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North Carolina Governor Pardons Man Imprisoned Since 1995 for two Murders he Didn’t Commit
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North Carolina Governor Pardons Man Imprisoned Since 1995 for two Murders he Didn’t Commit

North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper has granted a pardon of innocence to a man who had been in prison since 1995 for two murders he didn't commit. Darryl Anthony Howard, now 59, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for the 1991 deaths of Doris Washington, 29, and her 13-year-old daughter Nishonda, as well as first-degree arson. He was sentenced to two consecutive 40-year terms.The victims also appeared to have been sexually assaulted. In 2009, Howard's attorneys tested rape kits related to the case and found new evidence that pointed to other suspects. While his sentence was thrown out in 2014, Howard remained in prison through August 2016 after DNA evidence proved he was not involved in the crimes. He has now been exonerated and freed. According to...
Bandits Killed 323 People and Abducted 949 People in Three Months – Kaduna Government
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Bandits Killed 323 People and Abducted 949 People in Three Months – Kaduna Government

The Kaduna state government has announced that 323 people were killed by bandits in the State between January and March 2021. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this while presenting the first quarter security report at the State Security Council meeting on Friday April 30. He added that a total of 949 people were kidnapped by bandits during the period. Kaduna Central senatorial district accounted for 236 deaths and they were within Birnin Gwari, Chikun, Igabi, and Kajuru Local Government Areas. Aruwan also informed the council that some successes were recorded on the part of the security forces, including the killing of hundreds of bandits and recovery of many weapons. Governor El-Rufai in his speech at the meeting, decri...
Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide
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Influencer and her Boyfriend Fall 120ft to their Death in Possible Murder-suicide

An influencer and her boyfriend have died after they reportedly fell from a 12th-floor apartment to their deaths in an incident police are investigating as a murder-suicide. The horrific incident was filmed by witnesses in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz on Tuesday, April 27. The victims were identified as Sarah Arauco and Dagner Rojas. Neighbours said they heard the pair arguing before their death. One video shows Rojas dangle from the window before falling, with a second video showing the incident from a different angle. Rojas' fall was filmed by neighbours just moments after his girlfriend was seen falling from the same spot. Neighbours told local newspaper Milenio they heard the pair arguing before the tragic i...
Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison
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Convicted Paedophile Teacher Chokes to Death while Having Breakfast in Prison

A jailed paedophile teacher who targeted teenage boys choked to death on his prison breakfast, an inquest heard. John McKno, 74, was jailed in 2016 after abusing five pupils at boarding schools in Suffolk, Devon, and Worcestershire in the 1970s and 1980s. He died at Norwich Prison on September 29 from "cardiac failure" after choking. McKno, who had a number of health conditions, died through misadventure, an inquest jury concluded. A Prison Service spokesperson said: "HMP Norwich prisoner John McKno died in prison on 29th September 2019. "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman." Mr. McKno worked at Beam College in Great Torrington in Devon, St Michael's College in Tenbury Wells and Kesgrave Hall ...
48 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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48 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

48 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, March 29, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 13 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Kaduna-7, Nasarawa-7, Kano-6, Kwara-5, Ondo-4, Akwa Ibom-3, and Osun-3. The agency also disclosed that they were 28 community recoveries in Ekiti State managed in line with guidelines. Nigeria now has a total of 162,641 confirmed cases. 150,466 patients have been discharged so far with 2,049 deaths recorded.
Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging
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Woman Dies of Electric Shock after her Phone Fell in Bath While Charging

A Russian woman has died of electric shock after her smartphone fell in the bath while she was charging it. Office worker Anastasia Scherbinina, 25, who had previously worked as an aide to the local MP, was taking a bath when she was electrocuted at her home in Novosibirsk, reports say. "She took a bath before going to sleep, and had her smartphone with her," said a report citing law enforcement. "It was almost out of charge, so she used a power cable, so as not to be apart with the smartphone even when taking a bath. "She dropped the phone and was electrocuted. "She died instantly." Police are understood to be investigating the circumstances of her death. The tragedy follows warnings from the Russian authorities and police following a succession of deaths from...
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...
Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic
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Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic

The Dutch government is planning to send 200 people on holiday to Greece for eight days as an experiment to see if tourism is feasible during the pandemic. About 25,000 people are said to have applied for the free trip and the trial will see travellers enjoy an all-inclusive holiday in Rhodes, costing £342 (€399) per person, BBC reports. During the experiment, hosted by holiday firm Sunweb, the selected holiday-goers will not be allowed to leave the resort and will be expected to quarantine for ten days when they return back to Holland. According to RTL Nieuws, those selected must be aged 18-70 and will all be staying at the Mitsis Grand Hotel in Rhodes where they will be the only guests. In the experiment, which has been given the go-ahead by public health authorities ...
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.
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.  
287 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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287 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

287 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, March 11, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Enugu recorded 107 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Kwara-26, Akwa Ibom-23, Bauchi-22,  Ogun-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-14, FCT-11,  Abia-8,  Edo-8,  Ekiti-6,  Kano-5, Gombe-4,  Osun-4,  Oyo-3, Plateau-3, Nasarawa-2, and Delta-1. The agency also disclosed that they were 1,858 community recoveries in FCT and 259 community recoveries in Lagos State Nigeria now has a total of 159,933 confirmed cases 142,404 patients have been discharged so far with 2,001 deaths recorded.
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
195 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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195 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

Nigeria on Saturday, March 6, recorded 195 new cases of COVID19. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 70 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Kaduna-22, Abia-20, Edo-18, Kano-10, Akwa Ibom-9, Rivers-7, FCT-7, Borno-6, Bauchi-5, Osun-5, Oyo-5, Plateau-3, Ekiti-3, Niger-2, Ogun-2 and Zamfara-1. Nigeria now has 158,237 confirmed cases.  137,645 patients have been successfully treated and discharged, while 1,964 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below  
708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

708 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Adamawa state recorded 180 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Lagos-141, Ondo-60, Anambra-54, Rivers-41, Taraba-33, Edo-30, Abia-22, Kaduna-22, FCT-21, Akwa Ibom-20, Kano-20, Plateau-11, Ekiti-10, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-10, Bayelsa-7, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-5 and Gombe-1. Nigeria now has 157,671 confirmed cases of the disease. 136,335 patients have been treated and discharged with 1,951 deaths recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below...
464 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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464 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

464 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 3. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 131 new cases while Kaduna recorded 69 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Akwa Ibom-33, Imo-31, Katsina-30, Kano-26, Ondo-23, Yobe-20, FCT-18, Ogun-13, Rivers-12, Kebbi-11, Ekiti-9, Osun-6, Oyo-6, Borno-5, Gombe-5, Plateau-5, Edo-4, Abia-3, Delta-3 and Zamfara-1. Nigeria currently has 156,963 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 135,831 patients have successfully been treated and discharged, while 1,939 deaths have  been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below..
Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden
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Eight People Stabbed after knifeman Goes on Rampage in Sweden

A suspected terrorist has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, police have said. No deaths have been reported but police have shot a man in the leg who is now receiving treatment in hospital as officers guard his bed. The incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3. At 2.54pm, emergency services received calls from the area near Bangårdsgatan regarding an attack at 2.54pm. Ahead of a press conference expected on Wednesday evening, Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg said: "Several people are seriously injured. "These are terrible events and my thoughts go to the victims and their relatives. Right now it is unclear exactly what happened and what the motive was. "The police have arrested a suspected perpetrator and have initiated a special incid...
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
240 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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240 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC says 240 new cases of COVID19 have were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday, February 28. Accoridng to the statistics released by the agency, Anambra had 85 fresh cases while Lagos recorded 82 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Osun-17, Ogun-10, Kwara-9, FCT-8, Kano-7, Abia-6, Borno-4, Edo-2, Bayelsa-2, Kaduna-2 and Rivers-1. Nigeria now has 155,657 confirmed cases. 133,768 patients have been successfully treated and discharged while 1,907 deaths have so far been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
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.
Gov. Zulum Visits Hospitals, Confirms 10 Deaths, 47 Injuries After Boko Haram Attack
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Gov. Zulum Visits Hospitals, Confirms 10 Deaths, 47 Injuries After Boko Haram Attack

The Governor of Borno state, prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has on Wednesday, visited two hospitals after Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades, on which killed 10 residents and 47 injured in Maiduguri. The shots, on Tuesday night, came from Kaleri, an outskirts of Maiduguri, it was learnt, but grenades traveled to hit Gwange and Adam kolo communities, both densely populated areas in the inner city. Most of the deaths occurred in Gwange. One of the RPG shots, hit a children's play ground in Gwange, it was also gathered. Governor Zulum confirmed the attacks during his empathy visits to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, both in Maiduguri. The governor was told that some of the victims had sustained various degrees...
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...
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
662 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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662 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

662 fresh cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Friday, February 19. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 167  while the FCT recorded 116 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Ogun-45, Kano-44, Akwa Ibom-35, Edo-34, Rivers-27, Kaduna-23, Osun-23, Kwara-22, Taraba-22, Oyo-20, Ondo-19, Plateau-14, Abia-11, Imo-11, Nasarawa-7, Niger-6, Bayelsa-5, Delta-5, Enugu-3, Ekiti-2 and Jigawa-1. Nigeria now has 150,908 confirmed cases. 127,500 patients have been treated and discharged while 1,813 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below...
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.
Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free
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Lagos State to Vaccinate 1.5 Million Dogs for Free

The Lagos State Government says it will vaccinate about 1.5 million dogs within the next two weeks. The government on Tuesday, Feb 16, said the vaccination will take place during the free anti-rabies vaccination campaign to prevent deaths of animals in the state. Ms. Abisola Olusanya, the State Commissioner for Agriculture made this known at the inauguration of the vaccination campaign held at the palace of Oba Ayangburen of Ikorodu in the Ikorodu area of the state. Olusanya encouraged dog owners to bring their dogs for the vaccination as the state government has made the exercise free of charge. Olusanya informed that the exercise would take place in the five divisions of the state including Veterinary Clinic, beside LASPOTECH Second Gate, opposite Access Bank, Odo...
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
Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover
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Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover

Two rival gangs from Alakuko area of Lagos and Dalemo, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states, held the neighbourhoods to ransom for days last week, unleashing terror without let or hindrance. From last Friday night to Monday afternoon, the warring hoodlums took charge of the communities, killing one another, vandalising shops along their ‘battle ground’ on Alakuko-Agbado Road and stealing goods. Six persons were reportedly feared dead while others sustained varying degrees of injury before a combined team of police and the military were able to restore normalcy. Amid the chaotic scenario and its attendant losses, no one could pinpoint the immediate cause of the mayhem. Many thought it was another dose of deadly violence which has been on in the area for about three years...
WHO Reacts to Fresh Threats of Ebola as Guinea Records Four Deaths
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WHO Reacts to Fresh Threats of Ebola as Guinea Records Four Deaths

World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has reacted to reports of four suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea. Moeti, in a tweet on Sunday @MoetiTshidi on Sunday, expressed concern over the development. Recall that Guinea’s Ministry of Health had reported that four people died of Ebola in a resurgence of the disease that first emerged five years ago. She said “WHO is ramping up readiness and response efforts to this potential resurgence of Ebola in West Africa, a region which suffered so much from Ebola in 2014,’’ Moeti said. Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded a fresh case of Ebola in the North Kivu province of the country. WHO stated that DRC announced that a new case of Ebola had been detected in Butembo, a c...
Two Lovers Found Dead in Their Apartment in Delta
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Two Lovers Found Dead in Their Apartment in Delta

The bodies of a couple identified as Ufuoma Atidja and Matilda Aghotor were found in their apartment along NDDC road in Amukpe, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the remains were discovered on Saturday morning, February 13, after neighbours peeped through the window. The man was allegedly found on the floor and the woman on the bed. A source who pleaded anonymity told The Nation that the lovers attended a party the previous night. “They came home late after the party and slept off yesterday, only to wake up this morning and we found them dead.” the source said. According to the source, Ufuoma and Matilda had just returned to the country last year from an undisclosed overseas’ country and had reportedly moved into the vicinity last...
1,005 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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1,005 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

1,005 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Friday February 12, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as; Lagos-204, Kwara-155, Oyo-124, Plateau-80, FCT-75, Edo-56, Osun-48, Ondo-41, Kaduna-40, Rivers-40, Taraba-35, Borno-32, Ekiti-21, Ogun-20, Kano-14, Bayelsa-8, Delta-7, Bauchi-3, Jigawa-2. There are now 144,521 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,734 deaths have been recorded. 118,866 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
938 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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938 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

938 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday February 11, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-236, FCT-123, Plateau-92, Benue-63, Katsina-53, Oyo-50, Osun-45, Kaduna-43, Edo-33, Ogun-31, Ebonyi-31, Akwa Ibom-30, Kano-26, Gombe-18, Bauchi-16, Delta-12, Imo-11, Cross River-10, Niger-5. There are now 143,516 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,710 deaths have been recorded. 118,012 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
643 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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643 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

643 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, February 8, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Oyo recorded 88 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Lagos-86, Rivers-55, Edo-54, Akwa Ibom-53, Adamawa-52, Plateau-45, Kaduna-41, FCT-34, Kwara-27, Benue-20, Kano-19, Delta-18, Nasarawa-16, Niger-15, Bayelsa-11, Borno-5, Bauchi-2, and Sokoto-2. The agency also disclosed that they were 744 community recoveries in Lagos State, 100 in Rivers State, 78 in Plateau State, 72 in Kaduna State and 2 in Benue managed in line with guidelines. Nigeria now has a total of 140,391 confirmed cases. 114,635 patients have been discharged so far with 1,673 deaths recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per sta...
506 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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506 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

506 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 7, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Ondo-90, Kwara-89, Rivers-53, Borno-45, Gombe-32, FCT-28, Imo-26, Ogun-25, Lagos-22, Kaduna-14, Kano-14, Edo-13, Osun-11, Cross River-10, Yobe-9, Ekiti-7, Kebbi-6, Nasarawa-6, Oyo-5, Jigawa-1. There are now 139,748 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,667 deaths have been recorded. 113,525 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India
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Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India

There is palpable panic in the Igbo community in New Delhi, India after five healthy men died mysteriously within one week. A broadcaster, Okwuluora, said he was sent photos and videos from the incidents but will not be posting them. "5 Igbo boys dead in New Delhi, India within 1 week. I was sent the videos and pictures but I will not post them. So sad to behold. May their souls find peace. These are HARD TIMES" he wrote. Confirming the incidents on Saturday, Igbos who live in New Delhi said they are scared over the mysterious deaths. One Ekene Ubah said: "It happened here in New Delhi, India. Their death still remain a mystery to us. We are in pain." Marvelous Allen said one slumped and died while climbing the staircase on Saturday. "We are losing our brothers her in...
1340 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria
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1340 new cases of COVID19 recorded in Nigeria

1340 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, February 4. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, FCT recorded 320 fresh cases while Lagos recorded 275 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Rivers-117, Oyo-100, Akwa Ibom-57, Ogun-51, Ebonyi-48, Benue-44, Adamawa-42, Imo-38, Kwara-35, Gombe-32, Kaduna-31, Edo-29, Osun-29, Kano-24, Ekiti-15, Katsina-14, Delta-13, Nasarawa-13, Jigawa-10 and Sokoto-3. Nigeria now has 136, 030 confirmed cases. 110, 449 patients have so far been discharged while 1, 632 patients have died. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
1138 Confirmed Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1138 Confirmed Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1,138 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 377 fresh cases while the FCT recorded 172 new cases. Other states with fresh cases includes Plateau-86, Kano-84, Edo-60, Osun-47, Nasarawa-41, Imo-40, Rivers-36, Niger-32, Oyo-32, Borno-29, Kaduna-27, Delta-18, Kwara-17, Cross River-9, Ekiti-8, Bauchi-7, Ogun-7, Sokoto-6 and Bayelsa-3. Nigeria has 134,690 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 108,657 patients have so far been discharged while 1,618 deaths have sadly been recorded from the disease. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
Kano State Govt Shuts Down a Hospital for Handling Severe COVID19 Cases
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Kano State Govt Shuts Down a Hospital for Handling Severe COVID19 Cases

The Kano state government have shut down the UMC Hospital in the state after it was discovered that the hospital management was attending to “severe cases” of COVID-19 instead of referring the patients to isolation centres provided by the state government. The state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this in a statement. He said investigations showed that the hospital went contrary to the directive of the government and was treating COVID19 cases in their facility. Garba said two patients died in the hospital. “The action by UMC hospital is in parallel with the standard set by the Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, which requires such facility to attend only to mild cases of the disease,”the statement in part read A team from the COVID19 taskforce closed down ...
Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year
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Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year

Scientists have asked the British government to ensure that social distancing is enforced until the end of the year. Sunday Telegraph reported that restrictions can only be relaxed once the Coronavirus vaccines are at least 85% effective and a ‘high uptake’ of the jab is vital to avoid another deadly wave of the disease.   In the paper which was commissioned by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a sub-group of the government’s SAGE advisory committee, many scientists are said to believe transmissions will be reduced by around 60%. The report added that even in a best case scenario in which vaccines stop 85 per cent of transmission in those vaccinated, lockdown would have to be kept in place until the end of May to prevent another significant ...
1,964 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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1,964 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

1,964 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday January 21, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-824, FCT-246, Plateau-166, Kaduna-128, Ogun-76, Nasarawa-74, Anambra-69, Edo-50, Rivers-45, Ondo-44, Niger-40, Oyo-38, Adamawa-35, Kano-31, Akwa Ibom-27, Gombe-19, Kwara-13, Ekiti-12, Delta-6, Kebbi-6, Bauchi-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3, Zamfara-1. There are now a total of 116, 655 confirmed cases of the disease in the country and 1, 485 deaths have been recorded. 93, 646 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
“It is Clear Covid-19 is Ravaging like Wild Fire” – Prof Akin Abayomi Warns as he Shares Infographics Showing Increase in Covid-19 Cases and Deaths
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“It is Clear Covid-19 is Ravaging like Wild Fire” – Prof Akin Abayomi Warns as he Shares Infographics Showing Increase in Covid-19 Cases and Deaths

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Alabi has warned of the spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths. He shared an infographic as he pointed out that the number of Covid-19 related deaths in Lagos increased from 6 in Nov 2020 to 22 deaths just days into January 2021. Diagnosed cases of Covid-19 also tripled, going from 2,172 in Nov to 7,420 in Jan. The commissioner wrote:   From 6 to 22 #COVID19 related deaths between November and December, 2020 and 2,172 to 7,420 positive cases within the same period; It is clear, #COVID19 is raging like wild fire out there! Guys! We Move! #Maskup, #WashYourHands #PhysicalDistancing and #StayKampe at (home)  
1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1664 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1664 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, January 6. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 642, the highest for the day while the FCT recorded 407 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-160, Kaduna-83, Rivers-62, Adamawa-47, Nasarawa-38, Abia-29, Edo-28, Anambra-27, Niger-24, Ogun-24, Imo-15, Oyo-14, Kano-12, Osun-12, Borno-9, Delta-7, Enugu-7, Bauchi-5, Ekiti-5, Sokoto-5 and Jigawa-2. Nigeria now has 94, 369 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 77, 299 patients have been discharged while 1324 deaths have been recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
1204 Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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1204 Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

1204 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, January 4. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 654 cases while FCT recorded 200 fresh cases. Other states with fresh cases include Plateau-60, Kaduna-54, Kano-40, Rivers-30, Edo-28, Nasarawa-25, Kebbi-19, Bauchi-18, Oyo-13, Akwa Ibom-12, Bayelsa-11, Ogun-11, Delta-9, Abia-8, Benue-5, Imo-3, Borno-2, Sokoto-1 and Osun-1. Nigeria now has 91,351 confirmed.  75,699 patients have been discharged while 1,318 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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152 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

152 new cases of Coronavirus were recored in Nigeria on Tuesday November 10, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-93, FCT-21, Oyo-15, Rivers-11,  Bauchi-7, Kwara-2, Bayelsa-1, Edo-1, Plateau-1.   There are now 64,336 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,160 deaths have been recorded. 60,333 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
Sanwo-Olu Confirms Two Deaths From Lekki Shooting
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Sanwo-Olu Confirms Two Deaths From Lekki Shooting

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said two deaths have been confirmed from the Lekki shooting that occurred on Tuesday. Mr Sanwo-Olu said this in an interview with Arise TV on Thursday. He had earlier said there was no death from the Lekki shooting. On Wednesday, however, Mr Sanwo-Olu said one death was recorded in the hospital but the state was still investigating whether it was as a result of the shooting. “Information reaching us now is that a life was lost at Reddington Hospital due to blunt force trauma to the head. It is an unfortunate and very sad loss. This is an isolated case. We are still investigating if he was a protester,” he posted on his Twitter handle. On Thursday, Mr Sanwo-Olu said two deaths have now been confirmed among the protesters i...
118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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118 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

118 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Monday October 19, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).   A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-51, Riversp0-26, Imo-12, Osun-8, Plateau-6, FCT-5, Kaduna-4, Ogun-3, Edo-2, Niger-1.   There are now 61,558 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,125 deaths have been recorded. 56,697 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  

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