Connect with us

Inside Nigeria

BREAKING: Gunmen In Military Camouflage Kidnap 12-Year-Old Boy, 8 Others In Abuja

Published

on

Kidnappers on Monday night pierced Abuja ‘safety net’ and made away with nine persons in the Kuje area of the city.

According to a TVC report, among the people kidnapped was a 12-year-old boy.

The kidnapping happened in Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Witnesses said the kidnappers dressed in military camouflage struck around 8:00pm.

Several weeks ago, the Inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu had given assurances about the safety of the city, following some abductions, the most notable of which was the kidnap of the daughter of a chieftain of the PDP who had to pay in bitcoins to get his daughter released.

Inside Nigeria

BREAKING: Nigeria Records 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus, Total Now 224

Published

on

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) on Sunday confirmed 10 new cases of coronavirus.

Six cases were confirmed in Lagos, two cases confirmed in the FCT, two in Edo.

Two new deaths have been recorded in Lagos and Edo State with 27 patients discharged.

As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria.

Twenty-seven have been discharged with five deaths.

Continue Reading

Inside Nigeria

Three Nigerians Die Of Coronavirus In US

Published

on

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of three Nigerians from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States.

Okoyen made the announcement in a statement in New York on Saturday evening.

He said one of them, a doctor from Abia, contracted the virus while on duty in New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the U.S.

The envoy identified the second person as 25-year-old Bassey Offiong, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University whose case has been reported by the Nigerian media.

Okoyen said: “It is regrettable to announce that three Nigerians have died of COVID-19 in the United States of America.

“The first case was a 60-year-old lady, Hajia Laila Abubakar Ali of Kano descent, who died on March 25, while receiving treatment at the Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York.

“Secondly, 25-year-old Bassey Offiong from Calabar, a final year Chemical Engineering student of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, died on Saturday, March 28, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

“Unfortunately, the last case was a medical practitioner, Dr Caleb Anya, from Ohafia in Abia State.

“He died while rendering service to humanity on the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in New York on April 1.

“On behalf of the Consulate General of Nigeria in New York, I wish to extend our condolences to the families of the deceased Nigerians in this tragic circumstance.’’

The consul general saluted the sacrifice of medical personnel and other essential workers risking their lives on the frontline to save others.

“We are particularly very proud of Nigerian medical professionals in the USA who form part of the incredible workforce in the service of humanity at this time,’’ he added.

NAN

Continue Reading

Inside Nigeria

BREAKING: Nigeria Records Five New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 214

Published

on

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported five new cases of coronavirus in the country, taking the total number of infections to 214.

According to NCDC, “Five new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: three in Bauchi and two in the FCT, Abuja.

As at 10:10 pm 4th April there are 214 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-five have been discharged with two deaths”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

HOTTEST TOPICS