Two people in UK test positive for coronavirus

Health officials in Britain said on Friday that two people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first confirmed cases in the country since the deadly outbreak began in China. “We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus,” said Chris Whitty, Chief[...]

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Australia fires: State of emergency declared for Canberra region

Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency as massive bushfires rage south of Canberra. It is the worst fire threat to the territory in nearly two decades, officials said. The main blaze, in the territory’s south, is burning over more than 18,500 hectares. Residents in suburbs of Canberra have[...]

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Boris Johnson celebrates Brexit Day with tax cut

Boris Johnson will hail “the dawn of a new era” for Britain as he celebrates Brexit day with a tax cut for 31 million people. In a broadcast to the nation at 11pm on Friday – the moment the UK finally breaks free of the EU – the Prime Minister will urge the country to[...]

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Kobe Bryant: Helicopter company not certified to fly in foggy weather

The Island Express Helicopters, the charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only cockpit instruments, media reports said. IEH, which owned the Sikorsky S-76B that crashed, was only certified to operate under[...]

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Bishop Oyedope in rage as U.S denies him Visa

Bishop David Oyedepo, founder Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, went ballistic on Thursday after he was denied visa by the US Embassy. A THISDAY report said the embassy did not give any other reason to the bishop, except the standard default explanation that the Bishop did not qualify for visa[...]

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My husband starves me of sex, woman tells court

A housewife, Fatimah Abdulrahseed, on Thursday dragged her husband, Owolabi, before an Area Court in Ilorin, Kwara, seeking legal divorce, saying she has been sexually starved. The petitioner said she married Owolabi in 2012. “I am not enjoying my sleep again. My husband is avoiding me in bed and has refused to make love to[...]

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I once told my father I‘ll marry his mate – Regina Daniels

Popular Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels Nwoko, had once told her father that she would marry his mate. Regina, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson for the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, Niyi Ifetayo, said this in her new celebrity magazine, “Regina...Celebrating Nigerian Super Diva.” The magazine would be presented to the public[...]

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Borno gov appoints Yoruba, Ibo men as advisers

The Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday inaugurated Ibo and Yoruba men as special advisers. The two, Chief Kesta Ogualili from Anambra and Alhaji Yusuf Alao from Oyo State were among the 26 special advisers swore in by the governor. Zulum had on January 9, appointed both men, who have lived in Borno State[...]

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University of Ibadan denies admission scam

The management of the University of Ibadan has denied an allegation that its admission for the 2019/2020 session was fraught with manipulation. Disclosing in a statement signed by the UI Registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi, the management of the institution stated that its admission process was strictly in line with extant rules and regulations. The statement read,[...]

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China postpones 2020 football season over virus fears

China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country. The CSL 2020 campaign had been due to kick off on February 22, but was shelved along with “all types of football matches” in order to[...]

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WHO to reconsider declaring global emergency as China virus evacuations begin

Foreign governments flew their citizens out of the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, as the number of deaths jumped to 133 and the World Health Organization voiced “grave concern” about the person-to-person spread in three other countries. The WHO said its Emergency Committee would reconvene behind closed doors on Thursday to decide whether[...]

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Pregnant woman,16 others injured in Lagos fire – LASEMA

The Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed that a total of 17 people sustained injuries, including a pregnant woman and firefighter at another inferno in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the Martins fire outbreak scene at about 9:30[...]

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China virus toll hits 170, as countries step up evacuation plans

China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as confirmation that three Japanese people evacuated from Wuhan, the outbreak’s epicentre, were infected deepened fears about a global contagion, and more countries announced plans to bring their citizens home from the hard-hit city. The World Health Organization (WHO), which initially downplayed the[...]

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