Opera News brings you a selection of the latest big news in Nigeria this morning. Enjoy!
Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 146 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 4,787.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 4787. However, 959 have been discharged, with 158 death recorded.
471 die in Yobe in 3 weeks
Four hundred and seventy-one people died in Yobe State in the last three weeks, the state task force on COVID-19 made the revelation on Tuesday.
Yobe State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, added that the total of 471 was put together between the last week of April and the second week of May.
He added that the casualties were recorded in Potiskum, which is the business capital of Yobe State, Nguru, Gashu’a and Damaturu the state capital.
Supreme Court affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as senator
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the appeals filed by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor challenging Ifeanyi Ubah’s election as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District.
A five-man panel led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta unanimously held that the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, where the suit began lacked territorial jurisdiction to entertain it.
Governors meet today to review COVID-19 strategy
Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID-19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly overcome the effects of the pandemic.
The governors will also discuss the NCDC Bill, 2020 among other matters, apart from taking a critical look at the nation’s economic sustainability plan, Post-Covid-19.
METRO & CRIME
Man beats wife and posts it on Facebook – Police can do nothing
A man identified as Afobaje Maiyegun has allegedly posted on Facebook on how he beats his wife and is not afraid of the Police.
Posting a photo of his wife in a battered state, the man hinted that it was his right to chastise his wife anytime she does wrong.
Married lady offered me N150K monthly to be her boyfriend
A Nigerian model identified as King Monye on Twitter has taken to the platform to narrate on how a married lady once offered him the sum of N150K monthly so he could serve as her boyfriend.
According to the man, the lady’s husband is not in the country and she wanted him to be more than just friends to her.
It was gathered that the traffic officer was beaten by policemen led by one SP Femi Iwasokun for allegedly interfering with their job.
Wenger : Kanu my best January signing
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named Nwankwo Kanu as his best signing in the middle of the season during his 22-year spell with the Gunners.
Kanu moved to North London from Inter Milan for a reported £4.15m fee in 1999 and immediately established himself in the team.
In his first few outings for the Gunners, the ex-Nigeria forward scored 17 goals in 50 matches, and he helped them to a runners-up finish in the Uefa Cup.
Bribery: Echiejile challenges ex-Eagles to mention names
Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile has challenged his former teammates alleging they were asked to pay for spots in the senior national team to mention names of people who demanded bribes from them or remain silent.
Chinedu Obasi in an Instagram Live chat had alleged that he was asked to pay before making the team to the 2014 World Cup but didn’t mention those who demanded the bribe from him.
EPL gets green light for June 1 re-start
Premier League clubs received a boost to their hopes of completing the season on Monday as the government published a “roadmap” that could see the return of elite sport in England from June 1.
Premier League clubs had been planning for a return to action no earlier than the week beginning June 8.