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Funke Akindele and husband, JJC Skillz

Coronavirus: Police arraign actress Funke Akindele, husband

The police have arraigned popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, for holding a house party amidst the coronavirus lockdown. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the duo was taken to the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogba, Lagos State around 11a.m. on Monday. The police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, confirmed…

Nigerian musician, Naira Marley. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Instagram page of Naira Marley]

Police summon Naira Marley

The Nigeria police have summoned singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley for his presence at a birthday party amidst the coronavirus lockdown. Naira Marley was present at the home of popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, on Saturday when the actress hosted a party to celebrate her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello’s birthday,…

Funke Akindele

UPDATED: Police arrest Funke Akindele

The police have arrested popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele. She was arrested on Sunday evening for holding a house party amidst coronavirus lockdown. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the actress hosted a party to celebrate her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello’s birthday, in their Amen Estate home, Lagos on Saturday. Following the party,…

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State.

Coronavirus: 25 of Cote d’Ivoire returnees not from Osun – Oyetola

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, says 25 of the 127 people who returned to the state from Cote d'Ivoire recently are not indigenes of the state. The governor said this on Sunday as he spoke on the steps the state government is taking to curb the spread of…

FILE: A nurse checks the blood pressure of a patient at National Hospital Abuja

Coronavirus: How Nigerian nurses, midwives are being treated at isolation centres

As with many other countries, Nigeria is struggling to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which by Friday morning has infected 190 persons and killed two in the country. The virus has infected over a million people with more than 50,000 dead across the world. In many nations, the authorities have…

Gboyega Oyeola [PHOTO: THISDAYLIVE]

Coronavirus: Oyetola signs regulation enforcing lockdown

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has signed a regulation enforcing the lockdown in the state against the spread of coronavirus. Mr Oyetola on Thursday, signed the Osun Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations 2020, an executive order. The law tackles transmission or dissemination of false information regarding COVID-19 and…

Ooni of Ife

Coronavirus: Ooni leads spiritual cleansing of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, imposed a curfew on Ife for spiritual cleansing against the coronavirus pandemic. The curfew and cleansing took place between 8 a.m and 6 p.m. on Thursday. Mr Ogunwusi made the announcement of the curfew through his town crier, Oyelami Awoyode, Wednesday evening. He disclosed…

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State presenting a budget proposal[PHOTO CREDIT: @seyiamakinde]

Coronavirus: Why we cannot order total lockdown in Oyo State – Makinde

As the number of Coronavirus cases rises every day, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, says his government will not order a total lockdown due to the high rate of poverty in the state. President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered a lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and…

OAU: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Coronavirus: Nigerian tertiary institutions not equipped for distance learning

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in December 2019, countries in the world have continually adapted to forced changes brought on by the pandemic. Already spread to over 180 countries, the mode of transmission of the disease has compelled tertiary institutions in many affected countries to shut down physical classes,…

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Spain records 849 deaths in one day

The government of Spain has announced the death of 849 people battling with Coronavirus in 24 hours. The newly recorded death brings the total number of deaths in Spain to 8,189, the government said on Tuesday. More so, another 9,222 people tested positive for the virus over the past 24…

coronavirus (COVID-19)

How I survived coronavirus – Discharged Patient

The Lagos State Government on Monday discharged five coronavirus patients who were receiving treatment at Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. This is coming days after the government announced that six of the patients had recovered and would be discharged soon. The total number of those who have recovered is now eight.…

coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: University of Ibadan predicts 312 cases in Nigeria by Friday

Nigeria will likely have at least 312 confirmed cases of coronavirus by Friday, April 3, data released by the University of Ibadan has predicted. The report by the University of Ibadan Committee on COVID-19 Data Analysis and Management, said if the current trend continued, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases…

President Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari

Coronavirus: Abba Kyari speaks from isolation

Six days after testing positive for coronavirus, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has spoken up about his status. He disclosed this in a personal statement signed by him and made available to journalists on Sunday evening. Mr Kyari said he would be transferred from Abuja…

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

COVID-19: Osun, Ekiti govts order lockdown

Osun and Ekiti state governments have ordered a total lockdown of their states to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in a statewide broadcast on Sunday morning, said the total lockdown will take effect from midnight on Tuesday. He said there would be no movement of…

Aliko Dangote

COVID-19: Africa’s richest man, Dangote, tests negative

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has tested negative for coronavirus. Mr Dangote disclosed this via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday. He tweeted, “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Why Buhari may not address Nigerians on coronavirus – Presidency

The presidency has defended the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians on the coronavirus pandemic. PREMIUM TIMES reported how several presidents worldwide including those of African countries like Ghana and South Africa have been addressing their citizens on the pandemic regularly. Many Nigerians have criticised the president for…

Coronavirus outbreak... Enugu State recorded cases for the first time

Coronavirus: 10 fake news you should ignore

Since its outbreak in December 2019, coronavirus has affected over 300,000 people in over 180 countries across the globe. The virus has also caused the death of over 11,000 as at Monday March 23. About 40 of these infections have been confirmed in Nigeria by Tuesday morning and the country…

Mr. Atiku Abubakar

Atiku’s son tests positive to Coronavirus

The son of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has tested positive for COVID-19. Mr Abubakar made this known via his verified Twitter handle late Sunday evening. “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. The @NCDCGov (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) has been duly informed,…

Aways Club, Lagos

Coronavirus: Lagos nightclubs continue operations despite govt directive

Despite rising cases of confirmed coronavirus infections in Nigeria, some night clubs in Lagos are still defying government's advisory and remained open to their customers. PREMIUM TIMES visited eight night clubs across the nation's commercial capital on Saturday evening and observed that six of them were bustling with revellers, despite…

Oluwo of Iwo, AbdulRasheed Akanbi in Igbo attire.

Alleged Assault: Oluwo must appear in court, judge rules

An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court has mandated the appearance of the Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, for the hearing of a suit filed against him by the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Dirkrullahi Akinropo. The Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, said this in his ruling on Friday when the matter was first heard. PREMIUM TIMES…

Nigeria's first coronavirus patient recovers, discharged

Nigeria’s first coronavirus patient recovers, discharged

The first COVID-19 patient in Nigeria has been discharged after testing negative, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu declared. The governor took to his Twitter handle on Friday evening to reveal this with pictures of the Italian, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, and other health officials. “As the…

Gboyega Oyeola [PHOTO: THISDAYLIVE]

Coronavirus: Osun bans public gatherings in mosques, churches, clubs, others

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has ordered the closure of all public gathering including churches, mosques and schools to avoid the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement signed by his spokesman, Ismail Omipidan, on Thursday, the ban takes effect from Friday till further notice. "The ban will…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Sunday morning ambushed Nigerian troops in Banki area of Borno State killing six soldiers. Military sources confirmed that the attack occurred close to Banki junction. PREMIUM TIMES is withholding the identities of the slain soldiers to allow the army brief the families. However,…

President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, Hanan Buhari. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of Hanan]

Buhari’s Daughter’s SIM Card: SSS asks court to validate detention of man without trial

The State Security Service (SSS) on Thursday urged the Federal High Court in Asaba to validate the arrest and detention of Anthony Okolie who was accused of using a SIM card previously used by Hanan, President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter. Mr Okolie was in the custody of the secret police for…

COMMUNITY PROJECTS: Supplied Transformer @ Alagbede, Ede

INVESTIGATION: Communities suffer as abandoned multi-million naira electricity projects litter Osun

Ayegunle is in Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State. The journey to the community had started at 10 a.m on a sunny Saturday in February. For over three hours on the dusty, bumpy road, the travellers did not sight human habitation. "I'm not going again,” the okada rider protested.…