Imo Records First COVID-19 Death

  Imo State has recorded its first COVID-19 fatality. This was revealed on Wednesday by the Chairman of the COVID-19 Taskforce in the state, Professor Maurice. According to him, the victim had underlying health issues before he was brought to the isolation centre. Professor Iwu believes that the victim’s condition might have complicated his chances … Continue reading Imo Records First COVID-19 Death

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Bill To Protect Rape Victims Passes Second Reading At Senate

  The Senate is enacting critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatization in the country. The bill, titled ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) Bill 2019’, scaled second reading during Wednesday’s plenary session. The bill provides for the prosecution and punishment of any person or group of persons who stigmatizes … Continue reading Bill To Protect Rape Victims Passes Second Reading At Senate

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George Floyd’s Brother Asks US Congress To Act On Police Reform

  The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, made an emotional plea to the US Congress Wednesday to “stop the pain” and pass reforms that reduce police brutality. One day after burying his brother in Houston, Philonise Floyd appeared in person before a House hearing, where he described … Continue reading George Floyd’s Brother Asks US Congress To Act On Police Reform

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Rivers Govt Reviews Guidelines For Reopening Of Worship Centres

  Rivers State Government has reviewed guidelines for the reopening of worship centres as measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The Commissioner of Information in the state, Paulinus Nsirim, in a statement issued on Wednesday said Governor Nyesom Wike reviewed the restriction on the number of worshippers during church services from … Continue reading Rivers Govt Reviews Guidelines For Reopening Of Worship Centres

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Lewandowski Fires Bayern Munich Into German Cup Final

  Bayern Munich stayed on course for the double this season after the Bundesliga leaders squeezed past Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final behind closed doors. Bayern’s early goal by Ivan Perisic was cancelled out by a second-half equaliser from Danny da Costa, who had only been on three minutes, before Lewandowski sealed … Continue reading Lewandowski Fires Bayern Munich Into German Cup Final

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German Cup: Frankfurt Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Logo On Shirts

  Eintracht Frankfurt wore playing shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final, while opponents Bayern Munich warmed up in T-shirts bearing the same anti-racism message. “Our team and the whole of Eintracht Frankfurt are united against all forms of racism and we want to show that publicly today,” explained Frankfurt … Continue reading German Cup: Frankfurt Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Logo On Shirts

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Joshua, Fury ‘Agree Deal’ For All-British Mega-Bouts

  British heavyweight world champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed in principle to meet in two blockbuster fights, according to both camps on Wednesday. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has been negotiating with Fury’s management for several weeks and he said the terms were in place for the fighters to go head to head. … Continue reading Joshua, Fury ‘Agree Deal’ For All-British Mega-Bouts

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COVID-19: UN General Assembly To Hold First Virtual Meeting

  This year’s UN General Assembly will be held virtually for the first time in history because of the coronavirus pandemic, its president announced Wednesday. The meeting is still scheduled for September 22-29 but will be carried out with previously recorded speeches by world leaders, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who is from Nigeria, said in a letter … Continue reading COVID-19: UN General Assembly To Hold First Virtual Meeting

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Borno Village Attack: Death Toll Rises To 81, Seven Kidnapped

  Death toll in the latest Boko Haram attack on Borno State rose to eighty-one on Wednesday, with authorities stating that 13 persons are still critically injured from the invasion.  Earlier reports suggested that sixty-nine persons died on Tuesday after Boko Haram fighters attacked Zowo, a village in Gubio town of Borno State, however, latest … Continue reading Borno Village Attack: Death Toll Rises To 81, Seven Kidnapped

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Subsidy: Katsina To Spend N2.7bn On Fertilisers

  Katsina state government has approved the purchase of 30,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer for sales to farmers at subsidized rates. The state’s commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Faruk Jobe revealed this to reporters on Wednesday during a press briefing held after the state’s weekly executive council meeting presided over by Governor Aminu … Continue reading Subsidy: Katsina To Spend N2.7bn On Fertilisers

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