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Rave News Digest: Funmi Iyanda Returns With New Talk Show, Trump Promises Nigeria New Ventilators, French Leagues + More

Rave News Digest: Funmi Iyanda Returns With New Talk Show, Trump Promises Nigeria New Ventilators, French Leagues + More


Talk show veteran Funmi Iyanda makes talk show comeback, Donald Trump promises Nigeria ventilators, France’s top two leagues not resuming this season. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…

1. Funmi Iyanda makes talk show comeback with ‘Public Eye Live’

Funmi Iyanda

Nigeria’s talk show queen and pioneer, Funmi Iyanda is back. After years of taking a break from talk show hosting, veteran broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda has announced a come back with ‘Public Eye Live.’ Nigerian entertainment news today

The brand new Instagram live show will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, asking the right questions from the right people. Nigerian celebrity news today

Funmi Iyanda began her Television career by producing and presenting ‘Good Morning Nigeria‘, a breakfast magazine television show that focused on the injustices suffered by Nigerians. She produced the highly successful and transformative ‘New Dawn‘ in 2000.

2. Trump ‘promises to send ventilators to Nigeria’

President Buhari

Nigeria’s presidential aide, Femi Adeshina say US President Donald Trump has promised to send ventilators to West African nations to help it tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

In a phone call with President Muhammadu Buhari, Trump also re-assured Nigeria of the US’ solidarity and support during the outbreak. This was announced by the Nigerian government officials in their daily press briefing.

The US has the highest death toll in the world – more than 56,000 people there have died after contracting coronavirus.

3. Hunger rate could double in East Africa because of virus

Richard Kabanda, 25, in Uganda is one of the millions unable to go out and earn a living during the lockdown

The United Nations food agency has warned that the number of people who risk going hungry in East Africa could double in the next three months as a result of the coronavirus. African news today

The World Food Programme said 43 million people risk lacking access to food in nine countries. They are Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

It said that, although the number of confirmed cases was relatively low compared with elsewhere in the world, the economic effect of the virus is already being felt.

There have been more than 33,000 confirmed cases in Africa and nearly 1,500 confirmed deaths. African news today

4. Pakistan registers its deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic

People line up to receive food as the time to break the fast approaches during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Islamabad | Photo:

Pakistan has registered its deadliest day in terms of deaths from the coronavirus, with at least 20 people dying, taking the country’s toll to 301 deaths since the outbreak began in late February.

Cases in the South Asian nation have been spiking since last week, with 751 new infections recorded on Monday, taking the overall number of cases to 14,079.

So far, at least 3,233 patients or 23 per cent of the overall cases, have recovered, leaving 10,545 active cases in a country where a weak health infrastructure has been at the centre of concerns regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19.

5. France’s top two leagues will not resume this season

PSG are 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, with a game in hand | Photo:

The Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons will not resume after France banned all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the 2019-20 sporting season was over as he announced plans to ease France’s coronavirus lockdown on 11 May.

French football’s governing body had hoped to resume the season on 17 June and finish the campaign on 25 July. Football was suspended indefinitely in France on 13 March.

It is not yet known whether Ligue de Football Professional (LFP) will choose to abandon the season with no promotion or relegation and no champions or base the outcome of the campaign on current standings.

Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics today including latest News in Nigeria, African news, political news, international news, Hollywood news, sports news and news on Nigerian celebrities and African celebrities. Also, expect other top stories and more of the latest trending news today across the Sahara. A summary of the latest Nigerian news today 2020.


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