by on April 11, 2020
The United States now has now overtaken Italy to have the highest death toll from coronavirus in the world. The latest data, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, shows more than 20,000 people in the US have now died. The grim milestone comes shortly after the US became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday the state's death toll appeared to be stabilising. Announcing a 24-hour figure of 783 new dea...
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by on April 2, 2020
The rapper Tekashi69 walked out of a federal prison on Thursday, four months short of his two-year term, thanks to a nationwide effort to stem coronavirus outbreak risks at jails and prisons, which health advocates fear might become a tinder box for infections. Tekashi69 (born Daniel Hernandez), 23, will finish the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said. Last year, Mr. Hernandez — also known as 6ix9ine — pleaded guilty to a series of gang robberies a...
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by on March 19, 2020
Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. There have been 3,245 reported deaths in China, but there have been questions over the reliability of its data. A lockdown imposed on 12 March in Italy has been extended beyond the original 25 March end date. Nearly all Italians have been told to stay at home. ...
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by on March 12, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo has been quarantined as a result of Rugani's positive coronavirus test ... just a few days after the players were spotted huddling together for a pic. International soccer star Daniele Rugani -- who plays alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus -- has tested positive for coronavirus ... the team announced Wednesday. The team says the 25-year-old Italian is currently asymptomatic ... but he's been quarantined along with all the people he has had contact within recent week...
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by on March 11, 2020
The National Basketball Association will suspend its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus, upending the league’s attempts to maintain business as usual during the outbreak.   A player on the Utah Jazz received the diagnosis on a preliminary basis, the NBA said in a statement Wednesday. The test result came shortly before the Jazz were to play the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the game was scrapped. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule o...
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by on March 11, 2020
Josie Harris, an ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather who had three children with the former champion boxer, has been found dead at her suburban Los Angeles home, authorities said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KABC-TV that 40-year-old Josie Lynn Harris was the mother of three of Mayweather’s children. She was found dead in a vehicle in the driveway of her apparent home in Valencia north of Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the...
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by on March 11, 2020
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was "marshaling the full power of the federal government" to confront a growing public health crisis, including a month-long halt in travel from Europe to the United States. Trump said he was overseeing "the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history." Trump was speaking during a rare Oval Office address to the nation after facing harsh criticism for his response to the pandemic. Wednesday evening's spee...
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by on March 9, 2020
The Kano State government has removed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from office. The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announced this on Monday at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano. Alhaji explained that the state government took the decision to remove the traditional ruler over allegations of consistently refusing to abide by instructions given to him. According to him, the removal was in line with the recommendation of ...
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by on March 1, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds are expecting their first child together and are engaged to be married, the couple announced on Saturday. "The prime minister and Miss Symonds are very pleased to announce their engagement and that they are expecting a baby in the early summer," the couple said in a statement. The 55-year-old Johnson took office in July and led his Conservative Party to a decisive election victory in December. ...
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by on February 25, 2020
With a profit after tax (PAT) of N209 billion in its recently released financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019, up from the N193 billion recorded the previous year, Zenith Bank has become the first Nigerian Bank to cross the N200 billion mark. AriseTV Analyst, Mr. Chika Mbonu, stressed this while analysing the company’s performance on the ‘Global Business Report,’ yesterday. Mbonu, who is a former bank chief executive and presently Managing Director, KSBC Advisory Partners L...
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by on February 25, 2020
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who was ousted by the military in 2011 has died in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017. His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Al-Watan website reported that he died at a military hospital. Mub...
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by on February 25, 2020
A former spokesman for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. The judge, Justice Okon Abang, had earlier found him guilty of all the seven-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge Justice Okon Abang acknowledged Dasuki’s role in the criminal breach of trust and corruption in office which Metuh committed. He said the former PDP spokesman lacked any documentary evidence to show ...
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