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OYO COVID-19: 143 Test Positive from Same Firm,As Government Battle To Curtail Rising Cases

OYO COVID-19: 143 Test Positive from Same Firm,As Government Battle To Curtail Rising Cases

An increase within the week, due to the rising number of cases among the staff of a customer centre outsourcing firm, iSON Xperiences, has brought the total number of positive cases in Oyo state to 233 as at Saturday evening. Out of the number, iSON Xperiences alone accounted for 143 persons who tested positive within the last three weeks. A ... Read More »

New Telegraph’s Saturday Editor, Waheed Bakare, is dead

New Telegraph’s Saturday Editor, Waheed Bakare, is dead

The New Telegraph Saturday Editor, Waheed Bakare, is dead. Bakare died this evening after a brief illness. He was formerly with The Punch before switching to the New Telegraph newspaper. The late Bakare was a regular feature on Television Continental (TVC) Journalists Hangout. According to his brother, Bakare succumbed to an illness he battled in the last two weeks. He ... Read More »

Borno: Zulum attends eid amidst strict COVID prevention 

Borno: Zulum attends eid amidst strict COVID prevention 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum (Professor) on Sunday joined muslims for eid prayers under strict social distancing and use of face masks by worshippers. Zulum alongside the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin Elkanemi and top government officials were led in the performance of two raka’at prayers, by the Imam Idaini of Borno, ... Read More »

I Sold My Club World Cup Medal To Smoke Cocaine And Used It In Two Days – Brazilian Star Confesses

I Sold My Club World Cup Medal To Smoke Cocaine And Used It In Two Days – Brazilian Star Confesses

Former Sao Paolo star Flavio Donizete has shed a light on his struggles with drug addiction that blighted his promising career – admitting he sold his Club World Cup medal to fund the habit. The Brazilian, who played as a defender, had come through the ranks at Sao Paolo as a teenager in 2005 when the league winners took on ... Read More »

The Battle Against COVID-19 in Nigeria: Something is Going Wrong – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

The Battle Against COVID-19 in Nigeria: Something is Going Wrong – By Adegbenro Adebanjo

There is a growing disconnect between the general public and those leading the fight against the Corona Virus pandemic in Nigeria. By the day the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, PTF and various State Governments seem not to be living up to the expectations of some Nigerians. Poor information management or put simply ... Read More »

​2020 EID EL-FITR CELEBRATION: IGP SALUTES NIGERIANS

​2020 EID EL-FITR CELEBRATION: IGP SALUTES NIGERIANS

– Says Mass Socio-Religious Gatherings Remain Prohibited – Assures adequate security The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu,  has congratulated Nigerians as the Muslim Ummah in the country celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr. The IGP notes that the successful conclusion of the Ramadan, a period of self-denial geared towards attaining wholesomeness, reinforces his belief that with the citizens’ collective perseverance and ... Read More »

Manchester United,Man’ City,Chelsea’s European Competition In Jeopardy As UK Insists On 14-days Quarantine For Foreign Teams

Manchester United,Man’ City,Chelsea’s European Competition In Jeopardy As UK Insists On 14-days Quarantine For Foreign Teams

The European campaigns(Champions league and Europa) of several English clubs and major clubs in in Europe have been thrown into chaos after the government confirmed a two-week quarantine will be imposed on UK arrivals. All major European countries in Europe also subscibe to this rule as laid down by the World Health Organization (WHO). The crackdown was announced in England ... Read More »

Convid-19 : Face Mask Dangerous For Asthmatic And People With Lungs Infections -Expert

Convid-19 : Face Mask Dangerous For Asthmatic And People With Lungs Infections -Expert

People who have asthma or other lung conditions should not wear a face mask if it makes it difficult for them to breathe, experts say. People who have asthma or illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or cystic fibrosis may find masks or face coverings make it hard for them to breathe. Masks can make it more difficult ... Read More »

Borno: Ranking LG officials absent as Zulum surprises Chibok, Bama, Gwoza, 3 others 

Borno: Ranking LG officials absent as Zulum surprises Chibok, Bama, Gwoza, 3 others 

… Roll-call of absentees taken … Emirs on ground while officials absent By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri Senior officials, including some secretaries who currently oversee affairs, were conspicuously absent with secretariats mostly empty when Governor Babagana Umara Zulum undertook surprise tour of six local government areas in southern and central Borno state to monitor the quality of governance at the grassroots ... Read More »

IGP CLEARS AIR ON CURFEW/INTER-STATE MOVEMENT RESTRICTION ORDERS

IGP CLEARS AIR ON CURFEW/INTER-STATE MOVEMENT RESTRICTION ORDERS

  The police top brass has cleared the air on restrictions order.This was contained in a release by the office e of the police image maker,DCP Frank Mba.Acvording to him,it becomes imperative to do so following unending inquiries on the status of essential workers in respect of the due enforcement of the national curfew and inter-state movement restriction orders emplaced ... Read More »

Expensive Hair-Cut: Bournemouth Removes Nigerian Jordon Ibe From Team-list  For Breaking Convid-19 Lockdown Order

Expensive Hair-Cut: Bournemouth Removes Nigerian Jordon Ibe From Team-list For Breaking Convid-19 Lockdown Order

Jordon Ibe will not get the opportunity to finish the season with Bournemouth after the club decided against offering him an extended deal. The winger, who joined the Cherries for a club record £15million fee in 2016, is out of contract on June 30 and will be released immediately, according to Sky Sports. Premier League clubs are able to negotiate ... Read More »

Ceballos: Arsenal team have all tested negative

Ceballos: Arsenal team have all tested negative

Dani Ceballos has told TVE that the entire Arsenal team have tested negative for Covid-19 as the players return for individual training sessions. This is part of a phased process, which will ultimately lead to the recommencement of the 2019-20 Premier League season. The Spanish international has even revealed a time frame for that, suggesting that they’ve been told the ... Read More »

COVID-19: BORNO TO CONDUCT EID -EL FITR ON DESIGNATED PRAYER GROUNDS

COVID-19: BORNO TO CONDUCT EID -EL FITR ON DESIGNATED PRAYER GROUNDS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Chairman, Borno State High-powered Committee on the prevention and mitigation of Covid-19, who is the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur has said that the general public, especially the Muslim Ummah would observe the Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the designated Eid grounds between the hours of 8-10 am on that fateful day. Our Correspondent report that ... Read More »

Police Harassment: Nigeria Medical Association Begins Sit- At -Home Protest

Police Harassment: Nigeria Medical Association Begins Sit- At -Home Protest

PRESS RELEASE OF THE LAGOS STATE BRANCH OF NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ON THE CONTINUED CONFLICTING DIRECTIVES OF GOVERNMENT AND LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENTS ON THE STATUS OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS, INCLUDING DOCTORS AND OTHER HEALTH-WORKERS AND THE INCESSANT HARASSMENT OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN LAGOS Whereas the directives of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari, through the Presidential Taskforce ... Read More »

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IS TEACHING THE WORLD HUMILITY, SAYS WHO DIRECTOR GENERAL, AGREES WITH TB JOSHUA’S PROPHECY

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK IS TEACHING THE WORLD HUMILITY, SAYS WHO DIRECTOR GENERAL, AGREES WITH TB JOSHUA’S PROPHECY

  The Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreysus, has declared the coronavirus outbreak is “time for humility”, echoing the 2020 prophecy of Nigerian cleric TB Joshua. On Monday 18th May 2020, Ghebreyesus, whilst addressing world leaders who had gathered for the first virtual session of the World Health Assembly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, announced, “If this ... Read More »

Eid prayers: Zulum directs Imams, COVID-19 response team to meet over possibility 

Eid prayers: Zulum directs Imams, COVID-19 response team to meet over possibility 

By: Inusa Ndahi Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the state’s COVID-19 response team, headed by the Deputy Governor, Umar Kadafur, to consult the Shehu of Borno, and then host a meeting to be attended by the Imam Idaini of Borno and all Imams of Eid prayer grounds in the metropolis, to critically discuss the possibility of allowing ... Read More »

Three In  Watford,One In Burnley As FA Confirms 6 Coronavirus Positive Cases In Premiership

Three In Watford,One In Burnley As FA Confirms 6 Coronavirus Positive Cases In Premiership

Several more Watford players are refusing to train after the club provided three of the six positive coronavirus tests across the Premier League. Burnley also contributed one coronavirus positive case out of the six. The news of the six positive tests, revealed on Tuesday afternoon, kept the names anonymous but the Clarets broke rank with a statement to confirm that ... Read More »

Convid-19 Lockdown: Four Lagos Returnees Convicted In Ekiti

Convid-19 Lockdown: Four Lagos Returnees Convicted In Ekiti

The quartet, Afolabi Shuaib, Daramola Sulaimon, Ibe Gregory and Adeniyi Idowu were brought before Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal on a three-count charge. The prosecutor, Mr Clement Ayoola, the Director of Evaluation and Monitoring Department in the Ministry of Justice, told the court that the defendants were nabbed at Igbara Odo while attempting to illegally enter Ekiti while hiding inside the ... Read More »

Large doses of vitamin D won’t do anything to help with coronavirus

Large doses of vitamin D won’t do anything to help with coronavirus

Scientists have dismissed ‘very misleading’ claims that so-called ‘mega doses’ of vitamin D can protect against coronavirus. Some articles have claimed that it can act as a protective measure – which scientists say is ‘not true’ and prompted an urgent need to inform the public. However, they have emphasised the importance of maintaining a healthy level of vitamin D in ... Read More »