A fire outbreak that occurred at the Muna Albadawy Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Borno state has resulted in the loss of a life.
Many households were displaced as a result of the fire, other people injured while several belongings were also destroyed in the inferno.
Naija News understands the fire occurred late on Saturday, 23rd May.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the fire started from one of the kitchens in the emergency shelters erected in the camp and 1,613 houseHolds have now been displaced as a result of the fire outbreak.
Meanwhile, NEMA and other partners have responded to the fire incident at the IDP camp by providing relief items to those affected. The relief items include water support, foodstuffs, and basic household items.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Sadiya Farouq has also commiserated with the victims of the campfire incident and also commended NEMA and other stakeholders for their swift intervention.
The former Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode has taken time out to celebrate his triplet and wife as they celebrate their birthday.
Fani-Kayode and his wife, Precious Chikwendu, welcomed the triplets on May 25, 2018, which happens to be his wife’s birthday.
The former minister in a series of post on Twitter shared the level of his joy as his triplets turn 3-year-old.
“Dear sons, may you rejoice at being yourselves. May you follow the song in ur souls. May you wander confidently out of the flock. May you know the exquisite happiness of love. May you travel the world, learning along the way. May you face life’s challenges with curiosity, not fear..1/2”
“May you embrace the qualities that make you uniquely captivating. May you contribute something special to the world, something only you can give. Happy birthday to our darling sons! you make our world go round. Love you all. From Dad and Mum.”
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain tweeted as he celebrates his wife:
“Happy birthday to my beautiful wife @Snowhitey1. May God lead, guide, bless & watch over you. Our handsome sons Aragorn, Ragnar, Aiden & Liam & I love & appreciate you. You are the centre of our world. May you excel & prosper & may the Lord cause you to live long & prosper.”
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The Lagos State government has discharged Thirty-one more COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the virus.
According to a post on the Twitter page of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the patients were discharged after testing negative twice to the coronavirus infection.
Naija News understands those discharged include twelve females and nineteen males. The latest discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in Lagos State to 738.
Additional information on the latest discharges shows nineteen of the patients were released from the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, 13 from Onikan, 11 from Gbagada, 5 from Agidingbi and 1 from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation Centres.
Meanwhile, the commissioner for health in Lagos state, Akin Abayomi has revealed that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state might explode to 120,000 between July and August 2020.
The commissioner for health in Lagos state, Akin Abayomi has noted that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state may explode to 120,000 between July and August, 2020.
“Just a month ago, on April 7, we saw 10 cases per day. Two weeks later it was 32, then 70 cases. We are now seeing above 100 cases per day. This shows our graph is moving in a gentle incline upwards,” he had said, showing a pattern that is now seen on the national aggregate.
As predicted by the Cable, If Lagos state were to record 120,000 cases by July-August as stated by the commissioner, the entire country will probably peak at over 300,000 at about the same time.
Earlier today, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed three hundred and thirteen new cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The health sector confirmed this in a tweet on its official microblogging site account on Sunday night at about 11:12 PM. The new update brings the overall confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria to 7839, Naija News understands.
Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo’s dream at Old Trafford is closely dashing out as his main club show strong interest in receiving him back to feature in the next summer.
The forward since his loan move to Manchester United in January 2020 has proved many wrong by his outstanding performance in few matches he was featured.
Naija News understands that Ighalo had netted four goals in eight matches for the Reds just before games were suspended due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic across the world.
Shanghai Shenhua had released the 30-year-old to Manchester United on a six-month loan deal which will expire on May 30.
According to a report monitored by this online news platform on Goal, the Reds has an interest in keeping the striker but no agreement has been reached yet with his parent club.
The report further noted that the English Premier League club has not pushed forward any offer to make a permanent deal for the Nigerian player.
United has only a week to end a negotiation for either to extend Ighalo’s deal, signed him permanently or lose him to his parent club as desired by the club.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Shenhua are keen to welcome back the striker to join his teammates to prepare for the restart of the Chinese Super League which was also halted due to Coronavirus outbreak.
In another development, Naija News reported that two more people have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) from two English Premier League (EPL) club.
The manager of the demolished Prodest Hotel has allegedly tested positive for coronavirus.
Naija News recalled that Prodest Hotel, Eleme was one of the two hotels destroyed by the Rivers State government for violation of the Covid-19 Lockdown Executive Order 7 which banned the operation of hotels.
However, speaking on the latest development on COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria, Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim said the Manager of Prodest Hotel, Bariledum Azoroh is among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State on Sunday.
Meanwhile in another development, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged Governor Nyesom Wike before the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over the alleged “brutal crackdown, repression, and grave violations and abuses of the human rights of the people of rivers State.
The former lawmaker representing Kaduna North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the call for schools to resume in Nigeria.
Sani in his post on Twitter noted that the move to open schools, particularly primary and secondary schools is too early and dangerous.
This is coming after the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, Olusegun Bamgbose, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to open schools.
The Lagos based lawyer had charged the President to allow JSS 3, SS3 and final year students in tertiary institutions to resume.
Shehu Sani in his reaction had noted that no parent will psychologically be at peace to let their children out at times like this.
The former lawmaker tweeted, “It’s too early and dangerous to contemplate reopening schools, particularly primary and secondary schools at this time.
“No parent will psychologically be at peace to let their children out at times like this. We can make up for the loss of time not of life.”
The Cross River State Government has declared 35 youths wanted for their alleged involvement in killings in Calabar over rival cult clashes.
The government further announced that a handsome reward awaits anyone with useful information that leads to the arrest of the suspects.
This was contained in a statement dated 22nd May which was signed by the Permanent Secretary on Security, Dr. Alfred Mboto.
The statement also added that any house/hotel accommodating the wanted persons will be confiscated and the owner prosecuted.
The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM), Apostle Johnson Suleman, has released powerful prophecies for the week.
Naija News reports that the OFM General Overseer released the prophecies on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Monday morning, May 25, 2020, twenty-four days after he released prophecies for the month of May.
This online news platform understands that the Apostle noted in his prophecies that this week, those that believe in the prophecies “will not be forsaken neither will you beg.”
Apostle Suleman who has been tagged by some as “controversial,” prayed that this week, “you will meet the right people, you will get your heart desires.”
Apostle Suleman prayed in the prophecies, that “are there things God wants to come your way, it will never escape you in Jesus name.”
Stressing the importance of the Bible, the OFM General Overseer quoted Psalms 13.22 and prayed that “wealth is laid up for you.”
Below are the prophecies by Apostle Suleman for this week…
“This week, you will not be forsaken neither will you beg(psalms 37.25)…
“You will meet the right people, you will get your heart desires…
“Are there things God wants to come your way, it will never escape you in Jesus name…
“Wealth is laid up for you..(psalms 13.22),” Apostle Suleman tweeted.
The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has left businesses crawling, while schools and offices have been under lock due to the increase in recorded cases.
Heads of States and Presidents over the weeks have been advised by health institutions to keep religious centres and other gatherings on hold as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
However, there have been calls from different angles for governments to consider reopening of schools as students have been away from learning atmosphere for more than a month.
The United State President, Donald Trump on Monday, in a post on his Twitter account, noted that schools will soon be opened as soon as possible in the country.
Trump tweeted, “Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available.”
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A total of 1,621,658 cases of Covid-19 have been officially confirmed in the country, the highest number in the world, according to the data of a university based in Baltimore