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Brazil president, Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro – who has held large rallies calling for lockdowns to be lifted – has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The far-right rabble rouser today revealed he had tested positive for the virus after he became unwell. He told TV journalists: “It came back positive.” Just three days ago he was pictured celebrating July 4 with the US ...

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‘You are a barefaced treasury looter’, PDP blasts Ganduje

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ‘finished’ the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the Edo governorship election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, describing him as a barefaced treasury looter, who has no moral rectitude to speak on corruption. This is coming after Ganduje said PDP is only interested in Edo’s treasury. The PDP described as a ...

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Two conjoined twins separated successfully in Italy

A hospital in Rome said on Tuesday it had successfully separated two-year-old twins joined above the nape of their necks, after three risky surgeries. Joined skull to skull, sisters Ervina and Prefina were born with a condition the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital in Rome called “one of the rarest and most complex forms of cranial and cerebral fusion.” ...

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Sexual harassment of students in tertiary institution to attract 14 years imprisonment, N5million

The Senate has passed a bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. The bill was sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or failure of administrative heads of tertiary educational institutions to address complaints of sexual harassment within a specified period. Similarly, ...

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Queen Elizabeth’s cousin and first openly gay royal reveals he spent the lockdown with both his ex wife and husband

Most couples feel proud of themselves for emerging from lockdown with their relationship still in tact, but the Queen’s cousin Lord Ivar Mountbatten and his husband James have more reason than most to be in a self-congratulatory mood. For the couple have spent the last three months living with not only Lord Ivar’s three grown-up daughters, Ella, 23, Alix, 22, ...

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JUST IN: Buhari suspends Magu as EFCC acting chairman

President Buhari has suspended Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), the BBC just reported. Magu reportedly spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja. This followed a six-hour grilling by a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president of the ...

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People may need to keep wearing masks indoors as hundreds of scientists from 32 countries confirms coronavirus as airborne

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus can linger in smaller particles in the air and infect people indoors, which could mean that masks may be required while inside. The new findings have prompted researchers to call for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations that could radically affect how people go about their days while indoors ...

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4 police officers remanded for torture, murder of suspects

A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has remanded in the Correctional Center, four police officers who allegedly tortured Late Chima Ikwunado to death and inflicted various degrees of injuries on three others while being detained in a police cell. It would be recalled that operatives of the Eagle-Crack, an outfit of the state police command had tortured ...

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Kidnapped Delta NLC chairman regains freedom

The kidnapped Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Delta State, Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku has regained his freedom after paying an undisclosed amount of money. The Labour leader who was abducted around 8pm on Saturday while driving out of his house behind Immigration office along Ibusa/Asaba road, Asaba, the Delta State capital, was set free on Monday by his abductors. Confirming his ...

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Cross River records first case of coronavirus

Cross River, the only state in Nigeria not to have recorded any case of Coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic, has now recorded first cases of the deadly virus. With this, all 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT have recorded cases of Coronavirus. In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday night, ...

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EFCC arraigns social media influencer Adeherself for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned social media influencer and comedian, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself) before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents. Adeherself was arrested last month following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly ...

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World’s longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers, die at 68

Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen on Oct. 28, 1951. In 2014, the brothers earned the distinction of being the world’s oldest set of conjoined twins shortly before their 63rd birthday. WHIO reported that the two died in hospice care in Dayton, their brother Jim said. Starting as children, the brothers appeared in ...

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Teacher, wife, six students test positive for coronavirus one week after school resumption in Ghana

A teacher together with his wife and six other students of Accra Girls Senior High School (AGISS) tested positive for COVID-19 one week after schools resumed for some final year students in junior and senior high schools and tertiary institutions, Ghanaweb reported on Tuesday morning. This was confirmed by a joint statement signed by Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Director General ...

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WAEC exams to kick off on Aug 4, says minister

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed August 4, 2020, as commencement for this year’s examination, according to Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education. At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Nwajiuba said the examination will end on September 5. According to the minister, after WAEC examination, that of the National Examination Council (NECO) and ...

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Broadcaster, toastmaster Richie Dayo Johnson is dead

One of Nigeria’s foremost communication experts, Richie Dayo Johnson is dead. He died in London today, after a heart attack. He was 60 years old. He would have been 61 on 22 July. RDJ as he’s fondly called was a highly-sought after MC and toastmaster. He was an alumnus of University of Teesside, Middlesbrough and a fellow of the Royal ...

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Gunmen rape two ladies in Anambra hotel raid

Gunmen, on Sunday, reportedly attacked a hotel in Isuaniocha, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, and allegedly r.a.p.e.d two female lodgers. The hoodlums were also said to have stolen money and other valuables from the hotel before they zoomed off. They were said to have threatened to kill anyone, who put up any resistance, while they were operating. ...

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Abuja records spike as Nigeria’s Covid-19 cases surpass 29,000

Nigeria’s Coronavirus caseload has surpassed 29,000, with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja recording a spike in new infections. In the figures released by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday, Nigeria now has 29,286 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, after it ramped up 575 new cases. Lagos tops the chart with 123 new cases but it represents a ...

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Gov. Ugwuanyi offers tortured girl Chinonye Nnadi full scholarship

Help has come the way of 10 year-old Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi who was tortured by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Jude Ozougwu. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, has approved the award of scholarship, up to university level, to the little girl. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board ...

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Baby factory operators attack policemen in Imo

Operators of a suspected baby factory in Imo State have reportedly attacked policemen who stormed the facility while trailing a man who allegedly stole a baby from its mother at gunpoint. The incident happened in Umuocha community in Oguta council of the state, it was said. The Nation learnt that police went after the baby thief who reportedly fled into ...

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Hushpuppi: Woodbery defrauded US firm of $15.3m stashed away in Bitcoin wallet — FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI, has filed a case alleging that Olalekan Jacob Ponle, who was arrested alongside Hushpuppi, defrauded US firms of millions. Police authorities had earlier shared footage of how Hushpuppi and his 11 cronies were busted in a special operation over cyber-fraud involving 1.9 million victims to the tune of N168 billion. Arrested on June 10, ...

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Nigeria may go on fresh lockdown after two weeks – task force

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 on Monday lamented the increasing rate of Covid-19 cases among people in government, saying it was directly impacting on governance and security in the country. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who stated this at the task force press briefing in Abuja, also said the possibility of ...

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