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Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Saturday 16th May 2020

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers

Breaking News from Nigerian Evening Newspapers Saturday 16th May 2020

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COVID-19: NCDC admits error in number of confirmed cases in Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC says the Akwa Ibom State Government was right in insisting that only 16 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the state. The Centre maintains that it had erroneously repeated a sample test, which resulted in the 17 cases it earlier recorded for the state. The apology by NCDC in …
Daily Trust.

24 medical officers test positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi State

Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Executive Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA), said on Saturday that 24 medical officers in the state, had tested positive to coronavirus. Mohammed who made the disclosure at a news conference in Bauchi, however, said no death had been recorded among the affected medical workers. He revealed that 17 of …
Daily Trust.

PDP gives FG 48 hours to declare whereabouts of Chinese medics

The People’s Democratic Party has demanded the federal government declare the whereabouts of the 15-member team of Chinese medics who entered Nigeria at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic to help stem its spread. It came after a declaration by health minister Osagie Ehanire that the federal could not tell the whereabouts of the team …
Daily Trust.

Buhari receives Madagascan COVID-19 Herbal `Drug’

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Madagascan native formulation against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he will listen to science before allowing traditional or any new medicines to be administered on Nigerians. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, said the president made this …
Daily Trust.

Katsina youths block Nigeria-Niger highway to protest bandit attacks

Residents of Daddara community and neighbouring villages in Jibia Local government on Saturday blocked a highway from Jibia leading into Maradi in Niger Republic to protest unabated killings and attacks by bandits in the area. Hundreds of youths chanting on the international gateway between Nigeria and Niger called for urgent against bandits. They barricaded the …
Daily Trust.

9 bandits killed in gunfire in Rafi

Nine bandits have been reportedly killed in a gun duel with the police and a local vigilante group in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state. The incident it was reported it occurred in Karaya Mahanga and Bakachi villages in the early hours of Saturday. The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, who …
Daily Trust.

Mosque prayers resume in Liberia after virus hiatus

Muslim worshippers returned to mosques in Liberia on Friday, after weeks of not being able to perform public prayers due to anti-virus measures in the West African state. The government announced on May 8 that it was easing restrictions on church and mosque attendance, provided, however, that they did not exceed 25 percent capacity. Liberian …
Daily Trust.

COVID-19: Ambulance incident, unfortunate exception — Kwara govt

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday attended a second round of refresher training for health workers in the state amid assurances that the state is not dropping the ball in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. AbdulRazaq told reporters in Ilorin that the training — the second in 24 hours — followed the recent …
Daily Trust.

Haaland stars as Dortmund rout Schalke 4-0 on Bundesliga return

Norwegian goal-machine Erling Braut Haaland stole the limelight on Saturday scoring the first goal as the Bundesliga became the first major European football league to return from the coronavirus lockdown. Haaland, 19, claimed the first goal in Germany’s top flight for two months before Raphael Guerreiro added goals either side of a Thorgan Hazard strike …
Daily Trust.

Former Education Minister Santuraki Sokoto Muhammad Bello dies at 84

A former Minister of Education, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Dogondaji, has passed on at the age of 84. He died Friday at the Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto following a brief illness, a  statement signed by Hassan Bello on behalf of the family disclosed. According to him, the late Santurakin Sokoto was diagnosed with stroke …
Daily Trust.

67 coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has announced the discharge of 67 coronavirus patients from the isolation facilities at the mainland, Onikan, Agidingbi, Lekki and LUTH in the state. The announcement was made by the Lagos State Ministry of Health on its Twitter account on Saturday. The ministry stated that the patient’s 22 females and 45 males …
67 coronavirus patients discharged in Lagos

Niger State government confirms four new cases says patients in stable condition

The Niger State Government has confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 out of the 26 results received from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The State Commissioner for Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Muhammad Makusidi who made the disclosure in Minna said the remaining 22 persons tested negative to the virus. He explained that …
Niger State government confirms four new cases says patients in stable condition

COVID-19: FAAN speaks on guidelines for flight resumption

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it is yet to release post-COVID-19 travel guidelines. This was contained in a statement released on Saturday and signed by FAAN’s general manager for corporate affairs, Henrietta Yakubu. “Our attention has been drawn to a statement released by a certain Tayo Olu to the effect that …
COVID-19: FAAN speaks on guidelines for flight resumption

Abeokuta: FMC nurse discharged from COVID-19 isolation centre

The Federal Medical Center Abeokuta Nurse who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has now tested negative. DAILY POST reports that the nurse was admitted at the Ogun State Isolation Centre, Ikenne. The Head, Public Relations Unit, FMC Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo, confirmed to DAILY POST that the unnamed nurse was discharged on Saturday after testing …
Abeokuta: FMC nurse discharged from COVID-19 isolation centre

COVID-19 lockdown: RATTAWU receives palliatives in Enugu as govt suspends NUJ package

The Enugu State Government, in fulfillment of its plan to give palliatives to all journalists operating in the state, on Saturday, distributed food items to the members of the Radio Television Theatre Art Workers Union (RATTAWU) to cushion the effect of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on them. The State government’s package for the Nigerian Union …
COVID-19 lockdown: RATTAWU receives palliatives in Enugu as govt suspends NUJ package

Transfer: Xavi advises Barcelona on deal for Aubameyang, Mane

Barcelona legend, Xavi, has warned the club not to make moves for Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, or Liverpool’s Sadio Mane. Barcelona has been linked with both Aubameyang and Mane this summer transfer window. But Xavi, who won three Champions League titles during his time at Camp Nou, feels both African players would not suit Barcelona’s …
Transfer: Xavi advises Barcelona on deal for Aubameyang, Mane

Ogun confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases, discharges 2 patients

The Ogun State Government has confirmed that 11 persons tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday in the state. This is as the state government announced the discharge of two more patients. “On Friday, 15th May 2020, Ogun State discharged 2 COVID-19 patients, after their results came back negative following the treatment received at the State’s …
Ogun confirms 11 new COVID-19 cases, discharges 2 patients

COVID-19: Dortmund hammer Schalke as football returns in Bundesliga

Bundesliga returned on Saturday following the COVID-19 break, with Borussia Dortmund battering Schalke 4-0 in the Revierderby. The game was played behind closed doors with no supporters in attendance and the players even observed social distancing during celebrations. Erling Haaland opened scoring in the 28th minute as Raphael Guerreiro made it 2-0 just before half …
COVID-19: Dortmund hammer Schalke as football returns in Bundesliga

Nigerian govt told to adopt 5G network immediately

Electrical and Electronics experts have called on the Nigerian government to adopt the 5G mobile technology now so that the country would not be left out of the ongoing global technological industrialisation and development. They made the call at a 5G Health Symposium webinar organised by the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) …
Nigerian govt told to adopt 5G network immediately

Nine armed bandits killed by police, vigilante in Rafi LGA, Niger State

A total of nine armed bandits have been killed after a gun battle with the Police and local vigilante in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state. It was gathered that the fight took place at Karaya Mahanga and Bakachi villages by 2:30am on Saturday and lasted about four hours. Eyewitnesses say out of the …
Nine armed bandits killed by police, vigilante in Rafi LGA, Niger State

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