Coronavirus: Muslims Defile Govt Order Hold Friday Services In Delta

By Emmanuel Amatutu DESPITE the lockdown order by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, hundreds of Muslim worshippers at Ughelli, Friday defiled the order as they gathered at the Okorodafe Mosque for the Jumat service. The main Mosque along Isoko Road, also held Jumat service contrary to the social distancing order but the crowd was minimal compared to the Okorodafe Mosque. This is just as Managing Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Askia Ogieh described Thursday’s killing of one person in Warri by security…

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COVID-19: Reps Seek 2-Month Free Power Supply To Nigerians

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speaker Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said. The Speaker said the proposed Bill is to help in boosting the economy through the informal sector as the country prepares for the aftermath of the coronavirus. The proposed Bill, which will be the second Stimulus Bill by the Green Chamber, is to be considered immediately the House reconvenes from its ongoing break,…

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Breaking: Nigeria Records Ten New Cases Of COVID-19, One New Death Recorded

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed ten new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 224. Of the ten new cases, six are in Lagos, two are in Edo, while the other two are in the FCT. Currently, five persons have died from the disease while 27 others have recovered so far and have been discharged. 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…

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Donald Trump: I won’t wear face masks

US President, Donald Trump, on Saturday declared that he will not wear a face mask. This is despite new medical guidance advising people in the country to do so. Trump said that it doesn’t look nice for him to be greeting “presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens” in the Oval Office while wearing one. He said the guidance issued on Friday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the government’s public health advisory agency, on mask wearing in the US, is voluntary. “You do not have to do it,”…

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The pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, as economies drastically slow down and supply chains are severely disrupted. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual. Each day, the situation evolves and requires constant reviews of precautionary measures and strategies. In the midst of all this, we must all worry about the…

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Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland rates Sadio Mane above Mo Salah, Wilfred Ndidi

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has given his verdict on who he considers to be Africa’s best player at the moment and his choice might not come as a shock to many. Haaland, 19, is one of football’s rising stars and has quickly shot to prominence among fans following the well-publicized transfer battle among Europe’s biggest sides for the Norwegian’s signature. He famously turned down Manchester United, the English Premier League and the chance to be reunited with his former Coach and Norway Legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the process…

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It is absolute and utter rubbish to say 5G spreads coronavirus – NHS chief

By Agency The UK’s national medical director for NHS England, Stephen Powis, has condemned vandals in the country who attacked new 5G mobile phone network masts, after discredited claims it helped spread the coronavirus. Powis called the 5G and coronavirus theory “absolute and utter rubbish” and said he was “absolutely outraged (and) disgusted” that vital infrastructure in the United Kingdom had been targeted during a national emergency. “The reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us, particularly in a time when we’re asking people…

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British premier’s pregnant fiancée tests positive

By Agency Carrie Symonds has announced she has coronavirus after fiancee Boris Johnson went into isolation with the deadly pathogen. Ms Symonds posted on Twitter earlier today and said: ‘I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend. ‘Being pregnant with Covid-19 is obviously worrying. To other pregnant women, please do read and follow the most up to date guidance which I found to be v…

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