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Coronavirus not death sentence, say survivors

Coronavirus not death sentence, say survivors Five persons who had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) were discharged yesterday from the Infectious Diseases Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital...
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Coronavirus: Eagles stars queried for falling to make donations

’Tosin Oluwalowo Nigeria fans have questioned Super Eagles’ stars for not joining the global trend of donating towards the battle against the coronavirus. Argentine megastar, Lionel Messi, donated €1m to Barcelona hospital, while Christiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes gave €1m to hospitals in Portugal. AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic also donated €100,000 and
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I was almost dropped from 2015 Eaglets – Osimhen

Victor Osimhen scored 10 goals to become highest goal scorer ever at the U-17 World Cup in 2015. In this interview with JOHNNY EDWARD, he reveals how he was almost dropped from the squad to Chile five years ago, his impressive debut season in Ligue 1, future at Lille and more What has been the
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Nigeria’s economy fragile before COVID-19 pandemic –Finance minister

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed has said that prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian economy was already fragile. She said this in a statement issued by her Special Adviser on Communication, Mr Yunusa Abdullahi on Monday in Abuja. Ahmed, according to the statement,
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Abuja, Lagos, Ogun lockdown: Soyinka, SAN, AGF fight over legality of Buhari’s directive

President’s stay-at-home order illegal, not enforceable –Falana Makinde tests positive, self-isolates, coronavirus cases rise to 131 Buhari signs COVID-19 regulation to enforce 14-day lockdown  Gbenga Adeniji, Eniola Akinkuotu and Kamarudeen Ogundele Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka,  and a human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, SAN,  on Monday faulted the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari ...
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JAMB hands 195 UTME candidates to police for trial

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has handed over no fewer than 195 candidates in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination to the police for prosecution over alleged involvement in various examination malpractices. JAMB said on Sunday that some of the candidates had been arraigned by the police in various courts
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Joshua, Ruiz set for trilogy, says Hearn

Anthony Joshua may lock horns with Andy Ruiz Jr once again in the future after his promoter Eddie Hearn teased a trilogy. Joshua took Ruiz apart in their December rematch to round off a dominant points victory and become a two-time world champion in Saudi Arabia – avenging his shocking loss to the Mexican, who
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Troops kill Boko Haram leader, Usamah, others in Borno

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole being coordinated by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, have killed a top Boko Haram leader, Abu Usamah, and scores of other terrorists during a gun battle with the insurgents in Gorgi in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The military said on Monday that Usamah,
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‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’

‘Nigeria’s legal education system has collapsed’ Francis Dike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a professor of law at the Imo State University, Owerri and former Attorney General and Commissioner for justice in Imo state.
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Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19

Elumelu tests negative for COVID-19 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, yesterday said he and members of his family had tested negative for the Coronavirus after a period of isolation in London,
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Mental health challenges associated with covid-19 pandemic

Adeoye Oyewole In January 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a public health emergency of international concern. WHO stated that there is a high rise of COVID-19 spreading to other countries around the world. In March 2020, WHO made the assessment that COVID-19 can be
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Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos

Deji Lambo No fewer than four persons have allegedly been killed in the ongoing supremacy battle between hoodlums from the Akosile area and the Network Base in Gasikiya, Amusun area of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. Some of the residents, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on Monday, identified the deceased simply
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NDLEA arrests two for dealing in hard drugs

Gibson Achonu,  Owerri The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested two persons for allegedly dealing in methamphetamine, also known as Mkpuru Mmiri; ice or Guzoro; Indian hemp; cocaine and heroin, in Owerri. One Gasike Amadi, 30, who hails from Uburu Okpala in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of
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Soyinka, others disagree on lockdown of Lagos, Ogun over coronavirus

Soyinka, others disagree on lockdown of Lagos, Ogun over coronavirus Mixed reactions yesterday trailed the lockdown of Lagos and the Ogun States by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to check the spread of the ravaging coronavirus...
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NFF suspends programme as Gernot Rohr is held up in France

NFF suspends programme as Gernot Rohr is held up in France Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr’s plan to return to Nigeria for some of his official engagements has been disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak, an official of the team...
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Editors, rights group deplore incessant attacks on journalists by security agents

Editors, rights group deplore incessant attacks on journalists by security agents The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has condemned the harassment on Sunday, of drivers of newspaper distribution vans by overzealous security agents in some states.
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COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector

COVID-19 and Nigerian health sector Despite several reports and commentaries drawing the attention of our duty bearers to the decay in the health sector before the current virus pandemic
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Two fun seekers drown in Ekiti

Abiodun Nejo,  Ado-Ekiti The police in Ekiti State, on Monday, confirmed the death of two persons believed to be fun seekers in the Ureje River in Ado Ekiti. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said a male and a female, believed to be in their 20s, drowned while attempting to swim
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Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight

Senators donate 50% of salaries for COVID-19 fight The Senate has disclosed that senators will contribute 50 per cent of their salaries to efforts geared towards responding to the spread and treatment of Coronavirus cases in the country.
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