Lagos, Ogun now infected with anti-church virus – Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, says Lagos and Ogun states have been infected with anti-church virus hence the decision to open markets and keep churches shut.The cleric said this while delivering a sermon on Sunday.Oyedepo said it was ironic that people in marketplaces[...]

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Chinese restaurant in Lagos remained shut –FCCPC D-G

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says the Chinese restaurant known for exclusive and discriminatory service in Lagos remained shut.The FCCPC Director General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, disclosed this when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja.Irukera said if a place was shut down in this manner, there was[...]

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30-yr-old mother drowns trying to save 5-yr-old son

A 30-year-old woman was reported to drown while trying to save her five-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in Germany’s Rhine River.The accident happened in Treburg in the state of Hesse on Saturday, police said.After the boy disappeared, his mother tried to save him, but she also got into trouble and a passer-by pulled her[...]

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Virus must be taken seriously – Merkel

Even though Germany has weathered the coronavirus pandemic relatively well, it is not out of danger yet, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.Merkel warned residents against reckless behaviour.“The danger posed by the virus remains serious,’’ she said, pointing to several regions where outbreaks are currently spreading quickly.She reminded residents that stopping the spread of the[...]

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Ajimobi buried in Ibadan amid tight security

The remains of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, have been laid to rest in Ibadan on Sunday.Ajimobi was buried according to Islamic rites at his 6th Avenue, Yemoja Street, Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, amid tight security.The Agodi GRA, which was the preferred choice by the Ajimobi family, was[...]

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Iran to make masks compulsory from next week

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that mask-wearing will be mandatory in certain areas as of next week and gave virus-hit provinces the green light to reimpose restrictive measures.The Islamic republic has refrained from enforcing full lockdowns to stop the spread of the COVID-19 disease, and the use of masks and protective equipment has[...]

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Porn star pleads not guilty to rape charges in Los Angeles

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded on Friday pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth in incidents from 2014 to 2019.The 67-year-old adult film star is among the well-known names in the pornography industry. He has acted in no lesser than 2,000 adults[...]

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Kanye West partners Nigerian designer, Ogunlesi

American rapper, Kanye West, announces partnership with Nigerian designer Mowalola Ogunlesi as the director of ‘Yeezy Gap’.The rapper took to twitter to announce his multi-year Yeezy deal with Gap, using the hashtag #WESTDAYEVER with an apparent logo for the upcoming line set to debut in 2021.Ogunlesi also shared the news via her Instagram page.According to[...]

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Video of sex in UN official car deeply disturbing – Official

The United Nations (UN) says it has launched investigation into a viral video showing a couple apparently having sex in one of its official cars in Israel.Spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric, told UN correspondents in New York on Friday that the organisation was “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the footage.Dujarric confirmed that the[...]

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Sam: I regret snubbing Nigeria for Germany

Former German international Sidney Sam says he regrets picking Germany over Nigeria when the Super Eagles were keen on having him. According to Brila, the ex-Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, who missed the 2014 World Cup won by Germany, said he might have played at the World Cup if he accepted Nigeria’s offer.“Looking back, I can say[...]

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Brazilian president appeals court order on wearing masks

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro appealed a court ruling Friday that requires him to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “unnecessary.”The attorney general’s office, which represents the government in legal matters, said the ruling was redundant since face masks are already mandatory in Brasilia.“This interference from the courts is unnecessary,”[...]

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Africa records highest daily COVID-19 cases as total hits 348,871

The African continent on Friday recorded 11,219 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily number ever since the index case was recorded in Egypt on February 14. The Mediterranean country also recorded the first COVID-19 death on the continent.The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 11,219 new cases on the continent on Friday with 216[...]

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COVID-19: Oyo discharges 169 patients as another cabinet member tests positive

Another member of the Oyo State Executive Council has tested positive for the coronavirus disease.Governor Seyi Makinde, while announcing that the state discharged 169 patients on Friday night, said another state exco tested positive for the virus.The governor said the new recoveries brought the total number of discharged patients to 508 while 1264 total infections[...]

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You’re a liar, PDP governors blast Bello over defection claim

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have debunked the claim by Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello that ten of its members are on the verge of defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a statement issued by the Director-General, PDP Governors’ Forum, Cyril Maduabum, yesterday, the governors said Bello’s[...]

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