Benue State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof Godwin Achinge, is dead. Achinge, who was also the vice-chairman of Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19, had earlier tested positive for coronavirus. The academic, according to a source, died on Sunday afternoon at an undisclosed hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital. […]

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has recovered from coronavirus, said the state government in a statement on Saturday. The state’s Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, said the governor’s samples submitted on Thursday returned negative on Friday. He wrote, “To the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria […]

At least two people were feared dead and 13 others went missing in western Japan Saturday as record heavy rain triggered massive floods and landslides, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for more than 76,000 residents. The nation’s weather agency downgraded rain warnings by one notch from the highest emergency […]

The United States Department of Justice has said Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, faces 20 years’ imprisonment for suspected money laundering from his various cybercrime schemes worth $435m (N168bn). According to a statement by the US DOJ on Friday, Abbas, 37, arrived in Chicago Thursday evening after being “expelled from […]

A frontline businessman and philanthropist, Chief Bode Akindele, has been reported dead. It was gathered that Akindele, who was chairman, Madandola Groups, passed on in Lagos on Monday, at age 88. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State described the death of the foremost Ibadan businessman and philanthropist as a great […]

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating students will resume. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at […]

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside curfew hours. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja on Monday. Mustapha, […]