Man opens fire on Cuban embassy in Washington

A person was arrested early Thursday after opening fire on the Cuban embassy in Washington, the US Secret Service said. No one was injured. The unidentified person fired multiple rounds from what some reports said was a high-powered assault rifle.“This morning at approximately 2:15 am, US Secret Service officers responded to the Embassy of Cuba[...]

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25-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Lagos

A 25-year-old man has died of coronavirus-related complications in Lagos State.The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known via his Twitter handle on Thursday.He said, “87 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lagos on April 29, 2020. The total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is now 947.“The good news is that[...]

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FIFA proposes up to 5 substitutions per match on a temporary basis

FIFA has proposed that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel Coronavirus outbreak.Football has been at a standstill since mid-March but many leagues and federations are still hoping[...]

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MC Oluomo’s mother dies at 87

Alhaja Abebi, Zinat Omotonwo, mother of the Chairman, NURTW Lagos State, Alhaji Musiliu, Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), has passed away early Thursday morning.This was disclosed in a statement issued by MC Oluomo’s Media and Publicity team on Thursday Morning. The aged woman, who was 87, and a Muslim until her death passed away peacefully in[...]

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Covid-19: Zakzaky sends food to the Poor from prison

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has sent foodstuffs worth millions of Naira to the needy across Kaduna state.He said it was his age long family practice to identify with the underprivileged and life in prison wouldn’t change his principle.Zakzaky described Ramadan as a blessed month, saying the items he distributed[...]

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FG orders banks to open from Monday

Federal Government, Wednesday said banks in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja will begin operations from Monday 4th of May, 2020.Disclosing this, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, gave conditions and preventive measures to stem the spread of covid-19.He said banks would be allowed to open between 8am and 2pm[...]

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Fayemi suspends aide for trivialising COVID-19 measures

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has suspended indefinitely one of his aides, Mr Sola Durodola, for reportedly trivialising the COVID-19 pandemic.Sources said Durodola, one of the aides in charge of COVID-19, was heard trivialising COVID-19 in a video that went viral about a man who denied his son access to the house after the[...]

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Pressure mounts on Biden to address sexual assault claim

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Wednesday he has a proud history of campaigning against sexual violence, as he faces mounting pressure to respond to a fresh assault allegation made by a former aide.The presumptive Democratic nominee has been accused by Tara Reade of assaulting her in 1993, when she was a 29-year-old staff assistant in[...]

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Video Vixen, Picture Kodak is Dead

Nigerian highly energetic professional dancer and video vixen, Kodak, has died. She reportedly got electrocuted while charging her phone on Wednesday evening at a video director’s home in Omole Estate, Lagos. It was gathered that she was subsequently rushed to a nearby hospital within the Estate, where she was later confirmed dead.

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Remdesivir shows ‘clear-cut’ effect in treating coronavirus ― US

Coronavirus patients on the antiviral remdesivir recovered more than 30 per cent faster than those on a placebo, the results of a major clinical trial showed Wednesday as a top US scientist hailed the drug’s “clear-cut” benefit. It represents the first time any medication has been shown to improve outcomes against the coronavirus illness, which[...]

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COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to 34, 000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region has increased from 33, 000 to over 34, 000 in the past 24 hours.The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Wednesday.“There are 34, 610 COVID-19 cases[...]

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British Prime Minister, fiancée announce birth of baby

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds, on Wednesday, gave birth to a “healthy baby boy” in a London hospital, a spokesman for the couple said.“Both mother and baby are doing very well,” the spokesman said in a surprise announcement, as Symonds was not thought to be due until later in the year.(AFP)

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We can’t declare COVID-19 where none exists, Kogi tells NCDC

Kogi State Government on Tuesday faulted claims by the Director-General of the National Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, that states which are yet to record cases of COVID-19 are either negligent in testing and tracing or actively hiding the disease within their territories.The state government noted that since Kogi was one of the[...]

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COVID-19: US recorded one million cases because of much better testing ― Trump

The United States President, Donald Trump, on Wednesday boasted the country reported one million cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) because of the methodology it employed in testing. Trump who was obviously reacting to critics’ comments on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation posted on his Twitter page; “The only reason the[...]

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COVID-19: Sokoto records three deaths, nine new confirmed cases

Sokoto State government said three persons have died from complications arising from COVID-19 in the state.The state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal revealed this during a statewide broadcast on Monday nightThe governor said: “it is with a heavy heart that I have to break this news to you this evening, of the results of tests carried[...]

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For 4th time in 6 weeks, Dybala tests positive for COVID-19

Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has tested positive for the COVID-19 for the fourth time in six weeks, according to reports.The Argentine forward confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had contracted COVID-19 after his first test.According to the Spanish programme El Chiringuito, Dybala has had four tests since initially contracting the[...]

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