Raymond Dokpesi, founder of African Independent Television (AIT) has tested positive for Coronavirus disease.
Mr Dokpesi alongside his daughter-in-law and six other family members have been evacuated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, where his son who earlier tested positive is already receiving treatment.
This is coming three days after Dokpesi jnr was confirmed to have contracted the infection.
The new development was announced by television station Friday evening. TODAY POLITICS monitored the broadcast aired as breaking news.