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Owner apprehended as dog bites cop in Plateau

The family of one Samuel Ponjul, a petty trader in the Abattoir community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, have demanded the release of their son. It was learnt that Samuel, who has a provisions shop in the community, was detained by the police for allegedly allowing his dog to bite an officer during an arrest in the ...

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Dead body found floating on Osun river

A lifeless body was found floating in Omu river, Kelebe, along Osogbo-Iragbiji road in Osun state. It was gathered that the body was recovered by the officers of the Nigeria Police Command, who later took it to the morgue of Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, LAUTECH in the state capital. Though the cause of the man’s death could not be ascertained ...

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Edo orders wearing of face mask, ban isolation in hotels

The Edo Government on Monday directed residents who must leave their homes to wear face mask as precautionary measures against the coronavirus pandemic. The State Deputy Governor and Chairman of the state COVID-19 Response Committee, Mr Philip Shaibu told newsmen that government has concluded plans to collaborate with local tailors to mass-produce face mask in the state. “We have held ...

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Heavy traffic in Lekki as Lagos residents flout lockdown

Despite the lockdown in Lagos State to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of motorists were on Monday stranded in a gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Footage of the gridlock, which was trending online, showed hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic. “No isolation anymore, no quarantine in Lagos State, from Jakande Estate to Agungi, full hold up is ...

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Coronavirus: Ogun muslims declare three days fasting

The League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State (Rabitah) have declared three days fasting over the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic disease. In a statement by the secretary-general of the association, Alh. Tajudeen Adewunmi urged the Muslims to use the month of Sha’ban to get closer to Allah. Adewunmi in the statement further charged the Muslims to use the ...

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I fought COVID-19 with carrots, honey, vitamin C – Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday revealed that he fought coronavirus with carrots, vitamin C and black seed oil with honey while in isolation. The governor revealed this in Ibadan yesterday in a telephone interview with an FM radio station. He had last week announced that he was tested positive for the disease and went into isolation. But two days ...

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Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

Health experts have urged smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing and selling tobacco products to help reduce the risks from COVID-19. “The best thing the tobacco industry can do to fight COVID-19 is to immediately stop producing, marketing and selling tobacco,” Gan Quan, a public health specialist and a director at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and ...

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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends night in intensive care after symptoms worsen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Downing Street said he was moved to the unit on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, a spokesman added. The prime minister, ...

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Osun Local Government Chairman dies in Oyo from undisclosed ailment

Chairman of Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State, Hon Gbenga Ayegbayo, has reportedly died. It was gathered that the deceased was battling with an undisclosed illness for months before finally succumbing to death on Monday. According to a source, Ayegbayo died at a private hospital in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. SaharaReporters gathered that Ayegbayo was a member of the ruling ...

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New Zealand health minister to keep his position despite breaking strict lockdown rules twice

David Clark will continue as New Zealand’s health minister, despite labelling himself an ‘idiot’ and offering to resign his position for a second blunder during the country’s lockdown. Days after Dr Clark was caught mountain biking near his Dunedin home in spite of the lockdown, he revealed he also took his family on a coastal walk on the previous weekend. ...

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Flout face-mask order, pay N300,000 fine –Cross River

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has ordered seizure of vehicles whose passengers refuse to wear nose masks and defaulters are to pay N300,000 fine. This followed the low compliance level with the no mask, no movement order in the state. The governor in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Christian Ita, late Monday ...

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Taraba Commissioner for Rural Electrification is dead

Taraba state Commissioner for Rural Electrification  Mr. Alexander Markus Senlo has passed on. Senlo died on Monday morning after a brief illness. The state Commissioner for Information, Barr. Danjuma Adamu who confirmed the death of Senlo said the state was “deeply saddened by his sudden death at a time his wealth of knowledge and expertise was needed the most”. The ...

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Herdsmen allegedly r.ape 75-year-old woman in Enugu

One of the Fulani herdsmen notorious for r.a.p.i.n.g women at Umulungbe in Udi Local Government Area has been arrested and handed over to the police. Daily Sun gathered that the suspect was one of the three herdsmen accused of r.a.p.i.n.g a 75 year old woman in her farm at Umulungbe. The culprit was apprehended around 5:30pm last Friday, after attacking ...

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Mum of Britain’s biggest family gives birth to baby number 22

The UK’s biggest family just got bigger after mum Sue Radford gave birth to her 22nd baby over the weekend. The family shared the news on their Instagram page and said everyone had already fallen “in love” with the new arrival. Alongside a sweet snapshot of their newborn’s tiny hand, they revealed that they welcomed their “beautiful baby girl into ...

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FG orders distribution of 150 truckloads of rice seized by customs to Nigerians

In a bid to provide food security to Nigerians, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has revealed that the federal government has taken possession of 150 trucks of rice with the Nigerian Custom’s Service and would commence distribution to poor Nigerians across the country She made this known Monday during a live press briefing in Abuja while answering questions from ...

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Mumbai hospital shut after 26 nurses, 3 doctors test positive

A major private hospital in Mumbai was shut to new patients and declared a coronavirus containment zone on Monday after 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive, an official said. Since the virus hit India — which has been under lockdown since March 25 with 111 deaths so far,  medical workers have complained about not being given adequate protective gear. ...

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Kano extends stay-at-home order by two weeks

Kano state government has directed civil servants to continue the stay at home order for another two weeks beginning from Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This is coming after the initial stay at home order expires Monday. The extension order is a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Governor Umar Ganduje announced this Monday when the 38- man Kano state ...

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COVID-19: Ekiti govt begins distribution of relief materials, relaxes curfew

The Ekiti State government has begun the distribution of relief materials to residents of the state to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the state government, foodstuffs will be taken to 20,000 households identified in a formal register as most vulnerable across the 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. The government also relaxed the 14-day ...

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Kaduna records new COVID-19 case, traces 119 contacts

Kaduna State has recorded a new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in the state to five. In a statement issued on Monday by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Baloni, the state sent samples to Abuja for testing. According to her, five samples were positive, 77 were negative and eight samples were pending, stressing ...

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Kwara records two cases of COVID-19

Kwara State has recorded two cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor confirmed this in a statement on Monday. “One is the wife of the UITH patient, a UK returnee, who died last Thursday and the other is another UK returnee,” the statement said. Ajakaye explained that the statement was issued after the government ...

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We are winning, Sanwo-Olu says as two more COVID-19 patients discharged

Two more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients have been discharged in Lagos State. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this in a tweet on Monday, bringing the total number of people that have been discharged in the state to 31. He explained that the two persons – both females – were released from the government’s Infectious Disease Hospital after officials confirmed that ...

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Killers of Funke Olakunrin nabbed by SARS operatives

The killers of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. This is coming nine months after her brutal murder, It was reliably gathered that three out of the four suspects arrested so far are from the northern part of the country. Vanguard also gathered that the ...

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Edo records two cases of Covid-19, now has 11 cases

Edo Government says it has recorded two new cases of coronavirus making a total of 11 confirmed cases in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Benin on Monday. “The fight against coronavirus disease has been on in the state. “Our people have been told, but the message we are getting ...

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Ethiopia announces its first coronavirus deaths

Ethiopia’s ministry of health has announced the country’s first deaths as a result of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. The two deaths were announced one hour apart by Health Minister Lia Tadesse. Dr Lia said the first victim, a 60-year-old woman, had been admitted at an intensive care unit (ICU) at Eka Kotebe hospital for five days before ...

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Scotland’s top medical official resigns after ignoring own coronavirus advice

Scotland’s chief medical officer resigned Sunday after two consecutive weekend trips to her summer home — violating her own advice to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak. Catherine Calderwood announced her departure in a statement after conferring with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Calderwood said the two agreed her actions risked distracting from the “hugely important job that government and ...

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