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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Coronavirus : House of Rep Members Donate Two Months Salary

The 360 members of the House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months salary to the fight against the #COVID -19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has announced.

"Finish Him" - Burna Boy Knocks out Reekado Banks for Asking for a Battle

  Burna Boy was in a good mood today responding to his fans on twitter. One of the fans asked who he would like to have a hit battle with and Burna responded,   I don’t really know what a hit battle is but I’m willing to go toe to toe with ANY worthy challenger . Lyrically , musically , physically. However they want it. Former Mavin Records Artist, Reekado Banks replied that he is available for the challenge, He tweeted i@m game that energy let's get it. And the RESPONSE OUCH !!!

Former President of Congo, Yhombi-Opango dies of coronavirus

        Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango,  former president of the Republic of the Congo, has died after contracting coronavirus, his family said. Yhombi-Opango died  in a Paris hospital on Monday.  He was 81. Yhombi-Opango was ill before he contracted the virus, his son told AFP news agency. He led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979, being  ousted by the country's current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Photo : Woman Claims Drake's Son Looks Like Hers

       Drake revealed the face of his 2 year old son Adonis to the world yesterday with a long instagram caption. The photo generated a lot of mixed reviews.    Now a twitter user with handle @Samjorushmeyer is surprised Adonis is the replica of her son. In a tweet, she said  I can’t stop staring at it. It’s still creeping me out. My child is the exact same human as @Drake ’s son. It’s confirmed. See the Photo below                                                                                                 Adonis Do they look alike?

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Recovered from Coronavirus

     Daniel Dae Kim announced he’s “virus free,” 10 days after publicly revealing he tested positive for COVID-19. The 51-year-old  Lost  alum explained Sunday he “had a bit of a setback” after his last health update. “This disease is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and this past week was no exception. So, the day after my last video, my course of treatment ended,” the actor revealed on social media. “I was feeling healthier, as I mentioned, and I thought it would be good to just let my immune system take charge the rest of the way. But, maybe I was a bit too confident. A day after, I started to feel sluggish, tired. I was still congested and weirdly I lost my sense of smell, which led to a loss of sense of taste.”    Last week, Kim shared that he was taking hydroxychloroquine (an antimalarial drug), Tamiflu, azithromycin (commonly known as a Z-pack) and a glycopyrrolate inhaler . At the time, he said he said he felt “practically back to normal.” Daniel's with h

Davido's Father Donates N500M to Osun State

    Davido's father, Dr. Deji Adeleke  has donated N500M worth of food stuff to Osun State to cushion the effect of coronavirus crisis. The donation was revealed by Ovation Magazine publisher, Chief Dele Momodu. Dr. Adeleke also donated N500M to the federal Government.

Remembering Nipsey Hussle A Year After His Death

     The year since Nipsey Hussle was gunned down has not diminished the rapper's legacy, but rather cemented it and continues to prove true his catchphrase, “The Marathon Continues.” Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Hussle's death and his popularity and influence pushes forward as strong as ever.         He won two posthumous Grammys in January, he remains a favorite of his hip-hop peers and his death has reshaped his hometown of Los Angeles in some unexpected ways. Throughout the city, murals dedicated to Hussle have been painted, rival gangs have had peace talks and a group of men convene in a cross-country book club to discuss books recommended by the rapper.        “It shows you how powerful and great he is,” said DJ Khaled, who won a Grammy with Hussle and Legend for “Higher” for best rap/sung performance. Hussle’s song “Racks in the Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy took home an award for best rap performance. “He was so much of a blessing as a f

New York City becomes the epicenter of America’s largest Coronavirus outbreak

New York City is now the epicenter of America’s largest Coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, briefing reporters on Monday, said that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak was yet to come, even as another 253 people died in the state in a 24-hour period. He  said that 1,218 people had died in New York, up from 965 on Sunday morning. “If you wait to prepare for a storm to hit, it is too late,” the governor said. “You have to prepare before the storm hits. And in this case the storm is when you hit that high point, when you hit that apex. How do you know when you’re going to get there? You don’t.” New York reported almost 7,000 new cases of the virus, bringing the total to nearly 66,500. Most of the cases were in New York City, where, officials reported later on Monday, 38,087 people had been infected. The number of virus-related deaths in New York City rose to 914 Monday afternoon, up 138 from around the same time Sunday, officials said.

Drake Shares First Photos of Son Adonis

       In a post shared on Instagram, Drake revealed the face of his son to the world. Part of the post says : I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on. It was revealed last year by fellow rapper  Pusha T during a short beef that Drake had a baby he was keeping away from the world.

CBS News Veteran, Maria Mercader, Dies at 54 Due to Coronavirus

     Maria Mercader, whose work at CBS News helped deliver the division’s breaking news from the U.S. and around the world to viewers, died Sunday due to coronavirus, CBS News said.       She was 54 years old and had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since the last week in February.     CBS News said Mercader  fought cancer and related illnesses for more than 20 years, and noted that numerous treatments and surgeries had left her among the most vulnerable to the disease.

"Give Nigerians 50K Each" - Yul Edochie tells Buhari

      Popular Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has asked President Buhari to give eacj Nigerian N50,000 to cushon the effect of this Coronavirus crisis. The actor tweeted . President Buhari announced the total lockdown of FCT, Lagos and Ogun yesterday. 

Coronavirus : Comedian Funnybone Threatens to Sue Man who attended AMVCA Sick

     AMVCA Winner for Best actor in a Comedy, Comedian Funnybone has threatened to sue the man who arrived from London with coronavirus symptoms and still attended AMVCA. The actor revealed he took the test and the result came out negative. Lagos state Government had earlier warned all the attendees to self quarantine for 14 days.  He disclosed on his page. Read below.

Country star Joe Diffie dead at 61 due to Coronavirus complications

      Just two days after it was revealed that Joe Diffie had tested positive for COVID-19, his publicist, Scott Adkins, has confirmed that the country legend has died due to coronavirus complications. The Grammy-winner and 25-year member of the Grand Ole Opry was 61 years old.        Diffie was the first country star to go public with a coronavirus diagnosis, announcing in a statement Friday: “I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment. My family and I are asking for privacy at this time. We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.” Joseph Logan Diffie was born Dec. 28, 1958, in Tulsa, Okla.

Marvel actor Keith Middlebrook arrested for claiming he had Coronavirus cure

     The FBI has arrested actor Keith Middlebrook, who had uncredited roles in  Thor  and  Iron Man 2,  after he tried to sell a cure for the coronavirus. Middlebrook, who is based in Southern California, is believed to have falsely claimed that he was in possession of the antidote, in an attempt to receive funds and investment from numerous companies. The U.S. Department Of Justice released a statement on Wednesday detailing how Middlebrook had told his Instagram followers that his company would be able to make them hundreds of millions of dollars if they invested, as he insisted he had pills that would stop COVID-19 infections.  Middlebrook also sent out text messages saying that a coronavirus victim from Los Angeles had “got up and walked 51 hours after” being injected.

CoronaVirus : Buhari locks down Lagos, Abuja, Ogun

       The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has  announced a total restriction of movement in Abuja,  Lagos, and Ogun States. He said the restriction was to curb the community transmission of COVID-19 in the states where it is prevalent. He said this during a nationwide broadcast on Sunday. He said, “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11pm on Monday, 30th March 2020. This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and the high traffic between the two States. “All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes. Travel to or from other states should be postponed. All businesses and offices within these locations should be fully closed during this period. “The Governors of Lagos and Ogun States, as well as the Minister of the FCT, have been notified. Furthermore, heads

Coronavirus - John Dumelo Distributes Bread and Satchet Water in His Community

The Ghanaian actor-cum politician, John Dumelo  distributed bread and satchet water for the people of his community in Ayawaso. Check out more photos below

Video: US Congress Member Ben McAdams Recovers from CoronaVirus

      US congress member representing Utah has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from coronavirus. See the message he shared below. Today my doctors are releasing me from the hospital to continue my recovery at home. I'm grateful to the staff at the @UofUHealth . I urge everyone to take the threats of #coronavirus seriously- follow @CDCgov and public health guidelines. We will get through this. #utpol #covid19 — Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) March 28, 2020

Buhari to address the nation tonight

       President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman has said.    The broadcast, scheduled for 7pm, will be on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), according to Femi Adesina.   He asked all television, radio and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the networks.

Wife of Canada Pime Minister Recovers from Coronavirus

    Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Prime Minister of Canada has recovered from CoronaVirus. It was announced two weeks ago that she tested positive. She announced the recovery on her facebook page. Hello my dear friends, Canadians, and allies everywhere. I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public Health. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me with their well wishes. And to everyone who is suffering right now, I send you all my love. These are challenging times. I know it’s not easy to be alone – we are all social beings, me included! But just because we’re increasing the physical distance between us doesn’t mean we have to do the same emotionally. From social media to a simple phone call, there are so many ways for us to stay connected while we’re apart and actually deepen our relationships. I strongly believe that science AND compassion will

Coronavirus: Angelina Jolie donates $1 million to feed underprivileged kids

     Actress Angelina Jolie has donated $1 million as an effort to feed underprivileged children whose access to school lunches has been cut off due to closures amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She has given $1 million to the charity No Kid Hungry, which says it has so far spread $2 million across 30 states to feed low-income children and their families . “As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,” said Jolie, 44 according to dailymail.

‘Red Princess’ of Spain is first royal to die of Coronavirus

       Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, the cousin of Spain’s King Felipe IV, has become the first royal to die of the novel coronavirus. Her death was announced earlier this week by her brother, Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbón, the Duke of Aranjuez.  She was known as the “Red Princess" for her outspoken progressive views and activism.     On Friday, a mass was organized in Madrid in honor of the late princess, who was a professor at Paris’ Sorbonne and Madrid’s Complutense University.

Photos : Senator Ben Bruce Buries Wife

  Evelyn, the wife of Senator Ben Murray Bruce has finally been laid to rest. The Burial ceremony took place in the United States where she passed away. See more photos below.#

Governor El-Rufai Tests Positive for CoronaVirus

  The Governor of Kaduna State has revealed he has contacted Coronavirus. El-Rufai said in a video posted online. Watch video below

Photos: Cristiano Ronaldo Buys $9-Million Bugatti Centodieci, One of Only Ten

   Soccer star Ronaldo has placed an order for a Bugatti: the Centodieci. Unveiled at Pebble Beach last year to celebrate the company's 110th anniversary, the Bugatti Centodieci is inspired by the iconic Bugatti EB110 from the 1990s. Production is limited to just ten units, each costing $9 million. Check out the photos below

Coronavirus : President Buhari receives briefing from Minister of Health and DG NCDC (Photos)

Pix by Bayo Omoboriowo

Davido's fiance Chioma Tests Positive for Coronavirus

     Davido has revealed his fiance Chioma has tested positive for coronavirus. The superstar revealed on his instagram page that he ran the mandatory tests with his wife and team, but Chioma's result came back positive. Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after cancelling tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March. Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby. We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and pra

French Montana Accused of Sexually Assaulting Intoxicated Woman

   A n anonymous woman sued Moroccan-American rapper French Montana on Thursday, alleging that she was given alcohol and raped during a party at the artist’s home in Hidden Hills, Calif. two years ago. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe — states that she blacked out and was sexually assaulted while she was incapacitated. According to the suit, the woman believes that Montana was one of the men who came into the bedroom and assaulted her. She also accuses Mansour Bennouna,  Montana’s purported business partner and “right-hand man” — of sexually assaulting her. Doe sued Montana, 35, under his legal name, Karim Kharbouch, and his company, Coke Boys Records, alleging that the company promotes an image of drinking, drug-taking and sexual misconduct.

Check out the ‘Singing Surgeon’ Elvis Francois going viral during the Coronavirus crisis

During these trying times of the coronavirus crisis, Elvis Francois is just what the doctor ordered.   The orthopedic surgery resident at Minnesota’s prestigious Mayo Clinic has stuck the right chord and hit a high note with lots of people social media. Francois, who has been singing his face off in front of his cell phone for over two years, has become a viral sensation this week after posting his latest vocalized performance on Instagram. View this post on Instagram Imagine all the people... —- In life, there are so many things that divide us. Religion, race, politics, social status and many more....But today a global pandemic brings us all together as one. —- Over the next few months our health care system will be tested. Many lives will be lost. Health care providers will be under an incredible amount of stress to save thousands of people. But when times are as dark as they are today, nothing shines brighter