Woman Delivered Of Twins Dies Of COVID19 In Imo

Imo State has recorded another death resulting from COVID-19 complications. Although the woman’s details are unknown, the deceased was said to have been receiving treatment in the isolation centre after testing positive for the coronavirus disease a few days ago. Confirming the incident to Channels Television, the Chairman of the State COVID-19 Taskforce, Professor Maurice Iwu, said the woman was delivered of a set of twins but after delivery, she couldn’t survive it. According to Professor Iwu, the babies were however fortunate as to have tested negative for the virus.…

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CoVid-19: The Fate Of Democracy

Who are the winners and losers of the coronavirus lockdown? As you can read in our new issue, the clear winners are the tech titans such as e-commerce giant Amazon which thrived while so many of us were stuck at home. Silicon Valley which used to be seen as a destroyer of democracy is now some kind of messiah, providing the technology to track us and trace our potentially deadly contacts. We should count privacy – the foundation of liberal values – among the losers of the fight against COVID-19.…

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COVID19: Total Cases Hit 10,578 With 299 Death

The new cases were confirmed by the specialist agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Twitter. This takes the country’s total infections to 10,578 out of which 3,122 have been discharged with 299 losing their lives. Data from the NCDC showed that the cases were spread across 19 states and the FCT, with Lagos accounting for the highest number of infections for the day with 192 cases.

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COVID19: Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Reopens After Months Of Closure

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, cited the virus’s slowed local spread in lifting entry restrictions on Sunday. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/us-officially-launches-spacex-dragon-capsule/ But the Jordan-appointed council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site. Worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.…

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Who Are We Fooling, Kogi Rejects NCDC COVID19 Update

Kogi state has, once again, responded to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control’s reporting of COVID-19 within its territory. In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Saturday, the state rejected NCDC’s reporting while describing it as “fictitious”. Read the statement below: THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES REPORTED FOR KOGI STATE: THE TRUTH AS WE KNOW IT. ● Nigerians are in the know of the stand off between Kogi State and NCDC that has been on for a while now, which is not unconnected to our…

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CoVid-19 Has Found It’s Way Into Kogi State

The family of Kogi state’s coronavirus index case has asked the state government not “to deny the obvious” about the presence of COVID-19 in the state. The Kogi state government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have recently differed on whether the state has recorded a COVID-19 case. While the NCDC reported two cases on Wednesday for the state, the government maintained the results were “fraudulent”. READ ALSO:https://theemage.com/georgefloyd-derek-chauvins-wife-wants-divorce/ In a statement released on Friday, the Ejibunu family confirmed that the index case is the Chief Imam of Kabba,…

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We Are Not Thinking Of Opening Schools Now -PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has reacted to reports that schools across the country are going to reopen on June 8, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who is a member of the PTF, noted that the reports are false as the Federal Government is yet to decide on when schools would reopen. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/fgn-plans-reopening-of-schools-amidst-coronavirus-pandemic/ “The material that the Chairman of the PTF spoke about, which is an announcement purportedly from him that we are…

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COVID19: PTF Confirms Three Herbal Drugs Identified To Cure The Virus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 herbal cure have been identified and forwarded to relevant authorities for further investigation and validation. The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha made the announcement on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/kano-officially-ban-almajiri-system-of-education/ He said the validation was made by the Federal Ministry of Health after holding a virtual meeting with Nigerian Researchers and Scientists. He noted that the decision to meet with the researchers was also prompted by the…

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FGN Plans Reopening Of Schools Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Wednesday disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Education will soon issue out guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country. Speaking during the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 daily briefing in Abuja, Mustapha asked states, local governments, proprietors and all other stakeholders to begin taking steps that will facilitate an early and safe reopening of schools. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/covid19-389-new-cases-total-now-8733/ “​Today, 27th May, 2020 is also Children’s Day worldwide and this brings to mind the need to…

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CBN Okay Reduction Of Rate Through OFIs

As part of its continued effort to mitigate the impact of the corona virus (COVID-19) on households, businesses and regulated institutions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has reduced interest rates on its facilities through participating Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) from 9% to 5% per annum for one year effective March 1, 2020. The Bank, in a circular signed by the Director, Financial Policy and Regulation Department , Kevin Amugo, and issued on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Abuja, also announced that CBN intervention facilities obtained through participating OFIs –…

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Facebook Propagates Remote Work After CoVid-19

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday remote work is here to stay, and that half of the social network’s staff could be doing jobs from afar within a decade. Zuckerberg devoted a live-streamed “town hall’ meeting with employees to how a remote-work trend compelled by the pandemic is being embraced by employees without affecting productivity. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/eid-fitri-fg-declares-25th-and-26th-as-public-holiday/ He outlined steps Facebook will take to adapt operations to remote work for the long-term, saying it is quite possible that about half of the company’s employees could doing their jobs that…

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COVID-19: President Buhari To Address The Nation On Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians on Monday, even as the first phase of the gradual easing of the COVID-19 lockdown comes to an end. This is according to Aliyu Sani, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. Read Also: https://theemage.com/serap-writes-buhari-seeks-ban-on-car-purchase-for-political-officers/ Mr. Aliyu made this disclosure when he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. When asked if the PTF is thinking of taking a different direction seeing that many Nigerians have been flouting guidelines for the ease of lockdown, the task force coordinator noted that the…

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