Rwandan soldiers accused of r.a.p.i.n.g women during lockdown

Five Rwandan soldiers have been arrested after residents of a slum in the capital, Kigali, alleged that they r.a.p.e.d women as they enforced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the army has said. Residents of Nyarutarama have been telling the military prosecution office that the soldiers also beat up male residents and stole from them, a BBC ...

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Covid-19: FG urges states to provide 300-bed facility each

The Federal Government has asked Governors to provide, at least, 300-bed space facilities in their respective state “in case of upsurge in the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic spreading across the country”. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Friday in Abuja, when he featured on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum to update Nigerians ...

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No electricity disconnection during lockdown – IBEDC

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBEDC) says there will be no disconnection of electricity to non-paying customers during this period of lockdown in Coronavirus pandemic. Its Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday. According to him, this is in recognition of the current precarious and tense situation pervading the ...

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Alicia Keys says she was ‘manipulated and objectified’ by photographer when she was 19

Alicia Keys has bravely opened up about her experiences as a young woman in the music industry, shedding light on some of her most harrowing ordeals. The American singer-songwriter recalled an incident when she was “manipulated” and “objectified” while shooting for a magazine when she was just 19 years old. The 39-year-old said she remembers the “shame” she felt being ...

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Again, Spain registers more than 900 Covid-19 deaths

Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has registered 932 new COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the total to 10,935, the Health Ministry in Madrid announced on Friday. For the second day in a row, Spain has seen the death rate surge above 900. It is the seventh consecutive day that the country has registered ...

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COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Trains, Deploys 300 Personnel To Adamawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Adamawa State has trained and deployed 300 personnel across the state to sensitise and enforce compliance with directives issued by government. Speaking to journalists at the Command Headquarters in Yola, the state capital, NSCDC Commandant, Abdullahi Nurudeen, said that aside sensitising the personnel, the Command will ensure enforcement of the social ...

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Kenyan pastors want churches listed as ‘essential services’

A group of Kenyan pastors have asked the government to include churches in the list of “essential services” to allow them to remain open as the country battles the Covid-19 outbreak. The preachers representing churches in Makueni country in eastern Kenya, say faith is the “best way to fight the unseen enemy”. They want to be allowed to hold Sunday ...

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Two men sentenced to death for killing UniOsun student

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun, on Thursday, sentenced two men to death by hanging for killing one Rofiat Adebisi, who at the time of her death was a student of the Osun State University, Osogbo. Giving his judgment in the trial that lasted almost two and half years, Justice Oyejide Falola, said 25-year-old Elijah Oyebode and Jelili ...

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Lockdown: Soldier shoots motorist dead in Delta

A motorist, identified as Joseph Pessu, was shot dead in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, by a soldier for allegedly flouting the state government’s sit-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Eyewitnesses said the middle-aged motorist, who was cruising in a black Toyota Camry car without number plate, failed to stop at a military checkpoint on the NPA ...

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Kourtney Kardashian slapped her sister Kim so hard that her make up transferred to the wall!

That epic brawl between the siblings left fans shocked when it was shown on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. But now, some eagle-eyed viewers have noticed evidence that proves just how vicious it was. Kim and Kourney were screaming at each other and slapping each other after an argument turned physical. Sister Khloe desperately tried to get between them and ...

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Thank God for making me sick, says immigration boss

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, says he is thankful to God for making him contract COVID-19. Babandede, who tested positive for the virus last week, said in a short video that the sickness had given him the opportunity to humble himself. The immigration boss, who said he was doing well, urged Nigerians to wash their hands ...

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Lagos discharges four more COVID-19 patients

The Lagos state government has announced the discharge of four coronavirus patients. Meanwhile, 18 patients had earlier been discharged, after making full recovery from the novel virus. With this development, Lagos state government has discharged 22 of its 98 confirmed cases. So far, 190 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria. 24 have been discharged nationwide.

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Private jet used by Lionel Messi forced to make emergency landing at Brussels airport due to fault with £12m plane

An £12million private jet used by Lionel Messi has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brussels airport due to a fault with the plane. The Barcelona star’s favoured plane was making its way to Tenerife in the Canary Islands when it suffered from issues with its landing gear. The aircraft grounded at Zaventem Airport in the Belgian capital ...

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FG urges Telcomms to subsidise calls, data for Nigerians

ISA Pantami, minister of Communications and Digital Economy, has called on telecommunications service providers to subsidy and relax calls and data for Nigerians. Pantami, on his Twitter handle, said: “As earlier conveyed, as the Minister of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in charge of Policy of the Telecom Sector as in NCA, 2003, Part 1, I ‘urge’ Nigerian ...

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Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus

The Mexican brewer of Corona beer said on Thursday it was suspending production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic. Grupo Modelo — whose brands also include Pacifico and Modelo — said the measure was in line with the Mexican government’s order to suspend all non-essential activities until April 30 to slow the spread of ...

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Kogi Gov investigates assault on Ex-beauty Queen by Commissioner

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has ordered an accelerated investigation into the alleged battering of a beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi, in the state by the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr. Abdumumini Danga. The commissioner allegedly assaulted, beat and raped Oyeniyi over a piece of advice to provide succour for the people of his community during the lockdown ...

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North Korea insists its lockdown is so tight it still has no cases of coronavirus

North Korea has claimed its pandemic defence systems are so effective that coronavirus has not breached its borders at all. Authorities have insisted the secretive state doesn’t have a single case of the virus that has killed thousands around the globe. The claim comes despite Covid-19 sweeping through South Korea, which had recorded 169 deaths and nearly 10,000 confirmed cases ...

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