Funbi Bello

FG Declares Friday, Monday Easter Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday, April 13, 2020 as public holidays to mark the Easter celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said this in a statement through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Georgina Ehuriah. Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ […]

Lagos Begins COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Lagos state plans to start COVID-19 clinical trial in partnership with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other institutions. This was revealed by the Lagos State  Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi at a briefing on Monday, April 6, 2020. He added that the state is looking to activate some other testing sites […]

Six New COVID-19 Infections Confirmed, Nigeria’s Total Cases Now 238

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of COVID-19 in the country. The health agency revealed in a tweet, at 9:30pm on Monday, April 6, 2020, that the total number of cases in Nigeria is 238. It stated that Kwara and Edo recorded two cases respectively while Rivers and the […]

COVID-19: Kwara State Records Two Cases

Kwara State has recorded two cases of COVID-19 in Ilorin, the state capital. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye confirmed the two cases in a statement on Monday, April 6, 2020, explaining that one is the wife of a UITH patient, a UK returnee, who died last Thursday and the other is […]

COVID-19: Index Case In Osun Recovers, Gets Discharged

The Osun State government has discharged the index case of Coronavirus in the state. The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, announced this at a press briefing in Osogbo, the state capital on Sunday, April 5, 2020. He said the patient was discharged after recovering, following treatment at the Isolation centre at Asubiaro Special Hospital in Osogbo. […]

Police Arrest Actress Funke Akindele For Disobeying State Rules Amid

Sequel to the directives of the Lagos state government on the lockdown, the police have arrested Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, in Lagos State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Elkana explained that the actress was arrested for violating the restriction […]

Governor Seyi Makinde Tests Negative For COVID-19

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has tested negative for COVID-19. This is coming six days after the governor tested positive for the virus and was in self-isolation. The governor had on March 30, 2020 revealed via his twitter handle that he had tested positive for the virus, stating that though he is asymptomatic, he […]

COVID-19: Nigerian Actress Funke Akindele Under Fire For Hosting House

Prominent Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been widely criticised for holding a party during the lockdown imposed to tackle COVID-19. The party in her Lagos mansion was held to celebrate the birthday of her husband, producer JJC Skillz. Meanwhile, Akindele has appeared in a Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) video to raise awareness about […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records Ten New Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed ten new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 224. Six of the ten new cases are in Lagos, two in Edo, while the other two are in the FCT. So far, five persons have died from the virus […]