Jigawa distributes COVID-19 palliatives to 1,500 PWDs

The Jigawa state government has distributed 7,000 packages of COVID-19 palliatives to no fewer than 1,500 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).Mr Muhammad Usman, Chairman of the state Joint National Association of Persons With Disabilities (JONAPWD), disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse on Saturday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were part of the[...]

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery, dies aged 90

Legendary British actor Sean Connery, best known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven films, has died aged 90, his family told the BBC on Saturday.The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.Tributes immediately began pouring in[...]

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COVID-19: Africa CDC warns South Africa, Nigeria, others of second wave

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.According to Africa CDC, the number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,759,794.The continental disease control and prevention agency said in a statement that the death toll related to the[...]

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Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

The process of documentation for successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in Oyo State is billed to commence on Tuesday.This is as the state has released the list of successful applicants from the recent recruitment exercise in the state.A statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju, indicated that all[...]

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UN calls for peaceful polls in Ivory Coast

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for peace in Saturday’s presidential election in Ivory Coast amid reports of deadly pre-election protests in the country.Guterres made this known in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Stephane Dujarric, in New York on Friday.“On the eve of the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, the Secretary-General calls on[...]

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Slovakia tests entire population for COVID-19

Slovakia on Saturday begins a programme to screen its entire population for coronavirus with antigen tests in what would be a global first, but critics have said the plan is poorly thought out.Some 45,000 medical workers, army and police are being deployed to carry out the tests in the EU member state of 5.4 million[...]

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