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No correlation between 5G, coronavirus – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission says there is no relationship between the Fifth Generation Technology and the coronavirus pandemic.The commission’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Henry Nkemadu, made this clarification in a statement following recent materials being circulated on social media, linking COVID-19 with 5G Technology.The statement, which was signed by Nkemadu, on Monday in Abuja,[...]

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Boris Johnson ‘put on oxygen’ as he battles coronavirus in hospital

However, his effective deputy Dominic Raab is chairing the daily coronavirus crisis committee meeting this morning, and the PM will clearly not be playing the same role as usual.In a Twitter video posted on Friday from quarantine in No11, where he has been in self-isolation, an exhausted-looking Mr Johnson revealed he was still suffering from[...]

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Consulate compiles stranded Nigerians’ names in America for evacuation

The Nigerian Consulate in New York, United States, has begun compiling names of stranded Nigerians willing to return home on account of the coronavirus pandemic.It said the purpose of the exercise was to enable the Federal Government to provide the necessary assistance to Nigerian nationals in the US.This was disclosed by the Consul in charge[...]

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Adele, ex-husband Simon Konecki, to keep £140m divorce details secret

Details of Adele’s £140million divorce with ex-husband Simon Konecki will be kept secret, a judge has ruled.The singer, 31, split from charity boss Simon Konecki, 45, last April after eight years together but they had not struck a prenup deal to protect her fortune. Her request for the settlement to be private was approved by[...]

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Police arraign Funke, husband for violating social distancing order

The Lagos State Police Command has taken Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello popularly known as JJC Skillz, to court for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State.The Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed that the actress, popularly called ‘Jenifa’, had been taken to a Chief Magistrates Court in Ogba, Lagos.[...]

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Thousands sign French petition for chloroquine in virus fight

More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide.Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some saying early use of[...]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: UN Chief decries domestic violence surge

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried a “horrifying global surge in domestic violence” against women and girls amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a video message on Sunday evening, Guterres linked the development to economic and social pressures occasioned by stay-at-home orders imposed by governments in response to the pandemic. “We know lockdowns and quarantines[...]

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US reschedules repatriation flight from Lagos

THE United States Mission in Nigeria, yesterday, said the United States government has taken actions to redress the hiccups faced by its citizens due to last Friday’s inability of two repatriation flights to depart Lagos for America. American citizens, who were scheduled to depart Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammad Airport, Lagos owing to the coronavirus[...]

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STRANGE!! Tiger tests positive for Coronavirus in US

A female tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a nonprofit organization that oversees the Bronx Zoo. The positive test was confirmed by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa.“Public health officials believe these large cats became sick[...]

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The Queen has addressed the UK in a rallying historic television address amid the coronavirus outbreak; making it only the 5th time during her 67year reign

The Queen delivered a historic rallying cry to the British public tonight, urging them to come together in the fight against the coronavirusoutbreak in a poignant television address. Speaking from Windsor Castle, where the 93-year-old monarch is isolating with Prince Philip, she told millions of Brits watching from home: 'If we remain united and resolute, then[...]

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Fayemi appoints Fayose into committee on resource mobilisation against COVID-19

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has appointed Ayodele Fayose, his predecessor, into the the COVID-19 response resource mobilisation committee. Fayose alongside Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni, also former governors of Ekiti were named patrons of the committee while Afe Babalola, a notable lawyer, was named the grand patron. In a statement on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti,[...]

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Abia begins production of face masks to meet domestic demand

The Abia state government says it has started production of “certified, quality standard” protective medical kits and masks to cater to the needs of Nigerians and make up for the scarcity of imported ones. Sam Hart, director-general of the Abia State Marketing and Quality Management Agency, told NAN that Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state,[...]

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Boko Haram War: Nigerian Army suspends voluntary retirement of soldiers to stop the huge number of retirement request of officers due to recent casualties and intrigues from insurgency war

In an internal memo, the Nigerian Army has suspended approvals for voluntary retirement requests from soldiers, saying the rate at which applications to quit service was flooding its headquarters lately was “disheartening”. The directive, which military sources told PREMIUM TIMES went out late March, said all forms 9B (military retirement application document) have been suspended[...]

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Five London bus workers die from coronavirus

Sadiq Khan has reached out to commuters who are refusing to stay at home following the deaths of five London bus workers who tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor of the capital said he was ‘absolutely devastated’ following the coronavirus deaths.He tweeted a statement saying that ‘lives depend’ on people following Government rules to stay[...]

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Nigeria risks 91,380 aviation job losses, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association says as revenue losses mount in Nigeria, about 91,380 jobs in the nation’s aviation industry are on the line.In a country specific analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on airlines’ operations, IATA said Nigeria would record 3.5 million fewer passengers, resulting in a $ 0.76bn revenue loss, risking 91,380 jobs[...]

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Israel detains Palestinian governor of Jerusalem again

Israel detained the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on Sunday over “illegal” activities, in at least the seventh time Adnan Ghaith has been arrested in less than 18 months.“Adnan Ghaith was detained this morning for Palestinian activity in Jerusalem, which is illegal,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.The Palestinian Authority (PA) official was arrested by Israel[...]

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Ten new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria

The NCDC made this know via a statement on their Twitter account and it reads thus: "Ten new cases of COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria: 6 in Lagos, 2 in FCT and 2 in Edo. As at 11:15 am 5th April there are 224 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Twenty-seven have been[...]

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