Coronavirus: Kenya embraces digital court system

Kenya has launched an electronic court filing system that will allow parties to file cases online. Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors, and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises.Chief Justice David Maraga said the new system, launched[...]

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Lalong’s Chief of Staff tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief of Staff to the Plateau State Governor, Noel Donjur, has tested positive for COVID-19.The Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang, confirmed the development in a statement on Friday.Donjur’s status came barely two days after the State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Abe Aku, tested positive for the virus. Manjang said the Chief of[...]

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I’m yet to receive one Naira from FG to fight COVID-19, says Gov Emmanuel

Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that Akwa Ibom State Government has not received any financial assistance from the federal government in the fight against Covid-19.The governor, who made this known during a routine media chat to update citizens on efforts of state government in tackling the Covid-19 scourge, asserted that it was important to clear[...]

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COVID-19: Protect yourselves, Ayade warns as borders reopen

The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has urged the people of Cross River State to take responsibility by protecting themselves from contracting coronavirus as the Federal Government reopens state borders across the country.He gave the advice while celebrating the COVID-19 free status of the state along with members of his cabinet and other[...]

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Djokovic, wife recover from COVID-19

Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, who last week both tested positive for coronavirus following his exhibition tournament in the Balkans, have now tested negative, his press service said Thursday.Neither the 33-year-old player nor his partner felt any symptoms, the statement said.The couple had been self-isolating since returning to Belgrade from Zadar in Croatia, the[...]

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Cross River insists on zero COVID-19 infection

The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state. The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state.Gov. Ben[...]

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Anambra says UNIZIK late provost treated self for COVID-19

The Anambra State Government has said the late Provost of College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Prof Onochie Udemezue, resorted to self-medication in treating COVID-19.Udemezue died about a week ago of diabetes and COVID-19-related complications. In a memo to Governor Willie Obiano by an unnamed commissioner, the state accused the late professor[...]

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COVID-19: Thailand reopens schools, nightclubs, others

Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.The teenagers, resuming classes along with all other public school students in the kingdom, chatted animatedly before being called to sit in[...]

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, wife test positive to CIVID-19

GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife, Edith Okowa, have both tested positive to COVID-19. The Governor made the disclosure on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning.He said: “My wife and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are well and continuing with our isolation/medication. We thank you all for your continued prayers for us and[...]

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Brazil court dismisses order for president to wear face mask

A judge in Brazil on Tuesday dismissed a court ruling requiring President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Daniele Maranhao Costa said the order was unnecessary since face masks are already mandatory in the capital Brasilia.The attorney general’s office, which represents the government in legal matters, made[...]

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Osun SSG, Oyebamiji, tests positive for COVID-19

The secretary to the Osun State Government, Wole Oyebamiji has joined the list of high profile Nigerians who tested positive for COVID-19.A statement credited to the state Commissioner for Health, Rafiu Isamotu, confirmed the news with 10 more new cases in the state.Isamotu blamed the rise in new COVID-19 cases to the lackadaisical attitude of[...]

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COVID-19 test remains free for Lagos residents ― Government

The Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge.Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.”The state would like to reassure the general public that testing is still free at all the COVID-19 public testing[...]

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Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus.Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday.He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.”In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said[...]

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Two Nets players positive for COVID ahead of NBA restart

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan will not play again this season and teammate Spencer Dinwiddie’s participation is also in doubt after both tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday.The NBA is planning to go ahead with its restart plans at Disney World in Orlando on July 30, despite Florida is battling a surge in coronavirus[...]

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COVID-19 has taught us invaluable lessons – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, inaugurated the $2.592bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas pipeline project, admitting that the COVID-19 pandemic has thought his regime invaluable lessons.He said the government also learnt from some oil-rich countries that have utilised their crude to achieve economic and industrial diversification.According to a statement by his Special Adviser on[...]

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COVID-19 only out to create fear, panic – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has alleged that COVID-19 is an artificial creation which is aimed at causing fear and panic among people.This is as the governor said the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, did not die of coronavirus.Bello spoke at the third-day prayers for the repose of the soul of late Ajana[...]

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Britain tightens up virus restrictions in Leicester

The British city of Leicester will see contact restrictions tightened up once again in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Health Secretary Matt Hancock told parliament on Monday.New infections in the city of some 350,000 people made up ten per cent of all cases in England in the last week, according to Hancock.Businesses[...]

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It’s suicidal to reopen schools now – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The union argued that the government must make resources available in order for schools to meet proposed conditions by the Federal Ministry of Education.ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made this position known on[...]

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Africa records over 380,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19- WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 380,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on African continent.The UN’s health agency gave the update in its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO on Monday.“There are over 380,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more than 181,[...]

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