COVID-19: China Reports No New Deaths For First Time

China on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it started publishing figures in January, 2020, the National Health Commission said. Cases in mainland China have been dwindling since March, but the country faces a second wave of infections brought in from overseas, with health officials reporting nearly […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Now Has 26 Confirmed Cases – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Sunday, March 22, 2020 says one new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Oyo state, and three in Lagos state. This brings the total tally of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 26. Of the 26 confirmed cases, 2 have been discharged with no death.

Covid-19: Liberia Confirms First Case Of Virus

Liberia announced its first case of coronavirus, becoming the 27th African country to confirm the illness on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Information Ministry said in a statement that the infected patient is the head of Liberia’s environmental agency who had recently returned from Switzerland. The statement further noted that the government urges everyone to […]

Pope Francis Tests Negative For Coronavirus After Suffering From Cold

Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. The pope cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy this weekend, after axing all public meetings at the end of last week […]

Police Nab Suspected Trafficker With 23 Children In Taraba

The police have arrested a suspected child trafficker, Mary Yakubu, with 23 children in Taraba State. The children, who are between the ages of four and seven, comprise 14 boys and nine girls. Mary was paraded along with other suspects on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the State Police Command headquarters in Jalingo, the Taraba […]

At Least 30 Killed As Gunmen Attack Kaduna Villages

At least 30 people have been killed while several others injured as gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna State. The affected villages are Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau. Although the police authorities and Kaduna State Government are yet to confirm the attack, […]

Coronavirus: 78-Year Old Is Australia’s First Fatality

A 78-year-old man evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan died at a Perth hospital Sunday, becoming Australia’s first fatality from the disease, officials said. His 79-year-old wife was also infected with the disease during the cruise and remains in a Perth hospital, a spokeswoman for the Western Australian state health department […]

Mexico Returns Ancient Sculpture To Nigeria

The Mexican Government delivered to Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, an ancient bronze sculpture seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into the country. The sculpture, from the 6th century Southwestern Yoruba city of Ife, shows a man wearing woven pants and a hat, sitting with his legs […]

World’s Oldest Man Dies In Japan At 112

A Japanese man recently named the world’s oldest living male has died aged 112, a local official said Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, North of Tokyo, died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at his nursing home in the same prefecture, the official said. The news […]

Patient Plays Violin As Surgeons Removed A Brain Tumor

Dagmar Turner wasn’t just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King’s College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist’s musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal. The tumor, in her right frontal lobe, was dangerously close to areas of […]