13 Almajirai Test Positive For COVID-19 In Jigawa, MC Oluomo Speaks On Contesting For Governorship + Terrorists Abandon Wives, Kids As Troops Intensify Onslaught

Opera News brings you a selection of the latest big news in Nigeria this morning. Enjoy!

 

NEWS

13 Almajirai test positive for COVID-19 in Jigawa

Thirty-one of the people that tested positive for coronavirus in Jigawa State are almajirai  (street children) sent back to the state from Kano State, an official has said.

Apart from the 23 cases, we also got 28 almajirai that tested positive and out of 23 announced by the  NCDC, three are almajirai. So, out of a total of 51 cases, 31 are almajirai.  Before now we had 118 cases Plus the 51, that is a total of 169 cases.

I don’t want to be a rep, a senator or a governor – MC Oluomo

The chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Musiliu Akinsanya has dispelled rumours that he is planning to contest for a political office in Lagos State in the future.

The known All Progressives Congress’s supporter, however, said is fully in “support” of the party in government in the state.

Nigeria records 288 new cases of COVID-19, total now 5445

Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of Coronavirus across various states of the country.

NCDC stated that Lagos State recorded 179 cases, Kano State had twenty cases, Katsina and Jigawa State recorded fifteen cases each, Borno State had thirteen cases, Ogun State recorded eleven cases and the Federal Capital Territory recorded seven cases.

 

METRO & CRIME

My aunt sold my one-month-old son to child trafficking syndicate for N950,000 — 20-yr-old orphan

A 20-year-old woman, Abiola Komolafe, has narrated how her one-month-old son was sold to a child trafficking syndicate by her aunt, shortly after she was delivered of the child in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Komolafe was paraded alongside 182 suspects by the Delta State Police Command in Asaba, for crimes ranging from terrorism, robbery, kidnap, murder, cultism and child trafficking.

Ekiti twin girl found dead in co-tenant’s vehicle

A seven-year-old girl, Morire Olagoke, was on Thursday night allegedly found dead inside a co-tenant’s vehicle at the Olujoda area of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The girl’s mother, Kehinde Ajayi, who said the family searched for her daughter in the afternoon of that day, declared her missing, following which a search party helped to comb the neighbourhood for her.

Terrorists abandon wives, kids as troops intensify onslaught 

In a bid to avert further fatalities, Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters have dropped off their families as troops intensify onslaught against the insurgents, it was learnt.

According to the Armed Forces of Nigeria, 72 family members of the insurgents, including 33 women and 39 children were found at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

ENTERTAINMENT

Davido’s hit song, ‘Blow my mind’, crosses 40 million on YouTube

The singer made the announcement recently on his Instagram account as he continues to promote his recently released music video, ‘D&G’ featuring Summer Walker.

Blow my mind’ joins a list of Davido’s hit songs that have done tens of million streams on YouTube.

With 46 million streams, ‘Blow my mind’ joins ‘Gobe’ with 35 million streams, ‘Aye’ with 59 million streams, ‘Assurance’ with 56 million streams, ‘Fia’ with 74 million streams and ‘If’ with 167 million streams.

Rapper big sheff sheds weight after admitting being fat

Nigerian rapper Sheriff Ilori aka Big Sheff has shocked his fans with his dramatic weight loss.

The son of ace musicians General Kollington Ayinla and Queen Salawa Abeni recently posted a picture of himself on his Instagram page after embarking on diet transformation.

‘He’s a danger to the community’ Judge shuts down R.Kelly’s third attempt to get out of jail over Covid-19 fears

A judge has denied singer R.Kelly’s request to leave jail due to the possibility of him contracting Covid-19, labeling Kelly a ‘danger to the community’ and a ‘flight risk’ .

This is the third time R.Kelly’s attempts to leave jail on ‘health conditions’ is being dismissed by the court as he is being held in prison over child sex abuse allegations, transmission of STDS and kidnapping.