Coronavirus- Quarter of A Billion Africans at risk of CoVid 19 Infection- WHO

The coronavirus could infect a quarter of a billion Africans and put intolerable pressure on the continent’s fragile health system, a new World Health Organisation report said on Friday, as the pandemic’s global death toll topped 300,000. Despite fears of a second wave of infections, borders began opening up in Europe and lockdowns continued to ease as governments try to get stalled economies moving again, with experts warning world output could shrink by 10 percent. And Donald Trump ramped up his war of words with Beijing over responsibility for what…

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Numbers of CoVid-19 Cases in Nigeria ?? stands at 4971 – NCDC

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE

184 new cases of #COVID19 was reported across Nigeria ?? with LAGOS State still maintaining the lead; below is the list of affected states with their figures Read Also://theemage.com/corona-virus-herbs-africas-unsung-hero-isaiah-imhanria/ 51-Lagos23-Jigawa16-Bauchi16-Katsina14-Kano10-FCT10-Rivers9-Kwara5-Delta5-Kaduna4-Sokoto4-Oyo3-Kebbi3-Nasarawa3-Osun2-Ondo1-Ebonyi1-Edo1-Enugu1-Anambra1-Plateau1-Niger 4971 cases of #COVID19 in NigeriaDischarged: 1070Deaths: 164

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Coronavirus – Reps frown at continued detention of Susan Idoko

Susan Idoko

The House of Representatives has mandated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to immediately evaluate the Benue COVID-19 index case and if proven otherwise, should be allowed to go home instead of keeping her in isolation There has been controversy over the case of one Mrs. Susan Idoko-Okpe, who reportedly tested positive and has been in isolation for over 45 days even when she disowned the result being credited to her. Unanimously adopting a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Blessing Onuh, the House also asks the…

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17 killed, two kidnapped in Kaduna communities

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Not less than 17 persons have been reported killed by gunmen in Gonan-Rogo village, Kufana District, Kajuru Local government Area of Kaduna state. In another development, armed men suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two persons during a night attack on Sabon-Jero village, New Millennium City, Chikun Local Government. The killings took place in the early hours of Tuesday, when fully armed bandits invaded Gonan-Rogo village, setting houses ablaze, while the villagers ran into the bush. President of the Adara Development Association (ADA), Mr. Awema Maisamari who confirmed the incident…

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COVID-19: Edo extends curfew for another 14 days

The Edo State Government has extended the curfew in the state for another 14 days, as it ramps up measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the curfew, which is effective between 8pm and 6am daily, was extended to limit movement within the state at night. According to him, “The Edo State Government has extended the curfew in the state for another fourteen days, starting from May 13, 2020. The time for the curfew remains 8pm to…

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Senegalese govt reopens churches, mosques amid rising cases of COVID-19

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, has announced the reopening of mosques and churches. Sally made the announcement while easing restrictions imposed on the country to tackle the spread of COVID-19, Reuters reports. The Senegalese president had placed restriction on religious gathering in March, following the outbreak of COVID-19. Senegal has recorded 1,886 coronavirus cases in total, including 19 deaths. However, Sall said the 8 pm to 6 am curfew would be shortened by one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. In a nationwide address on…

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Breaking News: President Buhari Appoints Prof. Ibrahim Gambari as the new Chief of Staff COS

Renowned diplomat and ex-United Nations Under Secretary-General, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, may emerge the next Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. WESTERN POST sources said the successful international diplomat and academic looks good to clinch the top seat to succeed Mallam Abba Kyari who died recently from complications arising from coronavirus pandemic. President Buhari was said to be looking for an apolitical person like Kyari to take over the job, and he found all that in Prof. Gambari. Gambari from Kwara State was born on November 24, 1944, in…

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FG makes changes in evacuation of Nigerians from US

Evacuation of the first batch of stranded Nigerians in the United States earlier scheduled for Sunday has been brought back to Saturday. Also changed is the flight number from ET 509 announced on Sunday to ET 8509 by the same carrier, Ethiopian Airlines. The Consulate-General of Nigeria in New York announced the changes in a statement issued on behalf of the Nigerian Missions in the U.S., on Tuesday. In a notice on Sunday, the consulate had said no fewer than 700 Nigerians registered with the missions in the U.S. for…

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BREAKING] COVID-19: FG extends ban on flights for four weeks

The Federal Government has extended the ban placed on flights in the country as part of efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus for another four weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force on Wednesday. Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said the decision to extend the ban was taken after due consultation with experts. Details later ………..

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Man making face masks stabs co-tailor to death

A tailor, Afeez Ayodele, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his co-worker, identified simply as Obiora, to death on the United Estate, in the Sangotedo area of Ajah. PUNCH Metro gathered that the company, where Ayodele and Obiora were working, was awarded a contract to make face masks to be supplied to residents to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the state.While doing their job, it was learnt that Ayodele and Obiora started arguing over whose turn it was to use a…

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BUSINESS – Nigerians’ll pay higher electricity tariffs, FG promises IMF

Nigerians will pay much higher tariff for power in 2021, going by promises made by the Federal Government to the International Monetary Fund while seeking the $3.4bn emergency financial assistance recently approved for Nigeria. The Executive Board of the IMF approved the Rapid Financing Instrument, which the Federal Government plans to use to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, on April 28.A Letter of Intent, jointly signed by the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and addressed…

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Biden for the first time commented on allegations of sexual harassment Tara Reid

The politician called for the investigation of the statement of his former assistant and pointed out inconsistencies in her story. US presidential candidate Joe Biden for the first time publicly commented on allegations of sexual violence against his assistant Tara Reid, saying that this never happened. This is stated in a statement issued on Friday, May 1, by the politician.Biden also called for an investigation into the validity of the allegations.“This is not true. This has never happened,” said the former vice president. He called for Reid to be treated…

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FBI gun background checks remained high in April during coronavirus pandemic

The FBI conducted nearly 3 million background checks associated with the sale, transfer or permitting of firearms in April, making it the fourth highest month for background checks since the bureau began keeping statistics in 1998, according to new data released by the agency.  Figures from April were down from the record-shattering spike of 3.7 million FBI background checks in March 2020, but still higher than checks done in the first two months of the year. The states with the highest number of background checks conducted were Illinois, Kentucky, Texas, Florida and California.Under…

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Be Ready To “Replace” Returned $300m Abacha Loot If Misused, United States Tells Nigerian Government

Be Ready To “Replace” Returned $300m Abacha Loot If Misused, United States Tells Nigerian Government According to the U.S. Justice Department, the money must be used for the agreed public projects highlighted in the agreement signed with it before the fund was returned to Nigeria. The United States Government has told Nigeria to be ready to “replace” the $300m General Sani Abacha loot it returned to the country if the fund was misused.  According to the U.S. Justice Department, the money must be used for the agreed public projects highlighted…

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Coronavirus: Senate reconvenes; California counties defy stay-at-home order; Pence regrets not wearing mask

The U.S. Senate reconvenes Monday, its members donning masks and promising to practice social distancing, while across the nation many states slowly reopen their economies.California isn’t one of those states — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he would make an announcement this week on plans to ease coronavirus restrictions — but two more counties in the northern part of the state aren’t waiting for the green light and plan to reopen Monday with some restrictions. Here are the most important developments from Sunday:  President Donald Trump predicted that 80,000 to 90,000 Americans could…

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SPORTS PSG offer £45m for Ndidi

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, is on the radar of Ligue 1 champions, Paris St.Germain, according to ESPN. The Foxes’ midfielder has had a fine season with some eye-catching displays for the former Premier League champions.His consistency and work rate have turned him into a fans’ favourite at the King Power Stadium and at the same time ignited interests from EPL rivals, Arsenal and Manchester United. PSG’s latest interest in the Nigerian midfielder would further fuel speculation about his future at Leicester. According to ESPN, the Nigeria international is top of the…

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