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46 detained in Turkey over failed coup

Turkish Police on Friday detained at least 46 people, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a group accused of a coup attempt in 2016. Turkish Police on Friday detained at least 46 people, including soldiers, over their alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, local media reported.Police conducted[...]

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Fijian Prime Minister declares country COVID-19 free

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe ‘Frank’ Bainimarama said on Friday that the Pacific Island country had no more active cases of COVID-19. Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe ‘Frank’ Bainimarama said on Friday that the Pacific Island country had no more active cases of COVID-19.Bainimarama made this known on Twitter.“And even with our testing numbers climbing by the[...]

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Erdogan cancels Turkey curfew over economy worries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday cancelled a weekend curfew introduced to halt the spread of coronavirus, pointing to concerns over the economy.Turkey has been locked down on weekends and public holidays since April, and the interior ministry said in the early hours of Friday that 15 cities would again be shuttered this weekend.However,[...]

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AfDB: I wrote African leaders to support Adesina – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said he wrote African leaders to garner support for the embattled President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina.Buhari said he wrote the leaders in 2015 as a President-elect to support Adesina’s first term bid and stressed that he is doing the same for his reelection as[...]

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Neymar ‘mistakenly’ approved for $120 COVID-19 palliative

Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid Brazilian workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic, in an apparent case of identity theft, a report said Thursday.The Paris Saint-Germain star’s name, date of birth and Brazilian ID number were used to register for the 600-real stimulus payment[...]

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Lockdown: Osun relaxes curfew, orders civil servants to resume

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has announced the relaxation of the curfew imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Friday in Osogbo, also ordered civil servants on grade level Seven and above to resume work within normal office[...]

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Mr. President is not in charge of this nation – Wole Soyinka reveals

President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of Nigeria, said, Prof Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, on Thursday. Soyinka was reacting to the letter written to Buhari by the former military governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar(retd), wherein he advised Buhari to change his mode of appointments, noting that his skewed appointments into offices[...]

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Kenya sends Coronavirus patients home

Kenya’s health ministry has said it will soon roll out home-based care for COVID-19 patients because the country’s isolation facilities are almost full.Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said they will first publish guidelines for home-based care before patients can be released to their families so as to free hospitals.He urged Kenyans not to stigmatise patients who[...]

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Reps oppose amendment seeking ‘castration’ as punishment for rapists

The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected an amendment seeking to castrate rapists. The prayer was sponsored by Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos).The House, during plenary, considered and approved a motion seeking severe penalties against worsening cases of rape in the country.But a majority of lawmakers shot down the prayer, as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila put it[...]

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Cameroon government under fire as COVID-19 tally rises

Cameroon’s government faces mounting accusations that foot-dragging and incompetence have helped coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gain a deadly grip. In less than three months, the official case tally has risen to nearly 6,600, including 200 deaths — the third-highest number of infections of any country south of the Sahara.Compared with Europe and America, this total is[...]

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George Floyd had Coronavirus before his death – Autopsy

An autopsy conducted on Wednesday, has shown that George Floyd, an African-American, who was allegedly killed on May 25 by a Minneapolis Police officer, had Coronavirus, weeks before his death. The 20-page document released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, obtained by NBCnews, said a test of Floyd on April 3 was positive for[...]

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Man to die by hanging for raping two year old to death in Zaria

For raping a baby that was 2 years and 9-month-old to death, a Kaduna State High Court sitting at Dogarawa Sabon Gari Zaria has convicted one Usman Shehu Bashir of Dogarawa area to death by hanging. While delivering judgement on Wednesday, Justice Kabir Dabo said the judgement passed was under section 221 of the penal[...]

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Earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Bali, no tsunami alert issued

An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.7, struck off Indonesia’s Bali Island in the central part of Indonesia on Wednesday night.The meteorology and geophysics agency said.The agency earlier reported the quake with a magnitude of 6.0, said an official in charge of the agency.“The quake did not potentially trigger a tsunami, because its centre is[...]

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Hydroxychloroquine ineffective at preventing COVID-19 – Trial

Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday following a clinical trial.The medicine has been touted by US President Donald Trump, who has said he used it as a prophylaxis against the novel coronavirus.But an experiment involving 821 people across the United[...]

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Snapchat limits Trump’s reach for inciting ‘racial violence’

Snapchat on Wednesday became the latest social network moving to curb the reach of US President Donald Trump, claiming the president has been inciting “racial violence.”The youth-focused social network said it would no longer promote Trump on its Discover platform for recommended content.“We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving[...]

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Brazil records 1,349 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Brazil reported a record 1,349 coronavirus deaths in a 24-hour period Wednesday, the health ministry said, as the pandemic continued to take a grim toll on Latin America’s hardest-hit country.The figure brought the total death toll from the new coronavirus in Brazil to 32,548, with 584,016 confirmed infections — the second-highest caseload worldwide, after the[...]

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