Nigeria has recorded eight new COVID-19 deaths and 452 fresh cases in the country. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Tuesday via Twitter. NCDC confirmed the new cases in 13 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Giving a breakdown of the figures, Lagos leads other states with 209 cases, followed […]

A former beauty queen, Ibidunni Ighodalo, has died. The family of the deceased confirmed the death of the former Miss Lux in a statement. She died in the early hours of Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State but the cause of the death was not noted. “The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families are deeply saddened […]

Nigerian dancer cum choreographer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau ”Kaffy” has lost her mother to the cold hands of death. The award-winning dance instructor announced on Monday that her 82-year-old mother had died. Kaffy posted a video of herself and the now late mother dancing in her studio. ”Mama has gone to Rest! #82” she wrote as […]

A member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation and Chairman of the Nigeria National League, Chidi Ofo Okenwa, is dead. Okenwa, who is also the Chairman of the Enugu State Football Association, died on Tuesday at the age of 50. He had been diagnosed with leukemia and was said to have been […]

The Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has confirmed that the mass deaths reported in Kano State were not from COVID-19 as some have alleged. In a statement on Sunday the Sarkin noted that he was informed by the State’s Ministry of Health that the ‘mysterious’ deaths earlier reported in Kano State were not as a […]

Nigeria has recorded the first case of death to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Monday via its verified Twitter handle. According to NCDC, the case was a 67-year-old male who returned home following medical treatment in the UK. He had underlying medical conditions- multiple myeloma and diabetes […]

Veteran highlife singer Victor Olaiya has died at the age of 89 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). His death was confirmed to Channels Television by Michael Odiong of Premiere Music, the record label that holds his music repertoire. According to Odiong, the Baby Jowo crooner died around noon on Wednesday. Papingo Dalaya, as the highlife […]

NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday when a helicopter he was riding in crashed and burst into flames in thick fog, killing all nine people on board including his teenage daughter and plunging the sports world into mourning. Bryant, 41, was travelling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when their […]

The Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state with three victims killed. The State Commissioner for Health,  Aminu Tsanyawa, told journalists on Wednesday that the victims of the virus include a pregnant woman and two medical doctors, who diagnosed her at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Tsanyawa said a […]

The Ebonyi state Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a 75-year-old woman from Lassa fever infection. According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, the victim was brought to the state university teaching hospital 10 days ago with symptoms similar to malaria. It added that she started vomiting blood which raised concerns […]

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