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Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines
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Brazilian sex workers go on strike for a week to demand they are among ‘front line’ workers to get ‘priority’ Covid-19 vaccines

Sex workers in the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines. Thousands of sex workers in the city have been forced by pandemic-related closure of hotels, where they rented rooms to sell their services -- to solicit for clients on the street, they say. "We are in the front line, moving the economy and we are at risk," Cida Vieira, president of the Association of Prostitutes of Minas Gerais state, told AFP. "We need to get vaccinated." Vieira and other women held a protest Monday, April 5, in a street where they used to ply their trade, waving placards declaring: "Sex workers are professionals" and "Sex work and health." "We are part...
Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 
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Update: DMX Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19 while in Hospital Fighting for his Life 

Hip Hop icon, DMX has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus while in the hospital fighting for his life. Recall the rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was hospitalized at White Plains Hospital last Friday after suffering a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack and is "facing serious health issues. He was reported without oxygen for like 30 minutes while unconscious when police arrived on the scene on April 2 and transported him to the Hospital. The rapper was scheduled for critical brain function tests today to determine the decision that his family will have to make. But it has now been revealed that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. According to VladTV, X’s manager Steve Rifkind said he tested positive for COVID-19 while in the hospital. The posi...
Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly lands at unopened airport still under construction
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Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly lands at unopened airport still under construction

An Ethiopian Airlines plane mistakenly landed at an unopened airport still under construction in Zambia, the airline has confirmed. The flight, a cargo service traveling from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and destined for Ndola, Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport -- instead landed Sunday at Zambia's new Copperbelt International Airport, which has not yet been inaugurated, the airline said in a statement. The flight -- ET 3891 -- made a safe landing in the new airport, Ethiopian Airlines added. The transport ministry's permanent secretary Misheck Lungu told the AFP news agency that the pilot had landed at the unopened airport "by error." The Copperbelt International Airport is about 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport by car. "When he was about to land he was ...
Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash
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Real Madrid Confirm Key Player to Miss Liverpool clash

Real Madrid have confirmed defender Raphael Varane will miss their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday against Liverpool, after testing positive for coronavirus. This means Zinedine Zidane will be without his first-choice central defender, as Sergio Ramos is already sidelined with a calf problem. Varane and Ramos will likely miss the second leg at Anfield next Wednesday, April 14. Zidane is set to start Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao in the first leg. Zidane also hinted over the weekend that Eden Hazard could be fit after a hip injury but the former Chelsea man was not named in the Spaniards’ squad.
Raphael Varane Tests Positive for Coronavirus Hours before Champions League Quarter-final Clash with Liverpool
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Raphael Varane Tests Positive for Coronavirus Hours before Champions League Quarter-final Clash with Liverpool

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will miss Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool after testing positive for coronavirus. The 27-year-old French international was set to start the quarter-final first leg in Spain but will now be unavailable for Zinedine Zidane’s side after he returned a positive Coronavirus test on the morning of the match. The Spanish giants will be without both first-choice central defenders for the game tonight with Sergio Ramos already sidelined due to a calf injury he picked up on international duty with Spain. Real said in a statement on their official website: “Real Madrid C. F. informs that our player Raphael Varane tested positive in the COVID-19 test he underwent this morning.” Brazilian defender Eder Militao will ...
North Korea announces it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics
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North Korea announces it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics

The Secretive State of North Korea has reportedly decided to drop out of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics due to concerns its athletes could contract coronavirus. North Korea decided to sever ties with the outside world in 2020 to prevent an influx of coronavirus cases in the country. The country has not reported a single case of Covid-19, and there have been no indications one has taken place, though health experts doubt Pyongyang's claim the country has not seen a single case of the virus. According to a report published Tuesday, April 6, on DPRK Sports, a state media outlet focused on sports affairs, North Korean officials announced that the country would not be participating in this summer's Games in order to "protect players from the world public health crisis caused by Cov...
Actress Georgina Onuoha Blasts FFK for Taking the COVID19 Vaccine Months after Describing it as Evil
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Actress Georgina Onuoha Blasts FFK for Taking the COVID19 Vaccine Months after Describing it as Evil

Georgina Onuoha has blasted former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, who a few days ago took his first jab of the COVID19 vaccine, months after describing same as evil. FFK on several occasions in 2020 spoke against the COVID19 vaccine, saying it was evil and ''Gates killer vaccine''. It came as a surprise to many Nigerians on Tuesday, March 30 when he took his first jab of the vaccine. Georgina is appalled by his actions and took to her Instagram page to drag him as well as clergyman, Chris Oyakhilome. Read her post below; ''So this piece of shit called @real_ffk for months mislead millions of Nigerians by instilling fears in them regarding the coronavirus and the vaccine that followed. He lied and mislead them. Made various false statements and conspiracy theories abo...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has questioned the faith of Nigerian Christians receiving AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus. Oyakhilome revealed that Christians should believe in the word of God more than the vaccine, adding that they are healers. He also berated the Nigerian government for asking pastors to convince their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This was contained in a viral video he released on Monday. “What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth? Do you realise if you believe in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He made us healers. What’s wrong? What happened to you? When did we start making such recommendations to God’s people? For God...
Johnson & Johnson To Boost Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout With 400m Doses
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Johnson & Johnson To Boost Africa’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout With 400m Doses

AFRICA’S COVID-19 vaccination programme got a boost as pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, J&J, announced it will supply up to 400 million doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union. The supplies will help Africa reach its target of vaccinating at least 60 percent of the population, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The African Vaccine Acquisition Trust Team, AVATT, has already signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson for the delivery of the vaccine doses. The agreement entails that 55 member states of the AU will take delivery, from the beginning of the third quarter of 2021, up to 200 million doses of the vaccine. Additional 180 million doses will be made available in 2022, making it a combined total of up to 400 million doses of ...
Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day
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Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day

Citizens of Philippines won't be celebrating Easter in a normal way this year as the country's leader has imposed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, spoiling Easter plans for millions in the Catholic dominated country. Over the weekend, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the lockdown after the country reported 9,838 new Covid-19 cases -- the country's highest single day increase. According to the Philippines News Agency, Philippines has reported more than 720,000 coronavirus cases, including 13,170 deaths, making it one of the worst affected countries in Asia. Since February there has been a rise in daily reported cases and the country is now reporting more than 9,000 new cases a day. More than 25 million people across Metro Manila and nearb...
101 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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101 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

101 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the Nigeria on Saturday March 27, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-32, Abia-16, Ebonyi-14, FCT-10, Bayelsa-6, Rivers-6, Bauchi-5, Jigawa-4, Oyo-3, Akwa Ibom-3, Osun-2. There are now 162,489 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,041 deaths have been recorded.  150,205 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

97 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday March 25, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-50, Kaduna-12, FCT-10, Bayelsa-8, Imo-3, Kwara-3, Bauchi-2, Osun-2, Akwa Ibom-1, Edo-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1, Plateau-1, Zamfara-1. There are now 162,275 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,036 deaths have been recorded. 149,882 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million
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Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet Sells for Over £2 million

Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital certificate connected to his first ever tweet for over £2m. The digital certificate was purchased in an auction by Sina Estavi, a Malaysia-based entrepreneur. The tweet, posted by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, reads: "just setting up my twttr" Buyer, Mr Estavi said: "This is not just a tweet!" He added that "years later people will realise the true value of this tweet, like the Mona Lisa painting". Jack Dorsey said the funds raised from the sale of his first ever tweet are being donated to a charity supporting the coronavirus response in Africa, minus a 5% processing fee going to the auctioning platform. Mr Estavi said he was glad the money was being donated to charity.
131 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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131 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

131 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Monday March 22, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-64, Rivers-12, Kaduna-11, Plateau-9, Jigawa-8, Bayelsa-6, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, FCT-4, Osun-4, Borno-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1. There are now 161,868 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 148,125 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that 86 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Sunday March 21. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; FCT-33, Lagos-28, Ondo-11, Kano-7, Akwa Ibom-3, Rivers-3, Kaduna-1. There are now 161,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 147,899 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli dies at the age of 61
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Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli dies at the age of 61

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli has died at the age of 61, after weeks of speculation that he was infected with COVID-19. Announcing the President's death in a live television broadcast, the country's Vice-President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, said the President died on Wednesday, March 17, from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam. "Our beloved president passed on at 6 p.m. this evening," said Suluhu. "All flags will be flown at half-mast for 14 days. "It is sad news. The president has had this illness for the past 10 years.'' President John Magufuli was one of Africa's most prominent COVID-19 skeptics. He had downplayed the severity of the virus and called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus. At one point, he made fun of...
Two Nigerians Jailed in the UK for fraudulently claiming £500k loan meant for businesses affected by Covid-19
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Two Nigerians Jailed in the UK for fraudulently claiming £500k loan meant for businesses affected by Covid-19

Two Nigerians who exploited the UK Government's Coronavirus Bounce Back loan scheme by using the identities of eight innocent people to fraudulently obtain £489,000 have been jailed. Timilehin Yvette Olasemo, 39, of Bedale Road, Romford, appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, March 17, and was sentenced to three years and two months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Olasemo pleaded guilty to the offence on 12 November 2020 at Southwark Crown Court. Co-defendant, Olufumi David Akinneye, 33, of Cowthorpe Road, Lambeth, was sentenced to a total of five years and six months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to money launder and conspiracy to commit fraud after pleading guilty to those offences on 12 November 2020 at Southwark Crown Court. ...
394 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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394 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

394 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 10. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Bauchi state recorded 75 new cases while FCT recorded 32 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Lagos-36, Akwa Ibom-33, Nasarawa-29, Kaduna-26, Rivers-25, Ogun-22, Oyo-21, Edo-20, Taraba-18, Imo-17, Ondo-17, Borno-8, Plateau-7, Zamfara-4, Osun-3 and Kano-1. Nigeria now has 159,646 confirmed cases. 139,983 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,993 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert
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Chelsea vs Everton: ‘Many Doubt me but I Will Prove Them Wrong’ – Kai Havert

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has revealed that many people doubt his ability to perform at a top-level at Stamford Bridge but vowed to keep working hard to prove them wrong. Havertz was among the three German youngsters brought in by the former manager, Frank Lampard last summer. The German had admitted a difficult beginning to his Blues career, interrupted by injury and Coronavirus. And despite his involvement in Chelsea’s opener, which has initially been recorded as an own goal, Havertz brushed aside claims that he is back to his best. Godfrey’s own goal and a spot-kick converted by Jorginho in the second half ensured that Thomas Tuche’s men extended their unbeaten to 11 games in all competitions. “Many people doubt me, this performance will give me a lot of ...
I Tested Positive for COVID-19 – Obasanjo
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I Tested Positive for COVID-19 – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he tested positive for Coronavirus. Obasanjo revealed this on Friday March 5, while speaking at a colloquium held in the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state to celebrate his 84th birthday. The former Nigerian leader said after he tested positive for Coronavirus, he tested negative after another test was conducted on him three days later. Obasanjo said; “It will surprise you that I tested positive for COVID-19. I called them to come and test me. They came on a Saturday, I didn’t get the result till Wednesday and it came out positive but I didn’t see any symptoms. “When they came three days after, they tested me and said I am negative, that is three days after I tested positive. “My daugh...
Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal
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Solskjaer to Stop Fernandes From Playing for Portugal

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he could stop Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes from playing for his national team (Portugal) in World Cup qualifiers later this month. Fernandes would be forced to quarantine for ten days should he make the trip to Portugal due to UK government coronavirus restrictions. And that means that the midfielder would miss two key matches for Manchester United. Addressing the press after United’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in London on Wednesday, Solskjaer said: “We’ve not sat down and made a proper call on that one but it doesn’t make sense if you lose your player for 10 days of isolation, of course it doesn’t. “We’re the ones paying the players and from what I understand FIFA has given the rules ...
Brazil Legend, Pele receives COVID-19 vaccine
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Brazil Legend, Pele receives COVID-19 vaccine

Brazil football legend, Pele, on Tuesday received his first dose of the COVID-19 and described it as an “unforgettable day”. The 80-year-old revealed this on his social media pages, along with a picture of him receiving the shot. Although Pele did not disclose where the dose was administered, he has been staying at his home in Guaruja, outside Sao Paulo, since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Brazil one year ago. “Today is an unforgettable day I received the vaccine! “The pandemic is not over yet. We must keep discipline to preserve lives until many people have taken the vaccine,” Pele said. Less than 4% of Brazil’s population has been vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The country has the second highest COVID-19 death toll in the world, nearing 260,000 victims.
479 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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479 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has said that  479 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2. According to the agency, Lagos recorded 153 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Enugu-75, Rivers-50, FCT-40, Kaduna-18, Ebonyi-17, Plateau-17, Edo-17, Borno-16, Oyo-12, Kano-11, Abia-10, Cross River-10, Taraba-9, Nasarawa-7, Bauchi-4, Bayelsa-3, Delta-3, Ekiti-2, Niger-2, Ogun-2 and Akwa Ibom-1. Nigeria now has a total number of 156,496 confirmed cases, 134,551 patients have been discharged while 1923 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below  
360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

360 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, March 1. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 120 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Edo-38, Kaduna-25, FCT-23, Imo-23, Delta-19, Akwa Ibom-17, Plateau-17, Rivers-16, Nasarawa-15, Kwara-13, Oyo-9, Ogun-8, Bauchi-4, Osun-4, Kano-3, Kebbi-3, Niger-2 and Katsina-1. Nigeria now has 156,017 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 133,904 patients have been treated and discharged while 1,915 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Unborn Baby Contracts Coronavirus From Israeli Mother, Dies In The Womb
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Unborn Baby Contracts Coronavirus From Israeli Mother, Dies In The Womb

A mum who was admitted into hospital after contracting coronavirus suffered a still birth. Medics found the dead foetus had also tested positive with the virus. The Israeli mum suffered a still birth after being admitted to hospital with the deadly disease. However, it is unclear whether the virus caused the death of the unborn child, however, officials say the foetus also tested positive for Covid. Medics in Israel discovered the unborn child had died in the womb after the mum suffered a two day fever, reports Times of Israel. Doctors at the hospital, near Tel Aviv, then tested the unborn child and found it had also been infected with Covid-19. It was the first known incident of its kind in Israel and rare globally, the country's Health Ministry said. The woman suffe...
341 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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341 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

341 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, February 27, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos recorded 96 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Rivers-41, Kaduna-33, Edo-21, Osun-20, Akwa Ibom-17, FCT-17, Ondo-15, Gombe-11, Kano-11, Imo-10, Ekiti-9, Kebbi-9, Kwara-8, Oyo-8, Borno-6, Enugu-3, Plateau-3, Delta-1, Niger-1 and Ogun-1. The agency also disclosed that they were 319 community recoveries in Lagos State, 121 in Kaduna State, and 38 in Rivers State Nigeria now has a total of 155,417confirmed cases 133,256 patients have been discharged so far with 1,905 deaths recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per state below.
634 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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634 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 634 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country of Thursday February 25. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-259, Osun-45, Edo-38, Ogun-35, FCT-33, Anambra-26, Imo-24, Ondo-24, Akwa Ibom-20, Plateau-20, Abia-19, Kaduna-19, Ebonyi-17, Borno-10, Rivers-10, Kano-9, Delta-8, Kebbi-7, Nasarawa-4, Oyo-3, Enugu-2, Ekiti-2. There are now 154,476 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,891 deaths have been recorded. 131,699 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Argentina President, Fernandez Leases Messi’s Private Jet
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Argentina President, Fernandez Leases Messi’s Private Jet

Argentina President, Alberto Fernandez, has leased Lionel Messi’s private jet for four days. According to Marca, Fernandez leased the jet for $160,000 for his official visit to Mexico to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence. Messi’s jet became an option because of its coronavirus preventive requirement. . Messi bought his Gulfstream V plane for #15m in 2018. Meanwhile, DAILY POST reported earlier that Portuguese and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo recently flew his pet, Pepe on his private jet to Madrid to continue its rehabilitation after it was ran over by a car in Turin.
COVID-19: Niger Directs Civil Servants to Resume Work March 1
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COVID-19: Niger Directs Civil Servants to Resume Work March 1

Civil servants in Niger state have been directed to resume work on March 1. The State Commissioner for Information, Malam Sani Idris said Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello gave the directive during Thursday February 25, weekly State Executive Council Meeting. Recall that the state government had on December 21 directed civil servants to stay at home as a result of the upsurge of the second wave of the Coronavirus (C0VID-19) in the country.
655 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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655 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 655 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Wednesday February 24. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-240, Ogun-88, Rivers-56, FCT-51, Kaduna-43, Kano-25, Plateau-21, Taraba-19, Edo-17, Abia15, Delta-13, Nasarawa-11, Akwa Ibom-10, Kwara-10, Oyo-10, Kebbi-9, Borno-5, Bayelsa-4, Gombe-4, Ekiti-2, Osun-2. There are now 153,842 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,885 deaths have been recorded.  130,818 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
571 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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571 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has said that 571 new cases of #COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, February 23. According to agency, Lagos recorded 170 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Ogun-65, FCT-45, Kwara-34, Abia-32, Enugu-32, Kano-25, Oyo-22, Ondo-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-19, Benue-18, Bayelsa-12, Kebbi-12, Nasarawa-11, Akwa Ibom-9, Delta-8, Ekiti-6, Niger-5, Bauchi-3 and Imo-3. Nigeria now has 153,187 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 129,943 patients have been successfully treated and discharged. 1,874 deaths have been recorded from the disease. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below..
Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the Coronavirus disease. Osagie who spoke at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday February 22, said the country has been recording a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister also disclosed that the decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, is synonymous with global trends. He said; “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding. “On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate. “We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and ce...
542 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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542 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

542 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, February 22, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos recorded 99 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Kwara-91, Ebonyi-48, Ogun-44, Kaduna-42, Oyo-33, Ondo-25, FCT-24, Kebbi-23, Osun-20, Ekiti-17, Nasarawa-12, Imo-11, Delta-10, Gombe-9, Kano-8, Katsina-7, Rivers-7, Edo-5, Plateau-4 and Bauchi-3. The agency also disclosed that they were 193 community recoveries in Lagos State and 113 in Kwara State. According to NCDC, a backlog of deaths were recorded in Lagos State Nigeria now has a total of 152,616 confirmed cases. 129,300 patients have been discharged so far with 1,862 deaths recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per state below...
New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After
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New Zealand Holds Memorial for 185 Victims of Christchurch Earthquake 10Years After

New Zealand lowered its flags on Monday Februarty 22, as it marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. Hundreds of people attended an outdoor service in Christchurch, which continues to rebuild from the magnitude 6.3 quake that destroyed much of its downtown in 2011. According to Reuters, a separate service was also held in the Japanese city of Toyama, home to 12 students who died in the quake. Speaking at the Christchurch ceremony, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured top left) said it was important to remember that 87 of the victims were foreigners and many of their families couldn't be there because of coronavirus travel restrictions. “Our flags fly at half-mast for them today too,” she said. Christchurch ...
521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

521 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 21, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-166, Ogun-52, Rivers-47, Adamawa-37, Ebonyi-37, Akwa Ibom-25, Osun-21, Bayelsa-18, Kaduna-17, Oyo-16, FCT-15, Ekiti-14, Kano-12, Edo-12, Borno-9, Yobe-8, Ondo-6, Nasarawa-4, Bauchi-2, Kwara-3. There are now 152,074 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,839 deaths have been recorded. 128,619 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
14th Headies Award: All you Need to Know About Davido, Fireboy, Burna Boy, other Nominations
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14th Headies Award: All you Need to Know About Davido, Fireboy, Burna Boy, other Nominations

  The 14th edition of the Headies, a Nigerian music awards show held to recognize outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, will take place Sunday night. The ceremony was supposed to take place last December, but due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) it will be held tonight. The venue is at the La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ibeju-Lekki, from 8:00 – 11:00 pm. Popular comedian, Bovi and TV personality and actress, Nancy Isime, will host the event via Headies’s official website. The nominees were announced last December, with Fireboy DML leading with 9 nominations. Davido and Wurld followed with 7 nominations each, while Burna boy the reigning Artiste of the Year secured 6 nominations. Some of the top nominations below: Artiste of the year: ...
645 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria
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645 fresh cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

645 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, February 20. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 282 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Ogun-72, FCT-50, Kaduna-33, Osun-24, Imo-23, Abia-21, Borno-18, Oyo-17, Edo-15, Nasarawa-15, Taraba-14, Ekiti-11, Ondo-11, Plateau-11, Kano-10, Rivers-7, Delta-5, Bauchi-3 and Jigawa-3. Nigeria now has 151,553 confirmed cases. 128,005 patients have been treated and discharged. Sadly, 1,831 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number if cases per states below
Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules
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Police Officer Caught Kissing Woman he Arrested for Breaching Covid-19 Rules

A police officer has been suspended in Peru after he was caught kissing a woman he arrested and was going to fine for breaching a Covid curfew. In a viral video, the police officer was seen locking lips with the lady as she appeared to bribe him with a kiss to swap the penalty charge after breaking coronavirus restrictions. According to local media, the unnamed officer was forced to temporarily leave his job amid an ongoing investigation carried out by authorities in the Peruvian capital Lima.
Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is Dead
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Second Republic Lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is Dead

Second republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed is dead at the age of 73. The trained medical doctor died at an isolation centre, but did not test positive for Coronavirus. His son Suleiman who confirmed the death, said Junaid died on Thursday night February 18, the age of 73 after a brief illness which lasted for three days. Before his death, Junaid was one of the founding members of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in 1976 under the leadership of the late Aminu Kano. He also served as the national deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the north-west.
877 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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877 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

877 fresh cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 273 fresh cases while Kaduna recorded 87 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Rivers-58, Akwa Ibom-47, Ebonyi-47, Edo-46, Ogun-46, Abia-34, Imo-34, Kano-34, Oyo-26, Osun-22, Gombe-20, Ekiti-19, Cross River-15, FCT-15, Plateau-11, Enugu-9, Kebbi-8, Borno-7, Niger-6, Bayelsa-5, Nasarawa-4, Kwara-2, Katsina-1 and Sokoto-1. Nigeria now has 150, 246 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 126, 417 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1, 803 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
869 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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869 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

869 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday February 17, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-229, Rivers-79, Taraba-73, Oyo-66, Ogun-60, FCT-58, Plateau-56, Kwara-38, Ondo-38, Osun-24, Kano-22, Nasarawa-21, Abia-19, Edo-19, Akwa Ibom-19, Cross River-10, Delta-9, Benue-8, Ekiti-6, Borno-6, Katsina-4, Bauchi-3, Bayelsa-1, Zamfara-1. There are now a total of 149, 369 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,787 deaths have been recorded. 125, 722 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Nigeria’s D’Tigers Qualify for FIBA Afrobasket 2021
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Nigeria’s D’Tigers Qualify for FIBA Afrobasket 2021

  Nigeria’s D’Tigers have qualified for the FIBA Afrobasket 2021 Championship. They defeated South Sudan 75-70pts on Tuesday in Monsatir, Tunisia. The number one team in Africa avoided a last minute scare. Back to back treys from Obi Emegano stretched D’Tigers lead to 5 after South Sudanese opened a one gap lead in the dying minutes. The Mfon Udofia led side scored 18-9, 20-21, 19-18, 18-21 after four quarters. Ike Iroegbu was the highest scorer for Nigeria with 16pts, 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Emegano contributed 15pts, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Chima Moneke scored 8pts, while Amanze Egekeze had 5pts. The latter left the game with a right knee injury. On Thursday, Nigeria will play against Rwanda, the 2021 Afrobasket host country. The tournament will be...
1368 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1368 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1368 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, February 16. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Anambra recorded 344 fresh cases, the highest for the day. Other states with fresh cases include Oyo-172, FCT-148, Benue-107, Rivers-95, Ogun-59, Ondo-56, Ebonyi-53, Kaduna-52, Plateau-46, Kwara-36, Enugu-30, Akwa Ibom-26, Osun-22, Edo-20, Abia-17, Kano-16, Borno-15, Cross River-10, Delta-8, Gombe-8, Imo-7, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-4, Jigawa-3, Bayelsa-3, Nasarawa-3 and Zamfara-3. Nigeria now has 148, 296 confirmed cases of the disease. 124, 483 patients have been treated and discharged while 1, 777 deaths have been registered. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Everton vs Man City: Guardiola Gives Injury Updates on Gundogan, De Bruyne, Aguero
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Everton vs Man City: Guardiola Gives Injury Updates on Gundogan, De Bruyne, Aguero

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has ruled Ilkay Gundogan out of their Premier League match at Everton on Wednesday. Gundogan has been in fine form for the leader, with 10 goals in as many fixtures games. The midfielder picked up a groin problem during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Tottenham. Kevin De Bruyne has resumed training with City, while Sergio Aguero, who tested positive for Coronavirus during his recovery from a knee injury, will be on the bench at Goodison Park, as he was at the weekend. “Ilkay is much better, but I don’t think he’s available tomorrow. “Kevin is getting better; he was training with the all of the group and feeling much better. “Sergio has been one year injured; he can’t start from the beginning. But he is ready to come back, and he’ll be o...
Canadian Singer Raymond Levesque Dies at 92 after Contracting COVID-19
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Canadian Singer Raymond Levesque Dies at 92 after Contracting COVID-19

Canadian singer-songwriter Raymond Levesque is dead at the age of 92 after contracting Coronavirus. Before his death, the poet, novelist, playwright and actor composed hundreds of songs that became part of the fabric of Quebec's cultural life. His best-known work remains the 1956 pacifist hymn "Quand les hommes vivront d'amour" ("When Men Live by Love"), which was written partly in reaction to the Algerian war that France was waging at the time. The international hit has been covered by a variety of Canadian and French singers including Celine Dion and Eddie Constantine. The singer who died on Monday February 15, had been committed to the idea of independence for Quebec and refused the Governor General's Award when it was offered to him in 2005 because it represented the B...
North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info
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North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, Feb 16 North Korea has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try to protect itself from the virus. Leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions. And the closure has added to the pressure on its tottering economy from international sanctions imposed over its banned weapons systems, increasing the urgency for Pyongyang to find a way to deal with the disease. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to...
Abuja Court Convicts 33 Over Violation of COVOD-19 Protocols
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Abuja Court Convicts 33 Over Violation of COVOD-19 Protocols

33 persons who were arrested and arraigned for not wearing facemasks in public places, have been convicted by an Abuja Mobile Court. Some of the convicts who reportedly violated the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Protection Regulation, 2021 which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, pleaded guilty to the charges read out by the prosecutor and were fined N2,000 with an option of engaging in supervised community service. Magistrate Idayat Akanni who counselled the convicts on the need to follow the COVID-19 protocols, noted that those who pleaded not guilty would be remanded in a correctional facility. They are to be remanded until they meet the bail bond of N10,000.
Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Premier side, Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Fulham said he brief statement that Serbian international's absence in the team's 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night was due to a positive Coronavirus test. This means, the club will be without the Serbian striker for their next two league games against Burnley on Wednesday and their home clash against bottom club Sheffield United on Saturday as they continue to battle out of the relegation zone. In July 2018,  Mitrovic joined Fulham in a five-year contract after a successful loan spell from Newcastle United
520 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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520 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

520 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 14 as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as Ondo-120, Borno-41, Ebonyi-37, Benue-33, Plateau-30, FCT-29, Nasarawa-25, Ogun-25, Edo-24, Osun-24, Katsina-22, Kaduna-21, Niger-20, Kwara-14, Ekiti-13, Yobe-10, Oyo-4, Bayelsa-1, Jigawa-1. There are now 146,184 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,752 deaths have been recorded. 120,838 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...

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