She said;  “Actually, I found out this morning, Oprah, that […]

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Lille football club of France place massive €100m price tag on Victor Osimhen

European heavyweight clubs will have to cough up a staggering €100m if they want to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. The 21-year-old Edo native has scored 18 time in 38 appearances in all competitions in 2019/2020 and has been linked to clubs like Liverpool, Barcelona and Arsenal who all need strikers. According to French magazine, […]

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Lewis Hamilton turns down coronavirus test despite meeting with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau who later tested positive for the disease

Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton has turned down taking a coronavirus test despite meeting with Idris Elba and Sophie Trudeau, who both tested positive for the disease. The 35-year-old met the pair at an event in London on March 4 before flying out to Melbourne for the first race of the Formula One season. Few days later, Actor Elba […]

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Coronavirus: God wants to use this plague to show the world that he is the Almighty- Pastor Adeboye

RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye says God told him in the beginning of the year that there will be a compulsory holiday worldwide and that he would use the plague to prove to the whole world that he is still the Almighty God. He said this during a sermon in his church on Sunday morning. In […]

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Fresh case of Coronavirus confirmed in Abuja

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has stated that there is a fresh case of Coronavirus in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Yesterday, three cases of the novel COVID19 was reported in the FCT. This brings the number of those with the virus in Abuja to 4. Advertisements

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Lagos Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, gives an update on the three new cases of Coronavirus in the state

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has confirmed the reports of three more cases of Coronavirus in the state. In a series of Tweets, Professor Abayomi revealed that one of the new patients is a 51-year-old Briton who arrived Nigeria on March 8th, the second a Nigerian who arrived from London […]

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Children are leaving schools for markets where there are more people – Bishop Oyedepo reacts to closure of schools over coronavirus

Founder of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to some state governors’ decision to close schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Speaking at a fully-packed service at Canaanland Ota, despite a ban on religious gatherings of more than 50 people in Ogun State due to outbreak of Coronavirus, Oyedepo stated that […]

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Ex-beauty queen, Sandra Okagbue, celebrates Mothers day with beautiful new photos of herself and her daughters

Today March 22nd is Mothers day and to celebrate the day, ex-beauty queen, Sandra Okagbue shared some beautiful new photos of herself and her two daughters. Popular singer, Flavour is the father of Sandra’s two beautiful children, Munachi and Kaima. See more photos below. Advertisements

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Ghana records first coronavirus death, closes all land borders

Ghana has recorded its first coronavirus death as confirmed by Deputy Health Minister, Alex K. Abban in an interview on Citi TV on Saturday evening. Abban disclosed that the deceased is a male trader who reported to a health facility in Kumasi with a fever and cough. He was confirmed as a carrier of the […]

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N380 forex rate is currency adjustment not devaluation – Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has made a clarification on the decision to peg the exchange rate of the Naira at N380 to a dollar.  Emefiele stated that the recent jump in foreign exchange rate was currency adjustment and not devaluation of Naira.  Speaking at an extraordinary bankers committee meeting comprising banks’ chief […]

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Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz dies at 76 after contracting coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president, Lorenzo Sanz has died at the age of 76 days after he was hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms.  His son, Lorenzo Sans Duran, confirmed the death on Twitter saying in Spanish: ‘My father has just died. He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and […]

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Identity of the boy who beat up his girlfriend in viral video is revealed as more details emerge

The identity of the boy who beat his girlfriend mercilessly in a viral video has been revealed. In the shocking video, the boy is seen beating his girlfriend in the presence of his friends, and the friends only made minimal efforts to stop him. It was alleged that he beat her up after she told him […]

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‘The most despicable, gross and manipulative people’ – Twitter users slam Kanye West and Kim Kardashian after unedited video of infamous phone call with Taylor Swift leaks

Twitter users have slammed power couple Kim and Kanye West, after the unedited video of Kanye’s infamous phone call with singer, Taylor Swift was released today, four years after the incident happened. In 2016, Kanye and Swift’s feud was reignited when Kanye released his controversial song Famous, which features the line ‘For all my Southside […]

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COZA dragged for holding church service amid increased cases of coronavirus in the country

Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) ignited the wrath of Nigerians after he announced that his church will be holding services in its two branches in Abuja.  The COZA founder made the annoucement amid restrictions placed on social gatherings and worship centres by the federal government following confirmation of cases […]

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Man beats up his girlfriend mercilessly (video)

A video shared online shows a man beating up his girlfriend mercilessly. In the video, the girl and her man are seen sitting looking at each other. He then stands abruptly and begins slapping her. His friends can be heard in the background calling him “Junior” and telling him to take it easy, but he doesn’t listen. […]

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AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini and his son Daniel test positive for coronavirus

AC Milan legend, Paolo Maldini, who is currently the club’s technical director has tested positive for coronavirus alongside his 18-year-old son, Daniel Maldini. The former Italian defender and his son who plays as a midfielder for the club were both diagnosed with the disease after experiencing symptoms.  The Serie A club announced that Paolo and […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum released from hospital after suffering a stroke

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has been released from the hospital after suffering a stroke. Dolores Aveiro, 65, was released nearly two weeks after medics at Madeira’s Nelio Mendonca Hospital saved her life. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, she wrote: ‘I am lucky to have the opportunity to live to love my family and have them close to me.  Thank you […]

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Lagos state government reduces approved number for social gathering from 50 to 20

The Lagos state government has limited all social gatherings in the state to 20 persons, cancelling its initial order of 50 persons. The state governor had earlier announced that social gatherings including religious gatherings would not be allowed to hold if there are more than 50 persons. However, in a publication released by the state Ministry […]

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Juventus star player Paulo Dybala and his girlfriend test positive for coronavirus

Juventus and Argentina star player Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he and his partner have tested positive to coronavirus, making him the third Juventus player after Balise Matuidi and Daniele Rugiani to test positive to the novel coronavirus Paulo Dybala confirmed via Twitter that he and his partner, Oriana, have both tested positive for coronavirus. […]

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Portsmouth rocked by coronavirus crisis as three first-team players test positive 

League One club, Portsmouth, has been rocked by coronavirus as three of their first-team squad have tested positive for the disease.  The club had their entire first-team playing and coaching staff tested earlier this week for the virus but the first batch of results has revealed that James Bolton, Andy Cannon, and Sean Raggett all […]

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Coronavirus: Barcelona considering salary cuts for it’s players and coaching staff as wage bill hits €562m

Barcelona football club of Spain are considering cutting the salaries of players and coaching staff due to the economic hardship brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to a report by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona’s players are open to the possibility of seeing their salaries temporarily reduced after the board of directors at Barcelona […]

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Khloe Kardashian and ex-Tristan Thompson are ‘quarantining together’ with daughter True amid coronavirus pandemic

Reality star, Khloe Kardashian and her estranged boyfriend, Tristan Thompson are self-isolating with their one-year-old daughter True amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to Us Weekly, the exes decided to shelter together following California’s statewide stay-at-home order. Khloé, Tristan and True are quarantining together,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively on Friday. A second insider adds, “Khloé doesn’t […]

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None of you knew Ighalo when he was in lower football clubs – Sonia fires back at critics after change of name

Jude Ighalo’s wife, Sonia who reverted to her maiden name “Adesuwa” on March 20, has fired back at her critics.  Recall that Sonia ignited speculation of a marital crisis weeks ago after she dropped shades via her Instastory in which she alleged that her husband staged a party barely a week after he lost his sister. She also alleged that her husband was […]

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Girl allegedly commits suicide after being accused of theft by her mother

A young girl named Angel Obas, has allegedly committed suicide after her mother allegedly accused her of theft at their home in Sapele, Delta state. According to Sapele Oghenek, the young girl lived with her mum at Ugberikoko road in the city.  On Tuesday March 17th, the mother of the deceased reportedly accused her of […]

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Coronavirus: Newlyweds kiss in Italy through protective masks at their wedding (Photos)

Despite the alarming cases of coronavirus and deaths from the disease in Italy, a couple still went ahead to get married. The newly married couple, Diego Fernandes, 46 and Deni Salgado, 30, held their wedding ceremony on Friday with only a few witnesses since public gatherings have been banned as part of the measures to […]

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Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers dies at 81

Country music legend, Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s has died aged 81. His family confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday.  “The Rogers family is sad to announce that Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10.25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers passed […]

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Coronavirus: Nigerian Medical Association orders striking doctors back to work

The Nigerian Medical Association has asked striking doctors to immediately return to work and help to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country. President of the association, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, made the call at a press briefing in Abuja. ”We direct all medical associations that have declared industrial actions against their management to suspend all actions as […]

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US Vice President, Mike Pence’s staffer tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member in US Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, a spokesperson for Pence announced on Friday evening.  Though Pence’s office did not identify the individual or provide other information about the person or the job they hold, the announcement however marks the first known positive test for the virus among the White House staff, and […]

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2-year-old dog gives birth to 20 puppies after 24 hours in labour (photos)

After 24 hours of intense labour, a two-year-old Alapaha blue blood bulldog named Cali gave birth to 20 puppies, despite being predicted to bear just six. The grueling 24 hours of labour started on Wednesday (18 March) evening and ended on Thursday evening after her 20-year-old owner, Amber, rushed the dog to the vet after seeing that […]

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CBN devalues Naira, restores uniform exchange rate of N380/USD

The Central Bank of Nigeria has made an alteration in exchange rate of dollar to Naira as confirmed in a communique to all banks and Bureau De Change on Friday March 20.  The apex bank on Friday sold dollars to deposit money banks at the rate of N380 to one dollar signaling the official return […]

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Protecting Nigerians from COVID-19 is the priority of my government now- President Buhari

President Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of Nigerians especially with the current happenings around the world. Speaking while receiving the management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in State House, President Buhari said: “I am pleased that you are working with the Ministry of Health on protecting our […]

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Tom Brady signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a deal worth $50million’ after leaving New England Patriots

Tom Brady has joined Tampa Bay Buccaneers just days after leaving the New England Patriots, where he played for 20 years, winning six of the nine Super Bowls he reached. On Friday, his new NFL team announced in a statement that he has signed for them.  “Tom is a proven champion who has achieved greatness […]

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I did not have a name on the back of my Manchester United shirt as a kid because I couldn’t afford it – Odion Ighalo reveals

Manchester United player Odion Ighalo has revealed how he couldn’t afford having his name printed on the back of his Manchester United jersey when he was a kid because he was broke. Ighalo who earns 130,000 pounds a week at Manchester United, joined the club from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in January and is reportedly […]

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DJ cashes in on coronavirus pandemic as he makes £3,000 in two hours selling toilet roll out of the back of his van (photos).

A British DJ, Lee Marshall,  has capitalized on the coronavirus pandemic to make as much as £3,000 after selling 600 cases of 45 rolls at the back of his van. The DJ, from kent, also known as Disco Boy, decided to engage in bulk-buying toilet paper and sold it to people desperately in need of the […]

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US show host, Andy Cohen, tests positive to Coronavirus

US TV show host, Andy Cohen, has tested positive to Coronavirus. The 51-year-old made this known via an Instagram post he shared this night. ”After a few days of self-quarantine, and not feeling great, I have tested positive for Coronavirus.  As much as I felt like I could push through whatever I was feeling to do #WWHL from […]

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Congolese music legend Aurlus Mabélé reportedly dies from Coronavirus

Congolese music legend Mabele, real names  Aurélien Miatshonama Mabélé, has died in France from coronavirus according to reports. The 67 year old musician, popularly called the king of soukous- a genre of African music, died in hospital in France’s capital Paris. According to his family members, he died of coronavirus.                   […]

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Spain orders hotels to close and starts converting them into hospitals as country’s death toll rises by 169 in a day to 1,002

The Spanish Government is ordering the closure of all hotels across the country by next Thursday so they can be converted into hospitals after the country’s death toll rose by 169 in a day to 1,002 The Ministry of Health in Spain published the regulation on Thursday night in an extraordinary Official State Gazette notice.  The new […]

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Jude Ighalo’s wife, Sonia reverts to her maiden name weeks after shading him over his sister’s death

Manchester United Star Jude Ighalo’s wife Sonia has reverted to her maiden name “Adesuwa”, weeks after she shaded her husband over his sister’s death.  Sonia ignited speculation of a marital crisis after she dropped shades via her Instastory, in which she alleged that her husband staged a party barely a week after he lost his sister. She […]

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NCDC warns against the use of Chloroquine to treat Coronavirus

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has warned against the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus. According to the NCDC, the World Health Organization WHO has not approved the use of Chloroquine for the treatment of Coronavirus. Recall that US President Donald Trump on Thursday March 19th, said that the United States’ Food […]

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Coronavirus: We are now receiving patients suffering from Chloroquine poisoning- Lagos state government

The Lagos State government says hospitals in the state have begun receiving patients suffering from Chloroquine overdose. Recall that US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday March 19th that the drug is a possible cure for Coronavirus. Some Nigerians immediately rushed to the pharmacists to purchase and drink Chloroquine as a preventive measure. The Lagos State […]

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