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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms
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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.” The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Avian Influenza H5N1 made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, while providing highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria. NAN reports that Avian Influenza are strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans. This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds, and can also be passed from person to person. It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes). Symptoms begin with...
Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death
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Torreira Confirms he Wants to Leave Arsenal after Mother’s Death

Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira, has said he wants to join Boca Juniors in order to be closer to his family, following his mother’s death. In an emotional interview with ESPN Argentina, Torreira who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, confirmed his mother had passed after a battle with COVID-19. The Uruguay international also admitted he has long dreamed of playing for Boca, and he intends to fulfil the wish of his father by returning to South America. Torreira said: “I am trying to understand the situation. It is difficult to come to terms with it but as time passes, we will come to live with this pain. “My mother was 53 years old and died from Covid. There was an outbreak in Fray Bentos (Torreira’s hometown in Uruguay) and she spent 11 days fighting but on Monday ...
Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018
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Woman who killed co-wife in Niger state suspected to have burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018

The 24-year-old woman, Aminu Aliyu, who allegedly killed her husband's new wife is suspected to be the one that burnt her two stepdaughters to death in 2018. LIB reported that the newlywed, Fatima Aliyu was allegedly beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by Amina in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding. Amina and her three alleged accomplices have since been arrested. Aliyu Abdullahi Dayi, the husband, who spoke to our Daily Trust, said the manner in which Amina killed his new wife suggested that she is responsible for the death of his two daughters who died in a mysterious fire incident in 2018. While narrating what had happened, Dabi said he was not around when the incident happened but someone called him around 3pm on Tuesda...
EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season
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EPL Confirms Schedule for 2021/2022 Season

The Premier League has confirmed dates when the 2021/2022 Premier League will kick off and end. The next season will begin August 14, 2021, and end May 22, 2022. The current season, which was hampered by the outbreak of COVID-19, started on September 12, 2021. It is scheduled to end May 23, 2021. Liverpool is the defending champions but is already out of the running to retain their title. Manchester City is currently top of the Premier League with 71 points. Pep Guardiola’s men are 14 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United with eight games left to play.
Benue state govt shuts down popular private school after a strange illness left 9 pupils with paresis
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Benue state govt shuts down popular private school after a strange illness left 9 pupils with paresis

The Benue State government has shut down a secondary school in the state, Vaatia College in Makurdi, the state capital following the outbreak of a strange illness that has left nine students with mild paresis. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Joseph Ngbea, who confirmed the outbreak of the ailment, said some of the patients have been discharged while few others are still hospitalized. “The report of the unknown disease got to me through my Director of Public Health and we went to the Teaching Hospital where three of the students were on admission and what we saw, there was no paralysis. What we saw was Paresis – weakness of the limbs. Many of them were walking with a wobbling gait. We looked at the possible causes because this country is almost certified free of P...
Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF
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Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said it is enhancing surveillance at points of entry into the country following the recent outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighbouring countries. PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha who spoke at the task force's press briefing on Monday February 15, said they will be keeping a "keen eye" to avoid having to combat two deadly diseases at the same time. Mustapha said; “The PTF wishes to underscore the fact that respect for national protocols, setting up of appropriate infrastructure and the all-round protection of our travelling nationals shall remain paramount in our consideration and the eventual outcome. “The oxygen strategy we are pursuing nationwide under case management is receiving the needed support from the global fund. This will...
Iddo Bus Terminal Gutted by Fire
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Iddo Bus Terminal Gutted by Fire

The bus terminal in Iddo, Lagos state was gutted by fire today February 14. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, the fire outbreak was caused by a power surge when electricity was restored.
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...
Ebola Virus Kills Woman in Democratic Republic of Congo Three Months after Last Case
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Ebola Virus Kills Woman in Democratic Republic of Congo Three Months after Last Case

A new case of Ebola has been identified near the city of Butembo in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), three months after it was announced that the "last ebola patient" in the country had recovered in Equateur. The country's health ministry said the woman who showed symptoms on 1 February in the town of Biena, North Kivu,  died in hospital in Butembo two days later. She was married to a man who had contracted the virus in a previous outbreak. Health minister Eteni Longondo told state television RTNC;   “It was a farmer, the wife of a survivor of Ebola, who showed typical signs of the disease on February 1. “The provincial response team is already hard at work. It will be supported by the national response team which will visit Butembo shortly." The New E...
Sarkodie captured on tape cuddling Joselyn Dumas
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Sarkodie captured on tape cuddling Joselyn Dumas

Though there have been an outbreak of Covid-19 and we have been adviced to practice social distance but in some case, we forget coronavirus and get closer to our loved ones. Ghana’s finest rapper Sarkodie and actress Joselyn Dumas have been caught in a new video cuddling and enjoying themselves at the birthday party of the actress. The two celebrities were captured simply having fun and looked cheerful as they spend some friendly beautiful moments together as they chat at her party. The beautiful television host wrapped her loving hands around him with smiles all over their faces as he sips his drink. Watch the video below:   View this post on Instagram   Actress #joselyndumas and #sarkodie having a...
House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents
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House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents

A single mother was locked inside her house with her sick 2-year-old child over unpaid rents. The incident occurred over the weekend in Njoro sub-county, Nakuru in Kenya. The house agent welded the door belonging to Rhoda Makoha’s two-roomed rental house while she was inside with her sick child, leaving her four other children outside as they played. The woman reportedly owes four months’ rent arrears totaling to Sh10,000 (N35,885). She had pleaded with the agent to give her more time to raise the rent money, but the agent stormed her home on Saturday, July 11, and welded the closed door while Rhoda was inside with her sick child. Speaking with The Star, the woman explained that she was unable to raise the rent money because her business outside Egerton Universit...
Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government
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Jurgen Klopp Slams UK Government

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has criticized the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over how he handled the COVID-19 outbreak. Klopp feels his response to the pandemic is the reason the UK now has one of the highest death tolls in the world. According to the Reds boss, he was not too bothered about his side, missing out on their first Premier League title in 30 years. Klopp, however, admits he was worried the season would be cancelled, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top. “I didn’t vote for this Government. This Government was the choice of other people. And the problem I had was that I got the news from England and the news from Germany. “From a personal point of view, I don’t understand why we started wearing face masks in closed areas on Ju...
Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness
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Lagos PDP Loses Women Leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, after a Brief Illness

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the death of Mrs Shola Oladeinbo, the Women Leader of the party. A statement signed by Prince Muiz Dosunmu, the State Secretary of the party said she died on Friday, June 19, after a brief illness. Describing the deceased as a dedicated member of the PDP family, he said funeral arrangements will be announced by the family. The statement reads: "Every being has its time and season. When the bell tolls, he hearkens. May the Saints light your way through the land of shadow, to the hearts of eternal peace, our indefatigable woman leader, Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo. "With heavy heart, and total submission to the will of God, the entire PDP State Executive Committee members, announce the sudden demise of Mrs Oluwashola Oladeinbo, a s...
COVID-19 is the Worst Disease Process I’ve Ever Worked – ICU Nurse Laments
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COVID-19 is the Worst Disease Process I’ve Ever Worked – ICU Nurse Laments

An intensive care unit (ICU) nurse has shared an insight into her daily routine of taking care of Coronavirus patients since the outbreak of the disease. In tweets @sheriantoinette shared, she stated that COVID-19 is the worst disease process she has worked with in her 8 years as an ICU nurse. She also disclosed that patients who recover from the disease might need a lung transplant or may come back with a massive heart attack or stroke because COVID-19 makes the blood thick. She tweeted; COVID 19 is the worst disease process I’ve ever worked with in my 8 years as an ICU nurse. When they say “recovered” they don’t tell you that that means you may need a lung transplant. Or that you may come back after d/c with a massive heart attack or stroke bc COVID makes your blood thick...
Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts
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Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts

LaLiga restarts today, three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Spanish top flight becomes the second major European league to resume, after the German Bundesliga. The English Premier League and the Italian Serie A are scheduled to restart next week. LaLiga begins with the Seville Derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday. Other Match Day 28 fixtures will be played between June 12 and June 15. They will include Real Madrid vs Eibar and Real Mallorca vs Barcelona.
FG spent N169m on evacuation of Nigerians – PTF
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FG spent N169m on evacuation of Nigerians – PTF

Dr Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday June 9 revealed that they spent N169million on the evacuation of Nigerians from different countries following the outbreak of Coronavirus.   Aliyu who disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, further revealed that the PTF got N22billion for the effective handling of COVID-19 response in the country.   He said;   “At the moment, as far as I know, only N169million were spent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the evacuation of Nigerians, mainly on their accommodation. “We haven’t spent much because of the need for prudence in the first place. We need to have clear evidence. A lot of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of gover...
Lagos Records 17 Coronavirus Deaths in 2 Days
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Lagos Records 17 Coronavirus Deaths in 2 Days

No less than 17 people have died of coronavirus in Lagos in the last 2 days, according to a social media statement released by the state Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. On Tuesday, he announced that “Nine COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59. An just 24 hours later, the Commissioner gave an update stating that 8 new deaths were recorded: “Eight additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded. Total COVID-19 related deaths now stand at 67.” The Commissioner added that the state recorded 192 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total number of cases in Lagos to 5151. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday said it has recorded 241 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak...
Messi Reveals what COVID-19 will Cause
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Messi Reveals what COVID-19 will Cause

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted that life and football will never be the same again, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has claimed almost 400,000 lives across the world. It also led to several leagues being suspended. However, Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League and Italy’s Serie A are all set to restart in June. “I don’t think football will ever be the same,” Messi said in an interview El Pais on Sunday. “But beyond football, I don’t think life, in general, will ever be the same, either. “In my case, it’s with a feeling of sorrow and frustration for those that have suffered the most due to the loss of loved ones.” Messi has donated more than €1million to hospitals and charities fighting COVID-19. Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, ...
Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership
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Trump Threatens to Permanently Pull Funding From WHO and Reconsider’ US Membership

President Donald Trump on Monday May 18, threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a four-page letter addressed to WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, the US President criticized the stages of the body's response to the outbreak of the disease since December. Trump insisted that the international health agency shares the responsibility for the large number of deaths in the crisis and further threatened to pull US funding permanently and also reconsider US membership in the organization, if it does not commit to “major substantive improvements” within 30 days. The US President who disclosed that talks on reforming the WHO had already begun, had earlier called the UN health body a "puppet of China". The...
‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown
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‘I was eating cardboard and biting chunks out of the wall’ – Balotelli struggling to cope with lockdown

The Italian forward has been left totally alone since the start of quarantine, and he admits that he hasn't handled it too well Mario Balotelli says he has been "going crazy" during his lockdown as he has spent the past several weeks totally alone. Like virtually every European League, Serie A has been shut down since March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Italy has been one of the world's worst-hit countries throughout the pandemic, but teams have recently been given government approval to begin group training sessions.
All African Countries Now Affected by Coronavirus as Lesotho Records First Case of Coronavirus
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All African Countries Now Affected by Coronavirus as Lesotho Records First Case of Coronavirus

Lesotho has recorded its first case of Coronavirus, making it the last African nation to report a positive case. Lesotho's Ministry of Health said on Wednesday May 13, that 81 COVID-19 tests conducted on May 9 on travellers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia came back with a positive case. The patient is a Lesotho national studying in Saudi Arabia. A statement released by the Southern African country's ministry of health reads in part; “On 9 May 2020, the Ministry [of Health] conducted 81 tests for Covid-19 from travellers from South Africa and Saudi Arabia. “On 11 May 2020 the samples were shipped to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa and results were obtained on 12 May 2020. Eighty people tested negative for Covid-19 while one tested p...
190,000 People Could Die in Africa if Coronavirus Containment Fails – WHO
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190,000 People Could Die in Africa if Coronavirus Containment Fails – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed fear of about 190,000 people dying from Coronavirus in Africa if containment of the disease fails. In a new study carried out by the agency's regional office in Brazzaville, it was found that between 83,000 and 190,000 could die and 29 to 44 million be infected during the period. The research is based on prediction modelling and covers 47 countries with a total population of one billion. AFP reported that though spread of the virus has been slow across the continent which has yet not recorded the soaring number of infections or deaths seen in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, experts have consistently warned that Africa is particularly vulnerable to an outbreak, due to weak health infrastructure, high rates of poverty, nume...
Presidency explains Why FG is not Giving Funds to States to Fight Coronavirus
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Presidency explains Why FG is not Giving Funds to States to Fight Coronavirus

The Presidency has explained why the federal government is not giving funds to states to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who spoke on a radio programme accused some Governors of prioritising the quest for money over the need to overcome the disease in the state. He also revealed why the federal government provided funds to the Lagos state government to fight the outbreak of the disease in the state. Adesina said;   “The Federal Government assisted Lagos State with N10 billion for its commitment and only because it was satisfied that the government of Lagos started on the right footing, rolling out proper plans and mobilising its fund to fight the pandemic. “Lagos State was only...
Coronavirus Worse than Pearl Harbor WWII Bombing and 9/11 Al Qaeda Attacks  – Trump
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Coronavirus Worse than Pearl Harbor WWII Bombing and 9/11 Al Qaeda Attacks – Trump

US President Donald Trump says the coronavirus pandemic has been worse for the United States than the 9/11 terror attacks by Al-qaeda and the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II, as he renews his criticism of China, saying the outbreak should have been stopped there. Coronavirus, since emerging from Wuhan, China has killed more than 73,000 and infected more than 1.2 million Americans. 9/11 terrorist attack Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, Mr Trump said: "We went through the worst attack we've ever had on our country, this is worst attack we've ever had. "This is worse than Pearl Harbor, this is worse than the World Trade Center. There's never been an attack like this. "And it should have never happened. Could've been stopp...
Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime
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Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime

Over 4 million people in Italy took to the streets of Italy today, Monday, after the Italian Government eased lockdown rules in the country following the Coronavirus outbreak over two months ago. With almost 29,000 deaths from Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged on February 21, Italy has the world's second-highest toll after the United States and the Italian government imposed one of strictest lockdowns two months ago to curb the spread of the virus. Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte decided to adopt a slow approach to ending the lockdown, after seeing that the daily tally of fatalities and new infections have slowed down, prompting him to announce that Italians can resume work today, but all churches, mosques, bars, clubs and event centers will remain closed. "We are still i...
Forcing League Restarts Doesn’t make Sense-Blackburn boss Mowbray Said
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Forcing League Restarts Doesn’t make Sense-Blackburn boss Mowbray Said

The Championship has been paused since March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, with a return to the pitch still up in the air Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has questioned the wisdom of football's return during the era of social distancing, saying the idea "doesn't make sense". Mowbray's side sat three points outside of the play-off places in the Championship when football was brought to a halt in March due to the spread of the coronavirus. The English Football League has said it remains committed to finding a way to finish the 2019-20 campaign, but it remains unclear if it will be able to do so.  
Coronavirus: Kalou Curious to See how Awkward return to Football Will Pan Out
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Coronavirus: Kalou Curious to See how Awkward return to Football Will Pan Out

The Bundesliga and other football leagues around the world have been contemplating how to safely return to action Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou has expressed reservations about the resumption of football amidst the coronavirus outbreak and has described the idea as “a little bit awkward.” Football in Germany is currently paused just like most leagues around the world but the Bundesliga is seriously considering completing the season. This has seen the majority of German top-flight clubs returning to training in anticipation of the continuation of league action, which has, however, been indefinitely postponed.
COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna
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COVID 19 Lockdown: Many Nabbed Hiding Among Rams to Sneak into Kaduna

As many Nigerian states continue to observe border restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, people have been finding means to breach the order. Some people who decided to sneak into Kaduna state by hiding among rams in two trucks have been nabbed. In a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, commissioner of internal security and home affairs in Kaduna, said: “We got information that these lorries had come in from the Kaduna-Kano border and had progressed up to Gwargwaji in Zaria LGA. We then proceeded to nab them further along within the same local government. The passengers were cleverly concealed behind random goods, motorcycles and animals. Thankfully, once again we have got the better of them, and we have turned them back, in compliance with the Kaduna St...
Three Togolese Arrested for Entering Nigeria Illegally
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Three Togolese Arrested for Entering Nigeria Illegally

Operatives of the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), have arrested three Togolese who entered Nigeria illegally. The suspects identified as Commando Kwasi, Eberivie Isiaq and Kemi Terivie said to be a mother of one, escaped the border patrols from the Republic of Benin and travelled through Saki to Iseyin on Tuesday April 28. They were arrested at Odo-Omu in Iseyin community of Oyo state, after arriving Nigeria for the new farming season. This is coming after the federal Government of Nigeria announced a total blockade of the country’s borders following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘I play video games, I watch series on Netflix’ – Lille’s Osimhen
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‘I play video games, I watch series on Netflix’ – Lille’s Osimhen

The Nigeria international describes what isolation is like while expressing his desire to return to action again for Lille as soon as possible Lille forward Victor Osimhen has opened up on what life is like in quarantine as major European leagues remain on hold to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Since joining his French outfit as a replacement for Nicolas Pepe from Sporting Charleroi, the youngster has been an instant hit for the Great Danes scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances. However, he has been out of action for over six weeks amid the Covid-19 outbreak which has killed thousands of people across the globe. Apart from training hard to stay fit, the Nigeria international revealed his daily routine to Lille website when quizzed about how he has coped without his ...
Dayo Amusa Advices Muslims On How To Cope With The Pandemic Outbreak As Fasting Begins
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Dayo Amusa Advices Muslims On How To Cope With The Pandemic Outbreak As Fasting Begins

Nollywood actress, Dayo Amusa who is also acknowledging the Ramadan fasting that started today, has taken to her Instagram page to advice her fellow Muslim brethren on how to cope with the coronavirus pandemic outbreak during the holy month. According to the 36 year old, the Ramadan month is for Muslims to be dedicated to strengthening their love for Allah and reconnect the centre of themselves to him. She mentioned how everyone is sad about the pandemic #Covid19 situation but they should count themselves lucky that they are at home to experience every moment adding that it will make the fasting be easier than the previous ones. Read all she said below; “Ramadan Kareem beautiful souls! ?? Alhamdulilah we’ve made it to this spiritual month.. and particularly in our current...
Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis
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Liverpool mayor calls for inquiry into why Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid took place amid coronavirus crisis

The Reds' 3-2 defeat against the Spanish outfit at Anfield was their final outing before the 2019-20 season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic The mayor of Liverpool has called for an inquiry into whether their Champions League last 16 fixture could have directly contributed to the rise in coronavirus cases in the city back in March. 52,000 supporters turned out to watch Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their first knockout stage tie at Anfield on March 11. Despite the fact that Spain was one of the worst affected countries in the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak, 3,000 Spanish fans were allowed to fly to England to watch their team secure a stunning 3-2 victory on Merseyside.
COVID-19: Asymptomatic Mother Infects 17 of Her 18 Children with Coronavirus
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COVID-19: Asymptomatic Mother Infects 17 of Her 18 Children with Coronavirus

A mother who showed no symptoms of the coronavirus after contracting it, unknowingly infected 17 of her 18 children, including some who were adopted in New York. The mother identified as Brittany Jencik of Penfield, N.Y., near Rochester, said she infected 17 of her children while asymptomatic about five weeks ago but eventually became gravely ill from the virus and the children also began showing symptoms. Jencik says the deadly flu-like virus, also known as COVID-19, hit the family ‘like a freight train.’ ‘It was terrifying. I was a little ahead of them in the timing of it all,’ the mother said. ‘I was as afraid of my life as I had ever been, and not much scares me,’ she tells WHAM. Jencik says that for a couple of days while she was her sickest, ‘I was extremely conc...
We will give Nigerians the best’ – Pinnick vows to appoint ‘world-class coach’ for Super Falcons
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We will give Nigerians the best’ – Pinnick vows to appoint ‘world-class coach’ for Super Falcons

The Nigerian football body boss disclosed the federation is in the process of securing the services of a new coach for the team Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has vowed to appoint a world-class coach for Nigeria's senior women's team in the coming weeks. The Super Falcons are yet to have a substantive coach since the exit of Thomas Dennerby last September before they crashed out of the Olympic Games qualifiers a month later. The NFF were bidding to host the 2020 African Women's Cup of Nations (Awcon) in November this year, but amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, they put their bid on hold for the moment.
COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG
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COVID-19: Northern Governors seek special fund from FG

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) is seeking a special fund from the Federal Government to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The chairman of the forum and governor of the Plateau, Simon Lalong made the call in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham on Monday in Jos, after members’ meeting via teleconferencing. Recall that the Northern Governors met to discuss issues of COVID-19 with special attention to its effects on the region. According to the statement, the chairman claims that some special funds were given to other States but no State in the region has received any special allocation in spite of their record of cases. The governor added that the fund would assist them in their frantic efforts to prevent any outbreak as well...
Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more
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Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more

Amazon said Monday it had filled the 100,000 US jobs it promised a month ago to meet demands from the coronavirus outbreak and was ready to take on 75,000 more.The announcement by the technology and retail colossus highlighted surging demand for online commerce with the pandemic forcing people to shelter in place. Amazon’s hiring spree, which is being mirrored by other firms in the food and retail sectors, comes amid news that US unemployment claims surged by some 17 million over the past month. “Today, we are proud to announce that our original 100,000 jobs pledge is filled and those new employees are working at sites across the US helping to serve customers,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to...
WHO Announces Another Virus Outbreak In Sudan
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WHO Announces Another Virus Outbreak In Sudan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced an outbreak of yellow fever in South Sudan. Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. According to the agency, two cases were identified in Kajo-keji, a region bordering Uganda. An outbreak of the viral disease was detected in that area of Uganda early this year. WHO warned that the risk of ongoing and further transmission of yellow fever is a concern in South Sudan due to spontaneous return of displaced persons from Uganda. There are also concerns of gaps in surveillance and weaknesses in health services because of ongoing travel restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19. There is also the onset of the rainy season to worry about. This provides a favourable breeding ...
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Dolapo Badmos tests negative for COVID-19

CSP Dolapo Badmos has tested negative to Corona Virus.   The popular police woman was subjected to Covid-19 test after a report on a blog that she visited the UK amidst the outbreak of the Virus. Her result returned negative. She has been given a clean bill of health to carry on with her essential duty of policing with a caveat to stay safe!
New Ebola Case Logged In DR Congo Days Before Outbreak’s Expected End
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New Ebola Case Logged In DR Congo Days Before Outbreak’s Expected End

A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), days before the country’s largest-ever outbreak was expected to be declared over. The World Health Organization (WHO) made the announcement on Friday April 10, and further disclosed that the new case was confirmed in Beni, a town at the heart of the epidemic in eastern DRC. The patient died on Thursday morning in a hospital after showing symptoms several days earlier. The new case of the deadly disease was confirmed 52 days after the last case was recorded. Until Friday, no new cases had been registered since February 17. WHO said in a statement; “Preliminary information shows that he is a 26-year-old man in Beni territory,” the multisectoral committee for the response to the epidemic sa...
Premier league clubs to get prize money to ease financial woes
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Premier league clubs to get prize money to ease financial woes

Premier League clubs are set to be handed millions of pounds due to be awarded at the end of the season to help ease problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak. According to The Times, 20 clubs agreed last week to release some of the funds that are paid out on a team’s final position in the table. They claim that will see each club receive an advance ranging from several million for those at the bottom to a sum of over £20m for the top sides. That also includes a chunk of cash expected to be awarded as “facility fees” – a figure paid for each time a club appears on a live TV broadcast. There is still a quarter of the campaign to be played but the Premier League has already received its broadcast income from overseas TV companies plus Sky Sports and BT Sport domestically. Th...
Fire guts 3 cars in Airport Hotel, Ikeja -LASEMA
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Fire guts 3 cars in Airport Hotel, Ikeja -LASEMA

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said that fire gutted three cars at the Airport Hotel in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in a statement made available to the newsmen in Lagos on Friday. According to him, “we received multiple reports of a fire outbreak at Ikeja Airport Hotel along Obafemi Awolowo Way in Ikeja at 9:59 p.m. on Thursday. “On arrival at the above scene, it was determined that three vehicles had caught fire, one Toyota coaster bus (LND133XW), a Honda civic saloon car (AKR234LZ) and a Cadillac Escalade car with an unknown registration number. “The resultant fire affected the Tour Africa Transport Company within the airport hotel premises and not the hotel building itself. “The flames ha...
Photos from Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, as it reopens after 10-week Coronavirus lockdown
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Photos from Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus outbreak, as it reopens after 10-week Coronavirus lockdown

  Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic, was placed on a major lockdown for more than 10 weeks to contain the outbreak. The lockdown was finally lifted on Wednesday.   The city of 11 million people was shut off on January 23, with no one allowed to enter or leave. Most of the nearly 82,000 confirmed infections and 3,331 deaths in China have been in Wuhan.   However, as the virus has been brought under control in Wuhan, China, the lockdown was lifted.   Photos taken on Wednesday, April 8, show people leaving their homes, all wearing masks, some clad in the white full-body protective suits.   A lot of people can also be seen travelling as they've finally been allowed to reunite with families and go back to their jobs.   ...
Pep Guardiola’s mother dies from coronavirus
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Pep Guardiola’s mother dies from coronavirus

Pep Guardiola’s mother has passed away from coronavirus, Manchester City has confirmed. The Premier League champions confirmed the sad news on Monday that Dolors Sala Carrio had passed at the age of 82. City paid tribute to their manager on social media, saying: ‘Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.’ Guardiola is currently back at home in Barcelona following the outbreak, where he has been urging football fans to stay at home to reduce the spread of the deadly virus. ‘We miss football,’ he said. ‘We miss the life that we had a few days ago but now is the time to listen, to follow our scientists, doctors and nurses. ‘You are my football family and we are going to do everything p...
NNPC Confirms COVID-19 Case In Its Abuja Estate, Dismisses Claims Of Mass Outbreak
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NNPC Confirms COVID-19 Case In Its Abuja Estate, Dismisses Claims Of Mass Outbreak

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed a case of COVID-19 that was recorded in an apartment at the Corporation’s estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement released April 4, the corporation dismissed insinuation of mass outbreak of Coronavirus infection in the facility. The corporation explained that the said case, involving a non-member of staff of the corporation, had to do with an individual who had just returned from the United Kingdom and developed symptoms of the decease. ”His case was said to have been confirmed positive by the NCDC after undergoing a laboratory test and in line with NCDC approved protocol, all residents of the affected apartment were moved out and placed in Isolation, while officials of...
Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs
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Premier League season has to be finished – Fuchs

The Premier League winner's contract expires at the end of the season, whenever that might prove to be and he wants to finish the campaign Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world. The Premier League has set an earliest possible return date of April 30 with Her Majesty's Government leading the fightback against the highly contagious Covid-19 virus. Before the break in play, Fuchs' Leicester had earned an important win over Aston Villa in their bid to finish in the top four and qualify for next season's Champions League.
Hushpuppi – “Your pastors will only donate prayers which can’t cure coronavirus”
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Hushpuppi – “Your pastors will only donate prayers which can’t cure coronavirus”

Hushpuppi has lashed out at Christians who still went to church today in spite of coronavirus outbreak in the country. He said such people deserve the consequences of their actions. Also, he said that the Nigerian government is trying its best to contain the disease. Furthermore, he disclosed that Pastors will only “donate prayers which can’t cure coronavirus” if any issue arises from services their members attended.
Mali Votes Amid Coronavirus, Security Fears
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Mali Votes Amid Coronavirus, Security Fears

Malians headed to the polls on Sunday for a long-delayed parliamentary election just hours after the country recorded its first coronavirus death and with the leading opposition figure kidnapped and believed to be in the hands of jihadists. There were security fears about the vote even before the war-torn West African country recorded its first coronavirus infection on Wednesday. Some 200,000 people displaced by the near-daily violence in Mali’s centre and north will not be able to vote, because “no mechanism has been established” for them to do so, a government official said. There were also fears that the impoverished state of some 19 million people — where large swathes of territory lie outside state control — is particularly exposed to a COVID-19 outbreak. Late Saturday, ju...
Health Minister: What We Discussed With Buhari In Aso Rock
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Health Minister: What We Discussed With Buhari In Aso Rock

The health minister, Osagie Ehanire has revealed the context of his discussion with President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the presidential Villa on Saturday. Speaking with newsmen shortly after exiting the presidential villa on Saturday, he revealed that their discussion centred around the coronavirus pandemic. “It is to answer a few questions that his excellency had about the health sector which we took the opportunity to explain further. The takeaway is that we have been able to clarify a few things in question regarding the state we are in on the coronavirus disease outbreak in Nigeria,” Ehanire said. “Well, I explained those problems, the situation and what the projection would be going forward and the measures we think would be very necessary at this time.” There ...
NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19
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NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has received four ambulances from billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote as part of his support in tackling the COVID-19. The NCDC confirmed this on Saturday, saying the ambulances were received by the Lagos State Ministry of Health. In a tweet, the ministry said it was grateful for the collective efforts demonstrated by the government & private sector in response to the outbreak. The donation comes a day after members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, donated billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria. They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu (United Bank of Africa), Herbert Wigwe (Access Ban...
Festus Keyamo Warns Nigerian Pastors as Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Increase
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Festus Keyamo Warns Nigerian Pastors as Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Increase

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, has warned pastors in Nigeria to follow directives from National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. NCDC on Thursday confirmed five new cases with Rivers State recording its first case. Two of the new cases were confirmed in Abuja, and another two in Lagos State. Keyamo took to Twitter after this announcement to admonish pastors to play their part in curbing the spread of the virus. He pointed out that God can only help those who put in the effort and he asked the pastors to follow the directives of NCDC and take precautionary measures in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. He wrote: "Aside the spiritual angle to this scourge, we must all work and pray; God can on...

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