Afro-Jazz Legend, Manu Dibango Dies From Coronavirus
Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the coronavirus, his music publisher told AFP. The 86-year-old Cameroonian, best known for the 1972 hit “Soul Makossa,” is one of the first worldwide stars to die as a result of COVID-19. “He died early this morning in a... Read more
Coronavirus: Governor Wike Meets Religious Leaders
•urges them to work with state government to check Coronavirus Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appealed to religious leaders in the state to cooperate with his administration to enforce precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus. Speaking during a meeting with religious leaders at the Government... Read more
COVID-19: NDDC To Intervene To Save Niger Deltans
The Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei, has assured that the Commission will intervene to protect the people of the Niger Delta region from the dreaded Coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Prof Pondei, who spoke in an interview at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt,... Read more
Coronavirus: Nigeria Records 44 Cases
Two new cases of the coronavirus disease have been confirmed in Nigeria, one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and the other in the state of Bauchi. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the two cases have travel history to Germany and the UK. So far,... Read more
With Coronavirus, The Chickens Came Home To Roost For Nigeria
By Ugo Egbujo   Our chickens and guinea fowls are coming home to roost. Atiku’s son is positive. He is in Gwagwalada hospital . He can’t fly to Dubai. The president is in town. There are no international conferences. If he needs attention, he will have to use the... Read more
Nigeria Closes Land Borders, Asks Lagos, Abuja Residents To Stay Home
Nigeria, on Monday, marshalled out measures to check the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They include closure of Nigeria’s land borders for four weeks effective from today; suspension of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings until further notice; and postponement of the meeting of the Council of... Read more
Nigeria: When Wealth Made Or Stolen Provides No Refuge Or Where To Run To
By Patrick O. Okigbo III A few weeks ago, a friend of mine called to inquire about “my plans”. My plans? He wanted to know how I was preparing for Nigeria’s eventual collapse. He then went for the pitch. Invest $150,000 in a named foreign country and be granted... Read more
Nigeria Football Federation Shuts Down All Football Activities For Four Weeks
The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the cessation of all forms of football activities in the country for the next four weeks, as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.   According to the country’s supreme football –governing body, the shutdown affects all on-field activities the various National Teams,... Read more
Aiteo’s OML 29 Suit: Court Declines Application To Stay Hearing
A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa on Friday declined to halt proceedings in the ongoing litigation by Nembe Communities, hosts to Oil Mining Lease (OML 29) over the adverse impact of oil exploration on them. The Nembe communities in Bayelsa had filed a suit against Aiteo Exploration and... Read more
More Than 600 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Africa
. Twelve countries in the African region are now experiencing local transmission   From: Dianabasi Effiong   More than 600 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago. Although the region has seen a significant... Read more